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Children of NHS frontline couple create Lockdown version of Monopoly

A brother and sister whose parents are on the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in North Wales have used their break from school to create a Lockdown version of board game favourite Monopoly. Now Giovanni Bugelli, 11, and his sister Julia, 16, from Prestatyn, hope their bright idea will raise money for […]

Leading law firm are northern stars

Go-ahead lawyers at a fast-growing North Wales legal firm have scooped a coveted prize in a major national competition. Swayne Johnson, who have a base in St Asaph and six offices from Menai Bridge on Anglesey to Tattenhall, near Chester, have been named North Wales’s Best Full Service Law Firm at the SME 2020 Awards. […]

Post-Covid shift away from global supply chains could boost North Wales economy

A backlash against globalisation in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis can reignite a powerful North Wales manufacturing sector still reeling from the shock waves of over 1400 Airbus redundancies, according to a top expert. Bangor University economics lecturer Dr Edward Jones says that a boom in cutting edge technologies like 3D printing can boost […]

Clickety Click – lockdown bingo is Stairway to Heaven for tenants

It was eyes down for a brand new game – lockdown bingo where you can win crucial pandemic prizes like four loo rolls. Tenants of housing association Cartrefi Conwy were at the Garden Gate for the new initiative to combat the Covid-19 blues. But the location wasn’t Sunset Strip or even Torquay in Devon because […]

Musical group that’s providing lockdown lifeline hope new video will go viral

A musical group that’s providing a lockdown lifeline for people in Gwynedd with and without learning disabilities has launched a new video with the help of some star names. Performing with the members, tutors and volunteers involved in the Canfod y Gân (Discovering Music) project were Geraint Lovgreen, from Caernarfon, Dewi Pws who lives in […]

Ex-Marine tackles month-long 496-mile run for the animals of Chester Zoo

A former Royal Marine is tackling one of sport’s toughest challenges – a calendar run of 496 miles in 31 days – to raise money for the world-famous Chester Zoo. The Zoo, featured in Channel 4’s series The Secret Life of the Zoo, and home to 35,000 animals, has suffered financially through the Covid-19 lockdown, […]

Damning Senedd report concludes that care homes were badly let down

Catastrophic failings that led to the “grim an unnecessary” death toll from Covid-19 in care homes have highlighted the need for urgent reforms, according to a social care leader. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, spoke out in the wake of a damning report from the Senedd’s Health Committee which concluded care […]

Michelin-star pizza man’s lockdown switch to home delivery

A chef at a Michelin star restaurant who has brought Italian style and vintage vehicles to the world of mobile catering has kept his business going through the Covid-19 lockdown by switching to home delivery. Alex Vincenzo Miraglia runs Altieri Catering from the Lock Stock Storage Park on Saltney’s River Lane and after just 12 […]

Opera star’s stirring musical tribute to brave care home Covid warriors

One of the world’s greatest ever tenors has sent a musical tribute to the life-saving “Covid warriors” at a care organisation in North Wales. Maltese star Joseph Calleja recorded a video of himself singing a stirring rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone for the residents and staff at Pendine Park which has homes in Wrexham […]