TV bushcraft star and award-winning gardeners on the joy of volunteering

A TV bushcraft expert and an award-winning group of gardeners have joined forces for a major event to encourage people to volunteer on projects in the Wrexham area. ITV Wales’s popular Coast and Country star Andrew Thomas-Price will be showing how to live off the land at Spring Into Action at Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth, on […]

Talented schoolgirl artist brings her author mum’s characters to life

A supremely talented young artist has illustrated a children’s fantasy novel written by her mother which is on the shelves of the UK’s biggest bookshop, Waterstone’s. When author and former schoolteacher Hayley Davenport-Smith was looking for someone to provide the artwork for her first book she could think of nobody better than her 12-year-old daughter […]

Boat show will be OO-Heaven with European launch of James Bond-style rib

A James Bond-style amphibious craft that uses four wheel drive to enter and leave the sea will be making its European debut in North Wales. The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure Snow at the Anglesey Showground from Thursday, May 30, to Saturday, June 1. It […]

Easter eggs-travaganza at Eagles Meadow will boost children’s hospice

AN Easter ‘eggs’travaganza event at a Wrexham shopping centre will kick start a major boost for a children’s hospice charity. Shoppers at Eagles Meadow have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well and throwing in their loose change The latest batch of money is being […]

Regulate cannabis to cut out drugs gangs and allow people to grow their own

A police boss is calling for cannabis to be regulated to cut out organised crime and allow people to grow a limited amount of it for their own personal use According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, it should be legally controlled just like alcohol and tobacco which caused more harm to […]

‘Eggs-cellent’ family fun at Eagles Meadow

Children can enjoy some ‘eggs’cellent family fun during the Easter holidays at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. The popular shopping hub will play host to an array of free Easter themed activities on Saturday April 20 from 11 am to 4 pm. ‘Eggs’cited young shoppers and their families will find a special marquee, set […]

Financial expert swaps world of insurance for pies and pasties

It’s oggie, oggie, oggie for a former financial services specialist who has swapped the world of insurance for sausage rolls and pastries – by running a pie shop and delicatessen. And the big seller for Ross Anderson and his wife, Tracey, who are celebrating five years at the Llangollen Oggie Shop and Deli on the […]

Caring canine Daisy is a big hit

A new four-legged friend is bringing joy to a young woman who is in the final stages of a degenerative brain condition. Lizzie Bennett’s face lights up every time playful pooch Daisy, a 10-month old Bichon Frise, scampers into her room and jumps onto her bed at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Thirty-year-old […]

Don’t fall prey to cruel fraudsters like my 87-year-old Taid, says victim centre boss

The boss of a centre that supports crime victims from across North Wales has warned elderly people to be on their guard against fraudsters after her 87-year-old grandfather fell prey to a smooth-talking conman. Sioned Jacobsen, the Operations Manager at the North Wales Victim Help Centre, revealed they’re seeing a big increase in the number […]