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Glittering awards celebrate world class tourism in North Wales

An adventure tourism company that’s created 350 new jobs in four years has been honoured for its massive contribution to the economy of North Wales. Zip World was one of the stars of the show at the glittering Go North Wales Tourism Awards when it was named as the region’s best attraction. According to a […]

Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

One of the UK’s most talented young orchestra conductors who conquered childhood deafness is scaling new musical heights on a global stage. Robert Guy, 29, from Wrexham, was thrilled to learn he had been chosen from 300 candidates to take part in the prestigious 2017 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Catalonia in Spain. The […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

Police boss says new law is vital to crack down on human trafficking

A police boss is calling for urgent legislation to crack down on modern slavery and human trafficking. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, ferry companies should be legally obliged to keep accurate passenger manifests. Mr Jones fears the port Holyhead is a soft target for traffickers. He’s also worried the Brexit vote […]

World champion Welsh Cake maker is crowned

The world’s Champion Welsh Cake maker has been crowned. Bev Marsh from Tywyn, Gwynedd, was chosen after a bake-off by cooks from around Wales, all bidding to take the title at the first-ever Jones Crisps World Welsh Cake Championships. She picked up a year’s supply of Jones crisps, plus £150 and a specially-made trophy. Judges […]

Top builder calls for budget boost for construction

A call for relaxation of red tape to boost building and meet new national housing targets has come from the director of a top North Wales construction firm. Tom Anwyl, who heads Anwyl Construction, the contracts division of the Flintshire-based Anwyl Group, says Chancellor Philip Hammond has to take measures to help Britain’s builders in […]

Snakes alive! Karen’s in line for top award

A care home nurse who has 15 snakes, five Staffordshire bull terriers, 250 domesticated rats, two cats and eight sons might soon need to find room – for a prestigious award. Karen Wilcox George’s animal collection, including Burmese pythons, might make some people squeamish. Indeed, the animal-lover isn’t so keen on her grandchildren’s tarantulas. But […]

Chef to the stars brings culinary joy to residents at care homes

A chef who’s cooked for the Queen, top politicians, celebrities and sports stars as well as for Michelin star restaurants, is in line for an award for his work with South Wales care homes. Brian Lane, who works for industry-leading care provider, Hallmark Care Homes, has also been a judge in the preliminary rounds for […]

Dedicated night-shift care worker is in running for prestigious award

A senior carer from Bridgend who prides herself on building up a special rapport with the people she looks after during her regular night shifts has been shortlisted for a major award. Linda Kinsey, 54, who has worked at the Hafod Care Association’s Picton Court home in Nottage, Porthcawl for the past decade, says she […]