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The pie’s the limit for Kerry and baker’s dozen of heroes

A bakery’s pie expert is celebrating two major achievements in his career – 30 years with the firm and making millions of award-winning products. Kerry Wilson who joined the Wrexham-based Village Bakery straight from school in 1990 was among a baker’s dozen of staff to receive long service awards. Vouchers for £250 were presented to […]

Wood you believe it? Giant gorilla takes pride of place in care home garden

Talented chainsaw sculptor Paul Morris has carved a new latest masterpiece – a five foot tall gorilla. The giant ape has taken pride of place among a magnificent menagerie of wooden wild creatures at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where Paul works as part of the gardening and maintenance team. The leafy 11-acre grounds […]

Disastrous data breach highlights need for urgent reforms, says social care leader

A social care leader says the disastrous data breach which led to the details of more than 18,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus being published online has highlighted the need for major reforms. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, is also concerned that it took Public Health Wales a fortnight to […]

Welsh rugby legends go head-to-head in the Isuzu Big Tow challenge

Two titans of Welsh rugby have gone head to head in an epic towing battle – with the help of Europe’s biggest trailer maker. Legendary Wales captain and British and Irish Lion Alun Wyn Jones and national teammate, Josh Navidi, were put through their paces in a ‘Big Tow’ contest staged by pick-up specialists Isuzu […]

Talented young artists brighten the lives of care home residents

The work of a group of talented young artists will help brighten the lives of care home residents. The Wrexham-based Pendine Park care organisation staged an art competition for children related to residents, their families or staff – and the results were stunning. So much so, that artist-in-residence Sarah Edwards is putting on a virtual […]

Hospice reassures stay-away patients over Covid-19 fears

A hospice is virtually empty because fear of COVID-19 has discouraged terminally ill patients and their families from turning to them. St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph say one of the cruellest impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic is that it has left people deeply afraid to reach out for help at a time when they […]

Honesty box helps farm’s growing ice-cream business beat the virus

Honesty has been the best policy for an award-winning organic ice-cream business which has found lockdown salvation in farm gate sales after its summer events programme was wiped out by the pandemic. Chilly Cow ice cream,based in the Vale of Clwyd, set up a portable freezer and an honesty box at Stryt Faw, Llanychan, near […]

Show goes on for top vocal group poised for music festival return

A world-famous a cappella group that has helped bring music to the homes of choral fans across the globe during Covid-19 is poised for a ‘virtual’ return to a top Welsh music festival. Revered British ensemble VOCES8 is among a packed line-up of musicians headlining at the North Wales International Music Festival this month. Their […]