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Police boss tells Welsh Government not to use the police like factory inspectors

The Welsh Government has been urged to change its mind about expecting police forces to enforce a new law to keep workers two metres apart, it’s been revealed. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is backing the four chief constables in Wales who are unanimously opposed to the idea. Under the new legislation […]

Barbara,86, tells hubby Donald she loves him over the phone on 64th anniversary

A Wrexham couple were forced to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary apart due to the coronavirus crisis It’s the first anniversary Barbara and Donald Roberts, both 86, have been separated for since they were married at Gresford church in 1956. Donald, who is living with dementia, has moved into Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in […]

Overweight health expert stars in TV series to keep the nation fit while in lockdown

An obese health expert has spoken of his shame in telling diabetic patients to lose weight when he himself weighs in at more than 20st and suffers from the condition himself. Leading radiographer Kevin Jones, 53, who regularly works at the Maelor Hospital in Wrexham,  is one of the stars of a new TV series […]

Social enterprise RCS offers free mental health and wellbeing lifeline amid coronavirus crisis

Companies in North Wales are being urged to take up free wellbeing therapies and support to keep their staff in good mental health during the coronavirus crisis. Social enterprise RCS is providing online and phone-based services to businesses across the region to help them through the unprecedented pressures and strains caused by the pandemic. Operational […]

Donors rally round to save food bank after police chief’s appeal

An award-winning Conwy food bank has been saved from closure by a liferaft of generous donations following an appeal by North Wales’s policing chief. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones highlighted the perils faced by food banks after hearing that the Llanfairfechan Food Bank could be forced to shut because of restrictions brought […]

Virtually connected –top independent school has lessons for the world

Virtual lessons are keeping pupils around the world up to date with their studies thanks to a top North Wales independent school’s pioneering use of an online classroom. Students from Myddelton College in Denbigh are logging on to classes each day whether they’re in China, Nigeria or the Vale of Clwyd thanks to the magic […]

Rural regeneration agency offers cash for countryside epidemic battle

A special fund of over £50,000 has been set up to help rural communities across North East Wales battle the coronavirus epidemic. The cash is being administered by regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd who are appealing to local organisations to come forward and share in funds worth up to £3,000 each. It’s aimed at helping develop […]

Tommy’s ticket to adventure with a simple camper van conversion

An outdoor sports enthusiast has turned his passion for life on the wild side into a business converting run of the mill cars and vans into life-changing adventure vehicles. Tommy Chamings started Simple Camper Vans in Caernarfon after friends admired the conversion job he’d done on his old Peugeot Partner and asked him to do […]

Top builder slams Government for construction shutdown confusion

A leading North Wales builder has slammed the Government for lack of clarity after shutting down its sites because of the coronavirus epidemic. Mark Parry, joint managing director of Brenig Construction, said the company made its decision on moral grounds as it was impossible for staff and sub-contractors to work safely. He said: “We’ve been […]