Sport

Bodybuilder Samantha makes the right call

A phone store manager who “never exercised” in her life has gone from a standing start to becoming one of the UK’s top bodybuilders. Samantha Ellis, who manages the EE store at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, in Wrexham, fits an ultra-tough training regime around her full on work day, and is building up her muscle […]

Wrexham football club boosted by cash snatched from criminals

A Wrexham football club which tackles mental health problems, discrimination and homelessness has netted a £2,500 windfall – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. Wrexham Inclusion Football Club was formed in Acrefair last autumn to support people with disabilities, mental health issues, ADHD, autism and also those from ethnic minority or LGBT groups or who […]

Bakery man Tom rises to challenge in memory of much-loved grandparents

A bakery worker has been inspired by the memory of his much-loved grandparents to raise money for a hospice by taking part in a half marathon. Thomas Kellaway, 25, from Buckley, is in training for the annual Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham which is expected to attract a record entry of 2,000 runners from […]

Travel firm scores highly after signing stand sponsorship deal with Wrexham AFC

Promotion-chasing Wrexham Football Club are going places after having their title challenge boosted by a major sponsorship deal. The Dragons have netted £25,000 from Hays Travel North West, the UK’S fastest growing independent travel agency, which has its head office in the town’s Lord Street. The travel firm has pledged the cash over two years […]

Heroic fans help club generate record sales

A pop-up shop generated record sales over the holiday period for Wrexham AFC, it’s been revealed. Takings were up by 20 per cent over the previous year after the temporary outlet opened at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre The shop has just closed after a bumper time during the run up to Christmas and […]

Plucky grandmother gets back on the saddle after hip replacement – and raises £20,000 for charity

An “inspirational” grandmother completed an epic cycling challenge in Cambodia three months after undergoing a hip replacement operation. Keen cyclist Ann Owen, 60, was in training for the gruelling Global Adventure Challenge from Vietnam to Cambodia at the start of 2017 when she suffered crippling pain in her hip caused by osteoarthritis which left her immobile […]

Veteran bodybuilder Nia to reveal on TV how she overcame dark times to fulfil her dream 

An award-winning television producer has revealed she overcame “horrible health problems” in her quest to become the world’s oldest first time bodybuilder. Grandmother Nia Ceidiog, 63, from Cardiff, chose the muscle sculpting sport as the ultimate step in a fitness regime she originally embarked on in an attempt to look good for her son’s wedding. […]

On your marks! Joneses are on the run to set new world record

An appeal has been launched for help in setting a new world record for the biggest gathering of runners named Jones. Already more than 800 athletes have signed up for the fifth Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday March 4 – with almost 10 per cent of them called Jones. Race organisers Always Aim […]

Wrexham fans eat all the mince pies – to boost promotion push

The fans of Wrexham AFC are being urged to get into the festive spirit and tuck into mince pies – to help the club buy new players and gain promotion. The family–run Village Bakery have donated 3,500 of the seasonal favourites so they can be sold at home matches as part of the campaign to […]