Sport

Plan to play Premier League matches at neutral grounds is “nonsense”

A police boss has described the plan to hold Premier League football matches at neutral venues as “nonsense”. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has submitted a Freedom of Information request because he feels it’s in the public interest to find out the evidence behind the idea. According to Mr Jones, a former police […]

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 […]

Llay football team net huge financial boost thanks to group treble

A LLAY football club has netted a huge financial boost for their ambitious ground improvement plans after a hat trick of generous donations from construction firms. Llay Miners Welfare FC, the club which produced former Wrexham and Spurs striker Chris Armstrong, is planning a new enclosure for their ground which would move them closer to […]

Storage giant helps blind bowlers beat disability on Bradley’s all-weather green

Keen bowlers in Wrexham are beating disability to finish jack high come rain, hail, snow or shine on an all-weather surface thanks to the backing of Wales’s biggest self-storage company. Bradley Park Bowling Club hold regular weekly sessions for their Touch-Wood visually-impaired players on Wednesdays from April to October at the club in Gwersyllt and […]

Community foundation launched by Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms to support good causes

A pioneering garden room company that uses aviation technology to create outdoor offices, spas, gyms and studios, has launched a Community Foundation to help local good causes with a cash boost. Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms is asking community groups, projects, associations, locally based charities and even individuals who need support in North East Wales, […]

Two Wrexham finance bosses take to two wheels in epic cycle challenge for hospice

TWO Wrexham finance firm bosses have raised £7,000 by completing a gruelling 240-mile cycling trek from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of a hospice. Medwyn Edwards and James Parry, Directors of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, were part of a 24-strong team who tackled the two-wheel challenge for Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. In total the […]

Founder Peter, 82, runs half marathon for first time two years after beating cancer

A founder of the popular Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham will be running himself for the first time ever at the age of 82, two years after overcoming prostate cancer. In previous years Peter Norman, a three times world triathlon champion, was too busy helping to organise the race which meant he wasn’t able […]

Growing sports scheme helps tackle drugs barons

A project aimed at giving disadvantaged young people in Flintshire the chance to play sport has been expanded to thanks to money seized from criminals. The programme run by the not-for-profit organisation, Aura Leisure and Libraries, has increased the number of sites where it operates from six to 10 as a result of a £10,000 grant […]