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 […]

Appeal for memories of tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce for new book

An appeal has been launched for stories for a new book about tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce. Campaigners are trying to raise £50,000 to erect a statue in memory of the race ace and to inspire children and young people in his hometown of Denbigh to reach for their dreams. Their drive has received a […]

Trailer firm gives Manchester United stopper David de Gea a helping hand

Manchester United’s superstar goalkeeper David de Gea is being given a helping hand to stay at the peak of his powers by Europe’s largest trailer maker. The Red Devils have taken delivery of a box van from Ifor Williams Trailers to store and transport training equipment for de Gea and his fellow stoppers, including Argentinian […]

Mold Youth fly the flag for the north as Toby bowls over St Clears

A tremendous try by man of the match flanker Toby Rees-Slawson helped Mold Youth to a 10-0 Welsh National Youth Bowl win in Carmarthenshire against St Clears. It was a second successive away win in South Wales for Mold who are backed by North Wales-based storage giant Lock Stock Self Storage and comes after their […]

‘Laid back’ IT engineer wins charity cage war event

A ‘LAID BACK’ IT engineer who usually prefers to avoid confrontation has won his first ever cage fight, all in aid of charity. Dominic Buckley, who is a senior systems engineer at Wrexham-based Rawson IT Services, shocked colleagues when he announced he was embarking on a gruelling eight-week training programme to get him ready for […]

Police boss blasts facial ID technology at football matches

A police boss has blasted the use of facial recognition technology at football matches. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones criticised deploying the controversial surveillance technique in the wake of the recent football match between Cardiff City and Swansea City. Use of the technology outraged supporters, with some even wearing Halloween masks to […]

U12 girls football team net new kit thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A GIRLS’ football team are looking the part on and off the pitch after netting a new kit thanks to a £900 sponsorship boost from a Wrexham finance firm. In-form Buckley Town JFC U12s have made a strong and stylish start to the season while donning their brand new strip secured with the ongoing financial […]

IT engineer takes on charity cage fighting challenge  

AN IT engineer is stepping away from the safety of his keyboard to enter the tough world of cage fighting in aid of charity. Dominic Buckley, who is a senior systems engineer at Wrexham-based Rawson IT Services, has just embarked on a gruelling eight-week training programme to get him ready for his first ever bout […]

Popular race will be a record breaker

A popular half marathon will be celebrating its 25 anniversary next year with a record number of runners – with one of the founders helping to hand out the medals. Around 3,500 competitors from around the UK are expected to take part in the Village Bakery Half Marathon on Sunday, February 16. Everybody who completes […]

Inspirational Lisa in line for awards double

A behavioural expert whose work inspires adults with learning disabilities to achieve their dreams is celebrating a place in the final of one of Wales’ most prized social care awards. Lisa Morgan, who has supported adults living with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour for almost 30 years, has been shortlisted for the Promoting Fulfilled […]