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Phil measures up to big fundraising challenge in memory of late mum and aunt

The men’s suits manager at a Wrexham department store has fitted himself out as a marathon man to raise cash in memory of his mum and his aunt who both died from cancer. Phil Roberts saw the two sisters lose their separate battles with the disease within a few months of each other last year. […]

Bakers raise dough for hospice

A group of big-hearted bakers are organising a charity football match to raise some dough for a hospice. The team at Village Bakery are in training twice a week for the game in aid of Nightingale House in Wrexham. They will be playing Welsh National League side Johnstown FC at Chester City’s ground, the Deva […]

Women urged to take part in fun run to battle cancer

An appeal has been launched to find women to take part in a fun run in aid of a cancer charity. Organisers of the Cancer Research Race for Life came to the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham to recruit runners for the women-only event at the Alyn Waters Country Park on Sunday, June 4. […]

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground

Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes, said the outdoor facility at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes, Caernarfon, […]

Hollywood star joins celebrations as village club clinches league title

Hollywood star Naomi Watts is celebrating this week after runaway champions Glantraeth were presented with the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One trophy. The star of blockbusters King Kong and Boxing Day tsunami movie The Impossible spent part of her childhood on Anglesey and is Honorary President of village football club Glantraeth. Club secretary Stan […]

Athletic villagers gear up for charity run challenge

Athletic villagers are in training for a race to raise money for a trio of good causes in the area. More than 400 people are expected to take part in the fifth annual 5k run in Llandegfan on Anglesey at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 7. All the money raised by the runners will go to […]

Gemma scores victory over alopecia thanks to netball

A sales assistant has overcome the devastating effects of losing her hair because of alopecia – thanks to her love of netball. Gemma Nelson, 22, who works at the Next store at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, is now a Level 2 netball coach and helps run one of North Wales’ biggest clubs. […]

Strongman Oli and Lois to lift radio show

Strapping radio presenter Oli Kemp is preparing for a double challenge – fronting a new breakfast show and attempting to become the world’s strongest man. Oli is moving to  the breakfast show on Heart FM so  the 6ft 5ins tall presenter, will have to change his super tough training regime which includes lifting cars and […]

Police boss calling for public’s help to honour unsung crime-fighting heroes

A POLICE boss is asking for the public’s help to honour unsung crime-fighting heroes of the community. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has just launched his Community Awards to recognise people and groups who help police to keep their neighbourhood a peaceful and safe place to live and work and who help […]

Young tenants dream of playing for Wales

A housing association is aiming to fast track young tenants to rugby stardom – and dreams of playing for Wales. Cartrefi Conwy have signed a three-year partnership deal with Principality Premiership rugby side RGC which will see the housing association’s logo on the sleeves of the home and away kits and the club Regional Age Grade kits. […]