Sport

Boost for village youngsters

A youth group that’s going from strength to strength has been given a boost. The Cynwyd Youth Association have received a £500 donation from Ifor Williams Trailers who  have a factory in the village near Corwen. The organisation was officially established last summer and now meets twice weekly on the astro turf playground next to […]

Guide Dogs charity bowled over by fund-raiser

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The charity will be taking over a batch of lanes for a fund-raising challenge at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre on Monday, July 24. The money will go towards providing people like partially-sighted Heather Worofka, of Penycae near […]

Brave Harvey, 6, unveils new Wrexham kit

A brave little boy battling leukaemia was “chuffed to bits” to be chosen to unveil the new Wrexham AFC kit. Six year old Harvey Jones is the grandson of lifelong Wrexham fan Llion Jones who works for Ifor Williams Trailers who are sponsoring the club for the second year in succession. The duo were presented […]

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. […]