Lexus UX road test by Steve Rogers

This is going to sound ridiculous but I lost my rag with the car’s voice control. Yes, it is a computer and cannot answer back but after numerous attempts to change the radio station – the answer was that it couldn’t find the street – I shouted ‘forget it’ followed by a few more insults. […]

Wrexham IT firm beds in with Llay company set to expand further in Irish dairy farm market

A WREXHAM IT firm is helping an animal bedding company expand into the Irish dairy market following a £1 million investment. Wrexham Industrial Estate-based Rawson IT Services has won the contract to provide a managed IT service for Platts Animal Bedding, based in Llay, which manufactures and supplies specialist animal bedding, primarily for cattle in […]

Care home residents make music with revolutionary device

A group of care home residents are helping to test a revolutionary new high tech instrument that helps disabled people make music. The device has been trialled at the Pendine Park care organisation who are working with Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, Siemens, and the Hallé orchestra. The first version of the device was a […]

TV firm flying high after programme is sold to 50 countries and wins top award

A documentary programme that reveals the inside story of how the giant wings of the Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ make their first journey has been sold to be shown in 50 countries worldwide. The global co-production was led by North Wales television company, Cwmni Da, who are also celebrating after the series about the world’s tides […]

Audi A4 road test by Steve Rogers

Two weeks, two fine cars. Very fine cars. In the end it came down to Mr Practical against Miss Beautiful. Last week I was lauding the gorgeous Jaguar XE, a relative newcomer to the premium saloon set, and here we have the Audi A4, the elder statesman which has been ruling the roost with BMW […]

Jaguar XE road test by Steve Rogers

It normally takes about 800 words to tell you about the car I have been testing. How about I wrap this up in one? Fabulous. Okay, you want a little more meat on the bone. I get that so here’s your 800 words. The motor in question is the Jaguar XE, the smallest of the […]

DS7 Crossback road test by Steve Rogers

Goddess. What a wonderful name for a car, particularly one that lit up the motoring world. That was the incomparable Citroen DS of 1955, the car that changed the face of motoring with its ground breaking design and technology. In French DS, or rather Déesse, means goddess, a nugget of information imparted by my wife […]

Mitsubishi L200 road test by Steve Rogers

Pick-ups need to be a lot more than mud slingers grinding out a living on farms and building sites. That used to be the case until the company car brigade realised there was a lot of money to be saved in income tax and the manufacturers duly obliged piling in luxuries and making the pick […]

Trailer firm makes mobile command centre for world leader in car salvage

A top trailer maker from Flintshire has created a mobile command centre for the world’s biggest car salvage company. The office-on-wheels has been made by Ifor Williams Trailers for American-owned Copart who recover and sell on 500,000 damaged cars a year in the UK alone. The $18 billion company’s base in North Wales is across […]

Vauxhall Insignia GSi Grand Sport road test by Steve Rogers

THE first words to come from my wife after driving the Vauxhall Insignia were ‘how much does this car cost’? All but £39,000 says I. ‘What! she says with the irritated tone of Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess in TV’s Downton Abbey. ‘It hasn’t got a reversing camera’. The conversation descends into ‘of course it has’ […]