Mazda2 road test by Steve Rogers

A friend admiring the Maz2 asked the usual question: Did I like it? I hesitated and then said it was an okay car but I would sooner have a Volkswagen Polo which pleased her because she drives a VW Up. I could also have said Citroen C3, Ford Fiesta or Peugeot 208. Which is why […]

Audi Q8 road test by Steve Rogers

Audi had one thing in mind for the Q8: Make it the best premium SUV money can buy. And the flagship of the Q family makes quite a statement with design lines a little more adventurous than we are used to. Compared to not so pretty Q7 the Q8, with its restyled in your face […]

Skoda Superb road test by Steve Rogers

Bentley one week, Skoda the next. Such is the varied life of your car tester. Turn the clock back 25 years and you could fairly say this was the sublime to the ridiculous but while the brands are poles apart times have changed for the underdog. Volkswagen buying the Czech company opened up a whole […]

Bentley Continental GTC V8 road test by Steve Rogers

The week of Storm Francis wasn’t the best time to be spending a few days in the Continental convertible but it certainly proved the insulation qualities of the multi layered fabric roof. As I drove away from Bentley’s headquarters at Crewe the rain was pounding down but the sound deadening was so effective I forgot […]

Pioneering online classes provide educational lifeline for key workers’ kids

A pioneering online learning programme, created by academics as part of research into the impact of Covid-19 on schooling, has provided an educational lifeline for a family of keyworkers in Flintshire. Top researchers from Bangor University have recruited families from across England and Wales for the study, which considers how best to teach children remotely […]

Spike in demand for trailers as firms think outside box

A growing number of entrepreneurs are going mobile as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to Europe largest trailer maker. Ifor Williams Trailers say sales of their innovative Business Inabox model – that can be used to set up shop in different places – are soaring across the UK and farther afield as companies […]

Volkswagen Golf road test by Steve Rogers

This is a Golf the like of which you have never seen before. There is no doubting its design pedigree, the Golf DNA is as clear as day even after 45 years. The roof line is lower and it’s a little less boxy than the seventies original but once a Golf always a Golf. No, […]

High tech crime crackdown in Wrexham and Rhyl

A police boss has promised a high-tech crackdown on organised gangs coming on crime sprees to two North Wales towns. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has secured an extra £1 million in funding for a raft on initiatives including Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) and increased CCTV coverage in Wrexham and […]

Post-Covid shift away from global supply chains could boost North Wales economy

A backlash against globalisation in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis can reignite a powerful North Wales manufacturing sector still reeling from the shock waves of over 1400 Airbus redundancies, according to a top expert. Bangor University economics lecturer Dr Edward Jones says that a boom in cutting edge technologies like 3D printing can boost […]

Fusion technology – firm launches £150k business connectivity platform

A brand new North Wales-based software company has launched its first product – a revolutionary platform that brings extra levels of connectivity to businesses working across multiple locations. Fusion Interactive Technologies has spent over £150,000 developing the ground-breaking Fusion Health and Safety platform, a software system that links companies from their headquarters to their most […]