Seat Tarraco road test by Steve Rogers

FEAST your eyes on this folks, it’s another SUV and a rather smart one at that. This is the new Tarraco from Seat and sits at the top of the Spanish car company’s SUV line up alongside the little Arona and mid-sized Ateca. As with most Seat models the name represents the Spanish homeland and […]

Honda CR-V road test by Steve Rogers

CARAVANERS have always loved the Honda CR-V. The SUV offered a huge amount of space and effortless towing but has the Japanese company shot itself in the foot by dropping diesel from the latest model? Honda would say No because diesel sales have fallen off the cliff and are unlikely to recover as car companies […]

Demand for trailers creates 150 new jobs at iconic firm

Europe’s largest trailer maker has created 150 new jobs with the help of the successful launch of two new flagship horseboxes. Ifor Williams Trailers is looking for the extra staff across all their four sites in Cynwyd, Corwen, Sandycroft and on Deeside Industrial Estate where around 600 people are currently employed. The company has also […]

Finance boss joins the team at Wrexham copy firm

A FINANCE director whose early career involved deploying troops to global conflict zones is on a new mission with a Wrexham copy firm. Gary Ryan has been appointed Finance Director and General Manager for Rawson Digital and has worked in the copy industry for 16 years. The former civil servant who worked for the Ministry […]

Audi A1 Sportback road test by Steve Rogers

THEY are playing a new numbers game at Audi and it got a friend very excited. He was admiring my A1 Sportback and noticed 35 in front of TFSI on the tailgate. He could hardly contain himself thinking the little A1 had a 3.5 litre under the bonnet. A reasonable assumption. I could have led […]

Citroen C5 Aircross road test by Steve Rogers

DID you know there are 42,000 speed bumps on roads around the country? Citroen found out as part of a survey on speed bumps and pot holes and reckons the new suspension on its C5 Aircross and C4 Cactus does rather a good job of cushioning the jolting effect. As luck would have it, I […]

Wrexham fan Kyle in seventh heaven after being chosen to launch away kit

A lifelong fan of Wrexham AFC was in “seventh heaven” after being chosen to help officially launch his beloved team’s new away kit. Kyle Jones, 29, works as a programmer at Ifor Williams Trailers who are the club’s main front of shirt sponsors and was thrilled to be invited to unveil the white shirt and […]

Volvo S60 road test by Steve Rogers

THIS is a tail of amazing good fortune or, as my wife said, absolute stupidity. It all started while loading golf clubs into the boot of the Volvo S60. I needed somewhere to rest my mobile and laid it on the edge of the roof mentally telling myself not to forget it before driving away. […]

Mazda CX-5 road test by Steve Rogers

FINDING the right sized car can be tricky. Those you really like are either too small or too big. This was the dilemma facing the young lady who approached me in a supermarket car park to ask if I liked my Mazda CX-5. She was switching from her Renault Captur to a bigger SUV and […]

Suzuki Attitude launch report by Steve Rogers

HERE’S a puzzler. How can the most exciting part of a car launch happen on water? The clue is Suzuki whose outboard marine engines are number one in the world and we had a 350hp V6 on the back, or should I say stern, of a six man inflatable dinghy for 40 mad but marvellous […]