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Audi A6 road test by Steve Rogers

WHO’D be a car salesman trying to shift a big saloon. Everyone is buying SUVs, aren’t they? Well yes, but there must be a decent market for premium wheels because Audi has spent a bucket full of money developing the new A6. Trendy SUVs have been flying out of the showrooms all year but top […]

Mechanic restores classic car as a tribute to his racing champ mum

A Vale of Clwyd motor mechanic is rebuilding a classic car in memory of his motor racing champion mum. The late Sandie Cooper was North Wales Ladies Autograss Champion several times with many of those races won at the wheel of her beloved 1970s Fiat 127 Abarth which was finally written off in a massive […]

Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Suzuki Jimny launch report by Steve Rogers

MEET the new Suzuki Jimny, a car almost as rare as a nine bob note. Anyone wanting the funky off roader is in for a long wait because Suzuki has only got 600 and they have been snapped up even before the car goes on sale in January. Even with a new 1.5 litre petrol […]

Prime Minister seeks views of trailer firm boss about Brexit

The boss of Europe’s biggest trailer maker has personally urged the Prime Minister to provide certainty for businesses over Brexit. Theresa May is touring the UK to sell her EU withdrawal agreement and, whilst visiting the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, she met with John Williams, Managing Director of Ifor Williams Trailers. The meeting […]

Skoda Fabia road test by Steve Rogers

THE last time I drove a bright green Skoda Fabia I stood out like a sore thumb. It was 2011 and I was road testing a special edition Fabia vRS with an outrageous paint job – bright green with a white bonnet and white rear end emblazoned with red lightening streaks. Skoda built 300 to […]

Trailer maker’s delight at supporting role in historic rally victory

A top trailer maker is celebrating after playing a supporting role in the sixth straight victory in the World Rally Championship by French maestro Sebastian Ogier. Staff at Ifor Williams Trailers whooped with delight after Ogier clinched the title in style as a torrid final day of Rally Australia prematurely ended the hopes of his […]

Family farm’s £500,000 investment propels Welsh farmer co-op into future

Eighty years after his grandfather helped launch Wales’s oldest farmers’ cooperative John Hughes and his family are still leading the way with a £500,000 investment to expand milk production. John, 55, and son Sion, 28 are reaping the rewards of building a new, state-of-the-art milking parlour at Ynysgain Fawr overlooking the stunning Llŷn Peninsula coastline […]

Suzuki Swift Sport road test by Steve Rogers

IS it just me or is there a lack of small, affordable hot hatchbacks around. You are looking at more than 30 grand for the big names – Golf GTI, Honda Civic Type R, Focus RS, Seat Leon Cupra. What if I want to spend less than £20k? Let me point you in the direction […]

Wrexham fan Russell hopes for purple patch in form with new kit

Being the guest of honour at the unveiling of a new kit for Wrexham AFC was a dream come true for lifelong fan Russell Williams. The engineering draughtsman from Lloc, near Holywell, works for Ifor Williams Trailers who are the club’s main front of shirt sponsors. Having already launched the home and away kits before […]