technology

Green energy experts chalk up their 1,000th installation in just ten years

A Denbighshire renewables firm is celebrating completion of its 1,000th installation – converting an Anglesey cottage into a state of the art eco-home. The major milestone coincides with Hafod Renewable Energy’s 10th anniversary in business. Hafod Managing Director David Jones and his father, Richard, launched in Denbigh in 2010 when the concept of renewables-powered, carbon-neutral […]

Fiat 500C road test by Steve Rogers

It’s February. Storm Dennis has flooded half of Britain. Our garden even has a covering of snow. What have sitting on my drive? A Fiat 500 convertible. Am I the eternal optimist or just stupid? Neither actually, I wanted to drive the 500 and this was the only model the Fiat press office had available […]

Volvo XC40 road test by Steve Rogers

My irritation with voice control in cars has, apparently, become legendary and even sparked a discussion in a pub. The trouble is two-fold. You have to go through hoops to get the right function and once there it does not always do what you ask. I even lost my temper with a Lexus (how stupid […]

Kia Niro road test by Steve Rogers

Come the end of the year more people will be driving hybrid or electric cars than ever before. That is what the number crunchers at the car companies predict and there is no reason to doubt them. Hybrid and electric sales have more than doubled over the last five years but the trickle of new […]

Trailer firm helps rally aces on road to success

Europe’s top trailer maker has clinched a second deal to provide the driving force behind one of the world’s leading rally teams. Ifor Williams Trailers has supplied two of its versatile Transporta trailers to Cumbria-based M-Sport which has a string of international titles and rally wins to its credit, including three FIA World Rally Championship […]

Mazda3 road test by Steve Rogers

Right. I was ready to put the mockers on Mazda3 now that its muscle bound partner has joined the range. Well, who wants a common or garden hatchback over a bigger, stronger crossover SUV, and the car that nearly everyone is buying. These all conquering warriors come in all shapes and sizes – Mazda has […]

Toyota Camry road test by Steve Rogers

Toyota is turning into a company of comebacks. First we had Corolla, back after 13 years on gardening leave, and now the Camry has been given a second chance 15 years in exile. It’s a strange one because Camry was loved the world over – a staggering 19 million sold since 1982 – yet it […]

Wrexham firm sponsors song workshop for schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties

A GROUP of schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties have been singing the praises of a Wrexham copy firm who sponsored a workshop where they created a heartwarming song about human kindness. The beautiful new tune called Inner Beauty was created during a session run by Chester charity Amasing which was sponsored by the Wrexham Industrial […]

Mazda CX-30 launch by Steve Rogers

Meet the CX-30 a car that could be called Great Expectations. If everything goes to plan this will be Mazda’s biggest seller here and probably across Europe as well. So a lot is riding on the new model but first let’s sort out what it is and why it is called CX-30. This is Mazda’s […]