technology

Mazda6 launch report by Steve Rogers

WHEN it comes to looks Mazda6 is up there with the best. The company’s flagship has always been a looker right back to 2002 when the new model set Mazda on the road to recovery. Before that it relied on the likeable MX-5 roadster for its tiny share of the market. But looks alone don’t […]

Kia Ceed launch report by Steve Rogers

IT has taken 11 years for the silly apostrophe to be dropped from the Kia cee’d. So the third generation hatchback hitting the showrooms is Ceed – with a capital C as well – just as it should have been in the first place. When the car was launched in 2007 the odd name – […]

Budding Spielbergs make film to find engineers of the future

Budding Spielbergs from three Denbighshire primary schools are working with a pop video producer to make a film to promote engineering as a career. The 35 pupils from Ysgol Carreg Emlyn in Clocaenog, Ysgol Bro Elwern in Gwyddelwern and Ysgol Betws Gwerful Goch have teamed up with digital artist and game developer Rob Spaull, whose […]

Volvo V60 launch report by Steve Rogers

ANOTHER new Volvo. Another winner? Very likely. The Swedish brand is on fire, picking up awards left right and centre. This year has been the best in its history with the XC60 grabbing World Car of the Year and the new XC40 winning European Car of the Year. Both cars are SUVs, there is not […]

750,000 trailers and counting as iconic firm celebrates diamond anniversary

Exports are booming as Europe’s biggest trailer maker celebrates two important milestones – its 60th anniversary and the 750,000th trailer rolling off the production line. Overseas sales now account for more than 30 per cent of the business at Ifor Williams Trailers which has a worldwide network of distributors. The iconic Welsh brand was established in […]

Kia Sorento road test by Steve Rogers

LOTS of  SUVs offer seven seats but often only five are of any real use. Space in the third row can be so tight it’s room for a couple of young children so how good to find a car where seven means seven. Take a peak in the back of a Kia Sorento if you […]

Subaru XV road test by Steve Rogers

MY old pal Elwyn posted on Facebook… “I must be getting old. Had a lift in a top of the range Subaru. It may well have been a NASA spacecraft for all I knew.” Ex journo is Elwyn so he has a way with words. He drives his trusty but ageing Land Rover Freelander so […]

Mitsusbishi Shogun Sport launch report by Steve Rogers

WE have been waiting a while, a long while, for something to happen on the Mitsubishi Shogun front and here it is. But this is not a new Shogun, well not quite. The big SUV, loved by farmers and anyone else needing serious off road capability which could also double as family wheels, is dead […]

Promotional merchandise firm Sional champion Welsh with new online site

A North Wales promotional merchandise company is championing the use of Welsh to meet a growing demand from customers to use the language. Sional Promotional Merchandise from Llanfairfechan, which has customers around the world, is seeing a rise in inquiries from Welsh-speaking customers on its doorstep. The company has worked with a Gwynedd design firm […]