Young people

Taking care of football stars of the future

The junior football team where ex-Wales international and TV pundit Robbie Savage started out is stepping out in style thanks to a leading social care organisation. The Llay Under 8s team, which plays in the Wrexham District Mini League, were in need of a kit so their manager asked locally-based Pendine Park for a financial […]

New bakers honoured as drive is launched to recruit another batch

A talented group of newly-qualified apprentices at a bakery have been hailed as stars of the future by the UK’s top trainer. According to Yvonne Evans, who was crowned Assessor of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement, the seven apprentices at the Village Bakery were “truly exceptional”. As a reward, they were each presented by […]

We need to take control of youth justice, says police boss

A police boss is calling for youth justice to be devolved to Wales. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out following the appointment of the most senior judge in England and Wales to head up a review of how the justice system works in Wales. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of […]

Wine wizard to the stars returns to pop a few corks on home turf

One of the UK’s youngest head sommeliers who has served stars like Sir Tom Jones and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will be sharing his wine expertise at Llangollen Food Festival. It will be quite the family affair for Dan Davies, 22, will be joining his father, festival stalwart Dai Chef, who will also be assisted […]

Cash boost for brick children school thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A WREXHAM-based charity which helps some of Nepal’s most impoverished children gain an education has thanked a finance firm for a cash boost. Treasurer of The Brick Children School charity, Terry Wales, met with Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Director Medwyn Edwards to share with him the good work which the charity does. The charity was […]

Hospital matron Linda raises money to end stem cell lottery

A hospital matron was inspired to launch a fund-raising campaign by the daughter of a close friend who had a life-saving stem cell transplant. Linda Jones, who works at the private Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham, was touched by the plight of Zoe Porter, 24, who is battling chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. The transplant was a […]

Horsing around helps raise money for African orphanage

A piebald horse called Bailey was the star of the show at fun day at a care home which raised money for an African orphanage. During the day the impressive steed struck up a special friendship with Rachel Clarke, who was an accomplished show jumper and carriage driver before being struck down by Multiple Sclerosis. The […]

Young mum Alleisha dreams of a construction career as a joiner

A young mum has been hailed as a role model as she embarks on a career in the construction industry. Alleisha Carey’s dream of becoming a joinery specialist is coming true thanks to a partnership between award-winning builder Anwyl Construction and the charity close to Prince Charles heart, The Prince’s Trust. The 24-year-old from Shotton, […]

Primary school pupils get a sneak peek at new £7.5 million care home

Pupils from a Porthmadog primary school paid a special visit to a £7.5 million building site in their home town to learn about safety on site and to have an exclusive look at the building as it develops. Award-winning Flintshire-based builders Anwyl Construction are building the Hafod y Gest Extra-Care complex on the site of […]

A stitch in time saves Nain

A team of young knitting stars have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help people with dementia. The five pupils from Llay CP School have made twiddle blankets and mitts for the residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham. They were given a warm welcome when they presented their natty gifts at the […]