Young people

Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

A DAREDEVIL grandmother was the guest of honour at the official opening of a nursery’s outdoor play area after she took on the fastest zip wire in the world to raise money for it. Courageous Carys Thomas, 77, raised £1,500 by completing the daunting Zip World challenge in Snowdonia to help Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen, Gwynedd, […]

Rising superbike star thanks Wrexham copier firm for fuel injection of cash

AN up and coming superbike rider targeting glory at the Isle of Man TT race has thanked a fast growing Wrexham copier firm for a fuel injection of cash. Bike mechanic Mike Norbury was recently signed up by ECTA Racing who have received a boost in sponsorship from Rawson Digital. The fast-growth 50 company, owned […]

Pupils help care home residents pimp up their zimmer frames to help reduce falls

Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

Awards double for caring Paul and Len

Two child care professionals who’ve both spent more than a quarter of a century helping to give young people a better life have won a top award. Paul O’Donnell, 60, and Len Drane, 55, directors of Priority Childcare at Llandarcy, Neath, specialise in working with youngsters accommodated by the local authority who need a supported residential environment. Fellow social care professionals have praised Priority Childcare for […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]

Prestigious prize attracts record number of international entries

A global search to find a new international singing star has attracted a record number of entries. The prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition will be one of the highlights of the week-long Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which gets underway on Tuesday, July 3. The aim of the annual competition which started in […]

Flint school pupils celebrate town’s Roman heritage at new development

Pupils of a Flint school have delved deep into local history to come up with a name for a new £2.8 million housing development in the town. Romans Way was chosen by Form L3 at Ysgol Maeshyfryd who were asked by developers Anwyl Construction and Wales & West Housing to choose a name for a […]

Police boss declares war on online paedophiles

The scale of sex crimes against children is much bigger than anybody imagined with apps like Snapchat enabling paedophiles to pinpoint the location of potential targets, according to a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is horrified the popular photo messaging app has a mapping device which shows exactly where the […]

Sneak peek of new eco-friendly cop shop

Youngsters from a local primary school and North Wales’s policing chief were the first to get a sneak preview behind the scenes of a new eco-friendly police station. As a former police inspector Arfon Jones, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, was familiar with the antiquated high rise premises in Wrexham but this was […]

Rachel gets tough in memory of mum

A plucky teenager is in training for a tough physical challenge in memory of her mum who died from cancer. Student Rachel Charles, 18, who works as a server at the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham, will be tackling the Race for Life Pretty Muddy five kilometre course at Alyn Waters […]