Young people

Donkey duo help Peggy and pupils get crafty

A pensioner who ran a donkey sanctuary had a “wonderful surprise” when two special visitors trotted into the care home where she now lives. Peggy Morris, 87, was thrilled when donkeys Jenny and Winnie arrived at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park’s centre of excellence for dementia care in Caernarfon. The four-legged duo were there as part […]

Hayley gets travel firm sponsorship to become first female to represent Wales at mixed martial arts European Championships

A CARE worker, who will become the first female to represent Wales in a prestigious mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, has had a big sponsorship boost from a fast-growing independent travel firm. Talented amateur fighter Hayley Barraclough, from Gwersyllt, Wrexham, has been selected to compete for her country in the unified International Mixed Martial Arts […]

X-Factor star will wow audience at school graduation

An X Factor contestant who has written songs for Atomic Kitten and backed legendary US rock royalty Steely Dan will be entertaining the audience at a Llandudno school’s graduation day this month. Steve McElroy is the IT Director at Ysgol John Bright but the gifted pianist from Prestatyn is also a talented musician who has […]

Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

A teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome was among a group of young people being helped into the world of work thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Prince’s Trust and a care organisation. Lucy Williams, 18, from Minera, was  one of four candidates to complete the three-week long Get into Care training course at Pendine Park […]

New sports schemes tackles menace of drugs gangs

A programme to give disadvantaged young people in Flintshire the chance to play sport has received a £10,000 boost from a special fund of cash confiscated from criminals in North Wales. The grant is to combat the threat of County Lines in Flintshire which sees vulnerable youngsters recruited by big city gangs to traffic drugs […]

Hard-hitting film to protect vulnerable youngsters from evil drugs trade

A hard-hitting film aimed at protecting vulnerable children from becoming involved in the drugs trade is to be made by an award-winning TV director with £10,000 of cash confiscated from criminals in North Wales. The video intended for use in schools and across the community will be made by the charity the Colwyn Bay-based Centre […]

Reborn football club rises to the challenge

A village football club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its rebirth in style. Coedpoeth United has  clinched a sponsorship deal with the award-winning Village Bakery which was founded in nearby Park Road. The club’s under 11s team will be stepping up to the under 12s age group next season when they will be playing […]

Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

A teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome was among a group of young people being helped into the world of work thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Prince’s Trust and a care organisation. Lucy Williams, 18, from Minera, was  one of four candidates to complete the three-week long Get into Care training course at Pendine Park […]

Worrying increase in sexual blackmail of teens

A centre that helps victims of crime has reported a worrying increase in the number of cases of sexual blackmail involving teenagers. Sioned Jacobsen, the operations manager at the North Wales Victim Help Centre, says youngsters are being targeted by online extortionists. She revealed her concerns to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones […]

Public school hailed as “vibrant international learning community”

“Our ambition is to be the best independent school in Wales” A private school in North Wales has been hailed by inspectors as a “vibrant international learning community”. It was the first ever inspection carried out by Estyn at Myddelton College in Denbigh which was the UK’s newest independent school in the UK when it […]