Young people

Talented schoolgirl artist brings her author mum’s characters to life

A supremely talented young artist has illustrated a children’s fantasy novel written by her mother which is on the shelves of the UK’s biggest bookshop, Waterstone’s. When author and former schoolteacher Hayley Davenport-Smith was looking for someone to provide the artwork for her first book she could think of nobody better than her 12-year-old daughter […]

Easter eggs-travaganza at Eagles Meadow will boost children’s hospice

AN Easter ‘eggs’travaganza event at a Wrexham shopping centre will kick start a major boost for a children’s hospice charity. Shoppers at Eagles Meadow have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well and throwing in their loose change The latest batch of money is being […]

Barnstorming performance of Broadway hit Guys and Dolls

More than 100 talented high school pupils put on a barnstorming performance of Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. The high energy production by the students and staff of Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno celebrated 10 years of shows on the stage at the prestigious Venue Cymru. Seventeen-year-old Tomos Bohanna, from Colwyn Bay, who took the […]

Wrexham finance firm boss in Montenegro mountain challenge

A WREXHAM finance firm director is donning his walking boots to take part in a marathon charity trek in the mountains of Montenegro. Medwyn Edwards, Joint Founding Director of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, has signed up for the three-day, three-peak, 40-mile coastal challenge along the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro. It will be his second trip […]

Hard-hitting crime drama gives youngsters a taste of justice

A Gwynedd teenager groomed by a vicious county lines gang to become a drugs supplier has been sentenced to 18 months in youth custody. The magistrates’ court heard that the youngster called Connor was snared by the gang after he started taking drugs himself and fell into debt. After being threatened by the gang, he […]

Good start in life can save taxpayers £500,000 per child

A charity helping parents in North East Wales struggling to bring up babies can help save taxpayers £500,000 each over a child’s lifetime by helping them to stay on the straight and narrow, according to a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has backed Home-start, which has bases in Wrexham and […]

Welsh children’s TV show Deian a Loli joins Peaky Blinders as finalist at global awards

A hit children’s TV series made in North Wales is in the running for a major international award. Deian a Loli, which recounts the adventures of a pair of mischievous twins with magical powers, has been shortlisted as a finalist at the prestigious 2019 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. The glittering Oscars-style ceremony […]

Britain’s Got Talent dance sensation Signature to headline charity ball

BRITAIN’S Got Talent dance sensation Signature will take centre stage at a charity ball organised by a Wrexham businessman to raise funds for children with a rare disease. The world’s number one Michael Jackson dance tribute, who came runners up in the second series of the hit TV talent show and have been complimented by […]

Kind hearted community help raise cash for high tech children’s table tablet

A KIND-HEARTED community has helped raise cash for a nursery so it can buy an interactive table tablet to boost children’s learning. Cylch Meithrin Dolgellau, which caters for more than 70 children, has had the impressive piece of technology installed by Rawson Digital, which has one of its two offices in Y Felinheli, after the […]