Young people

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 […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]

Talented fencer Stephanie appeals for sponsors to achieve Olympic dream

A part-time shop worker is swapping the cut and thrust of retail to compete at the Under-20 Commonwealth Games. Stephanie Phennah, 17, who works at Marks and Spencer at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham, will be representing Wales in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is aiming to compete at the Olympics. The former Ysgol Rhosnesni pupil, took up the […]

Popular app puts kids at risk of being groomed online, warns police boss

A police boss has warned parents their children could be at risk of being groomed by paedophiles or being bombarded with sexually explicit messages on popular a social media app. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after being briefed about the problem during a visit to the DangerPoint children’s safety centre […]

Award news is music to the ears of care home residents

A musical project with a choir who brought Christmas cheers to care home residents is in the running for a major award. The renowned Only Boys Aloud gave a dazzling performance at Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon during a session that turned into a real family affair for one of the talented teenage singers. Lewys […]

Top builder teams up with housing provider to create apprenticeships

A partnership between an award-winning builder and a leading social housing provider has helped create over 20 apprenticeships across two major construction sites in North Wales. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction are building two state-of-the-art extra care housing schemes worth £17 million for The Pennaf Housing Group at Llangefni, on Anglesey, and at Flint on Deeside. Both […]

Youngsters stay on song thanks to cash snatched from criminals

A charity which aims to get teenage boys in North Wales singing instead of sinning has received a major boost – thanks to cash seized from local criminals. Only Boys Aloud, which runs four choirs across North Wales and has around 70 members based in some of the region’s most deprived areas at Wrexham, Rhyl, […]

Family of disabled youngster encourages people to dance the night away for charity

The family of a seriously disabled boy are encouraging people to dance the night away to raise funds for a charity that has helped them. Oliver Coxon was born with his intestines outside his body, later developing brain damage and cerebral palsy – and almost died during a vital operation when he was just months […]