Young people

New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

A new state-of-the-art training centre that will help protect the derelict site of a former psychiatric hospital from vandals has been given the go ahead. Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the scheme which is the first phase of plans to regenerate crumbling ruins and grounds of the historic North Wales Hospital […]

Gwern and Lowri earn pop star status as Deian a Loli mania sweeps Wales

Two child actors who play mischievous twins with secret super powers in a hit TV show are getting used to “pop star status” with their legion of fans across Wales. Gwern Jones,11, from Llanrug, near Caernarfon and Lowri Jarman,10, from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, have taken on the title roles in the new series of Deian […]

More than 140 referrals made to authorities over child neglect in North Wales

A children’s charity has revealed that more than 140 referrals were made to authorities over child neglect concerns in North Wales over the last year. According to NSPCC Wales Appeal Board Chairman Alan Peterson, it is contacted on average 55 times a day by adults from across the UK worried about neglect. The charity’s helpline […]

Bakery star Floss completes toughest ever challenge in memory of her dad

A bakery worker raised more than £3,000 for an air ambulance charity in memory of her dad by taking part in a punishing 50-mile fell run. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, completed the Long Mynd Hike, in just over 12 hours, most of the time in total darkness. The […]

Finance firm showcases work of young artist Alice

A YOUNG artist whose work was part of a world-first conference dedicated to the life of late pop great Prince is creating a painting for a Wrexham finance’s firm new headquarters. Alice Tulane, 25, from Connah’s Quay, is producing an abstract piece to adorn the walls of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management’s new offices inside the […]

School project pays respects to the fallen of the Great War

Pupils from seven Denbighshire schools dressed-up as Tommies and made colourful forget-me-nots as part of a project commemorating the First World War. The project was organised by the North Wales International Music Festival who chose Reflections as the theme for this year’s event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The festival is held […]

Dream come true for caring Amy

A former factory worker who has fulfilled her dream of working with children is in line for a national award just a year into her role caring for young people with autism and learning disabilities. Amy Thomas, 30, has been hailed as “exceptional” by Ty Bronllys Children’s Home in Brecon where she began working as […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Award for North Wales woman leading fight against child slavery

A dedicated charity worker who plays a vital role in keeping vulnerable children safe from trafficking and exploitation has been honoured by North Wales’s policing chief. Sian Humphreys, who works for Barnardo’s as an Independent Child Trafficking Advocate for Wales, has won the Anti-Slavery Champion title in the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community […]

Having fun at care home is child’s play

Toddlers from a Rhyl nursery showed off their natural charm and boundless energy as they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic of jelly and ice-cream with elderly care home residents. The tots, who attend Beach House Day Nursery in Rhyl, took an afternoon “pull-a-long” tram to St David’s Residential Home in the seaside town to spend […]