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Top DJ returns to his roots in Deeside

A radio DJ who’s worked with music legends like Bob Marley and the Four Tops is returning to his roots with a guest slot at a Deeside Northern soul night. Ian Gibbons, who goes under the DJ name, The Barron, is guesting at The Soulnights at Connah’s Quay Navy Club on Friday and says it […]

Top band hoping for festive treat at shopping centre

One of the region’s top brass bands is hoping for a festive treat of its own when it performs some seasonal favourites for Christmas shoppers. The historic Royal Buckley Brass Band will be accepting donations to help pay for the upkeep of their band room and to replace a flat roof. The band will be performing […]

Builder cracks on with project to bring homes to Rhyl

Work has started on a £2.3 million social housing development in Rhyl. Award-winning builders Anwyl Construction have begun the construction of 24 homes, 16 houses and eight flats, for Wales & West Housing, on the former ITT factory site on Cefndy Road in the town. This is the second phase of a major mixed use […]

North Wales police boss promises to combat fear of crime

A police boss has pledged to put the views of older people at the heart of policing in North Wales – to help them feel safe out and about and in their own homes. According to Julian Sandham, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales is one of safest places in the UK – […]

Relatives rally to show support for “excellent” care home

Angry relatives have hit out after Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood criticised a Tonypandy care home without ever going there. Since speaking out in the media Ms Wood, who is also the local AM, has been invited to visit the Taliesin home in Bridge Street but she has not yet responded. The findings of an […]

MP hails recovery of pioneering Denbighshire hospice

An MP has hailed the remarkable recovery of a North Wales hospice which was facing closure during the recession. David Jones, the MP for Clwyd West, was blown away by the survival story of St Kentigern Hospice when he was told about it during a visit. The hospice was on the verge of shutting its […]

Butcher Jason is Bodnant Welsh Food’s latest recruit

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre’s new butcher Jason Fraser knows the turkeys he’s selling for Christmas are top quality – he raised them himself. The former Food Standards Agency meat hygiene technician has hand-reared the free-range birds since June – from when they were month-old poults – and this week will start getting them ready for […]

Hat-trick of green awards for St Asaph entrepreneur

A renewable energy expert from St Asaph is celebrating a hat-trick of major awards. Gareth Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Zero Renewables, believes their emphasis on quality and customer service has been a key factor in their success which has seen turnover grow by 600 per cent in the past year. Carbon Zero was named Solar […]

Wrexham training firm with record number of learners

A training organisation is going from “strength to strength” after teaming up with a further education college. Smartcare Training, part of the Pendine Park care organisation, is working with Coleg Cambria to improve standards in social care. In the last four years Wrexham-based Smartcare has helped 550 care practitioners gain NVQs and diplomas in health […]

Pupils help plant thousands of bulbs on housing estate

Green-fingered schoolchildren have been busy brightening up a housing estate. The pupils from Ysgol Tan y Marian and Ysgol Penmaenrhos helped more than 10,400 early flowering bulbs around the Parc Peulwys in Llysfaen to add a big splash of colour to the area next Spring. The so-called Big Plant was organised by housing association Cartrefi […]