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  • Choir hits high notes to celebrate fifth birthday

  • Taking care of football stars of the future

Ancient rural craft heralds tall stories for pupils

A group of school children have been learning some rural crafts to create a giant story teller’s chair made of willow. The pupils from Ysgol Maes Owen in Kinmel Bay went with willow weaver Rosie Farey to cut saplings from a nearby coppice. The huge outdoor seat, which will have an oak base, will be made […]

New centre will put the needs of victims first

A new service is being launched to improve the way victims of crime are looked after in North Wales. The Victim Help Centre is being established by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC. The centre will create a one stop shop for victims by bringing together the support services of North […]

Great start for new estate agents Elwy

A new estate agency business has got off to a flying start. Property lettings firm Elwy have set up a new operation selling houses from their offices in Bodfor Street in Rhyl and Vale Street in Denbigh. Unlike most estate agents who charge a percentage of the sale price, Elwy have a flat fee of […]

86-year-old woman given pamper session by beauty queen 

An 86-year-old former hairdresser woman was given a pamper session by a Miss Wales contestant. Miriam Hodson, a resident of Hillbury care home at Pendine Park care organisation, in Wrexham, was given the star treatment by Miss Conwy and Denbighshire  Kerie Reveley at the Bora Bora salon in Prestatyn where she works. Miriam worked at […]

We’ll be even better than Status Quo, promises UB40 legend Ali Campbell

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands will provide a high energy climax to a top festival, it’s been revealed. Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40 who sold 70 million records, has been snapped up by Llangollen International Musical Festival for their closing concert on Sunday, July 12. He’ll be […]

Brave Rowan tries new drug to make sure he can sing at Eisteddfod

A TEENAGER who suffers from a life-threatening form of asthma may be one of the first children in the UK to try a new drug, to make sure he is well enough to perform at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Chorister Rowan Gillard’s family say singing is helping to keep him alive, as the […]

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas serves up family recipe for St David’s Day

Politician Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas will be serving up a treasured old family recipe at a St David’s Day celebration at a Welsh centre of excellence. The former Plaid Cymru leader is joining forces with Dai Chef at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre on March 1 to mark the feast day of Wales’ patron saint. The peer and […]

School pupils visit bakery after their “Great Crumpet Crisis”

School pupils were given a tour of the Wrexham bakery that came to their rescue after their “Great Crumpet Crisis”. Youngsters who attend the breakfast club at Wood Memorial Primary School in Saltney were stunned when heartless thieves pinched their crumpets. When he heard about the theft, Robin Jones, managing director of the Village Bakery, […]

Talented Robert conquers childhood deafness to conduct orchestra

A young orchestra conductor has spoken movingly about how he overcame childhood deafness to forge a successful career in music. Robert Guy, 27, from Wrexham, was not able to hear a note when his grandmother started teaching him to play the piano at the age of three. Now fully recovered he is making his name […]