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Super-green energy firm in running for awards double

A super-green North Wales energy company and its entrepreneurial boss are double finalists in prestigious national awards. Carbon Zero Renewables based in St Asaph and its managing director Gareth Jones have both been shortlisted for honours in the 2014 Free2Network Business Awards, which aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs […]

St Asaph: Gran and grandson take on Great Wall

A grandmother and grandson have teamed up to take on the Great Wall of China in aid of a hospice charity. Family duo Sue Last and 14 year old George Last are already in training for their marathon trek next May along part of the longest structure made by humans when they’ll be raising money […]

Wrexham store manager to film Bond-style thriller

A store manager is set to film a James Bond-style political thriller. Amateur film maker Dan Speirs, 28, the manager of Ever Beyond, at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham, is planning his shooting schedule for the movie short. The story, which has the working title of Trajectory, is heavily influenced by James Bond author Ian […]

Shrewsbury wedding shop owner in heaven after golden accolade

A Shrewsbury wedding shop owner is celebrating after striking gold thanks to her many satisfied customers. Heavenly Brides and Belles, which is based in the town’s busy Pride Hill Shopping Centre, is the only Shropshire business to have gained a gold award on a national website. The weddingspot.co.uk award is calculated from the number of […]

Romantic Chinese restaurant in Wrexham cooks up double love story

Two friends who work at a Chinese restaurant cooked up a romantic double proposal for their brides to be on a train. The lovestruck mates both work with their fiancées at The Real China, at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, Wrexham. The sweethearts will be tying the knot, in a traditional Chinese ceremony. Waiter Nagy Istva’n, […]

Wrexham Boots duo celebrate 40 year anniversary at Eagles Meadow

Two dedicated women are celebrating their 40th anniversary working for the same company. Carole Peters, 56, and Eleanor Bellis, 57, who work at the Boots branch at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham, can’t believe how the time has flown. Fragrance consultant Carole, from Wrexham, started her career with the high street favourite in 1974, […]

New chocolate and fudge bangers on the menu at Hamper Llangollen

A new range of sausages made with chocolate and fudge will be launched a top food festival. The special bangers are being developed by young farmer and trainee butcher Arran Davies and his butchery mentor Brin Kelly at Abbey Farm, just outside Llangollen. Their meat counter at Abbey Farm Shop, which also supplies local hotels […]

Bodnant’s celebrity chef Dai takes a taste of Welsh food to Las Vegas

A CELEBRITY chef who wowed opera legend Luciano Pavarotti is heading for Las Vegas to sing the praises of Welsh food. Dai Chef is betting on a brilliant reaction when he showcases the very best in our gastronomic delights to an audience of 150 people in the US gambling and entertainment mecca. Recently appointed to […]

First Minister Carwyn Jones hails Village Bakery for pioneering academy

A new £3 million baking academy in North Wales will be the first of its kind in the UK, First Minister Carwyn Jones was told. Mr Jones was on a visit to the award-winning Village Bakery which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Work is well underway to build the Baking Academy and Innovation […]