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Couple get their dream home thanks to Help To Buy

A young couple have paid tribute to the government scheme which has helped them buy and move into their first home. Scott Woodcock and Katie Davies were one of the first to apply for the Welsh Government’s Help To Buy scheme when it was introduced just over 12 months ago and they are now the […]

All-Wales Boat Show will make £2.5m splash in Gwynedd

A boat and water sports show will create a £2.5 million economic bonanza in Gwynedd. After two years in Conwy, the All Wales Boat Show is moving to Pwllheli and organisers expect sales to top £2 million with an extra £500,000 being pumped into the local economy by visitors. The three-day event will be dropping […]

Share issue for Corwen hydro-electric scheme brings power to the people

Shares have gone on sale in a ground-breaking community hydro-electric power scheme which could make more than a quarter of a million pounds over 20 years. The Corwen Electricity Co-operative, which expects to gross over £800,000 in that time, has just launched a share offer for 300,000 £1 shares and is looking for investors for […]

Good news for farmers, first-time buyers and savers

Good news for farmers, first-time buyers and savers – that was the verdict on the budget by a financial expert at one of North Wales leading accountancy firms. Anthony Lewis, a director at Chartered Accountants Coxeys of Wrexham, which handles the financial affairs of many of the region’s new businesses as well as some household […]

Top Welsh choir goes back to its roots – in America

The American descendants of one of Wales’ oldest male voice choirs will get to hear them sing at a special USA concert tour. The visit to the States will be one of the highlights of a momentous year for Cȏr y Penrhyn that will also see them perform with the world famous Black Dyke brass […]

Youngsters dance their way to a brighter future

A group of unemployed young people danced their way to a brighter future by organising a tea dance at a community centre. The event at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham was the climax of an “inspiring” three-week programme called Truth about Youth – Who Cares? which is funded by The Cooperative Foundation. The course […]

Scheme to put spring in step of older people in line for UK award

A ground-breaking project to put a spring in the step of older people is in the running for a major UK award. The Passion for Life scheme run by housing association Cartrefi Conwy is a finalist in the Erosh Innovation and Good Practice Awards run by a consortium of older people’s housing and support providers. […]

Care home boss Mario wins Wales’s top award

A social care pioneer has been awarded Wales’s top honour. Mario Kreft MBE, the proprietor of the award winning Pendine Park care organisation and chair of Care Forum Wales, won the enterprise category at the St David Awards. The award was presented by First Minister Carwyn Jones at a glittering ceremony at the Senedd in Cardiff. […]

Supermum Esme receives glittering prize as 2015 Mother of the Year

A “LOVING, kind and helpful” mum was overwhelmed to receive her glittering prize for being chosen as the 2015 Leader Mother of the Year. The coveted title went to Esme Price, of Cefn Mawr, who was nominated by her daughter, Jan Llewelyn-Davies, for the way she goes out of her way to play a major […]

Rufus will be “absolutely fabulous” in Llangollen

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright who collaborated with Robbie Williams on his latest album is bringing his unique talent to North Wales. Wainwright has written an opera in French, partied with George W Bush’s daughter and appeared alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous and now he’s set to appear at this summer’s Llangollen International […]