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All systems go to create 100 new jobs at pioneering dementia care centre

Canolfan Gofal Bryn Seiont will be jewel in our crown say Pendine Park A care organisation has started recruiting staff for a new centre of excellence for dementia care in Gwynedd. Pendine Park is creating 100 jobs at the £7 million complex at the site of the former Bryn Seiont community hospital on the outskirts […]

Kind-hearted Wrexham shoppers boost children’s cancer charity

A store manager has thanked her kind-hearted customers for helping them give a £200 boost to a children’s cancer charity. Women’s clothes store Wallis at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham organised raffles and sold pins in aid of CLIC Sargent. The UK-wide charity’s patrons include former tennis ace Tim Henman, and interior design guru […]

Cost of policing in North Wales goes up by 17p per week

A 3.44 per cent increase in the cost of policing North Wales has been agreed – it works out at 17p a week for Band D households in the region. The rise in the precept was unanimously approved at a meeting today (Monday, January 19) of the North Wales Police and Crime Panel in Conwy. Police […]

Jamie Oliver gives thumbs up to school chutney on sale at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Culinary superstar Jamie Oliver has praised chutney created by youngsters at their school, which is being sold at a Welsh centre of excellence. Pupils at Ysgol San Sior in Llandudno turned windfall apples from the school orchard into the no-cook chutney and sent a jar to the cooking wizard to try. He tweeted that it […]

Award for housing scheme breathing new life into Snowdonia village

An eco-friendly housing development that’s helping to breathe new life into a former slate quarrying village in Snowdonia has won a major national award. The £730,000 Maes y Waen scheme in Penmachno in Conwy was named as the Development of the Year at the Welsh Housing Awards. The prize was awarded jointly to housing association […]

Clutch of green awards for Welsh eco-entrepreneur

A renewable energy expert who was among the winners at the Daily Post Business Awards is also celebrating a hat-trick of other major accolades. Gareth Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Zero Renewables, in St Asaph, believes their emphasis on quality and customer service has been a key factor in their success which has seen turnover […]

Wrexham shopping centre is buzzing after slashing electricity use

A shopping centre underlined its reputation as the greenest in Wales after slashing its use of electricity – by keeping the lights on. Over the past 12 months Eagles Meadow in Wrexham  has cut electricity consumption by 82,000 kilowatt, a seven per cent saving. Since the drive to make the shopping centre more eco-friendly started […]

Anniversary of Llangollen links with opera giant Pavarotti celebrated

An appeal has been launched to commemorate the double anniversaries of the late great opera singer Luciano Pavarotti’s visits to Wales’s top international cultural festival. This year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July will stage an exhibition to commemorate both the 60th anniversary of Pavarotti’s first visit to the event and also the 20th anniversary […]

Denbigh: Artists design dream homes in aid of children’s hospice

ARTISTIC youngsters at a Denbigh school are helping a lettings agency to raise money for a children’s hospice. Pupils from Ysgol Twm o’r Nant have designed their own dream homes as part competition to create new To Let Boards for Elwy Lettings in Vale Street. For every one of the winning boards that is put […]

Wrexham FC scores big hit with record sales at pop-up shop

WREXHAM FC have scored a record-breaking success with their latest pop-up store – with takings up 25 per cent on last year. Steve Cook, commercial manager of the Vanarama Conference side now being successfully run by its own fans, says the shop at the town’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre has given the club’s finances a […]