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Transgender entrepreneur says Caitlyn Jenner is an inspiration

A transgender entrepreneur who’s launching a new health, hair and beauty salon has declared Caitlyn Jenner is an inspiration. Sarah Jane Bradley, 22, is setting up the Sarah Jane Group Salon at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. Three years ago she set up the UK’s first salon catering for the transgender community  – but […]

Campaign to help forgotten young victims of crime

A police boss has launched a campaign to help the forgotten victims of crime – the children whose parents are sent to prison. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC says these youngsters all too often fall through the cracks in the support network. Mr Roddick’s comments came in a report to […]

Dancers from earthquake-hit Nepal greeted by guard of honour

LEADERS of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod formed a guard of honour to greet a group of young Nepalese dancers who endured the earthquakes which devastated their country when they arrived to perform at the festival. A reception committee including Eisteddfod Chairman Gethin Davies, Vice-Chairman Rhys Davies, Chief Executive David Neal and Musical Director Eilir Owen […]

Classic car used to help people with dementia on show at Eisteddfod

A CLASSIC car with a special paper facelift is being used as a vehicle to help people living with dementia. The rare 1975 Daf 44 saloon owned by freelance artist Carol Hanson is on show at this week’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as part of a two-year project called Dementia and Imagination which aims to […]

Eisteddfod visitors get a glimpse of a new play about the Ladies of Llangollen

VISITORS to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod have been given a fascinating look at the lives of two of the town’s celebrities from the past. Wrexham playwright Peter Read chose the festival to showcase his latest work, an hour-long drama telling the story of the famous Ladies of Llangollen. Scenes from the production, which is due […]

Terry Waite tells Eisteddfod audience ‘World War Three has already started’

THE Third World War has already started, according to peace campaigner Terry Waite CBE. Mr Waite, who himself spent almost five years as the hostage of a terrorist group in Beirut, gave that stark message when he delivered a powerful address to the audience at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod of which he is President. Dealing […]

Tourism Minister speaks out on arts funding as Day President of Llangollen Eisteddfod

WALES’S Tourism Minister Ken Skates says he will do his “utmost” to protect public funding for the arts in Wales. His pledge came as he stepped on stage last Friday to accept the coveted role of Day President of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which recently launched a global appeal after revealing that the annual festival […]

End of an era as Eisteddfod stalwart steps down after 64 years

The only two-time chairman of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod steps down this week, ending a 64-year association with the great event. Gethin Davies began as a 12-year-old programme seller in 1951 and has also been an usher and the festival secretary as well as chairman from 1992 to 2003 and from 2013 to this […]