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Here comes the sun – Wales’s first solar-powered abattoir switches on

Wales’s first solar-powered abattoir has been switched on. The G R Evans and Co Abattoir, near Corwen, is now using 120 solar panels on its roof to help power the plant and cut its £2,000 a month electricity bills. The business, which processes over 25,000 livestock, lambs, pigs and cattle, annually, now has a 30 […]

Alfie shares his turmoil and triumph

Rugby legend and gay icon Gareth Thomas spoke movingly about how he contemplated suicide rather than tell his mum and dad the truth about his sexuality. The former Wales rugby union captain and North Wales Crusaders rugby league player told a packed audience in Wrexham he was in utter turmoil about coming out six years […]

Sassy nuns from Llangollen surprise shoppers with musical performance

Sassy nuns from Llangollen surprised shoppers when they broke out into song. The harmonious group from the Llangollen Operatic Society was at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham to promote their production of the hit musical, of Sister Act. They sang a heavenly 15 minute medley which included, Bless Our Show, Fabulous Baby, Sister Act, […]

Bringing out the poetic side of shoppers

A celebrated wordsmith who worked with Hollywood star Michael Sheen was in Wrexham to bring out the poetic side of shoppers. Peter Read inspired poetry from bargain-hunters at a pop up shop at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, to promote the town’s first ever literary festival, the Carnival of Words from April 18-25. The Wrexham-based poet, […]

Caught on camera

Villains in North Wales will be caught on camera. North Wales Police are introducing body worn video equipment so that evidence of crimes can be captured as they happen. A total of 128 video camera kits will be deployed across the force area and will be worn by officers on their chest. The introduction of […]

World premiere of work to celebrate 150th anniversary of Patagonia

A new work to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in South America will have its world premiere in North Wales. The concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 8, where the piece will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will also star former royal […]

Amara’s family raise a glass to toast children’s hospice

The family of a girl living with serious disabilities will be raising a glass to boost funds for the hospice where she receives care and support. Eighteen-year-old Amara Messham-Jones is a regular visitor to Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice in the Conwy Valley. Grandmother Pam Messham works as a technician at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, which has […]

Determined Matthew qualifies as a Paralympic sport coach

A man with cerebral palsy who works for a care organisation has overcome his condition to become a qualified coach in a Paralympic sport. Determined Matthew Palamarczuk, 29, teaches a sport called Boccia to the residents at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where he works as an admin assistant. Becasuse of his fantastic […]

Crime tsar hails significant blow to drugs trade

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has congratulated North Wales Police after 26 people who conspired to supply controlled drugs were jailed for a total of 127 years. Twenty three men and three women, all from the Caernarfon and Manchester areas, were sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court for their part in conspiring to supply class A and B […]