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Abergele student beats hundreds to take prize in national science contest

An Abergele student has won a top science award after competing against hundreds of teenagers around the UK in an online challenge. Alex Dry, who is aiming to become a surgeon, has landed a bronze medal in the Society of Biology Challenge awards  – the highest placing  ever for any Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan pupil […]

Speed cameras must be life-savers not revenue raisers, says police boss

A police boss in North Wales is seeking assurances speed cameras will not be used as a money-making cash cow. Julian Sandham, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, says it should be made clear the purpose of the Go Safe scheme is to reduce casualties and save lives. Mr Sandham and his boss, Commissioner Winston […]

Gold award is just the job after £2m investment

A top bakery has been rewarded with a gold award after investing £2 million in a new crumpet making operation that’s created 20 more jobs. The Ultimate crumpets made by the Village Bakery for Marks & Spencer took the first prize at the prestigious Own-Label Food and Drink Awards organised by The Grocer Magazine. According […]

Caring Sabrina appointed as an Ambassador to inspire unemployed young people

A caring young woman who turned her life around on an employment scheme is going inspire others to follow in her footsteps. Sabrina Rafferty, 19, from Gwersyllt, a care practitioner at Hillbury House care home at Pendine Park care organisation, has become a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. She started working at Pendine Park […]

Animal magic inspires volunteers

Kittens and a fluffy octopus mascot were two of the stars of a recruitment drive to find volunteers in Wrexham. The Association of Voluntary Organisations Wrexham (AVOW) organised the Magic of Volunteers Day event at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre. The idea was to give a number of groups and charities an opportunity to raise […]

From Bodnant Welsh Food Centre to the Savoy for unique Snowdon super fruit 

Super-fruit vinegars served up in London’s Savoy Hotel are being snapped up by shoppers at a Welsh centre of excellence. Angela Williams and her two daughters are the only UK producers of vinegars and chutneys made from aronia berries, which they grow their family farm on the foothills on Snowdon. Their Beri Da products, hand-made in Dyffryn Nantlle, have […]

Duck race helps foot the bill for children’s charity

Shoppers in Wrexham went absolutely quackers while raising a pond full of cash for a local children’s charity. The Erddig Rotary Club teamed up with Dynamic, a centre for children and young people with disabilities, to run a day of fun duck races down the water feature at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre. Rotary Club […]

Llangollen Eisteddfod is a beacon of hope

Royal composer Paul Mealor has hailed the Llangollen International Musical Festival as a beacon of hope and peace in an increasingly troubled world. Professor Mealor, who was born in St Asaph, says the festival brings people from all over the world together through the international language of music. He shot to international fame after writing […]

One in three people in Wales will end lives with dementia

One in three people in Wales will end their lives with some form of dementia. The comment from Sarah Rochira, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, followed a tour of a new centre of excellence for dementia care that’s being built on the site of the former Bryn Seiont community hospital in Caernarfon, in Gwynedd. The centre, […]

Caring Sue rubs shoulders with The Queen

A woman who organises a major awards ceremony that recognises inspirational care got to rub shoulders with The Queen. According to Sue Thomas, from Wrexham, mingling at a party at Buckingham Palace was an unforgettable experience. It was a reward for all her hard work with the prestigious Wales Care Awards which honour the skill […]