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Dynamic duo’s trolley dash brings in £300 of toys for Wrexham charity

QUICK-moving youngsters scooped up over £300 worth of goodies for a children’s charity in a frantic trolley dash at the opening of a toy shop in Wrexham. And later hordes of adoring young fans were on hand to see sword-wielding superhero Kai, the Lego Ninjago warrior, help The Entertainer make its fanfare debut at the Eagles Meadow […]

Spire Yale Hospital passes 50,000 operations milestone with zero infection rating

A PRIVATE hospital in Wrexham is celebrating after reaching the major milestone of 50,000 operations achieved with a spotless record on infection rates. Since it first opened in 1988, skilled surgeons at the Spire Yale Hospital have successfully carried out the procedures ranging from hip and knee replacements to bariatric and cosmetic surgery. And throughout […]

Festival unveils “world class” programme

A stellar line-up of “world class” performers has been unveiled by an international music festival. Among the highlights of the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral between September 26 and October 3 will be the supremely talented former royal harpist, Hannah Stone. News that Hannah had been signed up was revealed at the […]

Food, glorious food as kitchen queen Denise rescues ingredients from landfill

A top chef will be showing food lovers how to make a gourmet meal with ingredients that would otherwise be heading for the rubbish heap. Kitchen queen Denise Baker-McClearn will be one of the star attractions at the popular Hamper Llangollen food festival later this year. Denise, who runs a cafe in Bethesda, in Gwynedd, […]

Meinir is the voice of the future at Llangollen Eisteddfod

The voice of the future belongs to a talented singer from Caernarfon, according to adjudicators at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Meinir Wyn Roberts, 24, landed the title and the £1,500 first prize after beating all comers from a hugely talented pool of singers on the main pavilion stage. Soprano Meinir, who is studying for […]

Bodnant Ice-cream being scooped up by visitors thanks to heatwave

The summer heatwave has seen ice-cream sales boosted at a Welsh centre of excellence in the Conwy Valley. Newly introduced flavours based on traditional recipes are proving the most popular with visitors to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, said Managing Director Chris Morton. “North Wales in general and the Conwy Valley in particular are always a […]

New owner says Chinese restaurant is real deal

The manager of a Wrexham restaurant who tantalised the taste-buds of Hollyoaks stars saw so much potential in the business he decided to buy it for himself. Now Jason Sheehan, 33, is looking to develop The Real China, the popular Chinese buffet-style eatery at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre, and is hoping to take on […]

Irish eyes smiling in Llangollen

Irish eyes were smiling after the final two major competitions of the week at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. The Maynooth University Chamber Choir, based in Kildare, in the Republic of Ireland took the Pavarotti Choir of the World trophy after fighting off stiff competition from two English choirs, one from Wales and one from […]

Foot-stomping climax to Llangollen Eisteddfod

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands provided a foot-stomping climax to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40 who sold 70 million records, soon had the audience on its feet at the closing concert of the iconic festival, where they delighted the crowd with their back […]

Fundamental change of culture needed in Wales to protect vulnerable people

A social care leader has called for a “fundamental change of culture” in the wake of damning review into alleged abuse at six care homes. According to Mario Kreft MBE, the Chair of Care Forum Wales, the review had highlighted “abhorrent” cases of neglect that must never be allowed to happen again. The independent review […]