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Shoot outs score a hit for children’s hospice

A team of big hearted trailer makers raised £15,000 for a children’s hospice charity – and had a ball at the same time. Staff at Ifor Williams Trailers kicked off their fund-raising for the Tŷ Gobaith/Hope House organisation with a series of penalty shoot out competitions for which they built a special trailer. The charity needs […]

Rising star Alex wins national award

A neighbourhood management trainee from Conwy has won a national award. Alexandra Weaver, 30, who works for housing association Cartrefi Conwy beat off competition from across Wales to be named as a Rising Star by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru (CIH). The award was presented at Cardiff City Hall at the organisation’s annual conference. […]

Private pension changes are a “ticking timebomb”

NEW rules allowing people more flexibility in how they take their private pension pots are a “ticking timebomb” for some. That was the warning from top pension adviser Richard Costain to over 50 members of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) when he addressed their latest technical event at the town’s Ramada Plaza Hotel. WBP is a […]

Film star Eddie Redmayne’s old choir chief to adjudicate at Llangollen Eisteddfod

A MUSICAL maestro who led the school choir in which Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redymayne was a star performer will be one of the adjudicators at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Ralph Allwood MBE was in charge of the world famous choir at Eton College when the young British actor, who earlier this year landed […]

Caring Lynsey puts best foot forward to help hospice

A caring woman will be putting her best foot forward to help people who are coming to the end of their lives. Mum-of-three Lynsey Kerfoot, 32, a care support worker at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham will be taking part in the Nightingale House Hospice Ladies Midnight Walk in aid of the charity. […]

Sneak preview of new £2.75m police station

This is a first sneak preview of what the new eco-friendly police station in Llandudno will look like. The £2.75 million development has been sanctioned by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC. The old brick-built police station in Oxford Road isn’t fit for purpose and replacing it is part of the Commissioner’s […]

Urgent plea to Home Secretary to sort out festival visa error

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is writing to Home Secretary Theresa May to ask her to intervene personally to sort out a visa problem caused by a mistake made by one of her officials. Some performers from Africa and Asia have been refused visas and will not be able to compete at the Eisteddfod in […]

Second screen opens to cater for Take That fans

Local Take That fans who missed out on tickets for the band’s 25th anniversary tour will be able to see them perform live without having to leave North Wales.  Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will be performing at the O2 arena in London on Friday (June 19). Although the show is sold out, […]

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 […]