• Beauty spot restored with criminals’ cash

  • Care providers being priced out of the jobs market by the NHS

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  • Selfless Jeff and Lynne are hailed as social care heroes

North Wales firms urged to get wise to cyber risks

A lack of understanding about potential cyber dangers means small and medium sized business in North Wales are putting a third of their revenue at risk. That’s the warning from internet security expert Henry Platten, a former policeman who is now patrolling the virtual world keeping businesses safe. He will be the guest speaker at […]

Real gem Esme is chosen as 2015 Mother of the Year

A REAL gem of a mum will pick up a fabulous £250 prize from a top Wrexham jewellers shop after landing the coveted title of 2015 Leader Mother of the Year. At the grand old age of 86, Esme Price, of Cae-Glo in Cefn Mawr, helps out daily with looking her after daughter’s young foster […]

Crime tsar blasts lack of consultation over axing of police helicopter base

A crime tsar is investigating whether he can challenge the decision to axe a police helicopter base in North Wales. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC is unhappy about the lack of proper consultation over the planned closure of the base at Rhuddlan in Denbighshire on September 15. The police helicopter […]

Sixth formers handed awards by Nobel Prize winner for their science research 

Three North Wales sixth-formers have been handed awards by a Nobel Prize winner, for their scientific research into plant genes. The Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan students were praised for their work on tackling crop shortages due to climate change, by genetic scientist Professor Sir Martin Evans – 2007 Nobel Prize winner for medicine. Ben Stone, George […]

Chorister Vicky harmonises her pregnancy with big Llangollen Eisteddfod singing date

A SINGER from Market Harborough organised the timing of her pregnancy to make sure she could compete with her choir at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Alto Vicky Wilson was so determined not to miss out on competing with Leicestershire-based The Chanterelles in the female choirs section of the iconic cultural festival that she […]

Shoppers to star in new Welsh learners’ TV show

SHOPPERS will star in a new television series about Welsh learners due to hit the screen at the end of April. TV presenter Nia Parry  spent a couple of hours in the busy Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham shooting scenes for  S4C’s popular Sunday morning show Milltir² – in English “Square Mile” – in […]

Battlefield chaplain raises a glass to help local charities

An Armed Forces chaplain who served on the front line under fire in the Falklands and the Gulf War is planning a fund-raiser for Welsh charities. Reverend Marcus Wyn Robinson from Gwynedd is inviting charities to bid for a slice of cash from a wine-tasting dinner he is hosting at a Welsh centre of excellence. […]

High energy treat for shoppers to launch fitness campaign

Shoppers were treated to an unexpected display of dazzling young talent – and then the show was over almost as quickly as it began. But what at first appeared to be a sudden, impromptu performance by over 30 youngsters had, in fact, been carefully rehearsed flashmob designed to have the biggest impact. The display by […]

Ancient rural craft heralds tall stories for pupils

A group of school children have been learning some rural crafts to create a giant story teller’s chair made of willow. The pupils from Ysgol Maes Owen in Kinmel Bay went with willow weaver Rosie Farey to cut saplings from a nearby coppice. The huge outdoor seat, which will have an oak base, will be made […]

New centre will put the needs of victims first

A new service is being launched to improve the way victims of crime are looked after in North Wales. The Victim Help Centre is being established by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC. The centre will create a one stop shop for victims by bringing together the support services of North […]