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Pupils learn about top class trailers

Enthusiastic schoolchildren were given a lesson in how top class trailers are made. Pupils from Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy in Cynwyd were given a tour of the Ifor Williams Trailers factory which is just down the road from the school. The 26 youngsters from the year combined five and six class donned high visibility jackets and […]

Paul’s high tech lessons

A TEACHER who became frustrated by the bureaucracy and paperwork quit the profession to set up his own technology business. Paul Levy, 47, first trained as engineer after following in the footsteps of his father and ended up working at Airbus. But he left the industry to become a teacher working in a number of […]

Tears of joy for Sonya after downsizing to new home

A mum of two who had four jobs just to make ends meet “wept with joy” after moving into a smaller, eco-friendly home. Sonya Pritchard is one of the first tenants of a £1 million development of nine homes built by housing association Cartrefi Conwy in Maesdu Road, Llandudno. The part-time cook has moved into […]

Crime tzar hails volunteers who make spot checks on police custody suites

A SERIES of unannounced checks have been made on police custody suites and cells across North Wales by independent volunteers. The visits came in support of the current Volunteers Week and were part of a co-ordinated series made at precisely the same time – 2pm on Wednesday June 3 – in Wrexham, St Asaph, Caernarfon […]

New trailer distributor creates 10 jobs

Europe’s top trailer firm has appointed a new distributor in Stirlingshire in a move that’s creating 10 jobs. H & R Gray Ltd will start selling the market-leading products from North Wales-based Ifor Williams Trailers in June, taking their total workforce to 80 people. They are taking over from the highly respected McKenzie Trailers who […]

Multi-coloured giant gorillas make debut at Llangollen Eisteddfod

A troop of giant multi-coloured gorillas will stand guard over this year’s Llangollen International Music festival. The 10 sheet metal gorillas, standing 6ft tall and weighing nearly 16 stone, will go on show for the first time when the iconic festival of singing and dancing gets underway on Tuesday, July 7. The spectacular primates, each clutching […]

New lease of life for 85-year-old Irena

An 85-year-old from Conwy is enjoying a new lease of life after a top surgeon replaced both her knee joints using models created on a 3D printer. The cutting-edge technology at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham has allowed Irena Griffiths to walk unaided for the first time in five years and improved her quality […]

Nepalese students collect at Quadrant for their devastated homeland

A GROUP of Nepalese students have been fundraising at the Quadrant Shopping Centre to help victims of the massive earthquakes that have devastated their homeland. The students, all enrolled at Swansea University, watched news reports in horror as the scale of the natural disaster, that has so far claimed the lives of 8,800, unfolded. With […]

Wrexham FC pop museum is a winner after finding Dixie’s long lost shirt

A pop up museum to celebrate the history of Wrexham Football Club has been honoured with a national award. The museum was set up at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre as part of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations – and even helped find a long lost shirt belonging to the legendary former centre forward and […]

Glittering gala event in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice

A department store in Wrexham is putting the finishing touches to plans for a glittering gala event in aid of a children’s hospice. Over the past few years, Debenhams at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre has raised hundreds of pounds for Hope House by hosting a hugely popular series of special evenings. On Thursday, June […]