• Store staff come steaming in with effort for Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

  • Chef running one of country’s most decorated restaurants will show off skills to food lovers

  • Choir hits high notes to celebrate fifth birthday

  • Taking care of football stars of the future

Game-changer for £3 billion-a-year social care sector

The Welsh Government decision to include social care as one of five key priority areas for their new economic strategy has been hailed as a “potential game-changer” for the sector. According to Care Forum Wales, independent care homes and domiciliary care companies are now getting the recognition they deserve for the £3 billion-a-year contribution they help […]

Ice-cream entrepreneur expands empire with new restaurant by the seaside

A North Wales ice-cream entrepreneur is expanding her business empire by taking over a successful restaurant run by the same family for generations. Carrie Parisella is the new owner of Nino’s Restaurant, overlooking the promenade at Rhos on Sea, and plans to take on new staff to help her develop the business. Renamed as Parisella’s […]

Tenants give where they live

A disabled former HGV driver has joined a new generation of community volunteers thanks to an innovative scheme launched by a housing association. Stephen Davis, 51, from Old Colwyn, who’s confined to a wheelchair, does good deeds for his neighbours and in return they also help him. The Give Where You Live scheme set up […]

Oh baby, what a great idea!

A go-ahead mum has set up a new business selling bespoke baby and toddler products and now has customers as far afield as France and New Zealand. Ceri Roberts, 36, who works as an administrator at the Next store in Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham had difficulty finding item with the name of her […]

Wine wizard to the stars returns to pop a few corks on home turf

One of the UK’s youngest head sommeliers who has served stars like Sir Tom Jones and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will be sharing his wine expertise at Llangollen Food Festival. It will be quite the family affair for Dan Davies, 22, will be joining his father, festival stalwart Dai Chef, who will also be assisted […]

Exhilarating start to top music festival

A top music festival got off to a “truly exhilarating” start with a concert starring talented young musicians from across Wales. The National Youth Brass Band of Wales (NYBBW) wowed the audience at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday night, under the baton of conductor Ian Porthouse. The acclaimed […]

Green-fingered Gerald unveils community garden at fun day

A big-hearted tenant who suffers from arthritis defied the pain to create a new community garden in memory of his late sister. The flower-filled garden was officially opened by Gerald Dunphy, 62, during a fun day at the Chester Avenue estate in Kinmel Bay in Conwy. Gerald’s efforts have now inspired the other tenants to […]

Police boss calls for rethink on stopping handouts to homeless

A police boss has urged a senior councillor to think again about his call to starve homeless people of donations. Cllr Hugh Jones, the deputy leader of Wrexham County Borough Council, urged the public not to give handouts to the homeless on the site of the former Groves school site, claiming they are being sold on […]

Sky’s the limit for care home residents

Residents at a care home have been flying high after organising their own kite festival. The sky above Pendine Park in Wrexham was a blaze of colour after the residents designed and made the kites. The festival was the idea of enrichment and activities co-ordinator Elaine Lee who works at Penybryn, a centre of excellence […]

Cathedral with acoustics better than iconic Sydney Opera House gears up for festival

A host of world class musicians are heading for an ancient cathedral where the acoustics are “better than the iconic Sydney Opera House”. The combination of stone and the vaulted wooden ceiling at the 13th century St Asaph Cathedral has created a unique venue for the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival which got underway […]