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Audi A6 road test by Steve Rogers

WHO’D be a car salesman trying to shift a big saloon. Everyone is buying SUVs, aren’t they? Well yes, but there must be a decent market for premium wheels because Audi has spent a bucket full of money developing the new A6. Trendy SUVs have been flying out of the showrooms all year but top […]

Mechanic restores classic car as a tribute to his racing champ mum

A Vale of Clwyd motor mechanic is rebuilding a classic car in memory of his motor racing champion mum. The late Sandie Cooper was North Wales Ladies Autograss Champion several times with many of those races won at the wheel of her beloved 1970s Fiat 127 Abarth which was finally written off in a massive […]

Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Classic comics are the new gold for canny investors

Classic comics are the new rival to gold and fine wines for investors, very collectable and likely to increase in value, according to a man with over 100,000 of them. Stuart Stevenson has 40,000 American comics, some dating back to the Sixties and Seventies at Rhyl Comic and Disc Co, in the town’s Wellington Road […]

Inspiring couple who helped foster son beat the odds are honoured with top award

A Swansea couple who have devoted their lives to caring for their severely disabled foster son who was not expected to live past his 16th birthday have scooped a top national care award. Elaine Bastin, 75, and her husband of 55 years Len, 78, spoke of their ‘total surprise’ at being announced winners at the […]

Lean green driving machine for North Wales’s first community car club

North Wales’s first ever community car club has been launched in Corwen and its sprightly lean ‘green’ driving machine has been given the thumbs-up by two of the region’s top politicians. Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones were at the launch of the Edeyrnion Community Car Club and took the […]

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans

A dairy farmers’ cooperative has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave three and a half kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Cheddar & Leek and Caerffili cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas […]

NHS boss turned care home manager takes silver in national awards

A care home manager who held senior roles in the NHS for 27 years before moving into social care with ambitions of “making a difference” has scooped a coveted industry award. Registered nurse Geraint Morgan, general manager of Hafod’s Ty Penrhos Care Home in Castlegate, Caerphilly, has won a prestigious silver award in the Excellence […]

Care homes boss hailed as an inspiration to her team takes bronze in national awards

A Bargoed woman who has carried her deep commitment to putting people in her care first throughout her rise from the nurse to senior care homes executive has taken bronze in major national awards. As a young nurse working in the National Health Service Cheryl Wanklyn realised how vital is was to allow patients their […]

Tory AM faces social media backlash for “ill-informed” attack on police boss

A Tory AM has faced a fierce backlash after his “ill-informed” attack on a police boss for his views on cannabis use. Clwyd West AM Darren Millar unleashed a firestorm of criticism on Twitter after blasting North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones during a debate in the Senedd about the benefits of medicinal […]