• Hollywood stars put trailer firm sponsors front and centre in hilarious Wrexham AFC takeover video that’s been viewed 500k times in first hour

  • Planners give green light to high tech homes that will provide £60m boost to local economy

  • Ex-editor Rob writes a new chapter after joining volunteer wellbeing army

  • Remarkable globe-trotting ex-nurse Hilda who cared for injured Dunkirk soldiers celebrates her 103rd birthday

New campaign launched to pay caring Covid heroes at least £20,000 a year

A major campaign has been launched to ensure qualified staff who work in care homes and domiciliary care in Wales are paid a minimum of £20,000 a year. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, said they had been condemned to low pay for many years because of the “morally bankrupt” formulas used […]

Ex-editor Rob writes a new chapter after joining volunteer wellbeing army

A former top newspaper editor has joined an army of volunteers helping vulnerable people get through the coronavirus crisis. Rob Irvine, 54, who is now training to become a counsellor and therapist, is making weekly calls to tenants of housing association Cartrefi Conwy who are struggling to cope during the pandemic. He says he signed […]

£60,000 pot gives power to people over cash seized from criminals

A £60,000 fund will give “power to the people” to decide who receives cash seized from criminals in North Wales. The Your Community Your Choice scheme was launched to reward local crime busters across the region and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is urging community groups to bid for a share of […]

Trio of big-hearted care home managers celebrate a total of 60 years’ service

A trio of award-winning care home managers are celebrating six decades of service with a care organisation – and say the covid crisis has been the biggest challenge of their careers. Ann Chapman, Tracey Smith and Cindy Clutton are each marking 20 years’ service with the Pendine Park in Wrexham. They were presented with gifts […]

Remarkable globe-trotting ex-nurse Hilda who cared for injured Dunkirk soldiers celebrates her 103rd birthday

A remarkable globe-trotting former nurse who cared for soldiers injured in the 1940 Battle of Dunkirk is preparing to celebrate her 103rd birthday. Travel pioneer Hilda Richards enjoyed regular coach trips until last year when had a wonderful time on unaccompanied holidays to Llandudno and Eastbourne. Great great grandmother Hilda and her late husband Trevor […]

Police boss blasts Boris for feared influx of shoppers

A police boss fears there will be an influx people flocking across the border into North Wales on shopping trips and days out in an attempt to escape the national lockdown in England. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones blames Boris Johnson for ignoring the clear advice of scientific advisors to impose an […]

Vicious partner tried to kick and punch baby out mum’s womb 

A mum-of-seven revealed her violent partner tried to kick and punch her baby out of her womb when he discovered she was pregnant after finding a scan in a drawer. Gloria, 38, not her real name, was rushed to hospital but thankfully the unborn baby survived the brute’s assault which left the mum black from […]

Silhouette soldiers salute care home heroes in poignant Poppy Day tribute

The life-size silhouettes of two soldiers will stand guard at the entrance to a care organisation as a special tribute to two Second World War veterans who died last year. D-Day hero Dennis Young, who was injured twice during the pivotal campaign, and Spitfire mechanic Ernest Simmonds were both residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham. […]

Shock survey reveals 40% of North Wales firms will fold without more Covid aid

A shock survey has revealed that 40% per cent of North Wales businesses across tourism, hospitality, retail and leisure say they will cease to trade if there are any more lockdowns. The study, conducted by North Wales Tourism with support from the North Wales Business Council, also revealed that 17% of those who took part […]

Bangor University to become a world leader in a nuclear-powered future

Bangor University is to become a world-leading nuclear research site after a £3 million Welsh Government investment in 15 new science posts. The highly qualified jobs at the university’s Nuclear Futures Institute have recharged the region’s nuclear ambitions after the disappointment of Hitachi’s pull-out from the Wylfa Two project. The cash injection has been welcomed […]