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Top builder uses historic local quarry for slate for new health centre

Slate from an historic Blaenau Ffestiniog quarry has been used by an award-winning builder to roof the town’s new health centre. Anwyl Construction used the distinctive dark blue and grey slate from the Cwt y Bugail Quarry and Welsh slate walling from a local supplier to ensure a strong local connection with the area. The […]

New manager at Boots prides herself on taking a hands-on role

A woman who found the perfect prescription for success when she started work in the pharmacy department at Boots 30 years ago has just become manager of the chemist chain’s branch in Wrexham. Dawn Wynne, who joined straight from school at the age of 16 and this year notches up three decades with the company, […]

Builder helps charity raise £2.5K from Christmas tree collection

A popular local charity has received a late Christmas present thanks to the help of a leading local builder. Two HGV drivers from the Anwyl Group took time out of their busy schedule to collect discarded Christmas trees in return for donations to St Kentigern Hospice which totalled £2,500. Dave Jones and Steve Colclough worked […]

Wrexham football club boosted by cash snatched from criminals

A Wrexham football club which tackles mental health problems, discrimination and homelessness has netted a £2,500 windfall – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. Wrexham Inclusion Football Club was formed in Acrefair last autumn to support people with disabilities, mental health issues, ADHD, autism and also those from ethnic minority or LGBT groups or who […]

Culinary kids get a pizza the action

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from St Christopher’s School to make their own pizzas. The Year […]

Dedicated care manager June celebrates national awards glory

A Gwent grandmother who juggles the demands of family ill health while managing a care home has become the toast of the care industry with a top industry award. Self-confessed workaholic June Clark, 60, won a prestigious bronze prize at the Wales Care Awards 2017, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run […]

Project to restore much-loved park boosted by cash seized from criminals

An ambitious project to restore and enhance two much-loved areas of Colwyn Bay’s Eirias Park to make them more accessible has won vital funding from a scheme which hands out cash seized from criminals. The Colwyn Bay Conservation and Environmental Federation are one of two winning groups in Conwy who have been awarded £2,500 from […]

Talented young printmaker Gethin puts his stamp on arts world with top award

A talented young North Wales designer currently taking the luxury fashion world by storm has just landed a prestigious award. Gethin Ceidiog Hughes, 26, from Denbigh, has added to his widespread acclaim by scooping the coveted Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award to honour artists who have shown outstanding dedication and creative talent in their field of […]