• Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

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  • World champion Welsh Cake maker is crowned

  • Top builder calls for budget boost for construction

Career switch pays dividends for ex-investment boss Cerianne

A former investment manager who switched to a career in social care when she realised her computer was her only companion is in the running for a top national award. Cerianne Gratton, from Barry, worked in the financial services sector for 17 years protecting the multimillion pound investments of large corporate firms. But after years […]

Nutcracker ballet comes to Odeon

THE Royal Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is coming to a Wrexham cinema as part of a season of live screened events dedicated to the arts. The festive ballet classic on December 5 which tells the story of a young girl named Clara being whisked off for a magical adventure after creeping downstairs on […]

Success on a plate for caring Karen

A caring woman from Powys is in the running for a top award after stepping into the breach to cook for a group of young people with autism. Karen Saunders will be a shortlisted finalist at the Wales Care Awards in a category for Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping and Hospitality. The at Cardiff City […]

First residents move into luxury £3m care complex

Pioneering companion living complex in North Wales is the first of its kind in the UK The first residents have moved into a pioneering £3 million luxury care complex that’s creating 30 new jobs in Gwynedd. According to care organisation Pendine Park there has been a “phenomenal amount of interest” in the 16 companion living […]

Bereavement spurs caring Janet on to glory at social care Oscars

A care home manager who admits her job has kept her going since losing her husband to a brain tumour is celebrating a national award nomination. Grandmother-of-four Janet Paynter says her “family-orientated” personality and ability to listen has been a winning combination at Treetops Care Home in Brynmenyn, Bridgend, where she has worked for the […]

Racing is in the blood for engineer Jamie who is gearing up for the new season

A RACING driver from Flintshire is gearing up for the new autograss season and has set his sights on national glory after a 12-month break from the track. Jamie Dodd, 50, from Sandycroft, service manager for Flintshire firm TDC Services, is a former regional and national champion with more than 30 years’ experience in the […]

Car body repair firm doubles in size with £500k investment

A rapidly-growing car body repair company is a business that’s going places. Wrexham-based Body Perfect have created 12 new jobs after virtually doubling the size of the operation. They are also looking to take on another seven apprentices of their own after investing £500,000 in new 30,000 sq ft premises on Rhosddu Industrial Estate, just […]

Caring Leigh hailed as a role model

A Cwmbran woman who has dedicated over 20 years to helping people with learning difficulties has been hailed as role model by her colleagues. Now Leigh Miller, who delights in making a difference to the lives of those she supports, is in line for a prestigious award at the social care Oscars. She has been […]

New play shines a light on dementia through the eyes of a grandson

A heart-warming new play about dementia inspired by the residents of a Gwynedd care home is set to go on a nationwide tour of Wales. Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) will shine a light on the effects of the cruel condition as seen through the eyes of a young grandson. It’s been […]