• Crumpet success on the double

  • Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

  • Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

  • Cream of women’s world cycling heads for Colwyn Bay for Sunday finale

New zero commission booking service will boost tourism in Gwynedd

A tourism organisation has launched a new zero commission booking service for hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in Gwynedd. The GoDirect scheme was created by North Wales Tourism as a regional alternative to online travel agencies like lastminute.com and Trivago. The benefit for hotels, B and Bs and self-catering accommodation across North Wales is […]

Rhyl care home yoga sessions a hit with residents in their 90s

Young-minded residents at a care home are proving you’re never too old to limber up by taking part in new weekly yoga sessions – in their 90s. The “chair-based” yoga sessions are becoming so popular at St David’s Residential Home in Rhyl that staff are even joining in to fight old age and boost their […]

Arrival of women’s elite pro cyclists to give £2 million boost to Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is set to receive a £2 million boost when the elite riders fight out the final stage of the UK’s premier women’s cycling event on the sea front next month. It’s a first time in Wales for the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, a gruelling five-day 423-mile race, part of the Women’s World Tour […]

Police boss wants more mobile drugs testing units at music festivals and clubs

A police boss is calling for drug testing to be extended at music festivals and clubs in a bid to avoid more tragic deaths. Ann Griffith, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner of North Wales, spoke out after a mobile testing unit was set up at the popular Gottwood festival on Anglesey at the weekend. […]

Caring Ann mingles with royalty at garden party

A training boss from Flintshire was among hundreds of community heroes from across the UK as she mingled with royalty at a garden party in the regal surroundings of Buckingham Palace. Ann Farr, who runs the Pendine Academy of Social Care in Wrexham, was honoured for her dedication to the social care sector for nearly […]

Big-hearted tenants keep their estate spic and span

Community-spirited tenants have jumped into action to give their estate a spring clean. The residents of the Fron estate in Old Colwyn rolled up their sleeves and took to the streets wearing high vis jackets and armed with litter grippers for a morning of collecting rubbish. As a reward for keeping the streets spic and […]

New police station going for hat-trick of awards

A new eco-friendly police station is in the running for a hat-trick of awards. The North Wales Eastern Command and Custody Facility being built in Llay has been shortlisted in three categories at the Constructing Excellence Wales Awards. One of the nominations is for the Offsite Award for the innovative approach adopted by contractors Galliford […]

Nursing home company takes care of business with £120K investment

An award-winning Gwynedd care company is making a £120,000 investment to upgrade its facilities and services. Cariad Care Homes, which employs 115 mostly local staff at its two nursing homes in Porthmadog and Criccieth, is continuing a programme of improvements which has seen it invest £700,000 at the homes over the past six years. The […]

Power to the people as Minister opens town’s hydro-electric scheme

A Denbighshire town’s very own renewable hydro-electric scheme promising power to the people has been hailed a success by Wales’s energy minister. Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, visited Corwen to officially open Corwen Electricity Cooperative’s hydro-electric scheme. The Cabinet Secretary, the Assembly Member for Wrexham, attended […]

UK’s poshest hostel is ready to rock under new owners

A couple from London have quit the life of finance and fashion to relaunch the £1 million Snowdonia backpackers hostel dubbed the UK’s poshest. Proud North Walian Christian Wynne gave up his financial services career in London along with his fashion designer wife Annie to buy the luxurious five-star Plas Curig hostel in Capel Curig. […]