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Charity ball raises more than £30,000 for children with rare disease

A CHARITY ball has raised more than £30,000 to help children with a rare genetic disease. Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne, staged the event for the eighth time to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends […]

Catrin’s curves are a plus as she snaps up modelling contracts

A hospital worker who once had zero confidence in her own body image is on the way to becoming a catwalk sensation after making it through to the semi-finals of Miss Curvaceous UK. Catrin Stace-Jones, an operating department practitioner at Spire Yale hospital, Wrexham, is positive proof that a curvy woman can be glamorous having successfully […]

Cash boost for sex abuse centre to cope with huge rise in cases

The number of cases being dealt with by crisis centre that helps victims of sexual abuse has doubled in the past 12 months, it’s been revealed. But, according to the North Wales Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC), that’s a good thing because it means survivors are more confident about coming forward to seek support. […]

Hayley gets travel firm sponsorship to become first female to represent Wales at mixed martial arts European Championships

A CARE worker, who will become the first female to represent Wales in a prestigious mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, has had a big sponsorship boost from a fast-growing independent travel firm. Talented amateur fighter Hayley Barraclough, from Gwersyllt, Wrexham, has been selected to compete for her country in the unified International Mixed Martial Arts […]

Peugeot 508SW launch report by Steve Rogers

With SUV sales still booming is anyone interested in buying an estate car? Peugeot hope so because it has just launched the 508SW estate and a mighty good looking car it is too. The French company has a strong pedigree with estates, my favourite was the eighties 505 with its third row of seats, a […]

The pie’s the limit for Welsh meat

A bakery has launched a new campaign to promote the use of Welsh lamb and beef. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has secured accreditation to label their popular pies and slices as being made with Welsh meat which has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. The family have now teamed up with Meat Promotion Wales and one […]

They’re dancing in the aisles at dementia-friendly screenings

A dementia-friendly screening of hit film The Greatest Showman was made extra special when Welsh National Opera singers enticed the cinema audience to its feet and a local school choir delivered stunning renditions of the movie’s biggest numbers. “It was fantastic, I had the best time ever,” declared lifelong film and music fan Lorraine Williams […]

X-Factor star will wow audience at school graduation

An X Factor contestant who has written songs for Atomic Kitten and backed legendary US rock royalty Steely Dan will be entertaining the audience at a Llandudno school’s graduation day this month. Steve McElroy is the IT Director at Ysgol John Bright but the gifted pianist from Prestatyn is also a talented musician who has […]

Scientist on mission to create perfect gin with new solar-powered distillery

A scientist is on a mission to create the perfect gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for a top food festival this autumn. Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Kevin, 53, […]