• TV adventurer confronts “Armageddon” in treacherous mountain challenge

  • Festival-goers get a taste of Welsh and international language of coffee

  • Entrepreneur builds ‘ultimate suburban hideaway’ complete with hotel-sized sauna and hot tub

  • Top AA storage and distribution grading for Wrexham distribution firm

Enthusiastic Alison in line for social care Oscar

A support worker found her work so rewarding that her daughter and husband were convinced to follow in her footsteps. Now Alison Amos’s enthusiasm and passion for helping others has put her in line for a major award at the social care Oscars. The 59-year-old from Connah’s Quay has been shortlisted for one of this […]

Nurse Alison in running for social care Oscar

A MENTAL health nurse who uprooted more than 120 miles to start a new life in north Wales where she took on a role in a Welsh-speaking nursing home despite not knowing the language has been nominated for a prestigious award. Alison Jones and her family made the long journey from Worcester where they’d lived […]

Dedicated care worker Liz in line for social care Oscar

A dedicated community care worker with a  heart of gold is in the running for a social care Oscar. Liz Vickers, 58, turned to domiciliary care work after working as a night domestic at Chepstow hospital, where she realised the highlight of her job was the time she spent chatting to the patients. Her natural […]

National award beckons for globe-trotting care home manager

A care home manager who spent his early career supporting children with special needs in America and South Africa is in the running for a national care award. Stuart Davies, general manager of Plas Bryn Rhosyn Care Home in Heol Illtyd, Neath, set up his own charity after spending several months working with children with […]

Brave gran Rita has the X-Factor

A brave care worker who battled on when her husband had cancer should be cloned to enable more people to benefit from her professionalism, according to one of the people under her care. For over 20 years Rita Martin, from Caldicot, has been respected by colleagues and service users, and now she has been shortlisted […]

Top AA storage and distribution grading for Wrexham distribution firm

A WREXHAM distribution firm is celebrating a major business boost after gaining top grades for a vital storage standard certification at its new £3m warehouse. The team at McCarthy Distribution are delighted by news the company has been awarded AA status following a recent inspection for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Storage […]

Award for dedicated Alison for her support for domestic abuse survivors

A pioneering manager who helped develop the first and only independent living refuge for domestic abuse victims in North Wales has won a prestigious award. Alison Hamlington, who recently retired from Welsh Women’s Aid Wrexham (WWAW), has spent the past 21 years ensuring survivors of domestic abuse receive the best level of care and support […]

Heartfelt tributes to “vivacious” Lizzie, 30, who was robbed of life by cruel condition

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a “a beautiful and vivacious” young woman who has died after being struck down by a degenerative brain condition. Lizzie Bennett, 30, who had a cruel hereditary illness, Huntingdon’s Disease, passed away at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham last Saturday. Her funeral will be held on Friday (October 18) at […]

Food festival will bring £400k boost to Llangollen

Thousands of food lovers will be beating a path to Llangollen this weekend to sample the culinary delights of the town’s annual food festival. The Llangollen Food Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the international pavilion which is where Wales meets the world at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every summer. The […]