• Dedicated band of volunteers keeping local cycle paths open

  • Rising star Rhodri makes his debut at international festival

  • Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

  • Ukelele band bring joy at care home and raise money for charity

Irish eyes smiling in Llangollen

Irish eyes were smiling after the final two major competitions of the week at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. The Maynooth University Chamber Choir, based in Kildare, in the Republic of Ireland took the Pavarotti Choir of the World trophy after fighting off stiff competition from two English choirs, one from Wales and one from […]

Foot-stomping climax to Llangollen Eisteddfod

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands provided a foot-stomping climax to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40 who sold 70 million records, soon had the audience on its feet at the closing concert of the iconic festival, where they delighted the crowd with their back […]

Fundamental change of culture needed in Wales to protect vulnerable people

A social care leader has called for a “fundamental change of culture” in the wake of damning review into alleged abuse at six care homes. According to Mario Kreft MBE, the Chair of Care Forum Wales, the review had highlighted “abhorrent” cases of neglect that must never be allowed to happen again. The independent review […]

Transgender entrepreneur says Caitlyn Jenner is an inspiration

A transgender entrepreneur who’s launching a new health, hair and beauty salon has declared Caitlyn Jenner is an inspiration. Sarah Jane Bradley, 22, is setting up the Sarah Jane Group Salon at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. Three years ago she set up the UK’s first salon catering for the transgender community  – but […]

Campaign to help forgotten young victims of crime

A police boss has launched a campaign to help the forgotten victims of crime – the children whose parents are sent to prison. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC says these youngsters all too often fall through the cracks in the support network. Mr Roddick’s comments came in a report to […]

Dancers from earthquake-hit Nepal greeted by guard of honour

LEADERS of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod formed a guard of honour to greet a group of young Nepalese dancers who endured the earthquakes which devastated their country when they arrived to perform at the festival. A reception committee including Eisteddfod Chairman Gethin Davies, Vice-Chairman Rhys Davies, Chief Executive David Neal and Musical Director Eilir Owen […]

Classic car used to help people with dementia on show at Eisteddfod

A CLASSIC car with a special paper facelift is being used as a vehicle to help people living with dementia. The rare 1975 Daf 44 saloon owned by freelance artist Carol Hanson is on show at this week’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as part of a two-year project called Dementia and Imagination which aims to […]

Eisteddfod visitors get a glimpse of a new play about the Ladies of Llangollen

VISITORS to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod have been given a fascinating look at the lives of two of the town’s celebrities from the past. Wrexham playwright Peter Read chose the festival to showcase his latest work, an hour-long drama telling the story of the famous Ladies of Llangollen. Scenes from the production, which is due […]