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Abergele school on target with new archery club

An Abergele school has become the first in North Wales to offer classes in archery. Students at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan are on target to gain Duke of Edinburgh awards with their bow and arrow skills. The after-school classes were started by two teachers after they went on an official instructors’ course – and they […]

Golden generation honoured at one of the best companies in Wales

A “golden generation” of apprentices have been honoured for helping to turn a family run bakery into a massive success story. The apprentices past and present from the Village Bakery were given special silver and gold pins commissioned from leading jewellers Boodles of Chester. They were presented at the firm’s bakery in Minera, near Wrexham, […]

David spearheads plan for 150 new affordable homes

A former property developer is spearheading a housing association’s ambitious plans to build more than 100 affordable homes and buy 50 more. David Kelsall, 49, a qualified chartered surveyor, has been appointed by Cartrefi Conwy as their Development and New Business Manager with the aim of satisfying the growing demand for housing. Cartrefi Conwy has […]

Here comes the sun – Wales’s first solar-powered abattoir switches on

Wales’s first solar-powered abattoir has been switched on. The G R Evans and Co Abattoir, near Corwen, is now using 120 solar panels on its roof to help power the plant and cut its £2,000 a month electricity bills. The business, which processes over 25,000 livestock, lambs, pigs and cattle, annually, now has a 30 […]

Alfie shares his turmoil and triumph

Rugby legend and gay icon Gareth Thomas spoke movingly about how he contemplated suicide rather than tell his mum and dad the truth about his sexuality. The former Wales rugby union captain and North Wales Crusaders rugby league player told a packed audience in Wrexham he was in utter turmoil about coming out six years […]

Sassy nuns from Llangollen surprise shoppers with musical performance

Sassy nuns from Llangollen surprised shoppers when they broke out into song. The harmonious group from the Llangollen Operatic Society was at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham to promote their production of the hit musical, of Sister Act. They sang a heavenly 15 minute medley which included, Bless Our Show, Fabulous Baby, Sister Act, […]

Bringing out the poetic side of shoppers

A celebrated wordsmith who worked with Hollywood star Michael Sheen was in Wrexham to bring out the poetic side of shoppers. Peter Read inspired poetry from bargain-hunters at a pop up shop at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, to promote the town’s first ever literary festival, the Carnival of Words from April 18-25. The Wrexham-based poet, […]

Caught on camera

Villains in North Wales will be caught on camera. North Wales Police are introducing body worn video equipment so that evidence of crimes can be captured as they happen. A total of 128 video camera kits will be deployed across the force area and will be worn by officers on their chest. The introduction of […]

World premiere of work to celebrate 150th anniversary of Patagonia

A new work to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in South America will have its world premiere in North Wales. The concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 8, where the piece will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will also star former royal […]