• Emotional minute’s applause for F1 hero Tom

  • Play inspired by carnage of First World War will raise money for two veterans’ charities

  • Young people train for epic tall ship adventure

  • Dragon boosted by Tesco listing for handcrafted cheese range

Social care should have same national status as roads and railways

The NHS in Wales will collapse unless social care is given a much higher national status – as an industry of strategic importance on a par with roads and railways. That was the dire warning from John Kennedy, director of care services for the charitable Joseph Rowntree Foundation, when he gave the keynote address to […]

Pupils join Flintshire firm’s pioneering scheme to stay safe online

Pupils at a North Wales high school have become the latest to join a Flintshire firm’s pioneering scheme to keep youngsters safe online. The eCadets programme gets children and teenagers working together to advise friends and family on how to protect themselves in the virtual world. The award-winning scheme was the brainchild of former police […]

Awards at the double for Steve and Dave

A pair of building site managers with over 50 years experience with a top North Wales construction company have pulled off a prestigious double at a major award ceremony. Steve Parry, from Prestatyn, and Dave Bradley, from Rhyl, have been with Anwyl Construction for a combined total of 57 years and at the Local Authority […]

Excellent prognosis for Llangollen Eisteddfod

A doctor who’s taken over the helm of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod says the prognosis for the future of the iconic festival is excellent. Dr Rhys Davies was elected chairman at an extraordinary general meeting succeeding Gethin Davies who has stepped down after many years’ service. During this year’s event a £70,000 appeal was launched […]

Dynamic duo’s trolley dash brings in £300 of toys for Wrexham charity

QUICK-moving youngsters scooped up over £300 worth of goodies for a children’s charity in a frantic trolley dash at the opening of a toy shop in Wrexham. And later hordes of adoring young fans were on hand to see sword-wielding superhero Kai, the Lego Ninjago warrior, help The Entertainer make its fanfare debut at the Eagles Meadow […]

Spire Yale Hospital passes 50,000 operations milestone with zero infection rating

A PRIVATE hospital in Wrexham is celebrating after reaching the major milestone of 50,000 operations achieved with a spotless record on infection rates. Since it first opened in 1988, skilled surgeons at the Spire Yale Hospital have successfully carried out the procedures ranging from hip and knee replacements to bariatric and cosmetic surgery. And throughout […]

Festival unveils “world class” programme

A stellar line-up of “world class” performers has been unveiled by an international music festival. Among the highlights of the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral between September 26 and October 3 will be the supremely talented former royal harpist, Hannah Stone. News that Hannah had been signed up was revealed at the […]

Food, glorious food as kitchen queen Denise rescues ingredients from landfill

A top chef will be showing food lovers how to make a gourmet meal with ingredients that would otherwise be heading for the rubbish heap. Kitchen queen Denise Baker-McClearn will be one of the star attractions at the popular Hamper Llangollen food festival later this year. Denise, who runs a cafe in Bethesda, in Gwynedd, […]

Meinir is the voice of the future at Llangollen Eisteddfod

The voice of the future belongs to a talented singer from Caernarfon, according to adjudicators at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Meinir Wyn Roberts, 24, landed the title and the £1,500 first prize after beating all comers from a hugely talented pool of singers on the main pavilion stage. Soprano Meinir, who is studying for […]

Bodnant Ice-cream being scooped up by visitors thanks to heatwave

The summer heatwave has seen ice-cream sales boosted at a Welsh centre of excellence in the Conwy Valley. Newly introduced flavours based on traditional recipes are proving the most popular with visitors to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, said Managing Director Chris Morton. “North Wales in general and the Conwy Valley in particular are always a […]