• New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

  • New matron spearheads growth at private hospital

  • Pure water supplier turns on the taps for first time in Wales

  • New search launched for singing stars of future

Chorister Vicky harmonises her pregnancy with big Llangollen Eisteddfod singing date

A SINGER from Market Harborough organised the timing of her pregnancy to make sure she could compete with her choir at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Alto Vicky Wilson was so determined not to miss out on competing with Leicestershire-based The Chanterelles in the female choirs section of the iconic cultural festival that she […]

Shoppers to star in new Welsh learners’ TV show

SHOPPERS will star in a new television series about Welsh learners due to hit the screen at the end of April. TV presenter Nia Parry  spent a couple of hours in the busy Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham shooting scenes for  S4C’s popular Sunday morning show Milltir² – in English “Square Mile” – in […]

Battlefield chaplain raises a glass to help local charities

An Armed Forces chaplain who served on the front line under fire in the Falklands and the Gulf War is planning a fund-raiser for Welsh charities. Reverend Marcus Wyn Robinson from Gwynedd is inviting charities to bid for a slice of cash from a wine-tasting dinner he is hosting at a Welsh centre of excellence. […]

High energy treat for shoppers to launch fitness campaign

Shoppers were treated to an unexpected display of dazzling young talent – and then the show was over almost as quickly as it began. But what at first appeared to be a sudden, impromptu performance by over 30 youngsters had, in fact, been carefully rehearsed flashmob designed to have the biggest impact. The display by […]

Ancient rural craft heralds tall stories for pupils

A group of school children have been learning some rural crafts to create a giant story teller’s chair made of willow. The pupils from Ysgol Maes Owen in Kinmel Bay went with willow weaver Rosie Farey to cut saplings from a nearby coppice. The huge outdoor seat, which will have an oak base, will be made […]

New centre will put the needs of victims first

A new service is being launched to improve the way victims of crime are looked after in North Wales. The Victim Help Centre is being established by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC. The centre will create a one stop shop for victims by bringing together the support services of North […]

Great start for new estate agents Elwy

A new estate agency business has got off to a flying start. Property lettings firm Elwy have set up a new operation selling houses from their offices in Bodfor Street in Rhyl and Vale Street in Denbigh. Unlike most estate agents who charge a percentage of the sale price, Elwy have a flat fee of […]

86-year-old woman given pamper session by beauty queen 

An 86-year-old former hairdresser woman was given a pamper session by a Miss Wales contestant. Miriam Hodson, a resident of Hillbury care home at Pendine Park care organisation, in Wrexham, was given the star treatment by Miss Conwy and Denbighshire  Kerie Reveley at the Bora Bora salon in Prestatyn where she works. Miriam worked at […]

We’ll be even better than Status Quo, promises UB40 legend Ali Campbell

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands will provide a high energy climax to a top festival, it’s been revealed. Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40 who sold 70 million records, has been snapped up by Llangollen International Musical Festival for their closing concert on Sunday, July 12. He’ll be […]

Brave Rowan tries new drug to make sure he can sing at Eisteddfod

A TEENAGER who suffers from a life-threatening form of asthma may be one of the first children in the UK to try a new drug, to make sure he is well enough to perform at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Chorister Rowan Gillard’s family say singing is helping to keep him alive, as the […]