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Bakery gift helps Urdd rise to the challenge

A bakery firm has boosted the coffers of Europe’s biggest festival for children and young people. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has made a donation of £500 to the Urdd National Eisteddfod. This year’s festival is taking place in Caerphilly in Gwent next week before heading to Flint in North Wales in 2016 Darren Morris, the […]

Brave Nepalese dancers hit by two quakes still aim to visit Llangollen Eisteddfod

Members of a Nepalese dance troupe still hope to be at this summer’s Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod – despite the devastation caused by two earthquakes. More than 30 dancers from the Rising Culture Group from the World Heritage site of Bhaktapur, about 10 miles from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu and around 100 miles from Mount Everest, […]

Running man Carl is full of beans

The manager of a Wrexham café took to the streets of Manchester to raise funds for a charity which aims to build schools in poor coffee growing countries. Carl Hughes, 27, has worked at the Costa franchise within the Odeon Cinema at Eagles Meadow for the past six years and has managed the outlet for […]

Patients use iPads to watch Poldark and Antiques Roadshow in operating theatre

PATIENTS being treated at a private hospital in Wrexham are being given iPads in theatre to keep them distracted during surgery. The innovative move at Spire Yale Hospital has been introduced for many simple procedures which do not require a full general anaesthetic. It means doctors can concentrate on the job in hand knowing patients […]

Award winning Italian specialist joins forces with Bodnant Cookery School

A Llandudno-based award-winning importer of Italian delicacies has joined forces with a Welsh centre of excellence. Marcello Fiorita’s Districts of Italy company supplies Tuscan extra virgin olive oil along with other specialist foods from his homeland to top London delis and restaurants. His pecorino cheese and Parma ham is now on sale at Bodnant Welsh […]

Artistic Sangeeta full of beans after design competition win

An artistic student has helped boost a dementia charity. Sangeeta Kumari, 22, won a competition to come up with a design for a coffee cup organised by staff at Starbucks in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. They came up with a unique fundraising competition to raise much-needed funds for the Alzheimer’s Society with […]

Snooker club rescue right on cue

A housing association has come to the rescue of a village snooker club that was in danger of folding. It looked as if Cerrigydrudion Billiard and Snooker Social Club’s was going to have to close as it had only one trustee and no money to meet running costs. They were also snookered because the building, […]

Police boss on patrol with Wrexham’s Street Pastors armed with lollipops

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has paid tribute to a group of good Samaritans who are helping to keep the streets of Wrexham safe at night – armed with lollipops. The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner was speaking as he went on night patrol with the Street Pastors who give a helping hand to those […]

Top builder unveils plans for new HQ on the A55

Award-winning North Wales builder Anwyl Construction has unveiled plans for their £2 million new headquarters just off the A55 in Flintshire. The family company which employs 150 staff and this year celebrates its 85th anniversary will start work this month on the site of its new base at Ewloe. It will mean leaving its long-term […]

Thousands of youngsters will flock to enjoy Children’s Day

AROUND 4,000 schoolchildren will join in a day of music and fun to raise the curtain on this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. They will be heading for the International Pavilion to take part in a concert entitled Bongos, Brass and Plenty of Dance which is the centrepiece of Children’s Day, the traditional prelude to […]