• Generations join forces in “heart-warming” scheme

  • TV bushcraft star and award-winning gardeners on the joy of volunteering

  • Talented schoolgirl artist brings her author mum’s characters to life

  • Boat show will be OO-Heaven with European launch of James Bond-style rib

Brand new homes for life

A search has been launched for tenants for a flagship housing development of independent living homes for older and vulnerable people in Llandudno. Housing association Cartrefi Conwy is replacing two sheltered housing schemes in the town’s Trinity Avenue with the new state-of-the-art homes. The 26 one and two-bedroom apartments are being built to the highest […]

Speed star car inspires art installation at Quadrant

A ceramic model of a Welsh world land speed record-breaking car goes on display this weekend at a Swansea shopping centre. ‘Babs’, the car piloted by Welshman John Parry-Thomas to the record back in the 1920s, has inspired the sculpture by artist David Cushway which will be on show at the city’s busy Quadrant Shopping […]

Shoppers will get to write poem at first Wrexham literary festival

Organisers are putting the final touches to the first ever Wrexham literary festival. Among the star attractions at the Carnival of Words are rugby legend Gareth Thomas and former Home Secretary and best-selling author Alan Johnson – not to mention a murder mystery and a session on TV sci fi show Dr Who. The event is […]

Savvy students are the business

A group of business-savvy students from Denbighshire beat off stiff competition from nine other teams to challenge for a UK title. The team of six from Prestatyn High school won the North Wales regional heat of the national business and accounting competition organised by chartered accountancy body ICAEW. They will now go forward to represent North […]

Couple get their dream home thanks to Help To Buy

A young couple have paid tribute to the government scheme which has helped them buy and move into their first home. Scott Woodcock and Katie Davies were one of the first to apply for the Welsh Government’s Help To Buy scheme when it was introduced just over 12 months ago and they are now the […]

All-Wales Boat Show will make £2.5m splash in Gwynedd

A boat and water sports show will create a £2.5 million economic bonanza in Gwynedd. After two years in Conwy, the All Wales Boat Show is moving to Pwllheli and organisers expect sales to top £2 million with an extra £500,000 being pumped into the local economy by visitors. The three-day event will be dropping […]

Share issue for Corwen hydro-electric scheme brings power to the people

Shares have gone on sale in a ground-breaking community hydro-electric power scheme which could make more than a quarter of a million pounds over 20 years. The Corwen Electricity Co-operative, which expects to gross over £800,000 in that time, has just launched a share offer for 300,000 £1 shares and is looking for investors for […]

Good news for farmers, first-time buyers and savers

Good news for farmers, first-time buyers and savers – that was the verdict on the budget by a financial expert at one of North Wales leading accountancy firms. Anthony Lewis, a director at Chartered Accountants Coxeys of Wrexham, which handles the financial affairs of many of the region’s new businesses as well as some household […]

Top Welsh choir goes back to its roots – in America

The American descendants of one of Wales’ oldest male voice choirs will get to hear them sing at a special USA concert tour. The visit to the States will be one of the highlights of a momentous year for Cȏr y Penrhyn that will also see them perform with the world famous Black Dyke brass […]

Youngsters dance their way to a brighter future

A group of unemployed young people danced their way to a brighter future by organising a tea dance at a community centre. The event at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham was the climax of an “inspiring” three-week programme called Truth about Youth – Who Cares? which is funded by The Cooperative Foundation. The course […]