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Pioneering arts training at Welsh care organisation is a UK first

A care organisation has developed a pioneering training course thanks to a musical collaboration with one of the world’s top orchestras. All members of staff at Pendine Park in Wrexham are being trained to use the arts as a way of improving the quality of life for the residents of their seven care homes. The […]

Falkland Islands sheep may safely graze thanks to fence posts from Wales

Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep from straying in the far-off Falklands Islands. Every year a consignment of 4,000 fence posts weighing 20 tons from Clifford Jones Timber in Ruthin is trucked down to Portsmouth on the first stage of an 8,000 mile journey to the South Atlantic. From there the […]

Wrexham shoppers tackle beer goggle challenge

Shoppers in Wrexham tackled an obstacle course whilst wearing beer goggles designed to recreate the effects of being drunk. Members of the Caia Park Health Team threw down the gauntlet to shoppers at the town’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre as part of a campaign to raise awareness of alcohol related issues. The challenge was to […]

Ruth’s Asian adventure raises £15,000 for baby hospice

A kind-hearted businesswoman from Deganwy has raised £15,000 for a hospice for babies with a gruelling charity bike ride in Asia. Ruth Macbryde, a director of Macbryde Homes in St Asaph, cycled the 272 miles from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, often in searing heat and along deeply rutted […]

Wrexham Half Marathon runners will be rewarded with fruity bara brith

A former world champion athlete used his loaf when he was looking for sponsorship for a half marathon that’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As a result, instead of getting medals, competitors taking part in the event in Wrexham receive a traditional Welsh fruit loaf, bara brith, made by sponsors the Village Bakery – […]

Balance mind and body for a better start to 2015

A LIFE coach is offering to help beat those post-Christmas blues and kick off the New Year with a healthy and positive mind and body. Rhona Morris is an expert in helping people change their lives for the better – a New Year’s resolution many of us will be striving to keep – and has […]

Caring customers in Wrexham raise cash for children’s cancer charity

A store manager has paid tribute to her caring customers for raising cash for a children’s cancer charity. Ann Littler, manager of women’s clothes store Wallis, at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham praised store-goes for supporting their drive to raise money for CLIC Sargent. The UK-wide charity’s patrons include former tennis ace Tim Henman, […]

Appeal to help dancers from the roof of the world come to Llangollen Eisteddfod  

A major operation is underway to bring a troupe of Nepalese dancers from their home in the Himalayas to Wales for next year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The idea is the brainchild of Bristol man Todd Lochhead whose wife, Lisa, used to run a shop in the Denbighshire town and who has fond memories of […]

North Wales You Tube sensations say farewell to choir master Geraint

A male voice choir that became a world-wide internet sensation with its rendition of bittersweet Welsh classic is bidding a fond farewell to its musical director. The renowned Cor Meibion Trelawnyd has now launched a search to find a successor to Geraint Roberts who helped them clock up near 320,000 views on You Tube for […]

Getting switched on to the digital marketplace in North East Wales

A campaign has been launched to get businesses in North East Wales switched on to the power of social media. The Digital Clwyd pilot project was aimed at helping members of business groups and community organisations compete more effectively in the digital marketplace. After attending the courses, one businessman in Llangollen says his Welsh gifts […]