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  • Colourful carnival finale to summer activities for Wrexham charity centre

Bringing out the poetic side of shoppers

A celebrated wordsmith who worked with Hollywood star Michael Sheen was in Wrexham to bring out the poetic side of shoppers. Peter Read inspired poetry from bargain-hunters at a pop up shop at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, to promote the town’s first ever literary festival, the Carnival of Words from April 18-25. The Wrexham-based poet, […]

Caught on camera

Villains in North Wales will be caught on camera. North Wales Police are introducing body worn video equipment so that evidence of crimes can be captured as they happen. A total of 128 video camera kits will be deployed across the force area and will be worn by officers on their chest. The introduction of […]

World premiere of work to celebrate 150th anniversary of Patagonia

A new work to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in South America will have its world premiere in North Wales. The concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 8, where the piece will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will also star former royal […]

Amara’s family raise a glass to toast children’s hospice

The family of a girl living with serious disabilities will be raising a glass to boost funds for the hospice where she receives care and support. Eighteen-year-old Amara Messham-Jones is a regular visitor to Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice in the Conwy Valley. Grandmother Pam Messham works as a technician at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, which has […]

Determined Matthew qualifies as a Paralympic sport coach

A man with cerebral palsy who works for a care organisation has overcome his condition to become a qualified coach in a Paralympic sport. Determined Matthew Palamarczuk, 29, teaches a sport called Boccia to the residents at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where he works as an admin assistant. Becasuse of his fantastic […]

Crime tsar hails significant blow to drugs trade

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has congratulated North Wales Police after 26 people who conspired to supply controlled drugs were jailed for a total of 127 years. Twenty three men and three women, all from the Caernarfon and Manchester areas, were sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court for their part in conspiring to supply class A and B […]

Passion for words provided path from poverty for former Home Secretary

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has urged parents to read to their children so they can get on in life. Mr Johnson, who is also a critically acclaimed author, was speaking ahead of his appearance as one of the star attractions at the first ever Wrexham literary festival, the Carnival of Words. According to Mr […]

From Downing St to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre for chef Hefin

A chef who has cooked for the Prime Minister, chart-topping musicians, business leaders and sports stars is holding a lamb masterclass at a Welsh centre of excellence. Hefin Roberts, rated as one of the top 10 young chefs in Wales, will showcase the best of Welsh lamb at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre’s Cookery School next […]

Bereaved mum on a mission in memory of Megan

A bereaved mum is on a mission to support people living with cancer. Fiona Fletcher, 51, whose daughter Megan died of cancer in her arms aged just 21, will be at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham on Sunday April 26. It was only after her death Fiona discovered that Megan had used her precious […]