• Slimline carer Helen is jumping for joy

  • Care home residents raise cash for children’s charity

  • Dedicated Hannah in running for social care Oscar

  • Banning mobile phones has made pupils more sociable and improved exam results

Ping pong ding dong at music festival

Shoppers will be able to make a ding dong playing ping pong at a top music festival – thanks to an art installation which features a table tennis table. The interactive installation at the Deiniol Shopping Centre in Bangor has been created by artists Christine Mills and Carlos Pinatti who’ve gone into bat for the […]

Walking on wild side is special says volunteer rural cop Phil

A wildlife expert has been recruited to boost the police’s fight against countryside crime in North Wales. According to Special Constable Phil Roberts, who’s based in Wrexham, joining the Rural Crime Team is a “dream come true”. As well as having lifelong passion for birdwatching, the volunteer officer has a degree in zoology and a […]

£3.4m Conwy housing scheme will provide jobs boost

A housing association has unveiled plans for a £3.4 million development of 27 new homes in Llanfairfechan. Cartrefi Conwy revealed the scheme in Penmaenmawr Road, will support up to 120 jobs and provide a boost to the local economy. They will be applying for planning permission to build a mix of one, two and three bedroom […]

AM praises Abergele school head teacher’s achievements

An AM has headed back to his old school and given the new head teacher top marks, for achieving its best ever exam results. Lee Cummins has made great improvements at Abergele’s Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan since he took the reins 12 months ago, said Clwyd West AM Darren Millar. As a result of the […]

Flashmob glam up the Quadrant in Swansea

Shoppers in Swansea’s Debenhams in the busy Quadrant Centre had a shock this week when they found themselves in the thick of a Flashmob. Glamorous girls in green macs descended upon the store’s Benefit boutique to put on an impromptu show – when the music started, so did the action. Benefits Boutique Manager Nikki Adams […]

Peppa Pig heads for Wrexham

Children’s favourite Peppa Pig and her little brother George are making a return visit to visit to Wrexham to give local youngsters a half term treat. The cheeky little piggies will be at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre on Tuesday, February 17, and will be making appearances at various intervals between 11am and 4pm. They’ll […]

Crime tsar simplifies complaints process

A crime tsar has revealed he’s simplifying the way members of the public can make a complaint against the police. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick was speaking following the publication of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The report showed the total number of complaints against North Wales Police rose […]

Charity champ thanks generous Swansea shoppers

A Swansea charity champion who became the first man to circumnavigate Great Britain on a mobility scooter – accompanied by two cats – has thanked shoppers at the city’s busy Quadrant Shopping Centre for boosting his fundraising efforts. Mark Newton, 48, finished his mammoth 596-day trek after collecting an amazing £40,000 plus with two days […]

Wrexham Alzheimer’s fundraisers wake up and smell the coffee!

A campaign to turn Wrexham into the first dementia-friendly-town in Wales is being boosted by artistic coffee lovers. Staff at Starbucks at the town’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre came up with a novel idea to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. They have organised a competition in which customers can donate £1 to design their […]

Superstar tenor Alfie Boe promises musical magic in Llangollen

Superstar tenor Alife Boe is heading back to North Wales. The classical heart-throb, has sold one and a half million records, been at number one in the classical charts many times and performed on Broadway, will be taking centre stage at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Boe, dubbed Britain’s Favourite Tenor, will be performing […]