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Clarinettist Hepzi is the business

A top theatre and conference centre has somebody new to blow its trumpet and help raise funds – a talented clarinettist. Musician Hephzibah Leafe, 22, is working with Venue Cymru in Llandudno to drum up new business and sponsorship opportunities. Her appointment as a creative intern was organised by Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru, which […]

Jingle tills herald Christmas bonanza

TILLS have been playing a merry tune at a Wrexham shopping centre that’s having a pre-Christmas sales bonanza. According to Torrey Winter, manager of the Debenhams department store at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre, sales have been going “incredibly well” with the store experiencing its best Christmas for years. Stores at Eagles Meadow shopping centre […]

Flagship dementia centre sets new UK standard for care say leading experts 

A NEW £7 million flagship dementia centre in Caernarfon has set the standard in the UK for others to follow. That was the verdict of leading experts in the field of social care who gave the seal of approval to Bryn Seiont Newydd following a guided tour. The ground-breaking centre of excellence, which is fully […]

Star Wars movie is a huge hit – oh yes it is!

A pantomime fairy godmother transformed herself into a stormtrooper for the historic first screening of the new Star Wars blockbuster movie at a Wrexham cinema. Professional actress Lindsay Goodhand, 40, dashed from Mold’s Clwyd Theatr Cymru stage where she’s appearing in Cinderella to watch The Force Awakens at the Odeon at the Eagles Meadow shopping […]

Son of Llangollen Eisteddfod founder remembers festival’s heady early days

The son of the man who founded the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is to be a guest of honour at the 70th festival next July. Peter Tudor, now 84, remembers how his father, visionary Welsh journalist Harold Tudor, came up with the idea of a grand cultural gathering to help heal the scars left by […]

Sunshine in a cup at world famous Bodnant Garden

Visitors to one of the UK’s most popular gardens can now enjoy a solar-powered cuppa. An array of 175 solar panels is now providing energy for the Pavilion café at the internationally-renowned Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley. The state-of-the-art panels, which have been installed on a rocky hillside above the overflow car park, also […]

Modest Michelle turns down London treat to look after hospital patients

A popular healthcare assistant who started her working life as a cleaner is now celebrating 21 years at Spire Healthcare’s Yale Hospital in Wrexham. But despite being offered an expenses paid trip to London to celebrate the special anniversary, modest mum of two, Michelle Jones, declined, saying her greatest reward was to carry on with […]

Pupils get hands on with construction

Toy building blocks helped youngsters at a Flintshire primary school get hands-on when a top construction company paid a special visit. Award-winning builders Anwyl Construction are currently building 58 new properties at Glan-y-Don, Bagillt, for leading social landlord Wales and West Housing and they held a special activities event at nearby Ysgol Glan Aber. The […]

Record tickets sales for Star Wars blockbuster are out of this world

A cinema in Wrexham is bracing itself for an invasion of Star Wars fans in fancy dress as it looks forward to the biggest night in its history. Demand for tickets for the new blockbuster, The Force Awakens, at the Odeon at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre is even outstripping  the likes of other movie […]

Village Bakery staff jump to it for charity

Kind-hearted bakery staff will jump to it to raise money and put on their festive finery for worthy causes. The Christmas Jumper Day at the Village Bakery at their bakeries in Wrexham and Minera on December 18 is being organised by Kath Ashcroft, the company’s supply chain and logistics planner. They are joining a nationwide […]