• Spectacular Anglesey home of Welsh aviation pioneer goes under hammer

  • Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

  • Join in the laughter with Colwyn Bay’s ‘Stand-up @ the Seaside’

  • Godfather of Merseysound to play major new North Wales outdoor festival

Holiday cottage hot tubs will see visitors splash out an extra £27m in North Wales

The growing popularity of hot tubs could pump an extra £27 million into the North Wales economy over the next decade. North Wales Tourism, which champions the interests of the region’s tourism and hospitality sector, says an increasing number of holiday cottage owners are seeing that bubbling spas are a must-have feature to boost their […]

Charity ball staged by Wrexham businessman raises £40,000 to help children with rare condition

A CHARITY ball organised by a Wrexham businessman has raised £40,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, hosted his sixth black tie event at Chester Racecourse to help those living with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends have […]

I’m proud body cams will save victims’ lives, says police boss

The introduction of chest mounted video cameras in North Wales will undoubtedly save lives in domestic violence cases, according to a police boss. Investing £163,000 to buy extra kits was one of the first acts of North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones after he was elected last May. As he reflected on his first […]

Women urged to take part in fun run to battle cancer

An appeal has been launched to find women to take part in a fun run in aid of a cancer charity. Organisers of the Cancer Research Race for Life came to the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham to recruit runners for the women-only event at the Alyn Waters Country Park on Sunday, June 4. […]

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground

Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes, said the outdoor facility at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes, Caernarfon, […]

Force cops 16 local recruits in Gwynedd

Sixteen new police officers who were all recruited from South Gwynedd communities will soon be pounding the beats of their local area. The rookie officers, 11 men and five women, have just started six months of intense training at Dolgellau Police Station. North Wales Police had originally struggled to attract enough applicants wanting to work […]

Hollywood star joins celebrations as village club clinches league title

Hollywood star Naomi Watts is celebrating this week after runaway champions Glantraeth were presented with the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One trophy. The star of blockbusters King Kong and Boxing Day tsunami movie The Impossible spent part of her childhood on Anglesey and is Honorary President of village football club Glantraeth. Club secretary Stan […]

We’ll catch more sex offenders

A police boss has vowed to bring more sex offenders to justice. The pledge from North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is contained in his new blueprint for policing the region. Tackling sex abuse in its various forms is one of five priorities in the Police and Crime Plan published by the commissioner. […]

Dancing queen heads from West End to North Wales with Abba smash hits show

A singer who honed her musical skills singing Abba tunes as a youngster will be bringing the Swedish band’s top tunes from the West End to North Wales. Vikki Holland-Bowyer will be taking to the stage at Theatr Colwyn as Abba’s brunette curly-haired singer Frida Lyngstad in a tribute to the band that has shaped […]