• Royal flower power at care homes

  • Rising superbike star thanks Wrexham copier firm for fuel injection of cash

  • North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

  • Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

Care home poised to greet “royalty” as it stages Harry and Meghan wedding

Residents at a South Wales care home will be clinking champagne flutes with senior royals as they host their own royal wedding in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan. Treetops Residential Home in Bridgend, a member of care champions Care Forum Wales, will be holding a lavish wedding ceremony on May 19th in celebration of […]

Green for go for dog lovers in Colwyn Bay

Dog lovers are being encouraged to head for the Bay of Colwyn by local businesses, with a new pet-friendly scheme. The Green Paw Print project will highlight all the shops, pubs, restaurants and other premises in the area that welcome pooches. Danny Borrill, who runs Alternadogs grooming salon on Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay, with his […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]

Prestigious prize attracts record number of international entries

A global search to find a new international singing star has attracted a record number of entries. The prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition will be one of the highlights of the week-long Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which gets underway on Tuesday, July 3. The aim of the annual competition which started in […]

Awards joy for Judy

A grandmother from Gwersyllt has won a prestigious award for bringing comfort and colour to lives of people living in a care home. Judy Twidale, 55, is soft furnishings assistant at the Pendine Park care organisation which has seven care homes in Wrexham and one in Caernarfon. She won a bronze award at the annual […]

Award joy for caring Andrea

A care manager from Swansea has been rewarded for her exceptional work over 20 years. At a ceremony in Cardiff City Hall Andrea Lock was presented with a bronze award for the high standard she demands from herself and the support she gives colleagues. Andrea, 62, from Killay, won the award in the category for Excellence […]

Volkswagen Polo review

By Steve Rogers IF you crave a Volkswagen Golf but can’t afford one then try the new Polo. The sixth generation of VW’s second best seller (behind Golf) sits on the group’s ‘one size fits all’ MQB platform so Polo’s underpinnings are, as near as damn it, the same as Golf. That becomes obvious after […]

Flint school pupils celebrate town’s Roman heritage at new development

Pupils of a Flint school have delved deep into local history to come up with a name for a new £2.8 million housing development in the town. Romans Way was chosen by Form L3 at Ysgol Maeshyfryd who were asked by developers Anwyl Construction and Wales & West Housing to choose a name for a […]

Racecourse dream comes true for weightlifting champ Gareth

A second dream has come true for football-mad weightlifter Gareth Evans who won Wales’ first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Gareth, 32, from Holyhead, was the VIP guest chosen to launch Wrexham AFC’s home kit for next season and he paid tribute to Ifor Williams Trailers who are sponsoring the club for the third […]

Robotic heart op man Owen joins workmates on marathon charity walk

A 51-year-old man is in training for a marathon charity walk just three months after becoming one of the first people in the UK to undergo robotic heart surgery. Now fully recovered Owen Veldhuizen, Community Regeneration Manager at Cartrefi Conwy housing association, will be joining colleagues to complete the Anglesey Coastal Walk. The annual Leadership […]