• Honda Civic road test by Steve Rogers

  • Wrexham copier bless with new contract for Chester Cathedral

  • Spectacular display of forget-me-nots to remember the fallen of the Great War

  • Chef to the stars will champion local produce at world famous food festival

CCTV team help catch thief who stole £38,000 worth of goods

A Gwynedd town’s network of CCTV cameras run by local volunteers has had its biggest success when it tracked a thief stealing £38,000 of goods from a Barmouth business. It is just one of the crime-fighting triumphs that has turned the seaside resort into one of the most law-abiding in North Wales. The 48 ‘eyes […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Award for former drug addict who helps others beat the habit

A father-of-two whose drug addiction ruined his life and left him on the brink of suicide has received a special award from a policing czar. After three decades of drug use, 47-year-old John Redican has now turned his life around having been clean for almost two years and is now playing his part in helping […]

Toyota Yaris road test by Steve Rogers

IF we are to believe what we hear nearly all of us will be driving hybrid or electric within 10 years. Volvo is really going for it saying every new car from 2019 will be electrified. The numbers of hybrid and electric cars has certainly shifted up a gear in the last 12 months with […]

Energy specialists go for hat-trick at the renewables Oscars

A leading North Wales green energy company is in the running for a hat-trick of awards at the renewables Oscars next month. Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables have been short-listed in three categories at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the Hilton NEC Metropole Hotel in Birmingham next month. They will be presented by […]

Innovative new app harnesses power of music to help people with dementia

An innovative new app is triggering musical memories for people with dementia to help them cope with the challenges of daily life. The program for mobile devices is being developed with the help of residents at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham who specialise in providing dementia care. The Memory Tracks app is the […]

Expanding bakery clinches major deal for new gluten-free products

A booming bakery firm has clinched a deal to supply a leading retail chain with its new gluten-free range. The products are being rolled out by the Wrexham-based Village Bakery to a total of 60 Spar stores in North Wales – with another major announcement expected before the end of the year. The family-run company […]

Matron Linda has new national role sewn up

A former seamstress who switched careers to follow her dreams of nursing is toasting success after landing a top job with responsibility for 39 hospitals. Linda Jones has risen through the ranks at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham to be appointed National Matron for the private healthcare group covering its hospitals throughout the UK. It […]

Musical premiere to honour the last native Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndŵr

A new work by one of Wales’ most revered composers which tells the story of the death of Owain Glyndŵr will be premiered at this year’s North Wales International Music Festival. Composer Brian Hughes, who lives in Gresford, near Wrexham, has written his haunting string orchestral piece, Death of the Skylark, based on a traditional […]

Cheers! Incredible Bessie celebrates 102nd birthday with glass of sherry

An “incredible” woman who was born during the First World War has celebrated her 102nd birthday – with a glass of her favourite sweet sherry. According to Martha Elizabeth Hughes, known as Bessie, enjoying an occasional tipple and going for regular walks are among the secrets of her longevity. She lived independently in Brymbo, near […]