• Caring Sheila battles back to win good neighbour award

  • Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales  

  • New “smart” homes will create 500 jobs

  • Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

Teacher who suffered double cancer hit has something to sing about again

A retired teacher who has beaten cancer only to discover that her husband has been struck down by the disease has praised the charity choir which is helping her cope. Cecelia Grundey, 63, from Glan Conwy, who joined the Llandudno Tenovus Choir earlier this year, made her debut for the Sing With Us choir at […]

Daredevil radio star Meg takes “leap of faith” from 10,000ft  

A daredevil radio presenter and actress who starred in the hit TV drama Hidden is taking a “leap of faith” in aid of a children’s charity. Megan Llŷn, who co-presents the Heart North & Mid Wales drive time show with Oli Kemp from their studio in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, every afternoon, will be doing a […]

New micro pub puts the ales in Wales and replaces music with chat

A new micro pub in one of North Wales’s busiest tourist towns has banned electronic music and games in favour of good old-fashioned conversation. The Hoptimist, in Market Street, Llangollen, is the latest venture by a partnership of two craft brewers from Denbighshire, Richard Green, of Denbigh’s Dovecote Brewery and Doug McPherson, of Cwrw Ial, […]

Holidays just got greener as caravan park harnesses the power of the sun

One of the North Wales coast’s ‘greenest’ caravan parks has just become even more eco-friendly after harnessing the area’s famous sunshine to help power its mobile homes – and save themselves money in the process. Energy experts Hafod Renewables have just installed an 86-panel solar array at the Ty Gwyn Holiday Park, at Towyn, Abergele, […]

Mosque leader wins top honour for reducing fear in wake of bomb attack

An inspirational Muslim leader who worked with the police to reduce fear in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing has been honoured with a top award. Dr Abdel Kareem Awad, who has been Imam at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Rhyl since 1996, has worked with North Wales Police to encourage recruitment from his […]

Crooks’ cash used to help youngsters escape County Lines drugs barons

Cash seized from crooks will be used to help children and young people escape the clutches of County Lines gangs exploiting them to sell drugs in communities across North Wales. Tackling serious and organised crime will be a priority for the special £40,000 fund set up by North Wales and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones with the […]

Community chorus led by top opera pros stage final performance for 2019 winter parade event

A NORTH Wales community choir coached by top opera professionals will stage their final performance of the year at a winter parade event in Llandudno. Amateur singers of all levels and ages are part of Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s Community Chorus North, which is brought together for specific performances and gives members the opportunity to […]

Ex-homeless martial arts expert fights back to set up thriving business and win award

A martial arts instructor and owner of a thriving start-up enterprise teaching young people vital life skills launched his business from the streets of North Wales while destitute and homeless. In a remarkable turn-around of his fortunes Gavin Eastham is now a role model for other struggling and vulnerable people and has just been presented […]

Smiles and tears of joy at moving awards ceremony

The stars of social care in Wales were given a chance to shine at a moving awards ceremony where there were smiles and tears of joy in equal measure. They were honoured at the Wales Care Awards otherwise known as the Oscars of social care, sponsored by Onyx Healthcare, in the august surroundings of City […]