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Stores gearing up for Black Friday bonanza

A Wrexham shopping centre is gearing up for its busiest day of the year so far – Black Friday. Retailers at Eagles Meadow are set to unveil a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday, November 24. The discount day, renowned for massive markdowns […]

Dedicated Rachel is in line for top award

A mother of one is up for a top award after becoming a rock to adults and young people with learning disabilities. Newly qualified social worker, Rachel Gavin, has quickly gained the admiration of her colleagues within the Community Learning Disability Team at Bridgend County Borough Council. After just a year at the council, she is […]

Workaholic gran June overcomes family heartache to shine in social care Oscars

A Gwent grandmother who juggles the demands of family ill health while managing a care home is in the running for a social care Oscar. Self-confessed workaholic June Clark, 60, has enjoyed a 35-year career in the care industry and admits no other job in the world would satisfy her more. The grandmother-of-six, from Varteg, […]

Bittersweet honour beckons for care home owner Liz

The owner of a care home who gained an insight into the needs of dementia patients when her own father suffered from the illness is in line for a prestigious award. Over the years Liz Durlucia has used her specialist knowledge to provide the best possible care for residents of the Tŷ Bryn Home in Brynteg, […]

Special award for Old Colwyn couple with hearts of gold

A kind-hearted couple from Old Colwyn have been honoured for the good deeds they do for their neighbours. Stephen and Elaine Davies were presented with the Community Spirit Award at the Older Persons’ Day organised by housing association Cartrefi Conwy at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. The couple, who are tenants at the Fron estate, were […]

Loo team is flushed with pride after awards double

STAFF at a shopping centre are flushed with pride at gaining two top toilet awards. Eagles Meadow in Wrexham has received the highest possible accolades in the independently-run Loo of the Year Awards competition. The centre has gained Platinum Certification for both sets of toilets there, as well as their Changing Places facilities for disabled people. […]

Caring Tracey steps into the limelight as Nurse of the Year finalist

A nurse who cares for elderly people ‘like her own family’ and is by their side in their final hours is in the running for a social care Oscar. Cilfynydd mum Tracey Frowen is shortlisted in the prestigious Wales Care Awards after impressing colleagues and families of residents at SilverCrest Group’s Hollies Care Home in […]

Aberdare nurse “keeps it in the family” with top care award nomination

A care manager who followed generations of her family into nursing and admits it’s “in the blood” is in the running for a top industry gong. Karen Beech, 55, says making a difference to people’s lives, however small, is the key to career satisfaction and long-term happiness. The mother-of-two, from Willow Grove, Aberdare, whose daughter […]

Ceri in running for major award after bridging generation gap

An activities organiser is in the running for a major national award after bridging the generation gap at a care home. Ceri Powell, who works at Hafod Care’s Brocastle Manor Home, in Bridgend, is always open to new ideas and innovations and that has now put her in line for a prestigious award. She has […]

National care award beckons for devoted foster mum Rhian

A foster carer from Gwynedd who’s devoted almost 40 years of her life raising a vulnerable youngster with severe physical and mental disabilities is in the running for a top award. Rhian Evans, 58, refused to give up on Anthony when he came to live with her family as an 11-month-old tot and helped him […]