• Top builder teams up with housing provider to create apprenticeships

  • Personal trainer who shed six stone set to host inaugural North Wales Celtic Showdown CrossFit contest 

  • Soaring demand for Sional’s metal drinks bottles thanks to drive to ditch plastic

  • Prince Madoc American legend set to bring surge in tourists for North Wales

Social media backlash for TV show accused of doing a hatchet job on Wrexham

The producers of a television debate about crime in Wrexham are facing a social media backlash for their “sensationalist”. approach. Local people have responded angrily after seeing a promotional video for the programme, The Hour, which they say makes the town sound more like Baghdad. According to critics, the video portrays an overwhelmingly negative image […]

Rise of over-65s is a “ticking timebomb”

A social care leader has warned the steep rise in the number of people with dementia in North Wales is a “ticking timebomb”. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, was responding to a new report which shows there are already 11,000 people living with the cruel condition in the region. According to […]

Brave woman reveals horrific sexual abuse inflicted by her own parents

A woman in her 50s has bravely told how she was sexually abused by her father and his friends from when she was a toddler until she left home at 16. She was speaking at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC) for North Wales which has helped her deal with the devastating trauma that’s […]

Air hostess at the controls as new yoga studio raises temperature

A brand new yoga studio with a difference is heading for take-off with an air stewardess at the controls. The Bodhi Tree in Saltney has been purpose-designed and it will feature classes in ‘hot yoga’ performed at high temperature. It’s a venture by long-haul air stewardess Kelly Phillips and her business partner, Louise Waring, who […]

Residents have a hoot as owls pay a flying visit to nursing home

Residents of a nursing home had a hoot thanks to a flying visit from special feathered friends – including Bobo the magnificent European Eagle Owl. Bobo was one of the star attractions when Geraint and Margaret Roberts from an owl sanctuary in Talsarnau dropped in at the Bodawen Nursing Home in Porthmadog. The beautiful bird […]

Massive warehouse helps Delsol deliver new services for customers 

A massive warehouse is helping delivery company Delsol offer new services to manufacturers in North Wales and north west England. New jobs are also on the cards thanks to the 80,000 sq ft of storage space in the warehouse, alongside Delsol’s present base in Sandycroft, Flintshire. The warehouse is used by companies in North Wales, […]

Finance firm brewing up a plan to take over iconic Wrexham Lager building

A WREXHAM finance firm is brewing up a plan to take over one of the town’s most historic buildings. Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management has signed a lease on the original Wrexham Lager brew house on the edge of Central Retail Park and will turn it into state-of-the-art finance offices. The 25-strong team has grown out […]

TV therapist helps Stephen keep on trucking

A top sports therapist who worked with ITV’s Dancing on Ice stars Keith Chegwin and Olga Shaturenko has saved the career of a Rhyl lorry driver laid low by crippling back pain. Stephen Thomas, who drives for international haulier Eddie Stobart, was at his wit’s end when doctors were unable to get to the bottom […]

#itsgoodtotalk – gastro pub calls time on mobile phones

A popular Wrexham gastro pub is calling time on mobile phones for one night a week in a bid to encourage people to chat without any distractions. Customers at The Fat Boar pub and restaurant in Wrexham will receive 25 per cent off their food bill if they are willing to hand in their mobile […]

On your marks! Joneses are on the run to set new world record

An appeal has been launched for help in setting a new world record for the biggest gathering of runners named Jones. Already more than 800 athletes have signed up for the fifth Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday March 4 – with almost 10 per cent of them called Jones. Race organisers Always Aim […]