• Toyota Yaris Cross drive by Steve Rogers

  • Crooks’ booty pays for outdoor gym in Chirk

  • Crack police team sends tough warning to cross-border criminals

  • Courtney goes extra smile after being inspired by her late mum

Covid warrior Arlene honoured by the Philippines ambassador

A “coronavirus warrior” who appeared in a hard-hitting TV documentary about the pandemic has been honoured by the Philippines ambassador to Britain. Arlene Elano, the long serving deputy manager of Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb Care Home in Summerhill, Wrexham, is originally from the Philippines. She was astounded to find herself having lunch with the top Philippines […]

MS bangs drum to expand pioneering music service

An award-winning music cooperative that teaches 5,000 children and young people has revealed ambitious plans to expand the service. Among those banging the drum for the North Wales Music Cooperative is Mark Isherwood, the North Wales MS, who’s calling for a reliable, long-term source of funding for the organisation that provides work for 72 self-employed […]

Gwynedd tourism heroes win top awards

A remote Gwynedd campsite named in the top ten in the UK this year by BBC Countryfile Magazine has picked up another accolade at the North Wales Tourism ‘Oscars’. Graig Wen Arthog, on the Mawddach estuary, between Dolgellau and Barmouth, was named Camping/Glamping Site of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards. The […]

Toyota Yaris Cross drive by Steve Rogers

What could be better than two Japanese giants going head to head in a car battle. Last week we looked at the Honda Jazz Crosstar and now it’s the new Toyota Yaris Cross, both late comers to the compact crossover league, make that very late, but both highly regarded superminis. Don’t like starting with a […]

Crooks’ booty pays for outdoor gym in Chirk

Cash seized from criminals has been used to create an outdoor gym in a park in Chirk. The equipment was installed at the Recreation Ground after the grant was given to the town council by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin. The money came from the Your Community Your Choice fund which […]

Welsh speaking Japanese cook joins TV chef for gastronomic world tour

A Welsh-speaking Japanese cook from Conwy teamed up with a TV chef to create a cosmopolitan Christmas feast with an East Asian twist. Noriko Vernon’s recipe for Chicken Karaage, learned from her mum back home in Japan, has been given a Welsh flavour by Caernarfon-based culinary star Chris Roberts for the festive special, Bwyd Byd […]

Vaccine-sceptic care workers urged to get jabbed to save lives

A social care leader has urged the minority of vaccine-sceptic care workers in Wales to get fully jabbed as a matter of urgency. According to Mario Kreft MBE, it was a “life or death” decision because of the potential dangers posed by the newly-identified Omicron super variant of Covid-19. The new variant was first reported […]

Crack police team sends tough warning to cross-border criminals

“You can run, but you can’t hide”. That’s the tough warning to County Lines drugs gangs and other dangerous criminals heading to North Wales from Chief Inspector Jon Aspinall. He’s the officer in charge of the crack Intercept team that was set up by North Wales Police just over a year ago Chief Inspector Aspinall […]

Courtney goes extra smile after being inspired by her late mum

A young carer rewarded for her winning smile and commitment to the job is dedicating the accolade to her late mum who inspired her. Courteney Jones, 20, followed her mum Julie’s footsteps into the social care sector at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham.. Julie Jones was a nurse for many years with Pendine […]