Month: June 2017

Shiver me timbers! Young pirates help raise booty for charity

A chest full of pirate treasure is on its way to a charity that supports school projects in coffee-producing countries. Staff at the Costa café at the Odeon cinema at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham organised a swashbuckling fun event for children. They dressed up as characters from latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, […]

Dedicated team honoured for work with “vulnerable and broken people”

A dedicated team of professionals who rehabilitate some of the most ‘vulnerable and broken’ people in North Wales have been recognised by a police boss. The staff at ARCH-Kaleidoscope, an organisation which works with people who misuse drugs and alcohol, won the Drug Intervention Award at Community Awards event organised by North Wales Police and […]

Dementia friendly campaign is stepped up in Wrexham

A campaign to turn Wrexham into a dementia friendly town has been stepped up. Businesses at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre have agreed for members of staff to receive training to spot the signs of dementia so they can respond appropriately if somebody has the condition. Among them is the Starbucks cafe where baristas Maddy […]

Piano prodigy to perform just hours after his A-level maths exam

A “breath-takingly talented” young pianist will have a starring role at the launch concert of an international music festival – just after sitting an A level exam. Julian Gonzalez, 17, a pupil of Ysgol Dinas Bran, in Llangollen, will be enchanting the audience at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 28. The concert […]

Inspirational young singer Joseph chosen to star with Sir Bryn Terfel

An “inspirational” young singer who overcame a rare kidney condition has landed a dream role to perform with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel. Joseph Elwy Jones, 11, will take to the stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as the Shepherd Boy in a star-studded production of Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca. The concert on Tuesday, […]

Chronic problems run deeper than zero hours contracts

Social care providers have blasted the practice of “zero hours commissioning” by local authorities across North Wales. According to Care Forum Wales, the way domiciliary care was procured and the tendering processes that were unfit for purpose meant that zero hours contracts were the only viable option in many cases. Even so, the constant pressure […]

Charity aims to boost mental health services in Wrexham

A mental health charity is aiming to strengthen the support it provides in Wrexham. North East Wales MIND is trying to establish what services are needed in the town and how it can work with other agencies. Their finance manager, Andrea Hurst, was speaking after hearing that they’d been given a financial boost by Tom […]

Wrexham firm on course to copy past success and double turnover  

ONE of Wales’s fastest growing firms is on course to double its turnover after a bumper first quarter. Wrexham-based Rawson Digital, which supplies and maintains photocopiers and printers to companies across North Wales and the North West, was founded by Managing Director Vaughn Rawson five years ago from his back bedroom during the recession. It […]

Heroic Hannah helps victims of sexual assault

A woman who dedicates her working life to helping teenage girls recover from the horrors of sexual abuse has been honoured by a top police boss. Hannah Mart, 40, runs support groups in Colwyn Bay and Wrexham for young female victims of sexual assault, giving them help and advice as they try to get over […]