Month: September 2017

Son inspires Rachel’s new business making vegan cakes

A mum-of-three has launched a new business making vegan cakes – just a year after she turned her back on animal products. Rachel Burns, 51, from Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham, was inspired to become a vegan herself by one of her sons who has strong views on the subject. She set up Rachel’s Vegan Cakes in […]

Boys’ choir prepares for moving tribute to iconic poet Hedd Wyn

A boys’ choir will be performing at a moving ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of iconic Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – with the help of cash seized from criminals. Among the members of Only Boys Aloud, which is run by the Aloud charity are singing at the Menin Gate in Ypres in […]

Graffiti kids get safety in a can

A group of teenagers have been spraying graffiti on a housing estate – but it’s all in a good cause. The members of the Tŷ Llywelyn Youth Club in Llandudno are working with professional graffiti artist Andy Birch to create colourful signs promoting the £1.2 environmental project that’s under way at the Tre Cwm estate. Housing […]

Hospice gears up to raise a car boot full of cash

A hospice is gearing up for a series of fund-raising events with a difference – the first car boot sales in North Wales to be held in a multi-storey car park. The sales in aid of the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham will take place at the car park at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping […]

Water experts called in to safeguard Wales’s finest gardens from floods

A team of water experts is helping safeguard three of Wales’s greatest gardens from flood damage. Denbighshire-based Waterco are working with the National Trust on plans to protect the iconic properties at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan and Tredegar House, near Newport. The three properties are among […]

Call for urgent action to reduce number of women dying from drug overdoses

A police boss has called for urgent action to reduce the number of women dying from drug overdoses in North Wales. Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Griffith spoke out after hearing that 19 women died from overdoses in just two years. According to Ann Griffith, the number of deaths is even more shocking as statistics […]

Top builders team with Prince’s Trust to beat construction skills shortage

Leading construction firm The Anwyl Group are teaming up with The Prince’s Trust to help get more young people into construction. The Flintshire-based construction company will this month run a three-week course to give 11 unemployed young people from North East Wales a taste of working life on a construction site. They are working with […]

Former ‘Downton Abbey’ housemaid toasts good health thanks to revolutionary treatment

A great-grandmother who once worked as a housemaid at the ‘real’ Downton Abbey has praised the doctor who gave her back her life following pioneering gynaecological treatment. Shirley Green, 72, was one of the first women in Wales and the North West to undergo the revolutionary ‘Juliet’ procedure at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham to […]

Store staff come steaming in with effort for Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

Big-hearted staff at a Wrexham store are brewing up another special day of fundraising for a cancer support charity. After raising hundreds of pounds from the popular event over the past few years, the team at Boots at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre the will be steaming back into action on Friday September 29 as […]