Month: October 2017

Stores recruit more than 100 extra staff to cope with pre-Christmas sales surge

Christmas has come early for job seekers in Wrexham. Stores at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre are recruiting more than 100 temporary staff to cope with the festive rush. Amongst the largest recruiters at Eagles Meadow are Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Next who between them estimate they could be taking on in the region […]

Wales’ first virtual care home sparks economic renaissance in Wrexham

A care organisation has been hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in Wrexham after opening the first virtual training centre of its kind in Wales. Pendine Park have invested £250,000 in massively refurbishing the  8,000 square foot building on Wrexham Technology Park  where they will be training the social care professionals of the […]

Food festival marks anniversary in style by giving free entry to health service heroes

A cancer nurse was among the health service staff given free entry to one of the UK’s top food festivals as a way of celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary. Ann Gostage, 58, was one of the thousands of foodies who flocked to the popular Llangollen Food Festival which provides an annual showcase for the region’s […]

Police boss pledges support for Welsh speaking officers

A police boss has pledged to work tirelessly to ensure the Welsh language is given equal status in the North Wales force. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner spoke out after a police sergeant said some colleagues felt that speaking Welsh was a “nuisance” and might damage their careers. The issue first surfaced in an […]

Amazing Maisy the wonder dog comes to Bernadette’s rescue

The five-year old Golden Labrador enables disabled former nurse Bernadette Clutton, 55, to live independently. The caring pooch is a trained disability dog and helps Bernadette undress, collects her emergency medication basket and can even help her roll over in bed, as well as switching lights on or off and opening or closing doors. According […]

Talented care home residents write “amazing” plot for new musical show

Care home residents have created the imaginative plot for a new musical show to be performed by a symphony orchestra. . Professional story teller and French horn player Jacqui Blore, who led the workshop at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, said it was ‘amazing’ with the level of enthusiasm far exceeding her expectations. […]

Strictly star John Sergeant will mean business

Veteran journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant whose popularity rose to new heights after appearing on Strictly Come Dancing is heading for North Wales. He will be the star of the show at the first event ever organised in the area by a charity founded by novelist and social critic Charles Dickens to support journalists in […]

Racially abused store boss speaks out to combat hate crime

A business owner from Flintshire is to share his sickening story of racial abuse to raise awareness of hate crime. Over the past two years 59-year-old Imtiaz ul Haq has been subjected to hate-filled racial taunts and physical assaults simply because of his ethnic background. He says that things have become so bad that he […]

Pioneering training officer in running for social care Oscar

A council worker who introduced a pioneering training programme to help care home staff transform the lives of people living with dementia is in line for a top award. Beverley Larkins, who is a staff development and training officer at Wrexham County Borough Council, has played a pivotal role in equipping care homes with the […]