Month: October 2018

Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Twenty more new jobs are up for grabs at a booming bakery which has just announced an inflation-busting pay increase of up to eight per cent for production workers. The award-winning Village Bakery need extra staff for a new gluten-free bakery that’s being launched later in the year and to put two extra shifts on […]

£500,000 appeal launched to equip hospice extension

A £500,000 appeal has been launched to equip an extension to a hospice which will help it double the number of people it supports. The fund-raising campaign got under way as the first sod was cut to mark the start of the work to build the £2.5 million development at St Kentigern Hospice in St […]

Denbighshire’s Queen of Shops gets retail into shape for Christmas

Denbighshire has its own ‘Queen of Shops’ to get the county’s retailers match fit for the vital Christmas selling season. Retail expert Helen Hodgkinson has been working with shop and business owners in Llangollen and elsewhere alongside the County Council’s Economic and Business Development Team on how to make the most of the festive season. […]

Decision to rule out fix rooms will lead to more drug deaths, says police boss

More people will die needlessly as a result of the UK Government’s decision to rule out the introduction special facilities where drug addicts can inject themselves safely and hygienically. That’s the view of North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones who says the refusal to even contemplate setting up a pilot project for a […]

Heroic Terrie-Ann in line for award after saving care home

A PASSIONATE and hardworking nurse who has played a pivotal role in turning around the fortunes of a failing care home is in line for a national award. Terrie-Ann Chindley, 31, has been hailed for “going the extra mile” when it comes to caring for residents at Ely Court Care Home in Cardiff where she […]

Beauty spot restored with criminals’ cash

Cash seized from criminals is being used to help combat anti-social behaviour at a beauty spot in Colwyn Bay. Local people were being put off going to parts of the 50-acre Eirias Park because they were being blighted by petty crime and drug dealing. Now two environmental projects have secured a £2,500 grant from North […]

NHS boss turned care home manager in running for national award

A care home manager who held senior roles in the NHS for 27 years before moving into social care with ambitions of “making a difference” is in line for a top industry award. Registered nurse Geraint Morgan general manager of Hafod’s Ty Penrhos Care Home in Castlegate, Caerphilly says he gets as much satisfaction mentoring […]

Care providers being priced out of the jobs market by the NHS

A social care leader is calling for urgent reform to enable care homes and home care companies in Wales to compete with the NHS when it comes to recruiting staff. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, revealed that the NHS was paying staff up to £1.50 an hour more for doing the […]

Mazda MX-5 Road test by Steve Rogers

MAZDA has beefed up the world’s favourite sports car…but don’t get too excited. The MX-5 has been given a power boost, an extra 23bhp for the top of the range two-litre, yet it is the sound rather than the extra grunt that provides most of the thrills. This is a car that makes a big […]