Month: March 2021

Teenage sailor out to follow in the wake of British Olympic legend

A teenage sailor who has scooped a major school sport award is looking forward to lockdown ending to get back out on the water and following in the footsteps of an Olympic great. Matthew Stubbins, 15, from St Asaph, a pupil at leading private school Myddelton College, in Denbigh, has just received the Independent Schools […]

North Wales country house sales fuelled by escapees from the city

Properties with land in the beautiful North Wales countryside are being snapped up by working from home city slickers freed from the office by the pandemic. That’s the evidence from a rocketing property market which has been boosted not just by the stamp duty holiday but also by lockdown changes in working practices. North Wales […]

Ambitious football club start work on installing new £200K pitch

An ambitious football club has started a £200,000 pitch improvement scheme in time for the planned re-launch of the new Lock Stock Ardal North West Division next season. Denbigh Town have begun work on the latest in a series of major improvements to their Central Park ground which has already seen the club build a […]

Uni’s eco-friendly green packaging for Uganda could soon be on our shelves

Eco-friendly packaging developed by scientists in North Wales to help women farmers in one of Africa’s poorest countries could soon be on supermarket shelves in the UK. The team at Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre on Anglesey and partners in Uganda have been using waste from one of the country’s most important cash crops – maize […]

Historic village cricket club launches search for next generation of players

Cricket in the Cheshire village of Tattenhall dates back over 150 years and now there is a new generation playing the game thanks to the support of a local law firm. Tattenhall Cricket Club, near Chester, was founded in 1864, the year the legendary W G Grace hit his first hundred, and the future looks […]

Sea of yellow at care homes in heartfelt Covid tribute

ARTISTIC residents are turning their care home grounds into a sea of yellow in a show of love for the thousands of people in Wales who have died with Covid-19. Large bright yellow hearts are adorning the entrances to Pendine Park’s two sites in Wrexham to mark the first anniversary of Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

Mazda MX 30 launch report by Steve Rogers

It would be easy to write off Mazda’s new electric car before hitting the starter button. Why? Because Mazda has pegged the range for MX-30 to just 124 miles. Deliberately. That sounds nonsensical, even suicidal, when rivals are busting a gut to extend the range of electric cars yet Mazda has a plan and two […]

New scheme offers fresh start to jobless young people hit hardest by pandemic

A new scheme has been launched to provide a fresh start for 30 unemployed young people who have suffered most during the pandemic. In North Wales the Gateway Kickstart programme will provide six-month job placements for 16 to 25-year-olds via a new partnership. It includes Mochdre-based Creating Enterprise who are working with housing associations Cartrefi […]

Back from Down Under – vintage shearing machine finds a new home in Corwen

A remarkable agricultural antique – a mechanical sheep-shearing machine over 100 years old – has completed a 30,000-mile round the world trip to Australia and back to an honoured place in Corwen. The 1909 machine which needed two men to operate it was developed by the Gloucestershire firm of R A Lister and Co but […]