Month: March 2021

Friends in the north on mercy mission to feed refugees and the vulnerable in Newport

Refugees and asylum-seekers from the Middle East in Newport are getting a taste of home thanks to supplies donated to a local food bank by one of Wales’s leading catering wholesalers. Olive oil, tortilla-style wraps and chickpeas are going into up to 30 food parcels a week put together by the Feed Newport CIC food […]

Low pay “insult” is kick in the teeth for frontline Covid heroes

A council has been accused of adding “insult to injury” by paying its own staff up to £2,200 more a year than they are willing to shell out for carers doing the exactly the same job in privately-run care homes. Care Forum Wales (CFW), which represents nearly 500 independent providers, criticised Denbighshire County Council after […]

Food wholesaler adds PPE to its menu to support Welsh care homes

A leading food wholesaler has added PPE to its delivery menu after clinching a share of a Welsh Government contract worth £3 million to supply care homes with protective gear and cleaning materials. Harlech Foodservice is now an accredited supplier of the masks, gloves, gowns and other personal protective equipment that care homes are using […]

Trailer firm helps TV presenter Matt Baker save family farm

A top trailer maker has come to the rescue of TV presenter Matt Baker as part of a new series documenting his ambitious journey to save his family’s sheep farm. Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales, soon to be aired on More4, follows the Countryfile and former The One Show presenter as he returns […]

BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport Touring road test by Steve Rogers

With the best will in the world economy and an M Sport BMW don’t go hand in hand so why am I going to tell you about the German speed machine that gave me almost 60mpg? No prizes for guessing that an electric motor has a lot to do with it. We are moving swiftly […]

Care homes are “damned if they do and damned if they don’t” allow indoor visits

A social care leader says many care homes are in an “impossible position” after indoor visits by family and friends were given the go-ahead. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales, praised the Welsh Government for their cautious approach to the issue. However, expectations were sky high after the easing of the rules […]

Caring Maddie conquers half marathon in memory of her beloved mum

A student nurse and care worker has completed a half marathon with her two pet dogs running alongside her in aid of the hospice which cared for her mum in the final days of her life. Maddie Evans, 37, set herself the goal of conquering the 13-mile feat to raise money for St David’s Hospice in Llandudno which lovingly nursed her mother Lorraine through […]

New Welsh snacks pop up with iconic treats from Snowdonia

It’s an all-American classic with a couple of Welsh twists. Jones Popcorn is part of a newly launched range of snacks and is flavoured with Halen Môn sea salt from the coastline of Anglesey and Blodyn Aur (Golden Flower) rapeseed oil from hills above Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr in Conwy. Also part of the range under […]

Eight aim to generate cash for hospice by tackling Snowdonia challenge

An eight-strong team of friends are to tackle one of Wales’s toughest mountain walking challenges – the awesome Welsh 3000s – in aid of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno. The band of brothers, all from the Conwy county area, have been getting in trim with a rigorous exercise programme while keeping to lockdown rules. Among […]