Month: April 2021

Getting creative with cash seized from criminals

A community group in Colwyn Bay which works with vulnerable people to explore their creative talents has received a welcome boost thanks to cash seized from criminals. The Kind Bay Initiative has been providing food, clothes and entertainment as well as advice and support for those struggling with isolation and mental health issues and in […]

Everything is Rosie at care home where residents have a new four-legged friend

A fun-loving Jack Russell dog called Rosie has come to the rescue of care home residents struggling to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The people-friendly canine is a real ‘bundle of joy’ according to her owner, Angela Williams, who works at Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of Caernarfon. She is playful […]

Call for care workers’ fees to be waived as Covid goodwill gesture

Care workers in Wales who look after people in their own homes are calling for a controversial £30 registration fee to be waived this year. The voluntary scheme administered by Social Care Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government became compulsory in the midst of the pandemic in April last year and the social care […]

Hit TV show Line of Duty crosses the line over fictional PCC Sindwhani

The portrayal of the police and crime commissioner in the hit TV show Line of Duty has been slammed as “totally unrealistic” by a man who’s been doing the job for real for five years. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is a big fan of BBC One’s ratings blockbuster but says that […]

Widow of Wales goalkeeping legend Dai Davies appeals for hospice support

THE widow of legendary Welsh goalkeeper Dai Davies has made a moving appeal for people to support the hospice that cared for him in his final months. Former Wales international Dai died in February at the age of 72 from pancreatic cancer at his home in Llangollen, having received palliative care and rehabilitation at Nightingale House in […]

Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake road test by Steve Rogers

It is amazing how a sloping roof and lashings of chrome can change the character of a car and even give it the wow factor. The Arteon is a case in point. When the saloon, or fastback to give it its proper title, was launched in 2017 it was nothing more than a posh Passat, […]

Christmas comes early as high street giant teams up with Denbigh primary school

Christmas has come early for a Denbighshire primary school which is earning itself much-needed funds thanks to a partnership with a high street giant. Enterprising Ysgol Y Parc Infants school in Denbigh have installed a storage unit from local company Lock Stock Self Storage and are selling surplus stock from Poundland in Rhyl to raise […]

League of shame

A “terrible ten” local authorities who pay the lowest care home fees in Wales have been named and shamed – with Swansea rock bottom. According to industry champions Care Forum Wales (CFW), care homes are the victims of an untenable post code lottery which means they’re paid wildly differing fees depending on which county they […]

Bobbies across North Wales will carry life-saving spray for drug overdoses

Bobbies across North Wales will be equipped with a “miracle” nasal spray which acts as an antidote to a drugs overdose after two lives were saved during a pilot project The use of Naloxone has been championed by outgoing North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner who said it was one of his proudest achievements ahead […]

Cash boost is music to the ears of talented Flintshire youngsters

A FINANCIAL windfall will be music to the ears of youngsters who can look forward to enjoying new facilities at a village hub – thanks to cash seized from criminals. Penyffordd and Penymynydd War Memorial Institute has served the community for almost 100 years and the venue on Chester Road, Penyffordd, is used by scores […]