Month: July 2021

Opportunity to put North Wales’s two top police bosses on the spot

People in North Wales are being given the chance to quiz the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and the region’s chief constable. Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes will be taking part in an online question and answer session on Twitter between 6pm and 7pm next Wednesday (August 4). The  public are […]

Let’s shout it from the roof tops

A tourism boss says the awarding of world heritage status to the slate landscape of North West Wales will provide a big economic boost for the region for many years to come. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, was thrilled after news of the global recognition was confirmed. The area now ranks […]

Appeal to firms to help bridge the digital divide

A police boss is appealing to companies and public bodies in North Wales to donate their redundant IT kit to a social enterprise so it can be recycled and given to people who need it. The plea came from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, during a visit to North Wales Recycle IT […]

Travel boss Don returns from fact-finding mission to Spain to allay “silly rumours”

A travel boss has just returned from a fact finding mission to the Costa del Sol to allay customers’ fears about holidaying in Spain. According to Don Bircham and his wife, Ruth, who run Wrexham-based Hays Travel North West which has  branches across North Wales and the North West, they had a “brilliant time”. The […]

Audi A8 plug-in hybrid drive by Steve Rogers

It is packed with the sort of wizard technology you would expect to find in a jet fighter with a computer system to match,  and thanks to an electric motor Audi’s luxury A8 is good to go until 2035. Hybrid cars have been given a five year lease of life after new petrol and diesel […]

Dazzling dementia-friendly garden is blooming marvellous

Residents are a care organisation are keeping in touch with nature thanks to a dazzling dementia-friendly garden. The vast array of thousands of varieties of flowers and plants at Pendine Park’s 11-acre site in Summerhill Road on the outskirts of Wrexham is providing a blaze of colour and a profusion of mother nature’s perfumes. There […]

Moving tributes to artist Kevin who inspired stunning mural

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to the “inspiration” behind a stunning new mural at a  housing estate who sadly died before it was unveiled. The family of local artist Kevin Stonehouse were guests of honour at a special ceremony at the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno. The brightly-coloured mural is the result of a successful multi-agency […]

University’s pioneering meditation courses help NHS staff cope with pandemic stress

A pioneering university course in a discipline endorsed by comedian Ruby Wax is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer – and playing a part in the fight against the pandemic. Bangor University broke new ground when it became the first university in the world to offer a Masters degree in Mindfulness after earlier being the […]

Food company driver recruitment plan beats the pingdemic staffing problem

A leading food supply company is ahead of the curve after recruiting 15 drivers as a nationwide shortage made worse by the ‘pingdemic’ hits UK deliveries of fresh food. Many supermarkets and wholesalers have been forced to reduce deliveries or even shut down and big gaps have appeared on the shelves as staff are forced […]

Police boss blasts “deplorable” decision to freeze officers’ pay

A police boss has blasted the “deplorable” decision to freeze officers’ pay after they had gone above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin said the bitterly opposed announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel stank of rank hypocrisy. It was all the more galling, he […]