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Tributes to remarkable globe-trotting  ex-nurse Hilda who’s died aged 103

Tributes have been paid to a  remarkable globe-trotting former nurse who cared for soldiers injured in the 1940 Battle of Dunkirk after she passed away at the age of 103. Travel pioneer Hilda Richards, a resident of Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Care Home in Wrexham,  died at the town’s Maelor Hospital where she had been […]

Retiring PCC Arfon Jones has been a real “game-changer”

A police chief who’s retiring has been hailed as a “game-changing” champion of vulnerable and downtrodden people. After five years as North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones decided to stand down at the election on May 6 although he will remain in post until the official handover to his successor six days later. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Diving with great white sharks all in a day’s work for Bangor University graduate Alison

A Bangor University graduate whose day job gets her up close and personal with the ocean’s most terrifying predator is featuring in a new Channel 4 marine wildlife series. Marine biologist Alison Towner has become a global expert in the ecology of great white sharks following almost 15 years of research in South Africa. The […]

Honda Jazz road test by Steve Rogers

For nigh on 20 years the Honda Jazz has held the unofficial title of most practical supermini on the planet. Yet even this enviable accolade has not been enough to make it the first car on the supermini shopping list, never enjoying the sales, or adoration, of the likes of Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa or […]

Curbs on protests undermine civil rights, says police boss

A police boss who describes himself as an “experienced protester” says a report on how protests are policed is one sided, illiberal and undermines civil and political rights. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is so concerned that he has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to complain about it. The UK Government […]

Cash boost for 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff

A team of 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff at the beginning of the year are expanding their service across North Wales thanks to a cash boost from a police charity. Charity 4×4 Response Wales are upgrading critical communications equipment and training more members after receiving a £2,000 grant from The Police and Community […]