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Where there’s a Will there’s a way for young wheelchair basketball ace

A young wheelchair basketball star and athlete is aiming for Paralympic gold as lockdown eases after netting a major Welsh sports award. Sixteen-year-old Will Bishop, a Year 11 student at leading independent school Myddelton College, in Denbigh, is a double Welsh international on the basketball court and on the track. The talented teenager, who has […]

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 […]

Growing North Wales firm paves way for 75 new jobs with new £1.5m contract

A North Wales company that’s revolutionising the construction industry is planning to create 75 new jobs after landing its biggest ever single contract worth £1.5 million. Monolith has developed non-combustible, rapid-fit brick slips which significantly speed up the construction process and are now being used to clad a trio of high-end apartment blocks in Salford. […]

Top North Wales attraction to launch £1 million green energy project

An iconic eco-friendly North Wales attraction is resurrecting plans for an ambitious £1million sustainable expansion project. Anglesey Sea Zoo hopes to start work on the extension to their premises at Brynsiencyn, on the Menai Strait, at the end of this year. The eco-build project will double the current size of the facility, which lies on […]

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. […]

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 […]