Farmers urged to get smart to combat rural crime by beefing up security

A police chief is urging farmers in North Wales to use low-powered smart sensors to combat farm thefts. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin is backing a new scheme to encourage the farming community to tap into wireless technology. The LoRaWAN (Low Power Long Range Wide Area Access Network) is especially suited to […]

Hugh turns on the style to visit care home in his glamorous 1930s Bentley

A TOUCH of glamour was enjoyed at a care home when a faithful visitor pulled up in the car park in an immaculate Bentley built before the Second World War. Hugh Gray-Morris regularly ventures from his home near Llanddeusant on Anglesey to Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon to see his wife, Marilyn. A […]

Land Rover Discovery Sport road test by Steve Rogers

So, you would like a new Range Rover but 80 grand is too salty for the pocket. Solution. Troll the second hand market, or maybe there’s a better option… buy a new Discovery Sport. This is as close as you can get to the big man without paying the big bucks, although you’ll still need […]

New recruit Rhiannon helps top North Wales law firm deal with divorce surge

The pandemic lockdown has forced couples together and put a strain on many already rocky relationships as divorces have surged, according to a North Wales family lawyer. Rhiannon Compton has just joined growing law firm Swayne Johnson, who have six offices across North Wales and Cheshire, as part of their family law team and is […]

Staycations boom is good news for Tommy’s camper van conversions

The great British staycation getaway from the pandemic means that business is booming for a North Wales camper van conversion company. Simple Camper Vans, based in Caernarfon, turns conventional vans and SUVs into mobile holiday homes and owner Tommy Chamings has seen demand increase by up to 400 per cent as lockdown has eased. Tommy […]

Thomas, six, has his dragon cake – and eats it

A SCHOOLBOY will be having his cake and eating it after being the lucky winner of a spectacular chocolate dragon. Six-year-old pupil Thomas Povey’s name was drawn out of the hat to win the fundraising raffle at Ysgol Penygelli in Coedpoeth near Wrexham. The raffle for the dragon cake has helped breathe fire into the […]

Bright student Quinn joins academic elite on American scholars scheme

A STAR student will be sharing a virtual classroom with some of the brightest young brains from around the world on a leading American university’s summer programme. Quinn Doherty, a year 12 pupil at Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno, has spoken of his pride after winning a coveted place on the Yale Young Global Scholars […]

Vauxhall Mokka road test by Steve Rogers

When my neighbour is round to spy the latest test car before the engine has cooled it must be something tasty. In this case it was the new Vauxhall Mokka and it was the front of the car that caught David’s eye. No surprise there, whatever you thought of the styling of the old Mokka […]