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Allowing tourism to re-open over Easter will put North Wales on road to recovery

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There are growing calls for a special recovery fund to be set up for the tourism and hospitality industry that’s been pushed into economic freefall as a result of the pandemic. According to Jim Jones,...

Welsh dairy co-op £14.4m investment will boost production and create jobs

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A North Wales farmer-owned creamery has announced a three-year £14.4 million expansion to increase cheese production by 50 per cent and create 30 new jobs by 2024. The investment by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) is...

Housing association’s new deal to build 1,000 new energy efficient homes

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A housing association has secured an extra £39 million in funding to build 1,000 new energy efficient homes. According to Cartrefi Conwy Chief Executive Andrew Bowden, the new finance package is a “gamechanger” that will...

Peugeot 208 road test by Steve Rogers

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If wow factor is what you want then feast your eyes on this French beauty. As superminis go there is nothing to match the reigning European Car of the Year. Not that we should be...

Seabed survey is major staging post for £590m tidal lagoon project

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Plans for a £590 million tidal lagoon have taken a major step forward after the “encouraging” preliminary results of a seabed survey. The initial findings of the second of a series of three studies showed...

North Wales can become hub of UK’s green future says top nuclear scientist

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North Wales is in pole position to become the hub of the UK’s green energy future, according to the leading scientist who heads Bangor University’s Nuclear Futures Institute. At stake is £525 million for a...

Toyota Rav4 road test by Steve Rogers

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The hybrid story part two. In the first episode the little Yaris popped in a driving score of 86 so what could the Rav4, its much bigger SUV brother do? I don't want to brag...

Firms desperate for more clarity over tiers fears

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A business leader in North Wales says there’s a “desperate need” for more clarity about the four tier system announced by the Welsh Government. According to Ashley Rogers, the Commercial Director of the North Wales...

Toyota Yaris road test by Steve Rogers

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Unlike my primary school reports my parents would have been pleased with my marks for the Yaris hybrid. Each trip ends with marks out of a hundred and comments on how well, or badly, you...

Firms slam “disproportionate and unjust” covid restrictions

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Business leaders in North Wales have condemned the new round of covid restrictions as “disproportionate and unjust”. According to the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the tourism hospitality and leisure sector felt particularly...
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