Tributes have been paid to a globally-renowned harpist who has died at the age of 92, , who started playing again as he approached his 90th, collaborated with leading British composer Benjamin Britten and performed at the world’s finest concert venues. In 2018 he was honoured at the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon when a new work was premiered to...
A social care leader has vented her frustration about people not turning up for appointments for anti-covid jabs. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales which represents nearly 500 independent providers, said it was particularly galling when many vulnerable care home residents are desperate to have them. There has been a significant number of no-shows across Wales at a...
s standing down. Mr Jones, the region’s second ever police and crime commissioner, has announced he will be retiring at the next election whenever it is held. The former police inspector swept to victory on a Plaid Cymru ticket in 2016 - with a thumping 25,000 majority. According to Mr Jones, it was one of the proudest moments of his life when he...
A social care leader has warned of catastrophic consequences if care home residents are not given “absolute priority” in the roll-out of the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, spoke out because of concerns that the vaccine might be too late in reaching uniquely vulnerable residents at a time when care homes...
A social care leader has urged people to act responsibly and “not give Granny covid for Christmas”. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales – which represents nearly 500 care homes and domiciliary care providers – was speaking after First Minister Mark Drakeford warned there could be a second firebreak lockdown if current measures failed to control the...

New community hub at train station gets tenants and job seekers on right track

A new community hub has opened at a train station to help job seekers and tenants get on the right track. Transport for Wales (TfW) and the Welsh Government are behind the pioneering scheme at Llandudno station, where a vacant room has been renovated for use by the local community. The one-stop-shop is being managed […]

New scheme launched to help students who’ve suffered child sexual abuse

A new scheme has been launched to reach out to college and university students who’ve been sexually abused so they don’t suffer in silence throughout their lives. According to Stepping Stones North Wales, survivors all too often didn’t feel able to seek help because they felt “guilt and shame” even though they were completely blameless. […]

Find out what’s happening to the historic Coach House at Downton-style mansion

The owners of a Downton Abbey-style mansion have invested £300,000 to open an exciting new wedding and events venue on the 10-acre estate. They have lovingly converted the historic Grade II* listed coach house and stables at Soughton Hall, in Sychdyn, near Mold, in a move that will create a 10 new jobs and boost […]

Suzuki Ignis drive by Steve Rogers

It’s funky, it’s fun, and it won’t break the bank. Sounds like something worth having and you get it all with the Suzuki Ignis, it even comes with four wheel drive. Suzuki describe it as a compact crossover which means it is a small city car with SUV looks because of its raised ride height […]

Pandemic poetry unlocked by top orchestra

A performance poet whose love letter to Wrexham went viral has teamed up for an unlikely collaboration with a top orchestra for a new work about the pandemic. Evrah Rose, who was inspired by rappers Eminem and Tupac Shakur, is looking forward to the premiere at a special concert to mark the 10th anniversary of […]

New North Wales school up for two awards at independent school ‘Oscars’

One of the UK’s newest private schools is up for two major awards at the independent education sector’s ‘Oscars’. Myddelton College, in Denbigh, just five years since it was founded, is the only school in Wales to make the prestigious short-list for the Independent Schools Association awards. The school, which was the country’s newest independent […]

Red Ryan gives notice with hilarious trailer on a trailer

Wrexham AFC co-owner Ryan Reynolds has been at it again – plugging the club he bought will fellow A-lister Rob McElhenney and his favourite trailer maker. The Hollywood icon has created a hilarious “trailer on a trailer” to promote his new film, Red Notice, also starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot aka Wonder […]

Local crime busters urged to apply for “Robin Hood” cash

Local crime busters in North Wales are being urged to bid for a share of a £60,000 pot of money seized from crooks. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin, the Your Community Your Choice fund will be used to recycle the ill-gotten gains of criminals for the benefit of communities across […]

Rural areas urged to cash in on £120K from latest Brenig windfarm windfall

A windfarm windfall of £120,000 is on offer to good causes across rural Denbighshire and Conwy in the latest round of funding available from a £4 million community fund. To date the Brenig Wind Limited Community Benefit Fund has handed out over £350,000 to community groups, clubs and societies since it launched two years ago. […]

Undercover cops to patrol bars in Wrexham and Flintshire to keep women and girls safe

Undercover police officers will mingle with night-time revellers in the weeks leading up to Christmas in a move to keep women and girls safe. The new initiative has been announced by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin who has secured an extra £202,000  in funding to launch the operation in Wrexham town centre […]

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