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...

Gladys finds a cool way to thank care home’s Coronavirus warriors

A MUCH-loved resident celebrated her 91st birthday by finding a cool way to cone-gratulate a care home’s ‘Coronavirus warriors’. Gladys Cross is a long-term and popular member of Pendine Park’s Highfield nursing home in Wrexham. Movingly described as “part of the family” at Highfield by staff, the great-grandmother wanted to repay the home’s team for all their hard work – […]

School wins prize and painting of tragic poet Hedd Wyn

A leading North Wales independent school has received a prestigious Ministry of Defence award – and a picture commemorating Wales’s great poet Hedd Wyn – for its support for the Armed Services. Myddelton College, in Denbigh, offers the most generous reduction in fees in the UK, 25 per cent, to families with serving members of […]

Have your say on how North Wales is policed

People in North Wales are being urged to help draw up a new blueprint for the way the region is policed and help decide where 20 extra PCSOs should work. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes are asking local communities, groups and representative bodies to tell them what […]

Raising charity funds is a piece of cake

TWO small ponies proved a big hit with delighted care home residents when they were the special guests during a fundraising day. Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon annually holds a Cupcake Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, enjoyed by residents, their relatives and staff. The event helps raise hundreds of pounds for the cause, thanks […]

Ifor Williams Trailers remains Wrexham’s primary local sponsor

North Walian trailer firm confirmed as shorts sponsors for next two seasons A trailer firm is staying on as Wrexham AFC’s main local sponsor following the sale of the club to Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. Ifor Williams Trailers, which is based across six manufacturing sites in North Wales, have agreed a “strategic and supportive […]

Fast-growing firm takes on 50 more staff as it gears up for opening of new super bakery

Fifty jobs are up for grabs at a top bakery – with another 65 on the way. The fast-growing Jones Village Bakery is gearing up for the opening of its new super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The firm is looking for 30 full-time workers and 20 part-time staff with family-friendly shifts also on offer. […]

Tourism boss slams Airbnb’s “cynical support” for tourism tax

A tourism leader in North Wales has slammed Airbnb for its “cynical support” for a Welsh Government plan to tax the industry. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, described the plan to impose the controversial Tourism Tax as a “flawed idea”. Airbnb have said they back the idea and that they want […]

Campaign launched to save village school providing “private education without fees”

A village school battling for survival has launched a campaign to safeguard its future by attracting pupils from nearby communities. Parents at Ysgol Llannefydd, near Denbigh, say it’s a “brilliant” Welsh language school that provides an excellent, well-rounded education that sets their children up well for the rest of their lives. There’s no imminent threat […]

Mum of two on life on the pandemic frontline after qualifying as a nurse

A mum-of-two who worked on the coronavirus frontline after fulfilling her ambition of qualifying as a nurse is spearheading a drive to attract new recruits from across North Wales to the profession. At the height of the pandemic earlier this year, Lynda Williams found herself in full PPE working on a Covid-19 ward at Ysbyty […]

Emotional event to honour legacy of Corwen hero Huw ‘Chick’

Ambitious plans to develop the football club in Corwen were unveiled at the emotional official opening of the clubhouse named after local legend Huw ‘Chick’ Jones. With the Dee Park ground bathed in early evening sunshine, the ceremonial ribbon was cut by Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes, who said he was humbled and honoured to […]

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