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...

Brave man speaks out about horrific sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of foster dad

A man has bravely told of how he overcame suicidal feelings and years of alcohol misuse after being sexually abused by his foster father at the age of 13. Paul, who is now aged 42, said he owed his life to counsellors at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) North Wales who provided […]

Cash boost for 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff

A team of 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff at the beginning of the year are expanding their service across North Wales thanks to a cash boost from a police charity. Charity 4×4 Response Wales are upgrading critical communications equipment and training more members after receiving a £2,000 grant from The Police and Community […]

Kind Lilly-Anne’s egg-cellent Easter idea

A KIND-hearted teenager found an egg-cellent way to help make Easter extra special this year for care home residents in Wrexham. Miss Teen Wrexham, Lilly-Anne Gibson, spearheaded a goodwill drive to provide Easter eggs for the residents of the Pendine Park care organisation she has been writing to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She was overwhelmed […]

Audi A3 Sportback road test by Steve Rogers

Meet the new Audi A3 plug-in hybrid… every company car drivers dream come true. There are those who say the only people to benefit from hybrid and electric cars are those driving company cars because of the generous tax breaks. I drove a company car for more than 30 years and in the early years […]

Villagers and iconic trailer take centre stage in new TV show

A village in the Vale of Clwyd will be taking centre stage in a new TV show starring popular singer the Welsh Whisperer. Welsh, aka Andrew Walton, pops in to Llanrhaeadr near Denbigh, as part of his televised tour of rural communities across Wales. The other star of the show is his trusty Ifor Williams […]

Rebecca shows it’s not just jobs for the boys

Engineer Rebecca Davies is spearheading a campaign to inspire more women to follow in her footsteps. Rebecca, 30,  helped to shatter stereotypical views about all gas engineers being male by becoming firmly established in the role with housing association Cartrefi Conwy. She performs vital work at the thousands of properties Cartrefi manages across Conwy county. […]

Social care leader Mary makes history

A social care leader has pledged to work tirelessly to help create better health and care services in North Wales. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers across Wales, was speaking after she was elected as the chair of North Wales Regional Partnership Board (NWRPB). […]

Easter frustration for tourism industry

A tourism leader in North Wales says it’s a “great shame” that attractions and most of the hospitality industry won’t be open for Easter. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, said that their was a real sense of frustration in businesses that had been battered as a result of the pandemic. He […]

Care home owner hits out at £90,000 fee difference

THE owner of a 29-bed care home in Colwyn Bay has hit out after discovering that a home of the same size in Chepstow gets £90,000 a year more for providing exactly the same service. Clive Nadin, who runs Abbey Dale House care home, fears there could become a shortage of carers working in privately-run […]

Booming builder has £60m order book and will build 300 homes in four years

A fast-growing North Wales builder has announced an order book bulging with £60 million of work including plans for 300 new homes in the next four years. Mochdre-based Brenig Construction have doubled their turnover in the last 12 months to over £20 million and are currently working on sites from Bangor to Winsford in Cheshire. […]

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