Year: 2021

Clock tower construction work to begin in New Year following grant windfall

CONSTRUCTION work will begin on an iconic North Wales landmark in the New Year. Enbarr Foundation director Vicki Roskams and fellow ‘Guardians’ of the John Summers Clock Tower in Deeside are hoping more people join their “revolution” in 2022 and help bring the dilapidated building back to life. More than £600,000 in grants and financial […]

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Men offered lifeline to combat isolation

Men suffering from isolation or loneliness are being offered a lifeline through a new online support network being launched in the new year. New Let’s Get Men Talking sessions are being organised by the SNJ Charitable Trust, based in Wolverhampton, to offer a social outlet to men who may be suffering in silence. The sessions […]

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How a simple eye test could potentially save your life

“The thousands of people currently missing regular eye examinations could be a ticking timebomb when it comes to not only ensuring better eye health in the UK but for spotting more serious issues relating to our overall health.” Dr Andy Hepworth, Essilor.co.uk Eye tests don’t just tell you if you need glasses and a change […]

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‘How LaplandUK fought to keep alive the magic of Christmas’

This short independent film tells the story of a family-run British business and their struggle to preserve the magic of Christmas for thousands of children, as their site in Berkshire moved into lockdown last year. Mike and Alison Battle, Founders of LaplandUK, explain: “The pandemic crisis and its effect on our business has been biblical, […]

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Inspirational Army veteran and foster parent lights up the lives of South Wales community

A KIND-HEARTED foster parent and Army veteran lit up the lives of struggling families, pensioners and vulnerable adults throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Passionate Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) resident Dawn Parkin set up The Lighthouse Project two years ago, initially as a service supporting bereaved families in the area. Operating from home to begin with, Dawn […]

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Perfect Welsh Food Hampers – the perfect gift for the Foodie in Your Life!

Looking for the perfect food gift to treat someone special this Christmas? Look no further — Aber Falls have put together a collection of four luxury food hampers, filled with some of Wales’ finest produce. Choose from: The Spirit of Wales: Deluxe Box – £125 Packed with the most popular food and drink from independent […]

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Aber Falls Names Garry Frost Local Hero Competition Winner after 700 hours of volunteering for Blood Bikes Wales

Garry Frost, 50, from Cwm-y-Glo, near Caernarfon, is the winner of the Aber Falls Local Hero Competition, for his commendable contribution to the local community during the pandemic and completing more than 700 hours of volunteering for Blood Bikes Wales. Garry Frost, a kitchen and bathroom fitter, was nominated by Mary Hughes, for his tireless work […]

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TIBCO GatherSmart Enables Safe Practices for Students During the Pandemic

TIBCO has announced how its advanced COVID-19 symptom-tracking solution TIBCO GatherSmart® has played an important role in supporting schools and colleges throughout the pandemic to create a safe and responsible environment for teachers and students.   “The pandemic has had far-reaching effects on everyone, but in particular, our youth have seen significant change in their […]

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New ambassadors and Welsh language commitment for leading college

COLEG CAMBRIA joined organisations across the country in celebrating Welsh language rights. And the north east Wales college has unveiled a team of ambassadors who will support and guide fellow learners and members of their branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Cangen Cymraeg Cambria – for years to come. Cambria also joined public institutions across […]

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Simon Holland Roberts Named as Runner Up of the Aber Falls Local Hero Competition

Simon Holland Roberts, 45, from Mochdre, has been awarded as the runner up in the Aber Falls Local Hero Competition for his commendable contribution to the local community during the pandemic, by setting up the Mochdre Community Action Group to help the vulnerable people in his community. Simon is an Actor, Chair of the Community […]

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