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Dyslexic mum-of-four in line for top award after creating life-changing jobs project

THE inspiration behind a life-changing project helping socially isolated people into work has been nominated for a top award. Mel Davis, an Employability Mentor with Conwy Employment Hub, is a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year Management category of…

New health complex lifts spirits of young footballers with sponsorship deal

THE team behind a much-anticipated new health, exercise and wellbeing complex have shown their support for a community football club. LVL5 Gyms Ltd is the new sponsor of Llysfaen Knights junior soccer squad. Led by manager Colin Archer, the under-14s…

Devastating impact of cost-of-living crisis on young carers in Wales

A CAMPAIGN to support the health and wellbeing of young carers is growing in momentum following a “significant increase” in the number supporting a family member for more than 50 hours a week and the devastating impact of the cost-of…

Welsh employers to unite for free jobs expo in a bid to halt recruitment crisis

THE team behind a transformative jobs and education programme are encouraging businesses to attend a free careers exhibition for 16 to 24 year olds. The Conwy Careers Fair will be held at Eirias Events Centre in Colwyn Bay on Thursday…

Esteemed chef to represent Wales at Japan food expo in memory of late brother

AN ESTEEMED chef will represent Wales at Asia’s leading food and drink expo. Jimmy Williams, owner and executive chef at Signatures restaurant in Conwy, is to attend FOODEX Japan 2023 – the 48th international food and beverage exhibition. Celebrating the finest…

Therapist launches clinic to help meet demand for mental health support in Wales

A THERAPIST with more than 25 years’ experience in the medical sector launched her own private clinic to help meet demand for mental health support. Clair Domeney opened North Wales Cognitive Behavioural Therapy just months ago and has already experienced…

Performing arts group stages pandemic comeback with music grant support

A PERFORMING arts group staged a remarkable comeback with the support of a community funding organisation. Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership and Transport for Wales (TfW) stepped in to help Maes-G ShowZone in Maesgeirchen, Bangor,…

Post-pandemic adventure boost for isolated children thanks to railway grant

THRILLSEEKING young people were given a post-pandemic boost after long periods in self isolation and lockdown. Conwy District Scouts organised a raft of adventurous activities for more than 170 children with highly trained instructors at sites across North Wales. Supported…

North Wales groups unite to make strides for mental health awareness in pandemic

LEADING North Wales organisations made great strides in supporting people experiencing mental health issues or isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Led by Conwy Mind and funded by Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership and Carneddau Landscape…

Conwy employment and training hub provides vital support for poverty-stricken jobseekers

VITAL support and training for jobseekers and those in poverty is having a transformative impact on hundreds of people across Conwy. The team at Conwy Employment Hub aim to help people find work and seek out training opportunities, and after…