Five interest-ing tips to avoid a financial hangover

Thinking of taking a loan to pay for Christmas? The Credit Unions of Wales have put together five tips to help you avoid a financial hangover in January: Check the term of the loan: Low weekly repayments may seem affordable, but check how many weeks, months or years you will be making those payments. Check the total amount paid: The longer you borrow for, the more interest you pay! APR ... [More]

One in six in Wales at risk of unmanageable debt

People in Wales are more susceptible to over-indebtedness than any other country in the UK, with 440,000 at risk of being unable to keep up with credit repayments. More than one in six people in Wales are at risk of being unable to keep up with credit repayments, according to figures from the Money Advice Service. In the lead to the most expensive time of year, Christmas, and to mark ... [More]

Santa Paws brings some furry festive fun to Shropshire

Almost 160 years after it was first established, Whitchurch-based animal health supplies firm Osmonds is playing Santa Paws with three days of festive fun for furry friends old and new. The family company is celebrating the opening of its newly refurbished shop – Petcetera at Bradeley Green – with a three-day event, jam packed full of special offers, seasonal goodies and mince pies. Osmonds, ... [More]

Budding Ruthin artists spread festive cheer

A Ruthin will be starting the spring term with new sports equipment after two talented artists at the school won a Christmas card competition. Hannah Roberts who designed a ginger bread man card, and Olivia Bartley, who designed a Christmas Eve scene - both from Ysgol Rhewl - were ‘thrilled’ to have been chosen, scooping £150 for their school. The competition by Denbigh- based Artisan Windows, ... [More]

Clwyd community called upon for Christmas card designs

Christmas dog

Schools and community groups across the Vale of Clwyd are being asked to show their artistic side. Denbigh based Artisan Windows, Doors and Conservatories is asking for schools, community groups and the general public to get involved in its competition – to design a Christmas card. The competition will be split in to two categories, under 12s and over 12s, with one winner chosen in each. The ... [More]