A new bakery in Bethesda, North Wales, is offering ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed training to help them find jobs.

The scheme, which was set up by the probation service in North Wales, will see trainees run the bakery from the kitchen of the local rugby club.

The aim is to give them skills and qualifications over a 20-week period.

Mick Hartely, who devised the scheme, said: "To attract funding we needed a voluntary organisation to administer everything so we asked the crime reduction charity Nacro. We got £60,000 of funding from the Welsh Assembly to equip the bakery."