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Police appeal for information following Beach Road vehicle fire

North Wales Police have appealed for information following a vehicle fire in a car park on Beach Road, Bangor, on Saturday 21 September.   The fire destroyed a motorhome and car and a number of other vehicles were damaged in the incident, which occurred at 10.30pm. Firefighters from Bangor and Llanfairfechan attended to the fire and crews used four breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to deal with the fire, which took four hours to bring under control. A statement from North Wales Police read: “Were you in the Beach Road area of Bangor between 10.20pm and 11pm...

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Ysgol Y Faenol’s Dewi the Dragon meets the Wales team

Children at Ysgol Y Faenol in Bangor will be delighted this morning after a Welsh Dragon they sent out to Japan, to help them learn about the country and the Rugby World Cup, met the Welsh team before their opening Pool D game of the tournament against Georgia.   The school posted an appeal on social media last week asking if anyone going to Japan would take a dragon with them and send the school photos of the trip. The school received a quick response and were able to send not one, but two Welsh Dragons on an adventure...

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Travel company Thomas Cook ceases trading with immediate effect

Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. All Thomas Cook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled, leaving 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded abroad. The 178 year-old travel company, which served 22 million customers in 2018, had debts of around £1.25bn. As many as 9,000 British employees among 21,000 staff globally now face losing their jobs after the world’s oldest travel company plunged into bankruptcy. A rescue plan that would have seen £900m in new money pumped into the company collapsed at the last moment, when lenders demanded that...

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Motorhome and car destroyed in late night Beach Road fire

A motorhome and a car were destroyed following a fire in a car park on Beach Road in Bangor on Saturday night.     Firefighters were called to the fire at 10.30pm on Saturday after a fire started in the motorhome but also spread to other vehicles parked nearby. A spokesman for the North Wales Fire & Rescue Service said: “We had calls from members of the public at 10.32pm to reports of a motorhome that was on fire. The fire spread to four other cars. “Appliances from Bangor and Llanfairfechan attended to the fire and crews used four...

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Police warning after cars targeted near Bangor University

North Wales Police have issued a warning to motorists after vehicles have been targeted by thieves near Bangor University.   Police said there had been a ‘couple’ of incidents where vehicles windows were damaged and property taken from the vehicles. They reminded vehicle owners to ensure they do not leave belongings in clear site of any opportunistic thief. Popular targets are laptops, sat nav systems, cash and designer clothes left on passenger seats and parcel shelves. According to Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from...

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