Author: The Bangor Aye

Former Bangor City Academy Player Selected for All-American Team

Former Bangor City U19 player Adam Pritchard, has been selected for the all American Football (Soccer) Squad, selected from college players across the United States. Adam became an academy player for Bangor City at the age of 10, progressing to captain the U16 team and playing for the U19s team in the Welsh Premier Development League (North), where they twice won the league. In 2016 they also won the All-Wales Championship. Adam also played for Coleg Menai, when he was selected to play for Wales Colleges for two consecutive years and played in an international tournament in Rome. He...

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Bangor University Vice-Chancellor to leave at the end of December

The Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John G. Hughes, who was due to retire next August, has announced that he will be leaving the university at the end of December. Chair of Council, Marian Wyn Jones said: “Given the number of challenges currently facing the University, many of which affect its strategy, direction and long-term success, we concluded that it would be in the university’s best interests for those issues to be dealt with by a team which will be able to see through the changes, not only during the forthcoming months, but crucially also into the next academic...

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Police appeal after fail to stop collision in Bangor

Police are appealing for information following a fail to stop collision in Bangor last night, Monday, December 11th. Officers were called to Glynne Road at 19:44 to a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian however the vehicle had left the scene. An ambulance was called and the pedestrian was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd with serious injuries. She remains in hospital at this time however her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Enquiries are underway including looking at CCTV images however officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Sergeant Raymond Williams of...

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Ysgol Tryfan Pupil Joins Youth Parliament of Wales

Brengain Glyn Williams, a pupil at Ysgol Tryfan in Bangor, has been elected as the new member to represent Arfon in the Youth Parliament of Wales. Hundreds of young people aged between 11 and 18 stood as candidates campaigning on issues of importance to them, while other young people of the same age registered to vote for their candidate of choice, based on a short personal manifesto. Last week the names of 60 young people were announced who will represent young people across Wales in the Youth Parliament in Cardiff. Brengain is a Year 11 pupil at Ysgol Tryfan,...

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Gwynedd Council face ‘impossible task’ to protect services

Gwynedd Council’s Chief Executive, Dilwyn Williams, has warned the council face an almost impossible task protecting services as they face a £13 million ‘financial gap’ during the next year alone. The Council Cabinet will meet on 18 December to consider the steps they will need to implement to cope with the funding gap the authority will face over the coming years. For some time now, the Council has been warning that the cut in the funding that Gwynedd receives by the government is likely to have far-reaching effects on the Council’s ability to provide services for the county’s residents...

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