Author: The Bangor Aye

Bangor Uni Welsh learners presented with certificates on Shwmae Su’mae Day

A number of staff at Bangor University, who have been undertaking Welsh language courses, received certificates for their efforts this week as part of Shwmae Su’mae Day, a day that promotes the use of Welsh by encouraging everyone to start chatting with simple greetings in the language. 12 members of staff have succeeded in this year’s Welsh for Adults WJEC exams, including 2 who have succeeded at Higher level, Dr Sian Davies, School of Healthcare Sciences and Professor Nathan Abrams, School of Music and Media. In addition, 53 members of staff have gained a Welsh in the Workplace Certificate...

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Vaccinate the ‘super spreaders’ to protect against flu

Meilyr Sion, actor and author of Welsh children’s books, is giving his support to the ‘Beat Flu’ campaign this year, Meilyr said: “It’s important we do what we can to protect children against infections and illnesses like flu, because as we all know, children are very good at spreading germs.” Meilyr, who has stared in S4C’s Rownd a Rownd, Pobl y Cwm, Holby City, and The Lion King stage show, wants to do everything he can to protect his children, Daniel, 9, and Daisy, 6, from catching or spreading flu and he is encouraging other parents to do the...

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Community groups encouraged to apply for funding for improved internet access

Gwynedd Council are encouraging community groups throughout Gwynedd to make the most of a new scheme that offers public access to computers and the internet. Following the Council’s successful bid for funding through the Rural Development Fund, Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 to develop the ‘Digital Gwynedd – Access for all’ project, the Council is eager to hear from community groups who are interested in applying for a share of the funding available to install community internet access points. Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “We want to make sure that residents in communities across...

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Spooktacular Halloween at the Deiniol Centre in Bangor

A Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ is coming to the Deiniol Centre in Bangor this October, promising fiendish fun for kids and making memories to support Alzheimer`s Research UK. The Halloween ‘Grotto‘ will be located next to the Vodafone store in the Deiniol Centre, and includes animatronic models, holographic moving images, spooky spiders, roaming rats, creepy cobwebs and a wittering witch! There will also be a variety of activities including slime making, rock and clay model painting as well as the star of the show, the Magic Mirror Photo Booth, which will be set up to take Halloween themed, green screen photos,...

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Ysbyty Gwynedd’s ‘Rocking Reverend’ wins top ‘Elvis’ award

Ysbyty Gwynedd’s singing Hospital Chaplain Wynne Roberts, has won a top ‘Elvis’ award at this year’s Porthcawl’s Elvis Festival Wynne was among 40,000 people who enjoyed the Festival where he received his Elvies Award – alongside seven other Elvis tribute acts. The North Wales Hospital Chaplain received the Gospel Award at this year’s event and performed at the festival’s flagship Elvies Award Show at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion. Wynne, from Menai Bridge, said: “Although I’ve always been an Elvis fan, I only started singing to entertain my late mother in a nursing home. “I never ever expected my singing career...

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