Author: The Bangor Aye

Changes to parking enforcement at Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor

At the request of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Gwynedd Council will be extending car park enforcement arrangements from Thursday, 1 March 2018 following a number of concerns raised by staff and patients around inappropriate parking. Concerns have been raised surrounding cars parking on double yellow lines which has caused access problems for patient food deliveries and ambulance crews around the site. A number of complaints have also been raised around parking on pathways and ramps which impacts on pedestrian safety and causes difficulties for wheelchair users. Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital Director, Meinir Williams, says she hopes the new measures...

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Bangor University staff begin strike action over pensions

Over 50 Bangor University staff have taken to the picket lines this morning across various University sites, including the Main Arts Building, the University Library, Dean Street, the Normal Site and the School of Ocean Sciences. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are fighting proposed cuts to Universities Superannuation Scheme members’ pensions. The UCU says this would leave a typical lecturer almost £10,000 a year worse off in retirement than under the current agreement. The escalating wave of strikes will take place over a four-week period, and is likely to affect 61 universities across the UK, beginning...

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Pontio to celebrate LGBT History Month with special event

North Wales Pride is working in partnership with Pontio and Bangor University to commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) History Month 2018, with a special event at Pontio, Bangor., on Saturday 24th February. Films will be shown throughout the day and organisations will also be present with information stalls. There are plans for guest speakers to attend the event, including Stonewall Cymru and individuals that were part of the story of the PRIDE film. The film is based on real life events in the 80s when members of the ‘Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners’ group came from London...

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Police appeal after serious accident near Llandygai closes A55

North Wales Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious accident last night, Wednesday 21st February 2018, on the A55 between Junction 11-12, near One Stop services at Llandygai. It is understood that a car was travelling in the wrong direction down the A55 prior to the accident at approximately 21:45hrs. Police have reported this morning that a man has died and another seriously injured following the accident. A Nissan car, which was travelling in the wrong direction, collided with a silver Hyundai. All three emergency services attended but sadly the driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene....

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Bangor Cathedral to host ‘The Cold Concert‘ in aid of Bangor homeless

This Friday, 23rd February 2018, Bangor Cathedral are hosting ‘The Cold Concert’ with all proceeds being donated to local organisations who deal directly with people who are homeless in the Bangor area. The concert will feature some great local music talent, including Welsh music group Y Moniars, Cor Stryd Bangor, Lleisiau’r Mynydd, Bangor Community Choir and much more. Admission is by donation on a ‘pay as you feel‘ basis, refreshments and tasty bites will also be available, The concert has been arranged by ‘OneHeart’ a small local charity in North Wales who put on fundraising events to support the...

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