Author: The Bangor Aye

North Wales Growth Deal could finally kick-start development at Parc Bryn Cegin Bangor

The North Wales Growth Deal which is being described as a “once in a generation opportunity” could finally kick-start the development of the Parc Bryn Cegin Business Park on the outskirts of Bangor, which has been empty for nearly twenty years. A campaign has now been launched to show that the region is united behind the bid for £383m which could generate investment of £1.3bn into the economy of North Wales. The investment would create up to 5,000 permanent jobs in North Wales with thousands more during the construction of some of the 26 different projects all across North...

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Man diagnosed with Bowel Cancer urges others not to ignore the symptoms

A man who is battling bowel cancer has bravely spoken out about his condition to raise awareness of the disease. Merfyn Jones, 62, from Beaumaris, was diagnosed with bowel cancer following a colonoscopy at Ysbyty Gwynedd in October 2017 and was rushed in for emergency surgery four days later. Mr Jones, who is the founder of the popular Beaumaris Food Festival, said he was shocked to discover he had the disease. He said: “I started getting stomach aches, which was very unusual for me as I am a vegetarian so my stomach is always pretty good. “They started getting...

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Police issue warning after Bangor mountain fire

North Wales Police have issued a warning about the dangers of starting fires and the potential consequences, not just in preventing injury and damage, but also those involved could face a court appearance, after a fire was started deliberately on Bangor mountain. Over this last weekend North Wales Police in north Gwynedd received four reports of fires being deliberately started and whilst no one was hurt both Police and Fire Service are eager to highlight the potential serious consequences. On the evening of Thursday 18th April a gorse fire took place on Bangor mountain and a further one the...

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Ysgol Tryfan’s Jazz Band Win Band Cymru 2018

Ysgol Tryfan’s Jazz Band from Bangor have won the televised Band Cymru Youth competition, claiming the first prize of £1,000 in front of a packed audience at the Grand Hall of Swansea University and an audience of tens of thousands watching on S4C. Led by Mr Hefin Evans, ‘Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan’ were the only single school band to reach the final, and so it was a great achievement to defeat Cardiff & Vale Music Service Jazz Orchestra, Torfaen Youth Big Band and the defending champion Greater Gwent Youth Band in the final. Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan played three...

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WiFi Plans approved for Bangor Station

Plans have been approved to install new WiFi access points in the public areas at Bangor Railway Station. The installation is part of a roll out programme of public use WiFi access across Wales by Arriva Trains Wales and is funded by the Welsh Government. Four WiFi access points will be positioned under the station canopy at Bangor, covering all platforms and one in the concourse area. The proposed WiFi access point locations have been selected to be near the main congregation/waiting areas of the station and limiting the amount of work required as part of the installation. The...

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