Author: The Bangor Aye

Bangor welcomes 1st ever PSA women’s squash tournament in Wales!

Canolfan Brailsford at Bangor University will be hosting its first ever professional women’s squash tournament this summer. The event will be the first of its kind in Wales and the only Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event to be held in North Wales to date. The event is attracting players from all over the world with some making the trip from as far as Brazil. Regulars from the PSA World Tour make up the draw with the first day of competition taking place on the 20th June. Holding the competition in Wales is allowing up and coming squash...

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Police launch Summer Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign

North Wales Police have issued a warning to the motoring public after eight people were arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving between last Friday morning and Sunday evening. Over the weekend arrests were made in Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Bethesda, Llangefni, Corwen and Llandudno. The drug drive arrests were made after some motorists tested positive for cannabis or cocaine at the roadside. Inspector Gareth Jones from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Only a few days after we launched our Summer Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign, once again we are having to issue a warning to people...

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Bangor City Council Vacancy for Deiniol Ward

Bangor City Council have given notice of a vacancy in the office of councillor for Deiniol ward on Bangor Council. It is understood that the seat has become vacant after one of the councillors, who is a student, has left the area to return home. An election will be held to fill the vacancy if a request in writing for an election is sent to The Returning Officer, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SH by ten electors of the above ward within the period ending at 12 noon on Friday, 6 July, 2018. In the absence of...

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‘Twitter Storm’ after England mugs for sale in Next Bangor

A ‘Twitter Storm’ has erupted after a photo of England World Cup mugs for sale at Next in Bangor was posted on Twitter. In the Tweet, to the official Next account, the company were branded as a ‘disgrace’ with comments including “This is Wales NOT England” “Smash em up!” and one person even suggesting the store should be “burnt down” The Twitter post has already received 86 ‘Likes’ and 15 ‘Re-Tweets’ Earlier this week England gingerbread men were sabotaged at the Morrisons store in Bangor, when all their heads were snapped off. England World Cup merchandise was removed from...

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Bangor City Cymru Alliance Fixtures Released

Bangor City will play Buckley Town at home in their first game in the Cymru (Huws Gray) Alliance on 11th August. The fixtures will see Bangor play Porthmadog away on Boxing Day and rivals Rhyl away on 30th November and at home on 29th March, City will complete the season with an away game at Holywell Town on 6th April 2019. Despite finishing second in the Welsh Premier League last season Bangor were relegated after failing the Tier 1 License, required to play in the Welsh Premier, for financial reasons. The license failure means Bangor miss out on the...

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