Author: The Bangor Aye

Patient thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Intensive Care staff for ‘incredible’ care

A Llanddeiniolen man who received life-saving treatment on Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has thanked staff for the ‘incredible’ care. Kevin Spice became seriously unwell after being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare long-term condition that causes muscle weakness. Kevin spent seven months in Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and during that time the staff and his family members kept a diary which has helped him with the effects of memory loss during his time in hospital. ICU diaries are written in everyday language and contain daily entries on the patients’ condition. The diary is given to...

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Talybont Community says No to Dog Mess!

Residents in Talybont near Bangor have decided to confront the issue of dog fouling with a poster campaign. People living in the village decided that they’d had enough of an irresponsible minority of dog owners who neglect to clean up after their dogs in public areas, and so they decided to tackle the issue themselves. This awareness-raising campaign has been running in other communities in Gwynedd recently, with a number of councillors spearheading the campaigns locally. Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Arllechwedd, was also keen to respond to local residents in Talybont and teamed up with Julian Johnson who also helps...

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Homes evacuated and road closed after Bangor High Street house fire

Homes were evacuated and part of Bangor High Street was closed this morning following a house fire.   The fire is believed to have started at around 5.30am this morning when North Wales Fire Service were called and nearby homes were evacuated. Two fire engines and police were at the scene on High Street and the road was closed. North Wales Fire Service have confirmed an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. A spokesperson said: “Fire crews from Bangor and Menai Bridge were called to a house fire on Tan Y Fron Terrace, High Street, Bangor...

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Police repeat warning of ’atrocious driving conditions’ after A55 crash

Police have issued another warning about hazardous driving conditions in North Wales following a single vehicle road traffic collision near Bangor this morning. The accident occurred on the A55 westbound J12-11 Bangor when the driver lost control in wet weather and collided with central barrier. Lane 2 of the carriageway was closed as of 7am this morning, although there are no reports of any injuries. Police warned: “The weather and road conditions are atrocious. Please slow down wherever you may be going. Assess the need for your journey, drive to the conditions and your driving ability. Please do not...

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Unique opportunity to run Bangor Pier Tearoom

The tearoom at the end of Bangor Pier is now available to rent – giving a unique opportunity to run a food site in the middle of the Menai Strait. Restoration work began on the Pier in June 2017 but more detailed surveys, undertaken last year, revealed more challenging problems and the extent of the metal decay. This resulted in the Pierhead and Tearoom closing suddenly in June 2018 due to health and safety reasons. After extensive work on the Pier it’s now hoped the Pierhead and the refurbished Tearoom will re-open from mid-July, depending on safety surveys. Bangor...

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