Author: The Bangor Aye

Official opening of Bangor University’s 3G pitch at Treborth

The official opening event of the Bangor University 3G pitch will take place at the Treborth playing fields on Wednesday, 16 October.   The pitch has been constructed to International Rugby Board (IRB) and FIFA standards and is suitable for both Rugby and Football and includes a 100 seat stand for spectators. The facility is also the current home of the newly formed Bangor 1876 football club. The new 3G Pitch replaced two of the natural grass pitches which were unable to be used for a significant amount of the year due to surface water flooding and the pitches...

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Extra officers announcement given guarded welcome by police boss

The announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of 62 new police officers for North Wales has been given a guarded welcome by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones. The increase comes as part of a package of 6,000 new PCs which was made public today as part of a plan to put 20,000 new officers on the beat over three next three years. Arfon Jones said: “Any increase in police numbers is to be welcomed especially if it is paid for via an increase in the Central Police Grant thus reducing the burden on already hard up...

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Papa John’s Pizza Target Bangor Takeaway

Papa John’s Pizza could be heading to Bangor after an application was submitted to turn a former letting agent on College Road into a ‘hot food takeaway’ – a separate application for a Papa John’s sign above the shop has also been submitted.   The pizza company was founded in the USA in 1984 and is now one of the most recognized Pizza delivery brands in the world. There are now well over 5000 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories with more than 400 stores across the UK. Bangor is one of the target locations for...

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Vote for Saskia to reach the TeenStar final

Saskia Marie Mapp, 14, from Bangor, needs your support with ‘wildcard’ votes to reach the to area finals of signing and dance competition ‘Teenstar’ – which will be held in Manchester this November.   The TeenStar competition is the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singing and dance acts, with prizes and opportunities for those teens serious about developing their talent. Industry judges include TV scouts, Record Label A&R, Management companies and more! A pupil at Ysgol Friars in Bangor, Saskia is studying drama and music and loves singing and theatre and was inspired initially by Harry Styles....

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Boss of pioneering scheme knows the pain addiction can bring

The woman charged with running a pioneering scheme to help vulnerable people break away from a life of crime knows what it’s like to have family member with an addiction. Anna Baker is the manager of the Checkpoint Cymru programme a new initiative by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones which aims to help keep minor offenders out of trouble and out of the courts. The 44-year-old was brought up with a grandmother who was addicted to prescription drugs while her sister, Anna’s great aunt, who was alcohol dependent ran a pub in Hampshire. Anna, who has...

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