Author: The Bangor Aye

Bangor City to play rivals Caernarfon Town in the Welsh Cup

Bangor City have been drawn to play Caernarfon Town in the 4th Round of the Welsh Cup. The match will be played at Bangor’s Nantporth Stadium on the weekend of 25th-26th January 2019. Caernarfon Town have enjoyed a resurgence in the last few seasons, gaining promotion back to the Welsh Premier League, where they have impressed with victories over Connah’s Quay Nomads, TNS and Cardiff Met Uni. ‘The Canaries’ currently sit 7th in the Welsh Premier table and European football via the Welsh Premier Play-offs or by winning the Welsh Cup, is a real possibility for them this season....

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Bangor University staff informed of potential redundancies

Staff at Bangor University have received an email informing them that their jobs could be at risk. The email follows a warning letter sent to staff in October, from the Vice-Chancellor Professor John Hughes, that the University needed to save £5m this year and compulsory redundancies could not be ruled out. The letter blamed the rising costs of pension provision, pay increases and the impact of falling enrolments for the ‘financial challenges’ faced by the University. It is understood that Trade Union representatives held a meeting with the human resources department at the University last week and a Section...

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Taxi drivers warned stop ‘cherry picking’ the best fares

Taxi drivers in Gwynedd have been warned to stop ‘cherry-picking’ the best fares by turning down short journeys in the hope that the next customer will require a longer, more profitable, journey. Gwynedd Council is now clamping down on what they describe as “the minority” of taxi drivers who are refusing to take short journeys and potentially putting customers in danger, by refusing them a taxi. The council have described the practice as unacceptable and believe it usually happens late at night and into the early morning. If the taxi light is on, a driver is not allowed, by...

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Armed Police Make Bangor Drugs Arrests

Armed police arrested a ‘number’ of people in Bangor on Sunday when they stopped a vehicle and seized what they believed to be Class A drugs, the driver was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The police operation was actively targeting those involved in ‘County Lines’ – which involvers drug dealers from big cities such as Liverpool and Manchester targeting more rural areas to sell drugs, this has been a particular problem in Bangor and along the North Wales coast. The Cheshire and North Wales armed police unit tweeted: “Cheshire & N Wales Armed Police Unit actively target...

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Avoid the ‘unwanted gift’ of food poisoning this Christmas.

Gwynedd Council is supporting the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Christmas campaign to raise awareness about food hygiene during the festive period, to make sure you avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas. To avoid having a nasty bout of food poisoning over the holidays, the Council is urging residents to follow these FSA tips to keep your festive season truly the most wonderful time of the year: When Christmas food shopping, take sufficient bags with you so that you can separate out raw and ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination. Check the guidance on your turkey to ensure...

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