Author: The Bangor Aye

Côr y Penrhyn reunite with Damon Albarn for London Palladium concert

Côr y Penrhyn reunited with Damon Albarn and the super-group ‘The Good, the Bad & the Queen’ on Friday night for a special concert at the London Palladium. The Bethesda male voice choir first worked with the former Blur front man when they provided backing vocals for a song called ‘Lady Boston’ which was recorded at Penrhyn Castle in Bangor last year. ‘Lady Boston’ – which features on the band’s album latest album Merrie Land – was inspired by Albarn’s visit to Penrhyn, from one of the numerous portraits adorning the castle walls. “There was a face which looked...

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74-year-old remains in critical condition following crossbow shooting

A 74-year-old man remains in a critical condition at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor after being shot with a crossbow, his injuries have been described as ‘horrendous and life changing’. The incident occurred during the early hours of Friday morning, 19 April, at a remote location near South Stack Road, Holyhead, while the victim was trying to fix a satellite dish on his home. He managed to get back inside and call for help. Police were called at 2:45am by staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd stating that following a medical examination, the man had sustained injuries consistent with being shot with...

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Easter message from the Bishop of Bangor

The Bishop of Bangor – the Right Rev’d Andy John – has released Easter messages for 2019. In his Easter video message Bishop Andy talks to widower Jonno Jones about his bereavement and how faith in God has given him hope and strength. Bishop Andy also visits Pont ar Fynach, Abergeirw near Trawsfynydd – the site of an early Christian grave – asking what Jesus’ empty grave means for us as we celebrate Easter this year. His written message, ‘The B Word‘, Bishop Andy reflects on the negative impact of Brexit discussions in our society and asks what can...

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BBC Radio Wales to broadcast Easter service from Penrallt Baptist Church

BBC Radio Wales will broadcast the Easter Service from Penrallt Baptist Church in Bangor on Easter Sunday. The service will celebrate Easter Day and the church’s Minister, the Revd Freddy Farias-Palacios, considers how the events surrounding the miracle of the empty tomb speak to us today.     Hymns include ‘See what a morning, gloriously bright’, ‘Open the eyes of my heart, Lord’, ‘Amazing grace how sweet the sound’ and ‘Crown him with many crowns.’ Broadcast Sunday 21 April 2019 7:30am BBC Radio...

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Cancer specialists on fact-finding mission to Northern Ireland

Clinicians from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have been on a fact-finding mission to Northern Ireland to discover more about an award-winning project to improve cancer services. The group, including Surgeons, Radiologists and Clinical Nurse Specialists, travelled to Belfast to hear about Transforming Cancer Follow-Up, a programme funded by Macmillan Cancer Support to redesign the way patients are followed up after treatment. The programme, which has been rolled out across Northern Ireland’s five Health and Social Care Trusts, challenges the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach based around routine hospital follow-up. Instead, patients receive tailored follow-up care, which may...

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