Author: The Bangor Aye

Anglesey youngster thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd staff for her outstanding care

The mother of a ten-year-old girl who was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes, has thanked staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Children’s Ward for the outstanding care she received. Mali Ann Hughes, from Benllech, was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes on 15 December 2016. Her mother, Karen Hughes, became concerned when her daughter started becoming increasingly thirsty and also feeling extremely tired. Karen said: “About two weeks before her diagnosis we noticed that she was very tired, however she had been busy in the build up to Christmas so we just tried to get her to rest. “Mali hadn’t been drinking...

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North Wales Police appeal after concerns for missing Bangor man

North Wales Police have appealed to the public to help find Darren Lloyd Hughes, 42, from the Bangor area. Darren was last seen on Monday, January 22, at about 10.30pm and police are now concerned for his welfare. He is described as normally wearing a beanie hat. Phone 101 with Information If you have any information please contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting iTrace 19705...

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Police warn Bangor Uni students after bags stolen from Main Arts Building

North Wales Police in Bangor are advising the local student community to ensure valuables are kept secure following a number of recent thefts in the University campus. Last Friday 19th January, a number of bags were stolen from the Main Arts Building on College Road and mobile phones, bank cards and cash were amongst the property taken. Investigating Officer PC Sian Roberts at Bangor Police Station said: “Fortunately one of the victims had uploaded the ‘Find my Iphone’ App onto their mobile phone enabling us to quickly identify the area in which the phones were and with a little investigative...

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Using the natural beauty of Snowdonia to support people with mental health problems

An innovative programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is using the natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park to support people with complex mental health problems. The regular art therapy sessions held in the grounds of Moel y Ci Farm in the foothills of Snowdonia have been credited with lifting the mood of participants and improving their clarity of thinking and willingness to interact with others. Based on the principles of Environmental Arts Therapy, the bi-weekly sessions help service users reconnect with the natural world by encouraging the therapeutic use of natural materials, locations, themes and the natural...

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Ysgol Friars ‘Delighted’ with Estyn Inspection Report

Ysgol Friars in Bangor has been judged ‘good’ in all five of the key areas of the Estyn Inspection Report which took place in November 2017. The inspectors noted that the school is particularly effective in setting high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, their attitudes to learning and the standard of their work. Impressive Pupil Behaviour The inspectors particularly praised the pupils’ behaviour at the school, describing the youngsters as “very impressive” during the visit and the report says that they behave very well and that many are committed learners “who make strong progress in their studies and display a...

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