Author: The Bangor Aye

Earth Tremor Felt Across North Wales

An earth tremor was felt across North Wales this afternoon with the epicentre for the earthquake thought to be in Clydach, Swansea. Early indications state the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.7 and was recorded at 2.31pm. The EMSC an Independent Scientific Organization and provider of real-time earthquake warnings and information, said there had been over 4,000 reports from people feeling the effects of the quake, ranging from Cornwall to Liverpool. The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University Tweeted: “Bangor region of north Wales just experienced an earth tremor. Something for our students to explore next week as...

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Bangor University announce plans for 3G pitch at Treborth

Bangor University have announced plans for a 3G, all weather pitch, at their sports facility at Treborth in Bangor. The University’s Treborth site is located next to the Menai Straits on the outskirts of Bangor and consists of 4 full size football pitches and 2 rugby pitches as well as an eight lane athletics track and pavilion. The site recently hosted training camps for the Wales and Finland U21 football squads. Tatenda Shonhiwa, President for Bangor Students’ Athletic Union (AU), said: “It is with great pleasure that as AU President I get to announce to the AU members and...

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A Hidden Portrait – BBC features painting by Bangor artist Pete Jones

Joe spent nearly 50 years in various institutions. His memory survives through the work of one of his nurses, Pete Jones from Bangor, who is also a portrait artist. The portrait will now be featured by the BBC as part of a series of short film documentaries. A Hidden Portrait, directed by Paul Hunt, is the remarkable story of Joe Bevans from Pembrokeshire who was taken away from his family at the age of 15 as he had learning difficulties, and subsequently spent over 50 years in long-term care institutions all over Wales, latterly at Bryn y Neuadd hospital...

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Hywel Williams: Government must protect lecturers from pension cuts

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon Hywel Williams is backing students at Bangor University who are set to protest against drastic cuts to the pension rights of their lecturers. A nationwide change to the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) would see an average lecturer lose an estimated 20-40% of their retirement benefits (around £9,000 a year) leading to fears that this could have a debilitating effect on morale and retention, and a knock-on effect on students. Hywel Williams MP, who was formerly on the staff at Bangor is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Students...

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Station wall cleared as part of ongoing Bangor tidy up

Following Gwynedd Council’s recent upgrade of the lighting and clearing the overgrowth of weeds under the railway bridge on Caernarfon Road, Arriva and Network Rail have been busy tidying up the retaining station wall this week. The work has been coordinated by Medwyn Hughes, Councillor for Hendre Ward, he said: “I’m pleased to see that following talks with Arriva and Network Rail that the retaining station wall is being cleared.” The work follows recent clearing projects in areas of Tai Station and the grounds of the old St David’s Church in Glanadda. Medwyn added: “As part of the Hendre...

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