Author: The Bangor Aye

Three people arrested in Bangor drugs raid

Following the successful ‘Operation Zeus’ by North Wales Police earlier this week, in which 30 properties were raided across North Wales and 15 people arrested, further proactive action continued this morning as North Wales Police executed a Misuse Of Drugs Act search warrant in Belmont Street, Bangor. Police Officers seized a quantity of what they believe to be class B controlled drugs, cash and related paraphernalia and arrested three people. Two men from Merseyside aged 54 and 17 and a 46 year old local man were all arrested for possession with intent to supply class B controlled drugs and...

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Heavy rain and flooding causes traffic and rail problems in Bangor

Heavy and persistent rain on Wednesday caused traffic problems and localised flooding on roads in Bangor as drainage systems simply couldn’t cope with the volume of rainfall. With many areas of Gwynedd and Anglesey affected by the heavy rain, most roads in Bangor were affected including Caernarfon Road, which was closed, Holyhead Road and the A5 at the bottom of Maesgeirchen hill. Some residents in the Caernarfon Road area struggled to keep the rising water out of their homes. Police, council workers and the fire service worked throughout the night to clear roads and assist motorists who had run...

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End of an era as Sion Edwards leaves Bangor City

Long-serving player and fans’ favourite Sion Edwards has announced that he is leaving Bangor City. Sion, who was born in Bangor, played for Penrhosgarnedd juniors before joining Wrexham as a youngster, playing in the youth and reserve teams. Sion was released by Wrexham in 2006 and joined Bangor City, making his debut in April 2006 and going on to make 232 (plus 93 substitute) appearances in the Welsh Premier League for Bangor, scoring 58 goals. The Highlights of Sion’s time at Bangor City include the WPL championship title in 2010/11, three Welsh Cup winners-medals (from five Final appearances) and...

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Bangor Cathedral Annual Candle Service of Remembrance

The annual candle service of remembrance will be held in Bangor Cathedral on Friday evening, 24 November at 7.30pm, for parents, families and friends of children of any age who have died. It is hoped that the service will be a celebration of the lives of these children and will cross all denominational, faith or belief boundaries. The service is being jointly organised by the Bereaved Parents and the Chaplaincy Service of Ysbyty Gwynedd, and reflects the wishes of parents. The service will be in both Welsh and English and will be a mixture of songs and readings chosen...

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Robot Zoo to visit Pontio in Bangor

A Robotic ‘Petting Zoo’ will be visiting Pontio in Bangor between 4-10th December, giving people the opportunity to meet and interact with the robots and you can even feed your favourite robot! Just like humans each robot has its own distinct character, some of the robots are cheerful, others grumpy and another will apologise constantly when bumping into things. The project is a collaboration between Dutch designer and artist Merel Bekking, Professor Emily S. Cross and Dr. Ruud Hortensius, researchers from Bangor University’s Social Brain in Action lab (SoBA), who have been working on the robots for the last...

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