Author: The Bangor Aye

Amended plans submitted for flats at former Jewson site

Amended plans have been submitted to build 4 blocks of flats incorporating 70 living units, at the former Jewson Ltd, Penlon Works, at the lower end of Bangor High Street. Bangor City Council has re-iterated their original objection to the development on the grounds that there is insufficient parking available on the site or nearby; with the introduction of an additional floor they believe it represents an over-development of the site and is not in character with the immediate area. The council also believe the application varies so much from the original approval that it represents a new application...

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Bangor City ease to Welsh Cup win over Holyhead

Bangor City were comfortable winners over a hard working Holyhead who could not cope with the goalscoring threat of Alex Darlington and co. City had goalkeeper Chris Mullock out through injury, Sam Barnes likewise whilst Marc Williams was suspended. Jacob Farleigh was also injured. All of which meant a recall for fit again Anthony Stephens with Sam Dool and Alex Boss also coming in. Bangor forced the early openings as Robbie Parry fired over from distance before Les Davies just failed to control a Parry cross minutes later. On the quarter hour mark Alex Boss raced clear but could...

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Several arrests for drink and drug driving during first week of December

Police Officers in North Wales have made several arrests during the first week of the national Christmas Campaign against drink and drug drivers Amongst those arrested was a 16-year-old youth who failed the roadside drugs test on Thursday night, when he tested positive for cannabis after he was stopped on his moped in Bangor. He was taken to police custody and has since been released pending the results of further tests. Since the campaign launched on Saturday December 1st, police have made 13 arrests in relation to drink driving and six for drug driving. The highest drink drive breath...

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Student ‘bake-off’ raises money for Headway Gwynedd & Mon

Psychology students from Bangor University recently held a bake-off competition to raise money for Gwynedd & Môn Headway, a non-profit organisation supporting brain injury survivors and their families/carers. Students created some spectacular creations, which were judged by Richard ‘Pwdin’ Holt, pastry chef at the Marram Grass restaurant on Anglesey. Impressed by the student’s baking skills, Richard said: “There are some unbelievable bakers in the School of Psychology, well done to all who took part.” The overall winner was PhD student Rhi Wilmott, who said: “I’m very happy to have won, and pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause,...

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Business students discuss Brexit in Brussels

Business students from Coleg Menai enjoyed an exciting trip to Brussels and Antwerp recently where they discussed Brexit with an MEP and visited some of the world’s largest businesses. Students currently following A Level Business and the Business Level 2 and 3 courses at the college toured the Port of Antwerp, where they learned about the supply chain and logistics at the world’s largest port. Following this, they paid a visit to Coca Cola European Partners where they were shown how one of the world’s most iconic brands operates – from innovation to production, packaging, distribution and marketing. At...

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