Author: The Bangor Aye

Gruffydd Wyn to perform at Bangor Cathedral charity concert

Anglesey singing sensation Gruffydd Wyn Roberts has announced that he will perform at Bangor Cathedral on 18 October, a concert in aid of North West Cancer Research. The singer who reached the Final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018 also received Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer and narrowly missed out on a place on the podium in the final. During the series he received widespread acclaim for his amazing voice and professional performances. After performing a rendition of Nessun Dorma in his audition for BGT, Amanda pressed her Golden Buzzer. She remarked ‘when you were 10, Paul Potts blew us...

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Police boss calls for urgent reforms to tackle “scandal” of needless drug deaths

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is writing to the Prime Minister calling for urgent reforms after alarming new figures showed drugs deaths have reached record levels – with fatalities increasing more quickly in Wales than the rest of the UK. Mr Jones said it was a “national scandal” that people were dying needlessly because successive governments had refused to acknowledge that a radical new approach was needed. According to the Office of National Statistics, most deaths were due to opiates such as heroin, but cocaine deaths doubled in three years and MDMA deaths were also at...

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Gwynedd school pupils celebrate A Level result success

Gwynedd Council has congratulated the county’s school pupils on their A Level results today. Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Education said: “We should be proud of the success of our young people. The students are to be congratulated for their dedication and perseverance and I offer my sincere gratitude to the teachers for their hard work during the year and for preparing students so thoroughly for the examinations. “I would like to wish our young people all the best as they take the next steps in their careers.” Garem Jackson, Head of Education for Gwynedd...

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Police car damaged in high speed A55 pursuit near Bangor

A police car was damaged during a high speed pursuit overnight on the A55 near Bangor. North Wales Police officers were pursuing a white Audi which had been stolen in a knifepoint robbery in Manchester. During the pursuit the driver of the Audi rammed the police car and managed to continue before crashing. The driver was arrested by police and also found to be over the alcohol limit and tested positive for cocaine. Police also recovered knives from door pocket of the vehicle. There are no reports of injuries to any of the officers involved in the incident, although...

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The Bangor Aye hits 10,000 Facebook Likes!

The Bangor Aye hit a landmark 10,000 Facebook Likes this week. Launched as an online News site for Bangor in October 2017, The Bangor Aye’s popularity quickly soared, hitting 30,000 website page views in the first month. The website now achieves between 70,000 -100,000 website page views each month and has over 17,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – everyone’s talking about it! Of course it’s not all about numbers, The Bangor Aye really is at the heart of the local community, offering something for everyone and providing coverage of the local breaking news stories. In recognition of...

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