Author: The Bangor Aye

Bangor University celebrate 100 Years of British Sport

This year marks 100 years of British Universities and Colleges Sport, of which Bangor University was one of the original ten founding members. To mark this special occasion, Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice-Chancellor (students), Richard Bennett, Director of Commercial Services, Kathryn Hughes, Undeb Bangor Sports Co-ordinator and Henry Williams, Undeb Bangor VP elect for Sport attended a special celebration at St James’ Palace in London, hosted by HRH the Princess Royal. Henry Williams said: “It is an exciting year ahead for me as the incoming VP for Sport at Undeb Bangor. I look forward to upholding the traditions that...

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Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition. Elliot Goddard, 20, from Caerphilly, along with six of the best white-water student kayakers from across the UK, will kayak remote rivers in the Russian Far East in this self-supported expedition in June. The expedition will explore rivers surrounding Lake Baikal, with the aim of discovering rivers that have never been kayaked before. Elliot said: “I’m really excited and a little nervous about what’s ahead. In the case of some of the rivers, we don’t fully know what to...

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Enjoy an afternoon of music at Bangor’s Fair Price Cafe

Bangor Fair Price Cafe will be serving up an afternoon of tea, cake and classical music on Friday 21 June at 2.30pm. From light classical to the magic of musicals, enjoy an afternoon extravaganza of song and a feast of cake at Bangor’s new, not for profit café. Join opera singer Organ Fueanglada Prawang who will be joined by Timothius Prasetyo (Piano) and Samuel Mcllroy (Flute) who will provide 50 minutes of light classical music and songs from the Broadway shows. The Fair-Price Cafe, based at Caffi Deiniol in the Deiniol Shopping Centre, is a new community space which...

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Patient thanks Ysbyty Gwynedd Intensive Care staff for ‘incredible’ care

A Llanddeiniolen man who received life-saving treatment on Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has thanked staff for the ‘incredible’ care. Kevin Spice became seriously unwell after being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare long-term condition that causes muscle weakness. Kevin spent seven months in Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and during that time the staff and his family members kept a diary which has helped him with the effects of memory loss during his time in hospital. ICU diaries are written in everyday language and contain daily entries on the patients’ condition. The diary is given to...

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Talybont Community says No to Dog Mess!

Residents in Talybont near Bangor have decided to confront the issue of dog fouling with a poster campaign. People living in the village decided that they’d had enough of an irresponsible minority of dog owners who neglect to clean up after their dogs in public areas, and so they decided to tackle the issue themselves. This awareness-raising campaign has been running in other communities in Gwynedd recently, with a number of councillors spearheading the campaigns locally. Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Arllechwedd, was also keen to respond to local residents in Talybont and teamed up with Julian Johnson who also helps...

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