Author: The Bangor Aye

 Bangor University offer new route into Physiotherapy

Bangor University are offering an exciting alternative route into Physiotherapy thanks to the Regional fast-track qualification which is being offered for the first time. With physiotherapists often in short supply, physiotherapy service managers and potential students in Wales have welcomed the development of a new route to qualify as a physiotherapist. A new two-year accelerated post-graduate course at Bangor University, aimed at graduates, is providing an exciting alternative mode of entry to the profession compared to the established undergraduate approach. The Physiotherapy programme has been commissioned by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). It complements a three year undergraduate...

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Labour and Plaid Cymru leaders visit Bangor for final election push

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price both visited Bangor on their campaign trail this weekend, in a final push for votes before Thursday’s General Election.     Arfon is the closest marginal seat in Wales, being held by Plaid Cymru in 2017 by just 92 votes. The Liberal Democrats have withdrawn their candidate in Arfon after agreeing a ‘pro-EU electoral pact’ with Plaid Cymru and the Green Party. The pact means that candidates will stand aside for each other in 11 of the 40 seats in Wales, to increase the chances of a Remain-supporting MP...

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Bangor 1876 Players visit children at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Players and management from Bangor 1876 visited children on Dewi Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd on Saturday.     Prior to their table-top clash at Trearddur Bay Bulls, team Captain Michael Johnston and Les Davies along with the Bangor 1876 assistant manger, distributed gifts to the children including club scarves kindly donated by Liam Jones. As a local community football club the players hoped to bring a little Christmas cheer and a get well soon message to the children. A club statement read: “We wish all the patients and magnificent staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd, and everyone who contributes to supporting...

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New ‘Shopwatch’ phones aim to cut crime in Bangor

Bangor Business Improvement District (BID) have recently presented 10 new ‘Shopwatch’ phones to local businesses, which will be used to help identify individuals who are suspected of shoplifting or known prolific shoplifters.   The phones will allow Bangor businesses to circulate information to each other in an attempt to reduce shoplifting. The ‘Shopwatch’ scheme is a partnership between local businesses who aim to reduce theft from retail premises. Working closely with local authorities and North Wales Police, the scheme aims to reduce retail crime and antisocial behaviour and to help make shopping areas safer for customers and staff. Shops...

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Bangor 1876 record important win at table topping Trearddur

Bangor 1876 recorded an important win at Gwynedd league leaders Trearddur Bay Bulls on a blustery afternoon on Anglesey.   Trearddur Bay, who amalgamated with Bryngwran Bulls at the start of the season, have been in impressive form this season. The Anglesey based side had won nine, drawn one and lost one so far this term. Despite having the strongest squad in the league, 1876 were likely to face their stiffest test this season, having previously played seven, won seven and scored a massive 52 goals. The strong wind favoured the home side in the first half but Bangor...

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