Author: The Bangor Aye

Peace Statue unveiled at Treborth Botanic Garden

On Sunday 4 August, two bronze Peace Statues were inaugurated in North Wales. An international team of runners carried the flaming Peace torch across Menai Bridge to the first statue in Treborth Botanic Garden in Bangor and then on to the second statue in Llanberis by the lake in Padarn Country Park. The statue is on the Wales Coast Path, which runs through the garden at Treborth and was unveiled by Lord Elis-Thomas, who first met the Peace Run when he was the Presiding Officer at the Welsh Assembly. Since then he has met and run with the Peace...

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New research collaboration for sustainable use of seas around Wales

The Welsh Government and Bangor University are joining forces to help ensure that the seas around Wales are clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse. Bangor University’s research vessel, the Prince Madog will be used to gather data from the seas around Wales which will assist the Welsh Government to fulfil its marine and fisheries evidence requirements. Gathering evidence from the seas around Wales is essential in order to maintain good standards in our marine environment. This involves developing appropriate targets, indicators, assessment criteria and monitoring programmes to acquire relevant data. After Brexit, it is clear that Wales needs...

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Dogs taken ill after walking in Bangor’s Brewery Fields

Two dogs from different homes have become very poorly after walking in Brewery Fields, Bangor. Both dogs are reported to have collapsed and appeared paralysed. One has recovered and the other appeared to recover but then relapsed and has not yet returned to full health. The dog has had extensive tests locally and at a referral centre but no cause has yet been found. The fields in the Eithinog area of Bangor are popular with dog walkers, and are known locally as ‘Brewery Fields’ after a small brewery was established there in 1812. After a warning was posted on...

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St David’s Hospice hopes to end ‘postcode lottery’ for terminally ill patients

St David’s Hospice is fulfilling its vision to end the postcode lottery for terminally ill patients in north west Wales. The Llandudno-based charity merged with Hospice at Home – Gwynedd and Anglesey last year to form one integrated organisation delivering first-class palliative care and support for patients and their families across the region. With a rebranding exercise taking place, and with plans for a satellite hospice in Holyhead close to fruition, St David’s is close to realising its goal of cutting down travel times for people needing quality end of life care. Chief Executive Trystan Pritchard and his team...

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What does it mean to be left-handed?

International Left Handers Day is observed annually on 13 August to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers. The day was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International Inc.   Famous Left-Handed People According to Time, former U.S. President Barack Obama is left-handed, but he wasn’t the first president who needed to tie his shoelaces the other way around. Other presidents who were lefties include James Garfield, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W Bush and Bill Clinton. Personalities such as Ophrah Winfrey and Bill Gates are left-handed, with guitarist...

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