Author: The Bangor Aye

Doors open to architectural treasures across the region

A number of historical buildings, gardens, interesting and unusual locations throughout Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy will be open to the public for free this September. As part of CADW’s ‘Open Doors’ scheme, buildings across Wales will open their doors to the public as part of an annual programme that celebrates Wales’ architectural heritage. Throughout September, events and activities will be held at locations across both counties with opportunities for local residents and visitors to get a taste of the area’s history and heritage. This year the programme is welcoming an exciting Heritage Lottery re-development project at Penmaenmawr Museum. Opening...

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Ysbyty Gwynedd staff raise over £4000 towards their ward

Two keen runners at Ysbyty Gwynedd have raised over £4000 towards their ward through completing one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges. Assistant Practitioner Chris Hoult and Nurse Leanne Baxter, who both work on Tegid Ward, took part in this year’s 10-mile Snowdon Race, which they completed in just over two hours. The pair took part in the race to raise funds towards purchasing a bladder scanner for their ward. Their fundraising efforts will be matched by the NHS North Wales Charity Awyr Las which will help towards purchasing the equipment. Leanne, who took on the Snowdon Race for the...

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Bangor 1876 win first Gwynedd League game at Ogwen Tigers

Over 400 fans braved the wind and torrential rain to watch Bangor 1876 play their first game in the Gwynedd League against Ogwen Tigers at Bethesda Rugby Club. The conditions would make flowing football nearly impossible, but 1876 had an opportunity to take an early lead after 5 minutes when they were awarded penalty after Jamie Petrie was fouled. The opportunity was missed as Dylan Summers-Jones sent the spot kick sailing over the crossbar and between the uprights of the rugby posts behind, a well kicked penalty and 3pts on another day at the rugby club perhaps. Summers-Jones soon...

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Broadhead double secures win for Burton Albion at Gillingham

Bangor born Nathan Broadhead celebrated his first start in the Football League with two goals in three minutes at the end of the first half, to steer Burton Albion to a 2-1 win at Gillingham. Broadhead joined the League One side on a season long loan deal after recently signing a new contract at Premier League side Everton. Albion looked like they were going to go in at half-time behind after Gillingham had taken an early lead, but on 42 minutes Nathan Broadhead struck with devastating effect with a stunning equaliser. The 21-year-old found the corner of Gillinghma’s net...

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Academi Menai partnership aims to improve health and well-being

Academi Menai and major builders’ merchants Jewson have laid the foundations to provide learners and staff at Coleg Menai with the opportunity to improve their health and well-being. The partnership will involve the company sponsoring the Academi, as well as providing Construction students at the college with the opportunity to interact and develop a further understanding of the construction industry. Louise Riley, area manager for Jewson, was delighted with the newly-formed partnership with Coleg Menai. She said: “Being a business which prides itself on supporting the future talent of the construction industry and giving back to the communities around...

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