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Homes evacuated and road closed after Bangor High Street house fire

Homes were evacuated and part of Bangor High Street was closed this morning following a house fire.   The fire is believed to have started at around 5.30am this morning when North Wales Fire Service were called and nearby homes were evacuated. Two fire engines and police were at the scene on High Street and the road was closed. North Wales Fire Service have confirmed an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. A spokesperson said: “Fire crews from Bangor and Menai Bridge were called to a house fire on Tan Y Fron Terrace, High Street, Bangor...

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Police repeat warning of ’atrocious driving conditions’ after A55 crash

Police have issued another warning about hazardous driving conditions in North Wales following a single vehicle road traffic collision near Bangor this morning. The accident occurred on the A55 westbound J12-11 Bangor when the driver lost control in wet weather and collided with central barrier. Lane 2 of the carriageway was closed as of 7am this morning, although there are no reports of any injuries. Police warned: “The weather and road conditions are atrocious. Please slow down wherever you may be going. Assess the need for your journey, drive to the conditions and your driving ability. Please do not...

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Unique opportunity to run Bangor Pier Tearoom

The tearoom at the end of Bangor Pier is now available to rent – giving a unique opportunity to run a food site in the middle of the Menai Strait. Restoration work began on the Pier in June 2017 but more detailed surveys, undertaken last year, revealed more challenging problems and the extent of the metal decay. This resulted in the Pierhead and Tearoom closing suddenly in June 2018 due to health and safety reasons. After extensive work on the Pier it’s now hoped the Pierhead and the refurbished Tearoom will re-open from mid-July, depending on safety surveys. Bangor...

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New Bangor Football Club unveil name & crest

Bangor’s new fan-owned football club has unveiled its club name and crest today. The team’s name, Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876 Football Club, celebrates the sporting tradition and the foundations of organised football in the City of Bangor. Members of Bangor City Football Club Supporters’ Association (BCFCSA) voted overwhelmingly to start the new club at a meeting in April, after relationships between fans and the owners of Bangor City, Vaughan Sports Management (VSM), became increasingly strained. On 31 May BCFCSA became a Supporters’ Community Mutual widely known as a Supporters’ Trust. Members were invited to propose their names for the...

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Extra support to help young people with diabetes

The Paediatric diabetes team at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor are providing extra support for children to help them manage their diabetes. A group of children recently joined the team for a morning of water sports at Plas Menai which included paddle boarding and kayaking. This session provided children living with Type 1 Diabetes to practice managing diabetes in different situations. Iona Jones, Paediatric Diabetes Dietician, said: “As a team we are committed to supporting the children who are or have recently moved up to secondary school. “We understand that this is a challenging time for all children which is...

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