Author: The Bangor Aye

Harry Potter Film Fest at Pontio

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ which first introduced us to the wizarding world of Hogwarts. Six other ‘Harry Potter’ books were subsequently published, the the series ending with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007. The works were also turned into eight blockbuster films, making names of then-child actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, Pontio will be showing all 8 films on the big screen next month. The films will be shown between 16th-24th September....

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John McClelland Interview

Bangor City recently interviewed former Northern Ireland, Leeds United, Watford and Glasgow Rangers player John McClelland when he watched his former club Bangor City in the Welsh premier game against Carmarthen. John McClelland joined Bangor City in 1976 after being released by Cardiff, initially signing for Bangor as a forward McClelland went 15 games without scoring, he was working in a fish factory in Caernarfon, dropped from the first team and was on the verge of being sacked, until Bangor, who were facing a game without a recognised centre half, gave McClelland a second chance. McClelland never looked back, the...

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Cricket: Bangor Crowned Champions!

Bangor Cricket Club have won the North Wales Premier League with one game to spare. Having set the pace for most of the season, Bangor needed to beat St.Asaph to avoid a final day showdown with last year’s champions and local rivals Menai Bridge next week. The game at Bangor’s Ty Newydd ground was reduced to 25 overs per team because of rain. With Bangor winning the toss and electing to field, St.Asaph set about their task, Nathanael Scott top scoring with 52 for the visitors. St.Asaph reached 120-8 from their allotted overs, leaving Bangor an achievable but by...

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Welsh Premier League: Bangor City 1-0 Carmarthen Town

A goal from a second-half Laurence Wilson free kick was enough to earn Bangor City all three points against a dogged Carmarthen Town. Despite Carmarthen’s poor start to the season, sitting bottom of the Welsh Premier and yet to win any points, this wasn’t going to be any easy game, most Bangor fans knew what to expect from Mark Aizlewood’s side, they weren’t to be disappointed. Carmarthen are always a very physical team and today was no different, the main positive to be taken from the game was that in previous seasons this is a game that Bangor could...

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New Visiting Hours at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have announced a new opening visiting times policy which removes the previous restricted Ysbyty Gwynedd Visiting Hours, offering increased flexibility for the families, friends and carers of patients on many wards. The new policy, which is already in place, applies to all general wards across the Health Board, including Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Glan Clwyd Hospital and Ysbyty Gwynedd. The policy means that scheduled visiting are no longer in place on general wards, with the aim of encouraging families and carers to feel more involved in patients’ care. Open visiting allows visitors to see a...

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