Author: The Bangor Aye

International accreditation for Ysbyty Gwynedd stem cell service

Alaw Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor has been accredited for its excellent stem cell service by a prestigious health organisation. The Alaw Unit has received accreditation from Joint Accreditation Committee, the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the International Society for Celluar Therapy. This demonstrates that the Alaw Unit is performing to a required level of practice in accordance with agreed international standards of excellence. This allows the unit to undertake High-dose therapy and autologous stem-cell transplant, These are effective but intensive treatments for some forms of haematological cancer, especially some lymphomas and myelomas. They can...

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Man who threatened Ysbyty Gwynedd Doctor and attacked police jailed

A Rhyl man who was staying at Ty Newydd bail hostel in Bangor, threatened a doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Accident and Emergency Department and then attacked police officers has been jailed. Lewis Thomas, 23, had taken a ‘cocktail of drugs’ while he was staying at the Ty Newydd bail hostel in Bangor, on October 28th. Thomas was taken by ambulance to the emergency department at Ysbyty Gwynedd, where he was given drugs to counteract the ones he’d already taken, when Dr Frederick Hopkinson tried to explain to him that he needed to remain in the department for a while...

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Suspected Bangor Drugs House Shut Down by Police

North Wales Police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant last Friday, 27th October, in Maesgeirchen, Bangor. Although no drugs were seized and no people were arrested, the property was subject of a temporary closure preventing its continued use as a suspected drugs house. Inspector Llewellyn of North Wales Police said: “It’s hugely important we keep up the momentum of disrupting the gangs supply of drugs and protecting the most vulnerable. It’s also clear that we have huge support and assistance from our local communities who are fully behind what we are trying to achieve. This month has...

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Maesgeirchen Boxing Club needs your vote for community cash award

Maesgeirchen Amateur Boxing Club in Bangor have applied for ‘The Your Community, Your Choice Awards’ with the hope of being awarded £2,500 to develop the club. The Award is a special fund which uses cash seized from criminals, to help community projects in North Wales. The Community Fund has been set up jointly by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and the North Wales Police and Community Trust. The scheme has awarded over £200,000 in five years and this year £40,000 will be shared between various groups in North Wales. A shortlist of applicants...

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Bangor City Football Stadium renamed in new sponsorship deal

Bangor City football stadium previously called ‘The Bangor University Stadium’ has been renamed the ‘VSM Bangor City Football Club Stadium’ in a new sponsorship deal. Vaughan Sports Management, the club’s main shirt sponsor for the past two seasons, will become the main title sponsor of the Stadium and will also be revealing details of sponsorship of Bangor City FC’s successful Academy set-up shortly. The first match to be played under the Stadium’s new guise as the VSM Bangor City Football Club Stadium, will be the Welsh Premier League fixture against Aberystwyth Town on Tuesday, 7th November. In 2015, Bangor...

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