Author: The Bangor Aye

Yobs damage cars in Bangor Christmas vandalism spree

Three cars have been damaged by vandals in Bangor over the Christmas holidays, two cars have had their back windows smashed while another car has been daubed with white paint. One car had its back window smashed in Maes Berea, Bangor, on Christmas eve, while another car was daubed with paint last night, a third car, parked near Laura Ashley off Caernarfon Road, also had its back window smashed. The incidents also follow reports of yobs throwing eggs and stones at cars in the Coed Mawr area and a dog walker has also been targeted by yobs throwing stones....

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Training accident ends Maisie’s Winter Olympic dream

Bangor snowboarder Maisie Potter‘s dream of representing Team GB at The 2018 Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is over after she broke her heel in training. Maisie, 20, was just one ‘good run’ away from qualifying for Team GB, which would have been her first games in only her second season at the top tier of racing. Maisie said: “I had a season ending injury on Tuesday the 14th December, on the first day on the course at the World Cup in Val Thorens, France, I came up short on the final jump and crashed hard. The result...

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Free Bangor workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Business Wales are offering a free workshop in January for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. The workshop which will be held at Bangor University on 11th January, 2018, is called ‘Starting and Running a Business – Taking The Plunge’ This workshop will help you understand what is required to start a business and will help you assess whether you have what it takes to be a success. By the end of this session you will: understand the pros and cons of being your own boss be able to assess your personal skills be clear about...

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Bangor Play Centre confirms it will close in January

The Play Centre in Bangor has confirmed that it will close in January. The news follows an announcement in October that due to ‘personal circumstances’ and ‘family commitments’ the centre was finding it difficult to continue trading. The current owners were hoping to find a new owner to keep the popular children’s play centre and party venue open, advertising the venue, which was valued last year at £179,000, for a quick sale for offers in the region of £130,000. The business opportunity was described as a ‘fantastic opportunity’ for a local owner/operator who could bring lots of enthusiasm and...

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Seibiant Cafe at Storiel in Bangor to close

Seibiant Café at Storiel in Bangor is to close at the end of the year and will not be re-opening. In an announcement of Facebook this morning Storiel museum and art gallery said: “The current lease with Seibiant Café has recently come to an end. We’d like to take the opportunity here to say a very big thank you to Susan (Ashworth) and her staff for their important contribution to the success of Storiel as a new museum and art gallery to Gwynedd. “Over the coming weeks, maintenance work will be carried out in the café, before we review...

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