Author: The Bangor Aye

Greenwoods Menswear Goes Into Administration

Greenwoods Menswear & Suit Hire, which was founded in 1860, has gone into administration. The company, which has its headquarters in Bradford, has 63 stores across the UK, including a store in Bangor. Administrators Deloitte said they were “assessing options” and no redundancies had been confirmed. It will continue to trade for the immediate future, a spokesman said. Adrian Berry, administrator, said options included the sale of the business. He added: “No redundancies are being announced at this stage and we are grateful to the employees for their support at this difficult time. This is a challenging time for...

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Video Wall Enhances Bangor University Ocean Sciences Marine Centre

A Nine-Screen Samsung Video Wall is providing a window into student life and academic research at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University. The three by three Samsung Video Wall situated at the main entrance to the University’s Marine Centre Wales supports student recruitment, provides a showcase for research and acts as a notice board for activity and upcoming events. Opened by the Prince of Wales in July 2016, Bangor University’s Marine Centre Wales provides a home for the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences as well as a collaborative space for researchers, commercial operators and agencies in the Welsh...

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New Ysgol Glancegin Opens

The new £4.84 million Ysgol Glancegin Primary School in Maesgeirchen, Bangor, opened yesterday, welcoming 260 pupils. The new school offers state-of-the-art facilities, providing a fantastic learning environment for the children and staff. Sian Gwenllian AM, who was celebrating the opening of the new school yesterday with staff and pupils said: “This was one of the projects I initiated as Education Cabinet Member on Gwynedd Council before becoming Assembly Member so it was particularly special to visit the school yesterday.” Before the opening yesterday, a spokesperson for Ysgol Glancegin said: “We as staff are looking forward to welcoming the pupils...

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She loves you, aye, aye, aye ….. 50 years since The Beatles visited Bangor

This year is not only the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘ but also the 50th anniversary of The Beatles visit to Bangor. The ‘Fab Four’ arrived in Bangor on the 25th August 1967, to attend a 10 day conference on transcendental meditation, which was led by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Coleg Normal (now part of Bangor University). The Beatles had met the Maharishi the pervious day in London, and decided to come to Bangor unbeknown to the conference organisers, also part of the entourage travelling with The Beatles to North Wales...

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Campaign for Dogs to be allowed on Bangor Pier

A recent Poll on The Bangor Pier Appreciation Group’s Faceboook Page, has shown there is overwhelming support to allow Dogs on Bangor Pier. Dogs are currently not allowed on the pier, a policy which has been in place for over twenty years. The poll launched by Bangor and Gwynedd Councillor Nigel Pickavance has shown that 240 of the 250 people who h…ave voted so far support the idea of dogs being allowed on the pier, although the majority of those supporting the idea would prefer dogs to be kept on a lead. Some respondents have expressed reservations about dog...

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