Man arrested after burglaries in Bangor

Man arrested after burglaries in Bangor

A man has been arrested on suspicion of several burglaries in Bangor overnight. Police say the arrest followed a ”number of incidents” in the city centre during the early hours of Sunday (20th May) – he is being held for numerous criminal damage and burglary offences on the High Street and the surrounding area. Detectives

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Local sports results: 18.05.2018 – 19.05.2018

FOOTBALL Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Barmouth & Dyffryn United 2-1 St Asaph City (Barmouth & Dyffryn: George Southerns 20′, Paul Lewis 55′) Llanrug United 3-3 Llanrwst United (Llanrug: Dylan Owen 54’/64′ pen, Carl Griffiths 83′) Division Two Llannefydd 2-1 Bodedern Athletic (Bodedern: Ricky Jones 78′) Meliden 4-1 Blaenau Ffestiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Keiron Ellis 87′)

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Council warning over more budget cuts

Gwynedd Council could be forced to make up to £17.5 million in budget cuts over the next three years. A report, set to be discussed next week, has warned that the local authority still needs to make ”every possible effort” to find savings and keep cuts to services to ”the absolute minimum”. The cabinet says

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Yacht runs aground on Menai Strait

Two people have escaped unharmed after a yacht ran aground between the two bridges on the Menai Strait. The RNLI lifeboat crew from Beaumaris were called out to the 36ft vessel inbetween the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge at just before 7.45pm on Friday evening. The yacht was refloated before being escorted by

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Local football results: 14.05.2018 – 16.05.2018

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Mynydd Llandegai 2-0 Llanrug United (Mynydd Llandegai: Liam Willington 10′, Jamie Whitmore 79′) Division Two Llannerchymedd 3-5 Mochdre Sports (Llannerchymedd: Richard Jones 34′, Gethin Hughes 70′, Jerome Sillence 75′) Bodedern Athletic 2-1 Pentraeth (Bodedern: Steven Whittaker 19’/74′ – Pentraeth: Gwyndaf Hughes 54′) Reserves Division Llanrug United 0-4 Prestatyn Town

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Six beaches keep Blue Flag status

Six Anglesey beaches have retained their coveted Blue Flag status. They’re among 47 sites across Wales to receive the prestigious status for the highest standard of water quality, safety and facilities by Keep Wales Tidy. The Blue Flag beaches on the island are Benllech, Church Bay (Porth Swtan), Llanddwyn, Llanddona, Trearddur Bay and Porth Dafarch.

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Garmey takes charge at Holyhead Hotspur

Holyhead Hotspur have named Darren Garmey as their new manager. The ex-Harbourmen player turned coach takes over from Campbell Harrison, who resigned after five seasons in charge. Garmey was Harrison’s assistant at the Huws Gray Alliance club. Another former player, Nick Dumbarton has been appointed as assistant manager – the club says a new reserves

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Plans for Holy Island resort revealed

Plans have been unveiled for a new £105 million luxury holiday park on Holy Island – the biggest development ever to be earmarked for Anglesey. Resort firm Bluestone wants to build 500 lodges on the Penrhos Estate along with another 315 lodges and 320 homes in Kingsland. The ‘Holy Island Resort Ynys Môn’, set to

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Rees elected as council chairman

The former Mayor of Llangefni has become the new chairman of Anglesey Council. Councillor Dylan Rees, a former North Wales Police inspector, was elected on Tuesday as the local authority’s civic head for the coming year. Mr Rees, a Plaid Cymru member for Canolbarth Môn since May 2013, is also deputy chair of the council’s corporate

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Harrison quits as Harbourmen manager

Holyhead Hotspur manager Campbell Harrison has left the club after five seasons. The ex-Porthmadog and Cemaes Bay coach returned to the Harbourmen in June 2013 after a previous stint in charge from 2006 until September 2009. The New Oval club says Harrison resigned to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his role

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More funding for Anglesey innovation schemes

More money is to be spent on innovative community projects on Anglesey. The Anglesey Charitable Trust will contribute an extra £191,000 for Menter Môn’s Arloesi Môn scheme, which supports local projects including stargazing, digital careers and new library services. The trust says the match funding will help secure over £3.2 million for island communities over the

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Three arrests for weekend drug driving

Three people have been arrested for drug driving across North West Wales over the weekend. Two were arrested in Llanfairpwll while a man in Blaenau Ffestiniog was caught driving under the influence for the second time in a week. He is now awaiting the results of two tests. Road traffic officers also seized a vehicle

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Anglesey man charged with shop raid

An Anglesey man has been charged with robbery at a convenience store near Wrexham last month. Luke Richard Roberts is accused of carrying out a raid at the Spar shop on Coedpoeth High Street on Tuesday 17th April. Roberts appeared before magistrates in Llandudno on Monday morning.

Nicholson leaves Bangor City

Bangor City manager Kevin Nicholson has left the club by mutual consent. Nicholson, whose contract with City ends next week, led them to runners-up spot in the Welsh Premier during his sole season in charge. His assistant, Gary Taylor Fletcher, is also leaving the club. Bangor said on Sunday night that a new management duo

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Holyhead hospice set to open next year

Anglesey’s first hospice is set to open at Holyhead hospital next year. An unused ward at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley will be transformed into a four-bedroom inpatient unit as a satellite service of St David’s Hospice. Last month, the Llandudno-based hospice merged with the Hospice at Home service for Anglesey and Gwynedd. Around fifteen jobs will

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Local sports results: 11.05.2018 – 12.05.2018

FOOTBALL Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Llanberis 2-1 Llandudno Albion (Llanberis: Gwyn Jones 6’/18′) Llanrug United 1-1 Greenfield (Llanrug: Jonathan Sadler 52′) Mynydd Llandegai 1-2 Barmouth and Dyffryn United (Mynydd Llandegai: Alwyn Roberts 13′, Ieuan Brooks 80′ – Abermaw: Paul Lewis 58′) Division Two Aberffraw 5-1 Meliden (Aberffraw: Nathan Moore 7’/69′, Gary Bolton 65′,

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£20m Menai Science Park officially open

Gaerwen’s new £20 million science park – the first of its kind in Wales – has been officially opened by the First Minister. Eleven companies have moved into the Menai Science Park (M-SParc), run by Bangor University – a 5000 square feet complex including state of the art laboratories, workshops and office space. Around a

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Local football results: 08.05.2018 – 10.05.2018

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two Mochdre Sports 0-3 Bodedern Athletic (Bodedern: Shane Jenkins 19′, Aden Clarke 55’/66′) Lock Stock Fireworks Challenge Cup semi final Llanberis Reserves 2-0 Holyhead Hotspur Reserves (Llanberis: Ifan Mansour 1′, Carl McDonald 33′) Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd League Nefyn United 3-2 Bontnewydd (Nefyn: Mike Williams 23′, Danny Roberts 54′, Terry Ogilvy

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Pwllheli man dies after A487 bike crash

A Pwllheli bodybuilder has died following a motorbike crash over the Bank Holiday weekend. Huw Moss Hughes (25) suffered serious injuries in the collision with another motorcycle on the A487 near Dolgellau on Sunday afternoon. He died on Wednesday at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, which

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£100k grant for Holyhead Marina clean up

£100,000 of emergency funding will be spent on supporting the clean-up operation at Holyhead Marina. The Welsh Government says it will provide the money to Anglesey Council towards the cost of cleaning up the damage caused by Storm Emma in March, which destroyed or sunk around eighty boats. The grant is also aimed at keeping

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Roberts commits to Cefni

Llangefni Town manager Chris Roberts will stay on with the club next season. The Welsh Alliance outfit revealed last weekend that Roberts had turned down an approach from a Huws Gray Alliance club so he could ”finish what he started” at Lon Talwrn. Cefni have achieved a top three finish under Roberts for the past

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Beach plastic targeted by new sticker campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage beachgoers to pick up plastic. Hundreds of stickers will be seen on signs and litter bins along the Anglesey coastline as part of the push towards a ‘plastic free’ island. Last February, Anglesey Council backed a campaign by two environmental groups, ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ and ‘Save Our Rivers’,

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Man rescued from Rhosneigr beach

Rescue teams have airlifted a man to hospital after he was found on the beach at Rhosneigr. Holyhead Coastguard said it was called out at just before 7.55pm on Tuesday evening amid concerns about a man who had been in the water. The RNLI crew from Trearddur Bay was called out along with the coastguard

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Local sports results: 06.05.2018 – 07.05.2018

FOOTBALL Huws Gray Alliance Porthmadog 1-1 Flint Town United (Porthmadog: Joe Chaplin 21′) Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Barmouth & Dyffryn United 2-1 Llandudno Albion (Barmouth and Dyffryn: Carl Ryan 8′, Paul Lewis 77′) Mynydd Llandegai 2-2 Greenfield (Mynydd Llandegai: Andrew Barker 24′, Kerion Jones 49′) Nantlle Vale 1-1 Llanrwst United (Nantlle Vale: Rhys

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Motorcyclist killed in Bala crash

A man has died after his motorcycle collided with a car in Bala. The crash occurred on the A494 at around 3.10pm on Monday afternoon (7th May). Police say the family of the motorcyclist – a 57 year-old from Wrexham – have been informed, but no further details are available. Sergeant Nicola Grimes-Williams said: ”We

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Local sports results: 04.05.2018 – 06.05.2018

FOOTBALL Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Barmouth & Dyffryn United 0-4 Penrhyndeudraeth (Penrhyndeduraeth: Meilir Williams 27’/41′, Ben Jones 66′, Huw Quaeck 71′) Nantlle Vale 2-1 Llandudno Albion (Nantlle Vale: Rhys Williams 23′, Aaron Griffiths 71′) St Asaph City 2-4 Llanrug United (Llanrug: Allan Mark Owen 11’/48′, Luke Phillips 50′, Joni Sadler 78′) Trearddur Bay

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Welsh Wiki builds on Anglesey history

Anglesey historians are being invited to help an project involving Wikipedia. WiciMôn is aimed at documenting the island’s past and present by creating articles on the Welsh language version of the online open encyclopedia. As part of the Menter Iaith Môn project, sixth form pupils from Llangefni High School have been trained to create content

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Drugs courier jailed for eighteen months

A man caught trying to bring cocaine onto Anglesey has been jailed for eighteen months. James Newton from Liverpool was stopped and searched by police in Benllech while driving with his elderly father last August. The 57 year-old from Old Swan admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply. Caernarfon Crown Court heard Newton, an unemployed

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Rethink for youth club closures amid protests

Further talks are set to be held on the future of 39 youth clubs in Gwynedd threatened with closure. Protesters against the decision to replace them with one club for the whole county rallied outside Gwynedd Council’s Caernarfon headquarters on Thursday. Almost 6,000 people have signed a petition against the proposed closures, which were due

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Five clubs pass FAW’s Tier Two test

Five clubs from Anglesey and Gwynedd have been granted new Tier 2 certificates for next season from the FAW. Bangor City, who were relegated from the Welsh Premier last week, was automatically granted a certificate because its Nantporth ground had passed stringent criteria for a domestic Tier 1 licence. But the club is planning to

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Local football results: 02.05.2018 – 03.05.2018

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One Conwy Borough 5-1 Llanberis (Llanberis: Own goal 70′) Conwy Borough are Division One champions — Division Two Pentraeth 1-3 Amlwch Town (Amlwch: Dewi Thomas, Tom Wyn, Gethin Davies) Reserves Division Llanrug United 3-4 Llangefni Town (Llangefni: Keenan Latham 2, Aaron Rickards 2) Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd League Bro Goronwy 6-1

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Suspected drugs flat closed off in Bangor

A flat in Bangor has been cordoned off for three months in a bid to tackle drug crime. Caernarfon magistrates granted police the closure order at 11 Plas Gwenllian – a property owned by landlords Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd. The court heard the flat had been associated with drug related anti-social behaviour for a prolonged period

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