From Gwynedd to Galway: cycle ride to remember Iwan Huws

EU approval for Wylfa Newydd

The European Commission has granted environmental approval for the proposed new nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd. Developers Horizon say its plans to build two new reactors were given a positive reaction from Brussels following an assessment. The approval, under the Euartom Treaty, means the EC does not believe Wylfa Newydd will have significant health

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Local sports results: 16.06.2018

CRICKET North Wales Cricket League Premier Division Bangor: 133-8 (37 overs) – top scorer: David North (66) St Asaph: 134-1 (28.2 overs) St Asaph win by nine wickets Menai Bridge: 245-7 (46 overs) – top scorer: Dion Holden (47), wickets: Dion Holden (4 for 18) Hawarden Park: 89 all out (30.3 overs) Menai Bridge win

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New town councillors for Amlwch and Holyhead

Two new councillors have been elected in Amlwch and Holyhead. Carys Cranston beat John Ieuan Davies by just two votes to take a rural seat on Amlwch Town Council in one of two by-elections on Thursday. Meanwhile in Holyhead, Labour candidate Glyn Haynes comfortably beat independent opponent Cadi Evanson by 56 votes. BY-ELECTION RESULTS Amlwch

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Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge

Two Plaid Cymru AMs from North Wales have called on members to challenge Leanne Wood for the party leadership. Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian and regional AM Llyr Gruffydd have signed a letter urging their colleagues to consider putting their names forward for a potential leadership contest. The private message was also signed by Ceredigion AM Elin

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Polling day in town council by-elections

The polls have opened in two community council by-elections on Anglesey. Two candidates each are standing in the Parc a’r Mynydd ward of Holyhead Town Council and the the rural ward of Amlwch Town Council. Polling stations at Llaingoch Community Hall and Amlwch Memorial Hall remain open until 10pm tonight. The results are expected shortly afterwards.

Two bus drivers cleared of ticket fraud

Two bus drivers working for a firm which lost its licence have been cleared of conspiring to commit fraud. Prosecutors have dropped charges against Michael Munson (52) of Llanllechid, near Bangor, and Aled Wyn Davies (41) of Rhosgadfan. They were accused of counting more cheap travel tickets than were sold in order to make dishonest earnings while

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Bangor man denies assaulting ex-partner

A Bangor man accused of assaulting his former partner is to stand trial next month. Alex Lewis from Minffordd denies three charges of common assault against a Bethesda woman. He also pleaded not guilty to seven counts of breaching a restraining order. Lewis (54) was refused bail by Llandudno magistrates at the weekend. He was

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Gottwood police operation hailed a success

Police have praised revellers after the Gottwood festival in Llanfaethlu passed off ”virtually incident free”. Officers had warned festival goers against taking substances ahead of the four-day electronic music event, held on the grounds of the Carreglwyd estate. Anglesey Chief Inspector Mark Armstrong said small amounts of ketamine and MDMA were handed into drugs amnesty

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Holyhead man jailed for crime spree

A Holyhead man who went on a crime spree in his hometown has been jailed for ten months. Darren Michael Lee Owen was arrested after he snatched cash off an elderly woman in a mobility scooter outside Tesco in Penrhos last Monday. The 27 year-old from Market Square pleaded guilty on Thursday to several offences

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Medication rucksack stolen in Benllech

Detectives are investigating the theft of a rucksack full of medication in Benllech. A silver Vauxhall Corsa car was broken into between Saturday 2nd June and Monday 4th June. The stolen rucksack contained oral morphine, Pregablin tablets and Rivaroxaban medicine. Police have warned the mediciation is potenitally very dangerous if taken incorrectly. Anyone with information

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Anglesey councillors unite to oppose merger call

Anglesey councillors have rejected fresh calls from the Welsh Government to merge the island’s local authority with Gwynedd Council. Members from both sides of the Llangefni chamber voted on Thursday to dismiss a consultation Green Paper, which proposes cutting the number of Welsh councils from 22 to ten. An Anglesey Council report accused the Government

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Holyhead man charged with cash theft

A Holyhead man has been charged with snatching cash from a disabled elderly woman. Darren Michael Lee Owen (27) appeared before Caernarfon magistrates on Thursday morning after the theft at Tesco in Penrhos at around midday on Monday (4th June). The woman was close to an ATM on her mobility scooter when the theft occurred.

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Pre-season fixture lists announced

Football clubs across the region are announcing their pre-season fixtures in the run up to the new campaign. Newly promoted Caernarfon Town will face the likes of Morecambe under 23s and Northern Ireland Championship side Portadown as they prepare for their return to the Welsh Premier. Meanwhile, Bangor City have lined up games against Wrexham

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Pontrug restaurant hit by fourth burlgary

Detectives are investigating a burglary at an Indian restaurant on the outskirts of Caernarfon. Cash was stolen from the Sopna Tandoori restaurant in Pontrug, which was left with signifcant damage during the break-in at some point between 2am and 8am in the early hours of Monday. The owner told the Daily Post it was the fourth

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Talks underway on Wylfa Newydd

Talks have begun between the UK Government and Japanese giant Hitachi on plans to build Wylfa Newydd. Business Secretary Greg Clark told the Commons on Monday evening that the Government will consider whether to commit public money for the £12 billion project – but there’s no decision yet on whether it will go ahead. Work

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Burglars target Bala industrial estate

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins on an industrial estate in Bala. Power tools and fuel were stolen from three commercial properties on the estate at some time between 9.30pm and 11pm last Thursday night (31 May) The burglaries have prompted a reminder from rural crime detectives to ensure all properties are locked and

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Fresh appeal after Tesco van raid

Detectives have renewed their appeal after two men stole cigarettes from a Tesco van near Red Wharf Bay last week. The suspects abandoned their white Ford Transit in Pentraeth after one of the doors came off when they were confronted by the driver of the delivery vehicle. Both vans pulled into a layby at just

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The Week Off the Ball…

MônFM Sport’s Gareth Joy reports on the latest close season developments from Anglesey and the North West. After securing the services of manager Chris Roberts for a fifth season running, Llangefni Town have been one of the most proactive Welsh clubs of the past week when it comes to close season preparation. On Wednesday, the club confirmed

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Gŵyl Cefni is coming…

The countdown is on ahead of Gŵyl Cefni 2018. The Llangefni festival is marking its 18th anniversary with three days of live music, entertainment and activities around town. This year’s Gig Fawr on Saturday 9th June – at the Bull Hotel – features Celt, Fleur de Lys and Omaloma as part of a nine-strong line-up

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