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Regulators approve Wylfa Newydd designs

Environmental and nuclear regulators have approved design plans for Wylfa Newydd’s reactor. The Japanese-American design for advanced boiling water reactors – earmarked for the new nuclear power station – have passed a five-year generic design assessment. The decision means developers Horizon Power can submit planning applications for the £12 billion project in the New Year. Similar plans for

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Two arrested in Newborough drugs raids

Two men have been arrested in a series of drugs raids in Newborough. Four properties in the village were searched on Thursday morning – officers working on ‘Operation Hafal’ seized drugs, mobile phones and related paraphernalia. Detectives said a local man in his twenties has been questioned on suspicion of possessing Class C controlled drugs

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Man found dead in Llanbedrog

A man has been found dead in a village on the Llyn Peninsula. The body of the 31 year-old was discovered at an address in Llanbedrog at around 8.40am on Wednesday morning. The death is not being treated as suspicious. North Wales Police say the man’s family has been informed along with the coroner for

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App group tackling pub crimes in Bangor

A WhatsApp group has been credited with helping Bangor’s Pubwatch scheme to crackdown on drunken violence in the city. Police set up the social media account at the start of the year for licensed pubs and bars to share immediate updates about incidents and offenders – a move which officers say has helped cut down on alcohol-related crimes.

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Local sports results: 09.12.2017

The wintry weather led to most of the weekend’s football and rugby fixtures in Anglesey and Gwynedd being called off. Here are the results from the games that went ahead. FOOTBALL JD Sports Welsh Premier League Barry Town United 1-1 Bangor City (Bangor – Dean Rittenberg 27′) Huws Gray Alliance Airbus UK Broughton 4-3 Holyhead Hotspur (Holyhead –

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Sion Edwards signs for Porthmadog

Just weeks after calling time on his stay at Bangor City, Sion Edwards has joined Porthmadog. The former Wales semi-pro has been snapped up by Port manager Craig Papirnyk following his departure from Nantporth. Edwards was at City for eleven years, helping the club to win the Welsh Premier title in 2010-11 and the Welsh

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Holyhead man arrested in drugs raid

A man is being questioned by detectives following another drugs raid in Holyhead. Officers seized class B controlled drugs and other items from a house on Holborn Road on Friday morning. A local man in his thirties was arrested at the scene. Sergeant Sara Evans from Llangefni police station said the raid was carried out as

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Go ahead for Rhosgoch solar farm

Councillors have given the go-ahead for a major new solar farm on the north of Anglesey – the biggest of its kind in Wales. Proposals for the 220-acre site, earmarked for agricultural land at Rhosgoch near Amlwch, had been rejected last month despite planning officers recommending planning approval. But on Wednesday, the planning committee voted

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Britannia Bridge crash: van driver charged

A Polish van driver has been charged with causing a crash on the Britannia Bridge which left another driver with life threatening injuries. Sbigniew Mularczyk (39) was arrested on Thursday night after a two vehicle collision on the A55 westbound involving his light goods vehicle and a blue Skoda Octavia. The driver of the Skoda, Orron Leighton,

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Van driver jailed for causing nurse’s death

A van driver who admitted causing the death of a mother-of-two by dangerous driving has been jailed for sixteen months. Plasterer Barry Slaymaker from Gwalchmai pleaded guilty earlier this month after Susan Owen was killed when her white BMW collided with a Volkswagen Transporter on the Nant-y-Garth Pass between Pentir and Y Felinheli in September 2016. Slaymaker

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Local sports results: 23.11.2017 – 25.11.2017

FOOTBALL JD Sports Welsh Premier League Bangor City 5-0 Bala Town (Gary Taylor-Fletcher 13′, Steven Hewitt 21′, Dean Rittenberg 64′, Luke Wall 69’/87′) Huws Gray Alliance Rhyl 5-2 Holyhead Hotspur (Holyhead – Dewi Thomas 2) Ruthin Town 2-2rPorthmadog (Porthmadog – Cai Jones, Julian Williams) Lock Stock Cookson Cup first round Llangefni Town P-P Llanrug United

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Sion Edwards signs off at Bangor City

Bangor City veteran Sion Edwards has left the club after eleven years. The ex-Wales semi pro announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the Citizens by mutual consent and looking to ”experience something different” in his playing career. Edwards was the last surviving member of the 2010-11 City squad, who won the Welsh Premier title under then-manager

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Illegal car scrapyard raided in Bangor

Environment officials have raided an illegal car scrapyard in Bangor. Natural Resources Wales said the site, containing about 50 vehicles, had been operating for some time. Enforcement and woodland officers were supported by police during the search on Tuesday. Ann Weedy, NRW enforcement operations manager, said: ”Cars that have reached the end of their life

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Fifteen arrested in Zeus drugs raids

A suspected organised crime gang in Holyhead was at the centre of the biggest drugs operation in North Wales for twenty years. Fifteen people were arrested as over 30 raids were carried out across Anglesey and Conwy county early on Tuesday morning. Cocaine and other controlled drugs were seized along with cash and other items

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