Category Archives: News

Conwy valley flood report

People in the Conwy valley have been reassured that they are at less risk of flooding after a new report into recent floods was published by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The report, commissioned after the winter flooding in 2015, demonstrates that the flood water near Llanrwst was about 70 centimetres (over two feet) lower during

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Dolphin Watch 2017

In 2016 a new Marine Code was launched in Gwynedd. The code lets boat users know the best way to behave around marine mammals such as bottlenose dolphins to minimise their impact on these creatures. The Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau SAC (Special Area of Conservation) has launched a new project called Dolphin Watch to monitor

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‘Op Rattle’ arrests in Menai Bridge

North Wales Police’s continued disruption of those who supply controlled drugs in Gwynedd and Anglesey continued today, Tuesday 20th June, when two local people were arrested in Menai Bridge. Det Sergeant Andy Davies at Caernarfon Police Station said ‘Our commitment in keeping our communities safe remains a priority and today’s arrests under Operation Rattle is

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WiciMôn leads the digital Welsh way

How many know that Williams Jones, from Capel Coch Anglesey, devised the π (pi) symbol in 1702? And that John Jones, who was born in Dwyran in 1818, was a famous astrologist even though he never received secondary school education? The WiciMôn Project was established to create Welsh medium online articles of scientific interest, and

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Anglesey business community calls on Welsh Government to intervene on nuclear accommodation plan

Mounting concern over potential ‘boom and bust’ scenario for island’s economy Members of Anglesey’s business community are calling for the Welsh Government to intervene on Horizon Nuclear Power’s new proposals to house thousands of workers during the decade-long construction phase of Wylfa Newydd. The call comes just a week after the head of North Wales

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Cyfarwyddwr Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru yn galw am adolygiad o gynllun llety Wylfa Newydd

Mae Rheolwr Gyfarwyddwr Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru yn galw am adolygiad o gynnig newydd ‘Horizon Nuclear Power’ i anheddu miloedd o weithwyr adeiladu mewn lletyau gwyliau yn Ynys Môn yn ystod cyfnod adeiladu Wylfa Newydd, fydd yn ddegawd. Dywed Jim Jones fod cynlluniau diwygiedig ‘Horizon,’ a gafodd eu dadorchuddio mewn dogfenni ymgynghori cyhoeddus a lansiwyd ar

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Plans for next stage of rollout move ahead – building on Superfast Cymru success

Businesses, homes and communities have an opportunity to take part in a consultation on the next stage of fast broadband rollout in Wales, Minister for Skills and Science Julie James has said today. The consultation, published today, outlines the premises that cannot currently access superfast broadband and where telecommunications companies have no plans to reach

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Further reassurance to north Wales communities following raising of national threat level

In the aftermath of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester the Home Office have raised the threat level to ‘critical’ and the nationally agreed and implemented Operation Temperer activated. Across the UK Police will increase patrols at key locations and large public gatherings supported where appropriate by police firearms officers and military personnel with the intention

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New chairs have Hawks shooting hoops

Anglesey Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Club has received a donation for two new wheelchairs from Horizon Nuclear Power as part of its Charitable Donations Scheme. Founded in 2014, the Anglesey Hawks play in the North Wales Wheelchair Basketball league and train at Holyhead Leisure Centre every week. Since founding, the club has enjoyed continued success as

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Gwynedd events seminar in Portmeirion

As part of Gwynedd Council’s strategic project, “Yma Mae Pethau’n Digwydd” to attract investment from major events in the county, a workshop is planned specifically for Gwynedd event organisers, local businesses and communities who are interested in getting involved with major events. As part of the Gwynedd Business Week, a free seminar will be held

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Driving home safety message

School pupils from Gwynedd have been learning important life lessons which could help keep them and their friends safe. Gwynedd Council has been promoting the Pass Plus Cymru course and discussing the dangers of taking alcohol and drugs or texting whilst driving with pupils Year 12 and 13 in secondary schools across the county. Pass

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Summit to ensure Welsh-medium textbooks

A summit aimed at ensuring that Welsh-medium text books are available has been called by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Weds 26th April). The special event will address concerns about the supply and creation of Welsh-medium and English-medium text books for the new created in Wales qualifications and the new curriculum that is currently

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Busy weekend for Operation Darwen

Patrols continued over the weekend as part of an operation aimed at reducing deaths and serious injuries on the roads. Officers from the Roads Policing Unit carried out patrols in biker hot spot areas as part of Operation Darwen which launched two weeks ago. Fifty TORs (Traffic Offence Report) tickets were issued – the majority

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Cars damaged in Bontnewydd

North Wales Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were damaged overnight in Bontnewydd near Caernarfon. Inspector Andy Gibson at Caernarfon Police Station said “Sometime overnight between Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April a number of cars appear to have been deliberately targeted and damaged in Bontnewydd. Tyres have been slashed and

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You don’t need to leave to succeed

Young people in Gwynedd and Anglesey will be given the opportunity of working for leading digital technology companies, right on their doorstep! Because, guess what, high value jobs exist here! Retaining our best and brightest young people is important for the economy and the community.  However, every year many leave the area in search of

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