Author: seren

Residents of Bangor are being asked to take extra care in the build-up to Christmas to secure their houses after a rise in the number of burglaries in the Bangor area. Bangor residents are now being warned to lock up when they go to bed or out to work or other activities. The alert comes after a string of crimes and burglaries, the latest being at Toronnen, adjacent to Caernarfon Road, where there have been sighted break-ins with personal effects, like electrical items, being the main items stolen. Inspector Simon Barrasford has reminded people to ensure that they remain vigilant:…

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‘Ello ello ello For new students, Welcome to Bangor! For returning students we hope you had a good summer break and are looking forward to a new year. I am Sergeant Robert Rands, and I have been based at Bangor for the past 2 years. Prior to that I have worked in Llandudno, Conwy and in the Police Headquarters in Colwyn Bay. Before joining the Police I studied for my BA in History and Archaeology at Bangor University, before completing my masters in Liverpool University and working for 2 years as an Archaeologist. I am delighted that you have chosen…

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Great Poles of Fire Many households in Holyhead experienced a power cut in the early hours of November 29th after thieves set fire to a telegraph pole in an attempt to steal copper cable. in a field near the recently built Cybil Retail Park in Kingsland Road. It is thought that the fire was started at midnight in a field near the recently built Cybil Retail Park in Kingsland road, and five hours later the power was cut off. Scottish power discovered the damaged telegraph pole and reported the incident to the police. Holyhead police described the criminal actions as…

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The Afro-Caribbean Society of Bangor in collaboration with the North-Wales Jamaican Society came together on the 10th of November, 2012, to deliver the biggest ever Afro-Caribbean event to hit Bangor University. The night was full of fun and was totally mind-blowing, with lights, cameras and lots of action. A Live Band was present to open the wonderful event of the night. As expected, the beautiful drum rhythms from the live band brought the whole Fridd Site (area of the night’s event) to a stand-still with students, et al. coming out of their accommodation and looking-on in awe and excitement. The…

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Jordan’s acting information minister Nayef al-Fayez has said that his government shared the UK authorities’ disappointment at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) ruling on Monday. Both Jordan and the UK had a special interest in making sure that he was charged for his crimes but under British law, there isn’t even enough evidence to try him in a court. When Abu Qatada arrived back at his home in London, around lunchtime on Tuesday, a small group of protesters – holding a “get rid of Abu Qatada” placard – gathered outside and chanted, “Out, out, out.” Earlier this year, judges…

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Five years after a tragic boat accident, Oliver Queen (billionaire playboy) comes back from the dead. He begins to right his father’s wrongs as a hooded vigilante, taking down corruption-filled Starling City’s biggest crime bosses. But what happened on the island he was rescued from? And how long can he keep his alter-ego a secret? At a first glimpse, ‘Arrow’ is a rich-family-with-secrets drama, with a superhero edge. But as it develops  you will be pleasantly surprised by this gripping, action-packed show with plenty of personal family issues. In the first episode, it delves straight into the action with dishevelled…

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After watching Jaws and hearing about shark attacks on the news, it’s often hard to see the reasoning behind protecting these infamous creatures but at the top of the food chain they’re playing a very important role. The main reason for shark fishing is for their fins. When these are cut off the shark is often still alive and is then tossed back into the sea, so the fins can be used for soup. The origins of shark fin soup are found in early medieval China where emperors served it as a demonstration of how powerful they were. This is…

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by Harriet WellerA city which frequents the television with images of glowing lights, ‘friends’ drinking endless cups of coffee and bright yellow cabs finally became a reality for me at the age of 16. An unexpected but marvellous reality when my sister surprised me with the trip for Christmas! If you are looking for spectacular gift ideas New York is a sure winner.Our 3 day trip was a whirlwind from start to finish as we were keen to cram everything in. We were instantly thrust into the city life, as we emerged off the subway and were met with the…

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by Becki WatsonThe last weekend of November marked Rostra’s first project of the year, Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone. The play follows the story of Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, in the years following her father’s banishment and death, and the war that killed her two brothers. After the new king Creon declares that one brother would be buried as a hero, and the other, Polynices, would be left unburied and unmourned for betraying the city, Antigone defies the law and buries her brother by herself. When she is discovered by the King’s guards, Creon sentences her to death, despite the protests…

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At the moment the way the newspapers, magazines etc. are regulated is through something called the PCC; Press complaints commission which is funded and run by the media themselves without any government interference. There have been calls by members of the public, victims of phone hacking, celebrities and politicians for this body to be placed by an independent body underpinned by legislation, i.e. government supported but away from the “interference” of either politicians or the media. The new body has been likened to Ofcom, which a statutory body that regulates other parts of the media such as TV, radio etc.…

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Scouting for girls Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball are both looking for some new players who are willing to give the sports a try. They’re both excellent teams and have high standards of coaching. They welcome beginners as well as experienced players who are willing to give it a go. Women’s football on top form Bangor University Women’s football club have seen a recent surge in results as of late. Their form has been startlingly replicated both home and away, as well as in cup and league matches. November started off with an 8-0 win over Chester (Warrington), at home in the…

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By Robyn Wynn There is a rule in my house; no Christmas before December 1st. This is for the sanity of all around me as, for a month, I hail from the land of ice and snow. So, to fit as much Christmas in as possible, I attended the Betws-y-Coed Christmas 2012 in the ‘gateway to Snowdonia’ around 30mins drive from Bangor. The drive down the A5 was stunning, the mountains looked like someone had sprinkled them with sugar and some of the mini waterfalls had formed abstract sculptures of ice around their mouths. The 1st Saturday of December signifies something special in…

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On the 24th November this year, Beaumaris held its annual Victorian Christmas event – an eclectic mix of elves, rather-tipsy looking Santas and all things Victorian. Being the Christmas addict that I am, I couldn’t resist a visit and dragged my less-than-enthusiastic friend along under the pretence of being ‘chief photographer’. With entertainment ranging from Barrel Organs to ice skating, it was difficult to know where to start, but as usual, my inner child prevailed and we went in hunt of the infamous ‘Santa’s Grotto’. With the sweet aromas of mince pies and roasting chestnuts filling our nostrils and ‘snow’…

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A 50ft sign injured a teenage girl on Monday 26 November after it was dismantled by heavy wind.The girl, who has not been named, was trapped under the B&M sign until emergency services arrived.The victim suffered injuries to both her lower back as well as her nose and was immediately taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd. The seriousness of her injuries has not been confirmed. B&M’s sign also damaged several cars parked in the store’s disabled parking spaces.B&M Regional Manager John Trubshaw told the BBC: “Some cars were damaged and I understand a lady was trapped but the police have told us…

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Dafydd the Bear of Bangor Nightline here. Exam time is nearly upon us once again, which can be a grizzly time for everyone, even us bears. Perhaps you are worried that you haven’t revised enough for your big exam. Maybe you are nervous about how you will cope with your first university exam. Or maybe you just want a takeaway number to ease your revision-induced hunger pains. Whatever is on your mind, and whatever you want to talk about, Nightline is open every night during term time (even reading week), to listen to you. When other services are unavailable, and…

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Many of you have enjoyed such classics as The Lion King, Shrek and Toy Story and you may also have enjoyed Afro Samurai, Bleach or Pokemon. But have you found a society that indulges this passion of yours? You have now! We are BAWLS, the Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society, and our aim is simple: to provide a society where people of all degrees can gather to discuss, watch and enjoy animation from all sources. We meet weekly in the Main Arts foyer on Sundays at 7pm, where we then go as a group en masse to Lecture room…

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