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norman08

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« Reply #810 on: November 24, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
Hugo another one is behind the railway station, how long has he sat on that land.

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« Reply #811 on: November 24, 2019, 11:09:34 PM »
That's a good point Norman, it would have made a good site for a Cinema complex if Mostyn Estates hadn't interfered at the time and the project went to the Junction instead
It could still make a good site for a Youth Centre or other facilities for young people and there would still be enough room left for affordable housing for local people

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« Reply #812 on: November 28, 2019, 03:07:35 PM »
I am not sure if (all of) this investment, is good judgement, especially after reading the BBC report below.

A £14.5m investment is set to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

Schemes in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea are among those to benefit from ‘active travel’ funding by the Welsh Government.

The investment aims improve and create more travel routes and facilities in Wales. In total, 66 active travel projects, as well as six multi-model schemes, will benefit.  cont    You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


BBC report  No increase in cycling in Wales despite active travel law
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« Reply #813 on: December 18, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »
I bet... most of the profit comes from those who cannot afford it, and it is now drawing children as well ..........

Bet365: UK's best-paid boss hits £320m jackpot

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« Reply #814 on: December 22, 2019, 10:14:02 AM »
Those who believe there's no harm in increasing government surveillance should consider just You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login each year. Apparently, the UK police have lost 2,600 mobile phones, laptops, police radios, and other assorted gadgetry over the past three years.  What price the safety of our information?
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« Reply #815 on: December 27, 2019, 02:26:50 PM »
Strange things seen in the sky over North Wales in 2019



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« Reply #816 on: December 28, 2019, 10:22:03 AM »
The blue skies phenomenon has a more down-to-Earth explanation, I suspect; I've seen it before - when a mattress was thrown by yobs onto overhead train electric cables. I'm guessing it's a similar explanation.
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« Reply #817 on: January 10, 2020, 01:20:08 PM »
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The plot thickens............

Mansion developers insist they will be 'fully vindicated' as police 'assess information' about former hotels
Council officials and police have met over the Mid-Wales hotels sold by Paul and Rowena Williams.

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For a further view point, the latest news from Jac. not a fan of the DP  ... You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   

Plas Glynllifon mansion owner says they are selling the site
Myles Cunliffe said they were in the 'final stage' of negotiations with a hotel operator.
The joint owner of Plas Glynllifon mansion says they are selling the site - with final negotiations taking place with a hotel operator.

Paul and Rowena Williams bought Plas Glynllifon near Caernarfon in 2016 - promising a multi-million pound redevelopment into a luxury hotel.    Cont.....  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

I hope the WG gets its grants back, this lot need to be jailed.

High profile Gwynedd hotel goes into the hands of receivers
Seiont Manor Hotel has joined Plas Glynllifon mansion under the control of administrator Duff and Phelps.

This week saw receivers Duff and Phelps appointed to the stately home Plas Glynllifon , which is owned by the same people as Seiont Manor.

Paul and Rowena Williams bought Seiont Manor in 2016.
Mylo Capital Limited - run by Myles Cunliffe - entered into a 50/50 partnership with the couple on the nearby Glynllifon mansion and Seiont Manor last December.

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« Reply #818 on: January 21, 2020, 10:47:52 AM »
This is a ridiculous situation.

NHS faces huge clinical negligence legal fees bill.
"Estimates published last year put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn. NHS England's total budget in 2018-19 was £129bn."

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« Reply #819 on: January 21, 2020, 04:47:36 PM »
It has been in the news recently that Terrorists face being made to undergo lie detector tests as part of a package of tougher sentences and monitoring protocols to be introduced in the aftermath of the London Bridge terrorist attack last year.

Convicted extremists would spend longer in jail and serious offenders would not be eligible for early release under proposals to be announced by the government.   

Apart from the fact that serious offenders should never be released early in the first place, perhaps the lie detector tests should be extended to include murderers, rapists or sex offenders or any other revolting crime.

Before anyone mentions the fact that you cannot rely on Lie detector tests because they are not 100% accurate,  they should have a thought  about how accurate are the Parole Boards decisions.     The circumstances surrounding the London killings prove the weaknesses in the present system

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« Reply #820 on: February 06, 2020, 10:27:17 AM »
This mornings BBC article "Water and sewerage bills set to fall by about £17 a year" I thought that makes a nice change, but we already do OK here in Wales, because Welsh Water is a non profit making company....... so a bit of a shock to find, that out of the ten water companies, we are the second highest in both England and Wales.

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« Reply #821 on: February 06, 2020, 01:08:15 PM »
That's some good news Steve but thank goodness Dwr Cymru is a non profit making company or otherwise we would be top of the table.

We are blessed with plenty of the natural resources and other water companies will also be reinvesting too so how come we pay the second dearest water charges, are the management charges or fees greater than those of the other companies?


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« Reply #822 on: February 07, 2020, 11:49:30 AM »
I am thinking this is more unnecessary expense, surely space could be found in an existing local government building ?

Welsh Government wants new north east Wales office
The Government said its 'recognised the need' for them to have a presence across Wales

Welsh Government currently has departments based at Caernarfon and Llandudno Junction - which was opened in 2010 to relocate civil servants out of Cardiff.

Now they plan to open a working office in north east Wales for the Minister for North Wales - which is currently Clwyd South AM Ken Skates.    cont   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #823 on: February 07, 2020, 04:09:29 PM »
I watched this video of the two thieves blatantly stealing something from the car and wondered why on earth have the heads of the two crooks been blurred out.
There appears to be no human rights for the victim of this crime and I would have thought that the pair would have been recognised sooner if the heads had not been blurred out


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« Reply #824 on: February 14, 2020, 03:50:39 PM »
This from my post on the Shops thread..... which got me putting on my cynical head ? but not to a conclusion, perhaps some interested person might find one.

"The 'ghost road' at the heart of Colwyn Bay - and how it can be saved
Station Road was once at the centre of retail in the town but is now full of empty units.
"Rates dearer than rents"       “This is better than having a street with lots of charity shops that don’t pay rates."

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I thought strange why would a developer do this....

And today
Prominent Llandudno retail unit snapped up after auction
The retail site on Mostyn Street in the resort was bought after bidding ended this week.

A prominent unit in the centre of Llandudno has been snapped up after auction.
The retail site next to Marks and Spencer - which was recently occupied by the Sense charity - went up for auction with Allsop this week.

The site failed to reach its reserve price at the auction at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge in London.
But Allsop revealed it was sold after the auction. The price has not been confirmed.

The site had been occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) but they closed the branch in 2018.
It was empty until last autumn when charity Sense took on the lease as part of an investment by developer Rob Lloyd, who plans to open 20 stores in Wales.
They signed a 15 year lease on the property which is opposite the Victoria Centre. The current rent is £38,000 per annum.
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The links below are to various articles, relating to business rates re charity shops, and those registered through a trading subsidiary.
Sense to open its first 20 charity shops in Wales ://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/sense-to-open-its-first-20-charity-shops-in-wales.html

Councils trying to charge charity shops full business rates - See more at: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login