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Hobbies and Interests / Re: Gardening
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 02:04:16 pm »
I cut the grass on my back  garden for the first time today and found that there were a lot of Cowslips growing in the grass.   I didn't have the heart to mow them as they looked so nice and although the mowing took me longer it was worth it to see them there
The Obelisk and Bryn Euryn are normally covered in thousands of Cowslips at this time of year so I'll have to make the effort and go there asap
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 01:57:34 pm »
Before we got our dog Teddy I used to leave peanuts out for the Badgers and I'd put them inside a heavy cast iron Frog that was in two sections, top & bottom.      I did that idea again last night and this morning the Frog was in two sections but I don't know whether it was the Badger this time or a determined Squirrel but no more damage has been done to the lawn thank goodness
The Three Towns Forum / Re: Suggestions, problems and queries.
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 01:45:56 pm »
By my own admission I am pretty useless on computers and can only do basic stuff like e-mails etc.     Last night I did a few e-mails and then closed the application
Something happened and I had to go back into the e-mails again but instead of my normal inbox this appeared ( see photo )  now I can't send or receive e-mails and want my old system back
Has anyone else had this problem where the computer has imposed the new system on them and how do you get around it?

I have to use an engineer to sort out problems for me so I might phone him anyway but wondered if it's just me or is it part of updating the e-mailing system?
The 3 Towns Arcade / Re: DaveR's Interesting Properties Thread
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 01:24:06 pm »
That Chapel has been on the market before.    It's a lovely conversion but in the wrong place and as for the comment about overlooking the Little Orme that's a bit of an exaggeration.
That view will disappear completely if Mostyn Estates get their greedy mitts on a planning application and as Mull quite rightly said they have been trying that out for years.
It's prudent for me not to say too much but I believe that they will be trying again for planning permission once Anwyl Construction have finished on their site in Nant Y Gamar Road
The 3 Towns Arcade / Re: DaveR's Interesting Properties Thread
« Last post by mull on Yesterday at 10:23:19 am »
You can not buy a view.

How long before the Mostyn's decide to build on the fields opposite ? They have been trying  for years.
THE hosts of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women stages have today been announced, with Llandudno to play a key role in the event.

Preparations are being made for the inaugural edition of the race ahead of the Grand D?part in Welshpool on Thursday, 6 June.

The race will see the world?s top female riders and teams go head-to-head across four tough stages of racing, in what will be the first major international stage race delivered by British Cycling Events.

Hundreds of thousands of fans will line the streets for what is the nation?s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, as the country gears up for another thrilling summer of cycling.

The race will begin in Welshpool, which hosted the thrilling finish of stage four of the 2022 Women?s Tour, where Australia?s Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) sprinted to victory.

The stage will see riders head north to the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno, in what will be a challenging start to the race.

Stage two will see riders stay in Wales for a start and finish in Wrexham, which also featured in the 2022 Women?s Tour.

The rolling route will take in a series of challenging climbs in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales.

The organisers extended their gratitude to Welsh Government, Conwy County Borough Council, Powys County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and others who have demonstrated such enthusiastic support for the race.

Jon Dutton OBE, CEO of British Cycling, said: ?Today is another important milestone in our journey and reflective of the enormous goodwill and support which major road cycling events continue to enjoy.

?Our primary focus has been to deliver a safe and competitive race in 2024, and while there is still a great deal of work to do, we remain every bit as determined to harness the race?s spotlight to make a real impact in the communities which it touches.

?We know that it is a vision which resonates strongly in the positive conversations we?ve been having with prospective commercial partners and hosts which continues to be extremely encouraging.?

Cllr Aaron Wynne, Conwy?s Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, said: "We?re delighted to be welcoming the 2024 Tour of Britain Women.

?I hope the event inspires young people to get on their bikes, and I?ll be urging the people of Conwy county to support the competitors at the Stage One finish in Llandudno.

?The crowd create a fantastic atmosphere at events like this and it?s a great opportunity for us to showcase North Wales as a destination.

?Major events are important in extending the tourism season, creating an economic impact, supporting small businesses, and of course the media coverage to the rest of the world.?

Earlier this month, British Cycling announced that the Tour of Britain Men would be delivered over six days in 2024, with an ambition to bring future parity to the two national tours, following the alignment of the event names in 2024.

Tour of Britain Women 2024:
Stage 1 ? Thursday 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno
Stage 2 ? Friday 7 June 2024: Wrexham
Stage 3 ? Saturday 8 June 2024: Warrington
Stage 4 ? Sunday 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester

The 3 Towns Arcade / Re: DaveR's Interesting Properties Thread
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 09:47:08 am »
Inside former chapel converted into a stunning ?550,000 home overlooking the Little Orme
Bethania Chapel has been modernised to the highest specifications

Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by Hugo on April 17, 2024, 03:18:58 pm »
They are lovely little creatures Steve but sadly in decline nowadays and having Badgers in the garden means that we haven't seen one near us for years
Local News & Discussion / Re: Venue Cymru Arena
« Last post by SteveH on April 17, 2024, 09:59:19 am »
The Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced it will be cutting back on performances due to financial pressures.

The company has said it will not be touring to Llandudno or Bristol early next year because of "increasing financial challenges".

Both the Arts Council of Wales and Arts Council England have cut the amount of money they give to WNO.

Company bosses said they needed to "introduce substantial budget efficiencies".

It means proposed performances at The Bristol Hippodrome in February 2025 and Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Conwy county, in May 2025 will not go ahead.

The funding received from Arts Council England (ACE) was cut by 35%, which led to WNO performances in Liverpool being cancelled in 2022, while operas in other English cities went ahead as planned.

Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Financial matters
« Last post by SteveH on April 17, 2024, 09:55:30 am »
UK inflation falls as meat and crumpet prices drop

Price falls for some food items like meat, crumpets and chocolate biscuits helped drive inflation down to its lowest level in two-and-a-half years.

The rate consumer prices have been rising at fell to 3.2% in the year to March, down from 3.4% the month before, according to official figures.

Inflation has been falling gradually since it peaked at 11.1% in late 2022.

However, lower inflation does not mean prices overall are coming down, they are just rising less quickly.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the price rises seen across most types of food products eased between February and March, with small increases being seen for bread and cereals.

But meat prices fell by 0.5% between February and March, compared with a rise of 1.4% a year ago, with pork products one of the big reasons behind the slowing rate.

Soaring food and energy bills have been the main causes behind the UK's high inflation in recent years.

Oil and gas were in greater demand after the Covid pandemic, and prices surged again when Russia invaded Ukraine, cutting global supplies. The conflict also reduced the amount of grain for sale, pushing up food prices.

It led to inflation for food and non-alcoholic drinks hitting a peak of 19.2% in March last year - the highest level seen since the 1970s.

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