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Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by Hugo on June 12, 2024, 12:47:21 pm »
You're right Steve about being careful what we wish for.      The only viable option for a developer after paying 2.2 million pounds for the site would be an apartment complex with about  100  apartments but I've come up with a brand new idea.
Why not build a hotel on the site !           ;)
Science and Technology / Re: Health
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:57:48 am »
A just in case warning ................

An invasive species of mosquito has set up home in 13 countries in the EU, including France, Spain and Greece, with experts linking their presence to a rise in dengue fever in Europe.

Climate change is creating favourable conditions for the tiger mosquito to spread, said the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

As far north as Paris, where the Olympic Games will take place at the end of July, authorities have been monitoring and trapping the insect.

The ECDC has warned international travel will further increase the risk of more European outbreaks.

It has advised people to remove stagnant water from gardens or balconies, where mosquitoes can breed, and use repellent as well as screens on windows and doors.

Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Points to Ponder
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:53:43 am »
Two care home owners say they would be unable to cope without the help of foreign staff.

Lakshmy and Philip Pengelly, who own Ashley Court Care Home in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, said they had been forced to cut occupancy at their home because of staffing issues – until they began to recruit oversees workers.

In an election, poised to scrutinise immigration figures, many in the care sector say they are becoming increasingly reliant on workers from countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Nigeria.

In 2022 the UK government opened, external skilled worker visas to overseas care workers, in a bid to tackle record staff shortage in the care sector.

It meant care home workers such as Mr and Mrs Pengelly could sponsor, external foreign workers and bring them to the UK.

With the spring and summer upon us, many will be looking to get out and enjoy Britain's great outdoors.

However, there a number of plants and flowers native to the UK and Ireland that are poisonous to humans and pets.

If you're interested in learning more about the most poisonous plants across the country, look no further.

These are some of the most poisonous plants and flowers across the UK for humans, according to the Woodland Trust............

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Local News & Discussion / Re: Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs & Takeaways
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:45:34 am »
Update on last post.........

Mochdre Challenge Brekkie beats Youtuber BeardmeetsFood

An unbeaten challenge breakfast in Mochdre has claimed its first high-profile victim - Youtube eating challenge star BeardmeetsFood.

And just 24 hours after the full video of the epic attempt at Ann's Kitchen on Conwy Road went live it had attracted almost two million views.

Ann's Kitchen created the Challenge Brekkie as a bit of fun - eight rashers of bacon, eight sausages, eight black puddings, eight hash browns, eight eggs, eight slices of fried bread, eight slices of toast, sautéed potatoes, beans, tomatoes and a huge mug of tea or coffee.

It costs £30 and the rules are simple - if you finish it in 30 minutes, you get it for free.

So when Youtube food challenge star BeardmeetsFood - aka Adam Moran - heard about it he decided to drive over from Leeds to give it a go.

"He had messaged my partner Tracey asking about the breakfast but under his real name, Adam, so we had no idea that he was coming in," said Ann's Kitchen owner Paul Jones. "But when he came through the door the customers all recognised him straight away and they knew why he was here!


Local News & Discussion / Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:39:41 am »
Llandudno named the best holiday destination in the country
The resort came out on top in Wales and was sixth highest in the UK

Llandudno has been named the best destination in the country and is in the UK top ten. The experts at GO Outdoors have created their holiday hotspots for 2024.

They research a range of data, including hotels, activities, local transport, weather, and popularity, to chose the top holiday destinations in the UK.

This saw the Victorian seaside resort in Conwy come out on top in Wales. The 'Queens of Welsh Resorts' was also sixth on the UK list


Experts gave it an overall score of 8.9 out of 10. The top spot went to Newquay in Cornwall - which scored 9.72.


Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Financial matters
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:32:29 am »
Millions of us are 'missing out' on interest on savings because we're not doing one thing
Keeping large amounts of funds in low-paying current accounts has become a costly mistake for millions, warn experts

Recent analysis has revealed that more than £366bn is sitting idle in UK current and savings accounts, earning a meagre 1% interest or less. This is a slight decrease from January's estimate by Yorkshire Building Society and data consultancy CACI, which pegged the amount at £380bn.

Research conducted by them shows that despite the reduction, a staggering amount of money is still held in low-interest accounts. A survey by Opinium for Yorkshire Building Society revealed that nearly 17% of people have never checked the interest rate on their savings and more than a third (36%) keep their savings in their current accounts.

Local News & Discussion / Re: Abergele News
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:29:59 am »
A NEW banking hub will officially open in Abergele for the first time later this week.

The hub will be located at 67 Market Street, the former home of Barclays Bank, and will officially open on Friday (June 14), following a "soft opening" on June 7.

This will be a shared banking space; like a traditional bank branch, but available to everyone.

Barclays closed its branch in Abergele in late 2017, and is one of seven banks to have left the town.


Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by SteveH on June 12, 2024, 09:27:21 am »
I agree Hugo, but I am thinking , careful what we wish for.
Local News & Discussion / Re: Stop Press
« Last post by Hugo on June 12, 2024, 07:35:43 am »
North Wales developer on land hunt as plans to hike home building by 50%
Anwyl Group has secured a new £82m credit facility to back their ambitious proposals.    There is a prime plot of land in the West Shore at Llandudno that might be suitable.   It has remained unused since 2008 when the former hotel Penmorfa was demolished !
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