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Local News & Discussion / Re: Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs & Takeaways
« Last post by SteveH on July 04, 2024, 10:21:55 am »
THE OWNER of a café in Llandudno has put her other eatery on the market, wishing to concentrate on the Llandudno business instead.

Green Island Bistro, on Rhuddlan High Street, was opened by Sara Turner during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since then, it has won several awards, including Café / Bistro of the Year Overall Winner at the Food Awards Wales in Cardiff earlier this year.

The restaurant also defended its title of best café/bistro in North Wales, scooping the prize for the second consecutive year.

“I am really hoping to find someone in the vegan community to take on the business in Rhuddlan and continues to run it as a vegan eatery.


Local News & Discussion / Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Last post by Hugo on July 03, 2024, 03:10:00 pm »
Colwyn Bay crash live updates as air ambulance lands at scene
Drivers have been urged to avoid the area.    I saw the helicopter coming over but couldn't see where it had landed.
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by Hugo on July 03, 2024, 10:38:06 am »
The Badger came to the garden last night and this morning I found the peanut feeder on the ground, all mangled up and minus any peanuts.
So determined not to be beaten I put the old peanut feeder higher up the tree in the hope that it will be too high for the Badger to climb up to.      The Clematis that was growing nicely up the tree is in a mess after the Badger but hopefully will grow back again
Covid-19 / Re: General Covid 19 news.......Moderna to develop bird-flu jab
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 10:15:24 am »
The US government has given Moderna $176m (£139m) to develop a messenger-ribonucleic-acid-based (mRNA) pandemic influenza vaccine that would work against bird flu.

It says it wants to be "better prepared" for public-health crises, having learned lessons from Covid.

Bird flu is not a big threat to people, despite outbreaks in poultry and cattle.

But experts want a working vaccine that could be quickly rolled out, in case the virus mutates and becomes a problem.

Vaccines using mRNA technology - which the Moderna's Covid jab is also based on - can be produced more quickly.

And the US government says adding this technology to its pandemic-flu toolkit enhances its ability to be "nimble and quick" against bird flu.

The $176m, from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, will be used to complete late-stage development and testing of Moderna's vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza.

Music, TV, Radio & The Arts / Re: Favourite TV Shows
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 10:13:26 am »
Fox set to launch free Netflix rival in UK

Tubi will compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney+, ITVX and Channel 4's streaming platform as well as the BBC iPlayer.

The platform has been quickly gaining market share in the US where, according to Fox, it has almost 80 million monthly active users.

In the UK, Tubi says it will launch with more than 20,000 films and TV series, including content from Disney, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Local News & Discussion / Re: Hotel News & Gossip
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 10:08:30 am »
A SEAFRONT hotel in Llandudno could be set for an expansion, after a planning application was submitted.

The Grade II listed Llandudno Bay Hotel, on the promenade, could see the conversion of its lower ground floor rooms into six additional bedrooms, all complete with en suites.

The planned work would also see a renovation, the replacement of windows and doors to elevations on the lower ground floor and ground floor.

The hotel has already cut its carbon footprint and running costs as part of a “green revolution”.


Redundancy for dozens of school staff as cash-strapped council makes cuts
Conwy Council cut its school budget by 5% amid a major financial black hole

Dozens of school staff have taken redundancy in Conwy as the cash-strapped local authority slashes costs. A total of 34 members of school staff have left via either voluntary or compulsory redundancy since slashing education budgets.

The authority raised council tax by 9.67% for the current financial year, while slashing front-line service budgets by 10%. Schools were made to cut costs by 5% for the second year running. Of the 34 redundancies, five were compulsory. The cost of the redundancies is not known.

Local News & Discussion / Re: The Great Orme Play area set to reopen soon
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 10:01:25 am »
THE PLAY area at the Great Orme summit is set to reopen in a matter of weeks.       ref pioneer

Last year, a new entrance was installed at the picturesque play area.

Now, the area is complete with a new turf, with other "final treatments" being put in place.

The play area is one of three on the Great Orme, with the council planning for to reopen it in two weeks.

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: "We know the newly improved play area at the Great Orme summit looks really tempting - but it's not quite ready yet!

"The new turf needs to settle and get final treatments before it's ready to be walked on.

"The play area will reopen in 2 weeks."
Local News & Discussion / Re: CCBC: Latest planning applications
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 09:58:20 am »
A landmark building in Penmaenmawr could be converted into 20 affordable homes if planning permission is agreed. Applicants Mode Ltd and North Wales Housing have applied to Conwy County Council’s planning department, seeking permission to convert the Brookes Tarpaulins building on Bangor Road.

If the plans get the go ahead, the building will be converted to house 20 affordable homes. The site will also be extended and will include parking and landscaping.
Local News & Discussion / Re: Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs & Takeaways
« Last post by SteveH on July 03, 2024, 09:55:17 am »
Llandudno in UK’s top 10 towns for highest number of this a good thing ?

UK seaside towns are renowned for their amusements - especially arcade and slots entertainment, and with this in mind, the team at OLBG have created the ‘Holiday Entertainment Index’ to profile the best destinations to mark for a visit this summer.

The index considers the number of activities per location including amusements, the cost to stay there, average weather patterns, and more, using data from TripAdvisor, Google, and Kayak.

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