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Sparse details have been released so far but the hospital maintain than no visitors are permitted on the wards

Two wards of Bronglais Hospital shut to visitors after suspected Norovirus outbreak

Aberystwyth News, Breaking News, News February 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm Comments

THE CEREDIG and Meurig wards at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth have been temporarily closed this evening after those on ward began to display symptoms of Norovirus. Relatives and visitors have been asked to stay away while testsRead More

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Welsh rail services to be managed from England under UK government plans

Aberystwyth News, News February 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm Comments

FOLLOWING reassurances from the UK government that a new Welsh rail franchise would not split into English and Welsh sections it appears that many Welsh rail services and stations could instead be managed by England. TheRead More

Storm Imogen: What’s happened & what’s to come?

Storm Imogen: What’s happened & what’s to come?

SINCE striking the seafront last night, Storm Imogen has been lashing the town with high winds (gusts have almost reached 70mph) and the promenade with a torrent of water. Videos from residents in seafront halls haveRead More

Arts Centre staff reduction met with student resistance

Arts Centre staff reduction met with student resistance

Aberystwyth News, News, University News February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

AFTER  proposals from Aberystwyth University to reduce the number of staff employed by the Arts Centre, a group of students have called for a rethink on plans to abolish a key post at Aber­ystwyth Arts CentreRead More

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Latest on the fate of Old College announced this Thursday

Aberystwyth News, News, University News January 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments

IN TWO DAYS Aberystwyth University will be playing host to the New Life for Old College Project Board, when they announce the latest updates in their bid to secure lottery funding for the redevelopment of theRead More

Petition to save Plascrug Leisure Centre cafe falls on deaf ears

Petition to save Plascrug Leisure Centre cafe falls on deaf ears

Aberystwyth News, News January 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

EVEN AFTER a flurry of support from local visitors to the Plascrug Leisure Centre, and the collection of 500 signatures on a petition urging Ceredigion County Council to rethink the decision to close its café, theRead More

John Grattan appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor

John Grattan appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor

AFTER announcing on December 4th she would be leaving her post of Vice-Chancellor at the end of this academic year, April McMahon is to be replaced in the interim by John Grattan from February 1st. Professor McMahonRead More

Half-million pound investment for Penparcau after 40% of children revealed to be living in poverty

Half-million pound investment for Penparcau after 40% of children revealed to be living in poverty

Aberystwyth News, News January 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm Comments

END CHILD Poverty recently revealed statistics that show that almost 4 in 10 children in Penparcau, and more than a quarter of children across Ceredigion, are living in poverty. The statistics show that between 2012 and 2013Read More

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Ceredigion Link Road Improvement Project entering its final stages

Aberystwyth News, News December 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm Comments

THE FINAL section of the A436 Ceredigion Link Road Improvement project is underway. The project began in 2012, and covers the area from Post Bach to Synod Inn. Ceredigion County Council received funding this year fromRead More

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The Implications of Fferm Penglais on Student Life

Aberystwyth News, Opinion December 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments

FOR THOSE of you not familiar with the Aberystwyth University’s new £45m hall of residence, Fferm Penglais/Penglais Farm, you’re probably not familiar with the friction it’s causing with Aberystwyth’s local businesses. Fferm Penglais was opened in JanuaryRead More