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Proposed plans to increase scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay face large opposition

Aberystwyth News, News March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

OVER 30,000 people have signed a petition in opposition to the Welsh government’s plans to increase the amount of scallop dredging that can legally be done in Cardigan Bay. The petition was started three months agoRead More

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Cupboard under stairway in Old College conceals donated Edwards sculpture for 80 years

Aberystwyth News, News, University News March 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm Comments

JOSEPH Edwards was a prolific Welsh sculptor and his work is highly praised, which made discovering one of his forgotten busts in a cupboard under the stairs of the Old College all the more surprising. TheRead More

Donations pouring into fundraiser in tribute to Stefan Osgood

Donations pouring into fundraiser in tribute to Stefan Osgood

SURPASSING their initial target five times over, a fundraiser on the site JustGiving started by students of Aberystwyth University have raised over £2,500 in tributes paid to a student who has died. Stefan Osgood, the Vice-PresidentRead More

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Sunday night sees Northern Lights over Ceredigion

Aberystwyth News, Lifestyle, News March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

VISIBLE over areas of Ceredigion last night was the stunning natural phenomenon Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Lucky stargazers in the county caught a glimpse of the light display, and photographer Carl ThorntonRead More

Deadpool chops off heads… And the power in Commodore

Deadpool chops off heads… And the power in Commodore

Aberystwyth News, Breaking News, News February 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm Comments

IN AN UNUSUAL turn of events befitting the ‘merc with the mouth’ himself, audience members were left rather confused at Thursday’s screening of Deadpool, as the power suddenly cut out towards the end of the film.Read More

Plenty in store as LGBT+ History Month draws to a close

Plenty in store as LGBT+ History Month draws to a close

WITH LGBT+ History Month drawing to a close, Edward Jones is organising a final push of events to celebrate and create a safe space for students. For all of this week, Jones is collecting names forRead More

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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