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Local councillor welcomes new restricted airspace at Meirionnydd airfield

Llanbedr Councillor Annwen Hughes (pictured) has welcomed the news that the Civil Aviation Authority has approved plans for Llanbedr Airfield to have a restricted air space at the location to test, invest and develop its research activities safely. The new ‘restricted zone’ comes into immediate effect, but the permanent site will only be activated by Notice to Aviators 24 hours in advance.
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“The words 'cancer' and 'children' shouldn’t be included in the same sentence”

“The words 'cancer' and 'children' shouldn’t be included in the same sentence,” says Felinheli Councillor Gareth Griffith (pictured) who has been prompted to run the London Marathon this year to raise money for Children with Cancer UK charity. The 60 year old Gwynedd Councillor loves a challenge, and this is one of his biggest challenges to date. “It's a year late due Covid19, so the journey has been a long one,” explains Plaid Cymru Councillor, Gareth Griffith.
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The importance of Porthmadog in the history of Gwynedd's slate heritage

Did you know that over 116,000 tonnes of north Wales slate were exported from Porthmadog in 1873? The town plays a vital role in the story of the Welsh slate landscape as a UNESCO world heritage site. “We’re all aware of the importance of the quarrying areas of Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bethesda, where Welsh slate was mined and used to roof so many of the world’s buildings in the 19th century,” said Porthmadog East Councillor, Nia Jeffreys (pictured with Councillor Selwyn Griffiths).
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