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£15m Gwynedd solar park would be a 'massive contribution' to renewable energy (By Hywel Trewyn)

The plan is to build a 75-acre solar park which has been approved by town councillors and would give an alternative to turbines

A solar farm has been proposed for Caernarfon

A £15M solar park on a Gwynedd farm would be “a massive contribution” to renewable energy and an alternative to wind turbines, say developers.

German company Kronos Solarwants wants to build a massive solar park on 75 acres of farmland at Parciau on the outskirts of Caernarfon.

The plans have been approved by Caernarfon Town Council and will be discussed by Gwynedd planners on September 22.

Speaking from Munich, Kronos boss Dr Alexander Arcache said: “It will be a massive contribution to creating…

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10 secret places to discover in Snowdonia

22nd September 2014

Nantlle Ridge

A region in North Wales with a national park of 823 square miles, Snowdonia is best known for its breathtaking views, rocky terrains, stunning seascapes and hidden valleys.

But beyond the spectacular mountains and beaches, Snowdonia offers you the chance to explore the mysterious heritage of the surrounding towns, the fascinating history behind the Welsh landscape and the hidden gems to be…

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LIVE MUSIC HEAVEN: 40 OF THE BEST GIG VENUES IN THE UK by Elliot Mitchell, Andrew Trendell and Jake Polden

16th September 2014

A great venue can say a lot about in a city. In fact one could even argue it may define a place's entire musical legacy, a space where culture can thrive and memories can be made.

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10 great food festivals in North Wales (By Laura Swire)

28th August 2014

From cooking masterclasses to produce markets and food from abroad, there are plenty of food festivals in North Wales coming up


Upcoming food festivals in North Wales

North Wales produces top quality food and produce - so why not celebrate and support locally sourced food at a food festival?

Here are the food festivals that are coming up in North Wales over the next few…

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Neighbours battle music venues over noise (By Ian Youngs - Entertainment reporter, BBC News)

25th August 2014


Night  Day ManchesterThe Night & Day in Manchester has received support from the likes of Guy Garvey and Johnny Marr.

Manchester gig venue Night & Day, which has hosted the likes of Elbow and the Arctic Monkeys over the last 23 years, is under threat after a noise complaint. With similar disputes erupting across the UK, venues are lobbying for a…

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CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? (by Emily Atkin)

25th August 2014

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In response to growing accusations from both conservationists andconservatives that renewable energy sources like solar and wind kill too many birds, U.S. News and World Report has compiled data on which energy industries are responsible for the most bird deaths every year.

For each power source — wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, and coal — the data on bird deaths…

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WATCH: North Wales castles from the clouds (by Laura Swire)

20th August 2014

These videos of North Wales's castles recorded by a drone give viewers a bird's eye perspective of the great landmarks

A series of aerial videos have been released of BeaumarisConwy and Caernarfon castles by Cadw.

The videos have been shot using a remote controlled drone equipped with a high-quality camera to recreate a bird's-eye-view of the castles.

Beaumaris, Conwy and Caernarfon Castles form one of…

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Reopening Caernarfon to Bangor train line 'would be cheaper than £100m bypass'

11th August 2014

Ex-transport chief says revived network would draw in tourists and boost economy

Reopening the rail link to Caernarfon would be cheaper than building the new £100 million bypass planned.

That is the view of former Conwy council transport chief Bob Saxby who believes that pressure should be put on the Welsh Government to bring back the train.

If the line was reopened trains would take around…

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