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Firefighters tackling a blaze at school in Bangor

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes in Bangor. The fire is in a detached classroom building.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident at the school on Ffordd Caernarfon at just before 7.30 pm this evening.

Fire engines from Bangor and Menai Bridge are currently at the scene and are tackling the blaze which is believed to have spread to the roof.

At this time it is unclear as to how the fire began and an investigation into its cause will be undertaken.

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Morrisons issue statement over prescription row

Morrisons have issued a statement following a protest over a toddler's Welsh prescription.

"We stand by the actions of our pharmacist who was dispensing this medicine to a patient in need, and had to be sure he was giving the correct dosage."The customer actually went to a different pharmacy first, and they did not carry this medicine. We were asked by that store during a phone call to help by supplying the medicine instead.

"Our pharmacist was told during this phone conversation that it was half in Welsh and half in English. Without seeing the original prescription, he could not judge whether he could translate it, so he asked for a translation to ensure he could be clear of the exact instructions. It is vital that any drug is dispensed correctly.

"This translation followed within approximately two hours of the customer arriving at the first pharmacy - by fax to us.

"When the customer arrived at our store (for the first time) the medicine was dispensed as prescribed.

"At no stage did we turn the customer away, or refuse to dispense the prescription, and we strongly refute this accusation.

"We fully support the use of the Welsh language, and use dual language signage in our stores. Where medicines are concerned however, we are not prepared to take the chance of making a mistake and we hope all customers will understand that."

– Morrisons

Protesters say 'everyone has the right to live in Welsh'

Protesters angry at Morrisons pharmacy in Bangor say "everyone should have the right to live in Welsh", and has taken steps to see if legal action should be taken against the company.

Everyone should have the right to live in Welsh - from the doctors who want to work in Welsh, to the patients who want to receive treatment in the language.

What Morrisons has done is totally at odds with the official status the Welsh language has, and has caused anguish to the family.

We have written to the company demanding they apologise straight away and confirm they will not allow this type of incident to happen again.

We have also contacted the Welsh Language Commissioner asking her to consider the possibility of legal steps against the company.

This event is a reminder that the new language standards - rules which will place duties on bodies to supply services in Welsh - must prevent awful problems like this.

The standards dealing with the health service need to give people rights to use Welsh. But also, language laws need to cover more of the private sector, like supermarkets, so they respect and promote the language generally.

– Sian Howys, rights spokeswoman for Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

Protest due over Welsh language prescription row

Bangor residents will stage a protest over prescription in Welsh refused Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Bangor residents will stage a protest against Morrisons supermarket today, after the company refused to give a family's son a prescription because it was written in Welsh.

Among the speakers at the protest will be the local MP for Arfon Hywel Williams.

Robin Farrar, Chair of language campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, said:

"Everyone should have the right to live in Welsh - from the doctors who want to work in Welsh, to the patients who want to receive treatment in the language.

"What Morrisons has done is totally at odds with the official status the Welsh language has and has caused anguish to the family.

"We have written to the company demanding they apologise straight away and confirm they will not allow this type of incident to happen again.

"We have also contacted the Welsh Language Commissioner asking her to consider the possibility of legal steps against the company.

"This event is a reminder that the new language standards - rules which will place duties on bodies to supply services in Welsh - must prevent awful problems like this.

"The standards dealing with the health service need to give people rights to use Welsh. But also, language laws need to cover more of the private sector, like supermarkets, so they respect and promote the language generally."

A spokesperson for Morrisons said the company and the pharmacy team are "looking into it" and are "working with the store and area pharmacy team to find out what has happened."

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Bryn Terfel visits Bangor's Theatr Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel's won just about every honour a world famous singer could - but today he was introduced to something pretty special.

He put on his hard hat and high visibility vest and walked onto what's now a building site in Bangor but will soon become Theatr Bryn Terfel - part of the Pontio Arts Centre taking shape in the city.

Rob Shelley was there to catch one of the baritone's most unique performances...

Bryn Terfel sings with children at theatre named after him

Bryn Terfel was born and lives in Gwynedd

Opera singer Bryn Terfel visited the site of the new Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor today.

The theatre forms part of Pontio, an arts centre at Bangor University. It is due to open later this year.

He was joined by children from nearby schools to sing a song specially composed for him.

Terfel and the children sang 'Anfonaf Angel' together

Opera singer Bryn Terfel to visit theatre named after him

This will be Bryn's first visit to the theatre site Credit: PA

Internationally renowned opera singer Bryn Terfel will pay his first visit to the site of the new Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor later today.

The theatre will be based in Pontio, Bangor University's new Arts and Innovation Centre and twill host Welsh and English drama as well as opera, circus and comedy.

It's expected to open in Autumn this year.

The singer, from Gwynedd, will also be performing a song written for him with local schoolchildren.

Refusal of toddler's Welsh prescription "inexcusable"

There's been widespread criticism after a family's claim that a supermarket pharmacy refused to supply their son's prescription because part of it was written in Welsh. Now their MP is among those calling the incident "inexcusable".

In response, The National Pharmacy Association says a pharmacist would want wish to make sure of all the instructions on the prescription before handing them out so patients are not put at risk.

James Crichton-Smith reports.

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