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Over 100 staff at Bangor University facing compulsory redundancy

115 members of staff at Bangor University are facing compulsory redundancy, the university has confirmed.

The institution said it has been carrying out a review to address 'significant financial challenges' where £8.5m of savings needed to be made.

That equates to 170 posts but due to a voluntary severance scheme, the university confirmed the number has reduced to 115.

It added a period of formal consultation with unions and staff had begun this week and will close on 1 September.

Bangor University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G Hughes said: “Whilst the number of posts at risk has reduced, it is still a significant number and we will continue to seek ways in which we can further reduce the need for compulsory redundancies."


Man appears in court charged with murder of a married father

A man has appeared in court today accused of the murder of a 27-year-old married dad who died following an alleged attack outside a nightclub in Bangor.

Henry Ayabowei died in the early hours of Saturday morning. Credit: Family photo

During a three-minute hearing, 26-year-old Kieran Roberts, of Maesgeirchen in Bangor, was remanded in custody by magistrates at Llandudno charged with the murder of Henry Ayabowei on April 2nd.

Father-of-two Mr Ayabowei, of Llangefni, Anglesey, known to friends as Henry Esin and nicknamed 'Romeo', played soccer for local sides on the island.

He died in hospital at Stoke-on-Trent after being found unconscious outside the Peep nightclub Bangor in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Roberts will appear at Caernarfon crown court tomorrow.

Officers granted more time to interview Bangor suspect

North Wales Police have been given more time to interview a man arrested following the death of another man outside the Peep nightclub in Bangor.

The assault happened at the Peep nightclub in Bangor.

27-year-old Henry Ayabowei, a father of two, died following the incident on Dean Street, between the junction of Brick Street and the High Street, in the early hours of Saturday.

Police arrested a 26-year-old local man in connection with the attack and have now been granted an extra day to question him.

Whilst the investigation remains at an early stage, we are grateful to the public for their significant support following Henry’s tragic death.

– DCI Brian Kearney, North Wales Police

A Home Office post mortem will also take place later.

Father who died after Bangor nightclub incident named

A man who died following an incident at a nightclub in Bangor in the early hours of Saturday morning has been named by police.

Henry Ayabowei died following the incident in the early hours of April 1st. Credit: North Wales Police

27-year-old Henry Ayabowei from Llangefni, who is a father of two, was found unconscious outside the Peep nightclub following reports of an assault. He later died in hospital.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Llanfairpwll FC, who Mr Ayabowei played for, paid tribute to the man also known locally as Henry "Romeo" Esin.

It is with great regret that we have just heard the tragic news that Henry "Romeo" Esin has passed away as a result of the injuries received.

We offer Henry's family and friends our sincerest condolences at this most heartbreaking time. Gone but never forgotten, a true gentleman in every sense.

– Llanfairpwll FC statement

A 26-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.


Man appears in court after homeless man stabbed

A man has appeared in court charged with the stabbing of a homeless man in Bangor .

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Police say a 53-year-old homeless man had been stabbed whilst sleeping rough in an archway near to the Castle Pub.

26-year-old Matthew Roberts was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently charged with wounding and possession of a knife.

He was remanded in custody until February.

Police say incidents like this are 'extremely rare'.

I must stress that incidents of this nature are extremely rare in Bangor but when they do occur the investigations are detailed and extensive. If you witnessed this incident or have any information please contact Police on 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously.

– DC Jade Light, North Wales Police
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