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2008-10-10 18:00:17

By Shirley Anne SHIRLEY Anne Owen's paintings and drawings reveal the beauty and wildness of the Welsh coast, captured in the deep of winter. Her new show, featuring more than 40 paintings and 60 drawings, is a tour de force for the artist, whose long love affair with the environment prompted the project. It brings into focus the consequences of rising water levels on the coastline and raises long held cultural memories of the advance of the sea. Inundation of the land has been a...

2008-09-25 17:46:42

By Darren Devine ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners yesterday welcomed moves by an energy firm to sell land it bought up around Wales' only remaining atomic power plant. Earlier this year French firm EDF Energy and US company Energy Solutions were vying to buy up land near Wylfa, on Anglesey, in readiness to build a new plant. But EDF will now sell the land it bought following an announcement yesterday that it had secured a takeover deal with British Energy. Dylan Morgan, spokesman for PAWB...

2008-09-24 18:00:28

COUNCIL chiefs on Anglesey say they are keen to build on the success of the island's airport by opening new routes to other cities - including possibly Dublin and London. Highland Airways operates an 18 seater Jetstream 31 aircraft on the route from Anglesey Airport/Maes Awyr Mon direct to Cardiff. In its first year to May, 14,133 passengers caught the 45 minute flight, with the load factor averaging 90%. Anglesey County Council, which operates the airport, is looking to extend the...

2008-09-20 21:00:25

A NORTH WALES airport that runs flights between Anglesey and South Wales wants to extend its range of routes, it was reported yesterday. The airport, which runs two daily flights between Valley in Anglesey and Cardiff, wants to introduce flights from North Wales to London and Dublin. It is less than two years since the airport introduced its North-South link - a 45-minute route, currently subsidised by the Assembly Government. Officials at the airline have said the proposals are still...

2008-09-03 18:00:00

By Aled Blake ANGLESEY Mining yesterday said it had still not come to a formal agreement over the sale of its Parys Mountain site to an Australian firm. An offer to acquire the Parys Mountain mine in Anglesey was made by Western Metals of Perth in April. Since then Western has been carrying out due diligence and negotiations on a definitive agreement between the companies have continued. In a statement released yesterday, Anglesey said that no formal agreement has been signed,...

2008-09-03 18:00:27

A SIGNIFICANT fall in the price of zinc from its 2007 peak has affected Anglesey Mining's plan for the next stage of its Parys Mountain project, the group said yesterday. But the company said copper prices had remained high and more than half of the value of the Parys Mountain deposits was in copper, generally at deeper levels than the zinc which is found near- surface particularly, in the White Rock area. Anglesey Mining said it had not yet signed a formal agreement for the sale of its...

2008-08-22 18:00:25

THE RNLI has voiced its concerns about the strike action. RNLI Chief Executive Andrew Freemantle said: "Anything that causes a break in the communications chain between those requiring assistance at sea, HM Coastguard and the rescue resources - in our case RNLI lifeboats - could potentially put lives at risk." They advised people to use beaches with lifeguards, although Rhyl is the only North Wales beach with trained lifeguards. Wardens patrol beaches including Llanddwyn and Porth...

2008-08-18 00:00:39

IT was meant to be a 300-mile cycle in the sun for two teachers on a summer fundraising mission. But the elements ensured it was more of a battle. Chris Myhill, 31, a special needs teacher at Ysgol Ty Coch, Church Village, and Seimon Edwards, 28, a teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, Cardiff, arrived in Penarth yesterday after the gruelling four-day trek. The pair set off on Monday morning from the most northern tip of Anglesey, Bull Bay, in an attempt to raise more than pounds...

2008-08-02 18:00:18

By David Williamson THE likelihood of a new nuclear power station on Anglesey may have edged closer following the collapse of French energy giant EDF's pounds 12bn bid to buy British Energy. EDF's purchase of land next to Anglesey's Wylfa station has fuelled speculation it hopes to build a next-generation nuclear station on the site. According to financial news service Bloomberg, EDF regarded Wylfa as a "back-up plan" if it could not strike a deal on British Energy. EDF yesterday...

2008-08-01 18:00:26

By DAVID JONES ANGLESEY Mining is reporting a profit of more than pounds 10m for the year ended March 31, 2008, as work continues to sell a project in North Wales and to bring an iron ore mine into production in North America. The AIM-listed mining company has a 50% ownership interest in a Canadian company holding the Labrador iron ore properties. It is also negotiating the sale of its ParysMountain project on Anglesey to Western Metals, of Perth, Western Australia, for about pounds...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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