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Anglesey Today Newsletter, Issue #003 -- What's New
October 28, 2009

Anglesey Today Newsletter, Issue #003 -- What's New

28 October 2009

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Anglesey Today Newsletter

Issue #003, 28 October 2009

Welcome to the latest issue of our Newsletter.

We have been planning for some time to launch this latest way of sharing interesting articles and news about Anglesey with the rest of the world.

And there is so much that's happening on the island right now, so we hope to give you a little flavour of what is in store for future issues.

You are welcome to leave any comments or ask questions about what you read by contacting us here. So, let's get started with the news and articles for the third edition.....

1) Anglesey Calendar 2010

Local photographer Paul Mattock produces some stunning shots of the island, which readers can now treasure in the latest 2010 Calendar, the fourth edition of this pictorial account of Anglesey. Secure your copy and perhaps a few for friends and relatives of this limited production ......

Click here to read more

2) Daring Island Red Squirrels Explore Mainland

The island has seen a concerted effort by conservationists to protect the red squirrel population in the face of a growing predominance of the grey squirrel. But who would have thought that their pioneering red cousins would make their way over the Menai Strait to Gwynedd?

Read about the squirrel escape here here

3) Beautiful Island Sea and Landscape Views

Paul Mattock's photos capture the essence of Anglesey.

Send an eCard to a friend and share with them some lovely photos of the island on their birthday or some other special occasion.

See the photo collection here

4) Holyhead to be Major Cruise Destination

Over recent years a growing number of large cruise liners have stopped off at Holyhead, giving visitors a chance to visit some historic and cultural attractions on the island and further afield. Now a major Irish Sea ports initiative aims to increase both the frequency and size of cruise ship visiting this major port on the west coast of Britain.

Read about plans for Holyhead Port

5) A New Gallery to Attract Big Name Artists

Carolyn Warburton writes about how a new gallery north of Beaumaris aims to attract the works of some big names in the art world, including Sir Henry Moore. The rural setting with fine sea views overe to Snowdonia was once home to Sir Kyffin Williams.

More about the gallery here

6) Enjoy a lovely coastal walk near Llanddona

The Anglesey Coastal Path offers walkers a great experience the amazing island coastline with breathtaking views of the sea as well as some interesting historic sites along the way. Set in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the path is well worth a visit. Here you can learn about the stretch between Pentraeth and Llanddona on the low lying eastern section of the island.

Read about the coastal path walk here

7) Walks extra news

There's still time for those keen to walk the coast in November and December to join the Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path.

Check dates and venues here

8) Help Raise Funds for Leukaemia Research

Forget me not walks orgainsed by Leukaemia Research are holding an event at Plas Newydd on Anglesey. Come along, bring friends and family, and enjoy the views. Supporting a great cause.

Find out more here

9) Anglesey Cardiff Flights Future Prospects

There have been fears that the north south airlink between Cardiff and Anglesey would be phased out after the three year trial period. Now the time has come to tender for an extension. What will happen? Will there be more flights or bigger planes or will the service close?

Learn more about future plans

10) Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Don't worry! We have now introduced a Sitesearch facility which you will see on a number of pages, or just go to the page below and type what you need (even if it is 7 words :) )

For example: beach holiday cottage near coast llangoed

Help me find what I'm looking for

11) Don't use a Weetabix Cereal Box to find us!

About 18 months ago major potato crisp manufacturer Walkers caused an outcry by omitting Anglesey from its map in a promotional campaign. And now another food producer appears to have caused upset with its latest initiative....

Read more here...

12) Greg Boosts New Island Nuclear Plant Campaign

Former Wylfa Power Station Site Director Greg Evans has pledged his support for the local campaign by stakeholders to secure Wylfa as one of the selected sites in the UK Government's new nuclear build programme. There are challenges and no guarantees, says Greg...


Well, I hope that has given you a little taster of what you can expect from us in forthcoming issues, when we will take a closer look at the future of energy on the island, and you will find out about Anglesey Ghosts.

We welcome your comments and if you have articles or stories you feel would be relevant and of interest to other readers, please send them along to us here.

Local businesses: If you would like to feature your business or services in this newsletter and/or on the site, as some have already done, do get in touch and we'll see how we can help.

And if you are looking for long lost friends or relatives, then please use this same form, and we can post it to the notice board.

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Well, that's all for now.

Until next time.

All the best,


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