HUNDREDS of people have joined a protest group after learning that there are plans to demolish a former Porthmadog cinema which once hosted a red carpet Hollywood blockbuster premiere.
Last month the committee of the Coliseum Cinema confirmed that contracts have been exchanged for the sale of the cinema for £235,000 to Develop UK Northern Ltd based in Altrincham.
An application to demolish the site has now been submitted by the company, but this has sparked an online protest group called ‘Save the Coliseum from Demolition’ which has over 800 ‘likes’.
TRIBUTES have been paid to the oldest woman in Wales, after she died aged 109 following a short illness.
Nellie Robinson of Llanfair, near Harlech, died last week at Ysbyty Gwynedd, but she had been living at the Hafod Mawddach care home in Barmouth.
Grandson Lee Knight said Nellie (pictured in the hat) was a typically “forthright” Yorkshirewoman who would be well-remembered in Meirionnydd.
A LLANDDERFEL man brandished a knife at terrified party-goers in a row over buffet food.
Craig Peter Stewart of Hen Ysgol threatened a man who he claimed insulted him while he was helping himself to food from a buffet table laid out for a birthday party at Llandderfel Hall, near Bala in the early hours of Sunday, 24 August.
Stewart, 31, pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing a knife when he appeared before Dolgellau magistrates last Thursday.
The court heard that police were called to the hall around 2.10am.
PRIMARY schools in Aberystwyth and the surrounding area could close or be merged under council cost-cutting proposals.
The council has appointed an education consultant to review both primary and secondary schools in the Aberystwyth area following concerns over surplus places.
It is not known which schools could be affected but there are a number of primary schools in Aberystwyth, including Ysgol Gymraeg, Plascrug and St Padarn’s.
BORTH residents have been left in the dark after streetlights were taken down by the council for safety reasons.
And they are hopping mad because the council says it can’t afford to replace the lights in Cambrian Terrace despite the winter nights drawing in and the fact that it is the main route to the railway station.