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Anglesey

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Anglesea

(both: ăng`gəlsē), island and county (1985 est. pop. 68,800), 278 sq mi (719 sq km), NW Wales. Beaumaris is the chief town. It is a region of low, rolling hills. The principal industries are agriculture and stock raising. Two bridges over the Menai Strait connect the island to the mainland. The town of Menai Bridge has long been a stock-trading center for NW Wales. Anglesey is said to have been the last refuge of the druids from the Romans in Britain. Penmynydd, at the center of the island, was the home of Owen TudorTudor, Owen,
d. 1461, founder of the Tudor dynasty. He belonged to an ancient Welsh family. He was a squire at the court of Henry V, and, probably in 1429, he married Henry's widow, Catherine of Valois, by whom he had five children.
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, founder of the royal house of TudorTudor,
royal family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Its founder was Owen Tudor, of a Welsh family of great antiquity, who was a squire at the court of Henry V and who married that king's widow, Catherine of Valois.
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Anglesey

an island and county of N Wales, formerly part of Gwynedd (1974--96), separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. Administrative centre: Llangefni. Pop.: 59 500 (2003 est.). Area: 720 sq. km (278 sq. miles)
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We hope to extend this to other organisations and businesses across Anglesey. With plans for a number of substantial developments here on the island its important that we not only take steps to protect and promote the language but also to help those who move here for the first time to understand a bit more about our language and culture.
In 2009 more than 500 employees were made redundant from the smelting plant due to Anglesey Aluminium being unable to gain a commercially viable power contract.
The royal family has often spoken about their affinity for Anglesey.
A partnership between two energy giants interested in building a new nuclear reactor on Anglesey has been welcomed by the council.
Helen Gathercole, prosecuting, said: ``Mr Anglesey's actions caused considerable disruption at the match.
Anglesey council, the Welsh Government and other local stakeholders are taking action to address what has been deemed a "critical situation".
Without demand-side interventions supporting higher quality job opportunities for people to put their skills and training to use, there is a danger that drift towards out-migration and brain drain could continue in regions like Anglesey.
"It is also a great example of partnership working, with the Welsh Government, Anglesey County Council, Grwp Llandrillo Menai and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority all contributing to the successful delivery of the scheme.
Anglesey, during the 12-month term of that option, will hold management control and operatorship of Grangesberg.
They want the island to cash in on its natural beauty, watersports, and 125-mile coastal path - and make Anglesey one of the most visited destinations in Wales.
The 13th Annual Anglesey Oyster and Welsh Produce Festival will be drawing visitors from miles around with the promise of delicious wares at the Trearddur Bay Hotel.
Conygar chief executive Robert Ware said this plan was happening thanks to a collaboration between them, Welsh Government, Anglesey council and enterprise zone, and the hotel chain.