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A town of northwest Wales on a narrow strait of the Irish Sea opposite Anglesey Island. The investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales took place in the castle here in 1969.
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(Placename) a port and resort in NW Wales, in Gwynedd on the Menai Strait: 13th-century castle. Pop: 9726 (2001)
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``The lads have been playing for nothing for the last three or four weeks because of the financial problems at the club,'' Caernarfon manager Adrian Jones told BBC Online.
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Scottish Power wants to axe its customer service office in Caernarfon to save cash, and move jobs to Wrexham 78 miles away, and says it is willing to pay their travel costs for up to four years.
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Scottish Power announced they will close the department in Caernarfon - which hosts the Welsh language service.
IN an incredible match at Farrar Road, Bangor and Caernarfon shared six goals in front of a large crowd and ended with nine men apiece.
As many as 1,000 freebooters are expected to descend on Caernarfon for the town's second pirate festival - doubling the size of last year's event.
CAERNARFON Ladies rugby team face the biggest match in their short history this Sunday.
CAERNARFON has the potential to become the main tourism centre of North Wales within the next six years, it was claimed yesterday.
The political debate programme will come to Galeri Caernarfon on Thursday, June 14.
CAERNARFON kept up their bid for a successive Division One North crown after a comprehensive 49-7 win away at Llangefni.