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Torfaen council has voted in favour of closing the two schools in Abersychan, Victoria Primary pictured

Breaking Torfaen council votes to close schools in Abersychan

Waste piled up at the Pontypool facility operated by Christopher Bayliss.

Boss of recycling plant which had £193k of taxpayers' cash gets suspended jail sentence

Police appeal after £1,700 worth of theft of cosmetics and perfume stolen from Cwmbran's Boots

Police appeal after £1,700 worth of cosmetics and perfume stolen from Cwmbran's Boots

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Welsh Government to plough £120 million into schools, transport, healthcare and housing projects across Wales

Welsh Government to put £120m into projects across Wales

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Hannah Merrett is campaigning to bring breastfeeding into everyday life (55039840)

Abergavenny photographer "overwhelmed" after project featuring breastfeeding sees over 600 mums come forward

Staff at Chepstow Leisure Centre from left, Katie Thompson, Mel Hill and Lloyd Thomas taking part in the British Heart Foundation's WEAR IT BEAT IT national campaign

Heart fundraiser in aid of Chepstow rugby player

SAVINGS Jane Hutt, Minister for Finanace Welsh Goverment at Melin Homes in Pontypool for a meeting on the arbed 2 ERDF project, which discusses ways of saving in the community. (53618072)

£120 million into projects across Wales

Sex education in Wales branded "woefully inadequate"

Sex education in Wales branded "woefully inadequate"

Artist impression of the junction between High Street and Nevill Street in Abergavenny

Abergavenny set for £1m facelift

The Grade II listed Tredegar House in Newport, one of Gwent's premier historic attractions.

AMs to vote on rules protecting historic sites

Claire Day, winner of one of the Halifax awards

Undy woman who started homeless project is given award

Singers performing at a Severn event in 2009

Singers needed to join River Festival choir

A view of Abergavenny Castle from Castle Meadows. Credit Forgotten Abergavenny.

A look back at the Free Press stories making the headlines in 1936

Gareth Hubbarde has turned his life around after his suicide attempt two years ago. (55132091)

Cwmbran man who lost his leg after jumping in front of a train speaks of recovery battle

The Met Office's severe weather warning map on Sunday (55124691)

Storm Imogen to batter Gwent

THE eastbound carriageway of the M4 in Monmouthshire is now fully re-open after a broken-down vehicle was removed.

UPDATED: M4 eastbound now fully re-open in Monmouthshire

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Sport

Dragons full-back Meyer cited for dangerous tackle

Dragons full-back Meyer cited for dangerous tackle

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FLASHPOINT: Dragons lock Rynard Landman was red-carded after catching Jack Carty in the head last year. The Connacht fly-half won't return on Thursday because of a spleen injury

Water slide injury rules Connacht's Carty out of Dragons clash

CRACKING SCORE: Centre Adam Hughes scored a wonder try for Newport Gwent Dragons at Ulster

Classy try of the season contender shows Dragons can dazzle - lock Landman

HONOURS EVEN: Wales and Ireland shared the spoils in a tense Six Nations opener

Wales centre Jamie Roberts: We're kicking ourselves after gifting Ireland a draw

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Wales' Tom James (right) is tackled by Ireland's Keith Earls during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Ireland 16 Wales 16: Gatland's men forced to settle for share of spoils

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ON THE CHARGE: Wales wing George North tries to barge through the Ireland defence

Wales boss Gatland flat after Dublin draw

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

COSTLY: Ben White's yellow card for a high tackle allowed Ulster to pile on the pressure against the 13-man Dragons

Three things we learned from Newport Gwent Dragons' loss at Ulster

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COMMITTED: Angus O'Brien tackles Jacob Stockdale in the Dragons' tenacious performance at Ulster

Jones: Dragons have set their standard with tenacious Ulster display - now repeat against Connacht

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Keys cup clash postponed

Swalec Cup fixtures washed out

WELCOME RETURN: Centre Jonathan Davies will add spark to the Wales back line after missing the World Cup through injury

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Wales can get off to Six Nations flyer thanks to Ireland's wounded warriors

Swalec Cup (55034268)

Away wins needed on route to Principality Stadium

05.02.16 - Ulster v Dragons - Guinness PRO12 - ..Ulster's Darren Cave is tackled by the Dragons' Ben White and Adam Warren. (55067889)

Ulster 17 Dragons 15

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LIVE: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

LIVE: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

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National Sport

West Ham's Dimitri Payet has become an instant hit with the club's fans

Dimitri Payet in talks over new West Ham deal

Paul O'Connell was suffering from a hamstring injury picked up in the World Cup.

Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell announces retirement

Andy Murray and wife Kim have had their first child, the BBC reported

Tennis ace Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears 'welcome baby girl'

Luke Robinson has been forced to call time on his career

Huddersfield half-back Luke Robinson retires after hip warning

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