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SOLAR POWER: The council said the farm would generate enough power for about 4,000 homes and that it would save 2,395 tonnes of C02 emissions every year

Councillors approve controversial £350k solar farm plans

TIDY: Cwmbran Boating Lakes looked its splended best yesterday

Torfaen open spaces fly Green Flags for another year

GANG LEADER: Ashley Beaumont was sentenced to 10 years and eight months imprisonment as a member of a Pontypool and Cwmbran cocaine gang (33844698)

Drugs gang jailed for nearly 25 years have appeals thrown out by judges

DEATH DEFYING: The park opened in early February and has become a well used facility by the local community

Thrills and spills as skate park formally opened

Alex Evans aged 6 from Pontnewydd takes part in Don't Worry, Bee Happy Day at Greenmeadow Farm in Cwmbran (32871125)

Don't worry - bee happy at Cwmbran community farm

Man who assaulted two carers at a mental hospital detained indefinitely

Man who assaulted two carers at a mental hospital detained indefinitely

PETITION: More than 100 parliamentarians met characters from Victorian times to discover what life was like during the Great Stink of 1858

Torfaen MP steps back in time to support WaterAid’s call for taps and toilets for all

Businesses shamed for failing to pay correct wages

Businesses shamed for failing to pay correct wages

CANCELLED: The National Coal Museum in Blaenavon planned to stage the fun-packed event with re-enactments, music and discussions on Saturday and Sunday

Big Pit re-enactment weekend cancelled due to strike

COMPUTERS: Skutrade approached Monmouthshire council because of its various IT projects, including iCounty, and cabinet members gave the proposal their backing at a meeting

IT company could get £90k loan from council

PERFORMANCE: The Singing Club of Chepstow surprising Mrs Day at Caldicot Leisure Centre

Flash mob surprise for retirement at Caldicot Leisure Centre

RELIEF: Corrugated packing company Tri-Wall Europe, based on Wonastow Road, applied for hardship relief as it looked to get back on track after recent losses

Business boosted by 'unprecedented' council and Welsh Government funding

HOTEL: The 61-bed Premier Inn will be built on land known as Westgate off Merthyr Road in Llanfoist

Work on £5million hotel set to start later this year

Pontnewydd Male Voice Choir in 2014 (33609681)

110 years and still going strong for South Wales' oldest male voice choir

Councillors agree to stop selling plastic bottles in council owned buildings

Councillors agree to stop selling plastic bottles in council owned buildings

Sport

Tigers need to pass Oxford examination

Tigers need to pass Oxford examination

WRU unveil new changes to the Principality Premiership

WRU unveil new changes to the Principality Premiership

Black and Ambers get chance to avenge Quins cup loss

Black and Ambers get chance to avenge Quins cup loss

CHANCE TO IMPRESS: Budding cricketers (left to right) Jessica Thornton, Alex Griffiths, Charlotte Scarborough, Georgia Parfitt, Rose Evans pictured on Wales' tour to Abu Dhabi earlier this year

National call-up for promising Newport cricketers

ON THE ATTACK: Opener Carwyn James shows plenty of aggression in an innings of 44 in Chepstow's 21-run against Usk last weekend

Newport chasing double over champions on trip to capital

Young Dragons heading to South Africa with Wales U18s

Young Dragons heading to South Africa with Wales U18s

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Hallam Amos is likely to feature against Ireland

Dragons' young Wales trio set for World Cup audition against Irish

Toby Faletau (4649173)

Gatland casts doubt over Faletau's move from Dragons to Bath

Samson Lee could miss England World Cup clash - Wales boss Warren Gatland

Samson Lee could miss England World Cup clash - Wales boss Warren Gatland

PACE TO BURN: Teenage Dragons winger Lloyd Lewis is set to feature in the Premiership 7s

Teenage Dragons speedster Lloyd Lewis hoping for more capital gains in Premiership 7s

TUNE UP: Wales wing George North is preparing for another clash with Australia at the World Cup

George North: Wales' training camps have been even more brutal that 2011

DECISION TIME: Former Wales defender Danny Gabbidon

Danny Gabbidon set to hang up his boots

BATTING HERO: Chris Cooke saw Glamorgan home against Kent

Chris Cooke: Glamorgan's battling victory keeps qualification hopes alive

SENIOR DEAL: Harri Keddie has signed a contract with Newport Gwent Dragons along with fellow youngsters Barney Nightingale, Lloyd Lewis, Keagan Bale, Leon Brown and Arwel Robson

Dragons deals for six teenage talents

National Sport

Kenny McLean scored Aberdeen's late winner against Dundee United

McLean wins it for Dons

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal earned Arsene Wenger his first victory over Jose Mourinho

Gunners gain early upper hand

Rafael Nadal, pictured, beat Fabio Fognini to win the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

Glory for Nadal in Hamburg

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been backed to rediscover his form with the bat

Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

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