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  • Son meets his long-lost mum - after almost 58 years apart

    A PORTSKEWETT man has been re-united with his mother after nearly 58 years apart. read more


    JAMES DONALD (Dad) 8/10/63 ANNA (Mam) 24/10/79 IRENE (Sister) 12/08/03 ELISABETH (Sister) 7/06/08 They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal, but neither time nor reason will change the way we feel. For no-one knows the heartache that lies behind our smiles, no-one knows how many times we have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something for there won't be any doubt, you're so wonderful to think of but so hard to be without. Rest in Gods garden. Sadly missed by family here and in Ukraine. read more


    JAMES Ann aged 77 passed away on the 14th October 2014 at Nevill Hall Hospital. She will be dearly missed by her Husband Jess her children Michael, Jennifer and Paul, daughter in law Louise, son in law Peter her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Forever in our hearts and never forgotten. Funeral Monday 3rd November Service at St. Codoc's Church Trevethin at 2.00pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium at 3.00pm. Floral tributes may be sent to Co Operative, Lime Kiln Road, Pontnewynydd Tel: 01495 772288. read more

  • PICTURES: See great Hallowe'en pumpkin carvings

    ABERSYCHAN residents took to the challenge of creating the best spooky carved pumpkin as part of a Hallowe'en competition. read more

  • Car crashes into banking on A466 in Redbrook

    FIRE crews attended to a car which had crashed into banking on the A466 in Redbrook last night. read more

  • Estyn to visit Cwmbran school before merger

    ESTYN bosses have acknowledged they plan to conduct a “monitoring visit” at a school set to be merged with another secondary next year. read more

  • Widow denies knowing husband's cash could have come from illegal means Free Press Series:

    A WIDOW accused of laundering cash from counterfeit cigarettes to fund a "lavish lifestyle" denied knowing her husband's money may have come from illegal means. read more

  • Listed Pontypool church fixed with grant

    REPAIRS to a Grade II* Victorian church in Torfaen have been completed with the help of a grant of over £60,000 - making it a "sight to behold". read more

  • Caldicot Castle fate won't be decided for months

    THE fate of Caldicot Castle will not be decided for another six months and pending the outcome of the £30,000 heritage report. read more

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