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  • Prison plan is approved

    AN Assembly planning inspector has given the go-ahead for an enclosed activity area at Usk Prison, despite objections from the Civic Society and local residents. read more

  • Fear for birds after hedge ripped out

    THE hedge which surrounded the former Harold Road Junior School, Abergavenny has been ripped out, leading to complaints from residents. One woman, who does not wish to be named, said she had complained to Monmouthshire County Council and the Gwent Wildlife Trust, amid fears that nesting birds had been disturbed. read more

  • Letters oppose market

    MONMOUTHSHIRE'S head of planning says the level of opposition to the plans for the re-development of Abergavenny Cattle Market is unprecedented. read more

  • Search on for the ancient trees

    THE Free Press ran an article last autumn about the Gwent Wildlife Trust's attempts to locate the ancient trees of Gwent. read more

  • It's... Chico time!

    X-FACTOR favourites Chico and Journey South will entertain up to 10,000 fans at this summer's Pop in the Park event in Bailey Park, the Free Press can reveal. read more

  • Players see red following theft

    AROUND 16 football players and match officials had personal belongings - including wallets, keys and mobile phones - stolen from locked changing rooms on Saturday afternoon. read more

  • Former lap-dancer admits attack in pub

    A PREGNANT former lapdancer was warned she could face a jail sentence after admitting attacking a landlady at a Chepstow pub. read more

  • Headstones to be tested for safety in cemeteries

    THE sturdiness of memorial headstones at Monmouth cemetery are to be safety tested from September as part of a health and safety initiative. Monmouthshire County Council has an obligation to ensure - as best it can - the safety of those visiting or working in its cemeteries. The checking of the stability of memorials is an important aspect to meet this obligation. read more

  • All dressed up for Easter

    TINY tots from both St John's-on-the-Hill Day Nurs-eries celebrated the arrival of spring in style with a traditional Easter bonnet parade at Chepstow Race-course on Thursday. read more

  • Top job for Jo back at home

    Jo Trigg has been appointed as the new manager for the Stroud & Swindon Building Society in Chepstow. read more

  • Recycling kids let fingers do walking

    YOUNGSTERS at Llanvair Kilgeddin Church in Wales Primary School have won £350 for their school by collecting Yellow Pages directories in a recycling competition. read more

  • Bridge to be cut open

    An extensive inspection of the M48 Severn bridge will start this month, after signs of corrosion were found on its sister bridge in Scotland. read more

  • Fear for birds after hedge ripped out

    THE hedge which surrounded the former Harold Road Junior School, Abergavenny has been ripped out, leading to complaints from residents. One woman, who does not wish to be named, said she had complained to Monmouthshire County Council and the Gwent Wildlife Trust, amid fears that nesting birds had been disturbed. read more

  • Six-in-a-row for rugby youths

    THE Abergavenny under 15s rugby team has triumphed yet again in the Gwent District cup final, giving them six successive district cup final wins. read more

  • Drill Hall closure date set

    A DATE has been set for the closure of Chepstow's popular Drill Hall, causing outrage among some of the town's councillors. read more

  • Victory brings respite to relegation woes

    WITH all the bottom clubs enjoying a weekend off in Division Four East, Monmouth put their relegation fears to one side on Saturday with a confidence boosting 39-10 friendly win over Forest rivals Lydney. read more

  • Win eludes Goytre in difficult week at home

    GOYTRE were only able to pick up a point from two home games this week, first going down 4-2 to promotion chasing West End, then failing to beat lowly Penrhiwfer. read more

  • Policy change is criticised

    A Labour member of Tory-controlled Monmouthshire County Council has criticised a decision to change the select committees. The select committees were set up to scrutinise the decisions of the cabinet and were always chaired by an opposition member, but that is now changing. read more

  • Town on winning form

    ANDREW Smith scored the only goal of the game on Saturday as Monmouth Town overcame league leaders Newport Civil Service to open up the title race in Gwent County League Division Two. read more

  • Town are flying

    AN UNPRECEDENTED third win in a week for Chepstow Town on Monday night has enabled Barrie Vassallo's men to leap five places up the Welsh League Division Three table. read more

  • PO investigation after suspension of postie

    A POSTMAN working in Chepstow has been suspended after allegedly leaving post locked in his van for over a week. read more

  • Push for county council to be based in town

    AFTER recent speculation that Monmouthshire County Council could be relocating to Monmouth, the local authority has confirmed that it is one of several possibilities that are being considered after deciding "in principle" to move. read more

  • A class act!

    SCHOOLS in Monmouth may now be on their Easter holidays - but three in particular have egg-stra cause for celebration. read more

  • Plea for visual artists to join with festival

    MONMOUTH Festival is expanding to include all types of local artists for the annual nine-day event which takes place between July 28 and August 5. read more

  • Young side look impressive

    CHEPSTOW RFC played a development XV against St Peter's second XV last weekend, with the youngsters putting on a strong display to win 61-17. read more

  • Weather can't hold back on-fire Mardy

    MARDY under-12s recently triumphed in adverse weather conditions against Caldicot A, with Ryan Probert netting three times. read more

  • Four golds for Caldicot

    It was a fantastic weekend of results for Caldicot Judo Club who were represented by eight players at the Welsh National Judo Championships in Cardiff - returning with six medals including four gold. read more

  • Town hang on for win

    IF MONMOUTH Town are able to secure the Gwent County Division Two title this month, the record books will suggest that recent big wins against the likes of Llanhilleth, Christ-church and Garnlydan had earned them the honours. read more

  • Warning of seasonal crime

    POLICE in Chepstow are planning to crack down on opportunist thieves carrying out 'seasonal crime'. read more

  • Fox gets cat calls

    Peter Fox, cabinet minister for lifelong learning and leisure and newly-appointed deputy leader of the council, was booed at hissed at last Thursday's full council meeting. read more

  • Colourful welcome to town

    FIFTY-EIGHT lamp-posts in and around Chepstow will soon be adorned with nine different designs of colourful banners, which are aimed at enticing and welcoming visitors to the town. read more

  • Police chief backs safer carriageway

    THE HEAD of Gwent Police has stated he would "welcome" any measures to make the A40 dual carriageway through Monmouth safer - including reducing the speed limit. read more

  • French links to the chain

    MORE than 50 visitors from Abergavenny's French twin town Beaupreau were fascinated to learn about the history and traditions of our mayor. read more

  • Boogie frights

    "IT WAS like something out of a horror movie." read more

  • Cash boost for theatre group

    MORE than £6,000 was raised at the ball organised by Theatr Ffynnon at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny. read more

  • Students on course for a 'plumb' career

    APRIL Prior has proved that anything men can do, she can do just as well. Twenty-seven-year-old April, a medical supplies product manager from Abergavenny, recently attended a plumbing course at Ebbw Vale Campus, Coleg Gwent for two evenings a week and thoroughly enjoyed the course. She said, "I was slightly nervous at first, as I thought I might be the only woman on the course but was delighted at how welcoming and encouraging the lecturers were. I originally attended the course out of necessity - I had a few broken bits and pieces around the house and was charged a ridiculous amount of money by a local plumber. read more

  • Abergavenny boss ousted

    AFTER one draw and five defeats in their last six games, Abergavenny Thursdays' football management committee has voted to replace manager Bill Mainwaring. read more

  • Craig's horses have the winning touch

    THE horses of Coedkernew trainer Craig Roberts are in a rich vein of form with another win at Chepstow Racecourse. read more

  • Home Office 'lacking a grip'

    WALES' four police forces should seek more time for debate on the government's decision to merge them into one. read more

  • Eggsciting day out

    EASTER Monday sees the return of the Redbrook Eggstravaganza, which attracts visitors from the village as well as the surrounding areas. read more

  • A class act!

    SCHOOLS in Monmouth may now be on their Easter holidays - but three in particular have egg-stra cause for celebration. read more

  • Score could be higher

    ABERGAVENNY coach Gary Lawrence was forced to wait until the second half before his men finally broke a tight Nelson defence on Saturday, but later said he felt his side could have won by 40 points. read more

  • Yes, it's our title say Tintern

    TINTERN Abbey were crowned East Gwent Division One champions last Saturday after they beat Caldicot Town 3-1. read more

  • Putting good food on school menu

    The Nation's favourite dinner lady, Jeanette Orrey, came to Monmouthshire on Monday, to help with the county's Better School Dinners initiative. read more

  • Pitch and mutt

    JIM PHILLIS was a popular choice as new captain of Pontnewydd Golf Club's veterans' section this year, but, there again, so was the newest life member - his pet mongrel dog, Deuce. read more

  • It just was not New Inn's lucky day

    Gwent County Division 3 read more

  • Race safe from drop

    Llanhilleth Athletic 1 Race First XI 1 read more

  • Saved school row

    TORFAEN'S cabinet member for education slammed Wales education minister Jane Davidson for "undermining" the council's school reorganisation programme after her decision to save Ponthir Primary School from the axe. read more

  • United front against crime

    A MEETING between local traders, the police and members of Torfaen Council's regeneration team has been described as a positive first step in the town's fight against crime. read more

  • Unprovoked gang attack

    A GWENT man says he is devastated after he was the victim of an unprovoked and vicious gang attack. read more

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