Police warning after teen girl and boy, 5, asked to get into van

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

2:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have warned residents to be vigilant after a teenage girl and a five-year-old boy were approached and asked if they wanted to get into a white van.

Easter fun at Raglan Castle

Free Press Series: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza will be coming to Raglan Castle this weekend to delight children and parents alike.

One injured in Blaenavon crash

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON was taken to hospital last night after a crash in Blaenavon.

Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

Free Press Series: SUPPORT: David Davies MP for Monmouth

2:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

Donations pour in for Pontypool mum's life-saving op

Free Press Series: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome (5208314)

1:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

DONATIONS are flooding in for the once active mum of three who hopes to raise enough money for a life-saving operation, after living with a one-in-a-million condition that has left her bed-bound.

Cwmbran vegetable growers install laser beams to protect crops

Free Press Series: SECUTIRY: The Fortey brothers and their record-breaking marrow

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

CWMBRAN giant vegetable growers is not taking any chances by installing laser and infer-red alarms to protect their prized crops.

Chepstow man cleared of hindering police

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SEDBURY man who refused to be searched by a policeman - causing a ‘pantomime-style’ scene outside his home - has been cleared of a charge of obstruction.

Good Friday fun at Pontypool Indoor Market

10:44am Friday 18th April 2014

FUN and games will be on offer at Pontypool Indoor Market today.

Tractor run raises cash for Caldicot tot

Free Press Series: Imogen Ashwell-Lewis 2  at the start of the Chepstow and District Vintage Club road run from Cophill Farm, Itton.  (5381149)

8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

CALDICOT tot Imogen Ashwell-Lewis waved off tractors and Landrovers at a 32-mile road run fundraising event being held for her.

Monmouthshire man is only Master Butcher in Wales

Free Press Series: MASTER: Adrian Walker receiving his accolade from the Meat Training Council Board.

6:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE butcher has become the only accredited Master Butcher in the whole of Wales.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

Free Press Series: Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

4:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach’s South Wales services, it was revealed today.

Sunshine bring walkers to Chepstow Walking Festival

Free Press Series: Chepstow Walkers are Welcome Festival. The Singing Club of Chepstow performing at the opening of the Chepstow Walkers Festival. (5375975)

2:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 240 people came out in the sunshine for the second annual Chepstow Walking Festival at the weekend.

Annual charity football tournament in Monmouth

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Torfaen AM joins fight to help Pontypool RFC

4:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TORFAEN Assembly Member (AM) Lynne Neagle has said she is “confident” joint efforts can put an end to the campaign of “mindless vandalism” plaguing Pontypool Park.

Deaf Pontypool boy aiming for F1 gets first sponsor

Free Press Series: Caleb McDuff is hoping to become Formula One's first deaf racing driver. Caleb in his Go-kart at G-Force Karting in Pontypool. (2916585)

1:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL schoolboy aiming to become Formula One’s first deaf racing driver has secured his first big sponsor, and taken part in his first competitive event.

Monmouthshire gets £461k from car parks

12:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUNCIL’S car parks made nearly half a million pounds in 2012/13, according to figures from the RAC Foundation.

Chepstow police search was like a 'panto’

12:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BEAT bobby said his bid to search a man for drugs turned into a “pantomime”.

Chepstow woman raises cash for Nepal school

Free Press Series: A Chepstow woman, Niki Morgan, is doing a sponsored litter pick along the Wye Valley walk to raise money for a school in Nepal.  Pictured is Niki during the start of the walk where litter is found all along the path. (5347799)

12:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BULWARK woman will be combining raising money for charity with cleaning up her neighbourhood next Friday (April 25).

Abergavenny radio station back on air

Free Press Series: Nevill Hall Sound Radio presenter Alan Leach, (ok), at the desk where valuable equipment has been stolen by thieves at Abergavenny (3553904)

11:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEER presenters at an Abergavenny radio station who were forced off the air following a break-in are back in the studio.

Owner of Cwmbran takeaway, The Curry Kitchen faces hygiene fines

Free Press Series: Dirty equipment

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CWMBRAN takeaway owner has to pay more than £4,000 after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences.

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard rules

Free Press Series: Danielle Richardson and Emma Quinn (centre) with supporters at Panteg cemetery where the council have a policy against decorations on graves

9:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE Torfaen residents have waged war with the local authority over plans to strip graves of “over personalisation”.

Abergavenny pals will drive to Mongolia

Free Press Series: Robert Morgan (L) and Rhys Briggs from Abergavenny who will drive their car to Mongolia for charity (5381414)

9:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

THREE friends from Abergavenny are to drive to Mongolia in a Nissan Micra that is almost as old as they are.

Pontypool street sweeper to pick up honour

9:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL street sweeper will formally receive his British Empire Medal (BEM) next week.

Rogiet family raise £20k for tot's vital op

Free Press Series: RUBY: Ruby Atkins at the car wash event in Magor

9:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise money for a three-year-old toddler to have a life changing operation has reached its halfway mark of £20,000.

Animals on the line cause train delays between Newport and Hereford

Free Press Series: MILLION MARK: More passengers are using the six Gwent stations on the Ebbw Vale rail line

10:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DELAYS up to 20 minutes are reported on train services between Newport and Hereford this morning due to animals on the line.

Rainbows learn at Abergavenny Museum

Free Press Series: AT PLAY: Abergavenny Rainbow's sheltering among the living willow structure.

8:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from 1st Abergavenny’s Rainbows visited Abergavenny’s castle and museum to work on a project about the castle.

Monmouthshire leader sure GCSE results will get better

Free Press Series: Peter Fox  (5442338)

12:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s leader said he has “every confidence” its four schools’ GCSE performance will improve – after a blunder meant it responded to a councillor’s criticisms with irrelevant education statistics.

Report slams Monmouthshire schools again

11:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IMPROVING education in Monmouthshire is like turning a tanker, not a tugboat, councillors heard yesterday as they pored over what was described as a "depressing" report on standards.

Fate of Chepstow tourist centre uncertain

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS for Chepstow’s tourist information centre (TIC) have only been made for this year and other sources will be required to secure its future, the deputy leader of Monmouthshire council said last week.

Cwmbran baker's awe-inspiring cakes win awards

Free Press Series: Paul Williams who started his own cake company a year ago and won two categories at a competition in London. Pictured is Paul with examples of his work at his business in Cwmbran. (5406008)

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAKER in Cwmbran, who turned his hobby into his profession only a year ago, has scooped two awards at the world’s biggest cake show.

Grandad inspires Cwmbran teen's charity head shave

Free Press Series: Nicole Carmock from Cwmbran before she had her hair shaved for a Parkinsons charity. (5372613)

8:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 15 year old from Cwmbran has had her long locks shaved off after being inspired by her granddad to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Buyout saves Cwmbran packing jobs

2:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

JOBS at a food packing company in Cwmbran have been saved despite the fact the company went into liquidation last week – and the new owners say up to 200 jobs could now be created at the site.

Chepstow pupils challenge chess Grand Master

Free Press Series: Help Imogen Appeal at St Mary's RC Primary School who were holding a chess tornament with the Bulgarian grandmaster Marian Petrov.
WATCHING CLOSELY The grandmaster takes on one of the school's best Rachel McIntosh

9:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS at St Mary’s R.C Primary in Chepstow spent yesterday battling a grand chess master in aid of the Imogen appeal.

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard 'personalisation' rules

Free Press Series: Cwmbran residents angry at council decision to remove decorations from children's graves. Pictured are local residents at Cwmbran cemetery in Llantarnam Road. (5405644)

10:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to strip Torfaen graves of “over personalisation” have been met with a backlash of emotion from residents.

Cwmbran veterans appeal after thieves hit Green Goddess fire engine

Free Press Series: HELP NEEDED Mike Saunders next to the Green Goddess fire engine whose pump has been stolen fom the TA Centre, Cwmbran (5359849)

10:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Green Goddess Cwmbran Veterans are appealing for help after parts of their historic fire engine were stolen.

UPDATE: Hazardous batch of heroin results in Cwmbran man's death

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

GWENT Police believe that a hazardous batch of heroin could have been the cause of one death.

Monmouth firefighters tackle car blazes

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Monmouth are tackling two car fires this afternoon.

Torfaen waste options rejected

Free Press Series: Torfaen recycling collection changes for Christmas

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans which could see black bags collected once a month in Torfaen have been rejected until more information is provided.

Caldicot residents help search for beagle

Free Press Series: Twenty plus people have rallied together in the community over the last week to help Chris Carter search for his missing beagle Billy.  Pictured is Chris with a poster of his missing dog Billy. (5165080)

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE community of Caldicot have rallied together searching into the night for missing eight-year-old Billy.

Torfaen waste options rejected

12:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans which could see black bags collected once a month in Torfaen have been rejected until more information is provided.

Blaenavon schoolboy to visit relative's First World War grave

Free Press Series: Terry and Jake Tidley from Forgeside whose relative George Turner died during WW1 (5208198)

10:16am Monday 14th April 2014

A BLAENAVON schoolboy is visiting the memorial of a relative who died in the First World War.

Man in 30ft quarry fall

5:18pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RESCUE crews are on their way to St Arvans after reports a man has fallen 30ft off an edge.

Cwmbran fair draws in thousands of visitors

Free Press Series: Gabriel Jones 8 from Newbridge wins the barrel rolling race at Llanyrafon Manor country fair. (5380743)

6:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

WELLY wanging, micro-brewers and the first Torfaen bake-off were some of the highlights at the Llanyrafon Manor Country Fayre today.

Flash mob launches Chepstow School website

Free Press Series: Chepstow School new website was launched and was earmarked with sixth form students performing a flashmob in the hall. (5247772)

9:17am Sunday 13th April 2014

BALLOONS, bunting and a dozen pupils in their dancing shoes were all on show at Chepstow School yesterday morning as a flash mob took over the school arts hall to celebrate the launch of the school's new website.

Car flips onto side in Caldicot

2:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A CAR flipped over on to its side in Caldicot last night.

Are you planning First World War event in Cwmbran?

4:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CWMBRAN Community Council would like to hear from any individuals or organisations who may be holding events or activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

New home needed for Garndiffaith mural

3:09pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A NEW home is being sought for a Garndiffaith mural that will be removed for works to change the former family centre that it occupies into flats.

Sponsored kick-athon raised £300 for Imogen Appeal

Free Press Series: Help Imogen Walk funday at Caldicot Severn View Social Club, Imogen in a bouncy castle with brother Edward (4973749)

12:21pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A SPONSORED kickathon and martial arts open day raised around £300 towards an appeal to help a Caldicot toddler walk independently.

Usk pupils showcase Easter bonnets

Free Press Series: Easter Bonnet Parade at Usk Primary - (left to right) Scarlet Davies, Talitha Green and Rhys Warren with their Easter bonnets. (5357733)

11:42am Saturday 12th April 2014

CHILDREN in Usk took advantage of the sunshine with an outdoor Easter bonnet parade yesterday. (fri)

Police appeal after jewellery stolen in Usk

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

5:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after jewellery and bank documents were stolen in Usk.

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