New Inn printing firm folds and more than 100 jobs are axed

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7:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

STAFF at a printing company face an uncertain future after their firm was said to have collapsed after struggling for years to weather the economic downturn.

Abergavenny staff sign up for 10k race

9:27am Sunday 31st August 2014

STAFF at the historic Abergavenny hotel are preparing to take part in south Wales’ premier charity race and beat a new fundraising target.

Usain Bolt scarecrow is star of village contest

Free Press Series: Llanfrechfa Village Association first annual Scarecrow Festival
OFF TO A FLYER  Usain Bolt with creators Lloyd Harris and Natasha Owen (9805360)

10:18am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS in the village of Llanfrechfa are preparing for the winners of the scarecrow competition to be announced with some causing quite a stir in the area.

More than £100K between highest and lowest Gwent house prices

Free Press Series: UK house prices have taken a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

THE difference in average property prices across Gwent is as big as £100,000 between counties, according to the UK Land Registry.

Thousands enjoy Monmouthshire Show

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire Show
THREE'S A CROWD  Mia Price prepares her charollais for the show (9777574)

9:41am Friday 29th August 2014

ABOUT 20,000 people enjoyed Wales’ largest one-day agricultural show in Monmouth yesterday.

Prison absconder found and arrested

10:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN who failed to return to prison near Usk has been found and arrested.

Chepstow woman celebrates 100th birthday

Free Press Series: CREST OF A WAVE  Bessie Lundie, (ok), celebrates being 100 years old at Castle Court residential home, in Chepstow (9782145)

5:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A "GENEROUS" Chepstow woman was treated to champagne and cake today, to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Thousands enjoy Chepstow festival

Free Press Series: Pixelsintime (9661884)

10:48am Thursday 28th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the first part of the Castell Roc festival.

Couple win third planning battle against council

9:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

A ST ARVANS couple who challenged planning permission given by Monmouthshire councillors three times have secured their third victory against the authority.

Torfaen councillor defiant as Facebook post branded 'anti-muslim'

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9:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMPLAINTS have been made after a Torfaen councillor used the term “muzzy” in a post on Facebook – but he denies the comment was an anti-Muslim slur.

Torfaen one of worst hit in Wales by bedroom tax

Free Press Series: 'Bedroom Tax': social housing tenants face uncertain future

1:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AROUND 1,700 housing benefit claimants in Torfaen are almost £700 worse off as a direct result of the controversial bedroom tax, according to a Welsh Government report.

Decision on town traffic chaos put back

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11:19am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ANY Welsh Government recommendations on ways to resolve traffic problems in Chepstow – including a bypass - will not be completed until the end of the year.

Royal Welsh ambassador rides 100 miles across Gwent

Free Press Series: QUEEN OF THE CASTLE  Hannah Barry, who will be doing a 100 mile sponsored ride on her horse, 'Oscar's Law', to raise money for the Royal Welsh Show, she is the Royal Welsh agricultural society's lady ambassador for the event (9656123)

8:45am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY Royal Welsh ambassador is riding 100 miles around Gwent and bringing back the traditional side saddle to raise funds to support the agricultural show.

Planners opposenew housing estate

7:37am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN OUTLINE planning application for a housing estate with up to 370 new homes in Monmouth will be heard by Monmouthshire councillors at a meeting next Tuesday.

Blaenavon teacher set for Sandhurst challenge

Free Press Series: Victoria Reed, from Blaenavon, is leaving to join up at Sandhurst. Pictured is Victoria at home in Blaenavon. (9593087)

6:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEACHER from Blaenavon has signed up to join the army and will begin training in Sandhurst next month.

Switched-on Torfaen kids get energy savvy

Free Press Series: Pupils from Ysgol Bryn Onmen school who have been taking part in an initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of schools in Torfaen.They are pictured here with (left to right)  Karen Griffiths from the Carbon Trust, Sian-Eleri Fudge the school's deput

8:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PUPILS in Torfaen primary and secondary schools took part in a Carbon Trust Wales programme to minimise energy use and raise awareness of the importance of carbon reduction.

Traders move in to revamped Pontypool Market

Free Press Series: New Traders at Pontypool Market. Pictured are Rhianne and Danny Harris, who run a fruit and veg stall alongside a flower stall in Pontypool Market. (9468565)

7:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS PONTYPOOL Market’s refurbishment nears completion, its appeal to new traders continues to gather speed.

Pontypool RFC legend backs museum campaign

Free Press Series: OFFERING HIS SUPPORT  Alun Carter Pontypool RFC rugby director has become a member of Pontypool Museum, and encourages others to do so (9681764)

7:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POOLER legend and former Wales international Alan Carter is backing a campaign to draw new members to Pontypool Museum.

Crowds set for Monmouthshire Show

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire show
William Crow shows off his Exmoor horn ram called Rowan (978435)

4:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE FINAL preparations are being made for tomorrow's Monmouthshire Show.

Biker who died after A465 crash is named

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1:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BIKER who dies on the Heads of the Valleys Road near Abergavenny is named as Alwyn Pritchard.

Assault sentencing for Dragons star Ian Gough adjourned

Free Press Series: STOMACH BUG: Ian Gough

11:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DRAGONS player and ex-Wales star is to be sentenced today for attacking his ex girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, just days after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

Hunt to find lost Gwent carnival queen

Free Press Series: The first Mathern carnival queen, centre, with her attendants in 1964. Organisers are hoping she will be joining in the reunion parade.

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a 50th anniversary Gwent village fete are close to tracking down all 50 of their former carnival queens – but still need to find one more.

Dog charity receives funding from a Monmouthshire charitable foundation

Free Press Series: DONATION: Hope Dog Rescue have received £1,500 from Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Forum pics by (C) Huw John Photography

2:15pm Monday 25th August 2014

A DOG rescue charity has received £1,500 funding from the Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

First Old Severn Bridge marathon draws 2,000 runners

Free Press Series: The Severn Bridge Half Marathon.  Pictured is the start with over 2000 race competitors entering. (9617057)

4:05pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THOUSANDS of runners enjoyed stunning views as they took part in the first half marathon at the Old Severn Bridge linking England and Wales today.

One week until Blaenavon's music festival

Free Press Series: BAND: Blackwood's Bleedin Noses

4:03pm Sunday 24th August 2014

IN a week’s time 24 bands will play for free in Blaenavon as part of a festival to raise funds to support a project for young people.

Wet weather warning for Bank Holiday Monday

Free Press Series: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

5:11pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DAY of "unpleasant weather" is on the cards tomorrow (Monday) according to the Met Office's Chief Forecaster, as the organisation puts out a yellow warning for rain in Wales.

New wildfire plan for Blaenavon

Free Press Series: Firefighters tackle a blaze  in Barrackswood Newport (9589147)

9:31am Sunday 24th August 2014

A NEW wildfire plan has been launched to benefit the Blorenge valley and to help fire crews attend incidents more quickly.

Two arrests following death of motorcyclist on A465

2:01pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO people have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist from Nantyglo after a collision on the A465 near Abergavenny.

A465 closed in both direction between Abergavenny and Gilwern

10:09am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE A465 between Gilwern and Abergavenny is closed in both directions following a collision.

Abergavenny chef to cook for world leaders at Nato summit

Free Press Series: Chef Stephen Terry denies sex discrimination took place at his Abergavenny restaurant

9:38am Friday 22nd August 2014

WELSH chef Stephen Terry has been chosen to prepare dinner for world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama at next month’s NATO Summit.

Four 12 year olds help catch Chepstow robber

Free Press Series: BRAVERY AWARDS  (from left), Amelia Goodwin, Aaliyah Lewis, and Megan Westerman who helped catch a robber by their actions of chasing, after an elderly gentleman was being robbed at a cashpoint in Chepstow (9560860)

7:38am Friday 22nd August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been recognised for pursuing a robber who stole from an elderly man in Chepstow.

New show set to be Cwmbran theatre hit

Free Press Series: At the Hafodyrynys Village Hall, a film production was in progress for a comedy drama called Cwmploddy.  Pictured is main character Doris Jones played by Jason Lee. (9429043)

5:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW show based on life in the South Wales Valleys is set to be a big hit with the Welsh public after selling hundreds of tickets ahead of its opening night.

Bumper crop of GCSE results in Torfaen

Free Press Series: At West Monmouth Comprehensive School pupils picked up their GCSE results.  Pictured please with his grades is Rhys Baldwin 16. (9546716)

4:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TORFAEN students are celebrating after a bumper crop of GCSE results.

Big improvement in Monmouthshire's GCSE results

Free Press Series: Monmouth Comprehensive pupils celebrating GCSE results (9552267)

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE students celebrated across the county as GCSE grades have improved by 8 per cent since last year’s results.

Accused Gwent Police officer used 'Carry On' humour, court told

Free Press Series: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631825)

6:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE officer told a court he was lightening the mood and joking around when he inferred to a woman in custody that he would like to have sex with her, a court heard.

Woman's family and Usk locals rally round to pay for life-prolonging cancer drug

Free Press Series: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan. (9399377)

7:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN USK woman who is campaigning for a drug she has said could prolong her life to be made freely available on the Welsh NHS has blasted the board that has denied her the medication.

Cwmbran soldier's tale of escape uncovered

Free Press Series: Robert Phillips fought in the trenches in WW1. Pictured is grand daughter Lynda Osbourne with her grandfather's medals. (9443007)

11:23am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE tale of a Torfaen prisoner of war who was determined to make his way home after escaping has been uncovered by his granddaughter.

Linkage between Caldicot ASDA and the town centre not ready for store's opening

Free Press Series: SITE: The ASDA store in Caldicot on August 14 photo by Patrick McMahon and courtesy of Caldicot Town Team

9:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

LINKAGE plans to join the new Asda superstore in Caldicot to the town centre will not be ready for the store's opening this October, it has been revealed.

Cygnet injured from illegal fishing at Caldicot Castle

Free Press Series: INJURED: The cygnet was injured in the ponds at Caldicot Castle

5:34am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CYGNET had to have two life saving operations due to an injury cause by illegal fishing in the pond of Caldicot Castle.

Tooth treatment for Abergavenny war veteran leads to £2,000 bill

5:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WAR veteran from Abergavenny who was facing nine months of agony after the NHS said they could not treat an infected wisdom tooth before that time has had it removed privately - with his family now looking for charities to help cover the bill.

Teddy bears picnic in Pontypool a success

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4:23pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DESPITE wet weather a teddy bear’s picnic held in Pontypool Park was deemed a success yesterday with over 100 people joining in the fun.

Woman running Monmouth horse hospital looking to hand over reins

Free Press Series: JENNY MACGREGOR, WHO HAD TO DELIVER A FOAL  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AT THE HORSE HOSPITAL IN COXSTONE, NR MONMOUTH. HERE SHE IS WITH MUM, AMY AND FIVE DAY OLD TOD (OK) (9197603)

3:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN who has been running a horse hospital for 37 years is now looking to hand over the reins to someone else.

Monmouth student pianist passes tough exam

2:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

YOUNG musician Jack Hart decided to end his school career on a high note, by taking on a piano diploma usually reserved for specialist conservatoire players just days after sitting his A levels.

Art group helps Pontypool museum

Free Press Series: Pontypool Museum Campaign-
Some of the members of Pontypool Art Club and corporate members of the museum enjoy a get together, but they have become too big for the museum to house, but still draw inspiration from the work on show. (sorry names have been m

2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PONTYPOOL artists have joined forces to help draw new members to Pontypool Museum.

Former Cwmbran hotel to make way for residential housing

1:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER hotel is to be knocked down to make way for a residential facility for people with autism and learning difficulties.

Boyfriend of Caerwent teen who died of TSS running half marathon in her memory

Free Press Series: IN MEMORY: Natasha Scott-Falber and boyfriend Tom Steer

12:59pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE family of a Caerwent teen who died of toxic shock syndrome will be supporting her boyfriend as her runs the Severn Bridge Half Marathon this weekend in her memory.

Pontypool community leader warns historic rugby club may become an ‘eyesore’ unless security fence goes up

Free Press Series: Pontypool RFC corporate director Ben Jeffreys and Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle met representatives from the council to discuss the ongoing vandalism at the Park.  Pictured is Ben with Lynne showing the recent arson attack in the club stadium. (5156928)

12:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PONTYPOOL community leader warned yesterday that the town's historic rugby club could become an “eyesore” unless the public backs plans to put up a 7ft security fence to protect its grounds.

Mixed Monmouthshire response to Lib Dem Severn Bridge toll proposal

10:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DIRECTOR of a Caldicot-based haulage firm said he was "very much in favour" of the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to axe the Severn Bridge tolls if they are elected in the next Parliament.

Detainee says she feared Pontypool police sergeant would rape her, court is told

Free Press Series: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631915)

5:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN arrested and taken to a Gwent police station feared the sergeant in charge of her care was about to rape her, Cardiff Crown Court heard today

Pontypool man recalled to prison

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2:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are trying to locate a 32 year old man from Pontypool who has been recalled to prison.









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