Sebastopol housing plans approved

10:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS for a controversial 1,200 home plan in Torfaen have once again been approved - despite concerns.

Falklands war veteran at Cwmbran school

Free Press Series: Simon Weston held a presentation evening at Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran.  Pictured is Simon during the presentation. (11776204)

5:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

FALKLANDS war hero Simon Weston gave an inspirational talk at a secondary school in Torfaen.

Female war casualty from Pontypool to be commemorated

2:08pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TORFAEN veterans will attend a service and lay a memorial cross at the grave of the only female World War One casualty from Pontypool.

Abergavenny fraudster who took money from his hospital radio station avoids jail

Free Press Series: GERNERAL VIEW OF NEVILL HALL HOSPITAL IN ABERGAVENNY.PIC: MIKE URWIN. (4004544)

4:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who admitted £14,000-worth of fraud - including taking more than £2,000 from a Gwent hospital radio station - has been handed a suspended sentence.

Overturned car blocks A465 near Abergavenny

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE A465 Heads of the Valleys Road is reportedly blocked with traffic queuing in both directions between the Pandy junction and Pontrilas, because of an overturned car.

UPDATE: A40 between Raglan and Monmouth is closed

8:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 Northbound between Raglan and Monmouth is closed.

Two vehicle accident on A40 in Monmouth

7:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 in Monmouth is down to one lane following a two vehicle collision.

Council rejects Newport merger plan

Free Press Series: SWA MIKE LEWIS 19 2 13 REP[ORTER
PICTURED AT THE SITE OF THE MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNCIL BUILDING, INNOVATION HOUSE, 
COUNCIL LEADER, PETER FOX. (3492046)

12:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE councillors rejected the Welsh Government’s vision for a council restructure with another Gwent authority and chose to seek an alternative model.

Council leader tells of 'journey' out of special measures

3:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s leader admitted it has taken time for the authority to recover after its children and young people’s department was placed in special measures.

Pupils learn about the impact of war on home front

Free Press Series: Pupils from Penygarn Primary School attended Pontypool Museum for a special workshop on World War 2.  Pictured trying out a mock Anderson Shelter are pupils Mya Jennings and Tyler Mason. (11478439)

2:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PONTYPOOL Museum welcomed school pupils to join in their Second World War workshops.

Blaenavon Post Office

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNCILLORS “share residents’ concerns” about the proposed temporary closure of Blaenavon post office.

Stand Up to Cancer event raises £1,000

Free Press Series: A charity fund rasing day was held at the Threepenny Bit Hall in Cwmbran. Pictured is hairdresser Karra Wade who is doing a 12 hour hairdressing fundraiser for her sister Kresta Allen who has kidney cancer. (11616149)

12:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY from Cwmbran has raised more than £1,000 for Stand Up To Cancer.

New schemes set to make road changes

10:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHANGES to the A4043 St Lukes Road in Pontnewynydd are due to start at the end of this month for approximately six weeks.

Asda opening hits town's shops

Free Press Series: The opening of the new Asda store in Caldicot
CUTTING THE TAPE Store manager, Adrian Ripano, (ok),  is joined by Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, the Caldicot mayor, councillor Alan Davies and children of Durand Primary School (11393593)

10:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOME independent businesses in Caldicot say they have suffered a steep drop in custom since the opening of an Asda store in the town last week.

New piercing laws approved

Free Press Series: Ear Piercing (11811639)

6:48am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TORFAEN councillors approved new skin piercing byelaws at its full council meeting earlier this week.

Cwmbran woman 'paid credit card bills with fake cigarette cash', court hears

Free Press Series: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697259)

9:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling fake cigarettes, deposited large sums of cash into her bank account each month, two days before paying off her credit card bill, a court heard.

LIVE: Council debates merger plans

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire County Council HQ in Usk

3:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REPORTER Nathan Briant is at the special Monmouthshire County Council meeting to discus a potential merger with other authorities.

Pioneering veg plot approved

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire council will  be launching a community gardening initiative Incredible Edible in Abergavenny.  Pictured is campaigner Alison Newsam with a small plot of land on St Helens Road in Abergavenny than has been cultivated with vegetables and flowe

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council will give a first licence of its kind in the county today to a woman who will be responsible for growing produce on a plot of the authority's land.

Search for tragic son's charity marathon pals - 40 years on

Free Press Series:

8:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUPLE from Griffithstown are trying to trace the childhood friends of their son who died following a battle with Multiple sclerosis.

Monmouthshire debates plans on merger

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire County Council HQ in Usk

4:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE councillors today debated plans to merge the county with other authorities in Gwent.

Businesses could get access to car-free zone

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PERMIT scheme to allow business access to a pedestrian zone in Caldicot will be implemented in November.

Pioneering veg plot approved

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire council will  be launching a community gardening initiative Incredible Edible in Abergavenny.  Pictured is campaigner Alison Newsam with a small plot of land on St Helens Road in Abergavenny than has been cultivated with vegetables and flowe

10:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council will give a first licence of its kind in the county today to a woman who will be responsible for growing produce on a plot of the authority's land.

Appeal after man exposes himself to woman near canal

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

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman as she was walking along the canal near Pontypool.

Smaller bins to be rolled out across Torfaen

Free Press Series: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

2:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALLER black wheelie bins are to be introduced into Torfaen following a council decision today.

Appeal after gold rings and necklaces stolen from Cash Generator

Free Press Series:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help following a burglary at Cash Generator in Cwmbran when gold rings and necklaces were stolen.

School letter to Santa found after nearly 100 years

Free Press Series:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LETTER to Father Christmas which may have been sent nearly 100 years ago has been discovered in a chimney at a Gwent school.

Stagecoach buses replace trains after freight service blocks line

Free Press Series: A train finally arrives

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE is disruption on trains between Newport and Shrewsbury due to a freight train failure this morning.

Councils back merger plan

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TORFAEN and Blaenau Gwent have taken a step towards merging their councils.

Cwmbran woman put £50k cash into bank accounts, court hears

Free Press Series: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697255)

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling counterfeit cigarettes deposited more than £50,000 in cash into her two bank accounts over a four-year period, a court heard.

Trio in court after police op

Free Press Series: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

4:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE men from Torfaen appeared at Newport Magistrates Court today following a police operation.

MP calls to strip Welsh Government of NHS powers

Free Press Series: David Davies MP

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTROL of the NHS in Wales should be taken away from the Welsh Government, Monmouth MP David Davies has said.

Chepstow residents flock to Apple Day

Free Press Series: Apple Day at Chepstow Drill Hall.
APPEALING Matthew Kouba, (ok), wants a slice of the action (11644979)

4:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CROWDS of people came to celebrate Apple Day in Chepstow today, where 65 varieties of apple were on display.

Well-known surgeon and former Pontypool player is remembered

Free Press Series: DOCTOR: Mr Shute being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CELEBRATION of the life of a Newport surgeon who operated on thousands of Gwent patients will take place on Friday.

Thousands turn out for the annual Hoggin' the Bridge event

Free Press Series: HAVING A BATH  Biker Alan Iles and sidekick Christopher Thomas arrive at Chepstow race course' as part of 'Hogging the Bridge', to help raise funds for many charities (11643446)

4:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 2,000 people turned out for the annual Hoggin’ the Bridge motorcycle event in Chepstow yesterday.

A40 closed from Crickhowell to Glangrwyney

6:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE A40 between Crickhowell and Glangrwyney has been closed in both directions due to an accident.

Obsessed chef jailed for stalking bank worker

Free Press Series:

5:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEWPORT chef was jailed for year for stalking a woman he became obsessed with after seeing her at a Halifax Bank.

Parents of missing golfer speak of their decade of agony without him

5:42am Friday 17th October 2014

THE parents of a Caldicot man who has been missing for the past 10 years have spoken of their decade of agony without closure. CARYS THOMAS reports.

Woman dies five weeks after crash

Free Press Series: APOLOGY DEMANDED: Abergavenny’s Nevill Hall Hospital

6:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN has died five weeks after being seriously injured in a collision with a car near Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Parents of missing golfer speak of their decade of agony without him

Free Press Series:

5:43am Friday 17th October 2014

THE parents of a Caldicot man who has been missing for the past 10 years have spoken of their decade of agony without closure. CARYS THOMAS reports.

Grieving parents hand grave petition at Senedd

7:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PARENTS left devastated after cemetery mementoes were binned in a council purge lobbied the Senedd yesterday to have a law introduced on grave personalisation in Wales.

Cwmbran lady marks 100th birthday with family

Free Press Series: GOING STRONG  100 year old Florence Cully, celebrates her birthday, at the Thomas Gabriel Home. Old Cwmbran (11419920)

3:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

TORFAEN pensioner Florence Culley was surrounded by generations of her family as she marked her landmark 100th birthday.

Councils' housing teams could work together

2:12pm Friday 17th October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s cabinet will look to pass an unprecedented initiative which would see its housing department working with another authority’s at part of a year’s trial.

Pupils mark school's 50 years with 50 games of chess

Free Press Series: Pupils from The Dell, Chepstow challenge their counterparts from The Grange in Monmouth in 50 board chess tournament

12:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

ONE hundred children came together for a momentous chess tournament to mark a school’s 50th birthday.

Usk wins Britain in Bloom gold

Free Press Series: Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judges. Looking on from (lt-rt) in the Usk Church in Wales Primary School grounds are Jim Goodwin, Tony Kear and Nigel Bishop (8954892)

8:43am Friday 17th October 2014

USK has scooped the gold award for the best large village at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards last night.

Pontypool paedophile jailed for five years

Free Press Series:

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who had unprotected sex with a "vulnerable" underage girl has been jailed for five years.

Booze causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - report

Free Press Series: ‘Axe beer tax’ crusade

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A REPORT published today shows how alcohol causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - around 1 in 20 of all deaths.

Carrier bag with £8k found in BMW - fake cigs trial hears

Free Press Series: Court snatch of Simon Leighton (11544689)

5:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CARRIER bag holding £8,000 was found in the boot of a BMW a court heard today as the trial of a Griffithstown ice-cream man and a Cwmbran mother charged with money laundering by selling counterfeit cigarettes continued.

Pals play golf tribute to Blaenavon man

Free Press Series:

8:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GOLF competition will be staged tomorrow in memory of a Blaenavon man.

Ex-landlord swaps beer for tea

Free Press Series: NEW VENTURE: Owner Nic Meyrick with assistant Emma Eburne

4:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FROM pulling pints to pouring tea - one Chepstow man is enjoying a new business venture with the opening of his new vintage tea and coffee shop.

Man set for court on Cwmbran assault charge

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

10:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with assault after an incident in the St Dials area of Cwmbran on Saturday 6th September.







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