Pontypool council get on Facebook and Twitter

Free Press Series: Community leaders in Pontypool are branching out into the 21st century with plans to use facebook and twitter.  Pictured from right to left is Cllr Ray Mills, Cllr Norma Parish, Cllr Gaynor James, Cllr Bryn Parker and Cllr Barry Taylor. (10882601)

8:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOWN leaders sitting on one of Wales' biggest community councils will branch out into 21st century technology with plans to use Facebook and Twitter to publicise their activities.

Police appeal after man leaves prison

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1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who failed to return to HMP Prescoed yesterday.

Man denies child abuse charges

Free Press Series: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

9:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY man is alleged to have committed multiple sex offences against children, a jury was told.

Parents may call protest over travel cuts

Free Press Series: Dad Gwilym Williams and son Dafydd, of Bulwark, who is caught up in the problem that his son needs the provided transport, for him to attend his course at Nash College, Newport (10813042)

5:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PARENTS of students affected by Monmouthshire council’s decision to withdraw the offer of transport to their school and college have said their next option is to protest if the authority continues to ignore them.

UPDATE: Murder case probe finds Gwent Police 'must improve'

Free Press Series: TRIBUTES: Caroline Parry, the woman shot dead in a gun attack on Seabreeze Avenue in Newport

10:11am Monday 29th September 2014

The results of a probe into contact Gwent Police had with a man who shot dead his estranged wife on a Newport street were released today.

Cwmbran residents win battle with Bron Afon homes over £280,000 repair bill

Free Press Series: Residents from Monmouth House in Cwmbran have won a legal battle against Bron Afon. Pictured from left is Michael Parker, Della Burns, Wilfred Walters and David Shorthouse. (10828232)

5:11am Monday 29th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a Cwmbran tower block will not have to foot a £285,000 bill for external wall insulation (EWI) demanded by a Torfaen housing association, after a tribunal ruled in their favour.

Appeal after men on quad bike steal fruit machine cash

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4:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information after two men stole money from a pub fruit machine and then made off on a quad bike.

Climber rescued after 49ft fall from Chepstow cliff

5:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CLIMBER was rescued after falling 49ft down a cliff at a beauty spot near Chepstow.

Villagers to meet over McDonald’s bid concern

12:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held for residents in Llanfoist to voice their concern over a proposed McDonald’s in the village.

Civil War re-enactment takes Monmouth by storm

Free Press Series: The Sealed Knot re-enactment society were invited to take part in the 400th anniversary of Monmouth School for boys.  Pictured are parliamentary soldiers setting on guard at the Monnow bridge gatehouse. (10837182)

2:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

SEVENTEENTH century warfare was brought to back to life at the weekend with a re-enactment as part of Monmouth School’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Danger lorry driver jailed after horror crash left chef with "life-changing injuries"

5:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

A TRUCKER caused “every driver’s worst nightmare” when the lorry he was driving on the wrong side of a Gwent road smashed head-on into an oncoming car, a court heard.

Brewery celebrates 35th birthday

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11:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

MAGOR Brewery celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday as one of the largest AB inBev breweries in the UK.

Newport and Monmouthshire among Wales' dirtiest areas

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9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE and Newport are the second and third dirtiest counties in Wales according to a report by Keep Wales Tidy.

Carer gives birth in home where she works - with a little help from her manager

6:23am Friday 26th September 2014

A CALDICOT woman has given birth to a baby boy in the care home where she works - with a little help from the home's manager.

Minibus and car crash on Pontypool roundabout

Free Press Series: GREEN EPS Firefighters cut man from car following lorry crash

2:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

A MINIBUS and a car collided near Pontypool on a roundabout on the A4042 this afternoon.

Young Cwmbran racer up for two awards

Free Press Series: YOUNG DRIVER: Caleb McDuff with a trophy from the Rowrah Kart Track.

4:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

DESPITE being in just his first year of competitive motorsport, a young Cwmbran kart racer has been nominated for two awards in a national celebration of the achievements of deaf people.

Traffic officer ‘not an option’ for pedestrian zone

3:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

EMPLOYING a traffic officer to prevent vehicles from driving illegally through pedestrian zones in Caldicot is no longer a feasible option, a meeting heard.

Council makes mental health pledge

Free Press Series: Councillor Sara Jones (9386284)

2:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council officially became the first authority in Wales to support a campaign to reduce mental health stigma at work yesterday.

Man killed after van hit parked lorry on A449

11:42am Friday 26th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man died when his work van crashed into the back of a parked lorry in a lay-by between Usk and Newport, an inquest heard yesterday.

Man sought by police over burglary

10:38am Friday 26th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 60-year-old Anthony Tye, whom they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Monmouth.

Minister backs local shops in Blaenavon

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1:32pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Minister for regeneration visited Blaenavon as part of the Support Your High Street campaign today.

Gwent restaurant gets Michelin star

Free Press Series: The Crown at Whitebrook

10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

A GWENT restaurant received one of 14 Michelin stars announced today.

New Welsh school 'banding' system revealed

Free Press Series: SWA ST Emma Mackintosh 16/05/2013

Generic pictures of primary school pupils sitting their National Reading Tests (1292043)

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A NEW system for sorting Welsh primary and secondary schools into categories based on performance is to be unveiled by the education minister Huw Lewis this morning.

Cafe makes street-food first for Pontypool

Free Press Series: The staff from Get Stuffed Cafe in Pontypool have raised money to buy a portable heart monitor machine for Lorraine Jones.  Pictured is Lorraine at home with the portable blood measuring machine. (10493582)

5:02pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A PONTYPOOL cafe has become the first local business to sell food in the street in what could become a regular occurrence in the town centre.

Abergavenny factory demolition begins

2:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WORK to demolish a former factory in Abergavenny has got under way.

Blaenavon Town Band is 7th in the country

Free Press Series: Blaenavon Town Band played first in the section two finals of the national championships on Saturday. Picture from 4BarsRest.

1:17pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BLAENAVON Town Band competed at the National Brass Band Championships last weekend, ending up seventh in the whole country in their category.

Commonwealth Games star Frankie Jones in Pontypool

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12:23pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE golden girl of Welsh sport Frankie Jones delighted children as she led a gymnastics session at a Pontypool sports hub on the weekend.

UPDATE: Senedd votes against inquiry into Wales NHS 'crisis'

Free Press Series: ANNIVERSARY: The Senedd is 15 years old

5:15pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE WELSH NHS is in crisis and an independent inquiry should be called into the services it provides, Conservative assembly members claimed today in the Senedd.

Three-car crash in Pontnewynydd

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11:21am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN ambulance and paramedic were called after three cars crashed in Pontnewynydd this morning.

Chepstow chess ace battles in South Africa

Free Press Series: CHESS QUEEN  Dell Primary School pupils Anna Boyle, (lt), age eight, who recently took part in the Welsh Junior Girls Chess Championships, with great success (3418359)

11:37am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CHESS ace Anna Boyle is enjoying success as she currently battles her way through the World Youth Chess Championships - so far winning three out of four games.

Chepstow school faces £350k deficit

11:34am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A RECOVERY plan is in place at Chepstow School to try and claw back some of its predicted £352,000 deficit at the end of this year, Monmouthshire's cabinet member for education has confirmed.

Late Lord Raglan's home up for sale with £1.65m price tag

Free Press Series: FOR SALE: Cefntilla Court, Llandenny.

6:46pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE former home of the late Lord Raglan is up for sale.

29 jobs to go as 5 Gwent Phones 4u stores close

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5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FIVE Gwent branches of the collapsed retail chain Phones 4u are set to close, its administrators announced today.

Torfaen grave campaigners protest outside council HQ

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12:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS gathered outside Torfaen council HQ this morning to protest over the council's policy on grave decoration.

Man whose heart stopped 3 times sponsors Chepstow races

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11:33am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MAN who survived after his heart stopped three times at Chepstow Racecourse is naming two races at the track to celebrate being alive.

Warning over fake Mot certificates after arrest

Free Press Series: Image for Russell Automotive

11:19am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GWENT Police are advising people in the Pontypool and Cwmbran areas to be vigilant and check their Mot certificates after a man in the area was arrested on suspicion of fraudulently producing MOT certificates.

Crash closes lane on M48

Free Press Series: The Severn Bridge

9:52am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CRASH has blocked one lane on the M48 near Chepstow this morning.

Torfaen school celebrates 40 years with 70s dress-up day

Free Press Series: Children from Greenmeadow Primary came to school in 70's dress to celebrate 40th anniversary.  Pictured in 70's dress are from left Theo Judge 8, Ieuan McCann 7, Levi McConnell 8 and Logan Craig 7. (10548510)

8:13am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE than 100 pupils and staff at a Torfaen primary school celebrated 40 years with a 70s dress-up day.

PICTURES: Woman charged after Talywain crash

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9:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

FOLLOWING the crash in Talywain yesterday, a 45-year-old local woman has been charged with: aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, theft, possession of a class c drug.

Boy airlifted to hospital one of seven injured in Caldicot crash

Free Press Series: Cyclist dies after being taken ill on Gwent mountain

9:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

SEVEN people were injured after a crash involving two vehicles on the A48 near Caldicot.

Firefighters still at industrial shed fire in Llanvaches

8:28am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still in attendance to a fire in Llanvaches, Caldicot.

Caldicot crash - seriously injured 'stable' in hospital

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

4:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PEOPLE seriously injured in a crash near Caldicot are in a stable condition in hospital today Gwent Police said.

Ex-nurse marks 100th birthday

Free Press Series: 100 YEARS OLD  Nancy Phillips celebrates her birthday at Castle Court care home in Chepstow (10555329)

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CHEPSTOW resident Nancy Phillips celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with a party at Castle Court Care Home.

Old Wye Bridge repairs delayed again

Free Press Series: USED .SWA ST 26/04/2013..Picture of the day - The Wye Bridge in Chepstow. (3614140)

8:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

PLANNED works to Chepstow’s Old Wye Bridge have been delayed yet again because quotes for works were too expensive, Monmouthshire council has said.

Usk woman scoops best garden in Wales prize

Free Press Series: Usk in Bloom hosted the 2014 Annual Wales in Bloom Awards at the Glen Yr Afon Hotel Usk on 18th September and local gardener and Usk in Bloom volunteer Marion Powell came top in a new category of best front garden in the whole of Wales.  (10542827)

4:32pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN USK woman whose garden had been named the best in Wales said she is still surprised she won the award.

Blind bodybuilder takes on UK's best

Free Press Series: 33-year-old Cwmbran man Neville Bonfield is hopeful for the final on October 12.

10:31am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BLIND and disabled Cwmbran man has qualified for a UK-wide bodybuilding championship final next month as the only non able-bodied competitor.

McDonald’s plan for Abergavenny

9:41am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE fast-food giant McDonald’s is proposing to build a new restaurant on the outskirts of Abergavenny.

LIVE: Abergavenny Food Festival - Day 1

Free Press Series: IT'S THE WEEKEND: Abergavenny Food Festival a fabulous feast for all of the senses

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOLLOW our live coverage of the Abergavenny Food Festival with photographer Michael Eden and reporters Keiligh Baker and Jen Mills.

Caldicot man fleeced in £21m pyramid scam gives warning

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9:24am Friday 19th September 2014

A CALDICOT man invested £3,000 in a pyramid scheme after being told “nobody would lose”.

Police hunt man after Cwmbran attack

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12:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding Jason Banner who they would like to speak to after a woman was injured in an attack.


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