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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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Car flips onto side in Caldicot

2:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

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

Pontypool sport

Caernarfon Town Ladies 2 - Llanyrafon Ladies 0

Free Press Series: IN PLAY: Ffion Llewellyn has a shot on goal.

2:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

LLANYRAFON Ladies can hold their heads high after finishing as FAW under-16s cup runners up.

Baugh strikes to give Cwmbran Celtic victory

4:38pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Cwmbran Celtic 2-1 Aberdare Town

Bates stars in Cwmbran cup triumph

Free Press Series: WINNERS: The Cwmbran RFC u12s team with player of the tournament Will Reed at the front with the trophy

4:22pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

CWMBRAN RFC U12s returned as champions when they travelled to St. Peter’s RFC Cardiff for their u11s/u12s tournament.

Pontypool RFC boss given role with Dragons

Free Press Series: Ben Jeffreys is the Corporate Director of Pontypool RFC and has just started a similar position with the Dragons (4098196)

10:01am Wednesday 19th February 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC corporate director Ben Jeffreys has been taken on in a marketing capacity by Newport Gwent Dragons to “enhance the Dragons brand”.

TV channel Al Jazeera covers Pontypool RFC campaign

3:31pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC reached global heights last week when Middle East broadcaster Al Jazeera picked up on its campaign to resurrect the much marginalised club game in Wales.

Torfaen Tigers feel cup pain

Free Press Series: CHARGE: The Tigers attack in what proved a bruising affair. Photo: Bryn Priddle

3:15pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

TORFAEN Tigers put in a valiant display in their Tetley Challenge Cup debut on Saturday, but in the end it was South West London Chargers who roared to victory in Chiswick.

Caerphilly 14 Croesyceiliog 16

3:39pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

CROESY travelled to Caerphilly having not played a competitive game for five weeks due to the recent poor weather.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Cwmbran Celtic 18-0 Cascade

3:21pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

With the ladies only managing to have played once since the beginning of December, the club did everything possible to get them a game.

Monmouth 5 Cwmbran 0

Free Press Series: (3648847)

3:10pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Welsh Rugby Union Division Four East

Crunch time for Pontypool RFC – coach

Free Press Series: Crunch time for Pontypool RFC – coach

3:09pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

PONTYPOOL RFC coach Mike Hook has called it “make or break time” for the club’s season, after a disappointing defeat at struggling Bonymaen on Saturday.

Pontypool RFC happy to claim draw

10:02am Wednesday 15th January 2014

BRIDGEND ATHLETIC 14 PONTYPOOL 14

Torfaen Tigers to discover who they will draw

2:35pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

TORFAEN Tigers will know who they are playing in the first round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup when the first round draw takes place today.

Narrow loss for Pooler

Free Press Series: LOSS: The sending off of Ryan Thomas made Pooler's job more difficult

2:33pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

PONTYPOOL welcomed traditional rivals and near neighbours Newbridge for a first round tie in the SWALEC WRU Cup.

U12S RUGBY: Cwmbran 32 St Peters 7

12:11pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

CWMBRAN RFC Under 12s travelled to St Peters RFC, Cardiff a team that Cwmbran had not played before.

Newbridge 17 Pontypool 19

11:08am Tuesday 17th December 2013

Newbridge 17 Pontypool 19

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