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Pieces of Mind as they are now: (Front row L to R) John Reardon, Vic Johnson. (Back Row L to R) Steve Strong, Robert Price, Phil James, Ted Dyer, Andy Gibbon, Bob Teague, Ric Lawton, Adrian Williams

Gwent band remembers supporting The Who 50 years ago in Cwmbran

Simon Weston chats to Croesyceiliog school pupils Josh Howells aged 15 and Chloe Bond aged 16 before he gave a talk to Year 11 pupils.

Simon Weston returns to Cwmbran to inspire pupils

Torfaen couple speak of the delights of fostering

APPEAL: Police would like to speak to Gareth Scammell (54836898)

Police hunt man after Pontypool thefts

The trial of Richard Nodwell continues at Newport Crown Court

Brother of Cwmbran man injured in pub brawl admits they should have phoned police, trial hears

Cwmbran man who punched and head butted another man was 'protecteing his brother' - court hears

Cwmbran man who punched and head butted another man was 'protecting his brother' - court hears

FUNDRAISER: Charlie Parkinson and his sighted guide Ben Black are heading down to Brighton in February

Blind army veteran to run half marathon in February

Gang seen deliberately setting fire in Cwmbran wood

Gang seen deliberately setting fire in Cwmbran wood

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Little Soldiers' Bootcamp (54586280)

Cwmbran couple launch military themed kids' parties

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Your chance to register to vote for May elections (54718435)

Your chance to register to vote for May elections

Katherine Purcell who has had to pay bedroom tax on the box room in her Cwmbran house

Cwmbran mum left broke after being wrongly told to pay £2,000 'bedroom tax' 

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Man jailed after hiding in wardrobe following police chase

Cwmbran man who hid in wardrobe following police chase is jailed

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SURVIVOR: A service was held at St Cadoc's Church in Trevethin in memory of Rorke's Drift veteran John Samuel Jobbins

Memorial held to honour Pontypool's war hero from historic Rorke's Drift battle

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UNDERWATER: Flooding at St Woolos cemetery in Newport

UPDATE: Heavy rain brings flooding to Cwmbran and Newport

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The Greenmeadow Community Group will help to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Greenmeadow resident inspired to launch community group to help restore pride

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Thousands without electricity in Cwmbran after power cut

Thousands without electricity in Cwmbran after power cut

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Flooding on Commercial Street in Old Cwmbran

Flooding on Commercial Street in Old Cwmbran

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Camper van 'deliberately' set on fire in Cae Derwen at Two Locks, Cwmbran

Camper van 'deliberately' set on fire in Cwmbran

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NO ACTION: Arriva Trains Wales and ASLEF have held lengthy discussions to postpone the strike action

Planned train drivers' strike called off

The South Wales Police marching band and drums

VIDEO: Parade to commemorate Rorke's Drift hero John Fielding VC

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The news from Estyn was warmly received by education services at Torfaen's civic offices

UPDATE: Torfaen council's education service lifted out of special measures

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FUNDRAISER: Greenmeadow Farm's Cheeky has made a full recovery and will be appearing at the fundraiser on Saturday along with her donkey friends

Fun day planned to help farm raise money for stabbed donkey and pal's new home

The fire on Woodfield Road. Photo: Laura Telfer-Williams

VIDEO UPDATE: Fire in New Inn as residents told to stay inside

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The opening of Friars Walk in Newport has had an impact on the reduction of those claiming jobseekers allowance

Unemployment figures have fallen in Gwent from last year

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Yellow warning for fog issued across parts of Gwent

Yellow warning for fog issued across parts of Gwent

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HONOURED:(L-R) The High Sheriff of Gwent, Andrew Tuggey DL, cllr David Daniels, Mayoress of Torfaen Amanda Price, Narendra Limbu and Indra Limbu from the Wales Gurkhas Community, Torfaen chief executive Alison Ward and Mayor of Torfaen Giles Davies pay tr

Wales Gurkhas Community honoured for fundraising exploits after Nepalese earthquakes in 2015

RUINED: Firefighters who tackled a blaze at the St David's Foundation charity shop in Pontypool in 2014

Pontypool town centre flats destroyed in fire preparing to welcome returning residents

REHOUSED: Syrian refugees in a tented settlement close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon. Credit: Chris Radburn.

Three refugee families from Syria rehoused in Gwent with councils awaiting their next allocation

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CENTRE: Artist impression of the Specialist and Critical Care Centre (SCCC) the site of the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, near Cwmbran.

£36m boost for hospital project

A Cwmbran man has been found not guilty of child abuse

Cwmbran man found not guilty of child abuse

Jury sent out in trial of Cwmbran man accused of abusing a boy under 16

Jury sent out in trial of Cwmbran man accused of abusing a boy under 16

LAUNCH: Dan Williams' Vitalize radio project has been given £5,000 of lottery funding to start up a radio station in Cwmbran

Cwmbran man spearheading internet radio station project

Torfaen teenager creates short animated film to boost understanding of autism

MEMORY: Laura Pugh, pictured with her mother Pat, will be shaving her hair off in two weeks’ time as part of Macmillan's Brave the Shave campaign

Woman to shave off her hair for charity in memory of mother who lost battle with cancer

The Follow Your Dreams charity opening of the Tech Club at The Power Station, Cwmbran.

Tech club for autistic children set up in Gwent

SWA NICK MORRISH 30-08-06.**PICTURE POSED BY MODEL**.GENERIC YOB ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR. (52226854)

Police clamp down on anti-social behaviour in Cwmbran

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COURT: David Jeffries, aged 59, of Orchid Court, denies all seven charges against him

Man accused of abusing boy says naked photo was not indecent

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Coed Eva Primary School re-opens for the first time after New Year's Day fire

WORTHWHILE: Aberyschan couple David and Sally Orme began fostering in the last five years

Torfaen couple express the joys of fostering following launch of council campaign

Marlene Thomas (52115961)

Tributes paid to former Torfaen councillor

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COMMUNITY: Parents pupils and friends fundraising for Coed Eva Primary school at Cwmbran shopping centre

Pupils and parents rally in town centre for Cwmbran fire-hit school

GUTTED: Head teacher Gill Ellis pictured outside Coed Eva Primary School

Newport County fans to raise funds for blaze-hit Coed Eva School at FA Cup match

The £15 fee, which is being introduced in Wales from April, would have been deducted from the pay of all teaching assistants.

Council to pay fee to avoid teaching assistant pay deduction

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DESTROYED: Six individuals aged 14-21 have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident at Coed Eva which occurred in the early hours of New Year's Day

School fire spread from lean-to shelter, fire service confirm

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OPPOSED: Plaid Cymru candidate for the 2016 Welsh Assembly elections Matthew Woolfall Jones has outlined his concerns over the possible closure of Victoria Primary and Abersychan Brynteg Nursery schools next year

Plaid Cymru candidate for Torfaen launches campaign against school closures

CRASH: Emergency services were called to Crown roundabout on the A4042 at 5.55pm

One person taken to hospital after two-car crash on A4042 roundabout

Crash outside Henllys Primary School on Ty Canol Way in Cwmbran

Crash outside Henllys Primary School in Cwmbran

Lord Cranberry, resident turkey at Cwmbran sanctuary All Creatures Great and Small.

Young filmmakers make behind the scenes documentary at Cwmbran animal sanctuary

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'Lying' Gwent Police police officer sacked after hearing

'Lying' Gwent Police police officer sacked after hearing

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COMMITTED: Gill Ellis, Coed Eva Primary's headteacher has spent the day in meeting to ensure the short-term plans for the school are in place

Coed Eva Primary School gutted by fire to stay closed until next Monday

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