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TIDY: Cwmbran Boating Lakes looked its splended best yesterday

Torfaen open spaces fly Green Flags for another year

GANG LEADER: Ashley Beaumont was sentenced to 10 years and eight months imprisonment as a member of a Pontypool and Cwmbran cocaine gang (33844698)

Drugs gang jailed for nearly 25 years have appeals thrown out by judges

DEATH DEFYING: The park opened in early February and has become a well used facility by the local community

Thrills and spills as skate park formally opened

Alex Evans aged 6 from Pontnewydd takes part in Don't Worry, Bee Happy Day at Greenmeadow Farm in Cwmbran (32871125)

Don't worry - bee happy at Cwmbran community farm

PETITION: More than 100 parliamentarians met characters from Victorian times to discover what life was like during the Great Stink of 1858

Torfaen MP steps back in time to support WaterAid’s call for taps and toilets for all

Businesses shamed for failing to pay correct wages

Businesses shamed for failing to pay correct wages

CANCELLED: The National Coal Museum in Blaenavon planned to stage the fun-packed event with re-enactments, music and discussions on Saturday and Sunday

Big Pit re-enactment weekend cancelled due to strike

Pontnewydd Male Voice Choir in 2014 (33609681)

110 years and still going strong for South Wales' oldest male voice choir

SCOUTS: The Kimono Dragons Contingent in Japan

Cwmbran scouts sample Japanese life at World Scout Jamboree

Blaenavon's Big Pit closed this weekend due to strike action

Blaenavon's Big Pit closed this weekend due to strike action

FIRE: Abergavenny Fine Foods has reassured customers that it will be 'businesses as usual' as quickly as possible

Blaenavon factory to be demolished

JUMP: Donna Freebury during the sky dive. Pics: Hibaldstow Airfield.

Torfaen mum helps break world record

COUNCIL: At the last council meeting cabinet member for children and young people, Cllr Liz Hacket Pain, said the school had spent £426,000 on redundancy payments to staff in 2013-14

Council spends £1.3 million on Monmouthshire schools redundancies, figures show

WALK: ResponsABLE Assistance, which works to help disabled people in developing countries and disaster zones, is set to walk the Transporter Bridge

Fundraising group set to walk Transporter Bridge in aid of disabled children in Kenya

GROTTO: the Pontypool Park structure fell into disrepair but underwent a Heritage Lottery restoration in the nineties

Victorian shell grotto to enjoy rare opening during bank holiday weekend

MUSEUM APPEAL: Pontypool Museum is appealing for old china sets and teapots to keep the premises going

Pontypool museum appeals for more china donations as fundraising battle continues

APPEAL Police are appealing for information after a woman had a bag snatched in New Inn

Police appeal after woman has bag snatched down a lane in New Inn

Torfaen councillor Anthony Hunt is embarking on a series of bike challenges to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support (32381969)

Torfaen councillor tackles seven cycling challenges in aid of charity

TRACE: Daniel Dyas

Help to trace man following Pontypool burglary

Missing Cwmbran woman located

Missing Cwmbran woman located

Bikes stolen in Pontypool

Bikes stolen in Pontypool

Residents in New Inn gather to protest over the councils decision not to cut the grass in the local playing fields turning them back to meadows (31886456)

Residents welcome council u-turn as 'thriving' green is returned to playing field

Gwent man denies intimidation charge after allegedly jumping on woman's car

Gwent man denies intimidation charge after allegedly jumping on woman's car

Family thank those who tried to save biker son after crash on Rover Way

Family thank those who tried to save biker son after crash on Rover Way

BUSINESS WOMEN: Kelli Aspland and Laura Griffin with their product

Cwmbran mums' sun cream invention hits the shelves

DANGER: hemicals in the sap of giant hogweed can cause rashes, blisters and may require hospital treatment

Giant hogweed reports increase in Torfaen

TRANSPORT: The vans will help deliver meals on wheels

Meals-on-wheels electric vans to save council more than £8k a year

UNION: 28 jobs could be cut at Doncasters Forgings in Blaenavon

Union warns 28 jobs could be cut at Doncasters Forgings in Blaenavon

TRAGIC: Kevin Morgan died at the scene of his motorcycle collision

Motorcycle injuries and deaths fall in Gwent but rise nationally

Clint Trayhern from Pantygasseg  finished fourth the Welsh Natural Bodybuilding contest in Newport (32280432)

Thousand sit-ups a day pays off in bodybuilding contest

Trees set on fire at rugby club

Trees set on fire at rugby club

COLLECTED: Bags cleared on Saturday

Torfaen residents clear-up restores 'hidden treasure' to its former glory

WINNER: Ryan Crew-Rees presented by Gail James, Head of English Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, with Young Junior Poet of Pontypool.

The poet of Pontypool is announced

APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this man

UPDATE: Man cautioned after 15-year-old girl has food and rubbish thrown over her at McDonald's

Gwent's unluckiest lift? Two children stuck in lift in the fourth incident in nine months

Is this the world's unluckiest lift? Firefighters free kids from Cwmbran Morrisons for the fourth time in nine months

Firefighters free child stuck in Cwmbran play area swing

Firefighters free child stuck in swing

Victims urged to contact child sexual abuse inquiry

Victims urged to contact child sexual abuse inquiry

Torfaen prioritises service delivery on education, social care and recycling

Torfaen prioritises service delivery on education, social care and recycling

VELOTHON: Riders in the professional race speed through Pontnewynydd. Picture by Bill Hart. (32601785)

Councillors call for Velothon restrictions after 'teething problems'

FAREWELL: OVER 500 people took the opportunity to have a last look inside Llantarnam School before it closed last week.

More than 500 people bid emotional farewell to Cwmbran school

Claire White and her partner James Eden from Cwmbran are still waiting for an answer into why their baby died (32430692)

Parents demand answers after baby's death at Royal Gwent

Indecent exposure man spared jail after wearing 'shorts that were too short' in Cwmbran Morrisons supermarket

Sex offender spared jail after wearing 'shorts that were too short' in Morrisons

ART: The pupils with tattoo artist Rob Taylor

Pupils unveil new school sign inspired by local tattoo artist

Cash for South Wales Metro 'not new money' - Plaid

Cash for South Wales Metro 'not new money' - Plaid

The Mech Navvies steam train takes part in the 1960's themed weekend at the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. (32482182)

Blaenavon World Heritage Site gets thousands in grant funding

VIDEO: Staff at Nant Celyn surprise students with Uptown Funk parody

VIDEO: Staff at Nant Celyn surprise students with Uptown Funk parody

FORMER TEACHER: Philip Griffith Jones

Tributes paid to 'truly remarkable' Cwmbran teacher

James Dean Bradfield (19040460)

Manic Street Preachers frontman auctioning off guitar

SCHOOL: Tia Leigh 13 returned to her class at Croesyceiliog School after having her leg amputated after tumours developed on her skin. (32276817)

Brave teen who had leg amputated after suffering from rare condition returns to school

WATCH Pupils mark Newport teacher's last day with flashmob

VIDEO: Newport primary School teacher moved to tears as pupils staged surprise Lion King playground dance to mark her last day after 25 years

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