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FUN TIMES: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is gearing up for a family fun day

Heritage centre gears up for Victorian family fun day

Big Pit in Blaenavon

Big Pit set to close over Bank Holiday weekend as staff take strike action despite 'best offer' over pay row

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SHED: A spokesman from the fire service said two youths were seen running from the fire at around 8pm

Two youths seen running from 'deliberate' shed fire

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SCHOOL FIRE: Crews from New Inn and Abersychan attended the scene at St Albans RC School in Penygarn at 4.07am

Firefighters called after school's fire alarms are activated in early hours of morning

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FINISHED: Gareth Bridgewater after completing 'Everesting the Tumble'

Firefighter bounces back from injury to cycle The Tumble 24 times

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LLANTARNAM SCHOOL: Crews from Cwmbran and Malpas attended the scene but, after checks, it was concluded that all was 'safe and well'

Firefighters called to school after alarms are set off

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CCTV: Police would like to speak to this man

Police appeal for couple after thefts from Asda

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TREE: Fire service crews were called to the scene at Cwmbran Stadium, Henllys Way, at 10.48pm

Two people hurt after car crashes into tree

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LUCKY: Mark and Sarah Pritchard

Gwent couple who fought life-threatening illnesses draw up bucket list

FIRE: The fire had been started in a large metal storage container

Crews tackle 'deliberate' fire at industrial estate in Gwent

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Cwmbran man wanted after licence breach

Muriel Briggs was described as “instrumental” to Girl Guiding in the Eastern Valley

Tributes paid to the oldest Girl Guide in the Eastern Valley

Constance King, 93, was introduced to the Duchess of Cornwall during an afternoon tea event

93-year-old Cwmbran woman meets Duchess of Cornwall on 70th anniversary of VJ Day

Police appeal after iPads and iPhones stolen

Police appeal after iPads and iPhones stolen

CWMBRAN DOG ATTACK: Police find owners of dogs who attacked mum

CWMBRAN DOG ATTACK: Police find owners of dogs who attacked mum

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Third arrest after £20k biscuit raid on Burton's in Cwmbran

Third arrest after £20k biscuit raid on Burton's in Cwmbran

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Oliver and Amelia were the most popular names given to babies born in England and Wales last year. Pictured are Amelia Lily and Olly Murs

Oliver and Amelia top baby name charts for second year in a row

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Gwent Welsh school students celebrate A-level results

Gwent Welsh school students celebrate A-level results

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Car fire

Car torched in Blaenavon

Cwmbran council to fly red ensign for Merchant Navy Day

Cwmbran council to fly red ensign for Merchant Navy Day

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PERFORMANCE: Torfaen council is running about 30 summer playschemes attended by around 1,400 young people each day

Crowds 'blown away' by boy with autism who sang 'Summer' from 'Frozen' at talent show

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DOG ATTACK: Adele Evans with her daughters Mollia and Isabelle

Mum speaks of 'terrifying experience' after being attacked by four dogs when walking with two young daughters

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GINORMOUS EGG: Nick and Sally King said it was the biggest egg they had ever seen

Could this be Gwent's biggest egg laid by a chicken?

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APPEAL: Police are appealing for information about this bike

Police appeal after mountain bike stolen from outside Post Office

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COUNTRY LANE: The incident happened in Malthouse Lane, Llantarnam, around 4.45pm on Tuesday

Cwmbran lane closed after car falls off transporter lorry

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VISIT: Kyle with a baby tiger in Phuket

Gwent man with rare kidney condition sets sights on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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RECOGNITION: Ben Black with his wife Alison, daughter Mollie and Mayor Giles Davies

Former Argus journalist wins civic award for online blog

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BRAVE: Tia Leigh braved an operation to have her leg amputated last month

Family overjoyed as charity supports girl's wheelchair bid

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‘Gap in incomes widening’

‘Gap in incomes widening’

TRAIN: A freight train dereailment in Abergavenny has closed railway lines in Pontypool and New Inn

Freight train derailment closes lines in Torfaen

The frie in Newbridge High Street that gutted the St David's Hospice foundation care charity shop and the Station Coffee shop. (34784195)

Newbridge cafe owner told to wait two years before moving back into fire-ravaged building

New cemetery rules published after child grave campaign fails

INCIDENT: Police were called to the scene on Commercial Street, Pontnewydd (34721586)

Police officer injured after incident in Cwmbran

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A Google Street View image of Rechem roundabout

One injured in A4042 roundabout crash

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Dewi Cole aged 8 from Cwmbran paints his ceramic rugby player George North (34546580)

Youngsters enjoy making ceramic rugby players at Cwmbran arts centre

(L-R) Jess Roberts and Louise Ponsford at Wainfelin and Pentranch Community Hall that has been awarded a grant for £60,000 for renovation works (34660834)

Pontypool hall saved thanks to grants

VISIT: Mr Thomas-Symonds (centre) with some of the factory's staff

MP sees Cwmbran factory's ‘vital work’

ROOF: Firefighters from Abersychan attended the scene on Market Street at 11.30am and left at 11.47am

Emergency services called to man in 'precarious position' on roof

DISTRACTION THEFT: Woman, 79, has cards stolen after men ask her for directions outside Cwmbran Sainsbury's

Woman, 79, has cards stolen after men ask her for directions outside Cwmbran Sainsbury's

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DAMAGED: Areas of wild flowers driven over

Anger as yobs drive over flowerbeds on Cwmbran Drive roundabouts

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YEAR AGO: The Fire Brigade at a fire in Commercial Street, Pontypool

Charity shop plans to move back into building one year after it was nearly destroyed by fire

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Police appeal after bank card theft in Cwmbran Sainsbury's

Police appeal after bank card theft in Cwmbran Sainsbury's

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Vehicle torched in Pontnewynydd

SUCCESS: David Daniels

Hundreds enjoy Greenmeadow Farm playday

Taxi passenger picked up in Newport ran off on Afon Terrace in Cwmbran without paying fare after smashing cab window

Taxi passenger picked up in Newport ran off without paying fare after smashing cab window

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Peter Andre when he visited Cwmbran

Peter Andre's champion fundraiser to meet star in Newport

CIRCUS: A variety of departments worked to produce the Hair and Beauty Circus themed show

Circus theme inspires Pontypool students

CHALLENGE: The team at the top of Pen y Fan

Mountain climbers raise hundreds for Gwent mum denied access to cancer drug

PLOTS: The survey is to assess gypsy and traveller housing needs

Council launches gypsy and traveller survey

FISHMONGER: Business owner Rebecca Butts

New fishmonger reels in customers

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