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HOMETIME: Vehicle commander Corporal Karl O'Brien from St Dials returns to his home town with the 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards demonstrating the Jackal vehicle

Welsh Cavalry comes to Cwmbran for training exercise

Michael Sheen delivers homelessness petition to Welsh Government

Michael Sheen delivers homelessness petition to Welsh Government

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Jack Felvus of Torfaen Sea Cadet

Torfaen teen is chosen as Lord-Lieutenant's cadet

Coed Eva Primary was ravaged by fire

Fundraising efforts for Cwmbran school ravaged by fire total just under £4,500

KILLED: Private detective Daniel Morgan

Former Cwmbran man accuses press for role in cover-up of brother's murder

NOMINATED: Luke Walkley's website - Movie Marker - has received two nominations at the UK Blog Awards

NHS worker and film blogger receives dual nomination at UK awards

Man who took police on a five-mile high speed car chase because he was stressed and in a "strange mood" avoids jail

Man who took police on a five-mile high speed car chase because he was 'stressed and in a strange mood' avoids jail

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Michael Sheen with TRAC2's project manager Sue Malson at their base in Trevethin, Pontypool

Michael Sheen visits Pontypool charity

SHELVES: Kelli with Solar Buddes on the shelves

Entrepreneur Kelli Aspland shares her story of being a mum and a businesswoman

TOO LONG: Donna James moved into her flat in 2006, and first noticed the problems around eight years ago

'Please get rid of the damp and mould from my flat' - Cwmbran mum's plea

Parents and pupils gathered outside the civic offices in Pontypool, declaring their opposition to the plans

FULL STORY: Torfaen council votes to close schools in Abersychan

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Police appeal after £1,700 worth of theft of cosmetics and perfume stolen from Cwmbran's Boots

Police appeal after £1,700 worth of cosmetics and perfume stolen from Cwmbran's Boots

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Waste piled up at the Pontypool facility operated by Christopher Bayliss.

Boss of recycling plant which had £193k of taxpayers' cash gets suspended jail sentence

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Council decides Torfaen schools will close

Council decides Torfaen schools will close

Appeal after motorcross bike theft

Two arrested following assault outside the Waterloo Inn, Oakfield (55402340)

Two arrested following assault outside pub

Gareth Hubbarde has turned his life around after his suicide attempt two years ago. (55132091)

Cwmbran man who lost his leg after jumping in front of a train speaks of recovery battle

VIDEO: Watch Newport bagpiper blast out Scotland the Brave ahead of the Six Nations

VIDEO: Watch Newport bagpiper blast out Scotland the Brave over Blaenavon ahead of the Six Nations

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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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Debbie and Robert Gliniany (54586284)

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

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