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Rapist who thought his victim was 'messing around' when she said 'no' is jailed

Rapist who thought his victim was 'messing around' when she said 'no' is jailed

RUBBISH: The Northfields skatepark in Cwmbran

Ex-skateboarder attacks litterbugs at £228,000 skatepark

Firefighters free girl, 9, who was stuck in garden swing

Firefighters free girl, 9, who was stuck in garden swing

SUMMIT: Jamie McAnsh with his team at the top of Pen y Fan

Cwmbran man climbs Pen y Fan with his hands after wheelchair breaks

Car crashes into fence in Cwmbran

Car crashes into fence in Cwmbran

Cwmbran man fined £250 for illegally off-roading

FAMILY: Son Paul O'Connor with the flower that last bloomed 23 years ago in his father's Cwmbran garden (30622640)

Flower that smells 'like rotting flesh' blooms for first time in 23 years

The Mic Morris 10K race took place from Blaenavon finishing at Pontypool Park.  Pictured is the start of the race. (8398021)

Marshals wanted for Torfaen 10k race

SCHOOL: Gwent Police confirmed that the school was broken into and damage had been caused

Children devastated after break-in causes more than £1,000 worth of damage to primary school

COLLISION: Emergency services were called to Avondale Road at around 7pm

One person taken to hospital after three-car crash in Cwmbran

MEETING WANTED: Gwent council leaders want an update on the progression of the Circuit of  Wales project

Council leaders urge Circuit of Wales meeting

Crash closes Cwmbran Drive

Crash closes Cwmbran Drive

The funeral of Samantha Thomas at Gwent crematorium, Croesyceiliog (30378398)

Mourners pay tribute to Cwmbran blaze victim Samantha Thomas

Family and friends said final farewell to Cwmbran blaze victim Samantha Thomas

Family and friends said final farewell to Cwmbran blaze victim Samantha Thomas

KFC restaurant closed down after getting 0 food hygiene rating

KFC restaurant on A4042 closed down after getting zero food hygiene rating

FAKE: A Torfaen council spokesman said thousands of illegal cigarettes and pouches of hand-rolling tobacco had been confiscated

Fake tobacco seller ordered to pay £1,700

CLEARED: Life Music Foundation founders Clayton Richards (L) and Daniel O'Connell (centre) celebrate with their Barrister Andrew Taylor (R) have been found not guilty to conspiracy to defraud. (30146604)

Founders of Newport music charity have all fraud charges against them dropped

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILL: Nick Thomas-Symonds introduced the Off-patent Drugs Bill into the Commons on Wednesday

Breast cancer charity backs Torfaen MP’s life-saving drug bill

VISIT: Singer Cai Williams with the school's choir

Voice star visits Blaenavon pupils

FLAT FIRE:  Paul Fields was treated for smoke inhalation but survived the blaze

Fiance of Cwmbran fire death victim Sam Thomas dies in hospital

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews

New council dubbed 'super-Gwent' is logical, minister claims

HOSPITAL: Fredrick Brain suffered a broken jaw, swelling on the left side of his face, a torn bottom lip and cuts on both hands

Pensioner breaks jaw after bus fails to drop him off at his usual stop near his home

RESPECT: The flag-raising ceremony was held at the civic centre

Torfaen honours Armed Forces Week with flag-raising ceremony

GOING PLACES: Liz Haynes outside her new business in Cwmbran (29690220)

Award-winning caterer expands with Cwmbran coffee shop

COURT: Adrdian Totraku, aged 38, of Folly View Close in Penperlleni, appeared at Newport Crown Court

Drink-driver caught three times over the limit, driving a car without a tyre, handed suspended sentence

Robert Knight, 41, of RK Transport Trade Centre Ltd, was also aggressive to more than a dozen other customers

Cwmbran car salesman who threatened to burn down a customer's house faces jail

Samantha Thomas who tragically died during a fire at the first-floor flat in Shakespeare Road, Cwmbran, on Tuesday, May 19

Family hope funeral will give Cwmbran blaze victim the send off she deserves

The Torfaen factory produces Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Mini Maryland Choc Chip Cookies and Cathedral City Baked Bites.

Theft of £12,000 worth of biscuits from Cwmbran factory is 'unprecedented'

Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds criticised Personal Independence Payments during a parliamentary debate

Disability benefit backlog is making symptoms of Parkinson’s sufferers worse, Torfaen MP tells parliamentary debate

£12,000 worth of biscuits stolen from Burton's factory in Cwmbran

£12,000 worth of biscuits stolen from Burton's factory in Cwmbran

TORFAEN: Cllr Bob Wellington is also leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

Torfaen chief attacks council shake-up

SOLAR BUDDIES: Pupils with their certificate with Solar Buddies inventors, Kelli Aspland (far left) and Lauren Griffin (far right)

Cwmbran inventor mums teach pupils sun safety

Cwmbran school raises funds for Nepal

Cwmbran school raises funds for Nepal

FIRE: Cwmbran crew were called to a refuse fire in St Dials

Deliberate refuse fire in Cwmbran

Air ambulance on road after four car crash on A472 in Pontypool

UPDATE: Pair airlifted to hospital after A472 crash in 'stable condition'

CLIMBER: Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates on the climbing walls at Cwmbran Stadium. (29157950)

Minister scales climbing wall at Cwmbran Stadium

Pupils in Welsh primary schools have worst attendance rates in UK

Pupils in Welsh primary schools have worst attendance rates in UK

600,000 bank payments missing in RBS and NatWest technical glitch - Have you been affected?

600,000 bank payments missing in RBS and NatWest technical glitch - Have you been affected?

BURGLARIES: The recent burglaries took place at various times of the day when occupants were either in the property or asleep

Warning to Cwmbran residents to lock windows and doors after spike in burglaries

FUNDRAISER: Tegan Williams is preparing for the Cwmbran Race for Life

Girls stride out in Cwmbran Race for Life

SPORTS GRANT: BLAST chairman John Beavan with BLAST treasurer Jane White presenting a cheque to Forge Side Mini Rugby assistant secretary and coach Lisa Reed with players (left) Evan Weeks, Harrison Reed, Arron Turner and Kai Teale.

Funding on offer for Torfaen sports clubs

REST DAY: Upper Trosnant Baptist Church Rev Richard Harrison said the event should be held on Saturdays in future years as Sunday is traditionally a rest day

VELOTHON: 'Why must it be held on a Sunday?' says Baptist minister

EVICTION NOTICE: The travellers, who are based in a car park near Victoria Street, have been told by the council that they must leave the site by Thursday lunchtime

Council 'will not tolerate' travellers at Old Cwmbran site

PETITION: The petition calls for Pontypool councillor Mike Harris to be relieved of his council duties

Petition calling for Torfaen councillor to stand down contains spurious names

NOVELIST: Tay Marx's debut novel was inspired by his childhood in Pontypool and university days in Cardiff

Pontypool man releases debut novel and album

MEMORY: Matthew Groves

Fun day in memory of Torfaen burger van man

TRAVELLERS: Anita Sellick sent us these pictures

Travellers move into Christchurch and car park in old Cwmbran

STOLEN: The ceramic poppy.

Family distraught after ceramic poppy stolen from soldier's grave in Blaenavon

FINISHED: Charlie Parkinson (left) with friend Ben Black.

Cwmbran ex-soldier finishes 100k run for forces charity

MEMORY: Kevin Morgan's siblings, Rob, Diane and Mike, at South Wales Superbikes

Bike ride held in memory of Cwmbran man

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