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Buyout saves Cwmbran packing jobs

2:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

JOBS at a food packing company in Cwmbran have been saved despite the fact the company went into liquidation last week – and the new owners say up to 200 jobs could now be created at the site.

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard 'personalisation' rules

Free Press Series: Cwmbran residents angry at council decision to remove decorations from children's graves. Pictured are local residents at Cwmbran cemetery in Llantarnam Road. (5405644)

10:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to strip Torfaen graves of “over personalisation” have been met with a backlash of emotion from residents.

Cwmbran veterans appeal after thieves hit Green Goddess fire engine

Free Press Series: HELP NEEDED Mike Saunders next to the Green Goddess fire engine whose pump has been stolen fom the TA Centre, Cwmbran (5359849)

10:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Green Goddess Cwmbran Veterans are appealing for help after parts of their historic fire engine were stolen.

UPDATE: Hazardous batch of heroin results in Cwmbran man's death

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

GWENT Police believe that a hazardous batch of heroin could have been the cause of one death.

Torfaen waste options rejected

Free Press Series: Torfaen recycling collection changes for Christmas

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans which could see black bags collected once a month in Torfaen have been rejected until more information is provided.

Torfaen waste options rejected

12:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans which could see black bags collected once a month in Torfaen have been rejected until more information is provided.

Cwmbran fair draws in thousands of visitors

Free Press Series: Gabriel Jones 8 from Newbridge wins the barrel rolling race at Llanyrafon Manor country fair. (5380743)

6:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

WELLY wanging, micro-brewers and the first Torfaen bake-off were some of the highlights at the Llanyrafon Manor Country Fayre today.

Car flips onto side in Caldicot

2:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A CAR flipped over on to its side in Caldicot last night.

New home needed for Garndiffaith mural

3:09pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A NEW home is being sought for a Garndiffaith mural that will be removed for works to change the former family centre that it occupies into flats.

Torfaen parents' anger over plans to cut school bus

Free Press Series: Parents and pupils from Forgeside are angry that their school bus that takes them to Blaenavon Heritage VC school could be cut (5208246)

12:28pm Friday 11th April 2014

PARENTS, grandparents and councillors have hit out at plans to cut free school transport provisions.

Blaenavon pupils raise funds for marathon teacher

Free Press Series: Children and staff are raising funds for teacher Leanne Jones who is collecting for Arthritis Research UK and running the London Marathon.  Pictured is Leane getting a warm reception from the children for her London Marathon challenge. (5202668)

9:58am Friday 11th April 2014

A SPECIAL fundraising event has been held at a Torfaen school, in support of one of its teachers who is running the London Marathon for her son, an arthritis sufferer.

Three guilty of killing Pontypool cyclist

Free Press Series: TRIBUTES: Cyclist John Reeder from Pontnewynydd, died after after being found on the roadside yesterday

4:36pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO people were found guilty of causing the death of Pontypool cyclist, John Reeder today.

Pontypool teacher who touched schoolgirls inappropriately is struck off

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1:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A MATHS teacher touched schoolgirls in an inappropriate manner and practiced kung fu moves with boys in the classroom, a teaching council hearing was told this morning.

Password change urged as bug hits web security

Free Press Series: Internet users are being encouraged to change their passwords after a security bug was discovered

8:08am Thursday 10th April 2014

Several major technology firms have urged users to change all their passwords in the wake of the Heartbleed bug security breach.

Cwmbran pupils are told follow their dreams

4:45pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN from Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran will be dressing up in aid of charity.

Rugby star Ian Gough to join forces-leavers' charity

2:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WALES double Grand Slam winner Ian Gough is to become a patron of a Pontypool-based charity.

Retirement housing applications online 'thoughtless' - Pontypool councillor

11:21am Thursday 10th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL councillor has slammed Bron Afon Community Housing over plans to take retirement housing applications online, calling them “thoughtless”.

Jury out in Pontypool cyclist death trial

Free Press Series: Submitted picJohn Reeder (deceased) (853807)

5:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE jury in the trial of two men and a woman accused of causing the death of a Pontnewynydd man were sent out to consider their verdicts today.

Pontypool cyclist tried to escape attack, court hears

Free Press Series: TRIBUTES: Cyclist John Reeder from Pontnewynydd, died after after being found on the roadside yesterday

10:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE prosecution in the trial of three people accused of the manslaughter of a Pontnewynydd man has been summing up the case to the jury.

Talywain mum fighting 'one-in-a-million' condition appeals for op

Free Press Series: Lindsay Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome. Pictured with her husband Jason (5208342)

10:47am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A ONCE-AMBITIOUS-AND-ACTIVE mum-of-three has spoken of the pain of living with a ‘one-in-a-million’ condition which has “robbed her of her dreams and family”, in the hope of raising enough money for a life-saving operation.

Urban beach set for Cwmbran

Free Press Series: Cwmbran Shopping Beach. Pictured are Claire Atkinson and Megan Jenkins ready for summer. (5257954)

9:18am Wednesday 9th April 2014

IF YOU do like to be beside the seaside, then Cwmbran could be added as an alternative place to visit this summer as an urban beach comes to the town.

Persistent Pontypool offender jailed after police op

Free Press Series: JAILED: Geraint Hughes

4:42pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL man was jailed for five years after a string of theft and burglary offences in Torfaen.

More than 4,000 join campaign to save Llantarnam School

Free Press Series: Parents and Pupils have collected over 4000 signatures to save Llantarnam School from closure.  Pictured is pupil Jodie Burns 14, presenting her petition at the Council Meeting and Mayor of Torfaen. (5237529)

8:59am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PETITION of more than 4,000 signatures was handed to Torfaen council calling for Llantarnam School to be saved from closure.

Pontnewydd pupils plant poppies to mark First World War

Free Press Series: REMEMBERING: Pupils help sow poppy seeds at the museum

2:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PRIMARY school pupils planted poppy seeds as part of a programme of events being held to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Man denies responsibility over death of Pontypool cyclist

Free Press Series: TRIBUTES: Cyclist John Reeder from Pontnewynydd, died after after being found on the roadside yesterday

9:27am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MAN accused of the manslaughter of cyclist John Reeder along with two others took to the dock yesterday to give evidence.

Campaign warns of killer blood clot danger

Free Press Series: (5201668) AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Dr Simon Noble says patients must become more aware of blood clot risks

10:49am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PATIENTS in Wales are being urged to be aware of the risks of developing blood clots, through a campaign designed to save lives and prevent serious injury.

Cwmbran animal sanctuary opens education block

Free Press Series: All Creatures Great and Small - new Education building opened Pictured are Fundraising manager Richard Crane and Kennel Manger Joanna Rhys Evans outside the newly renovated building. (5137437)

9:58am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART education block has been officially opened at a Cwmbran animal sanctuary.

Easter raffle will raise funds for Pontypool Museum

Free Press Series: Volunteers at Pontypool Museum with the Easter raffle prizes (4943734)

5:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

PONTYPOOL Museum has launched an Easter Raffle to give it a ‘fighting chance’ of staying open following a funding shortfall, and a number of local businesses have backed their survival bid.

Plea to recycle coffee packaging to help Cwmbran residents

2:56pm Monday 7th April 2014

RECYCLING coffee packaging is earning money to do more community work for a residents group.

Torfaen pupils set for Celtic Manor racing car challenge

Free Press Series: Children from Pontnewynydd Primary School launching their new model F1 car that they designed and built themselves, called the Lightning Bolt. Pictured are Abigayle Carter, Amelia Howard, Yasmin Taylor, Millie Price, Courtney Taylor and PJ Hughes. (499577

12:08pm Monday 7th April 2014

TORFAEN pupils are competing in the Jaguar Primary School 2D challenge after launching their new car.

Over 4,000 sign petition to save Llantarnam School

Free Press Series: Lantarnam School parents and governors have collected over four thousand signatures to try and stop the school closure.  Pictured are pupils with Teri McDonald who helped organise the signature campaign. (5164183)

9:45am Monday 7th April 2014

MORE THAN 4,000 signatures have been collected to save Llantarnam School from closure.

Up for the cup with new Croesyceiliog team portrait

Free Press Series: Croesyceiliog High School are working with Football Association Wales Community Charity Partner Pippins Design, by painting pictures of the two Ladies under 16 football teams playing in the final.  Pictured is John Phillips from Pippins Design with year 7

2:46pm Saturday 5th April 2014

SCHOOL pupils brought out their artistic skills ahead of the FAW under 16 girls cup final tomorrow, which will feature Llanyrafon Ladies.

Murdered Cwmbran man's brother doesn't trust Met Police to probe death

Free Press Series: KILLED: Daniel Morgan

3:15pm Friday 4th April 2014

The Metropolitan Police should not reopen their investigation into a Cwmbran private investigator's murder, the victim's brother has said.

Blaenavon teacher's marathon inspired by son

Free Press Series: INSPIRATION: Leanne Jones with son William

6:43am Friday 4th April 2014

A TEACHER is preparing to run this year’s London Marathon, inspired by her seven-year-old son who suffers from arthritis.

Pontypool cyclist knocked off his bike, court hears

Free Press Series: TRIBUTES: Cyclist John Reeder from Pontnewynydd, died after after being found on the roadside yesterday

1:12pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A WITNESS told the jury in a manslaughter trial how she saw a cyclist John Reeder knocked from his bike and left in the road.

Torfaen gran aims to raise cancer awareness

Free Press Series: Linda Reardon, 56, is campaigning to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. She lost her mum Lynn Ball to the disease in 2010 and her mum’s cousin Noel Young to it in 2004. Pictured is Linda (left) with Kelly Spacey and Kim Jennifer supporting Pancre

4:06pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A TORFAEN grandmother is urging Gwent residents to sign a petition calling on the government to increase funding into pancreatic cancer.

Varteg mine plan back before council

11:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application to mine 256,000 tonnes of coal in the Varteg looks like it could be back before Torfaen Councillors.

Accused in cyclist case ‘went crazy’

Free Press Series: Incident on the A4043 Pontnewynydd involving John Reeder  (1731387)

11:52am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A WOMAN accused of the manslaughter of cyclist John Reeder went “crazy” after attacking him at a house party weeks before his death, a court heard yesterday.

Seven Gwent police stations reopen

Free Press Series: Chepstow councillors’ concern over police station closures

9:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SEVEN Gwent Police stations including Maindee, Chepstow, Pontypool and Monmouth are to reopen five days a week to the public from today.

Torfaen Welsh education moves applauded

9:31pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

PARENTS applauded as Torfaen council’s cabinet made arrangements for Welsh primary school places.

Bereaved Cwmbran man faces bedroom tax move

Free Press Series: Cwmbran tenant Kevin Reeve is being forced out of his three befroomed house owing to the bedroom tax.  He cared for his wheel chaired father until the end of last year before he passed away.  Pictured is Kevin outside his home in Cwmbran. (4922919)

10:29am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A TENANT who looked after his wheelchair-bound father until his death last year says he is being forced to leave his family home of 50 years because of the bedroom tax.

More bids for Cwmbran pupils' Justin Bieber shoe auction

Free Press Series: More bids for Cwmbran pupils' Justin Bieber shoe auction

10:22am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE shoe of pop star Justin Bieber has had 1,400 views on eBay since it went up for auction last week.

Pupils perform at Pontypool Eisteddfod

Free Press Series: Members of Abersychan School perform in the Modern Dance category (4943843)

4:28pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFTER three days of competitions in dancing, Welsh music and singing, Pontypool’s Inter-schools Eisteddfod drew to a close last week.

Relative keeps memory of Cwmbran soldier alive

Free Press Series: Shaun McGuire at the grave of his Great Uncle Penry Morgan at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Llantarnam

11:15am Monday 31st March 2014

THE relative of a Cwmbran man who died 99 years ago today from wounds during the First World War hopes he won’t become a forgotten solider.

Cwmbran director fined for breaching trading sanctions

Free Press Series: Names of North West tax cheats have been published on HM Revenue and Customs website.

4:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

A CWMBRAN businessman has been fined almost £10,000 for breaching trading sanctions relating to his electrical business.

Pontypool parents and tots wiggle for charity

Free Press Series: Raising money for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in Pontypool. Children and their parents in the Pontypool area after their walk from Griffithstown Railway Museum to Pontypool Park to raise funds for Action for Children. (4761325)

5:04pm Friday 28th March 2014

A GROUP of 20 Torfaen parents and their children took part in the first ever Giant Wiggle fund-raiser.

Plea to get behind Pontypool Museum

Free Press Series: In the last 12 years, Pontypool Museum has been able to to match the core funding given to it.  With exteme cuts to budget they are in need of help to sustain the venue.  Pictured in the Barker Gallery is museum currator Deborah Wildgust. (3875193)

1:56pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE Federation of Museums and Galleries of Wales has urged residents to get behind the Pontypool Museum campaign to recruit 1,000 new members.

No foul play found in Pontnewydd OAP’s canal death

9:17am Friday 28th March 2014

A WEST PONTNEWYDD pensioner died from drowning, an inquest heard yesterday.

Councillors help refurb Cwmbran youth centre

Free Press Series: THANKS: Ryan Parker, Matt Williams, Kathryn Kenworthy, Claire Kennedy, Evan Harbour and Ashley Goode at the centre

12:28pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A YOUTH centre has been refurbished in Croesyceiliog thanks to the generosity of councillors.

Cwmbran nursery to be sold for housing

4:42pm Thursday 27th March 2014

TWO Locks Nursery will be sold off and be replaced by affordable housing once it closes in September.

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