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Pair rammed police car in bid to escape

Free Press Series: Alex Clarke (5576316)

8:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO Pontypool men who rammed a police car while trying to escape in a car they took from a driveway were jailed.

Funds pour in for ill Torfaen mum

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 (5208328)

9:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISING for a Talywain mum continues after £6,000 has already been raised in two weeks towards a life changing operation.

Turtle and terrapins dumped in Gwent

Free Press Series: One of the rescued terrapins courtesy of the International Tortoise Association

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TURTLE that was found dumped in Blaenavon has been rescue by the RSPCA, who also saved three terrapins in Crumlin.

Gwent music concert to raise funds for disabled Cwmbran boy

Free Press Series: Paul Mason running the Newport Half Marathon to raise money for a mobile hoist for his brother, Leon, who has cerebral palsy. Pictured are Paul and his brother Leon. (4218332)

6:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT music group held a concert to raise funds for a disabled boy from Cwmbran to receive a mobile hoist.

Pontypool church closes after final service

7:42am Monday 21st April 2014

A PONTYPOOL church held its final service yesterday as the granddaughter of the man who helped to build it closed the doors for the last time

Balloons released to remember Cwmbran boy who died from meningitis

Free Press Series: Balloons with special messages written on them are released from Gwent Square in Cwmbran in memory of Shae Brynley Button, to raise money for Meningitis Now, (5543468)

4:23pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released in Cwmbran in memory of a three year-old boy who died from meningitis a week ago.

Henllys housing plan gets green light

2:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PLANS to build 18 properties in Henllys got the go ahead at Torfaen planning committee.

Pontypool hall set to reopen after refurb

Free Press Series: The Ebenezer United Reformed Church School Hall in Pontypool is having a £300,000 building refurbishment.  Pictured outside the school hall refurbishment, in the centre is Chairman Alan Saunders with his committee group. (5026273)

9:25am Sunday 20th April 2014

A YEAR after fundraisers celebrated news that Pontypool’s Ebenezer Hall would have a new lease of life following a £370,000 project, the end is in sight.

Son's meningitis death 'smashed our hearts into a million pieces'

Free Press Series: "BEAUTIFUL": Shae Brynley Button

8:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DISTRAUGHT mum has spoken of her grief after her “beautiful” three-year-old son died suddenly from meningitis earlier this week.

Blaenavon mum calls for traffic calming measures

2:31pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BLAENAVON Town councillors are calling for traffic calming measures on Cemetery Road after a child was hit by a car.

Pair chase and catch charity box thief

9:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POST OFFICE worker has thanked her “knights in shining armour” who chased after the masked thief who targeted her store and stole a charity box.

One injured in Blaenavon crash

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON was taken to hospital last night after a crash in Blaenavon.

Donations pour in for Pontypool mum's life-saving op

Free Press Series: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome (5208314)

1:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

DONATIONS are flooding in for the once active mum of three who hopes to raise enough money for a life-saving operation, after living with a one-in-a-million condition that has left her bed-bound.

Cwmbran vegetable growers install laser beams to protect crops

Free Press Series: SECUTIRY: The Fortey brothers and their record-breaking marrow

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

CWMBRAN giant vegetable growers is not taking any chances by installing laser and infer-red alarms to protect their prized crops.

Good Friday fun at Pontypool Indoor Market

10:44am Friday 18th April 2014

FUN and games will be on offer at Pontypool Indoor Market today.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

Free Press Series: Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

4:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach’s South Wales services, it was revealed today.

Torfaen AM joins fight to help Pontypool RFC

4:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TORFAEN Assembly Member (AM) Lynne Neagle has said she is “confident” joint efforts can put an end to the campaign of “mindless vandalism” plaguing Pontypool Park.

Deaf Pontypool boy aiming for F1 gets first sponsor

Free Press Series: Caleb McDuff is hoping to become Formula One's first deaf racing driver. Caleb in his Go-kart at G-Force Karting in Pontypool. (2916585)

1:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL schoolboy aiming to become Formula One’s first deaf racing driver has secured his first big sponsor, and taken part in his first competitive event.

Owner of Cwmbran takeaway, The Curry Kitchen faces hygiene fines

Free Press Series: Dirty equipment

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CWMBRAN takeaway owner has to pay more than £4,000 after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences.

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard rules

Free Press Series: Danielle Richardson and Emma Quinn (centre) with supporters at Panteg cemetery where the council have a policy against decorations on graves

9:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE Torfaen residents have waged war with the local authority over plans to strip graves of “over personalisation”.

Pontypool street sweeper to pick up honour

9:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL street sweeper will formally receive his British Empire Medal (BEM) next week.

Fate of Chepstow tourist centre uncertain

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS for Chepstow’s tourist information centre (TIC) have only been made for this year and other sources will be required to secure its future, the deputy leader of Monmouthshire council said last week.

Cwmbran baker's awe-inspiring cakes win awards

Free Press Series: Paul Williams who started his own cake company a year ago and won two categories at a competition in London. Pictured is Paul with examples of his work at his business in Cwmbran. (5406008)

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAKER in Cwmbran, who turned his hobby into his profession only a year ago, has scooped two awards at the world’s biggest cake show.

Grandad inspires Cwmbran teen's charity head shave

Free Press Series: Nicole Carmock from Cwmbran before she had her hair shaved for a Parkinsons charity. (5372613)

8:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 15 year old from Cwmbran has had her long locks shaved off after being inspired by her granddad to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

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.








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