Free range egg unit plans lodged

2:21pm Friday 13th February 2009

Plans to build a free range egg-laying unit for 12,000 birds near Abergavenny will be heard by council members next week.

Chance to learn about Doctor Johnson and his dictionary

2:53pm Friday 23rd January 2009

Doctor Samuel Johnson and his dictionary will be the theme of the next meeting of Abergavenny local history society.

Rorke's Drift commemoration

3:42pm Wednesday 14th January 2009

MEMBERS of the Abergavenny branch of the Royal Regiment of Wales are due to meet at the Lamb and Flag Hotel for a Rorke's Drift celebration on January 23.

Belly dancers star at charity dinner

9:39am Wednesday 14th January 2009

THE Abergavenny-based Hypnomystic Belly Dancing Troupe will be making a special appearance at a charity dinner.

Your chance to sing in the New Year

3:57pm Friday 2nd January 2009

'THE hills are alive with the sound of music' or at least they will be if you are anywhere near the Kings Arms Pub in Abergavenny on a Tuesday morning.

Get writing

9:33am Thursday 11th December 2008

If you’re keen to become the next Roald Dahl or JK Rowling then Abergavenny is the place to be.

Cricketing tales

9:29am Thursday 11th December 2008

There’s nothing quite like a good old clearout to sort the wheat from the chaff, the good from the downright ridiculous, and to get the memory box working at top speed.

Charity walk

9:46am Thursday 13th November 2008

THE Abergavenny Ant Hill Mob have achieved the grand total of just under £3,000 with their Hadrian's Wall walk in the summer.

Clean-up for Lansdown

9:44am Thursday 13th November 2008

A crisp Sunday saw Abergavenny’s Lansdown ward enjoy one of its biggest clean-ups. Local residents and children came out in force for a litter pick. It was a joint operation between local councillor for Lansdown ward, James George, Communities First, Monmouthshire Youth Service and the neighbourhood police team.

Young leaders

9:41am Thursday 13th November 2008

Abergavenny Rotary Club recently presented certificates to four young people who took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).

Turning the clock back

9:39am Thursday 13th November 2008

CHILDREN at an Abergavenny primary school turned back the clock two decades last week when they dressed in ‘80s clothes for the day.

Murderous evening

9:24am Thursday 23rd October 2008

Murder and mayhem ensued at the finale of the Golden Gun awards as one by one, the members of the Stallonio family were bumped off by Irish and Italian gunmen.

News in brief

9:23am Thursday 23rd October 2008

Darts league: Only two teams remain unbeaten after the opening two weeks of the ladies’ section of Abergavenny and District Darts League season.

Hospital WRVS

9:21am Thursday 23rd October 2008

The team of volunteers who help to raise money for Nevill Hall Hospital found out how some of the cash will be spent.

Parking problems

9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2008

The anti-social use of vehicles in Nevill Hall Hospital car park during the evenings has become a top priority for Abergavenny police.

Tithe Barn

9:18am Thursday 23rd October 2008

The long-awaited new-look Tithe Barn will “very soon” be ready to play an important part in the life of Abergavenny.

Old soldiers take a backward step

South Wales Argus: Old soldiers take a backward step

9:33am Thursday 16th October 2008

THE OLD soldiers took a gentlemanly backward step at a ladies’ night dinner at the Lamb and Flag Hotel, writes Don Chambers.

Crime panel

9:31am Thursday 16th October 2008

Householders in Abergavenny have been challenged by the town’s police chief to become Nosey Parkers in a bid to deter crime.

Air Ambulance

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2008

Wales air ambulance are appealing to Abergavenny residents to help make a difference by becoming volunteers.

Be safe

10:02am Thursday 9th October 2008

SCHOOLS have been targeted in a campaign aiming to show the importance of personal safety.

Nominate now

9:37am Thursday 9th October 2008

The Village Alive Trust, a local building preservation trust, is aiming to recognise historic building conservation work carried out in Monmouthshire by offering awards for building conservation.

Neighbourhood police

9:36am Thursday 9th October 2008

Listening to what residents have to say is the key to neighbourhood policing, says an Abergavenny beat bobby.

Cancer support group

9:34am Thursday 9th October 2008

The North Gwent and South Powys Breast Cancer Support Group will be holding an open evening at the Angel Hotel Abergavenny on Monday, October 22, from 6pm to 9pm to raise funds for breast cancer care at Nevill Hall hospital, Abergavenny as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Llantilio VPA results

9:31am Thursday 9th October 2008

The unkind weather was unable to spoil Llantilio Pertholey Village Produce Association's annual show at Mardy hall with fabulous fruit and very nice veg on display.

Local history society

9:28am Thursday 9th October 2008

Trevor Fishlock is well known for his entertaining and informative narratives about his journeys around Wales and for his books.

Welcome at Food Fest

10:38am Friday 19th September 2008

A party of 21 Germans from Berlin arrived in Abergavenny last week in time for the annual Food Festival.


10:37am Friday 19th September 2008

CONFERENCE: Usk Castle Friends will be hosting an unusual conference on October 11 in a joint venture with Monmouthshire Antiquarians Association.


10:29am Friday 19th September 2008

GAZEBO: AM Nick Ramsay will be opening the new gazebo at Usk Castle in a ceremony  on Saturday, October 11.


10:28am Friday 19th September 2008

LLANTILIO PERTHOLEY WI: In the absence of the president, Mrs Jan Prosser welcomed members after the summer break.

Bell's Whisky

10:27am Friday 19th September 2008

BELL’S WHISKY: Thanks to my generous friends at Bell's Whisky, those strange names given to public houses are beginning to make some sense.

Old Folk

10:26am Friday 19th September 2008

Old folk: The question on the lips of the nation recently, I gather, was: “What do you think of Madonna at 50?”

Seven Corners

10:25am Friday 19th September 2008

SEVEN CORNERS: The challenge to ‘Throw Mel off the Blorenge’ in a bid to raise money for charity has had to be delayed because of uncertain weather.

Moose International

9:49am Friday 12th September 2008

SUPPORTERS of worthy causes are still busily raising money, although the charity they helped has closed, writes Don Chambers.

Village show

9:48am Friday 12th September 2008

WELL over 200 imaginative entries, from flowers to photographs, filled Llantilio Pertholey community hall for the annual show, writes Don Chambers.

Gardening club

9:44am Friday 12th September 2008

GROSMONT AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB: Members spent the summer visiting gardens of interest and, despite the very wet weather, they had two reasonably dry evenings.

Girl guides

9:42am Friday 12th September 2008

GIRL GUIDES: Abergavenny needs leaders for Guides, Brownies and their little sisters in the Rainbows groups.

Food festival

9:40am Friday 12th September 2008

FOOD FESTIVAL: For the fifth year, Abergavenny Methodist Church is celebrating harvest with a flower festival during the Abergavenny Food Festival on September 20 and 21.

Fun day

9:38am Friday 12th September 2008

FUN DAY: 47 countries were represented in the display of food, flags, costumes and other items at St Bridget’s Church, Skenfrith, during the village fun day.

summer supper

9:36am Friday 12th September 2008

SUMMER SUPPER: St Cadoc’s Church, Llangattock Lingoed raised £800 at the summer supper held at the home of Monica Evans at Old Court, Llangattock Lingoed.

Village trust

9:33am Friday 12th September 2008

VILLAGE TRUST: The Village Alive Trust has another open day on Sunday ,September 21, between 2pm–5pm at Great Trerhew Barn, Llanvetherine, with refreshments available at St Cadoc’s Church, Llangattock Lingoed.

Civil engineering

9:32am Friday 12th September 2008

CIVIL ENGINEERING: Years 5 and 6 of Cross Ash Primary School met some real engineers and, with their help, managed to build their own version of the Severn Bridge.

Computer Course

9:31am Friday 12th September 2008

COMPUTER COURSE: If you want to join a free, informal computer course designed for beginners then Communities First staff can help. A new course starts at their resource centre at 29 Hillcrest Road, Abergavenny on Wednesday, September 24, between 1–3pm. For more information call 01873 853623.

Cantering to fame

9:32am Thursday 4th September 2008

A horse reared in Abergavenny has been selected by the British Army for a unique ceremonial role within a historic cavalry unit based in Germany.

Art on show

9:21am Thursday 4th September 2008

There will be a new art exhibition entitled Food for Thought at the RedDog Gallery at The Parsonage in Chainbridge on the Abergavenny/Usk road.


9:18am Thursday 4th September 2008

This year’s tenth Food Festival in Abergavenny marks the launch of the first Festival Fringe, featuring over fifty events put on by local organisations.


9:17am Thursday 4th September 2008

The next meeting of the North Gwent and South Powys Breast Cancer support group will be on Monday September 22 in the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny commencing at 7pm.

Farmers' Market

9:13am Thursday 4th September 2008

Abergavenny Farmers’ Market has become so popular that the event is being held twice a month instead of just on the fourth Thursday.

Air ambulance

9:10am Thursday 4th September 2008

A fascinating talk on the Welsh Air Ambulance service was the highlight of Llantilio Pertholey Village Produce Association’s August meeting.

Elvis is in the building

South Wales Argus: Elvis is in the building

9:08am Thursday 4th September 2008

ELVIS was a surprise visitor at the latest fund-raising event in Abergavenny for the HAT appeal.

Hats off to the ladies

South Wales Argus: Hats off to the ladies

9:04am Thursday 4th September 2008

IN scenes reminiscent of the 1964 classic film My Fair Lady thirty elegantly dressed ladies donned their hats to enjoy a garden party with a difference.

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