3:20pm Monday 30th November 2009
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9:50am Thursday 11th December 2008
Chepstow basketball player, Philip Cochrane, has beaten over 150 other children to bring home the “Most Improved Player” award from the Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Basketball Regional Championships this year, writes Jane Elson.
9:38am Thursday 11th December 2008
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9:20am Thursday 13th November 2008
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9:35am Thursday 23rd October 2008
Dance fever has hit Chepstow, with the Silhouette Dance Club adding four new classes to its schedule. Thursday, October 23 from 7.30 pm sees the start of a new Salsa class. Don’t worry if you have no partner, just go along and join in.
9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2008
9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2008
9:29am Thursday 23rd October 2008
Members of the Rotary Club of Chepstow recently visited Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) at their Swansea Airport. Club members were keen to see how the £4 ,000 that they raised has been spent and the answer came quickly when the helicopter was scrambled for an emergency mission.
9:45am Thursday 16th October 2008
9:44am Thursday 16th October 2008
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9:59am Thursday 9th October 2008
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10:42am Friday 19th September 2008
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10:39am Friday 19th September 2008
THE wedding took place at Clearwell Castle of Amie Kate Smith, daughter of David and Karin Smith, of Chepstow, and Hugh Innes McDonald, son of Rouena Harris and the late Richard McDonald, from Birmingham.
9:53am Friday 12th September 2008
9:52am Friday 12th September 2008
9:41am Thursday 4th September 2008
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9:35am Thursday 4th September 2008
12:38pm Thursday 28th August 2008
12:04pm Thursday 28th August 2008
12:02pm Thursday 28th August 2008
As part of the National Year of Reading celebrations Chepstow Library is holding An Evening of Romance with Mills and Boon author Catherine George There will be free Mills and Boon goodies, refreshments and an opportunity to win a bumper bag of Mills and Boon treats. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 3 2008 from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There is no charge but admission is by ticket only. These are available from Chepstow Library.
11:59am Thursday 28th August 2008
8:31am Thursday 21st August 2008
8:29am Thursday 21st August 2008
8:27am Thursday 21st August 2008
Every six weeks, the Café at the Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village Shop hosts a new exhibition of work by local artists. This policy has been extremely successful, with some new and some more established artists enjoying a new audience for their work, often with excellent sales.
10:02am Thursday 14th August 2008
10:00am Thursday 14th August 2008
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3:04pm Thursday 7th August 2008
Usk Civic Society and Usk Rural Life Museum have joined forces to challenge the people of Usk with an exciting competition to find out how well they know their town. The competition takes the form of a picture quiz of places in Usk for entrants to identify, and then, in up to 50 words, they have to write about what makes Usk special for them and include a photograph or draw a picture to show this.
3:02pm Thursday 7th August 2008
Once again the Rural Life Museum in Newmarket Street, Usk, is offering some alternative activities during the summer school holidays. There are two fun mornings remaining in August – this coming Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday August 20. Both sessions last from 10am to 11.30am and are suitable for children aged between 5 and 11, although children under 8 must be accompanied by and adult. For just £2 each, children can have fun trying their hands at salt dough, finger puppets, rag rugging, gargoyles, peg dolls, and lots more activities and quizzes.
3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2008
Usk businessman and property developer John Badland was delighted that the annual Grand Draw which he sponsors for St. Anne’s Hospice raised more than £24,000 this year. It is one of the Hospice’s biggest fund-raising events and has been sponsored by Mr. Badland for the last four years, raising a total of £81,000. All of this money goes towards the annual costs of £1.2 million which are needed just to keep the hospice going.
2:56pm Thursday 7th August 2008
2:54pm Thursday 7th August 2008
There was standing room only in St Mary’s Priory Church for the ‘Thank You Concert’ which was held as part of the Chepstow Arts and Community Festival and to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the choir.
2:52pm Thursday 7th August 2008
9:10am Thursday 31st July 2008
The end of the Summer term marked also marked two other significant ‘ends’ at Ysgol Y Ffin, Sudbrook. The first was the leavers’ assembly for the first children who had had their entire primary education at the Welsh Medium School, which opened in 2001 on the Sudbrook site. The children will now move on to Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool, with one other pupil going on to attend Bristol Cathedral School.
9:08am Thursday 31st July 2008
9:06am Thursday 31st July 2008
9:02am Thursday 31st July 2008
A lecture about the Second World War as seen through the eyes of children was the basis for the July meeting of the Society, which was also one of the Society’s contributions to this year’s Chepstow Festival, as well as part of the celebration of its 60th anniversary.
10:19am Thursday 24th July 2008
9:53am Thursday 24th July 2008
The Chepstow Group of Gwent Wildlife Trust has run two events as part of the Chepstow Festival. The wide-ranging Festival publicity always guarantees some extra interest, but it was still startling when 60 people turned out on a very indifferent, grey evening to take part in the walk at Mathern. Unfortunately, owing to safety concerns, it was necessary to alter the route of the walk and apologies are due to those who were disappointed in this; however, the new route followed a very scenic and interesting series of paths, making walkers and members realise what beautiful countryside lies behind the well-known roads and villages. Some handsome trees were identified, different types of grassland discussed, and some helpful tips on bird identification were given.
9:50am Thursday 24th July 2008