Cwmbran woman's Kilimanjaro challenge

12:21pm Monday 30th November 2009

Next year, Cwmbran woman Alison Moss will set out to conquer Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

New chair for Cwmbran community council

3:23pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

CWMBRAN community council has a new chairman.

Top Rotarian visits Cwmbran

9:20am Tuesday 1st July 2008

The president of the Rotary Club Great Britain and Ireland Ian Thompson will visit rotarians in Cwmbran on July 29.

Child seat safety check on offer

4:19pm Monday 9th June 2008

A FREE safety check on child car seats is being held Cwmbran.

Views on Old Cwmbran sought

2:40pm Wednesday 21st May 2008

RESIDENTS and businesses in Old Cwmbran are being invited to share their views on development plans in the town.

Residents get revenge on noisy neighbours

12:31pm Wednesday 21st May 2008

CWMBRAN residents will have noise pollution beamed back to them by environmental officers during noise action week this Tuesday.

Mail choir concert at Congress

1:53pm Sunday 20th April 2008

THE multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed Cwmbach Male Choir demonstrate their vocal talents at Cwmbran Congress Theatre on Saturday, May 10, at 7.30pm, when they visit the town for the first time.

Mayor to open Post Office

12:42pm Tuesday 1st April 2008

TORFAEN mayor councillor Bill King is officially opening the relocated Cwmbran Post Office in the town's branch of WH Smith on Thursday at 9am.

Police launch booze disorder crackdown

1:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2008

POLICE in Cwmbran are stepping up patrols to stop booze-fuelled anti-social behaviour in the Five Locks Road area.

It's all about friendship at Henllys WI

9:24am Monday 17th March 2008

Henllys WI: We meet on the first Monday of the month in the Coedeva & Hollybush Community Hall, at 7.30pm.

Cash stolen from gaming machines

3:02pm Monday 10th March 2008

THIEVES stole cash from gaming machines during a break-in at Llanyravon Social Centre, Llanyravon Way, Cwmbran, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Quality's right up their street

8:49am Monday 10th March 2008

HERE'S TO THE FUTURE: The New Kip McGrath Education Centre in Cwmbran was officially opened by Michael German MBE AM, on Monday, March 3.

A walk through time in the woods

8:47am Monday 10th March 2008

MYSTERY OF THE WALLS IN THE WOODS: On Saturday, February 16, some of the members of the Cwmbran Historical Society undertook the first of two walks through the Maes-y-rhiw woods, to view the mysterious walls discovered almost thirty years ago by Mike Price, our society's Press Officer.

Mums enjoy extra special Mother's Day

2:55pm Monday 3rd March 2008

TWO Cwmbran mums enjoyed an extra special Mother's Day thanks to a local supermarket.

Scouts awards come to Cwmbran

3:19pm Monday 25th February 2008

Gwent Scouts held their District and Area Founders Day Awards at County Hall, Cwmbran on Saturday.

Cwmbran choral festival

2:53pm Tuesday 5th February 2008

CWMBRAN Community Council is holding its annual choral festival on the evenings of March 3-6.

Bingo raise cash for heart fund

4:09pm Monday 4th February 2008

CWMBRAN'S Mecca Bingo are holding a charity event for the British Heart Foundation February 19.

Education open day

3:45pm Monday 4th February 2008

AN EDUCATION centre in Cwmbran is holding an open day ahead of its launch later this month.

Oh those marvellous maritime times

3:44pm Friday 4th January 2008

CWMBRAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The society have had a number of visits to places of historical interest over the past year, starting in the spring with a visit to Ironbridge in Shropshire, and culminating in a visit in November to the Swansea Maritime Museum.

Sing a song of Santa!

3:37pm Friday 4th January 2008

CHILDREN ON SONG AT YULETIDE: Talented children in Cwmbran delighted the community when they sang a selection of Christmas songs for residents.

We're the tops, again, say pupils

9:55am Monday 31st December 2007

HAT-TRICK OF AWARDS: A Cwmbran primary school has won an award for its basic skills achievements - for the third time in a row.

Memories of a very brave man

9:53am Monday 31st December 2007

I WRITE in memory of David Lewis, a Catholic priest who suffered for his faith in the Almighty. He paid the ultimate price for his religious belief - that of being hung, drawn and quartered', at Usk prison, on August 27, 1679.

Musical treat for shoppers

9:50am Monday 31st December 2007

IN FULL VOICE: Our Lady of the Angels RC School choir, Cwmbran, gave their annual Christmas carol performance in Cwmbran Town Centre, to the delight of busy shoppers.

See Santa

3:51pm Thursday 29th November 2007

FATHER Christmas will be paying an early visit to Cwmbran this Saturday.

Tree-mendous display

3:37pm Thursday 29th November 2007

A SECTION of a tree - hundreds of years old - is on display at Cwmbran Library.

Lotto cash for woodworkers

8:03am Wednesday 21st November 2007

TWO Gwent woodworking clubs have bid successfully for funding from the Big Lottery and Heritage Lottery-supported Awards For All Wales scheme.

First phase of £4 million development finished in 2008

4:29pm Tuesday 20th November 2007

THE first phase of a £4 million new office development in Cwmbran should be finished by March 2008.

Speeding concern in town

3:07pm Monday 19th November 2007

CWMBRAN police inspector Rory Waring promised to raise concerns over dangerous driving on the town's roads with Gwent Police's road policing unit.

Islands start to our married life

3:52pm Monday 22nd October 2007

The wedding took place at St Michael's Church, Llantarnam, Cwmbran, of Matthew Tapp, son of Peter and Jinita Tapp, of Cwmbran, and Rhiannon Pegington, the daughter of David and Kathryn Pegington, also of Cwmbran.

It's time to get active

8:27am Tuesday 25th September 2007

TIME TO GET YOUR SKATES ON!: Guides in Cwmbran are looking forward to plenty of fun days out after receiving £5,000 from Awards for All Wales.

A lesson to shoppers

8:26am Tuesday 25th September 2007

FIRE ESCAPE: The danger of fire was the lesson of the day for shoppers at Sainsbury's in Cwmbran last week.

Feeling in the pink for charity

8:21am Tuesday 25th September 2007

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Staff and customers at Asda in Cwmbran pulled on their walking boots in the name of charity recently.

It's time for a timely honour

8:19am Tuesday 25th September 2007

WE WERE THERE!: Following the recent feature on the rededication of the clock in Old Cwmbran, I hope the following will prove of interest to your readers.

Showtime down on the farm

9:23am Monday 17th September 2007

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Greenmeadow Community Farm held its 17th Horticultural and Craft Show, on Sunday, September 9.

Getting into the spirit of things

9:00am Monday 10th September 2007

CHEQUE THIS OUT: Hard work and community spirit have paid off for residents at Taliesin Court, Cwmbran, who have been donated £1,500 from Awards for Wales to help brighten up their surroundings.

Putting your best fork forward

8:38am Monday 10th September 2007

CENTRAL EATING: A Cwmbran luncheon club is celebrating its first anniversary in a community hall once threatened with closure.

It's a different world down on the canal

South Wales Argus: ONE GOOD PULL: Volunteers removing trolleys from the bottom of a canal lock

9:22am Saturday 1st September 2007

CANAL CLEAN-UP: More than 500 cans and bottles, along with eight shopping trolleys and a fire extinguisher, were removed from the canal at Cwmbran Retail Park during a recent clean-up.

A lick of paint goes a long, long way

9:17am Saturday 1st September 2007

INVEST TO IMPRESS: Businesses in the village centres of Old Cwmbran and Pontnewydd can now apply for a property improvement grant to transform the outside of their premises.

Let's get physical!

9:14am Saturday 1st September 2007

FIT FOR SERVICE: Cwmbran sailor, Lee Foxhall, 23, has become one of the Royal Navy's fitness experts, after passing out as a Leading Physical Training Instructor (LPTI).

Keep fit with the Dragons

8:14am Monday 13th August 2007

THESE SPORTING TIMES: Gwent Dragons Sports Club for people with disabilities meet at Cwmbran Stadium on Sundays, between 10am to noon.

Make time for tea for a good cause

3:18pm Friday 3rd August 2007

FANCY A CUPPA?: The Cwmbran branch of MS meet every Monday morning at St Mary's Church Hall, New Inn, from 11am to 1pm, for a chat and a cup of tea, etc.

It's 50 years and counting

South Wales Argus: GOLDEN CELEBRATIONS: Deputy mayor of Torfaen, Councillor Aneurin James, and deputy mayoress, Maris James, pictured with Wayne Jones, head teacher of Llanyrafon Primary School and pupils

3:07pm Friday 3rd August 2007

THIS IS OUR LIFE: Llanyrafon Primary recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with celebrations in the school hall.

Poilce give pickpockets warning

3:35pm Wednesday 1st August 2007

GWENT police is urging people to be vigilant following incidents in the Cwmbran area where people have been pickpocketed.

It's Louise and Paul's very happy day

South Wales Argus:

9:05am Monday 30th July 2007

The wedding took place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Llantarnam, of Louise Webb, daughter of Frank and Betty Webb, of Cwmbran, and Paul Williams, son of Hugh and Gill Williams, also of Cwmbran.

Best foot forward for Danielle

9:00am Monday 30th July 2007

DANIELLE Cobley, from Garw Row, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, made all the right moves while she was on holiday at Pontin's Wall Park Holiday Centre, Brixham, ending up as winner of the weekly Freestyle Dance competition 15-17 years age group.

Where will it be? . . . we shall see!

8:54am Monday 30th July 2007

IT'S A MYSTERY!: The morning started grey and cloudy, but a coachload of people set off in good spirits for St Gabriel's Church annual mystery trip.

The days when stone, not coal, was ‘King!’

8:51am Monday 30th July 2007

THE DISUSED STONE QUARRY AT HENLLYS: Recently my grandson, who is a member of the Glen Llwyd Scout Troop, Hollybush, Cwmbran, went on a map reading exercise and hike to the disused stone quarry above the village of Henllys, on the Mynydd Maen.

A day in the life of Cwmbran Colliery

8:34am Monday 30th July 2007

A MINE OF INFORMATION: I was interested in reading the article about Cwmbran Colliery in last week's Grassroots.

Memories of our mining heritage

9:35am Monday 23rd July 2007

Adit Mine - Cwmbran Colliery: The photograph, pictured right, shows the entrance to the adit mine at Cwmbran Colliery, together with the coal trams which is part of Cwmbran's industrial heritage, and although the entrance is now covered by ivy and other vegetation, it is still visible.

Justine and Jonathan's big day

South Wales Argus:

11:17am Friday 6th July 2007

THE wedding took place at St Mary's Church, New Inn, of Justine Watthens, daughter of Pat and Colin, from Cwmbran, and Jonathan Courtney, son of Helen and Brian, from Pontypool.

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