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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Share a Lift Incentive

People sharing their car

‘Share a Lift’ is a brand new non-profit incentive for Abergavenny, which aims to get people to share car journeys, particularly to and from work, in order to save them money and to help reduce carbon emissions. Instead of standing on a freezing cold station platform waiting for a train, you could be sharing the […]

Flash Fiction Competition

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Regular readers of the Abergavenny Focus will know that each month we publish a very short story – sometimes called flash fiction – by a member of the Abergavenny writing group The Word Counts. Now YOU have a chance to get YOUR flash fiction published in the Focus by submitting a story to our free-to-enter […]

Our Lady and St. Michael’s School

Pupils of Our Lady & St. Michael’s School

Our Lady and St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School is located in the heart of Abergavenny.  The School is all inclusive with pupils from Catholic and other Christian backgrounds attending with many of our pupils having no religious background, but their families embracing our Christian ethos of:- Living, Loving, Learning and Growing in Jesus The […]

Police in Abergavenny gain recognition for work with elderly residents

A group of Gwent Police officers who help to look after elderly people in Abergavenny have received national recognition for their work. The Abergavenny Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) and colleagues from Avon and Somerset were named runners-up in the ‘Operation Excellence’ category at the Civil Service Awards last month.   The awards ceremony was […]

Putting Wales on the Map

Shortly after the Great Fire, King Charles II employed a Scotsman called John Ogilby to map the streets affected by the blaze and to assess the damage. Ogilby then went on to survey the roads of England and Wales — from London to Monmouth via Abingdon, London to St David’s, Chester to Holyhead and Chester […]

Volunteers needed to help young Dragons in Gwent

Young Dragons logo

Could you volunteer to help run local children and young people’s groups in Gwent? Young Dragons – Dreigiau Ifanc is a partnership led by HRH The Prince of Wales that aims to increase opportunities for young people to engage in structured activities that benefit local communities. The partnership involves collaboration between uniformed youth organisations (Scouts, […]

The Last Hundred Days

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month. Set during Ceausescu’s last hundred days in power, Patrick McGuinness’s accomplished debut novel explores Bucharest in 1989, a world of danger, corruption and repression A young English student arrives in the city and finds himself in a job he […]

Blood Orange Terrine

Recipe by local chef and restaurateur Simon King,  proprietor of 1861 Restaurant in the hamlet of Cross Ash, near Abergavenny. Ingredients 12 Blood Oranges Gelatine or alternative gelling agent Sugar to taste Grande Marnier, also to taste, and optional Method Segment the oranges, (ie. peel and cut out the segments , with a Sharpe knife, […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Why are they so hard to keep and how can we resolve to resolve? The last remnants of turkey have been polished off, the festive season hangovers nursed and overcome – time to get down to the serious business of setting ourselves some unattainable, unachievable New Year’s Resolutions that we’ll keep until January 5th (if […]

Make it a Creative 2012!

Arts Alive Wales are challenging us all to try something different in the New Year, with their latest series of creative workshops called The Basics. The workshops will focus on essential skills for adults and young people and take place on Saturday mornings at their studios in The Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell. The workshops […]