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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Gingerbread House Free Prize Draw

As you may remember from last month’s issue of the Focus, we had plans in the pipeline to create a confectionary delight constructed from gingerbread to give away as a prize to one lucky Focus reader. Well, I’m happy to say the Gingerbread House – or Lebkuchenhaus, to give it its correct German name – […]

Abergavenny Christmas Lights switch on

The Switch-on of Abergavenny’s Christmas Lights is on Saturday 24th November at 4:30pm. This will be preceded by a parade through town (starting outside Tescos at 4:00pm) and after the switch-on the Parade will go back to the Cibi Walk Shopping arcade to switch on their lights and to sing carols.

Transported to a higher level

The aerial bridge over the river Usk linked the steelworks to the docks when down-to-earth solutions simply did not work. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports Thousands of pounds are periodically being raised for charity as sponsored abseilers give a new purpose to Newport’s iconic Transporter Bridge. The aerial ferry — the largest […]

Nearly 101 reasons your Dalmatian is spotty!

Today I am going to try and explain why Dalmatians are spotty.  I started off the task mentally walking 101 Disney dogs in a field and ended up sinking with them in a jungle of genetic quicksand! The tricky part of the explanation rests on the idea many different genes interact with each other to […]

Dog Training… it’s all about Teamwork

Qualified Dog trainer, Tracey Prall, provides some useful dog training advice for new puppy or dog owners. So, you have welcomed your new puppy or rescue dog into your home with open arms. You have invested in all the correct equipment and essentials like bowls, leads, beds, toys, chews, doggy shampoo and so on. But […]

Christmas Book Recommendations

Emma of Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her Christmas Book recommendations. For Children THE NIGHT PIRATES POP UP ADVENTURE BY PETER HARRIS £12.99   When dark shadows come stealing down Tom’s wall he thinks it might be monsters or ogres. But it’s pirates! All aboard for an incredible pop-up version of this best selling picture […]

Buy One, Get One Free – Any size!

Abergavenny Focus Christmas Cracker

New Advertisers! Book a new advert in the December issue of the Abergavenny Focus, and you’ll receive  your January advertisment absolutely free! Quarter Page £48 +VAT Half Page £80 +VAT Full Page £140 +VAT Contact us now and quote ‘CRACKER02’ to redeem this offer!   Be quick! This offer is only available until 11:59 tonight! […]

Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Chris Edmondson, the winner of our Short Story Competition that we launched last month in partnership with Bookish Bookshop in Crickhowell, in celebration of National Short Story Week 2012 which takes place between 12th – 18th November. We are delighted to publish Christine’s story, entitled ‘Willow’ which is both a beautiful and intriguing […]

Birthday Celebrations for Goodies Womenswear

November sees the 4th Anniversary of the opening of Goodies Womenswear in Frogmore Street. We caught up with owner Emma Goode to talk about how the business is doing. “When I opened the shop in 2008 I did toy with the idea of calling it Madness as I was opening at the beginning of a […]

Free Web Advertising!

Advertisers! Upgrade your advert to the next size up for the December issue, and recieve FREE web advertising for 6 months!! Contact us now and quote ‘CRACKER03’ to redeem this offer!   Be quick! This offer is only available until 11:59 tonight! Terms and Conditions 1 offer available. Offer will be redeemable on a first […]