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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer Playscheme at Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Monleisure Playscheme at Abergavenny is back bigger and better than ever before! With so many activities, games and entertainment for the kids, they won’t have time to get bored! Our Playscheme is run, organised and supervised by fully qualified and CRB checked staff so you can be safe in the knowledge that your children will […]

FORTYSIX : Contemporary Lifestyle Shop

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You know the feeling. You have to buy a gift for someone and you’ve been mulling it over and over in your mind for ages and frustratingly come up with…nothing. Infuriating isn’t it? Yes, you could resort to surfing the net for inspiration, but there really is no need when the newest shop to open […]

New Beginnings : Part Six

“I know exactly what you’re thinking,’ said Guy in response to Lucy’s expression. ‘You thought it was great up until I did the jazz hands.” “No.” “OK, you just thought it was great, then,” said Guy with a grin. ‘The jazz hands make no difference,” said Lucy, folding a bright orange jumper and placing it […]

Fun in the Sun

Alan Parker recently opened a new shop in Frogmore Street, selling DIY, Gardening, Housewares and Toys. His new editorial column begins this month with tips and suggestions on how to look after your garden and home during the summer months. July is the month to start thinking about holidays…but what about the austerity measures? Don’t […]

Nana’s Kitchen : Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake

What a triumph for Andy Murray at Wimbledon! Lawn tennis, especially Wimbledon, conjures images of a summer afternoon eating sweet, ripe strawberries. Strawberry shortcake is one of those American desserts that we have adopted. It is nothing like our shortbread in texture but is more typical of the scones that we associate with cream teas. […]

Abergavenny Food Festival 2013 – box office goes live

This year’s Abergavenny Food Festival takes place over the weekend of 21 and 22 September and box office goes live on 2 July. An adult stroller ticket (from £6.50) gives access to five venues with over two hundred exhibitors, plus a rolling programme of chef dems, a children’s Food Academy and other entertainment. It’s a […]

Focus Afternoon Tea Winner

Keen readers of the Focus will know that we recently ran a prize draw for anyone who had ‘liked’ our Facebook Page. Our lucky winner was Charlie Jones, who won Afternoon Tea for two at the Angel Hotel on us! Congratulations to Charlie, who went along to enjoy her prize and reported back that she’d […]

Message from the Inspector

Inspector Fran Richley

Inspector Fran Richley is the Inspector for Abergavenny. Here he talks about how Gwent Police are working closely with other emergency services; The Home Secretary recently communicated her intention to seek a review of the penalty imposed for killing a serving Police Officer. I am sure that most within our communities still appreciate the fine […]

Summer fun for all the family at Abergavenny Museum and Castle

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Fancy crawling through the belly of a Welsh dragon? With school summer holidays just around the corner now is the time to start thinking about things to do over the coming few weeks. Abergavenny Museum and Castle has a whole host of activities to keep your family occupied. Every Monday morning throughout the summer holidays […]

Film Review: Man of Steel

Focus film reviewer, Patty Papageorgiou-Axford  reviews this summer’s latest blockbuster The summer movie season is upon us once again and true to tradition it comes laden with action, adventure, monsters and -where would summer be without them- superheroes. This year, the much awaited Superman re-boot Man of Steel steps into the fray of summer blockbusters […]