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Monthly Archives: April 2015

June’s Abergavenny Focus : Where to Eat Out!

Where do you go out to eat? Where is the best pub/restaurant Sunday Lunch served? Which cafe does the tastiest coffee and cake? We’ll be covering all this and more in next month’s Focus magazine. For pubs, hotels, restaurants and cafes, we urge you to make your advertising bookings with us as early as you […]

Law and Order

Hywel Dda was the first in a long line of distinguished Welshmen to shape our social rules.Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports   Codes of behaviour and entitlement existed in Britain before the Romans, but it was Hywel Dda, King of Wales, who organised them into a coherent legal system. In the early […]

Book Review: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

She is the missing girl. But she doesn’t know she’s lost.   Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children’s festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him […]

Crossword solution: May 2015 issue

Film Review: Earth to Echo

It is the last few days in the neighbourhood for childhood friends Alex, Tuck and Munch. Their families, just like all others in the area have been displaced by the looming construction of a new highway. When the boys’ phones start to display bizarre interference, the gang sense something unusual is happening and investigate. Techy […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Madeleines

I was first introduced to these morsels of loveliness when visiting France, many, many years ago. They are a favourite with the French who like to dip them in their coffee or hot chocolate at breakfast. Ideally a madeleine tray should be used (the moulds are shaped like shells) but a small bun tin works […]

How GREEN Is your Candidate?

What’s the green agenda of the various parties? What’s their green score out of ten? Abergavenny & Crickhowell Friends of the Earth investigate. CONSERVATIVES “Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world… We are investing in all forms of lower-carbon energy, including shale gas and nuclear.” David Cameron, international climate talks, […]

General Election 2015 – Who gets your vote on 7th May?

We invited the local candidates* to tell us a little about themselves, and why we should consider voting for them. *We invited all major parties to contribute – not all chose to take part   David Davies, Conservative   “For the last 10 years it has been an honour to represent the constituency of Monmouth […]

Feet have a tough life!

Even more so if you play sport or have an active hobby! In general, we are pretty rubbish at looking after our feet – and yet we expect them to perform tasks such as running, dancing, jumping and sprinting – and all without so much as a protest or god forbid..an injury! There are 26 […]

Abergavenny Bowls Club

Try lawn bowling on Sunday 19 April 2015 at local club. Abergavenny Bowls Club was founded in 1860 and is the oldest Bowls Club in Wales. It is based in Avenue Road adjacent to the cricket ground. In the past they have had several players capped for Wales and on one occasion provided the four […]