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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Digital Parenting

An exclusive talk by therapist and behaviour consultant NICKY HUTCHINSON. Wednesday 22 February, 7pm, Abergavenny Community Centre. While there are positives, you will also have heard many reports talking about the negative effects of social media. The NSPCC recently said that social media is helping fuel a nation of “deeply unhappy” children, as it published […]

Abergavenny Single Parents Group

Welcome to Abergavenny Single Parents Group (ASPG) – If you are a single parent looking for something fun but FREE to do on a Sunday afternoon. Then we are the group for you. There are only two qualifications you need to have. Firstly you are a single parent. Secondly you bring your children with you […]

Paradise Regained

Middleton Hall’s landscape is being restored to its Regency glory. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports It is now better known as the site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, but Middleton Hall was once a magnificent mansion with one of the finest waterparks in Britain. Its story begins in the early […]

Book Review : Swimming Lessons by Clare Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house […]

Crossword Solution : January 2017 issue

Arwel Hicks : Police Blog January 2017

Happy new year. I hope you enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to the year ahead. This is the time of year when unfortunately, we see an increase in expensive items left on display and being stolen from homes. Many people have brand new electrical items or expensive gifts received over the Christmas […]

Home Security Tips

Even though Dyfed Powys is a very safe area to live, it doesn’t stop thieves trying their luck. Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves, who pick a house that looks unoccupied, has little or no obvious security and where they think they will not be seen. Three out of ten burglaries involve no […]

Learn to Weave

…with The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers With a growing number of members  The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers  is a  vibrant Guild, promoting the crafts and offering beginners weaving and spinning courses. The Guild meets every Thursday between 10am and 3.30pm at the Arts Alive Centre in Crickhowell and has […]

Bank-less Crickhowell

In mid December, Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire met with Councillor John Morris and representatives of Lloyds Bank to discuss the closure of the Branch in Crickhowell and the ways in which residents will still have access to the banking services they need. The bank, which also announced the closure of 10 other […]