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Monthly Archives: February 2019

NH Sound Re-Connecting With The Community

The story of local radio station NH Sound goes back nearly 40 years now, in fact 2019 marks it’s 40th anniversary. Those who may have been following recent events concerning the station will know that a lot of its well- known presenters have left over the last year and indeed the very popular station manager, […]

Weight Loss – A Mindset Approach

Have you resolved to lose weight and eat healthily in the new year? Is it now getting to that time when what seemed like a good idea on January 1st is now becoming tedious? Do you need a helping hand towards achieving your goals? Nicola Taylor of Eclipse Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is now offering a […]

Plastic Free Abergavenny extends its campaign to supermarkets

  Shoppers at the local Waitrose store in Abergavenny at lunch time last Saturday (January 19th) were surprised to find, seated in a shopping trolley outside the main entrance, a life-sized plastic man made from 100% single-use plastic packaging from supermarkets.  The label on his chest told us that he would still be here in […]

Next Month’s Focus: Save the Planet

Time is running out for us to take action to combat climate change and the toll that human behaviour has on our planet. It’s all very well looking at the bigger picture, but what’s happening at a local level? We’ll be looking at this in Next Month’s Focus, so if you have a story to […]

Can You Walk the Walk? Talgarth Walking Festival

Can you spot the lyrical and literary allusions in this light hearted quiz?   Answers at the bottom. So my husband said we should take a hike.   Well, I thought, that sounds like an idea, not necessarily a good one, but an idea for all that.  Walking in the air getting out and about isn’t that […]

Brecon Women’s Festival events at Theatre Brycheiniog: ‘Celebrating the Ordinary and the Extraordinary’

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th Theatr Brycheiniog has teamed up with Brecon Women’s Festival to host a series of events to celebrate women in the outdoors. The theatre’s programme of events has something for everyone from talks, workshops, days out and live music. Theatr Brycheiniog aims to forge positive visibility for women, […]

Nine projects to be funded by Crickhowell’s ‘Best High Street in Britain’ award win

Nine projects brought forward by the community of Crickhowell are to be wholly or partly funded from the £15,000 prize money won by the town when it was named Best High Street in Britain 2018. Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd (CECLtd), which led Crickhowell’s bid in the competition and is responsible for allocating the money, invited […]

12 GBHS Applications top £51,900

Applications worth £52,000 have been made for the £15,000 won by Crickhowell when it was named the Best High Street in Britain. Twelve groups or individuals applied for funding for community schemes. The organisers say they hope to be able to reach a decision by the end of this week. Tim Jones, who ran the […]

A New Theatre Director for Theatr Brycheiniog

An exciting new era begins at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon’s canal-side centre for the arts and entertainment in 2019 as David Wilson is appointed to the post of Theatre Director. David, who started in the new post in early January, quickly discovered how community driven Brecon’s theatre is, with tickets for the YFC entertainment festival going […]

Focus Editions: February 2019

Love is in the air this month because, of course, it’s February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Will you be doing something to celebrate? We have lots for you on the subject of Valentine’s Day and Wedding Planning, so do have a leaf through our featured articles and adverts for some inspiration! […]