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  • Grooming is an Important Part of Dog Ownership

    Grooming sessions will strengthen the bond with your dog, while keeping the skin and coat in tip top condition. Most dogs enjoy being brushed, especially if introduced to the process from an early age. For some breeds professional grooming is essential in order to keep the coat knot and tangle free, as well as keeping […]

  • Friends with Benefits

    Research shows that sharing your home with a pet provides lots of health benefits. Keeping a pet can help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. They can also boost immunity, promote exercise and even help you score a date! Read on to find out about the other major benefits of keeping the following types of […]

  • Gods & Myths

    Pagan beliefs percolated the sacred stories that circulated in early Medieval Wales. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Long before Christianity and the Holy Trinity, the number three was sacred in ancient Celtic mythology and religion. Riddles and triadic expressions pepper Celtic folklore and faerie stories. The triskel, a figure composed of three […]

  • Gilwern U3A

    Following the August break, the September monthly meeting of Gilwern U3A was something of a milestone as this ‘young’ branch was presented with a Certificate celebrating its membership of the Third Age Trust.  Chair Hilary LIpscombe received the certificate from Lloyd Evans and it joins one presented to Grahame Nelmes on him being Gilwern’s first […]

  • Crosstober Wales 2017

    All images © 5311 Crosstober Wales is an exciting festival of Cyclo Cross Racing brought to you by the enthusiastic members of the Abergavenny Road Cycling Club. The festival which debuted last year, aims to celebrate this fast paced and action packed version of cycling. Situated in the grounds of the Abergavenny Leisure Centre, […]

  • Abergavenny Museum wins prestigious Award

    Abergavenny Museum has been awarded the Women’s History Network’s annual Community History Project prize for its Monmouthshire Women Making Change exhibition which runs until 11th March 2018.  The project explores the contribution the county’s women have made to suffrage, the war effort, agriculture, the peace movement and how continued involvement in different issues continues to […]

  • Next Month’s Focus…The Season to Celebrate

    November is a hair’s breadth away from Christmas, which means it’s time to let down that hair and celebrate in style! We’ll be running a feature on celebrating the Festive Season in our November issue, so if you’re a business that would like to advertise your Party night, Christmas lunch or other festive celebrations, please […]

  • Who are Abergavenny’s Quakers?

    When you mention Quakers, many people think of the past. In the turbulence of the English Civil War, Quakers were one of a number of religious groups which came about from people seeking a new social order, and a new way of worshipping, based on simplicity, equality, truth and a direct experience of God.   […]

  • Abergavenny Art Group is 80!

    Abergavenny Art Group is celebrating its 80th year this year, and held its annual exhibition of members’ work at the Scout Hall in the Fairfield car park during the first week of August. In 1937 Agnes Beverley Burton and a group of friends founded the Abergavenny Art Group. Their aim was to encourage young people […]

  • “Let’s Celebrate” a Floral Festival

    We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting the beautiful floral festival to be held during October in Llangattock Church nr Crickhowell. This is to be staged by Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society in celebration of their Club’s Emerald anniversary. Over the 55 years of the Club’s history the members have staged an annual festival […]

  • A New Hope

    As the New Year of 2015 began, Kyle Eldridge was facing the reality of finding somewhere to sleep by himself in Abergavenny. Kyle, who is 21 in January and registered as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), had no options available. Nearly 3 years on, his life has undergone a revolution. He now lives independently, is […]

  • Guard against dog theft

    Although dog theft is not a major problem in our area, owners should always be vigilant and follow basic security advice. Ensure your pet is microchipped – If your dog runs off and it is found, you can be easily traced as its owner. – If your dog is stolen, when it is taken to […]

  • Autumn Exhibition at Oriel CRiC

    With the arrival of autumn, the oriel CRiC gallery features a selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an Ancient Woodland’ alongside that of The Picturemakers – a collective of visual artists working in Mid-Wales. Work by a number of respected regional exhibitors has […]

  • Wales Fair Trade Fair incorporates local trade

    This year’s Wales Fair Trade Fair, which is in Brecon Guild Hall on Saturday 7th Oct and in The Market Hall, Abergavenny on Sunday 8th Oct is opening its doors to local traders who specialise in home made arts and crafts, as explained by David Holman, co-founder of the event. He said “The Fairtrade Foundation […]

  • Crickhowell Literary Festival 2017

    The culture, beauty and talent of Wales and its people are being celebrated in eight days of fascinating events. Two distinguished speakers mark the brilliance of our literary heritage and the character of our people: Dr Rowan Williams will discuss the work of the great Welsh poet, Henry Vaughan and Owen Sheers will pay tribute […]

  • Wildlife in Art

    Local Artist to exhibit in major national Wildlife art exhibition. Work by Crickhowell based local artist, Martin Truefitt-Baker has been selected from over 800 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading wildlife artists. The exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries in London between 19th and 29th October. Martin, who used […]

  • Canine Enrichment

    As dog owners we control all aspects of our dog’s lives. If you think about it, we choose the time to get up and go to bed, take them out for toilet breaks, groom them, feed them, play with them and decide everything about their daily routines. We take away a lot of our dogs’ […]

  • Crossword Solution: October 2017

  • Square Pegs : CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell 4th-10th September

    For one week only, The CRiC Studio, Beaufort Street Crickhowell, will be showing the work of West Wales artists and makers ‘Square Pegs.’ Well known for quirky, innovative exhibitions, the group are showing work which they hope will raise a smile, provoke some thought and tickle the imagination. The range of work on show includes […]

  • Crossword Solution : September 2017