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U3A Abergavenny outing to Nantgarw Porcelain factory and National Museum in Cardiff

Two hundred years ago the finest porcelain in the world was made in Nantgarw near Caerphilly. All the other bone china and porcelain made around the world was more opaque with a greyish blue tinge. The secret ‘soft paste’ recipe that William Billingsly brought from Derby produced whiter, finer grade porcelain which was translucent. He […]

Business of the Week: The Daisy Foundation Abergavenny, Brecon & Crickhowell

Ceri offers continuous perinatal support and perinatal education to mums and families across the Brecon Beacons in Monmouthshire and Powys, with classes centralised in Brecon and Abergavenny. Classes and workshops offer practical birth preparation, including effective techniques and tools for pregnancy and all stages of labour. As a breastfeeding peer supporter trained in two different […]

It’s Spring so Crickhowell Walking Festival must be here!

It’s that time of year again – Spring is on the horizon, if not in the air, birds are starting to sing and Crickhowell Walking Festival is getting ready to welcome people from all over the country to sample the Black Mountains and our wonderful countryside. The Festival is now in its 12th year and […]

Next Month’s Focus: Try Something New

In April’s Focus, we’ll be encouraging our readers to try something new. That might involve taking a course to learn a new skill or hobby or trying something different such as volunteering, befriending or discovering a therapy you haven’t tried before. We are looking for articles and adverts on this theme and we’re interested in […]

DJ&P Newland Rennie choose Above & Beyond and Dementia UK as charities of the year

DJ&P Newland Rennie, a multi-discipline practice of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents offering a  specialist service for town and country property owners, landowners, farmers and their other professional advisors has chosen Bristol hospitals’ charity Above & Beyond and Dementia UK as their charities to fundraise for over the next year. DJ&P Newland Rennie staff voted […]

Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall Under Threat

Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall will cease to function as a community event venue in less than three years unless major repairs are carried out.  That’s the stark warning from the Hall’s Trustees, as they launch a fundraising campaign and prepare grant applications for a £1.9m upgrade of the venue. Chair of Trustees, Dean Christy, said: “Clarence […]

Focus Editions: March 2019

Everyone is aware that where our planet is concerned, there are some pretty scary statistics to be aware of, like the twelve million tonnes of plastic in our oceans and the warnings given by experts that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to address global warming. Without taking action, in as little as twelve year’s […]

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