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Love is What We Have in Common

I watched an eight minute video of a man being crushed to death and I realised I know nothing. The content of my little world—white, middle class, male—was placed in sudden stark relief against the backdrop of all human experience and I felt small and useless. Coming up short for pragmatic solutions, I fell back […]

Crickhowell’s Battle to Protect Award-Winning High Street

Five years ago, residents of Crickhowell packed their town centre, waved placards, chanted slogans and stopped a national supermarket chain moving into their town. Their efforts helped Crickhowell win the title of ‘Best High Street in the UK’. But now they are fighting again. At the centre of the battle is a former social club […]

Owners of Many Small Limited Companies denied COVID -19 Support

Are you ForgottenLtd? On 13th March 2020, local consultancy Caterpillar Business Psychologists Ltd had to cancel work due to Covid19. A week later, along with hundreds of other businesses operating in South Powys, Caterpillar closed the doors and prepared to maintain social distancing. For a company totally dependent on connecting with business-people all over the […]

Delivery Volunteers Gain Lottery Funding Support

Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau, is happy to announce that they have received a grant donation from the Lottery Community fund of just over £7000 to help cover additional hours, volunteer expenses and protective equipment. The volunteers, led by Volunteer Bureau Manager Kerry Crosfield and supported by the many businesses and organisations in the area, have been […]

More Room on our High Streets for Pedestrians

Work to introduce temporary pavement widening in some towns across Powys is due to start shortly. The infrastructure will allow people to social distance more safely when visiting – and queueing for – shops and, in turn, allow businesses to safely get back to work sooner. Powys County Council is considering placing temporary barriers and […]

Abergavenny Focus July 2020

South Powys Focus July 2020

Temporary measures for Monmouth to support local businesses

Monnow Street and St John Street in Monmouth will close to vehicles from Thursday 25th of June 2020. The council has carried out an emergency order to ensure people visiting the high street and town centre are safe when shopping and socially distancing. The measures mean vehicles will be prohibited from travelling via the streets, […]

Photography in Focus: All in a Day’s Work

Well, it has to be said, that this has possibly been the most surreal month of my life as a photographer. If anyone had sat me down a few weeks ago and told me what was about to happen to me, I would have probably with fairly good reason thought they should be sectioned. Since […]

Dream Doors Newport are Re-opening

10% OFF CONTINUES!…FOR KITCHEN RENOVATIONS*  FOR ALL NP POSTCODES As we prepare to return to work, we are proud to be re-opening for business in a safe and responsible manner. We have spent many weeks preparing ourselves, our staff and our showroom for when the time is right. Our customers safety is our primary consideration. […]

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