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A New Parent’s Guide to Pushchairs

Posted on: March 15th, 2023

If you’re expecting children, you’re probably planning the essential baby items you’ll have to buy, especially if you’re anticipating the birth of your firstborn. The Times reports that the cost of having a baby up to three years old is £44,097, and some of that investment will be spent on items such as a pushchair. […]

Tudor Street Building Under Threat

Posted on: March 6th, 2023

Owen Lewis has been campaigning to save the day centre based in Tudor Street in Abergavenny since the end of 2022. The building closed at the beginning of the pandemic and has remained closed ever since. Here he explains to us about his campaign to keep it open and functioning as a space for vulnerable […]

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2023 Saturday 4th – Sunday 12th March

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Less than six weeks to go to the Festival and it’s proving as popular as ever! Well over half the walk places are taken, and a quarter of the walks are fully booked – but there are still places available every day. CWF 2023 will feature 82 walks throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park and […]

Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February – 12 March 2023.

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Fairtrade Fortnight approaches … again. It’s held every year, at the end of February and beginning of March. For more than ten years now, Abergavenny has been an accredited Fairtrade Town – which means that our Council formally supports the sale of Fairtrade products in shops, cafes, hotels and businesses. Our programme of events is […]

How Blaenavon Changed the World

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Rich deposits of coal, iron and limestone under the Blorenge and nearby hills fuelled the burgeoning industrial revolution. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Thomas Hill, with his industrialist partners Thomas Hopkins and Benjamin Pratt, recognised Blaenavon’s potential in 1782, and made the decision to open a coal mine and iron works in […]

Book Recommendations Febuary 2023

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Booksellers at Book-ish have put their heads together to come up with a list of book recommendations inspired by the theme of love in all its colourful, varying and sometimes unexpected forms. Spring Rain Marc Hamer £16.99 As a young boy in a violent home, Marc found […]

We Want Your Articles!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Here at the Focus, we believe in Positive News! We understand that the world can be a tricky, daunting and scary place to navigate, often with depressing news splashed across our screens on a daily basis. The Focus aims to provide our readers with an upbeat and positive reading experience. We want to fill our […]

Abergavenny Writing Festival invites young people to express themselves

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

The Abergavenny Writing Festival will return from the 21st to the 22nd April in 2023 at The Kings Arms, The Melville Centre for the Arts and other pop-up venues. The Abergavenny Writing Festival is about encouraging everyone to write and express themselves. Whether for mental health and wellbeing, as a way of making a living, […]

Broaden your Horizons – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

You have the chance to shine! We are currently enrolling for this years award scheme. Are you aged 14-24 years of age? Would you like to do your Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver or Gold Award? Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau are a local Duke of Edinburgh’s licensed organisation offering the opportunity for young people aged 14- […]

Help KAT Keep Abergavenny Tidy

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Dumped rubbish – glass, cans, and bits of plastic – can injure people and animals, pollute water courses and cause unsightly blots around our historic town and scenic countryside. Now, a pioneering project by Keep Abergavenny Tidy (KAT) is looking at ways to deter litter droppers and encourage them to bin their rubbish or take […]

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