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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Crossword Solution: October 2015 issue

Lee Jowitt Auto Repairs

Lee Jowitt Auto Repairs is now a well established business based behind the hospital at Union Road Industrial Estate. Lee’s focus since opening in 2012 has always been on offering a friendly and competitive one-stop shop for vehicle repairs, MOTs and tyres. The only thing he doesn’t do is repair and spray body work! Since […]

German Apple Cake

It’s that time of year again when the trees are laden with apples.  My mother-in-law, who was from German extraction, passed this recipe down to me, being that it was always a great family favourite. One day I made it and, discovering some left over cream cheese in the fridge, I decided to make a […]

‘Bertha’s Army’ raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis

An Abergavenny family and their friends hope to raise £10,000 during 2015 for Llandough Hospital’s All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, a cause close to their hearts. The amount raised currently stands at £7,100.00. Beth Clarke (nee Morgan), 34, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 20 months old, and spends time at the centre […]

Christie Residential

A rebrand six months on. Surehomes? Remember them?  We certainly do. By the end of 2014, having celebrated our 10 year anniversary, Surehomes had enjoyed its most successful year to date, selling more than any of our competitors across the area. But at the turn of the year we embarked on the daunting but necessary […]

Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ at the Melville Theatre

600 years ago King Henry V defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt, relying heavily on the skill of Welsh archers to achieve his victory against overwhelming odds. As part of the Agincourt 600 celebrations, Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company has joined forced with Rareseed Theatre to tackle Shakespeare’s classic history play and bring it […]

Read with Chatterbooks at Brecon and Ystradgynlais Libraries!

Brecon and Ystradgynlais are the latest libraries to join forces with the Reading Agency and set up their own Chatterbooks reading groups for ages 8-10 year olds in their local areas. The reading group allows children to ‘develop their love and enjoyment of reading’, building on this as an effective way of encouraging children to […]


Launched in early September, HBTSR aims to provide a welcome for refugees in our local communities. We are urging government at town and county council level, the Welsh Assembly and UK Governments to commit to welcome specific minimum quotas of refugees and to provide and fund the welcome and services they will require to recuperate, […]

Gwent Chamber Orchestra ‘Resurrected’

In past years many of you will have enjoyed Gwent Chamber Orchestra concerts all over South Wales.  Indeed, from 2005 to 2012, they gave eight highly successful performances at St. Michael’s, Cwmdu.  These were brought to an end with the very sad death of their leader, John Roberts, and also by the illness of their […]


Do you think locally sourced food is being squeezed out of existence by international corporate brands? Does the current government’s reneging on the precautionary protection of our bees mean the further collapse of our natural pollination system? Are you troubled that multinationals will possibly soon be able to sue Governments if they further intervene to […]

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