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Competition Time! Win sets of Konnie Huq’s ‘Cookie’ books, and a Wildthings T-Shirt of your choice

Local Company, Wild Things, Teams Up with Children’s Author Konnie Huq Konnie Huq is Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter (1997-2008) and the author of the Cookie series of books which were inspired by her own London Bangladeshi upbringing, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness. Recently, newly established and locally based organic clothing […]

Where Did 13 Weeks Go?

The Parrys Fine & Country Team closed their doors on 23rd March. That morning Partner, Heather Cook, ventured into the office in the early hours, one last time, to collect what she could in order to work remotely, not knowing when or if the time would come that the doors would be open again. After […]

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 […]

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, […]

Supa Dupa Cleaning are Ready to Deep Clean your Premises

Firstly I would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support and letting me know that they will return to our services when these difficult times are over and it’s safe for us all.We will be back – hopefully soon. With our new Fogging Technology sprayers and environmental solutions, (that are safe […]

How Does An Estate Agent Work In A Lockdown?

These are strange times indeed. As the child of teachers, one thing I knew from a very early age was that I NEVER wanted to be a teacher. Yet here I am, teaching the full year 7 curriculum to my 11 year old, Gruff, (woodwork through the medium of a word search). And I’m an […]

Rubin Lewis O’Brien Innovative Will Making Scheme

Well regarded Cwmbran solicitors, Rubin Lewis O’Brien, are very aware that there is a great deal of worry and anxiety in the community about the making of Wills – especially in the current climate. Partner, and head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate department Damian Lines TEP said “with the current Coronavirus situation, and government […]

Crickhowell Adventure

Crickhowell Adventure started way back in 1977 when Jeff Thomas and John Inns rented the basement of what was then ‘The Cheese Press’, (now Bookish) in the High Street, Crickhowell.They did not have much stock in the early days and so as the shop was long and narrow with a large chimney breast in the […]

Deliver To Me Abergavenny

Any of you who use social media at the moment will see just how busy it is. With local and national companies trying to remain visible, communicate with their customers and all vying for readers’ attention, it’s hard to keep up with it all. Here at the Focus, we know that lots of local people […]

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