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Hair by Katie Byrne

I began my hairdressing career at the age of 14 with Phillip Mungeam at the Celtic Manor. Back then I was responsible for washing hair and sweeping up, but after two weeks of work experience, I knew without a doubt that hairdressing was definitely the career for me! My passion to become a hairdresser didn’t […]

Abergavenny – Yirgacheffe Link

Did you know that since 2007 Abergavenny has had an informal link with a town in southern Ethiopia? Yirgacheffe is an urban hub, surrounded by lush rainforest: its plentiful rains, warm climate and fertile soil makes it ideally suited to the coffee bush which grows at altitude, under the dense tree canopy. When the link […]

Change the Story: Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary

Local people from Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary organised a ‘Change the Story’ event to counter the recent negative media coverage about migrants crossing the Channel. Their aim was to bust some myths about why people make this dangerous journey and tell a more positive story about people seeking sanctuary. On 28th August, about 30 people […]

Turkish Delight!

A new and exciting dining experience has arrived in Abergavenny. The Anatolian restaurant in Cross Street has been five years in the planning, and recently opened its doors for the very first time. Vistors are sure to agree that it has been well worth the wait! Owner, Resul Saritag and his wife, Sukran made their […]

South Powys Focus October 2020

Dear Readers, Everything is Golden in the theme for this month’s magazine, but with our neighbouring counties going into lockdown (at time of press) and the infection rate rising, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit grey as opposed to golden at the moment. What we hope to do here at the Focus, however, […]

Abergavenny Focus October 2020

Dear Readers, Everything is Golden is the theme for this month’s magazine, but with our neighbouring counties going into lockdown (at time of press) and the infection rate rising, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit grey as opposed to golden at the moment. What we hope to do here at the Focus, however, […]

Abergavenny Focus October 2020

South Powys Focus October 2020

Abergavenny’s New Community Hub Opens

Residents of Abergavenny will now be able to visit the new Community Hub located at the Town Hall. The new hub opened its doors on Monday 14th September for essential face-to-face council services.  Initially the facility will be opening with a reduced service and where possible residents are asked to self-serve still. Opening hours will […]

MCC Future of garden waste collections

Monmouthshire County Council has launched a consultation to hear views from residents on how garden waste should be collected going forward. It comes as the council looks to explore the best options for delivering the service for the council and residents. Kerbside garden waste has been collected by the council for the past seven years, […]

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