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49 min ago | South Wales Argus

Heavyweight Horticulture: Gareth, left and Kevin Fortey with their monster marrow

Cwmbran brothers Kevin and Gareth Fortey have enjoyed much success with their giant vegetables, including the UK's heaviest marrow in 2010 and a giant 6.4kg leek in 2011 - then the largest ever in Wales.

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2 hrs ago | BBC News

Alarm thwarts giant veg saboteurs

A giant vegetable grower in Cwmbran, Torfaen is using a hi-tech security system to protect his prize entries from saboteurs.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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South Wales Echo letters: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Fairwater meeting strongly expressed the distrust felt widely against Cardiff's draft LDP .

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South Wales Argus

Fire fighters tackle grass fires in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Newport

A crew from New Inn was called to a deliberate grassfire in Pontypool Park at 6.49pm.

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South Wales Argus

Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach's South Wales services, it was revealed today.

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South Wales Argus

Torfaen AM joins fight to help Pontypool RFC

TORFAEN Assembly Member Lynne Neagle has said she is "confident" joint efforts can put an end to the campaign of "mindless vandalism" plaguing Pontypool Park.

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South Wales Argus

Argus Archive: 50 years ago - Second dead baby found

"Intensive" police inquiries were launched after a baby's body was found in the canal at Pontnewydd.

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South Wales Argus

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard rules

Danielle Richardson and Emma Quinn with supporters at Panteg cemetery where the council have a policy against decorations on graves Torfaen council officials sent out a policy reminder last week giving grave owners and visitors until May 31 to remove any non-regulatory items- namely glassware, stone chippings, windmills, solar lights, fencing, and ... (more)

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South Wales Argus

Owner of Cwmbran takeaway, The Curry Kitchen faces hygiene fines

The court heard on October 15, senior environmental health officer for Torfaen council, Jason Austin visited the premises and found numerous breaches of food hygiene.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Mail

Prize produce growers install alarms to stop the saboteurs ahead of ...

One of the UK's top competitive growers says he and his rivals are installing lasers and expensive alarm systems to ward off potential saboteurs But it seems some of the UK's top competitive gardeners are now finding increasingly high-tech ways to guard their humongous produce.

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Man injured after being hit by a train on a line close to Fairwater railway station

South Wales Police are at the scene which is close to a railway line in Bwlch Road, where the incident happened A man has been injured after being hit by a train on a line close to Fairwater railway station in Cardiff.

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Grandad inspires Cwmbran teen's charity head shave

A 15 year old from Cwmbran has had her long locks shaved off after being inspired by her granddad to raise funds for Parkinson's UK.

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Cardiff teenager found dead in university student halls

The two sides of Welsh rugby's civil war will get together later this month in a bid to resolve their feud Former X Factor stars Rhydian Roberts and Lucie Jones are set to strike a chord with Welsh rugby fans this Easter Sunday when they perform at Judgement Day II Police were called to Dhelcy Mae Caberte's room just after midnight on Monday ... (more)

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Newsday

AUDIO: 'We didn't know where to go for help'

A woman whose parents were both diagnosed with dementia says she did not know where to go for help with their condition.

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South Wales Argus

Gwent foodbank use triples in year

Argus writers Hayley Mills, and Ruth Mansfield are seen officially handing over the food to Jen Taylor, , of the Eastern Valley Foodbank, which was generously donated by staff at the company A STAGGERING 16,455 adults and children in Gwent have been forced to turn to one charity's food banks in the last year, more than triple the amount from the ... (more)

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Greater clarity called for on Stagecoach decision to close Brynmawr bus depot

Urgent meetings are being called for with the managing director of Stagecoach in South Wales after the company announced last week it would be closing its Brynmawr depot, putting 77 jobs at risk.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

South Wales Argus

Pontypool RFC could get CCTV to deter vandals

TORFAEN council is discussing the installation of CCTV in the main stand of the rugby ground at Pontypool Park to deter vandals and yobs.

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South Wales Argus

Buyout saves packing Cwmbran jobs

JOBS at a food packing company in Cwmbran have been saved despite the fact the company went into liquidation last week - and the new owners say up to 200 jobs could now be created at the site.

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South Wales Argus

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard 'personalisation' rules

Cwmbran residents angry at council decision to remove decorations from children's graves.

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South Wales Argus

Cwmbran veterans appeal after thieves hit Green Goddess fire engine

HELP NEEDED Mike Saunders, Mike Symonds and Alan Terry, next to the Green Goddess fire engine whose pump has been stolen fom the TA Centre, Cwmbran The group of ex-army veterans have raised more than A 15,000 over the past couple of years for Help For Heroes using the engine, which is classed as a historic vehicle.

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