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New wind farm in Blaenau Gwent would power 24,000 homes

The plans are for land at Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn overlooking the town of Abertillery Plans for a wind farm that could generate enough electricity to power 24,000 homes are being discussed in Blaenau Gwent this month. Work for a planning application at Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn overlooking the town of Abertillery is in it's early stages, according to developers Pennant Walters, the renewable energy section of the Hirwaun-based Walters Group.

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New wind farm in Blaenau Gwent would power 24,000 homes

Residents complain about the huge number of sheep in Blaenau Gwent streets

It is thought the issue is due to off-road bikers cutting down fences Residents across Blaenau Gwent have flooded local council members with messages this month after an unusual number of sheep have been spotted roaming around the valley towns. Locals in areas such as Abertillery, Blaina, and Ebbw Vale have described the situation as something they have never before experienced with dozens of sheep regularly being spotted wandering around in residential areas.

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Residents complain about the huge number of sheep in Blaenau Gwent streets

Knives seized by police after being found by children

POLICE in Radnorshire are still reaping the benefits of a week-long operation aimed at taking knives off the street – after children led officers to these two rather worrying looking weapons.The one rather old and other modified weapon were seized by Dyfed Powys Police officers in Llandrindod Wells over the weekend after being alerted to them by two local children.

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Knives seized by police after being found by children

Kaiser Chiefs confirm South Wales summer gig

By Clare Snowdon Multimedia Reporter KAISER Chiefs are set to play a huge outdoor gig in Carmarthenshire this summer.The indie titans will be performing at Ffos Las racecourse on August 27, where they will finish off a day of racing with a full live set late into the evening.

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Kaiser Chiefs confirm South Wales summer gig

Drink driver banned for being more than twice the limit on M4

By Iwan Gabe Davies Senior Multimedia Reporter A MAN has been banned from driving for nearly two years after he was caught more than twice the drink drive limit on the motorway.Kevin Mark Sainsbury, 50, of Elfed Avenue, Penarth, was disqualified from driving for 23 months and sentenced to a 12-month community order.

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Drink driver banned for being more than twice the limit on M4

Man with air gun threatened to kill neighbour and racially abused shopkeeper

Matthew James Greaves's actions also caused a police officer to flee in fear during a two-day offending spree A man brandishing an air gun shot it into the air, threatened to kill a neighbour, caused a policeman to flee in fear and racially abused a shopkeeper in a two-day offending spree.

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Man with air gun threatened to kill neighbour and racially abused shopkeeper

McDonald’s is offering amazing discounts today as indoor dining resumes

McDonald’s offers discounts today as indoor dining resumes THERE'S no better way to start the week than with lockdown restrictions easing and a McDonald’s Monday deal.This Monday, May 17, customers can now enjoy dining inside the restaurant and two fantastic offers.

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McDonald’s is offering amazing discounts today as indoor dining resumes

Gunman brought terror to streets of Gwent after threatening to shoot neighbours

Gunman brought terror to streets of Abertillery A GUNMAN brought terror to a Gwent town when he brandished an air rifle, shot it into the air and threatened to kill his neighbours.A policeman fled in terror when he was confronted by the gun-toting Matthew Greaves before armed police were deployed to Abertillery.

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Gunman brought terror to streets of Gwent after threatening to shoot neighbours

John Dawes obituary

Although he was surrounded by some of the greatest players in the history of rugby union, John Dawes, who has died aged 80, seldom made the headlines himself.Instead he was a vital organising figure in a succession of great teams, captaining London Welsh, Wales, the Barbarians and the British Lions (as they were then known) to a series of notable victories.

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John Dawes obituary

17-month ban for twice-the-legal-limit driver

A man has been given a £600 fine and banned for 17 months after being caught driving at almost twice the legal limit.Jacek Smak, of Llanhilleth, Abertillery, was caught at Pembroke Dock Port on Tuesday, May 4, driving a Transit van at almost twice the legal limit.

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17-month ban for twice-the-legal-limit driver

Meet the Abertillery apprentice who wants to inspire girls

By Elizabeth Birt Trainee Community Reporter A TEENAGE apprentice from Blaenau Gwent has finished as a runner up on Screwfix’s annual Trade Apprentice competition.Holly Overfield, 19, is an electrical engineering apprentice from Abertillery.She impressed the judges in the competition final with her love of hands-on work and dedication to upskilling herself by gaining further qualifications.

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Meet the Abertillery apprentice who wants to inspire girls

Man to stand trial accused of £10,000 robbery

By Iwan Gabe Davies Senior Multimedia Reporter A MAN is due to go on trial after he pleaded not guilty to robbing a woman of £10,900.At , Patrick McDonagh, 25, denied committing the alleged offence in Abertillery last month.The prosecution claims a robbery took place on March 18.

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Man to stand trial accused of £10,000 robbery

Neighbour attacked victim’s truck with knives after practical joke turned sour

Abertillery neighbour attacked victim’s truck with knives A KNIFEMAN armed with a blade in each hand stabbed his new neighbour’s pick-up truck and threatened to slash his son’s throat following a “harmless prank”.Nicky Moore, 43, “lost his temper” in Abertillery’s Woodland Terrace and caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to Thomas Gwyn Williams’ Ford Ranger.

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Neighbour attacked victim’s truck with knives after practical joke turned sour

Enjoy these 10 views from around Gwent snapped by our Camera Club

South Wales Argus Camera Club: 10 views from around Gwent WE ARE lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the country so this week we asked our camera club members to share pictures with the theme of a view.View towards Abertillery.Picture: Rebecca Lee Morgan MORE NEWS: Ebbw Vale woman stole from employer despite 'second chance' Usk mum-of-two with incurable cancer on importance of checks Pontypool pub for auction - ghosts and coffins included Sunset view, from Blaenavon.

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Enjoy these 10 views from around Gwent snapped by our Camera Club

Care service celebrates 10 years in Abertillery

A care service which started with one laptop and now supports hundreds of families across south east Wales is celebrating its 10th anniversary.ND Care & Support’s Abertillery branch is celebrating 10 years of supporting residents and their families in the area.The care provider’s Blaenau Gwent-based team started with a single manager and laptop back in 2010, and now has more than 130 care workers delivering domiciliary care services to households across the region.

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Care service celebrates 10 years in Abertillery

Mum, 50, loses both sons after they took their own lives two months apart

A GRIEVING mum has told of her incredible pain after both her sons died from suicide two months apart from each other.James Lane, 23, took his own life weeks after discovering the body of his brother Dai, 28, hours after the pair had spent time together with their family.

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Mum, 50, loses both sons after they took their own lives two months apart

'I've got to earn my stripes'

Jack Shore ready for toughest UFC fight against Hunter Azure JACK Shore intends to make sure that everyone is talking about him at the end of the year, with the UFC star hunting an eye-catching win tonight.The 26-year-old from Abertillery is keen to establish himself as one of the top talents to watch in the bantamweight division.

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'I've got to earn my stripes'

Gwent apprentice hopes to inspire other women into the trade

Gwent apprentice reaches Screwfix national competition final A GWENT electrical engineering apprentice hopes to encourage more women into the trade after reaching the final of a nationwide competition.

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Gwent apprentice hopes to inspire other women into the trade

This Gwent home has sold for almost three times its expected value at auction

Abertillery home goes under the hammer for £55,000 ONE of Gwent's cheapest properties sold for nearly three times the expected amount at auction.But when the terraced house in Arail Street, Abertillery went under the hammer this week, it ultimately sold for £55,000.

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This Gwent home has sold for almost three times its expected value at auction

In the Dock: Thug who attacked police officers and drink drivers in court

A ROUND-UP of recent cases heard at Newport Magistrates’ Court and Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court.

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In the Dock: Thug who attacked police officers and drink drivers in court