Able Rate Ryan Tinsley

Cwmbran sailor was a wreath bearer at the national service to mark the start of the First World War

A sailor from Cwmbran was humbled to play his part at the UK’s Commemoration Service to mark the start of World War 1 yesterday (August 4). Taking place at Glasgow Cathedral, followed by a wreath laying ceremony in George Square in the heart of the city, the service was attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, as The Prince of Wales is known in Scotland. He was joined by leaders from across The Commonwealth, including Prime Minister David Cameron. Able Rate Ryan Tinsley was a Llantarnam School pupil Able Rate Ryan Tinsley was selected to take part in the memorial as a wreath bearer at the Cenotaph in…

Wales and British Lion rugby player Robert Jones comes to Cwmbran

Robert Jones is the guest speaker at a charity dinner in Cwmbran next week. Tickets for the Welsh Charitables RFC’s vice presidents dinner are on sale now at £35 per head. Call 07973 705062 to reserve your seat. The former Swansea, Barbarian, Wales & British Lions Scrum Half will be joined by other popular names from the rugby world. David Power, secretary of the Welsh Charitables RFC, said: “This is a Night Wtih The Jones’s as not only will Robert Jones be present and be made an Honorary VP so will Newport Gwent Dragons, Lyn Jones, Kingsley Jones and his son Dorian Jones. We  also have Ian Gough and the former scrum half…

Ten jobs coming to Cwmbran as Tiger opens a new shop

Danish retail brand, Tiger, is expanding its operations in Wales by opening a new 195 sq metre store in Cwmbran that will  create 10 new jobs. The variety store, which sells own-brand Scandinavian design homeware goods, opened its first store in Cardiff in December 2013, with two entrepreneurs heading up the joint venture partnership. The new store, located in unit 30 on Gwent Square, sees Kate Methuen-Ley, 38, and Helen Corsi, 33, expand their business operations just seven months after opening the first Tiger store in Wales. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Tiger has been working with Mrs Methuen-Ley and Miss Corsi as official partners of the retail brand since September 2013.…

Ashley Brace, a boxer from Wales

Commonwealth Games boxer Ashley Brace to hold an open-air sparring session in Cwmbran

Cwmbran boxer Ashley Brace, who will make history when she represents Wales at Glasgow 2014, is holding an open-air sparring session in Cwmbran. Ashley Brace boxes for Torfaen Warriors ABC who are based in Llanyrafon. She is one of the first three women to pull on a Welsh vest at the Commonwealth Games. Fundraising Day at the Six in Hand pub A ring is being set up outside the Six In Hand pub tomorrow- Sunday 6 July- as part of a fund-raising day to support Ashley. She will train in the open-air from 12pm and spar and be put through her paces to show the skills and fitness needed to box…