You can help a local child have a better Christmas by buying a gift for the Torfaen Santa Appeal. It’s so simple.
Most of the 243 people who crossed the finish line at the Gwent Poppy Run last week just wanted to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of tea. But Graham Betty spotted a few large poppies around the course and wondered if they were still needed now the 10km obstacle race was over. He asked the organisers if he could have them and they said ‘yes’.
Poppies have been put on lampposts and homes in a street in Cwmbran. People walking or driving along Penmaes Road are now led towards Rosemead by the red flowers on the lamposts. Both signs to Rosemead have poppies attached to them and then dozes more appear throughout the street.
Pregnant women can protect themselves and their unborn babies against influenza (flu), a potentially dangerous disease, with a free NHS flu vaccine.
Public Health Wales is urging all pregnant women to get their flu vaccine this winter, as they are more vulnerable to infection and not able to fight viruses such as flu as well as other people.
Young people in Torfaen met assembly members at Cwmbran Centre for Young People. The National Assembly’s Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee spent an hour with young people before they grilled the First Minister.
A group of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Cwmbran swung into action when they heard about girls in the area being affected by period poverty. The BBC recently reported that one in ten girls has been unable to afford sanitary wear, according to new research from global girls rights charity Plan International UK.