A high altitude weather balloon has gone missing in Cwmbran. Last Sunday a group of students from London launched the balloon from the Gloucestershire area. A spokesperson for Imperial College Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, said: “Attached to it was a small box with a camera and radio that continuously transmitted its position to us. The flight went well, and we were able to track it as it was coming back down from the upper atmosphere. Unfortunately, we lost contact with it during the last stage of its descent, and have not been able to locate where it touched down. “We know the approximate landing location to be 51°39’35.3″N…
Firefighters in Cwmbran came to the rescue when a seagull was spotted trapped in the front grill of a van in Hollybush.
A Cwmbran women has gone from running an online clothes business to opening her first shop in under a year.
That patch of well-kept grass just off the Henllys Way traffic lights has been in tip-top condition since 1932. That’s the year when Gilbert Villars set up Cwmbran Park Bowls Club.
Community groups from Cwmbran have been imagining what their lives might have been like during the First World War. It is part of the Who Do I Think I Was? project, led by Head4Arts and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund who have been working with groups from across the South East Wales Valleys. Finding people with similarities to themselves During the project, the groups visited Gwent and Glamorgan Archives to learn more about the conflict and its impact on local communities. Archive staff supported them to research around their own specific interests, concentrating on the experiences of people with whom they shared similarities, such as living in the same town, having…
A blind man from Cwmbran is studying at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford to become a qualified massage therapist.
The Children’s Diabetes Team based at the Royal Gwent Hospital work with children wth diabetes across Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly. They help children gain confidence in managing their condition as they grow up. Claire Baker, paediatric dietitian, wrote this blog post about the work of the team and how children enjoy fun activities together outside the hospital.
Bernie Smith is retiring from Cwmbran High School after 40 years.
The Congress Theatre is being turned into a nightclub for a family-friendly rave during an afternoon in August. Diddy Rascals specialise in fun events for families and are bringing their unique event to Cwmbran on Sunday 14 August from 2pm to 5pm.
A Cwmbran actor stars in a video that has had 16 million views on Facebook in just two weeks. Josh Green took part in a social experiment to see the reaction of members of the public to homophobia.
A photo posted by a Cwmbran Life reader has led to an investigation by a historian from Cwmbran. Katie Gibbs shared this photo above and asked: “Can anyone tell me what this used to be please. It’s over one of the police college fields. It looks like an old bridge and it’s got a little stream going underneath it. It’s like a bashed down old house by it?”