Cwmbran Shopping was packed with 1000s of people to watch the Christmas lights get turned on tonight. Robbie Kennedy and Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band were two of the cracking acts on stage. Robbie entertained shoppers with Iris- the song he impressed Simon Cowell and the other judges with on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013. The video of this has got 2.7million watches on YouTube. The lights were flicked on at 6pm following a 10…9…8…countdown and fireworks and confetti bombs exploded over the crowd followed by fake snow to get everyone in the Christmas mood. I nipped to the front and backstage to shoot some clips for the video. Scroll down…
A lucky animal lover will be taking her pets for drives as well as walks, after winning a new car from a ticket bought in the Cwmbran Pets At Home shop.
The Bog & Bryn 13-mile off-road race took place in Cwmbran today and saw 133 runners get stinking dirty and soaking wet.
Torfonix is an internet radio station being set up in Cwmbran and due to launch in 2015. Dan Williams is leading the project and he invited me into the room that is being converted into a studio at Randomz which is next door to the Football Factory. He wants individuals and community groups to get involved and broadcast their own shows. Free training to get your show on air Dan is offering free training to give people the skills to write, research, record and get their stories on the airwaves. So for example a writers’ group could record a show reading out their members’ short-stories and poetry. A sports club could…
Cwmbran’s Festive Productions helps people celebrate Christmas all over the world. Its products are also sold in well-known stores and supermarkets across the UK.
Cwmbran’s three secondary schools will share over half a million pounds from the Welsh Government’s Pupil Deprivation Grant. This week the government published a report evaluating the impact of the grant that was first launched in 2012. “The grant was launched in 2012 and provides additional funding to schools based on the number of pupils on their roll eligible for Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children.” Over the next two years the Cwmbran schools will recieve: Fairwater High School 2015/16 £126,000 2016/17 £138,000 Llantarnam School 2015/16£178,500 2016/17 £195,500 Croesyceiliog School 2015/16 £152,250 2016/17 £166,750 Schools choose how to spend the cash on work or projects to close…
A Newport cafe that opened in July with the aim of making the most of local, fresh and just generally good products has been using Cwmbran suppliers. One of the lovely quirks of Parc Pantry is that everything you can see in the shop can be bought which means there will always be new things to discover.
Tiger’s latest shop in Wales opens tomorrow (Wed 8 Oct) in Cwmbran Shopping. The Danish variety store has found a new home in the corner of Gwent Square.
The owner of the new Indian restaurant that is opening in Cwmbran has applied for an alcohol licence from Torfaen Council. The Spice Inn will open in the building that used to be the Fairwater House pub.
A drop-in session is being held this Thursday from 4pm-7.30pm in the bowls clubhouse at Cwmbran Park. Friends of Cwmbran Park and Torfaen County Borough Council have secured £103,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to build a new play area in Cwmbran Park. Everyone is welcome to go along this week and have their say on the type of equipment they would like to see in the park. Posted with Blogsy
Richard Parks was the guest speaker at Fairwater High School’s annual awards evening. Over six hundred pupils, parents, staff and guests packed out a room at the Parkway Hotel.