Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It

VIDEO: Does your child have diabetes? You should join this support group for parents in Gwent

A support group for parents of children with diabetes is looking for new members. Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Malpas Community Centre (NP20 6WG) from 7pm to 8.30pm. Cwmbran mum Kate Edwards helped set up the group with two friends Vicki Allcock and Vicki Daunter and the help of Diabetes UK. Her two youngest children have type one diabetes. They offer support in a friendly and informal setting where parents can ask each other questions and queries about the condition. Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group) The Parkway Hotel was the venue in October for the Aneurin Beavan University Health…

The Woodlands Trust stand at the Cwmbran Park fun day

Videos and photos from the fun day at Cwmbran Park

The new play area Cwmbran Park funded by a £103,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund opened last Saturday. Volunteers arrived at the field at 8.15am and it was a tough decision whether or not to postpone the day due to the wet weather. But the show went on and it was the right decision. Apart from a five-minute downpour at 1.30pm the weather was bearable and didn’t deter around 600 to 700 people enjoying the day. There was excellent feedback from visitors and stall holders. Here are some videos and photos from the day. I’ve been told the park has been busy every day since the opening with children…

Mary Jones, whose book Three Times Removed is set in and around Cwmbran

VIDEO: Author launches her novel that is set in and around Cwmbran. Three Times Removed by MK Jones

A first-time author whose novel has just been published held her book launch at Llanyrafon Manor in Cwmbran. Mary Jones has written Three Times Removed. The genealogy mystery novel is set in and around Cwmbran, particularly the Oakfield area. I went along and interviewed her for this video. She chats about the plot and how it was her research into her family history that uncovered old photos and stories that led to her writing Three Times Removed. Buy the book You can buy the book on Amazon or through her publisher Onion Custard. It’s always available through your local WHSmith and Waterstones shops. Social Media Like Maze Investigation on Facebook Folllow Mary Jones…