Watch and enjoy this video of the finale of Croesyceiliog School’s second night of their six-show production of Grease.
Sir Terry Morgan was born in Abertillery but moved to Cwmbran at the age of three. He was made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire for services to UK infrastructure, skills and employment on Friday 11 November.
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 3°03’59.5″W (to within a couple kilometres), which is just west of Upper Cwmbran.”
“The payload is a small (1’ x 1’ x 1’) white polystyrene box, wrapped with black and brown tape. It also has black ropes and white strings attached, and a 1’ wide white parachute made of thin fabric.
“There is likely a black plaque attached on one side with contact details.
“It is large enough that it will be hard to miss, and it is quite tough to break. Because of the ropes and parachute, it may have gotten tangled in the branches of a tree.”
The students are offering a reward of £25 and a set of beautiful photos from near space to the person who finds it. They will also pay the postage costs to get the balloon back to London.
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A new takeaway is opening in Cwmbran tomorrow (Monday 31 October 2016). Gourmet Kitchen Takeaway is the idea of Markus Cox who is using quality ingredients from local farms and businesses to give foodies something different when grabbing a bite to eat in our town.
Two tournaments have been organised in memory of Tino Rosato – the popular sports-mad Cwmbran barber. Natalino (Tino) Rosato, aged 67, died in March of an infection three weeks after beating cancer at the University Hospital of Wales. The money raised at the events will go to the ward that cared for him.
A Cwmbran man had a nice surprise when the wallet he dropped in the River Wye arrived in the post two weeks after his unfortunate dip. A man called Rob Spears found the drenched wallet about five miles downstream from where it was lost.