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Kids Eat Free returns at local fish bar

Garth Owen Fish Bar has announced the return of its popular

3 hours ago

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Newtown dry cleaners hit hard by energy crisis closes after 23 years

Premier Cleaners, one of the oldest businesses in Bear Lanes Shopping Centre in Newtown, will be shutting its doors for the final time today due to increasing energy costs.

16 hours ago

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Learn to Swim with Freedom Leisure!

As the warmer months of Spring and Summer approach, Freedom Leisure in Powys is urging parents to prioritize their children's water safety.

16 hours ago

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Newtown car parks raked in over £200k this financial year

New data from Powys County Council has revealed that Newtown Car Parks, owned and ran by the county council have generated more than £200,000 in this financial year.

1 day ago

News Politics
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Local man refused to give blood sample due to fear of needles

A man from Newtown has been given a 12-month community order with 40 days of unpaid work and a 12-month driving ban after he refused to give a blood sample to police who stopped him for speeding and a defective headlight.

1 day ago

News Crime   Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West
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Rugby Club coach Bloor nominated to national award

Newtown Rugby Club officials have urged fans and the community to throw their support behind coach Darren Bloor.

1 day ago

News Sport
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Town play park equipment vandalised

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced that it has been forced to remove several pieces of play equipment from the Town playpark for safety reasons.

1 day ago

News Crime Politics   Newtown East
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Local fundraiser to achieve towns highest honour

Renowned and ever-popular fundraiser and storyteller Rory Evans says it is “absolutely a massive honour” that he will be awarded with Newtown’s highest honour for his “outstanding service” to the area.  

2 days ago

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Air ambulance meeting will be held in Newtown

Newtown will host one of the public consultation meetings into the future of the Wales Air Ambulance in the area.

3 days ago

News Health
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Newtown man told neighbours 'I’ll rip your eyes out'

A Newtown man with an unenviable criminal record threatened three of his neighbours.

3 days ago

News Crime
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Town Council to host young traders market event

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is offering young entrepreneurs a chance to shine in the town centre.

4 days ago

News Politics
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Newtown man who refused sample was 'in clinical trial'

A Newtown man is set to put forward a special reasons argument that he was part of a clinical trial as to why he failed to provide a sample after being pulled over by police.

5 days ago

News Crime
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Newtown teen says he's quit cocaine since his arrest

A 19-year-old parcel delivery driver, Kacper Napierala, appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on March 21, where he admitted to possessing 0.5 grams of cocaine, a Class A drug.

6 days ago

News Crime
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Shoes for the Soul shop in Newtown to close down

Shoes for the Soul, a family-owned shoe store in Newtown that has been operating for over 30 years, has announced its closure.

1 week ago

News   Newtown East
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Mayors update for March

Mayor of Newtown, Councillor John Byrne has been busy with engagements in the town in March.

1 week ago

News Politics
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Newtown man Luke Bellis jailed for Kington murder

Luke Bellis, a man from near Newtown, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 and a half years for his role in the murder of Carl Dyche in front of his wife and child in Kington in December 2021.

1 week ago

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Post office to welcome new postmaster

Newtown Post Office's current Postmaster, Kulwant Nijjer, has announced that he will be leaving the Post Office on the 5th of May 2023, after 18 years to pursue a new career.

1 week ago

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7 Pizza closes after 9 years in Newtown

One of Newtown's well-loved pizza parlours has permanently shut its doors.

1 week ago

News   Newtown East
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County council to review winter road servicing

Powys County Council's Cabinet is set to consider proposals to review the way the county's roads are serviced during winter months at its upcoming meeting on 28 March 2023.

1 week ago

News Politics
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Community grant round now open

Community, voluntary or self-help groups are encouraged to apply for the Newtown Community Fund, a grant that supports projects in the community.

1 week ago

News Politics
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There is still time to have your say on the Powys Well-being Plan

Newtown residents have only a month left to provide feedback on the new Powys Well-being Plan.

1 week ago

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£159m boost to council homes over the next 5 years proposed

Powys County Council has announced an investment of more than £159 million over the next five years for new council homes and improvements to existing council homes.

1 week ago

News Politics
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New flower beds for the town centre

A completed project in Severn Square is improving the aesthetics of the area with the help of a local building company.

1 week ago

News   Newtown East
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Local man spared prison return for breaching conditions

A man from Newtown who breached the terms of his release from prison has been fined but spared from returning to jail.

1 week ago

News Crime
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Milford Road improvements to be debated

A motion to support safe travel for pedestrians and cyclists on Milford Road will be heard by Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council on 27th March 2023.

1 week ago

News Politics   Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West
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Keep Wales Tidy boss visit

Recycling in Powys continues to lead the way in reducing waste and protecting the environment, with their latest initiative being the Spring Clean Cymru campaign.

1 week ago

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Wales unlikely to mirror England childcare offer

The First Minister has not committed to providing free childcare for nine-month-olds up to two-year-olds, despite pressure from the Welsh Conservatives.

1 week ago

News Politics
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Newtown officer set for £4.5k payout

A police officer in Newtown is to receive over £4,500 in compensation after he injured his hand whilst breaking into a property.

1 week ago

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Car park fees motion set for debate

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is set to consider a motion proposed by Councillor Pete Lewington, expressing concern over recent increases in car park charges in the town centre.

1 week ago

News Politics
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BEM nomination to be heard in private

Town Councillors will be discussing in confidential session if they should nominate a member of the commnity for a British Empire Medal

1 week ago

News Politics
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Arrest warrant for Newtown man

A man from Newtown has been accused of assaulting a woman and racially or religiously abusing a police officer, and now has a warrant issued for his arrest.

1 week ago

News Crime
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New powers to tackle air and noise pollution in Wales

Wales has introduced new draft powers to tackle air and noise pollution, with Climate Change Minister Julie James saying the legislation will lead to a cleaner, healthier and greener future.

1 week ago

News Politics
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Newtown farmer urges growers to support Powys food hub

A Newtown farmer is calling on other food producers in the area to join a project that aims to get more people, including school children, eating locally produced food.

1 week ago

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Local band success

Newtown Silver Band secures place in National Finals following success at Welsh regional competition.

1 week ago

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New alert system goes live

The UK Government has launched a new Emergency Alerts system, designed to bolster the nation's resilience by providing the capability to send direct alerts to mobile phones in the event of a risk to life.

1 week ago

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Newtown man sentenced over New Year's Day assault

A Newtown resident walked out of Welshpool Magistrates’ Court after he was ordered to pay compensation to his victims for a late night assault.

1 week ago

News Crime
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Newtown Spring Fayre to return

Organisers have announced the return of Newtown’s Spring Fayre, following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

1 week ago

News   Newtown East
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Newtown man found in river took fatal amount of drugs

A man from Newtown who was found in the River Severn died from a drug overdose, an inquest has heard.

2 weeks ago

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New participation plan published

Powys County Council has published a new Public Participation Strategy which outlines the vision for public participation in the area.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Walkers shun Powys because of bad footpaths

A report presented to Powys County Council’s Planning, Taxi Licensing and Rights of Way committee has revealed that the poor state of public footpaths in Powys is negatively affecting the "visitor economy".

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Newtown man faces jail for wounding two people

A man from Newtown has pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and faces a lengthy custodial sentence.

2 weeks ago

News Crime
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Early Years admissions closing soon

Powys County Council has reminded parents and carers of children due to start pre-school in 2024 to submit their applications before the deadline of March 31, 2023.

2 weeks ago

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Plans for Motorworld Flats rejected

Planning application to demolish former Motor World building and build flats rejected by councillors

2 weeks ago

News Politics   Newtown East
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Newtown woman pleads guilty to sexually touching female

Woman to be sentenced after admitting sexual assault in Newtown

2 weeks ago

News Crime
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Calling all Powys Litter Heroes!

Communities in Powys are being encouraged to get involved in the Spring Clean Cymru campaign, running from 17 March to 2 April, to help tackle litter across the region.

2 weeks ago

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County councillors to get 4.76% increase in basic salary

County Councillors across Wales will get a 4.76% increase in their basic salary, according to the new determinations made by the Independent Renumeration Panel for Wales.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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MUGA project needs more cash

Town Councillors have requested more cash from an underspend budget to create a 'signifcantly better MUGA' for the Town Centre.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Newtown driver banned after failing to ID driver

A resident from Newtown has been disqualified from driving for six months after failing to identify the driver of his car.

2 weeks ago

News Crime
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No fireworks for coronation over concerns

Town Councillors have voted against a fireworks display to mark the upcoming coronation of King Charles in May.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Criticism over free leisure offer for council staff

Powys County Council is facing criticism over an offer for all council staff, including teachers, to enjoy free use of leisure facilities run by the struggling Freedom Leisure Group.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Affordable housing developer goes bust

The future of a new housing development in Newtown has been thrown into doubt following the news that the contractor, R L Davies & Son Limited, has gone into liquidation.

2 weeks ago

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Plans to expand local business supported

Town Councillors have supported plans to expand a local business in the town centre.

2 weeks ago

News Politics
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Local dog must be muzzled or put down after biting a child

A Newtown resident's dog must be kept muzzled or it will be put down after it bit a three-year-old girl.

2 weeks ago

News Crime   Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North
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Carnival cancelled for fourth year

The Newtown Carnival Committee has announced the postponement of the annual carnival, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th June this year.

2 weeks ago

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Pensioner to be sentenced later this year for Newtown rapes

A man in his 70s has admitted to sexually assaulting and raping a girl between 2009 and 2015 in Newtown.

2 weeks ago

News Crime
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Newtown couple seek compensation from Newydd for damp

A Newtown couple are pleading with their housing association for compensation after the damp in their flat has left them sleeping on the living room floor with their newborn son.

2 weeks ago

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Local man denies charges of malicious wounding

A Newtown resident named Leigh Peter Dobson, aged 33, is set to stand trial for causing serious bodily harm to two men in separate incidents in the town.

2 weeks ago

News Crime
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Cabinet approves rate relief scheme for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses

A rate relief scheme to support businesses in Powys that are in retail, leisure and hospitality sectors for the next financial year has been adopted, the county council has said

3 weeks ago

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Yellow warning of ice tonight as temperatures forecast to hit -7

The Met Office has issued a new yellow warning of ice tonight as the forecast temperature in Newtown is set to reach -7 overnight.

3 weeks ago

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Motorworld development in Newtown set to be rejected

County Councillors will be advised to turn down plans to demolish the former Motor World car spares building in Newtown and build flats there.

3 weeks ago

News Politics
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