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NEWS POLITICS
PM announces general election date

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has announced that a general election will take place on 4th July 2024.

1 hour ago

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NEWS
A new unique way to learn numerical skills

Residents are being offered a unique opportunity to enhance their numerical and cookery skills with a free course called 'Cooking Counts,' which is set to be rolled out across the county.

4 hours ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
Month of music at Gregynog

Music lovers are in for a feast of fabulous performances at Gregynog Hall near Newtown this June as the historic house gets ready to host a sensational series of musical events!

9 hours ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
10k to be held this Sunday

Newtown is gearing up for an exciting day as the Newtown 10k, organised by Adrenaline Sporting Events, is all set to take place on Sunday 26th May, with a 9am start time.

14 hours ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to consider grant requests

Town Councillors will meet next week to consider community grant applications totaling nearly £12,000 to organisations to deliver activities and services locally.

1 day ago

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NEWS NEWTOWN EAST
Local housing has NOT been sold to Birmingham Council

A local housing association has hit back at local rumours that their new development, Plas Melinydd or Millers Place has been sold to Birmingham City Council.

1 day ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New Mayor and Deputy elected

Cllr Mike Childs and Cllr Margaret Lewington were elected as the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the town council, in the annual general meeting held earlier tonight.

2 days ago

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NEWS
Just one week to go until the Urdd Eisteddfod

Excitement is brewing as one of the world's most unique festivals, Eisteddfod yr Urdd, is set to kick off in nearby Meifod next week.

2 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Next Town Partnership meeting announced

Local stakeholders are set to gather for the upcoming Town Partnership meeting on Tuesday, May 21st.

3 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Who will be the next Mayor and Deputy?

Town councillors will be electing a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn next week at their annual meeting - so who might it be?

5 days ago

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NEWS
Parkrun cancelled this Saturday

Newtown residents and visitors looking forward to the weekly parkrun will have to wait another week, as the popular event takes a break to make way for the much-anticipated Montgomery Canal Triathlon coming up this Saturday.

6 days ago

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NEWS
Get eating cake for Hope House

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices are launching their tastiest fundraiser of the year in conjunction with Gill’s Puddings.

6 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council tax reforms pushed back

A major council tax shake-up will be pushed back until 2028, beyond the next Senedd election, Wales’ finance secretary announced.

6 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
D-Day celebration event in full swing

Town Councillors have heard that preparations for the upcoming D-Day celebration event are progressing well.

6 days ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
New exhibition looking at sport and leisure before 1914

A fascinating summer exhibition capturing ‘Sport and Leisure in Newtown: 1875-1914’ opens in the town next week.

1 week ago

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NEWS
New postbox topper unveiled

Newtown residents are once again in awe of the creativity and dedication shown by the talented ladies at Newtown Knit and Knatter as they unveil their latest masterpiece.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Mayor pays tribute as term comes to an end

Mayor of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn, Cllr John Byrne, has paid tribute to Newtown in his retiring statement, as his term of office ends next week.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
County Councillors set for pay increase

Powys County Councillors will receive a 5.71 per cent pay increase this year, after the national Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales decided to increase their salaries.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Rural Affairs Secretary shares new timeframe for the Sustainable Farming Scheme

Local farmers will have more time before the new Sustainable Farming Scheme comes into force with the Basic Payment Scheme continuing in 2025.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council launch flag design for 50th anniversary

Get ready to showcase your creativity and design skills as the Town Council launches their Flag Design Competition to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Newtown to host international trade workshop

Local businesses in Newtown are set to have a unique opportunity to learn about expanding their international sales and entering the export market at an upcoming event hosted by ITSG World in association with Mid Wales Manufacturing Group.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Fancy giving back to your local community?

Newtown residents are being encouraged to consider stepping up and becoming a town councillor to make a difference in their local community.

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council scoops national award for town partnership

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has reason to celebrate after being jointly awarded the title of Best Community Engagement Initiative at the recent One Voice Wales 2024 national awards ceremony.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Independent groups merge to create new opposition

Two groups of Independent councillors have decided to merge and create the biggest opposition group on Powys County Council.

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NEWS POLITICS
Council missing it's 2030 net zero target

Powys County Council is currently missing its 2030 Net Zero target, a cabinet member has said.

1 week ago

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NEWS
UK officially out of recession due to growth

The UK economy is experiencing a rebound in economic growth after two quarters of decline in 2023, meaning it is officially out of recession.

1 week ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
Next civic society talk on community education

Newtown and District Civic Society will hear from Steve Cass, the manager at NPTC Newtown for a talk on community development and education.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS PLANNING NEWTOWN EAST
Town councillors consider new apartments application

Town Councillors have supported a planning application to convert the front two floors of the iconic Bear Lanes from offices into 5 residential apartments and offices.

1 week ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
National comedian coming to Newtown

Harry Hill, the TV icon & comedian, will be bringing his 'New Bits & Greatest Hits' 2025 Tour to Newtown on Thursday 1st May 2025.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Senedd votes to approve landmark reform bill

The Senedd has passed landmark legislation that will increase the size of the Senedd and change its voting system.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS RHIWCYNON
County council by-election to be contested

Eight candidates will contest a county council by-election next month, Powys County Council has confirmed

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council loses eligibility for general power of competence

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has lost its status as an eligible council for the purposes of the general power of competence, after the number of councillors elected falls.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
School building programme submitted to Government

An 'ambitious' £300m school building programme which could transform education across Powys over the next 10 years has taken a step forward after Cabinet gave the go-ahead to submit plans to the Welsh Government

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
SP Energy Networks to invest in local network

Local homes and businesses in Newtown and the surrounding areas are set to benefit from a significant investment in the electricity network by SP Energy Networks.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Council to press ahead with school closure

A plea not to merge primary schools in Newtown fell on deaf ears as senior Powys councillors decide to pushed ahead with the controversial plan.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
Society to discuss exoplanets

The Newtown Astronomy Society is gearing up for its next meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, from 6:30pm at Plas Dolerw.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MS raises state of dentistry with Health Minister

Access to NHS dentistry is in more of a dire situation now, than it was 12 months ago according to Montgomeryshire MS, Russell George.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Potential legal challenge to Air Ambulance decision

A campaign has been launched to legally challenge the decision taken by the NHS Wales Joint Commissioning Committee (JCC) to close the Welshpool and Caernarfon Air Ambulance bases in favor of a centralised base in north east Wales.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
High School to hold 'lockdown' drill

In response to recent events at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Newtown High School is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and security of its students and staff and will be holding a lockdown drill on Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

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Pupils to move into new school in September

The opening of the new purpose-built £22m replacement school for Ysgol Cedewain, set to provide improved facilities and opportunities for the county's most vulnerable pupils, has been delayed until September.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS CRIME
Dafydd Llywelyn re-elected as Police Commissioner

Incumbent Dafydd Llywelyn has been re-elected as the Dyfed Powys Police & Crime Commissioner.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS NEWTOWN EAST
Enhancements to bee and butterfly garden

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced that new enhancements have been made to the butterfly & bee-friendly garden located along the river path at St. Mary’s.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS WHAT'S ON
Choir raise the roof at Royal Albert Hall

In a majestic celebration of Welsh culture and choral harmony, the Newtown & District Male Voice Choir took to the stage at the illustrious Royal Albert Hall in London.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Cabinet to consider Newtown schools consultation report

Plans to increase the capacity of a proposed new school building in Newtown so pupils from another school can also be included could be given the go-ahead if a recommendation to Cabinet is approved, the county council has said

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Cast your vote for Police & Crime Commissioner today

If you're registered to vote, you can cast your vote today between 7am and 10pm for the next Police & Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Still no decision on Newtown PRU

The future of a specialist school at the centre of a whistleblowing incident in Newtown is still undecided.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS NEWTOWN LLANLLWCHAIARN WEST
Open Newtown to create accessible trail

Dolerw Park is set to receive a new and exciting addition – the Dolerw Park Meadow Meander.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors get planning enforcement update

County Councillors have been given an update on work being done to improve investigation of potential planning enforcement cases in Powys.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MP welcomes Shrewsbury Hospital transformation progress

Craig Williams, Welsh Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, has expressed his support for the progress being made by the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust towards its Hospital Transformation Plan at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Urdd thanks local volunteers

With less than a month to go until the Maldwyn Urdd Eisteddfod, Urdd Gobaith Cymru has announced that seven local volunteers will be honored for their contributions to the youth organization.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council continues to support local tourism events

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced its commitment to enhancing the local community's vibrancy and economic growth through its Tourism Events Grant.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
By-election to be held for local seat

A county council by-election for the Rhiwcynon ward, which includes Tregynon, Adfa and Aberhafesb is to be held, Powys County Council has confirmed.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Does the Council have the right resources for information governance?

Does Powys County Council have enough resources to deal with information governance, a committee chairperson has asked.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Next town partnership meeting scheduled

Locals are encouraged to attend the upcoming Town Partnership meeting, set to take place at The Buck Inn on High Street on Monday, April 29th.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Local award winners braving a wing walk!

The sky’s the limit for three winners of Powys Business Awards who are joining forces for a charity wing walk next month.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Inspired by the London Marathon? Join Newtown parkrun!

Newtown residents are lacing up their running shoes every Saturday morning for the popular Newtown parkrun event.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS TRANSPORT
Delays likely next week in key town route

Delays are likely in Dolfor Road next week, as telecom engineers are scheduled to test and maintain telecoms masts in the area.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS HEALTH
Local politicians seek government intervention

The decision to close Welshpool Air Ambulance base has sparked strong opposition from local politicians, including Russell George MS and Craig Williams MP, who have been vocal in their opposition to the closures since they were first leaked to the media in 2022.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS NEWTOWN EAST
Bypass collision claims one life

On Tuesday, tragedy struck on the Newtown bypass as a three-vehicle collision unfolded, unfortunately leaving one person dead.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Local company in robotics donation

Newtown College recently hosted a remarkable day of exploration into robotics, engineering, and IT, thanks to a generous donation from cutting-edge industry leader Reeco Automation.

4 weeks ago

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