Articles in the 'News' topic

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NEWS POLITICS
Council predits £3m surplus for this year

A financial surplus of over £3million is being predicted on this year Powys County Council budget.

2 hours ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New inclusive communication boards fitted

Residents and visitors to Newtown will now have a new way to communicate and connect thanks to the recent installation of Makaton boards in the town centre and Maesyrhadir play parks.

21 hours ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local MS calls for farming proposals to be scrapped

Russell George MS is calling for the Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals to be scrapped, citing concerns over the impact on Welsh farmers and the rural economy.

1 day ago

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Can you join our team?

Are you interested in joining our small team to help keep the residents and visitors of Newtown informed about the latest, most relevant stories?

1 day ago

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NEWS
Fire service attend Newtown house fire

Lôn Gwern in Newtown was disrupted last night as firefighters from multiple stations responded to reports of a fire at a two-storey terraced property.

2 days ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Health board confirm CEO appointment

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) has introduced Hayley Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer.

2 days ago

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NEWS CRIME ANALYSIS
Crime in Newtown: Looking back at 2023

We've been maintaining our crime map for over 12 months now - so what do the 2,002 recorded crimes in Newtown tell us?

4 days ago

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NEWS SPORT
Rob Page to visit charity evening in Newtown

As the anticipation builds for the Euro 2024 play-off games, Cymru Men's football team manager Rob Page is taking a brief hiatus from his squad preparations to host a charity evening in Newtown.

4 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
How did your councillor vote on the budget for 24/25?

The voting results from yesterday's Powys County Council meeting reveal who voted for setting the budget for 24/25, which includes a 7.5% council tax increase and who voted against.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
County councillors approve budget

Powys County Council’s budget for 2024/2025 which includes a 7.5 per cent Council Tax rise has been approved, by a whisker.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town councillors set to respond to school proposals

Town councillors are set to give their response to the consultation by Powys County Council on changes to Treowen Primary School and Ysgol Calon y Dderwen.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Conservative group hit out at 'broken promises'

Ahead of the debate by County Councillors on Thursday over the Powys County Council draft budget, leader of the Welsh Conservative Group has hit out at the ruling coalition over 'broken services and broken promises'.

6 days ago

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NEWS
Want to learn more about space health?

Newtown Astronomy Society will be hosting their next meeting on Saturday, February 24th, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Newtown sees big average speed drop after 20mph

Newtown residents have successfully reduced their average driving speed by 4.4mph after the implementation of a 20mph limit, according to Transport for Wales data.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN SOUTH
Give your thoughts on community spaces in town

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is currently evaluating the potential need for a community space in the South of the town.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Bookings open for annual canal triathlon

Entries are now available for the annual Montgomery Canal Triathlon which is set to kick off from Newtown in May.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Poor quality trees to be replaced at housing development

Newtown is set to see new trees planted as part of a planned housing development in the town, the county council has confirmed.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Grab your discount by watching Bob Marley

In an exciting collaboration, Regent Cinema and Hummingbird restaurant have united to offer a distinctive and delicious experience for Newtown residents.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Newtown Advice project continues to support

Town Councillors are set to examine a report from Citizens Advice Powys on the town council funded Newtown Advice Project, which provides advice and support to residents of Newtown.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Farmers stage protest at local hustings

Newtown today witnessed a demonstration as dozens of protesting farmers descended on a Welsh Labour leadership debate in mid Wales.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Local lad set to change the way we buy a home

A lad from Newtown is changing the game in the local property market by setting up a new fixed fee estate agent business, Mid Wales Homes, which prioritises transparency, flexibility and affordability.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Tidy Newtown week to return in March

The town council have announced plans for the annual 'Tidy Newtown' week which is scheduled for 19th to 23rd March 2024.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Newtown to play host to new cigarette butts trial

In a move to combat the pervasive issue of cigarette litter, Powys County Council has unveiled a six-week pilot initiative in Newtown town centre, introducing specialized cigarette butt disposal bins.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Is Newtown's pupil referral unit going to close?

Powys County Council is set to close a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) as part of its draft budget proposals for 2024/2025 to save just over £600,000 over the next two years.

1 week ago

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NEWS
Bypass celebrates 5th birthday

Today marks a significant milestone as the Newtown Bypass celebrates its fifth anniversary since opening to the public on 14th February 2019.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Councillors to 'build in' charging to new toilet design

Town councillors have agreed to 'build in' provision for charging in the redesign plans for the Gravel Car Park public toilet block.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Local fundraiser needs your support

Local fundraiser Jenny Coppell, who is also the Community Champion at Morrisons in Newtown is not just making a difference in our community, she's also making waves in the literary world!

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Long standing organiser steps down

Newtown Food Festival Community Interest Company (CIC) has announced that Mary Tudor, the long-standing organiser of the popular food festival, has stepped down from her role.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local MS hits out at plans for black bin processing

Russell George MS, and County Councillor Gareth Pugh, have said that Powys County Council should take any plans for black bag waste to be sent to the Bulk Recycling facility at Abermule off the table.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Pothole repairs increase by 286%

New figures from Powys County Council reveal that the number of potholes repaired in Newtown has increased by 286% from 2022 to 2023.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS CRIME
Only two prosecuted for 20mph limit

In the first month of the new 20mph default speed limit being enforced, two drivers in Wales have been prosecuted, according to official monitoring.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
How energy efficient are homes in Newtown?

We've crunched the numbers from Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) across Newtown to see how energy efficient our homes really are.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Hilltop team up with Tesco on latest offering

Life is sweet for Newtown company Hilltop Honey after it announced a new partnership with Tesco.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Train tickets to go up by 4.9%

Newtown residents will soon face a rise in train ticket prices as the Welsh Government announced a 4.9 percent increase in fares across the country.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New town centre liaison officer for Newtown

A new town centre liaison officer for Newtown is now in post and supporting economic development across the town said the county council.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS
Newtown braced for snow & ice

Newtown is bracing itself for snow and ice to hit the town, potentially causing travel disruption.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS CRIME
Newtown man fined for cocaine use

Concerns have been raised about a Newtown man's chaotic lifestyle after he failed to comply with the conditions of his parole.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Coronation tree planted

The whole community recently came together on a special occasion to witness the planting of a Black Poplar tree in Dolerw Park.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council unveils support for LGBT history month

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced its full support for LGBT+ History Month 2024, standing united with the LGBTQ+ community.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Hike means £71 rise in water bills for Powys

Residents in Newtown and surrounding areas are set to face a significant increase in their utility bills, with prices rising by £71 per year.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MS call for free childcare for working parents

Russell George MS is calling on the Welsh Government to give working parents of 2-year-olds the same free childcare offer that parents in England will receive from April.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS HEALTH
Have your say on the last stage of Air Ambulance engagement

The future of Welshpool's Air Ambulance base has taken a dramatic twist as the decision-making process has descended into chaos.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Councillors to discuss picnic event for D-Day celebrations

Town Councillors are set to consider a proposal for an event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Cuts to school swimming criticised

Children need to learn to swim by the end of this summer term, a senior councillor has warned as cuts to school swimming lessons could take effect from September.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS SPORT
Where can I watch the 6 Nations today?

Here is a few of the places in Newtown and the surrounding area in which you can watch all the 6 Nations action today this weekend.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local events to get thousands in tourism grants

Town Councillors are set to give out thousands to local events via tourism grants.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Councillors ask why not use reserves?

Why are Powys residents expected to stump up an extra 7.5 per cent in Council Tax from April 1, when the council has around £50 million squirrelled away in reserve accounts?

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Car accident closed Newtown to Tregynon road

Newtown residents were startled yesterday when a car crashed head-on into a tree on Llanfair Road, just outside the town.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors not to renew community hall lease

Town Councillors have decided that it will not renew the rolling lease for the Northside Community Hall, casting doubt on the future of the community hall.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Have your say on council tax reform proposals

Residents in Newtown and across Powys are being called upon to have their say on proposals by the Welsh Government to reform council tax.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS
Local business hits top rankings

A Newtown escape rooms business is the toast of the town and ‘feline’ fine after securing a coveted spot in the Top 5 Games in Wales.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS CRIME
Police investigating possible axe attack

Dyfed Powys Police is currently investigating an alleged incident of assault involving a weapon that took place in the town centre.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS
Welsh Language Swimming Lessons to start in Newtown

In an effort to enhance Welsh language provision in leisure facilities across the region, Freedom Leisure, a leading charitable not-for-profit leisure trust, is delighted to announce the addition of Welsh language swimming lessons to its timetables.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS
Fancy become a firefighter?

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is inviting residents of Newtown and the surrounding areas to take part in an immersive Experience Day at the local fire station.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New senior council appointments announced

Powys County Council has recently announced the appointment of five new members to its Corporate Leadership Team, bringing a fresh wave of expertise and leadership to the local area.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Ask county councillors a question

Newtown residents are being given the opportunity to raise their concerns and ask questions directly to the Powys County Council during the next full council meeting in March.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS
Average speed down after 20mph change

Newtown is showcasing positive trends in compliance with the new default 20mph speed limits on urban roads, according to data analysis conducted by Agilysis, a leading research firm.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Policing precept to rise by 6.2%

The Dyfed-Powys Police precept will rise by 6.2% in April, affecting council taxpayers in Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Exclusive: The cost of vandalism to our toilets

Our public toilets are a vital asset, except they keep getting vandalised - at a cost to all taxpayers in Newtown.

1 month ago

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NEWS
Coronation tree to be planted next week

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has announced that a commemorative tree will be planted in Dolerw Park to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

1 month ago

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