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People across Wales and England are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help stop the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app launches today [Thursday 24] after positive trials and will be a useful tool when used alongside Wales’ successful manual contact tracing system. It […]

SOME pupils at another Blaina primary school have been asked to self-isolate following a positive case of coronavirus. A mixed reception and Year 1 class at Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg, along with pupils accessing home to school transport via Bus 5 (John’s Travel), have been told to self-isolate. The pupils will be required to self-isolate […]

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is opening a mobile testing unit at the Former Nantyglo Comprehensive School site, from 12.30pm on Thursday 24th September. This new mobile unit has been opened in response to a rising rate of coronavirus cases, and will provide a walk up and drive through testing service to residents of Blaenau Gwent, by […]

PUPILS at a Torfaen school have been asked to self-isolate after positive coronavirus case. Year 4 pupils at Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School, as well as a Year 5 class, have been asked to isolate at home for the next 14 days. The school remains open to pupils not in the affected classes, and a deep clean […]

Thomas Cook is back in business again in the UK exactly 12 months after the collapse of the 178-year-old travel company. When the travel agent ceased trading in September last year, around 150,000 holidaymakers were left stranded abroad and 21,000 staff worldwide lost their jobs, including 9,000 in Britain. But now Thomas Cook is back […]

A CRASH involving an overturned car has closed the M48 westbound between junction two for the A466 Wye Valley Link Road at Chepstow, and junction 23 for the M4. Traffic may still use the Severn Bridge coming into Wales, but will be forced off at junction two, and the diversion route for travelling west beyond […]

PUPILS at a school in Blaina are now self-isolating following two separate confirmed cases of coronavirus.Parents of affected pupils at Ystruth Primary School received emails yesterday, advising them their children would need to isolate. A total of 33 pupils will be away from the school for a 14-day period – from September 18 – as […]

We’re issuing another urgent plea to the people in our patch of Gwent (that’s you if you live in Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent or Torfaen) What started as an increase in positive coronavirus cases in younger people is now spreading to older people. Actions we can take NOW can reduce the spread of Coronavirus […]

Four more counties in South Wales will go into lockdown from 18:00 BST on Tuesday. Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent and Newport will have the same restrictions as Rhondda Cynon Taf. People will not be able to enter or leave the areas concerned without a reasonable excuse, including to work if you cannot do so […]

A test centre patient who “deliberately coughed” over an NHS worker has been fined £1,000. Gwent Police said the man found the incident at Newport’s Rodney Parade testing centre in June “amusing”. The Crown Prosecution Service has previously warned that deliberate spitting and coughing at key workers would be treated as an assault. Newport is currently […]