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On Tuesday 28th June 1960, at around 10:45 am, an explosion took place in the West District of the Old Coal Seam of Six Bells Colliery. The explosion that had occurred was ruled to be caused by firedamp, killing 45 out of the 48 men who worked in that district of the mine. 48 men […]

Working together to reopen schools in Blaenau Gwent The Welsh Government recently confirmed that schools will re-open for all year groups on June 29th, 2020. Only a third of pupils will be in school at any one time to allow for social distancing rules and the sessions are a chance for children & young people […]

The government has ditched plans to develop a custom-made contact-tracing app in favour of a new model after the rollout was beset with problems.In a major U-turn, ministers announced a switch to technology provided by Apple and Google – abandoning an NHS model which aimed to give the health service greater access to patient data.Officials […]

Monmouthshire – Shed Break-ins Monmouthshire officers are advising residents to be vigilant and ensure their garages and sheds are secure following recent break-ins. We are investigating three break-ins of sheds and garages in the Monmouthshire area which took place last week. A shed was broken into in Llanover between June 8 and 9. A green Webb […]

A joint investigation with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is underway after a fire was deliberately set on Church Street, Abertillery. The incident occurred just after 1am on Wednesday 10th June.  A bin was set alight and damage was caused to three nearby premises, one being a pet shop.  Fortunately no one was injured, […]

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board confirmed the news on Wednesday – but stressed this does not mean the coronavirus has gone away. “We can confirm we currently have no positive Covid-19 cases at the Royal Gwent Hospital,” said an Aneurin Bevan University Health Board spokeswoman. This is great news and shows the amazing efforts of […]