Man who woke up paralysed fulfils lifelong Everest dream

A WELSHMAN who went to bed and woke up paralysed from the waist down has become one of a few disabled adventurers to climb Mount Everest on crutches. Jamie McAnsh, who turned 41 during the challenge, has spoken of his ‘immense sense of pride and emotion’ after achieving his childhood dream of reaching Mount Everest’s…

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Carcassonne: The Fairy Tale City of France

The 19th Century French poet Gustave Nadaud famously said, “don’t die without seeing Carcassonne.” Each year 4 million tourists take his advice and flock to historic town perched atop a hill and surrounded by mountains and vineyards in the Languedoc Roussillon region of South-West France.We went to find out more… Carcassonne is the country’s most…

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Hairy Biker drops into Monmouth Charity Shop

Celebrity chef Si King in Monmouth

VOLUNTEERS at a Monmouth charity shop had a surprise visit from a much-loved celebrity today (THURSDAY) Celebrity chef Si King, who makes up one half of The Hairy Bikers, delighted volunteers and staff at the British Heart Foundation Cymru’s Monmouth branch where he bought an Elvis LP, cuddly toy and a hat. Store manager, Gareth…

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Word Book Day

A book of hope for uncertain times. TODAY marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day, held to celebrate reading for pleasure today and all-year round, which focuses on getting books into the hands of children. As a freelance journalist and an avid reader, it seemed appropriate, in light of the harrowing situation in Ukraine,…

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Accuracy or Acurracy ?

Matt Tebbutt story filled with mistakes.

Accuracy is so important in your messages, as is double checking before you post. Whether it’s your latest blog or a simple Facebook post, get your message right first time. By the time you’ve noticed your error, umpteen potential customers have already noticed your mistake. In this example, The Daily Mail managed to invent the…

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We all need an Octothorpe

What is that we’ve all seen on a keyboard, probably used at least one, can be found in different locations depending on where you live and we might called something different depending on it’s use? Of course we are talking about the Octothorpe. That little symbol that you look at and have to think –…

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Wreath Making Classes

For the past few years we have organised, promoted and successfully run a Christmas wreath-making class with the award-winning RHS Chelsea Gold medal winning Hilary’s Floral Design of Abergavenny. Held at a venue in Raglan the class has proven popular through our social media advertising and looks set to become bigger for Christmases to come.

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Wye Valley Christmas Festival

Following the success of the Wye Valley Food Festival, a second one-day festival returned to Chepstow racecourse and featured cookery demonstrations, live music, an indoor craft market and a host of food and drink traders.

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Wye Valley Food Festival

The inaugural Wye Valley Food Festival was born out of our passion for food and desire to showcase the home-grown produce and talent Monmouthshire has on its doorstep. Having been a part of the event’s team for a similar festival in the area we took the plunge and organised our own two-day free-entry festival at…

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