A shop owner in Abertillery claims the town's multi-million pound regeneration is damaging businesses. Bob Smith says changes to Church Street have made it nearly impossible to deliver goods to his furniture shop, Comfortzone. But the council says it has spoken to businesses, along with the public, whilst working on this scheme. Megan Boot reports.
Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Abertillery, who is seven months pregnant.
Karla Price, 26, was last seen on Friday 2 May on Cardiff Road in Newport.
She is described as five feet two inches tall, with a slim build even though she is pregnant, dark dyed black shoulder length hair - and she could be wearing a pink showerproof hoody.
Gwent Police says officers are concerned for her welfare, as she is pregnant, and because of the length of time she has been missing.
If anyone knows of her whereabouts, they are asked to phone 101.
There's been a royal in our midst today, as Prince Edward visited Blaenau Gwent . He was there to officially open the Diamond Jubilee Square in Abertillery - part of the wider regeneration of the town.
It's just one of the examples of how money from Europe is being invested here, as Megan Boot reports.
The prince has arrived in Abertillery http://t.co/veSzEzq5C2
Prince Edward is visiting Abertillery to see the regeneration of St Michael's Church - which forms part of a £10m improvement project in the town.
With children from Queen Street school happy to give a welsh welcome http://t.co/kKF4yVOG3m
A 23-year-old man has died following a crash in Ebbw Vale in the early hours of this morning.
Gwent Police say the collision, involving a blue MG car, happened on Beaufort Hill, Beaufort, at around 12.50am.
The man, from Abertillery, was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses are being asked to call 101 quoting log 29 09/02/14.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery by a man holding what is believe to be a gun at a shop in Abertillery.
Officers were called to the Lucky Superstore on Cwm Cottage Road at around 8pm on Wednesday night.
Gwent Police say that the shopkeeper was threatened verbally by the man saying he had a gun and he wanted her to open the till. He then pointed what appeared to be a gun at her.
Cash, a handbag and 2 mobile phones were taken in the raid.
– Gwent Police Statement
The man is described as being 6 feet tall and strongly built. He had a local accent which was described as being soft and not matching his size. He was wearing a grey hooded top that had lime green laces and front pocket, black shell type tracksuit bottoms and white trainers. He also had a black woollen scarf pulled up over the lower part of his face and was wearing black woollen gloves.
The man was last seen walking down Richmond Road, near to where a part of the till was later recovered.
Gwent Police have asked for anyone with information to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Stuck for what to buy a loved one for Christmas?
This South Wales Valleys bolthole has been listed at auction with a starting price of £0, making it a potential steal for property-hunters and bargain-hunters alike.
The leasehold flat in Aberbeeg, near Abertillery, includes a hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
It is in need of some upgrading, but auctioneer Paul Fosh says it "could be a real bargain" for a future owner.
The flat will be go under the hammer this evening in Cardiff.
Shopkeepers in the Blaenau Gwent town of Abertillery say roadworks to improve the area are actually hitting them hard.
Some businesses have even sacked workers because of a lack of trade.
Our reporter Rob Osborne has been to Abertillery to see what the problem is.
Business owners in Abertillery are concerned that disruption to the town centre while regeneration work is carried out is crippling the area.
The 13 millon pound project was given the go-ahead through funding from Blaenau Gwent Council and the Welsh Government.
Town centre streets including Church Street High Street, Somerset Street and Tillery Street are being improved.
And there will be work carried out on improving derelict and prominent buildings.
A spokeswoman for Blaenau Gwent Council said:
– Blaenau Gwent Council
This multi-million pound scheme is part of a wider programme of work to revitalise Blaenau Gwent's town centres and provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.
We acknowledge the concerns raised and are doing all we can to minimise any disruption.