Parents in Ebbw Vale say they can't believe their children could be taught in temporary classrooms, under plans to close a local school.
Developers say a Blaenau Gwent motorsports complex could bring 6,000 jobs to the area.
People living in Blaenau Gwent are holding a protest against plans to demolish the historic hospital in Nantyglo.
John Selwood is one of the volunteers who have been feeding ponies on Manmoel Common. He described the situation as "dire", and warned "without the feeding from us, a lot of the ponies would die."
A valleys community has been raising money to buy hay for hillside ponies struggling as bitter winter conditions continue into spring.
People in Blaenau Gwent have been handing in cash to a local pet shop to help the animals.
Over the last few weeks the in the frosty weather has prevented the grass from growing.
The community has already raised more than £1,500 to help the animals.
South Wales Fire and Rescue are attending a house in King Street, Brynmawr.
Crews from three areas are currently at the scene.
The fire is in the basement of a three storey mid terrace property.
The Education Minister has commended the efforts of staff who are working to improve standards at Blaenau Gwent schools.
The local education authority has been in special measures since last July, and since then the county's schools have been run by appointed commissioners.
– Education Minister Leighton Andrews AM
Indications from both the monitoring visit and the views of key stakeholders is that although progress in Blaenau Gwent was initially slow across the range of recommendations, more recently the pace and focus of change have improved. There have been considerable efforts by staff at all levels and in partner agencies to make change happen. Although, the direction of travel is broadly right, much important work remains to be done by the local authority, if it is to secure sustainable capacity.
The Education Minister's statement confirms that education watchdog, Estyn, will re-inspect Blaenau Gwent early in 2013, to monitor its progress.
South Wales Fire Service says the site of a serious fire on the Glyndwr Industrial Estate in Aberbeeg on Tuesday is now safe enough for investigations to begin.
The site is still smoking, and locals are still being warned to keep doors and windows shut and minimise the time they spend outside.
Meanwhile, Environment Agency Wales officers confirm that there has been no environmental impact on the River Ebbw, and the excess water from tackling the blaze is safely contained on the site.
Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze which destroyed a warehouse in Blaenau Gwent. The fire which broke out at the Glandwr Industrial Estate near Aberbeeg yesterday saw homes evacuated and a school closed for the day.