A woman has been prosecuted and ordered to pay £250 for fly tipping her faux-leather, two-seater sofa in local woods.
Shannon Williams, 21, formerly of Gordings in Greenmeadow, Cwmbran pleaded guilty to dumping the brown sofa in woodland adjacent to Marl Court in Thornhill.
The incident was seen by two witnesses who reported it to Torfaen Council.
Ms Williams pleaded guilty to the offence at Cwmbran Magistrates Court and was was fined £75 and ordered to pay costs of £150, and a victim surcharge of £25.
The sofa could easily have been taken to the household waste recycling centre, or alternatively the council offers a bulky collection service where residents can have large items picked up from their homes for a small fee.
Many charities may also have collected it free of charge. There is a simply no excuse for anyone who chooses to dump their unwanted items in our green spaces.
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Cardiff, Cwmbran and Ebbw Vale have been shortlisted in a bid for money to develop a wild flower site as part of the Grow Wild Wales scheme.
£120,000 is on offer to transform a public space. The trio have received funding to develop their ideas before a final decision is made with a public vote.
As well as giving unloved areas a new lease of life in a creative way, we want to encourage people to engage with the outdoors, taking the time to enjoy and learn about nature and our environment as well as reaping the benefits that time spent outdoors with other people offers to both physical and mental health.
The cash comes from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Big Lottery fund.
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Firefighters in Cwmbran have been attacked with stones, as they battled to put out a fire in woodland. One of the crew was struck on the head during the incident in the Greenmeadow area of the town, last night. South Wales Fire and Rescue say around 30 youngsters were at the scene.
A groom-to-be has died, just a month after his fiancee was killed in a house fire. Paul Ford, 49, was left devastated after his partner was killed when a blaze tore through their flat.
Paul managed to escaped the blaze at St Dials, Cwmbran, but Samantha Thomas, 29, died just days after celebrating her birthday.
Paul was pulled to safety by fire fighters. He was treated for smoke inhalation and made a full recovery. But last week he was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport after choking on food and died.
An inquest into Samantha Thomas' death has been opened and adjourned, the provisional cause of death was given as exposure to fire. Police are continuing to investigate the fire on May 19.
The 49-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a flat fire at in Cwmbran has been released with no further action.
29-year-old Samantha Thomas died in the blaze, which happened on Tuesday.
Gwent Police officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The family of a woman killed in a flat fire in Cwmbran have paid tribute to her.
Samantha Thomas, 29, died in the blaze in the St Dials area of the town on Tuesday.
Samantha was a much-loved daughter, sister and auntie, who will be greatly missed by all of her close and extended family.
We as a family would ask for privacy from the public and press at this time.
A 49-year-old Cwmbran man, who was taken to the Royal Gwent hospital with smoke inhalation, is now in police custody arrested on suspicion of her murder.
Police are continuing their investigation after a woman died in a fire at a flat in Cwmbran yesterday morning.
A man who was taken to hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The woman has been named as 29-year-old Samantha Thomas.