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Appeal after woman assaulted in Ebbw Vale

Gwent Police is appealing for information following an assault on Bethcar Street in Ebbw Vale.

Police want to identify this man. Credit: Gwent Police

Officers want to identify the man pictured above following the attack on a woman at around 2am on Sunday 13th March 2016.

Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Credit: Google Street View

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Ebbw Vale crowned Premiership Champions after Pontypridd triumph

Ebbw Vale are Premiership Champions after beating reigning Pontypridd 38 points to 12.

The Play-Off Final was a repeat of last season's showdown, with Pontypridd taking the honours on that occasion by 28pts to 14.

The match kicked off at 3pm at Sardis Road.

Ebbw Vale were storming their opponents 30-0 until the final thirty minutes when Pontypridd managed two tries before the final whistle.


Appeal after teen 'sexually touched' at Costa Coffee

Gwent Police is appealing for information after a 14 year-old girl was "sexually touched" in a Costa Coffee shop.

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Officers say the incident occurred in Ebbw Vale on Saturday 19th September 2015.

A 14 year-old girl was allegedly touched to her backside whilst waiting in the queue at Costa Coffee in the Festival Park Shopping Centre, Ebbw Vale.

The incident happened at approximately 2.15pm and officers are keen to speak to anyone in the coffee shop around this time to help with their enquiries.

– Gwent Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


Three areas compete for wild flower cash

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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.

– Maria Golightly, Wales Partnership Manager for Grow Wild

The cash comes from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Big Lottery fund.

Police appeal to find missing Ebbw Vale man

Gwent Police is appealing for information to find a missing man from Ebbw vale.

53-year-old Robert John Davies was reported missing from his address yesterday evening at approximately 6pm.

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Robert is described as being white, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build with short red hair. He is last known to be wearing a bright yellow polo shirt and jeans, a black zip up jacket and a dark coloured woollen hat.

Anyone who has information relating to Robert's whereabouts is asked to call 101.

Disused pub on fire in Ebbw Vale.

More than 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a disused pub in Ebbw Vale.

They were called out at around 3.30am. The fire is in the first floor and roof of the building in Beaufort Rise, Rassau.

There are no reports of casualties.

Ebbw Vale Town station officially opened

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Ebbw Vale Town Station will be officially opened today.

£11.5m has been ploughed into the station and railway track improvements. An hourly service runs on the Cardiff to Ebbw Vale line.

The project is part of the £77m Phase 1 of the Metro scheme.

Since we reopened the Ebbw Vale rail line to passengers in 2008, the route has become a vital link for the community to access jobs and services. It has proved very popular with some 300,000 journeys annually.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

Since its opening, the Ebbw Vale line has provided a vital link both for those travelling for work and for leisure. The number of journeys on this line have consistently increased year on year. With this new station extension, this growth looks set to continue.

– Mike Tapscott, Projects Director
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