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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Tintern on Monday 2nd July

On Monday 2nd July The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a gathering of local voluntary bodies to mark the 90th anniversary of the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations.  G.A.V.O. works to promote volunteering and charitable activity.  HRH will meet local groups by displays of their work.   Gwent Scouting, Botany Bay, Tintern NP16 6BE. The following

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Revealed: the property improvements that give the best and worst returns

GoCompare Home Insurance has teamed-up with Henry Pryor, the BBC’s favourite property expert, to develop a Property Investment Calculator  Most profitable home improvements include installing a new boiler or central heating, energy saving and home security Cost of updating flooring, bathrooms and kitchens may outweigh any added value 26% of home renovations are undertaken to add value to a property

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What dreams are made of…

Sharon Chilcott visits an idyllic part of the Wye Valley to find out more about a local couple’s visionary plans…  A stunning, secluded site on the slopes of Leys Hill, near Ross-on-Wye, has the potential to provide five dream family homes and the retirement (or relocation) that business owners Stella and Graham Mitchell dream of for themselves.  The site, near Kerne

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Beer on the Wye Festival 2018

Held in a grand marquee pitched on the genteel banks of the River Wye next to the city’s Rowing Club, Beer on the Wye returns over the weekend of the 6th to 8th July.  It’s become a ‘must do’ event for many in Herefordshire, not just because of the amazing selection of over 320 different beers, ciders and perries waiting on

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Afan Valley Adventure Resort

Having completed the purchase of the 450 acre site in South Wales, Northern Powerhouse Developments are moving closer to delivering Afan Valley Adventure Resort. Work has already begun to transform the 450-acre site into an exhilarating adventure playground, where visitors can indulge in high-octane activities or enjoy total relaxation and the chance to socialise, all in one inspirational location. This groundbreaking new holiday resort will be the

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Property Buyers get a feel for the Festival Vibe

The amazing mix of music, arts and show events in and around the Wye Valley can boost local property markets. When the summer months arrive local B&B’s and airbnb’s in Monmouthshire will always be busy. Many visitors come for the frequent and diverse festivals that take place in and around the Wye Valley. As the summer approaches, many local towns and villages

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Though the Gateway

Chepstow is unquestionably a gateway town. It has always been so since earliest Roman times. Strategically linking the beautiful River Wye and the dramatic Severn Estuary, it quickly became an important trading port. It still connects England to Wales via the original Severn Suspension bridge – a great way to arrive, by the way. The pretty market town’s name derives from the Old

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Fine & Country’s Katie Garn returns from Nepal

Katie Garn from the Parrys Fine & Country Monmouth office has recently returned from a trek to Nepal, organised by the Fine & Country Foundation to raise money to help re-build homes which were damaged in the recent earthquakes. Katie and the rest of the volunteers were extremely shocked by some of the living conditions but also inspired by the

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I love where I live…. Raglan!

Not too big, not too small – Raglan’s a village with a great sense of community, says Hazel Davies. Here, she tells Sharon Chilcott why it is popular with all ages.  How long have you lived in Raglan?  All my life. My family have lived here for generations – my grandfather, Ivan Davies was a carpenter in the village.  What’s