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Kick-start Revision

Written by Frances Green Christmas = washing up! Lots of it and managing expectations, both mine and the visiting family. ‘Huh, you might say, ‘If all she’s got to worry about is washing up life is easy! You want to try living in a house with squabbling siblings, stressed out teenagers and a psycho dog’. […]


Weeding the garden is a bit like doing the house work, I know that if I keep putting it off things will only get worse and yet I’ve been doing just that for the best part of a year. I’m a reluctant weeder, not because I find it a tedious task but because I actually […]

Sparkling and White Wines for Christmas

Oh, the fuss about Prosecco! It’s a perfectly nice drink, and we stock one, which is a fine example of the wine. Headlines in the press trumpet how sales of Prosecco are going through the roof, going ballistic, hitting the stratosphere. It is a fact that more bottles of Prosecco are being sold than champagne, […]

Old Monmothian to ref Wales-All Blacks after overseeing end to NZ’s world record

SEEING the mighty All Blacks rugby team lose a game is rare indeed – but Old Monmothian Wayne Barnes had the best seat in the house last month (October) when the Springboks ended New Zealand’s world record 22-Test unbeaten run. And Welsh fans will hope the Monmouth School-educated official’s appointment to referee Wales against the […]

First Monmouth Schoolboy Killed in WW1 Remembered 100 Years On

Horace Watkins was a student very similar to 17-year-old Harry Dyer. A young, popular and driven boy, he was preparing to make his mark on the world. Head of his boarding house at Monmouth School, just as Harry is now, the talented sportsman went on to study at Oxford – until the call came to […]

Heads We Win for Junior Rowers

WYE JUNIOR rowers led the way in the first time-trial of the autumn and winter season at the Monmouth Autumn Head of the River Race. Monmouth School’s oarsmen set the fastest time for the second year running in the downstream race, as a record 235 boats from 18 clubs and schools, including five boats from […]

Remembrance concert features Military Wives

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Monmouthshire County Council is proud to announce a very special memorial concert that will bring outstanding performances from the Military Wives Choir, Caldicot Male Voice Choir and Wynne Evans to the historic venue of Caldicot Castle. For one night only on Saturday 8th November, the evening […]

Evil Sheriff, heroic Robin and a theatreful of merry men, women, boys and girls …

… because the show’s so good, it’ll put a smile on everyone’s faces! Spontaneous Productions’ annual panto for the Savoy Theatre this year is Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. It’s a fabulous family extravaganza featuring a professional cast alongside members of the award-winning Savoy Youth Theatre Academy, and runs from Sunday 28 […]

November at the Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

As the nights draw in what better excuse for seeing a film or a show. We have plenty of each this November at the Savoy. The month starts on the big screen with the new film EFFIE GRAY(12a), written by and starring Emma Thompson. It is a look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art […]

Westons Cider Mill – Christmas Bazaar – Sunday 30th November 12 noon – 5 pm

Westons Cider Mill, in Much Marcle near Ledbury, is situated amongst beautiful Herefordshire countryside with cider apple and perry pear orchards on the hillsides all around. To get you in the Christmas spirit we are holding our ever popular CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, with Christmas carols around the tree, sung with Got 2 Sing Choir, you can […]