Local authors launch Knighton ...

20 September 2018

A border town on Offa’s Dyke is preparing for its first Literary Festival, as Knighton Library and Community Centre gets ready to welcome 22 authors next month. Knighton Literary Festival will launch on Tuesday October 2nd, and will take place every Tuesday morning through-out October, featuring a line-up of local ‘up and coming’ writers as well as more established ones. The venue will feature...

Newtown flats plan approved

19 September 2018

Amended plans for a three-storey building in a north Powys town that will contain 26 one-bedroomed flats have been given the go-ahead, the county council has announced. A planning applications for the flats on land adjacent to Newtown Bowling Club at Back Lane was approved by Powys County Council’s Planning Committee last week (Thursday, September 13). The flats, which will be developed by the c...

Two Powys towns shortlisted fo...

19 September 2018

Crickhowell and Welshpool have made the short-list in a competition which aims to celebrate the UK’s best and most ambitious ‘high streets’. The winners of the Great British High Street Awards 2018 will receive £15,000 in prize money. Cllr. Martin Weale is Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Economy and Planning and he welcomed the news: “This is tremendous news for these two towns an...