• Rachel Howells, Captain Beany and Beverley Simmonds-Owen distributing the last issue of the Magnet

    4 October 2016

    Goodbye from the Port Talbot Magnet team

    Rachel Howells, Captain Beany and Beverley Simmonds-Owen distributing the last issue of the Magnet

    Our editor Rachel Howells explains why Issue 11 will be the last print edition of the Port Talbot Magnet. After almost seven years of covering Port Talbot’s news and sport, we’ve taken the difficult decision to stop publishing the Port Talbot Magnet newspaper. It’s a day that has threatened to come for almost as long ... Read more

  • 23 September 2016

    Magnet’s September/ October issue, out now

    Port Talbot Magnet’s September/ October issue is now out, and will start going out through doors on Monday. We’ll be distributing by hand on Tuesday at the Aberafan Shopping Centre, so pop in and say hello if you’re passing. If you can’t wait, or aren’t lucky enough to live in Port Talbot, you can read ... Read more

  • 24 August 2016

    Port Talbot steelworks back in profit

    Hard work by the remaining steelworkers, and a global rise in the price of steel, has pushed Port Talbot steelworks back into profit. The news will be welcome in the town but the plant’s troubles are far from over. At the height of the steel crisis earlier this year, when China was dumping cheap steel ... Read more

  • 12 August 2016

    11 people arrested over Port Talbot match fixing suspicions

    It’s been reported that relatives of a former Premier League star are among 11 people arrested over allegations of match fixing and suspicious betting involving Port Talbot Town Football Club. A police investigation was launched in April after underdog team Rhyl sensationally beat Port Talbot 5–0, in their first victory in 17 games. More than ... Read more

  • 5 August 2016

    Magnet Issue 10: out now

    Port Talbot Magnet’s August edition hits the streets from today, and will be available from next week in locations across Port Talbot. As usual, it will also be going out through 17,000 doors across the town and a further 3,000 will be distributed in bundles. This edition features the latest on the campaign to keep ... Read more