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6:56pm

Second man charged over Usk Way crash in court

South Wales Argus: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

THE SECOND man charged over the crash in which Newport teenager Xana Doyle died appeared in court today.

 

6:53pm

Racist jailed for bottle attack which almost cut off Asian man's ear

 

South Wales Argus:

A RACIST who almost severed an Asian man’s ear from his head after seeing him in the company of white women was sentenced to five years in prison today.

2:45pm

Today's Reader picture is a cracker:

2:44pm

See a full list of Gwent schools' grading under the new colour-code system: bit.ly/1LkzSHR

1:30pm

Concussed badger found on road is released back into the wild

South Wales Argus:

A BADGER suffering from concussion has been released back into the wild by the RSPCA.

12:34pm

Severn lifeboat SARA gets £220k cash boost

South Wales Argus: Pictured are crews from SARA 1 and 3 during man overboard drills in the Wye River. (7392897)

A LIFEBOAT service covering the Severn in Gwent has received over £220,000 to buy state of the art rescue equipment, it was announced today.

12:07pm

PROVEN: Newport headteacher tried to fix exams and threatened staff

South Wales Argus:

A FORMER Newport headteacher dishonestly manipulated national reading and numeracy tests to boost results, a Teaching Council for Wales today proved.

11:57am

10 Gwent schools are in lowest 'red' category for new rankings

South Wales Argus:

EIGHT primary schools and two secondary schools in Gwent have been ranked at the lowest level as part of a new colour coded rating system for Wales’ schools.

11:36am

In case you missed this:

Blue are to play Chepstow festival

South Wales Argus: BIG NAME: Blue will be coming to Chepstow later in the year

POP stars Blue will play at Chepstow Castle as part of the star-studded Castell Roc Festival in August.

10:37am

Gwent firm's work to service airliner escape slides will create jobs

South Wales Argus:

A GWENT-based firm has won a contract to service airliner escape slides after a £1m investment backed by the Welsh Government - creating 15 new jobs and safeguarding 23.

9:28am

Argus photographer Michael Eden has been in Ebbw Vale this morning:

9:26am

South Wales Argus:

1,420 homes were without power in Cefn Hengoed this morning.

The power cut happened at around 8.50am but power was restored by 9am.  A spokeswoman for Western Power Distribution said they are still investigating the cause of the fault and would like to apologise to customers.

9:23am

Pair chase thief from Cardiff Road shop

TWO people chased a thief who ran off with seven coats from a shop on Cardiff Road in Newport yesterday.

8:43am

Colour coded schools' rankings to be unveiled

THE results of a new colour coded rating system for Wales’ schools will be revealed later today.

8:36am

TRAFFIC UPDATE:

The slip road at J25 on the M4 has now reopened.

8:28am

Cracking blizzard shot from  jackielw76 in Blaenau Gwent:

South Wales Argus:

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