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TRAFFIC UPDATE: There is slow traffic on the A48 Newport Eastbound at the Pont Ebbw roundabout.


EastEnders star Jake Wood is leaving the show for a year

South Wales Argus:

Wood, who plays Max Branning in the BBC soap, will be returning next year.


New 24 hour gym will create 14 jobs in Newport

South Wales Argus: John Treharne, CEO of the Gym Group

The Gym Group has posted a timer on its website counting down the hours and days until the new branch opens on June 10.

Bosses say it is good news for the local economy as there will be job openings for 12 personal trainers, as well as other staff.


Police cordon off garage fire in Newport after fears of gas canister explosion

Four cars and a van were destroyed in the fire in the car park of Hillcroft Garage on Chepstow Road at around 9pm last night

Fire service and police are now investigating into the cause of the fire.

South Wales Argus:


TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic is building up in both directions of the A470 Northern Avenue Manor Way in Cardiff between the Birchgrove Road and Ty'n-Y-Parc Road junctions


TRAFFIC UPDATE: The A48 Eastern Avenue eastbound is busy but moving between the Llanedeyrn Interchange and the A48 (M) J29A St Mellons junction


TRAFFIC UPDATE: The A48 Westbound is busy but moving between M4 J29 Newport and J29A, A48 (St Mellons)


TRAFFIC UPDATE: There is slow traffic on the A467 Newport Southbound between Bassaleg roundabout and Tredegar Park.


TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic on George Street Bridge is busy but moving between the Lower Dock Street and Corporation Road junctions.


Risca runner Jamie Baulch joins Welsh-learning reality TV show

Olympic medallist Jamie will be joined by other well-known personalities in this year’s series including TV weatherman Derek Brockway, 'Stella' actor Steve Speirs and ex-Cardiff Blues and Wales international rugby player Tom Shanklin.

South Wales Argus: CYMRU AM BYTH: Jamie Baulch will be among eight celebrities taking part in a reality TV show to learn Welsh


Severn Rescue teams show-off latest vehicles and equipment

A HUNDRED visitors to an open day at the headquarters of the Severn Area Rescue Association watched rescue demonstrations at its Beachley headquarters in Chepstow.

South Wales Argus: LIFE SAVING: Severn Area Rescue Association showed visitors some of the equipment it uses



Still very humid!


Here's your morning Gwent river level updates


Plenty to look forward to this weekend!


Newport pooch lover's dog treat business given award by chief executive of Ann Summers

Amanda Ogier, 43, launched last October after she felt there were not enough deluxe dog treats on the market for her two dogs, Dwayne, a Westie, and Rocco, a Shih Tzu.

South Wales Argus: Amanda Ogier from Rogerstone who has been awarded a prestigious WOW award for her online dog treat business pictured with her 2 dogs Dwayne (West Highland Terrier) and Rocco (Shihtzu). (27146952)


Pontypool teen achieving circus dream

A circus-obsessed Pontypool teenager says he was “blown away” after receiving offers from two senior circus schools, and has accepted a place abroad.

South Wales Argus: Circus student Ollii Park (ok) from Cwmbran has been offered a place at a prestigious circus school in Holland (27338874)

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