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  • New childcare centre will offer help for families

    A NEW childcare centre for Risca children has been opened by Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, thanks to £175,000 of Welsh Government funding. read more

  • Police offer advice after car crimes

    GWENT Police are asking residents of Llanwern, St Julian’s and Beechwood in Newport to take preventative action against vehicle crime. read more

  • Survival rates may improve by 40%

    A NEW clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wales from April 2015, deputy minister for health Vaughan Gething announced yesterday. read more

  • WW1 ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lull in the fighting as grip tightens on Germans South Wales Argus:

    The present lull in the fighting indicated by the dearth of news yesterday suggests more than merely tired armies. read more

  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Should 16-17 year-olds get the vote? South Wales Argus: Behind the Headlines feature - Sixth Form Students from Croesyceiliog School with their thoughts on Scottish Referendum. Sixth Form Students from Croesyceiliog School woth teacher Tina Newland Jones. (10809257)

    THE recent independence referendum in Scotland, in which 16- and 17-year-olds were able to vote, kickstarted a debate about whether the voting age should be lowered. read more

  • Search on for trustees to run Newport leisure

    NEWPORT council is starting the search for an inaugural board of trustees who will run a new leisure services body in Newport. read more

  • Vicar has plans to boost Newport church

    THE vicar of St Mark’s Church, Gold Tops, Newport, believes there are grounds for optimism in an increasingly difficult time for the church. read more

  • Newport Aldi warehouse to bring 400 jobs

    UP to 400 jobs could be created after plans to build an Aldi regional distribution centre near Newport were given the go-ahead. read more

  • YOUR AM WRITES: Newport AM Rosemary Butler

    DRACONIAN cuts by the Westminster Government are continuing to affect Newport residents, with a real risk to reductions in services. read more

  • CCTV images released after attempted burglary in Risca

    CCTV images have been released of a man Gwent Police want to trace in relation to an attempted burglary at a Risca garage. read more

  • Car on fire in Cwmbran

    A CAR on fire at the Croesyceiliog bypass in Cwmbran caused traffic disruption this afternoon. read more

  • September to be 'driest on record' South Wales Argus: People sunbathed on Tynemouth beach as September enjoyed temperatures touching 25C

    This is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office said. read more

  • Police appeal after car is set on fire

    Gwent Police are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set on fire at Park Road Garage, Park Road, Bargoed. read more


    CHRISTOFFERSEN (Emma) Dearest Emma: Another year without you darling and our heartache goes on. We miss your love, laughter and the joy you gave us all. Precious memories of you will never fade. Love, Mum, Dad, Mark, Lorna and family. read more

  • C BOND

    CHLOE BOND Happy 15th Birthday to the Best Daughter in the World. Lots of love, Mum, Phil Max & Jenji. xxxx read more


    DAVIES On 22nd September 2014, At Thomas Gabrielle Nursing Home, Valerie (Val) aged 80 years (Formerly of Llanyrafon) beloved wife of the late John, devoted mother of Jonathan and the late Sharon, loved mother in law of Annmarie and Lyndon, much loved grandmother of Jordan, Emily, Katie, Gemma, Sian and Ryan, great grandmother of Will and Max.Funeral Thursday 2nd October, service at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Llantarnam at 3.00pm followed by committal at The Gwent Crematorium at 4.00pm. Floral tributes may be sent to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Woodland Funeral Home, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran. Tel: (01633) 482291. read more

  • B DYER

    DYER (Bernice Norah) Peacefully on 25th September 2014 at Glangwilli General Hospital, Carmarthen. Bernice Norah aged 82 years of Martinsfield, Newbridge. Beloved Wife of the late David. Treasured Mother of Susan, Steven and Michelle. Mother in law of David, Kim, Gareth and Adrian. Cherished Grandmother of Bethany, Jacob, Alex, Tom and the late Ceri-Ann. Much loved Sister of Evelyn and Ivor. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Resting at the Ellis Williams Funeral Home. Funeral Tuesday 7th October. Service at Golden Grove Pentecostal Church, Newbridge 1.15pm followed by interment at St Woolos Cemetery, Newport 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be given at the church or sent to M. Mosely, 5 Priorsgate, Oakdale. NP12 0EL to be split between Victory Outreach and the churches work in Africa. read more


    PHILLIPS (Shirley) nee Merrett 29.04.41 - 30.09.2004 Only once in my lifetime I've been in love, then sadly you passed away. But your passing won't stop me loving you Shirl, until my dying day. Always Carl. x read more

  • MPs expenses probes could be secret

     Investigations into alleged abuses of MPs' expenses will be carried out in secret, under new proposals from the Commons watchdog. read more

  • NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Charity founder awarded for work with children

    THE Above and Beyond award, given to recognise remarkable efforts, was presented to charity founder Tony Curtis who was unable to attend the awards. read more

  • No living wage

    MIKE Peart claims that the Celtic Manor pay above average for under 18s. Why then were they advertising these following vacancies Aug20140049 - casual front office receptionist £5 - £6.31 per hour and Jun20140264 - food and beverage associate waiter/waitress at £6.50 per hour! Hardly a living wage, is it, Michael Peart? read more

  • Selfless guide

    CONGRATULATIONS to Pontllanfraith Girl Guide, Ms Becky White, who’s just returned from a two week visit to Malawi where she worked with local young women to benefit their community. read more

  • Class act

    I WOULD like to encourage people to join Charles Street C.E.C. The classes are professionally taught by knowledgeable tutors and offer a variety of subjects. The classes are structured which builds your confidence in the subject. You have access to educational advice, a library and computer facilities. You can also gain certified qualifications which other venues may not offer. This can help you with your career too, as it gives you the edge when gaining extra qualifications for your CV. read more

  • Right and wrong

    DURING the European Elections, people in Torfaen voted for UKIP in large numbers – they voted for change. We hope that support will continue into the General Election in 2015. We in UKIP are not about being left or right, but are about right and wrong. read more

  • Forced out

    END of an era? I write with some sadness to report that Risca Circuits is being forced to move from their 35 year base of Risca Leisure Centre due to a policy now being enforced by Caerphilly Borough Council that states all instructor-led classes at peak times must be available to leisure centre members. read more

  • Boundaries

    IN response to Jim Dyer’s letter: City region is the answer (SWA Friday 26th September). The city of Newport’s current population is about 150,000. The Newport metropolitan area has a population (based on a boundary commission recommendation) of about 310,000. However, this metropolitan population includes a number of Rumney Valley districts which, in my opinion, makes no sense. read more

  • NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Couple's care recognised

    THE South Wales Argus presented the first award to Newport’s Neighbours of the Year, Claire and Andrew Maddocks. read more

  • NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Brave woman helping others

    THE mayor of Newport presented the Braveheart Award to a Bettws pensioner who spent her childhood in and out of children’s homes. read more

  • Police appeal after man leaves prison

    GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who failed to return to HMP Prescoed yesterday. read more

  • Bradley Pryce to appeal against points defeat

    NEWBRIDGE boxer Bradley Pryce is set to lodge an official complaint with the British Boxing Board of Control over the scoring of his controversial loss to Lee Markham on Saturday. read more

  • Blackwood murder case boy to face court in November South Wales Argus:

    A 16-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of a Blackwood man has had his court case adjourned until November. read more

  • Draw made for Ben Francis Cup

    THE DRAW has been made for the Ben Francis Cup, which has been re-launched after a three-year absence. read more

  • Have your say on Caerleon Post Office move South Wales Argus:

    THE Post Office is proposing to to move its Roman Way branch in Caerleon. read more

  • Darcy Blake's hat-trick for pub team sparks row South Wales Argus: Darcy Blake (4871788)

    FORMER Wales international Darcy Blake, who ended last season at Newport County AFC, has sparked a row after turning out for his local team in the amateur North Gwent League. read more

  • We can cope without Aaron Ramsey, says Wales star

    NEWPORT’S Chris Gunter says the Wales squad is strong enough to cope without influential midfielder Aaron Ramsey for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers. read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: Police must be reliable

    WE THINK Welsh Women’s Aid is quite right to say Caroline Parry was let down by procedures at Gwent Police. read more

  • Two arrested after chemist shoplifting

    TWO women have been arrested in relation to a shoplifting incident at Lloyds Pharmacy, Market Street in Ebbw Vale on Friday 26th September. read more

  • BUSINESS COMMENT: Newport is becoming powerhouse

    Often viewed as the ugly sister by its two older Welsh city siblings, Cardiff and Swansea, Newport is emerging as an east Wales powerhouse of innovation and business, if not 'yet' beauty. read more

  • Money matters

    Auto enrolment of workplace pensions commenced in October 2012, it started with the largest employers first and by February 2018 every employer in the UK will be affected. read more

  • Retail letting agent appointed for Friars Walk

    Queensberry Real Estate has appointed Cooke and Arkwright as the new retail letting agent for Friars Walk, the 390,000 sq ft shopping and leisure development in Newport city centre due to open Autumn 2015. read more

  • Newport-based HardingEvans to run Cardiff Half Marathon for Bobath

    Members of staff from one of South Wales’ leading law firms will be taking part in one of Cardiff’s biggest fundraising events to raise money for Bobath Therapy Centre Wales read more

  • Reboot secures six-figure financial package allowing expansion into South Wales

    Up-and-coming chain Reboot, which buys and sells secondhand CDs, DVDs and electrical goods, is planning to move its headquarters to Newport and open three shops in Wales over the next two months. read more

  • Solicitors achieve Lexcel accreditation

    Cwmbran- based law firm QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O'Brien has recently achieved the Lexcel accreditation for its practice. read more

  • The big question...

    Recent research has shown that having a modern, tidy place of work with views over greenery is one way to keep staff happy, productive and motivated. read more

  • Man denies child abuse charges

    AN ABERGAVENNY man is alleged to have committed multiple sex offences against children, a jury was told. read more

  • 'Son was brainwashed' - forced labour trial hears South Wales Argus: Darrell Simester who was allegedly held captive at Cariad Farm, Peterstone (10426971)

    THE mother of a man who was allegedly forced to work on a Gwent horse-breeding farm for 13 years has told a court she believes her son could have been brainwashed. read more

  • Pamper party at Monmouth beauty studio is a grand success for charity

    A hair and beauty pamper day in Monmouth raised £1,000 for St David’s Hospice Care. read more

  • Smarter recycling for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

    Outsourced services specialists, Smart Solutions, which is based in Newport, has won and is now delivering a £2m contract to provide managed services to support waste operations at a Welsh local authority. read more

  • Newport-based UHY Hacker Young bolsters team to support growth

    In response to a number of new client wins, Newport-based chartered accountants, UHY Hacker Young, has boosted its team with the appointment of six specialist accountancy professionals. read more

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