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  • Welsh residents could save £75 a year on energy bills

    WELSH residents could save £27.4 million a year if they “take control” of their heating according to a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens Advice. read more

  • Ex-gangster inspires Newport pupils

    AN EX East End Gangster has inspired Newport pupils by speaking of how he turned his life around to become devoted to his faith. read more

  • Cwmbran woman put £50k cash into bank accounts, court hears South Wales Argus: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697255)

    A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling counterfeit cigarettes deposited more than £50,000 in cash into her two bank accounts over a four-year period, a court heard. read more

  • Retired nurse launches thriller series

    A RETIRED nurse has released her first book. read more

  • Welsh film industry gets Los Angeles showcase South Wales Argus: A Scene from Atlantis -  L - R Jason (JACK DONNELLY) , Pythagoras (ROBERT EMMS) , Hercules (MARK ADDY)  - (C) Little Monster Films - Photographer: Nick Briggs

    THE drive to attract more high-end international film and TV drama production to Wales gets a boost this week with a major promotion in Los Angeles during UK Film and TV Week. read more

  • Four in ten children in poverty in some Gwent areas - charity

    AS MANY as four in ten children are living in poverty in four wards across Gwent, a charity has claimed. read more

  • Dragons and Newport MP open show homes

    TWO Gwent Dragons were joined by former Llanwern steelworker and Newport West MP Paul Flynn on Saturday to unveil show homes at a £2 billion housing development in Newport. read more

  • Comparison sites hit back over claims they 'hide best deals'

    PRICE comparison websites, including, founded by Cwmbran woman Hayley Parsons have bit back over claims they filter out tariffs from their energy searches from firms which do not pay commission. read more

  • YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

    IT WAS a great relief that the people of Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. During the last few weeks of the campaign, Scottish friends and colleagues genuinely feared that our Union may break up, as resentment against austerity and Westminster politics caused undecided voters to consider a yes vote, despite their uncertainties about issues like currency. Our Union, which has survived for centuries, was under threat. read more

  • Gwent firefighters attacked 129 times

    FIREFIGHTERS in south Wales have been subjected to 129 incidents of physical and verbal attacks over the past five years, it has been revealed. read more

  • Keys' rivals Cornish Pirates hit by points penalty in BIC

    CROSS Keys could end Cornish Pirates' hopes of making the British and Irish Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after the men from the Mennaye Field had their opening weekend win chalked off. read more

  • Trio in court after police op South Wales Argus: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

    THREE men from Torfaen appeared at Newport Magistrates Court today following a police operation. read more

  • Thieves 'loaded £3k bike' onto white van at Newport rail station South Wales Argus:

    A MOTORBIKE worth £3,000 was stolen from Newport station by thieves who simply loaded it into a Ford Transit van, police believe. read more

  • Play-offs are realistic, says County goal hero Chris Zebroski South Wales Argus: WINNER: Chris Zebroski celebrates his goal at Dagenham on SaturdayPicture: JULIAN DAVIES

    SATURDAY’S match winner Chris Zebroski is convinced he can fire Newport County AFC into the play-off positions this week. read more

  • Massive Newport letting will be rail nerve centre

    One of the largest lettings in a decade will see more than 100 new, highly-skilled jobs brought to a prominent office block right in the centre of Newport’s professional district. read more

  • Richie Rees: Dragons rewarded for taking risks in Paris

    RICHIE Rees has hailed Newport Gwent Dragons' expansive approach for giving their season a shot in the arm in Paris. read more

  • Call for Wales NHS inquiry dismissed South Wales Argus:

    A CALL for an inquiry into the Welsh NHS was dismissed by the First Minister today. read more

  • Wales could issue own financial bonds South Wales Argus: People born in the two decades from 1960 will have no higher income or savings than their predecessors from 10 years earlier, a report suggests

    WALES could soon be able to issue its own bonds as another step was taken towards economic devolution today. read more

  • New curriculum will focus on maths and english

    WELSH Government attempts to drive up education standards have continued as a revised curriculum was unveiled yesterday. read more

  • MP calls to strip Welsh Government of NHS powers

    CONTROL of the NHS in Wales should be taken away from the Welsh Government, Monmouth MP David Davies has said. read more

  • Judge directs jury in case of homeless man accused of Ystrad Mynach man's murder South Wales Argus:

    A JUDGE has told a jury to put their emotions to one side when making their decision about the death of a vulnerable Ystrad Mynach man. read more


    CUDLIP Olwyn - May The angels come and took you now you're at peace and out of pain but with you gone my days will never be the same your bed bug will miss you Nan. Love, Jenna X read more

  • Dog found trapped in fox snare South Wales Argus:

    THE RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after he was found trapped in a fox snare. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgian army repulses several attacks South Wales Argus:

    GERMAN losses are already approaching the figure it was declared they could afford to lose if their plans did not work out but those plans have miscarried and the effort to once more resume the offensive on the grand scale is something of a forlorn hope. read more

  • Newport Centre to host Katherine Jenkins Christmas TV show South Wales Argus: ON THE MOVE? Katherine Jenkins (3659649)

    KATHERINE Jenkins OBE will star in a TV Christmas show at the Newport Centre, BBC Wales have revealed, with the venue also hosting the BBC's Wales leg of Children in Need. read more

  • Regenerated Newport space to feature goddess statue

    PEOPLE often have pride in their gardens, but now Newportonians in the east of the city are taking ownership of their parks as well with regeneration plans for both Beechwood Park and Woodland Park gathering pace. read more

  • Bridge blocked

    I SEE that our wonderful police went out of their way to help protesters bring the second Severn crossing to a standstill (Argus, October 13). A police spokesman is quoted as saying it was an appropriate place for protesters to gather while ensuring minimum disruption to motorists. read more

  • Thanks for help

    THE MAESGLAS Amazon Girls Football Team would like to thank everyone who supported our bag-packing in Tesco, Cardiff Road on Saturday, October We raised more thanover £235 and it was due to the hard work of the youngsters as well as goodwill from shoppers that we were able to raise such a sum. read more

  • Picture perfect

    I ATTENDED the launch of the Newport Monopoly Board at the Celtic Manor as my photograph of the Kingsway Centre is on the board. It was an exciting morning to see my photograph on the specially constructed large board. read more

  • No more wars

    ARMCHAIR warrior Nick Webb should be honest. He should know from recent history that the only success from another war will be the military industrial complex. read more

  • Time to go

    TORY MP and the bedroom tax architect, Lord Freud was clinging to his job as Welfare Reform Minister on Wednesday night after he suggested that some disabled workers are “not worth” the national minimum wage and should be paid just £2 an hour. Does he also think that Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson should get less allowance from the House of Lords as she is wheelchair-bound? If he switches to UKIP, I say, let him go. read more

  • Gareth Bale injury a worry for Wales boss

    WALES star Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Liverpool on Wednesday with an injury picked up on international duty. read more

  • Confident

    NATIONALIST Mr Andrew Nutt says: “Thanks to a useless Labour Party in Wales, the people of our country have lost their aspirations to succeed.” Could Mr Nutt tell us if he thinks there’s any problem at all confronting Wales that isn’t the fault of Welsh Labour? (Wet weather, perhaps?) And could he also tell us if his fellow Welsh Nationalists also have such a low opinion of people in Wales? read more

  • Positive move

    MANY Thanks to Wayne David MP, who along with 274 other Members of Parliament from all parties won an important victory for the beleaguered Palestinian people. The vote to recognise Palestine as a state is not binding on the UK Government, but it is a huge step forward to that long-fought campaign to win justice for a population suffering under an illegal occupation for over 50 years. read more

  • Three Welsh medals at European Championships

    THREE Welsh cyclists came home with medals after representing Great Britain in the UEC Elite Track European Championships in Guadeloupe last week. read more

  • Man of 81 set to spend his last years in prison after being jailed for rape and sex assault

    A 81-year-old man will spend his last years in prison after he was sentenced for four counts of rape and one count of indecent assault on a young girl read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: Offering the ultimate gift of life

    ORGAN donation is increasingly a hot topic in Wales as the country becomes the first in the UK to move towards the introduction of presumed consent legislation next year. read more

  • Victims to have more say on punishment

    NEW powers which will let victims of low-level crime have more of a say in the punishment of the offender will be effective in Gwent from today. read more

  • Royal Gwent radiographers walk out in pay row South Wales Argus:

    RADIOGRAPHERS at the Royal Gwent Hospital joined a nationwide strike when around ten staff walked out today. read more

  • Pupils boost eel population

    MONMOUTH pupils have helped to release 30,000 small eels into the wild as part of a restocking programme. read more

  • Abergavenny triumphs again at Welsh Cycling Awards

    ABERGAVENNY confirmed its status as the capital of Welsh cycling with three prizes at the 2014 USN Welsh Cycling Awards. read more

  • Jason Tovey suffers another passport mishap

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed a night to remember in Paris on Saturday night but Jason Tovey wasn’t a part of it after another passport mishap – and this time he couldn’t blame his dog. read more


    CUDLIP - DIX Olwyn A loving Mother now at rest, Mam you were the best, you gave us love your whole life through god bless you Mam we loved you to. A gentle wind blew across the land, reaching out to take your hand, for on the winds the angels came calling out my Mothers name. Rest now Mam, broken hearted Daughter Susan son-in-law Tony. read more


    BOWEN (Bert) On 15th October, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Bert, aged 70 years, of Undy, Nr. Caldicot. Beloved partner of Pauline, dearly loved father of Martin and Tracey, much loved step-father of Debbie, Martin & Juliann, much loved grandfather, loved by all his family. Funeral service Tuesday 28th October, 12.00pm at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations for Cancer Research UK may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon, NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468. read more


    CUDLIP (Olwyn) Mam, No words can say what you ment to us, will love you forever, with a broken heart, Love Brian and Babs. xxx read more


    CUDLIP Olwyn May The love you gave so kind and warm, your loving smile everytime we called. We held your hand when you fell asleep and whispered in your ear We love you Nan, now your at peace. Love you always Nan, your broken hearted Granddaughter Nichola and Paul. xx Great Granddaughter of Nanny Olwyn, Sarah and Kimberley. xx read more


    CUDLIP Olwyn May Much loved Nan of Mark, will never forget you. x read more


    CUDLIP Olwyn Mam Your little girl is heartbroken, my tears will never end, you were not just my Mum, you were my Best Friend, Love you Sandra x. Treasured Nan of Jason, Hayley and Lucy. read more


    CUDLIP Olwyn May A special love so precious and rare is one a Mam and Daughter share. We shared that love Mam you and I from the day I was born till the day you died. From your broken hearted Daughter Irene and Son-in-law Dave. xx read more

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