Never miss anything again. Sign up for our RSS news feeds and Newsletters.

On this day:

  • Lee Evans hungry for more after penning fresh Wolves deal

    LEE Evans has vowed to kick on at Molineux after penning a fresh three-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers. read more

  • Residents find out more on disabled access

    MONMOUTHSHIRE’S first Access for All forum saw 70 people pack out the council’s chamber in Usk to discuss problems that people with disabilities face. read more

  • Pop-up shop offers live art ‘bargains’

    A POP-up shop selling live performances will open in the city this month. read more

  • More young people say they intend to vote next year

    FIGURES show an increase in young people’s intention to vote in South Wales at next year’s General Election, according to youth volunteering charity vInspired. read more

  • It totally sucks

    IF YOU use a vacuum cleaner half the power of your present one, it will take twice as long to clean, so how does it save electricity? read more

  • War hero quest

    I AM TRYING to find more information about men honoured on the WW1 memorial at St Thomas Church, Overmonnow, Monmouth. We know very little about these gallant men and I’m hoping readers can help. read more

  • A REES

    REES (Angela) Dearest Angela, forever in my thoughts. Will be sadly missed. Goodnight, God Bless. Love Bobby. read more


    CAVILL (Elizabeth Olive) Peacefully and with dignity on 5th September 2014, aged 93 years. Olive Cavill, Beloved wife of the late Lyndon, mother of Julia and mother in law of the late Allen, grandmother of Karin and Lyndon. Grandmother-in-law of Huw and Kelly, much loved by her 4 great-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Friday 19th September, service 3.30pm at the Gwent Crematorium. No floral tributes by request, donations in lieu if desired to THRIVE (Using Gardening To Change Lives), C/o The Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading. RG7 2AT. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Cwmbran. Tel: (01633) 482291. read more


    BOWDEN (Thomas) Beloved and adored father of Gaynor, devoted Grampy of Sarah, Kyle, Claire, Christian, much loved by great-grandson Cole. Rest peacefully now Dad among the angels. Re-united with Mam. We will miss your kindness and your laughter, your funny little ways. Forever in our thoughts and always in our hearts. XXX read more


    LARKE (nee Morgan) On 7th September 2014, Pamela Lesley Jean Larke of Cwmbran. Beloved wife of Dennis, devoted mother of Julie, Helen, Caroline and Michael, dear mother in law of Jason and Spencer, much loved nanny Pam of Dennis, Claire, Jas, Hannah, Caenwen, Tierney, Isaac, Suzie, Jack and Eleri. Funeral Friday 19th September, service 12.00noon at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd afterwards at Gwent Crematorium at 1.00pm. The family request that bright colours are worn at the funeral. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be given at the Crematorium for St. David's Hospice Care or a family bench. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran NP44 3LH Tel: (01633) 483127. read more


    BEGLEY Suddenly on September 7th 2014, Vera Gladys, in the comfort and care at Dany-graig Nursing Home, Chepstow Road, Newport. Dearly cherished Mam of Malcolm, Philip and Michael and mother-in-law of Julie, Michelle and Jane and dearly loved Nan and Great-Nan of her loving grandchildren. Funeral will take place on Thursday September 18th, family prayers and a service at the Gwent Crematorium where friends are asked to meet at 10.30am. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired for the Alzheimers Society. Further enquiries to B.M. Watkins, the Funeral Home, Varteg, Tel: Talywain 772725 or 773883. read more


    HOLLAND (Elennie) Rest in peace Mam. Reunited with Dad, and brother Nick. Your last days at Summerhill Nursing Home provided such peace and dignity. Love, your son Chris, daughter in law Kay, grandchildren Tristram, Ceri, and Caerwyn. read more

  • B PUGH

    PUGH (Brinley John) It is with deep regret that the Chief Constable, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner and members of the Gwent Police received the sad news of the death of former Police Chief Inspector Brinley John Pugh. We extend our deepest sympathy to all members of his family. read more


    LLOYD On 10th September 2014 at The County Hospital. Griffith Edwin, aged 78 years of West Pontnewydd. Beloved husband of the late Irene, much loved father of Julie, Karen, David, Mark, Lesley, Vivienne and Rebecca, father in law of Ken, Phillip, Maria, Lee, Andy and Chris. Loved grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral Monday 22nd September, service 2.30pm at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given for Rowan Ward, County Hospital, Griffithstown. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Cwmbran. Tel: (01633) 482291. read more


    Pollard Peacefully on 7th September at UHW. Lionel of Wainfelin formerly of Little Mill. Beloved husband of Janet. Loving Dad to Jonathan. Lionel will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Friday 19th September service at Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool 1.00pm followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium 2.00pm. Family flowers only please donations in lieu for WKPA may be given after the service or sent to Pentwyn Dialysis Unit, Unit 3 Avenue Industrial Estate, Croescardan Close, Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8HE. Enq E I Peake, Pontnewynydd 01495 763844 read more


    LARKE (Pamela) A genuine, caring and lovely lady. Sleep peacefully Pam. Love Susan, Chloe and Melanie. X read more

  • B PUGH

    PUGH Brinley James (Bryn) Peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, on Tuesday 9th September, Brinley aged 83 years. Cherished husband of the late Rosemary (Roma). Dearly loved father of Tim, Sarah and Jess and father in law of Sue, Richard and Angus. Treasured Bampie to Samantha and Ben, Jack and Archie, George, Betsie and Tom. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and neighbours. Funeral to be held on Friday 19th September at the Private Chapel of Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport at 10.30 followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium at 11.30am. Family flowers only but donations in lieu to The Cure Parkinson's Trust if desired may be sent c/o Tovey Bros or given on the day. read more

  • Yobbish problems

    MAY I request one of your staff take a stroll around the area in which your offices are situated any evening between 6pm and 11pm. Feel free to do this stroll any evening and I think you would be as shocked as we are with the growing number of kids and hooligans of all ages and both sexes. read more

  • Bye to Empire

    AS A WELSH nationalist, the worst kind of nationalism is British nationalism as it brings out religious, cultural/language and colour of one’s skin into question. read more

  • Yes for Wales

     CAN we in Wales condemn the yes vote in Scotland? The London parliament are grovelling, this is unbelievable. I am not a Welsh advocate for independence, but what they are offering, albeit a panic situation, is unbelievable. read more

  • Scot madness

    I CAN fully understand the Scots’ passion for their beautiful country as I can the Welsh for Wales. What baffles me is how such a large number of the population can be drawn towards the abyss by yet another of history’s odious little “corporals” – one Alex Salmond. read more

  • Pavane, St John the Baptist Church, Newport

    While it is a pleasure to see and hear the amount of music-making going on in South Wales it is not often that one gets the opportunity to hear an early music consort like Pavane performing in such a llovely acoustic as St. John's. read more

  • Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre

    As the opening to their Autumn season (entitled Liberty or Death) W.N.O. chose Rossini's final opera Guillaume Tell. Anyone coming afresh to this opera ( the vast majority) will be forgiven for not immediately recognising it as Rossini. The writing is often closer to Donizetti or Verdi, even Wagner. The works of the latter are also reflected in the extreme length of the opera - a modern editor would certainly have applied his scissors to it, particularly the rather plodding second act. The familiar overture starts imaginatively with the solo cello (symbolic of the idyllic landscape and of the freedom of the Swiss people) placed centre stage as it is accompanied by the cellos of the orchestra. The theme of oppression is thus immediately stated as the Austrian oppressors pluck the player from the stage as the action begins. read more

  • ‘Fairer funding for Wales if Scotland votes Yes - Plaid

    PLAID Cymru’s deputy leader has said a Yes vote in Scotland would deliver fairer funding for Wales. read more

  • YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

    EARLIER this year witnesses told the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which was looking at preparations for the Nato Summit, that if organisers could get Wales mentioned a few times by some world leaders we would be doing wonders for the brand of Wales internationally, let alone Newport. read more

  • Blaze-hit Greenmeadow Show bounces back with show

    GREENMEADOW Community Farm successfully hosted its 24th horticultural and craft show on Sunday, despite damage following on from a deliberate fire last week. read more

  • Chief constable 'confident' in preventing child abuse

    GWENT Police Chief Constable Jeff Farrar said he is confident that his force has a good system in place to prevent a situation of widespread sexual abuse of children as seen in Rotherham. read more

  • Chinese business leaders get glimpse of Ebbw Vale racetrack

    DEVELOPERS behind the £315 million Circuit of Wales racetrack in Ebbw Vale have showcased the project to more than 200 UK and Chinese business leaders. read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: Welcome back Ebbw Vale RFC

    EBBW Vale's return to Welsh rugby's Premiership after a gap of four seasons could hardly have been a better advertisement for the game in Gwent. read more

  • Could you help maintain historic park?

    PONTYPOOL Park Friends are appealing for more volunteers to join its ranks and help maintain the popular beauty spot for locals and tourists alike. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Thousands of prisoners taken in German retreat

    Pursuit unexampled and relentlessly maintained read more

  • Hearn confirms he's closing in on Cleverly showdown with Bellew

    Promoter Eddie Hearn says that the hotly anticipated rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew is close to being finalised. read more

  • Argus makes Fleet Street on Newport Monopoly board

    THE Argus is proud to announce that it has been chosen for the coveted Fleet Street square on the Newport Monopoly board ahead of the games release next month. read more

  • Pontypool gets vital 'A' Licence

    Pontypool RFC today announced that the WRU has granted the club 'A Licence' status for the 2014/2015 season, which means they would be eligible for promotion to the Premiership. read more

  • Teams take on 33-mile 'canalathon'

    FIFTY teams took part in a 33-mile endurance ‘Canalathon’ challenge yesterday [Sunday, September 14], following the route of the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal starting from the Pontymoile Basin. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: German armies in 'position of grave peril'

    With considerable enterprise the newspapers continue to publish maps with the positions of the contending hosts therein, unfortunately for those who study them no two maps agree. read more

  • Abertillery remembers its fallen of First World War

    GWENT men who died in the First World War were commemorated at two ceremonies in Abertillery at the weekend. read more

  • Phones 4u to go into administration - are you affected? South Wales Argus: Phones 4u's stores will be closed on Monday

    MOBILE phone-seller Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer. read more

  • Volunteer ‘gobsmacked’ at honour from Queen

    A PONTLLANFRAITH woman has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to St John Ambulance. read more

  • FIGURES: Gwent councillors paid £4.5 million in expenses South Wales Argus: Councillor Harry Andrews (3517193)

    ALLOWANCES and expenses paid to councillors in Gwent totalled £4.5 million last year. read more

  • Radio station for disabled on the move

    A RADIO broadcaster airing shows for disabled people could continue growing by moving into a disused primary school which shut a decade ago. read more

  • Defensive don Nic Cudd so valuable to Dragons - Kingsley Jones

    NIC Cudd may only stand at 5ft 10is but head coach Kingsley Jones says the openside flanker has proved that he is a defensive titan for Newport Gwent Dragons. read more

  • ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Michael Foot backed by Ebbw Vale Labour Party as candidate South Wales Argus: Honour former Ebbw Vale MP Michael Foot with statue

    100 years ago read more

  • Housebound Ebbw Vale woman hoping for Lyme Disease treatment

    A YOUNG Ebbw Vale woman who is housebound because of a rare disease is trying to raise money for treatment so she can one day travel again. read more

  • One of Newport's few remaining prefabs to be sold

    ONE OF Newport's last remaining prefabs will be sold at auction this week. read more

  • Pigott thanks fans for raising funds to sign him

    NEWPORT County’s newest recruit Joe Pigott has joined director Howard Greenhaf in thanking the fans who made his signing possible and is hoping to reward them with goals. read more

  • More than 2,000 sign petition to save under-threat Caerleon campus

    ORGANISERS of a petition to save Caerleon's university campus which has now attracted more than 2,000 signatures say people feel betrayed by the move to close it. read more

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree