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  • Yakubu admits goal against old boys Wimbledon was a complete fluke

    ISMAIL Yakubu today reveals the truth behind his goal against former club AFC Wimbledon... it was a total fluke. read more

  • Council to hand over leisure services to trust

    BLAENAU Gwent councillors will discuss transferring ownership of some public open spaces over to the Life Leisure Trust at a meeting today (Tues). read more

  • Church hosts history event

    A GWENT parish church opened its doors and archives on Saturday for some tea, cake and an opportunity for people to track down their family heritage. read more


    MICHAEL (Alan) Your suffering is over. Rest peacefully with Cilla. Sister-in-law Fran and the late Glyn. Uncle of Glen, Karen and Peter. read more


    ROBSON (Eric) Formerly of Maesglas, passed away on 19th September in Evesham. Beloved brother of Doreen, Marjorie, the late Thelma and Alan. Loved by all his nieces and nephews. xx read more

  • J FARR

    FARR John (Jack) Peacefully after a short illness at the Royal Gwent Hospital on 17th September, John of The Uplands, Rogerstone in his 95th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Edna, much loved father to Carol and Catherine, father-in-law to Kingsley and Stef, grandfather to Nicki, Kristiaan, Damaris and great grandfather to Sophie, Alex, Carys and Chloe. Brother to Moyra. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Service to be held on Thursday 2nd October at Bethesda Baptist Church, Rogerstone at 12.15pm followed by committal at Gwent Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service. Further enquiries please contact Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca on 01633 612531 read more


    MICHAEL (Alan) Peace after so much pain. Re-united with Cilla. Ray, Carol, Terence, Michelle and families. read more


    SHEADY (Harry) A loving Dad of Laraine and Grandad of Martyn. Will miss you always. Goodnight, God Bless. read more


    BAYLISS Jean (nee Morgan) Formerly of Prince Street, Pontypool passed away peacefully on 23 September after a long illness. Beloved Mother of Simon, David and Richard and Families. Funeral 10.30 am on Thursday 2 October at St.Thomas Church, Crown East Worcestershire WR2 5TU read more


    WEAVER Joyce Mary On 17th September 2014, peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Joyce of Western Valley Road, Rogerstone, devoted wife of the late Robert, much loved mother of Ross, mother-in-law of Maria, loved and cherished nan of Sian, Tara, Ben, Bobby, Tyler and Lacey. Funeral Friday 3rd October, service at Gwent Crematorium at 2.00pm. No flowers by request but donations made payable to Cancer Research may be sent c/o Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road Newport NP20 2EH read more


    DENEKAMP (Joan) Dina and family would like to thank friends,neighbours, Cathy Gale and Members of Llanyravon Methodist Church for their cards, flowers, friendship and support at this sad time, also thanks to the staff at County Hospital, Griffithstown. read more

  • B LANE

    LANE Betty Eliza (Nee Willoughby) 15/2/1922 - 29/9/2007 A smile can hide our tears, a laugh can hide our pain, but nothing can stop our longing MAM to have you back with us again. Can't believe it's 7 years now Mam. Love and miss you always. Always in our hearts. Carol and John, Brian, Margaret and families XXXXX read more


    INGRAM (Michelle) 2 Years today since our baby was taken away. Love and miss you loads Paul x Mam Love you loads, Aaron and Jordan xx Shell, Love you, Chris Kirsty & Dale. xxx Nan Love you from your five little Angels. R.I.P. xxxxx read more


    HOWELLS (Gloria and Ray) Thinking of you both, wonderful memories. Doris. read more


    BIRDEN On 23rd September 2014, suddenly at her home in West Pontnewydd, Mary Rosamund Birden aged 91 years. Beloved Wife of the late Percy, devoted Mother of Irene, Angela and Mandy, dear Mother in law of David and Nino, much loved Grandmother of Adam, Louisa and Great Granddaughter Emily. Funeral Friday 3rd October, service 1.00pm at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd followed by the interment in the churchyard. Floral tributes and enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. NP44 3LH. Tel: (01633) 483127 read more

  • Climber rescued after 49ft fall from Chepstow cliff

    A CLIMBER was rescued after falling 49ft down a cliff at a beauty spot near Chepstow. read more

  • Mum to run half-marathon for dementia fund

    A GRIEVING daughter is raising cash to buy a specialist chair for a dementia unit which looked after her dad in the last stages of his life. read more

  • Inspirational people are celebrated at Newport's night of honour

    AROUND 700 people turned up to the fifth annual Newport's Night of Honours awards on Sunday, which saw a record-breaking number of nominations. read more

  • Appeal after men on quad bike steal fruit machine cash South Wales Argus:

    GWENT Police are appealing for information after two men stole money from a pub fruit machine and then made off on a quad bike. read more

  • YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

    I WRITE this as I return from another successful Labour conference that I believe set out a real road map for what could be achieved come 2015 and beyond. read more

  • Newport sign language interpreter up for award

    A BRITISH Sign Language (BSL) interpreter from Rhiwderin, Newport, has been shortlisted for a national award. read more

  • Row means Risca fitness club to move

    RISCA Circuit Club is set to move from its home of 35 years after a dispute over its contract with the town’s leisure centre. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Opposing trenches only few hundred yards apart

    We learn that at various points the French and German trenches are now only a few hundred yards apart. The indications are that the progress responsible for this state of affairs is that of the Allies and upon it we may build substantial hope. read more

  • Two-car crash blocks road in Risca

    THE B4591 St Mary Street in Risca is blocked in both directions between the Darran Road junction and the Grove Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars and recovery work. read more

  • Donaldson savours 'incredible' week

    Wales' Jamie Donaldson reflected on his "remarkable journey" after securing the winning point on his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles. read more

  • Cleverly and Bellew date confirmed as war of words continues

    THE GRUDGE rematch between Tony Bellew and Cefn Fforest fighter Nathan Cleverly has been confirmed for November 22 at the Liverpool Echo Arena. read more

  • Villagers to meet over McDonald’s bid concern South Wales Argus: JOBS BOOST: McDonald's is creating 8,000 new jobs, targeting first-time workers and under-25s

    A PUBLIC meeting will be held for residents in Llanfoist to voice their concern over a proposed McDonald’s in the village. read more

  • Newport County football scout up for award

    A FOOTBALL scout with Newport County is hoping to net an award for his health and safety work. read more

  • Former County man Evans could be in line for Wales call

    FORMER Newport County midfielder Lee Evans could be in line to make his senior international bow next month after Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey was ruled out of Wales’ Euro 2016 double-header. read more

  • Gwent hospitals face staffing crisis South Wales Argus: Millions needed to help boost Royal Gwent  A&E

    THE cost of staffing ever-busier hospitals in Gwent – and the rest of Wales – has emerged as a key factor in health boards’ struggles to stay within budget. read more

  • Wild flowers

    I would like to say a big thank you to the local authorities in Newport, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent for the beautiful displays of wild flowers on the verges and roundabouts in our area of Wales. We are just into autumn and the flowers are still going strong, so much nicer than formal bedding. Perhaps something similar could be done along the new stretches of the A465 being built. Keep up the good work. read more

  • Station closures

    Many of the country’s train stations shut down by John Beeching were little jewels in their own right. In my opinion, the man was an animal and didn’t do ICI any good either. ICI had a number of such managers during the time I worked for them. It’s disappointing and one could wish for more intelligent ways of dealing with things. I liked Shaun McGuire’s letter on Tuesday 3rd September 3. It hit the nail on the head. Oil is the commodity Alex Salmond wants, but I think we all knew that, didn’t we? read more

  • Not just Cardiff

    The UK Government, as always, put all the eggs in one basket and kept it in London. Well, the Scottish referendum has altered all that. The rest of the UK wants a better deal on how the UK is run. When our own package comes to Wales, we don’t want the Welsh Government to put all our eggs in one basket in Cardiff. There are other parts of Wales outside Cardiff. read more

  • Nationalism

    I should wish to remind Andrew Nutt about his party’s neutral stance during the Second World War and its hope for independence. Saunders Lewis, the founder and leader of Plaid Cymru, hoped that a substantial number of Welshmen would refuse conscription on the grounds that they were Welsh. Some did. While my father and countless other Welsh men and women fought and died to keep us safe from a Nazi invasion, those who obeyed their leader slept safe and sound in their nationalist beds at night. Back to the present day, the leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Woods, was in Scotland supporting the Yes vote on Independence. She had the audacity to suggest that if Wales wanted a referendum on independence, her nationalist party should be voted into power in Cardiff Bay. read more

  • No sign of cash

    I would like to point out that Scotland is one of the richest countries in the world. Why should they not want the oil revenue for themselves? read more

  • HGVs causing traffic chaos

    Living on the western edge of Caerleon and working to the west of Newport, the only viable route for me and many others to get to work involves negotiating the Pillmawr Road lane section. read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: A victory for underdogs

    WHAT A relief for the residents of a Cwmbran tower block who have learned that they have won their long fight against a massive bill for work carried out on their homes. read more

  • Police CCTV appeal after chemist shoplifting South Wales Argus:

    GWENT Police have appealed for information after some shoplifting at Lloyds Pharmacy, Market Street, Ebbw Vale. read more

  • Welsh Sinfonia - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    As part of their Crescendo Tour, in which they took orchestral music to many of the schools of Wales and sought to set up several school orchestras, Wales’ premier chamber orchestra came to Cardiff. read more

  • LATEST PICTURES: Newport Friars Walk scheme - September 29th

    HERE is the latest view of the Friars Walk scheme taking shape in Newport, released on Monday September 29th. read more

  • Could you give home to kitten survivor?

    THE RSPCA in Newport is appealing for a loving owner to house a kitten who is definitely a fighter. read more

  • UPDATE: Murder case probe finds Gwent Police 'must improve' South Wales Argus: TRIBUTES: Caroline Parry, the woman shot dead in a gun attack on Seabreeze Avenue in Newport

    The results of a probe into contact Gwent Police had with a man who shot dead his estranged wife on a Newport street were released today. read more

  • Pictures of industry on show in Newport

    AN EXHIBITION of work by the artist Falcon Hildred commemorating the disappearing industrial parts of British towns is on display at Newport Museum and Art Gallery. read more

  • Success for first year Chepstow Stampede

    ORGANISERS of the very first ever Chepstow Stampede charity run at the weekend have said it was such a success that they will consider doing it again. read more

  • Lyn Jones: Dragons on the up thanks to return of seasoned backs

    DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones hailed the return of his experienced campaigners after Newport Gwent Dragons enjoyed their first Guinness Pro12 win of the season. read more

  • Health board wants more time to solve junior doctors issue at hospital

    GWENT health bosses will ask the body responsible for overseeing doctors’ training in Wales for more time to reshape night staffing at the area’s newest hospital, to allay fears that they might have to close part of its emergency centre overnight. read more

  • Edinburgh hits out at poor attendance and lines up another Swansea loan

    NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh is urging supporters to get behind the club after admitting his dissatisfaction with Saturday’s attendance for the thumping of Wimbledon. read more

  • Cwmbran residents win battle with Bron Afon homes over £280,000 repair bill

    RESIDENTS of a Cwmbran tower block will not have to foot a £285,000 bill for external wall insulation (EWI) demanded by a Torfaen housing association, after a tribunal ruled in their favour. read more

  • Gwent groups celebrate share of nearly £157,000 seized from criminals South Wales Argus: 'Hands off police' - Gwent PCC's devolution warning

    PROJECTS throughout Gwent which aim to use cash seized from criminals to make a positive difference in their communities are celebrating their share of nearly £157,000 awarded by the Police and Crime Commissioner today. read more

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