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  • Welsh Dragon and Peppa Pig are pumpkin lanterns

    READERS have been sending us their Hallowe'en pumpkin carving designs. read more

  • IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Gwent pet owners spending cash on dressing their furry friends to impress

    Gwent pet owners spend thousands on outfits for their pampered pooches and chicly-dressed cats, as HANNAH WOOD found out. read more

  • Cwmbran shopping centre becomes haunted graveyard for Hallowe'en

    CWMBRAN shopping centre was transformed into a haunted graveyard today with ghosts wandering through it, putting a chill up the spines of onlookers. read more

  • Irish star treats Chepstow fans to book preview

    CHEPSTOW locals were treated to an afternoon with Irish actor Chris O’Dowd during his tour to promote his new children’s book ‘Moone Boy: The Blunder Years”. read more

  • Hallowe'en fundraiser for Risca boy

    A HALLOWE’EN fundraiser was held for a nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer at the Rivermead Centre, Rogerstone today. read more

  • Plaid AM reads poem at Hedd Wyn's grave

    PLAID Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle read a poem at the grave of the famous Welsh poet Hedd Wyn in Flanders. read more

  • Litter pickers clean up in Pill

    LITTER pickers aged from 10 to 80 were out in Pill on Monday keeping the streets tidy. read more

  • Sixties Gold, St David's Hall

    As I was born in 1968 the music of the1960s has always been close to me and for that matter has had a particular part to play in forming my own life's soundtrack. As new genres come, go, become stale or boring, the endless genres of sixties, pop, rhythm and blues, rock and even ballads still endure. read more

  • Ugly Bug Ball Hallowe'en fundraiser

    WITCHES and bats in Usk enjoyed the Ugly Bugs Ball today as part of a Hallowe'en fundraiser. read more

  • Cwmbran widow found guilty of money laundering South Wales Argus: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697255)

    A CWMBRAN widow accused of money laundering by converting criminal property, said to be counterfeit cigarettes, has been found guilty of five counts and cleared of three. read more

  • Teacher wins top poetry prize

    AN ENGLISH teacher and poet from Gwent has won first prize in an international poetry competition, with a chance to perform at a poetry festival next year. read more

  • Pye Corner railway station to open on December 14, minister announces

    THE UK Transport Minister visited the soon-to-be finished Pye Corner railway station in Newport today, calling the construction of the station the fastest she has ever seen. read more

  • New Welsh medium nursery opens in Cwmbran

    A NEW Welsh medium nursery building has been opened by Torfaen MP Paul Murphy. read more

  • Nurse cleared of misconduct South Wales Argus: HEARING: Tina Cullen at Temple Court, Cardiff

    A NURSE who admitted not informing her current employer that her fitness to practice had been called into question has been cleared of misconduct. read more

  • CCTV appeal for woman in Newport

    POLICE in Newport are attempting to identify this woman as they are concerned for her welfare. read more

  • Gym owner tries to tackle childhood obesity

    A GYM owner in Abercarn wants to tackle obesity among youngsters and has used Hallowe’en-themed activities this week to kick-start engagement with local children. read more

  • More time for Newport budget questionnaire

    NEWPORT council has extended a deadline for residents to voice their opinions on forthcoming budget cuts. read more

  • COUCH POTATO: Hallowe'en EastEnders' terrifying plot holes

    WITHOUT giving away any significant spoilers, there are all manner of frights on tonight’s Hallowe’en-themed EastEnders. read more

  • Hallowe'en 999 howlers: 'Someone stole my cannabis plant' South Wales Argus:

    GWENT Police has been tweeting some of the unbelievable calls made to 999 and 101 last Hallowe'en. read more

  • Plaid group leader takes pay cut

    THE leader of the opposition on Caerphilly council has taken a cut in his salary as a response to the council’s “difficult” financial situation. read more

  • FIVE MINUTES WITH: Documentary filmmaker Alexis Girardet South Wales Argus:

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  • WORK EXPERIENCE: Looking for spirits with a paranormal investigator

    As it's Hallowe'en today, we sent reporter FRAN GILLETT to try out one of Gwent's most unusual jobs - as a paranormal investigator. read more

  • HAVE YOUR SAY: Dragons' player of the month

    OCTOBER was a challenging month for Newport Gwent Dragons, who suffered three disappointing defeats along with a stunning success in Paris. read more

  • Warmest Hallowe'en on record for UK

    THE Met Office has declared today the warmest Hallowe'en on record, with the mercury hitting 22.5 degrees C in parts of the UK. read more

  • Tovey returns at full-back for Dragons South Wales Argus: Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

    JASON Tovey will start at full-back for Newport Gwent Dragons in tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Ulster in Belfast. read more

  • Not complicated

    ONCE again the muck is flying across the house regarding immigration, why do politics and decisions that affect us all, have to be so complicated? It doesn’t take a genius to know why most of the core services are in meltdown, it is because they are grossly oversubscribed . read more

  • PM's surprise

    HOW ODD that Mr Cameron is surprised and outraged that the UK has been asked to stump up an extra £1.7 billion pounds due to growth. The UK was not alone as nine other countries have also been asked to pay more. read more

  • Trade not aid

    NEWPORT East MP Jessica Morden (SWA Oct 27) mentions various grants from several sources including Newport council, being used for the regeneration of Maindee. Would that be for the benefit of property owners who shouldn’t have allowed their buildings to fall into disrepair in the first place? I thought there were laws to deal with that sort of neglect? read more

  • West's fear

    MOST people try to explain the radical Jihadist group ISIS as a problem of “extremism” that results in irrational behaviour. This type of extremism exists because today’s postmodern world fails to provide meaning to life for young people. Young people desire something to live for, and thus look for strong ideals expressed strongly. read more

  • Catholic faith

    IT SEEMS that in our world we have originated two opposite thoughts with resonance to Saint Augustine. Many people are attracted to the Catholic church in view of the image of unity in doctrine and the moral authority of its teachings. However, we see that Catholics fall into the infidelity, are absorbed by moral relativism and leave the religious practice. The outside noise can override the inner silence that faith needs to grow. read more

  • Keys determined to make Neath wait for a win

    IT'S BACK to the bread and butter of the Principality Premiership for Cross Keys tomorrow when they attempt to avoid a banana skin at bottom club Neath. read more

  • Newport staying united as they hunt crucial win South Wales Argus: GRUNT UP FRONT: Dragons hooker/prop Hugh Gustafson will bolster Newport's front row

    NEWPORT are hoping to find strength through adversity as they attempt to secure a much-needed Principality Premiership win against Llanelli, writes Chris Kirwan. read more

  • Jason Strange: Ebbw lead the way but our best is still to come

    EBBW Vale may have made a dream return to the Principality Premiership but head coach Jason Strange insists they won't hit their straps until after Christmas. read more

  • Bedwas won't go into their shells at Ponty

    BEDWAS have pledged to take the game to the Principality Premiership champions as they go in search of a first win at Pontypridd tomorrow afternoon. read more

  • Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders New Theatre, Cardiff

    “This only happens here” announced Andy Fairweather Low as he played his homecoming concert at Cardiff’s New Theatre on Thursday evening, “I feel like I know you all, I probably do, there’s nothing more frightening, there’s nothing more appealing.” read more


    MOYSE Graham Suddenly on 26th October 2014 Graham Aged 67 years passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Adored and Cherished husband of Pam dearly loved Father of Adrian and his partner Anne, Son Stuart and daughter Nicola Treasured Grandfather of Danielle, Geraint and Laura, Special Great Grandfather to Daisy Forever in our hearts and never forgotten xxx Resting in the private Chapel of Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd., 106-108 Malpas Road City of Newport Until funeral Thursday 6th November 2014 Service at the Greater Gwent Crematorium Chapel 4pm prior to cremation. Flowers to the funeral home by 12noon. Following the funeral all are welcome to join the family for light refreshments at the Bettws Social Club to share memories and celebrate Graham's Life All enquires 01633 854522 read more


    RICCI On 17th October 2014, Ada Ricci of Sebastopol and former Proprietor of Express Cafe, Crumlin. A much loved and loving Sister and Aunt. Sadly missed by all her family in Italy, Wales and USA. R.I.P. To be received into St. David's RC Church, Pontnewydd Wednesday 5th November at 4.00pm. Requiem Mass Thursday 6th November at 1.45pm followed by the interment in Panteg Cemetery at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be given for Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. NP44 3LH. Tel: (01633) 483127 read more


    WILLIAMS (Barbara) Goodnight, God Bless Mam. Love you always. Moira, Graham, grandchildren and great grandchildren. read more


    FLEMING (Anne) Will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her Son Lee, daughter in law Melanie and Grandchildren Georgia and Maxwell. Love always xxx read more


    WILLIAMS (Barbara) On 26th October 2014, Dorcas Barbara Williams of Fields Road, Oakfield passed away peacefully aged 86 years. Beloved wife of Denis, (Tandy), devoted mum of Michael, Moira, Russell, Angela and the late Sandra, dearly loved mother in law of Gloria, Graham, Linda and Peter, dearly loved nan, great nan and great great nan. Funeral Wednesday 5th November, service 11.30am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations may be given at the service for the Alzheimer's Society. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Cwmbran, Tel: 01633 482291. read more


    FLEMING (Anne) (nee Young) Mum, you made us laugh but now we cry. We ask why?. Sleep peacefully until we meet again. Your loving Son Dean, Sharon and Grandchildren. xxx read more


    DAVIES Raymond William Peacefully passed away on 22nd October at the Royal Gwent Hospital, much loved father of Paul, Pamela, Susan, Stephen and Sharon, father in law of David and Susan, dearly beloved grandad and great grandad. Funeral Wednesday 5th November at Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca 2.15pm followed by burial at Danygraig Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu for the Dog Trust may be given after the service. All enquires 01633 612531 read more


    SADLER David On October 27th after a long illness couragously borne, surrounded by his loving family, David, aged 69 years, of Nash. Dearly loved husband of Cynthia, loved father of Anthony and Sarah, Mark and Dawn, Martine and Andrew, Andrew and Catrina, much loved gramp of Luke, Chloe, Sam, Charlie, Raif and Carter. Funeral Monday November 3rd service at St Mary's Church, Nash at 2pm followed by interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired payable to either Urology Department Royal Gwent Hospital, or St Mary's Church may be left at the Church or sent c/o Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road Newport NP20 2EH. read more


    SADLER David Dad, you fought so hard to stay, this was one battle too much. It broke our hearts to see you go, happy memories we will cherish forever, all our love Anthony, Mark, Martine, Andrew and families x read more


    SADLER (David) Special brother of Maureen and the late Johnie. Will be sadly missed by John and the late Barbara, Sian, Paul and families. God Bless. read more


    LEWIS (Mary) Sadly missed by Catherine, Deborah and families. xx read more

  • E PIKE

    PIKE Ethel Louisa On 25th October 2014 peacefully at her home. Ethel aged 98 years. A loving mother to Dennis and Diane, a very special nanny and great grandma. We will love and miss you forever XXXX. Funeral Thursday 6th November service in St Gabriel's Church Old Cwmbran at 1pm prior to interment at Llwyncelyn Cemetery. No flowers by request please but donations in memory made payable to the R.S.P.C.A. may be sent c/o Albert E Hicks Ltd., Grafton House, 1 Grafton Road, Newport NP19 0AS read more


    CUNNINGHAM Patrick William The Family of the late Patrick William Cunningham would like to extend sincere and heartfelt thanks to family, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence following their recent bereavement which has been a great source of comfort. Thank you to all who attended the funeral. Special thanks to the committee and members of Cwmbran RFC for their unwavering support and attendance, en mass. Pat would have been very proud. Many thanks to all those who made donations to Dementia UK, your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Deacon Peter McClaren, who conducted a lovely service reflective of Patricks life, and to David and colleagues at Peterson funeral Directors for their support and assistance at this difficult time. Also thanks to all the staff at Rowan house, Griffithstown for their faultless care during Patricks last months, and to doctors and staff at Chapel street surgery Pontnewydd for their kindness. read more


    HARRIS (Jean) The family of the late Jean Harris would like to express their sincere and heart felt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy and cards of condolence received at a very sad loss. A special thank you to Dr Rachel Jones and all the staff at Velindre Hospital, thanks to Helen Hall vicar of St.Andrews Church and to Lyndon Bassett funeral Service for their compassion and excellent service during this difficult time. Finally thank you to everyone who attended Jean's funeral service the present of so many was a great comfort to us her family. read more


    REEVES (Nigel) No birthday cards today. A loving son, shall always be in our hearts forever. Love you always, Mum, Don, wife Angel, children and grandchildren, sister Tina (Canada), Teresa and their families. Sadly missed by us all. read more

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