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  • The war in the wards

    A ZERO tolerance approach to tackling violence against NHS staff is being recommended in a draft National Assembly for Wales report sent to all trusts and health authorities. read more

  • Sales bonanza - at last

    AFTER a slow start, the post-Christmas sales got into full swing. TELOR IWAN reports from the High Street. read more

  • Ebbw Vale sweat on Edwards

    WALES A lock Neil Edwards (pictured) is the main injury worry for Ebbw Vale as they prepare to take on Cardiff at Eugene Cross Park tomorrow. read more

  • £5m of Euro aid on table

    A RENEWED call for applications to use more than £5 million of Euro-pean funds in Newport will go out in the New Year. read more

  • Pets still being dumped

    DESPITE countless campaigns, Gwent animal welfare groups have yet again been left to find homes for dogs and cats unwanted at Christmas. read more

  • We'll keep singing

    GWENT'S very own Steps tribute band have revealed they will not be splitting up following their inspirations' shock decision this week. read more

  • Terris will go back to their roots

    ON Saturday. March 31 Terris finished their UK tour in TJ's. Nine months later Warner Music dropped them. Matthew Blythe found out how Terris learnt to let go and start all over again. read more

  • Chance for lostprophets

    DESPITE selling out Cardiff University union this year, the NMW Carling Awards tour will miss Wales next year. 2001 showcases helped spring board the careers of Starsailor and Amen. Next year it might be the turn of Pontypridd-based rockers, lostprophets, who are second on the bill... Bristol University, Saturday February 9. read more

  • Recovery firms will not be prosecuted

    TWO Gwent firms will not be prosecuted over their part in the Gwent Police vehicle recovery scheme. read more

  • Passport costs rise

    SOME passports will be issued faster under a new system to be introduced in the New Year - but they will cost more. read more

  • Points win prizes

    TIM Harris' New Year's resolution is quite simple - to keep picking up points to push his Newport County side up the Dr Martens Premier League. read more

  • Coronation Street's 'Bett' at New Theatre

    POPULAR musical La Cage aux folles makes a much-anticipated visit to Cardiff's New Theatre in January featuring real-life icon Julie Goodyear (Bett Lynch) of Coronation Street fame. read more

  • New Year bash? Take your pick

    STILL haven't decided what you are doing for New Year yet? You must be as disorganised as me, so to help us decide, I thought I would make the last Sounds of 2001 a bit of a New Year special. read more

  • Pet ducks may have ended up as dinner

    TWO pet ducks have mysteriously disappeared from a garden in Newport - and their owner is hoping they did not become somebody's Christmas dinner. read more

  • Cwmbran face tough test

    CWMBRAN Town have the players to beat League Of Wales table-toppers Total Network Solutions tomorrow (2:30pm), according to Crows coach Roger Gibbins. read more

  • Scaling heights in memory of twins

    DENISE Challenger is aiming to scale a mountain in the world's highest range to help research into the disease which killed her two sons. read more

  • Popham on the move

    NEWPORT'S Wales A back row forward Alix Popham has joined Zurich Premiership new boys Leeds on a month's loan. read more

  • Currying favour over Christmas

    Jewel Balti, Chepstow Road, Newport. IN a town with a multitude of Indian restaurants, The Jewel Balti, on Chepstow Road, Newport, is a real diamond. read more

  • Delight at flood curb go-ahead

    RESIDENTS and shopkeepers in Blackwood are celebrating after the local authority agreed to measures to stop a road flooding. read more

  • Book early - that's the Beaufort message

    FOLLOWING a hugely successful autumn season at the Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale, including a record number of sell-outs, the message is to book your tickets for the spring season now! read more

  • Crowded house at Chepstow

    CHEPSTOW'S Welsh National meeting attracted a slightly above average Christmas crowd of 8,100 yesterday, but not everyone went home happy. read more

  • Rescue firm quits scheme

    A MAJOR player in the Gwent Police vehicle recovery contract has pulled out of the scheme. read more

  • Pontypool's target

    PONTYPOOL team manager Tony Clark is blunt and straight to the point when he says: "We want promotion." read more

  • Caerleon boss wants to stop the rot

    CAERLEON boss Denis McCoy has called for his side to stop the rot, starting with their Division One game at Cardiff Corries tomorrow. read more

  • Making a first appearance in Cardiff

    THE RENOWNED Dresden Staatskapelle of Saxony make their first concert appearance in Cardiff this January with a recital of Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Brahms' Symphony No 2. read more

  • Popham on the move

    NEWPORT'S Wales A back row forward Alix Popham has joined Zurich Premiership new boys Leeds on a month's loan. read more

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