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  • Mum asks: Why did my son die?

    A DEVASTATED mother is demanding answers after her son died hours after being sent home from hospital. read more

  • I'm sorry I smacked my kids, says AM

    A GWENT AM has told of his regret at having smacked his children - as the National Assembly was urged to press for a ban on smacking children. read more

  • 'I'm glad rogue driver is off roads'

    A POLICEMAN put through a terrifying ordeal by dangerous driver Lee Parfitt, jailed for four-and-a-half years yesterday, says "justice has been done". read more

  • Good food, but service was slow

    THE last time I visited Curro's in Cross Street, Caerleon, I was not too impressed. This time I was hoping for a better experience both in terms of service and food. read more

  • Please, Mum, ring and say you're OK

    PLEASE get in touch to tell us you are safe - that's the message from police to the mother of abandoned baby Oliver. read more

  • Newbridge can clinch, says skipper

    NEWBRIDGE skipper Andrew Green admits that leaving the club after his first stint seven or so seasons ago was one of the worst moves he ever made, writes Paul Tully. read more

  • The priority line

    RE-OPENING the Ebbw Vale railway line for passenger traffic is one of the top new rail priorities in the UK, transport minister Sue Essex says. read more

  • Job joy turns to grief

    A MAN who went for a walk to celebrate getting a job came home to find his flat damaged by fire. read more

  • Clinic takes breath away

    ACCLAIMED indie electro band, Clinic, release a new single this month and an album and tour in March. read more

  • They're the envy of the locals

    THE 400-year-old famed Three Salmons Hotel, at Usk, has changed hands. And the couple who have bought a 15-year-lease from Town and Country Hotels are partners Clive Hughes and Tracey Lewis (pictured). read more

  • Brothers in arms

    BEDWAS wing Matthew Pizey hopes to increase his try tally to 15 by the end of the season and would like nothing better than to start the ball rolling against visitors Cross Keys tomorrow (2:30pm). read more

  • Are you having a laugh?

    THERE are two comedy nights coming soon to the Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale. The first features award-winning comedian Jeff Green, (pictured) who stops off at the Beaufort Theatre on Saturday, February 2, at 8pm. Tickets are £10. read more

  • Underdogs aiming to bite

    HE may be out of the Gloucester side to face Ebbw Vale tonight (7.05pm), but the Steelmen would have preferred to face rugby league convert Henry Paul in their European Shield quarter-final. read more

  • Stoking up jealousy in native town

    NORTHERN monsters Charger head a three-pronged aural assault on Wales this month. Matthew Blythe spoke to frontman Tim about playing really, really sloooowly... read more

  • Ebbw Vale aim for flying start

    EBBW Vale coach Mike Ruddock is hoping his side can produce a performance that will turn Gloucester's supporters against their own side at Kingsholm tonight (7.05pm) in their European Shield quarter-final. read more

  • Icarus are rocking on new avenues

    COLLARED and arrogant, The Icarus Line, fly from LA to Newport for a night in TJ's next month. read more

  • MPs urged to act over DVT fears

    THE mother of Newport DVT victim Emma Christoffersen (pictured) last night urged Parliament to "force airlines to stand up and take notice" of the condition. read more

  • Ugly landmark for the chop

    ONE of the ugliest landmarks in Newport is finally to be demolished. The much-loathed Kingsway Footbridge has been a blight on Newport town centre for years, but now work could start as soon as the spring to demolish the eyesore. read more

  • Dance to distinction

    CHARLOTTE Birch is a sassy, big-time DJ playing Time Flies next month. One of a handful of women to have made it on the DJ scene in recent years, she will entertain the South Wales crowd on Saturday, February 16, at Time Flies Valentine's celebration. read more

  • Gwent ace crashes out

    MARK WILLIAMS (pictured) no doubt woke up this morning with a stinging hangover after declaring yesterday that he was heading back to Cwm for a major session on the ale. read more

  • Lively mix for children

    THIS YEAR'S Saturday young scene at the Sherman Theatre is hosting a lively mix of inventive drama for children. read more

  • Don't miss tribute to Jon Lee

    IF you do nothing all week, then please make sure you pack out Le Pub on Monday night where they are staging a tribute night to Jon Lee, writes Gareth Phillips. read more

  • Just stop moaning, AM told

    FINANCE minister Edwina Hart (pictured) has told the Assembly member for Monmouth to "stop moaning" about his local council's cash settlement. read more

  • Blackwood focus on sixth

    BLACKWOOD are currently sixth in the Welsh First Division table and aim to stay there until the end of the season, writes Paul Tully. read more

  • 'Please don't close our court'

    THE Lord Chancellor is being asked to consider using Monmouth's Shire Hall once again for court hearings. read more

  • Have a laugh with Paddy

    INTERNATIONALLY renowned fool Paddy the Clown stumbles into Cardiff on February 23, when he makes a welcome return to the Sherman with his fun-packed show. read more

  • Richards strengthens County firepower

    NEWPORT County manager Tim Harris has beefed up the Exiles' firepower as Justin Richards moves across the River Severn from Bristol Rovers on a loan deal, writes Ryland James. read more

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