BAT Country is a free-style dance music experience available in Cardiff next month. With beginnings in April 2000 and two events since in Clwb Ifor Bach, the promoters are back for their third shebang, this time in The Philharmonic on St Mary Street.
IT'S one of the last social taboos. Women suffering violence at the hands of their husbands or partners now know that help is only a phone call away.
POLICE and the military in Gwent have vowed they will not cross firefighters' picket lines to bring out red fire engines during the eight-day strike.
JESSE James, a six-piece soul/punk act, have added a last-minute date in TJ's to their current tour.
TWO Newport Assembly Members and a local MP are supporting calls for a public inquiry into the planned asylum hearings centre in Langstone.
FINLAND may hold the key to Wales' chance of qualifying for the Euro 2004 championships in Portugal.
IF you want to eat fine food in a place with unpretentious charm and good service, book your table at The Charthouse Inn, Llanfihangel Gobion, now.
THE South Wales Fire Service has warned people to remain vigilant during the eight day strike, and to pay extra attention to things which may cause fires such as: unattended cooking; unsafe use of candles, matches and lighters; electrical and heating equipment; burning of rubbish or garden waste; smoking.
RUSSIA'S newest opera company bring one of the world's best-loved operas to Cardiff this evening when they perform Puccini's masterpiece, Madama Butterfly.
WHETHER you want to brush up your technique before heading to the real thing or try something new Pontypool's Ski Centre is the piste to be.
A SCHOOLGIRL was forced to take part in a sex show before being raped by a former Newport Neighbourhood Watch leader, a court heard yesterday.
England coach Duncan Fletcher admitted his side squandered their advantage in the second Test at the Adelaide Oval today.
ANOTHER three points banked in Baku and we're now sitting on top of the heap with a majestic lead over the Yugoslavs and the Italians.
AMERICAN neo-prog rockers The Flaming Lips call on Bristol on their UK tour next year. The ensemble of dazed musicians fronted by a lunatic singer-songwriter are promoting their latest album, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, which was released earlier this year.
WALES can bring an end to a barren near 50-year spell without success against the All Blacks tomorrow, says Wales' New Zealand coach Steve Hansen.
TOMORROW'S All Blacks side maybe the most inexperienced that the Kiwis have ever sent onto a rugby pitch, but that doesn't mean they should be underestimated.
THE draft agreement said a 4% pay rise would be given to firefighters from Novem-ber 7. Following completion of further negotiations under stage two of the agreement another 3.5% would be paid from November 7 next year.
THIS Christmas why not discover a thousand years of history at Warwick Castle? With towers, dungeons, state rooms and beautiful gardens, there is plenty for families to do at the castle, which is less than two hours drive away in Warwick, near Coventry.
THE search goes on for a bone marrow donor for seven-month-old Jack Witchard - and a Gwent club is now holding a fundraising evening for a charity that has joined the quest.
WALES captain Colin Charvis admits to being apprehensive about facing the All Blacks tomorrow.
HAVE you got a play for 45 children, please? This is the question that the Dolman Youth Theatre asks every year, and the choice is dwindling as this popular local Youth Theatre has staged just about every play for teenagers from Bugsy Malone to Shakespeare.
THERE is a need for beds in smaller Gwent hospitals to be used to support the work of larger, "acute" sites, a new report claims.
PETER Law is a man with a mission. The Blaenau Gwent AM is totally determined to see passenger trains running from Ebbw Vale to Newport and Cardiff as soon as it is humanly possible and he is a staunch supporter of the Argus' Get Us Back On Track campaign that was launched four months ago.
ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury designate Dr Rowan Williams says he will be sad to leave behind his home of the past ten years when he leaves Newport.
THE New Musical Express newspaper's annual jaunt around Britain brings some serious entertainment to Cardiff next year.
A GWENT Fire Brigades Union leader today warned Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott that "if he is spoiling for a fight then he's got one."