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  • Thin blue line just got thinner

    ONE Gwent town's police shortage is reaching crisis point, amid claims that on some days there are no officers on duty. read more

  • Waiting list figures 'not a true picture'

    PLANS to slash Gwent waiting times for orthopaedic treatment are on track - but patients say the figures mask the grim reality. read more

  • Gershwin musical classic

    DERIDED as a half-breed between musical and opera when it was first performed on Broadway in 1935, Porgy and Bess is now revered as one of the greatest works of American composer George Gershwin. read more

  • Top of the prisons!

    THE governor of Usk and Prescoed Prison paid tribute to his staff's hard work yesterday after the jail was rated one of the best in England and Wales. read more

  • Traffic chaos anger grows

    BUS and taxi firms are joining motorists in condemning Newport's traffic chaos. read more

  • It'll be best athletics show ever

    NEWPORT sprinter Chris-tian Malcolm has promis-ed that this weekend's Great Britain trials at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium will be an exhibition of athletics excellence as never seen before... as long as he makes it, that is. read more

  • Time to smile at Pooler

    PONTYPOOL Rugby Club will be playing in the Welsh Premier Division this season under new management. read more

  • Comics: no laughing matter for collectors

    HULK, Daredevil, X-Men, the upcoming League of Extraordinary Gentle-men, Spiderman - Hollywood has certainly discovered how to make money from comics. read more

  • Well worth the trip

    LIVING in Newport, the trip up to the White Hart, just outside Crickhowell took us 45 minutes or so, but easy parking and a quaint roadside pub should always be worth the journey and, to our relief, tonight was no exception. read more

  • Court sequel to case of city beggar

    A WOMAN beggar whose con trick of asking shoppers for money to buy a train ticket was highlighted in the Argus, has been sentenced by magistrates. read more

  • Hughes' Hartson fear

    MARK Hughes' fears that Wales targetman John Hartson will miss their vital Euro 2004 qualifier in Serbia/Montenegro deepened last night. read more

  • New gridlock despair

    NEWPORT'S traffic chaos is spreading, with roadworks on the city's outskirts now clogging two main roads, two motorway junctions - and driving locals to despair. read more

  • Get set for a summer holiday

    "WE'RE ALL going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two..." but if you've not had the foresight to book the time off, there's always the option of Summer Holiday, the musical of the classic Cliff Richard film, at Bristol Hippodrome all this week. read more

  • Window on a city masterpiece

    THE LARGEST stained glass window in Wales is now fitted in Newport's Prov-isions Market - completing a £1.25 million refit. read more

  • Joshua: a boy of courage

    KAREN Skinner felt incredible pride as she watched her young son compete in his school sports day. read more

  • Cameras trap city flytippers

    SURVEILLANCE cameras are being used as as Newport chiefs pledge to stop commercial flytippers dumping illegally. read more

  • Woman cut free as car plunges 40 feet

    A WOMAN was cut free from her car after it left a mountain road and came to rest upside down 40 feet down an embankment. read more

  • Show is really wizard

    LONG AGO, wizards were venerable, white-bearded characters who would dodder around their caves uselessly mixing potions and forgetting where they were in time. read more

  • Living life like the Romans

    WITH the summer holiday starting, you need to find something for the children to do, and the Roman Legionary Museum is a good place to start. read more

  • Laura's cave nightmare ends

    STRAPPED to a stretcher, a little dazzled by the daylight, injured caver Laura Trowbridge was carried to safety by her rescuers after nearly 24 hours trapped in a Gwent cave. read more

  • It's all medieval mayhem

    IN TIMES of yore, when men were men, they'd dress in suits of metal, climb on horses and charge at each other with enormous toothpicks... while their women cheered them on. read more

  • Step back in time

    THIS year sees the 22nd Victorian Festival at Llandrindod Wells. The nine-day festival will be incorporating new events and street entertainment with some old favourites which regular festival-goers have come to love. read more

  • Just plain heavenly

    IT'S THE Devil's Music - but in the hands of Lightnin' Willie it sounds just plain heavenly. read more

  • Not stuck for words

    IAIN Mutch once dreamt of a career in journalism or law or politics, but one obstacle made him abandon these ambitions - his severe stammer. read more

  • Attacks soar in hospitals

    STAFF in Welsh hospitals are facing a rising tide of violence and abuse, it was claimed last night. read more

  • A kaleidoscope of colour

    IT'S SUMMERTIME, and though we may already have had our quota of sun for the year - the Welsh valleys won't stay green without help, you know - the current crop of summer exhibitions is showing no sign of fading. read more

  • Gwent Dragons ready to roar at Rodney Parade

    NEWPORT Rugby Club and Gwent Rugby Limited have finally agreed on the rent for the use of Rodney Parade for the new season. read more

  • Gershwin musical classic

    DERIDED as a half-breed between musical and opera when it was first performed on Broadway in 1935, Porgy and Bess is now revered as one of the greatest works of American composer George Gershwin. read more

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