YOUNG people in some of Wales’ most deprived areas smoke to keep calm and keep their weight down.
A NEW community safety warden has begun working for Caerphilly council. Jenna Baldwin will undertake uniformed patrols of parks, playgrounds and estates in the local authority area.
AROUND 50 people from Brittany will be in Caerphilly county at the weekend as part of a twinning initiative.
NEWPORT'S Chris Gunter is heading back to the big time after he signed for Premier League new boys Reading yesterday in a £2.3m deal from Nottingham Forest.
A NEWPORT MP said transport secretary Justine Greening did not know the answer to a question on whether this week's announcement to electrify the Ebbw Valley line meant trains could run to Newport.
TALKS are to continue over the future of The British in Talywain.
A NEWPORT student loves his school so much he doesn't want to leave.
NEWPORT’S University will be ‘dissolved’ and merged with the University of Glamorgan, the Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews said today.
PONTYPOOL RFC has been landed with an estimated £400,000 legal costs bill after losing its High Court bid for reinstatement to the Premiership.
Half of British businesses with a view on the country's future in the European Union want a 'looser' relationship with Brussels, a survey has shown.
This week we feature a scene from West Gwent.
Savings to business from cuts in red tape have outweighed the costs of new regulation by more than £850m, the Government said today.
More employers and staff are seeking help to resolve workplace disputes in a bid to avoid employment tribunals, according to the conciliation service.
THE service that runs Newport passport office will move the office to Nexus House, Usk Way, it was confirmed today. The Argus revealed last month how the Identity and Passport Service was looking at two sites for its planned relocation of the Newport customer service centre. Toda
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Bron Afon leaseholders have recently hit out about receiving large bills of up to £27,000 for work to be carried out to their property. KATEY PIGDEN looks at their claims.
RELEGATION threatened Pontypool RFC could still end up playing Premiership rugby next season, its lawyers told a High Court judge today.
CAERPHILLY council is set to release a further £100,000 to help with the continued regeneration of Newbridge.
HERE is what was making the news in Argus 100, 50 and 25 years ago: * Baseball becomes a favourite Newport sport; * Hoppity the magpie steals jewellry in St Julians; * Risca councillor demands TV licences be because of poor reception.
BACK in 1964, during the build-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games, a 19- year-old boy of slight build was plucked from the bustling streets of Lahore, Pakistan.
COLEG Gwent has shown itself to be among the best colleges in Wales, according to a recent inspection.
PUPILS from Cwmfelinfach Primary School have knitted 40 blankets for the special care baby unit in Newport.
THE University of Wales, Newport, cannot survive in the medium term without merging with other South Wales institutions.
I WAS hoping to warn your readers of an e-mail scam. I was sent an e-mail informing me that I was entitled to a tax refund of £84.75, a believable sum.
I WAS hugely disappointed with the Westminster coalition government’s decision to confirm the closure of five Remploy factories inWales, including those at Abertillery, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.
ONCE again the unthinking mob of great oratory, Parliament, do not consider the consequences of their actions.
So, the leader, ‘Parents Must Help’. Are we not living through the most unsettling moments in our history as a civilised community?
AT NEWPORT Transport we very much value feedback and suggestions from our customers and aim to use their comments to improve the way we operate our buses and services.
HAVING recently spent a week in the Royal Gwent Hospital I would like to say how wonderful all the members of staff were who I came into contact with, from the surgeons down to the porters.
SO CLIVE Shakesheff (Letters, July 11) thinks that the main beneficiaries of the M4/ M48 are the companies across the West Country side of the bridges and theWAG should be spending money on creating jobs and not on the sorely-needed relief of the M4 around Newport.
OUR governance becomes more ludicrous and punitive for the British people by the day. To say our fiscal position is parlous, is an understatement.
I HAVE recently spent two weeks in the following major surgery, and after reading several very negative reports on our hospital I was quite anxious before being admitted.
I WAS very pleased to see that my recent letter (Argus, July 6) regarding the forthcoming election of Gwent’s first Police and Crime Commissioner attracted a response fromIan Johnston, an independent candidate for the newpost. Firstly, let me say that I have the greatest respect for Mr Johnston and know of his distinguished Police career.
I’D LIKE to thank two wonderful policemen who came to help on July 4 in Maindee, Newport. I skidded on a wet mess of pasty that had been dropped. I went flying and landed on the pavement. A gentleman tried to help me up but I couldn’tmove. I was shocked and stunned.Two policemen came rushing up (talk about chariots of fire).
I AGREE with Steve Palmer (Letters, July 11); the museum is to be congratulated on its presentation. But the sad fact remains that Newport needs a larger museum than it has and much of its collection remains unseen.
IN SETTING up a Newport Council fairness commission, you would expect Labour at least to follow the principle of equal opportunities. Despite not yet receiving approval from both the council cabinet and the full council, it appears a chairman has already been appointed.
HOW lowand despicable can anyone get to vandalise someone’s garden when they have taken so much time and trouble to put on such a beautiful display for the pleasure of their neighbours and passers by and also to enter it in the best garden in bloom in Newport?
CAN I just say how beautiful the areas of natural flowers are on the road into Newport, past the old Sainsbury’s. The poppies are gorgeous and I almost wish I was stuck in more traffic on my way to work just to have a good look at the flowers!
SPORT is an emotional business.Sports fans often behave in utterly irrational ways, far removed from how they behave in their day-today lives.
THE family of the biker killed on the A467 near Llanhilleth on Saturday paid tribute to him today
A NEWPORT AM yesterday called on people to use or lose a bus link connecting the Ebbw valley line with Newport city centre.
GWENT soldiers, some of whom have only recently returned from Afghanistan , will be on guard duties at the Olympic Games, it was revealed yesterday.
A GWENT couple lied for years in order to swindle more than £93,000 in benefits they were not entitled to.
A VALLEYS man robbed the shop next door to his home by attacking a shop worker with a metal bar, a court heard yesterday.
BLAENAU Gwent is the only council area in Wales to have a smaller population now than it did ten years ago, Census figures reveal.
A SERVING police sergeant has signed a five-book deal to write a children’s fantasy series.
GWENT patients needing foot and ankle treatment will in future be directed to the area's newest hospital, where a centre of excellence is being set up.