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  • CCTV nets 2,326 incidents

    CCTV cameras installed by Caerphilly council have monitored and helped deal with a total of 2,326 incidents in the last year. read more

  • Exiles turnover up almost 75 per cent

    NEWPORT County AFC expects to operate as a going concern after revealing its accounts at the club AGM. read more

  • £250 million motorsport plans open to the public

    PLANS for a £250 million motorsport venue in Ebbw Vale went on show to the public tonight in the first of a series of public exhibitions. read more

  • Have GCSEs got easier?

    AS thousands of anxious youngsters await their GCSE results this week, we'd like to know if you think they have got easier or if teenagers are working just as hard as they used to for O-levels.

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  • City skaters roll in to new park

    SKATERS in Newport have a new playground thanks to the opening of the city’s only indoor skate park. read more

  • Three will face robbery charge

    THREE Gwent men appeared in court charged with robbery. read more

  • Book explores Newport's coal past

    A NEW BOOK will chart the rise of one of south Wales’ most prominent coal companies and its subsequent impact on Newport. read more

  • Organ consent questions still

    FURTHER to the letter from Shaun McGuire (August 13), concerning presumed consent of organ donations, like the song says ‘there are more questions than answers’. read more

  • Amazed by business deals

    IT never ceases to amaze me how individuals or groups of companies can put a company into liquidation and still run another company and have done similar previously, in some cases even buying back the assets of a liquidated company, that they had put into liquidation. read more

  • Sheer bliss to shop in silence

    I POPPED into my local Asda store the other day and noticed there was something pleasantly different about the place: a strange calmness, soothing to body and soul. read more

  • Funding blow to independent

    I REFER to your article about the unfairness caused by political funding of Police and Crime Commissioners’ election campaigns (August 16). read more

  • Nationalists lack answers

    THE letter by Mr Bale of John Street, Pontypool (August 9) was a ‘rant’ reminiscent of Germany in the 1930s. read more

  • Double check on BT claims

    READING S R Cole’s letter (August 16) about his problems with the BT Broadband, some friends of mine asked me if I could help with their computer. read more

  • Drinkers get slapped with ASBOs

    THREE Newport men were handed anti-social behaviour orders by a court. read more

  • COMMENT: Will fines cut mess?

    NEWPORT’s new zero tolerance approach to dog owners who allow their pets to foul the city’s streets and parks is to be applauded. read more

  • Newport's 'zero tolerance' for dog mess

    DOG owners in Newport will be fined £75 if they are caught failing to clear up their pet’s mess. read more

  • Tougher sentencing on danger dog owners

    NEW SENTENCING powers will come into force today  to try and tackle the increasing number of convictions for offences involving dangerous dogs. read more

  • Teen reported after tunnel crash

    A TEENAGER has been reported to the courts for driving without due care and attention following a crash in Newport's eastbound Brynglas Tunnel earlier. read more

  • Crash inside Brynglas Tunnel

    ONE lane of Newport's eastbound Brynglas Tunnel is closed following an accident. read more


    WESTACOTT (John) No time to say good- bye. Sleep peacefully. Margaret, Derrick, Lynda, Andrew and family. read more


    REDWOOD (Stuart) The sorrow I feel, I cannot share, the ache in my heart will always be there. I grieve for the life you should have lived and trust that God's peace to you will be given. Love you, Mum. read more


    REDWOOD (Stuart) In God's garden there is no pain, God bless you Stuart till we meet again. I will love you and remember you forever, love from your sister Suzy, Darren and William. X read more


    WESTACOTT John (Westie) On August 10th 2012, suddenly at his home on Bettws, John aged 71 years, much loved husband of Gill, loved Dad of Mark and Nicola, father-in-law of Clare and Kevin, cherished Bampa of Lauren, Poppy, Ben, Zac, Megan, Deri, Hayley and Sian. Funeral Wednesday August 29th, service at St. David Lewis R.C. Church, Bettws at 12.00 noon followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to the British Heart Foundation, may be sent c/o Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH read more


    FRANCIS (Dicky) On August 11th 2012, peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in the presence of his family, Dicky aged 67 years, beloved husband of the late Sally, devoted father of Wendy, Mandy and Christopher, cherished Granchy to all his grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday August 29th, service at St. Gabriel's R.C. Church at 10.00am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH read more


    WALTON (Robert) Happy Birthday to our Shining Star Robert, miss you more and more as every day passes. Love, Mum, Dad, Susan, Steven, Gary and Nic. read more


    PHILLIPS JAMES Congratulations on your A Level Results You deserve your success! Love Mum, Dad, Nan and Grandad, Ian, Sue and family. read more


    REDWOOD (Stuart) When God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be He put his arms around you and whispered come to me. God bless you and keep you safe. Love, Jane, Chris, Ashley, Adam and Sam x read more


    REDWOOD (Stuart) Much loved nephew of John, Val, Linda, Ray and families. Rest in peace. read more


    TREEN (Peter) Many fond memories of Pete. Love Bev and Keith. xx read more


    REDWOOD (Stuart John) Passed away suddenly on 10th August. You fought to stay with us until your brave heart could take no more. Your pain and suffering is at an end. Rest in peace. Your loving father Brian, partner Ruby and brother Ryan. read more


    SMITH (Gwenllian) Peacefully, on 14th August, at Brindavan Care Home, Aberbargoed, Gwen of Millbrook Road, Pontllanfraith. A much loved wife of Alexander. A cherished mother of Robert and a treasured grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Resting at the Private Chapel of S.J. Nicholas, 'The Paddocks', Pengam until the funeral on Friday 24th August 2012. The service and committal will take place at Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd at 11:15am. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, will be gratefully received for The Alzheimer's Society c/o the funeral directors. read more

  • L LOY

    LOY (Leonard) Peacefully passed away after a long illness on Tuesday 14th August, aged 82 years. A much loved husband of Joan, father and grandfather. Greatly missed. His funeral will take place on Thursday 23rd August at 12.30pm at the Forest of Dean Crematorium. All friends welcome. Funeral Directors Chepstow Funeral Service, Bulwark Road, Bulwark, Chepstow, Monmouthshire. NP16 5JN Tel: 01291 626832. read more


    GRIMALDI (John Frederick) Suddenly on August 14th, John, aged 65 of Maesglas, beloved husband of Maureen. Much loved father of Stephen, John and the late Alan, father in law of Natalie and Helen, loving gransha of Kyle and Alicia, great gransha of his precious princesses Renee and Kalice and also of Helen's children. Funeral Tuesday 4th September service at St Thomas' Church, Maesglas at 12 noon followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu payable to Wales Air Ambulance may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road. NP20 2EH read more


    POVALL (Jim) On the 17th August 2012 peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, Jim, aged 73 years, of Caerleon. Dearly loved husband of Jackie, devoted dad and granch. Funeral Thursday 23rd August, service in St Cadoc's Church, Caerleon at 10.45am prior to interment at Caerleon cemetery. No flowers by request please but donations in memory may be given to St. David's Foundation, Blackett Avenue, Newport NP20 6NH. All enquiries to Albert E Hicks Ltd. 01633 259225. read more


    POVALL (Jim) Loved brother of Jean, John, Arthur and families. Rest in peace. read more


    MALLALIEU (Margaret) On 16th August, at Chepstow Community Hospital, Margaret, aged 84 years, of Beech Road, Caldicot. Beloved wife of the late Graham, devoted mother of Philip and David, mother-in-law of Margaret, dearly loved nan of Emma and Amy and Big Nan of Samuel, loved by all her family. Funeral service Tuesday 28th August, 10.00a.m. at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations fo Alzheimer's Research Trust may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468. read more


    WESTACOTT John (Dad/Bampie) It broke our hearts to lose you, but you never went alone, for apart of us went with you, the day God took you home. Miss you and love you always. Mark, Clare, Poppy, Zac and Ben. xxxxx read more

  • Keeping little Seren's memory alive

    BORN three months prematurely and weighing just 500g - around 1lb - little Seren Olivia Witcombe tragically lost her battle for life aged just seven months. read more

  • Imps boss: Exiles can last the pace South Wales Argus: Imps boss: Exiles can last the pace

    LINCOLN City manager David Holdsworth believes Newport County AFC have the staying power to sustain their flying start to the season. read more

  • Decisions, decisions for Dragons coach Edwards

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards admits that he has some tough selection calls to run over in his mind before the start of the RaboDirect Pro12 campaign. read more

  • Brynmawr serial burglar jailed

    A SERIAL burglar was jailed for 16 months after taking two pairs of jeans from a washing line and trying to escape from police with a stolen TV remote control in his pocket, a court heard. read more

  • Dragons rivals suffer against the English

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons edged out English opposition on Friday evening but their regional rivals suffered defeats to Aviva Premiership outfits on Saturday. read more

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