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New Islwyn school may not open on time - report

South Wales Argus:

8:49am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW multi-million pound school in Oakdale may not open on time, warns a report which went before scrutiny panel members last night.

New Islwyn school may not open on time - report

8:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW multi-million pound school in Oakdale may not open on time, warns a report which went before scrutiny panel members last night.

Newport D-Day veteran still volunteering at 90

South Wales Argus: Volunteers from the Robins group at St Woolos Hospital, came together to give a surprise 90th birthday party to fellow member Charlie Barber.  Pictured is Charlie outside St Woolos where he volunteers on the elderly wards. (10627850)

5:36am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A D-DAY veteran who still volunteers to sit and talk to hospital patients in Newport at the age of 89 was surprised with a birthday party on Monday.

29 jobs to go as 5 Gwent Phones 4u stores close

South Wales Argus:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FIVE Gwent branches of the collapsed retail chain Phones 4u are set to close, its administrators announced today.

Gwent jobs in balance as Phones 4u taken over

7:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GWENT jobs at a collapsed retail chain hang in the balance as two mobile operators offer to take over 198 of the firm’s stores.

Campaign launched to back high streets

7:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NATIONAL campaign encouraging people to visit the shops and businesses on their local high street launches this weekend.

Residents find out more on Cwmcarn Forest Drive closure

5:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PLAY equipment is being removed from Gwent’s biggest tourist attraction to make way for a storage area while thousands of diseased trees are felled, says a report from a meeting held last week.

Delight at success of Cwm patrol plea

South Wales Argus: More than 200 parents have signed a petition to try and get their lollipop lady back near Cwm Primary School.  Pictured right is petition organiser and parent Sharleen Lawrence, joined by other parents at the busy crossing point on Elm Street. (10140372)

1:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PARENTS have spoken of their delight that a campaign to reinstate their school lollipop patrollady has been successful.

Record Saturday crowds at Abergavenny Food Festival

South Wales Argus: Abergavenny Festival 2014. Flying Pigs in the Market Hall (10573523)

9:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

RECORD crowds of food lovers gathered in Abergavenny this weekend to celebrate the annual Food Festival, with organisers describing it as their busiest Saturday ever.

Anarchist squatters take over empty Newport office

South Wales Argus: HERE TO STAY: The message on the window of the new squatted "social centre" on Lower Dock Street

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

ANARCHIST squatters have taken over an empty Newport office where they intend to live and run a weekly free vegan cafe.

Police investigate 'armed robbery' at Newport shop

South Wales Argus:

2:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

POLICE are investigating what they believe to have been an armed robbery at Spar in Bettws, Newport, on Sunday morning.

Talks held at Cwmcarn Forest Drive over tree felling

South Wales Argus: SWA CT 23.7.13
GREAT OUTDOORS CWMCARN FOREST DRIVE. VIEW OF TY'N-Y-FFYON FARM (6257710)

12:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DROP-in sessions to explain why thousands of trees are to be felled at Gwent's biggest tourist attraction are taking place today and tomorrow.

Talks held at Cwmcarn Forest Drive over tree felling

South Wales Argus: SWA CT 23.7.13
GREAT OUTDOORS CWMCARN FOREST DRIVE. VIEW OF TY'N-Y-FFYON FARM (6257710)

12:56pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DROP-in sessions to explain why thousands of trees are to be felled at Gwent's biggest tourist attraction are taking place today and tomorrow.

Fuse box fire in Tir-y-berth

10:14am Sunday 21st September 2014

A FUSE box caught on fire at a house in Tir-y-berth near Bargoed yesterday morning.

Fire breaks out at Llanwern steel plant

South Wales Argus:

10:06am Sunday 21st September 2014

A FIRE broke out in electrical ducting at Tata Steel works in Llanwern last night.

Fashion graduate opens Newport bridal shop

South Wales Argus: Fashion design graduate Jenna McDonnell opening up her own bridal shop on Chepstow Road in Newport. Pictured is Jenna at her shop in Newport which is due to open on September 14th. (10222307)

1:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A FORMER senior hair stylist at a five-star Australian resort has set up her own wedding shop in Newport.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Summer may be over but there’s still plenty to do

10:23am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE smell of autumn’s in the air, so it’s time to sit down in a quiet corner of your garden, patio or outside space and reflect on the things that have worked, and haven’t worked this year.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Ebbw Vale actor Evan James, star of the 'Book of Mormon'

South Wales Argus: ACTOR: Evan James

5:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

COUCH POTATO: Where's the talent on Sunday Night at the Palladium?

South Wales Argus: FROM ITV

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM on Sunday 14th September 2014

Show one

Picture Shows: STEPHEN MULHERN

The illustrious Sunday Night At The Palladium, one of the UK's best loved entertainment shows is back on ITV.

Some of the UK’s best

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

BRINGING back any long-gone, widely cherished show carries risks greater than simply smart alecs like me crying: “Blatant lack of creativity!”

Cwmcarn 'murder bid' pupil cautioned over knife

South Wales Argus: Keys to part of Cwmcarn school site handed back to staff

10:31am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and conspiracy to commit murder at a school has received a conditional caution from police for having a knife at school.

Gran, 69, graduates with MA

South Wales Argus: GRADUATE: Beth Orriss completed an MA in early years education after working as a teacher for many years

7:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GWENT grandmother has just graduated with an Masters degree in early years education from the University of South Wales' Caerleon campus, and plans to set up a consultancy business.

Designs released for Celtic Manor conference centre

South Wales Argus:

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

A DESIGN concept has been released for a new Celtic Manor conference centre to be built in Newport, by the contractor appointed to do the work.

Newport County fans sixth in arrests league

South Wales Argus: Football Team Logo for Newport County

9:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

TEN Newport County AFC fans were arrested during the last football season, according to Home Office figures released this week.

'No restriction' on future use of Caerleon campus

South Wales Argus: LEADING THE CAMPAIGN  Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend (lt), (Newport West), and Paul Halliday,(Newport East), and chair of Newport Liberal Democrats would like the University of Wales, Caerleon campus to remain open (10330657)

6:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

THERE is no restriction on what the land currently housing Caerleon’s university campus could be used for in the future, the Argus understands.

Bank staff redecorate Newport community centre

South Wales Argus: Helping to paint Community House in Newport are Santander staff Sarah Broadhead and David Neale (9792764)

9:39pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

STAFF from a Newport bank picked up their paintbrushes and got stuck in to redecorating a Maindee community centre yesterday (Wednesday).

Skydive raises hundreds for Ieuan the Lion

South Wales Argus: Emma Parker did a tandem skydive at the weekend in aid of Ieuan The Lion Memorial Fund raising £761.  Pictured is Emma with Ieuan The Lion. (9922331)

4:33pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A DAREDEVIL tandem skydive by a Newport mum has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which offers a fully-adapted holiday home for terminally ill children and their families.

'I won't let thugs win' - Newport man who lost eye in attack rebuilds his life

South Wales Argus: Former archer and photographer Chris Collins of Newport, who lost his left eye in an horrific attack on New Yerars Day 2014. He has now been given a prosthetic eye, which he claims is fantastic. (9888347)

9:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

“I DON’T want to let them win.” Those are the words of a Newport archer who lost an eye in a vicious New Year’s Day attack – but who has vowed not to let his injury keep him shut away.

Women ‘are ill-informed on female health’

6:19pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARITY has called for Welsh women to face up to "embarrassment" about gynaecological health as new charity survey reveals a lack of knowledge among women in the UK.

Two arrested after Newport County away victory

8:01am Monday 1st September 2014

TWO people were arrested after Newport County's away victory at Portsmouth FC on Saturday afternoon, with fans describing unrest and violence outside the stadium on social media.

Muslim group asks councillor to stop using "Islamophobic" language

6:02am Monday 1st September 2014

A MUSLIM organisation has called for a Torfaen councillor to stop using "inflammatory and divisive language" which they've dubbed Islamophobic.

Gym gang do 40,000 reps to raise cash for Newport tot

South Wales Argus: The Casey's Cause team during their 24 hr charity gym and Thai boxing session at Functional Fitness Gym in Newport. (9826690)

5:02am Monday 1st September 2014

GYM enthusiasts did more than 4,000 sit ups and almost 5,000 air squats over a 24-hour period on the weekend to raise funds for a disabled Newport tot.

Nato security exercises planned around South Wales this week

South Wales Argus: Police have blocked off pedestrian access to Coldra Roundabout.  Pictured are NATO vehicle information signs outside The Celtic Manor on Chepstow Road. (9800160)

3:50pm Sunday 31st August 2014

CARS, aircraft and police officers will be carrying out security exercises around South Wales over the next few days in the run-up to Thursday and Friday's Nato summit at Celtic Manor, residents have been warned.

Risca murder accused to appear in court

South Wales Argus: Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Twmbarlwm Close, Risca (9759174)

9:57am Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO men accused of murdering a Risca man are due to appear in court this morning (Sunday).

More than £100K between highest and lowest Gwent house prices

South Wales Argus: UK house prices have taken a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

THE difference in average property prices across Gwent is as big as £100,000 between counties, according to the UK Land Registry.

Councillors to choose over Blaina fire station

South Wales Argus: Campaign to save Blaina fire station, from left, AM Alun Davies, Lisa Winett, local Blaina councillor, firefighters Glyn Griffiths, watch manager, Leighton Brickell, Nigel Meek, widow Margaret Griffin, Gwyn Vaughan, Neil Amos and Dean Price
 (1411581)

7:41am Friday 29th August 2014

TOP councillors in Blaenau Gwent will be asked whether they agree with a decision to close Blaina fire station at a meeting on Wednesday (September 3).

Drugs four jailed after Newport house raid

South Wales Argus:

6:20am Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR Newport men were jailed yesterday for a total of five years for their part in a conspiracy to flood the streets with thousands of pounds worth of amphetamine.

UPDATE: Two arrested after Caerleon crash

South Wales Argus: SCENE: The car following the crash on Ponthir Road in Caerleon

8:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO people have now been arrested following a crash on Ponthir Road, Caerleon on Saturday night that saw three pensioners taken to hospital.

Plans for 'turn up and go' travel ticket for Gwent

5:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

A SINGLE "turn up and go" ticket for travelling around South East Wales - which could see Newport and Cardiff bus companies working together to create integrated time tables and ticket prices - has been described in a government report.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive campaign gathers 3,000 members

South Wales Argus: SWA CT 23.7.13

GREAT OUTDOORS CWMCARN FOREST DRIVE.  (9091910)

12:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to persuade Natural Resources Wales (NRW) not to close Gwent’s biggest tourist attraction in order to chop down thousands of diseased trees has gathered more than 3,000 members.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive campaign gathers 3,000 members

South Wales Argus: SWA CT 23.7.13

GREAT OUTDOORS CWMCARN FOREST DRIVE.  (9091910)

12:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to persuade Natural Resources Wales (NRW) not to close Gwent’s biggest tourist attraction in order to chop down thousands of diseased trees has gathered more than 3,000 members.

Flats plan for Newport street regeneration

South Wales Argus: BYGONES: What the surrounding streets looked like in years gone by (Photo from South Wales Argus archive)

6:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

TEN flats could be created along Newport's Upper Dock Street after planning permission has been sought from the council to convert the upper floors of a former potato warehouse.

Restaurants apply for Friars Walk alcohol licences

6:26pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE restaurants Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito have applied for premises licences for their new Friars Walk outlets in Newport, part of the multi-million-pound city centre shopping and restaurant complex and regeneration scheme.

Work on Brynglas tunnels set to go ahead

6:23pm Sunday 24th August 2014

MOTORWAY traffic around Newport is due to be diverted on Friday and Saturday nights for the next year while work is done in the Brynglas Tunnels overnight.

Wet weather warning for Bank Holiday Monday

South Wales Argus: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

5:12pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DAY of "unpleasant weather" is on the cards tomorrow (Monday) according to the Met Office's Chief Forecaster, as the organisation puts out a yellow warning for rain in Wales.

Wet weather warning for Bank Holiday Monday

South Wales Argus: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

5:11pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DAY of "unpleasant weather" is on the cards tomorrow (Monday) according to the Met Office's Chief Forecaster, as the organisation puts out a yellow warning for rain in Wales.

Wet weather warning for Bank Holiday Monday

South Wales Argus: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

5:11pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DAY of "unpleasant weather" is on the cards tomorrow (Monday) according to the Met Office's Chief Forecaster, as the organisation puts out a yellow warning for rain in Wales.

Newport dialysis care disrupted because of Nato

8:35am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DIALYSIS patients coming to Newport for treatment could find their care disrupted or moved during the Nato Summit, the Argus can reveal.

Newport council trial fly-tipping app

South Wales Argus: REPORTING: Gary Evans, Fly-Tipping Action Wales programme manager using FlyMapper (Photo by Patrick Olner)

5:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TRACKING app to monitor fly-tipping is being trialled by Newport council.

Gwent woman makes tearful Libya crisis plea to Nato leaders

South Wales Argus: VERY WORRIED  'Mitzi' is fraught over her husband and children being stuck in Libya (9508367)

7:39am Friday 22nd August 2014

A GWENT woman whose husband and son are trapped in conflict-torn Libya has made an emotional plea to world leaders coming to Newport's Nato Summit to put the Libyan humanitarian crisis at the top of their agenda.

Firefighters clean up at River Usk

South Wales Argus: Firefighters from White Watch at Malpas Fire Station, helped clear fly tipping at the Riverfront in Newport.  Pictured are the firefighters up to their waste in mud, gathering metal items. (9503237)

7:02pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN IRONING board, a bike and a fence were just some of the things pulled out of the River Usk in Newport yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) by fire fighters.

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