7:07am Wednesday 28th September 2016
WEEKS after taking on the role as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Eleri Thomas MBE spoke to NIALL GRIFFITHS about her Swiss upbringing, her volunteering overseas and her career-long crusade to protect the rights of the child.
7:44am Friday 23rd September 2016
We all know about the Chartists, the Transporter Bridge and WH Davies, but there are many lesser-known historical people and events which make Newport such a fascinating place to live. MARTIN WADE tells of seven historical gems of Newport.
11:08am Wednesday 21st September 2016
I WAS born in 1960 and grew up in Bedwas where my father was a baptist minister.
7:04am Tuesday 20th September 2016
Last week the Boundary Commission for Wales presented a series of proposals for a revamp of Parliamentary constituencies, with plans including cutting one of Newport’s two MPs and abolishing Islwyn altogether. But this isn’t the first time changes such as these have been on the table. Ian Craig takes a look at the issue and what it could mean for voters in Gwent.
6:00am Friday 16th September 2016
WHEN Newport's MP died in 1922, the resulting contest became the focus of the nation as the result could topple Lloyd-George’s coalition government. MARTIN WADE recalls the Newport by-election of 1922.
6:33am Thursday 15th September 2016
SET right in the centre of Newport in an old listed building from the 1900s, sits St Woolos Primary School and Nursery.
9:05am Tuesday 13th September 2016
LUKE JARMYN investigates a wind of change taking place at The British in Torfaen and why, after a 40 year-long battle by residents, it could finally be goodbye to opencast mining for good
8:11am Saturday 10th September 2016
In the last of his features marking 50 years since the opening of the Severn Bridge MARTIN WADE looks at the building of the bridge and how pioneering work helped it overcome this dangerous river.
5:28am Friday 9th September 2016
Fifty years ago the Severn Bridge opened bringing shorter journeys between Wales and England.
4:00am Thursday 8th September 2016
In the first of a series of features to mark the opening of the Severn Bridge on September 8 1966, MARTIN WADE recalls the day the Queen opened the bridge.
10:21am Tuesday 6th September 2016
With issues of travellers and unpermitted camping in and around Newport, NIALL GRIFFITHS investigates the process of how local authorities engage with the nomadic communities.
9:47am Saturday 3rd September 2016
They were a Newport family of seven brothers who were all successful boxers with another finding fame on the West end stage. But the career of one was to brush with greatness before ending tragically. MARTIN WADE tells the story of David ‘Bomber’ Pearce and his boxing brothers.
6:47am Wednesday 31st August 2016
Since 2008 Newport man Shaun McGuire has built up a series of websites researching the war dead of Gwent. He talks to MARTIN WADE about his quest to list all of Gwent's fallen.
7:05am Friday 26th August 2016
It is hard to imagine now, but until the early 70s great ships would sail up the Usk in Newport as far as the Old Town Dock, where they would be scrapped. Among them were some of the grandest and most famous warships of the Royal Navy. MARTIN WADE recalls the great fighting ships which met their end at Cashmores.
7:25am Wednesday 24th August 2016
FORMER soldier Richard Jenkins is St Julians born and bred. He talks to Martin Wade about climbing the Himalayas for charity and a dramatic rescue on the slopes of Everest.
11:49am Thursday 18th August 2016
A Cross Keys soldier killed in the First World War lies in a war grave in France. But long after the guns fell silent another battle continues to rage to give Zephaniah Oram a fitting memorial. MARTIN WADE tells of the Jewish soldier whose grave is marked with a cross.
5:36am Friday 12th August 2016
He was a writer, artist and renowned headmaster who wrote over 800 articles in the South Wales Argus and several books about his beloved Gwent. MARTIN WADE tells the story of the fondly-remembered Fred Hando.
8:30am Tuesday 9th August 2016
PUBLIC health experts estimate that by 2036 the number of people aged 85 years and over in Wales will have more than doubled. ANDY RUTHERFORD looks at what that could mean for the NHS and the care sector.
5:45am Friday 5th August 2016
Although it may not be in the heartland of Welsh-speaking culture, Abergavenny has played a vital role in the creation of the National Eisteddfod. Martin Wade tells how the drive of one woman helped revive this national festival.
6:10am Friday 29th July 2016
It was the first large factory to be built in Newport and became one of the biggest of its kind in the UK selling its wares across the world and was known for its fair treatment of staff.