Celtic Manor defends pay rates for young casual workers after MP's conference speech

South Wales Argus: NATO SummitWORLD Leaders gather in front of the Celtic Manor to watch a fly past by NATO planes.Celtic Manor Resort05.09.14©Steve Pope-FOTOWALES (10047463)

7:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT'S Celtic Manor Resort became embroiled in the reignited debate over the national minimum wage today, after Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith said a £5 an hour rate for casual staff "should not be acceptable."

PICTURES: Woman charged after Talywain crash

South Wales Argus:

9:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

FOLLOWING the crash in Talywain yesterday, a 45-year-old local woman has been charged with: aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, theft, possession of a class c drug.

Police e-fit appeal after Bettws 'armed robbery'

South Wales Argus:

9:41am Monday 22nd September 2014

GWENT Police have issued a fresh appeal for information after what is believed to be an armed robbery at a shop in Newport.

Firefighters tackle industrial site blaze near Caldicot

South Wales Argus:

8:27am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still in attendance to a fire in Llanvaches, Caldicot.

Boy airlifted to hospital one of seven injured in Caldicot crash

South Wales Argus: Cyclist dies after being taken ill on Gwent mountain

9:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

SEVEN people were injured after a crash involving two vehicles on the A48 near Caldicot.

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.

Premier League trophy comes to Maindee pub

South Wales Argus: Premiership and Capital One Cup Trophies at the George Pub in Maindee. Pictured are Landlady Michele Mckeen, Landlord Billy Mckeen (right) and Chairman of the South Wales Branch of the Manchester City Supporters Club Dave Gibson. (10568064)

6:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CROWDS of football fans turned out at a Newport pub on Friday for a chance to pose with the Premier League trophy.

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.

First minister calls for Labour to ‘rebuild UK’

South Wales Argus: (4693160)

5:26pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE first minister of Wales has called for the Labour Party to help rebuild the UK after it “suffered a serious injury” in the Scottish independence referendum last week.

MP warns of referendum power risks

5:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE MP David Davies has voiced concern that the Scottish referendum could hand more power to the Welsh Assembly.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lloyd George denounces the Kaiser and all his works

South Wales Argus:

4:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Great Britain’s greatest chancellor, the nation’s greatest social reformer and most fearless orator yesterday denounced in unmeasurable terms, the Kaiser and all his works.

Lord gives "inspiring" talk to Gwent schoolGuest gives pupils inspiring talk

South Wales Argus: Year 10 pupils at Newbridge School received a special visit from Lord Touhig, who talked about Parliamentary processes.  Pictured is Lord Touhig during a question and answer session with the pupils. (10549636)

4:34pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ABERSYCHAN-BORN former MP Lord Touhig returned to Gwent on Friday for an inspiring visit to secondary school pupils.

Caldicot crash - seriously injured 'stable' in hospital

South Wales Argus: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

4:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PEOPLE seriously injured in a crash near Caldicot are in a stable condition in hospital today Gwent Police said.

YOUR MP WRITES: MP for Monmouth, David Davies

4:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WHEN the assembly was set up I predicted that we would see continuous calls for further powers which would eventually lead to the break up of United Kingdom.

'Earthquake' hits Caerwent for training exercise

South Wales Argus: Members of the search and rescue team using sound detection equipment on top of a rubble pile in Caerwent last week.

3:16pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MOCK earthquake hit Caerwent last week as a disaster relief charity team undertook an intense week-long search and rescue training exercise.

ARGUS COMMENT: Put patient needs first

2:47pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WE all to often report on stories that certain services are being cut back, usually due to cost considerations.

Ex-nurse marks 100th birthday

South Wales Argus: 100 YEARS OLD  Nancy Phillips celebrates her birthday at Castle Court care home in Chepstow (10555329)

2:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CHEPSTOW resident Nancy Phillips celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with a party at Castle Court Care Home.

Police appeal after man leaves prison

South Wales Argus:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a man with links to the Newport area who failed to return to prison.

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.

Move to close Blaina station 'undemocratic' - dead firefighter's daughter

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

1:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE daughter of a Blaina firefighter, who died during a rescue attempt nearly 20 years ago, has blasted the decision to close the village’s fire station.

Have you spotted Michael Sheen in Newport?

South Wales Argus: TRUSTEE: Michael Sheen. Picture by Rich Hardcastle

1:16pm Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT-BORN Hollywood star Michael Sheen is in Newport today and staff at the Secret Garden Cafe managed to get a Sheen selfie.

Train death man is from Newport - police

South Wales Argus: Cost of Newport rail link could top £17m

11:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE have confirmed the person who died after being hit by a train at the weekend was a 29-year-old Newport man.

LIVE: Blaina fire station to close

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

11:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

ARGUS reporter Caio Iwan is at the South Wales Fire and Rescue HQ in Llantrisant where a decision expected on future of Blaina fire station.

'Record breaking' vintage car rally at Tredegar House

South Wales Argus:

10:06am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE last annual vintage car rally at Tredegar House has bid Newport goodbye in style, raising a record-breaking £70,000 for blood cancer research.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus:

5:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Where is this scene from Newport's past?

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.

Woman denies causing death by dangerous driving of Ponthir couple

South Wales Argus: Pictured is Taylor Jay Mcdonnell, 20, arriving at Cwmbran magistrates court. (7803487)

9:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

A CAERWENT woman has denied causing the death of an elderly Ponthir couple through dangerous driving.

Cwm school crossing job to be advertised after parents' campaign

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)

8:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

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

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.

Willows work agreed

6:01am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANNING permission has been granted for Solutia UK Limited to carry out pollarding and coppicing work on 26 willow trees subject to preservation orders on five parts of its Traston Road site.

Hospital's emergency unit opening hours could be slashed amid concerns over junior doctors' training

South Wales Argus: Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Ystrad Mynach (10555426)

5:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

GWENT'S newest hospital - the £172 million pound Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr - may be forced to close its emergency unit at nights and weekends from February next year.

Law to shield tenants from domestic abuse threat

9:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Welsh Government plans to do more to protect people living in social housing from domestic violence and anti-social behaviour with new legislation.

Deliberately-set grass fire at Nantyglo

South Wales Argus:

7:16pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A GRASS fire was deliberately set at Nantyglo tonight, South Wales Fire Service says.

Firefighters rescue child from scaffolding

South Wales Argus:

7:13pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FIRE crew from Blaina rescued a small child from scaffolding in Nantyglo just before 6pm tonight.

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.

THE NEWSDESK: The sharing of power is not just a matter of geography

South Wales Argus: NO supporters celebrate at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh as the final results of the Scottish independence referendum are announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 19, 2014. See PA story REFERENDUM Main. Photo credit should

2:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

IT'S been a funny old week.

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.

Talks held at Cwmcarn Forest Drive over tree felling

South Wales Argus: SWA CT 23.7.13

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.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Our Garden Guru answers your questions

South Wales Argus: Rob Williams of Secret Garden near Pontypool

8:34am Sunday 21st September 2014

How do I know if my heathers are dying? They’ve turned a funny colour – does this mean I am overwatering or underwatering them? HM, Caerleon

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Weekend Project - A pots and pans hanger

10:33am Sunday 21st September 2014

Create a pots and pans hanger from a restored window frame courtesy of toolmaker Dremel:

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Transform leftovers into teatime treat

South Wales Argus: LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE: Omelette

10:24am Sunday 21st September 2014

With Welsh homes throwing away the equivalent of six meals every week, HAYLEY MILLS finds out what you can do to help reduce food waste.

Old Wye Bridge repairs delayed again

South Wales Argus: USED .SWA ST 26/04/2013..Picture of the day - The Wye Bridge in Chepstow. (3614140)

8:31am Sunday 21st September 2014

PLANNED works to Chepstow’s Old Wye Bridge have been delayed yet again because quotes for works were too expensive, Monmouthshire council has said.

LIVE: Abergavenny Food Festival - Day 2

South Wales Argus: Tomato sellers at the Abergavenny food festival. (1190800)

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

FOLLOW our live coverage of the Abergavenny Food Festival with photographer Michael Eden and reporters Keiligh Baker and Jen Mills.

Newport man jailed for eight years for stabbing ex-partner

South Wales Argus:

7:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A NEWPORT man was jailed for eight years for stabbing his ex-partner in the head, neck and chest in a brutal and 'sustained' attack.

UPDATE: Man dies after being struck by train in Newport

South Wales Argus: Cost of Newport rail link could top £17m

10:37am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN who was hit by a train on Friday night in Newport has died.

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.

Usk woman scoops best garden in Wales prize

South Wales Argus: Usk in Bloom hosted the 2014 Annual Wales in Bloom Awards at the Glen Yr Afon Hotel Usk on 18th September and local gardener and Usk in Bloom volunteer Marion Powell came top in a new category of best front garden in the whole of Wales.  (10542827)

4:31pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN USK woman whose garden had been named the best in Wales said she is still surprised she won the award.

Residents tackle fly-tipping in Pill

South Wales Argus: COMMUNITY: Joint effort by people in Pill

3:19pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A PILL resident has set up a monthly litter-pick group to tackle the problem of fly tipping in the city after 50 bags of rubbish were collected in just three hours.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Gigantic struggle on Aisne nears end

South Wales Argus:

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Several of the battles fought during this war have been described as the greatest in history and the use of superlatives has more than once been justified but the gigantic struggle now believed to be approaching its end, must now take first place.

Newport pupils celebrate school merger

South Wales Argus: School of the week, plus official school opening after Caerleon Endowed Infant and Caerleon Endowed Junior School amalgamated in April 2014.
A VARIED REACTION Pupils of Caerleon Endowed Infants wait to be made as one school, which will now be known as Cha

12:36pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PUPILS and staff welcomed members of the community to the grand opening of their newly amalgamated school.

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