POLITICS FILE: Jobs scheme hailed success

South Wales Argus: Jobs Growth Wales story.IMPRESSIVE  Blackwood Engineering in Glandwr Industrial Estate has benefitted from JGW funding, where a worker has gained employment through the fund. Pictured on visited to the site is Blaenau Gwent AM, Alun Davies, (centre), flan

6:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Jobs Growth Wales scheme has been hailed as one of the Welsh Government’s biggest success stories for both employers and jobseekers since its launch in 2012.

Newport council must find £13million in cuts

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11:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE true picture of the cuts Newport council has to make next year has been revealed this morning, with council officers facing an extra £8 million to find and possibly whole services cut, the deputy leader has warned.

Firefighters tackle horse manure and hay fire

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

4:51pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Tredegar tackled five tonnes of horse manure and hay on fire in Tyllwyn Ebbw Vale this morning.

Firefighters have manure thrown at them as they rescue horse

South Wales Argus: Missiles thrown at firefighters as they battled Abersychan blaze

3:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were attacked by people throwing manure at them when they tried to rescue a trapped horse last night.

Top IT man cleared of fraud makes complaint against Gwent Police Chief

South Wales Argus: IN COURT: Farooq Dastgir

11:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SENIOR Torfaen council officer, Farooq Dastgir, who was cleared of fraud earlier this year has made a complaint about Gwent Police chief constable Jeff Farrar and said he is "looking for justice".

UPDATE: Police recover body of man from River Usk

South Wales Argus:

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Gwent Police have confirmed that the body of a 77-year-old man from Newport was recovered from the River Usk.

Probe into cross-border health care

8:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales.

Members meet to discuss Caerphilly council budget cuts

8:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CAERPHILLY council committee members met tonight to discuss how millions of pounds worth of cuts to the authority’s budget will be made over the next three years.

Animal-lover ready for charity skydive

South Wales Argus: Fundraiser:  Rebecca Jeffery

8:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE SKY'S the limit for Rebecca Jeffery, 29, when it comes to raising money for the RSPCA.

Top Pontypool teacher leaves her mark

South Wales Argus: Pamela Evans on her graduation

7:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TEACHER at a Pontypool school who taught generations of children has come full circle on her retirement – teaching both the first and last pupils to attend it.

FIRST PERSON: Crosskeys globe-trotter, Graham Osborne

South Wales Argus: First Person - Graham Osbourne. Pictured is Graham at his home in Crosskeys. (8576474)

6:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Dr Graham Osborne, 89, talks to FRAN GILLETT about his adventures from Gwent to New Zealand as a former research scientist, farmer and local historian.

Fracking report to go before planners

5:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BRIEFING note about the controversial practice of onshore shale gas exploration, known as "fracking" will go before Monmouthshire planners at their meeting in Usk on Tuesday.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Great Powers prepare for war

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5:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Great Powers prepare for war as peace efforts are continuing

Arthritis celebrating a year running Beechwood Park tearoom

South Wales Argus: Jayne Thorley celebrating her first year at Mrs T's cafe in Beechwood Park. Pictured is Jayne Thorley outside her cafe in Beechwood Park, Newport. (7864851)

5:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FLORIST who had to give up her job after she was diagnosed with arthritis decided to open a cafe in a Newport park instead — and has just celebrated her first anniversary in business.

Let us help you fund a project for your charity

South Wales Argus: GRANT: Pupils from Newport’s Maes Ebbw School with the minibus paid for last year by the Gannett Foundation

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

COULD our parent company help your charity?

Wales church leaders call for Gaza ceasefire

South Wales Argus:

5:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHURCH leaders in Wales have appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and called for more support to address the humanitarian needs of civilians.

Worldwide tribute acts for Gwent rock band

South Wales Argus: Ashley Maile http://www.ashleyma (8722738)

4:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GWENT rock band which played to a crowd of 10,000 at a leading UK festival has discovered they have their own tribute acts in Brazil and Japan.

Nuns received less than £3 million in hospital deal

South Wales Argus: Pictured is St Joseph's Hospital on Harding Avenue, Newport. (7644990)

4:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Newport nuns who sold their private hospital to an independent provider said the total money they received from the sale is less than £3 million.

Gilwern residents object to homes plan

3:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GILWERN residents have raised objections to a planning application to build 92 residential units and a new road on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Woman's body recovered from river in Monmouth

South Wales Argus: Pictured are crews from SARA 1 during man overboard drills in the Wye River. (7392956)

3:46pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE BODY of a 34-year-old woman was recovered from the River Monnow on Sunday night.

CCTV appeal after cash 'theft' from Asda till

3:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CASH was stolen from a self-service till at the Asda store in Brynmawr on June 27, Gwent Police said.

Minecraft club is a hit with youngsters

South Wales Argus: Minecraft Ipads Club. Pictured are Matthew Cooper, Molly Cooper and Jack Gallacher with an Ipad game of Minecraft. (8683946)

3:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MINECRAFT club aiming to get children involved in interactive learning is proving a hit in the county.

Former Monmouth student swims Channel to help son

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1:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN inspirational father and former Monmouth School student braved shark-infested waters and hours in ice-cold ponds to train for his swim across the English Channel after being inspired by his autistic son Oscar.

Dancers join Blackwood festival to showcase talent

South Wales Argus: C.S.S.A dance finals 2014 at Blackwood miners institute on Tuesday 8th July 2014. pic by Andrew Orchard for Sport Caerphilly (8678436)

1:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MORE than 50 dance groups and clubs from across Caerphilly county borough joined together at Blackwood Miners’ Institute for a dance showcase.

Old Abergavenny stable and brewery could become home

10:55am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NINETEETH century micro brewery and former stable in Abergavenny could be converted into residential accommodation if planners give the go-ahead on Tuesday.

Illness delays Newport trial libel

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ASSEMBLY Member Mohammad Asghar’s attempt to sue five members of Newport’s Muslim community has been adjourned for several months as one of the defendants has bronchitis.

Council to discuss school rebuilds

10:26am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DECISION by top Monmouthshire councillors to approve multi-million-pound grants to rebuild two of the county's four high schools will be discussed by all members tomorrow.

Peace prize-winner set for Newport anti-Nato protests

South Wales Argus: LIVE: Newport council debate Celtic Manor conference centre

9:54am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PROTESTERS against Newport’s Nato summit will be addressed by a peace prize winner, it was announced yesterday.

‘Lack of killer’s remorse’ adds to grief

South Wales Argus:

9:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE family of a murdered Trinant father says his killer has shown “no remorse” for what he has done, they have said in a statement.

ARGUS COMMENT: The carrot and stick of diesel cars

South Wales Argus: EDITORIAL COMMENT: Mandela's words are his lasting legacy

9:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWENTY years ago few motorists drove diesel cars.

'Keep uni courses in Newport' - councillors' plea

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9:28am Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWPORT councillors unanimously backed a motion to urge university chiefs to keep courses in the city and surrounding areas, including the campus in Caerleon, at a meeting last night.

Cwmbran arts centre visitor figures surge by third

South Wales Argus: Llantarnam Grange Arts centre has increased on its visitors side. Pictured infront of the building looking pleased is its marketing officer Charles Fountain (8710774)

8:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN ARTS centre featuring works by a “who’s, who” of contemporary Welsh artists is celebrating after visitor numbers surged by a third despite the economic downturn.

Newport writer’s play set to raise curtain on season

South Wales Argus: PLAYWRIGHT: Phil Mansell working on his next piece. Pic by Phil Mansell

7:17am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AUDIENCES at the Dolman Theatre, Newport, will be treated to some homegrown writing talent this September as actors perform a play by Newport writer Phil Mansell.

Summer workshops hit with Newport youngsters

South Wales Argus: Urban Circle Summer Jam in Commercial Street, Newport. Project Space iniiative to utilise empty  shops in the high street.
BRUSH SKILLS  Yazmin Phelps, age nine, adds some sparkle to her cut off jeans (8548034)

7:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWPORT creative enterprise The Project Space launched a new series of workshops aiming to get young people into arts.

Dog ‘traumatised’ after thieves break into farm

South Wales Argus: A family run farm was broken into in Blaenavon last Friday. Pictured is Keiran Redman outside the out buildings that were ransacked during the break in. (8711097)

6:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FAMILY-RUN farm in Blaenavon has appealed for help to find the burglars who stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment and attacked their dog.

Half of 999 calls miss target

South Wales Argus: New ambulance and A&E targets for care quality

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIGURES released yesterday show that over half of the category A emergency calls in Wales fail to meet the Assembly Government's response time target of eight minutes.

Newport County fan creates Rodney Parade in Lego

South Wales Argus: Newport County fan Marc Peplow aged 13 has made a Lego model of Rodney Parade (8682276)

5:33am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A YOUNG Newport County fan decided to show his support for the team by recreating Rodney Parade in Lego.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

South Wales Argus: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Trinant man Paul Mapps guilty of murder

South Wales Argus:

2:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TRINANT man has been found guilty of murdering his friend by stabbing him to death with a kitchen knife at a party earlier this year.

Dragons and ex-Wales star guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend and former Miss Wales

South Wales Argus:

6:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Ex-Wales international rugby star Ian Gough was today found guilty at Croydon Magistrates' Court of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill just weeks after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

Police appeal after man attacked outside Newport pub

South Wales Argus:

1:08pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information after an assault outside a pub in Newport city centre.

Firefighters free man stuck in Newport tractor

South Wales Argus:

8:15am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS freed a man whose foot was stuck in a tractor yesterday.

MP calls for investigation into waste site blazes

7:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BLAENAU Gwent MP Nick Smith is calling for an end to a public health hazard after obtaining figures on waste management site fires.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Parents condemn new £60 ‘truancy’ fines

South Wales Argus: Parent Terry Banfield is against the new truancy policy. He’s saying education is not just about the 3 Rs. He took his daughter to the Lake District for a week in May with her school’s permission and he says she read books and learnt all sorts

6:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

EDUCATION chiefs in Gwent will be able to hand out “punitive” fines to families of students who skip school from September. JOHN PHILLIPS takes an in-depth look at the merits of a controversial new policy which could also penalise parents who take their kids on holiday during term time.

Missing Caerphilly teen girl found

South Wales Argus: APPEAL: Bonnie Rose Clarke has been missing since Friday

5:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BONNIE Rose Clarke, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Caerphilly has been found safe and well.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Police use radar and aircraft to catch speeding drivers

South Wales Argus: The speed gun at work on Kent Road

5:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Gwent Police were to use radar guns, extra patrols and light aircraft to catch motorists driving a speeds at up to 120 mph the Newport to Monmouth dual carriageway.

Newport dentist sells £100 million car collection

South Wales Argus: James Hull's car collection

5:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

JAGUAR Land Rover has purchased the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world from a Newport dentist.

YOUR AM WRITES: Islwyn AM Gwyn Price

4:09pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEXT week marks the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War. As the war falls out of living memory, it is ever more important to remember the millions who died in the conflict, and the hundreds of thousands of British troops who gave their lives fighting for their country.

Islwyn MP's concerns for veterans with hearing problems

3:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE MP for Islwyn believes that war veterans are being let down after a new report shows they are three and a half times more likely to have hearing problems than other members of the public.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: 'If dispute remains local, Britain will not interfere'

South Wales Argus:

3:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary said that as long as the dispute was one between Austria and Serbia alone Great Britain would not interfere but the moment another Power became involved the position would be critical.

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