Police warning after teen girl and boy, 5, asked to get into van

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

2:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have warned residents to be vigilant after a teenage girl and a five-year-old boy were approached and asked if they wanted to get into a white van.

Easter events in Gwent

South Wales Argus:

11:02am Friday 18th April 2014

FIND out what's on this Easter in Gwent from these stories and listings:

Woman supervising ex-con 'seduced' into car fraud

South Wales Argus: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

9:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A VALLEYS woman in charge of supervising convicted criminals on unpaid work was “seduced” by one of her charges to commit fraud on his behalf, a court heard.

Crumlin junction designs go on show

7:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS in the Crumlin area are being invited to attend a public meeting to discuss proposed improvement works on a signalised junction.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man becomes Italian chef

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter John Phillips tries his hand as a chef at the Gemelli Italian Restaurant in Newport.  Pictured outside the restaurant on left is co owner Pasquale Cinotti with John.   (5366321)

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN PHILLIPS put his masterchef skills to the test when he became a cook at Newport's Gemelli restaurant

FIVE MINUTES WITH: John Brooks, organiser of Devauden 10K

South Wales Argus: John Brooks

5:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

Five Minutes With: John Brooks, organiser of the Devauden 10K run

Newport students win stockbroker challenge

South Wales Argus: WINNERS: St Joseph’s pupils, left to right, Cerys Walsh, Rebecca Harper, Bethan Doughty, Rebecca Jervis and Niamh Bushe MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHN

4:33pm Friday 18th April 2014

ASPIRING stockbrokers took top honours at a challenge that recreated the intensity of the Stock Exchange trading floor.

Centre for sport excellence named

South Wales Argus: NEW NAME: The Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence

3:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEW state-of-the-art sports complex in Caerphilly county borough will be named Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence.

ARGUS COMMENT: Shop local this Easter

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

2:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

EASTER weekend, is of course, the most significant date in the Christian calendar, but over the years many other traditions have grown up around it.

Donations pour in for Pontypool mum's life-saving op

South Wales Argus: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome (5208314)

1:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

DONATIONS are flooding in for the once active mum of three who hopes to raise enough money for a life-saving operation, after living with a one-in-a-million condition that has left her bed-bound.

Newport firm confirms plans to go into administration

South Wales Argus: Greenhill Construction on Stephenson Street in Newport (5437931)

1:28pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE DIRECTOR of Newport firm Green Hill Construction has confirmed they intend to enter administration, after their work force was made redundant last week.

Cwmbran vegetable growers install laser beams to protect crops

South Wales Argus: HEAVYWEIGHT HORTICULTURE: Gareth, left and Kevin Fortey with their monster marrow

1:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

CWMBRAN giant vegetable growers is not taking any chances by installing laser and infer-red alarms to protect their prized crops.

Spring completion for £10m Newport flats upgrade

South Wales Argus: Greenwood Tower Block in St Julians, Newport. (5482479)

12:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A £10MILLION housing project designed to modernise three blocks of flats is on course to be completed by spring 2015.

Three-car crash causes delays on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus:

1:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

SLOW traffic is reported due to a three-car crash on the M4 in Newport this afternoon.

Veg project at Newport's Tredegar House 'huge success'

South Wales Argus: Plant it, grow it and eat it event at Tredegar House in Newport
POTS OF FUN  Molly Cooper , age 12, of Newport, gives it a bash (5437900)

12:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

A VEGETABLE growing project is going from strength to strength after becoming a hit with children and their families.

Easter fun at Raglan Castle

South Wales Argus: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza will be coming to Raglan Castle this weekend to delight children and parents alike.

Dad's cancer battle inspires Abertillery woman

South Wales Argus: Lisa Bytheway with her father Mark Price and Tomos Morgan-Price who has organised a charity event at Llanhilleth Miners Institute called The Undercover Appeal raising awareness of Colon Cancer. (5381362)

11:49am Friday 18th April 2014

AN ABERTILLERY woman has raised more than £1,220 for the fight against colon cancer after her father was diagnosed with the illness.

Blaenau Gwent life expectancy still among UK's lowest

11:06am Friday 18th April 2014

LIFE expectancy fell slightly during 2010-12 for men and women in much of Gwent.

Good Friday fun at Pontypool Indoor Market

South Wales Argus: NEW LIFE: Pontypool Market is undergoing refurbishment

10:44am Friday 18th April 2014

FUN and games will be on offer at Pontypool Indoor Market today.

Over half of Newport council staff say ideas not valued - survey

South Wales Argus: SURVEY: Just over half of the employees of Newport council quizzed think the authority doesn’t value the ideas or opinions of its staff

10:39am Friday 18th April 2014

JUST over half of the employees of Newport council quizzed in a survey think the authority doesn’t value the ideas or opinions of its staff.

Newport charity to feature in city's Monopoly board

South Wales Argus: SQUARE:  Newport charity to feature on the board

10:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A NEWPORT charity is in for the chance to secure a prime location on the city’s Monopoly board.

Thousands expected at Newport Easter egg hunts

South Wales Argus: Local children at Newport East Community Centre, Moorland Park, pictured with Claire Main, of Wates, who went about an 'Easter Egg Hunt', around the estate (5485144)

10:03am Friday 18th April 2014

EASTER fun came to children across Gwent this week as they flocked to egg trails at Newport community centres to uncover the clues leading to a chocolatey prize.

One injured in Blaenavon crash

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON was taken to hospital last night after a crash in Blaenavon.

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigs ban

South Wales Argus: BURNING ISSUE: Pupils have been warned that e-cigarettes can encourage young people to take up smoking.

9:26am Friday 18th April 2014

A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Monmouthshire phone box tells Easter story

South Wales Argus: The Bettws Newydd phone box which has been bought for the community.
HOLY WEEK  The Easter story which is portrayed inside, being 'The Last Supper', created by children from Llanfair Kilgeddin VA Primary School and Messy Church. Making adjustments

9:06am Friday 18th April 2014

A SMALL community in Monmouthshire has put a disused phone box to good use by using it to tell the Easter story.

Tractor run raises cash for Caldicot tot

South Wales Argus: Imogen Ashwell-Lewis 2  at the start of the Chepstow and District Vintage Club road run from Cophill Farm, Itton.  (5381149)

8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

CALDICOT tot Imogen Ashwell-Lewis waved off tractors and Landrovers at a 32-mile road run fundraising event being held for her.

Workers face redundancy at Newport building firm

South Wales Argus: Greenhill Construction on Stephenson Street in Newport (5437978)

7:47am Friday 18th April 2014

WORKERS at a Newport construction firm are facing redundancy after the directors admitted they could not save the business.

Brynmawr play to tell Easter story

South Wales Argus: Photos Becky Matthews Words Hayey 29.3.13
Passion Play performed in Ebbw Vale by the Valleys Family Church. 
Jesus played by Stuart Wheatman  (5517887)

7:06am Friday 18th April 2014

PEOPLE in Blaenau Gwent are expected to gather today to see a re-enactment of the crucifixion to mark Good Friday.

Monmouthshire man is only Master Butcher in Wales

South Wales Argus: MASTER: Adrian Walker receiving his accolade from the Meat Training Council Board.

6:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE butcher has become the only accredited Master Butcher in the whole of Wales.

Valleys church re-enacts crucifixion

South Wales Argus: Passion Play in Brynmawr. Jesus, played by Stuart Wheatman on the cross. (5537092)

4:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than 100 people gathered in Brynmawr this afternoon to witness the re-enactment of the crucifixion to mark Good Friday.

Prayer walk held in Newport to mark Good Friday

South Wales Argus: PRAYER WALK:  Worshippers walk through Newport

4:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE vicar of a church that helps the homeless in Newport prayed for people in the city today as the country marked Good Friday.

Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

South Wales Argus: SUPPORT: David Davies MP for Monmouth

2:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

WEEKENDER: Britpop: Look back in anger - and fear and loathing

South Wales Argus: NOSTALGIA AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE: Blur in their heyday

2:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

IF THE Government is looking for more ways to raise extra cash to pay off the national debt, it could do worse than put a tax on nostalgia.

COUCH POTATO: BGT: Same old from the same mould...

South Wales Argus: (5517534)

12:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

Call off the search.

Chepstow man cleared of hindering police

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SEDBURY man who refused to be searched by a policeman - causing a ‘pantomime-style’ scene outside his home - has been cleared of a charge of obstruction.

England to face Wales in Monmouth soccer showdown

5:29am Friday 18th April 2014

WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Gypsies set up camp in Ringland, Newport

South Wales Argus: SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION: The council aims to avoid illegal Gipsy sites in Newport

5:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NUMBER of travellers have set up camp in Newport on an unauthorised site.

Firework smoke 'not cause' of M5 death crash

South Wales Argus: SubmittedTony and Pam Adams (2560913)

4:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CORONER said smoke from a firework display was not the cause of one of Britain's worst motorway pile-ups.

Newport boxer Fred Evans admits lap-dancing club assault

South Wales Argus: BIG ATMOSPHERE: Fred Evans

2:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEWPORT boxer who won a silver medal at the London Olympics has admitted assaulting a reveller at a lap-dancing club after a row over cult reality TV show The Valleys.


South Wales Argus:

1:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN appeared in court on drug and firearm charges today following an armed police raid in Newport.

Writing helped Newport man cope with son's fatal stabbing

South Wales Argus: Author Bryn Fortey from Newport who took up writing after the death of his wife and son. (5443402)

10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN inspirational Newport granddad who suffered double tragedy after his son was killed and death of his wife has channelled his grief into writing and has just had his first book published.

Man denies murder of Trinant dad

South Wales Argus: DIED: Ian Davies

9:29am Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN pleaded not guilty to the murder of Trinant father Ian Davies, at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

Man charged following Newport armed police incident

South Wales Argus:

8:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE MAN arrested on Tuesday following an armed police raid in Ridgeway Drive, has been charged with production of cannabis and possessing a weapon and will appear in court this morning.

Chepstow woman raises cash for Nepal school

South Wales Argus: A Chepstow woman, Niki Morgan, is doing a sponsored litter pick along the Wye Valley walk to raise money for a school in Nepal.  Pictured is Niki during the start of the walk where litter is found all along the path. (5347799)

9:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BULWARK woman will be combining raising money for charity with cleaning up her neighbourhood next Friday (April 25).

Fire fighters tackle grass fires in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Newport

8:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to several grass fires in Torfaen, Newport and Blaenau Gwent tonight.

Sunshine bring walkers to Chepstow Walking Festival

South Wales Argus: Chepstow Walkers are Welcome Festival. The Singing Club of Chepstow performing at the opening of the Chepstow Walkers Festival. (5375975)

7:15pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 240 people came out in the sunshine for the second annual Chepstow Walking Festival at the weekend.

Monmouthshire gets £461k from car parks

5:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUNCIL’S car parks made nearly half a million pounds in 2012/13, according to figures from the RAC Foundation.

Ebbw Vale racetrack land move gets green light

South Wales Argus: Ebbw Vale racetrack land move gets green light

4:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent councillors have agreed in principle to registering council land as common land so the Circuit of Wales project can go ahead.

Torfaen AM joins fight to help Pontypool RFC

4:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TORFAEN Assembly Member (AM) Lynne Neagle has said she is “confident” joint efforts can put an end to the campaign of “mindless vandalism” plaguing Pontypool Park.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

South Wales Argus: Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

4:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach’s South Wales services, it was revealed today.

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