UPDATE: Ebbw Vale girl, 15, found safe and well

South Wales Argus:

10:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Barbara Leite, the missing Ebbw Vale 15-year-old has been found safe and well.

Animals on the line cause train delays between Newport and Hereford

South Wales Argus: MILLION MARK: More passengers are using the six Gwent stations on the Ebbw Vale rail line

10:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DELAYS up to 20 minutes are reported on train services between Newport and Hereford this morning due to animals on the line.

Send us your Blood moon pictures

South Wales Argus: 'Blood moon'  taken from Coedkernew at around 9.30pm by Argus photographer Mark Lewis

9:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DID you see the so-called 'Blood moon' over Gwent last night?

Newport Transport has £4.7m pension deficit

9:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEWPORT’S municipal bus company has a deficit of £4.7 million to a local government pension scheme, a council document has revealed.

ARGUS COMMENT: The scandal of food banks

9:25am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of food banks continues to increase across the country.

Gwent foodbank use triples in year

South Wales Argus: Argus writers Hayley Mills, (lt) and Ruth Mansfield are seen officially handing over the food to Jen Taylor, (centre), of the Eastern Valley Foodbank, which was generously donated by staff at the company (4325639)

9:25am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A STAGGERING 16,455 adults and children in Gwent have been forced to turn to one charity’s food banks in the last year, almost triple the amount from the year previous.

Grandad inspires Cwmbran teen's charity head shave

South Wales Argus: Nicole Carmock from Cwmbran before she had her hair shaved for a Parkinsons charity. (5372613)

8:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 15 year old from Cwmbran has had her long locks shaved off after being inspired by her granddad to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Brynglas tunnel crash causes delays

South Wales Argus: M4 CONGESTION: Proposals to widen the motorway with an enhancement scheme won’t work says our letter writer

8:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THERE were delays on the M4 this morning after an accident near the Brynglas tunnels.

Cwmbran Peter Andre fanatic raises cash and meets idol

South Wales Argus: FUNDRAISING FANATIC: Samantha Williams (centre) prepares to meet her idol

7:36am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PETER Andre fanatic has finished fundraising as part of the star’s charity initiative for Cancer Research UK – and along with smashing her original target, she also got to meet the man himself.

Newport shop welcomes Record Store Day

South Wales Argus: KEEPING VINYL ALIVE Diverse Music who will be having an open day and hope to be supported by local bands. Pictured from left, are Stewart Palmer, Chris Evans, Aimee Hibberd, (ok), Russell Ham, Paul Halliday and shop owners Paul Hawkins and Matt Jarrett (5

7:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE SOUND of music will float though the city’s streets this weekend as Newport celebrates Record Store Day.

UK has 'sexist culture', says UN

South Wales Argus: A UN official claims she was refused permission to visit Yarl's Wood.

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A United Nations (UN) investigator has warned sexism in the UK is more pervasive and "in-your-face" than other countries.

Cwmbran baker's awe-inspiring cakes win awards

South Wales Argus: Paul Williams who started his own cake company a year ago and won two categories at a competition in London. Pictured is Paul with examples of his work at his business in Cwmbran. (5406008)

5:26am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BAKER in Cwmbran, who turned his hobby into his profession only a year ago, has scooped two awards at the world’s biggest cake show.

Barber challenged over Kim poster

South Wales Argus: Barber Karim Nabbach standing next to a poster poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unusual hairstyle, as North Korean officials visited the salon over the display of their leader's poster in the salon's window.

5:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SALON had a visit from North Korean officials after poking fun at their leader's unusual hairstyle.

Live UPDATE: Bomb squad called to Newport street as man arrested

South Wales Argus: Armed police on Newport street - reports

1:23pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WE'RE getting reports of armed police and a cordon on Ridgeway Drive near Jew's Wood in Newport this afternoon.


South Wales Argus: (5443607)

6:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ARMED police sealed off part of a Newport street today as a drama unfolded which also involved the bomb squad being scrambled to the area. LAURA LEA and JEN MILLS report.

Newport club, The Birdcage, refused licence

South Wales Argus: ALCOHOL TROUBLE: New courses tackle drink-related crime

11:23am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEWPORT nightclub has been refused a temporary licence for the Easter weekend after it was revealed its company had been removed from the register by Companies House.

New juice bar backs Caldicot tot's appeal

South Wales Argus: Imogen Ashwell Lewis opening new Juice bar The Orange Crate in Chepstow. Pictured is Imogen with Amy Williams, Lesley Sterry, Anna Stanley, Claire Johnson and Susie Black. (5375943)

7:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW juice bar, which opened in Chepstow last week, has launched a special juice to help a Caldicot tot to walk independently.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Is Welsh Government backing food industry?

South Wales Argus: Rogerstone's Avana Bakeries will be closing and that there will be a number of job losses.  Pictured is Avana company logo on one of the pedestrian gates. (5198346)

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE food industry was dealt a massive blow last week as Avana Bakeries confirmed the closure of their site in Newport putting around 650 jobs at risk.

UPDATE: Man, 85, injured after car hits building in Pontllanfraith

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CAR hit a building in Pontllanfraith on Blackwood Road earlier today.

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

It seems the political silly season has started earlier than usual this year with the re-emergence of old calls to rebrand the Assembly as the Welsh Parliament - and we wonder why the public are disillusioned with politics!

Buyout saves Cwmbran packing jobs

2:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

JOBS at a food packing company in Cwmbran have been saved despite the fact the company went into liquidation last week – and the new owners say up to 200 jobs could now be created at the site.

Newport pals raise £1.5k for Cancer Research

South Wales Argus: FUNDRAISING FRIENDS: Sarah Parkinson (left) and Stacey Pardue

11:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO friends from Newport helped to raise £1,500 for Cancer Research at an event held last week.

Company boss is Gwent's new High Sheriff

South Wales Argus: The new High Sheriff of Gwent Gillian Sheddick OBE with her grandchildren Ella Sheddick 10 and Dylan McCarmey 10 at Tredegar House, Newport. (5407409)

10:59am Tuesday 15th April 2014

GWENT’s new High Sheriff has been sworn in at a ceremony in Newport.

Families hit out at Torfaen graveyard 'personalisation' rules

South Wales Argus: Cwmbran residents angry at council decision to remove decorations from children's graves. Pictured are local residents at Cwmbran cemetery in Llantarnam Road. (5405644)

10:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to strip Torfaen graves of “over personalisation” have been met with a backlash of emotion from residents.

Cwmbran veterans appeal after thieves hit Green Goddess fire engine

South Wales Argus: HELP NEEDED Mike Saunders, Mike Symonds and Alan Terry,  next to the Green Goddess fire engine whose pump has been stolen fom the TA Centre, Cwmbran (5359857)

10:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Green Goddess Cwmbran Veterans are appealing for help after parts of their historic fire engine were stolen.

Seven arrested after Ebbw Vale station brawl

South Wales Argus: ELECTRIC PLAN: The rail line at Ebbw Vale

10:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NUMBER of people were arrested after a fight broke out at Ebbw Vale railway station at the weekend.

Newport pupils impress at dance festival

South Wales Argus: TIME TO DANCE: St. Julian's Primary School Lions who danced to "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" from the Lion King.

9:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 20 Newport primary schools took part in the 2014 Newport Schools’ Dance Festival last week, which ended on Thursday night.

ARGUS COMMENT: These fires must stop

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

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SO THE first day of the school holidays, which was enjoyed by so many thanks to the lovely weather, was marred in Newport by the deliberate starting of a grass fire.

Chepstow pupils challenge chess Grand Master

South Wales Argus: Help Imogen Appeal at St Mary's RC Primary School who were holding a chess tornament with the Bulgarian grandmaster Marian Petrov.
WATCHING CLOSELY The grandmaster takes on one of the school's best Rachel McIntosh

9:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS at St Mary’s R.C Primary in Chepstow spent yesterday battling a grand chess master in aid of the Imogen appeal.

Newport woman publishes her grandfather's First World War navy memoirs

South Wales Argus: Pictured is Patricia Jones Tasker with a book she helped to produce from her Grandad's memoirs of the first world war, when he served as a Sailor. (5240034)

8:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SAILOR’S memoirs of the First World War have been published by his granddaughter in light of the 100 year commemoration.

Mumsnet hacked by Heartbleed bug

South Wales Argus: Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts has said the parenting tips website has been hacked as a result of the Heartbleed computer bug

8:24am Tuesday 15th April 2014

UK-based parenting tips website Mumsnet has been hacked as a result of the Heartbleed computer bug, the site's founder has announced.

Langstone teen ballroom dancer looking for partner

South Wales Argus: 13-year-old Joshua Hicks who is desperately looking for a dance partner. He does ballroom and Latin and has been looking for a dance partner for 18 months. Pictured is Joshua at home in Penhow. (5398117)

7:26am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BUDDING teen dance champion is on the hunt for a ballroom partner as he aims for the stars.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Gwent Hillsborough survivor tells of tragedy

South Wales Argus: A harrowing image from the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy

6:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Gwent Liverpool fan spoke of the helplessness he felt as he watched a tidal wave of death build up at Hillsborough.

NOW AND THEN: St Julian’s Methodist Church, Newport

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

6:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Last week’s picture showed St Julian’s Methodist Church at the junction of Caerleon Rd and St Julian’s Ave.

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Gwent

South Wales Argus: NOW AND THEN: A scene from Gwent

5:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DO YOU recognise this Gwent scene?

UPDATE: Man seriously injured after Chepstow Road crash

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

1:58pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN was seriously injured after being hit by a car on the Chepstow Road in Newport at about 9pm on Friday night.

UPDATE: Firefighters put out Newport grass fire

South Wales Argus: Firefighters tackle Newport grass fire

2:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have put out a grass fire in Newport this afternoon.

Newport yobs banned from seeing each other for two years

South Wales Argus: ASBO: From left; Kingsley Borg, 19, Calvin Hooper, 19 and Kyle Hooper, 21

6:02am Monday 14th April 2014

THREE Newport men have been banned from seeing each other for two years after causing a campaign of misery for residents and shopkeepers in the city.

Police appeal after Baneswell attack

5:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in Newport city centre early this morning.

UPDATE: Hazardous batch of heroin results in Cwmbran man's death

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

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

GWENT Police believe that a hazardous batch of heroin could have been the cause of one death.

Thousands visit Llanyrafon fair

South Wales Argus: Gabriel Jones 8 from Newbridge wins the barrel rolling race at Llanyrafon Manor country fair. (5380743)

9:40am Monday 14th April 2014

WELLIE-WANGING, micro-brewers and the first Torfaen bake-off were some of the highlights at yesterday’s Llanyrafon Manor Country Fayre.

Newport garage raises more than £1,500 for hospice

10:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEWPORT hospice has received a £1,536.36 donation from a car dealership in the city.

Welsh Government wants to get more people

7:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

NEW projects to help people who are missing out on the digital world and are not yet online have been announced by the Welsh Government today.

Pontypool RFC could get CCTV to deter vandals

5:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

TORFAEN council is discussing the installation of CCTV in the main stand of the rugby ground at Pontypool Park to deter vandals and yobs.

Transporter Bridge to get prime spot on Newport Monopoly

South Wales Argus: (L-R) Joanna Cartwright (Property Manager Tredegar House for National Trust) Newport Mayor councillor Cliff Suller and Mayoress Christine Suller and Dan Taylor ( Head of Monoply) play a game of Monopoly at Tredegar House (4379449)

4:52pm Monday 14th April 2014

AS PUBLIC polls close for suggestions to fill the Newport Monopoly board, one location is said to be a favourite for the Mayfair spot.

Newport pals celebrate 20 years of rugby, friendship, banter and apathy

South Wales Argus: Story about a group friends who call themselves the Caerleon Branch of Apathy International
LATEST MEETING  The group meet at the St Julians pub in Caerleon (5130408)

4:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GROUP of friends with no more than rugby and banter in common, have marked their 20th anniversary of their somewhat unconventional group.

Appeal after telegraph wires stolen in Blaina

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

4:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information after 120 metres of telegraph wire was stolen from  poles behind Coronation Street in Blaina.

Caldicot residents help search for beagle

South Wales Argus: Twenty plus people have rallied together in the community over the last week to help Chris Carter search for his missing beagle Billy.  Pictured is Chris with a poster of his missing dog Billy. (5165080)

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE community of Caldicot have rallied together searching into the night for missing eight-year-old Billy.

ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Offer for Torfaen waste disposal firm

3:34pm Monday 14th April 2014

25 years ago - Waste disposal firm Rechem were told that the local council would agree to liaison to sort out problems only if all their activities were declared.

Monmouth firefighters tackle car blazes

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Monmouth are tackling two car fires this afternoon.

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