Gwent sees largest violent crime rise in England and Wales

South Wales Argus: 'Hands off police' - Gwent PCC's devolution warning

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

VIOLENCE offences recorded by Gwent Police rose by more than a quarter in 2013 while overall crimes rose by two per cent, new figures show.

PCC Ian Johnston says Gwent crime statistics now "reflecting actual crime"

South Wales Argus: Gwent police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston

1:38pm Thursday 24th April 2014

NEW figures showing a two per cent increase in crime in Gwent reflect "actual" crime levels in Gwent.

Rugby star denies assault

South Wales Argus: CLASS ACT: Ian Gough piles into Australia in Wales' Millennium Stadium win in 2008

12:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER Wales international rugby star Ian Gough has denied assaulting the Gwent fiancée of pop star Dane Bowers.

ASBO hoax caller sent to prison

South Wales Argus: Michael Hayward (5589418)

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN who put his neighbours through hell and continued to harass them through hoax phone calls has been sent to prison.

Gwent police officer denies sexual assault

South Wales Argus: IN COURT: Sgt Richard Evans denied the charges

2:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A GWENT police officer accused of misconduct in public office and sexual assault has denied the charges.

Chairman of Newport Pakistan Association "will be greatly missed"

South Wales Argus: IN PRAYER  Jamia Mosque say farewell at the funeral service of Nasim Babur, chairman of Pakistan association of Newport (5618585)

7:02am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the chairman of the Pakistan Association of Newport who has died.

EDITOR'S CHAIR: Why an elected mayor would not be right for Newport.

South Wales Argus: Stuart Hammond Mayor of Hartlepool and former mascot , H'Angus the monkey, to Hartlepool United FC. (5617854)

9:59am Thursday 24th April 2014

LATER this year Newport Civic Society will be hosting a debate on the subject of elected mayors.

ARGUS COMMENT: More protection needed from neighbours from hell

9:26am Thursday 24th April 2014

YOU cannot choose your neighbours, but if you could Michael Hayward would be well down most people's lists.

Newport man defies doctors to celebrate 60th birthday

South Wales Argus: Stephen Dombrowski was born with cerebral palsy and not expected to live more than a week.  Next week will mark his 60th birthday, despite all the odds.  Pictured at home is Stephen. (5592567)

9:02am Thursday 24th April 2014

A DISABLED man given a week to live after being born with cerebral palsy is to mark his 60th birthday with a stretch limo party next month.

Blaenau Gwent Queen's Baton Relay events announced

South Wales Argus: Queen's Baton Relay  (3318277)

7:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent has announced details of events taking place across the county to mark the arrival of the Queen's Baton.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Milton Junior School in Newport

South Wales Argus: School of the Week features Milton Junior School in Newport.  Pictured left is Jayden Featherstone and Libby Thomas plating up fruit salad bowls for lunch, which is encouraged at the school. (5205244)

6:22pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Milton Junior School is very proud of its pupils and works hard to prepare them for the future as CAIO IWAN finds out.

UPDATE: One lane re-opens as overturned caravan causes M4 traffic tailbacks

6:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AN OVERTURNED caravan is causing traffic tailbacks westbound on the M4 between Newport and Cardiff.

Newport's Duffryn High School receives good Estyn report

South Wales Argus: Duffryn High School GCSE results improvement. Duffryn High School Headteacher Jon Wilson. (1713603)

8:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DUFFRYN High School has received a good Estyn report following its inspection earlier this year.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Mohammad Asghar

6:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Cuts in funding for bus services will make it harder for people all over Wales to go about their daily lives and will lead to job losses.

Rising of the knight launches Caerleon festival

South Wales Argus: The flag of Owain Glyndwr was raised at the Castle Tower next to Hanbury Arms Pub, ready for the Caerleon Festival.  Pictured is the shining knight statue on the castle keep. (5654332)

5:45pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CEREMONY was held today to herald the “rising” of the Hanbury knight, and the Caerleon Festival 2014.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

South Wales Argus: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, friends in the Wales will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dumped Degus found in Newport

South Wales Argus: DUMPED: The degus were found in woodland in Ringland, Newport.  (5617141)

3:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN APPEAL has been launched after a group of degus - rodents typically kept as pets - were found abandoned in Newport last weekend.

Usk woodland boosted by £297,700 grant

South Wales Argus: (5606495)

12:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Usk woodland which was once home to a maternity hospital will be brought to life as a Victorian-themed visitor attraction with the help of a £300,000 heritage grant.

Gwent Police appoint new Deputy Chief Constable

9:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable was appointed by Gwent Police yesterday.

Blackwood man awarded £450,000 over birth errors

4:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN has been awarded £450,000 in compensation from a health board over his birth after a fortune teller told his mother he would "win a claim".

Two people involved in car crash near Tintern

3:53pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CAR containing two people has come off the road between Tintern and Brockweir on the A466.

Pair rammed police car in bid to escape

South Wales Argus: Alex Clarke (5576316)

8:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO Pontypool men who rammed a police car while trying to escape in a car they took from a driveway were jailed.

Newport taxi fall man battling back

South Wales Argus: SUBMITTED PICPhoto of Alex Chant to be used with press release distributed yesterday and embargoed until 00:01 hrs Monday March 28th (5555274)

6:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALEX Chant couldn't celebrate his 21st birthday. A month into a three month long coma, he had sustained massive brain injuries after he fell from a moving taxi after a night out in Newport on March 27, 2010.

Man robbed in Maindee Saturday night - police

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 54-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted and had his wallet stolen in Newport's Maindee area last Saturday night, Gwent Police said.

ARGUS COMMENT: Mission accomplished for County

9:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for everyone associated with Newport County AFC.

Funds pour in for ill Torfaen mum

South Wales Argus: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome. Pictured with her husband Jason (5208328)

9:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISING for a Talywain mum continues after £6,000 has already been raised in two weeks towards a life changing operation.

Wrongful arrest case of Newport woman cost Gwent Police £9,000

7:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEGAL case where a woman won damages after claiming she was wrongfully arrested cost Gwent Police more than £9,000.

Brave friends take plunge for hospice

South Wales Argus: LEFT DANGLING: Keith Chapman and KarenZimmerman stop over The Wire. Right: Nik Everett and Toni Roberts

1:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR friends from Thornwell raised £800 for St David’s Hospice by tackling one of the longest and fastest zipwires in the UK on Saturday.

Caldicot woman's bid to be crowned Miss Wales

South Wales Argus: Miss Wales Finalist Hannah Bowen age 22, centre, with dad, Dean, and Castle Inn pub landlady and sponsor Judith Gribble (5589656)

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CALDICOT woman will compete to be named Miss Wales at an event in Port Talbot this weekend.

Canal section set to re-open after major repairs

South Wales Argus: Work on the Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal at Llanfoist near Abergavenny. Heavy Machinery at work to help secure the hill side. (4423378)

10:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A STRETCH of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is set to reopen to boaters next week following major repairs to the embankment near Abergavenny.

FIRST PERSON: Monmouthshire scriptwriter, playwright and historian Julian Mitchell

South Wales Argus: Catching a salmon in the River Usk

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HIS talents helped create one of the most popular detectives ever to appear on television screens worldwide. Monmouthshire-based scriptwriter, playwright and local historian Julian Mitchell, 78, talks to KATH SKELLON about his award-winning play, Inspector Morse and working with Kenneth Branagh.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Cwmbran cake shop owner, Paul Williams

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 one of his winning cakes at his business in Cwmbran. (5406404)

4:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FIVE MINUTES WITH.... Paul Williams, 47, the owner and baker at Happy Occasions Cakes in Cwmbran, who recently scooped two awards at the world’s biggest cake show

EDUCATION FILE: Does financial education in schools add up?

South Wales Argus: FINANCE EDUCATION: Pupils at St Woolos Primary School check out costs of products as part of a maths lesson

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

For many school leavers the world of work, wages and debt can come as a shock, so some Gwent teens and an AM are calling for more financial education in schools, as EMMA MACKINTOSH reports.

UPDATE: Car and van in Undy crash

South Wales Argus: (5603358)

Car and van in crash near Undy police station

Appeal after man assaulted outside Monmouth pub

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was left with a suspected broken leg and facial injuries after an alleged attack outside an Abergavenny pub.

Gwent council bosses in court facing misconduct charge

South Wales Argus:

10:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THREE Caerphilly council executives appeared in court this morning charged with misconduct.

Appeal after teen is assaulted in racist attack

2:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEENAGER has been punched in the face in Abergavenny, in a suspected racially-motivated attack.

Man, 74, rescued from canal in Govilon

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was rescued from a canal in Govilon last night.

Gwent granddad claims One Direction star is named after him

South Wales Argus: Harry Styles a Newport St Johns ambulance worker believes that he treated the mother of One Direction star Harry Styles at a car show 22 years ago and she said that she would name her son after him (5589008)

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT granddad has claimed that One Direction star Harry Styles is named after him.

New order granted to tackle Newport yobs

4:15pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEW dispersal order aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour by giving the police power to move people on, has been granted in Newport.

Newport council's push to maintain green belt

4:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT council has objected to a raft of sites being included in Cardiff’s blueprint for the next 13 years – reiterating that the green gap between the two cities must be maintained.

Newport cabbie in court for ‘ban’ on dog travel

South Wales Argus: Suzanne James from Duffryn who was refused access to a Dragon taxi because of her guide dog Tai. (5372132)

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TAXI driver has been fined after refusing a guide dog to travel with her registered blind owner in Newport.

Award winning pub robbed of signs before busy tourist season

South Wales Argus: AWARD: The Inn was named AA Pub of the Year for Wales in 2013, owners Andrew and Jackie Murphy (centre) with staff members and Kate Silverton of the BBC at the awards ceremony

9:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN AWARD winning inn situated in Monmouth has had their signs stolen which they say will have financial implications as they begin their busiest time of the year.

Gwent health chiefs consult public on stroke service shake-up

8:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH chiefs are forging ahead with a planned shake-up of stroke services with proposals to open a “centre of excellence” at Royal Gwent Hospital.

Inaugural Wye Valley festival in May

7:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE inaugural Wye Valley River Festival will be held from Saturday, May 3 until Sunday, May 18.

Gwent music concert to raise funds for disabled Cwmbran boy

South Wales Argus: Paul Mason running the Newport Half Marathon to raise money for a mobile hoist for his brother, Leon, who has cerebral palsy. Pictured are Paul and his brother Leon. (4218332)

6:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT music group held a concert to raise funds for a disabled boy from Cwmbran to receive a mobile hoist.

School teachers vote for more strikes

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

PICTURES: Easter events go down a storm in Chepstow and Raglan

South Wales Argus: A Family Fun Day was held alongside an official race day at Chepstow Racecourse.  Pictured left on the donkey Geronimo is Ruby 5 from Caerleon and Caio with Lucas 6 from Cwmbran onboard. (5560331)

5:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHEPSTOW Racecourse hosted its own special Easter event on Monday.

A Newport take on Mrs Brown's Boys to hit theatres

South Wales Argus: THEATRE: The cast of Cwmploddy which will be staged this October

5:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THREE men from Newport will be donning wigs and dresses to star in their own comedy drama.

Gwent AMs offer backing to defibrillator campaign

4:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GWENT Assembly Members have backed calls for wider distribution of life-saving heart equipment in public places, with one calling it a “first class campaign”.

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