Breaking news Prince of Wales to host Nato reception in Newport

South Wales Argus:

11:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Prince of Wales will bring together world leaders and local people at an event to showcase the best of Wales at a reception on the first evening of the 2014 Nato Summit, it has been confirmed in the past few minutes.

107-year-old Newport man celebrates birthday

South Wales Argus: Celebrating his 107th birthday at Glyn Anwen Extra Care Scheme in Newport is 107 year-old John Donavan, here chatting to Newport Mayor, Councillor Matthew Evans (9477576)

7:23am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN born in the same year as Laurence Olivier and John Wayne has just celebrated his 107th birthday in Newport.

Breaking news Nato security measures to close Rodney Parade ticket office and shop

South Wales Argus:

2:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEWPORT'S Rodney Parade's ticket office and shop will be closed for almost two weeks because of the Nato summit, it is announced today.

Newport pervert preyed on 10-year-old girl on social media site, court told

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Generic Newport Crown Court (8198967)

5:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

A PERVERT preyed a 10-year-old girl by asking her if she "talked dirty to men" and wanted to see an indecent image of a man, a court heard.

EDITOR'S CHAIR: Don't panic, Mr Scadding

South Wales Argus: DON'T PANIC: County has had a poor start to the league season including a 2-0 opening day defeat to Wycombe Wanderers

9:53am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SLIGHT re-working of one of Corporal Jones's catchphrases from the television comedy classic Dad's Army is my message to Newport County's chairman this week.

Nantyglo gas issue 'affecting hundreds of homes'

South Wales Argus:

9:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

TAI Calon Community Housing is reporting a gas mains pipe burst in Nantyglo last night.

New show set to be Cwmbran theatre hit

South Wales Argus: At the Hafodyrynys Village Hall, a film production was in progress for a comedy drama called Cwmploddy.  Pictured is main character Doris Jones played by Jason Lee. (9429043)

7:48am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW show based on life in the South Wales Valleys is set to be a big hit with the Welsh public after selling hundreds of tickets ahead of its opening night.

Fatal crash road was slick with ice, inquest told

6:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

A STRETCH of the A465 in north Gwent had not been salted in accordance with trunk road policy on the morning last February when a 26 year-old driver was killed, an inquest was told.

Residents fury over Rogerstone rats

South Wales Argus: Resident Sue Jackson is upset with the council over the lack of help  she has had, numerous rats are invading her garden, which she believes comes from the stagnant canal at the back of her home in Rogerstone (9488706)

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A ROGERSTONE resident has been left ‘frustrated’ at the continuing problem of rats in her garden - and has started a petition after council cutbacks have meant that no pest control service is publicly run in the city.

Former Dragon Richard Parks appointed to Sport Wales

South Wales Argus: Richard Parks during his climb of Kilimanjaro. See for more (7357811)

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragon and Monmouth School pupil Richard Parks is one of four new appointments to the board of Sport Wales, it was announced.

Double tribute to cafe chain owner

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE sons set off from Newport on a 400-mile cycle ride yesterday [Wednesday, August 20] in memory of their late father, while their sister gave birth to a baby girl.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

South Wales Argus: MM 11.7.11 STORY D DEANS 

2:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE worrying trend of UK Coalition Government attacks on the trade union movement continues.

Horse charity needs a new organiser


1:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WOMAN who has been running a horse hospital for 37 years is now looking to hand over the reins to someone else.

More than 110 sign Cwmbran flooding petition

South Wales Argus: Ton road, cwmbran flooded yesterday by Deborah Gay, Cwmbran


8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS in Cwmbran are pushing for action to be taken on flood prevention, after householders said they faced £10,000 of damages and were ill from the sewage.

Two possible human trafficking cases recorded in Gwent

5:53am Thursday 21st August 2014

TWO possible cases of human trafficking were recorded in the first three months of this year in Gwent.

Live Gwent pupils get their GCSE results

South Wales Argus:

4:59pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Get all the latest news on the Gwent GCSE results in our liveblog

390 jobs to go at Rogerstone's Avana Bakeries - union

South Wales Argus:

5:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A UNION says 390 people are to be made redundant by November at Newport's Avana Bakeries, writes BECKY CARR.

Coroner criticises Gwent Police for probe after woman was run over by boyfriend

South Wales Argus: Robert Wallace (9499402)

11:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CORONER has criticised Gwent Police for failures in their investigation into how a woman was run over by her partner who was driving while over the limit.

Red Devils to sky-dive into Newport as part of Nato celebrations: the timings for the events

South Wales Argus: SWA/MIKE LEWIS 25 6 10 REPORTER DAVID

12:11am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DAY of bands, burgers and a Battle of Britain fly-past will take place along the banks of the Usk in Newport this Saturday, August 23, as part of a Nato-themed celebration ahead of next month's official summit.

Accused Gwent Police officer used 'Carry On' humour, court told

South Wales Argus: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631825)

6:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE officer told a court he was lightening the mood and joking around when he inferred to a woman in custody that he would like to have sex with her, a court heard.

Counter summit to Nato being held at the Dolman Theatre

South Wales Argus: The New Venture players are starring in new puppet show Avenue Q from Wednesday October the 2nd to Saturday October 5th at the Dolman Theatre. Pictured is the Dolman Theatre. (1050083)

2:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A counter summit opposing the Nato conference at the Celtic Manor will take place at the Dolman Theatre in Newport.

Woman's family and Usk locals rally round to pay for life-prolonging cancer drug

South Wales Argus: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan. (9399377)

6:18am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN USK woman who is campaigning for a drug she has said could prolong her life to be made freely available on the Welsh NHS has blasted the board that has denied her the medication.

Accused minibus driver visibly distressed at cyclist's death, court told

South Wales Argus: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

6:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MINIBUS driver accused of causing the death of a Gwent cyclist by dangerous driving, was visibly distressed and said "I have killed another man" on learning he had lost his life.

ARGUS COMMENT: War centenary is helping to uncover remarkable family stories

9:18am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE story of Robert Phillips is a remarkable one, but also one that is common to most families in Gwent.

Cygnet injured from illegal fishing at Caldicot Castle

South Wales Argus: INJURED: The cygnet was injured in the ponds at Caldicot Castle

6:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CYGNET had to have two life saving operations due to an injury cause by illegal fishing in the pond of Caldicot Castle.

Newport carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults

6:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEWPORT based carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults was suffering from anxiety and depression, a court heard.

FIRST PERSON: Former Wales, Barbarians and Lions rugby union player John Bevan

South Wales Argus:

7:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The former Wales, Barbarians and Lions rugby union player raised a few eyebrows when he left for Warrington to play rugby league in 1973. But more than 40 years on, John Bevan, 63, has not looked back and is now a master of rugby and housemaster at Haberdashers' Monmouth School. He talks to CAIO IWAN.

Tributes to much-loved Newport churchman

South Wales Argus:

7:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

‘MUCH-LOVED’ Newport churchman Rev Noel Williams, the deacon of All Saints parish, has died.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Blaenavon Town Band chairwoman, Lucinda Gough.

South Wales Argus: Blaenavon Town Band chairwoman, Lucinda Gough.

6:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

1.If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Couple complete 100-mile ride on tandem bike for charity

South Wales Argus: IN TANDEM: Lizzie Townsend and Rhodri Mortimer taking on the 100-mile bike ride.

5:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD man and his girlfriend raised £1,200 for the Wales Air Ambulance by travelling 100 miles on a tandem bicycle.

Baby girl escapes unharmed in collision

5:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 20-MONTH-OLD baby girl escaped unharmed this afternoon [Wednesday, August 20] after being involved in a road collision with a van in Caldicot.

Tributes to "courteous and very loveable" Raglan doctor


4:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE doctor who pioneered affordable medical equipment in Africa and was given an OBE by the Queen has been described by friends as a "courteous, whimsical and very loveable man", after he died of cancer earlier this year.

Newport-born hairstylist wins Emmy for Downton Abbey

South Wales Argus: Key Hairstylist Adam Phillips from Newport works on the set of Downton Abbey (9437997)

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEWPORT-born hair stylist has taken home an Emmy award for his work on the hit ITV series Downton Abbey.

Cwmbran soldier's tale of escape revealed after 97 years

South Wales Argus: Robert Phillips fought in the trenches in WW1. Pictured is Robert's army photo aged 21. (9442976)

9:56am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE tale of a Cwmbran prisoner of war who was determined to make his way home after escaping has been uncovered by his granddaughter.

Former factory worker died of industrial disease - inquest

South Wales Argus: (8042559) IN HAPPIER TIMES: Gerald Bythell and his wife Evelyn

7:34am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER factory worker whose health deteriorated sharply in the months before his death last September, died of industrial disease, a Gwent area coroner concluded.

Blackwood driver took photo of fatally injured cyclist after crash, court hears

South Wales Argus: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

4:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD man accused of causing death by dangerous driving took a photograph of the cyclist he had just hit lying in the road, a court heard.

Neighbour pins down suspected raider in Cwmcarn

South Wales Argus: Phil Rees from Cwmcarn with his dogs "Shilo" and "Rocky" stopped a burgular leaving a neighbours house (9402027)

5:11am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RETIRED Gwent water polo player wrestled and sat on a suspected raider for more than 20 minutes while his pet dog raised the alarm.

Vandals daub swear words inside Valleys church

South Wales Argus: DAMAGE: Some of the destruction at St Sannan's

5:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AROUND £20,000-worth of damage has been inflicted on a Valleys church after intruders went after gardening equipment kept inside.

Detainee tells court she feared Gwent police sergeant would rape her

South Wales Argus: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631915)

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN arrested and taken to a Gwent police station feared the sergeant in charge of her care was about to rape her, Cardiff Crown Court heard today

Cousin of missing Kyle Vaughan runs half marathon for search organisation

South Wales Argus:

2:42pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE cousin of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan is to run a half marathon to raise funds for a organisation which searched tirelessly for him.

Routes confirmed for anti-Nato marches

9:24am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ANTI-Nato campaigners have confirmed routes for two proposed marches taking place in Newport.

Pontypool man recalled to prison

South Wales Argus:

2:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are trying to locate a 32 year old man from Pontypool who has been recalled to prison.

Calls for sea of Palestinian flags in Newport anti-Nato protest

South Wales Argus:

1:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE anti-Nato march through Newport on August 30 is set to have "a sea of Palestinian flags", campaigners said today.

Two Gwent police officers warned over using Facebook to contact members of the public

South Wales Argus: (9432655)

9:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO GWENT police officers were given written warnings for contacting members of the public on Facebook, documents obtained by the Press Association found.

'Stop the shenanigans' - Blaenau Gwent council leader tells critics

South Wales Argus: RE-ELECTED: Blaenau Gwent council leader Hedley McCarthy

7:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE under-fire leader of Blaenau Gwent council is calling for his critics in his own group to stop "anonymous sniping" and get on with the job of running the council.

Politicians given more time to respond to M4 legal letter

South Wales Argus: Heavy congestion on the M4 eastbound through Newport after RTC between Junction 24 at the Coldra and Junction 23A for Magor this morning.  (4203981)

6:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLITICIANS have been given more time to respond to a letter from an environmental campaign group opposing the planned Newport M4 relief road route.

Newport traders create Nato-inspired food

South Wales Argus: Rachel Masterman from Rachel's Curry Kitchen in Newport Indoor Market, has placed a bid to trade at the NATO Summit.  Pictured is Rachel with her double sized Samosa's packed with spicey lamb and vegetables called Keema. (9466476)

6:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TRADERS across Newport are jumping at the chance to launch a range of Nato summit-inspired foods.

Ex-Welsh Labour chairman brought in to support Blaenau Gwent leadership

South Wales Argus: Education minister launches "rapid" inquiry into GCSE complaints

1:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE former chairman of the Welsh Labour party has been appointed to Blaenau Gwent council's education recovery board to help support the council's troubled leadership.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Gwent organisations helping those battling depression

South Wales Argus:

6:39pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT IS surely now well known, after several charity campaigns and other public awareness drives, that one quarter of people are suffering from mental health difficulties at any one time.

More shops but fewer shoppers on Wales' high streets - figures

12:37pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE are fewer empty shops across Wales but fewer shoppers as well, according to quarterly figures published by the Welsh Retail Consortium (WRC).

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