Breaking news Man of 81 set to spend his last years in prison after being jailed for rape and sex assault

South Wales Argus: TRIAL CONTINUES: Cardiff Crown Court

12:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 81-year-old man will spend his last years in prison after he was sentenced for four counts of rape and one count of indecent assault on a young girl

Newport man could help thousands of others after his death, his widow says

South Wales Argus: TOGETHER: Mike and Karen Doherty, taken last year at Whiteheads Club

6:28am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEWPORT man's death could potentially help thousands of others to live, his widow has revealed.

Organ donation families to be recognised

South Wales Argus: TREASURED MEMORIES: Desmond Medlicott with his wife Ann

5:29am Monday 20th October 2014

RELATIVES of people who have saved lives through organ donation are to be honoured at an awards ceremony today.

Blackwood bomb hoaxer is sentenced

South Wales Argus:

6:49am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN from Blackwood who made a series of bomb hoaxes has been spared jail.

Gales and heavy rain to hit UK as Hurricane Gonzalo hits

South Wales Argus: People buy ice-cream from an ice-cream van as huge black storm clouds form over the Cardiff Bay area

8:16am Monday 20th October 2014

The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in Britain today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

WATCH: 5 reasons we'll remember Lynda Bellingham

South Wales Argus: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

10:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham found fame as the Oxo mum in the 1980s:

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

South Wales Argus: Lynda Bellingham has died after a battle with cancer

9:29am Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael's arms, her agent has said.

Newport Centre to host Katherine Jenkins Christmas TV show

South Wales Argus: ON THE MOVE? Katherine Jenkins (3659649)

1:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

KATHERINE Jenkins OBE will star in a TV Christmas show at the Newport Centre, BBC Wales have revealed, with the venue also hosting the BBC's Wales leg of Children in Need.

Victims to have more say on punishment

South Wales Argus: Gwent police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston

12:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW powers which will let victims of low-level crime have more of a say in the punishment of the offender will be effective in Gwent from today.

Royal Gwent radiographers walk out in pay row

South Wales Argus:

11:51am Monday 20th October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS at the Royal Gwent Hospital joined a nationwide strike when around ten staff walked out today.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgian army repulses several attacks

South Wales Argus:

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

GERMAN losses are already approaching the figure it was declared they could afford to lose if their plans did not work out but those plans have miscarried and the effort to once more resume the offensive on the grand scale is something of a forlorn hope.

Regenerated Newport space to feature goddess statue

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

PEOPLE often have pride in their gardens, but now Newportonians in the east of the city are taking ownership of their parks as well with regeneration plans for both Beechwood Park and Woodland Park gathering pace.

ARGUS COMMENT: Offering the ultimate gift of life

12:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

ORGAN donation is increasingly a hot topic in Wales as the country becomes the first in the UK to move towards the introduction of presumed consent legislation next year.

Pupils boost eel population

South Wales Argus: WILDLIFE: Monmouth pupils helped to release the eels into Llangorse Lake

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

MONMOUTH pupils have helped to release 30,000 small eels into the wild as part of a restocking programme.

Chartist commemorations kick off

South Wales Argus: Schoolchildrenl take part in the 174th anniversary of the Chartist Uprising in Newport. (2336629)

9:26am Monday 20th October 2014

IT IS almost 175 years since 22 protesters were shot dead in Newport for demanding the right to vote, and events to mark the anniversary are taking place across the city.

Report recommends Baneswell Community Centre closure

7:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A REPORT recommending the closure of Baneswell Community Centre will go before a Newport council cabinet member on Wednesday.

Newbridge regeneration plans shown to public

6:53am Monday 20th October 2014

THE latest regeneration proposals for Newbridge town centre will be on display to the public this week.

Prison officer numbers in decline, says charity

12:20am Monday 20th October 2014

THE number of officers at public-sector prisons in Wales has been cut by 37 per cent in less than four years, new figures show.

Monmouthshire council farm could be sold to tenant

10:36am Monday 20th October 2014

AN 85-acre council-run farm in Monmouthshire should be sold to the existing tenant, according to a report going before the council's cabinet member for finance Phil Murphy on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Crews tackle 70-tonne iron fire

South Wales Argus:

9:59am Sunday 19th October 2014

FIRE crews spent 11 hours battling blaze

Well-known Newport surgeon and amateur boxer remembered

South Wales Argus: DOCTOR: Mr Shute being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CELEBRATION of the life of a Newport surgeon who operated on thousands of Gwent patients will take place on Friday.

THE NEWSDESK: Man up, Prime Minister, and sack Lord Freud

South Wales Argus:

2:55pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WHAT a strange affliction which seems to be gripping some of the ministers of this government.

Tributes to life-long County fan who flew the flag at his Newport home

South Wales Argus: STREET WISE: John Rizzo with his collection of street signs which he was selling, back in 2005.

1:41pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A NEWPORT man known for the flags and pieces of the city’s history he kept in his garden has died aged 79.

A hot contest raised funds for charity at Newport Indoor Market

South Wales Argus: Eating competition aimed at raising money towards the Army Benevolent Fund with Gwent Police challenging, which includes poppadom eating, chilli eating etc at Rachel Curry Kitchen at Newport indoor market.
TUCKING IN Army cadet James Fife (11640709)

1:16pm Sunday 19th October 2014

IT WAS squaddies versus coppers at Newport Indoor Market at The Big Curry Charity Event.

Parkrun to celebrate British record a success

South Wales Argus: RECORD HOLDER: Steve Jones holding a Parc Bryn Bach vest

1:12pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 100 runners took part in the Bryn Bach Parkrun on Saturday in honour of an Ebbw Vale marathon runner who has held a British record for 30 years.

Chepstow residents flock to Apple Day

South Wales Argus: Apple Day at Chepstow Drill Hall.
APPEALING Matthew Kouba, (ok), wants a slice of the action (11644979)

4:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CROWDS of people came to celebrate Apple Day in Chepstow yesterday, where over 50 types of apples were sold.

Wales footballer Ched Evans continues to protest his innocence despite being jailed for rape

South Wales Argus: POLICE MUGSHOT: Ched Evans

11:44am Sunday 19th October 2014

CONVICTED rapist Ched Evans has said he is "ashamed" of his actions - but expressed no remorse for his crime as he continues to protest his innocence.

Thousands turn out for the annual Hoggin' the Bridge event

South Wales Argus: HAVING A BATH  Biker Alan Iles and sidekick Christopher Thomas arrive at Chepstow race course' as part of 'Hogging the Bridge', to help raise funds for many charities (11643446)

4:46pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 2,000 people turned out for the annual Hoggin’ the Bridge motorcycle event in Chepstow yesterday.

A40 closed from Crickhowell to Glangrwyney

6:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE A40 between Crickhowell and Glangrwyney has been closed in both directions due to an accident.

Hurricane Gonzalo weather warning

South Wales Argus: A low level "yellow" weather warning covering much of the UK has been issued by the Met Office

12:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are expected to bring significant travel disruption and dangerous driving conditions on Tuesday, the Met Office has warned.

UPDATE: Girl who went missing from Risca is found

South Wales Argus:

5:53pm Saturday 18th October 2014

GWENT Police had appealed for help in finding a 14-year-old girl.

Cat rescued from tree in Newport

South Wales Argus: STUCK: Cat clinging onto a tree forty foot in the air.

12:28pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A CAT has been rescued after being stuck up a 40 foot tree in Newport.

Man shares freezer with pasties to prepare for Arctic ultra-marathon

South Wales Argus: Paul Frosh starts his deep freeze traing ahead of his Arctic ultra-marathon challenge by sitting in a freezer at Pasty Heaven in Monmouthshire. (11591598)

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

HE’S training for the coldest race on earth, and auctioneer Paul Fosh is getting some unusual help to do it – from a pasty shop.

Young apprentice up for award

South Wales Argus: NOMINEE: Helen Brickley says Jobs Growth Wales has opened a door to a fashion industry career.

4:28pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A YOUNG woman from Pontllanfraith is vying for the title of Jobs Growth Wales Outstanding Achiever of the Year.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Food and Drink - Try out our alternative chocolate recipes

South Wales Argus: Chef Mike Hendry plates up Mackerel with Beetroot, Apple, White Chocolate and Horseradish (11630762)

4:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

To mark National Chocolate Week, Gwent chef Mike Hendry suggests some alternative recipes to try out.

Newport children take on Shakespeare

South Wales Argus: Local schools are performing short plays at the Riverfront theatre during the Shakespeare Schools Festival week.  Pictured performing 'Twelfth Night' are pupils from Risca Community Comprehensive from left Megan Humphreys, Alisha Gillard and Jospe

2:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE schools came together this week to perform some of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Grow It - October tips by allotment blogger Sean O'Dobhain

South Wales Argus: SAFE: Remove protective nets and fleece from bassicas and leeks, the threat is over now and plants will benefit from some extra light in the darker days of autumn and winter.

2:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HERE'S our October blog by allotment gardener Sean O'Dobhain from Cwmbran.

WEEKENDER: Welsh football and pessimism go hand in hand - for now

South Wales Argus: Welsh fans (11365323)

1:31pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HERE we go again...

‘Nurse did not put on apron and gloves to help man’

12:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE manager of a nursing home should have donned gloves and an apron to help a stricken resident, rather than attempt to deal with him with her bare hands, a nurses’ misconduct hearing was told.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Rotary Club of Pontypool celebrates 90 years

South Wales Argus: DINNNER: Each year the Rotary Club hold a President’s Dinner. Pictured is the RT Hon Paul Murphy MP, who is an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club, who was the guest speaker at the dinner held in June 2012.

12:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Pontypool is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month and is hoping to encourage new members to join its charity effort. Reporter HAYLEY MILLS finds out more.

Newport pupil's show raises £1000

South Wales Argus: St Julians School pupil Jordan Parton aged 15 organised a variety concert for pupils in aid of Children in Need (11584426)

11:53am Saturday 18th October 2014

A NEWPORT youngster has raised more than £1,000 for charity after setting up his own variety concert.

Government still hopes to deport 'gangster'

South Wales Argus: Joland Giwa a gang leader from Croydon who now lives in Newport. (3537807)

11:27am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE UK government still hopes to deport the ‘gang leader’ moved to Newport from London, the Home Office said.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Four German warships sunk

South Wales Argus:

11:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

Good tidings

Rogue builder faces jail for £1m fraud

South Wales Argus: Bristol Crown Court

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A ROGUE builder who defrauded dozens of homeowners out of nearly £1 million is facing jail.

The winners of our Great Outdoors competition are revealed

South Wales Argus:

8:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

THESE are the wonderful scenes of our Great Outdoors in Gwent - as captured by you.

Obsessed chef jailed for stalking bank worker

South Wales Argus:

5:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEWPORT chef was jailed for year for stalking a woman he became obsessed with after seeing her at a Halifax Bank.

LATEST PICTURES: Newport Friars Walk scheme - October 17th

South Wales Argus:

4:29pm Friday 17th October 2014

Here are the latest pictures of Newport's Friars Walk scheme.

Northern Soul screening at Blackwood cinema

South Wales Argus: SCOOTER PARADE From left, Scott Williams, Denise Williams, (ok), Angela Jones, Richard Jones, Alun Kent, (ok), and Maria Kent 
were all mad keen to see the film (11633468)

7:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

BLACKWOOD was rocking to the sound of Northern Soul tonight as the town's new cinema staged a screening of a film which has been 17 years in the making.

Woman dies five weeks after crash

South Wales Argus: APOLOGY DEMANDED: Abergavenny’s Nevill Hall Hospital

6:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN has died five weeks after being seriously injured in a collision with a car near Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Four arrested in probe over death of Newport teen

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

6:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

FOUR people have been arrested as police investigate the unexplained death of a teenager whose body was found in a flat in Newport.

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