Breaking news Farm owner jailed for forcing vulnerable man into 13 years of unpaid labour

South Wales Argus:

11:55am Friday 24th October 2014

A FARM owner has been jailed for four and a half years for forcing a "vulnerable" man to work without pay for more than a decade.

Breaking news CRINDAU ARRESTS: 20 people are bailed

South Wales Argus:

1:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY people arrested following an incident in Crindau, Newport, have been bailed, police said today.

Man who raped young girl has prison sentence cut

South Wales Argus: Royal Courts of Justice (11904462)

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A GWENT child rapist in his 20s, who insisted that a young girl in fact "seduced" him, has had his sentence slashed by a quarter on appeal.

Surge in long A&E waits in Gwent

8:06am Friday 24th October 2014

CLOSE to 300 patients waited more than 12 hours to be dealt with in accident and emergency departments in Gwent hospitals during September.

Ex-Newport pub hosts new businesses

South Wales Argus:

5:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A NEWPORT pub has been transformed into a centre for up and coming businesses.

Breaking news UPDATE: Lorry crash blocks M4 near Newport

South Wales Argus: The M4 motorway

3:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

TRAFFIC is slow on the M4 motorway around Newport after two lorries crashed into each other.

Electronic waste transformed into art

South Wales Argus: Artist Marion Cheung works with (L-R) Harriet Kenward and Holly Dawe during a workshop to create representations of electronic waste (11807501)

7:12am Friday 24th October 2014

A NEWPORT artist has been working with schoolchildren to create an electronic waste-themed display to be shown at the Riverfront Centre next year.

Tots give harvest festival goods to food bank

South Wales Argus: Pupils from Apple Tree Nursery in Redwick donated their Harvest festival food to the Caldicot Foodbank (11796149)

6:14am Friday 24th October 2014

A GROUP of Caldicot tots donated their harvest festival goods to the town's food bank this week.

Overturned car blocks A465 near Abergavenny

3:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE A465 Heads of the Valleys Road is reportedly blocked with traffic queuing in both directions between the Pandy junction and Pontrilas, because of an overturned car.

Police appeal following burglary in Ebbw Vale

9:42am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Ebbw Vale.

Man charged with burglary

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with burglary in connection with an incident at Cash Generator in Cwmbran.

Live Armed police surround building in Crindau

South Wales Argus:

9:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ARMED Police are reported to have surrounded a building in Crindau this morning.

Mystery surrounds Newport teen's death

South Wales Argus: Search widened for missing Newport teen Nida Naseer

12:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE inquest into the death of Newport teenager Nida Naseer has recorded an open verdict.

Crash blocks road in High Cross

South Wales Argus:

3:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ROAD in High Cross is blocked and slow traffic reported in both directions because of a crash involving two vehicles.

Teenagers burgled home while OAP was in bed

South Wales Argus:

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO 19-year-olds from Blackwood who were on drugs when they burgled a 77- year-old woman’s house will serve time in a young offenders’ institution.

More doubt over M4 Relief Road

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)

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SERIOUS questions over the process by which a decision was reached on a preferred route for an M4 Relief Road around Newport remain unanswered, AMs claimed yesterday.

UPDATE: A40 between Raglan and Monmouth is closed

8:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 Northbound between Raglan and Monmouth is closed.

Gwent Poppy Appeal launched in Newport

South Wales Argus: Outside the Civic Centre Newport a special service was held to launch the Poppy Appeal 2014.  Pictured is a minutes silence being held. (11876031)

6:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER raising almost £280,000 for the Royal British Legion last year, the annual Gwent Poppy Appeal was launched at Newport's Civic Centre yesterday afternoon.

Inquest into Newport teen’s death today

South Wales Argus: Police search widens for missing Newport teen

9:37am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN inquest is to be held today into the death of Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

Woman shows off mastectomy scar to fight cancer

South Wales Argus: Cwmbran grandmother Jill Hindley, 60, has been shortlisted for the Dove Self Esteem Award after revealing her mastectomy scars in a photoshoot for charity Breast Cancer Care.  (11812661)

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

JILL Hindley did not think twice when she was asked if she would be photographed showing her mastectomy scar for a national breast cancer awareness campaign.

Two vehicle accident on A40 in Monmouth

7:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 in Monmouth is down to one lane following a two vehicle collision.

OAP raids her savings to avoid heart op wait

3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PENSIONER was forced to use her savings to pay for a £19,500 heart operation after being told she faced a wait of up to six months for treatment.

Council rejects Newport merger plan

South Wales Argus: SWA MIKE LEWIS 19 2 13 REP[ORTER

12:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE councillors rejected the Welsh Government’s vision for a council restructure with another Gwent authority and chose to seek an alternative model.

Drug-dealing Newport boxer's jail term is cut

South Wales Argus: JAILED: Newport boxer Justyn Hugh

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEWPORT boxer who led a £500,000 cocaine ring in South Wales has convinced top judges to cut his jail term on appeal.

Asda opening hits town's shops

South Wales Argus: The opening of the new Asda store in Caldicot
CUTTING THE TAPE Store manager, Adrian Ripano, (ok),  is joined by Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, the Caldicot mayor, councillor Alan Davies and children of Durand Primary School (11393593)

11:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOME independent businesses in Caldicot say they have suffered a steep drop in custom since the opening of an Asda store in the town last week.

EDITOR'S CHAIR: Odd tale of the UKIP DJ and his calypso calamity

South Wales Argus: CHANGING HIS TUNE: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read who apologised for “unintentionally causing offence” with his Ukip Calypso, sung with a mock Caribbean accent

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

READERS of a certain age (and by that I mean people who are as old as me) will remember Mike Read as something of an Eighties superstar.

Keep chocolate away from your dog this Halloween

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DOG welfare organisation the Kennel Club is calling for owners to keep their dogs safe this Halloween.

Make-up student to be on TV’s Deal or No Deal

South Wales Argus: Aimee Jones, 19, is studying theatrical and media make up at Colleg Gwent with the ambition of working in special effects as a makeup artist.  She went on Deal or No Deal to try and fund her ambitions. Pictured is Aimee at home in Goytre. (11766651)

7:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GWENT woman will appear on Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal on November 6.

New piercing laws approved

South Wales Argus: Ear Piercing (11811639)

6:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TORFAEN councillors approved new skin piercing byelaws at its full council meeting earlier this week.

Newport day care centre to close

6:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DAY care centre in Newport used by adults with learning disabilities is to be closed after a review was carried out by Newport City Council.

Gwent Poppy Appeal is launched

South Wales Argus:

6:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER raising almost £280,000 for the Royal British Legion last year, the annual Gwent Poppy Appeal was launched at Newport's Civic Centre this afternoon.

New schemes set to make road changes

10:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHANGES to the A4043 St Lukes Road in Pontnewynydd are due to start at the end of this month for approximately six weeks.

Council leader tells of 'journey' out of special measures

9:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s leader admitted it has taken time for the authority to recover after its children and young people’s department was placed in special measures.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Langstone Primary School

South Wales Argus: Pupils in the nursery class play shop (11630868)

6:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LanLangstone Primary IS a school that strives for excellence in everything they do, as Hannah Wood finds out.

Pupils learn about the impact of war on home front

South Wales Argus: Pupils from Penygarn Primary School attended Pontypool Museum for a special workshop on World War 2.  Pictured trying out a mock Anderson Shelter are pupils Mya Jennings and Tyler Mason. (11478439)

4:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PONTYPOOL Museum welcomed school pupils to join in their Second World War workshops.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

4:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE issue of human rights has become a political hot potato at United Kingdom level.

Charity gives free defib training at school

South Wales Argus: WINNERS: June Thomas (left) and Phil Hill (right) being presented with their cheque from ABUHB director of nursing Denise Llewellyn for their award-winning presentation, 'Remembering Jack'.

3:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRAINING was given to students at Oakdale Comprehensive School last week in how to use a defibrillator and provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Blaenavon Post Office

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNCILLORS “share residents’ concerns” about the proposed temporary closure of Blaenavon post office.

Stand Up to Cancer event raises £1,000

South Wales Argus: A charity fund rasing day was held at the Threepenny Bit Hall in Cwmbran. Pictured is hairdresser Karra Wade who is doing a 12 hour hairdressing fundraiser for her sister Kresta Allen who has kidney cancer. (11616149)

12:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY from Cwmbran has raised more than £1,000 for Stand Up To Cancer.

ARGUS COMMENT: Fans are being priced out of watching football

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

11:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh poses a valid question when he asks why the club has lost around 1,000 supporters since the start of the season.

Paul Flynn seeks clarity on Iraq presence

11:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT West’s MP Paul Flynn has again warned of extending UK involvement in Iraq and sought confirmation that troops were there on a humanitarian mission.

Newport pupils show racism the red card

South Wales Argus: Newport County held  an anti-racism session with Maindee and Lliswerry schools as part of show racism the red card campaign.  Pictured are Maindee Primary pupils from left Christian Lukac 9, Zak Al-Mamun 9 and Joseph Hopkins 9. (11817965)

7:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT pupils took part in educational workshops promoting anti-racism yesterday.

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

South Wales Argus:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd 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

Woman went to doctor's with kidney infection - and came home with a baby

South Wales Argus: Clare Evans who went to her doctor for what she thought was a kidney infection, but turned out she was pregnant.
SHOCKED Clare with baby Erin Louise Roberts (11741327)

5:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN’S life has changed dramatically after she went into a GP surgery thinking she had a kidney infection – and came home with a baby.

Offers of support flood in for 'car home' family

South Wales Argus: Family living in their car L-R Rachel Jones, Glyn Jones and Deborah Talbot with Jake the dog. (11570604)

9:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE South Wales Argus has been inundated with messages of support, offers of accommodation and help for a homeless Newport family who say they have been sleeping in their car for over three months.

Cwmbran woman 'paid credit card bills with fake cigarette cash', court hears

South Wales Argus: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697259)

9:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling fake cigarettes, deposited large sums of cash into her bank account each month, two days before paying off her credit card bill, a court heard.

M4 collision causes eastbound tailbacks around Newport

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COLLISION between two cars on the M4 eastbound between junctions 27 (High Cross) and 26 (Malpas Road) has blocked two lanes and is causing severe congestion.

Newport's Riverfront Theatre celebrates 10th anniversary

South Wales Argus: Riverfront Theatre 10th Anniversary. Staff of the Riverfront in Newport celebrate their 10th birthday. Pictured are Jo Parcell and Tahnee Craven with Mwnci.  (11806577)

5:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE heart of Newport's arts and entertainment scene The Riverfront celebrated its 10th anniversary today with a birthday reception.

Inspectors should compare English and Welsh NHS - Cameron

South Wales Argus: David Cameron addresses the House of Commons

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INTERNATIONAL inspectors should be brought in to compare the performance of the NHS in England and Wales, David Cameron said today in his latest Commons clash with Ed Miliband.

Heroin-user found guilty of man's murder

South Wales Argus: DIED: David Alun Lewis

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HEROIN addict has been found guilty of murdering a man under a secluded bridge just five days after coming out of jail.

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