LIVE: Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow

South Wales Argus: The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is under way

6:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOLLOW our live coverage of the Commonwealth Games from our man in Glasgow Andrew Penman.

Woman cut free from Blaenavon car crash

South Wales Argus: HERE SHE COMES! Reporter Claire Burke at the wheel of a fire brigade water ladder

6:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN was freed from a car after a crash in Blaenavon this afternoon.

County could see best ever exam results

South Wales Argus: Steve Davies, the Head of the Educational Achievement Service (EAS). (8481365)

7:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE head of the regional body tasked with helping to bring Monmouthshire's education department out of special measures has predicted the county will see its best ever exam results in the autumn.

FIRST PERSON: Author, speaker and life-coach, Beverley Jones

South Wales Argus: First person feature
Copy Pic of Beverley Jones, aged eight (8319865)

6:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Author, life coach and public speaker Beverley Jones, from Raglan, opens up about her 20-year corporate career and the devastating crash of depression which led to her rebuilding her life. FRAN GILLETT reports.

Cwmbran teen's headshave for ill uncle

South Wales Argus: SHAVE: Seren Thomas-Wilcox who had her head shaved to send her uncle on holiday

5:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl had her head shaved to send her uncle who's currently undergoing cancer treatment on holiday.

Firecrews tackle forklift blaze

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRECREWS tackled a blaze at the Wilkinson Distribution Gwent Euro Park near Magor earlier today.

Miss Caldicot eyes UK beauty crown

South Wales Argus: FINALIST: Emma Williams, 18, at her home in Caldicot

4:53pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE teen will be heading to Blackpool to represent her town in a UK-wide beauty competition.

Gwent rail services hit by delays

South Wales Argus: ebbw-rail.jpg

4:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SOME trains are delayed affecting Gwent travellers this afternoon.

Police hunt man who escaped from prison van

South Wales Argus:

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night.

Youngsters learn ballet skills at Newport class

South Wales Argus: Ballet Cymru are in rehearsals for a Summer of dance at The Riverfront.  Pictured is Ffion Elmer during dance rehearsals. (8432695)

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHILDREN are learning about pirouettes and spins as they take part in a Ballet Cymru Summer workshop.

£15m deal to improve thousands of homes

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THOUSANDS of council homes across Caerphilly county borough will be transformed through a multi-million pound link-up with a leading construction services firm.

Probe into move to close Torfaen’s top school

South Wales Argus: Brian Mawby the new cabinet member for Torfaen for children and young people pictured at the Civic Centre, Pontypool. (1215592)

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE decision to close Torfaen’s highest performing school went before a scrutiny committee as a challenge was put forward against the cabinet decision.

Young Newport rugby stars get new kit

South Wales Argus: LUCKY SHIRTS: Ryan James,(front) with Nicholas English, Michael Benjamin with Helyn English from Bellway Homes. Pics (C) Huw John(7845654)

10:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEAM of young Newport rugby players are enjoying their success in a new kit, thanks to Bellway Homes Wales.

Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail

South Wales Argus: Newport Crown Court

10:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ‘CALCULATING’ mother of two who caused more than £8,000 worth of damage at a Cwmbran house owned by her former father-in-law has been given a suspended sentence.

Argus music critic to retire after 30 years


10:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NIGEL Jarrett is retiring as the South Wales Argus classical music critic after almost 30 years.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Fears Balkan dispute could become European conflict

South Wales Argus:

10:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Echo de Paris States that the German Ambassador called on the Foreign Affairs minister and the communication transformed the Austro Serbian dispute into a European diplomatic conflict.

Gwent legal action AM: remarks could have ended career


9:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GWENT Assembly Member taking libel action with another man against five members of the Newport Muslim community told a court on Monday that allegations in a number of publications could have destroyed his career.

ARGUS COMMENT: Another blow for Welsh hopes at the Commonwealth Games

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

9:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS THE Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow tonight, Wales' medal chances took another battering yesterday.

Heron picks unusual perch in Lliswerry

South Wales Argus: PERCHED: The heron on a neighbouring roof

8:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEWPORT family had a surprise when they opened the curtains this weekend and found a “four-feet-tall” heron staring back at them from a neighbouring roof.

Firecrews tackle deliberate fires in Newport and Cwmbran

South Wales Argus:

8:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to tackle several fires overnight and this morning.

Dog-walker drowning was 'accidental' - inquest

7:37am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TORFAEN dog-walker drowned in a river whilst out walking his pet a fortnight after he received an on-the-spot fine for walking his pet on a rugby field, an inquest was told.

Skaters compete in Abergavenny 'jams'

South Wales Argus: A performer strutts his stuff at the Abergavenny Youth and Community centre skate jam event (8462228)

7:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DOZENS of skaters aged 10 to 24 jumped, ollied and hopped their way to victory at the Abergavenny Youth Service skate jam on Monday.

1,200-home green belt plan back on agenda

6:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 1,200 homes on greenfield land in Torfaen are set to be debated again this autumn.

Health worker feared groping claims wouldn’t be believed

South Wales Argus: Robert Andrew Phillips Nursing Tribunal - Robert Andrew Phillips leaving the tribunal in Cardiff. (8492158)

6:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HEALTH worker who accused a nurse of groping her broke down in tears yesterday, as she told a disciplinary hearing she feared she would not be believed.

Rot causes Maindee church to close

South Wales Argus: St Matthew's Church has closed due to dry rot making the building unsafe.  Pictured is Father David Neale inside the church. (8438087)

5:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAINDEE church built in the 19th century is likely to become an arts centre or social housing after it had to close due to dry rot rendering the building unsafe.

Newport butcher launches Nato sausage

South Wales Argus: Making the ingredients for the NATO sausage and burger
FINE FOODS Showing off their products are from (lt), Gavin Edwards, Pat Turner and James Thomas (8474842)

5:29am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEWPORT butcher’s shop is getting into the Nato spirit this week with the launch of its own Nato sausage and burger.

Bid to switch street lights off to save cash

11:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STREET lights in residential areas across Monmouthshire are to be switched off as part of council cost saving measures, with some town and community councillors voicing concern about the plans.

Newport man jailed for slamming partner's head into wall

South Wales Argus: Newport Crown Court

9:52am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEWPORT man has been sentenced to 11 months imprisonment for a 10 minute assault in which he slammed his partner’s head into a wall.

Firefighters free man trapped in toilet

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

8:11am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FIRE crew from Malpas had to rescue a man after he was trapped in a bathroom this morning.

MP hopes Nato declaration will tackle 'major' global issues

7:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE declaration made by world leaders at the end of the Nato summit should include a promise to resist Russian 'land grabbing', a Newport MP has said.

Caerphilly council gets new interim chief

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

6:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW interim chief executive has been appointed at Caerphilly council.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Decision on M4 relief road sparks new row

South Wales Argus: POLITICS Wales 105430 (2282705)

6:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LAST week's announcement that the Welsh Government is backing a new motorway across the Gwent Levels provoked a backlash from critics and was welcomed by those backing the "black route". So what happens now? JEN MILLS reports.

PCC welcomes new code of police ethics

5:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW Code of Ethics has been welcomed by both the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and the Chief Constable of Gwent Police Force.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the many exciting things to see and do in Newport.

Newport remembers the First World War

South Wales Argus: Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWPORT will be commemorating the 100 anniversary of the First World War with an array of events and ceremonies.

Meals on Wheels could be scrapped

1:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Meals on Wheels service in Caerphilly county borough could be scrapped in order to save the local authority more than £250,000 a year.

TV's Kate Humble opens Gwent farm shop

South Wales Argus: OPENING: Kate Humble with Trellech Primary school pupils at the opening of the new farm shop and cafe at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILDLIFE presenter Kate Humble launched a farm shop and cafe with the help of Monmouthshire pupils.

Newport Brownie and mum have royal time at palace

South Wales Argus: BROWNIE BIRTHDAY: Millie Leadley and her mum Alexandra

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEWPORT brownie and her mum have spent the day at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, the Countess of Wessex and tennis star Laura Robson during a birthday party for the brownies.

NOW AND THEN: A Newport scene

South Wales Argus:

12:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

This week we feature a scene from Newport.

Thousands raised at match in mum’s memory

South Wales Argus: Baby Hallie-Rose Charity Football Match between Newport County Development XI and Caerleon Town AFC.  Pictured sleeping in a Newport County top is Baby Hallie-Rose. (8400286)

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds were raised at a fundraising football match over the weekend in memory of Pontypool mum Caroline Howarth.

NOW AND THEN: Carnegie library in Corporation Road, Newport

South Wales Argus:

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I GREW up across the road from this building. It’s Carnegie library in Corporation Road, Newport.

Newport student sets up autism school in Uganda

South Wales Argus: HARD WORK: Fredrick Sembatya, who studied at the university’s Caerleon campus, devotes his time to raising awareness of autism in the East African country.

11:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MASTERS student from the University of South Wales’ Caerleon campus has set up a school for autistic children in his home country of Uganda.

Crumlin school celebrates good report

South Wales Argus: WELL DONE: Crumlin High Level Primary School pupils celebrate a good Estyn report.

11:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VALLEYS primary school is celebrating the end of the summer term with a good report from Estyn inspectors.

Murder accused thought wound was not serious

South Wales Argus: Trinant murder trial: Jury shown knives which could have been used in incident

9:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TRINANT man said the fatal stab wound he inflicted on his friend “didn’t seem that serious”, a court heard yesterday.

Pye Corner station work is on target

South Wales Argus: RAIL REVERSAL: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies says a rail link from Ebbw Vale to Newport is not in the best interest of the Valleys

8:43am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ROGERSTONE councillors say that work on Pye Corner train station which began last March is due to be completed later this year.

Tributes to Newport's "nurse in a million"

South Wales Argus: MUCH MISSED: Margaret Went, who died suddenly last Monday

8:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRIBUTES have been flooding in to a “nurse in a million”, charity volunteer and former ward sister from Newport who died suddenly last week.

Gwent Police must improve says report

South Wales Argus: Gwent Police Chief Constable Jeff Farrar

7:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FINANCIAL improvements need to be made by Gwent Police according to a report by HMIC published today.

Woman loses eight stone to pursue kayak dream

South Wales Argus: WEIGHT LOSS Sam Standerwick of Tredegar who has lost a dramatic  eight stone  (8443163)

6:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WOMAN who was so unfit she was having trouble kayaking has lost eight stone and turned her life around in less than two years.

‘999? I haven't got enough money for the train' 14 bizarre reasons to call an ambulance

South Wales Argus:

6:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Really. Here are some of the bizarre reasons why some people in Wales have rung 999.

999 timewasters 'putting lives at risk'

South Wales Argus: New ambulance and A&E targets for care quality

6:07am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WOMAN in Newport called 999 after finding she didn’t have enough money to buy a train ticket.

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