'Help me get son out of hell-hole Asian prison' - mum's plea

South Wales Argus: PLEA: Yvonne Davies is trying to get her son released

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE mother of a Blackwood man locked up in a notorious Indonesian prison because his “visa ran out” has pleaded for help in trying to get him released.

Newport doctors opens on Saturday morning

South Wales Argus: A group of doctors has suggested that GPs should charge certain patients for some services

5:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEWPORT doctors' surgery is to open on Saturday morning as part of a three-month trial.

Cwmbran pupils plant peace trees

South Wales Argus: Pontnewydd Primary School pupils planted trees named after 16 Nobel Peace Prize winners.  Pictured from left is Livia Mae Hallett 11, David Stephens 10, Kian Corrigan 8 and Cerys Mae Allison 8 all helping to plant a Bird Cherry tree in honour of Barrack O

5:09pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BARACK Obama and Nelson Mandela are among the Nobel Peace Prize winners who have had a tree planted in their honour at a Cwmbran primary school.

Man walks 100km in 24 hours for tot

South Wales Argus: FUNDRAISING: Andy Hosking with Ruby Atkins at the 25km mark

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHEPSTOW man has walked 100km in under 24 hours to raise funds for a Rogiet toddler to be able to walk unaided.

Church to sell rundown schoolroom to stave off closure

South Wales Argus: Pisgah Baptist Church to sell Sunday School in an effort to keep the church open. Pictured are members of the congregation outside the Sunday School building and the Church in Talywain. (10363812)

3:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A VICTORIAN church is planning to sell a rundown schoolroom which has become a drain on its resources, in a bid to remain open.

Musical tribute to Chepstow landlady set for release

South Wales Argus: MM 27.1.12 FP

2:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRIBUTE album by friends of a popular Chepstow landlady who died in March will be released in December.

Council plans disabled services boost

1:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to improve services for disabled children, young people, their families and carers in Caerphilly county borough have moved a step closer.

Last-gasp rallying call to Scottish voters

South Wales Argus: Gordon Brown said No campaigners were proud of their 'patriotic vision, proud of our Scottish identity'

1:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LEADING figures from both sides of the independence debate have made a rallying call to voters as the final day of campaigning takes place.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Heavy German losses, regiments wiped out

South Wales Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GERMAN losses in that area have been heavy, two German infantry regiments were entirely wiped out near Louvain and in places the German dead were placed breast high.

Ex-soldier wins four golds at Invictus Games

South Wales Argus: Former soldier Lewis Edwards 26, from Bargoed, is competing in swimming events for the British Army in the Invictus Games during September.  Pictured is Lewis in his Endless Swimming pool that has a poweful hydraulic pump system to swim against. (9638331)

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER soldier from Caerphilly has won four gold medals while competing for the British Armed Forces team at London’s Invictus Games.

Call for living wage in Wales

11:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ALL Welsh workers should receive a living wage, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said.

Newport man locked up for slashing attack on relative

South Wales Argus: Zafar Ali Police picture (10427408)

9:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEWPORT man who slashed a relative’s back with a Stanley knife in a “disgraceful” attack has been locked up for five years.

Thousands sign petition to save Cwmcarn Forest Drive

South Wales Argus: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the popular fishing lake attraction. (6397605)

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PETITION to prevent the permanent closure of Cwmcarn Forest Drive has seen 1,780 people sign up with a further 4,000 people showing support online.

Radio station set for old school move

South Wales Argus: ON MIC  Able radio station manager Rob Symons, (ok), with volunteer Katie Bass. The station could get more room by moving to an old school in Cwmran (10361113)

8:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A RADIO station airing shows for disabled people is to move into a disused primary school which shut a decade ago.

Council approves next stage of Cwmbran school merger

South Wales Argus: Llantarnam School protestors outside the Civic Centre in Pontypool (5952429)

7:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TORFAEN cabinet yesterday gave approval to the council to submit a full business case for its Cwmbran secondary school merger plan.

Uni defends closure as thousands sign Caerleon petition

South Wales Argus: ARGUS-PENDRE   26-06-96

7:41am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS THE number of signatures on the petition against the Caerleon campus closure reaches 2,500, the university has again defended its decision.

Youth training gets boost with lottery cash

South Wales Argus: Opening of refurbished facilities for youth excluded or referred from schools in Newport
BIKE REPAIRING Jockua Telfer, (ok), with skills tutor Ismail Omar (10409147)

7:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN organisation set up to support young people who find mainstream education challenging revealed its newly refurbished facilities yesterday.

School tweets teacher's First World War log

South Wales Argus: (10426942)

6:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GWENT high school has set up a Twitter account to publish the handwritten notes of former head teachers dating back to the First World War.

Waits for hospital treatment getting longer

South Wales Argus: Tell us about cancelled ops, say Gwent health watchdogs

6:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of Gwent patients waiting more than 36 weeks for treatment in hospitals in Wales reached 2,750 in July, with the rise in the number of long waits showing no sign of going into reverse.

Caerleon man abseils deepest cave in the Middle East

South Wales Argus:

5:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ARMY paramedic from Caerleon completed an abseil down the deepest cave in the Middle East as part of a trio of challenges for charity.

UPDATE: Vulnerable man held at Newport farm for 13 years - court hears

South Wales Argus: e Back home: Darrell Simester, who has been reunited with his family after 13 years.

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A "VULNERABLE" man was held at a farm near Newport and forced to work for 13 years with just an animal trough to wash in at one point, Cardiff Crown Court heard today.

Jobs hope for Newport Passport Office


12:43am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DAMNING report released by the Home Affairs Committee on the 'appalling series of failures' of HM Passport Office offers ‘some hope’ for new jobs in Newport, a city MP says.

Baby’s grandfather in videolink murder charge

South Wales Argus: Amelia Jones

1:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE grandfather of a Cwmbran baby who died when she was 41-days old appeared via videolink in court yesterday charged with her murder.

Newport actress stars in film thriller

South Wales Argus:

6:54am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEWPORT actress is on her way to stardom after finishing filming her latest role in a new independent feature film.

Win a print of your #mynewport pic

South Wales Argus: (10437824)

8:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

KEEP your entries coming in for our photographic competition to celebrate Newport in the wake of the Nato summit.

Sci-fi author brings aliens to Abergavenny

South Wales Argus: Jason Chapman has written a science fiction book series set in the 1950s. It has become popular on both sides of the Atlantic. His new novel is called Angel Committee and is based on a memo from the 28th July 1952 in which Winston Churchill wrote to one o

7:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SCIENCE fiction author is to publish the second book in a series which brought aliens to Abergavenny.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: How Abergavenny Food Festival boosts local economy

South Wales Argus: PROUD LABEL: One festival-goer parades her bag at last year's festival

6:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tens of thousands will visit Gwent's biggest food festival this weekend. NATHAN BRIANT examines its key role in the local economy.

Dogs rip woman's clothing on Newport canal path

South Wales Argus:

5:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO dogs jumped up at a woman and ripped her clothing during an incident on a Newport canal path.

Teenage carer up for award

South Wales Argus: Organisers of Newport's Night of Honour awards are still on the look out for nominations.

5:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEWPORT teenager who left school with no qualifications after caring for his sick mum has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Ex-Olympic torch bearer earns Empire Medal

South Wales Argus: PROUD Graeme Knowles shows off his BEM medal, alongside his wife, Kim (10360880)

4:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER Olympic torch bearer from Torfaen who has spent the last 15 years trying to improve disability sport has received a British Empire Medal on Monday.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Jocelyn Davies

4:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT'S impossible to predict how we would each respond in an emergency. While we might like to think we’d stay calm and know exactly what to do, when faced with someone who’s ill or injured and needs help, many of us don’t feel confident enough to act.

Police warning after Newport burglaries

3:33pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE officers in Newport are asking residents to be vigilant following a number of burglaries in the area over the last week.

Blaenau Gwent MP backs cancer appeal

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

2:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BLAENAU Gwent’s MP Nick Smith has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

Ex-student slams uni Caerleon campus closure

South Wales Argus:

1:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER student leader has written an open letter criticising the University of South Wales Students’ Union (USWSU) for not fighting the university’s decision to close its Caerleon campus.

Campaign launched to cut speed near schools

South Wales Argus:

1:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched in Gwent to help reduce car speeds near schools and protect children.

Plan to replace primary schools delayed

South Wales Argus: Blenheim Road Community Primary School. School of the Week. Exterior of Blenheim Road Community Primary School. (1296556)

12:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PLANS to replace two rundown primary schools identified as priorities for improvement have been delayed.

Your chance to vote for community cash awards

South Wales Argus: Chris Evans

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ISLWYN MP Chris Evans is asking constituents to vote for the three community groups shortlisted in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund awards.

Apple introduces U2 delete button

South Wales Argus: Apple has had to create an option for users who wish to remove U2's new album from their library in the wake of public backlash

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Apple has introduced a one-button tool to remove the U2 album it gifted to customers, following a backlash from iTunes account holders.

Campaign calls to bring back lollipop lady

South Wales Argus: More than 200 parents have signed a petition to try and get their lollipop lady back near Cwm Primary School.  Pictured are some of the parents and pupils at the busy crossing on Elm Street in Cwm. (10140364)

11:43am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GROUP of parents have rallied more than 400 signatories for a petition to re-instate a lollipop lady outside a primary school in Ebbw Vale.

Eight released in child images op

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

11:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

EIGHT people arrested in the Gwent Police force area as part of UK-wide police crackdown Operation Notarise have been released with no further action against them.

Newport teacher swaps classroom for pulpit

South Wales Argus:

11:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEWPORT primary school teacher has given up her job in the classroom to become a full-time priest.

ARGUS COMMENT: Passport jobs could return

10:41am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT IS NOTABLE that a lot of what people warned would happen when the Passport Office went ahead with major job losses in Newport, seem to have become reality.

Youngsters have say over criminals’ cash

South Wales Argus: Young people from Blaenau Gwent judging on a panel which decides how a share of £150,000 seized from criminals should be spent. Pictured are Chelsea Brain and Dylan Hurter outside Gwent Police HQ in Croesyceiliog near Cwmbran. (10364318)

10:19am Tuesday 16th September 2014

YOUNG people from Blaenau Gwent have put their judgement skills to the test by helping Gwent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) decide how £150,000 seized from criminals should be spent in the community.

Job fears for 50 Phones 4U staff in Gwent

9:55am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FIFTY jobs in Gwent are at risk after Phones 4U announced yesterday that they have gone into administration.

Councillor's £4k travel bill is highest claim in Gwent

South Wales Argus: GREEN PLAN: Cllr Phil Hobson

9:45am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE cabinet member and deputy leader has defended claiming the highest amount of travel expenses among all councillors in Gwent.

Michael Sheen to make Chartist film

South Wales Argus: POLITICS FILE: Review of the year - 2013

9:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT-BORN actor Michael Sheen will be arriving in Gwent to film a BBC programme for the 175th anniversary of the Chartist march, it has been confirmed.

NOW AND THEN: Stow Hill public baths, Newport

South Wales Argus:

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

This is the old Stow Hill public baths.

Four generations walk in memory of dad

South Wales Argus: Actress Suzanne Packer who joined crowds of thousands at Saturday's memory walk. Pics (C) Huw John Cardiff. MANDATORY BYLINE -  Huw John Cardiff

7:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FOUR generations of a Pontypool family joined nearly 2,000 participants for a fundraising walk in memory of their dad and grandad, "a real character who was well-known in the community".

NOW AND THEN: A scene from Newport

South Wales Argus:

7:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Do you recognise this picture of Newport past?

Ex-Paras head to Arnhem for 70th anniversary

South Wales Argus: Members of the Newport Parachute Regiment Association. The front row L-R Paul Harding, Laurance Williams, Tony Rising, Phil Andrews and Brian Dacey will be going to the Netherlands to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnham part of Operation Mar

6:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEMBERS of Newport’s Parachute Regiment Association will head to the Netherlands later this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a famous World War Two airborne landing.

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