Newport sports village hosts sportathon

South Wales Argus: Sport-a-thon for Sport Relief run by Newport Council. Owen Griffiths helps Billy Reed learn to play table tennis.  (5513173)

12:45pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOZENS of sportsmen and women took part in a 12-hour fundraiser at Newport International Sports Village

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Going underground with Cwmbran Caving Club

South Wales Argus: Mária Frigyesi about to close the entrance gate to the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Cave system.

7:25am Saturday 19th April 2014

HAVE you ever thought about trying your hand at caving? HAYLEY MILLS and DAVID GRIFFITHS meet those whose passion draws them underground.

Son's meningitis death 'smashed our hearts into a million pieces'

South Wales Argus: "BEAUTIFUL": Shae Brynley Button

8:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DISTRAUGHT mum has spoken of her grief after her “beautiful” three-year-old son died suddenly from meningitis earlier this week.

Newport trio appeal to have ASBOs lifted

South Wales Argus: Kingsley Borg (5321349)

9:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

THREE Newport men handed Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) for behaviour in the Moorland and Broadmead Park areas have lodged appeals to have them overturned.

Newport runners raise cash for girl’s surgery

South Wales Argus: (5532348) Olivia Robinson

5:24pm Saturday 19th April 2014

MORE than 50 employees from the Office for National Statistics in Newport took part in a fun run to raise funds for an operation that could help a four-year-old girl walk independently for the first time.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Asparagus is top of the crop

South Wales Argus: FRESHLY PICKED: Some of the world's best asparagus comes from the Wye Valley.   (5285405)

4:44pm Saturday 19th April 2014

IT’S not often you can go vegetable shopping, confident the produce you chose has made its way there without a long haul flight. But with the official start to the asparagus season just around the corner, you can be sure the only spears you need to be eating this Spring are from just beyond your doorstep.

Easter dinner for Newport homeless

South Wales Argus: EASTER DONATIONS: Carol Alderton of the Salvation Army, left, with Claire Conway

3:05pm Saturday 19th April 2014

HOMELESS people will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner this weekend following a generous food donation in the lead-up to Easter.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The allure of Abergavenny's Three Peaks

South Wales Argus: View of the Blorenge

2:41pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Some see it as a challenge, some are captivated by the stunning scenery, while others complete it for charity. HAYLEY MILLS looks at the allure of the Abergavenny Three Peaks walks.

Blaenavon mum calls for traffic calming measures

2:32pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BLAENAVON Town councillors are calling for traffic calming measures on Cemetery Road after a child was hit by a car.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Our Garden Guru answers your questions

South Wales Argus: Rob Williams of Secret Garden near Pontypool

1:40pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Q: I have always grown Moneymaker tomato and had great success every year and the children love them. But recently I have also grown some of the sweeter tasting tomatoes. Which is your favourite sweet tomato and the most vigorous grower ? VW, Cwmbran

IT'S THE WEEKEND: April jobs by allotment blogger Sean O’Dobhain

South Wales Argus: SPRING TIME: Sow squash seeds in a warm place and on edge to help germination.

11:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

HERE'S the latest column from our allotment columnist Sean O’Dobhain, from Cwmbran

Sponsors announced for Newport Food Festival

South Wales Argus: SPONSOR: Caroline Daly of Coleg Gwent (5529344)

11:38am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE joint sponsors for this year’s Newport Food Festival have been announced.

Ex-refugee and Newport volunteer scoops national award

South Wales Argus: Volunteer Robert Muza from Newport, has won an award for Outstanding Contribution to Doorstep Sport by national sports charity StreetGames in recognition of his contribution to his local community. Pictured is Robert Muza outside Newport International Spo

10:37am Saturday 19th April 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL Newport volunteer has won an award for his work engaging young people in sport.

Pair chase and catch charity box thief

9:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POST OFFICE worker has thanked her “knights in shining armour” who chased after the masked thief who targeted her store and stole a charity box.

Police warning after teen girl and boy, 5, asked to get into van

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

2:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have warned residents to be vigilant after a teenage girl and a five-year-old boy were approached and asked if they wanted to get into a white van.

Easter events in Gwent

South Wales Argus:

11:02am Friday 18th April 2014

FIND out what's on this Easter in Gwent from these stories and listings:

Woman supervising ex-con 'seduced' into car fraud

South Wales Argus: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

9:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A VALLEYS woman in charge of supervising convicted criminals on unpaid work was “seduced” by one of her charges to commit fraud on his behalf, a court heard.

Crumlin junction designs go on show

7:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS in the Crumlin area are being invited to attend a public meeting to discuss proposed improvement works on a signalised junction.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man becomes Italian chef

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter John Phillips tries his hand as a chef at the Gemelli Italian Restaurant in Newport.  Pictured outside the restaurant on left is co owner Pasquale Cinotti with John.   (5366321)

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN PHILLIPS put his masterchef skills to the test when he became a cook at Newport's Gemelli restaurant

FIVE MINUTES WITH: John Brooks, organiser of Devauden 10K

South Wales Argus: John Brooks

5:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

Five Minutes With: John Brooks, organiser of the Devauden 10K run

Newport students win stockbroker challenge

South Wales Argus: WINNERS: St Joseph’s pupils, left to right, Cerys Walsh, Rebecca Harper, Bethan Doughty, Rebecca Jervis and Niamh Bushe MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHN

4:33pm Friday 18th April 2014

ASPIRING stockbrokers took top honours at a challenge that recreated the intensity of the Stock Exchange trading floor.

Centre for sport excellence named

South Wales Argus: NEW NAME: The Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence

3:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEW state-of-the-art sports complex in Caerphilly county borough will be named Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence.

ARGUS COMMENT: Shop local this Easter

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

2:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

EASTER weekend, is of course, the most significant date in the Christian calendar, but over the years many other traditions have grown up around it.

Donations pour in for Pontypool mum's life-saving op

South Wales Argus: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome (5208314)

1:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

DONATIONS are flooding in for the once active mum of three who hopes to raise enough money for a life-saving operation, after living with a one-in-a-million condition that has left her bed-bound.

Newport firm confirms plans to go into administration

South Wales Argus: Greenhill Construction on Stephenson Street in Newport (5437931)

1:28pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE DIRECTOR of Newport firm Green Hill Construction has confirmed they intend to enter administration, after their work force was made redundant last week.

Cwmbran vegetable growers install laser beams to protect crops

South Wales Argus: HEAVYWEIGHT HORTICULTURE: Gareth, left and Kevin Fortey with their monster marrow

1:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

CWMBRAN giant vegetable growers is not taking any chances by installing laser and infer-red alarms to protect their prized crops.

Spring completion for £10m Newport flats upgrade

South Wales Argus: Greenwood Tower Block in St Julians, Newport. (5482479)

12:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A £10MILLION housing project designed to modernise three blocks of flats is on course to be completed by spring 2015.

Three-car crash causes delays on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus:

1:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

SLOW traffic is reported due to a three-car crash on the M4 in Newport this afternoon.

Veg project at Newport's Tredegar House 'huge success'

South Wales Argus: Plant it, grow it and eat it event at Tredegar House in Newport
POTS OF FUN  Molly Cooper , age 12, of Newport, gives it a bash (5437900)

12:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

A VEGETABLE growing project is going from strength to strength after becoming a hit with children and their families.

Easter fun at Raglan Castle

South Wales Argus: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza will be coming to Raglan Castle this weekend to delight children and parents alike.

Dad's cancer battle inspires Abertillery woman

South Wales Argus: Lisa Bytheway with her father Mark Price and Tomos Morgan-Price who has organised a charity event at Llanhilleth Miners Institute called The Undercover Appeal raising awareness of Colon Cancer. (5381362)

11:49am Friday 18th April 2014

AN ABERTILLERY woman has raised more than £1,220 for the fight against colon cancer after her father was diagnosed with the illness.

Blaenau Gwent life expectancy still among UK's lowest

11:06am Friday 18th April 2014

LIFE expectancy fell slightly during 2010-12 for men and women in much of Gwent.

Good Friday fun at Pontypool Indoor Market

South Wales Argus: NEW LIFE: Pontypool Market is undergoing refurbishment

10:44am Friday 18th April 2014

FUN and games will be on offer at Pontypool Indoor Market today.

Over half of Newport council staff say ideas not valued - survey

South Wales Argus: SURVEY: Just over half of the employees of Newport council quizzed think the authority doesn’t value the ideas or opinions of its staff

10:39am Friday 18th April 2014

JUST over half of the employees of Newport council quizzed in a survey think the authority doesn’t value the ideas or opinions of its staff.

Newport charity to feature in city's Monopoly board

South Wales Argus: SQUARE:  Newport charity to feature on the board

10:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A NEWPORT charity is in for the chance to secure a prime location on the city’s Monopoly board.

Thousands expected at Newport Easter egg hunts

South Wales Argus: Local children at Newport East Community Centre, Moorland Park, pictured with Claire Main, of Wates, who went about an 'Easter Egg Hunt', around the estate (5485144)

10:03am Friday 18th April 2014

EASTER fun came to children across Gwent this week as they flocked to egg trails at Newport community centres to uncover the clues leading to a chocolatey prize.

One injured in Blaenavon crash

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON was taken to hospital last night after a crash in Blaenavon.

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigs ban

South Wales Argus: BURNING ISSUE: Pupils have been warned that e-cigarettes can encourage young people to take up smoking.

9:26am Friday 18th April 2014

A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Monmouthshire phone box tells Easter story

South Wales Argus: The Bettws Newydd phone box which has been bought for the community.
HOLY WEEK  The Easter story which is portrayed inside, being 'The Last Supper', created by children from Llanfair Kilgeddin VA Primary School and Messy Church. Making adjustments

9:06am Friday 18th April 2014

A SMALL community in Monmouthshire has put a disused phone box to good use by using it to tell the Easter story.

Tractor run raises cash for Caldicot tot

South Wales Argus: Imogen Ashwell-Lewis 2  at the start of the Chepstow and District Vintage Club road run from Cophill Farm, Itton.  (5381149)

8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

CALDICOT tot Imogen Ashwell-Lewis waved off tractors and Landrovers at a 32-mile road run fundraising event being held for her.

Workers face redundancy at Newport building firm

South Wales Argus: Greenhill Construction on Stephenson Street in Newport (5437978)

7:47am Friday 18th April 2014

WORKERS at a Newport construction firm are facing redundancy after the directors admitted they could not save the business.

Brynmawr play to tell Easter story

South Wales Argus: Photos Becky Matthews Words Hayey 29.3.13
Passion Play performed in Ebbw Vale by the Valleys Family Church. 
Jesus played by Stuart Wheatman  (5517887)

7:06am Friday 18th April 2014

PEOPLE in Blaenau Gwent are expected to gather today to see a re-enactment of the crucifixion to mark Good Friday.

Monmouthshire man is only Master Butcher in Wales

South Wales Argus: MASTER: Adrian Walker receiving his accolade from the Meat Training Council Board.

6:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE butcher has become the only accredited Master Butcher in the whole of Wales.

Valleys church re-enacts crucifixion

South Wales Argus: Passion Play in Brynmawr. Jesus, played by Stuart Wheatman on the cross. (5537092)

4:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than 100 people gathered in Brynmawr this afternoon to witness the re-enactment of the crucifixion to mark Good Friday.

Prayer walk held in Newport to mark Good Friday

South Wales Argus: PRAYER WALK:  Worshippers walk through Newport

4:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE vicar of a church that helps the homeless in Newport prayed for people in the city today as the country marked Good Friday.

Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

South Wales Argus: SUPPORT: David Davies MP for Monmouth

2:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

WEEKENDER: Britpop: Look back in anger - and fear and loathing

South Wales Argus: NOSTALGIA AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE: Blur in their heyday

2:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

IF THE Government is looking for more ways to raise extra cash to pay off the national debt, it could do worse than put a tax on nostalgia.

COUCH POTATO: BGT: Same old from the same mould...

South Wales Argus: (5517534)

12:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

Call off the search.

Chepstow man cleared of hindering police

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SEDBURY man who refused to be searched by a policeman - causing a ‘pantomime-style’ scene outside his home - has been cleared of a charge of obstruction.

England to face Wales in Monmouth soccer showdown

5:29am Friday 18th April 2014

WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

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