Newport wrestler to appear on reality tv show

South Wales Argus: Mark Andrews, 22,  a wrestler who trains in Newport, is appearing on the reality TV show, TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp 2. Pictured is Mark near his home in Cardiff. (11804961)

8:13am Sunday 26th October 2014

A WRESTLER from across Newport has battled his way onto a wrestling reality television show.

Abergavenny fraudster who took money from his hospital radio station avoids jail


6:42am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MAN who admitted £14,000-worth of fraud - including taking more than £2,000 from a Gwent hospital radio station - has been handed a suspended sentence.

Caerleon pupils mark 100 years since First World War with giant poppies

South Wales Argus: Caerleon Comp Poppies. Pictured are pupils Zach Miller and Samia Islam. (11807138)

12:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS at Caerleon Comprehensive School have created gigantic poppies to commemorate those who died in the First World War.

WEEKENDER: Heat remains on FIFA over Qatar World Cup finals

South Wales Argus: Beach football (11884462)

8:14am Saturday 25th October 2014

AS participants in childhood summer football matches will no doubt recall, one does not always realise at the time the potential damage to one's system that can be caused by hoofing a piece of leather around for hours in the merciless glare of the sun.

Family receives honour for Gwent man's organ donation

South Wales Argus: HONOURED: Mr Medlicott saved the lives of two people and restored the sight of two others through organ donation

9:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A GWENT family has received an award on behalf of a relative who donated his organs, at the Welsh Awards Ceremony in the Millennium Stadium.

Sebastopol housing plans approved

10:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS for a controversial 1,200 home plan in Torfaen have once again been approved - despite concerns.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Shopping - Halloween outfits at not-so frightening prices

South Wales Argus: (11877281)

6:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

HALLOWEEN is one of those tricky times of year when you’re forced to find a scary costume on a budget that isn’t as frightening.

Falklands war veteran at Cwmbran school

South Wales Argus: Simon Weston held a presentation evening at Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran.  Pictured is Simon during the presentation. (11776204)

5:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

FALKLANDS war hero Simon Weston gave an inspirational talk at a secondary school in Torfaen.

Bedblocking on rise again in Gwent hospitals

4:19pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE number of patients blocking hospital beds in Gwent rose by almost a quarter during September, to 112.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Family Fun - Halloween half-term events in Gwent

South Wales Argus: HALLOWEEN:  Caerphilly castle hosting scary cinema screenings this Halloween

4:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SOMETHING spooky's going on in Gwent this weekend with plenty of fiendishly fun Halloween activities taking place in the run up to the main event.

Female war casualty from Pontypool to be commemorated

2:08pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TORFAEN veterans will attend a service and lay a memorial cross at the grave of the only female World War One casualty from Pontypool.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Food and Drink - Impress your Halloween party guests with these tasty dishes

2:02pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Impress your guests at your Halloween party with some tasty dishes. SOPHIE BROWNSON has these suggestions.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Great Outdoors - Top 10 places to enjoy an Autumn walk in Gwent

South Wales Argus: HIKERS: Harri Roberts and Tracy Burton at Conwy's Capel Curig in June while on their Wales-wide walk.

12:04pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AUTUMN can be intrinsically linked with damp, cold weather, where it is much more appealing for someone to snuggle under the duvet rather than venturing outside.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The people who will be having some spooky fun in Gwent this Halloween

South Wales Argus: SPIDEY: Aimee Jones as Spiderman

10:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

Pumpkins, scary costumes and some rather unusual make-up - yes it's that time of year again . CIARAN KELLY talks to some Gwent people who will be getting involved in the spooky fun this Halloween.

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.

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.

Paedophile has sentence cut after technical error

South Wales Argus: Royal Courts of Justice (11904462)

4:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who attacked police with a nail gun when they tried to arrest him, has had his 30-year jail term cut by a year on appeal.

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.

Stars sparkle at Newport mayor's charity gala dinner

South Wales Argus: Cllr Matthew Evans and mayoress Tina with the celebrities at the event

9:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

STARS like adventurer Richard Parks, athletes Jamie Baulch and Christian Malcolm, football manager and former Wales player Mark Aizlewood, and Rhys and Eggsy from Goldie Lookin' Chain were at a gala dinner to raise funds for charity tonight.

Newport school catering workers continue fight for payments

South Wales Argus: Protest by former catering staff to increase their equal pay settlement, outside Newport Civic Centre.
FAIR PLAY  From left, Sue Moore, Christine Evans and Lynette Sims (11895802)

7:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

SCHOOL catering assistants forged ahead with a fight to increase an “insulting” equal pay settlement.

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.

Alfie's memoirs on sports book of the year list

South Wales Argus:

7:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO separate stories of how top gay sportsmen struggled to come to terms with their sexuality are among the contenders for a £26,000 literary prize.

Delays following collision near J27 on M4

4:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LORRY and car were involved in a collision near junction 27 on the M4.

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.

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