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.

Teen boys arrested after Pill sex assault

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

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO teenage boys from Newport have been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Pill.

Caravan fire closes lane on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus: Traffic queue at Junction 28 of the M4 as an accident is cleared from the Eastbound carriageway (1067889)

11:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE lane and a slip road is closed due to caravan fire on the M4 in Newport.

FIRST PERSON: Documentary filmmaker Alexis Girardet

South Wales Argus:

10:42am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

From chewing bits of wood to sound like a beaver, to trekking to the South Pole with Prince Harry, Alexis Girardet from Tintern has earned his place as a documentary filmmaker, as EMMA MACKINTOSH found out.

Yes campaign for McDonald's gathers support

7:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A YES campaign group for a McDonald’s on the outskirts of Abergavenny is gathering pace, with more than 1,400 supporters.

Changes coming to Newport bus services

6:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEWPORT Bus will operate additional services to enhance the city and rural network from Monday, November 3.

Teenage girls injured after car crashes into tree

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

5:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOUR teenage girls were taken to hospital on yesterday after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree in Rassau.

Britain’s Got Talent to audition at Pill Millenium Centre

South Wales Argus: Will act win Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday?

5:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FANCY yourself as the next Collabro, Susan Boyle, Diversity or even Jenson Zhu?

LIVE: Newport council meeting

South Wales Argus: LEADING ROLE? Newport Civic Centre could be the hub for a new local authority in Gwent says city council leader Bob Bright

5:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARGUS reporter Becky Carr is at Newport council's learning, caring and leisure scrutiny committee meeting this evening. Join her for live coverage here:

WATCH: Sheep stranded on cliff is rescued by RSPCA

South Wales Argus:

3:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RSPCA inspectors have rescued a sheep which was stranded on a cliff in South Wales.

LIVE: Council debates merger plans

South Wales Argus: Monmouthshire County Council HQ in Usk

3:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REPORTER Nathan Briant is at the special Monmouthshire County Council meeting to discus a potential merger with other authorities.

Welsh secretary should condemn 'war on Wales'

South Wales Argus: CONTROVERSIAL: A bill to introduce National Service had its second reading in Parliament

3:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WELSH Secretary Stephen Crabb has been urged to condemn the "war on Wales", amid claims that Jeremy Hunt hired the Daily Mail to smear the NHS.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Rumour that Ostend retaken no surprise

South Wales Argus:

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Fight for the coast

Newport Docks owner repeats concern over M4 Relief Road

South Wales Argus: SUBMITTED
Pics of the Nevis Power development site at Newport Docks (8379682)

1:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE owners of Newport Docks have repeated their concerns over the proposed route of the M4 Relief Road.

Pioneering veg plot approved

South Wales Argus: Monmouthshire council will  be launching a community gardening initiative Incredible Edible in Abergavenny.  Pictured is campaigner Alison Newsam with a small plot of land on St Helens Road in Abergavenny than has been cultivated with vegetables and flowe

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council will give a first licence of its kind in the county today to a woman who will be responsible for growing produce on a plot of the authority's land.

CRIME FILE: ‘Sexting’ can lead to threat of child abuse

South Wales Argus: ABUSE: In the last five years 26 children under the age of 16 have been charged for sexual offences on other under 16s in Gwent. Picture is posed by a model

12:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IN the last five years 26 children under the age of 16 have been charged for sexual offences on other under 16s in Gwent.

Survey says 65% of pets fear fireworks

South Wales Argus: FEAR: The survey of 3,750 pet owners shows that two-thirds of dogs (66%) and more than half of cats (57%) display signs of fear

10:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW survey from Dogs Trust and Cats Protection has revealed that 65 per cent of pets are worried by fireworks and that 93 per cent of their owners alter their routine during fireworks celebrations.

Gwent Homebase stores at risk as quarter of outlets to close

South Wales Argus: Homebase is launching a three-year plan to "improve the productivity of its store estate"

11:44am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO Homebase stores in Gwent are at risk as the company announced it will close a quarter of its outlets over three years.

Gwent health board gets new boss

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANEURIN Bevan University Health Board has a new chief executive, Judith Paget, who takes over the role vacated in June by Dr Andrew Goodall on his appointment as the head of the NHS in Wales.

Appeal after manhole covers stolen

South Wales Argus: Mystery of the missing manholes

9:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of five manhole covers in the Tredegar area over the last ten days.

Wales NHS body defends service

South Wales Argus: SWA/MIKE LEWIS....20.10.08 REPORTER
AMBULANCES OUTSIDE THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT THE ROYAL GWENT HOSPITAL (9934919)

10:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BODY representing the NHS in Wales has defended the service in the wake of claims from the UK Government that it is a "second-class" health service.

97,000-name cancer drug petition to be handed in

South Wales Argus: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan and her husband Allan. (9399384)

8:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PETITION started by an Usk woman calling for a cancer drugs fund in Wales which has been signed by more than 97,000 people will be presented to the Welsh Government next month.

Search for tragic son's charity marathon pals - 40 years on

South Wales Argus:

8:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUPLE from Griffithstown are trying to trace the childhood friends of their son who died following a battle with Multiple sclerosis.

Award for top Newport boxing trainer

South Wales Argus: Alway Amateur Boxing Club was broken into overnight on Tuesday and a cash tin with £150 in it was taken. Pictured is Steve Sims in his boxing gym. (4010688)

7:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEWPORT boxing trainer Steve Sims has been recognised in the 2014 Newport Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Could you be first Newport Monopoly champion?

South Wales Argus: ON BOARD The launch of the Newport Monopoly board game at the 2010 club, Celtic Manor Resort.TEEING OFF ARE  Mr Monopoly with from (left), Elle Wilks, 14, of Cross Keys, Miss Teen beauty Newport 2014, Megan Sweet, eight, of Llanmartin and Newport mayor, c

6:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HERE is your chance to pass Go, collect £200 of goodies – and be crowned Newport’s first Monopoly champion.

Victory for some in school transport row

South Wales Argus: Kate Kronenbach's daughter, Sophie Fieldhouse,  has autism and her mum was told this week there is no council transport going to be available when she starts back at Nash College in Newport next week. (9808886)

10:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council has re-awarded college transport to some children and young adults with special educational needs after a month-long battle with parents across the county.

Wales being ‘undersold’ to overseas visitors

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Commons Welsh Affairs Committee has called for a more coherent strategy to attract international visitors to Wales.

Have your say on council business

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESIDENTS in the Caerphilly county borough can now have their say on the issues that will be discussed by the council’s five scrutiny committees.

Police hunt man with links to Gwent

South Wales Argus:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a man who has links with Gwent.

ARGUS COMMENT: The NHS has always been a political football

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

9:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE political war has started well in advance of next year's general election and the National Health Service in Wales is its latest battleground.

Homeless Newport family say they have been sleeping in their car for three months

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

5:56am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HOMELESS family say they have been sleeping in their car for over three months after their home was repossessed.

Health minister's letter slams 'tissue of lies' from UK Government

South Wales Argus: Submitted pic from internet
Generic surgery
operation
transplant
 (2226553)

3:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Welsh Health Minister has written a strongly-worded letter to Jeremy Hunt, the UK Government's Health Secretary about the "tissue of lies which are told on behalf of your party".

Pistorius gets five years' jail for killing girlfriend

South Wales Argus: Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

9:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

High winds close lane on Severn Bridge as ex-Hurricane Gonzalo strikes

South Wales Argus: Gathering of lifeboats near Chepstow for the 40th birthday of the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA)

8:15am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ONE lane is closed on the M48 Severn Bridge in both directions because of strong winds.

Dad runs marathon for blood disorder funds

10:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CROSS Keys dad whose son has a rare blood disorder has raised more than £700 running the Cardiff Half Marathon for the ITP Support Association.

Pupils learn about Torfaen in First World War

South Wales Argus: WW1 display at Abersychan School . Pupils from Year 10 history looking over the display from the Gwent Archives. (11702001)

7:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

GWENT Archives visited Abersychan School as part of the First World War commemorations.

County star joins anti-racism event

South Wales Argus: Newport County versus Wimbledon AFCTHAT'S A HANDY START  County's Ismail Yakubu puts the team one up (10834610)

5:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWPORT County FC will be holding an anti-racism event today for Newport pupils.

M4 relief road plans 'doomed' - Lib Dems

5:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Welsh Government should accept its plans for an M4 relief road are doomed, and instead begin planning a South Wales Metro system, say Welsh Liberal Democrats.

NHS staff vote for strike action

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NHS workers in Wales who are members of the union Unison have voted to take strike action over pay, in a formal ballot that closed on Monday.

Appeal after man exposes himself to woman near canal

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

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman as she was walking along the canal near Pontypool.

Smaller bins to be rolled out across Torfaen

South Wales Argus: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

2:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALLER black wheelie bins are to be introduced into Torfaen following a council decision today.

Police appeal after Cwmtillery woman goes missing

South Wales Argus:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE in Abertillery are appealing for help in finding a woman who has gone missing from Cwmtillery.

Appeal after gold rings and necklaces stolen from Cash Generator

South Wales Argus:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help following a burglary at Cash Generator in Cwmbran when gold rings and necklaces were stolen.







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