Young mum saves woman from Newport bridge

South Wales Argus:

9:47am Monday 28th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-two has been praised after she talked a suicidal 19-year-old woman down from Newport Bridge by sharing her own story of how she fought depression.

Police appeal after men make explicit sexual comments to girl, 15, on train

South Wales Argus:

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help after a vulnerable girl travelling to Newport who was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey.

UPDATE: Newport drug dealer who escaped from court is recaptured

South Wales Argus: Newport Crown Court

1:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN who was told by a judge that he would be receiving a custodial sentence for dealing drugs jumped out of the dock and ran out of Newport Crown Court this morning.

Firefighters rescue bleeding dog from riverbank

South Wales Argus:

9:21am Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a dog that was trapped and bleeding in Newport.

Gwent heroin gang made to pay back profits

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

6:31am Monday 28th July 2014

A GROUP of men who brought at least £50,000-worth of heroin to Newport from Bristol were ordered to pay back some of the profits, with two told to pay back just £1 each.

Newport school closures for Nato summit

South Wales Argus: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

6:16am Monday 28th July 2014

AS FEW as seven Newport schools could be fully open during September's two-day Nato summit at Celtic Manor, as fears over "major disruption" along the M4 corridor cause head teachers and governors to close schools and take inset days instead.

Torfaen volunteers learn new skills for playscheme

South Wales Argus: Torfaen Play Service. Jack Johnson, Lawra Long, Victoria Gilbert, Hannah Guest, and Jordan Seddon are all tangled up. (8623647)

8:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

TORFAEN Play Service is running its annual summer playscheme programme in the summer holidays and in preparation for this a training week was held at Fairwater High School.

AM calls for civic lunches to end

7:04pm Monday 28th July 2014

SOUTH Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle has renewed calls for Welsh local authorities to consider ending annual lunches for civic leaders of other councils.

Man is jailed for string of crimes

6:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN who burgled a Pontypool home while on bail for stealing a car and crashing it after being chased by police has been jailed.

MP praises foodbank support

South Wales Argus: HAPPY: Nick Smith MP with foodbank supporters

6:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

BLAENAU Gwent MP Nick Smith commended the generosity of its residents after they filled trolleys so they were overflowing with donations at a foodbank collection.

Newport Passport Office staff go on strike

South Wales Argus: PCS workers on strike outside the Passport office in Newport (8646558)

6:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

STAFF at Newport’s Passport Office joined thousands of colleagues by going on strike over staffing levels today.

Newport’s stars set for charity dinner

South Wales Argus: Cllr. Matthew Evans Mayor of Newport (8632040)

6:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Mayor of Newport will host a “Newport’s finest” charity dinner with stars from the world of sport and media at Celtic Manor this autumn.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: MP Paul Murphy (2995836)

5:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WISE former councillor once gave me an interesting piece of advice when visiting a local fete: never get given the job of judging a competition in your constituency. After all, he said, you’ll make one person happy by declaring them the winner. But you’ll disappoint far more people by not choosing them!

Inquest told that man died of hypothermia

South Wales Argus: Inquest told that man died of hypothermia

3:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

A YOUNG man who took mephedrone died of hypothermia after a police chase, an inquest heard.

Gwent sites get Green Flag award

South Wales Argus: Belle Vue Park feature for Weekend
A MAP  On display in the grounds (6889033)

3:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

A HOST of Gwent’s parks and green spaces have been awarded Green Flag status.

Cwmbran slimmers join 5k charity walk

South Wales Argus: Start of the Slimmimg World Race for Life in Cwmbran raising money for Cancer Research UK (8639409)

1:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

CWMBRAN Slimming World groups joined together and raised over £500 for charity by organising a 5k walk for it members.

LIVE: Torfaen council discuss grave decoration

South Wales Argus: Torfaen County Borough Council HQ in Pontypool

2:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

TORAFEN councillors are debating their policy on grave decoration this afternoon. Join Argus reporter John Phillips for live coverage.

Rugby star opens charity pound shop

South Wales Argus: Welsh International and Newport Gwent Dragons player Lee Byrne opens a new Tenovus bargain £1 charity shop on the High Street in Newport.  Pictured serving the first customer is Lee with Thelma Lloyd from Newport. (8599015)

1:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

RUGBY star Lee Byrne helped open a charity pound shop in Newport on Friday.

Burton's Biscuits fun day raises cash for Children in Need

South Wales Argus: (8641725)

11:37am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY event held in Llantarnam to raise money for Children in Need was deemed a success by organisers yesterday.

ARGUS COMMENT: Good luck, Mr Mayor

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

9:07am Monday 28th July 2014

WE wish Newport mayor Matthew Evans all the luck in the world with his grand plan to gather the city's 'finest' together in one place to raise money for charity.

Caerphilly girl, 14, missing

South Wales Argus: APPEAL: Bonnie Rose Clarke has been missing since Friday

8:56am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are today appealing for information to locate a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing from her home in Caerphilly.

Wentwood Forest solar farm plan to go before council

South Wales Argus: Westmill Solar Farm – an example of how the solar project at Sevor Farm,  near South Marston, could look

7:45am Monday 28th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a 45 acre solar farm near one of Wales’ largest ancient forest will go before a planning committee in August despite protest from more than 100 campaigners.

Thousands line Monmouth streets for carnival

South Wales Argus: The Pasty Heaven team take part in the Monmouth bed race (8639475)

5:02am Monday 28th July 2014

CARNIVAL fever reached Monmouth yesterday as a colourful parade made its way through the town, before its popular Bed Race made a return to the annual proceedings.

Blaenau Gwent horse and dog show

South Wales Argus: ON THE RUN: Llanfilo Confetti puts on a show

6:34am Monday 28th July 2014

POOCHES and ponies paraded at the park in Cwm for the annual Blaenau Gwent Horse and Dog Show at Cwm Welfare Ground.

Newport County fun day at Rodney Parade

South Wales Argus: The Newport County family fun day at Rodney Parade after County beat AFC Carl Zeiss Jena 1-0 (8632246)

6:02am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT County fans had double cause for celebration on Saturday as they scored a victory against longstanding rival Carl Zeiss Jena before enjoying a fun day at Rodney Parade.

Gwent company launches investigation into drug scandal

South Wales Argus: Sports nutritionist Darren Foote of Brynmawr is providing his 'Mountain Fuel' energy drinks to HRH Prince Harry's South Pole trek team (1756119)

5:47am Monday 28th July 2014

THE Gwent company behind a supplement used by two Welsh athletes at the centre of the Commonwealth Games doping scandal have launched an internal investigation.

Towed car crashes after coming loose

South Wales Argus: Courtney Barrett’s car has been written off after the RAC failed to attach the tow correctly, it came off and the car careered into another one on the A4042. Courtney is pictured at Usk Garage with her grandmother Bonita Barratt and her damaged car.

5:32am Monday 28th July 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after the broken-down car she was being towed in came loose and smashed head-on into an oncoming car.

Museum reveals Blaenavon’s war stories

6:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS summer marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and as part of the centenary commemorations, The Blaenavon Community Heritage Museum has been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research and write a history of Blaenavon and its people during the war years.

Family of murdered woman aim to sue police over death

South Wales Argus: MURDERED: Joanne Michael

2:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE family of a young mother killed by her ex-boyfriend in "a mad fit of jealous rage" as the 999 emergency system failed her are seeking a landmark ruling over the right to claim damages for police negligence.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

South Wales Argus: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

THE NEWSDESK: Back the athletes putting in the hard yards away from our TV screens

South Wales Argus: Wales's Elena Allen in action on her way to a Silver Medal in the Skeet Women Final at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie, during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 25, 2014. See PA stor

1:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE best thing about the Commonwealth Games, for me, isn't the appearance of sporting superstars like Usain Bolt.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Weekend Recipe - Fresh Strawberry and Black Pepper Lassi by South Wales freelance vegetarian chef Shaheen Sutton

South Wales Argus: (8569670)

12:32pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Lassi is appearing all over now as an alternative cooling drink to milkshakes on many trend setting café menu's across South Wales, but its a cooling yoghurt based drink that has been enjoyed by those from South Asian communities, especially around the fasting Ramadan season.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Family Fun - Try out the attractions at Cantref Adventure Park

South Wales Argus: FUN:  Bottle Feeding

10:31am Sunday 27th July 2014

Get the whole family involved in an exciting day out at CANTREF ADVENTURE PARK in Brecon this summer as SOPHIE BROWNSON reports.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Food and drink - Rapeseed oil: the healthier cooking oil?

1:34pm Sunday 27th July 2014

New research suggests rapeseed oil can reduce heart problems. CARYS THOMAS researches the benefits of the oil.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: LIfe in The Grey Lane by Nigel Corten

South Wales Argus: (8561569)

9:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THESE days I try not to spend too much time piloting the armchair. I'll save that for when I start to feel old. Till then, I’ll keep strolling up and down the fairways, in search of a half-decent round of golf.

Appeal launched for Gaza and Israel

9:12am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help provide medical assistance in Israel and Gaza.

Jobs under threat at Newport recycling plant

South Wales Argus:

8:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

ALMOST 100 jobs are under threat at a Newport recycling facility whose parent company has called it “commercially unattractive”.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Monmouthshire woman making art from felt

South Wales Argus: FELT: Collier's Row

8:28am Saturday 26th July 2014

It may normally be associated with children's play time, but felt is also being used to create stunning works of art by one Monmouthshire woman. JEN MILLS reports.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Great Outdoors - Where to skateboard in Gwent

South Wales Argus: Nathan Price strutts his stuff at the Abergavenny Youth and Community centre skate jam event (8462222)

4:32pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOPHIE BROWNSON takes a look at where to find some of the best ramps and half-pipes for skateboarders, BMX riders and those riding scooters.

Residents get say as council faces cuts

5:45pm Saturday 26th July 2014

RESIDENTS across Caerphilly county borough will get the chance to help shape the way the council delivers services during the next few years, as it faces unprecedented budget cuts.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Shopping with Keiligh Baker - Summer beauty products

3:28pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BOB Marley sang: "Sun is shining, the weather is sweet/ Make you want to move your dancing feet".

Gwent producers scoop awards

South Wales Argus:

3:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BLAENAVON cheese company scooped three awards at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

Trevethin shops has a £1.6 million transformation

South Wales Argus:

2:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AROUND 100 people gathered to watch the official opening of the new £1.6 million social enterprise development, shops and new police office in Trevethin.

Council to debate FGM motion

South Wales Argus: Cllr Gail Giles. cabinet member for licensing and statutory functionslaunching cold calling zone in Malpas. Pictured is Cllr Gail Giles on Wavell Drive in Malpas. (5439371)

2:15pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEWPORT councillor will put forward a proposal to introduce a campaign and a zero-tolerance Charter against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following a shocking report from the Home Office.

Newport school could expand after merger

12:54pm Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought for a major expansion of a junior school site in Newport, which will allow the physical completion of a merger with the neighbouring infants school.

Cwmbran car evening raises £600 for charity

South Wales Argus: A Motorsport evening was held at Newtown Motors by the Forresters Car Club to raise money for St David's Hospice.  Pictured are some vintage vehicles on display. (8591431)

12:37pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A GWENT-based car club raised £600 for charity by hosting a special event on Thursday evening.

WEEKENDER: Games’ feelgood spirit is a lesson for football

South Wales Argus: Members of the England team arrive during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 23, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Ceremony. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA

12:18pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WHEN I was a boy, the Commonwealth Games was as much an exercise in geography as a feast of sporting entertainment.

Children ask Nato summit leaders for peace and no poverty

South Wales Argus: (8608658)

11:17am Saturday 26th July 2014

PRIMARY school pupils from two Newport schools have been given the chance to pen personal messages for the Nato world leaders ahead of the summit in September.

Witnesses are called by Tory AM in libel case

11:04am Saturday 26th July 2014

FIVE witnesses were called by Gwent Conservative AM Mohammad Asghar yesterday as he pursues libel action with another man against five members of the Newport Muslim community.

Councillors' plea to protect Newport courses

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

10:17am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT councillors will urge university chiefs to keep courses in the city and surrounding areas, including the campus in Caerleon, at a meeting on Tuesday.

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