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.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

4:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

EARLIER this year witnesses told the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which was looking at preparations for the Nato Summit, that if organisers could get Wales mentioned a few times by some world leaders we would be doing wonders for the brand of Wales internationally, let alone Newport.

THE NEWSDESK: What kind of image does the loss of documentary photography to Newport present of our city?

South Wales Argus:

2:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

IN 2011, we had the privilege of being part of the run-up to the 2012 celebration of 100 years of documentary photography courses in Newport.

WEEKENDER: Will Leighton Andrews step back into the bullring?

South Wales Argus: Education Minister Leighton Andrews quit after a row over his support for a school in his Rhondda constituency, which faced closure under his own surplus places policy.

1:25pm Saturday 13th September 2014

WHILE Scotland continues to gear itself up for its referendum on independence next week, The Welsh Government has signified its intention to try to refocus its own plans for the redrawing of boundaries.

COUCH POTATO: The definition of an ideal CBB contestant

South Wales Argus: (10262452)

1:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

ANYONE fortunate enough to miss the shocking moment in the house, on Monday night, would believe I’m making this up.

YOUR AM WRITES: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies

South Wales Argus: ALUN DAVIES AM FOR BLAENAU GWENT (7742702)

4:07pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A WEEK ago we were anxiously and excitedly looking forward to the arrival of President Obama, the first visit of a serving American President to Wales, leading the largest ever group of world leaders to visit the country.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Mohammad Asghar

South Wales Argus: MOHAMMAD ASGHAR (8489748)

4:12pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HUGE congratulations are due to everyone involved with Team Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

4:05pm Monday 8th September 2014

MPs travelled back to Parliament last week for the annual September sitting, although the Government seems to have very little legislation for us to debate or vote on. Talk in Westminster has therefore centred around two main issues.

THE NEWSDESK: Did we all just have a surreal Nato summit dream?

South Wales Argus: THANK YOU: Police thanked residents following the Nato summit

12:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AS we drive to work this week, it will be a strange feeling to see roundabouts in Newport without the presence of police officers standing on them.

WEEKENDER: Nato - Why our city can be proud of itself

South Wales Argus: British Prime Minister David Cameron and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel (10017341)

11:38am Saturday 6th September 2014

ALL of a sudden, they're gone.

POLITICS FILE: So far, so good – for a first Nato summit

South Wales Argus: Nato protesters gather outside Newport crown court (9829209)

8:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE Nato Summit at the Celtic Manor this week is a prime opportunity for protesters to get their political message across.

YOUR AM WRITES: Nick Ramsay, AM for Monmouth

5:25pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

M4 COMMUTERS can’t have helped but notice the motorway warning signs and miles of security fencing paving the way for the NATO summit.

THE NEWSDESK: Are you playing Nato police force bingo?

South Wales Argus: Police have blocked off pedestrian access to Coldra Roundabout.  Pictured is a Police officer from Lancashire Constabulary on the pedestrian path at Chepstow Road. (9800243)

1:45pm Sunday 31st August 2014

IT IS pleasing that Saturday's anti-Nato protest march through Newport was a good-tempered affair.

WEEKENDER: Wrong team inflicted United’s cup calamity

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 26-08-2014 of Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal showing his dejection during defeat to MK Dons during the Capital One Cup Second Round match at Stadium:mk, Milton Keynes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 27, 20

3:38pm Saturday 30th August 2014

AMONG long suffering fans of teams other than Manchester United, there was widespread glee earlier this week as Louis Van Gaal’s team was dismantled by Milton Keynes Dons.

YOUR AM WRITES: Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle

4:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014

I'VE spoken out on various aspects of the UK Government’s welfare reform agenda in the past, but I’m really worried about plans that will see newly unemployed workers face a minimum five-week wait before they receive any financial help.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMEMORATIONS were held across Newport and across Wales recently to mark the start of the First World War.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

2:19pm Monday 25th August 2014

Surprises galore from NATO summit.

THE NEWSDESK: Workers facing the human cost of Avana's job losses

South Wales Argus: Avana Bakeries have been saved from closure.  Pictured is the Avana Bakeries sign on Wern Industrial Estate. (8025892)

2:36pm Sunday 24th August 2014

IT'S going to be a difficult autumn for the 390 workers being made redundant from Avana Bakeries in Rogerstone.

WEEKENDER: Beer, chocolate and wellies... festival fun being had by all

South Wales Argus: Reading Festival (9600870)

2:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

BY now, music fans at the Reading Festival will be waking up after the first full day and night's entertainment, ready for another few hours' slogging around the site eating unhealthily and possibly getting very wet.

COUCH POTATO: BB gets royal flush of all the usual suspects

South Wales Argus: Host Emma Willis welcomes Deirdre Kelly to the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 18, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ B

2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IF THE TV summer of 2014 is remembered for anything, it’ll surely be the flash-in-the-pan fad for imitating royalty.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

South Wales Argus: MM 11.7.11 STORY D DEANS 

2:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE worrying trend of UK Coalition Government attacks on the trade union movement continues.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM William Graham

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark   Reporter-David  20-04-11
BMA Assembly elections hustings
William Graham (1307859)

11:55am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IN 2010 it was estimated that the Ryder Cup boosted the Welsh economy by more than £82m. The 2012 NATO Conference at Chicago saw £133m spent in the local economy, together with the generation of over 2,000 jobs.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

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

11:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AS I WRITE this column, our students across South East Wales will be waking up on one of the most important days of their young lives as the A-Level results are published.

THE NEWSDESK: There's some kind of summit next month - have you heard?

South Wales Argus: Making the ingredients for the NATO sausage and burger
SUMMIT ELSE  Francesca Turner serves up the tasty NATO sausage in a roll to customers (8474494)

2:59pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE sign on the M4, near the new Celtic Manor fence, said: "Nato Summit Sept 4-5. Plan ahead."

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

5:47pm Friday 15th August 2014


FIVE MINUTES WITH: Tony Kear, the chairman of Usk in Bloom

South Wales Argus:

6:29pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Jocelyn Davies

6:19pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ON THE last day of the Assembly term, Edwina Hart, the Transport Minister, dropped a bombshell - the Welsh Government is going ahead with plans to build the M4 relief road.

THE NEWSDESK: Enlarging the Westminster club is pure hypocrisy

3:11pm Sunday 10th August 2014

THERE are soon set to be 796 members of the House of Lords.

COUCH POTATO: Karaoke show on an airport travelator...

South Wales Argus: Alan Carr. The singer takes it all (9052326)

1:06pm Friday 8th August 2014

WE'RE all still finding our feet in this brave new world of social media.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Mohammad Ashgar

South Wales Argus: (9003038)

3:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014

WELSH Conservatives have continually called for an inquiry into the standard of care in the Welsh NHS, similar to the inquiry undertaken by Sir Bruce Keogh in England.

YOUR AM WRITES: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies

South Wales Argus: ALUN DAVIES AM FOR BLAENAU GWENT (7742702)

4:41pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

YOUR MP WRITES: Jessica Morden MP

4:53pm Monday 4th August 2014

IT IS nearly 18 months since the Coalition Government brought in the bedroom tax. It’s worth pointing out that it was the Coalition, not just the Tories, who dreamt up this cruel policy, because just before Parliament went into recess, the Liberal Democrats tried to partially disown it.

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

“THE Moon’s a Balloon” - David Niven fans will instantly recognise the title of the dashing actor’s 1972 autobiography.

POLITICS FILE: Jobs scheme hailed success

South Wales Argus: Jobs Growth Wales story.IMPRESSIVE  Blackwood Engineering in Glandwr Industrial Estate has benefitted from JGW funding, where a worker has gained employment through the fund. Pictured on visited to the site is Blaenau Gwent AM, Alun Davies, (centre), flan

6:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Jobs Growth Wales scheme has been hailed as one of the Welsh Government’s biggest success stories for both employers and jobseekers since its launch in 2012.

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!

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.

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.


4:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AS THE Argus recently reported, I’ve persuaded colleagues on the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee to undertake a full-scale inquiry into ‘legal highs’ - or new psychoactive substances, as they are formally known.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the many exciting things to see and do in Newport.

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

4:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

THIS past month I was honoured to be elected chair of the Down’s Syndrome All Party Parliamentary Group.

THE NEWSDESK: We need to apply common sense to the new M4 route

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

1:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THIS struck me the other night.

COUCH POTATO: ‘Prince’s’ hoax show was most enjoyable

South Wales Argus: I WANNA MARRY "HARRY": Summer love is in the air, as, Matthew Hicks, an average English "bloke" is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charm

1:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

WE’VE heard some whoppers on telly this week.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

South Wales Argus: YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

4:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

OVER the last few months, many of us in Wales have noticed the increasing UK Coalition Government attacks on the NHS in Wales. These political attacks detract from the hard work of doctors and nurses across Wales whose efforts we all rely on, and cynically attempt to create harmful anxiety and division.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM William Graham

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark   Reporter-David  20-04-11
BMA Assembly elections hustings
William Graham (1307859)

4:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ANOTHER series of traffic queues stretching beyond junctions 24 and 28, prompted me to make a further request for a statement on the M4 Relief Road.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

4:23pm Monday 14th July 2014

THERE is a war on Newport jobs- from several directions.

COACH POTATO: Beautiful game wins despite the pundits

South Wales Argus: Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari talks to his players after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to

2:51pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN ABSOLUTE shambles unfolded down in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night for anyone who loves the beautiful game.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

4:21pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PLAID Cymru led a debate in the Senedd about public service and the importance of governance and delivery.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Turner Syndrome sufferer Kelly Horton

South Wales Argus: Kelly Horton

6:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Kelly Horton is the mum of Kara-Jay Horton who suffers from a rare condition called Turner Syndrome causing her problems with growth.

POLITICS FILE: Plans come together for No to Nato Newport protests

South Wales Argus: Newport NATO Summit Logo (7529320)

3:25pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

In the shadow of the preparations for the main summit, a coalition of peace activists are planning protests and other activities to offer an alternative to the defence conference.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM, Jocelyn Davies

South Wales Argus: (7921537)

5:13pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

LAST week I gave up tickets I had to Monty Python Live to go to the Assembly debate on the Housing Bill.

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