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EXPERIENCE: RAF reservist LAC Cathy Sharples of 614 (County of Glamorgan) Sqn taking pictures from the open rear ramp of a Merlin helicopter

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Making a difference with the armed forces' reservists

His latest novel 'The Hunt' is described as a fast-paced thriller.

FIRST PERSON: From juggling writing with a full-time job to taking the plunge and becoming an award-winning author, Tim Lebbon reveals all about his change in career path

SAFETY: Pat Harris of Busk UK backs the introduction of regulations for young drivers already in place in Northern Ireland

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The rise in road deaths among the young

First person. Newport-born Vic Anstice is a former fireman and driver for British Rail  and played the accordian in the Adelphia Dance Band. (30581678)

FIRST PERSON: Gwent musician Vic Anstice

ROYAL FAMILY: Prince Charles will be visiting Wales this week

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Will Gwent welcome the Royal Family?

Learning Support Assistant Lynne Boucher ensures that pupils get safely onto the school bus (28141095)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanfoist Fawr primary

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: With Paddy Ashdown (Mark is far left)

FIRST PERSON: Canon Mark Soady, Area Dean for Abergavenny

PAINTING: Art therapist Patrica Clifford helps pupils Millie Smith-Byrne and Alex Berry paint the new school collage.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Gaer Primary School

FAMILY: (left to right) Leesa with her siblings; Hugh, Penny and Sue on their way to Darwin

First Person: Leesa Cartwright, puppeteer

School of the week, King Henry VIII Comprehensive, Abergavenny. (29252291)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: King Henry VIII Comprehensive

ARG First Person (29184066)

FIRST PERSON: Rocco Gurnari reveals all about out growing up in Italy, fulfilling a life-long dream of opening his own restaurant and cooking for Sir Cliff Richard

At the launch of RCN Direct in 1997. Christine Hancock, RCN General Secretary at the time, Jenny Kaskow (one of the first members of staff at RCN Direct) and Reverend Hasler.

FIRST PERSON: Usk minister Reverend Kevin Hasler

PROM: Hair by Jenna McDonnell

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The rise of the prom in Gwent schools

HOBBY: Paul Meredith and his bike

FIRST PERSON: Ex-miner and Big Pit mechanic Paul Meredith

CHILDHOOD: Mark Colbourne with his late father Cecil

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Tredegar paralympic-cyclist Mark Colbourne MBE

Bryngwyn Primary School (26520490)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Bryngwyn Primary School

CONNECT: (L to R rear) Ian Johnston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, and Baroness Helen Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, are shown around the Connect Gwent Hub by Helen Whewell, Connect Gwent coordinator. (Foreground) Garet

Behind the headlines: Victims of crime in Gwent

ARG School of the Week (26611679)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St Mary's Catholic Primary, Chepstow

Maureen Hendon has dialysis onboard "Bulldog" whilst sailing around the UK 2005 (26461816)

FIRST PERSON: Kidney Wales Foundation fundraiser Maureen Hendon

COLOURFUL: Reception and Year One pupils enjoying ‘parachute play’ - Pictures by Michael Eden

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Structure sees students excel in all areas

First time voter Ellie Bale, aged 19

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Public undecided but determined to vote

SOTW Building Blocks Nursery. Rania Boukhari plays with some plasticine (23888459)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Building Blocks Day Nursery, Croesyceiliog

CONCERNED: Dean Loader, station manager at Malpas fire station

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Grass fires in Gwent

Pictured are nursery children Morgan Warren and Iestyn Fisher in the playground. (19927984)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Ystruth Primary School

SKETCHING: pupils (left to right) Imogen Farfarakis, Elin Edwards and Ben Burnap showing their ideas for the new school building

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School

Celebration: Matt Lewis with wife Clair Lewis

LIFE THROUGH THE LENS: St David’s Hospice Care fundraiser, Jackie Lewis

The plans for the shipping container under the charity's Amazing Spaces project.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Working to help the Newport's homeless

FRIENDS: Clinton with Alun, John and Wayne

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Newport Elvis tribute artist Clinton Horton

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Rogiet Primary School

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Rogiet Primary School

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FIRST PERSON: Arctic ultra-marathon runner Paul Fosh

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Brynmawr pastor Stuart Wheatman

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Brynmawr pastor Stuart Wheatman

School of the Week Rougemont
Nursery pupils prepare to pot some plants (21741348)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Rougemont School

Dr Ramesh Sharma - First Person. Pictured is Ramesh with his family at the departure gate of Calcutta Airport ready to fly to Britain. (22410170)

FIRST PERSON: Cwmbran GP Dr Ramesh Sharma

Councillor Paul Cockeram said young people hanging around on street corners are not always causing trouble.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: How to crack anti-social behaviour

School of the Week - Deighton Primary School. Pictured are buddy readers Amber Mcloughlin and Holly Downes. (21511061)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Deighton Primary School, Tredegar

Newport County player Michael Flynn

FIRST PERSON: Newport County midfielder and youth development coach Michael Flynn

Teacher Robyn Wilford helps pupils William Mumford aged 7 and Darcie Williams aged 7 with their school work (21205580)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Risca Primary School

Alex Cooper (l) and Mayor of Blaenau Gwent of Bernard Willis

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: 9000 work in tourism across Gwent

Clinton Horton with wife Kelly Horton

FIRST PERSON: Elvis Tribute artist Clinton Horton

GENTLEMAN: Michael Flynn with Patrick Viera

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Newport's world-class football training camp that has attracted Patrick Viera and Thierry Henry

AUSTRALIA: With wife Suzanne at Ayers Rock in March 2014

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Toy Army owner Stephen Reynolds

School of the Week- St Gabriel RC Primary School
Pupil Ocean Ralph-Jones paints a dragon (19340870)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St Gabriel's Primary School

Dan Biddle with his fiancee Gemma Morgan

FIRST PERSON: 'I looked down at him, he looked at me, he then reached into his bag and detonated a home-made bomb' - 'Worst-injured survivor' of 7/7 recalls bombing horror

OPENING IN NOVEMBER: Newport's Friars Walk

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Friars Walk opening draws nearer

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Paul Murphy MP

LIFE THROUGH A LENS: Paul Murphy MP

Charles Williams Church in Wales, Caerleon (18370665)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School, Caerleon

Emma at her graduation

FIRST PERSON: Newport Cathedral organist proved a real inspiration

(19694201) A NEW LIFE: Nicole Smith and Emily Thackray with baby Sophia

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: ‘Surrogacy is about trust and friendship’

Photograph © Mark Lewis   (07885-581148)
Susan's birthday tea November 2013 (18371619)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Milton Infants School

Preparing for the medieval banquet

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Milton Infant School, Newport

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