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HONOUR: The regimental standard bearing the honour 'Loos' is shown as the Welsh Guards receive the freedom of Newport

THE LONG VIEW: 100 years on: How the Welsh Guards had their baptism of fire

Undy Primary School of the week Camille Wilson 10 (L) and Megan Peacock 10 playing pool. (39773628)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Undy Primary School

TRAINS: The queuing system in place at Cardiff Central Station

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Why have train operators struggled to get rugby fans home after World Cup matches?

The Old Green days before the bulldozers moved in. Pic by Brian Keen.

Take a look at the shops, pubs and Newport life that used to be where the Old Green roundabout is today

Members of the school eco committee watch as George Griffiths aged 7 and Molly Jones aged 7 pond dip. (40194499)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llantilio Pertholey Primary

Nick Horler of Artie Crafts in Blaenavon. (39849407)

FIRST PERSON: Well-travelled Blaenavon shop-keeper Nick Horler

Gareth and Jane Edwards of the Queen Inn, Upper Cwmbran. (39865341)

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Hygiene ratings give food for thought

A Japanese print of the time showing the German surrender at Tsingtao (39693312)

LONG VIEW: The Gwent soldiers who fought alongside the Japanese

Pictured is Raglan Church in Wales Primary School.. (38978925)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Raglan VC Primary School

Anita and William Rees (38939508)

THE LONG VIEW: The Newport evacuees who perished on their way to safety

LONG-SERVING: Trevor Jones MBE with his medal while delivering milk in 2003

FIRST PERSON: Tredegar milkman of 57 years, Trevor Jones MBE

Martin in 1982

FIRST PERSON: Risca Male Choir stalwart Martin Hodson MBE

The panel created by the Gwent Federation depicting the period between 2000 and 2009.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The WI - much more than just jam and Jerusalem

Richard Dunn's great-nephew, David Wall and niece, Wendy Wall with pictures and memorabilia from Richard's life (38175946)

THE LONG VIEW: The Pill boy who took to the stage, the big screen and the skies

Mount Pleasant Primary School of the week. Year 1 in the Forest School at Mount Pleasant Primary. (37732446)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Mount Pleasant Primary School, Rogerstone

View of Dominica

FIRST PERSON: Teacher turned travel consultant Emma Casburn

Traffic on the M4 motorway. (37797053)

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Plans for Newport M4 relief road on show

Deputy Head Teacher Joseph Price helps Mason Watkins and Gabriella Lewis with their school work (31705129)

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Ebbw Vale's All Saints Primary

Family:  left to right they are Robert, Stephanie, Osian, Baby Emily, Catherine, Julie, Daniel, Susan, Peter, Elizabeth and Jean-Pascal.

FIRST PERSON: Usk ex-headteacher Peter McGowan

BANNED: Three councils in Gwent have banned Chinese lanterns

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: More council across Wales are banning sky lanterns

A DH4, like that which Leslie Simmonds and James Glendinning flew in. (35834791)

THE LONG VIEW: The heroes of Gwent who fought in the sky

FINALIST: Deborah Love

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: An inside look at the finalists of Gwent's newest High Street Heroes competition

HONOURED: Ted Cogdell meets Prince Charles at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VJ Day

THE LONG VIEW: The Gwent soldiers who faced the hellish fight in the Far East in combat and captivity

LEADER: David Morgan the 2015 Royal Welsh Show president leaves the tractors out of the Usk Showgrounds before setting off on a ride through the Monmouthshire countryside

First Person: Usk farmer David Morgan

CONCERN: Deb Davis, ChildLine service manager for Wales

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Coping with the stress of A-levels and GCSEs

‘Balloon Barrage, Newport’ by George Robert William Phillis . (c) Newport Museum and Art Gallery (34942912)

THE LONG VIEW: The silent sentinels who stood guard over wartime Newport

Marcus (far left) overseeing the media during the Queen's visit to Gloucester.

FIRST PERSON: Journalist turned life coach Marcus Grodentz

Les Lacey has postcards of scenes from WW1. Pictured is Les with the postcards. (34297355)

THE LONG VIEW: The men of Gwent who took horses to war

David at Beaconsfield Terrace

FIRST PERSON: The man who makes candles for Hollywood blockbusters

Matt Taylor of Chepstow Bookshop                      (33895747)

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Independent bookshops hold their own

Copy Pic Andrew Tuggey the High Sheriff of Gwent with the Mayor of Swansea (30958546)

FIRST PERSON: High Sheriff of Gwent Andrew Tuggey

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

A 19th century engraving of the CSS Virginia by Clary Ray (32869237)

THE LONG VIEW: How Tredegar link gave Confederates the weapons to fight the civil war

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

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