FIRST PERSON: Monmouthshire scriptwriter, playwright and historian Julian Mitchell

South Wales Argus: Catching a salmon in the River Usk

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HIS talents helped create one of the most popular detectives ever to appear on television screens worldwide. Monmouthshire-based scriptwriter, playwright and local historian Julian Mitchell, 78, talks to KATH SKELLON about his award-winning play, Inspector Morse and working with Kenneth Branagh.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man becomes Italian chef

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter John Phillips tries his hand as a chef at the Gemelli Italian Restaurant in Newport.  Pictured outside the restaurant on left is co owner Pasquale Cinotti with John.   (5366321)

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN PHILLIPS put his masterchef skills to the test when he became a cook at Newport's Gemelli restaurant

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Dewstow Primary

South Wales Argus: School of the week-Dewstow Primary in Caldicot
CARNIVAL Year 1 and 2 pupils show off their colurful floats as they listen to the samba music (5260215)

4:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

It's not just about getting the pupils involved in learning at Dewstow Primary but the parents too as Danielle Lewis finds out.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Is Welsh Government backing food industry?

South Wales Argus: Rogerstone's Avana Bakeries will be closing and that there will be a number of job losses.  Pictured is Avana company logo on one of the pedestrian gates. (5198346)

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE food industry was dealt a massive blow last week as Avana Bakeries confirmed the closure of their site in Newport putting around 650 jobs at risk.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter gets bushcrafty

South Wales Argus: Laura creates a spark with a steel and flint (4893157)

6:07pm Friday 11th April 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA swapped her notepad for sticks and stones as she joined activity instructors at the Govilon Activity Centre.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanyrafon Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Llanyrafon Primary. Mia Walker and Lily May Palfrey at the computers. (5145457)

10:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

As a school that educates children about money, savings and business at a young age, Llanyrafon Primary School is setting up children with life skills in mind as Danielle Lewis finds out.

FIRST PERSON: Mayor of Blaenau Gwent, Mostyn Lewis

South Wales Argus: Mostn Lewis and his wife Ann on the wedding day 1965 (4999178)

5:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent’s Mayor Mostyn Lewis will hand over his chains to a new mayor next month, ending one of the busiest and most rewarding years of his life. He talks to KEILIGH BAKER about how he went from leaving school at 15 to representing his borough.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Should e-cigarettes be banned in public places?

South Wales Argus: E-cigarettes "just another way of smoking" warn health chiefs

10:42am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Electronic cigarettes have 1.3 million users in the UK so how will the Welsh Government proposals to ban the use of them in public places and places of work affect them? CARYS THOMAS looks into the argument for and against the ban of e-cigarettes in Wales.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Fashion designer for the day

6:11pm Friday 4th April 2014

It was time to get creative when KEILIGH BAKER paid a visit to the University of South Wales to find out all about being a fashion designer.

FIRST PERSON: Jonathan Adams, Wales Millennium Centre architect

South Wales Argus: First person with Jonathan Adams, architect who designed the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.  Pictured is the outside of the Millennium Centre. (4753535)

6:21pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Architect Jonathan Adams, of Caerleon, talks to JEN MILLS about working on one of his biggest projects - the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter helps out at Pontypool tots' group

South Wales Argus: Hayley Mills work experience at Messy Moos in Penygarn, Pontypool. Hayley introducing herself to the kids at Messy Moos. (4506344)

10:16am Friday 28th March 2014

CHILDREN’S crafting group Messy Moos is the brainchild of two mothers. Reporter Hayley Mills decided to get elbow deep in paint to help children paint rainbows for the day.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK : Eveswell Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Eveswell Primary School, Newport. Eleven-Year-Old Laeni-Jay Morgan takes a shot during football training.  (4720265)

6:12pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Friendly and ambitious, Eveswell Primary School in Newport aims to bring out the best in its pupils as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

FIRST PERSON: Newport rugby hero, Dennis Perrott

South Wales Argus: FIRST PERSON: Newport rugby hero, Dennis Perrott

6:05pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

He was in the Newport RFC side which famously beat New Zealand back in 1963. Dennis Perrott talks to CAIO IWAN about how his heart was always set on rugby.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Why won’t NHS fund life-changing op?

South Wales Argus: Behind the Headlines - Bayli Lippiet. Pictured is Bayli Lippiet at home in Fleur de Lys, near Blackwood. (4795683)

6:10pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MORE than 20 children from Wales have undergone radical surgery - most of them in the USA - to help overcome problems that severely restrict their mobility and balance. Health reporter ANDY RUTHERFORD reports on a parent-driven campaign that is seeking to get the treatment, called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), available on the NHS.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Argus man re-enacts Roman life at Caerleon museum

South Wales Argus: Work Experience - Reporter John Phillips at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon. John in a suit of Roman armour. (4447251)

6:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

AS A journalist I have come across situations that show that the pen can in certain circumstances be said to be mightier than the sword.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Rogerstone Primary

South Wales Argus: Alex Drayton makes a coffee in Beanies Cafe (4539168)

11:51am Thursday 20th March 2014

Modern teaching methods are helping to prepare children for the adult world at Rogerstone Primary School as JOHN PHILLIPS finds out.

FIRST PERSON: Painter, writer and more - Rex Moreton

South Wales Argus: MULTI- TALENTED: Photographer and author Rex Moreton

6:40pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Painter, photographer, antique dealer and now writer, LAURA LEA meets Rex Moreton who discusses his life of many talents.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: How the film industry is adopting Gwent

6:20pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

With previous attempts at revitalising the Welsh films and entertainment industry in the form of Dragon International Studios (aka Valleywood), people involved in the business are eagerly waiting to see how well the new Pinewood Studios Wales will perform. ALEX JAMES JONES looks into how important filming is to the Gwent area and how this ties in to Pinewood.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Going, going, gone - our reporter becomes an auctioneer

South Wales Argus: Laura Lea learns the trade with Paul Fosh Auctions

4:17pm Monday 17th March 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA met auctioneer Paul Fosh to find out the fastest and most exciting way to buy and sell property in Gwent.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: West Monmouth School

South Wales Argus: School of the week is West Monmouth School in Pontypool.  Pictured is Nadia Jones, year 11 working on her restaurant art project. (4382491)

6:16pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IT MAY be a historic school but when it comes to educating children West Monmouth has lots of unique and modern methods as JOHN PHILLIPS finds out.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Miners' strike anniversary brings calls for inquiry

South Wales Argus: STAND-OFF: Police and striking miners at the Celynen colliery during the 1984-85 strike

6:15pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

IT WAS a bitter conflict which has left wounds for decades and is now sparking continued calls for a public inquiry. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the1984/5 miners' strike, and NATHAN BRIANT takes a look at whether there is an appetite for such a probe in Gwent.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanmartin Primary School

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanmartin Primary School

6:03pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE first things new visitors would notice around Llanmartin Primary School is how colourful it is and its location on the border of Monmouthshire and Newport.

FIRST PERSON: Islwyn MP 'inspired by JFK'

South Wales Argus: Chris Evans

3:32pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Chris Evans, 36, was elected by the voters of Islwyn in 2010 to be their MP after Don Touhig stepped down. He speaks to DAVID DEANS about how a fish bar queue sparked his interest in politics.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Reporter Laura Lea tunes in to the city's beat at Newport City Radio

South Wales Argus:

9:02am Sunday 2nd March 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA called into the headquarters of Newport City Radio to tune in with the passionate team behind the station for Work Experience.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: We visit Glan Usk Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week is Glan Usk Primary School.  Pictured are children from Year 1 in front of the smart board with Teacher Rachel Roach Rooke. (3657693)

8:06pm Thursday 27th February 2014

WALKING through the gates of Glan Usk Primary School, it's hard not to be instantly impressed by what you witness.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Major hospital services shake-up ahead

South Wales Argus: Accident and Emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital on Cardiff Road, Newport. (4010944)

1:45pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

HEALTH boards across South Wales - with one notable exception - have voted to concentrate key services at fewer hospitals, to try to protect them and improve quality for patients. Health reporter ANDY RUTHERFORD reports on a process that will begin in within months, even though in Gwent the hospital that will house these services has yet to be built.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter tries her hand as a magician

6:08pm Friday 21st February 2014

Stepping into a world of magic, reporter SOPHIE BROWNSON is taught by magician Jason Tatton aka Jase The Ace Magician on how to dazzle an audience with a range of tricks.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St Joseph’s Primary School, Newport

South Wales Argus: Hockey players, left to right, Ffion Parker, Llewelyn Clements, Mason Collins, Sam Beckett, Felix Pelling, Matt Manchip, Katie Poretta, Ruben Casa-Grande, Bethan Jones, Phoebe Sparrow and Niamh Mulachy-Jones

6:10pm Thursday 20th February 2014

LAURA LEA visits St Joseph’s Primary School in Newport where a love of learning is at the heart of the close-knit school.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Neknominate: The Russian roulette of drinking games?

South Wales Argus: Newport drug campaigners hit back over criticism of scheme

6:51pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

As Gwent's PCC slams online drinking craze Neknominate as a real-life Russian roulette, LAURA LEA looks at the game making headlines and claiming lives.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Learning the florist's arts

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter Laura Lea tries work experience as a florist.  Pictured left is florist Ann Barton explaining to Laura to spray a leaf shine before starting the bouquet. (3692586)

6:20pm Friday 14th February 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA spent an afternoon with Pill florist Ann Barton making a bouquet worthy of St Valentine himself and discovering the role this shop really plays in the community.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Woodlands Community Primary School

1:03pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THE Woodlands Community Primary School is in Upper Cwmbran, where it has been since September, 2006, following the amalgamation of Woodlands Infant School and Woodlands Junior School.

FIRST PERSON: Pontypool ex-soldier and Legion stalwart

6:14pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Ex-serviceman, retired senior police officer and civilian and financial investigator with Gwent Police, Mike Jones talks to SOPHIE BROWNSON about his career and work as British Legion member.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Newport Ship needs funding to keep project afloat

South Wales Argus: SCALE MODEL: Toby Jones with a 1:10 scale replica of the Newport Ship

6:10pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

After a decade of work on the Newport Ship specialists are sharing their wealth of information with the world. But with funding cuts planned a council officer says a trust is the best way forward for the project. DAVID DEANS reports.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter tries rabbit breeding

6:05pm Friday 7th February 2014

SOPHIE BROWNSON tried out working with award-winning rabbit breeder Kerry Gwillym.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St David's RC Primary School, Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - St David's RC Junior and Infants School - Cwmbran. Teacher Mrs Lewis teaching her Year One class about dinosaurs. (3450083)

6:04pm Thursday 6th February 2014

St David’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Cwmbran is a popular school.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Friendly face eases the pain of gym session

South Wales Argus: THAT’S MY BOY: Rob, right, with Nathan after the gym session Pictures: JON BEVAN

6:10pm Friday 31st January 2014

Weight-training offers significant health benefits, but not everyone knows their biceps from their triceps. Reporter ROB OWEN found out about being a personal trainer before putting his skills to the test on colleague and volunteer Nathan Briant at the Wales National Velodrome gym

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Pillgwenlly Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Pillgwenlly Primary School in Newport is featured this week.  Pictured is Head Teacher Kath Bevan. (3502769)

6:03pm Thursday 30th January 2014

LAURA LEA visits Pillgwenlly Primary School, where the focus is on learning, playing and working together.

FIRST PERSON: Newport adventurer Richard Parks

South Wales Argus: FIRST PERSON: Newport adventurer Richard Parks

6:10pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

“AFTER leaving Monmouth School I spent a year in South Africa and then came back to university in Cardiff and my first senior rugby contract with Newport.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: M4 relief road - what route next for South Wales?

South Wales Argus: Lorry RTC in the Brynglas tunnels.

Chris Prior from Usk. A friend of mine was driving the lorry that collided with the tanker. Driver is fine.  (3543003)

6:12pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

DEBATE has raged for years, decades even, about what should be done to the M4 around Newport.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Time flies when you work as a watch repairer

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter Sophie Brownson tries her hand at the watch repairs and sales shop on Stow Hill in Newport.  Pictured is Sophie using an Eye Glass used for magnification.   (3473110)

6:30pm Friday 24th January 2014

TIME flies when you’re having fun as our reporter SOPHIE BROWNSON discovered when she tried out being a watch and clock repairer for a day at Newport specialist Leonard W Cole

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Trinant Primary School

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Trinant Primary School

6:10pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

PUPILS are on the stepping stones to success at Trinant Primary School. KATH SKELLON reports.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Job aid for those who served their country

South Wales Argus: ACTIVE SERVICE: Military personnel have skills which are in demand in civilian life Picture: JON BEVAN

6:10pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

A PONTYPOOL-based charity is helping ex-servicemen and women into jobs in civvy street. ROB OWEN investigates.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Millbrook Primary School, Bettws

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Millbrook Primary School, Bettws

6:04pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Pupils at Millbrook Primary School are busy honing their skills to become a successful future generation as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man pitches in at Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema

South Wales Argus: WORK EXPERIENCE: Caio Iwan pitches in at Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema

6:20pm Friday 10th January 2014

IT WAS a cinematic experience like no other.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary. Jess Whistance, Henry Davies, Ella Driscoll, and Emmee Davies at their fruit and veg stall. (2989984)

6:12pm Thursday 9th January 2014

IT MAYBE the end of term for children at Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary but they are showing no signs of slowing down.

First Person: Maurice Trumper, OBE, farmer from Llanfair Kilgeddin

South Wales Argus: Maurice Trumper (R) at 80 yrs old with grandaughter Louise Trumper at 2011 Usk Show with her prize rosettes won with British Saddleback pigs also in picture pig vet Bob Stevenson (L) (3136842)

6:04pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

Maurice Trumper, OBE, 82, a farmer based in Llanfair Kilgeddin near Usk, talks to CARYS THOMAS about his work with the NFU and growing up in war time.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Joy as Cwmcarn High reopens its doors

South Wales Argus: GLAD TO BE BACK: Teacher Charlotte Vaux takes a georgaphy lesson at Cwmcarn High School

9:14am Tuesday 7th January 2014

No less than 14 months after the school first closed over airborne asbestos fears, pupils were relieved to get back to Cwmcarn High yesterday. CAIO IWAN and EMMA MACKINTOSH look back at the school's turbulent journey.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter Sophie is a dog groomer for the day

South Wales Argus: Argus Reporter Sophie Brownson does work experience at the Penylan Country Lodge, dog grooming parlour.  Pictured is Sophie meeting Alfie a King Charles Spaniel. (3052428)

7:44pm Friday 3rd January 2014

FROM cutting to shampooing SOPHIE BROWNSON ensures that dogs have the full works when she tries out being a dog groomer at Penylan Country Lodge in Caldicot for the day.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Duffryn High School, Newport

South Wales Argus: Head of Geography Anna Knight takes a class

3:04pm Thursday 19th December 2013

NINE years ago, only a fifth of students at Duffryn High School, in Newport, achieved five good GCSEs. Now more than 80 per cent of their students are achieving that standard.

FIRST PERSON: Gwent police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston

South Wales Argus: Gwent police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston

4:38pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

After being inspired by a conversation as a teenager with a local policeman, Ian Johnston worked his way up through the force and now has one main aim as Gwent’s police and crime commissioner. He talks to RUTH MANSFIELD.

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