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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

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

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

FIRST PERSON: Canon Mark Soady, Area Dean for Abergavenny

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

First Person: Leesa Cartwright, puppeteer

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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

HOBBY: Paul Meredith and his bike

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

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

FIRST PERSON: Kidney Wales Foundation fundraiser Maureen Hendon

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FIRST PERSON: Arctic ultra-marathon runner Paul Fosh

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

Newport County player Michael Flynn

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

Clinton Horton with wife Kelly Horton

FIRST PERSON: Elvis Tribute artist Clinton Horton

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

Emma at her graduation

FIRST PERSON: Newport Cathedral organist proved a real inspiration

First Person feature with former Special Police officer Rex Evans. Here he is receiving a commendation for services from deputy chief constable Jack Frost, (lt) (18741705)

FIRST PERSON: MoD policeman Rex Evans

First Person - Michael Walsh. Pictured is Michael in Kiribati in 1999. (17941646)

FIRST PERSON: Michael Walsh, Honorary Consul for Pacific island nation, Kiribati

FIRST PERSON: Chainsaw sculptor Adam Humphreys

FIRST PERSON: Chainsaw sculptor Adam Humphreys

Sue Davies (16721265)

FIRST PERSON: Sue Davies ex-British Transport Police officer and Gwent WI stalwart

Gaby with her father (left) and husband (right)

FIRST PERSON: Gaby Gillespie - how my dad killed my mother and sold me and my sisters

FOOTBALL: Aged 12, playing for Pontymister

FIRST PERSON: Gwent teacher and Costa Poetry Award winner, Jonathan Edwards

New Year British Empire Medal Honour for David Chaffey. Pictured is David at home in Beaufort. (15347386)

FIRST PERSON: Charity worker and BEM winner, David Chaffey

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ME AND MY SHADOW Sam with her dog, Chief, outside the Savoy Theatre in Monmouth (14948793)

FIRST PERSON: Actor and Monmouth theatre producer Sam Densham

Jewel in the Desert, Las Vegas, 2012

FIRST PERSON: Champion Monmouth fencer Katherine Kempe

First Person with James Watts.  Pictured is James at the Bisley Stand at Rodney Parade where he works as a commercial manager for Newport County, when he is not an MC. (12958754)

FIRST PERSON: James Watts, commercial manager at Newport County

Jenny Stedman  (12873835)

FIRST PERSON: Award-winning care worker Jenny Stedman

Heather with her partner Duncan Anstey

FIRST PERSON: Heather Myers, Abergavenny Food Festival chief

PUBLISHED: Retired nurse Elizabeth Thomas has released her first book

FIRST PERSON: Former nurse and author Elizabeth Thomas

ROYAL COMPANION: Alexis (right) taking part in the Walking With The Wounded trek to the North Pole in 2011 with Prince Harry

FIRST PERSON: Documentary filmmaker Alexis Girardet

First Person with Amanda Copp.  Pictured is Amanda with the Yurts she rents out in the grounds of her farm in Llanishen, Monmouthshire. (11299054)

FIRST PERSON: Yurt campsite owner Amanda Copp

CITY SHOT: Ieuan Berry's photograph of the city

FIRST PERSON: Newport teenage snapper has mature focus on life

First Person - Cara Lea Moseley. Cara practising at Sport Wales in Cardiff. (9569333)

FIRST PERSON: Welsh Netball star, Cara Lea Moseley

Tiny Rebel Brewery are doing a takeover night at the Lamb Pub to celebrate the best of Newport.  Pictured left is Gareth Williams from Tiny Rebel Brewery and Will Panell Manager of the Lamb. (9300483)

First Person: Gareth Williams of Tiny Rebel brewery

First Person - John Collier. Pictured is John at home in Bassaleg. (9612054)

FIRST PERSON: Musician John Collier

RUGBY MASTER: John Bevan at Monmouth School

FIRST PERSON: Former Wales, Barbarians and Lions rugby union player John Bevan

Hockey player Danielle Jordan

FIRST PERSON: Cwmbran schoolgirl Danielle Jordan talks about playing hockey at the Commonwealth Games and her love of the sport

Teacher and children's author Paul Manship (8662992)

FIRST PERSON: Children's author and teacher Paul Manship

First Person - Graham Osbourne. Pictured is Graham at his home in Crosskeys. (8576474)

FIRST PERSON: Crosskeys globe-trotter, Graham Osborne

FIRST PERSON: Trellech councillor, Ashley Thomas

Edward Hayes of Beechwood, Newport

FIRST PERSON: Newport's DIY superman reveals his fantastic projects

Local self-employed wedding photographer Lisa-Jane Meates.  Pictured is Lisa-Jane at home growing up in Ballymena in Northern Ireland. (7315496)

FIRST PERSON: Newport photographer Lisa-Jane Meates

internationally renowned mosaic artists are lending a hand to help Newport celebrate Big Splash 2014.  Pictured is director Stephanie Roberts in the Project Space workshops on Commercial Street. (7333922)

FIRST PERSON: Mosaic artist Stephanie Roberts

Phillip aged 18

FIRST PERSON: Usk entrepreneur and hairdresser Phillip Mungeam

First person feature with Newport accessories designer Heidi Louise Griffiths at her studio  (6352288)

FIRST PERSON: Newport designer Heidi-Louise Griffiths

Richard Frame at home in his study

FIRST PERSON: Newport writer Richard Frame

Darren Jones,9, (right) with his brother Lee, 6.

FIRST PERSON: Torfaen's Elvis Darren 'Graceland' Jones

Patrick Jones, poet and playwriter (6081170)

FIRST PERSON: Patrick Jones, Blackwood playwright and poet

AUTHOR: Phil Hill at the launch of his children's book The Red Chair in Cwmbran in 2011.

FIRST PERSON: Defibrillator campaigner Phil Hill

Vernon Jones in Gelli Aur circa 1993.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Seascape artist Vernon Jones

Catching a salmon in the River Usk

FIRST PERSON: Monmouthshire scriptwriter, playwright and historian Julian Mitchell

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