ARGUS COMMENT: Protesters came in peace

9:05am Monday 1st September 2014

AT THE start of a momentous week for Newport, it is only right that we highlight the success of Saturday's anti-Nato protest march in the city.

‘Harry Potter’ lawyer reported to police over St John medal claims

9:01am Monday 1st September 2014

THE solicitor-advocate rebuked by a judge for dressing “like something out of Harry Potter” following a Blackwood dangerous driver trial has been reported to police for claiming his medals were from service with St John Ambulance.

Two arrested after Newport County away victory

8:01am Monday 1st September 2014

TWO people were arrested after Newport County's away victory at Portsmouth FC on Saturday afternoon, with fans describing unrest and violence outside the stadium on social media.

Muslim group asks councillor to stop using "Islamophobic" language

6:02am Monday 1st September 2014

A MUSLIM organisation has called for a Torfaen councillor to stop using "inflammatory and divisive language" which they've dubbed Islamophobic.

Gym gang do 40,000 reps to raise cash for Newport tot

South Wales Argus: The Casey's Cause team during their 24 hr charity gym and Thai boxing session at Functional Fitness Gym in Newport. (9826690)

5:02am Monday 1st September 2014

GYM enthusiasts did more than 4,000 sit ups and almost 5,000 air squats over a 24-hour period on the weekend to raise funds for a disabled Newport tot.

Obama will visit Welsh school

South Wales Argus: President Barack Obama points to teams in the crowd as he speaks to members of  2012-2013 NCAA Division I Menà 	s and Womenà 	s championship teams from several sports on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 10, 20

4:41pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE WHITE House has confirmed US President Barack Obama will visit a Welsh school on Thursday morning as part of his trip to Newport for the Nato Summit - with a strong chance it will be a Gwent school.

Nato security exercises planned around South Wales this week

South Wales Argus: Police have blocked off pedestrian access to Coldra Roundabout.  Pictured are NATO vehicle information signs outside The Celtic Manor on Chepstow Road. (9800160)

3:50pm Sunday 31st August 2014

CARS, aircraft and police officers will be carrying out security exercises around South Wales over the next few days in the run-up to Thursday and Friday's Nato summit at Celtic Manor, residents have been warned.

1,000 protest against Newport Nato summit

South Wales Argus: No to Nato protesters march in Newport, south Wales

10:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

AROUND 1,000 protesters marched through the streets of Newport yesterday ahead of next week's Nato summit.

Missing Bristol girl has links to Gwent area

South Wales Argus:

9:54am Sunday 31st August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl who has links to the Caerphilly and Newport areas.

Risca murder accused to appear in court

South Wales Argus: Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Twmbarlwm Close, Risca (9759174)

9:57am Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO men accused of murdering a Risca man are due to appear in court this morning (Sunday).

Abergavenny staff sign up for 10k race

9:27am Sunday 31st August 2014

STAFF at the historic Abergavenny hotel are preparing to take part in south Wales’ premier charity race and beat a new fundraising target.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

South Wales Argus: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Live Anti-Nato protesters march in Newport

South Wales Argus:

11:47am Saturday 30th August 2014

WITH the Newport Nato summit only days away, protesters are marching through the city today to voice their opposition to the alliance.

ARGUS COMMENT: Protesters are welcome, but treat our city with respect

7:54am Saturday 30th August 2014

TO ALL intents and purposes, the Newport Nato Summit starts today.

Gwent workers and politicians take ice bucket challenge

South Wales Argus:

2:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

STAFF at a Newport factory, a Gwent Assembly Member and a Gwent MP got themselves soaked as part of an internet craze to promote fundraising for a motor neurone disease charity.

MMR vaccine uptake increases in Gwent

1:35pm Saturday 30th August 2014

VACCINATIONS against measles, mumps and rubella increased in Gwent during the first quarter of 2014 as awareness remained high in the aftermath of last year’s Swansea outbreak.

Pontypool woman celebrates 108th birthday

South Wales Argus: GRAND OLD LADY Millie Jenkins, (ok), celebrates her 108th birthday at Ty Ceirios care home in Pontnewynydd (9813706)

12:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A GREAT great grandmother of ten celebrated her 108th birthday yesterday.

Falklands veteran’s business moves to Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: PLATFORM TO BUILD  Simon Weston who is moving his security company to Cwmbran. Pictured with him are husband and wife team, Paul and Anita Hartshorn (9805662)

11:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

FALKLANDS veteran and businessman, Simon Weston OBE, has moved his security company, Weston Security, to Cwmbran.

Usain Bolt scarecrow is star of village contest

South Wales Argus: Llanfrechfa Village Association first annual Scarecrow Festival
OFF TO A FLYER  Usain Bolt with creators Lloyd Harris and Natasha Owen (9805360)

10:18am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS in the village of Llanfrechfa are preparing for the winners of the scarecrow competition to be announced with some causing quite a stir in the area.

Newport skyline changing as Friars Walk takes shape

South Wales Argus: Pictured is the Firars Walk Project under construction, dated 29th August 2014. (9813947)

8:39am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEWPORT’S newest major department store is taking shape and building has started on a cinema at the Friars Walk development, pictures show.

Nato jets to stage flypast over Newport summit

South Wales Argus:

12:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEWPORT will see a display of Nato jets as the city hosts the alliance's summit next week.

Live Protesters move in as Nato summit nears

South Wales Argus:

11:48am Friday 29th August 2014

PROTESTERS have started arriving at Newport's Tredegar Park ahead of the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor on Thursday.

Dead Risca man named locally as Stephen Lambert

South Wales Argus:

5:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE man who died following an incident in Risca on Wednesday night causing police to launch a murder investigation has been named locally as Stephen ‘Lammy’ Lambert.

Gwent MP braves ice-bucket challenge

South Wales Argus:

3:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE MP for Islwyn Chris Evans joined the ice-bucket craze today as he was doused with cold water outside his constituency office in Oakdale.

Judge rebukes lawyer for 'dressing like something out of Harry Potter'

South Wales Argus:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A JUDGE rebuked the defence lawyer in the trial of a Blackwood dangerous driver for dressing “like something out of Harry Potter”.

Brother of Oakdale cyclist hits back at his ‘uncaring’ killer

South Wales Argus:

9:59am Friday 29th August 2014

THE devastated brother of cyclist Owain James, who he called a “one-of-a-kind guy”, attended court every day of the trial along with other family members.

Gwent Police praised for way crime is now recorded

South Wales Argus: Gwent police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston

5:08am Friday 29th August 2014

A REPORT into the way Gwent Police records crime has found that while overall the force is doing well, there remains room for improvement.

PM to urge tougher Russia sanctions

South Wales Argus: Prime Minister David Cameron will urge fellow European leaders to ratchet up the pressure on Russia over Ukraine when they meet at a summit in Brussels

10:38pm Friday 29th August 2014

David Cameron is to push for harsher sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Boning up on physiotherapy

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter Sophie Brownson tries work experience as a physiotherapist with Clinic Director and Senior Clinician Jeremy Williams from Chrome Blue Physiotherapy.  Pictured in reception are Jeremy and Sophie. (9470201)

6:22pm Friday 29th August 2014

Our Argus reporter SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers how to fix all of your aches and pains when she tries her hand at being a physiotherapist with JEREMY WILLIAMS at Newport’s CHROME BLUE PHYSIOTHERAPY.

Campaign to save Cwmcarn Forest Drive grows

South Wales Argus: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the popular fishing lake attraction. (6397605)

5:31pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PETITION to keep the beleaguered Cwmcarn Forest Drive open has received more than 500 signatures in 24 hours.

Two bailed following Caerleon crash

South Wales Argus: THREE people were seriously injured in Caerleon after a car hit them on Saturday.  Picture taken by Ashley Williams area manager of Caerleon Cars showing where the vehicle came to rest after colliding with the pedestrians. (9675830)

5:23pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO people arrested following a crash in Caerleon which saw three people taken to hospital have been bailed.

YOUR PCC WRITES: Gwent PCC Ian Johnston

South Wales Argus: (9782580)

4:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

COMMUNICATING with the public is vital where tackling crime is concerned.

Jobs under threat in Blaenavon

1:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN ENGINEERING parts manufacturer in Blaenavon has announced that 14 jobs are under threat due to a decline in orders.

COUCH POTATO: Busey is a fruit loop... but others are worse

South Wales Argus: Gary Busey arriving to enter 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 Brother. Photo

11:39am Friday 29th August 2014

GARY Busey has had quite the remarkable life.

Pudsey visits Newport city campus for music day

South Wales Argus: University of South Wales city campus, held a music activity day for children with dyspraxia, dyslexia and other coordination disorders. Pictured making a special appearance is Pudsey bear during the musical rehearsal. (9776276)

11:17am Friday 29th August 2014

CHILDREN in Need mascot Pudsey Bear paid a visit to the University of South Wales’s City Campus in Newport yesterday (Thur) for a special music activity day.

Newport squash club 'disappointed' over Nato closure

South Wales Argus: GREAT FACILITY: But the Bisley Stand at Rodney Parade led to a large debt for the Dragons

10:32am Friday 29th August 2014

A NEWPORT Squash club based at Rodney Parade has been forced to close its doors for the Nato summit, with a spokesman saying they were disappointed with the “lack of communication” over the issue.

Thousands enjoy Monmouthshire Show

South Wales Argus: Monmouthshire Show
THREE'S A CROWD  Mia Price prepares her charollais for the show (9777574)

9:39am Friday 29th August 2014

ABOUT 20,000 people enjoyed Wales’ largest one-day agricultural show in Monmouth yesterday.

ARGUS COMMENT: So Gwent's PCC was right all along

9:17am Friday 29th August 2014

GWENT'S Police and Crime Commissioner caused something of a storm when, shortly after being elected, he questioned the accuracy of crime figures.

More than £100K between highest and lowest Gwent house prices

South Wales Argus: UK house prices have taken a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

THE difference in average property prices across Gwent is as big as £100,000 between counties, according to the UK Land Registry.

Councillors to choose over Blaina fire station

South Wales Argus: Campaign to save Blaina fire station, from left, AM Alun Davies, Lisa Winett, local Blaina councillor, firefighters Glyn Griffiths, watch manager, Leighton Brickell, Nigel Meek, widow Margaret Griffin, Gwyn Vaughan, Neil Amos and Dean Price

7:41am Friday 29th August 2014

TOP councillors in Blaenau Gwent will be asked whether they agree with a decision to close Blaina fire station at a meeting on Wednesday (September 3).

Gwent health chiefs aiming to cut long waits

South Wales Argus: Paramedics getting a bad name for there response times but its not there fault as they have to stay with patients.  9 ambulances and 2 first response cars are at the royal gwent hospital Newport and are unable to leave until the patients have been booked

7:21am Friday 29th August 2014

GWENT'S health board is proposing to try to eliminate waits of more than 36 weeks for treatment in its hospitals by the end of November - except for patients awaiting orthopaedic and oral surgery.

Newport teen will be Nato summit photographer

South Wales Argus: A local student photographer Ieuan Berry 18, has been made the official social media photographer for NATO at The Celtic Manor Resort.  Pictured is Ieuan at the Riverfront in Newport. (9775582)

6:50am Friday 29th August 2014

A NEWPORT teenager has been given the prestigious job of taking photographs for the Nato summit’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Drugs four jailed after Newport house raid

South Wales Argus:

6:20am Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR Newport men were jailed yesterday for a total of five years for their part in a conspiracy to flood the streets with thousands of pounds worth of amphetamine.

Dragons star Ian Gough fined for attack on ex-Miss Wales

South Wales Argus:

4:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DRAGONS star Ian Gough has been ordered to pay £2,130 in fines and costs after attacking his beauty queen ex-girlfriend just days after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

South Wales Argus:

9:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man, found with stab injures in Risca, died last night.

LATEST PICTURES: Newport Friars Walk scheme - August 28th

South Wales Argus:

3:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HERE are the latest pictures of the Friars Walk scheme taking shape in Newport, released on Thursday August 28th.

Man found guilty of causing cyclist's death is jailed for 5 years

South Wales Argus: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

1:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN was found guilty this afternoon of causing the death by dangerous driving of an Oakdale man.

'No truth' in claim that police threatened Newport pub over Nato meetings

South Wales Argus:

12:45pm Thursday 28th August 2014

GWENT Police have denied claims made by anti-Nato protestors that the force threatened to close down a Newport pub if it hosts any more of the campaigners’ meetings or events.

UPDATE: Two arrested after Caerleon crash

South Wales Argus: SCENE: The car following the crash on Ponthir Road in Caerleon

8:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO people have now been arrested following a crash on Ponthir Road, Caerleon on Saturday night that saw three pensioners taken to hospital.

New Pye Corner station to open later this year

South Wales Argus: COMPLETION: artist impression of the new station

7:31am Thursday 28th August 2014

IMAGES have been released showing how the new railway station at Pye Corner in Rogerstone will look when it opens later this year.

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