Pair rammed police car in bid to escape

South Wales Argus: Alex Clarke (5576316)

8:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO Pontypool men who rammed a police car while trying to escape in a car they took from a driveway were jailed.

Newport taxi fall man battling back

South Wales Argus: SUBMITTED PICPhoto of Alex Chant to be used with press release distributed yesterday and embargoed until 00:01 hrs Monday March 28th (5555274)

6:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALEX Chant couldn't celebrate his 21st birthday. A month into a three month long coma, he had sustained massive brain injuries after he fell from a moving taxi after a night out in Newport on March 27, 2010.

ARGUS COMMENT: Mission accomplished for County

9:11am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for everyone associated with Newport County AFC.

Funds pour in for ill Torfaen mum

South Wales Argus: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome. Pictured with her husband Jason (5208328)

9:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISING for a Talywain mum continues after £6,000 has already been raised in two weeks towards a life changing operation.

Wrongful arrest case of Newport woman cost Gwent Police £9,000

7:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LEGAL case where a woman won damages after claiming she was wrongfully arrested cost Gwent Police more than £9,000.

Canal section set to re-open after major repairs

South Wales Argus: Work on the Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal at Llanfoist near Abergavenny. Heavy Machinery at work to help secure the hill side. (4423378)

10:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A STRETCH of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is set to reopen to boaters next week following major repairs to the embankment near Abergavenny.

Gwent council bosses in court facing misconduct charge

South Wales Argus:

10:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THREE Caerphilly council executives appeared in court this morning charged with misconduct.

Man, 74, rescued from canal in Govilon

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was rescued from a canal in Govilon last night.

Gwent granddad claims One Direction star is named after him

South Wales Argus: Harry Styles a Newport St Johns ambulance worker believes that he treated the mother of One Direction star Harry Styles at a car show 22 years ago and she said that she would name her son after him (5589008)

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT granddad has claimed that One Direction star Harry Styles is named after him.

New order granted to tackle Newport yobs

4:15pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEW dispersal order aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour by giving the police power to move people on, has been granted in Newport.

Newport council's push to maintain green belt

4:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT council has objected to a raft of sites being included in Cardiff’s blueprint for the next 13 years – reiterating that the green gap between the two cities must be maintained.

Newport cabbie in court for ‘ban’ on dog travel

South Wales Argus: Suzanne James from Duffryn who was refused access to a Dragon taxi because of her guide dog Tai. (5372132)

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TAXI driver has been fined after refusing a guide dog to travel with her registered blind owner in Newport.

Award winning pub robbed of signs before busy tourist season

South Wales Argus: AWARD: The Inn was named AA Pub of the Year for Wales in 2013, owners Andrew and Jackie Murphy (centre) with staff members and Kate Silverton of the BBC at the awards ceremony

9:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN AWARD winning inn situated in Monmouth has had their signs stolen which they say will have financial implications as they begin their busiest time of the year.

Gwent health chiefs consult public on stroke service shake-up

8:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH chiefs are forging ahead with a planned shake-up of stroke services with proposals to open a “centre of excellence” at Royal Gwent Hospital.

Inaugural Wye Valley festival in May

7:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE inaugural Wye Valley River Festival will be held from Saturday, May 3 until Sunday, May 18.

Gwent music concert to raise funds for disabled Cwmbran boy

South Wales Argus: Paul Mason running the Newport Half Marathon to raise money for a mobile hoist for his brother, Leon, who has cerebral palsy. Pictured are Paul and his brother Leon. (4218332)

6:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT music group held a concert to raise funds for a disabled boy from Cwmbran to receive a mobile hoist.

School teachers vote for more strikes

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

PICTURES: Easter events go down a storm in Chepstow and Raglan

South Wales Argus: A Family Fun Day was held alongside an official race day at Chepstow Racecourse.  Pictured left on the donkey Geronimo is Ruby 5 from Caerleon and Caio with Lucas 6 from Cwmbran onboard. (5560331)

5:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHEPSTOW Racecourse hosted its own special Easter event on Monday.

A Newport take on Mrs Brown's Boys to hit theatres

South Wales Argus: THEATRE: The cast of Cwmploddy which will be staged this October

5:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THREE men from Newport will be donning wigs and dresses to star in their own comedy drama.

Gwent AMs offer backing to defibrillator campaign

4:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GWENT Assembly Members have backed calls for wider distribution of life-saving heart equipment in public places, with one calling it a “first class campaign”.

TV star to compete in Severn Bridge Half Marathon

South Wales Argus: CHAMPION RUNNER: CJ de Mooi at the London Marathon earlier this year

3:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EGGHEADS star CJ de Mooi will be running in the inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Plaid Cymru leader criticises parking charges for Caerphilly's country parks

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE opposition party at Caerphilly Council are calling for the authority to rethink its decision on the introduction of parking charges for the country parks - saying it will be a disincentive to get people outdoors.

Turtle and terrapins dumped in Gwent

South Wales Argus: One of the rescued terrapins courtesy of the International Tortoise Association

2:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TURTLE that was found dumped in Blaenavon has been rescue by the RSPCA, who also saved three terrapins in Crumlin.

Hundreds turn out to Transporter Bridge fun day

South Wales Argus: Prisayah-Li Nicholas aged 6 from Bettws at the Easter egg hunt (5554265)

2:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of visitors turned out to the annual Easter family fun day at the Newport Transporter Bridge yesterday.

"No fare hikes or route cuts" at Newport Bus despite falling passenger figures

South Wales Argus: Newport Transport travel passes. Newport Transport Managing Director Scott Pearson joins the team at Newport Market. (2258029)

1:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE boss of Newport's council-owned bus company has pledged not to put up fares or cut routes while his firm rides a storm of funding squeezes and falling passenger numbers.

Newport arts house prepares for Indian fusion night

South Wales Argus: Indian pop-up restaurant to open at Barnabas Arts House in Newport. Pictured (left to right) are Charles Williams, Pia, Layah, and Renu Mohindru and Janet Martin at Barnabas Arts House in Newport. (5533952)

12:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEWPORT family have joined forces with an arts house to cook up a Welsh-Indian fusion at a unique pop-up event.

Newport entrepreneur takes over city taxi firm

South Wales Argus: Nav Iqbal, who has taken over Town Taxis in Newport at the age of 24. Pictured is Nav Iqbal outside Town Taxis in Newport. (5576059)

8:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEWPORT forensic computing graduate is going from technology to taxis after taking over city firm Town Taxis.

Tesco row pub in Newport to be demolished


7:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DERELICT pub that was the focus of a row over a new convenience store in Newport is to be demolished.

Cost of school meals in Newport to rise

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE prices of meals in most Newport council schools is to increase by a penny following a decision by cabinet member for education Cllr Debbie Wilcox.

Hip-hop artist lends a hand to Newport youngsters

South Wales Argus: RAP ARTIST: Lady Leshurr

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BUDDING rappers are making an urban music video with artist Lady Leshurr in a Welsh Government-backed project designed to help parents access support services at Newport hubs.

Tintern ex-nurse marks her 100th birthday

South Wales Argus: IN FULL SWING: Hilda

2:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ENERGETIC Tintern resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by more than 70 friends and family last week.

New Valleys archaeology group find rifle range

South Wales Argus: HISTORIC: The rifle range

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEW archaeology and history society has made a discovery in the Cwm Celyn valley.

Abergavenny vintage drum specialist heads for US

South Wales Argus: Nick Hopkin -  Vintage drum seller who supplies kits to pop stars is going to exhibit at the Chicago Drum Show next month. Pictured is Nick Hopkin at one of his vintage drum kits. (5482733)

11:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VINTAGE drum specialist who supplies kits to UK pop stars is heading to Chicago for a major show next month.

Abergavenny midwives' Africa project gets £9,000 boost

South Wales Argus: BOOST: Midwives charity Midwives@Ethiopia has been awarded £9000 as part of the Welsh government's Wales for Africa health links. Pictured are joint founders and trustees Melrose East, Emma Mills and Brydon Williams

10:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROJECT run by Abergavenny midwives which seeks to train new ones in Ethiopia has been given a funding boost by the Welsh Government.

Boss tours Monmouthshire railway station

9:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Arriva Trains stations manager for Lydney, Chepstow, Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction, Georgia Cottrell, has met councillors and rail lobby groups to learn of their concerns.

Newport cyclist gears up for 100kmcharity ride

South Wales Argus: Christine Smith, 61, is taking on a 100km night cycle to raise money for Women v Cancer. Christine is pictured with her bike near to her home in Newport. (5533912)

8:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEWPORT woman is taking on a 100km night-time bike challenge next month to raise money for cancer charities.

UPDATE: Bull is captured after being on the loose near Bettws

5:35pm Monday 21st April 2014

A LARGE bull was on the loose in the lane between Bettws and Cwmbran, police say.

Campaigner calls for new law inspired by Argus' Jack's Appeal

South Wales Argus: Phil Hill, a local nurse who is petitioning to get every public place in Wales to have access to a heart defibrillator by law. Pictured is Phil outside St Woolos' Hospital in Newport. (5533873)

12:49pm Monday 21st April 2014

AS more funds roll in for our Jack's Appeal to put defibrillators in every Gwent secondary school, one campaigner tells CAIO IWAN why Jack Thomas' death should spark a change in the law.

Blackwood Rotary Club donates £1,000 to Jack's Appeal

South Wales Argus: Blackwood Rotary Club president Phillip Williams presents £1000 at the Maes Manor Hotel to Grant and June Thomas parents of Jack and Linda Price chairman of the govoners at Blackwood Comp for a defibrillator as part of Jack's appeal. (5464648)

12:43pm Monday 21st April 2014

BLACKWOOD Rotary Club has donated £1,000 to Jack’s Appeal, in the hope that other clubs in the area will follow their lead.

Pontypool church closes after final service

7:42am Monday 21st April 2014

A PONTYPOOL church held its final service yesterday as the granddaughter of the man who helped to build it closed the doors for the last time

Gwent Army medics honoured in freedom parade

South Wales Argus: Reserve soldiers from 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital paraded outside Cardiff City Hall as part of the Queen Birthday celebrations. Pictured is Captain Chris Richards from Caldicot. (5554529)

4:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

WELSH Army medics were honoured in a Freedom Parade today to recognise the significant contribution the unit makes to the area.

Wales sees big increase in skin cancer

6:45am Monday 21st April 2014

WALES has seen a big increase in the number of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - new figures from Cancer Research UK reveal today .

Concern over Labour shortlist proposals

5:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

LEADING Labour politicians in a constituency hit by a rift over an all-women shortlist expressed reservations about plans to boost the number of female Labour candidates.

Newport church celebrates Easter the Polish way

South Wales Argus: CELEBRATING EASTER: Violetta Ziechciarz, who helped organise the event

3:18pm Monday 21st April 2014

A CATHOLIC church in Newport observed a Polish Easter tradition on Saturday.

Gwent Dance duo's Welsh call-up

South Wales Argus: CHOSEN ONES: (from left to right) Meghan Chalk, Sarah Williams-Martin, and Naomi Blakemore.

7:02pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO dazzling dancers have been selected to dance for Wales at the British Junior Open Championships.

Newport actor leads drama school campaign

South Wales Argus: ON STAGE: Tom Stock as Robin Hood in the Riverfront Theatre. (5536416)

6:02pm Monday 21st April 2014

INSPIRED by Hollywood star, Dame Helen Mirren, one of Newport’s budding actors is campaigning to raise awareness that drama schools are not just for rich kids.

Balloons released to remember Cwmbran boy who died from meningitis

South Wales Argus: Balloons with special messages written on them are released from Gwent Square in Cwmbran in memory of Shae Brynley Button, to raise money for Meningitis Now, (5543468)

4:28pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released in Cwmbran in memory of a three year-old boy who died from meningitis a week ago.

Record store day brings out the crowds in Newport

South Wales Argus: Customers serach through boxes and record racks at Diverse Music in Newport  (5543024)

3:15pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MUSIC fans flocked to Newport record stores to get their hands on exclusive limited vinyl releases as part of a day to promote independent music retailers.

Teenager missing from Chepstow home

South Wales Argus: Missing teenager Kiesha Morris

6:07pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to help locate 16 year old Kiesha Morris who has been missing from her Chepstow home since Friday, April 18.

Newport staff to join wildlife run

10:58am Sunday 20th April 2014

STAFF at Eastman in Newport are gearing up for this year’s Race for Wildlife 10k run in May.

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