Gwent woman makes tearful Libya crisis plea to Nato leaders

South Wales Argus: VERY WORRIED  'Mitzi' is fraught over her husband and children being stuck in Libya (9508367)

7:39am Friday 22nd August 2014

A GWENT woman whose husband and son are trapped in conflict-torn Libya has made an emotional plea to world leaders coming to Newport's Nato Summit to put the Libyan humanitarian crisis at the top of their agenda.

Abergavenny chef to cook for world leaders at Nato summit

South Wales Argus: Chef Stephen Terry denies sex discrimination took place at his Abergavenny restaurant

9:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

WELSH chef Stephen Terry has been chosen to prepare dinner for world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama at next month’s Nato Summit.

Five in court on violence charges

7:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE men charged with offences of violence in connection with an incident in Pill, in Newport, earlier this month in which eight people were injured, appeared at a hearing at the city's crown court yesterday.

Cyclist swerved to 'avoid something' before fatal crash, court hears

South Wales Argus: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

7:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

A BLACKWOOD driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving told police the cyclist he hit swerved in front of his minibus as if to avoid something, a court heard.

Police sergeant hugged detainee to comfort her, courts hears

South Wales Argus:

5:24am Friday 22nd August 2014

A POLICE officer told a court he agreed to hug a female detainee in a bid to comfort her but did not kiss her as she claims.

Girls of 12 help catch Chepstow robber

South Wales Argus: BRAVERY AWARDS  (from left), Amelia Goodwin, Aaliyah Lewis, and Megan Westerman who helped catch a robber by their actions of chasing, after an elderly gentleman was being robbed at a cashpoint in Chepstow (9560860)

8:13am Friday 22nd August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been recognised for pursuing a robber who stole from an elderly man in Chepstow.

Avana workers shocked by 390 job losses

South Wales Argus:

5:18am Friday 22nd August 2014

WORKERS have been left angry and disappointed by confirmation this week that 390 jobs will be axed at Newport's Avana Bakeries.

Breaking news Work continues to restore Nantyglo gas supplies

10:29am Friday 22nd August 2014

WORK has gone on through the night to try to restore the gas supply to around 750 properties in Nantyglo interrupted late on Wednesday.

Tooth treatment for Abergavenny war veteran leads to £2,000 bill

South Wales Argus: Korean war veteran Charles Christmas 85, has been given a 9 month NHS dental waiting list.  Pictured at his home in Abergavenny is Charles with David Davies MP for Monmouth. (8086819)

1:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A WAR veteran from Abergavenny who was facing nine months of agony after the NHS said they could not treat an infected wisdom tooth before that time has had it removed privately - with his family now looking for charities to help cover the bill.

New Detective Inspector for Monmouthshire

South Wales Argus: DI Andrew Tuck

1:48pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A NEW Detective Inspector has been appointed to take charge of fighting crime in Monmouthshire.

Pontypool community leader warns historic rugby club may become an ‘eyesore’ unless security fence goes up

South Wales Argus: Pontypool RFC corporate director Ben Jeffreys and Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle met representatives from the council to discuss the ongoing vandalism at the Park.  Pictured is Ben with Lynne showing the recent arson attack in the club stadium. (5156928)

1:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PONTYPOOL community leader warned yesterday that the town's historic rugby club could become an “eyesore” unless the public backs plans to put up a 7ft security fence to protect its grounds.

Link between Caldicot ASDA and the town centre delayed

South Wales Argus: SITE: The ASDA store in Caldicot on August 14 photo by Patrick McMahon and courtesy of Caldicot Town Team

7:23am Friday 22nd August 2014

LINKAGE plans to join the new Asda superstore in Caldicot to the town centre will not be ready for the store's opening this October, it has been revealed.

Brynmawr cinema nominated for Cinema of the Year award

South Wales Argus: FIRST PERSON: FIlm maker Peter Watkins-Hughes tells CARYS THOMAS about his love of the movies, helping to save Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema, and making A Bit of Tom Jones

6:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

WALES' Oldest cinema, the Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr has been nominated for Cinema of the Year.

Prince of Wales to host Nato reception in Newport

South Wales Argus:

11:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Prince of Wales will bring together world leaders and local people at an event to showcase the best of Wales at a reception on the first evening of the 2014 Nato Summit, it has been confirmed in the past few minutes.

107-year-old Newport man celebrates birthday

South Wales Argus: Celebrating his 107th birthday at Glyn Anwen Extra Care Scheme in Newport is 107 year-old John Donavan, here chatting to Newport Mayor, Councillor Matthew Evans (9477576)

7:23am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN born in the same year as Laurence Olivier and John Wayne has just celebrated his 107th birthday in Newport.

Nato security measures to close Rodney Parade ticket office and shop

South Wales Argus:

2:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEWPORT'S Rodney Parade's ticket office and shop will be closed for almost two weeks because of the Nato summit, it is announced today.

Newport pervert preyed on 10-year-old girl on social media site, court told

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark     08-07-13
Generic Newport Crown Court (8198967)

5:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

A PERVERT preyed a 10-year-old girl by asking her if she "talked dirty to men" and wanted to see an indecent image of a man, a court heard.

EDITOR'S CHAIR: Don't panic, Mr Scadding

South Wales Argus: DON'T PANIC: County has had a poor start to the league season including a 2-0 opening day defeat to Wycombe Wanderers

9:53am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SLIGHT re-working of one of Corporal Jones's catchphrases from the television comedy classic Dad's Army is my message to Newport County's chairman this week.

Nantyglo gas issue 'affecting hundreds of homes'

South Wales Argus:

9:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

TAI Calon Community Housing is reporting a gas mains pipe burst in Nantyglo last night.

New show set to be Cwmbran theatre hit

South Wales Argus: At the Hafodyrynys Village Hall, a film production was in progress for a comedy drama called Cwmploddy.  Pictured is main character Doris Jones played by Jason Lee. (9429043)

7:48am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW show based on life in the South Wales Valleys is set to be a big hit with the Welsh public after selling hundreds of tickets ahead of its opening night.

Fatal crash road was slick with ice, inquest told

6:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

A STRETCH of the A465 in north Gwent had not been salted in accordance with trunk road policy on the morning last February when a 26 year-old driver was killed, an inquest was told.

Gwent food businesses recognised at Great Taste Awards

9:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FOOD businesses are celebrating after their products were recognised for excellence at this year’s Great Taste Awards.

Firefighters clean up at River Usk

South Wales Argus: Firefighters from White Watch at Malpas Fire Station, helped clear fly tipping at the Riverfront in Newport.  Pictured are the firefighters up to their waste in mud, gathering metal items. (9503237)

7:02pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN IRONING board, a bike and a fence were just some of the things pulled out of the River Usk in Newport yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) by fire fighters.

Tories query Welsh Labour web costs

6:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

OPPOSITION politicians in the Senedd have questioned why Welsh Government is running 98 websites at a cost of £700,000 a year, according to figures they've obtained.

New community hub for Pill

South Wales Argus: The disused community hall in Church Street, Pill, Newport is being transformed through a programme called Design Factor.  Pictured far right is project manager Lisa Marie Brown with her volunteers inside the community hall. (9555261)

6:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

YOUNG people are helping transform an unused building in the Pill area of Newport into a community 'hub' that could be used by up to 250 people a week.

Scores released for reading and numeracy tests

6:18pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE performed well in the all Wales national reading and numeracy tests released yesterday, while Blaenau Gwent lagged behind in some areas.

GWENT'S FORGOTTEN PAST: How we lived in years gone by - from the splendour of the Morgans at Tredegar House to the horrors of cholera and the workhouse

South Wales Argus:

6:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE extreme wealth of the Morgan family at the luxurious Tredegar House was a far cry from the desolate conditions of the workhouse in Newport. BECKY CARR looks at how people lived in days gone by.

Newport WI nominated for award

South Wales Argus: Members of the Rogerstone Roses litter picking team, headed up by Angela Heal.

6:02pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEWPORT Women’s Institute group has been nominated by for a community award by their local councillors as part of Newport’s Night of Honour.

Residents fury over Rogerstone rats

South Wales Argus: Resident Sue Jackson is upset with the council over the lack of help  she has had, numerous rats are invading her garden, which she believes comes from the stagnant canal at the back of her home in Rogerstone (9488706)

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A ROGERSTONE resident has been left ‘frustrated’ at the continuing problem of rats in her garden - and has started a petition after council cutbacks have meant that no pest control service is publicly run in the city.

Former Dragon Richard Parks appointed to Sport Wales

South Wales Argus: Richard Parks during his climb of Kilimanjaro. See for more (7357811)

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragon and Monmouth School pupil Richard Parks is one of four new appointments to the board of Sport Wales, it was announced.

Double tribute to cafe chain owner

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE sons set off from Newport on a 400-mile cycle ride yesterday [Wednesday, August 20] in memory of their late father, while their sister gave birth to a baby girl.

Horse charity needs a new organiser


1:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WOMAN who has been running a horse hospital for 37 years is now looking to hand over the reins to someone else.

More than 110 sign Cwmbran flooding petition

South Wales Argus: Ton road, cwmbran flooded yesterday by Deborah Gay, Cwmbran


8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS in Cwmbran are pushing for action to be taken on flood prevention, after householders said they faced £10,000 of damages and were ill from the sewage.

Two possible human trafficking cases recorded in Gwent

5:53am Thursday 21st August 2014

TWO possible cases of human trafficking were recorded in the first three months of this year in Gwent.

390 jobs to go at Rogerstone's Avana Bakeries - union

South Wales Argus:

5:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A UNION says 390 people are to be made redundant by November at Newport's Avana Bakeries, writes BECKY CARR.

Coroner criticises Gwent Police for probe after woman was run over by boyfriend

South Wales Argus: Robert Wallace (9499402)

11:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CORONER has criticised Gwent Police for failures in their investigation into how a woman was run over by her partner who was driving while over the limit.

Accused Gwent Police officer used 'Carry On' humour, court told

South Wales Argus: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631825)

6:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE officer told a court he was lightening the mood and joking around when he inferred to a woman in custody that he would like to have sex with her, a court heard.

Counter summit to Nato being held at the Dolman Theatre

South Wales Argus: The New Venture players are starring in new puppet show Avenue Q from Wednesday October the 2nd to Saturday October 5th at the Dolman Theatre. Pictured is the Dolman Theatre. (1050083)

2:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A counter summit opposing the Nato conference at the Celtic Manor will take place at the Dolman Theatre in Newport.

Woman's family and Usk locals rally round to pay for life-prolonging cancer drug

South Wales Argus: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan. (9399377)

6:18am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN USK woman who is campaigning for a drug she has said could prolong her life to be made freely available on the Welsh NHS has blasted the board that has denied her the medication.

Accused minibus driver visibly distressed at cyclist's death, court told

South Wales Argus: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

6:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MINIBUS driver accused of causing the death of a Gwent cyclist by dangerous driving, was visibly distressed and said "I have killed another man" on learning he had lost his life.

ARGUS COMMENT: War centenary is helping to uncover remarkable family stories

9:18am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE story of Robert Phillips is a remarkable one, but also one that is common to most families in Gwent.

Cygnet injured from illegal fishing at Caldicot Castle

South Wales Argus: INJURED: The cygnet was injured in the ponds at Caldicot Castle

6:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CYGNET had to have two life saving operations due to an injury cause by illegal fishing in the pond of Caldicot Castle.

Newport carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults

6:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEWPORT based carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults was suffering from anxiety and depression, a court heard.

Tributes to much-loved Newport churchman

South Wales Argus:

7:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

‘MUCH-LOVED’ Newport churchman Rev Noel Williams, the deacon of All Saints parish, has died.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Blaenavon Town Band chairwoman, Lucinda Gough.

South Wales Argus: Blaenavon Town Band chairwoman, Lucinda Gough.

6:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

1.If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Couple complete 100-mile ride on tandem bike for charity

South Wales Argus: IN TANDEM: Lizzie Townsend and Rhodri Mortimer taking on the 100-mile bike ride.

5:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD man and his girlfriend raised £1,200 for the Wales Air Ambulance by travelling 100 miles on a tandem bicycle.

Baby girl escapes unharmed in collision

5:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 20-MONTH-OLD baby girl escaped unharmed this afternoon [Wednesday, August 20] after being involved in a road collision with a van in Caldicot.

Gwent pupils get their GCSE results

South Wales Argus:

4:59pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Get all the latest news on the Gwent GCSE results in our liveblog

Tributes to "courteous and very loveable" Raglan doctor


4:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE doctor who pioneered affordable medical equipment in Africa and was given an OBE by the Queen has been described by friends as a "courteous, whimsical and very loveable man", after he died of cancer earlier this year.

Newport-born hairstylist wins Emmy for Downton Abbey

South Wales Argus: Key Hairstylist Adam Phillips from Newport works on the set of Downton Abbey (9437997)

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEWPORT-born hair stylist has taken home an Emmy award for his work on the hit ITV series Downton Abbey.

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