Live Wales reacts as Scotland votes 'No'

South Wales Argus: UNITED KINGDOM: flags at the Gretna Auld Acquaintance Cairn, ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum

9:50am Friday 19th September 2014

AS Scotland rejects independence figures from across Wales have reacted to the result and the changes it will bring for Wales.

Caldicot man fleeced in £21m pyramid scam gives warning

South Wales Argus:

9:24am Friday 19th September 2014

A CALDICOT man invested £3,000 in a pyramid scheme after being told “nobody would lose”.

Breaking news Wales ambulance chief steps down

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark    29-07-11
Generic ambulance (9934923)

4:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE chief of the Welsh ambulance service is to step down at the end of the month due to health reasons.

Have you been hit by flash flooding?

South Wales Argus:

12:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

PARTS of Newport were hit by flash flooding as heavy rain swept South Wales last night.

Police appeal after Pill 'attack'

South Wales Argus: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

9:46am Friday 19th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information following an alleged attack in Pill.

Scotland says 'No' to independence

South Wales Argus: No supporters react to results in the Scottish independence referendum at The Marriott Hotel in Glasgow

7:17am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Heritage day at Fourteen Locks

South Wales Argus: ALL ABOARD:  Eddie Attree (train driver), Jon Eyre, Grace Eyre, Hero Bear and Marcia Stephens

8:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

AROUND 700 people descended on Fourteen Locks Canal Centre on Sunday to remember the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

Trellech councillor in AM bid

South Wales Argus: (10406618)

7:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE councillor has announced that she intends to stand as an Independent candidate in the 2016 Welsh Assembly elections.

Traffic officer could patrol Caldicot's pedestrian zones

4:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TRAFFIC officer could patrol Caldicot town centre in a bid to stop illegal driving in the pedestrianised zones.

Newport council looking for trustees to run leisure services

South Wales Argus: ARGUS-MARK   REPORTER-?   24-05-05NEWPORT VELODROME (2679782)

4:24pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT City Council is to recruit trustees to run council leisure services.

£8m regeneration boost for Torfaen

4:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have kick-started an £8 million regeneration project set to unlock quality housing and boost retail in Torfaen – an investment which will shape the future of the borough.

ARGUS COMMENT: How the Scottish independence referendum changed the union forever

3:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

SO that's that then.

Cwmbran West End performer is UK's youngest dance examiner

South Wales Argus: DANCE: Charlotte Davies (right) with other backing dancers and Pixie Lott

3:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

A WEST End dancer from Cwmbran has become the youngest dance examiner in the country.

ARGUS COMMENT: Fleecing the vulnerable

2:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

IT IS easy with the benefit of hindsight and for people looking from the outside in, to say that the 10,000 people who lost money to the Give and Take pyramid scheme were gullible.

Chepstow woman celebrates 100th birthday

South Wales Argus: A photograph of Eileen Jones from Bulwark in Chepstow as a 4 year old with her parents. (10512565)

2:36pm Friday 19th September 2014

ONE of Chepstow’s oldest residents celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by family and friends from around the world on Sunday afternoon.

Alzheimer's group forced to move after Belle Vue parking ban

1:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A PARKING ban outside a cafe in a Newport park has seen a local Alzheimer’s group forced elsewhere because its members could not attend.

Guide ranks University of South Wales lowest in Wales

South Wales Argus: BEGINNING OF THE END? The university’s Newport city-centre campus

12:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE University of South Wales (USW) has been ranked lowest in Wales according to a national newspaper's university guide, published today.

Usk scoops Wales in Bloom award

South Wales Argus: Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judges. Looking on from (lt-rt) in the Usk Church in Wales Primary School grounds are Jim Goodwin, Tony Kear and Nigel Bishop (8954892)

12:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Usk in Bloom group has yet again won a Wales in Bloom award for its work in the local community.

Newport dealer hid cocaine in Ovaltine jar

South Wales Argus: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

12:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEWPORT drug dealer who was found with cocaine just months after police had first arrested him with the substance was jailed yesterday.

Police hunt man after Cwmbran attack

South Wales Argus:

12:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding Jason Banner who they would like to speak to after a woman was injured in an attack.

Chartist commemoration plans taking shape

South Wales Argus: Chartist commemoration plans taking shape

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

ONE year after the campaign to save the Chartist Mural was launched, plans for a replacement commemoration are taking shape.

M4 relief road plan under fire

South Wales Argus: M4 forecasts flawed, expert tells AMs

11:23am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Welsh Government’s transport minister denied claims yesterday that the planned M4 relief road in Newport was “the wrong road, at the wrong price, at the wrong time.”

Firefighters tackle Usk car blaze

South Wales Argus: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

11:10am Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS put out a car fire on the A449 between Usk and the Coldra roundabout in Newport this morning.

Last year for Wales Open in Newport

South Wales Argus:

11:01am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Celtic Manor has confirmed this is the last year it will be hosting its flagship Wales Open golf tournament, focussing instead on other golf and business events.

Risca bomb man jailed for three years

South Wales Argus: Mark Wise  (10308882)

10:41am Friday 19th September 2014

A GWENT man was jailed for three years after a pipe bomb he made was handed to police, leading to an evacuation and town centre chaos.

Cwmcarn 'murder bid' pupil cautioned over knife

South Wales Argus: Keys to part of Cwmcarn school site handed back to staff

10:31am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and conspiracy to commit murder at a school has received a conditional caution from police for having a knife at school.

Flying pigs adorn Abergavenny Food Festival

South Wales Argus: Giant pigs are hung from the ceiling of Abergavenny Market Hall in preperation for the Abergavenny Food Festival (10512779)

10:27am Friday 19th September 2014

TENS of thousands of food-fans will descend on Abergavenny this weekend for 'the Glastonbury of food festivals'.

Classic car fan opens Mini garage in Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: A Motorsport evening was held at Newtown Motors by the Forresters Car Club to raise money for St David's Hospice.  Pictured polishing his 1980 Mini is Ross Thomas from Newport. (8591437)

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A CLASSIC car fan who bought his first Mini aged 13 with money from his paper round has opened a garage specialising in the iconic motors.

Gwent children's health to be tracked

7:17am Friday 19th September 2014

FACTORS that influence the health of children across Gwent during their first five years of life have been used to create a unique surveillance project to pick up risks and positive trends.

Hospitals struggle to cut 12-hour A&E waits

South Wales Argus: 'UNACCEPTABLE TREATMENT': Mrs Skidmore was admitted to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

6:19am Friday 19th September 2014

MORE than 1,100 patients waited longer than 12 hours to be dealt with in A&E at the Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals in the six months to the end of August, new figures reveal.

'No excuse' for flytipping on Wales Coast Path

South Wales Argus: FLYTIPPING: Nick Webb says there is a problem on the Wales Coast Path

5:18am Friday 19th September 2014

FLYTIPPING on the Wales Coast Path between Duffryn and Maesglas is becoming a problem, the Conservative candidate for Newport West in next year’s general election has said.

Pontypool museum to reopen on Saturday

5:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

PONTYPOOL Museum will open its doors again on a Saturday thanks to funding from local councillors, in a huge boost for the local institution.

Man raped woman in her own home

South Wales Argus:

9:15am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PONTYPOOL rapist covered his victim’s head with a blanket to prevent her identifying him and was later arrested when he went back to the scene, a court was told.

Women guilty over 'pyramid' scheme

South Wales Argus:

3:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A band of "greedy" middle-aged women masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick scheme - fleecing at least 10,000 victims, including some from Gwent.

ARGUS COMMENT: Scotland's decision will affect us all

South Wales Argus: EDITORIAL COMMENT: Mandela's words are his lasting legacy

6:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE people of Scotland go to the polls today to decide whether they should become an independent nation.

Newport County fans sixth in arrests league

South Wales Argus: Football Team Logo for Newport County

9:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

TEN Newport County AFC fans were arrested during the last football season, according to Home Office figures released this week.

Newport bank staff put finishing touches to garden

South Wales Argus: RBS staff member Ed Willis is helped by pupils Lacey Mulcahy and Danny Burke to build a planter at St Patricks RC school in Newport (10513292)

8:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

KIND-HEARTED staff at a Newport bank have come together to help their community this month, as part of a new initiative.

Building Society hails £1bn triumph

South Wales Argus: MILESTONE: Monmouthshire Building Society chief executive Andrew Lewis.

7:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEWPORT-BASED financial institution has recently achieved a major financial milestone after revealing it has £1 billion in assets.

Gran, 69, graduates with MA

South Wales Argus: GRADUATE: Beth Orriss completed an MA in early years education after working as a teacher for many years

7:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GWENT grandmother has just graduated with an Masters degree in early years education from the University of South Wales' Caerleon campus, and plans to set up a consultancy business.

Abergavenny Eisteddfod one step closer

5:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Monmouthshire Eisteddfod has moved a step closer with the formation of subject committees.

MP calls for action on pancreatic cancer

5:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TORFAEN MP Paul Murphy has called for more action on pancreatic cancer after a constituent helped to trigger a Commons debate to bring the issue to the top of the UK health agenda.

Concern over ambulance queue death

South Wales Argus: Sonia Powell died in an ambulance queuing outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea

3:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.

Ice Bucket challenge raises £7m

South Wales Argus: Jockey Frankie Dettori and TV presenter Clare Balding take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge at York Racecourse

2:36pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST £7 million has been raised in Britain through the Ice Bucket charity challenge.

AM's plea to save Blaina fire station

South Wales Argus: ALUN DAVIES AM FOR BLAENAU GWENT (7742702)

1:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BLAENAU Gwent AM Alun Davies has pleaded with members of the fire authority not to close Blaina fire station ahead of its crunch meeting next week.

Could you give home to Newport pup?

South Wales Argus: BEA: The two-year-old Mastiff cross is looking for a new home

11:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre is looking for an owner to adopt a two-year-old Mastiff cross.

Scheme aims to boost Abergavenny business

10:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PLAN to boost businesses’ success in Abergavenny is gathering pace and further proposals are likely to be moved forward next year.

Designs released for Celtic Manor conference centre

South Wales Argus:

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

A DESIGN concept has been released for a new Celtic Manor conference centre to be built in Newport, by the contractor appointed to do the work.

Cafe boss raises cash to buy heart monitor for stroke survivor

South Wales Argus: The staff from Get Stuffed Cafe in Pontypool have raised money to buy a portable heart monitor machine for Lorraine Jones.  Pictured is cafe owner Louise Shepphard. (10493574)

9:45am Thursday 18th September 2014

A KIND-HEARTED cafe boss raised hundreds of pounds to buy a stroke survivor a monitoring machine that could save her life.

EDITOR'S CHAIR: Could education still have a future at Caerleon campus?

South Wales Argus: LEADING THE CAMPAIGN  Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend (lt), (Newport West), and Paul Halliday,(Newport East), and chair of Newport Liberal Democrats would like the University of Wales, Caerleon campus to remain open (10330657)

9:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE decision by the University of South Wales to close the historic Caerleon campus has provoked a mixed reaction since the Argus website first broke the news last Friday.

Crash blocks A449 slip road

South Wales Argus: ACCIDENT: Traffic on the A449 north bound near Usk following the crash in which one man was killed

8:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE A472 Usk interchange with the A449 is partially blocked this morning due to a crash.






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