Ex-ministers speak out against M4 relief route

South Wales Argus: Alun Davies AM  (7742723)

6:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO former Welsh Government ministers spoke out against their own party tonight, when a motion by Plaid Cymru calling on Welsh Government to reconsider the alternative "blue" route for the M4 relief road was defeated.

Pontypool primary school teaching assistant had indecent images of children

5:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PONTYPOOL primary school teaching assistant has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 920 indecent images of children, some as young as 18 months old.

Abertillery care home nurses struck off after "shocking failures"

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO Gwent nurses have been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council after they were found guilty of “shocking failures” in the standard of care they were providing patients.

Gwent health staff urged to get flu jabs

South Wales Argus: NOT ENOUGH: 10,000 Gwent kids still need measles jab

10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

STAFF at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Gwent's biggest single employer - are being urged to have a flu vaccination to minimise the risk of passing the virus on to the patients they care for.

Pupils upset after Newport school playground is torched

South Wales Argus:

A HEADTEACHER said it was lucky more damage wasn't done after a suspected arson attack saw a climbing frame in the school's reception garden destroyed.

Pontypool car part factory takes on 50 staff

7:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAR part company taken over by a German group - amid concerns about possible job cuts - has taken on 50 extra staff at its Pontypool plant.

Newport school awarded for garden

South Wales Argus: The Eco team at Pentrepoth Primary School in Rhiwderin winners of the Silver Leaf award and Gwent's best kept village school with John Barrowman (L) school gov. and teacher John Willmore. (10767759)

7:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PUPILS at a Newport school are celebrating after receiving two awards for their school grounds.

Newport's Kings Hotel to be converted into luxury apartments

South Wales Argus: Pictured are latest pictures of the Kings Hotel at the top of High Street in Newport. (6985034)

6:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN abandoned hotel in Newport's city centre is to be brought back into use after a planning application to convert it into 30 luxury apartments was approved.

Newport solar farm plans refused

South Wales Argus:

6:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 35-ACRE solar farm near Llanmartin has been refused planning permission due to the agricultural land that would be lost to the development.

Newport goalkeeper airlifted to hospital following 'freak accident'

South Wales Argus: Pill goalkeeper Darren Davies suffered a spinal injury whilst playing and was airlifted to the Heath Hospital in Cardiff (10948668)

5:32am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEWPORT goalkeeper was airlifted to hospital on Saturday and is unlikely to play football again after he collapsed following a "freak accident" during an 11-a-side match.

Chepstow charity seeking views on renovation

South Wales Argus: (L-R) Carer John Lewis Joanne Nash carer Kim Nicholson Johnny Banfield and carer Mike Nicholson outside the new Mencap building in Chepstow (10936345)

7:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHEPSTOW-based charity is looking to hear what its community wants as it puts a lottery bid together to renovate a newly purchased building.

Newport woman fears cat poisonings may be deliberate

South Wales Argus: Mair Davies aged 12 holds "Ronaldo" one of two remaining cats after four of the cats belonging to the family have been poisoned in the last week (10894561)

5:43pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEARTBROKEN cat owner Maxine Davies fears deliberate poisoning with antifreeze is behind the deaths of four of her pets in little more than a week.

Gwent councils meeting or exceeding Government recycling targets

South Wales Argus: Vox Pop by residents living in the area of Bainswell, Newport, regarding recycling bins. (2560741)

4:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GWENT councils are either meeting or performing beyond recycling targets set by the Welsh Government according to the latest figures.

Prison absconder found

3:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Arron Cusack who failed to return to HMP Prescoed on Monday , September 29 has now been found, Gwent Police said.

We must take more responsibility for our own health, says Wales' top doctor

3:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WALES' top doctor believes too many of us do not do enough to look after our health - and she wants individuals and communities to take more responsibility for bringing about lifestyle changes.

Operation Resolute officers recover suspected stolen goods

2:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

OFFICERS from Gwent Police's Operation Resolute team have recovered approximately £2000 of suspected stolen property, including make-up, dog leads and tools.

Newport Friars Walk is taking shape

South Wales Argus: ONE YEAR TO GO: Cineworld framework going up at Friars Walk.

1:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

NEWPORT'S new cinema is beginning to take shape as part of the city centre's major development at Friars Walk.

Enter our children's Christmas card competition

1:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE SOUTH Wales Argus has teamed up with Brace’s Bakery to spread some Christmas cheer.

Care failures ‘shocking’ at Valleys nursing home

12:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO Gwent nurses were found guilty of “shocking” failures in the standard of care they provided to patients at a nurse management hearing (NMC) yesterday.

Commitment to rail link between Newport and Ebbw Vale among proposals in draft budget

12:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

INCREASED NHS spending, a commitment to a rail link between Newport and Ebbw Vale and an assurance that construction of the M4 relief road will not begin until at least 2016 were among the proposals in yesterday’s draft budget from the Welsh Government – but many departments face harsh cuts.

Newport teenager starts dove releasing business

South Wales Argus: Conor Marsh aged 15 from Maesglas is setting up a business to releases doves at weddings and other events with money left to him by his grandfather (10956563)

12:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEWPORT teenager is taking on a new business venture - in dove releasing.

Pontypool council get on Facebook and Twitter

South Wales Argus: Community leaders in Pontypool are branching out into the 21st century with plans to use facebook and twitter.  Pictured from right to left is Cllr Ray Mills, Cllr Norma Parish, Cllr Gaynor James, Cllr Bryn Parker and Cllr Barry Taylor. (10882601)

8:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOWN leaders sitting on one of Wales' biggest community councils will branch out into 21st century technology with plans to use Facebook and Twitter to publicise their activities.

New childcare centre will offer help for families

9:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A NEW childcare centre for Risca children has been opened by Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, thanks to £175,000 of Welsh Government funding.

Police offer advice after car crimes

8:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

GWENT Police are asking residents of Llanwern, St Julian’s and Beechwood in Newport to take preventative action against vehicle crime.

Survival rates may improve by 40%

7:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A NEW clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wales from April 2015, deputy minister for health Vaughan Gething announced yesterday.

Search on for trustees to run Newport leisure

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

5:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEWPORT council is starting the search for an inaugural board of trustees who will run a new leisure services body in Newport.

Vicar has plans to boost Newport church

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE vicar of St Mark’s Church, Gold Tops, Newport, believes there are grounds for optimism in an increasingly difficult time for the church.

Newport Aldi warehouse to bring 400 jobs

South Wales Argus: Aldi supermarket

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

UP to 400 jobs could be created after plans to build an Aldi regional distribution centre near Newport were given the go-ahead.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport AM Rosemary Butler

South Wales Argus: MADE A DAME: Newport West AM and presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales Rosemary Butler

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRACONIAN cuts by the Westminster Government are continuing to affect Newport residents, with a real risk to reductions in services.

September to be 'driest on record'

South Wales Argus: People sunbathed on Tynemouth beach as September enjoyed temperatures touching 25C

3:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

This is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office said.

Police appeal after car is set on fire

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

3:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set on fire at Park Road Garage, Park Road, Bargoed.

MPs expenses probes could be secret

South Wales Argus: MPs who are the subject of investigations into their expenses may no longer be named by the watchdog under new rules

2:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

 Investigations into alleged abuses of MPs' expenses will be carried out in secret, under new proposals from the Commons watchdog.

NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Charity founder awarded for work with children

South Wales Argus: The annual Newport's Night of Honour was held at The Kings Church.  Pictured receiving Above And Beyond Award from left Amele Tukandra, Lauren Hearne on Behalf of Tony Curtis and Pastor Dave Edwards. (10846465)

1:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Above and Beyond award, given to recognise remarkable efforts, was presented to charity founder Tony Curtis who was unable to attend the awards.

NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Couple's care recognised

South Wales Argus: The annual Newport's Night of Honour was held at The Kings Church.  Pictured receiving their Neighbour Of The Year Award from left Faye Edwards, Claire Maddocks, Andrew Maddocks and Argus Reporter Francesca Gillett. (10846459)

1:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE South Wales Argus presented the first award to Newport’s Neighbours of the Year, Claire and Andrew Maddocks.

NEWPORT NIGHT OF HONOUR: Brave woman helping others

South Wales Argus: The annual Newport's Night of Honour was held at The Kings Church.  Pictured receiving their Braveheart Award from left Mayor of Newport, Margaret Davis and Pastor Dave Edwards. (10846461)

1:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mayor of Newport presented the Braveheart Award to a Bettws pensioner who spent her childhood in and out of children’s homes.

Police appeal after man leaves prison

South Wales Argus:

1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who failed to return to HMP Prescoed yesterday.

Blackwood murder case boy to face court in November

South Wales Argus:

12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of a Blackwood man has had his court case adjourned until November.

Have your say on Caerleon Post Office move

South Wales Argus:

11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Post Office is proposing to to move its Roman Way branch in Caerleon.

ARGUS COMMENT: Police must be reliable

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

10:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WE THINK Welsh Women’s Aid is quite right to say Caroline Parry was let down by procedures at Gwent Police.

Two arrested after chemist shoplifting

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

11:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO women have been arrested in relation to a shoplifting incident at Lloyds Pharmacy, Market Street in Ebbw Vale on Friday 26th September.

BUSINESS COMMENT: Newport is becoming powerhouse

South Wales Argus:

10:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Often viewed as the ugly sister by its two older Welsh city siblings, Cardiff and Swansea, Newport is emerging as an east Wales powerhouse of innovation and business, if not 'yet' beauty.

Man denies child abuse charges

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

9:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY man is alleged to have committed multiple sex offences against children, a jury was told.

'Son was brainwashed' - forced labour trial hears

South Wales Argus: Darrell Simester who was allegedly held captive at Cariad Farm, Peterstone (10426971)

9:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mother of a man who was allegedly forced to work on a Gwent horse-breeding farm for 13 years has told a court she believes her son could have been brainwashed.

Convention centre will bring 'millions' to Gwent

South Wales Argus:

8:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A new convention centre at the Celtic Manor Resort will bring millions of pounds into the local economy according the chief operating officer of the resort.

Broken down vehicles cause delay on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus: TRAFFIC: M4 crash causes tailbacks

8:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SLOW traffic is reported on the M4 in Newport this morning due to two broken down vehicles.

Gwent giant veg growers scoop big awards

South Wales Argus: GIANT VEG: Kevin Fortey with his beetroot that weighed 35lb (16.05kg) (Giant Veg, Kevin Fortey).

6:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GWENT giant vegetable growers scooped a plethora of awards with their prized crop in the Malvern Autumn Show.

Parents may call protest over travel cuts

South Wales Argus: Dad Gwilym Williams and son Dafydd, of Bulwark, who is caught up in the problem that his son needs the provided transport, for him to attend his course at Nash College, Newport (10813042)

5:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PARENTS of students affected by Monmouthshire council’s decision to withdraw the offer of transport to their school and college have said their next option is to protest if the authority continues to ignore them.

CCTV images released after attempted burglary in Risca

South Wales Argus: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: CCTV images of the offender released by Gwent Police.

4:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CCTV images have been released of a man Gwent Police want to trace in relation to an attempted burglary at a Risca garage.

Car on fire in Cwmbran

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CAR on fire at the Croesyceiliog bypass in Cwmbran caused traffic disruption this afternoon.

UPDATE: Murder case probe finds Gwent Police 'must improve'

South Wales Argus: TRIBUTES: Caroline Parry, the woman shot dead in a gun attack on Seabreeze Avenue in Newport

10:11am Monday 29th September 2014

The results of a probe into contact Gwent Police had with a man who shot dead his estranged wife on a Newport street were released today.






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