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Monmouthshire coalition talks continue

5:10pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

FORMAL talks began today to decide the shape of administration that will run Monmouthshire council.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Labour regains Blaenau Gwent  heartland

10:45pm Friday 4th May 2012

SEVEN years after the rift that led to Labour's downfall in Blaenau Gwent, the party came back with full force - taking back its iconic heartland.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport turns red as Labour takes control

10:25pm Friday 4th May 2012

A NAIL-BITING third count brought the council elections to a close in Newport this afternoon.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Labour wins comfortably in Torfaen

9:58pm Friday 4th May 2012

LABOUR held on to power in Torfaen with a comfortable majority, but one seat had to be resolved by drawing lots.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Labour celebrates in Caerphilly  amid accusations

South Wales Argus: PLAID LEADER: Allan Pritchard

5:50pm Friday 4th May 2012

LABOUR was today celebrating victory over Plaid Cymru in Caerphilly county borough where it dramatically won control of the authority.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Monmouthshire Tories lose majority and consider options 

9:49pm Friday 4th May 2012

THE Conservatives in Monmouthshire will be looking to forge alliances with other parties after losing their overall majority for the county.

Soldier dies at Welsh training range

South Wales Argus: A soldier has died during training exercises in Wales

5:07pm Friday 4th May 2012

A soldier has died at a military training area in Wales, the Ministry of Defence has said.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Live coverage with the Argus

3:00pm Friday 4th May 2012

* Last Lib Dem in Newport wins by 1 vote* Labour retain control in Torfaen * Labour win control of Caerphilly * Tories lose outright control of Monmouthshire * * Labour take control of Newport * Plaid leader in Caerphilly, Allan Pritchard, loses seat * Labour regain control of Blaenau Gwent

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Recounts later today

7:24am Friday 4th May 2012

THERE will be recounts taking place for the St Julians ward in Newport and the Nelson ward in Caerphilly.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: 'Momentum with Labour' - Carwyn

4:19am Friday 4th May 2012

WELSH Labour say they have 'confounded expectations' with the latest election results delivering five new Labour councils with many more candidates winning seats elsewhere.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Labour looking to make gains

11:46pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

AS councils begin to count the votes tonight, Labour is looking to make gains in Wales following its disappointing results in 2008.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Coalition braced for rough ride

South Wales Argus: Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler leave their local polling station in London after voting in the mayoral and council elections

10:51pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

THE coalition is braced for a rough ride as counting gets under way in key local elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Blaenau Gwent police probe leaflet 'libel'

South Wales Argus: STAYING PUT: Blaenau Gwent leader Des Hillman

11:10am Thursday 3rd May 2012

POLICE are investigating a claim that campaign leaflets distributed by Labour candidates in Blaina contain "untruths" about former council leader Des Hillman.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Britain goes to the polls

South Wales Argus: Polls have opened in the 2012 local government elections

10:50am Thursday 3rd May 2012

VOTERS across Britain are beginning to vote in this year's local government elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport sixth-former looking for votes

South Wales Argus: YOUNGEST CANDIDATE: Andrew Hill

7:10am Wednesday 2nd May 2012

MEET the ambitious schoolboy who wants your votes in tomorrow’s local elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Caravan and log cabin among odd polling stations

South Wales Argus: Volunteer Marilyn McCarthy inside the Hilltop log cabin

4:30pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

A LOG cabin, a rugby ground, a farm and a caravan are among the venues that will play host to voters in this year’s local elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Caerleon candidate's anger over sign vandals

12:20pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

A CONSERVATIVE party candidate in Caerleon has hit out at vandals who caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to Tory party campaign signs.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Some Gwent schools to close on polling day

11:56am Tuesday 1st May 2012

THESE Gwent schools will be closed on May 3 because they are being used as polling stations:

Your Argus and the local elections

11:48am Tuesday 1st May 2012

YOUR South Wales Argus celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: No contest in nine wards

10:40am Monday 30th April 2012

NINE wards in Gwent county council areas will have no election this year with ten seats going uncontested in the May 3 elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport candidates debate

9:20am Friday 27th April 2012

MORE than 50 voters turned out to watch three of Newport's election candidates battle it out.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Bettws candidate hopes to help young on estate

South Wales Argus: WELSH CHRISTIAN PARTY: John Harrold

2:30pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

THE only Newport candidate for the Welsh Christian Party believes he can make a difference in Bettws if elected.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Tory once in party row changes ward

South Wales Argus: TRYING AGAIN: Simon Lane has moved to Monmouthshire

4:40pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

election as a Tory in Monmouthshire was ousted from the Newport council Tory group in 2007.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Former mayor to fight Monmouth ward

South Wales Argus: FORMER MAYOR: Terry Christopher, 61, is contesting the Drybridge ward in Monmouthshire

3:50pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

A BLIND town councillor and former mayor is standing as a town and county councillor in Monmouth.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Ryder Cup jobs spin was a con, says Plaid leader

South Wales Argus: WALKABOUT: Leanne Woods, centre, leader of Plaid Cymru with Khalilur Rahman, left, and Maria Shellard during her campaign visit to Newport

2:30pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

THE leader of Plaid Cymru was campaigning in Newport yesterday and told the Argus she believes the spin around the 2010 Ryder Cup was a “con”.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport party statements

12:48pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

HERE are the statements from parties fielding candidates in Newport for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Battling Newport mum to stand in home ward

South Wales Argus: CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE: Vikky Howells with her son Luca

12:40pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

A NEWPORT mum, who won a Prince’s Trust award after she overcame depression to start up a business, is standing as a Conservative candidate in the forthcoming elections in Newport.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Blaenau Gwent party statements

12:40pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

HERE are the statements from parties fielding candidates in Blaenau Gwent for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Monmouthshire party statements

12:28pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

HERE are the statements from parties fielding candidates in Monmouthshire for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Torfaen party statements

11:35am Tuesday 24th April 2012

HERE are the statements from parties fielding candidates in Torfaen County Borough for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Caerphilly party statements

11:10am Tuesday 24th April 2012

HERE are the statements from parties fielding candidates in Caerphilly County Borough for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Labour leader visits Caerphilly

South Wales Argus: Labour leader Ed Miliband at Bedwas Senior Citizens Hall

5:46pm Friday 20th April 2012

THE leader of the Labour party today called on council election voters to show the government what they think of last month's budget as he took time out from the campaign trail to have tea with senior citizens in Caerphilly county.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: It's a Goldie Lookin' election

South Wales Argus: Rhys Hutchings

12:10pm Tuesday 17th April 2012

A NEWPORT rapper is hoping to swap the stage for the council chamber by running for election in his home city.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Monmouthshire profile

South Wales Argus: ACCESS: Monmouth’s historic Monnow Bridge

1:10pm Saturday 14th April 2012

TODAY, DAVID DEANS takes a look at the area and the issues which will be hot topics in Monmouthshire ahead of the council elections on May 3.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Tories launch pitch

South Wales Argus: LAUNCH: From left;  Cheryl Gillan, Baroness Warsi and Zafar Ismail who is to contest the Pill ward at the launch of the Welsh Conservatives' campaign at Rodney Parade in Newport

1:50pm Friday 13th April 2012

THE Welsh Tories chose the home turf of Newport Gwent Dragons to launch their pitch for the council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Caerphilly profile

South Wales Argus: PLAID LEADER: Allan Pritchard

12:40pm Thursday 12th April 2012

Gwent’s largest council is heading to the polls this May. DAVID DEANS explores the issues facing Caerphilly council voters this year.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Caerphilly borough candidates

South Wales Argus: SAT NAV VOICE: Robert Derraven who won a competition to be the voice of Wales for TomTom satellite navigation units in is vying for your votes in Risca East

5:38pm Wednesday 11th April 2012

A FORMER stalwart councillor, a man who voiced a Sat Nav and a pub landlord are among those hoping for your votes in the Caerphilly council elections next month.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Blaenau Gwent profile

South Wales Argus: PROFILE: The valleys of Blaenau Gwent

2:02pm Tuesday 10th April 2012

Today ALISON SANDERS takes a look at the area and the issues that will be hot topics in Blaenau Gwent ahead of the council elections on May 3.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Blaenau Gwent election candidates

South Wales Argus: DIFFERENT CONTEST: Former X-Factor hopeful Ivor Beynon is now standing for Blaenau Gwent council

12:51pm Tuesday 10th April 2012

A FORMER X-Factor contestant hopes to make a difference in the community if he is elected in next month’s Blaenau Gwent council elections.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport profile

South Wales Argus: NEW HOPE: An artist impression produced in 2010 of how Friars Walk could look with an exciting revamp

11:30am Saturday 7th April 2012

TODAY, we begin our profiles of each Gwent council area with a look at Newport. AILSA CHALK examines the current council make-up and some of the burning issues in the city.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Newport hopefuls revealed

South Wales Argus: INDEPENDENT FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Michael and Louise Ryan

11:53am Friday 6th April 2012

WHAT do a rapper, two undertakers, a charity fundraiser and a TV cooking show contestant have in common?






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