NIKITTA TRIAL: Follow our live blog

4:35pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

FOLLOW our live blog of the Nikitta Grender trial with our reporters sending updates from court.

Chepstow pupils get planting to help others

South Wales Argus: DIGGING IN: The mayor of Chepstow Marian Lewis with pupils Tony Jenkins, Annie Irwin, Gemma Lovett and Chloe Watkins

9:30pm Thursday 4th November 2010

A GROUP of Chepstow pupils are forging links with local elderly people by taking part in a gardening project.

WATERWORKS AT THE WETLANDS

South Wales Argus: Newport,Wetlands "Waterworks" Exhibition by Jill Hobbs

10:33am Monday 18th October 2010

Newport Wetlands RSPB Reserve is host to an exciting new exhibition by Pontypool artist Jill Hobbs ,these new works are all recent paintings featuring water.

Beechwood House damp sorted

10:09am Tuesday 17th August 2010

The damp problem in the basement of the splendidly restored Beechwood House has been solved so the community rooms are available for use by local groups.

Orchard Lane Community Centre

10:08am Tuesday 17th August 2010

The St Julian’s Senior Citizens’ Association is now the Orchard Lane Community Centre to avoid confusion with the St Julian’s group, which meets on the estate. The concert on Monday 23rdAugust features the international vocalist, Kathy North.

Heather Road Post Office retirement

South Wales Argus: Heather Road Post Office retirment

9:27am Tuesday 17th August 2010

Postmaster and postmistress, Peter and Janice Watson, are retiring after over nine years of running the Heather Road Post Office.

Beechwood Ward councillors’ surgery

10:10am Tuesday 17th August 2010

The Beechwood Ward councillors’ surgery at the Beechwood House café on Friday afternoons will not be held during the school holidays as the café is likely to be too busy.

Transporter Bridge update

10:09am Tuesday 17th August 2010

People are delighted that the Transporter Bridge has re-opened and is operating from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 8 to 1 on Sunday.

Beechwood and Woodland park trees

10:07am Tuesday 17th August 2010

We are well blessed with trees in our area, what with Beechwood and Woodland parks and the splendid avenue along St Julian’s Road.

Chepstow Racecourse looking for diamond wedding couples

3:20pm Monday 30th November 2009

CHEPSTOW Racecourse is looking for Gwent couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary this year to co-incide with the 60th anniversary of the Coral Welsh National.

Usk students get taste of wartime navy

2:30pm Monday 30th November 2009

Coleg Gwent students are set to spend two nights on board HMS Belfast on the River Thames.

Orb staff to plant 150 trees

1:20pm Monday 30th November 2009

Staff and their children from the Orb Works, Newport, will next Sunday (December 6) plant 150 trees on the river bank next to the site.

Caldicot's book to raise cash for veterans

12:33pm Monday 30th November 2009

Author David Ashwin will today launch his new book which is aimed at raising funds for the Merchant Navy Association and British Legion.

Monmouthshire transport links get £60,000 boost

12:30pm Monday 30th November 2009

IMPROVED Monmouthshire transport links are planned with a £60,000 South East Wales Transport Alliance grant to the county council.

Cwmbran woman's Kilimanjaro challenge

12:21pm Monday 30th November 2009

Next year, Cwmbran woman Alison Moss will set out to conquer Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sport clubs can get cash help

12:29pm Monday 30th November 2009

SPORTS clubs and sporting associations in Monmouthshire are being urged to apply by December 15 for funding of up to £1,000 from the community chest grants scheme run by the county council. Around £15,000 remains available this year for eligible projects to get people active. Information: 01633 644544.

Llandogo artist goes on display

12:28pm Monday 30th November 2009

An art exhibition is on display throughout December at the Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, near Chepstow.

Newport to pioneer family support teams

12:27pm Monday 30th November 2009

NEWPORT is among three areas in Wales chosen to pioneer an Assembly-backed Integrated Family Support Team project, to protect and support vulnerable families.

Gaer Juniors raise £323 for Children in Need

12:24pm Monday 30th November 2009

Children and staff from Gaer Junior School raised £323 for Children in Need on Friday, November 20.

Pontypool retired men get cash boost

12:20pm Monday 30th November 2009

THE Pontypool Retired Men's Society will receive a £2,500 grant through the Big Lottery's Awards For All Wales programme, to fund outings for members.

Could you be Torfaen's green champion?

12:22pm Monday 30th November 2009

TORFAEN is looking for community champions to help spread the sustainability message.

Brynmawr community centre to close for Christmas

12:18pm Monday 30th November 2009

BRYNMAWR community centre will close on Christmas Eve, re-opening for restricted hours from December 27 - 30.

Could you help visually impaired fitness club?

12:21pm Monday 30th November 2009

Torfaen visually impaired fitness and social club is searching for volunteers.

Plans to extend Llanyrafon school withdrawn

12:19pm Monday 30th November 2009

AN APPLICATION for planning permission for an extension to the existing Llanyrafon primary school building, a project which was also to include a car park and new access road, has been withdrawn by Torfaen county borough council.

Britannia Inn could be converted to housing

12:17pm Monday 30th November 2009

PLANNING permission is being sought by a Wiltshire-based firm, S & C Bruce properties, to turn the Britannia Inn pub, on Brynmawr Road, Ebbw Vale, into a house.

Metropole closing for Christmas

12:16pm Monday 30th November 2009

THE Metropole in Abertillery will close at 1pm on December 23 and will open as normal from January 4.

Learning centres Christmas closedown

12:08pm Monday 30th November 2009

LEARNING Action centres in Blaenau Gwent will shut at 12.30pm on Christmas Eve, opening again on January 4.

£20,000 scheme for Torfaen kerbs

4:20pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

TORFAEN council is proposing to set aside £20,000 a year for the installation of dropped kerbs at sites across the county borough, to aid safer road crossing for disabled people and those with pushchairs or prams.

Hospital workers urged to share cars

4:22pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

HOSPITAL visitors and staff will be able to contribute to a green transport system being introduced by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Usk dentist awarded

4:17pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

A GWENT dentist who expanded a single practice into a network of more than 80 clinics won a top business award.

Blackwood cancer memorial service

4:19pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

A SERVICE to remember all those who have lost their lives to cancer was held in Blackwood.

Cash available to Monmouth groups

4:16pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

VOLUNTARY groups in Monmouth can apply for grants worth up to £750 to set up new projects or help existing ones.

Ethnic health plan for Newport

4:16pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

A HEALTH action plan is being drawn up to address the needs of minority ethnic communities in Newport.

Postcode your valuables

4:18pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

POLICE officers will be at Morrisons supermarket in Ebbw Vale between 10am and 2pm today giving crime prevention advice to residents.

GP plans for Monmouth

4:15pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

PLANS are being developed for a new GP surgery in Monmouth to serve patients and staff at the town's existing Dixton practice. the current surgery cannot be expanded to meet demand.

Santa comes to Monmouth

4:12pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

MONMOUTH'S annual candlelit Christmas procession is coming to town on December 15 this year, heading down Monnow Street to the old bridge.

St Julian’s senior citizens’ club

3:37pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

The concert on Monday 6th July features the ever popular Joyce Marshall.

Forthcoming concerts

3:36pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

Our area is blessed with a welcome variety of quality concerts, usually to raise funds for worthy charities.

St Julian’s Methodist Fellowship

3:35pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

On Tuesday 7th July the St Julian’s Methodist Fellowship outing will be to Burnham on Sea and Clevedon.

A good sport

3:34pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

The long established local Macey Sports has expanded.

Strawberry Tea

3:33pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

Everyone is welcome to a Strawberry Tea at Penylan Baptist Church on Saturday 11th July at 3pm.

Residents give £4,000 of help to muscular dystrophy cause

3:37pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

FUNDRAISERS donated £4,000 to a muscular dystrophy charity.

Street pastors needed for Blackwood

3:39pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

STREET pastors are needed to offer support and guidance to people on nights out in Blackwood town centre.

Ebbw Vale pupils get lesson in hip-hop

3:31pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

EBBW Vale youngsters were treated to a matinee performance at the theatre.

Community crime fighters needed

3:28pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

COMMUNITY crime fighters are needed to help combat anti-social behaviour and crime in Caerphilly borough.

Lodge Hill Infants summer fete

3:24pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

Lodge Hill Infants School, Caerleon, will hold its annual summer fete on Saturday, June 20.

Malpas pupils make book for Newport

3:25pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

As part of the National Year of Reading, children helped create A Book for Newport.

Caerphilly volunteers honoured

3:25pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

VOLUNTEERS working in the community in Caerphilly borough were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Crownbridge pupils show enterprise

3:21pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

PUPILS from Crownbridge special school, Pontypool will take part in the Young Enterprise Wales Innovation Awards 2009 final in Cardiff on Tuesday June 23.

Dan-y-Graig nature reserve needs your help

3:27pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

WILDLIFE enthusiasts are being sought to help manage Gwent Wildlife Trust's Dan-y-Graig nature reserve, on the outskirts of Risca.






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