• Favourites will fight for victory

    NEWPORT Wasps promoter Tim Stone insists there will be no complacency from his in-form side when they face Trelawny Tigers at Hayley Stadium on Sunday (3pm). After their recent Premier Trophy victories over Swindon and Reading, the Wasps are confident

  • Firefighter tells pupils of September 11 horror

    TUESDAY, September 11, 2001 was shaping up to be a good day for Brian Rousseau. The New York fire fighter was off duty and looking forward to a relaxing time. But within hours he was leading the first search and rescue team into the wreckage of the World

  • Gwacamoli set to rock TJ's

    ACCLAIMED North Walian band Gwacamoli support Newport's Gracie in TJ's next week. The signed band are playing the rare South Wales date in an attempt to raise their profile. More pop than rock, but with a bit of punk, Gwacamoli should go down well in

  • Tracks needed for compilation album

    THE Legendary TJ's is asking South Wales bands to submit tracks for a compilation of local talent called I Was a Teenage Gwent Boy 2. Bands should send CDs, tapes or vinyl to Gwent Boy, TJ's Disco, 16-18 Clarence Place, Newport, Gwent NP19 0AE, or deliver

  • Arson fear in factory fire

    DETECTIVES investigating the fire which gutted a Blaenavon factory believe it was started deliberately. As reported in the Argus, the Ark International dressing gown factory, formerly known as Andrew Russell, on Forgeside Road, went up in flames on Saturday

  • New faces at the Star

    MIKE and Debbie Mount (pictured) have a simple philosophy in life - "if it's working, don't mend it". So, when they took over the lease of The Star Inn, at Ponthir, five weeks ago they allowed the successful pub, apart from an ongoing £20,000 refurbishment

  • Toast to a delicious meal

    FOOD in pub chains can sometimes be disappointing, but The Stonehouse, Lighthouse, Road, Newport, part of Brewer's Fayre, came up trumps with well-cooked and filling meals. The pub is divided into a family section - where we and our two youngsters found

  • So much variety at 'Stute

    TEN years of quality arts and entertainment continues this season at Blackwood Miners' Institute. As the evenings get lighter and we're all looking for an excuse to get out of the house, the 'Stute has put together a programme that certainly has something

  • Gang of Six predict death of Welsh rugby

    THERE will be no national game of rugby in Wales if the Welsh Rugby Union clubs do not vote for six clubs at the top level, warns Stuart Gallacher, Rugby Partnership Wales chairman. "The game is bankrupt, we will not have a national game of Wales if this

  • Council chief's apology over burial mix-ups

    THE man in charge of Newport cemeteries has apologised for the upset caused to people on discovering loved ones were buried in the wrong graves. Tom Chaloner, (pictured) head of Newport council's environmental services, said the new staff had been "working

  • Beware of Tonu'u, says Howley

    BEWARE Ofisa Tonu'u - that was the warning from Wales and British Lions scrum half Rob Howley ahead of Friday night's Principality Cup quarter-final battle between Cardiff and Newport at the Arms Park. Howley is wary of Newport trio Tonu'u, half-back