• 'This is Valleys rugby' - Ruddock

    EBBW Vale coach Mike Ruddock watched a brilliant Principality Cup quarter-final at a packed Pontypool Park and sent a message to the Gang of Six - "This is Valleys rugby". Having suffered with injuries this season, Ruddock's side have made the Principality

  • Small really is beautiful, says McIntosh

    HIGH intensity games and fewer teams at the top level - that is the firm view from the Newport camp after Friday night's firecracker of a game against Cardiff. Holders Newport were knocked out of the cup at the quarter-final stage by their biggest rivals

  • Last shift clocks off at incinerator

    STAFF at Gwent's controversial toxic waste incinerator, pictured, worked their final shift on Saturday, as the plant finally closed. Workers completed their last shift at the plant, run by the company Shanks, formerly Rechem, which is ending its operation

  • Tributes paid to Queen Mother

    IT is the Queen Mother's courage and determination that many people in Gwent remember her for. That courage was to influence her decision to stay at Buckingham Palace during the bombing Blitz on London in World War II - even after a bomb exploded in a

  • Quinnell blow for Wales

    WALES captain Scott Quinnell, pictured, is almost certainly out of the Scotland game at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, but Newport centre Andy Marinos is expected to be fit. Quinnell is suffering from a knee injury, a casualty of the England game

  • Painful memories of war still linger

    THEY fought hand-to-hand, eyeball-to-eyeball in the bloodiest and costliest land battle of the Falklands War but, at the end of it, Mount Longdon belonged to 3 Para. Twenty-three men of the Third battalion, the Parachute Regiment died in the fighting