• I'm no quitter says Willcox

    DEFIANT Cwmbran Town boss Tony Willcox has told concerned fans: "Don't panic." There have been sections of Crows supporters calling for the head of Willcox and his assistant manager Roger Gibbins as Cwmbran haven't won a trophy since the inaugural League

  • Nameless must have a good name

    Judging by the number of times Nameless, pictured, have played here and occupied plum support slots below touring bands they are one of Newport's favourite bands. Currently on Penarth's record label Petrified, the gang of five has released one dose its

  • Today's ads: HOUSTON (nee Crew) On October 20th, 2002 at Treliske Hospital, Truro to Mark and Julie Gods gift of a son JAMES LESLIE SENIOR Stephen and Rebecca have great pleasure in announcing the birth of God's precious gift of TWIN DAUGHTERS On the

  • Conference title decider

    NEWPORT Mavericks may not be gunning for the Conference League title themselves but there is no doubt that they will have a big hand in where it eventually goes this weekend. Three meetings are organised at Hayley Stadium for tomorrow and Sunday - the

  • It's got to change

    SOMETHING has got to change at Rodney Parade, says experienced full back Matt Pini, capped by Australia and Italy who leads Newport against Borders tomorrow. Pini (pictured) will, in fact, be in charge of a side for the first time in his long career.

  • NHS chief warns of reform problems

    THE man in charge of the controversial restructuring of Wales' NHS has warned of a raft of major problems with the overhaul. Bryan Mitchell, the director of the structural change programme, has told top civil servants there are "major risks" over the

  • £4m aid for heart treatment

    NEWPORT'S Royal Gwent Hospital is celebrating getting a share of £4 million for diagnostic heart equipment. The money for cardiac catheter laboratory equipment, which will be shared between the Royal Gwent and Swansea's Morriston Hospital, was announced

  • Today's ads: ANDERSON STEPHEN Have a Great 50th Birthday (Still got it!) Love always Vano ANDERSON Stephen Happy 50th Birthday Love Mam, Philip, Joanna & Theresa ESSERY Today is Johnny's Birthday He's reached the BIG 60 xxxx from all of us Pat, Karen

  • Tricks and treats galore

    ARE you ready to be spooked? It's Hallowe'en next Thursday - and we've got a round-up of some of the ghastly goings-on in Gwent to keep old and young entertained. Staff at historic Tredegar House in Newport have a host of tricks and treats in store. The

  • Traders' store move fears

    SAINSBURY's plan to switch to a new site in Newport could be a move too far for some city centre traders. The company has asked the council for permission to develop a seven-acre site half a mile away from its existing Shaftesbury store. It would build

  • Filling fare at a bargain price

    Coach and Horses, Newport Road, Castleton IT was a special occasion - and a celebration was in order. So we headed off to the Beefeater restaurant at the Coach & Horses in Castleton for a birthday night out. It was a Friday evening and understandably

  • City set for an ice time!

    NEWPORT businesses are pulling out all the stops to entice shoppers into the city centre in the run-up to Christmas this year. A city centre ice rink, late night and Sunday shopping, a free park and ride scheme and French markets are just some of the

  • Today's ads: GORDON (Mikayla) Happy '13th' BIRTHDAY "Teenager at Last" Love always, Mum, Ivor, Paryse, Vienna, Rio, Nanny, Uncle George, Uncle Anthony and Nash. XXXX MILLS (John) Happy '50th' BIRTHDAY JOHN Look out Saga! Love, Pat and Kev MILLS John Happy

  • £500,000 to fight drugs crime

    THE three South Wales police forces will share £500,000 to help fund their fight against drugs. The cash was announced ahead of home secretary David Blunkett's visit to South Wales today. He was attending a meeting this afternoon in Aberdare to discuss

  • Today's ads: JARVIS (Gareth) Happy '21st' BIRTHDAY Health and happiness always. With lots of love, from Mum and Mark, Gavin and Kelly. MEDCRAFT Congratulations MARK on your 18th Birthday (October 26th) You are a wonderful son in every way. Love &

  • It's never in danger of sinking

    Review: K-19 The Widowmaker (12A) STARRING two of cinema's male heavyweight actors, Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, K-19: The Widowmaker is an efficient thriller set aboard a Soviet submarine at the height of the Cold War. Based upon the true story of

  • Today's ads: CLIFFORD To Mum & Dad "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" Lots of love from Children and Grandchildren. XXXX WAY- FARLEY Gwynneth & Donald Love and best wishes on your GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 25th October 2002 Sue, Neil, Julie, Mick, Gill, Gareth

  • Ton up for friend of famous flier

    A CHEPSTOW woman who was a friend of famous aviator Amy Johnson celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. Dorothy Valkering, pictured, shared a birthday cake and champagne with her friends and family at the Castle Court residential home in Welsh Street

  • Today's ads: MATTHEWS-MAYRICK Congratulations GEMMA and KEVIN on your engagement "Have a great party" and all the best for the future Love from Mum and all the family.

  • Mum: I think Jenna's held captive

    THE mother of Jenna Baldwin has told the Argus she fears her daughter is being held captive. Desiree Baldwin, pictured, says her daughter would contact her if she could. Jenna, 15, has not been seen since she disappeared from her home in Abersychan on

  • Today's ads: KILBY(Nathan) HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to a very special grandson Love you lots Nana & Terry XXX KILBY Nathan HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY Love you loads Auntie Lisa, John & gang. XXX McILROY (Stacey) Congratulations on your 21st birthday Health

  • Family win walk battle

    FOUR children who walked to school along a busy main road will now travel by bus - thanks to the Argus. Elaine Rolfe, 40, walks four of her children aged between three and 10 to Llanover primary school along a fast stretch of the Abergavenny to Newport

  • Cream of guitar crop

    FOUR guitarists, each of them leaders of their styles, play the Beaufort Theatre next week in one prestigious concert. Martins 4, featuring Martin Carthy (pictured), Juan Martin, Martin Simpson and Martin Taylor, appears at the Ebbw Vale venue on Wednesday

  • Winn on track for Newport

    ABERGAVENNY flier Julian Winn is set to turn his back on road racing and concentrate on track competition when the new £7million Newport Velodrome opens next year. The 29-year-old also spoke for the first time about his Commonwealth Games heart-break

  • Max is still telling stories

    HE always wanted to tell us a story - and over the years Max Bygraves, pictured, has certainly told his fair share. And he's still telling them at the age of 80. The former TV star who was born near Tower Bridge in London was in Gwent this week promoting

  • Grainger: Just tell us what's going on

    NEWPORT chief executive Keith Grainger has urged the Welsh Rugby Union to make a decision quickly on the structure for next season. Grainger is a member of the eight-man working party -- four from the WRU and four from the premier clubs -- looking into

  • Be patient if regions come in - Ruddock

    REGIONAL rugby won't solve Wales' problems overnight, says former Leinster coach Mike Ruddock who tomorrow takes his Ebbw Vale side to crisis club Swansea. Moves towards regional rugby are stepping up, but while Ruddock is generally in favour he says

  • 'I won't neglect people of Gwent'

    NEWLY-APPOINTED secretary of state for Northern Ireland Paul Murphy today promised he would continue to speak up for the people of Gwent. Even as the Torfaen MP, pictured, was still absorbing his unexpected change of job and location he still had time

  • Ivor plans ghoulish Hallowe'en

    TJ's celebrate Hallowe'en next week with the penultimate appearance by Ivor Beynon (pictured) without his new backing band. The one man rock'n'roll karaoke machine now has a four piece band backing him starting from November 7, again in TJ's. The band