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  • Bingo club's on a winning trail

    AN EBBW Vale woman has scooped more than £51,000 in a Newport bingo hall confirming it as one of the luckiest clubs in the country. Retired 67-year-old school dinner supervisor Maureen Hartsthorn completed a 'full house' in 43 numbers at the Castle Club

  • Clubs timing is off

    AT the very time when the leading Welsh clubs had to make a statement they fall down - and how. Obviously the future structure of Welsh rugby isn't down to one weekend, but given the delicacy of the timing with meetings going on and the debate at its

  • Stars shine for Debbie

    AN ABERGAVENNY girl was among 60 deaf children from across Britain who attended a Christmas party in Downing Street. Debbie Pye (pictured), aged six, from Govilon, was chosen from Gwent to visit London, where Chancellor Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah

  • 'Superschool' report is set for New Year

    THE findings of a feasibility study aimed at establishing whether or not a £21 million 'super-school' can be built in Pontypool should be available to Torfaen council in mid-January. In September, when councillors gave approval for £60,000 to be spent

  • Sentences an insult - mum

    THE Cwmbran mother of Big Issue seller Keith Swan criticised sentences given to the two men who killed her son in a brutal attack, and said he did not deserve to die in such a tragic way. Mr Swan, 32, formerly of Newport, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital

  • Tough French test faces Ebbw Vale

    EBBW Vale have been drawn to face former Heineken Cup semi-finalists Pau in the quarter-finals of the Parker Pen Shield next month - and coach Mike Ruddock expects his side to "front up" to the tough task. The first leg will be played at Pau on the weekend

  • Education chiefs are slammed

    THOUSANDS of protesters have signed a petition saying they have no confidence in Monmouthsire education chiefs handling of proposed school closures. More than 15,000 signatures have so far been collected by campaigners fighting plans to close some schools

  • Big Stores to fore as retail sector hots up.

    Supermarket developers are queuing to trade in Newport as the city starts to benefit from news that the central area is to under go a £100 million transformation. A consultants' report commissioned by the council has identified scope for one more supermarket

  • Clubs timing is off

    AT the very time when the leading Welsh clubs had to make a statement they fall down - and how. Obviously the future structure of Welsh rugby isn't down to one weekend, but given the delicacy of the timing with meetings going on and the debate at its

  • Patient 'no regrets about going public'

    THE MAN at the centre of the storm regarding operation cancellations at the Royal Gwent Hospital says he has no regrets about going public. Yesterday's Argus reported exclusively how David Thompson (pictured), of Heol Madoc, New Inn, has had urgent surgery

  • Bosses reject Moffett plan

    THE millionaires backing most of Wales' leading rugby clubs will insist to new WRU/Millennium Stadium chief executive David Moffett this week that they see clubs as the way forward. Moffett has caused a storm by suggesting Wales should be represented

  • Threat to taxpayers

    COUNCIL taxes may have to rise if firefighters win more than 4% in the current pay negotiations. That was the warning from the deputy chairman of the South Wales Fire Authority - who yesterday approved a budget that would only cover a 4% increase. The

  • Abertillery perform a cup u-turn

    ABERTILLERY have performed a dramatic u-turn and WILL now play Aberavon in the fifth round of the Principality Cup on Saturday. The Gwent side followed fellow Division Two neighbours Brynmawr in pulling out of the competition last week after the draw

  • CBI shuns airport plan

    THE CBI has shunned the idea of a £2 billion Severnside International Airport on the banks of the estuary in Newport. Responding to a government consultation paper on the future of air transport, the CBI said: "Business is not convinced of the value of

  • Profits down in city stores

    CITY centre traders say the closure of Newport's Kingsway car park is wrecking their Christmas trade. Many are reporting a dramatic slump in pre-Christmas profits - and some fear they may even be forced to close. Next year Newport is set for a £100 million

  • Disgrace

    NEWPORT owner Tony Brown has launched a scathing attack on the players after their shocking performance against London Irish on Sunday. Newport's 42-5 hiding was their heaviest Heineken Cup defeat in the three years they have been playing in the competition

  • Jeff's new Mrs Mops sweep into view

    Mrs Mop has had a makeover and is coming to a home near you. Newportonian Jeff Williams has recently been awarded a Molly Maid home cleaning franchise. He is pictured here with three of his staff. Molly Maid was founded in Canada in 1978 and is based

  • Big Stores to fore as retail sector hots up.

    Supermarket developers are queuing to trade in Newport as the city starts to benefit from news that the central area is to under go a £100 million transformation. A consultants' report commissioned by the council has identified scope for one more supermarket

  • Sofa so good for fast-growth firm

    There's more to a sofa than meets the eye and that's why Josephine Pugh insists that the ones she makes are sold a certain way. "Customers must understand how our sofas are made and how they can determine the specifications to understand what fantastic

  • Test trading proves a gem of an idea

    Test trading, where a business assesses its chances of making money before launching big time, is counting many successes in Gwent. One of the latest is jeweller Jules Cox, pictured, now running a shop in Cardiff after displaying and selling her wares

  • AM urged to danger zone

    ASSEMBLY Roads Minister Sue Essex is being invited to experience first hand the problems a new roundabout layout is causing motorists - by driving around it. Monmouth AM David Davies has written to Ms Essex, inviting her to visit the Hardwick roundabout

  • Infants' CD won't be a turkey

    ALL the pupils at a Newport school have become singing stars with the release of their own CD. Singing Together, showcasing the talents of youngsters at Lodge Hill Infants in Caerleon, is selling like hot mince pies. Music co-ordinator Laura Turner said

  • Wales fans rush to buy Azerbaijan tickets

    THE renaissance in Welsh football hit a new high yesterday with fans snapping up 60,000 tickets for the clash with Azerbaijan in a couple of hours. And although the Euro 2004 qualifying clash isn't until next March, the game is expected to be a sell out

  • Disgrace

    NEWPORT owner Tony Brown has launched a scathing attack on the players after their shocking performance against London Irish on Sunday. Newport's 42-5 hiding was their heaviest Heineken Cup defeat in the three years they have been playing in the competition

  • Bosses reject Moffett plan

    THE millionaires backing most of Wales' leading rugby clubs will insist to new WRU/Millennium Stadium chief executive David Moffett this week that they see clubs as the way forward. Moffett has caused a storm by suggesting Wales should be represented