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  • Baby Zac shows fighting spirit

    LITTLE Zac Hickman has shown he's a real fighter after surviving open heart surgery while just days old. And now the seven-month-old, of Laburnum Drive, Somerton, Newport, has been nominated to receive an extra-special gift from Santa this year in the

  • At last - husband gets his operation

    A GWENT man who had a potentially life-saving operation cancelled four times is today undergoing surgery. As the Argus revealed on Monday, David Thompson was originally told he could not undergo surgery for a tumour on his pancreas until the new year.

  • Moffett plans big cuts

    NEW Wales rugby chief David Moffett is planning more swingeing cuts, and it is believed he has ordered 50% cuts right across the board. It is a desperate attempt to try to make inroads into the massive WRU debt, amounting to something like £60m, mainly

  • New hope for Jack

    A POTENTIAL bone marrow donor may have been found for Gwent baby Jack Witchard. The Argus revealed in October that eight-month-old Jack urgently needed a bone marrow transplant to fully recover from a rare immune deficiency. And today his mother revealed

  • Hobgoblin' with the man in black

    PUBLIC relations people flutter about like reverent young priests, speaking in low and urgent tones, raising a hand and smiling when they wish to make eye contact with the Godfather of Weird. Terry Pratchett (pictured) is polite to a fault. No reporter's

  • Monty lines up at last

    PERCY Montgomery makes his long awaited full debut for Newport in Friday night's Welsh League game against Bridgend at Rodney Parade. And he aims to make an impact straight from the off. "I can't wait to get a few games under my belt and I hope I can

  • Staging a dream

    A NEW academy aimed at nurturing the best of young drama and music talent has opened in Newport. Burleigh Academy of Performing Arts in Llanthewy Road caters for budding stage performers of all ages and is the dream of 54-year-old Sarah Lucas. She bought

  • Monty lines up at last

    PERCY Montgomery makes his long awaited full debut for Newport in Friday night's Welsh League game against Bridgend at Rodney Parade. And he aims to make an impact straight from the off. "I can't wait to get a few games under my belt and I hope I can

  • Animal centre is running out of space

    NEWPORT'S RSPCA animal centre is in crisis after running out of room for unwanted dogs. The centre in Ringland has taken in a record amount of dogs in the last month, including 18 last week. Now workers at the centre are urging people to stop dumping

  • Domestic violence rises at Christmas

    A NEW poster aims to bring home the message that domestic violence can make it hell for some people at Christmas. Gwent Police are supporting the Women's Aid poster which has been endorsed by the Police Federation and the Conservative Party. The poster

  • Jobs to be axed at battery plant

    ONE of the largest employers in the Valleys has announced it is to axe almost 100 jobs. Yuasa Battery, based on the Rassau industrial estate in Blaenau Gwent, has said it will be cutting 97 jobs but will create 40 new posts as part of "organisational

  • Cherie welcomes brave youngsters

    CHERIE Blair put her property woes behind her to welcome brave youngsters from Gwent to Downing Street. Sophie Rogers, 11, Michael Jones, 15, and Joshua Skinner, 11, all of Newport, were among ten young leukaemia and cancer patients who met Mrs Blair,

  • Wilkinson back in saddle for Wasps

    NEWPORT Wasps have added their third signing for the 2003 season with the news that Carl Wilkinson is coming back to Hayley Stadium for a second term. Wilkinson joins Aussie duo Craig Watson and Frank Smart in the Wasps side for next season and the former

  • Museum move for old bones

    ANCIENT bones found under New-port's medieval ship will be moved to the city's museum today. As previously revealed in the Argus, archaeologists at the site of the new arts centre discovered two thigh bones in the mud last week. More bones have since

  • Moffett plans big cuts

    NEW Wales rugby chief David Moffett is planning more swingeing cuts, and it is believed he has ordered 50% cuts right across the board. It is a desperate attempt to try to make inroads into the massive WRU debt, amounting to something like £60m, mainly