• Family angry at diagnosis delay

    JUDITH Carless was just 39 years old when she died of bowel cancer in 1999 - but almost four years later, her parents remain unhappy about how her case was handled. Although medical negligence has been excluded in her case, the tumour causing her constipation

  • Now bring on Hopkins!

    AMERICAN Showtime television are prepared to pay world middleweight champion Bernard Hop-kins $3.5m to fight Joe Calzaghe at the Millen-nium Stadium later this year. Showtime chief Jay Larkin is convinced after Saturday's sensational win by Calzaghe over

  • Booktown launch and heritage day is a huge success

    MORE than 5,000 people visited Blaenavon to make its launch as Britain's newest booktown a resounding success. The launch coincided with the town's third annual World Heritage Day on Saturday, commemorating the achievement in November 2000 of the town

  • Big splash for tiny tots

    TODDLERS had a whale of a time at Newport Centre while raising money for a baby's charity. Young children participating in the Splashathon on Friday were raising money for Tommy's - The Baby's Charity. They were sponsored to swim to the island in the

  • Litterbugs bring shame to streets

    LITTERBUGS are making the streets of Newport the dirtiest of any major city in South Wales, the Argus can reveal. Cardiff and Swansea have a "significant" lead on Newport in street cleanliness inspections. People throwing takeaway cartons and other rubbish

  • Swiss edge helps hard manHammond to glory

    IT took a strong man to win yesterday's Argus-sponsored National Road Race Champion-ships, and Bucking-hamshire's Roger Hammond was thankful that he had been up in the Swiss mountains last week. Hammond, a former World Cyclo-Cross Junior champion, ground

  • Dog deserves a bright future

    COULD you give Scarlett the lurcher a new home? Found wandering the streets two months ago, Scarlett was painfully thin. The bitch is thought to be around a year old. John Colliver, secretary of the Socelex animal sanctuary in Trinant, said one of their

  • Thief escapes jail due to his illness

    A MAN suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease has avoided jail des-pite stealing a shopping bag from a woman with learning difficulties. Darren Britton, 35, appeared for sentence at Newport crown court after admitting the theft of 65-year-old Jeanette

  • Bikers' charity dash for cash

    A HUSBAND and wife from Blackwood are planning to ride their motorbikes the length of Britain in 48 hours next week - to raise funds for charity. Stuart Davies, 37, and his wife Valerie, who is 34, will set off from Land's End early on Saturday morning

  • Calzaghe has world at his feet

    JOE Calzaghe will jet off to Disneyland with his wife and kids later this week with the world at his feet and the biggest pay-day of his life not far away. His second-round stoppage of the 'Slamma from 'Bama', America's twice- world champion Byron Mitchell

  • Superstore plan: It's decision time

    A £12.7 million plan for a new Tesco supermarket for Pontypool - a key part of the town's regeneration - will go before councillors tomorrow. First announced in December, it is hoped the scheme, supported by £2.6 million of aid from the Welsh Development

  • Pooler crisis: group to meet WRU

    MEMBERS of a steering committee who want to return Pontypool Rugby Club to a voluntary members' organisation were due to meet the Welsh Rugby Union today. The committee have a business plan to put to the WRU, claiming strong financial backing and the

  • Plea for government to get GP protection up and running

    GWENT GPs are seeking top-level Govern-ment backing to help remove the danger and disruption caused by violent patients. Sick and tired of threats posed by a tiny minority of patients - doctors and staff in Gwent have been attacked, others threatened

  • Cooke keeps crown and roots for world-class course

    NICOLE COOKE retained her women's title at the Argus-sponsored National Road Race Championships on Saturday, then immediately called for one of the world's leading events to come to Newport, writes Gary Baker. The 20-year-old Commonwealth Games gold medallist

  • He's King Arthur

    Jamie Arthur, the Commonwealth Games medallist from Cwmbran, could well take more than one video viewing of his four-round lightweight points win over Irishman James Gorman. It was Arthur's second professional bout and he gained a 39-37 verdict from Newport