• EU mercenaries hitting us for six

    I am returning to a favourite subject this week; the proliferation of EU cricketers in county cricket. It is an opportune time to re-vent my anger on this topic because Glamorgan fell foul of another one of these hired mercenaries last week down at Southampton

  • Ex-undertaker admits other charges

    A FRAUDSTER undertaker whose affair with a Gwent mayor led to his resignation, yesterday admitted more charges of stealing from the business and its clients. Julie Mason hit the headlines earlier this year when she was jailed for frauds totalling more

  • Malarczyk's high hopes

    GWENT take on Europe as the county supply the entire team for the highlight of the Isle of Man's cycling festival today. And Cwmcarn's Anthony Malarczyk has a real chance of upstaging leading Continental riders to grab a place on the winner's podium at

  • Dreams of box office hit

    FILM MAKER Julian Richards may be about to join the ranks of Holly-wood greats with a low-budget horror movie. Newport-born Richards, 35, began making films at the tender age of 13 with friends from St Julian's High School and his father's 8mm cine camera

  • Tenants in battle over gardens

    ANGRY estate residents are caught up in a furious row with their housing association, claiming it has broken promises on landscaping their 'dangerous' gardens. Eastern Valley Housing Association has come under fire from people living in British School

  • Art takes new turn

    IT'S the newest "art" installation in Gwent, but it wasn't created by Tracey Emin or Damien Hurst. The creators of this sculpture of road and place name signs are, for the time being, anonymous, although youths are thought to be behind it. Their work

  • Flattened by the flu

    NEWPORT sprinter Christian Malcolm has admitted that he may pull out of this weekend's Great Britain trials if a flu bug picked up last week doesn't clear up in time. Malcolm only returned to training on Tuesday having missed over a week because of the

  • Laura's cave nightmare ends

    STRAPPED to a stretcher, a little dazzled by the daylight, injured caver Laura Trowbridge was carried to safety by her rescuers after nearly 24 hours trapped in a Gwent cave. The 22-year-old from Taunton who suffered a fractured pelvis, was carefully

  • Historic past brought to life

    VISITORS in Chepstow were given the chance to meet characters from the town's past at a special re-enactment event. Sir William Marshall, the Lord of Chepstow Castle in 1215, kept the crowds at the Tourist Information Centre entertained along with his

  • Another jams blow for drivers

    COMMUTERS face more weeks of traffic misery on the outskirts of Newport with massive tailbacks - even bringing junctions leading off the M4 to standstill. Work on the main drains in Bassaleg are causing long rush hour tailbacks on Forge Lane and Caerphilly

  • County lads show spirit

    NEWPORT County's battling youngsters narrowly lost to Portsmouth's academy last night and Exiles skipper Josh Dupres declared: "They are what we aspire to become." The 18-year-old defender praised his side's work ethic and commitment as they gave Premiership

  • A capital day away

    THE boundaries of Gwent rugby have stretched to London. Mike Ruddock, Gwent Dragons coach, and his assistant Clive Griffiths have just spent a day in the capital observing English champions Wasps and meeting up with London Welsh. The Exiles have come

  • Attacks soar in hospitals

    STAFF in Welsh hospitals are facing a rising tide of violence and abuse, it was claimed last night. The influential House of Commons Public Accounts Committee last night published a report which showed 95,000 incidents of violence towards NHS staff in

  • Residents say they're at risk

    MONMOUTH community leaders are claiming residents are being put at risk after a pilot ambulance service scheme ended. Monmouth MP Huw Edwards has written to Don Page, chief executive of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, with an urgent request for