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  • Future's bright for blinds firm

    SUNNY weather is good news for a Caerphilly-based company making conservatory blinds. The hot weather has sent homeowners scurrying to All Seasons Blinds to keep the sun's rays at bay. Theresa Hill and Sarah Roberts set up All Seasons after working for

  • 'Arts centre needs direction urgently'

    NEWPORT'S theatre and arts centre is in danger of being a "joke" if the council do not sort out a management team soon, according to the artistic director of a dance group. Darius James, of Newport-based Independent Ballet Wales, claims the council is

  • Tan business showing healthy glow

    A WOMAN who was unable to work after injuring her back in a car crash 11 years ago is now on her way to becoming a successful businesswoman. Kerri-Anne Mruk (pictured), from Varteg, opened her Pontypool tanning and nail bar business in April. She now

  • Malcolm does the business

    CHRISTIAN Malcolm's coach Jock Anderson has admitted he breathed a huge sigh of relief after his young star made the Great Britain team for next month's World Championships. Anderson had been working tirelessly over the past two months to get the 200

  • Arson-hit children facing new worry

    PUPILS from arson-hit Rogerstone Prim-ary in Newport could face another upheaval if they are moved to a second temporary home at Risca Comprehensive. The move would involve splitting the Risca school across a broad age range and between two council areas

  • Crash prompts call for safety moves

    BLAENAVON residents are calling for safety measures to be introduced on a country road where three Romanian tourists were injured in a car accident at the weekend. Two Romanian women and a man were injured on Sunday afternoon when their grey Alpha Romeo

  • Town angered by boy racers

    ABERTILLERY town centre "is like a scene from 2 Fast 2 Furious" - a Hollywood film about illegal street racing - according to a resident. Many townspeople are angry the Blaenau Gwent council-owned multi-storey car park in Division Street is being used

  • Future's bright for blinds firm

    SUNNY weather is good news for a Caerphilly-based company making conservatory blinds. The hot weather has sent homeowners scurrying to All Seasons Blinds to keep the sun's rays at bay. Theresa Hill and Sarah Roberts set up All Seasons after working for

  • Malcolm does the business

    CHRISTIAN Malcolm's coach Jock Anderson has admitted he breathed a huge sigh of relief after his young star made the Great Britain team for next month's World Championships. Anderson had been working tirelessly over the past two months to get the 200

  • Dragons aim to be Europe's best

    KEEPING one step ahead -- that is the aim of Gwent Dragons who were officially launched at Newport civic centre yesterday. Coach Mike Ruddock outlined the new pecking order in Welsh rugby which is Team Wales followed by regional rugby and then club rugby

  • Our boys are bound for Iraq

    THE Royal Regiment of Wales is facing its biggest challenge to date. The regiment, which is currently on a gruelling exercise in the prairies of Alberta, Canada, has been earmarked to carry out peacekeeping duties in Iraq as part of Operation Telic. The

  • Bike ride to say thanks

    A CWMBRAN man who almost drowned in the River Severn after a jetski accident is giving something back to his rescuers - by cycling the length of Britain. Nicolas Barne (pictured), 32, of Llantarnam, Cwmbran, set out for a day's jetskiing on March 17 last

  • Dragons close in on sponsors

    DISCUSSIONS are at an advanced stage as Gwent Dragons seek to attract a title sponsor and another kit deal. Gwent already have some sponsors on board, but are stepping up their bid to gain more. "We are in quite serious discussions with companies over

  • Lock up ALL car thieves, urges JP

    In the second of our special reports, Gwent's chief constable and a senior magistrate say the courts should get tougher on car criminals A SENIOR Newport magistrate believes all car thieves - including first time offenders - should be sent to prison.

  • The Robin Davey column

    POLITICS, politics -- when, if ever, will the rugby take over? Pre-World Cup internationals against Ireland, England and Scotland are only weeks away. And Gwent Dragons, launched only yesterday, are set to bring a new level of rugby to this particular

  • Beattie, Fleck set for Dragons

    THE chances of Scotland back row forward Ross Beattie joining Gwent Dragons have increased, while the Dragons have stepped up their bid to sign South African centre Robbie Fleck. Beattie, who is with Bristol, was a member of the Scotland squad last season

  • Red harnesses victory for Byron

    A hairdresser from Pontllanfraith and his Welsh cob rode to success at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells last week. Byron Jones and 11-year-old Red, with the pedigree name Cefngelli Bouncer, beat off a stiff field to scoop up the Harness Class Championship

  • Town in bid to join the tourist trail

    AN AMBITIOUS plan could see Risca transformed into a major tourist destination att-racting thousands of visitors. That's the hope of a group of councillors from Risca and Cross-keys Labour Party. They have drawn up plans to develop a marina linked to

  • Fun with feathered friends

    CHILDREN got a fun taste of nature at Abergavenny castle at the weekend. A nature day was one of the highlights for children in this year's successful Abergavenny Festival, and was organised by Monmouthshire Countryside Service, the Brecon Beacons National

  • Jobs on way at firm you can judge by its covers

    CREATIVE Print and Design is creating new jobs in Ebbw Vale due to a £1.3 million pound expansion. The firm is adding a 14,000 sq ft extension to provide additional storage capacity and extra office space. A third Variquick press and a new binding line