• Luscombe is back in the groove

    HAL Luscombe could be forgiven for thinking his future was in some doubt when he suffered a badly damaged knee two months from the end of last season. The 22-year-old South African born Newport centre or wing was facing a bleak immediate future needing

  • Car sold after three break-ins

    NEWPORT bricklayer Richard Clifford was so sick of thieves and vandals targeting his car that he sold it. Richard, 22, (pictured) said his Rover Metro was broken into three times in a year outside his Summerhill Avenue home. And, he said, the mounting

  • Phillips launches counter offensive

    WALES team manager Alan Phillips has hit back at the smaller clubs who have criticised the squad for staying overnight or more at their Vale of Glamorgan base. WRU chief David Moffett and the board have cut the funding of clubs below the first division

  • "Don't panic," says Nicholas

    PETER Nicholas insists last night's pre-season friendly defeat is a wake-up call for Newport County players - and fans. Their 2-1 reverse at Carmarthen Town was the Exiles' first pre-season loss in five outings - but the opening four victories were against

  • Rebuilding school could hit cash pot

    REBUILDING Rogerstone school could take millions from a special cash pot meant for all Newport schools - because the insurance payout may not cover the cost. The council cabinet agreed that "part" of a £9m one-off allocation from the Assembly be set aside

  • Pooler Reborn

    PONTYPOOL RFC were reborn yesterday but the champagne corks are not popping for now. Owner Bob Jude's Pontypool Premier Rugby Ltd have been wound-up and placed into compulsory liquidation by a judge at Cardiff County Court, as exclusively revealed in

  • 'Ridiculous' drive ban for boy of 14

    A TEENAGER who drove a stolen car belonging to a carer was yesterday disqualified from driving for two months - even though he is too young to have a licence. The Argus campaign fighting back against car thieves who cause distress and misery by stealing

  • £14m deal rides away from Gwent

    A CONSORTIUM be-hind plans for a £14 million motorsport centre and hotel complex in Torfaen have shifted their scheme to Glyn-Neath - saying that the council there were "more welcoming". The Abergavenny-based businessmen are in talks to site the complex

  • Battle to beat barn blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS battled to bring a massive barn fire under control last night. Dense, acrid smoke filled the sky as six appliances from five different fire stations - including one from Hereford and Gloucester fire service - attended the blaze at the Plas

  • Amnesty haul melted down

    FIREARMS and other offensive weapons surrendered in a bid to stamp out violent crime in Gwent will today be melted down at the Corus steelworks, Port Talbot. In total, 337 firearms, 8,000 rounds of ammunition and 18 other weapons were surrendered in Gwent

  • Pooler set for new dawn

    THE firm which owns Pontypool RFC was yesterday wound up - but fans say the future is finally looking bright for the crisis-hit club. The winding up order was issued at Cardiff county court against Pontypool Premier Rugby Ltd, the company owned by Pooler

  • Council's ideas will protect Blaenavon

    BLAENAVON'S industrial heritage will be protected from unsuitable development after new planning guidance was adopted by Torfaen council last week. The Blaenavon Conservation Plan aims to safeguard and enhance historic buildings and sites within the Blaenavon

  • Off-road bikers a threat to children

    NEWPORT police are warning there could be a serious accident if off-road bikers continue to use the Millennium fields in Pill, where children play. Inspector Jim Baker, from Pill police, is appealing for anyone with information about the bikers to contact

  • Last ball thriller

    GLAMORGAN missed the chance to go top of the National League Division One table when they lost by three runs under the Duckworth Lewis method against Worcestershire at rain-hit New Road. Facing a revised victory target of 126 in 18 overs, they were restricted

  • No-show Cardiff City slammed

    LITTLE Chepstow Town have hit out at Nationwide League First Division new boys Cardiff City after preparing a big welcome for a pre-season friendly at Larkfield last night - and then having their guests fail to appear. The Welsh League club were fuming