• Coming next...the super clubs!

    WE'LL have five or six super clubs in Welsh rugby in the next few years -- that's my conclusion from the first weekend of regional rugby. More people turned out to watch one club match in the inappropriately-named Premier Division than in any of the regional

  • Pupils are kings of chess contest

    A TEAM of schoolchildren from Gwent have beaten off stiff competition to become UK chess champions. The six children from The Grange, Monmouth School, beat 188 teams from across the country to take the prestigious under-11 title after a gruelling two-day

  • Third Age writing group proves it's never too late

    THE POETS and writers' group at Newport's University of the Third Age has celebrated its first anniversary by publishing its an anthology. An Atomful of Scribbles is a 48-page booklet featuring the work of 14 contributors. In addition to supplying three

  • Football fans were 'sitting ducks'

    FURIOUS Gwent football fans arriving home from Milan say their treatment by the Italian authorities following Saturday's match was a disgrace. Welsh fans have said they were "sitting ducks" in the San Siro stadium as Italian fans in the tier above pelted

  • Stepping out to run up cash for charity

    FUN-runners took part in a five-mile race to raise money and awareness for men's cancer. More than 170 took part in the event, organised by Cancer Research, which started and finished at the Celtic Manor hotel in Newport on Sunday. The runners, many of

  • Now it's up to you, Mr Blair

    THE Newport to Ebbw Vale rail link can be reopened early - but the man in charge of Britain's railways says more cash from West-minster is needed. In a major boost to the Argus' Get Us Back on Track campaign - which is calling for the Ebbw Vale-Newport

  • Croft: Just do your own job

    GLAMORGAN captain Robert Croft will tell his players to forget all about the tables and simply concentrate on doing their own jobs well in the final two matches which will determine county championship promotion. The Welsh county face second-placed Northamptonshire

  • Twins inspire US car parade

    LAST YEAR, Newport man Jon Dorking led a parade of American cars across Newport to honour those who died in the September 11 attacks on America. This year, he'll be holding the parade for a cause closer to home - his own twin daughters. Mr Dorking, aged

  • Teen gang brings terror

    RESIDENTS are calling for urgent action over a gang of youths who they say are terrorising their community. Last Thursday, locals met police to discuss the problems in Marshfield, near Newport - and extra officers had to stand guard outside the community

  • Man found in river died by drowning

    A GWENT man whose body was found in the River Usk, died from drowning, an inquest heard. Andrew Tovey, 35, whose body was found on May 22 on the Shaftesbury side of the River Usk, was single and lived in a hostel in Pill, Newport. Mr Tovey was described

  • I've had fill of full-back role

    WELSH star Simon Davies admits he would be happy if he never played right back again but knows he has little say in where he is tomorrow night. Davies, normally a midfielder, started in the defensive role for Saturday's 4-0 defeat in Italy. And faced

  • Never again!

    MARK Hughes has praised UEFA for not sweeping the crowd trouble that marred Wales' defeat in Italy under the carpet. Welsh fans claimed that missiles rained down on them from home fans in the upper tiers of the San Siro Stadium and the mass travelling

  • Growth plan for biotech company

    A GWENT biotech company is preparing to expand its manufacturing facilities and workforce after an investment by Finance Wales. MGS MicroPure began trading last October at Cwmfelinfach. The firm manufactures and blends biocides and cosmetic preservatives

  • Fears over theft of fake guns

    A CACHE of replica World War Two guns stolen from a Newport heritage centre could be used in crimes, police say. The three guns, a German Luger, Walther PPK and Japanese revolver were reported missing from the Pill at War display at the Pill Heritage

  • Hard Rock appeal

    GWENT's rock and pop fans are being an offered a golden opportunity to make some money out of their collections of rock memorabilia. The Hard Rock Caf group is about to open its first outlet in Wales at the so-called Old Brewery Quarter off St Mary's

  • Officers raid 'drug factory'

    A DRUG haul worth £55,000 was uncovered by Gwent Police at a 'cannabis factory' near Abergavenny. Detectives swooped on a farm in Llanfair Kilgeddin in a midnight raid, and two men in their late twenties were arrested. More than 20 officers raided the

  • Appeal lodged on suspension

    A LEADING Gwent councillor, due to begin a month's suspension this week, has lodged an appeal in an effort to clear his name. The Argus exclusively revealed last month that Monmouthshire Councillor Graham Powell was suspended by the standards committee

  • Doherty in good shape

    GWENT welterweight prospect Tony Doherty has just returned from a pilgrimage to Lourdes but reckons it won't take a miracle to defeat Darren Covill at the Newport Centre on Saturday. Pontypool's Doherty has won both his professional fights inside the