• City burglars duped police

    POLICE officers stopped three burglars as they made off with stolen goods - then handed them a carrier bag to take the loot away in, a court heard. The trio, two of whom were from Newport, were halted by suspicious officers as they made a break with a

  • Leisure let down

    A TORFAEN sports and leisure chief says he is disappointed at plans to scale-down refurbishment of Pon-typool leisure centre. Councillor Lewis Jones, executive member for sport, youth and leisure, says he is disappointed the leisure centre will probably

  • Vandals topple headstones

    VANDALS toppled and damaged 13 headstones in an attack on Cwmbran Cemetery. The attack is the latest in a spate of incidents of desecration at the cemetery, on Llantarnam Road, over recent months. Other attacks include windows at the chapel being smashed

  • 'My speed fine was refunded'

    A NEWPORT lorry driver is one of the first motorists to have his speeding conviction overturned following a mix-up by speed camera bosses on the M4. Nicholas Meredith had his £60 fine refunded and three points are to be taken off his licence after successfully

  • Tributes pour in to death crash couple

    TRIBUTES are being paid to a "devoted" Monmouthshire couple who died in a crash between a car and lorry at a notorious accident blackspot. Roger and Deidre Collett, of Wern Gifford, Pandy, and the lorry driver, died on the A465 Pontrilas to Pandy road

  • Secrecy over Blair's Newport visit

    PRIME Minister Tony Blair will visit Gwent on his way to the British-Irish summit in Cardiff on Friday. According to a senior Labour source, Mr Blair is set to launch his consultation on government policies in Newport. And a massive security operation

  • Tenants text their troubles

    TORFAEN tenants can now use text to talk to their housing association. Eastern Valley Housing Association, based in Lower Mill, Pontypool, has introduced an innovative text messaging service in an effort to increase contact between itself and its tenants

  • Search is on for Hannah

    POLICE in Cardiff have taken over responsibility for finding missing 12-year-old Hannah Parkin. Hannah, who was living with her father in The Highway, New Inn, was last seen at home on November 9. She has since been seen in the Fairwater area of Cardiff

  • We'll sue for crash-landing trauma

    AIRLINE passengers who claim they suffered psychological injuries after their holiday flight crash landed yesterday won a major victory in their battle to sue Thomson Holidays. The Britannia Airways Boeing 757 was carrying 235 passengers from Cardiff

  • Boost for plans to build new school

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a Newport primary school on a contaminated former landfill site received a major boost yesterday when the proposed developers pledged the land would be safe for children. And Newport councillors gave unanimous cross-party