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  • County boss' mind games

    PETER Nicholas hopes Hornchurch have their minds elsewhere when Newport County clash toe-to-toe with the moneybags Ryman League high-fliers in the pick of Saturday's FA Trophy games, writes Peter Shuttleworth. For while Exiles boss Nicholas is focused

  • City chasing 600 jobs

    NEWPORT is competing head-to-head with Swan-sea for an Inland Revenue call centre which would bring up to 600 jobs to the area. This news emerged as backers of the £400 million Welsh call centre industry converged on the Celtic Manor yesterday to debate

  • Some fine displays deserve top praise

    AT the outset this week, I'd like to extend some congratulations. First and foremost to Glamorgan for beating Warwickshire 6-4 in their soccer match last Sunday, apparently all despite a rather indifferent performance from their goal keeper, Adam Davies

  • No turning back now

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons skipper Andy Marinos has stressed there's no going back now and has called on the county's rugby fans to fully support the new region. The Wales centre wants to see a big crowd at Rodney Parade for the Euro opener against Ulster

  • Morgan's tour talks

    ENGLAND cricket boss David Morgan will be having talks with his Sri Lankan counterparts after criticism over the timing of the country's one-day internationals there this month, writes Gary Baker. Captain Michael Vaughan saw the final one-dayer between

  • IT’S A DEAL

    THE DRAGONS can breathe fire again on and off the field after a last-minute deal was struck between Newport and the Welsh Rugby Union to safeguard regional rugby in Gwent. Liquidation was a very real possibility, but the region has been saved, Newport

  • IT'S A DEAL

    THE DRAGONS can breathe fire again on and off the field after a last-minute deal was struck between Newport and the Welsh Rugby Union to safeguard regional rugby in Gwent. Liquidation was a very real possibility, but the region has been saved, Newport

  • Valley clubs support Dragons

    GWENT'S Premier valley clubs today backed the deal between Newport and the Welsh Rugby Union to preserve the Dragons regional side. But they doubted valley supporters would fully get behind the region and one top official even said Newport ought to go

  • WRU boss outlines the future

    THE WELSH Rugby Union issued a statement today on the Dragons and the deal that has been struck for their future. In it, it outlines the new involvement on Tony Brown and reads: "A formal agreement has been reached with the administrator to secure the

  • Flood risk claim to be explored

    THE National Assembly is to investigate claims by Newport council that a controversial flood risk assessment which threatens the multi-million-pound regeneration of the city centre is inaccurate. As the Argus revealed on November 17, the damaging draft

  • Victim makes a brave stand

    EMMA Lang has been attacked seven times in just over a year. Her nose has been broken five times, and she had to have a brain scan after the latest attack in Newport earlier this month. And yet the 18-year-old student (pictured) is making a stand against

  • Unsafe toys are seized

    MORE than 40 dangerous soft toys were seized from an Abergavenny street trader yesterday by Monmouth-shire Trading Standards officers. The battery-operated toy mice, rabbits, dogs and kittens have been denounced as "unsafe" and a "potential choking hazard

  • Sex offenders for open jail

    LESS dangerous sex offenders could be transferred to Prescoed Open Prison, Usk, after rehabilitation - before being released into the community. Local councillors have been informed of the plans by the prison's governor, Phil Morgan, although they say

  • Architect hits out at council

    DEVELOPERS who want to renovate Newport's former art college are hitting out at the city council for refusing the project planning permission. Councillors turned down proposals to convert the Clarence Place building into luxury flats because of a lack

  • Author knows what lusty women want!

    MOVE over Bridget Jones - Dana Dale is the new thirtysomething diarist on the block. Housewife Dana is entertaining readers with her musings on life and lovers in a risqu new book which aims to capture the hearts of Bridget Jones fans. But there's a catch

  • Headstones safety test

    'TORFAEN council is inviting members of the public will be invited to a cemetery to see how more than 11,000 headstone memorials will be safety tested. And bereaved families in Monmouthshire who kicked up a storm when headstones were laid down and taped

  • Ticking timebomb claimed son

    THE parents of young cystic fibrosis sufferer Rhys Godwyn of Newport knew he was living with a ticking timebomb. But his death last week aged 21 was a massive shock. The former Duffryn High School pupil (pictured) died in Llandough hospital on Saturday