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  • Perfect send-off for leaving players

    NEWPORT 61 EBBW VALE 9 IF it had to end like this, it could hardly have been a better way to go out for Newport and a host of leading players. It was Newport's finale at the top level, and it was the farewell Rodney Parade appearance for Shane Howarth

  • Tribute to pianist of international fame

    A RENOWNED international pianist and 'gentleman' from Monmouthshire has died, aged 73. Geoffrey Buckley, from Old Cottage, Treadam, near Llanvetherine, was on holiday in Spain when he was suddenly taken ill, and he died peacefully in hospital in Barcelona

  • Perfect send-off for leaving players

    NEWPORT 61 EBBW VALE 9 IF it had to end like this, it could hardly have been a better way to go out for Newport and a host of leading players. It was Newport's finale at the top level, and it was the farewell Rodney Parade appearance for Shane Howarth

  • Tour threatened by pay row

    LEADING Welsh rugby players are threatening not to play against the Barbarians at the end of the month or go on next month's tour to Australia and New Zealand because of a pay row. They are objecting to another cut in their pay structure which would mean

  • Graves row: 'Sorry is not good enough'

    NEWPORT council will not face any official report over the St Woolos cemetery graves scandal. The local government ombudsman has completed an investigation into the burial mix-ups at the cemetery, revealed by the Argus last year. Now the council watchdog

  • Fancy footwork fun!

    FOLK dancers from the Netherlands and Belgium entertained Gwent crowds yesterday at the Tredegar House and Park annual Folk Festival. The 14th annual festival, which began on Friday, featured the Paloina Folk Dancing team from Holland and the Turnberrie

  • Arson probe after warehouse blaze

    POLICE have launched an arson investigation into the blaze which destroyed a warehouse in Pill, Newport, last week. A massive fire gutted the building at Old Tredegar Dock, Mill Parade, Pill, on Thursday evening. Specialist fire investigators joined police

  • Uncertainty over LG factory future

    RUMOURS that a major announcement on the future of Newport's LG Philips Displays is imminent were today growing. The plant employs 934 people - but many are taking enforced short breaks because demand for the factory's TVs and computer monitors is so

  • Police wage war on vehicle thieves

    POLICE in Blackwood say they have "declared war" on gangs of drug-fuelled car thieves targeting the town and, are warning them: "We're coming to get you." A zero tolerance police operation is to begin in the town this week to hit back at car crime. Detective

  • Mums in dash for cash

    MUMS will be on the run in a cancer charity race in Cwmbran next month. Among the many entries for the Cancer Research UK Torfaen Race for Life is a group of 20 mums who all have children attending schools in Caerleon. Diane Warren, an interior designer

  • Jim didn't fix it - but friends did

    JIMMY SAVILLE didn't manage to fix it for Donna Paton - but more than 25 years later, her dream has finally come true. Donna, a team leader at Caerphilly council's Risca child care service, wrote to the BBC show as a child, asking for a riding lesson

  • Gang beats up speedway rider

    A NEWPORT speedway rider suffered a broken wrist after being attacked by three men in Cwmbran. Tom Brown, 18, of Pontnewydd, who rides for Newport Mavericks in the Conference League and Cornish-based club Trelawny in the Premier League, was attacked outside

  • Woman's rage at clinic error

    ASTHMATIC Cheryl Williams waited 18 months to see a consultant at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital. Her life was being made a misery by allergies and she was desperate for an appointment at the ear, nose and throat clinic (ENT). But on May 10, the 43-year-old

  • It's all out war!

    NEWPORT and Ebbw Vale are no longer even on speaking terms as their proposed merger into a Gwent region has completely fallen apart. After initially agreeing to join forces, Newport have been totally dismayed at the way they claim Ebbw Vale have taken

  • It's all out war!

    NEWPORT and Ebbw Vale are no longer even on speaking terms as their proposed merger into a Gwent region has completely fallen apart. After initially agreeing to join forces, Newport have been totally dismayed at the way they claim Ebbw Vale have taken