• Gwent TA troops prepare for Iraq

    GWENT soldiers are ready for deployment in Iraq - as they prepare for duty there just days after six British military policemen were killed there. The 178 Territorial Army volunteers from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers will leave for a six-month

  • Blaze at pub is not suspicious - police

    A BLAZE that ripped through a Gwent pub and gutted one of its storeys is not thought to be suspicious, police say. Police and South Wales Fire Service are continuing their investigations into the fire at The George pub in Blackwood's High Street. A policeman

  • 'I would fear for my life in Kosovo'

    A KOSOVAN teenager living in Blaenau Gwent faces an agonising wait in his battle to remain in the UK. Edmond Pone, 18, who lives in Blaina, came to Wales in 1999 after being found stowed away in a lorry in Tredegar with fellow Kosovan Krenar Lleshi, also

  • It's an insult

    WHAT a shocking suggestion! What an insult! The Welsh Rugby Union have shown so little regard for thousands of fans that it beggars belief. They are supposed to be the guardians of the game, yet they have come up with the title of Gwent Dragons for the

  • Drum role for music shop's new extension

    SHE Bangs The Drum was the title of a memorable track by The Stone Roses and an appropriate introduction to Chepstow music entrepreneur Carol Mutlow (pictured). After 12 years of trading as Hannah's Music from No 6 Moor Street, Ms Mutlow has taken on

  • Hospice hits its target

    COUNTRY house hotel Cwrt Bleddyn played host to a major celebration recently after the Friends of St Anne's Hospice hit its £1 million fundraising target. Cwrt Bleddyn was chosen to host a special Ladies Day Ascot party which included the presentation

  • I'm not going to be a director - Watkins

    I AM not prepared to be a director of a limited company which could lose money, says Newport chairman David Watkins. The former captain of the British rugby union and league teams is concerned about possible personal liabilities and is considering refusing

  • Award for top class teacher

    "WHIZZES and bangs" and a good teaching style helped a Cwmbran science teacher win a top award for his work. Jack Lewis (pictured), a chemistry teacher at the town's Fairwater High School, won the title Welsh Science Teacher of the Year at the recent

  • Residents are outraged by city beggars

    MORE Argus readers say they have been pestered by aggressive beggars on Newport's streets. On Saturday, we reported how a graphic designer who helped Newport win city status feared beggars are giving the new city a seedy image. Richard Webb, 41, of Lower

  • Brown: I'm not turning my back on Newport

    NEWPORT benefactor Tony Brown is not quitting Welsh rugby nor turning his back on Newport, though he will have nothing to do with the new Gwent region. Reports in the Welsh edition of a London-based newspaper claim Brown is turning his back on Welsh rugby

  • First-class honours for future high fliers

    FIRST-class honours have been showered upon four Newport business students at the University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN). Rachel Howells, Mary Smith, Caroline Carr and Angela Tipping all studied at the school of business and management and were notified

  • Brown: I want nothing to do with 'region'

    WEALTHY Newport benefactor Tony Brown (pictured) has turned his back on the new Gwent rugby region. Brown wants nothing to do with the regional set-up established by the Welsh Rugby Union. He has fallen out with Ebbw Vale chairman Marcus Russell, joint

  • Tests failed to show how teenager died

    A POST-mortem examination failed to determine how Jenna Brookfield died, a jury was told yesterday. Examinations of the 15-year-old proved inconclusive because she had been buried for more than two months before being found, Dr Derek James, consultant

  • 'Teamwork needed so town can thrive'

    BOSSES at Big Pit are aiming to help traders in Gwent's booktown to secure their long-term financial future. We reported yesterday how more than 5,000 people turned out for the launch day in Blaenavon on Saturday to make it a huge success. Nine new book