• On-the-ball AM is Keane to kick off!

    A GWENT Assembly Member is hoping to lead Wales to glory in the footballing Battle of Britain. Newport East's John Griffiths will forget party loyalty when he captains the Assembly team in the Parliamentary Shield tournament in Cardiff on Saturday. Teams

  • It's all in the mind!

    BLACKWOOD golfer Bradley Dredge (pictured) flies out to America this weekend where he will start his preparations for his debut in the US PGA Championship. And the Welshman, who this year won his first European Tour event by winning the Madeira Island

  • Boys of 10 in bus terror

    THREE boys frightened passengers on a bus in the Valleys when they hurled a large rock through its window. Bus firm bosses say that two women from Risca were fortunate to receive only minor injuries after glass showered inside the bus from the smashed

  • Painful time for fans of Glam...

    It has been a doleful week for an ardent Glamorgan and England fan like myself. I know that makes me sound like an ex-player already, but I am confined to spectating duties and there has been some unpleasant viewing. Taking Glamorgan first; I travelled

  • I'm scared to live in smash blackspot

    A BLACKWOOD woman in "fear of her life" from speeding cars outside her home has called on Caerphilly council to introduce bollards and traffic-calming measures. In recent years, Sandra Williams, 59, who lives in a house in Lewis Lewis Avenue on a downward

  • Firefighters dread heatwave

    FIREFIGHTERS in Gwent are dreading what they say is the inevitable rise in arson attacks during the current heatwave. In just 24 hours earlier this week, grass fires in Gwent cost the public £36,300, South Wales Fire Service's assistant divisional officer

  • Jones' big step on road to recovery

    TWO spells of four overs costing 52 runs with no wickets may not be most fast bowler's idea of a happy return, but it was pure joy for Glamorgan's Simon Jones yesterday. The 24-year-old was playing his first match since a serious knee injury suffered

  • Action on boy racers

    A BLACKWOOD councillor has thrown down the gauntlet to Gwent Police Chief Constable Keith Turner over the town's boy racer problem. Kevin Etheridge has written to Mr Turner inviting him to take part in direct action with Blackwood in a peaceful road block

  • Councillor carpeted!

    A GWENT councillor asked a woman colleague "How would you like to mess about with me?" Now he faces public censure, and could be expelled from his committees. Torfaen borough councillor Mike Davies is accused of breaching the authority's code of conduct

  • Killer to learn fate

    ONE of the men jailed for life for the Risca taxi murders could next month discover whether his case will be referred to the Court of Appeal. The news comes on the eve of the ninth anniversary of John Roden's arrest for the double murder. Roden, 38, was

  • Beattie faces big workout

    SCOTTISH international back row forward Ross Beattie has signed for the Gwent Dragons subject to passing strenuous fitness tests next week. The Dragons had hoped to confirm his move from Bristol Shoguns today but have been advised to leave the training

  • Dragons hunt 'missing' fans

    GWENT Dragons are hoping to snap up more than 3,000 'missing' rugby fans who have failed to renew Newport season tickets. So far Newport have sold 800 tickets while the Gwent Dragons are believed to have sold around 400 in four days. This time last year

  • Post offices fight begins

    RESIDENTS are campaigning to keep open two Pontypool post offices which are earmarked for closure. Pontypool's High Street branch and the Freehold-land office in Pontnewynydd will be shut down in October, the Post Office has announced. It has written

  • Drive to beat car crime: 12 arrests

    POLICE in Blackwood have scored a major victory in their battle against drug-fuelled car thieves in an operation resulting in 12 arrests. Operation Shatter, a zero tolerance crackdown on car crime, launched in May, has seen detection rates soar by 47

  • Swelter shelter!

    WAREHOUSE manager Brian Wilkes may be the coolest man in Gwent today, despite the soaring temperatures. Brian works at Vin Sullivan Foods in Blaenavon - one of the most pleasant places to be in Gwent, thanks to their huge freezer and cold room. Temperatures

  • Scrambler bikes seized at garage

    POLICE have seized two motorbikes from a Newport housing estate in a bid to ease the off-road racing problem in the area. The move has been welcomed by Bettws residents, who say they have been plagued by illegal off-road bikers. Officers say they believe

  • Phillips set for County move

    PETER Nicholas says Newport County will complete the signing of midfield dynamo Gareth Phillips within the next 48 hours. And the Exiles boss is confident that Chinese World Cup defender Fan Zhiyi, capped 106-times by his country, will sign a deal at