• Social services set for major cutbacks

    SOCIAL services in Torfaen face savage cutbacks in a bid to balance a projected £2 million overspend. As well as cuts in services, money could be found from other areas. But the executive member for social services, councillor Gwilliam Evans, admitted

  • Police probe alleged rape

    A GRAVEYARD near Chepstow town centre was cordoned off by police yesterday, after a woman was allegedly raped there. Ten detectives are investigating a report by a woman that she was attacked sometime between 10pm and 1am in St Mary's churchyard on Saturday

  • Ship's restoration set to go on show

    THE painstaking restoration and conservation work on Newport's medieval ship is to go on full view to the public, the Argus can reveal. A series of open days are being planned to allow the public to see first hand the restoration work being carried out

  • Rail boss sees scale of Valleys problems

    LLANHILLETH'S overgrown railway track, complete with a vandalised fence, litter and graffiti, was an unlikely meeting point for politicians and Network Rail's chairman. But the rundown area perfectly illustrated why reopening the Ebbw Vale rail line was

  • Hartson: 'It'll be a different story at Millennium

    GENTLE giant John Hartson insists the fortress Millennium Stadium could be the fundamental factor that will nudge Wales into a Euro 2004 finals play-off place. Mark Hughes' Wales are unbeaten in eight games at the Cardiff arena - and Celtic striker Hartson

  • Ready to roll

    GWENAELLE Dupuy and Huw Vaughan-Davies, pictured, should have a spectacular send-off as they leave for their charity 'tandem odyssey'. VIPs will say farewell to the pair from the historic Newport Transporter Bridge at the beginning of their epic ride

  • Worshippers rally after church blaze

    SERVICES were held without light or heat at Oakdale Presbyterian Church after a suspected arson attack damaged the power supply. The congregation decided it would not be driven from the church following the blaze - and continued with morning service and

  • It's off!

    EBBW Vale have threatened to call off fixtures with Newport in the Welsh Premier League this season in protest at the re-appointment of Tony Brown as a director of Newport Gwent Dragons regional team. And Marcus Russell, Vale's principal shareholder,

  • Free bus to school stopped

    AN ANGRY father has criticised Newport council for refusing to pay his daughter's £500 school bus pass. Laura Ryder, 16, from Woodland Road, Llanmartin, pays £3.55 a day to catch the Stagecoach bus to Caldicot Comprehensive school, after opting to stay

  • Pool plans on display

    BLUEPRINTS for Newport's state-of-the-art £5 million swimming-pool have gone on display to the public this week. The pool is expected to further enhance the city's growing sporting reputation following the building of the new National Velodrome and the

  • It's now or never

    DURING the course of history, the Welsh have proved they're not a nation to shy away from a challenge. And the Principality's football team will clash toe-to-toe with the Finns tonight with a burning fire in their heart to seize a Euro 2004 finals play-off

  • Village's anger will be heard

    A PUBLIC inquiry into a controversial planning application for Crumlin's Navigation Colliery is due to be held at the end of the year. A hearing was held at the civic centre in Ponllanfraith yesterday but was adjourned. It will now be held in Crumlin

  • Hughes may unleash Earnshaw

    MARK Hughes might just unleash the phenomena that is Robert Earnshaw on the Finns tonight as he could prove to be Wales' lucky charm. The 22-year-old speed demon has crashed two goals in as many Wales games at the Millennium Stadium while his other visit

  • Adored by us all - devastated gran's tribute to tragic toddler

    THE devastated grandmother of a toddler who died after a wall collapsed at a family party, yesterday paid tribute to "a bubbly little boy" who was adored by all. Connor Morgan was aged just 18 months when he died last month in the tragic accident. The

  • Poor finishing costs County first victory

    MAKE no mistake about it, this should have been County's first win of the season. Small wonder that County boss Peter Nicholas declared: "That was two points lost." Now County are still without a win after eight games in the Dr Martens League, Premier