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  • Let me lead the line, Bellamy

    CRAIG Bellamy has dropped a major hint to departing Wales boss Mark Hughes to restore him to the front rather than sticking him out on the right wing again. Speaking at a press gathering yesterday, which after the mauling in Manchester by England resembled

  • Still on track to help your firm succeed

    Newport & Gwent Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise & Industry has had a vast amount of experience in helping businesses in the former Gwent area to achieve their goals. The organisation is exceptionally proud to have forged strong links with local

  • Gwent business is the cat's whiskers!

    A 'LUXURY' Gwent cattery has made it into the feline equivalent of the Michelin Guide. The Cat's Whiskers at Pontypool was the only South Wales moggy motel to be named in a guide to the top 100 establishments in the UK. The Feline Advisory Bur-eau charity

  • No point going on about England

    THE England defeat is history and there is no point "harping on about it", says Wales skipper Gary Speed. The 35-year-old Bolton midfielder is hurting as much as anyone over the manner of Wales' capitulation at Old Trafford, but the insists the focus

  • Traders refuse to meet market developers

    ANGRY traders in Abergavenny are to boycott a meeting with town redevelopers over fears the plans will harm business. The town's chamber of trade held an emergency meeting to discuss the council's proposals to develop the cattle market site. They say

  • From rolling Welsh hills to America's Wild West

    A GWENT farm manager is swapping the green pastures of Usk for the rolling plains of the Wild West. Bryn Hughes will visit the American cowboys in four states to bring tips and ideas on the beef industry back to Wales. The 34-year old manager of College

  • Gwent pair on standby

    GWENT'S James Collins and Carl Fletcher are in line to start for Wales tomorrow night with Simon Davies returned to his rightful midfield position as Mark Hughes searches for three vital points against Poland. Even the prospect of a draw is unthinkable

  • 99mph bridge motorists putting lives at risk

    MOTORISTS are reaching speeds of up to 99mph as they approach the toll booths on the Second Severn Crossing despite the introduction of speed cameras, police have revealed. The Mid & South Wales Safety Camera Partnership caught 50 motorists travelling

  • Gwent pair on standby

    GWENT'S James Collins and Carl Fletcher are in line to start for Wales tomorrow night with Simon Davies returned to his rightful midfield position as Mark Hughes searches for three vital points against Poland. Even the prospect of a draw is unthinkable

  • Hughes hints Tosh is not the man

    Mark Hughes fears the strides forward he has taken with Wales will be undone by the appointment of the wrong man to succeed him. Although results have gone by the wayside in the last 18 months it is generally agreed that Hughes has put Wales back on the

  • Let me lead the line, Bellamy

    CRAIG Bellamy has dropped a major hint to departing Wales boss Mark Hughes to restore him to the front rather than sticking him out on the right wing again. Speaking at a press gathering yesterday, which after the mauling in Manchester by England resembled

  • Prison chiefs warned of 'time bomb'

    UNDER-FIRE prison chiefs who last night defended the policy of placing sex offenders in a Gwent open prison were warned by town councillors that they are creating a "time bomb". Prescoed governor Phillip Morgan and operations director for the prison service

  • Work about to start on state-of-art Innovation Centre

    BUILDERS are about to start work on a £4.3m centre to boost entrepreneurship in Torfaen. The £4.4m Innovation Centre is set to be a state-of-the-art incubator and start-off point for budding businesses. The 25,000 sq ft building will provide office space

  • 'Gutted we lost but we had a great day' - 11.10.2004

    WELSH supporters were still in high spirits after the 2-0 defeat against England at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium despite Saturday's disappointing result. Seven thousand Welsh fans packed into Old Trafford with hundreds travelling from Gwent for the

  • Trainer to the stars - squirrels!

    NEVER work with children or animals - it's one of the golden rules of film-making. But Brynmawr animal trainer Steve Vedmore breaks that rule every day, and in his latest job he's even been working with squirrels! Steve has just returned from London after

  • Big five in battle build new city mall

    NEWPORT'S £100 million shopping centre plans took a major step forward today as it was revealed five top companies are vying to build the complex. Newport city council was told that 17 companies had submitted tenders for the scheme, which includes new

  • Gwent MD wins scholarship to US business school

    A GWENT managing director has become one of just ten UK business people to win a scholarship to an American business school. Peter Friswell, managing director of Cwmbran-based Benchmark Technologies, has won a scholarship to the JL Kellogg graduate school

  • New bridge taking shape

    A bridge spanning the breadth of the Sirhowy Valley is starting to take shape. The controversial 220 metre span structure, part of the £55m Sirhowy Enterprise Way, stretches from the northern end of Black-wood across to Oak-dale. Work on the bridge, similar

  • Argus photographer's work in new book

    AMID the damp, dirt, and disruption caused by flood waters in Newport, a musically-inclined fireman entertains householders Colin Salmon and Heather Sidrok with a tune on their piano. This moment of light relief in the midst of personal misery, captured

  • Help make Callum's Christmas

    TIME is running out to help Gwent youngster Callum Arnold raise the cash he needs to ensure his independence. The Abergavenny five-year-old has a rare condition called Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, which is similar to cerebral palsy. His devoted parents, Jane

  • HUGHES MUST MAKE CHANGES - 11.10.2004

    DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes has to raise the spirit of his battered squad for Wednesday night's make-or-break World Cup qualifier against Poland at the Millennium Stadium after the mauling in Manchester. And Hughes will have to give his side a radical

  • Hughes reign could end in a whimper - 11.10.04

    MARK Hughes' reign as Wales' manager, which at times has thrilled and threatened to send the nation to the dizzy heights of a major championship, is in danger of ending in a whimper. Wales have not won a competitive match for 19 months, and with Hughes

  • No point going on about England

    THE England defeat is history and there is no point "harping on about it", says Wales skipper Gary Speed. The 35-year-old Bolton midfielder is hurting as much as anyone over the manner of Wales' capitulation at Old Trafford, but the insists the focus

  • Tribute to 'wonderful, caring' Pauline

    THIS is the 53-year-old Cwmbran woman who was found dead in a Cwmbran flat. Family of Pauline Elsie Jones yesterday paid tribute to a "wonderful, patient, caring, friendly person". Mrs Jones' body was found in the flat at Leadon Court, Thornhill, at 5pm

  • Youngsters risking shortcut to tragedy

    SCHOOLCHILDREN in Newport are risking their lives by taking a dangerous shortcut across a busy new road. Up to 1,200 pupils from Lliswerry High School cross the Southern Distributor Road every day. Headteacher John Rawlings and ward councillors say they

  • Office destroyed in petrol bomb attack

    A GWENT engineering firm has been badly hit in a petrol bomb attack, causing £50,000-worth of damage. The premises of Llanfoist-based DT Civils were broken into and an accelerant was used to destroy a portable office. DT Civils' co-owner, Tony Carter,

  • New warehouse just what doctor ordered

    A medical supplies distributor is set to create 45 new jobs in the region when it opens a new warehouse. Williams Medical Supplies, headquartered at Rhymney, Caerphilly, has upgraded its warehouse capacity from 15,000 sq ft to 73,000 sq ft with a new

  • Watch out Europe!

    Newport Gwent Dragons are going to win the Heineken Cup. Improbable, unlikely for sure, a bit facetious maybe, but the Dragons and coach Chris Anderson are continuing to defy all logic, not to mention their critics. I started off by questioning Anderson

  • Hughes hints Tosh is not the man

    Mark Hughes fears the strides forward he has taken with Wales will be undone by the appointment of the wrong man to succeed him. Although results have gone by the wayside in the last 18 months it is generally agreed that Hughes has put Wales back on the

  • Buses set fare for the future

    GWENT business leaders nearly choked on their fine wine when Newport Transport turned up at a plush awards ceremony. What was the local bus company doing here? They're not a business. Aren't they part of the council? It's a false image that managing director