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  • Hospitals to see spending treble

    FLAGSHIP hospital projects such as those planned for Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent, are likely to benefit from a trebling of Assembly spending on NHS buildings and equipment during the next three years. Health minister Jane Hutt yesterday stopped short

  • Improving lives on troubled estate

    AN INITIATIVE aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour on a troubled estate in the Valleys is under way. Daily foot patrols are being carried out by officers from Brynmawr police station on the nearby Twyncynghordy estate. In addition, the housing department

  • It's do or die for Wales

    WALES stand on the verge of international football oblivion. Defeat or even a draw at the hands of Poland at the Millennium Stadium tonight will finish off all hopes of qualifying for the World Cup or even making the play-offs, simple as that. This would

  • Reward offer to catch 'despicable' thieves

    THE manager of a Gwent car dealership has slammed as "despicable" burglars who stole £20,000 worth of tools from its Cwmbran base - and has offered a four-figure reward. The items, including specialist tools, were stolen overnight last Friday from the

  • Sparks may cry

    DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes does not often come across as the emotional type but that may not be the case at tonight's must-win clash against Poland at the Millennium Stadium as he bids farewell to the managerial hotseat. Hughes admits that he will

  • Cuckoos toast ten years

    THE tenth anniversary of a Risca theatre company is being celebrated with a run of special shows this weekend. The Really Cuckoo Theatre Company was formed in 1994, and their first production was Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Since then

  • Newport's aim to get back on track

    NEWPORT bid to get the defence of their Welsh Premier Division title back on track with two wins in the next four days - at home to Aberavon tonight and to Llanharan on Saturday. "We can still challenge for the title. It's not over yet. There is still

  • 150 jobs go as firms fall out

    A FALL-OUT between employment agency Exel and its partner 24/7 has resulted in 150 job cuts in Monmouthshire. Shocked workers received the news last Friday at Tesco's distribution centres in Chepstow and Magor. The partnership between 24/7 and Exel was

  • It's do or die for Wales

    WALES stand on the verge of international football oblivion. Defeat or even a draw at the hands of Poland at the Millennium Stadium tonight will finish off all hopes of qualifying for the World Cup or even making the play-offs, simple as that. This would

  • Banned for white-knuckle ride

    TWO men were branded foolish and dangerous after a "car-surfing" incident in a Gwent high street. Darren Moore and Carl Evans shocked police who captured the pair on CCTV as they carried out the stunt in Blackwood. They were both fined and banned from

  • Trader 'devastated' after crushing pensioner

    A NEWPORT mobile shopkeeper yesterday told a court of his devastation after his van crushed an elderly customer waiting to be served. Umiaea Ali, 30, said he had been so upset he had not returned to the Bettws area, where the accident happened. Pensioner

  • Sparks may cry

    DEPARTING Wales boss Mark Hughes does not often come across as the emotional type but that may not be the case at tonight's must-win clash against Poland at the Millennium Stadium as he bids farewell to the managerial hotseat. Hughes admits that he will

  • New theatre is fantastic for Wales, says Katherine

    WELSH singing sensation Katherine Jenkins has heralded the opening of Newport's new Riverfront theatre as "fantastic for Welsh culture". The 24-year-old is the star attraction at next Friday's gala night, where she will perform with the Royal Philharmonic

  • Friends rally to help D-Day hero after burglary

    A NEWPORT community has rallied round to support a 92-year-old D-Day hero who was the victim of a terrifying burglary. Alf "Patsy" Reakes lives on his own, has impaired sight and only partial hearing. He awoke in the early hours to find an intruder in

  • Murder suspect is still in hospital

    A MAN arrested in connection with the murder of a Cwmbran woman on Friday is yet to be questioned say police. The Argus can reveal the 44-year-old Cwmbran man was arrested on Sunday in a Hereford pub, and is now being treated in a South Wales hospital

  • Wales back in Dragons return

    HAL Luscombe is back in the running for a place in the Newport Gwent Dragons team to face Borders at Galashiels on Friday night. Though Borders are bottom of the Celtic League it's a vital game for the Dragons because if Neath-Swansea Ospreys beat Leinster

  • City police to blitz drunken rowdies

    A ZERO tolerance clampdown on violence, drug dealing and nuisance behaviour is being launched in Newport city centre . All police vans in the city have been fitted with CCTV surveillance equipment to ensure offenders are identified. Extra police staff

  • Decision due on councillor

    A DECISION on whether a Tredegar councillor breached the council's code of conduct last year could be made later this week. Blaenau Gwent council's standards committee will determine if there is evidence Councillor Brian Thomas failed to comply with the