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  • New Patrol, same beat

    MANY 4x4s are getting softer but not the Nissan Patrol. For the latest version that goes on sale at the end of October, Nissan has stayed true to the principles that created the first Patrol over 50 years ago. There's a new look outside and in, plus greater

  • Thumbs up given to Hyundai's new coupe on Paris debut

    THE Hyundai Coupe, which is now outselling the Toyota Celica and Audi TT in the UK, is to receive a stylish facelift to keep it ahead of the game. Having already won over hoards of customers with its blend of sharp styling, superb handling, high equipment

  • 'We'll fight to protect our children'

    HUNDREDS of furious residents last night vowed to take action to stop sex offenders being placed at a Gwent open prison. More than 300 people packed into Usk Memorial Hall and unanimously agreed to bombard the Home Office with angry letters calling for

  • Newport's aim to get back on track - 12.10.04

    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

  • New 'Peace of Mind' Impreza service scheme

    SUBARU has launched a low-cost 'peace of mind' service scheme for all new Imprezas - priced from just £20 per month. The aim is to give owners an easy payment plan to spread the cost of servicing via direct debit. Called Six Star Service after the Pleiades

  • Cautious welcome for city centre plan

    NEWPORT businesses gave a cautious welcome to the news that plans for a £100million new shopping centre have taken a major step forward. Yesterday the Argus revealed that five top developers are vying to back and build plans to transform the city's shopping

  • Rodeo scoops gold in What Van? annual awards

    WHAT Van? magazine has awarded a gold medal to the new Isuzu Rodeo, voting it the Best Pick-Up in its prestigious 2004 awards. It means the Rodeo range has beaten all competitors - both in lifestyle luxury trim and in 'workhorse' specifications. Magazine

  • Wales back in Dragons return - 13.10.04

    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

  • Double blow for city's cycle track

    NEWPORT'S velodrome has suffered a double blow. Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins will not return to the Wales National Velodrome to defend his crown after a championship race was cancelled. And the council revealed the venue is set to be £90,000 in the red

  • What a kick in the guts - Collins

    IT WAS a evening of mixed emotions for James Collins at the Millennium Stadium last night. The Newport-born centre-back was a standout for Wales and picked up the Sky television man-of-the-match award but eventually Wales crashed to a 3-2 defeat that

  • Super slimmer is feeling so svelte

    A CWMBRAN slimmer is looking super svelte after dropping four waist sizes in nine months. Retail manager Elsie James from Thornhill was reluctantly roped into a slimming club that appeared in the Argus in January, by fellow workers at the town's ASDA

  • Let me lead the line, Bellamy - 12.10.2004

    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

  • The magic of Milwaukee iron

    Dyna Super Glide Custom becomes the entry-level Big Twin for Harley-Davidson, in Europe. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide line of factory customs now includes the new FXDCI Super Glide Custom. Like the other members of the Dyna Glide family, the Super Glide

  • 'Mindless act of vandalism'

    A CHARITY transport service was unable to take special needs pupils to school yesterday after suffering a devastating act of vandalism. Phoenix Community Transport, in Penmaen, had 36 tyres on 12 mini-buses slashed overnight yesterday. The damage, which

  • Wilks scoops two British titles for Dealer Team Suzuki

    DEALER Team Suzuki's driver Guy Wilks was crowned 2004 British Super 1600 Rally champion and British Junior Rally Champion after the Trackrod Rally, despite not even competing in the event. Wilks' only challenger for the British titles, Jonnie Wigmore

  • It's do or die for Wales - 13.10.04

    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

  • Pensioner died trying to save dog

    AN inquest heard how a pensioner devoted to his two dogs died after jumping into an icy pond to save one of them. Ron Meredith, 76, was walking his springer spaniel and German pointer at Pen-y-Fan Pond, near Oakdale, on June 2 of this year when tragedy

  • Brave Wales let it slip away

    WALES' World Cup dream vanished in the blink of an eye last night as Poland produced a superb late fightback to break Welsh hearts. For 65 minutes Wales were superb, spurred on by the inspirational Robbie Savage they dominated proceedings and they were

  • Sparks may cry - 13.10.04

    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

  • Renault celebrates 100th birthday in historic run

    RENAULT UK celebrates its 100th anniversary in style on Sunday, November 7, as a major partner in the 2004 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Renault is proud and delighted to have a total of 21 historic cars entered in the London to Brighton Run, giving

  • Family standards top for party girls

    A NEW breed of young woman has emerged in the 21st century that blends her partying image with core beliefs far more traditional than those of her parents, a survey showed today. The hedonism of late 1990s boozy 'ladette' culture, epitomised by Zoe Ball

  • What a kick in the guts - Collins

    IT WAS a evening of mixed emotions for James Collins at the Millennium Stadium last night. The Newport-born centre-back was a standout for Wales and picked up the Sky television man-of-the-match award but eventually Wales crashed to a 3-2 defeat that

  • FAW set to Speed up

    THE FA of Wales is ready to cave in to player pressure and appoint Gary Speed, pictured, as manager alongside Brian Flynn by the end of the month. The entire Welsh squad came out and backed Speed in the aftermath of Wales 3-2 defeat by Poland at the Millennium

  • Owen may miss Heineken clash

    MICHAEL Owen has suffered an injury scare and is out of the Newport Gwent Dragons team to take on Borders in the Celtic League at Netherdale, Galashiels, tomorrow night. Owen is due to have a medical examination and hospital scan and is already struggling

  • Wartime commando warns on airgun thugs

    AS a commando in the Second World War, William Parsons was used to dodging bullets and even took a few. Now the brave 88-year-old is avoiding being shot again - but this time it's in his own home. Mr Parsons still has scars from his war-time gunshot wounds

  • Custom-made accessories add extra dash to new Tigra

    TOP up or down, the new Vauxhall Tigra looks good from any angle and there is now an extensive range of custom-made accessories available to help buyers get the maximum enjoyment from this sporty two-seater. Many of these accessories are designed to maximise

  • POLEAXED

    WALES crashed out of World Cup contention last night after a devastating 3-2 defeat against Poland at the Millennium Stadium, in Mark Hughes final game as manager. On a desperate night for Welsh football Poland delivered the ultimate sucker punch by coming

  • Brave Wales let it slip away

    WALES' World Cup dream vanished in the blink of an eye last night as Poland produced a superb late fightback to break Welsh hearts. For 65 minutes Wales were superb, spurred on by the inspirational Robbie Savage they dominated proceedings and they were

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon achieves top US crash test rating

    SAAB'S "real-life safety" philosophy has earned the 9-3 Sport Saloon a "Double Best Pick" designation from the tough US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The model is the first passenger car ever to achieve the distinction, which followed

  • Renault reveals its Megane Trophy

    Renault has released official pictures of its awesome Megane Renaultsport Trophy racer following the car's recent debut at the Paris Motor Show. Although motorists will not see the show-stealing 320hp Megane Trophy on the road, the car will be racing

  • Gwent pair on standby - 12.10.2004

    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 - 12.10.2004

    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

  • No point going on about England - 12.10.2004

    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

  • FAW set to Speed up

    THE FA of Wales is ready to cave in to player pressure and appoint Gary Speed, pictured, as manager alongside Brian Flynn by the end of the month. The entire Welsh squad came out and backed Speed in the aftermath of Wales 3-2 defeat by Poland at the Millennium

  • POLEAXED

    WALES crashed out of World Cup contention last night after a devastating 3-2 defeat against Poland at the Millennium Stadium, in Mark Hughes final game as manager. On a desperate night for Welsh football Poland delivered the ultimate sucker punch by coming

  • Trader 'haunted by tragic accident'

    A MOBILE shopkeeper from Newport said his life is in ruins after he accidentally reversed over and killed a customer with his van. Umiaea Ali, 29, was yesterday convicted by a jury at Newport crown court of driving without due care and attention. He was

  • Vauxhall keeps its cool

    HOW cool is your car? We are not talking about street cred, but whether your car's cooling system is fit to tackle the demanding conditions of winter motoring without leaving you stranded by the roadside. Flat batteries may still be the cause of most

  • Teenager rescued from school fire

    AN ARSON investigation is under way after a boy was trapped in a Gwent school when fire broke out. The boy, believed to be 11 or 12, phoned 999 on his mobile phone and was rescued from Caldicot Comprehensive School by firefighters. The blaze started outside

  • Gunners for sale

    FANS of North London's reds will be heading the bids for the number plate AR53 NAL the star player at DVLA's auction of exclusive Personalised Registrations on October 28, 29 and 30 at Knebworth Barns Conference and Banqueting Centre, Knebworth, Herts

  • Pensioner banned from keeping dogs

    A PENSIONER was banned from keeping dogs for 10 years and fined £1,000 after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog. Walford Raymond Rogers, 72, of Bevan Lane, Cwmbran, was also found guilty of possessing and using an illegal animal

  • McGrath has a real cheek

    I've heard it all now. This week, after their superb victory over India, Australia's Glenn McGrath complained about Harbajan Singh and how he was saying too much on the field. Carrying on all day apparently. Never shutting up. I'm sorry, from anyone else

  • Fireworks crackdown

    RESIDENTS are being urged to use a special hotline to report anyone selling or using fireworks illegally in Newport during the build up to Bonfire Night. Trading Standards, Gwent Police, South Wales Fire Service and Newport city council are making the