• Family mourn crash victim daughter

    THE family of a teenager who died a week after a car accident in Oakdale have paid tribute to their "beloved daughter". Natasha Davies, 19, from Blackwood, died at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in the early hours of Monday morning. Yesterday

  • Hopes high for family celebration

    IF GWENT'S Aimee de Gruchy-Lambert wins the prestigious Texaco Young Musician of the Year competition, it will be a real family affair. The 18-year-old flautist, from Machen, who is currently studying at Brasenose College in Oxford University, will play

  • Store girls line up for race for life

    ACTRESS Nicola Reynolds, well known as the daffodil-wearing Megan in the Six Nations Scrum 4 promotions, helped launch Cancer Research UK's Race for Life at Tesco in Newport yesterday. Nicola has been supportive of the project after being contacted by

  • Five-goal bonanza eases drop fears

    PUMPED-UP Newport County stuck five goals past Redbridge last night without reply to bounce back from last weekend's disappointing defeat at Welling to edge closer to Nationwide South safety and relegating the Essex side in the process. The result pulls

  • Hotspot for house prices

    HOUSE prices in Blackwood and Ebbw Vale rocketed by more than 40 per cent in Britain's largest increase in the last year, the Halifax said today. But Phil Delaney, regional manager, said the housing market was clearly slowing in Wales where prices had

  • Gang from outside theory in manhunt

    THE armed gang who held up a security van and shot a guard in front of terrified shoppers in Newport city centre probably come from outside Gwent, police say. And police are examining photographs of the robbery taken by a member of the public on a mobile

  • Cooper's joy

    GARETH Cooper has described his call-up for the British Lions tour to New Zealand this summer as the fulfilment of a dream. The Newport Gwent Dragons scrum half was one of a host of players who did not receive the text message sent from Lions coach Sir

  • Funeral of ex-detective

    THE funeral of a former Gwent police detective sergeant who died after a boat capsized in Cardiff Bay will be held tomorrow. Douglas Baker, 76, from Barrack Hill, Newport, died last Tuesday after the dinghy he was travelling in mysteriously overturned

  • Council to start meals-on-wheels review

    A REVIEW of Newport's meals- on-wheels service is starting this week, with a final decision on its future in July. Plans to axe the £114,000-a-year service to more than 270 people as part of a city council cost-cutting programme were widely condemned

  • Uphill work for marathon woman

    NEWPORT woman Emma Williams will be going that extra mile to raise money for charity this April, when she competes in this year's London Marathon to raise money for NCH Cymru. The National Assembly worker from York Place, Stow Hill, has been busy overcoming

  • Wales to face the big three

    WALES will play all three major Southern Hemisphere rugby super powers in the Autumn at the Millennium Stadium after clinching a mouth watering celebration game against New Zealand on November 5. They had already arranged matches against South Africa

  • Jones: I'm bowling faster than ever

    SIMON Jones can't wait for the new cricket season to begin, because he is bowling as fast as ever. The influential pace-man, who put pen to paper on a three year deal with Glamorgan in the summer, admits that he is looking forward to the Ashes, but in

  • Stop blocking us, say scooter users

    DISABLED scooter users in Abergavenny are protesting against inconsiderate drivers who block dropped kerbs. Yesterday a group of scooter owners highlighted the problems they endure daily when trying to get around the town. Walter Moeller, aged 82, of

  • Christie is all set to wear the crown

    CHRISTIE Evans had to overcome fierce competition to be crowned Cwmbran Carnival Queen at the town's stadium this weekend. Christie, 17, said: "I was completely shocked when they announced that I'd won. I couldn't believe it. "My mum came down to the

  • Don't dismiss us

    GLAMORGAN captain Robert Croft has taken a swipe at those who have written off Glamorgan as relegation candidates in the County Championship, telling them, "Your criticism only makes us stronger." Glamorgan's popular skipper delivered his message loud

  • Mother stamped on son's head

    A PREGNANT woman branded "a disgrace to motherhood" was jailed for six months today after stamping on her five-year-old son's head. The youngster had an outline of a shoe mark behind his ear when he was examined by doctors, Newport crown court was told

  • Gentle Giant fondly remembered

    THE life and career of Wales' greatest footballer was celebrated in an exhibition which opened at Newport Centre yesterday before touring the rest of the UK and Italy. Legend John Charles, who scored 15 times in 38 games for Wales and played with distinction