• Help us weed out the bullies plea

    BOSSES at a Gwent council are drafting in specialised outside help in a bid to stop bullying and harassment at work. As reported in yesterday's Argus, allegations of bullying and harassment of staff at Torfaen council are on the up, according to the council's

  • New hope in forest campaign

    THE Woodland Trust has called for a policy to restore thousands of acres of ancient English woodland to be extended to Wales. The charity says a new initiative launched by the Forestry Commission yesterday could help it in its bid to restore an ancient

  • Croft vows to battle on as skipper

    GLAMORGAN skipper Robert Croft today vowed to remain as club captain and said he would continue to give his all for the county he loved. The 35-year-old skipper and coach John Derrick have come under pressure this season as the side have performed badly

  • Pupils dance for joy at gift

    THE current ballroom dancing craze had unexpected benefits for one Gwent school. Thanks to a fundraising dance by Cwmbran Ballroom Dancing Club, pupils at Hollybush primary school can enjoy the use of £600 worth of TV and DVD equipment. Club members go

  • Dragons snap up their first signing

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have made their first signing ahead of the 2005-2006 campaign in the shape of Scottish international lock Andrew Hall. But the Midlands-born 26-year-old, surprisingly released by Glasgow Rugby at the end of last season, will figure

  • Taking steps to halt blight of vandalism

    SHOCKING vandalism at a Newport school this week will be all too familiar to teachers around the country. But innovative schemes do appear to be able to go some way towards tackling a problem which can eat into school budgets and disrupt education. Yobs

  • Auf wiedersehen putt, Kevin

    TELEVISION star Kevin Whatley was in Newport yesterday, teeing off at a charity fundraising golf tournament. The TK Maxx Golf Day aims to raise £20,000 for children's charity NCH and beat last year's total of £15,000. Each year it is held at a different

  • Hopes rise for mum sick on holiday isle

    DOCTORS treating Newport mum Lisa Jarvis - who fell ill during a family holiday abroad - are to try to wake her from the coma that has hospitalised her for three weeks. The 28-year-old mother-of-three has been in hospital since suffering a fit on June

  • Twenty languages but speaking with one voice

    AT Maindee Primary School diversity and mutual respect are at the heart of the curriculum. A short walk through the bright corridors and classrooms confirms this commitment to promoting the rich cultural mix of the local community. From colourful displays

  • Glamorgan struggle - Steve James - column

    So much for Twenty20 revitalising Glamorgan's season. If Monday night's performance at Taunton is anything to go by, it has only demoralised the team further. They looked a dispirited, dejected bunch for the second time in three days as they conceded


    NEWPORT-BORN Ryan Jones has to keep pinching himself as his fairytale eight-months continues to get better and better. The 24-year-old, who made his international bow for Wales only last November, has since landed a Grand Slam, won a late call-up for

  • Parents to be hit with a £200 bus bill

    MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council's ruling Cabinet voted unanimously to bring in charges for post-16 school transport at a meeting on Wednesday. Despite protests from councillors and a call-in on their controversial decision, the Tory-led Cabinet stuck to

  • Getting a head for highlights

    STUDENTS enjoyed a brush with the spotlight at an event designed to showcase their talents. A catwalk costume show was staged for parents, employers and other guests at Coleg Gwent's City of Newport campus in Nash Road. More than 120 hairdressing and

  • Clubs will help tsunami relief

    GWENT clubs from grassroots to the professionals like Newport-Gwent Dragons are being asked to back a major new initiative aimed at helping victims of the tsunami disaster. The scheme, the first of its kind in Britain, is aimed at raising funds to help

  • Pryce in Enzo move

    GWENT'S British welterweight contender Bradley Pryce has returned to the Enzo Calza-ghe stable and the management of top promoter Frank Warren's Sports Network. The Newbridge-born 24-year-old has parted amicably from Risca-based manager Brian Powell and

  • A life without dad

    CHARLOTTE MORRIS cuddles her toddler son - comforting him every time he asks for his dad. Charlotte, 28, should be looking forward to family life with her fianc Julian Davies, the couple watching their son grow up, go to school for the first time, kick

  • Fire attack on my car has devastated me

    AN ABERGAVENNY woman says she is "gutted" after her car was destroyed in an arson spree. Care assistant Leanne Warner, aged 20, of St Andrew's Crescent, says she will have to work extra hours to make up for her financial loss. As reported in yesterday's

  • Cwmbran enter the market for saviour

    CWMBRAN Town officials are again urging potential benefactors to step forward and help with the running of the club. The Welsh Premier League outfit are looking to secure the future of the club after the departure of John Colley as chairman and sole benefactor

  • Royal visit is mane event

    GWENT'S disabled riders received a royal visit at their fun day. HRH the Princess Royal attended the Gwent County Fun Day at the Coleg Gwent Usk campus yesterday, arriving by helicopter just before 11am. The day was organised by the South Wales branch

  • Huge 'opportunity' for NHS in Wales

    THE Assembly has a "huge opportunity" to get the NHS in Wales back on track due to the independent status of Blaenau Gwent's AM and MP Peter Law, according to a top GP. British Medical Association Wales chairman Dr Tony Calland, who practises in Gwent

  • A feathered friend sought

    AN Argus advert reunited a missing parrot with its owner 10 days after it went missing. Newport parrot breeder Tracy-Ann Griffiths lost two tiny parrots when they flew out of a window on June 14. The birds were chased from her garden by a flock of starlings

  • All change: pool's open

    NEWPORT leisure centre re-opened its pool following an £800,000 refurbishment of its changing-rooms. The pool at the Newport Centre closed in February. Mayor of Newport, Councillor Ken Critchley, re-opened the pool and changing village yesterday. Pupils

  • Carnival sign has to move

    ORGANISERS of Chepstow carnival were forced to move a banner advertising the event following an insurance wrangle. The banner is normally put on display in the town centre, but to do so again this year organisers would have increase insurance cover to

  • Gunman pens a letter of remorse

    A GUNMAN who shot his own grandmother wrote an emotional letter to her from his prison cell. Yesterday, Jamie Morgan was jailed for 12 years after admitting attempting to murder his 68-year-old grandmother Jean Needham, shooting her in the chest, and

  • Schoolgirl wins carnival votes

    TEENAGER Channelle Healey will be bringing a regal touch to Pill Carnival this summer. The 13-year-old from Castle Street beat off tough competition to be crowned the 2005 Carnival Queen for the August 29 event. At the judging ceremony there was a hugh

  • Ready to net some cash

    SPORTY youngsters are planning to take advantage of an opportunity to net some funds for their club and another good cause. Jon Howell, Abergavenny Tennis Club coach, is leading a group of parents, coaches and youngsters on the Prince's Trust fun run