• Competition...

    Some of the world's greatest surveillance aircraft are expected to touch down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this summer to take part in the world's largest military airshow. Each July leading international display pilots, aerobatics teams and state-of-the-art

  • Thirty minutes to fitness

    NOW the lovely weather has finally arrived and the beach and holidays loom large, most of us start thinking of how we can quickly get in shape. When the weather is nice, its good to take advantage of the great outdoors. Most of us can manage to squeeze

  • Wilde flowers

    She was an 80s icon ... Now her main passion is gardening, as Prime Time found out when we spoke to Kim Wilde. DURING her music career Kim Wilde sold in excess of seven million albums and 12 million singles. Now the 45-year-old mother of two says she

  • Over 50 and daring to date

    NIGEL JARRETT looks at the possibilities and the perils of taking the plunge ONE of the problems of dating for the first time after 30 years is lack of confidence stemming from the knowledge that you are newly inexperienced. Dating as a technique hasn't

  • Young and old mark day of honour

    DRUMS, flags and a military band celebrated a landmark day in Torfaen this weekend. Soldiers from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) marched through the centre of Pontypool on Saturday morning. They had been granted the Freedom of the County

  • Summer heat with chic looks

    From relaxed day wear and exotic evening looks to cool beach wear and stunning accessories, relaxed, casual chic is the hot summer vibe. Mix vibrant new brights with classic hues of navy and chocolate to add a dash of radiance to the summer palette. Select

  • Colourful carnival capers

    High spirits and colourful costumes helped brighten a grey day in Bettws when the carnival rolled through the streets. Only five people organise the yearly event. Some bystanders declared the 2005 carnival was one of the best. Crowds lined the streets

  • Poll date set after councillor resigns

    AN election will be held next month to decide who will fill the seat left vacant following the resignation of disgraced Newport councillor Dean Jenkins. Jenkins was jailed for 14 months on Friday after he admitted child pornography charges. A council

  • Keep it trim in the garden

    Rosemary Ward, of Gardening Which?, looks at what needs to be done in the July garden. One man went to mow: This is the time you should be really enjoying your lawn with warm weather and long evenings to play, entertain or just sit in a deckchair and


    What wines to look for? Australia, Chile and Spain are the first countries I would recommend for exploring value for money, as I am continually impressed by the quality, character and flavour of these wines. Most of Australia's wine regions are located

  • Nigel Jarrett's Golden Oldies

    As you grow older there are some things you resist because they are associated with being over the hill and you want to be thought of as still actively short of the summit. One of them came through the letter-box this morning, addressed to 'The Occupier

  • Baulch to start charity fun run

    FUN runners of all ages will be be getting on their marks tomorrow evening for the Prince's Trust Cymru event, which is supported by the South Wales Argus. All the participants at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, will be helping to raise money for the

  • Chaos and crowds as Live8 rocks

    ROAD and rail chaos hit people heading out of Gwent for this weekend's G8 concerts and protest rallies. Signal failure in Newport on Saturday caused serious problems for 1,000 South Wales people on their way to the London Live 8 concert. Cardiff Central


    WALES Grand Slam winning skipper Michael Owen is refusing to give up on his dream of playing in a Test match for the Lions in New Zealand. The 24-year-old, who will form a new-look back row in the Lions' final midweek game against Auckland alongside Martyn

  • 'It's time to stop 20 years of misery'

    A TOUGH crackdown on 'boy racers' comes into force today in Blackwood, after what one local councillor described as 20 years of misery. The town was blighted by the problem and increasingly so over the last few months, according to residents. From today

  • A passion for playthings

    Nostalgia for the past has driven one vintage vehicle enthusiast to amass a breathtaking array of toy planes, trains and automobiles. John Fletcher, of Brynglas, Gilwern shows no signs of losing his passion for playthings. Over the last three decades

  • 'We'll play for our lost ones'

    FOUR Gwent friends who were killed when their car left the road while they were on a fishing trip are being honoured with a fundraising football match. Geraint Hill, 26, Scott Harding, 25, his brother Warren, 27, and Andrew Brooks, 30 all from Risca,

  • Show was great fun - no kidding!

    FAMILY fun and a closer look at agricultural life were on offer at the Machen Agricultural Show on Saturday. Despite the drizzle the 63rd Machen Show, held at Mill Farm, Machen, celebrated rural life and offered something for everyone. Competitive events

  • 'There's never been a case of abuse here'

    CLAIMS that patients are abused and uncared for were angrily denied by staff of a Gwent care home speaking at a packed public meeting. Carers from Holly House Nursing Home at Fleur-de-Lys, near Blackwood, were joined by dozens of relatives of patients

  • Summer nights to savour

    THERE's just a week to go before the hit musical Miss Saigon finishes its successful run at the Wales Millennium Centre, which has proved it can host a West End show for more than the customary fortnight offered by theatres in the provinces. Cameron Mackintosh's

  • Wasps sting the high-flying stars

    Newport Wasps toppled high-flying Workington in the return Premier League match and duly took three points from yesterday's Premier League win at the Hayley Stadium - a perfectly-timed boost. Wasps, who had lost their four previous league meetings, did

  • Super city of two halves

    MY first encounter with Eastern Europe's old world is shiny and new: Ferihegy International Airport is Budapest's air terminal. It's modern and clean and there are quite a few friendly Hungarians who speak English reasonably well and can provide travellers

  • We'll fight to save nursery school

    DISTRESSED Newport parents are preparing to fight to save their nursery school from closure. Parents and staff at Don Close Nursery, Bettws are angry after plans were announced to shut it and replace it with nurseries attached to Millbrook Primary and


    WALES Grand Slam winning skipper Michael Owen is refusing to give up on his dream of playing in a Test match for the Lions in New Zealand. The 24-year-old, who will form a new-look back row in the Lions' final midweek game against Auckland alongside Martyn

  • Ampadu joins up with County

    NEWPORT County boss John Cornforth, has completed the signing of long-term target Kwame Ampadu, the former Swansea City player. Ampadu, 34, has signed on the dotted line for County after leaving previous club Exeter City in the close season. Ampadu began