• House is key to historic past

    POWER and privilege seep from its very stones. On a moonless April night, with the soft candlelight falling on the ornately laid table and lighting portraits of Lords Tredegar long dead, the imagination can play tricks. At any moment men in gold-trimmed

  • Donna is perfect Girl for star role

    AMATEUR actress Donna Evans' stage experience was limited to a single pantomime - before she was asked to star in a new play about the Titanic. But the talented newcomer made such an impression she scooped the adjudicator's special award for her performance

  • Bell brings famous white suit to city

    THE Man in the White Suit - former MP and BBC war correspondent Martin Bell - will tell theatre-goers in Newport about his life and new book later this month. After gaining a first class degree from King's College, Cambridge, Bell's TV career began in

  • Families' year of hell

    THREE families were today united in grief to mark the first anniversary of a triple killing which rocked a tiny community. Martin Connop, Emma Proctor and John Gibbings were mown down on a Cwmbran street by Steven Price. The schizophrenic killer lived

  • Children's champion in terror text forum

    NEWPORT school pupils quizzed children's commissioner Peter Clarke on how he could help them stamp out mobile phone bullying. The Argus exclusively revealed last month how school bullies started using bluetooth technology to intimidate and threaten their

  • Time for six sense - Jones

    A seventh coach in six seasons is about to be installed at Rodney Parade in charge of Newport and Newport Gwent Dragons - and two longstanding members of staff have appealed for a period of stability. In an unprecedented six-year run Allan Lewis, Ian

  • Play our way - Watkins

    THE British Lions have been urged to play the Welsh way when they take on the All Blacks in New Zealand this summer. But one of Gwent's most decorated players who captained Great Britain in rugby union and league, warns that the Lions may not be able

  • Man in concrete drug smuggling case cleared

    A GWENT man cleared by a jury of smuggling drugs from Spain to South Wales hidden in a concrete block has spoken of his relief at being acquitted. Roy Matthews, 35, from Fleur-de-Lys, Blackwood, was cleared by a jury at Newport crown court yesterday of

  • Night of nostalgia

    HE'S been catapulted into the sky and abseiled from the civic centre tower, now Newport's Mayor is turning back time. From Glen Miller tunes to bread and butter pudding and Spam, the city's Mansion House will be transformed back to the 1940s and the Second


    I WOULD have done myself justice if I had gone on tour with the British Lions to New Zealand, says Wales full back or wing Kevin Morgan. The Newport Gwent Dragons player was surprisingly overlooked by Sir Clive Woodward when he announced his 44-strong

  • 'Shooting made us relive our robbery ordeal'

    TWO victims of an armed post office raid have relived their ordeal in the wake of the New-port bank robbery. Jane Lewis and Rachael Yates, who were working at Usk Post Office when it was attacked, say they still have nightmares two years after the incident

  • Team tinkering no great surprise

    Ah, the difficulties of picking a county cricket team. I know that I made a few about-turns in my time as captain of Glamorgan, but it seems captain Robert Croft and coach John Derrick did something similar this week. Ian Thomas opened the batting for

  • Star meets her match!

    SOME women would have been mortified to find someone else wearing the same coat as them at a public event. But a Newport teacher and Welsh diva Charlotte Church, took it in their stride. Teresa Winter, a teacher at St Mary's RC Primary School, met the

  • Arrest in bank raid

    A WOMAN was arrested by detectives investigating Monday's Newport bank robbery. Police confirmed this morning a woman in her twenties was arrested at a house in Hillview Crescent in the Pontfaen area of the city last night. She was being questioned today

  • Archbishop backs help for divorcees

    GWENT will host the first branch in Wales of a church-based organisation helping people who are separated or divorced come to terms with relationship breakdown. The Aquila Care Tr-ust, which has branc-hes across England, is coming to Wales 14 years after

  • Crows hit out at FAW in race row

    CWMBRAN Town have accused the FA of Wales of sweeping their complaint at racist abuse aimed at assistant manager Sean Wharton under the carpet, writes Michael Gannon. Wharton was subject to abuse at a Welsh Premier League match five weeks ago at Bangor