• Caught in his internet web

    IT was all so easy - a licence to print money. During the course of his crime spree it was estimated by police that eBay fraudster Phillip Shortman stole at least £85,000 - possibly more. Of that, £45,875 is accounted for. Described in court as a loner

  • Poll is not cut and dried at this salon!

    VOTERS across Gwent went to the polls in the General Election today to elect MPs for six local constituencies. There was a slow but steady start to voting in the hotly contested seat of Blaenau Gwent today. Officials at polling stations in Ebbw Vale,

  • Traffickers jailed for 40 years

    A NEWPORT hairdresser and a Jamaican were the "key players" behind a cocaine smuggling op-eration which brought £8.5 million of drugs into Gwent. Pill hairdresser Anthony Chambers and Jamaican Lebert Barrows were jailed for 20 years each after smuggling

  • Youths hurl slates from college roof

    POLICE made arrests after reports of youths throwing slates and bricks from the roof of the former Newport Art College building last night. Officers attended the derelict building in Clarence Place, which is set to be developed into luxury flats, just

  • Happy ending for Mills & Boon tale

    HE tall, dark stranger walked into the charity shop carrying a pile of books and smiled. She had a strange feeling that things would never be the same again..... For charity shop manager Gaynor Griffiths, romance is back in her life - in the shape of

  • Ruddock takes four Dragons

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons provide four members of the Wales squad for their tour to America and Canada next month. Kevin Morgan, Ceri Sweeney, Ian Gough and Luke Charteris are in the tour party. Wing/centre Hal Luscombe and hooker Steve Jones would also have

  • Elliott must always open

    Glamorgan needed that win at Nottingham last Monday. It has been a miserable start to the season for them, what with rain scuppering their opening two totesport League matches and then two woeful performances in the Championship leading to two thumping

  • Three years ago troubled wife walked out

    THERE is one thing that plumber Dave Llewellyn is desperate to know - what happened to his wife of 32 years after she vanished from their Chepstow home. Three years ago tomorrow Mr Llewellyn left his wife at home and took the dog for a walk. When he returned

  • Peter's belting them out at 75

    ALL his world's a stage - Newport entertainer Peter Hourahine is now in his 60th year on the boards and is currently in rehearsal for his latest live performance. From school performances to leading light of an award-winning musical society, the 75-year-old

  • County's budget cut back

    NEWPORT County's budget next season is likely to be HALF of what it was on the opening day of the season just ended. The club have confirmed they will not be going down the same route as last campaign, when then manager Peter Nicholas was given more then

  • Golf course work to tee off at park

    TREDEGAR is to get a new golf course - as part of a vision to turn Bryn Bach Park into a regional tourist attraction. Work on the nine-hole, par three course is due to begin later this month and is expected to take around 28 weeks. New cycling facilities

  • 'They are a real menace'

    SUPERINTENDENT Nigel Russell led the Gwent Police side of the investigation. Supt Russell said: "Chambers is an incredibly dangerous individual who posed a considerable threat because of his desire to import this level of drugs into the area, and maintained

  • Monty thumbs up for Manor

    OLIN Montgomerie believes that the new-improved Wentwood Hills course at Celtic Manor will be in great shape and will provide the ideal backdrop for fans to roar the European team to Ryder Cup glory in 2010. Work has begun on the championship course,

  • Just don't put your foot in it

    ANGRY villagers claim years of neglect left their main road in a dangerous state - now they are demanding Newport city council takes action. Nearly 200 residents of Llande-vaud have written letters to council bosses expressing concern about the poor condition


    PAUL Turner will be unveiled as the new Newport Gwent Dragons coach next week as Welsh rugby's worst kept secret is finally made official. Turner returns to the Rodney Parade ground where he enjoyed part of an exceptional playing career in which he estimates