• Youths tell PM how to beat the bullies

    YOUNGSTERS from Blaenau Gwent have outlined their pioneering plans to stop bullying to Prime Minister Tony Blair. The youth mayor of Blaenau Gwent, Luke Young, and deputy youth mayor, Cameron Thomas, recently made a visit to Downing Street to talk to

  • 8,000 say no to car park fees

    COUNCILLORS are to decide this week whether to accept controversial plans to introduce car parking charges in Monmouthshire towns in the wake of opposition from more than 8,000 people. Monmouthshire councillors received 10 petitions with 8,103 signatures

  • Firm's success a boost to city

    A £6 million development by a Newport firm is helping pave the way for further business investment in the city. Almost 100 jobs were created at Picture Financial, which provides secured personal loans, and there are plans to increase this to 250 by the

  • Boy who lost his life in Severn

    SCHOOLBOY Jamie-Lee Wilson Cartwright is pictured playing with his cousin Kyle shortly before they were caught by a deadly tide on the River Severn. Jamie-Lee, aged eight, (on the right of the photograph), who had lived at Beachley with his family since

  • Stream of raw sewage raises a stink

    RESIDENTS who kicked up a stink about a problem in their area should now be able to breath a fresh sigh of relief. People living in the Lliswerry area were disturbed to discover raw sewage was being pumped into a reen near their homes. Manufacturer's

  • Arsonists attack community centre

    PEOPLE were evacuated from a community and leisure centre yesterday afternoon after arsonists attacked the building. At one point the blaze threatened to tear through Newport's Pill Millennium Centre, which was left badly damaged by smoke and fire. At

  • 'Our hearts and prayers are with the victims'

    Terror attacks have rocked the United Kingdom in recent weeks - sending shock waves throughout the country. Hannah Mlatem speaks to Muslims in Newport about how it has affected them. IN the wake of the London 7/7 bombings cases of racial abuse have been

  • Families fight pub's late opening plan

    ANGRY Gwent residents are preparing to fight their local pub's application for later opening hours. The Haywain pub, in Sandy Lane, Caldicot, is applying for a licence to serve alcohol and play music until midnight every week night. It also wants to stay

  • Drummer beats his way to success

    FOR some parents the news that your seven-year-old wants to take up a noisy instrument would be a headache. But Nicola and Michael Matthews did not miss a beat and gave their son Rhys every encouragement when he took up drumming. More than a decade later

  • Storage area plan 'is just going too far'

    residents who have already had a flyover road built at the end of their gardens are protesting against further plans to build an industrial storage area underneath it. People in Agincourt Street and Malpas Road said they "put up with it" when the Heindenheim