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  • Dragons 30 Ospreys 24 - Turner's troops edge thriller

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons ended their six-match losing run with a thrilling Magners League derby victory over the Ospreys at Rodney Parade last night. Not only did the Dragons gain a deserved win, they obtained an unexpected bonus point to jump

  • Successful op for little Finley

    SURGEONS have successfully removed one of Finley Ellis-Hall's tumours. The two-year-old suffers from neuroblastoma - which causes cancer across his body. But on December 12 one of his tumours – on his adrenal gland above his kidneys– was operated on

  • New £200,000 environmental centre planned for the valleys

    A £200,000 environment centre is planned for the site of the former Ebbw Vale steelworks in a bid to preserve and enhance the wildlife living there. A one-and-a-half acre area on the 200 acre Works site has remained untouched by the demolition and

  • Teens arrested after Newport robbery

    THREE Newport teenagers, arrested in connection with a robbery, were released on bail. On Wednesday, the Argus published CCTV images in along with a police appeal for witnesses to a robbery in November. An 18 year old man and two 17-year-olds were

  • Ringland man jailed sex with school girl

    A NEWPORT man was jailed for 12 months after admitting having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Andrew Hall, 21, was sentenced at Newport crown court yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child. The

  • Man denies rape claims

    AN ABERGAVENNY man accused of raping three women told a jury he didn't cause the bruising to the body of one of his alleged victims, and he was gentle, caring and tender with her. Michael Glyn Thomas, 44, told Newport Crown court today that he had

  • Newbridge out to shock Bedwas

    NEWBRIDGE coach Wayne Jones is looking for his charges to rise to the intensity of a Premiership side when they head to Bedwas. ‘Bridge lead the way in Division One East but know that they will have their work cut out against a side that have bounced

  • Bellamy unsure of Hammers future

    WALES skipper Craig Bellamy has admitted he does not know if West Ham will sell him in the January transfer window. Reports have suggested that Manchester City are preparing to table a bid for the striker. And Bellamy said: "It's that time of year

  • Your guide to Christmas bin days

    BIN collection dates in Caerphilly borough are changing over the festive period. Collections due on Christmas day will be collected on December 28, Boxing Day collections will now be December 29 and New Year's day will be January 3. December

  • Nothing to lose for Blackwood – Lloyd

    THE gulf between the Premiership and Division One is unquestionably large but Blackwood head to Rodney Parade hopeful of showing they are a quality side and maybe even causing the shock of round four. The Glan-yr-Afon Park outfit are going extremely

  • India in control

    ENGLAND'S new-look attack failed to build on a promising start with Gautam Gambhir's fourth century guiding India into a commanding position in the final Test. The 27-year-old left-hander completed his century shortly before bad light ended play midway

  • JOE CALZAGHE SAYS: My legacy is secure after fantastic 2008

    MAY I firstly take this opportunity to wish all the readers of this column a happy Christmas, it seems amazing that we’ve reached that time already, this year really has flown by. Nothing reminded me that more than attending the Sports Personality of

  • Chepstow-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A SOLDIER killed in Afghanistan was named as Rifleman Stuart Nash. Rifleman Nash, from the 1st Battalion The Rifles, died of injuries he suffered when he was hit by enemy fire in southern Helmand on Wednesday. He was an Australian national, based

  • Tough tests for English clubs

    EUROPEAN champions Manchester United and rivals Liverpool were handed mouth-watering ties against Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 today. The draw pits United against Jose Mourinho's Italian giants Inter while Liverpool

  • Biker killed in Langstone crash named

    A 20-year-old biker killed in a accident on the A48 at Langstone yesterday is named as Liam James Gasson from Caldicot. Mr Gasson was killed in the accident that happened at around 4pm between the coldra roundabout and the junction with Catsash Road

  • Modus withdraw from Friars Walk development

    THE flagship £200 million Friars Walk shopping centre development in Newport remains on course to be started next year, despite the withdrawal of developer Modus from the joint venture. The scheme is one of the five owned by Modus in a joint venture

  • Champions League draw

    ALL four English clubs have avoided Barcelona in today's draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Manchester United face Inter Milan, Liverpool take on Real Madrid, Chelsea face Juventus and Arsenal will play Roma. See sports section for

  • Fight on school closure goes on - mum's vow

    A MOTHER of a Garnlydan Primary School pupil says parents will continue to fight against plans to close the school next year. Blaenau Gwent's Executive Committee approved plans on Wednesday to proceed with the publication of statutory notices

  • Car crash on the A4051

    A CWMBRAN woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash on the A4051. The accident, involving a black Ford Fiesta and a grey Hyundai Accent, happened at around 6.57am this morning on the southbound carriageway of Cwmbran Drive close

  • Winning all that matters – Jones

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons lock Adam Jones heads into tonight’s Magners League Welsh derby against the Ospreys at Rodney Parade with a dual aim – helping his team to a much needed victory and regaining his place in the Wales squad. The twice-capped second

  • Top Gear's Car of the Year

    The most extreme version of the legendary Seven appeared on the popular BBC show for the first time at the beginning of December, instantly leaving a lasting impression on presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. In the hands of

  • Jones replaces Willis at hooker

    STEVE Jones starts only his second game of the season for Newport Gwent Dragons in tonight’s Magners League derby against the Ospreys at Rodney Parade. Jones steps in at hooker as skipper Tom Willis is given a rest and is the only change in the pack

  • Another attempted armed robbery in Gwent

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted armed robbery in Newport. A man in his 20s tried to rob the Londis store on Chepstow Road, close to the junction with Wharf Road, at around 7.25pm on Thursday. The man is around six feet tall

  • At the front of the pack

    WHEN was the last time you were really, really scared? Buell’s marketing spiel echoed through the concrete chamber we’d been herded into. A deep pulsating throb resonated through the cranked-up sound system. The company’s ‘contemporary café racer

  • Hughes delighted to be friend reunited

    NEWPORT County fans favourite Craig Hughes has hailed the past week as the club’s best of the season. County face the tough trip to AFC Wimbledon tomorrow (kick off 3pm) full of confidence after holding Blue Square Premier outfit Rushden & Diamonds in

  • Pupils get grant to make school walk safe

    CHILDREN walking to school in Cwmbran are set to benefit from a £145,000 grant to make the journey safer. Torfaen county borough council is allocating the money to improve pedestrian entrances and construct a pathway around Coed Eva Junior

  • Milestone set and past

    last week Hutchings HQ Vauxhall and friends celebrated 50 years as a Vauxhall Main Dealer. The unique event was commemorated with a lavish ‘Golden Jubilee’ Celebration at The Vauxhall Centre in Pontypridd, which was attended by staff, partners, key stakeholders

  • RS remember the logo?

    The new Focus RS is the first Ford to wear the famous Rallye Sport badge since the first-generation Focus RS was launched seven years ago, and the 22nd since 1970. RS denotes a distinctive blend of high performance, road-holding, refinement, safety and

  • Record numbers

    The latest data from the car supermarket giant shows demand for used cars has reached its highest level in the 10 year history of the company, which sells some 35,000 cars a year. Buoyed by savings of over 70% on equivalent new models, last month

  • Toyota on song

    On Thursday 4th December, Toyota World Newport held a very special evening at their centre in Maesglas Retail Park to celebrate the opening of its fantastic new facility. Toyota World Newport is an established and popular centre, and after an extensive

  • Mazda magic offers

    Christmas can be an expensive time of year but Newport Mazda is here to help by offering an array of sensational seasonal deals across the award-winning Mazda range. Until 31 December 2008, customers can choose from a number of attractive finance packages

  • Cinderella on Ice, Wales Millennium Centre

    The Imperial Ice Stars production of Cinderella on Ice is another triumph. Following on from previous successful productions, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, it has confirmed its reputation as the leader in its field. Artistic director/choreographer

  • Soft top goes hard

    The latest in BMW’s long and successful roadster family has been revealed. The all-new BMW Z4 will go on sale in May 2009 and features a host of innovations never before showcased during BMW’s 75 years of roadster heritage. The BMW Z4 is the first to

  • The Kings of Leon, CIA

    THERE doesn’t seem to be many bands these days that grow as consistently as the Kings of Leon. The Tennessee group have improved with each of their four albums to the extent they are now one of the hottest names in rock and roll. In Cardiff on Wednesday

  • Risca post office couple front up to gunman

    THIS BRAVE couple refused to give in to a would-be armed robber's demands, even when he pointed a gun at them in their Risca post office. Peter and Linda Kemp, who have run the Exchange Post Office in St Mary Street for eight years, were confronted

  • Councils welcome plan to ditch police control measure

    The Welsh Local Government Association welcomed the decision by the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to abandon her plans to have directly elected police authority members across Wales and England. Under the current system police authorities are

  • Post workers call off strike action

    A 24-hour strike planned by postal workers in five mail centres, which would have threatened disruption to Christmas deliveries, has been called off, it was announced. Members of the Communication Workers Union in Crewe, Coventry, Bolton, Stockport

  • Dan's the man for Sven

    NEWPORT head coach Sven Cronk is sure than Dan McShane will grasp his opportunity at number eight after influential skipper Andrew Coombs was ruled out of the busy festive period. Coombs damaged his medial knee ligaments in the win over Bedwas a fortnight

  • 75,000 set to lose their homes

    Play Video Around 75,000 people will have their homes repossessed during 2009 and the number of people unable to keep up with their