• Nursery burgled after holding fundraiser

    TODDLERS at a Newport nursery got their hands dirty to help raise funds for less fortunate youngsters. Little Jaiden Lee Powell was born eight weeks early with a bleed on the brain on March 31, but after the help and care from staff at the Royal Gwent

  • Saab Wales Open first round scores

    64 Keith Horne (Rsa) 65 Peter Hanson (Swe) 67 Damien McGrane, Alexander Noren (Swe), Graeme McDowell, Stuart Manley, Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 68 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind), Daniel Gaunt (Aus), Jamie Donaldson, Simon Khan, Barry

  • Saab Wales Open leaderboard after day one

    7 under - Keith Horne (Rsa) (after 18 holes) 6 under - Peter Hanson (Swe) (18) 5 under - Paul Broadhurst (18); Alvaro Velasco (Spa) (18); Steve Webster (18) 4 under - Gregory Bourdy (Fra) (18); Victor Dubuisson (Fra) (18); Stuart Manley (18);

  • Hot Horne the early leader

    THE surprise leader on day one at the Celtic Manor was little-known South African Keith Horne, writes Andrew Penman. The 39-year-old from Durban shot a near flawless 64 to finish on seven under par, a shot clear of second-placed Peter Hanson

  • Mixed fortunes for Welsh hopefuls

    THERE were mixed fortunes for the home favourites on day one of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor. Stuart Manley and Jamie Donaldson are well placed on the leaderboard and Newport’s Phillip Price (-1) is still in contention but the rest of

  • G-Mac off to a flyer

    DEFENDING Wales Open champion Graeme McDowell is ready to continue his remarkable run of success at the Celtic Manor. The 2010 winner, who secured Europe’s famous victory over the Americans in last October’s Ryder Cup, is just three shots off the lead

  • Volunteers to receive royal honour

    A GWENT volunteer group is one of two in Wales to be honoured by The Queen today. Thornwell Football Club, Chepstow, is among 130 groups to receive the The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local

  • Electrician sparks life back into pub

    ONE of Blaenavon’s oldest and best loved pubs reopens today after a local electrician spent his lifesavings bringing it back to life. The Cambrian Inn, known as the Camber, which has been serving locals for more than 100 years, closed just before Christmas

  • Man faces death threat charge

    POLICE have charged a man accused of threatening to kill staff in an Abergavenny nightclub after brandishing what appeared to be a gun. A 23-year-old man from Abergavenny was charged with making threats to kill and possession of an imitation firearm

  • Car dealer's anger after alleged thieves go free

    A NEWPORT car dealer hit out at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after two people he claims were caught on CCTV stealing alloy wheels from a forecourt car were released without charge. Brian Edwards, dealer principle at Evans Halshaw Vauxhall in


    7 under - Keith Horne (Rsa) (after 18 holes) 6 under - Peter Hanson (Swe) (18) 4 under - Graeme McDowell (18) Damien McGrane (18) Victor Dubuisson (Fra) (5) 3 under - Jamie Donaldson (18) Daniel Gaunt (Aus) (18) Jeev Milkha Singh

  • Flying start for Manor hero G-Mac

    GRAEME McDowell turned on the style at Celtic Manor yet again today, starting the Saab Wales Open with a four-under-par 67. The defending champion and Ryder Cup hero returned to the scene of those triumphs keen to find form with his US Open title defence

  • Sean McGoldrick will get gold medal

    NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick will see his Commonwealth Games silver medal turn to gold, the Argus can reveal. Mr McGoldrick brought a silver medal home from last year’s games in Delhi after being narrowly beaten in the bantamweight 56kg division final

  • BREAKING NEWS: Collins signs for Aldershot

    NEWPORT County star Jamie Collins has today completed his move to Aldershot, signing a one-year contract with the League Two club. The midfielder was out of contract at Spytty Park and has now linked up with former Exiles boss Dean Holdsworth

  • Wales Open 2011: Ryder Cup heroes on rise

    RYDER Cup winners Peter Hanson and Graeme McDowell are second and third respectively on the early leaderboard at the Celtic Manor this afternoon. Swede Hanson is just a shot behind leader Keith Horne on six under par and defending champion McDowell

  • 2,400 sign bank closure petition

    THE Newport man who is fighting HSBC's decision to close a city branch has topped more than 2,000 signatures on his petition. Eric Channing, 71, was so shocked at the bank's decision to close the Caerleon Road branch he took it upon himself to stand

  • Firm fined £60,000 for safety failings

    A NEWPORT company was fined £60,000 for health and safety failings after a self-employed construction worker suffered serious burns following an electric shock from an overhead power cable. Morspan Construction Limited, of Gold Tops, was the main contractor

  • MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Super Swans can boost the Exiles

    WHAT a time to be a Welsh football fan, the thirty year dream coming to fruition as Wales is Premier League for the first time. It’s been three decades since a Welsh side were in the top flight – the old Division One - and for those of you who don’t

  • Pensioner shocked at demand to repay 20p debt

    A BLAENAVON pensioner received a letter from Torfaen Council threatening legal action over his debt of just 20p. Morell MacKenzie, 89, pays £2.17 a month to lease land off Rhydynos Street for his garage, and paid six months in advance in December. So

  • Wales Open 2011: Horne sounds early warning

    SOUTH African Keith Horne is the early pacesetter on day one of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor. The outsider, ranked 108 in the European Tour's Race to Dubai, finished his opening round on seven under par after shooting 64. Sweden's

  • Nurse 'horrified' over fatal insulin dose

    A NURSE told a conduct hearing yesterday, she was "totally horrified" after giving an elderly patient a fatal dose of insulin. Joanne Evans appeared before a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing in Cardiff and said she was stressed and exhausted

  • Evans has good reason for a swift victory

    JEFF Evans will be full of nerves at the weekend, but that has nothing to do with his bout against Sheffield’s Dean Walker. The Pontypool super-middleweight, who won the Welsh light-heavyweight title against Shon Davies in Newport last month, is confident

  • Swimmer joins in run

    STAFF at a Newport insurance company are swapping seats for a treadmill as they chip in on a charity run this week. People at Lloyds TSB General Insurance in Tredegar Park are helping cover 268.3 miles this week, representing the distance between the

  • Thousands join search after man goes missing

    MORE than 6,000 people have joined a Facebook group dedicated to finding a missing Caldicot man. Joel Andrews, 24, went missing after attending a rave in Devon on May 22, with worried friends and family pleading for information through the social networking

  • Star backing for Rees

    NEWBRIDGE’S Gavin Rees can count on the support of his old friend Joe Calzaghe as he looks to capture the EBU European lightweight title in Cardiff on Saturday. Rees’ former stablemate will be cheering him on from ringside at the Motorpoint Arena for

  • Celebrations for Chelsea winners

    A GWENT florist and a director of a flower breeding company bloomed at the highest level with success at a show famous worldwide. Charlotte Cooke and David Jones both made sure they did not return empty handed from the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, picking

  • £5.8m will be spent on roads

    BLAENAU Gwent will spend almost £6 million to improve its pot hole ridden roads, after proposals were approved by the council's executive committee. The Argus reported yesterday how Blaenau Gwent's roads are so riddled with pot holes it would

  • Gwent could boast the next Steven Spielberg

    PUPILS at primary schools across Gwent are busy making an animated film about the Roman ruins at Caerleon. Youngsters from Somerton Primary School, Caerleon Endowed Junior School, Lodge Hill Junior School, Shirenewton Primary School and Cradoc Primary

  • Climbing centre set to rock town

    ABERGAVENNY is to become home to Gwent's first dedicated bouldering centre in South Wales. Huw Charrington, a serving detective with the Metropolitan Police in London, will open the centre in a warehouse on an industrial estate on the outskirts of town

  • Exile Rose is blooming

    NEWPORT County midfielder Danny Rose admits he’s still unclear on his future following a fantastic fortnight. The former Manchester United reserve captain has now jetted out for his summer holidays but not before a post season double whammy of representing

  • Incinerator plans up for discussion

    A PUBLIC meeting will be held next week regarding proposals for a waste incinerator in Newport. Members of the Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign (SNIC) will be hosting the meeting to explain to residents about the possible development on Bowleaze Common

  • Ready for races

    ASCOT is coming to Newport this month with Gwent's very own Ladies Day. A Royal Ascot Ladies Day will take place at the Holiday Inn on June 16 in aid of St Anne's Hospice. The Newport hotel is hosting the day which includes a Bucks Fizz reception followed

  • Breathing space to resolve crisis

    FIVE Gwent care homes under threat because of their owner's financial difficulties have been thrown a lifeline after the company was more time to sort out its problems. The Argus reported last week that Red Rose Nursing and The Rookery in Ebbw Vale,

  • Now I'm just the 'Mild Thing', says Daly

    HE was once known as the Wild Thing, but Open winner John Daly has warned his enthralled Welsh public, “I’m the Mild Thing now”. The 1995 Open winner at St Andrews is making his very first visit to Wales at the age of 45 and in an Argus exclusive revealed

  • Call to get fleet of new ambulances on roads

    GWENT AMs are calling for action to be taken after 21 new ambulances are being kept off the roads in Wales due to design concerns. The Welsh Ambulance Service was due to start operating 42 new vehicles weeks ago with each ambulance said to cost around

  • Flats at art college to be put on the market

    FLATS at the former Newport Art College could be on the market this autumn. Andrew Hughes of Alder King said the conversion project to turn the iconic building into 66 luxury apartments is due to be completed in late October. The one-bedroom to four-bedoom

  • Wales look to the Dragons

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are today celebrating getting a record number of their players into the Welsh team for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium. Record try scoring wing Aled Brew, lock Luke Charteris and

  • Get ready for a great tournament

    WHAT do you get if you bring together one of golf’s ultimate bad boys, a victorious Ryder Cup captain, half his team, the US Open champion and one of the finest golf courses in the world? You get the 2011 Wales Open. Thankfully, without even a hint