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  • Neath 2 County 5

    NEWPORT County won away in style at Neath tonight. For a full match report, see Saturday's Argus.

  • Cosker's efforts in vain

    GLAMORGAN spinner Dean Cosker claimed five for 48 but Essex held on for a draw on the final day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash at Cardiff. Glamorgan had set Essex a massive 333 to win in 53 overs but the visitors found themselves

  • Heeps of problems for Hornets?

    THERE could be Heeps of trouble for Newport Drillerman Hornets if speedway's latest boy wonder lives up to his billing at Queensway Meadows Stadium on Saturday night - tapes up at 7.00pm. Australian 15-year-old Cameron Heeps has lightening fast made

  • Go-ahead to close four police stations

    PLANS to close four police stations in Gwent are to go ahead as the force begins speaking to residents on shutting another three. A meeting of Gwent Police Authority agreed to close stations in Llanhilleth, Rassau, Castleton and Llanmartin in Newport

  • Teddies at ready for great time

    IF YOU went down to the canal this week, you’d have been in for a big surprise. Katie Cottrell, five, and Tiana Harris, four, were among the children who enjoyed the teddy bears picnic at The Fourteen Locks visitor centre in Rogerstone. The vistor centre

  • Showdown in Panteg

    WITH eight weeks to go in the race for promotion to the Swalec Premier League, all eyes will be on Panteg tomorrow when leaders Usk head to the home of their nearest rivals. Both teams failed to win last weekend but it proved to be a more costly weekend

  • 100's the goal for great-grandma

    A NEWPORT woman is set to celebrate her 100th birthday next week. Dorothy May Powell, known as May, was born in Newport on August 9, 1911, the youngest of nine children. The family moved to Trethomas in 1913, where she played in the ladies football team

  • England v Wales: live coverage

    Follow our live coverage as Wales take on England in the World Cup warm-up at Twickenham. South Wales Argus rugby writer Robin Davey is tweeting live from the stadium:

  • Scrapyard flats plan quashed

    A REDEVELOPMENT plan to build more than 250 homes on a former Newport scrap yard was quashed after the applicant ceasing trading. Property developer Edward Ware Homes was previously granted planning permission in March 2008 to renovate the scrap yard

  • Chepstow firearms charges man in court

    A CHEPSTOW man was remanded in custody today after he appeared in court charged with firearms offences and making threats to kill. Greg Searle, 34, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Wednesday after an eight-hour incident in Aust Crescent, Bulwark, which

  • 250 sign up to prevent village pub closure

    MORE than 250 residents in Tintern, near Chepstow, have signed a petition to save their local pub. The village is divided over plans to turn one of its pubs, The Cherry Tree Inn, owned by Stephen and Jill Pocock into two homes. The couple, both 49,

  • Cwmbran homes left without water

    HUNDREDS of Cwmbran homes are currently having problems with their water supplies due to a burst water main. A Welsh Water spokeswoman said a maximum of 900 homes may be experiencing low water pressure or have no water supply at all. A team are currently

  • It'll be no picnic – Hill

    THEY may head into the Men of Gwent Sevens as hot favourites but Newport’s Craig Hill has stressed it will take plenty of hard graft to ensure their name is engraved on the trophy once again. The Black and Ambers have won the last three tournaments

  • Glamorgan legend Watkins dies

    ALLAN Watkins, the first Glamorgan player to score a Test hundred and appear in an Ashes Test, has died at the age of 89. The all-rounder from Usk’s outstanding performances in championship cricket earned an international call-up for the final Test of

  • Hold back at your peril – Gats

    WALES will be sent out against England at Twickenham tomorrow with a warning blast from coach Warren Gatland – don’t hold anything back, or else. There is more than 100 years of history in fixtures between these old rivals, but as in 2007 and 2003 when

  • City's historic arcade to get a £100,000 revamp

    ONE of Newport’s oldest arcades is to get a facelift after the city council agreed £104,889 grant funding. The grade two listed entrance to Market Arcade at 12 and 13 High Street will be restored to its former glory after falling into a state of disrepair

  • Wales squad to face Australia

    WALES football manager Gary Speed has named his squad for the friendly match against Australia next Wednesday. The match is at Cardiff City Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm) and the squad is: Wayne Hennessey, Boaz Myhill, Darcy Blake, Danny Collins, James

  • Tribute to Abergavenny crash death pensioner

    THE FAMILY of a pensioner who died after an accident with a car near Abergavenny on Tuesday paid tribute to her. Mrs Jenny Buckley, 82, who was visiting relatives in Llanthony, died after suffering fatal injuries when her car crashed in the village.

  • Dan's ready for the bruises

    DAN Lydiate expects to be battered and bruised tomorrow when Wales storm the Twickenham fortress to take on old enemy England - but he still expects Wales to emerge victorious. The Newport Gwent Dragons blindside flanker is now a colossus in the Welsh

  • Dig set to reveal Romans' secrets

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS are hoping to uncover some of the secrets of the remains of important buildings uncovered outside Caerleon. Over the next six weeks, a team of volunteers and academics from Cardiff University will be working on a suburb of monumental buildings

  • Comedy Port returns for a second year

    MOCK the Week star Andy Parsons is topping the bill at this year’s Comedy Port, as it returns for its second year. Andy Parsons, star of BBC topical panel show Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, will headline the festivities on October 15, as part

  • Trialists get another chance

    NEWPORT County manager Anthony Hudson will give trialists Arthur Gomez and Ryan Gilligan another chance to impress in tonight’s pre-season friendly at Neath. The pair made their first appearances in an amber shirt on Wednesday night as County

  • Novel sounds red alert

    A DEBUT novelist's first book is set in a futuristic Monmouthshire torn apart by the effects of climate change. Retired computer programmer Keith Haslett has travelled the world but found everything he ever wanted in Wales’ renowned ‘Red Land’. The

  • Former businessman turns alpaca farmer

    WHEN the time came for former commercial director Peter Stoneman, 55, to end a long and successful career in banking, he and his wife Glenda, 52, began planning towards realising a dream of owning land and livestock. But for a couple who

  • We've got to be cleverer - Jones

    IT’S time for Wales to stop being one-dimensional and play with greater variety, admits Stephen Jones who becomes his country’s most capped international against England tomorrow. The Scarlets outside-half will overtake the record he shares with Gareth