• Gwent cat charity up for community cash award

    A DEDICATED volunteer has nominated Gwent Cat Protection to receive the Community Chest award.Glynis Davies, 54, co-ordinator of Gwent Cat Protection has nominated the organisation which rescues and rehomes unwanted and abandoned cats in the Gwent area

  • Former Glamorgan hero looks to put injury nightmare to bed

    JAMES Harris admits that the gruelling Australian summer is providing the perfect work-out as he bids to put his injury woes of recent years behind him.The 23-year-old seamer is Down Under as part of the England Performance Programme, shadowing the Test

  • Police examining 'avoidable' deaths after liver surgery

    EIGHT deaths of patients following liver surgery at a Cardiff hospital - including that of a Newport man - are being examined by police and the Crown Prosecution Service. The matter has been referred to South Wales Police by Cardiff and Vale University

  • Cwmbran adventurer preparing for next epic trek

    AN ADVENTUROUS fundraiser from Cwmbran is preparing for his next epic challenge.Colin Wilmott has raised no less than £20,000 for charity over the past five years.To add to this he was named Breast Cancer Campaign’s UK Fundraiser of the year

  • Police take up probe into South Wales surgeon

    THE PROBE into South Wales surgeon David Paul Berry has been referred to South Wales Police they said this afternoon. South Wales Police Detective Supt Paul Hurley said: “This matter has been referred to us by the Cardiff and Vale University Health

  • Dragons strengthen pack for Bordeaux-Bègles clash

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons make four changes from the starting XV which secured an impressive 40-24 bonus point against Bordeaux-Bègles for their return Amlin Challenge Cup clash. Ross Wardle replaces rested Wales international Hallam Amos on the wing

  • Care plan may help old fend for themselves

    The recent announcement of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for 2014-15 included proposals to establish an Intermediate Care Fund. The Fund includes £35 million revenue which will be within the Local Government budget and £15 million

  • Record-breaking Santa Scuba attempt in Chepstow

    MORE than 100 scuba divers dressed in Santa costumes will hold a world record-breaking attempt to gather as many ‘Scuba Santa’s for a charity dive near Chepstow.The annual World Record Scuba Santa’s event, now in its seventh year, takes

  • Injury troubles still mounting up for the Exiles

    NEWPORT County's never ending injury problems have worsened, writes Michael Pearlman.The Argus can confirm that all three of the Exiles' substitutions on Tuesday in the 3-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy were enforced.Goalkeeper Jamie Stephens has

  • Gwent authorities join waste power scheme

    A COMPANY which converts waste into energy has signed a 25-year contract with three Gwent local authorities to treat their residual waste. Yesterday Viridor signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with Cardiff City Council, acting on

  • Owner Dai Walters targets Welsh Grand National win

    WELSH owner Dai Walters has revealed his ambition to win this year’s £100,000 Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow with the Richard Lee-trained Mountainous. The eight-year-old gelding is progressing nicely ahead of the three-mile five-furlong

  • Crowds enjoy Brynithel Christmas lights

    HUNDREDS of residents in a Blaenau Gwent village turned out to watch the switch on of the Christmas tree lights.Brynithel Village doesn’t normally have its own tree but it was made possible this year by the hard work of residents, groups and businesses.The

  • CRIME FILE: It’s the season again for drink drive blitz

    A WEEK into the annual Christmas police crackdown on drink drivers RUTH MANSFIELD looks into the work being done to educate offenders.WHILE Christmas is meant to be all about festive fun, the season can also bring its dangers too with a rise in drink

  • Gwent stars picked for Team Wales at Glasgow 2014

    THREE Gwent bowls stars have booked their place at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.Lisa Forey and Jonathan Tomlinson and Pontypool’s Kelly Packwood have all been picked to represent Wales at Glasgow 2014.With two gold, three silver

  • Chepstow school turns fortunes around

    A MONMOUTHSHIRE school criticised for its performance last year has been removed from the list of schools requiring Estyn monitoring. Chepstow Comprehensive School’s performance, as well as its prospects for improvement, were described as “adequate

  • Correction: Big screen at Rodney Parade

    In Michael Pearlman’s column on Tuesday we stated that Newport County chairman Les Scadding had paid for the big screen installed this week at Rodney Parade. This is incorrect and we are happy to clear up any misunderstanding, and apologise for the

  • Print out a poster to help find Ben

    WE need your help to find Newport dad and South Wales Argus worker Ben Caplan who has gone missing. You can download and print this poster and put it up in a prominent place or hand out copies. Just click the image below then right-click and

  • Wheelie bins

    CAN BOB Bright explain to me why Newport Council are trying to save money by replacing large wheelie bins for smaller ones? Does it make any difference to empty half full bins and how much is that costing? What happens to the large ones, thrown in

  • Death wish

    A COUPLE of evenings ago BBC Wales televised the response of First Minister Carwyn Jones to the Pisa report on the abysmally low standards of education in Wales. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing; complacency didn’t even begin to describe his attitude

  • Council cuts

    IN SEVERAL issues now I have read our local authorities are proposing to cut various services for which they have a responsibility. I have yet to read that any one of our local authorities proposes to cut the members’ salaries. I was fortunate enough

  • Arctic Star

    THE RECENT article in the Argus dated: 4/12/13 of Jim Winfield of Pontllanfraith receiving his Arctic Star medal off Lord Touhig was profound and moving. In today’s cynical society it brings home the supreme sacrifice these Arctic Star medal winners

  • Honour more war heroes

    IT HAS been confirmed a Defender of the Immortal Defence of Rorke’s Drift, in 1879 would have a street road named after him at the new housing estate being built at the site of the old Trevethin School. Pte John Samuel Jobbins survived the battle and

  • Residents’ fears over Torfaen traveller site

    A CAMPAIGNER has slammed Torfaen council over proposals to create a gypsy “ghetto” in Cwmynyscoy, under the Local Development Plan (LDP) given the go ahead last week.Adrian Bold, one of the members of protest group Cwmynyscoy Action Group

  • Four in court over music charity funds

    FOUR people accused of taking funds from charity appeared at Newport Crown Court yesterday and were bailed until they enter pleas on April 1 next year. Daniel O’Connell, 38, set up the Life Music Foundation in 2010 to help young people with little

  • Dragons "not frightened" of Bordeaux-Bègles – Lyn Jones

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says his side travel to Bordeaux-Bègles “without fear” as they look to record their first victory in France for nearly seven years. Friday’s impressive 40-24 home bonus point victory over the Top

  • Crash closes Henllys Lane in Cwmbran

    HENLLYS Lane in Cwmbran is blocked this morning due to an accident involving two vehicles near Henllys Way. Police are in attendance to the collision, with traffic coping reasonably well.

  • Anger over Newport liver patient’s ‘avoidable’ death

    THE death of a Newport man, following surgery to remove liver tumours, is among eight deemed “avoidable” following an independent review of more than 30 operations by a surgeon at a Cardiff hospital. Martyn Rogers, 66, was operated on in July last

  • Cwmbran dad-of three helped attacker evade police

    A CWMBRAN man was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm yesterday, but convicted of helping his old schoolfriend evade arrest after an “appalling” attack. Charles Coia, 27, of Burton’s Place, Llantarnam, helped his friend of 15 years when Martin

  • Magor volunteer to help Nepal youth

    A WOMAN from Magor will be spending three months volunteering in Nepal.Tazine Bogue, 22, of Summerleaze, will be part of a team with the youth led charity Restless Development, a government funded charity which aims to empower youth groups to help young

  • Missing Newbridge man's mum has cancer

    THE family of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan have said the search for him is more urgent than ever as his mum, Mary, has been diagnosed with liver cancer – just two years after battling throat cancer. On Thursday, Kyle’s mum Mary discovered

  • Tata Steel help out Newport festive hamper appeal

    TATA Steel has backed the Jesus Cares Christmas hamper campaign this week, donating hundred of pounds worth of food to struggling families across South Wales. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Jesus Cares started in 2009 as a result of community

  • Livestock sales end in Abergavenny

    TODAY marks the end of an era for farming in Monmouthshire as the final sale at Abergavenny’s historic Livestock Market takes place after more than 150 years. The closure follows a decade of negotiations over the site and last month’s official