Workers at the crippled Parrot corporation factory claimed they were owed up to £1000 in back pay and they had been issued with ‘bouncing’ work cheques.

South Wales Argus:

Gwent Health Authority dramatically backed down over the plan to close the maternity unit at County hospital, Griffithstown in the face of legal threats from Gwent county council.

Newport borough council staff faced a half-day strike by more than 400 staff because it was to drop its policy of no compulsory redundancies.

Gwent education bosses were bracing themselves for a furious reaction after they unveiled plans for a massive shake-up in secondary schools.