LABOUR leader and Islwyn MP Neil Kinnock was personally leading a campaign to secure the future of Gwent’s sole remaining pit, Oakdale, in his constituency.

Newport West MP, Paul Flynn called for a change in the 999 emergency call system, he wanted calls to be dealt with locally as they had been previously.

An overwhelming majority of mums to be were defying a Gwent health chief’s plea and opting to have their babies at County Hospital, Griffithstown.

The controversial Pentrepoeth plan for 500 homes and shops along with a new school and health centre, had its first airing at a public meeting at Bassaleg Comprehensive School.