100 years ago

A BLAZE broke out at the Wesleyan Church, Blackwood, on Tuesday night and before long the interior of the building was burned out.

Under the auspices of the Newport and District Women’s Suffrage Society, lectures of considerable interest were delivered at Newport by Miss Geraldine Cooke.

50 years ago

A war between a grocer and a Monmouthshire councillor ended in the break-up of a council committee meeting on Tuesday.

After being open for only one day, Tesco Newport’s newest supermarket in Commercial Street, was the scene of an explosion and fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

25 years ago

Caution was the key word today for Gwent Conservatives today when it came to predicting the outcome of the Conservative leadership battle.

Counterfeit notes have appeared almost simultaneously at opposite ends of Gwent, say police.