TODAY the South Wales Argus reveals details of another shocking story about St Woolos Cemetery in Newport.

Yesterday we exclusively reported how scores of bodies may be buried in the wrong graves at the cemetery.

Today we reveal that: Three stillborn babies were buried in the grave of an unrelated woman.

A grieving widow cannot be buried with her husband because his plot is already full.

Newport council has had to set up a helpline for shocked relatives desperate to know if their loved ones have been wrongly interred.

Gail Williams, (pictured) of Newport, told the Argus that not only was her husband's ex-wife buried in the wrong grave but three unrelated babies were buried with her. The truth was only discovered when Mrs Williams tried to bury her husband Glyndwr with his ex-wife.

She said: "I buried my husband last year. He was married before so I went to bury him with his first wife.

"We opened the grave his daughter had been tending for 20 years and it was empty. "They dug across to find her and there were three stillborn babies in with her who are nothing to do with us. "It is just an horrendous nightmare. It was a three-person grave because I was going to be buried on top of my husband, but now there's no room for me. "The grave his daughter was tending for her mother is now in my name; I can't go in with my husband unless the mothers reclaim their children.

"And if at any time the mothers of these children decide to reclaim them, they've got to exhume my husband first."

Staff from Newport council told Mrs Williams three babies - who they said were stillborn - were already buried in the plot.

She added: "I've got to live with this and nothing can be done. It's a constant nightmare - I don't sleep and I'm a mess."

We exclusively revealed yesterday how Alan Perchard, of Risca, discovered last year he had visited an empty grave for 20 years when he went to bury his aunt in the same plot as his great uncle - and found he was in a different row.

Brian Adcock, strategic director at Newport council, said: "We are naturally concerned to keep any distress of relatives to a minimum.

"The issue first came to light 20 years ago and relates to burials that took place between 1979 and 1981 in blocks 99 and 101 of St Woolos Cemetery.

"The superintendent was dismissed. At all times the council has been open with relatives. If relatives have asked us to check graves we have done so and will continue to do so. "Graves have also been checked when second burials have occurred.

"In every case relatives have been informed if there has been an error and we have been able to locate their relatives.

"We are confident that there have been no problems since 1981 when new stringent procedures were introduced." There is a helpline for people with relatives buried at the cemetery between 1979 and 1981 in blocks 99 and 101 on 01633 232812 or e-mail