South Wales Argus

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:14 +0100
One in five jobs lost at Safran Seats factory in Cwmbran
MORE than 150 jobs have been lost as a result of the redundancies at the Safran Seats factory in Cwmbran.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0100
Wales' answer to Joe Wicks? Boy's lockdown fitness videos
A YOUTUBE-mad six-year-old has been treating viewers to his take on Joe Wicks’ virtual lockdown workouts.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:03 +0100
Caerphilly man jailed for spitting at police officer
A MAN who spat at a police officer during the coronavirus pandemic has been locked up.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:02:03 +0100
Childcare providers in Wales to get coronavirus grants
THE Welsh Government has announced £4 million funding to support childcare providers affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:03:44 +0100
Cwmbran daughter speaks of father’s ‘barbaric death’
A DAUGHTER told a court her loving father was “barbarically” murdered after he had reached out to her brother after a 25-year estrangement.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:20:04 +0100
No new coronavirus deaths in Gwent but two more in Wales
NO new coronavirus deaths or cases have been reported in Gwent again today, but there have been two more deaths and 13 new cases in other parts of Wales.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:11:25 +0100
Newport dealer sold heroin to Gwent Police officers
A HEROIN dealer who sold drugs to undercover officers has been jailed after a Gwent Police crackdown on class A trafficking in Newport.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:01:22 +0100
Opposition to DHL Tradeteam plans to cut Ebbw Vale jobs
LOGISTICS firm DHL has "badly let down" workers in Blaenau Gwent by cutting 50 jobs at an Ebbw Vale distribution depot, the area's Senedd member has said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:37:05 +0100
Man arrested in Cwmcarn after armed police incident
A MAN has been arrested and is in custody following a stand-off with police which lasted around 19 hours.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:21:03 +0100
A-Levels controversy like Scotland's 'not expected' in Wales
A WELSH Government minister said she does not expect an A-Levels controversy like the one unfolding in Scotland to happen in Wales.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:30:03 +0100
Face masks 'mandatory more widely in Wales if coronavirus spreads'
THE use of face coverings will be made compulsory in more settings in Wales should coronavirus begin to spread again - but it is currently 'not proportionate or fair' to exclude people from shops if they are not wearing one, First Minister Mark Drake...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:50:00 +0100
Drive-in cinema at Tredegar House in Newport
FILM fans in Newport can enjoy some all-time classics, as well as a few modern hits, from the comfort of their own cars next month, when Tredegar House hosts a drive-in cinema.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:53:08 +0100
College campus plan to bring hundreds of students into Newport city centre
NEW plans have been unveiled for a key city centre site which has been vacant for several years, with potential uses including a college campus to bring hundreds of students and staff into Newport.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:24:19 +0100
Debenhams to axe 2,500 jobs across stores and warehouses as Covid-19 hits retail
DEBENHAMS is to cut 2,500 jobs across its stores and warehouses across the UK as the high street retailer looks to slash costs.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:20:56 +0100
Gwent coronavirus updates
The latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic across Gwent and Wales.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:01:04 +0100
Newport Mind flats plan to help tackle homelessness
MENTAL health charity Newport Mind will receive funding from a multi-million pound programme targeting homelessness to add a new floor to its city offices to provide seven self-contained flats.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:46:02 +0100
Apartments plan for site of former Rogerstone pub
CONTENTIOUS plans to demolish a former pub and cafe in Rogerstone to make way for 24 apartments have been lodged with the city council.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:36:05 +0100
Fewer people wear face masks in Wales - coronavirus study
PEOPLE in Wales are less likely to wear a face mask in a public place than those in England and Scotland.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:22:04 +0100
Runner Rhys Jenkins breaks record for Welsh coastal run
AN INSPIRATIONAL marathon runner has become the first person to cover the Wales Coast Path in under 20 days.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:53:04 +0100
Jemma Dicks 'brainwashed' into sex acts with Sgt Adam Reed
A ROOKIE PC told how she was "brainwashed" into sex games on duty with a married sergeant - including performing sex acts around their busy police station.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:13:16 +0100
Cwmcarn armed police incident
Last night, armed police were on the scene of an incident of a man with a knife in Cwmcarn. This morning, we understand that they are still present.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:08:03 +0100
Weather in Newport, Caerphilly, Pontypool, Abertillery and Monmouth
WHILE there was a lack of thunderstorms across Gwent yesterday despite the weather warning, the Met Office predict that there may also be some today.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:01:11 +0100
Work begins on replacing Crumlin rail bridge next to A467
PREPARATORY work has started on replacing the River Ebbw railway bridge in Crumlin, which will help enable more passenger trains to use the line.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:03:53 +0100
Nantyglo man denies rape allegations
A MAN is to go on trial later this year after he pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:03:12 +0100
Gwent tributes to environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith
TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-respected environmentalist after his death.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:02:04 +0100
Use of facial recognition by South Wales Police 'unlawful'
THE use of facial recognition technology by a South Wales police force has been ruled unlawful.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:01:27 +0100
Monmouth Raft Race 2020 may be cancelled but here's a look at past events
AUGUST is usually a month when crews are putting the finishing touches to their rafts in preparation for the annual Monmouth Raft Race, which for more than 50 years has been held on the first Sunday of September.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:01:08 +0100
Newport teenager sold heroin to undercover police officers
A TEENAGER was warned he faces a custodial sentence after he pleaded guilty to selling heroin to undercover police officers.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0100
Newport politicians support Lave Net fishermen in NRW row
NEWPORT politicians have thrown their weight behind a campaign to help keep lave net fishing in Gwent going.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:02:32 +0100
Safety at Caerphilly coal tips to be improved
WORK to improve the safety of former coal tips in Bedwas will be prioritised by Caerphilly council after concerns were raised by politicians and residents living near the site.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:04:16 +0100
Gibraltar House Nursing Home allowed to house staff
A MONMOUTH care home has been given retrospective planning permission to allow accommodation to be used by staff.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:01:10 +0100
Call for protection for historic Welsh place names in law
ENCOURAGEMENT and persuasion alone will not be enough to protect some of Wales’ historic place names, the Welsh Language Commissioner has suggested.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Heatwave: Six of the best ways to get a good night’s sleep
TEMPERATURES may be scorching across the country right now - but for many it also signals some sleepless nights.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:01:53 +0100
Deputy economy minister joins panel for our Restart Tourism seminar
Tourism and hospitality businesses have the opportunity to question the deputy economy minister about reopening and recovery this week at an event organised by the South Wales Argus.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Heatwave: Can I go home from work if it's too hot?
AS TEMPERATURES continue to increase - the rules on working during the heatwave have been revealed.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus: 'Wear a face mask during sex to stop spread' - health experts say
A SEXUAL health charity has recommended that people wear face masks and pick positions where they are not face-to-face during sex to help manage the risk of coronavirus.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:00:00 +0100
Foreign Office issue update on holidays to France, Greece, Malaysia and Brunei
THE Foreign Office have issued an update for travellers heading to France, Greece, Malaysia and Brunei.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Product recall: Iceland and Waitrose issue safety alerts on chicken products
SUPERMARKET chains Iceland and Waitrose have issued urgent product recalls on a range of their chicken products.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Sunflower badge: Why you may see shoppers wearing one in Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's
SUNFLOWER lanyards are being handed out for free at supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's in order to alert people to hidden disabilities.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0100
Thunderstorms: Why do they happen during heatwaves?
THE Met Office have revealed why thunderstorms happen during heatwaves - and also shared the places where they are most common in the UK.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0100
Aldi and Lidl begin school uniform sale with clothes from 50p
PUPILS are set to head back to the classroom within weeks (as things currently stand) - and the thoughts of many parents will now turn to school uniforms.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:01:19 +0100
Buildings galore from the South Wales Argus Camera Club
Today we are featuring some of the pictures of Gwent buildings taken by our South Wales Argus Camera Club members. There are plenty of other fantastic pictures from the club to enjoy by visiting on Facebook. More than 3,500 people are signed up as Ca...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Krispy Kreme launch 'exam results day' doughnut box for students
KRISPY Kreme have launched a special edition doughnut set to help celebrate results day for millions of students across the country.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:01:02 +0100
Latest column by Caerphilly Council's Cllr Philippa Marsden
Here's the latest Argus column by Caerphilly County Borough Council leader Cllr Philippa Marsden: