South Wales Argus

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:14:02 +0000
Pregnant Ebbw Vale woman died after dangerous DVT overlooked
A 33-YEAR-old expectant mother with a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) died of natural causes due to neglect, a coroner concluded.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:27 +0000
Newport driver's 'pursued by gangsters' claim was nonsense - judge
A "LUNATIC" dangerous driver who refused to stop for police during a car chase, after claiming he feared they were gangsters, was slammed by a judge.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:33:01 +0000
Slow traffic on M4 in Newport after earlier crash
TRAFFIC is currently slow on the M4 eastbound around Newport, after junction 27 (High Cross), due to an earlier crash.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:43:18 +0000
A tantalising glimpse of Roman life on the Gwent Levels
A ROMAN settlement of three stone buildings dating from between the 2nd and 4th Centuries AD has been unearthed by archaeologists at the site of a housing development in Newport.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Off-road motorbike seized after anti-social driving
AN OFF-ROAD motorbike was seized after anti-social driving in Duffryn.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:29 +0000
Pontypool RFC begins work on fence to secure its famous ground
THE home ground of one of Gwent's most famous rugby clubs is set to be securely fenced off before the end of the current season.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:23:03 +0000
Aimee Evans: Missing teenager found 'safe and well'
A MISSING teenager from Newport has been found "safe and well", police have said.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:30 +0000
Cross Keys school praised in Parliament for environment work
PUPILS and staff have had their hard work in helping their school reduce its single use plastics praised in Parliament.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:50 +0000
Torfaen AM welcomes youth suicide prevention charity to Wales
THE opening of a Wales office for a youth suicide prevention charity has been welcomed by Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:28 +0000
Former Cwmbran pub to make way for supported living homes
A FORMER pub in Cwmbran will be demolished and replaced by a supported housing scheme, under plans given the go-ahead by Torfaen council.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:01:35 +0000
Water work-out FloatFit is coming to Newport
NEWPORT will be the first place in Wales to offer a new water-based workout.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:45:30 +0000
Bail extension for alleged train sex attack suspect
A MAN arrested after an alleged early morning sex assault on a girl on a train between Newport and Cardiff has had his bail extended.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:01:18 +0000
Sex offender caught by paedophile hunter at Friars Walk in Newport
A SEX offender was caught after a paedophile hunter made a citizen’s arrest in a busy shopping centre as he waited to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:14:05 +0000
Caerphilly Mountain Road crash: lorry failed to stop
A LORRY driver failed to stop after some of its load was shed and collided with an oncoming vehicle in Caerphilly, sending the other motorist to hospital.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Severn Bridge covered in stunning blanket of thick cloud
JAW-DROPPING photos have captured the Severn Bridge hugged by a blanket of cloud.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:01:38 +0000
For sale as 'former steelworks' - but Orb in Newport could make steel again, says owner
NEWPORT'S Orb Electrical Steels plant has been put up for sale as a "former steelworks" - though its owners have insisted that its "possible acquisition by other steel companies" remains an option.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:56:03 +0000
Police appeal for help to find missing Caerphilly man
GWENT Police are appealing for information to find a missing Caerphilly man.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:03:08 +0000
Here's why firefighters descended on a Cwmbran block of flats
FIREFIGHTERS were called to an 'incident' at a block of flats in Cwmbran - to test equipment and procedures for tackling a fire in large building.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:51:05 +0000
House prices in Torfaen for first-time buyers and how much you need to earn to get on the ladder
TORFAEN is on the rise as an area for first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:01:40 +0000
Fewer cuts and smaller council tax rise as Caerphilly rethinks budget
CUTS to school budgets, voluntary groups and highways funding could all be reversed in Caerphilly, with a council tax rise of nearly seven per cent also lowered significantly.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:03:22 +0000
Caerphilly council seeks new chief executive at £140,000 a year
THE COUNCIL that suspended its chief executive on full pay for more than six years is now looking for a new person to take the helm - with a salary of £140,000.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
What can I do if I see dog poo in the street?
DOG poo being left on streets and sports pitches isn’t just a disgusting eyesore – it can lead to major health issues.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:01:48 +0000
Pontypool Welsh medium primary school plan delayed by access concerns
A DECISION on plans to add a new primary school and nursery to an existing Welsh medium secondary in Torfaen has been deferred for a councillors' site visit, amid concerns over access.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:03:18 +0000
Pop-up night shelter to help rough sleepers in Torfaen
A POP-UP night shelter will be set up in Torfaen to help combat homelessness and rough sleeping in the county borough.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:01:51 +0000
Newport poet Des Mannay to publish debut collection
A NEWPORT poet is launching his first collection - the bluntly titled 'Sod 'em - and tomorrow', next month.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:01:49 +0000
Torfaen council set to continue using contentious weed killer
A CONTROVERSIAL weed killer which has been linked to causing cancer in a court ruling will continue to be used in Torfaen, after the council carried out a review prompted by a petition.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:01:50 +0000
Concern at Monmouthshire plan to cut grants for the disabled
FUNDING for grants to help disabled people remain in their own homes is set to cut by a third in Monmouthshire, raising concerns among county councillors.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:01:49 +0000
Pupils' project explores effect of war on Blackwood
PRIMARY school pupils staged an exhibition and produced a booklet of their studies of the impact on people in their town of the First and Second World Wars.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:02:04 +0000
Newport man denies heroin dealer allegation
A MAN is to go on trial accused of dealing heroin.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:02:59 +0000
Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay backs tree-planting programme
In his regular 'Your AM' column, Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay explains why he backs an environmental campaign to plant more trees.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:03:28 +0000
Interior designer opens new Cwmbran showroom
AN INTERIOR designer has opened a new showroom in Cwmbran following a six-month renovation of the property.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:01:11 +0000
Monmouthshire council leader Peter Fox attacks 'unfair' budget settlement.
MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council leader Peter Fox is warning in his column this week that council tax payers in the area will have to carry a 'bigger burden' than people living in other parts of Wales, because of what he calls an unfair budget settlement...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:01:09 +0000
Funeral today of former Mayor of Newport Graham Dally
THE funeral will be held tohis afternoon of former Mayor of Newport Graham Dally, who died late last year.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:03:17 +0000
Torfaen MP signs Book of Commitment ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day
TORFAEN MP Nick Thomas-Symonds has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honoured those who were murdered, by signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:32:34 +0000
Newport County v Leicester City U'21: fans react
FANS were left fuming after Newport County's quarter-final clash with Leicester City U'21s was called off by the referee just twenty minutes before kick-off.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:11:42 +0000
Police probe report of youths in Newport throwing things at traffic
A GROUP of youths were reported as throwing items into moving traffic in Malpas in Newport over the weekend.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:42:37 +0000
Cocaine dealer jailed after defying suspended sentence
A COCAINE dealer who was caught by police while serving a suspended custodial sentence for trafficking drugs has been jailed for nearly four years.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:34:38 +0000
Newport men part of 'lucrative heroin and crack cocaine business’
TWELVE men have gone on trial accused of being part of an alleged conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine to drug addicts in Newport and across South Wales.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:01:27 +0000
Jailed child abductor from Newport bombarded girl with phone calls
A CHILD abductor who bombarded an under-age girl with more than 800 phone calls in under a month while he was in prison and in breach of a sexual harm prevention order, has been handed more jail time.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:14:56 +0000
Newport County v Leicester City U21s: quarter final called off
NEWPORT County are going to be in the hat for the semi-finals of the Trophy – but they still have their last-eight clash with Leicester City U21s to play after it was postponed tonight.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:31:09 +0000
South Wales gang rape: alleged victim speaks out
THE ALLEGED victim of a gang rape by a group of rugby players more than 40 years ago has made a direct appeal to two witnesses to name her attackers.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:47:43 +0000
Aimee Evans: teenager, 16, goes missing
A TEENAGER has gone missing - and she was last seen in Newport railway station.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:01:09 +0000
Too Good To Go: Meals in Gwent from just £2.29
AN APP that aims to cut down waste allows you to snap up hugely discounted food from cafes, supermarkets and restaurants across Gwent.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:01:08 +0000
White lines plan to ease traffic congestion at Chepstow roundabout
WORK on improving white line marking to improve traffic flow at Chepstow's High Beech roundabout should be completed by the end of March, townspeople have been told.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:12:04 +0000
IKEA issues urgent recall on mug due to 'chemical' concerns
IKEA has issued an urgent recall on an item you may have got, or gifted, for Christmas.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:53:31 +0000
Road reopened after emergency services attend incident on Caerleon Road
UPDATE 2.28pm: Gwent Police have comnfirmed that a Ford Focus car collided with a parked car at around 6.10pm last night.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:01:17 +0000
Five new nature reserves in Ebbw Vale and Tredegar a step closer
AMBITIOUS plans to almost double the number of nature reserves in Blaenau Gwent have moved a step closer.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +0000
The Abergavenny stores giving refunds to offset car park price rise
TWO OF the longest serving stores in Abergavenny are to offer refunds on parking charges in response to Monmouthshire County Council’s decision to increase parking charges earlier this month.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:01:38 +0000
Sex Education season two: places it was filmed
SEASON two of the hit Netflix show Sex Education has returned to our screens - but did you recognise any of the locations used in Gwent?