Keiligh Baker LATEST

Driver 'devastated' over Raglan crash deaths

Free Press Series: 'DEVASTATED': Harising Gurung

9:48am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A MAN accused of causing the deaths of an elderly couple by dangerous driving is “utterly devastated” and prays for them and their family, a court heard.

Burglar stole underwear from house

Free Press Series: Newport Crown Court

10:03am Monday 9th June 2014

A BURGLAR who stole underwear from his female victim and left a pair of pants on a fence as he escaped has been jailed.

Newport veteran to be honoured as he returns to D-Day beach

Free Press Series: HONOUR: Newport veteran Frank James will return to the Normandy beach where he landed 70 years ago

7:40am Friday 30th May 2014

A 95-YEAR-OLD Newport veteran is to return to the beach where he fought during the D-Day landings 70 years ago to be honoured with a service and medal.

Crowds enjoy Abergavenny steam rally

Free Press Series: A LITTLE OILING: Tom Henderson aboard a 1901 Fowler traction engine

2:49pm Monday 26th May 2014

STEAM enthusiasts gathered in Abergavenny for the town's annual festival. KEILIGH BAKER reports.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Gwent less likely to be hooked on sport

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark  Reporter-Martin  21-06-13
Newport Park Run at Tredegar House
 (3565469)

12:47pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Despite an encouraging study showing the numbers of adults who regularly take part in exercise is growing in Wales, it is growing faster in other parts of the country than in Gwent, KEILIGH BAKER discovers.

Writing helped Newport man cope with son's fatal stabbing

Free Press Series: Author Bryn Fortey from Newport who took up writing after the death of his wife and son. (5443402)

10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN inspirational Newport granddad who suffered double tragedy after his son was killed and death of his wife has channelled his grief into writing and has just had his first book published.

Blaenau Gwent to get 4.6% council tax hike

Free Press Series: Blaenau Gwent offers £80k for new schools chief

3:30pm Friday 7th March 2014

BLAENAU Gwent Council today approved a 4.6 per cent council tax increase, the largest in Gwent, along with contentious proposed cuts to services including raising the price of cemetery graves.

Missing Newport teen's sister makes emotional appeal

Free Press Series: PLEA: Naila Anwar, sister of missing teenager Nadi Ul-Naseer

5:21pm Friday 3rd January 2014

THE sister of missing Newport teenager Nida Ul-Naseer has made an emotional appeal for her to come home, almost a week after she went missing.

1,000 support Monmouthshire Hunt in Abergavenny on Boxing Day

Free Press Series: Boxing Day Monmouthshire Hunt - Abergavenny. The hounds lead the horses down Cross Street in Abergavenny. (3157924)

4:12pm Thursday 26th December 2013

ALMOST 1,000 people turned out to see the annual Abergavenny Boxing Day Hunt take place today.

Insults traded as £10m Blaenau Gwent cuts approved

4:49pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A SPECIAL meeting of Blaenau Gwent Council descended into political mudslinging as a £10 million cuts plan was approved.

Oakdale couple hope to raise £100,000 for baby girl's treatment

Free Press Series: Pictured are proud parents left Kelsey and Leigh Hemms with their daughter Ayla-Mae who has spastic-quadriplegic cerebral palsy.  The couple are trying to raise à 	£5000 to set up the charity with a goal to achieve à 	Â&

6:32am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

AN OAKDALE couple are hoping to raise £100,000 to help their disabled baby girl to one day walk and communicate with them.

Newport teens locked up for brutal attack on homeless man

Free Press Series: Newport teens Kane Price, 15, left and Ashley Farrow, 18, were jailed for a brutal attack on a homeless man

3:12pm Monday 2nd December 2013

TWO ‘unremorseful’ Newport teens have been locked up for a brutal attack on a sleeping homeless man which nearly killed him.

Gwent teacher who had sex with schoolgirl faces jail

Free Press Series: rachel speed

10:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

A TEACHER groomed an underage pupil for a “sordid” lesbian relationship and sexually abused her over several years.

Police to renew search for missing Kyle Vaughan

Free Press Series: MISSING: Kyle Vaughan

9:01am Monday 28th October 2013

POLICE will renew their search for missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan next month - almost 11 months after his disappearance, Gwent’s new head of CID has told the Argus.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The coolest gadgets for your kitchen

Free Press Series: IT'S THE WEEKEND: The coolest gadgets for your kitchen

2:20pm Saturday 21st September 2013

IN keeping with this special, food-themed It’s the Weekend, I’m focussing on the best essential and non-essential items to decorate your kitchen.

Ex-Usk head teacher accused of forging invoices

Free Press Series: IMPROVEMENTS: Usk Church in Wales Primary School

10:22am Thursday 19th September 2013

A FORMER head teacher of a Monmouthshire primary school allegedly fabricated invoices to justify expenditure from the school's private fund account, a tribunal heard this week.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: The guardian angels of the wild frontier

Free Press Series: Longtown Mountain Rescue prepare for a Caves Rescue exercise in South Wales©James Davies Photography (1012200)

1:10pm Saturday 7th September 2013

A BAND of volunteers is helping to keep Gwent's mountains safe for walkers. KEILIGH BAKER and MEGAN NISBET met the members of Abergavenny's Longtown Mountain Rescue.

New Ebbw Vale hospice moves one step closer

Free Press Series: Submitted
Hospice Planning Application (1053589)

2:20pm Saturday 7th September 2013

A NEW Valleys hospice is one step closer to being built after councillors at Blaenau Gwent agreed the planning conditions.

£100k Pontypool benefit cheat jailed

Free Press Series: BENEFIT FRAUDSTER: Tiffany Squires of Pontypool

9:15am Monday 2nd September 2013

A WOMAN has been sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulently claiming more than £100,000 in benefits.

Tredegar statues recall town's history

Free Press Series: The statue of  Aneurin Bevan was unveiled by his great-nieces Jane Williams and Nygaire Bevan (873831)

5:02pm Friday 16th August 2013

TREDEGAR saw the unveiling of 20 larger than life statues which immortalise important figures from the town's past.

Blaenau Gwent council cuts put up to 140 home carer jobs at risk

11:20am Tuesday 6th August 2013

UP TO 140 HOME care staff could lose their jobs as Blaenau Gwent Council attempts to address a £2.5 million hole in its budget.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Rescuing cats in trees is not the only job for firefighters

Free Press Series: WORK EXPERIENCE: Rescuing cats in trees is not the only job for firefighters

3:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

REPORTER Keiligh Baker developed huge respect for firefighters after spending the day training with them.

Youngsters learn about the horrible history of Gwent

Free Press Series: FUN: Matthew Downing, aged 6 from Maindee at the Romans and Celts day

2:10pm Saturday 13th July 2013

MANY youngsters are gripped by history - thanks to the Horrible Histories series of books and TV shows, created by Terry Deary - including the Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors and Nasty Normans. So how can you help your little historians bring the past to life? LET KEILIGH BAKER be your guide.

How Duchess of Cambridge has boosted pregnancy fashion

Free Press Series: The Duchess of Cambridge, who is seven months pregnant, talks to guests (PA)

10:10am Saturday 13th July 2013

GONE are the days when a pair of baggy dungarees and an oversized Bros t-shirt were acceptable maternity wear. KEILIGH BAKER explores the way Britain’s favourite royal the Duchess of Cambridge - about to have her first baby - has upped the pregnancy fashion stakes.

Cheers as Ebbw Vale racetrack approved

Free Press Series: VISION: the Circuit of Wales racetrack in Ebbw Vale was approved today

4:56pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

BLAENAU Gwent councillors cheered after voting unanimously to approve the £250m Circuit of Wales plans through to the next stage.

Essentials for looking good this summer

Free Press Series: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Soltan Family Pack

3:03pm Monday 8th July 2013

AHH, the Great British Summer. The expectation: a heady season of strawberries and champagne, sundappled barbeques, and good-looking people doing good looking things on the beach.

Blaenau Gwent gets ready for food and culture fest

Free Press Series: GETTING READY: Organisers, left to right, chairman Wayne Lewis, Jaime Devine, treasurer Verity Lewis, secretary Angharad Collins, social media Sally Williams and vice-chairman James Carver

12:40pm Friday 5th July 2013

 PREPARATIONS for Blaenau Gwent’s first ever food and culture event are well under way, with organisers saying they are ‘delighted’ with the interest received generated so far.

Newport County to play host to all-day music festival

Free Press Series: JOIN FESTIVAL FUN: Newport County AFC and The Supporters Trust in association with Iftekhar Haris are launching a festival. Pictured is the open-top bus parade to show off the Blue Square Bet Premier League play-off final trophy in May

10:20am Thursday 4th July 2013

NEWPORT County AFC and the Supporters Trust, in association with businessman Iftekhar Haris, have announced they are launching a Newport County festival.

Firm chosen to train workers for £250m Ebbw Vale racetrack

Free Press Series: WELSH RACE CENTRE: The latest artist’s impression of the Circuit of Wales, Ebbw Vale

3:50pm Monday 24th June 2013

SIGMA Wales has been revealed as the organisation responsible for training workers on the proposed £250m Circuit of Wales in Ebbw Vale.

150 attend Monmouthshire council's civic service in Chepstow

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire set to freeze council tax

6:53pm Sunday 23rd June 2013

CHEPSTOW’S St Mary’s Priory hosted the annual Monmouthshire Civic Service today.

Stars line up for Chepstow music festival

Free Press Series: Headline act Max Boyce

3:30pm Friday 21st June 2013

THE organiser of the Castell Roc Chepstow music festival has announced the line-up for the August event – and it’s a big one.

Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema to re-open

Free Press Series: Campaigners at the Market Hall

10:19am Friday 21st June 2013

BRYNMAWR’S Market Hall Cinema will re-open after being handed over to a local community group.

12,000 jobs promised at Ebbw Vale’s Circuit of Wales

Free Press Series: Youngsters will be cheerleaders for Ebbw Vale racetrack

11:57am Thursday 20th June 2013

THE company behind the £250m Circuit of Wales in Ebbw Vale said up to 12,000 jobs could be created as a result of the development.

Gwent to give thanks for Bishop of Monmouth’s service

Free Press Series: Bishop of Monmouth the Rt Reverend Dominic Walker

6:20pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

PEOPLE from across Gwent are giving thanks for a decade of dedicated service from a bishop who is retiring at the end of this month.

£39m plan set to breathe new life into Newport's Old Town Dock

Free Press Series: PLAN: How the development at Newport's Old Town Dock could look

4:03pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

PLANS to transform an area on the edge of Newport city centre into a new ‘suburb’, featuring a 10-storey tower, were unveiled today.

Newport Muslim leaders to hold vigil for Drummer Lee Rigby

Free Press Series: ‘STANDING TOGETHER’: Mubarak Ali and David Phillips, who are planning a peaceful vigil in Newport to pay respects to Drummer Lee Rigby

12:40pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

LEADING figures in the Islamic community in Wales are organising a peaceful community vigil in Newport in memory of soldier Lee Rigby, who was brutally murdered on a busy London street three weeks ago.

Blaenau Gwent MP's fears over payday loans

1:43pm Sunday 16th June 2013

BLAENAU Gwent residents are borrowing more than £100,000 every month in pay day loans from just one provider, the county' borough's MP claims.

Teens meet in Newport over Joshua's Wish agony

7:18pm Friday 14th June 2013

TEENAGERS who planned to go on a trip to Australia arranged by a charity which has collapsed met in Newport to see if they could salvage the situation.

Hundreds back Ebbw Vale racetrack, the Circuit of Wales

Free Press Series: WARNING: Green campaigners say the Ebbw Vale racetrack would be ‘devastating’

3:20pm Friday 14th June 2013

HUNDREDS of forms from people backing the Circuit of Wales automotive centre of excellence have been submitted to planners ahead of a decision on the project.

Family pay tribute to tragic Newport dad

Free Press Series: TRIBUTE: Sara Webb partner of Dave Hampton with children Dan, Carys and Lucy

9:45am Monday 3rd June 2013

THE family of a missing Newport man whose body was found last week said his death would would leave a big hole in their lives.

Man and wife sentenced for £160,000 silver theft

9:00am Monday 3rd June 2013

A man stole more than £160,000 of pure silver from his employer to help pay off his mortgage.

Caerleon to get new cash machine after bank’s closure

12:20pm Saturday 1st June 2013

CAERLEON will get a new cash machine fitted, after the town’s only bank shut last year.

Glowing report means Abertillery primary is model school

3:20pm Saturday 1st June 2013

ABERTILLERY Primary School received such an excellent report from Estyn inspectors that their work will be shared with other schools in Wales.

Newport baby born with her two front teeth

Free Press Series: SMILE: Little Imogen Elliott, born with two teeth already through

9:40am Wednesday 29th May 2013

A NEWBORN baby girl from Newport surprised her parents minutes after she was born – because she flashed a pair of pearly whites at them.

Hundred family and friends turn up in hunt for missing Newport man

Free Press Series: MISSING: Dave Hampton

1:24pm Monday 27th May 2013

MORE than 100 family and friends of a missing Newport man joined in the search today.

Newport graffiti artist gets community order after spraying on buildings in the city

Free Press Series: Justin Lewis leaving Cwmbran Magistrates' Court

10:00am Monday 27th May 2013

AN ASPIRING graffiti artist was sentenced to 180 hours of unpaid work after causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage by spray painting buildings in Newport.

Fundraisers to walk for hospice in Newport lifeguard’s memory

12:40pm Saturday 25th May 2013

FAMILY and friends of a Newport lifeguard who tragically died in 2011 are holding a sponsored walk in aid of St David’s Hospice Care in his memory.

Families evacuated as Cwmbran blaze in roof causes havoc

Free Press Series: AFTERMATH: Firecrews at the blaze in Teynes, Coed Eva, Cwmbran, from reader Ryan Williams

9:10am Friday 24th May 2013

RESIDENTS had to be evacuated from their homes after a house roof caught fire and collapsed at a home in Cwmbran yesterday.

Water voles project brings hope in fight to save Gwent wildlife

Free Press Series: REINTRODUCED: Gwent Wildlife Trust is working to reverse a decline in water voles

10:20am Wednesday 22nd May 2013

WILDLIFE in Wales is at a crisis point, a groundbreaking report published today reveals – but conservation work in Gwent is going some way to counter it.

Defence firm Atlas Elektronik UK to close Newport site

4:20pm Monday 20th May 2013

NEWPORT defence contractor Atlas Elektronik UK has announced it is to close, citing reduced demand and high costs associated with the site for the closure.

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree