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NEEDLES: Torfaen and Monmouthshire, with five each, registered the lowest number of deaths in Wales due to drugs misuse during 2012-14

Drugs misuse deaths fall in Gwent

Two arrested in Cwmbran drugs raids

Two arrested in Cwmbran drugs raids

SCHOOL PROBLEMS: Dominic Barrett with his dad Ryan from Varteg. Dominic has had problems getting into a local school. (37487655)

Parents stuggle to find primary school place for four-year-old son

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COURT: Andrew Jenkins, aged 41, of Monmouth House, The Mall, Cwmbran, was sentenced at Newport Crown Court

Cwmbran man found with nearly 2,000 diazepam tablets handed community order

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Man arrested after Pontypool burglary

Man arrested after Pontypool burglary

Police hunt after arsonist goes missing from Gwent prison

UPDATE: Police hunt after arsonist goes missing from Gwent prison

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SOLAR FARM: The council’s planning officers are recommending the committee approve the council’s application for a 22,660 solar panel farm on land at Oak Grove Fa

Controversial solar farm to be decided by councillors

HELP: Elizabeth “Bette” Vaughan with Pauline Reed

Torfaen support worker retires after 45 years service

Man arrested after Pontypool burglary

Man arrested after Pontypool burglary

AWARENESS: Officers spoke to 27 motorbikes riders and 17 cars drivers

Motorists warned about road safety on busy road

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FOOD WASTE: The average UK household throws away £480 a year by not using all the food they buy

Chepstow group highlights food waste with challenge

LIFE SAVER: Guide Dog Cymru has been boosted by a donatiomn of more than £2,000 (library photo)

Guide dog charity boosted by £2,000 donation

ONLINE STAR: jordan Parker, 18, has spent the last two and half years making clips in his bedroom for his YouTube channel ShenanigansTVLive

Gwent teen behind humorous videos ‘snapped up’ by global media company

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Firefighters called to Caldicot home over gas scare

Firefighters called to home over gas scare

Travel bed would give autistic boy a “life changing opportunity”

SCAM WARNING: Woman has credit card stolen in supermarket car park after man asks for directions

SCAM WARNING: Woman has credit card stolen in supermarket car park after man asks for directions

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Flood warnings given as 'super-tides' set to hit Newport and Gwent

Flood warnings given as 'super-tides' set to hit Newport and Gwent

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Nigel Farage joins UKIP campaigners to back policy of scrapping Severn Bridge tolls after 2018 commitment comes to an end. (37145211)

UKIP leader calls for Severn tolls to be scrapped

TRAGIC: Donna Howell spoke ahead of the funeral of her 18-year-old son Ryan, who passed away at Royal Gwent Hospital after one of his lungs collapse

Cwmbran Only Boys Aloud teen loses cancer battle

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Fundraising bid to move historic railway station

Fundraising bid to move historic railway station

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WALK: Noah Herniman, 8, has Neurofibromatosis, which is a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. He is walking the A48 Severn Bridge for the Serennu Children's Centre after hearing about the cuts

Chepstow boy with rare bone condition aims to raise £3,000 for children's centre

GRAVES: The Lion Terrace Chapel in Gilwern which was recently demolished.

Search for relatives of children and adults buried in graveyard unsuccessful

The Greenhouse, Llantarnam who now have a pay and display car park (37210191)

Pub boss introduces parking charges to stop drivers using car park as park-and-ride

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The number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000, new figures show.

Workers on zero-hours contracts rising

FOSTER CARE: Torfaen council hopes to reduce the number of looked after children

Council to implement plan to reduce number of looked after children in Torfaen

Council chiefs submit plans to replace Torfaen sixth forms with 1,000-place college

Council chiefs submit plans to replace Torfaen sixth forms with 1,000-place college

PLAY IT AGAIN: Nursery children playing in the sand (Pic: Chris Booth)

Welsh medium school set to include nursery

SAILING: More than 100 rafts are ready for this year's Monmouth Raft Race. Photo: Matthew Horwood.

Monmouth Raft Race to celebrate 50th anniversary

The order of service for Ralph Cooke, whose funeral was held at Cwmbran Crematorium (37354814)

Farewell to ‘wonderful, caring man and brave hero of Bomber Command’

Carys Giles aged 7 from Caerleon explores the Shell Grotto in Pontypool Park (37220732)

Crowds flock to Pontypool grotto and folly

PROUD: Ralph Cooke, last on right, with his comrades. The RAF Second World War veteran flew 32 missions in a Lancaster bomber.

Tributes paid to Gwent RAF Second World War veteran who flew 32 missions in a Lancaster bomber

THEFT: Jade Jones, 28, was helped by her husband Matthew Jones, 33, to also steal the victims Post Office and Santander credit cards and a £20 note from the pensioner's purse (Pic: © WALES NEWS SERVICE)

Woman steals life savings from 'vulnerable' 60-year-old victim who used to care for her as a child

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SOLAR FARM: Energy specialists Conergy UK has acquired the site at Manor Farm in Llanvapley from the firm 3cenergy

Plans for 66 acre solar farm edge a step closer

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COURT: Asher Plant, aged 21, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, was jailed at Newport Crown Court

Man who attacked victim in bed is jailed

APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this man

Police appeal for man after theft from Co-operative store in Caldicot

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information about the stolen quad bike

Police appeal after quad bike is stolen from property in Abergavenny

Natasha Davies from Abersychan is seeking to raise thousands of pounds for UNICEF (37050325)

Mother aims to raise thousands for Unicef after stumbling across “horrifying” videos of alleged child abuse on Facebook

ALARMING FINDINGS: William Graham

Women are missing out on £3,188 a year, survey finds

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Cancer campaigner Ann Wilkinson (second from left) and Diane Richardson walk sheep across Usk Bridge (37076344)

Burgesses of Usk walk sheep over town's bridge for charity

Leaders from Raglan 1st Scouts: Sion Wall, Rick Walker and Mike Fowler and in front Mel Walker on their float.

Successful return for Raglan Day

BAND: Joshua Proctor, 13, Gregour Mclauchlan, 17, Zara Connikie, 15, and Nicola Russell, 24

Youngsters form band at summer rock academy

High tides could close Tintern roads

High tides could close Tintern roads

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Police appeal after taxi driver is robbed by two men in Torfaen

Police appeal after taxi driver is robbed by two men in Torfaen

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Chepstow historian's self-published book tops Amazon's bestseller charts

Gwent historian's self-published book tops Amazon's bestseller charts

FUN TIMES: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is gearing up for a family fun day

Heritage centre gears up for Victorian family fun day

Big Pit in Blaenavon

Big Pit set to close over Bank Holiday weekend as staff take strike action despite 'best offer' over pay row

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CAR FIRE: Crews from Chepstow were called to a commercial garage on Tintern Road in St Arvans at 12.15am

Firefighters tackle car fire after reports of 'explosions'

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Council land ban on sky lanterns applauded

Council land ban on sky lanterns applauded

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SHED: A spokesman from the fire service said two youths were seen running from the fire at around 8pm

Two youths seen running from 'deliberate' shed fire

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SCHOOL FIRE: Crews from New Inn and Abersychan attended the scene at St Albans RC School in Penygarn at 4.07am

Firefighters called after school's fire alarms are activated in early hours of morning

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