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TAKINGS: The financial impact for Monmouthshire of hosting the National Road Cycling Championships and The Friends Life Tour of Britain has been quantified at £2.5m for Monmouthshire

Spending at Monmouthshire cycling events topped £2.5 million, figures show

SCOUTS: The Kimono Dragons Contingent in Japan

Cwmbran scouts sample Japanese life at World Scout Jamboree

Blaenavon's Big Pit closed this weekend due to strike action

Blaenavon's Big Pit closed this weekend due to strike action

FIRE: Abergavenny Fine Foods has reassured customers that it will be 'businesses as usual' as quickly as possible

Blaenavon factory to be demolished

JUMP: Donna Freebury during the sky dive. Pics: Hibaldstow Airfield.

Torfaen mum helps break world record

COSTLY: A petition has been started calling on the Severn Bridge toll fees to be cut for commuters

Petition calling for PM to scrap Severn Bridge toll charges reaches nearly 5,000

SHOW: Chris Royles as El Custodio

Man battles back from horrific freak injury to live wrestling dream

COUNCIL: At the last council meeting cabinet member for children and young people, Cllr Liz Hacket Pain, said the school had spent £426,000 on redundancy payments to staff in 2013-14

Council spends £1.3 million on Monmouthshire schools redundancies, figures show

FOOD SAFETY: Richard Eklof, who owns Wigmore’s Bakery on St Mary’s Street in Monmouth, pleaded guilty to five breaches of regulations at a hearing on July 17

Bakery owner fined for breaching food safety regulations

WALK: ResponsABLE Assistance, which works to help disabled people in developing countries and disaster zones, is set to walk the Transporter Bridge

Fundraising group set to walk Transporter Bridge in aid of disabled children in Kenya

GROTTO: the Pontypool Park structure fell into disrepair but underwent a Heritage Lottery restoration in the nineties

Victorian shell grotto to enjoy rare opening during bank holiday weekend

POPULAR: Karl Baynton

Fundraiser for popular footballer from Caldicot

MUSEUM APPEAL: Pontypool Museum is appealing for old china sets and teapots to keep the premises going

Pontypool museum appeals for more china donations as fundraising battle continues

PRAISE: Newport East AM John Griffiths has praised the work of Home-Start Monmouthshire in his constituency

Minister praises Home-Start scheme

APPEAL Police are appealing for information after a woman had a bag snatched in New Inn

Police appeal after woman has bag snatched down a lane in New Inn

Torfaen councillor Anthony Hunt is embarking on a series of bike challenges to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support (32381969)

Torfaen councillor tackles seven cycling challenges in aid of charity

FUN TIMES: Lillie Watson aged 7 from Rogiet (33451858)

Hundreds enjoy bike bash at Caldicot Castle

TRACE: Daniel Dyas

Help to trace man following Pontypool burglary

Assault in Chepstow

Assault in Chepstow

Missing Cwmbran woman located

Missing Cwmbran woman located

Bikes stolen in Pontypool

Bikes stolen in Pontypool

Residents in New Inn gather to protest over the councils decision not to cut the grass in the local playing fields turning them back to meadows (31886456)

Residents welcome council u-turn as 'thriving' green is returned to playing field

Gwent man denies intimidation charge after allegedly jumping on woman's car

Gwent man denies intimidation charge after allegedly jumping on woman's car

Family thank those who tried to save biker son after crash on Rover Way

Family thank those who tried to save biker son after crash on Rover Way

BUSINESS WOMEN: Kelli Aspland and Laura Griffin with their product

Cwmbran mums' sun cream invention hits the shelves

AWARDS: Caldicot Castle retained its Green Flag

Council celebrates hat-trick of Green Flag awards for parks

DANGER: hemicals in the sap of giant hogweed can cause rashes, blisters and may require hospital treatment

Giant hogweed reports increase in Torfaen

RESCUED: The mare and her foal who are receiving treatment at The MacGregor Centre

Mare and foal enjoy new lease of life after being rescued by horse charity

CAR CRIME: Items including drills, CD players, binoculars and a distinctive Liverpool FC lunchbox are believed to have been stolen from vehicles in Caldicot and Chepstow

Police appeal for owners of items stolen from cars to come forward

DESIGN: The Monmouth Premier Inn will look like this

First look at new £4.5million hotel

Stolen items recovered in Chepstow and Caldicot

Police identify man after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

Police identify man after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

Calls for 40mph speed limit on B4235 after motorbike accident

Calls for 40mph speed limit on B4235 after motorbike accident

TEAM WORK: Longtown Mountain Rescue Team rescued a group of five 14 and 15 year-olds after becoming lost in appalling weather conditions

Mountain rescue team save teenage girls lost in 'appalling' weather conditions

DEATH: Adrian Andrews died in October 2012

Man cleared of killing his Gwent brother-in-law with a mechanical digger

WASTE? Cllr Dimitri Batrouni will ask fellow Monmouthshire councillors to back his plan that bottles which hold less than a litre are no longer sold at County Hall in Usk or at its Magor base

Councillors set to discuss banning plastic bottles

AUTHOR: Former Argus man Nigel Jarrett is to release his second collection of stories

Former Argus reporter to have second book published

APPEAL: It’s believed the incident took place in the vicinity of the bus station in Chepstow between 1.30am and 3am

Police appeal after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

TRANSPORT: The vans will help deliver meals on wheels

Meals-on-wheels electric vans to save council more than £8k a year

FAMILY: Bryan and Marion Challenor

Record-breaking amount raised for MND charity by Abergavenny man

SOLAR POWER: The scheme would provide 5.67 megawatts of energy which would be directed to a National Grid connection outside the site’s boundary

Monmouthshire solar farm to be boosted by £350k funding

UNION: 28 jobs could be cut at Doncasters Forgings in Blaenavon

Union warns 28 jobs could be cut at Doncasters Forgings in Blaenavon

TRAGIC: Kevin Morgan died at the scene of his motorcycle collision

Motorcycle injuries and deaths fall in Gwent but rise nationally

BEES: Working with Bee Friendly Monmouthshire and community councils, the authority has planted 37.3 hectares of seeds, including annuals and perennials, throughout the county

Monmouthshire plan to boost bees flourishing

Clint Trayhern from Pantygasseg  finished fourth the Welsh Natural Bodybuilding contest in Newport (32280432)

Thousand sit-ups a day pays off in bodybuilding contest

Children from Shirenewton Primary School have a go at making their own pizzas at Pizza Express in Spytty, Newport (32963257)

Youngsters enjoy pizza masterclass at Newport restaurant

Bryan and Marion Challenor

Record-breaking £86k raised for charity by Abergavenny man

TRIBUTE: Natasha Scott-Falber died aged 14 of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) after using her first tampon in 2013

Youth group to perform musical in aid of charity set up in memory of Gwent teenager

Second weekend dispersal order in car cruiser crackdown

Second weekend dispersal order in car cruiser crackdown

Head teacher suspended as probe continues

Head teacher suspended as probe continues

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