Rugby star denies assault

Free Press Series: CLASS ACT: Ian Gough piles into Australia in Wales' Millennium Stadium win in 2008

12:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER Wales international rugby star Ian Gough has denied assaulting the Gwent fiancée of pop star Dane Bowers.

Usk woodland boosted by £297,700 grant

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12:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Usk woodland which was once home to a maternity hospital will be brought to life as a Victorian-themed visitor attraction with the help of a £300,000 heritage grant.

Two people involved in car crash near Tintern

3:53pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CAR containing two people has come off the road between Tintern and Brockweir on the A466.

Car and van in Undy crash

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11:04am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE'RE getting reports of a crash outside the police station in Undy.

Pair rammed police car in bid to escape

Free Press Series: Alex Clarke (5576316)

8:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO Pontypool men who rammed a police car while trying to escape in a car they took from a driveway were jailed.

Caldicot woman's bid to be crowned Miss Wales

Free Press Series: Miss Wales Finalist Hannah Bowen age 22, centre, with dad, Dean, and Castle Inn pub landlady and sponsor Judith Gribble (5589656)

11:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CALDICOT woman will compete to be named Miss Wales at an event in Port Talbot this weekend.

Funds pour in for ill Torfaen mum

Free Press Series: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome. Pictured with her husband Jason (5208328)

9:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISING for a Talywain mum continues after £6,000 has already been raised in two weeks towards a life changing operation.

Brave friends take plunge for hospice

Free Press Series: LEFT DANGLING: Keith Chapman and KarenZimmerman stop over The Wire. Right: Nik Everett and Toni Roberts

1:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR friends from Thornwell raised £800 for St David’s Hospice by tackling one of the longest and fastest zipwires in the UK on Saturday.

Canal section set to re-open after major repairs

Free Press Series: Work on the Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal at Llanfoist near Abergavenny. Heavy Machinery at work to help secure the hill side. (4423378)

10:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A STRETCH of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is set to reopen to boaters next week following major repairs to the embankment near Abergavenny.

Appeal after teen is assaulted in racist attack

2:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEENAGER has been punched in the face in Abergavenny, in a suspected racially-motivated attack.

Appeal after man assaulted outside Abergavenny pub

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after another man was left seriously injured following a pub brawl in Abergavenny, has been released on bail while police search for more alleged attackers.

Man, 74, rescued from canal in Govilon

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was rescued from a canal in Govilon last night.

TV star to compete in Severn Bridge Half Marathon

Free Press Series: CHAMPION RUNNER: CJ de Mooi at the London Marathon earlier this year

3:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EGGHEADS star CJ de Mooi will be running in the inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Turtle and terrapins dumped in Gwent

Free Press Series: One of the rescued terrapins courtesy of the International Tortoise Association

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TURTLE that was found dumped in Blaenavon has been rescue by the RSPCA, who also saved three terrapins in Crumlin.

Award winning pub robbed of signs before busy tourist season

Free Press Series: AWARD: The Inn was named AA Pub of the Year for Wales in 2013, owners Andrew and Jackie Murphy (centre) with staff members and Kate Silverton of the BBC at the awards ceremony

9:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN AWARD winning inn situated in Monmouth has had their signs stolen which they say will have financial implications as they begin their busiest time of the year.

Inaugural Wye Valley festival in May

7:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE inaugural Wye Valley River Festival will be held from Saturday, May 3 until Sunday, May 18.

Gwent music concert to raise funds for disabled Cwmbran boy

Free Press Series: Paul Mason running the Newport Half Marathon to raise money for a mobile hoist for his brother, Leon, who has cerebral palsy. Pictured are Paul and his brother Leon. (4218332)

6:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT music group held a concert to raise funds for a disabled boy from Cwmbran to receive a mobile hoist.

School teachers vote for more strikes

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

PICTURES: Easter events go down a storm in Chepstow and Raglan

Free Press Series: A Family Fun Day was held alongside an official race day at Chepstow Racecourse.  Pictured left on the donkey Geronimo is Ruby 5 from Caerleon and Caio with Lucas 6 from Cwmbran onboard. (5560331)

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHEPSTOW Racecourse hosted its own special Easter event on Monday.

Gwent AMs offer backing to defibrillator campaign

4:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GWENT Assembly Members have backed calls for wider distribution of life-saving heart equipment in public places, with one calling it a “first class campaign”.

Tintern ex-nurse marks her 100th birthday

Free Press Series: IN FULL SWING: Hilda

2:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ENERGETIC Tintern resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by more than 70 friends and family last week.

Abergavenny vintage drum specialist heads for US

Free Press Series: Nick Hopkin -  Vintage drum seller who supplies kits to pop stars is going to exhibit at the Chicago Drum Show next month. Pictured is Nick Hopkin at one of his vintage drum kits. (5482733)

11:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A VINTAGE drum specialist who supplies kits to UK pop stars is heading to Chicago for a major show next month.

Abergavenny midwives' Africa project gets £9,000 boost

Free Press Series: BOOST: Midwives charity Midwives@Ethiopia has been awarded £9000 as part of the Welsh government's Wales for Africa health links. Pictured are joint founders and trustees Melrose East, Emma Mills and Brydon Williams

10:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROJECT run by Abergavenny midwives which seeks to train new ones in Ethiopia has been given a funding boost by the Welsh Government.

Boss tours Monmouthshire railway station

9:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Arriva Trains stations manager for Lydney, Chepstow, Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction, Georgia Cottrell, has met councillors and rail lobby groups to learn of their concerns.

Pontypool church closes after final service

7:42am Monday 21st April 2014

A PONTYPOOL church held its final service yesterday as the granddaughter of the man who helped to build it closed the doors for the last time

Gwent Army medics honoured in freedom parade

Free Press Series: Reserve soldiers from 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital paraded outside Cardiff City Hall as part of the Queen Birthday celebrations. Pictured is Captain Chris Richards from Caldicot. (5554529)

4:53pm Monday 21st April 2014

WELSH Army medics were honoured in a Freedom Parade today to recognise the significant contribution the unit makes to the area.

Teenager missing from Chepstow home

Free Press Series: Missing teenager Kiesha Morris

6:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to help locate 16 year old Kiesha Morris who has been missing from her Chepstow home since Friday, April 18.

Balloons released to remember Cwmbran boy who died from meningitis

Free Press Series: Balloons with special messages written on them are released from Gwent Square in Cwmbran in memory of Shae Brynley Button, to raise money for Meningitis Now, (5543468)

4:23pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released in Cwmbran in memory of a three year-old boy who died from meningitis a week ago.

Hundreds turn out to Raglan castle for Easter celebrations

Free Press Series: Alicia Fitton tablet weaving (5545533)

3:27pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza came to Raglan Castle this weekend delighting children and parents alike.

Henllys housing plan gets green light

2:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PLANS to build 18 properties in Henllys got the go ahead at Torfaen planning committee.

Newport staff members to take part in wildlife runStaff join run on the wild side

10:57am Sunday 20th April 2014

STAFF at Eastman in Newport are gearing up for this year’s Race for Wildlife 10k run in May.

Pontypool hall set to reopen after refurb

Free Press Series: The Ebenezer United Reformed Church School Hall in Pontypool is having a £300,000 building refurbishment.  Pictured outside the school hall refurbishment, in the centre is Chairman Alan Saunders with his committee group. (5026273)

9:25am Sunday 20th April 2014

A YEAR after fundraisers celebrated news that Pontypool’s Ebenezer Hall would have a new lease of life following a £370,000 project, the end is in sight.

Son's meningitis death 'smashed our hearts into a million pieces'

Free Press Series: "BEAUTIFUL": Shae Brynley Button

8:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DISTRAUGHT mum has spoken of her grief after her “beautiful” three-year-old son died suddenly from meningitis earlier this week.

Blaenavon mum calls for traffic calming measures

2:31pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BLAENAVON Town councillors are calling for traffic calming measures on Cemetery Road after a child was hit by a car.

Pair chase and catch charity box thief

9:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POST OFFICE worker has thanked her “knights in shining armour” who chased after the masked thief who targeted her store and stole a charity box.

Police warning after teen girl and boy, 5, asked to get into van

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

2:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have warned residents to be vigilant after a teenage girl and a five-year-old boy were approached and asked if they wanted to get into a white van.

Easter fun at Raglan Castle

Free Press Series: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza will be coming to Raglan Castle this weekend to delight children and parents alike.

One injured in Blaenavon crash

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON was taken to hospital last night after a crash in Blaenavon.

Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

Free Press Series: SUPPORT: David Davies MP for Monmouth

2:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

Donations pour in for Pontypool mum's life-saving op

Free Press Series: Lindsay  Clarke from Talywain who suffers from a one in a million condition called Stiff-Person's Syndrome (5208314)

1:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

DONATIONS are flooding in for the once active mum of three who hopes to raise enough money for a life-saving operation, after living with a one-in-a-million condition that has left her bed-bound.

Cwmbran vegetable growers install laser beams to protect crops

Free Press Series: SECUTIRY: The Fortey brothers and their record-breaking marrow

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

CWMBRAN giant vegetable growers is not taking any chances by installing laser and infer-red alarms to protect their prized crops.

Chepstow man cleared of hindering police

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SEDBURY man who refused to be searched by a policeman - causing a ‘pantomime-style’ scene outside his home - has been cleared of a charge of obstruction.

Good Friday fun at Pontypool Indoor Market

10:44am Friday 18th April 2014

FUN and games will be on offer at Pontypool Indoor Market today.

Tractor run raises cash for Caldicot tot

Free Press Series: Imogen Ashwell-Lewis 2  at the start of the Chepstow and District Vintage Club road run from Cophill Farm, Itton.  (5381149)

8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

CALDICOT tot Imogen Ashwell-Lewis waved off tractors and Landrovers at a 32-mile road run fundraising event being held for her.

Monmouthshire man is only Master Butcher in Wales

Free Press Series: MASTER: Adrian Walker receiving his accolade from the Meat Training Council Board.

6:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE butcher has become the only accredited Master Butcher in the whole of Wales.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

Free Press Series: Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

4:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach’s South Wales services, it was revealed today.

Sunshine bring walkers to Chepstow Walking Festival

Free Press Series: Chepstow Walkers are Welcome Festival. The Singing Club of Chepstow performing at the opening of the Chepstow Walkers Festival. (5375975)

2:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 240 people came out in the sunshine for the second annual Chepstow Walking Festival at the weekend.

Annual charity football tournament in Monmouth

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Torfaen AM joins fight to help Pontypool RFC

4:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TORFAEN Assembly Member (AM) Lynne Neagle has said she is “confident” joint efforts can put an end to the campaign of “mindless vandalism” plaguing Pontypool Park.

Deaf Pontypool boy aiming for F1 gets first sponsor

Free Press Series: Caleb McDuff is hoping to become Formula One's first deaf racing driver. Caleb in his Go-kart at G-Force Karting in Pontypool. (2916585)

1:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL schoolboy aiming to become Formula One’s first deaf racing driver has secured his first big sponsor, and taken part in his first competitive event.

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