New schemes set to make road changes

10:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHANGES to the A4043 St Lukes Road in Pontnewynydd are due to start at the end of this month for approximately six weeks.

Asda opening hits town's shops

Free Press Series: The opening of the new Asda store in Caldicot
CUTTING THE TAPE Store manager, Adrian Ripano, (ok),  is joined by Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, the Caldicot mayor, councillor Alan Davies and children of Durand Primary School (11393593)

10:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOME independent businesses in Caldicot say they have suffered a steep drop in custom since the opening of an Asda store in the town last week.

New piercing laws approved

Free Press Series: Ear Piercing (11811639)

6:48am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TORFAEN councillors approved new skin piercing byelaws at its full council meeting earlier this week.

Cwmbran woman 'paid credit card bills with fake cigarette cash', court hears

Free Press Series: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697259)

9:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling fake cigarettes, deposited large sums of cash into her bank account each month, two days before paying off her credit card bill, a court heard.

LIVE: Council debates merger plans

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire County Council HQ in Usk

3:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REPORTER Nathan Briant is at the special Monmouthshire County Council meeting to discus a potential merger with other authorities.

Pioneering veg plot approved

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire council will  be launching a community gardening initiative Incredible Edible in Abergavenny.  Pictured is campaigner Alison Newsam with a small plot of land on St Helens Road in Abergavenny than has been cultivated with vegetables and flowe

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council will give a first licence of its kind in the county today to a woman who will be responsible for growing produce on a plot of the authority's land.

Search for tragic son's charity marathon pals - 40 years on

Free Press Series:

8:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUPLE from Griffithstown are trying to trace the childhood friends of their son who died following a battle with Multiple sclerosis.

Monmouthshire debates plans on merger

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire County Council HQ in Usk

4:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE councillors today debated plans to merge the county with other authorities in Gwent.

Businesses could get access to car-free zone

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PERMIT scheme to allow business access to a pedestrian zone in Caldicot will be implemented in November.

Pioneering veg plot approved

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire council will  be launching a community gardening initiative Incredible Edible in Abergavenny.  Pictured is campaigner Alison Newsam with a small plot of land on St Helens Road in Abergavenny than has been cultivated with vegetables and flowe

10:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council will give a first licence of its kind in the county today to a woman who will be responsible for growing produce on a plot of the authority's land.

Appeal after man exposes himself to woman near canal

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

3:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman as she was walking along the canal near Pontypool.

Smaller bins to be rolled out across Torfaen

Free Press Series: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

2:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALLER black wheelie bins are to be introduced into Torfaen following a council decision today.

Appeal after gold rings and necklaces stolen from Cash Generator

Free Press Series:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help following a burglary at Cash Generator in Cwmbran when gold rings and necklaces were stolen.

School letter to Santa found after nearly 100 years

Free Press Series:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LETTER to Father Christmas which may have been sent nearly 100 years ago has been discovered in a chimney at a Gwent school.

Stagecoach buses replace trains after freight service blocks line

Free Press Series: A train finally arrives

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE is disruption on trains between Newport and Shrewsbury due to a freight train failure this morning.

Councils back merger plan

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TORFAEN and Blaenau Gwent have taken a step towards merging their councils.

Cwmbran woman put £50k cash into bank accounts, court hears

Free Press Series: Pictured leaving Newport Crown Court is Sara Skinner. (11697255)

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CWMBRAN woman accused of laundering money raised by selling counterfeit cigarettes deposited more than £50,000 in cash into her two bank accounts over a four-year period, a court heard.

Trio in court after police op

Free Press Series: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

4:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE men from Torfaen appeared at Newport Magistrates Court today following a police operation.

MP calls to strip Welsh Government of NHS powers

Free Press Series: David Davies MP

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTROL of the NHS in Wales should be taken away from the Welsh Government, Monmouth MP David Davies has said.

Chepstow residents flock to Apple Day

Free Press Series: Apple Day at Chepstow Drill Hall.
APPEALING Matthew Kouba, (ok), wants a slice of the action (11644979)

4:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CROWDS of people came to celebrate Apple Day in Chepstow today, where 65 varieties of apple were on display.

Well-known surgeon and former Pontypool player is remembered

Free Press Series: DOCTOR: Mr Shute being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CELEBRATION of the life of a Newport surgeon who operated on thousands of Gwent patients will take place on Friday.

Thousands turn out for the annual Hoggin' the Bridge event

Free Press Series: HAVING A BATH  Biker Alan Iles and sidekick Christopher Thomas arrive at Chepstow race course' as part of 'Hogging the Bridge', to help raise funds for many charities (11643446)

4:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 2,000 people turned out for the annual Hoggin’ the Bridge motorcycle event in Chepstow yesterday.

A40 closed from Crickhowell to Glangrwyney

6:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE A40 between Crickhowell and Glangrwyney has been closed in both directions due to an accident.

Obsessed chef jailed for stalking bank worker

Free Press Series:

5:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEWPORT chef was jailed for year for stalking a woman he became obsessed with after seeing her at a Halifax Bank.

Parents of missing golfer speak of their decade of agony without him

5:42am Friday 17th October 2014

THE parents of a Caldicot man who has been missing for the past 10 years have spoken of their decade of agony without closure. CARYS THOMAS reports.

Woman dies five weeks after crash

Free Press Series: APOLOGY DEMANDED: Abergavenny’s Nevill Hall Hospital

6:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN has died five weeks after being seriously injured in a collision with a car near Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Parents of missing golfer speak of their decade of agony without him

Free Press Series:

5:43am Friday 17th October 2014

THE parents of a Caldicot man who has been missing for the past 10 years have spoken of their decade of agony without closure. CARYS THOMAS reports.

Grieving parents hand grave petition at Senedd

7:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PARENTS left devastated after cemetery mementoes were binned in a council purge lobbied the Senedd yesterday to have a law introduced on grave personalisation in Wales.

Cwmbran lady marks 100th birthday with family

Free Press Series: GOING STRONG  100 year old Florence Cully, celebrates her birthday, at the Thomas Gabriel Home. Old Cwmbran (11419920)

3:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

TORFAEN pensioner Florence Culley was surrounded by generations of her family as she marked her landmark 100th birthday.

Councils' housing teams could work together

2:12pm Friday 17th October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s cabinet will look to pass an unprecedented initiative which would see its housing department working with another authority’s at part of a year’s trial.

Pupils mark school's 50 years with 50 games of chess

Free Press Series: Pupils from The Dell, Chepstow challenge their counterparts from The Grange in Monmouth in 50 board chess tournament

12:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

ONE hundred children came together for a momentous chess tournament to mark a school’s 50th birthday.

Usk wins Britain in Bloom gold

Free Press Series: Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judges. Looking on from (lt-rt) in the Usk Church in Wales Primary School grounds are Jim Goodwin, Tony Kear and Nigel Bishop (8954892)

8:43am Friday 17th October 2014

USK has scooped the gold award for the best large village at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards last night.

Pontypool paedophile jailed for five years

Free Press Series:

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who had unprotected sex with a "vulnerable" underage girl has been jailed for five years.

Booze causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - report

Free Press Series: ‘Axe beer tax’ crusade

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A REPORT published today shows how alcohol causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - around 1 in 20 of all deaths.

Carrier bag with £8k found in BMW - fake cigs trial hears

Free Press Series: Court snatch of Simon Leighton (11544689)

5:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CARRIER bag holding £8,000 was found in the boot of a BMW a court heard today as the trial of a Griffithstown ice-cream man and a Cwmbran mother charged with money laundering by selling counterfeit cigarettes continued.

Pals play golf tribute to Blaenavon man

Free Press Series:

8:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GOLF competition will be staged tomorrow in memory of a Blaenavon man.

Ex-landlord swaps beer for tea

Free Press Series: NEW VENTURE: Owner Nic Meyrick with assistant Emma Eburne

4:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FROM pulling pints to pouring tea - one Chepstow man is enjoying a new business venture with the opening of his new vintage tea and coffee shop.

Man set for court on Cwmbran assault charge

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

10:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with assault after an incident in the St Dials area of Cwmbran on Saturday 6th September.

Pontypool Museum welcomes funding

Free Press Series:

7:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

PONTYPOOL museum - which is hoping to boost its visitor numbers to secure its immediate future - has received £23,000 from a community regeneration initiative for a refurbishment.

Wales star Faletau helps Torfaen church auction

Free Press Series: AUCTION:Church member, Shane Taylor, with his grandchildren (left to right) Caleb, Brodie and Coby with Taulupe Faletau.

1:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN AUCTION at a church in Trevethin - with special guest, former Pontypool schoolboy and Newport Gwent Dragon’s player, Taulupe Faletau - has helped to raise vital funds to eradicate dry rot from its floor.

Group aims to boost men's mental health

Free Press Series: (L-R) Mike Youell and Karl Ciccone have set up a group for men to get more information on mental health issues (11370164)

1:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY-based mental health group set up in July is reaching out for new members across Monmouthshire.

Caldicot tot opens town's Asda supermarket

Free Press Series: The opening of the new Asda store in Caldicot
CUTTING THE TAPE Store manager, Adrian Ripano, (ok),  is joined by Imogen Ashwell-Lewis, the Caldicot mayor, councillor Alan Davies and children of Durand Primary School (11393593)

12:18pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CALDICOT tot opened the town’s new Asda supermarket on Monday morning.

‘Fake cig sales funded lifestyle’ - court hears

Free Press Series: Court snatch of Simon Leighton (11544689)

11:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO witnesses gave evidence yesterday in the trial of a Griffithstown ice-cream vendor and a Cwmbran woman charged with laundering money raised by selling counterfeit cigarettes.

Pontypool Museum welcomes funding

8:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

PONTYPOOL museum - which is hoping to boost its visitor numbers to secure its immediate future - has received £23,000 from a community regeneration initiative for a refurbishment.

£10k fraudster who conned teammates sentenced

5:26am Thursday 16th October 2014

A “FUNDAMENTALLY dishonest” man who defrauded a catalogue company and four people connected to a Pontypool football club of nearly £10,000 was given a suspended prison sentence.

Illegal 'Syrian' immigrants stopped at Magor

Free Press Series: Pembrokeshire police patrols target 'boy racers who act like children'

5:39pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GWENT Police are dealing with seven illegal immigrants who have arrived at Magor service station in a lorry.

Poet deplores state of churchyard in Blaenavon world heritage town

Free Press Series: OVERGROWN The cemetery of St Peter's Church, Blaenavon has many graves hidden by the long grass and brambles. Pictured is an unhappy Pat Madden next to a world war 1 grave (11454705)

7:41am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DAD has written a heartfelt poem deploring the state of a cemetery remembering war heroes in a town enjoying world heritage status.

Ice-cream man and Cwmbran woman 'sold fake cigs to fund lavish lifestyle' - court hears

Free Press Series: Newport Crown Court

6:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GRIFFITHSTOWN ice-cream man and a Cwmbran woman appeared in court yesterday charged with money laundering from selling counterfeit cigarettes.

Monmouthshire facing big budget cuts

11:04am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SERVICE cuts are a "very real possibility" for Monmouthshire council according to its cabinet member for finance following last week's announcement that the local authority will have to make the most savings of all Gwent councils with 4.3 per cent of budget cuts in the next year.

Pub invites punters to ghost hunt

Free Press Series: The Hanbury Arms Pub plans to have a ghost tour near Halloween.  Pictured is Paranormal Investigator David Hughes in the cellar of the pub. (11470282)

10:59am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A TORFAEN pub - home to spirits of a different kind - is inviting people to take part in a ghost hunt and raise funds for local sport.







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