UPDATE: Cwmbran death crash biker named

Free Press Series:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN died in a motorbike crash in Cwmbran last night.

Grave rules campaigners to meet council

Free Press Series: Catherine Board has handed a petition in to Torfaen council against new grave decoration policies, where her baby son Brandon is buried at Cwmbran Cemetery.  Pictured is Catherine at the grave of her baby son Brandon. (7477684)

11:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who handed over a petition signed by more than 5,000 people to Torfaen council last month will meet officers tomorrow to discuss any possible changes to its controversial graveyard policy.

Bedridden mum thanks fundraisers

3:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MUM struck down with a rare disorder that left her bedridden thanked fundraisers yesterday as donations continue to pour in to give her ground-breaking treatment in the US.

Cwmbran singers win world choir silver

Free Press Series: Nidus Children's Choir performing at the Culture Palace during the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.

2:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CWMBRAN’S Nidus Children’s Choir are celebrating having won a silver medal at the the World Choir Games.

£1.6m Pontypool shops to open

12:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A £1.6MILLION shopping and business development in Pontypool will be officially opened tomorrow by Lynne Neagle AM for Torfaen and Gwent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ian Johnston.

Youngsters enjoy Tintern pirate day

Free Press Series: Pirate day at The Old Tintern Sation
GOING OFF THE RAILS From left, Paul Cheeseman, Sophie Wilson, Cadence Adams, (ok), and Isobel Wilson with John Sterry taking up the attack (8511119)

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

PIRATES have been visiting a popular Monmouthshire tourist attraction this week as part of one of its themed weeks over the summer holiday.

Girl, 10, helped save nan after stroke

Free Press Series: CERTIFICATE:Maddison Bullen received a certificate for her efforts from  Lucy Fisher at  the Welsh Ambulance Service Clinical Control Centre.

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE quick thinking actions of a 10-year-old have given her grandmother a chance of survival after she suffered a serious stroke at their home in Caldicot.

Firecrews tackle forklift blaze

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRECREWS tackled a blaze at the Wilkinson Distribution Gwent Euro Park near Magor earlier today.

Police hunt man who escaped from prison van

Free Press Series:

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night.

County could see best ever exam results

Free Press Series: Steve Davies, the Head of the Educational Achievement Service (EAS). (8481365)

6:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE head of the regional body tasked with helping to bring Monmouthshire's education department out of special measures has predicted the county will see its best ever exam results in the autumn.

Cwmbran teen's headshave for ill uncle

Free Press Series: SHAVE: Seren Thomas-Wilcox who had her head shaved to send her uncle on holiday

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl had her head shaved to send her uncle who's currently undergoing cancer treatment on holiday.

Miss Caldicot eyes UK beauty crown

Free Press Series: FINALIST: Emma Williams, 18, at her home in Caldicot

4:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE teen will be heading to Blackpool to represent her town in a UK-wide beauty competition.

Probe into move to close Torfaen’s top school

Free Press Series: Brian Mawby the new cabinet member for Torfaen for children and young people pictured at the Civic Centre, Pontypool. (1215592)

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE decision to close Torfaen’s highest performing school went before a scrutiny committee as a challenge was put forward against the cabinet decision.

Bid to switch street lights off to save cash

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STREET lights in residential areas across Monmouthshire are to be switched off as part of council cost saving measures, with some town and community councillors voicing concern about the plans.

Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail

10:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ‘CALCULATING’ mother of two who caused more than £8,000 worth of damage at a Cwmbran house owned by her former father-in-law has been given a suspended sentence.

1,200-home green belt plan back on agenda

7:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 1,200 homes on greenfield land in Torfaen are set to be debated again this autumn.

Dog-walker drowning was 'accidental' - inquest

7:37am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TORFAEN dog-walker drowned in a river whilst out walking his pet a fortnight after he received an on-the-spot fine for walking his pet on a rugby field, an inquest was told.

Cwmbran Congress set for refurb as fundraising target is hit

Free Press Series:

5:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHAMPAGNE was flowing at Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre as the volunteers reached their target of £100,000 for the refurbishment of the building.

TV's Kate Humble opens Gwent farm shop

Free Press Series: OPENING: Kate Humble with Trellech Primary school pupils at the opening of the new farm shop and cafe at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILDLIFE presenter Kate Humble launched a farm shop and cafe with the help of Monmouthshire pupils.

Thousands raised at match in mum’s memory

Free Press Series: Baby Hallie-Rose Charity Football Match between Newport County Development XI and Caerleon Town AFC.  Pictured sleeping in a Newport County top is Baby Hallie-Rose. (8400286)

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds were raised at a fundraising football match over the weekend in memory of Pontypool mum Caroline Howarth.

Jogger saves sleeping man from fire

Free Press Series: Steve Arnold, 18, was on a jog when he saw smoke so called the fire brigade before smashing down the door to put out the fire. Because of him he saved a man who was asleep upstairs in the house. Pictured is Steve Arnold near his home in Sudbrook. (8359920

7:12am Monday 21st July 2014

AN 18-year-old Monmouthshire student who was out for an evening jog saved a sleeping man from a fire after seeing smoke and kicking down the door.

Hundreds run in Pontypool 10k race

Free Press Series: The Mic MOrris 10K race took place from Blaenavon finishing at Pontypool Park.  Pictured is the start of the race. (8397975)

2:54pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE fifth year of the Mic Morris 10k race saw nearly 500 runners don their trainers to raise money for Torfaen’s talented young sports people.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark   Reporter-   10-08-12
Generic Newport city centre
Commercial Street (1134576)

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

WHAT proportion of people in Newport are Christian? How many people in Abergavenny have a degree? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.

Hundreds run in Pontypool 10k race

Free Press Series: The Mic MOrris 10K race took place from Blaenavon finishing at Pontypool Park.  Pictured is the start of the race. (8397975)

2:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE fifth year of the Mic Morris 10k race saw nearly 500 runners don their trainers to raise money for Torfaen’s talented young sports people.

Hundreds gather at match in memory of Pontypool mum

Free Press Series: Baby Hallie-Rose Charity Football Match between Newport County Development XI and Caerleon Town AFC.  Pictured sleeping in a Newport County top is Baby Hallie-Rose. (8400286)

4:48pm Sunday 20th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people came to Newport’s Coronation Park yesterday (SUN) to watch a charity football match in memory of Pontypool mum Caroline Howarth.

Cwmbran graffiti artist goes on show

Free Press Series: Rob Carlton is a self taught graffiti artist from Cwmbran and is currently exhibiting his work at the Barnabas art house.  Pictured is a portrait of John Lennon. (8236750)

12:39pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A CWMBRAN graffiti artist has exchanged the streets for a gallery, with his first ever exhibition in Newport this summer.

Planning begins for Abergavenny Eisteddfod

2:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 200 people gathered in Abergavenny this week for the first public meeting ahead of the National Eisteddfod coming to the county in 2016.

Man choked to death hours after mother’s funeral

Free Press Series:

9:29am Friday 18th July 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE, described as a “caring family man”, died after choking during a meal just hours on from attending his mother’s funeral.

Woman in court over deaths of Ponthir couple

Free Press Series: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

2:55pm Friday 18th July 2014

A WOMAN from Caerwent appeared before Cardiff Crown court today charged with causing the death of an elderly Ponthir couple through dangerous driving.

UPDATE: Heavy rain could bring flooding to Wales

Free Press Series: Experts have warned that the risk of flooding this autumn and winter is higher than usual because of the wet summer

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

A WARNING of flooding has been issued for much of Wales with heavy rain expected to fall overnight.

Warning after concrete slabs left on train tracks

Free Press Series:

10:23am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE have sent out a warning to stay off railway tracks after children were seen putting stones and bottles in the path of oncoming trains.

Church rallies round family of tragic Pontypool mum

Free Press Series: CT_604_001     Lee Howarth with his daughter Hallie-Rose from Pontypool who will have to wait 12 weeks before recieving any child benefit (8205094)

7:29am Friday 18th July 2014

MONTHS after the tragic death of Pontypool mum Caroline Howarth, the community continues to rally around her husband Lee and baby Hallie-Rose, offering their support.

Minister: Five options to sort Chepstow traffic

7:27am Friday 18th July 2014

FIVE options are being considered by the Welsh Government to alleviate traffic problems in and around Chepstow, its Minister for Transport has said.

Council meeting two thirds of targets - report

2:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs met more than two thirds of targets aimed at improving the lives of residents in Torfaen, a new report has shown.

Abergavenny man crushed to death by car

11:26am Friday 18th July 2014

A YOUNG man from Forest Coal Pit near Abergavenny was crushed to death by his car whilst he worked to repair its brake hose.

Torfaen MP collects honorary doctorate

Free Press Series: Paul Murphy MP being awarded an honourary doctorate at the University South Wales Treforest campus (8337619)

10:43am Friday 18th July 2014

TORFAEN MP Paul Murphy collected an honourary degree yesterday from the University of South Wales.

Justin Bieber shoe auctioned for £200

Free Press Series: More bids for Cwmbran pupils' Justin Bieber shoe auction

9:46am Friday 18th July 2014

THE BIEBER shoe aiming to raise hundreds for Oakdale tot Ayla Mae Hemms has been auctioned off for £200 this month.

Runners ready for big Torfaen 10k race


9:44am Friday 18th July 2014

WITH 340 people already signed up to take part in this year’s Mic Morris 10k, organisers say they are confident a further 150 runners will sign up on the day of the big race this Sunday.

Man choked to death hours after mother’s funeral

9:29am Friday 18th July 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE, described as a “caring family man”, died after choking during a meal just hours on from attending his mother’s funeral.

Gilwern road closed for emergency repairs

Free Press Series: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

1:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of Maesygwartha Road in Gilwern is closed due to drainage works and an unsafe wall today.

Council's promise on black bin collections


10:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SENIOR member of Torfaen council has pledged to scrutinise fully the “huge” number of consultation responses to its proposals for the future of black bin collections in the borough, before making a decision on how to proceed.

Pupils' anger at bus price hike

Free Press Series:

8:35am Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS attending Gwent’s only Welsh secondary school which accepts pupils from out of county are calling for Newport council officers to meet them over a three-fold hike in bus fees.

New hope for Torfaen land scheme

3:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FRESH hope surrounds the possibility of land reclamation at The British – after soil samples were collected there this week.

Foodbank feeds 700 in first year

2:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CALDICOT Foodbank has helped feed more than 700 people in its first year – a third of whom are children, according to new figures.

Top poets to read in Chepstow

Free Press Series: (8207333)

2:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO of Britain’s most acclaimed and respected poets will be in Monmouthshire tomorrow to share a stage in Chepstow Castle for a unique event as part of the final weekend of the 2014 Chepstow Festival.

School head named the best in Wales

Free Press Series: School of the Week - St David's RC Junior and Infants School - Cwmbran. Headteacher John Healy. (3450178)

1:39pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CWMBRAN headteacher has been named inspirational primary head teacher of the year in Wales.

Chepstow magic club shows off its skills

Free Press Series: COULD IT BE MAGIC?  Magicians present a night of magic at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow, from left, Gary Jones, Marc Hay and Arnold Paul (8122309)

1:37pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEWLY-FORMED magicians’ club showed off its skills to the public for the first time at a variety show in Bulwark last week.

Boy and dog among Europe’s best racing team

Free Press Series: A BOY AND HIS DOG: Henry and Rowan

12:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE school boy has been crowned under 15 European champion in canicross with the help of his dog Henry.

Cwmbran nursery leavers graduate in style

Free Press Series: Hennlys Village Nursery in Cwmbran held a graduation ceremony for the pre school children aged 4.  Pictured is Thomas Bailey during the ceremony. (8304736)

11:18am Thursday 17th July 2014

NURSERY leavers donned graduation caps and gowns in Cwmbran to mark their achievements as they progress to primary school.

Rugby star opens Torfaen centre

Free Press Series: Cutting the ribbon: Rev Samantha Caton With Taulupo Faletau

10:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

FOLLOWING three years of planning, fundraising and construction the vision of a centre for the community in Cwmffrwdoer was finally realised when the hall opened its door.


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