Top IT man cleared of fraud makes complaint against Gwent Police Chief

Free Press Series: IN COURT: Farooq Dastgir

11:34am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SENIOR Torfaen council officer, Farooq Dastgir, who was cleared of fraud earlier this year has made a complaint about Gwent Police chief constable Jeff Farrar and said he is "looking for justice".

Let us help you fund a project for your charity

Free Press Series: GRANT: Pupils from Newport’s Maes Ebbw School with the minibus paid for last year by the Gannett Foundation

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

COULD our parent company help your charity?

Wales church leaders call for Gaza ceasefire

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5:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHURCH leaders in Wales have appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and called for more support to address the humanitarian needs of civilians.

Gilwern residents object to homes plan

3:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GILWERN residents have raised objections to a planning application to build 92 residential units and a new road on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Woman's body recovered from river in Monmouth

Free Press Series: Pictured are crews from SARA 1 during man overboard drills in the Wye River. (7392956)

3:46pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE BODY of a 34-year-old woman was recovered from the River Monnow on Sunday night.

Probe into cross-border health care

8:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales.

Top Pontypool teacher leaves her mark

Free Press Series: Pamela Evans on her graduation

7:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TEACHER at a Pontypool school who taught generations of children has come full circle on her retirement – teaching both the first and last pupils to attend it.

Fracking report to go before planners

5:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BRIEFING note about the controversial practice of onshore shale gas exploration, known as "fracking" will go before Monmouthshire planners at their meeting in Usk on Tuesday.

Worldwide tribute acts for Gwent rock band

Free Press Series: Ashley Maile http://www.ashleyma (8722738)

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GWENT rock band which played to a crowd of 10,000 at a leading UK festival has discovered they have their own tribute acts in Brazil and Japan.

Family celebrates Pontypool woman's 100th birthday

Free Press Series: Alice Irene Manley known as Rene celebrates her 100th birthday in Sebastopol (8735714)

4:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FAMILY members from as far afield as Ireland made the trip to Pontypool on Tuesday for a Gwent great-grandmother’s 100th birthday.

Former Monmouth student swims Channel to help son

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1:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN inspirational father and former Monmouth School student braved shark-infested waters and hours in ice-cold ponds to train for his swim across the English Channel after being inspired by his autistic son Oscar.

Cwmbran arts centre visitor figures surge by third

Free Press Series: Llantarnam Grange Arts centre has increased on its visitors side. Pictured infront of the building looking pleased is its marketing officer Charles Fountain (8710774)

8:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN ARTS centre featuring works by a “who’s, who” of contemporary Welsh artists is celebrating after visitor numbers surged by a third despite the economic downturn.

Business awards website ‘hacked by Chinese’

12:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ORGANISERS of the Monmouthshire Business Awards claim their website was hacked by Chinese cyber criminals and taken offline for three days last week.

Minister sees Tintern art on display

Free Press Series: John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport is given a talk about the exhibition by the Mayoress and Curator for Chepstow Museum, Anne Rainsbury. Also present, far left, is John Prosser, Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council (8680

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, formally opened an exhibition of world-renowned artworks at Chepstow Museum on Monday (July 28).

Bank's charity dinner to help Gwent tot walk

Free Press Series: Lloyds Bank in Caldicot are holding a charity dinner at the Hilton in Newport in September to raise money for the Help Imogen Walk Appeal. Pictured is Imogen with the Mayor of Caldicot Alan Davies, and Lloyds Bank employees Linda Evans, Will Adams, Nicky

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

STAFF at a Gwent bank are gearing up for a fundraising event for an appeal that could help a little girl walk.

LIVE: Torfaen council discuss grave decoration

Free Press Series: Torfaen County Borough Council HQ in Pontypool

2:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

TORAFEN councillors are debating their policy on grave decoration this afternoon. Join Argus reporter John Phillips for live coverage.

Wentwood Forest solar farm plan to go before council

Free Press Series: Westmill Solar Farm – an example of how the solar project at Sevor Farm,  near South Marston, could look

7:45am Monday 28th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a 45 acre solar farm near one of Wales’ largest ancient forest will go before a planning committee in August despite protest from more than 100 campaigners.

Thousands line Monmouth streets for carnival

Free Press Series: The Pasty Heaven team take part in the Monmouth bed race (8639475)

5:02am Monday 28th July 2014

CARNIVAL fever reached Monmouth yesterday as a colourful parade made its way through the town, before its popular Bed Race made a return to the annual proceedings.

Cwmbran slimmers join 5k charity walk

Free Press Series: Start of the Slimmimg World Race for Life in Cwmbran raising money for Cancer Research UK (8639409)

1:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

CWMBRAN Slimming World groups joined together and raised over £500 for charity by organising a 5k walk for it members.

Burton's Biscuits fun day raises cash for Children in Need

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11:39am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY event held in Llantarnam to raise money for Children in Need was deemed a success by organisers yesterday.

Gwent producers scoop awards

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3:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BLAENAVON cheese company scooped three awards at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

Trevethin shops has a £1.6 million transformation

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2:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AROUND 100 people gathered to watch the official opening of the new £1.6 million social enterprise development, shops and new police office in Trevethin.

Cwmbran car evening raises £600 for charity

Free Press Series: A Motorsport evening was held at Newtown Motors by the Forresters Car Club to raise money for St David's Hospice.  Pictured are some vintage vehicles on display. (8591431)

10:54am Saturday 26th July 2014

A GWENT-based car club raised £600 for charity by hosting a special event on Thursday evening.

6 things to do in Gwent this weekend

Free Press Series: The fireworks over the castle at last year's event

5:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

Newport County fun day - after Newport County's game against Carl-Zeiss Jena, fans can enjoy a fun day at Rodney Parade from 4pm on Saturday.

Health experts call for minimum booze price

Free Press Series: ‘Axe beer tax’ crusade

9:21am Friday 25th July 2014

MINIMUM unit pricing for alcohol should be introduced in Wales to help protect those most vulnerable to the effects of "hazardous and harmful" drinking, experts have recommended.

Abergavenny woman, 92, gets online

9:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MELIN resident recently became the latest silver surfer at the age of 99 thanks to the housing association’s digital inclusion work.

Pontypool man to publish fourth novel

Free Press Series: Author Craig Evans with his first book Harm's Way

4:09pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PONTYPOOL graphic designer who has a passion for writing is set to publish his fourth novel.

GLC to play Usk festival

Free Press Series: Goldie Looking Chain (8577418)

3:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN USK hotel will host some of the UK’s most popular bands at its weekend festival next month, including Newport's Goldie Looking Chain.

Caldicot care home in running for garden award

Free Press Series: Cherry Tree care home, in Caldicot (8572197)

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE care home had its garden judged yesterday as part of a nationwide care home competition.

Woman sees cat mauled to death by dog

10:11am Friday 25th July 2014

CWMBRAN pet owners have said they are terrified after a woman was awoken in the middle of the night by the sounds of her cat being mauled to death.

Monmouth Festival kicks off

Free Press Series: Monmouth Carnival
Crowds (8578659)

9:49am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAJOR free music festival will start in Monmouth today (Fri).

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.

Monmouth pool to get new home

5:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE swimming pool in Monmouth will be moved as the council has agreed to build the new £36 million Monmouth Comprehensive School on the pool’s current site.

World-renowned art on show at Chepstow

5:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN exhibition of world-renowned artworks will be opened by the Minister for Culture and Sport at Chepstow Museum.

Town ban relaxed as breach of rights

Free Press Series: Richard Bentham leaving Cardiff Crown Court (8552743)

5:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE human rights of a young golfer who killed a university lecturer in a car crash were violated when he was banned from his home town, a High Court judge has ruled.

Bypass best option for Chepstow - councillors

4:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BYPASS for Chepstow is the best long-term option to alleviate the town’s traffic problems, which if left unchecked will result in people avoiding the town Chepstow “like the plague,”, according to a pair of town and community councillors.

Top cyclists line up for Gwent race

Free Press Series: COMING SOON: Graham Briggs winning the Wales Open Criterium last year at Abergavenny (Picture courtesy of Bill Owen)

4:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AFTER last month’s National Championships, Monmouthshire welcomes back Britain’s best cyclists for the grand finale of British Cycling’s Elite Circuit Series.

Film series captures bird’s-eye view of Raglan Castle

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark   Reporter-Melissa  13-07-10..Raglan castle... (3728498)

3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RAGLAN Castle can be seen from the sky as part of new series from Cadw to showcase historic monuments in Wales.

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

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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.









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