Abergavenny fraudster who took money from his hospital radio station avoids jail

Free Press Series: GERNERAL VIEW OF NEVILL HALL HOSPITAL IN ABERGAVENNY.PIC: MIKE URWIN. (4004544)

4:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who admitted £14,000-worth of fraud - including taking more than £2,000 from a Gwent hospital radio station - has been handed a suspended sentence.

Overturned car blocks A465 near Abergavenny

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE A465 Heads of the Valleys Road is reportedly blocked with traffic queuing in both directions between the Pandy junction and Pontrilas, because of an overturned car.

UPDATE: A40 between Raglan and Monmouth is closed

8:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 Northbound between Raglan and Monmouth is closed.

Two vehicle accident on A40 in Monmouth

7:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE A40 in Monmouth is down to one lane following a two vehicle collision.

Council rejects Newport merger plan

Free Press Series: SWA MIKE LEWIS 19 2 13 REP[ORTER
PICTURED AT THE SITE OF THE MONMOUTHSHIRE COUNCIL BUILDING, INNOVATION HOUSE, 
COUNCIL LEADER, PETER FOX. (3492046)

12:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE councillors rejected the Welsh Government’s vision for a council restructure with another Gwent authority and chose to seek an alternative model.

Council leader tells of 'journey' out of special measures

3:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s leader admitted it has taken time for the authority to recover after its children and young people’s department was placed in special measures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blow to Gwent solar park proposal

Free Press Series:

1:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SOLAR park with 33,264 solar panels in Shirenewton is facing the thumbs down from Monmouthshire councillors.

Women who masterminded pyramid scheme are jailed

Free Press Series:

10:42am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO "greedy" women who masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick pyramid scheme that fleeced at least 10,000 victims, including some from Monmouthshire, wept as they were jailed for six months.

Foodie favourite back on market

Free Press Series: The Bell at Skenfrith (11400554)

5:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE pub which has become a favourite with foodies is back on the market ��— after the owners dropped the asking price.

Council in wait for land cash from Morrisons

9:16am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE supermarket giant Morrisons has yet to pay Monmouthshire council more than £15million for the former Abergavenny Livestock Market site.

Government backing brings £3.8m boost for Chepstow firm

Free Press Series:

4:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Chepstow firm is investing £3.8 million in a new factory thanks to support from the Welsh Government.

Call for £30k heritage report

8:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council officers will ask its cabinet that £30,000 is put aside to finance an independent report exploring the future of some of the county’s prized cultural assets, including Caldicot Castle and its museums.

Star chef opens teaching kitchen

Free Press Series: test

1:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

CELEBRATED Monmouthshire chef Stephen Terry opened a new kitchen at an Abergavenny children’s centre on Friday.

Breakfast for info on broadband

11:26am Sunday 12th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Monmouthshire can take advantage of a free breakfast event designed to help them get up to speed on the benefits of superfast broadband.

Breakfast for info on broadband

Free Press Series: Village near Evesham has sixth-slowest broadband in the country

11:26am Sunday 12th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Monmouthshire can take advantage of a free breakfast event designed to help them get up to speed on the benefits of superfast broadband.

Choir to return to debut venue

8:25am Sunday 12th October 2014

THE Caldicot Male Voice Choir is performing a concert at the town’s methodist church tomorrow, which is 50 years on from when their first major concert was held at the venue.

Choir to return to debut venue

Free Press Series: Caldicot Male Voice Choir Annual Concert

8:25am Sunday 12th October 2014

THE Caldicot Male Voice Choir is performing a concert at the town’s methodist church tomorrow, which is 50 years on from when their first major concert was held at the venue.

Gwent councils facing 'failed services' with steep cuts

Free Press Series:

9:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

COUNCILS have warned that jobs and services are at risk with swingeing cuts to their budget announced this week.

High tide brings flood warnings for Gwent

Free Press Series:

8:09am Friday 10th October 2014

A FLOOD Warning remains in place for the Wye at Tintern and Chepstow as further high tides are expected.

School bus crisis families suffer letters gaffe

Free Press Series: Kate Kronenbach's daughter, Sophie Fieldhouse,  has autism and her mum was told this week there is no council transport going to be available when she starts back at Nash College in Newport next week. (9808886)

2:17pm Friday 10th October 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council twice sent out letters to parents of children with special educational needs who had their transport withdrawn by the authority - but had to phone the parents when the letters didn’t turn up.

Divorcee fails in bid to have share in will

5:08pm Friday 10th October 2014

A DISGRUNTLED divorcee has suffered a crushing defeat in his High Court bid for a share of his deceased mother-in-law's £250,000 fortune.

Chepstow landlady celebrated at charity fundraiser

Free Press Series: Remy Beasley (daughter of Alison Beasley) performs with Liam atThe Electric Lady Big Jam Night at the White Lion, Chepstow in memory of Alison Beasley. Remy Beasley (daughter) performs  (11099218)

1:01pm Friday 10th October 2014

A SPECIAL jam night held in memory of a popular Chepstow landlady who died in March after battling cancer raised more than £2,300.

Tots raise cash for climbing frame

Free Press Series: CLIMB: Children at the Red Robins Nursery have fundraised for their climbing frame

12:53pm Friday 10th October 2014

A CALDICOT nursery has raised £720 to install a climbing frame in their garden.

Chepstow bypass ‘urgently needed’

9:48am Friday 10th October 2014

CHEPSTOW residents have reiterated that a bypass which has now been put off until at least next year would make a difference in reducing traffic problems in the town.






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