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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.

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.

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.

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.

Monmouthshire gets £461k from car parks

12:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUNCIL’S car parks made nearly half a million pounds in 2012/13, according to figures from the RAC Foundation.

Chepstow police search was like a 'panto’

12:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BEAT bobby said his bid to search a man for drugs turned into a “pantomime”.

Chepstow woman raises cash for Nepal school

Free Press Series: A Chepstow woman, Niki Morgan, is doing a sponsored litter pick along the Wye Valley walk to raise money for a school in Nepal.  Pictured is Niki during the start of the walk where litter is found all along the path. (5347799)

12:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BULWARK woman will be combining raising money for charity with cleaning up her neighbourhood next Friday (April 25).

Abergavenny radio station back on air

Free Press Series: Nevill Hall Sound Radio presenter Alan Leach, (ok), at the desk where valuable equipment has been stolen by thieves at Abergavenny (3553904)

11:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEER presenters at an Abergavenny radio station who were forced off the air following a break-in are back in the studio.

Abergavenny pals will drive to Mongolia

Free Press Series: Robert Morgan (L) and Rhys Briggs from Abergavenny who will drive their car to Mongolia for charity (5381414)

9:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

THREE friends from Abergavenny are to drive to Mongolia in a Nissan Micra that is almost as old as they are.

Rogiet family raise £20k for tot's vital op

Free Press Series: RUBY: Ruby Atkins at the car wash event in Magor

9:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise money for a three-year-old toddler to have a life changing operation has reached its halfway mark of £20,000.

Monmouthshire sport

Caldicot RFC 20 Monmouth RFC 19

Free Press Series: Pics (C) Huw John Photography, Cardiff. MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHNCaldicot Youth RFC players are in a new match kit this season thanks to a generous donation by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey. (On image 1 players are l-r: Shane Stephens, Jac Richards

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAVING beaten New Tredegar last week, Monmouth hoped to go one better last Saturday away at Caldicot and by half-time they were holding their own with five kicks from the back-on-form Ricketts and a Dewi Lane try, to two tries against, and that with four of their strongest forwards absent.

Cwmbran man sets world record marathon time for chain mail run

Free Press Series: WORLD-RECORD HOLDER: Mike Dodd

3:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TORFAEN runners were among those taking on Sunday's London Marathon including a Cwmbran man who set a new Guinness World Record.

Underwood get revenge on Severn Tunnel

Free Press Series: TACKLED: Tom Atkins is brought down by Underwood's James May.

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

East Gwent Senior League

RUGBY: Abergavenny 7 Blaenavon 12

2:28pm Monday 7th April 2014

THIS was a must-win game for Blaenavon to stay top of the league and it took just two minutes for them to show their intent, when second row Billings broke down field, only to be held up five metres from the Abergavenny line.

AC Pontytmister 0 Blaenavon Blues 5

2:06pm Monday 7th April 2014

BLUES manager Ryan Durham, without first choice mid fielders Mike Waite, Jamie Brankley and Marc Browning, gave a rare opportunity to second teamer Terry Jones who did not let his manager down and had a sound game in the centre of midfield.

Shirenewton School make tae kwon-do grade

Free Press Series: LITTLE BELTERS: Young students from the Shirenewton School of Tae Kwon-Do

2:18pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

PUPILS from the Shirenewton School of tae kwon- do recently attended their colour belt grading ceremony in Monmouth.

Tour of Britain coming to Monmouthshire

3:21pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE 2014 Tour of Britain will include a summit finish in Monmouthshire it has been announced.

Severn Tunnel seal place in semi-final

Free Press Series: EARLY LEAD: Underwood striker Keiron Gettings (yellow shirt) hooks the ball home to put his team 2-1 ahead against Severn Tunnel.

3:16pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SEVERN Tunnel twice came back from being behind to Underwood B to book their place in the semi-finals of the Benevolent Cup and to please their manager.

Nantyglo 29 Monmouth 15

2:19pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MONMOUTH lost to Nantyglo 29-15 at the weekend with the hosts scoring four tries and a bonus point.

Kingfisher win takes them to second in league

2:14pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Monmouth Town 3 Caerau Ely 0

Coach laments Caldicot Castle display

Free Press Series: SCORE: Matthew Divers lays on the winning goal scored by Dean Corbett

5:10pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CALDICOT Castle were accused of being “like Jekyll and Hyde” after they lost 2-1 at home to Thornwell Red & White last Saturday.

Kingfishers let down by conceding sloppy goals

5:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Monmouth Town 2 West End 2

Mathern boss angry at ‘lazy’ players

9:03am Wednesday 19th March 2014

East Gwent Senior League Division 2

Chepstow Harriers take gold

Free Press Series: WINNERS: The winning vet 35 team (from left) Kath Matthews, Helen Duffield and Jane Horler

4:15pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

CHEPSTOW Harriers scored another double when two of the club's women's teams took gold at the Welsh Road Relay Championships at the weekend.

Mac the knife puts Monmouth Town on top

Free Press Series: Monmouth Town FC v Cambrian Clydach FC – Pictured is Monmouth player No 10 Dan Macdonald taking a free kick. (4633198)

4:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Monmouth Town 3 Cambrian & Clydach Vale 1

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