Son meets his long-lost mum - after almost 58 years apart

Free Press Series: Kevin Scott, from Portskewett, reunited with his mother Pat Johnson. They are pictured on a day out together at Tintern Abbey. (12159259)

6:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PORTSKEWETT man has been re-united with his mother after nearly 58 years apart.

Car crashes into banking on A466 in Redbrook

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE crews attended to a car which had crashed into banking on the A466 in Redbrook last night.

Caldicot Castle fate won't be decided for months

8:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE fate of Caldicot Castle will not be decided for another six months and pending the outcome of the £30,000 heritage report.

Family of Caerwent teen who died of toxic shock launch national awareness campaign

Free Press Series: SUCH A LOSS: Natasha Scott-Falber

7:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CAERWENT family who lost their daughter to Toxic Shock Syndrome have launched a 13 day awareness campaign they hope to take nationwide.

Fire crews attending Devauden barn fire

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently putting out a barn fire in Devauden, near Chepstow.

Twitter "burn books" target schools

Free Press Series: Chepstow School raising standards. A view of the school (2710056)

2:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHEPSTOW School was one of three secondary schools to experience bullying twitter accounts set up by in October by pupils to send abusive messages.

Monmouth paedophile images "stomach churning" - judge

2:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN INTERNET paedophile who sent a child abuse image to a teenager and pretended to be a girl online has escaped jail, with a judge branding the images he downloaded “stomach-churning”.

Villagers disappointed as solar farm approved

12:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing a bid to build the third and largest solar farm in Monmouthshire have had their hopes dashed after the energy firm behind the proposal won its appeal.

Pub hopes to be community hub

Free Press Series: Peter and Chantal Ferrer have opened the Old Forge Cafe in Chepstow (11370151)

6:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE New Inn pub in Pwllmeyric is set to become a community hub under new ownership.

Man wanted over WHSmiths theft

2:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GWENT Police want to identify and speak to this man in connection with a theft from WH Smith, High Street, Chepstow, on Saturday, October 25.

Raglan church appeal gets £30k boost

Free Press Series: St Cadoc's Church, Raglan, which needs to raise à 	£400,000 to carry out repairs to the roof. Pictured from left, are the Reverend Joan Wakeling, Cecilia Davies, (ok), Beverley, Jones and Roy Bradly, (ok), committee members (22219

11:36am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR appeal to raise £410,000 for urgent repairs to the roof of a Grade II-Listed church in Raglan has been given a £30,000 funding boost.

Caldicot could get free wi-fi

4:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Caldicot could get free wireless internet installed as part of a government scheme - with the possibility of the whole town centre soon being connected wirelessly to the world wide web.

Second World War hero's medal stolen in Abergavenny raid

Free Press Series:

5:31am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BURGLARS stole a Canadian Second World War hero's medal from the son who never knew him.

West End performer turns iron man gold medallist

Free Press Series:

1:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CHEPSTOW man is wowing audiences of a musical and sporting kind with impressive performances on the stage and on the track.

Stag put to sleep after becoming entangled in wire

Free Press Series: The stag was entangled in wire

2:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE RSPCA has issued a warning about litter after a stag became entangled in wire.

Long awaited book on the history of Monmouthshire village

Free Press Series: ( l to r) The book's editors Margaret Reece, Annette Burton Jane Kennedy with Llansoy resident, historian and playwright Julian Mitchell

12:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LONG-awaited book about the Monmouthshire village of Llansoy has been published by the community.

Canadian Cross among medals stolen from house in Abergavenny

Free Press Series:

11:23am Monday 27th October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information after army medals, cash, and jewellery were stolen.

Portskewett film-maker's joy at Bafta Cymru award

Free Press Series:

5:17pm Monday 27th October 2014

A GWENT film-maker is celebrating after debut feature movie won a Bafta Cymru award.

Abergavenny-based mountain rescuers find couple stranded on cliffs above the town

Free Press Series: Members of Longtown Mountain Rescue head off on a caves rescue exercise ©James Davies Photography.(1012206)

2:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

MOUNTAIN rescuers answered their fifth call in 10 days on Sunday when a couple were left stranded above cliffs near Abergavenny.

Indecent images charge

1:43pm Monday 27th October 2014

A 46-YEAR-OLD man from Chepstow has been charged with possession of a number of indecent images.

Council suspends roadworks on Remembrance Days

1:17pm Monday 27th October 2014

ROADWORKS in Monmouthshire will be suspended to allow remembrance parades and service to be held without disruption.

UPDATED: Prison absconder is located

Free Press Series:

9:43am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a prisoner who absconded from HMP Prescoed near Usk yesterday.

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.






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