Residents find out more on disabled access

9:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE’S first Access for All forum saw 70 people pack out the council’s chamber in Usk to discuss problems that people with disabilities face.

Record-breaking crowd for Usk show

Free Press Series: USK SHOW
Preparing a jersey called 'Ellie Goulding', for the ring, are from (lt-rt), Teresa Baker with son Kevin  and daughter Christie from Usk (10318161)

1:06pm Sunday 14th September 2014

There was livestock, produce, and a stunt show at Gwent's biggest agricultural show on Saturday. NATHAN BRIANT reports.

UPDATE: Gwent MPs' expenses figures released

Free Press Series: Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 11File photo dated 17/5/2009 of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London as MPs are braced for a major public backlash today when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. PRES

9:35am Friday 12th September 2014

THE total bill for MPs' expenses and costs rose from £98 million to £103 million last year, according to the latest figures.

Three injured after bus and car crash

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a crash between a bus and a car on the A40 near Raglan this morning.

Abergavenny crash woman 'critical but stable'

Free Press Series: APOLOGY DEMANDED: Abergavenny’s Nevill Hall Hospital

9:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

A WOMAN who was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Abergavenny on Tuesday is in a critical but stable condition this morning.

Plans unveiled for multi-million pound Caldicot School

7:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

THESE are the images showing what the new multi-million pound Caldicot School is expected to look like.

Woman 'critical' and driver arrested after Abergavenny crash

Free Press Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

10:58am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A WOMAN was seriously injured and is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Abergavenny.

School absence down in Gwent

Free Press Series: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

4:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

OVERALL absence from secondary schools in Gwent fell during 2013/14, continuing a downward trend of several years, according to new figures from the Welsh Government.

Caldicot Asda store set to open, bringing 120 jobs

Free Press Series: File photo dated 19/02/14 of a sign at an ASDA Store as Asda boss Andy Clarke today hailed an improvement in quarterly sales growth and claimed its supermarket rivals were scrambling to keep up. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 14, 201

1:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ASDA has announced it will be opening its doors to a new store in Caldicot in October, creating more than 120 jobs.

Send us your Harvest moon pictures

Free Press Series:

1:19pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DID you take a picture of last night's spectacular Harvest moon?

Students left in limbo after transport cuts

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire county council have withdrawn the transport of autistic sufferer, Liam Jenkins-Jones, which he uses to go to college to do an IT course. Here he is pictured with mum, Tanya Jenkins at home in Bulwark (10100194)

11:29am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO Monmouthshire students, who both have autism, have seen transport to their colleges axed by the county council, leaving them and their parents distressed and panicking about what to do next.

Cancer campaign woman 'thrilled ' at online support

Free Press Series: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan and her husband Allan. (9399384)

7:36am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE FRIEND of an Usk woman who has been denied life-prolonging cancer drugs has said she is “thrilled” with the response to her online petition on a major website.

Tax 'would go up' if councils merged - Newport leader

Free Press Series: POLITICS FILE: Speed bumps on the road to fewer councils?

1:43pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

NEWPORT taxpayers would have to pay an extra £50 a year if a proposed merger of the city council and Monmouthshire county council went ahead, a meeting was warned.

Fewer 12-year-olds have tooth decay

Free Press Series: Hundreds of Sussex children being treated for tooth decay

2:44pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FEWER 12-year-old children in Wales are experiencing tooth decay, according to a new report.

Tour of Britain major coup for Monmouthshire

Free Press Series: Sir Bradley Wiggins in action during day one of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 26, 2014. See PA story CYCLING National. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. (7597521)

5:38am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE UK’S biggest professional cycle race, The Tour of Britain, will be taking place on Gwent roads today.

Gwent optometrist up for UK award

Free Press Series: (10132105) OUTSTANDING: Optometrist Andrew Millington

5:45pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A GWENT optometrist has been nominated for a national award by his patients, for his “outstanding” work in helping them cope with a restricting eye disease.

Live Tour of Britain in Gwent

Free Press Series:

9:47am Tuesday 9th September 2014

LIVE coverage as stage 3 of the Tour of Britain comes to Gwent, featuring British cycling stars Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Tintern death crash woman named

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11:59am Monday 8th September 2014

THE woman who died in yesterday's crash in Tintern has been named by police.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child

Free Press Series: Relaxed: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New Zealand with Prince George

10:48am Monday 8th September 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.

Tour of Britain comes to Gwent

Free Press Series: File photo dated 17/09/2013 of Mark Cavendish. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 23, 2014. Mark Cavendish has been hitting the gym in a bid to claim the Tour de France yellow jersey for the first time in Yorkshire this summer. See PA st

11:48am Monday 8th September 2014

GWENT is set to welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race tomorrow, when stage three of the contest finishes near Blaenavon.

Tintern road to be closed due to high tide forecast

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

10:58am Monday 8th September 2014

THE main road through Tintern will be closed for periods this week due to forecasted high tides.

Have your say on rural ideas

3:49pm Monday 8th September 2014

COMMUNITY drop in sessions will take place this week for people living in rural areas of Monmouthshire and Newport to have the opportunity to shape ideas and projects for funding under the Wales Rural Development Programme from 2014 to 2020.

Small firms get more council custom

12:58pm Monday 8th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council is the top local authority in England and Wales for spending directly with small businesses, according to a report.

Cwmbran call centre gets 600 applications

12:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

"OVERWHELMED" Torfaen call centre bosses have received more than 600 applications after advertising 140 new jobs as part of a major recruitment drive.

Woman dies following two-car crash in Tintern

Free Press Series: The Welsh Ambulance Trust is carrying out an investigation

12:42pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A woman has died following a road traffic collision in Tintern.

Nato summit will get treated to Gwent fudge

Free Press Series:

1:18pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CALDICOT business will supply fudge favours to the delegates at this week's Nato conference.

Sadness over blue badge plan

7:57pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE councillor who has called a proposal to charge blue badge holders in authority car parks “wrong and immoral” expects the measure to be passed by the council’s cabinet today.

Gwent restaurants named in Good Food Guide

Free Press Series: FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Stephen Terry

8:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THREE restaurants in Gwent have been included in a long running restaurant guide.

Abergavenny staff sign up for 10k race

9:27am Sunday 31st August 2014

STAFF at the historic Abergavenny hotel are preparing to take part in south Wales’ premier charity race and beat a new fundraising target.

More than £100K between highest and lowest Gwent house prices

Free Press Series: UK house prices have taken a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464

8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

THE difference in average property prices across Gwent is as big as £100,000 between counties, according to the UK Land Registry.

Thousands enjoy Monmouthshire Show

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire Show
THREE'S A CROWD  Mia Price prepares her charollais for the show (9777574)

9:41am Friday 29th August 2014

ABOUT 20,000 people enjoyed Wales’ largest one-day agricultural show in Monmouth yesterday.

Prison absconder found and arrested

10:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN who failed to return to prison near Usk has been found and arrested.

Chepstow woman celebrates 100th birthday

Free Press Series: CREST OF A WAVE  Bessie Lundie, (ok), celebrates being 100 years old at Castle Court residential home, in Chepstow (9782145)

5:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A "GENEROUS" Chepstow woman was treated to champagne and cake today, to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Thousands enjoy Chepstow festival

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10:48am Thursday 28th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the first part of the Castell Roc festival.

Couple win third planning battle against council

9:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

A ST ARVANS couple who challenged planning permission given by Monmouthshire councillors three times have secured their third victory against the authority.

Decision on town traffic chaos put back

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11:19am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ANY Welsh Government recommendations on ways to resolve traffic problems in Chepstow – including a bypass - will not be completed until the end of the year.

Royal Welsh ambassador rides 100 miles across Gwent

Free Press Series: QUEEN OF THE CASTLE  Hannah Barry, who will be doing a 100 mile sponsored ride on her horse, 'Oscar's Law', to raise money for the Royal Welsh Show, she is the Royal Welsh agricultural society's lady ambassador for the event (9656123)

8:45am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY Royal Welsh ambassador is riding 100 miles around Gwent and bringing back the traditional side saddle to raise funds to support the agricultural show.

Planners opposenew housing estate

7:37am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN OUTLINE planning application for a housing estate with up to 370 new homes in Monmouth will be heard by Monmouthshire councillors at a meeting next Tuesday.

Crowds set for Monmouthshire Show

Free Press Series: Monmouthshire show
William Crow shows off his Exmoor horn ram called Rowan (978435)

4:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE FINAL preparations are being made for tomorrow's Monmouthshire Show.

Biker who died after A465 crash is named

Free Press Series:

1:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BIKER who dies on the Heads of the Valleys Road near Abergavenny is named as Alwyn Pritchard.

Hunt to find lost Gwent carnival queen

Free Press Series: The first Mathern carnival queen, centre, with her attendants in 1964. Organisers are hoping she will be joining in the reunion parade.

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a 50th anniversary Gwent village fete are close to tracking down all 50 of their former carnival queens – but still need to find one more.

Dog charity receives funding from a Monmouthshire charitable foundation

Free Press Series: DONATION: Hope Dog Rescue have received £1,500 from Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Forum pics by (C) Huw John Photography

2:15pm Monday 25th August 2014

A DOG rescue charity has received £1,500 funding from the Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

First Old Severn Bridge marathon draws 2,000 runners

Free Press Series: The Severn Bridge Half Marathon.  Pictured is the start with over 2000 race competitors entering. (9617057)

4:05pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THOUSANDS of runners enjoyed stunning views as they took part in the first half marathon at the Old Severn Bridge linking England and Wales today.

Two arrests following death of motorcyclist on A465

2:01pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO people have been arrested following the death of a motorcyclist from Nantyglo after a collision on the A465 near Abergavenny.

A465 closed in both direction between Abergavenny and Gilwern

10:09am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE A465 between Gilwern and Abergavenny is closed in both directions following a collision.

Abergavenny chef to cook for world leaders at Nato summit

Free Press Series: Chef Stephen Terry denies sex discrimination took place at his Abergavenny restaurant

9:38am Friday 22nd August 2014

WELSH chef Stephen Terry has been chosen to prepare dinner for world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama at next month’s NATO Summit.

Four 12 year olds help catch Chepstow robber

Free Press Series: BRAVERY AWARDS  (from left), Amelia Goodwin, Aaliyah Lewis, and Megan Westerman who helped catch a robber by their actions of chasing, after an elderly gentleman was being robbed at a cashpoint in Chepstow (9560860)

7:38am Friday 22nd August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been recognised for pursuing a robber who stole from an elderly man in Chepstow.

Big improvement in Monmouthshire's GCSE results

Free Press Series: Monmouth Comprehensive pupils celebrating GCSE results (9552267)

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE students celebrated across the county as GCSE grades have improved by 8 per cent since last year’s results.

Woman's family and Usk locals rally round to pay for life-prolonging cancer drug

Free Press Series: Ann Wilkinson is part of a campaign in Usk to get the same cancer drugs available on the NHS in Wales as in England. Pictured is Ann at home in Usk with Julie Mcgowan. (9399377)

7:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN USK woman who is campaigning for a drug she has said could prolong her life to be made freely available on the Welsh NHS has blasted the board that has denied her the medication.

Linkage between Caldicot ASDA and the town centre not ready for store's opening

Free Press Series: SITE: The ASDA store in Caldicot on August 14 photo by Patrick McMahon and courtesy of Caldicot Town Team

9:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

LINKAGE plans to join the new Asda superstore in Caldicot to the town centre will not be ready for the store's opening this October, it has been revealed.






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