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Police appeal after man leaves prison

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1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who failed to return to HMP Prescoed yesterday.

Man denies child abuse charges

Free Press Series: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

9:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY man is alleged to have committed multiple sex offences against children, a jury was told.

Parents may call protest over travel cuts

Free Press Series: Dad Gwilym Williams and son Dafydd, of Bulwark, who is caught up in the problem that his son needs the provided transport, for him to attend his course at Nash College, Newport (10813042)

5:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PARENTS of students affected by Monmouthshire council’s decision to withdraw the offer of transport to their school and college have said their next option is to protest if the authority continues to ignore them.

Appeal after men on quad bike steal fruit machine cash

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4:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information after two men stole money from a pub fruit machine and then made off on a quad bike.

Climber rescued after 49ft fall from Chepstow cliff

5:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CLIMBER was rescued after falling 49ft down a cliff at a beauty spot near Chepstow.

Villagers to meet over McDonald’s bid concern

12:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held for residents in Llanfoist to voice their concern over a proposed McDonald’s in the village.

Civil War re-enactment takes Monmouth by storm

Free Press Series: The Sealed Knot re-enactment society were invited to take part in the 400th anniversary of Monmouth School for boys.  Pictured are parliamentary soldiers setting on guard at the Monnow bridge gatehouse. (10837182)

2:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

SEVENTEENTH century warfare was brought to back to life at the weekend with a re-enactment as part of Monmouth School’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Danger lorry driver jailed after horror crash left chef with "life-changing injuries"

5:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

A TRUCKER caused “every driver’s worst nightmare” when the lorry he was driving on the wrong side of a Gwent road smashed head-on into an oncoming car, a court heard.

Brewery celebrates 35th birthday

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11:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

MAGOR Brewery celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday as one of the largest AB inBev breweries in the UK.

Newport and Monmouthshire among Wales' dirtiest areas

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9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE and Newport are the second and third dirtiest counties in Wales according to a report by Keep Wales Tidy.

Carer gives birth in home where she works - with a little help from her manager

6:23am Friday 26th September 2014

A CALDICOT woman has given birth to a baby boy in the care home where she works - with a little help from the home's manager.

Traffic officer ‘not an option’ for pedestrian zone

3:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

EMPLOYING a traffic officer to prevent vehicles from driving illegally through pedestrian zones in Caldicot is no longer a feasible option, a meeting heard.

Council makes mental health pledge

Free Press Series: Councillor Sara Jones (9386284)

2:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council officially became the first authority in Wales to support a campaign to reduce mental health stigma at work yesterday.

Man killed after van hit parked lorry on A449

11:42am Friday 26th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man died when his work van crashed into the back of a parked lorry in a lay-by between Usk and Newport, an inquest heard yesterday.

Man sought by police over burglary

10:38am Friday 26th September 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 60-year-old Anthony Tye, whom they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Monmouth.

Gwent restaurant gets Michelin star

Free Press Series: The Crown at Whitebrook

10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

A GWENT restaurant received one of 14 Michelin stars announced today.

Abergavenny factory demolition begins

2:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WORK to demolish a former factory in Abergavenny has got under way.

UPDATE: Senedd votes against inquiry into Wales NHS 'crisis'

Free Press Series: ANNIVERSARY: The Senedd is 15 years old

5:15pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE WELSH NHS is in crisis and an independent inquiry should be called into the services it provides, Conservative assembly members claimed today in the Senedd.

Chepstow chess ace battles in South Africa

Free Press Series: CHESS QUEEN  Dell Primary School pupils Anna Boyle, (lt), age eight, who recently took part in the Welsh Junior Girls Chess Championships, with great success (3418359)

11:37am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CHESS ace Anna Boyle is enjoying success as she currently battles her way through the World Youth Chess Championships - so far winning three out of four games.

Chepstow school faces £350k deficit

11:34am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A RECOVERY plan is in place at Chepstow School to try and claw back some of its predicted £352,000 deficit at the end of this year, Monmouthshire's cabinet member for education has confirmed.

Late Lord Raglan's home up for sale with £1.65m price tag

Free Press Series: FOR SALE: Cefntilla Court, Llandenny.

6:46pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE former home of the late Lord Raglan is up for sale.

29 jobs to go as 5 Gwent Phones 4u stores close

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5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FIVE Gwent branches of the collapsed retail chain Phones 4u are set to close, its administrators announced today.

Man whose heart stopped 3 times sponsors Chepstow races

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11:33am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MAN who survived after his heart stopped three times at Chepstow Racecourse is naming two races at the track to celebrate being alive.

Crash closes lane on M48

Free Press Series: The Severn Bridge

9:52am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CRASH has blocked one lane on the M48 near Chepstow this morning.

Boy airlifted to hospital one of seven injured in Caldicot crash

Free Press Series: Cyclist dies after being taken ill on Gwent mountain

9:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

SEVEN people were injured after a crash involving two vehicles on the A48 near Caldicot.

Firefighters still at industrial shed fire in Llanvaches

8:28am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still in attendance to a fire in Llanvaches, Caldicot.

Caldicot crash - seriously injured 'stable' in hospital

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

4:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PEOPLE seriously injured in a crash near Caldicot are in a stable condition in hospital today Gwent Police said.

Ex-nurse marks 100th birthday

Free Press Series: 100 YEARS OLD  Nancy Phillips celebrates her birthday at Castle Court care home in Chepstow (10555329)

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CHEPSTOW resident Nancy Phillips celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with a party at Castle Court Care Home.

Old Wye Bridge repairs delayed again

Free Press Series: USED .SWA ST 26/04/2013..Picture of the day - The Wye Bridge in Chepstow. (3614140)

8:26am Sunday 21st September 2014

PLANNED works to Chepstow’s Old Wye Bridge have been delayed yet again because quotes for works were too expensive, Monmouthshire council has said.

Usk woman scoops best garden in Wales prize

Free Press Series: Usk in Bloom hosted the 2014 Annual Wales in Bloom Awards at the Glen Yr Afon Hotel Usk on 18th September and local gardener and Usk in Bloom volunteer Marion Powell came top in a new category of best front garden in the whole of Wales.  (10542827)

4:32pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN USK woman whose garden had been named the best in Wales said she is still surprised she won the award.

McDonald’s plan for Abergavenny

9:41am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE fast-food giant McDonald’s is proposing to build a new restaurant on the outskirts of Abergavenny.

LIVE: Abergavenny Food Festival - Day 1

Free Press Series: IT'S THE WEEKEND: Abergavenny Food Festival a fabulous feast for all of the senses

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOLLOW our live coverage of the Abergavenny Food Festival with photographer Michael Eden and reporters Keiligh Baker and Jen Mills.

Caldicot man fleeced in £21m pyramid scam gives warning

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9:24am Friday 19th September 2014

A CALDICOT man invested £3,000 in a pyramid scheme after being told “nobody would lose”.

Firefighters tackle Usk car blaze

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

11:10am Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS put out a car fire on the A449 between Usk and the Coldra roundabout in Newport this morning.

Trellech councillor in AM bid

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3:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE councillor has announced that she intends to stand as an Independent candidate in the 2016 Welsh Assembly elections.

Chepstow woman celebrates 100th birthday

Free Press Series: A photograph of Eileen Jones from Bulwark in Chepstow as a 4 year old with her parents. (10512565)

2:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

ONE of Chepstow’s oldest residents celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by family and friends from around the world on Sunday afternoon.

Usk scoops Wales in Bloom award

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)

12:27pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Usk in Bloom group has yet again won a Wales in Bloom award for its work in the local community.

Flying pigs adorn Abergavenny Food Festival

Free Press Series: Giant pigs are hung from the ceiling of Abergavenny Market Hall in preperation for the Abergavenny Food Festival (10512779)

10:29am Friday 19th September 2014

TENS of thousands of food-fans will descend on Abergavenny this weekend for 'the Glastonbury of food festivals'.

Women guilty over 'pyramid' scheme

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3:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A band of "greedy" middle-aged women masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick scheme - fleecing at least 10,000 victims, including some from Gwent.

Abergavenny Eisteddfod one step closer

5:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Monmouthshire Eisteddfod has moved a step closer with the formation of subject committees.

Scheme aims to boost Abergavenny business

10:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PLAN to boost businesses’ success in Abergavenny is gathering pace and further proposals are likely to be moved forward next year.

Traffic officer could patrol Caldicot's pedestrian zones

11:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAFFIC officer could patrol Caldicot town centre in a bid to stop illegal driving in the pedestrianised zones.

Man walks 100km in 24 hours for tot

Free Press Series: FUNDRAISING: Andy Hosking with Ruby Atkins at the 25km mark

4:46pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHEPSTOW man has walked 100km in under 24 hours to raise funds for a Rogiet toddler to be able to walk unaided.

More pupils hit as council pulls plug on school transport

Free Press Series: Jackie Corner with her daughter Stacey Clamente from Caldicot who has had her concessionary transport axed.  (10353043)

3:09pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

OTHER parents affected by Monmouthshire council withdrawing transport for people with learning difficulties have said they are still waiting to hear from the authority about what to do next.

Musical tribute to Chepstow landlady set for release

Free Press Series: MM 27.1.12 FP

3:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRIBUTE album by friends of a popular Chepstow landlady who died in March will be released in December.

Win the chance to get your child’s art on display

Free Press Series: Launch of an artwork competition is being run which is aiming to get more children interested in what Chepstow Museum and Abergavenny Museum has to offer L-R , Caitlin Searle 7 , Izzy Searle 10 , Lauren Bennett 9 Maya Hall 9  and  Ophelia Hall 5  at Cheps

12:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IS YOUR youngster creative? If they are pre-school, at primary or secondary school they could win the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest artists – thanks to an exciting competition we are running in conjunction with Chepstow and Abergavenny Museums.

Councillor's £4k travel bill is highest claim in Gwent

Free Press Series: GREEN PLAN: Cllr Phil Hobson

9:45am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE cabinet member and deputy leader has defended claiming the highest amount of travel expenses among all councillors in Gwent.

Sci-fi author brings aliens to Abergavenny

Free Press Series: Jason Chapman has written a science fiction book series set in the 1950s. It has become popular on both sides of the Atlantic. His new novel is called Angel Committee and is based on a memo from the 28th July 1952 in which Winston Churchill wrote to one o

7:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SCIENCE fiction author is to publish the second book in a series which brought aliens to Abergavenny.

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.


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