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Firecrews tackle forklift blaze

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRECREWS tackled a blaze at the Wilkinson Distribution Gwent Euro Park near Magor earlier today.

Police hunt man who escaped from prison van

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2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night.

County could see best ever exam results

Free Press Series: Steve Davies, the Head of the Educational Achievement Service (EAS). (8481365)

6:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE head of the regional body tasked with helping to bring Monmouthshire's education department out of special measures has predicted the county will see its best ever exam results in the autumn.

Cwmbran teen's headshave for ill uncle

Free Press Series: SHAVE: Seren Thomas-Wilcox who had her head shaved to send her uncle on holiday

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl had her head shaved to send her uncle who's currently undergoing cancer treatment on holiday.

Miss Caldicot eyes UK beauty crown

Free Press Series: FINALIST: Emma Williams, 18, at her home in Caldicot

4:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE teen will be heading to Blackpool to represent her town in a UK-wide beauty competition.

Bid to switch street lights off to save cash

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STREET lights in residential areas across Monmouthshire are to be switched off as part of council cost saving measures, with some town and community councillors voicing concern about the plans.

TV's Kate Humble opens Gwent farm shop

Free Press Series: OPENING: Kate Humble with Trellech Primary school pupils at the opening of the new farm shop and cafe at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILDLIFE presenter Kate Humble launched a farm shop and cafe with the help of Monmouthshire pupils.

Jogger saves sleeping man from fire

Free Press Series: Steve Arnold, 18, was on a jog when he saw smoke so called the fire brigade before smashing down the door to put out the fire. Because of him he saved a man who was asleep upstairs in the house. Pictured is Steve Arnold near his home in Sudbrook. (8359920

7:12am Monday 21st July 2014

AN 18-year-old Monmouthshire student who was out for an evening jog saved a sleeping man from a fire after seeing smoke and kicking down the door.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

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3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

WHAT proportion of people in Newport are Christian? How many people in Abergavenny have a degree? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.

Planning begins for Abergavenny Eisteddfod

2:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 200 people gathered in Abergavenny this week for the first public meeting ahead of the National Eisteddfod coming to the county in 2016.

UPDATE: Heavy rain could bring flooding to Wales

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

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

A WARNING of flooding has been issued for much of Wales with heavy rain expected to fall overnight.

Warning after concrete slabs left on train tracks

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10:23am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE have sent out a warning to stay off railway tracks after children were seen putting stones and bottles in the path of oncoming trains.

Minister: Five options to sort Chepstow traffic

7:27am Friday 18th July 2014

FIVE options are being considered by the Welsh Government to alleviate traffic problems in and around Chepstow, its Minister for Transport has said.

Abergavenny man crushed to death by car

11:26am Friday 18th July 2014

A YOUNG man from Forest Coal Pit near Abergavenny was crushed to death by his car whilst he worked to repair its brake hose.

Gilwern road closed for emergency repairs

Free Press Series: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

1:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of Maesygwartha Road in Gilwern is closed due to drainage works and an unsafe wall today.

Foodbank feeds 700 in first year

2:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CALDICOT Foodbank has helped feed more than 700 people in its first year – a third of whom are children, according to new figures.

Top poets to read in Chepstow

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2:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO of Britain’s most acclaimed and respected poets will be in Monmouthshire tomorrow to share a stage in Chepstow Castle for a unique event as part of the final weekend of the 2014 Chepstow Festival.

Chepstow magic club shows off its skills

Free Press Series: COULD IT BE MAGIC?  Magicians present a night of magic at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow, from left, Gary Jones, Marc Hay and Arnold Paul (8122309)

1:37pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEWLY-FORMED magicians’ club showed off its skills to the public for the first time at a variety show in Bulwark last week.

Boy and dog among Europe’s best racing team

Free Press Series: A BOY AND HIS DOG: Henry and Rowan

12:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE school boy has been crowned under 15 European champion in canicross with the help of his dog Henry.

Asghar and Ramsay to return to shadow Tory front bench

Free Press Series: ASSEMBLY ROW: Nick Ramsay AM

4:21pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TWO Gwent politicians who were previously sacked from the Conservative shadow front bench in the Senedd are to be reinstated, the Welsh Conservatives have confirmed this afternoon.

Gwent community hospitals praised for bug control

Free Press Series: CAMPAIGN: The Argus has joined forces with Alun Davies AM to save the minor injuries unit at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale

8:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

STAFF at community hospitals across Gwent have been praised by health watchdogs for their approach to infection control, following an unannounced survey.

Paralysed man completes Snowdon climb

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5:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A PARALYSED Gwent man who last week scaled Snowdon for charity has said the achievement proves life in a wheelchair is not the end.

Thousands in Chepstow to see Tom Jones

Free Press Series: Tom Jones at Chepstow Racecourse. Tom Jones takes to the stage. (8133037)

1:18pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TEN thousand people flocked to Chepstow on Friday night to see Welsh pop icon Tom Jones perform.

Stephen Crabb confirmed as Welsh Secretary

Free Press Series: MP Stephen Crabb

11:01am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE new Secretary of State for Wales is Stephen Crabb, the MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Blue badge parking fees on the cards

Free Press Series: FINED: A woman abused the Blue Badge scheme

4:27pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

CAR park charges for blue badge holders in Monmouthshire council car parks moved a step closer yesterday after councillors voted in favour of the contentious measure.

Two boys convicted of raping girl of 10

Free Press Series: Newport Crown Court

10:16am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TWO boys from Gwent have been convicted of raping a girl of 10 when they were aged just 12 and 13, and will now have to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Chepstow teen found safe and well

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10:17am Tuesday 15th July 2014

CHEPSTOW teen Kristine Davies who was missing has now been found safe and well.

Usk take on Dragons in charity cricket

Free Press Series: Usk v NGD 20/20 match. Pat Leach bowling for the Dragons. (8162605)

12:46pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLAYERS and staff from Newport Gwent Dragons swapped rugby for cricket at the weekend in a charity match against Usk Cricket Club.

Flood alerts in place for Gwent

Free Press Series: Flooding on A468 near Machen

7:44pm Monday 14th July 2014

THERE are flood alerts in place for the Wye Estuary in Monmouthshire and the Usk Estuary tonight.

Gwent hit hard by cuts in prison officer numbers

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2:22pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE number of prison officers in Wales has been cut by 15 per cent in three years, with the biggest decrease reported in Gwent.

Major power fault in Chepstow

12:51pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MAJOR fault in a low voltage underground cable in Chepstow affected the town’s fire station and a health centre this morning.

Major power fault in Chepstow

Free Press Series: Power cut hits city centre

12:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MAJOR fault in a low voltage underground cable in Chepstow affected the town’s fire station and a health centre this morning.

Police appeal after Chepstow teen girl goes missing

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11:30am Monday 14th July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a teenage girl who has gone missing.

Campaigning TV chef headlines Abergavenny Food Festival

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11:34am Friday 11th July 2014

TELEVISION chef and writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will appear at this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival.

Abergavenny hosts an evening with Rowan Williams

Free Press Series: The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams 62, delivers his final sermon at Canterbury Cathedral during the Sung Eucharist service. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 30, 2012. The Archbishop of Canterbury will leave office tomorr

10:37am Friday 11th July 2014

FATHER Ted, college life, the plight of the homeless and life as the Archbishop of Canterbury were all on the menu in Abergavenny on Wednesday evening at An Evening with Rowan Williams.

Legal high inquiry thanks to Torfaen AM

7:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

OLICE have welcomed the news that thet Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle has persuaded the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee to undertake a full-scale inquiry into legal highs.

Caldicot choir cycling 210 miles for charity

Free Press Series: RIDE: Members of Caldicot Male Voice Choir who raised £6,000 in last year's bike ride

5:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Caldicot Male Voice Choir are cycling 210 miles in aid of Prostate Cymru.

Music festival organised in memory of Usk woman

Free Press Series: IN MEMORY: Friends of Lisa Howells are hoping to raise £10,000 for Diabetes UK

4:57pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A MUSIC festival in memory of an Usk woman who died of diabetes will aim to raise £10,000 for charity.

Raglan livestock market’s hours extended

3:01pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE livestock market at Bryngwyn, near Raglan, can vary its opening times – despite nearby residents’ concerns of disturbance.

Tom Jones concert to raise money for Caldicot tot

Free Press Series: A day in the life of Imogen Ashwell Lewis. Imogen crawling along the living room floor. (6224174)

2:29pm Thursday 10th July 2014

FUNDRAISERS helping a Caldicot youngster are bracing themselves for what is expected to be their biggest collection yet when Tom Jones comes to town this week.

Police appeal after prisoner leaves Gwent jail

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1:08pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a man who failed to return to a Gwent prison yesterday, having been on day release.

Blue badge parking charges plan attacked

Free Press Series: The abuse was described as a "heinous crime".

10:35am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BLUE badge holders will be charged in Monmouthshire council car parks for the first time if contentious plans are passed next week.

Driver rescued after lorry crashes down embankment

Free Press Series: Missiles thrown at firefighters as they battled Abersychan blaze

10:10am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A LORRY driver was cut free from his cab and had to be taken to hospital after the vehicle came off the road and fell 12 feet down an embankment in Monmouth last night.

Have you been hit by flash floods?

Free Press Series: Flooding on A468 near Machen

3:47pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

HAVE you been hit by torrential rain in Gwent this afternoon?

Thousands of Gwent workers to walk out on strike

Free Press Series: UNISON workers from Caerphilly Council Offices at Penallta House, Ystrad Mynach, walked out at lunchtime today as part of a national day of action with the GMB, UNISON and UNITE.  Pictured is a sign on display at the strike action. (3807587)

5:08am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 18,000 Gwent union members are set to strike on Thursday, including teachers, fire fighters, dinner ladies and local government workers, in various disputes over pay and pensions.

Livestock lorry crash closes road near Monmouth

Free Press Series: Man dies after Tiverton collision

11:31am Monday 7th July 2014

THE A466 Redbrook Road near Monmouth is closed due to a crash involving a lorry carrying livestock.

Chepstow fire school officially reopens new block

Free Press Series: Thornwell Primary foundation phase opens. Ruby Cusick, Alyssa Fitzgeralsd and Jacob Nicholas learning through play in one of the newly built classrooms. (7879098)

5:12pm Sunday 6th July 2014

PART of a Chepstow primary school that was devastated in a blaze three years ago officially reopened on Friday.

Teen is youngest to complete 209-mile sun-chase cycle

Free Press Series: RACE: Tom Cresswell approaching the Mendips (7812966)

11:52am Friday 4th July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE cyclist has become the youngest ever person to complete a 209mile ride from sunrise to sunset.

Gwent crowds greet Charles and Camilla

Free Press Series: HRH The Prince of Wales visits Llwyd Celyn farm near Abergavenny. The Prince is shown around the grounds of the farm by employees of the Landmark Trust. (7844852)

10:10am Friday 4th July 2014

GWENT welcomed Royal guests yesterday as the Prince of Wales visited a Monmouthshire manor house while the Duchess of Cornwall was given a tour of Usk.

LIVE: Prince Charles and Camilla visit Gwent

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9:49am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FOLLOW the royal visits as Prince Charles and Camilla come to Usk, Monmouth and Senghenydd today.








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