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Monmouthshire news

Man who assaulted two carers at a mental hospital detained indefinitely

Man who assaulted two carers at a mental hospital detained indefinitely

COMPUTERS: Skutrade approached Monmouthshire council because of its various IT projects, including iCounty, and cabinet members gave the proposal their backing at a meeting

IT company could get £90k loan from council

PERFORMANCE: The Singing Club of Chepstow surprising Mrs Day at Caldicot Leisure Centre

Flash mob surprise for retirement at Caldicot Leisure Centre

RELIEF: Corrugated packing company Tri-Wall Europe, based on Wonastow Road, applied for hardship relief as it looked to get back on track after recent losses

Business boosted by 'unprecedented' council and Welsh Government funding

HOTEL: The 61-bed Premier Inn will be built on land known as Westgate off Merthyr Road in Llanfoist

Work on £5million hotel set to start later this year

Councillors agree to stop selling plastic bottles in council owned buildings

Councillors agree to stop selling plastic bottles in council owned buildings

TAKINGS: The financial impact for Monmouthshire of hosting the National Road Cycling Championships and The Friends Life Tour of Britain has been quantified at £2.5m for Monmouthshire

Spending at Monmouthshire cycling events topped £2.5 million, figures show

CHALLENGE: Former squadron leader Pete Thompson

Former airman to cycle from Paris to London to mark Battle of Britain anniversary

COSTLY: A petition has been started calling on the Severn Bridge toll fees to be cut for commuters

Petition calling for PM to scrap Severn Bridge toll charges reaches nearly 5,000

SHOW: Chris Royles as El Custodio

Man battles back from horrific freak injury to live wrestling dream

FOOD SAFETY: Richard Eklof, who owns Wigmore’s Bakery on St Mary’s Street in Monmouth, pleaded guilty to five breaches of regulations at a hearing on July 17

Bakery owner fined for breaching food safety regulations

POPULAR: Karl Baynton

Fundraiser for popular footballer from Caldicot

PRAISE: Newport East AM John Griffiths has praised the work of Home-Start Monmouthshire in his constituency

Minister praises Home-Start scheme

FUN TIMES: Lillie Watson aged 7 from Rogiet (33451858)

Hundreds enjoy bike bash at Caldicot Castle

Assault in Chepstow

Assault in Chepstow

AWARDS: Caldicot Castle retained its Green Flag

Council celebrates hat-trick of Green Flag awards for parks

RESCUED: The mare and her foal who are receiving treatment at The MacGregor Centre

Mare and foal enjoy new lease of life after being rescued by horse charity

CAR CRIME: Items including drills, CD players, binoculars and a distinctive Liverpool FC lunchbox are believed to have been stolen from vehicles in Caldicot and Chepstow

Police appeal for owners of items stolen from cars to come forward

DESIGN: The Monmouth Premier Inn will look like this

First look at new £4.5million hotel

Stolen items recovered in Chepstow and Caldicot

Police identify man after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

Police identify man after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

Calls for 40mph speed limit on B4235 after motorbike accident

Calls for 40mph speed limit on B4235 after motorbike accident

TEAM WORK: Longtown Mountain Rescue Team rescued a group of five 14 and 15 year-olds after becoming lost in appalling weather conditions

Mountain rescue team save teenage girls lost in 'appalling' weather conditions

DEATH: Adrian Andrews died in October 2012

Man cleared of killing his Gwent brother-in-law with a mechanical digger

WASTE? Cllr Dimitri Batrouni will ask fellow Monmouthshire councillors to back his plan that bottles which hold less than a litre are no longer sold at County Hall in Usk or at its Magor base

Councillors set to discuss banning plastic bottles

AUTHOR: Former Argus man Nigel Jarrett is to release his second collection of stories

Former Argus reporter to have second book published

APPEAL: It’s believed the incident took place in the vicinity of the bus station in Chepstow between 1.30am and 3am

Police appeal after woman is sexually assaulted in Chepstow

FAMILY: Bryan and Marion Challenor

Record-breaking amount raised for MND charity by Abergavenny man

SOLAR POWER: The scheme would provide 5.67 megawatts of energy which would be directed to a National Grid connection outside the site’s boundary

Monmouthshire solar farm to be boosted by £350k funding

TRAGIC: Kevin Morgan died at the scene of his motorcycle collision

Motorcycle injuries and deaths fall in Gwent but rise nationally

BEES: Working with Bee Friendly Monmouthshire and community councils, the authority has planted 37.3 hectares of seeds, including annuals and perennials, throughout the county

Monmouthshire plan to boost bees flourishing

Children from Shirenewton Primary School have a go at making their own pizzas at Pizza Express in Spytty, Newport (32963257)

Youngsters enjoy pizza masterclass at Newport restaurant

Bryan and Marion Challenor

Record-breaking £86k raised for charity by Abergavenny man

TRIBUTE: Natasha Scott-Falber died aged 14 of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) after using her first tampon in 2013

Youth group to perform musical in aid of charity set up in memory of Gwent teenager

Second weekend dispersal order in car cruiser crackdown

Second weekend dispersal order in car cruiser crackdown

Head teacher suspended as probe continues

Head teacher suspended as probe continues

First Minister Carwyn Jones visits Usk in bloom Twyn Square (33008599)

First Minister backs Usk's In Bloom bid

Business plan for Abergavenny turned down

Business plan for Abergavenny turned down

Big crowd expected at Chepstow Racecourse

Big crowd expected at Chepstow Racecourse

Folk band The Wurzels who will perform on the main stage on Sunday night.

Wurzels to star at Monmouth Music Festival

Head teacher suspended as probe continues

Firefighters tackle Chepstow blaze sending plumes of smoke across A466

Firefighters tackle Chepstow blaze sending plumes of smoke across A466

The former Lion Terrace Chapel at Gilwern prior to demolition

Remains of six children and memorial will have to be moved to make way for dualling scheme

Deputy minister for farming and food, Rebecca Evans

Welsh food names now protected

AFTERMATH: Tamsin had eight inches cut off her hair

Magor girl raises nearly £400 for charity by having her first ever haircut

PATROL: The weekend order, which came into force on Friday night, was introduced in the Fairfield Car Park and surrounding streets following an increase in the number of reports of anti-social behaviour

Dispersal order hailed a great succes as reports of anti-social behaviour fall

DISCOVERY: The worked end of the oak post with the cut marks of a 3.5mm wide stone or flint axe; the levelling of the surface after felling is shown by cuts going from the middle outwards. The piece is nearly 5,000 years old

Stone Age remains dating back 5,000 years discovered in Monmouth

JOY: Canal boats are back on the Brecon Canal at Pontywaun

Canal boats back in Pontywaun for the first time since restoration

VELOTHON: Riders in the professional race speed through Pontnewynydd. Picture by Bill Hart. (32601785)

Councillors call for Velothon restrictions after 'teething problems'

Royal Welsh providing chances to do business

Royal Welsh providing chances to do business

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