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Newport MP backs Nato line on Russia

Free Press Series: YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

8:10am Friday 1st August 2014

ONE Gwent MP has welcomed a report calling on the UK to “take the lead” on addressing threats from Russia at September’s Nato summit, while another local MP said that Britain should spend more on defence to deal with threats from Russia and "Islamic fundamentalists".

Market fees will be paid by Chepstow council

1:11pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHEPSTOW town council will pay fees for traders to hold markets over the next year to boost footfall – if the proposals are accepted by Monmouthshire Council.

Caldicot man wanted by police since 2000 for breach of licence

10:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

GWENT Police have renewed an appeal for information to locate a Caldicot man who was recalled to prison after breaching his licence.

Chepstow crowds come out to see cycling elite

Free Press Series: STAR RIDERS: The under-16s category race gets under way

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

BRITAIN’S best cyclists came to Chepstow last night for the grand finale of British Cycling’s Elite Circuit Series.

Let us help you fund a project for your charity

Free Press Series: GRANT: Pupils from Newport’s Maes Ebbw School with the minibus paid for last year by the Gannett Foundation

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

COULD our parent company help your charity?

Wales church leaders call for Gaza ceasefire

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5:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHURCH leaders in Wales have appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and called for more support to address the humanitarian needs of civilians.

Gilwern residents object to homes plan

3:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GILWERN residents have raised objections to a planning application to build 92 residential units and a new road on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Woman's body recovered from river in Monmouth

Free Press Series: Pictured are crews from SARA 1 during man overboard drills in the Wye River. (7392956)

3:46pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE BODY of a 34-year-old woman was recovered from the River Monnow on Sunday night.

Probe into cross-border health care

8:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales.

Fracking report to go before planners

5:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BRIEFING note about the controversial practice of onshore shale gas exploration, known as "fracking" will go before Monmouthshire planners at their meeting in Usk on Tuesday.

Worldwide tribute acts for Gwent rock band

Free Press Series: Ashley Maile http://www.ashleyma (8722738)

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GWENT rock band which played to a crowd of 10,000 at a leading UK festival has discovered they have their own tribute acts in Brazil and Japan.

Former Monmouth student swims Channel to help son

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1:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN inspirational father and former Monmouth School student braved shark-infested waters and hours in ice-cold ponds to train for his swim across the English Channel after being inspired by his autistic son Oscar.

Business awards website ‘hacked by Chinese’

12:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ORGANISERS of the Monmouthshire Business Awards claim their website was hacked by Chinese cyber criminals and taken offline for three days last week.

Minister sees Tintern art on display

Free Press Series: John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport is given a talk about the exhibition by the Mayoress and Curator for Chepstow Museum, Anne Rainsbury. Also present, far left, is John Prosser, Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council (8680

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, formally opened an exhibition of world-renowned artworks at Chepstow Museum on Monday (July 28).

Bank's charity dinner to help Gwent tot walk

Free Press Series: Lloyds Bank in Caldicot are holding a charity dinner at the Hilton in Newport in September to raise money for the Help Imogen Walk Appeal. Pictured is Imogen with the Mayor of Caldicot Alan Davies, and Lloyds Bank employees Linda Evans, Will Adams, Nicky

9:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

STAFF at a Gwent bank are gearing up for a fundraising event for an appeal that could help a little girl walk.

Wentwood Forest solar farm plan to go before council

Free Press Series: Westmill Solar Farm – an example of how the solar project at Sevor Farm,  near South Marston, could look

7:45am Monday 28th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a 45 acre solar farm near one of Wales’ largest ancient forest will go before a planning committee in August despite protest from more than 100 campaigners.

Thousands line Monmouth streets for carnival

Free Press Series: The Pasty Heaven team take part in the Monmouth bed race (8639475)

5:02am Monday 28th July 2014

CARNIVAL fever reached Monmouth yesterday as a colourful parade made its way through the town, before its popular Bed Race made a return to the annual proceedings.

6 things to do in Gwent this weekend

Free Press Series: The fireworks over the castle at last year's event

5:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

Newport County fun day - after Newport County's game against Carl-Zeiss Jena, fans can enjoy a fun day at Rodney Parade from 4pm on Saturday.

Abergavenny woman, 92, gets online

9:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MELIN resident recently became the latest silver surfer at the age of 99 thanks to the housing association’s digital inclusion work.

GLC to play Usk festival

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3:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN USK hotel will host some of the UK’s most popular bands at its weekend festival next month, including Newport's Goldie Looking Chain.

Caldicot care home in running for garden award

Free Press Series: Cherry Tree care home, in Caldicot (8572197)

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE care home had its garden judged yesterday as part of a nationwide care home competition.

Monmouth Festival kicks off

Free Press Series: Monmouth Carnival
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9:49am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAJOR free music festival will start in Monmouth today (Fri).

Monmouth pool to get new home

5:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE swimming pool in Monmouth will be moved as the council has agreed to build the new £36 million Monmouth Comprehensive School on the pool’s current site.

World-renowned art on show at Chepstow

5:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN exhibition of world-renowned artworks will be opened by the Minister for Culture and Sport at Chepstow Museum.

Town ban relaxed as breach of rights

Free Press Series: Richard Bentham leaving Cardiff Crown Court (8552743)

5:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE human rights of a young golfer who killed a university lecturer in a car crash were violated when he was banned from his home town, a High Court judge has ruled.

Bypass best option for Chepstow - councillors

4:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BYPASS for Chepstow is the best long-term option to alleviate the town’s traffic problems, which if left unchecked will result in people avoiding the town Chepstow “like the plague,”, according to a pair of town and community councillors.

Film series captures bird’s-eye view of Raglan Castle

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3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RAGLAN Castle can be seen from the sky as part of new series from Cadw to showcase historic monuments in Wales.

Youngsters enjoy Tintern pirate day

Free Press Series: Pirate day at The Old Tintern Sation
GOING OFF THE RAILS From left, Paul Cheeseman, Sophie Wilson, Cadence Adams, (ok), and Isobel Wilson with John Sterry taking up the attack (8511119)

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

PIRATES have been visiting a popular Monmouthshire tourist attraction this week as part of one of its themed weeks over the summer holiday.

Girl, 10, helped save nan after stroke

Free Press Series: CERTIFICATE:Maddison Bullen received a certificate for her efforts from  Lucy Fisher at  the Welsh Ambulance Service Clinical Control Centre.

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE quick thinking actions of a 10-year-old have given her grandmother a chance of survival after she suffered a serious stroke at their home in Caldicot.

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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Commercial Street (1134576)

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.


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