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Teenager missing from Chepstow home

Free Press Series: Missing teenager Kiesha Morris

6:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to help locate 16 year old Kiesha Morris who has been missing from her Chepstow home since Friday, April 18.

Hundreds turn out to Raglan castle for Easter celebrations

Free Press Series: Alicia Fitton tablet weaving (5545533)

3:27pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza came to Raglan Castle this weekend delighting children and parents alike.

Newport staff members to take part in wildlife runStaff join run on the wild side

10:57am Sunday 20th April 2014

STAFF at Eastman in Newport are gearing up for this year’s Race for Wildlife 10k run in May.

Police warning after teen girl and boy, 5, asked to get into van

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

2:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have warned residents to be vigilant after a teenage girl and a five-year-old boy were approached and asked if they wanted to get into a white van.

Easter fun at Raglan Castle

Free Press Series: Raglan Castle, picture provided by Cadw

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER eggs-travaganza will be coming to Raglan Castle this weekend to delight children and parents alike.

Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

Free Press Series: SUPPORT: David Davies MP for Monmouth

2:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

Chepstow man cleared of hindering police

2:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SEDBURY man who refused to be searched by a policeman - causing a ‘pantomime-style’ scene outside his home - has been cleared of a charge of obstruction.

Tractor run raises cash for Caldicot tot

Free Press Series: Imogen Ashwell-Lewis 2  at the start of the Chepstow and District Vintage Club road run from Cophill Farm, Itton.  (5381149)

8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

CALDICOT tot Imogen Ashwell-Lewis waved off tractors and Landrovers at a 32-mile road run fundraising event being held for her.

Monmouthshire man is only Master Butcher in Wales

Free Press Series: MASTER: Adrian Walker receiving his accolade from the Meat Training Council Board.

6:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A MONMOUTHSHIRE butcher has become the only accredited Master Butcher in the whole of Wales.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

Free Press Series: Brynmawr bus depot closure puts 77 jobs at risk

4:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLAENAU Gwent and Monmouthshire will bear the brunt of cuts to bus operator Stagecoach’s South Wales services, it was revealed today.

Sunshine bring walkers to Chepstow Walking Festival

Free Press Series: Chepstow Walkers are Welcome Festival. The Singing Club of Chepstow performing at the opening of the Chepstow Walkers Festival. (5375975)

2:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 240 people came out in the sunshine for the second annual Chepstow Walking Festival at the weekend.

Annual charity football tournament in Monmouth

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Monmouthshire gets £461k from car parks

12:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUNCIL’S car parks made nearly half a million pounds in 2012/13, according to figures from the RAC Foundation.

Chepstow police search was like a 'panto’

12:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BEAT bobby said his bid to search a man for drugs turned into a “pantomime”.

Chepstow woman raises cash for Nepal school

Free Press Series: A Chepstow woman, Niki Morgan, is doing a sponsored litter pick along the Wye Valley walk to raise money for a school in Nepal.  Pictured is Niki during the start of the walk where litter is found all along the path. (5347799)

12:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BULWARK woman will be combining raising money for charity with cleaning up her neighbourhood next Friday (April 25).

Abergavenny radio station back on air

Free Press Series: Nevill Hall Sound Radio presenter Alan Leach, (ok), at the desk where valuable equipment has been stolen by thieves at Abergavenny (3553904)

11:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEER presenters at an Abergavenny radio station who were forced off the air following a break-in are back in the studio.

Abergavenny pals will drive to Mongolia

Free Press Series: Robert Morgan (L) and Rhys Briggs from Abergavenny who will drive their car to Mongolia for charity (5381414)

9:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

THREE friends from Abergavenny are to drive to Mongolia in a Nissan Micra that is almost as old as they are.

Rogiet family raise £20k for tot's vital op

Free Press Series: RUBY: Ruby Atkins at the car wash event in Magor

9:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise money for a three-year-old toddler to have a life changing operation has reached its halfway mark of £20,000.

Animals on the line cause train delays between Newport and Hereford

Free Press Series: MILLION MARK: More passengers are using the six Gwent stations on the Ebbw Vale rail line

10:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DELAYS up to 20 minutes are reported on train services between Newport and Hereford this morning due to animals on the line.

Rainbows learn at Abergavenny Museum

Free Press Series: AT PLAY: Abergavenny Rainbow's sheltering among the living willow structure.

8:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from 1st Abergavenny’s Rainbows visited Abergavenny’s castle and museum to work on a project about the castle.

Monmouthshire leader sure GCSE results will get better

Free Press Series: Peter Fox  (5442338)

12:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s leader said he has “every confidence” its four schools’ GCSE performance will improve – after a blunder meant it responded to a councillor’s criticisms with irrelevant education statistics.

Report slams Monmouthshire schools again

11:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IMPROVING education in Monmouthshire is like turning a tanker, not a tugboat, councillors heard yesterday as they pored over what was described as a "depressing" report on standards.

Chepstow pupils challenge chess Grand Master

Free Press Series: Help Imogen Appeal at St Mary's RC Primary School who were holding a chess tornament with the Bulgarian grandmaster Marian Petrov.
WATCHING CLOSELY The grandmaster takes on one of the school's best Rachel McIntosh

9:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS at St Mary’s R.C Primary in Chepstow spent yesterday battling a grand chess master in aid of the Imogen appeal.

Monmouth firefighters tackle car blazes

Free Press Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Monmouth are tackling two car fires this afternoon.

Caldicot residents help search for beagle

Free Press Series: Twenty plus people have rallied together in the community over the last week to help Chris Carter search for his missing beagle Billy.  Pictured is Chris with a poster of his missing dog Billy. (5165080)

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE community of Caldicot have rallied together searching into the night for missing eight-year-old Billy.

Blaenavon schoolboy to visit relative's First World War grave

Free Press Series: Terry and Jake Tidley from Forgeside whose relative George Turner died during WW1 (5208198)

10:16am Monday 14th April 2014

A BLAENAVON schoolboy is visiting the memorial of a relative who died in the First World War.

Man in 30ft quarry fall

5:18pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RESCUE crews are on their way to St Arvans after reports a man has fallen 30ft off an edge.

Flash mob launches Chepstow School website

Free Press Series: Chepstow School new website was launched and was earmarked with sixth form students performing a flashmob in the hall. (5247772)

9:17am Sunday 13th April 2014

BALLOONS, bunting and a dozen pupils in their dancing shoes were all on show at Chepstow School yesterday morning as a flash mob took over the school arts hall to celebrate the launch of the school's new website.

Are you planning First World War event in Cwmbran?

4:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CWMBRAN Community Council would like to hear from any individuals or organisations who may be holding events or activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Sponsored kick-athon raised £300 for Imogen Appeal

Free Press Series: Help Imogen Walk funday at Caldicot Severn View Social Club, Imogen in a bouncy castle with brother Edward (4973749)

12:21pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A SPONSORED kickathon and martial arts open day raised around £300 towards an appeal to help a Caldicot toddler walk independently.

Usk pupils showcase Easter bonnets

Free Press Series: Easter Bonnet Parade at Usk Primary - (left to right) Scarlet Davies, Talitha Green and Rhys Warren with their Easter bonnets. (5357733)

11:42am Saturday 12th April 2014

CHILDREN in Usk took advantage of the sunshine with an outdoor Easter bonnet parade yesterday. (fri)

Police appeal after jewellery stolen in Usk

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

5:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after jewellery and bank documents were stolen in Usk.

Chepstow hosts BBC Radio 4 debate

Free Press Series: BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? programme broadcasted live from the Drill Hall in Chepstow.  Pictured is the programme chair Jonathan Dimbleby. (5165146)

3:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

BBC Radio 4’s debate programme Any Questions? came live from Chepstow's Drill Hall last week.

Youngsters run council for the day

Free Press Series: Children from various schools across the county won a competition to run the MonmouthshiThemselevesre council for the day. 
AT COUNTY HALL The winning pupils (5337749)

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

ADULTS sometimes consider children incapable of doing things they’re not strictly old enough for – but in yesterday Monmouthshire they were able to run their own county council.

Usk chainsaw sculptor to hold castle show

Free Press Series: One of Adam Humphreys many creations to feature in the exhibition is an elephant

10:19am Friday 11th April 2014

A CHAINSAW sculptor will exhibit his work for the first time in the grounds of his family’s ancient home.

Belgians are coming for Chepstow festival

Free Press Series: FESTIVAL DATE: The Belgians will be playing the Castell Roc in Chepstow

11:23am Thursday 10th April 2014

GWENT band The Belgians will be playing the Castell Roc festival in Chepstow this summer, it has been announced.

Animal circus in Chepstow under attack

Free Press Series: AT THE RACES: Circus Mondao has come to Chepstow Racecourse

10:13am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CIRCUS in Chepstow is under fire for having performing animals, with people and a charity slamming the practice.

Minister "impressed" by Usk prison reintegration

7:33pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Local Government and Business Minister, Lesley Griffiths, visited Prescoed Prison near Usk yesterday, to see how the prison is providing inmates with the skills to help them reintegrate into the community when they are released.

Changes to Chepstow tourist centre discussed

5:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AFTER concern about funding for Monmouthshire council’s tourist information centres, officers will attend a special town council meeting to discuss plans for Chepstow’s tonight.

Delays after pothole appears on Severn Bridge

Free Press Series: SEVERN CROSSINGS: The operating company’s contract ends in 2018

11:28am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ONE lane is closed and queueing traffic reported after a pothole appeared on the M4 Second Severn Crossing.

Monmouthshire village phone box becomes information point

6:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE villagers have turned a disused red phone box into a tourist information point for visitors.

Traders urged to back Chepstow music festival

Free Press Series: Traders urged to back Chepstow music festival

1:59pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE organisers of a Chepstow music festival are looking for businesses to show their support and sponsor a banner next to the main stage.

Chepstow mum awarded for animal work

Free Press Series: AWARD-WINNING: Mum Emma Kyne

5:04pm Monday 7th April 2014

A CHEPSTOW mum was recognised for her work with animals with a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) award.

Abergavenny optician prepares for Paris Marathon

Free Press Series: Jane Truscott with Crosby and BB who are in training to run the Paris marathon in aid of the Abergavenny Blind Club. (2955558)

10:47am Sunday 6th April 2014

AN ABERGAVENNY optician preparing to run her 10th marathon in Paris and has raised more than £850 for charity.

Pontypool artist exhibits her work

Free Press Series: Artist Louise Collis at her studio on Abergavenny (4943631)

9:42am Sunday 6th April 2014

A PONTYPOOL artist is exhibiting her work after she picked up a paint brush again, five years ago.

Monmouthshire council 'letting pupils down' over GCSEs

12:56pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A TOP Labour councillor has claimed children are being failed over GCSEs by Monmouthshire’s education authority.

Poundland coming to Abergavenny

Free Press Series: A Poundland store

12:02pm Friday 4th April 2014

POUNDLAND has announced plans to open a new store in Abergavenny, creating 15 new jobs.

Plea for more Justin Bieber shoe bids as auction nears end

Free Press Series: More bids for Cwmbran pupils' Justin Bieber shoe auction

11:13am Friday 4th April 2014

THE bidding war for one of Justin Bieber's shoes will end later today, but with offers coming only half way to the target of £500, New Inn mum Khloe Waite is appealing for more bidders.

Business awards name celebrity judges

1:37pm Friday 4th April 2014

TWO of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs will judge this year’s Monmouthshire Business Awards.

Budget to go up for new Caldicot pitch

12:39pm Friday 4th April 2014

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s cabinet passed plans to increase the budget for the building of an artificial sports pitch in Caldicot.

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