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Man wanted over WH Smiths theft

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2:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GWENT Police want to identify and speak to this man in connection with a theft from WH Smith, High Street, Chepstow, on Saturday, October 25.

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Caldicot Castle hosts Aaron Ramsey's star-studded wedding

Campaign Series: Aaron Ramsey arrives for his wedding at Caldicot Castle. Pic: Peter Squibbs

12:15pm Monday 16th June 2014

WALES and Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey flew by helicopter into Gwent to get married on Saturday.

Violent gang leader housed in Newport apologises for being "dumped" on city

Campaign Series: 'SORRY': Joland Giwa, the violent gang leader housed in Newport has apologised for being "dumped" on city

7:30am Tuesday 21st January 2014

THE man described in the High Court as a "serious threat to the public" yesterday wrote to Newport West MP Paul Flynn to apologise for being "dumped" on the city.

Regions launch new attack on WRU

2:25pm Sunday 5th January 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales (RRW) has launched a scathing attack on the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) as the bitter battle between the two sides shows no sign of abating.

Boy, 14, in critical condition after crash in Cwmbran

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

9:23am Monday 2nd December 2013

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy is in hospital in a critical condition after a crash in Cwmbran.

FIRST PERSON: Film maker Peter Watkins-Hughes

Campaign Series: VIRAL: A scene from Cow, a film about the dangers of texting and driving

6:02pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Peter Watkins-Hughes, 47, campaigner to save Brynmawr Market Cinema, tells CARYS THOMAS about his film career and growing up in the Valleys.

Triplets achieve 10 A* GCSE grades between them in Pontypool

Campaign Series: Libby, Will and Josh Smith from Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

4:20pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

TRIPLETS from Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool celebrated their GCSE success today achieving 10 A*, 8 A and 16 B grades between them.

Prostitute fined for solicitation in Newport

5:50pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

A PROSTITUTE was fined £50 by magistrates yesterday for solicitation in Newport.

Newport County sign to partner optician Specsavers

Campaign Series: Spec-tacular anniversary

5:03pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

THE high street chain Specsavers has teamed up with Newport County AFC as its official community partner.

UPDATE: Ten-tonne plate dropped on man's arm in Chepstow

Campaign Series: The Welsh Ambulance Trust is carrying out an investigation

10:46am Wednesday 21st August 2013

FIRE fighters assisted a man who had a 10-tonne steel plate dropped on his arm in Chepstow this morning.

UPDATE: Husband of woman fatally shot in Newport street had three shotguns at home

Campaign Series: Tributes to Caroline Parry left at the corner of Seabreeze Avenue and Willenhall Street

2:27pm Saturday 10th August 2013

Firearms owned by the estranged husband of Caroline Parry who was fatally shot in a Newport street have been recovered by police.

Bullying Newport nurse escapes ban

Campaign Series: ACCUSED: Nurse Aldrona Christian

4:38pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

A BULLYING nurse who attacked her colleagues was allowed to remain in the profession today.

Backed-up sewer causes flooding in Pontllanfraith

Campaign Series: Missiles thrown at firefighters as they battled Abersychan blaze

8:30am Monday 5th August 2013

A BACKED-up sewer system caused flooding at a house in Pontllanfraith yesterday, the fire service has said.

Driver given oxygen after car fire near Abergavenny

8:26am Monday 5th August 2013

A WOMAN was treated for smoke inhalation, minor cuts and burns after a car fire near Abergavenny last night.

Concerns for "distressed" woman who flagged down a car in Cwmbran

2:20pm Sunday 4th August 2013

POLICE are trying to find a "very distressed" woman who flagged down a car in Cwmbran.

Royal baby presented to the world

Campaign Series: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son outside St Mary's Hospital in London

8:20pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed the world their baby son, a future king, before taking him home tonight.

UPDATE: Boy, ten, injured in Newport cycle crash

5:49pm Saturday 13th July 2013

A MAN has been taken to hospital after being knocked off his pedal bike in Newport.

Two men charged with murder of Newport man

6:21pm Thursday 6th June 2013

Two men have been charged with the murder of a 45-year-old man following an assault in a Newport street.

Gwent Wildlife Trust's fundraising challenge

7:00am Monday 27th May 2013

GWENT Wildlife Trust is throwing down the gauntlet to local businesses in a fund-raising challenge as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Argus reporters complete Edinburgh Marathon

Campaign Series: Ruth Mansfield and Natalie Crockett after completing the Newport half marathon earlier this year

9:00pm Sunday 26th May 2013

TWO Argus reporters ran the Edinburgh Marathon today, raising money for charity.

Biker killed in M4 crash named

1:07pm Sunday 26th May 2013

THE biker killed in a crash on the M4 on Friday night has been named.

Stewart Walters puts Glamorgan in control

7:37pm Friday 17th May 2013

STEWART Walters fell two runs short of securing Glamorgan's first century of the season but the Welsh county nevertheless built a useful second-innings lead on the third day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Essex at Cardiff.

Welsh Government 'very concerned' over Blaenau Gwent report

Campaign Series: LETTER TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Wales’ education minister Leighton Andrews

9:24am Thursday 16th May 2013

THE Welsh Government has said it is 'very concerned' about education in Blaenau Gwent following the education department's second damning Estyn report in two years.

'Large meteor' spotted in the night sky over Wales

10:24am Thursday 9th May 2013

REPORTS of a large meteor travelling across the night sky were recorded in South and Mid Wales last night, as well as across England into Cornwall, Hampshire and Lancashire.

More than 300 people given MMR vaccine at Ebbw Vale clinic

4:46pm Saturday 27th April 2013

THERE were no queues for people wanting to get the MMR vaccine at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale on Saturday morning as 347 patients were given the jab.

River body identity remains a mystery

3:02pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

POLICE still have not been able to identify a body recovered from the shore near Chepstow at the end of the last month.

Newport dancers get in step to show off their skills

2:50pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

DANCERS from Newport showcased their skills at a festival at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre on Friday, April 5, writes Jen Mills.

Cross Keys man fined and banned from driving

2:20pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

A MAN was fined after failing to provide a specimen of breath to test for drink driving.

Meet Tobias Robertson

Campaign Series: LIVE PERFORMER: Tobias Robertson Picture:Geraint Radford Photography

10:09am Friday 15th February 2013

This week THE GUIDE meets singer/songwriter TOBIAS ROBERTSON

Man arrested in Newbridge murder probe bailed

9:06am Sunday 13th January 2013

THE 62-year-old man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in the Kyle Vaughan murder investigation was bailed last night.

Pay-row Caerphilly council chief quits for post with Welsh Government

Campaign Series: PROTEST: Some of the Caerphilly council staff who walked out in protest last month after it was announced some chief officers were to receive pay rises of up to 20 per cent

11:30am Wednesday 2nd January 2013

A SENIOR member of Caerphilly County Borough Council who was caught up in the pay increase row is quitting as corporate director of social services to take on a newrole with the Welsh Government – and more could follow, claims a Welsh Assembly Member.

Welsh rock musician in court over child sex offences

9:28am Wednesday 19th December 2012

A MEMBER of Welsh rock group Lost Prophets will appear in court today charged with child sex offences.

Father of Cwmbran murder probe baby pays tribute

Campaign Series: Amelia Jones

5:40pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

THE father of a one-month old girl whose death is at the centre of a murder investigation has paid tribute to "my beautiful daughter."

Kids forever friends after mock wedding

Campaign Series: Bride Hollie Jarman, groom Dellan Scammell, father of the bride Joey Rose and Rev Priscilla Pearson

10:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012

CHILDREN from Garnteg Primary were excited to take part in their very own wedding service.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Lindy Wildsmith, head of The Chef's Room Fish and Cookery School, Blaenavon

Campaign Series: Lindy Wildsmith

10:20am Friday 2nd November 2012

If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Runner faces frightful five challenge

Campaign Series: Mark Quarterly in his usual running gear

8:50pm Thursday 1st November 2012

A SEBASTOPOL man has started his epic task of running five marathons in five days to raise money for Cancer Research.

Right royal night out for Paralympic star

Campaign Series: Medal winner Jenny McLoughlin

6:20pm Thursday 1st November 2012

PARALYMPIC bronze medallist Jenny McLoughlin had the honour of meeting the Queen at a glittering reception for Team GB's Olympians and Paralympians.

Group brings music to bus routes

Campaign Series: The Grassroots Theatre Group perform at Newport Bus Station

5:30pm Thursday 1st November 2012

BUS users in Newport were treated to a surprise concert by a travelling African choir.

Concerns over roadworks on Remembrance Day

3:40pm Thursday 1st November 2012

A COUNCILLOR hit out at the decision to carry out gas mains replacement work in Chepstow on Remembrance Sunday.

Flooding: send us your pictures

9:20am Thursday 1st November 2012

HAVE you been affected by flooding?

Police hunting for Blaenavon aggravated burglary suspect

5:30pm Tuesday 30th October 2012

THIS is the man Gwent Police are hunting for in connection with an aggravated burglary which left a man with serious head injuries.

Court appearance for man charged over Newport SDR crash death

6:40pm Tuesday 30th October 2012

A MAN will appear in court this week charged with causing the death of a Newport cyclist by careless driving.

Caldicot carer is nominated for top award

Campaign Series: NOMINATED FOR AWARD: Julie Ward at Cherry Tree Care Home, Caldicot, with resident Sheila Hill

9:20pm Thursday 11th October 2012

A RETAIL queen has swapped the shop for a career in care and is now up for a top award.

Coroner records open verdict on man who drowned in Chepstow river

Campaign Series: MISSING: Rikki Baldwin

11:20am Wednesday 10th October 2012

 A CHEPSTOW man died after jumping into a river just days before he was due in court to face violence charges.

Debt drove Newport insurance worker to claims fraud

3:20pm Thursday 27th September 2012

AN INSURANCE claims worker made more than £20,000 of bogus payments from closed insurance claim accounts into his own bank account to help with his debt problem.

Caldicot choir to sing in memory of a Gwent baby

10:10pm Wednesday 26th September 2012

MEMBERS of Caldicot Male Voice choir are preparing to sing their hearts out for an appeal set up in memory of a Gwent baby.

Firearms officers in arrest on George Street in Newport

1:23pm Wednesday 26th September 2012

EYEWITNESSES have reported armed police outside George Street furnishers in Newport this afternoon.

Minister defends Wales GCSE regrading

Campaign Series: LETTER TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Wales’ education minister Leighton Andrews

10:20am Wednesday 26th September 2012

WALES’ education minister said the Welsh Government acted swiftly and decisively to address an injustice for GCSE English language students.

Gwent set for more heavy rain

Campaign Series: Monmouth-floods-01.jpg

10:47am Tuesday 25th September 2012

Gwent is still being deluged with rain, with more expected late this afternoon.

Monmouthshire hit by heavy rain and flooding

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4:42pm Monday 24th September 2012

HEAVY rain hit Monmouthshire today and last night causing flooding in the Monmouth area.

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