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School bus fees for sixth formers set to increase across Newport

Campaign Series: Wiltshire parents face rising school bus costs when children are forced to stay on at school

5:40am Wednesday 24th June 2015

THE cost of getting a school bus to sixth form in Newport is set to increase from £347 to £370 per year from September.

Family search for answers after Lliswerry man's 'avoidable' death after botched liver surgery

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5:10am Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE heartbroken partner of a Lliswerry man who died after botched liver surgery is still searching for answers about why his treatment failed.

Newport van driver admits causing death by careless driving

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9:10pm Monday 15th June 2015

A 56-YEAR-OLD Newport van driver today admitted causing a man's death by careless driving in a crash in Gloucestershire.

E-cig ban is 'heavy handed' and not based on evidence, say opposition AMs

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3:44pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

A PROPOSED ban on e-cigarettes in public places, such as in pubs and in taxis, is heavy handed and not based on evidence, opposition AMs claimed today.

Newport man denies trying to kill estranged girlfriend

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3:44pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A NEWPORT man accused of trying to kill a former lover said he “would have done anything” to stop her sleeping with her new partner, but did not intend to murder her. 

Have-a-go removal man saves client being stabbed to death

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12:51pm Friday 15th May 2015

HERO removal men saved a client from being stabbed to death when an attacker came into the house as they packed up boxes.

Welsh politicians call for ban on 'legal highs'

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8:42pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

SO-CALLED ‘legal highs’, linked to addiction and even death, should be banned as soon as possible, AMs said.

Lib Dem candidate taken to A&E after dog mauling

Campaign Series: Paul Halliday is running as the Welsh Liberal Democrat's parlimentary candidate in Newport East against Jessica Morden (5720280)

6:20pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

POSTMEN are used to seeing ‘Beware of the dog’ signs, but one Newport pet also dislikes politicians.

Newport Ukip defector returns to Tories

Campaign Series: RESIGNATION CALL: Cllr William Routley

1:17pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A HIGH-PROFILE Newport defector to UKIP has announced his return to the Conservative Party.

More patrols could combat valleys grass fires - summit

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7:20am Thursday 30th April 2015

BETTER hillside management, more surveillance and education were discussed as ways of putting a stop to the spate of arsons that have devastated hillsides across South Wales.

Live LIVE: Welsh election debate

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7:46pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

We're live from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for the Wales election debate

Welsh Government to hold summit meeting to tackle grass fires

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6:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

THE Welsh Government will hold a summit meeting with emergency services to work out a plan to deal with grass fires, said to have caused £800,000 of damage this year alone in South Wales.

Live LIVE: Newport East hustings at St Julians Baptist Church

7:26pm Friday 17th April 2015

We're live from St Julians Baptist Church where Newport East general election candidates will debate at their first hustings of the campaign

Cwmbran baby's injuries like "car crash victim" - court

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7:14pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A CWMBRAN BABY whose death is at the centre of a murder trial had rib injuries similar to those seen on road accident victims, a court heard today.

So did anyone win last night's election debate? Your verdicts on Twitter

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12:01pm Friday 3rd April 2015

Voters across Gwent took their seats for a tightly matched contest last night, as seven party leaders debated which of them deserved a cross in the ballot box. Here are some of your views

300 attend NHS rally alongside Michael Sheen

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4:58pm Sunday 1st March 2015

HOLLYWOOD star Michael Sheen urged crowds to stand up for the NHS at a rally this Sunday in Tredegar, the birthplace of NHS founder Aneurin Bevan.

Tipper truck horror smash: manslaughter suspects released on bail

Campaign Series: Avon and Somerset

8:52am Wednesday 18th February 2015

Two men arrested in connection with the fatal road traffic collision in Bath last Monday, which killed four people including a Cwmbran man, have been released on bail.

Croesyceiliog pupil knocked out teacher with full Coke can dropped from four storeys up, MP claims

Campaign Series: Monmouth MP says ministers "too generous" over housing benefits

7:51am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A Croesyceiliog School teacher was knocked out on Friday after a pupil dropped a full can of Coke from four storeys up, an MP said.

Man armed with knife is jailed for attacking work colleagues after girlfriend said she was bullied

Campaign Series: TRIAL CONTINUES: Cardiff Crown Court

7:32am Thursday 5th February 2015

A MAN was jailed after he armed himself with a knife and attacked work colleagues in "retribution", a court heard.

'Has Cardiff Airport buy-out been worth it?' AMs will ask today

Campaign Series: PLANES: Cardiff Airport has said it will be business as usual during the NATO conference

7:49am Wednesday 4th February 2015

AMs will debate today whether there has been an improvement since the Welsh Government took over Cardiff Airport.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board has biggest spend on agency nurses in Wales

Campaign Series: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Pictured is Kirsty Williams AM the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats on the stage. (5174006)

5:49pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

ANEURIN Bevan Health Board had the highest spend on agency nurses of all health boards in Wales since 2011, paying out more than £16 million, new figures show.

UKIP Newport candidate stands down after backing BNP post calling homosexuality a 'perverted corruption'

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11:16am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

THE UKIP candidate for Newport East, who praised a BNP website post which labelled gay people perverts and paedophiles, will no longer run for parliament.

Devolve control of fracking - Carwyn Jones

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7:18pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

FIRST minister Carywn Jones said control of fracking should be devolved from Westminster - and the country should then consider a moratorium.

Cost of Newport's M4 relief road could rise by half a billion pounds - claim

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6:31pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

AMs have claimed the cost of an M4 relief road could rise by an extra half a billion pounds - and urged ministers to take plans “back to the drawing board”.

Newport UKIP in turmoil as chairman tries to rid party of 'EDL sympathisers'

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11:01am Monday 26th January 2015

NEWPORT’S branch of UKIP appeared in turmoil at the weekend as their chairman appealed for help to “rid this branch of EDL sympathisers”.

£70m extra funding announced at Senedd

Campaign Series: ANNOUNCEMENT: Jane Hutt AM

5:14pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

WELSH finance minister Jane Hutt set out extra funding today for health, education, jobs and growth, stemming from the UK Government’s Autumn Statement allocations.

Six deny involvement in £4m Newport drug gang

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4:49pm Monday 5th January 2015

A NEWPORT-based heroin gang operating on a "massive scale" brought more than £4 million of the drug into South Wales, a court heard.

Wales could be without children’s commissioner

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1:54pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

WALES could be without a children’s commissioner temporarily after delays in recruiting, Welsh Conservatives have warned.

Couple's joy as Welsh NHS agree to pay for cancer treatment

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2:45pm Monday 1st December 2014

A COUPLE who were planning to move to England to access a vital cancer drug are “over the moon” their appeal to the Welsh NHS has succeeded.

Newport diorama on display

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7:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

AFTER three months of painstaking work it is now possible to gaze at Medieval Newport in 3D, as a model of the city centre is on display at the University of South Wales.

Newport couple step closer with plan to move to England for life-extending cancer drug

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11:00pm Friday 28th November 2014

A NEWPORT couple have moved a step further with their plan to move to a caravan in England to access a life-extending cancer drug after their application to Aneurin Bevan Health Board was rejected.

David Cameron 'proud to have unblocked' work on rail electrification

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1:52pm Friday 21st November 2014

DAVID Cameron said he was proud to have "unblocked" work towards electrification of the Valleys railway lines.

Home Office still intends to deport ‘gang leader’ sent to Newport

Campaign Series: Joland Giwa a gang leader from Croydon who now lives in Newport. (3537807)

6:33am Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE Home Office still intends to deport ‘gang leader’ Joland Giwa as soon as possible and was “extremely disappointed” he was bailed to Newport, officials said in a letter yesterday.

EU exit would destroy farming in Wales - Carwyn Jones

Campaign Series: REMEMBRANCE: Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones will join a national service of remembrance today for the victims of the Holocaust

4:42pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

FARMING in Wales would collapse if the UK voted to leave the EU and it is "absolutely essential" for the economy that we stay in Europe, the Welsh first minister said today.

Gwent to share £2 billion EU cash

Campaign Series: Jane Hutt AM

4:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NEWPORT, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire are to get a share of £2 billion of EU funding for Wales over the next seven years.

M4 relief road plan 'flawed' as metro ignored - AM

Campaign Series: Traffic queue at Junction 28 of the M4 as an accident is cleared from the Eastbound carriageway (1067889)

4:23pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE case for an M4 relief road could have been based on a false premise as it didn’t take into account the possible impact of a metro system taking traffic off the road, the Senedd heard today.

'Wales prepared for ebola' - Carwyn Jones

Campaign Series: A medical exercise takes place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York,  before more than 100 Army medics are sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October

2:59pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WALES is prepared for ebola cases, First Minister Carwyn Jones said today.

Hundreds of patients in Gwent 'waiting longer than a year'

Campaign Series: Millions needed to help boost Royal Gwent  A&E

2:29pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HUNDREDS of patients are waiting longer than a year for NHS treatment in Gwent, new figures show.

The Mousetrap, New Theatre

9:47am Friday 3rd October 2014

“We ask you to keep the secret of 'whodunit' locked in your hearts.”

Call for Newport Deputy Mayor to apologise over comments

Campaign Series: DECISION: Cllr David Atwell

6:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE deputy mayor of Newport has been asked to apologise after he said a small council was "beautiful like a woman - better to handle and provides an excellent service” - in a debate on a potential council merger with Monmouthshire.

Plans revealed for first Welsh tax-raising powers since 13th century

Campaign Series: SENEDD: We don’t need to fill the place up with more Assembly members, do we?

4:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WALES' plans for managing its first tax-raising powers since 1283 were discussed today by finance minister Jane Hutt AM.

Newport mayor's Twitter account 'went down' after Obama row

Campaign Series: Cllr. Matthew Evans Mayor of Newport (8632040)

5:20pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE mayor of Newport will not welcome Barack Obama or David Cameron to the Nato summit - and mayor Matthew Evans said the council had deleted tweets he wrote describing his disappointment at not greeting delegates.

Man found guilty of causing cyclist's death is jailed for 5 years

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

1:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN was found guilty this afternoon of causing the death by dangerous driving of an Oakdale man.

Detainee tells court she feared Gwent police sergeant would rape her

Campaign Series: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631915)

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN arrested and taken to a Gwent police station feared the sergeant in charge of her care was about to rape her, Cardiff Crown Court heard today

Angry 'bird of prey' attacks valleys runner

Campaign Series: ON THE LOOKOUT: Andy McIntyre who was attacked by a buzzard while out running

10:54am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A CROSSKEYS man believes a buzzard targeting runners has struck again, after he was hit by a large bird while out running on a quarry.

Pair tell of 'relief' at being cleared of Torfaen fraud

Campaign Series: CLEARED: (L-R) Farooq Dastgir and Gary Inchliffe after they were found not guilty

6:20am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and a senior Torfaen council officer cleared of fraud spoke of their relief after a jury unanimously acquitted them yesterday.

Torfaen IT fraud trial - Day 3

Campaign Series: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

10:28am Friday 2nd May 2014

THE trial of two men charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and false accounting at Blaenavon’s Shared Resource Service (SRS) continues today.

Tredegar teacher struck off after uploading indecent image of a child onto school network

Campaign Series: Deighton Primary School

2:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PRIMARY school teacher was struck off today after the General Teaching Council for Wales found he introduced pornography as well as what appeared to be an indecent image of a child into his school's computer network in Tredegar.

The Circus of Horrors, The Riverfront

12:57pm Thursday 6th February 2014

THE ringmaster of the Circus of Horrors warned the audience his show would not be politically correct, backing this up by entreating volunteers to help “strangle a midget” in a tug-of-war.

UPDATE: Ebbw Vale driver who caused death of Markham cyclist is jailed

Campaign Series: IN COURT: Michael Bisi of Ebbw Vale

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A VALLEYS man whose careless driving led to the death of a cyclist near Crumlin was jailed for a year at Cardiff Crown Court today.


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