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

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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.

Head of the Newport regeneration taskforce to give talk tonight

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Simon GIbson is heading up the Welsh Goverment's business development project which will look at problems in Newports city centre (880938)

1:24pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THE head of the Newport regeneration taskforce, Simon Gibson OBE, will give an update on progress made by ReNewport at an open meeting tonight.

Abertillery man admits Crumlin crisp factory arson

Campaign Series: ADMITTED ARSON: Abertillery man Colin Goulding admitted causing the fire which destroyed the Real Crisps factory in Crumlin

12:08pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE man accused of burning down a Valleys crisp factory today admitted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

Newport's bus station opens

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1:07pm Saturday 28th December 2013

FOLLOW our reporter Jen Mills for the opening of Newport's new bus station today.

Newport remembers Merchant Navy's dead

Campaign Series: BAND AND STANDARDS: The Merchant Navy memorial parade makes its way through the streets of Newport

3:18pm Sunday 17th November 2013

VETERANS marched through Newport city centre to the sound of bugle and drums in memory of sailors who lost their lives in conflict while serving with the Merchant Navy.

Schoolchildren recreate Chartist uprising in Newport

Campaign Series: Malpas Court primary school pupils (L-R) Tryston Mills aged 10 Jordan Matthew aged 9 and Benjamin Bond aged 10 outside the Westgate Hotel during the 174th anniversary of the Chartist Uprising in Newport (2336749)

1:22pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

AROUND 250 children marched down Stow Hill to the Westgate Hotel in the annual Chartist re-enactment, carrying placards and yelling “Give us the right to vote!”

Hundreds at Newport Chartist mural 'memorial' protest

Campaign Series: Protesters in John Frost Square. Photo by Mike Star Photography.

4:11pm Saturday 5th October 2013

Hundreds of people turned out today for a ‘memorial’ protest against Newport Council’s demolition of the Chartist mural on Thursday.

LIVE: Newport Food Festival

Campaign Series: LIVE: Newport Food Festival

11:10am Saturday 5th October 2013

JOIN us for live coverage of the Newport food festival.

LIVE: Newport Chartist mural protests

Campaign Series: LIVE: Newport Chartist mural protests

10:10am Saturday 5th October 2013

WE'LL be covering protests against the demolition of Newport's Chartist mural today.

Newport jobseeker told to dance at Curry's interview lands dream job

Campaign Series: NEW JOB: Alan Bacon, a Newport jobseeker who was told to dance to Daft Punk at an interview for a job at Curry's, has found a dream job

1:55pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

A Newport jobseeker told at interview to dance to Daft Punk for the chance of a sales assistant job in Curry’s has landed his dream job instead – and no robot dance moves were required.

Newport record shop celebrates 25 years in the city

Campaign Series: (L-R) Matt Jarrett Paul Hawkins Vaughan Jordan and Mark Southall (1142430)

10:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013

GOLDIE Lookin' Chain, David Tennant and Van Morrison have been among the customers at Diverse Music – and the Newport institution is about to celebrate its 25th birthday.

People have their say on future of Newport

Campaign Series: People have their say on future of Newport

9:46am Friday 13th September 2013

LASERS on the Transporter bridge, a barrage across the Usk and an official change of name from Newport to Casnewydd were among the big ideas presented to a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style task force yesterday.

Paxman challenged to visit Blaenavon after his Newsnight jibe

Campaign Series: Jeremy Paxman

8:20am Saturday 7th September 2013

Shocked Blaenavon residents have challenged Jeremy Paxman to come and visit the town, after he jibed it was not as famous as the Lake District.

IT'S THE WEEKEND:How breakfast should be done

Campaign Series: Pontypool RFC player David Davies says his ideal breakfast is porridge, fruit and a large glass of milk (980671)

9:30am Saturday 31st August 2013

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and everyone has an opinion on how it should be done. Jen Mills tucks in.

Caldicot FC back on their pitch again

3:50pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

CALDICOT AFC are back on their pitch again, after it was closed due to yobs injuring a player by throwing broken glass on to the field.

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Get some riverbank relaxation - go fly-fishing

Campaign Series: IT'S THE WEEKEND: Get some riverbank relaxation - go fly-fishing

3:10pm Saturday 10th August 2013

FLY fishing has been described as the "contemplative man's recreation". Jen Mills visits Monmouthshire to find out whether this is accurate.

NEWPORT DOUBLE SHOOTING: Neighbour describes 'surreal' day

Campaign Series: The cars involved in yesterday's shooting are taken away today. Pics by Zena Thomas.

1:08pm Friday 9th August 2013

A RESIDENT close to the site of yesterday's Newport shooting told of how he saw the partner of the dead woman appear at the scene. another said the day was "quite surreal".

Pontypool war veteran finally honoured for Arctic service

Campaign Series: PROUD: Ted Cogdell with his Arctic Star medal

6:20am Friday 2nd August 2013

 A WAR veteran who waited more than 70 years to receive a medal for service in the Arctic was finally given it, three days before his 95th birthday.

Pet owners warned after spate of cat anti-freeze poisonings

Campaign Series: SURVIVOR: Maxine Davies’ daughter Mair, 11, holds her cat Fluffy. Two of the family’s cats had to be put down after suffering antifreeze poisoning.

4:10pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

PET owners are asked to be vigilant after a spate of cat poisonings.

1,000 gather to pay last respects to popular Pill man

Campaign Series: TRIBUTES: Leroy Richardson of Pill, Newport, with his daughter Leanne and grandchildren Liara and Joshua

5:09pm Friday 26th July 2013

MOURNERS fought back tears and applauded as the coffin of a much-loved Newport man was laid to rest this afternoon.

Sudbrook housing estate is sustainable say developers

4:52pm Thursday 25th July 2013

DEVELOPERS insisted that plans for a housing development bigger than the village it would be built in were sustainable and supported by infrastructure.

Rhys is back on his bike after neighbour finds stolen cycle

Campaign Series: Rhys Davies

3:20pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

TWO weeks ago we reported that a nine-year-old boy was "heartbroken" after his bike was stolen on his birthday.

300 take part in Torfaen 10k

Campaign Series: 300 take part in Torfaen 10k

3:00pm Sunday 21st July 2013

AROUND 300 people raced from Blaenavon to Pontypool yesterday for the annual Torfaen 10k.

Medieval ship could boost Newport 'as Mary Rose has Portsmouth'

Campaign Series: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Archaeologists raising the first section of Newport Ship’s keel from the mud near the Riverfront Theatre in 2002. The timbers are currently being conserved but there is nowhere to store them after 2014

12:40pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

THE director of the Council for British Archaeology says Newport’s medieval ship could benefit the city in the same way the Mary Rose has done for Portsmouth.

Newport couple whose son narrowly escaped meningitis campaign for new vaccine

Campaign Series: From left; Steve Dayman (Executive Founder), Helen Falsini, Karen Morgan, who lost her daughter Katie to the disease,  AM Aled Williams, Alison Wicks, son Joshua, Jason Wicks and son Jacob Wicks (who had meningitis)

8:20am Tuesday 16th July 2013

A COUPLE from Newport whose son Jacob recovered from meningitis after nine days in intensive care and a month in hospital are campaigning for a new vaccine to be introduced.

Severn Bridge tolls ‘should not pay for Newport M4 relief road’ - hauliers

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

10:10am Saturday 13th July 2013

SEVERN Bridge tolls should not be used to finance an M4 relief road for Newport, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) said.

Risca veteran gets Arctic convoy medals 60 years on

Campaign Series: AWARDS: Clifford Davies of Risca with his medals, including his Arctic Star and Emblem medals

12:40pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A VETERAN from Risca has been decorated for his service in convoys to Russia, more than 60 years after he was discharged from the Royal Navy.

Missiles thrown at firefighters as they battled Garndiffaith blaze

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

5:40pm Monday 1st July 2013

YOUNG people threw missiles at firefighters and their fire engine as they were putting out a fire in Garndiffaith on Sunday night.

Alway youngsters could get to use play area - three years after opening

Campaign Series: PLAY PROTEST: The group outside at the  Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Alway

2:10pm Saturday 29th June 2013

KEYS to a sports court in Newport locked up for three years may finally be handed over.

Drawings show scale of Newport’s medieval ship

Campaign Series: Drawings show scale of Newport’s medieval ship

7:10am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

FOR the first time, Newport’s Medieval ship has been recreated as it would have looked when sailing the seas more than 500 years ago.

Welcome for new Wales education minister

Campaign Series: NEW MINISTER: Wales' education minister Huw Lewis AM

1:10pm Friday 28th June 2013

POLITICIANS and union leaders welcomed Huw Lewis’ appointment as new education minister for the Welsh Assembly with tentative hope.

Anger at plans for Newport coal trucks to pass through village

Campaign Series: ANGRY: Residents who live in Nash, Newport near Uskmouth power station

9:14am Wednesday 26th June 2013

ANGRY residents hit out as the number of daily heavy goods vehicle deliveries through their village to Uskmouth power station is set to be almost doubled.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Welcome for Old Town Dock regeneration

Campaign Series: PLAN: How the development at Newport's Old Town Dock could look

4:40pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Plans to transform Newport’s Old Town Dock are being welcomed as a much-needed boost for the city. JEN MILLS reports.

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