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Gwent MPs split over 'right to die' bill

Campaign Series: ELECTION: The Houses of Parliament

8:00am Saturday 12th September 2015

NEWPORT West MP Paul Flynn backed a proposal to legalise assisted suicide for those with a terminal illness – but other Gwent MPs opposed the suggestion, which was eventually rejected.

Consultation on smoke-free prisons launched

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2:00pm Saturday 12th September 2015

A CONSULTATION about new time-limited regulations to give prison governors the power to allow inmates to smoke in designated cells was launched yesterday.

Welsh politicians bid for glory in Parliamentary World Cup

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8:22pm Friday 11th September 2015

WELSH politicians will lead from the front as the Assembly’s rugby team prepares to launch its bid for Parliamentary World Cup glory this weekend.

Lib Dems question legality of Syria drone strike

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9:03pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

THE public need to be assured that the recent targeted drone strike against Reyaad Khan was legal, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

Wales Green Party to hold 'Westmonster' debate

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9:35pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

THE Wales Green Party will be hosting a democracy debate at this year’s Green Gathering Festival in Chepstow on Sunday August 16.

Gwent domestic abuse service boosted by £200k funding

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9:10pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

DOMESTIC abuse services in Newport will get a £200,000 boost from the Welsh Government.

Pill Primary scores top marks in Estyn report

Campaign Series: TIME TEAM: About to bury the school time capsule are Shaquil Heard, Aman Singh, Tayyibah Maliha and Luke Webb, all from the Eco Council

9:02pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

PILL Primary School has been given a glowing report from its latest Estyn inspection which found “all pupils are happy to work, play and celebrate equally, regardless of their diverse backgrounds.”

Bus company steps in to take routes axed by Newport Transport

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9:02pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

ANOTHER bus company has announced it will start running services in Brynglas and Allt-yr-yn after Newport Transport decided to axe the “non-profitable” routes.

UPDATE: One arrest as Newport man 'seriously injured' after being hit by car in Brynglas

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6:33am Tuesday 11th August 2015

A man was knocked down in Brynglas last night and is now being treated in hospital, police said.

Man who threatened to kill 'desperately ill' lung cancer patient locked up for two years

Campaign Series: IN THE COURTS: Lewis Rhys Williams appeared at Cardiff Crown Court (11905369)

10:21pm Monday 10th August 2015

A MOTHER and son who traumatised a wheelchair-bound lung cancer patient in her own home were sentenced today, with the son locked up for two years

Tories call for 'unimaginative' Visit Wales to be scrapped

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9:15pm Monday 3rd August 2015

WELSH Conservatives want to scrap Visit Wales and replace it with an arms-length tourism body outside the Welsh Government.

Thousands line the streets for Blackwood Carnival

Campaign Series: REVVING UP: Motorbikers lead the parade along High Street

11:02am Sunday 2nd August 2015

THIS could be the last year for Blackwood carnival in its current form and it "went out with a wow".

'Unacceptable' inspection found Newport had highest rate of children in custody

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2:00pm Saturday 1st August 2015

NEWPORT had the highest rate of children in custody of any local authority in Wales, an “unacceptable” social services inspection found last year.

Yobs target Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre

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8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

YOBS have vandalised Caerleon’s ancient Roman amphitheatre, starting fires, chipping bricks off the walls and leaving burnt pieces of tyre and carpet at the historic site.

Newport East Labour back Jeremy Corbyn in leadership campaign

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9:10pm Thursday 30th July 2015

THE Labour Party’s Newport East branch has backed left-winger Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership.

Council and police at loggerheads over Pill 'prostitution zone' idea

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5:40am Thursday 30th July 2015

A ROW has broken out between Newport City Council and Gwent Police over who knew what about a possible zone in Pill where prostitution would be tolerated.

Authorities 'knew about school abuse allegations' but let headmaster stay in post, staff member claims

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5:10am Thursday 30th July 2015

AUTHORITIES knew the former head teacher of a Newport primary school was allegedly abusing pupils – but let him stay in his position, a former senior staff member claimed.

Flood prevention works start as housing development at former Tredegar Park golf course edges closer

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6:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

WORK to build houses on the former Tredegar Park golf course have progressed a step further, with developers now hollowing out a grassy reservoir to take in water when the River Ebbw floods.

Newport West candidate backs health bill banning 'intimate' piercing of under 16s

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7:42pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

NEWPORT West Assembly Candidate Jayne Bryant has voiced her support for the Public Health (Wales) Bill.

UPDATE: Row over Pill prostitution 'safe zone' idea breaks out at council meeting

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7:14pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

AN idea to allow prostitutes to work in a particular area of Pill is “going nowhere’, police commissioner Ian Johnston said.

Pill prostitution 'safezone' plans would turn area into a 'ghetto', warn residents

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5:10am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A ‘SAFEZONE’ for prostitution in Pill could make the already deprived neighbourhood a “no-go area” or "ghetto", according to residents angry at the proposals.

Tredegar gets £700k loan funding for 'much needed' social housing

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6:20am Friday 24th July 2015

THE Welsh Government will loan Tredegar £714,286 to build "much needed social housing".

Students sleep rough in aid of homeless charity

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9:30pm Monday 20th July 2015

WYEDEAN students participated in their annual sponsored ‘Sleep Out’ challenge on July 16.

Newport Transport loses schools bus contract to Cardiff company

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5:10am Thursday 16th July 2015

NEWPORT Transport has lost the contract to take secondary school children to and from school from September this year.

Year Sixes get a taste of secondary school life

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7:50pm Monday 13th July 2015

YEAR Six pupils who will attend Wyedean School in Chepstow from September visited the secondary school for two days last week ready for moving up later this year.

Newport council criticised for spending nearly £200k on 'Streetscene' department consultant

Campaign Series: LEADING ROLE? Newport Civic Centre could be the hub for a new local authority in Gwent says city council leader Bob Bright

11:00am Saturday 11th July 2015

NEWPORT City Council spent almost £200,000 on consultants to run its ‘Streetscene’ department over 15 months, the council’s Tory leader said

Gwent NHS bosses 'spent £13k on bananas in one year'

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6:40am Wednesday 8th July 2015

NHS bosses in Gwent allegedly spent up to £13,000 too much on bananas in one year by not seeking out the best deal.

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.

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