Blackwood man awarded £450,000 over birth errors

4:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN has been awarded £450,000 in compensation from a health board over his birth after a fortune teller told his mother he would "win a claim".

Gwent council bosses in court on misconduct charges

Campaign Series: IN COURT:  Anthony O'Sullivan

10:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THREE Caerphilly council executives appeared in court this morning charged with misconduct.

Gwent granddad claims One Direction star is named after him

Campaign Series: Harry Styles a Newport St Johns ambulance worker believes that he treated the mother of One Direction star Harry Styles at a car show 22 years ago and she said that she would name her son after him (5589008)

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GWENT granddad has claimed that One Direction star Harry Styles is named after him.

Gwent AMs offer backing to defibrillator campaign

4:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GWENT Assembly Members have backed calls for wider distribution of life-saving heart equipment in public places, with one calling it a “first class campaign”.

Plaid Cymru leader criticises parking charges for Caerphilly's country parks

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE opposition party at Caerphilly Council are calling for the authority to rethink its decision on the introduction of parking charges for the country parks - saying it will be a disincentive to get people outdoors.

School teachers vote for more strikes

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

Gwent Dance duo's Welsh call-up

Campaign Series: CHOSEN ONES: (from left to right) Meghan Chalk, Sarah Williams-Martin, and Naomi Blakemore.

7:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO dazzling dancers have been selected to dance for Wales at the British Junior Open Championships.

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigs ban

Campaign Series: BURNING ISSUE: Pupils have been warned that e-cigarettes can encourage young people to take up smoking.

9:26am Friday 18th April 2014

A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Centre for sport excellence named

Campaign Series: NEW NAME: The Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence

3:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEW state-of-the-art sports complex in Caerphilly county borough will be named Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence.

Crumlin junction designs go on show

9:23am Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS in the Crumlin area are being invited to attend a public meeting to discuss proposed improvement works on a signalised junction.

Man denies murder of Trinant dad

Campaign Series: DIED: Ian Davies

9:29am Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN pleaded not guilty to the murder of Trinant father Ian Davies, at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

Stagecoach cuts Gwent bus services

Campaign 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.

Firefighters called after 'mountain of manure' catches fire

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

2:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Llanbradach mountainside this morning after eight tonnes of manure was set on fire.

UPDATE: Man, 85, injured after car hits building in Pontllanfraith

Campaign Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CAR hit a building in Pontllanfraith on Blackwood Road earlier today.

African parrot trapped in Caerphilly tree

11:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a branch down to rescue an African parrot trapped in a Caerphilly tree.

Man who fell from car in Newbridge still critical

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12:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN who fell out of a moving car in Newbridge last week is still in a critical condition in hospital.

Man still critical after falling from car in Newbridge

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10:33am Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN remains in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving car in Newbridge on Wednesday.

‘Heart of gold’ gran on the money for heart appeal

Campaign Series: Pensioner Joan Davies has won an award for volunteering. She’s raising cash through her charity bingo nights and is now saving cash as part of the Argus Jack’s Appeal. Pictured is Joan Davies at Maesglas Community Centre. (5286982)

8:23am Friday 11th April 2014

A FUNDRAISING grandmother with a “heart of gold” has backed our defibrillator appeal by collecting hundreds of pounds through her charity bingo nights.

Police appeal after Caerphilly robbery

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

5:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was attacked, injured and robbed on Clive Street, Caerphilly.

Man 'critical' after falling from moving car in Newbridge

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3:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MAN is in a critical but stable condition after falling from a moving car in Newbridge last night.

Caerphilly residents can have their say on debates

4:51pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Caerphilly county borough are being given the opportunity to put forward issues to be discussed by the local authority’s scrutiny committees.

Caerphilly council raise £19k in dog mess and littering charges

5:07pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CAERPHILLY council has brought in almost £20,000 in littering and dog mess charges, between April 1 last year and March 31 this year.

Pair stole £50,000 of Nelson widow's life savings

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

1:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO men will serve time in a young offenders institution after stealing £50,000 in cash from an elderly widow’s home in Nelson in broad daylight.

Childhood friend sparks donation for heart appeal

Campaign Series: Cassie O'Hehir from Bishpool has donated £100 to Jack's Appeal

2:32pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A KIND-hearted 95-year-old woman donated £100 from her savings to Jack’s Appeal, not knowing she was a childhood friend of Jack Thomas’ great grandmother.

Three schools get defibs thanks to Jack's Appeal

Campaign Series: INSPIRATION: Oakdale teenager Jack Thomas who died after suspected heart failure

8:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THREE schools are to receive a heart defibrillator thanks to money raised through Jack’s Appeal.

Risca swimming teacher retires after 35 years

Campaign Series: RETIRING: Anne Axford during oner of her last teaching sessions at Risca Leisure Centre with Angharad, Joshua and Oliver.

2:59pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A SWIMMING teacher at Risca Leisure Centre, who taught many of its current staff to swim, has retired after more than 35 years doing the job she loved.

Campaign warns of killer blood clot danger

Campaign Series: (5201668) AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Dr Simon Noble says patients must become more aware of blood clot risks

10:50am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PATIENTS in Wales are being urged to be aware of the risks of developing blood clots, through a campaign designed to save lives and prevent serious injury.

Man charged in Newbridge assault probe

Campaign Series: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

9:27am Monday 7th April 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear in court this morning having been charged with attempted assault in Newbridge.

Caerphilly ‘bedroom tax’ claims rejected

4:53pm Monday 7th April 2014

CAERPHILLY’S Labour group has reacted angrily to claims the council is failing to help victims of the controversial bedroom tax.

New appeal launched two years after Abertridwr man went missing

Campaign Series: Trevor Elias has been missing since Saturday

4:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

ON the second anniversary of the disappearance of 77-year-old Abertridwr man Trevor Elias, Gwent Police are re-appealing for information.

£252k boost for Caerphilly projects

4:12pm Monday 7th April 2014

A £252,000 BOOST has been announced for new community schemes in Caerphilly county borough.

Islwyn teens prepare for charity skydive

Campaign Series: Organising a fun day at Cwmcarn High School and hoping to do a skydive and raise a £1000 for Ty Hafan are Gemma Barbur, (ok), with Ellie Sage,( behind). 
SOAKED  Here the girls let teacher Grant Robson take the brunt of it
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12:32pm Monday 7th April 2014

TWO teenagers from Caerphilly county are taking part in a charity skydive next weekend to raise funds for the children’s hospice for Wales, Ty Hafan.

OAP’s Newbridge ambulance wait sparks anger

Campaign Series: Clarice Davies, 86, who suffered a fractured hip in a fall and waited almost three hours for an ambulance. She died two weeks later after an operation. Pictured is Clarice Davies in her younger days.
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11:19am Monday 7th April 2014

THE son of a Gwent pensioner who waited almost three hours for an ambulance after a heavy fall has slammed the length of time she had to wait.

Oakdale mum of disabled children faces school transport battle

Campaign Series: Hayley Thomas and her fight to get home-to-school transport for her two disabled children.
DETERMINED Hayley with her children from (lt-rt), Kiara, Krista and Todd at their home in Oakdale (5170378)

10:15am Monday 7th April 2014

A VALLEYS mum who claims she struggles to get her two disabled children safely across the road after school has spoken of her frustration at being unable to get home-to-school transport for them.

Islwyn MP backs Risca pub

Campaign Series: OPENING: Chris Evans, Islwyn MP pulls a pint at the opening of the Mason Arms in Risca

1:35pm Friday 4th April 2014

Chris Evans, Islwyn MP, encouraged residents to 'back your local' when he officially opened the new Mason Arms in Risca.

Police appeal after attacker breaks Newbridge woman's finger

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

11:24am Thursday 3rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an attacker broke a woman's finger and cut her in Newbridge.

Half of Caerphilly's working residents travel outside authority to get to jobs

4:24pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

HALF of Caerphilly's working residents travel outside the authority to get to their jobs, according to the most recent figures published by StatsWales.

Caerphilly RFC 25 Pill Harriers RFC 10

Campaign Series: Gareth Short

10:20am Thursday 3rd April 2014

CAERPHILLY welcomed Pill Harriers to Virginia Park with victory on their mind as the Castletown side look to secure a mid table finish following a poor start to the season.

E-fit appeal after driver exposes himself to Oakdale teen

Campaign Series: APPEAL: Police have released an e-fit image of a someone they want speak to after a man exposed himself to a girl under 16 years of age in Oakdale after asking for directions

10:22am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a someone they want speak to after a man exposed himself to a girl under 16 years of age in Oakdale after asking for directions.

Blackwood rugby team backs heart appeal

Campaign Series: SUBMITTEDFAMILY OF JACK THOMAS L-R JUNE (MOTHER) JACK , OWAIN (BROTHER AND DAD GRANT (4415309)

7:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DONATIONS are continuing to be made to Jack's Appeal with a rugby match bucket collection raising £300 while the sale of special hoodies added £500 to the fundraising.

GCSE English papers should not be regraded - minister

Campaign Series: Students turned in Wiltshire highest ever performance for achieving five or more good GCSE grades

3:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE DEBACLE over January's GCSE English exam grades in Wales should not see the same sort of mass re-marking event as two years ago, according to a Welsh Government report.

Seven Gwent police stations reopen

Campaign Series: Chepstow councillors’ concern over police station closures

9:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SEVEN Gwent Police stations including Maindee, Chepstow, Pontypool and Monmouth are to reopen five days a week to the public from today.

Daughter to run London Marathon for Gwent rugby star dad

12:32pm Saturday 29th March 2014

THE daughter of Welsh rugby legend Dai Hayward will tackle this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in his memory to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Family raises £13k towards surgery for Crosskeys tot

Campaign Series: Crosskeys parents Beth and Dan Robinson are trying to raise enough money for their daughter Olivia, to have an operation to help her walk as she suffers with Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy SDR.  Pictured at home are Beth and Olivia. (4893975)

3:26pm Friday 28th March 2014

A LITTLE girl from Crosskeys whose parents want to raise enough money for an operation to help her walk has had her first taste of independence with a new wheelchair.

'Tell us where our son's body is' - parents of missing Newbridge man

Campaign Series: MISSING: Kyle Vaughan

7:04am Thursday 27th March 2014

THE PARENTS of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan have spent the 15 months since he went missing spiralling deeper into despair.

Crosskeys girl set to walk after miracle US op

Campaign Series: LIFE-CHANGING OP: Maisie Cooper with mum Hayley and dad Gareth

7:40am Thursday 27th March 2014

JUST weeks after the operation that changed her life, Crosskeys youngster Maisie Cooper is only months away from walking independently.

Gwent teachers walk out over threat of working until they are 68

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3:49pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

TEACHERS could become depressed, burnt out and leave the profession in droves unless the UK Government does a U-turn on plans to make teachers work until they are 68.

Teachers' strike in Gwent

Campaign Series: Teacher strike set for March 26

9:28am Wednesday 26th March 2014

JOIN us for live coverage of the teachers' strike and protests today.

Justin Bieber's shoe up for auction in aid of Oakdale baby - thanks to New Inn youngsters

Campaign Series:

5:58am Wednesday 26th March 2014

POP star Justin Bieber's shoe might help transform the future of a baby who needs life-changing surgery.

Firefighters tackle Bargoed car blaze

Campaign Series: Two injured in Pontymister crash on A467

4:19pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Bargoed tackled a car fire this afternoon near the town's railway station.









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