UPDATE: Boy, 16, charged with wounding as Blackwood man fights for life

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

4:19pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A SIXTEEN-year-old boy has been charged and a man is left fighting for life after Blackwood incident.

Abercarn teenager raised over £2,000 for Sick Children's Trust

Campaign Series: Callista Dowling fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust. Pictured is Callista at home in Abercarn. (6683216)

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

AN ABERCARN teen who underwent a life-changing operation to correct an 85 degree curvature of her spine which could have paralysed her or claimed her life, is overjoyed after raising more than £2,000 for the charity which helped her.

Man admits racially aggravated assault on Pontymister shopkeeper

5:59pm Sunday 15th June 2014

A RISCA man has admitted racially assaulting the owner of the local shop he has been going to for the last 15 years.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive - 'Nothing has hit British forestry like this before'

Campaign Series: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the popular fishing lake attraction. (6397605)

7:49pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

THE large-scale felling of more than 50,000 tonnes of disease-ridden larch trees in Cwmcarn Forest is likely to take more than four years.

Motorist refused to give blood sample because of fear of needles sparked by coma

10:13am Saturday 26th April 2014

A MOTORIST caught swerving on a road refused to give a blood sample to police because she developed a phobia of needles after suffering flashbacks from a coma, a court heard.

Labour holds Caerphilly council seat in Blackwood after by-election

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3:43pm Friday 25th April 2014

LABOUR has held a county council seat in Blackwood in a by-election after a councillor stood down for family reasons earlier this year.

Gym users take on oar-some challenge

Campaign Series: OARS READY: Supporters and rowers Neil Williams, Paul Williams, Kate Giles, Gareth Moseley, Steve Card, Michael Layland, Colin Barnes, Helen Lodder, Simon Clarke and Genine Meek(5609872)

6:51pm Friday 25th April 2014

A GROUP of Gwent gym users are hoping to row their way to thousands of pounds in fundraising this weekend, to help beat blood cancer.

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

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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.

Missing Kyle Vaughan's terminally-ill mum: 'Let me bury my son before I die'

7:01am Friday 28th February 2014

THE terminally-ill mother of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan is facing her second birthday without knowing what has happened to him.

TV drama is filmed in Maesycwmmer

Campaign Series: S4C filming 3 diwrnod in a street in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly. The camera crews filming. (4217563)

9:17am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A TELEVISION crew will finish filming near Blackwood this week after months of working on a housing estate.

Welsh Army medics prepare for St David’s Day Parade in Caerphilly county

Campaign Series: MEDICS: 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital combat medical technician Sergeant Nigel Smith from Aberbargoed.

2:16pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ARMY medics from 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital will march through the streets of Risca on Saturday to mark the unit’s homecoming following a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Abercarn eco day

Campaign Series: Abercarn eco day

8:14pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Primary school archaeology club seeks memories

Campaign Series: Pupils at Crumlin High Level Primary School have formed an archaeology club and are researching old archives for memories of Crumlin.  Pictured is archaeologist Rebecca Eversley-Dawes with children from years 3-6 looking through old school logs dating bac

6:33pm Monday 24th February 2014

A GWENT archaeologist is leading a primary schools project to seek memories of the area.

Teen arrested outside Valleys school

4:28pm Thursday 6th February 2014

POLICE were called to an incident outside Oakdale Comprehensive School yesterday (THURS) where a 15-year-old boy was allegedly threatened with a knife.

Protest planned at Caerphilly council ahead of budget cuts meeting

11:38am Tuesday 28th January 2014

A PROTEST is due to take place outside Caerphilly council’s headquarters this afternoon ahead of a meeting to discuss the authority’s budget cuts.

CCBC cuts: Caerphilly leisure centre cafe and three public toilets facing axe

11:26am Tuesday 21st January 2014

PUBLIC toilet closures and replacing a leisure centre cafe with a "high quality" vending machine were cuts approved by a scrutiny committee.

Gwent people gather for walk in support of the family of missing Newbridge man on the anniversary of his disappearance

Campaign Series: Family and friends of Kyle Vaughan meet at Rodney Parade in Newport for a balloon release and walk on the first anniversary of his disappearance

11:23am Monday 30th December 2013

PEOPLE across Gwent came out today for a walk in support of the family of a missing Newbridge man to mark the anniversary of his disappearance.

Men assault 64-year-old after throwing snowballs at his house

2:01pm Thursday 26th December 2013

THREE men from Pontllanfraith assaulted a 64-year-old man after throwing snowballs at his house, a court heard.

Islwyn MP weds former BBC public relations chief days before Christmas

4:36pm Monday 23rd December 2013

ISLWYN'S MP tired the knot at a church in Abergavenny today.

Gym holds cycle marathon for Oakdale baby Ayla-Mae

Campaign Series: Gym members from Planet Fitness in Aberbargoed doing a 12 hour bike ride to raise money for young girl Ayla Mae Hemms' charity aiming to help her walk and talk. Fundraisers Craig Gallent, James Prosser, Luke Layman and Scott Heydon on their bikes for

7:02am Monday 16th December 2013

A GYM held a marathon 12-hour bike ride to raise money to help a Gwent baby undergo a life changing operation.

Blackwood man jailed for attempted arson at petrol station

Campaign Series: John Bailey

8:01am Monday 25th November 2013

A MAN who tried to set fire to a petrol station jailed for four years for attempted arson.

More blood donation clinics to boost stocks

5:05pm Sunday 24th November 2013

THE Welsh Blood Service is increasing the amount of donation clinics it is running during the next few weeks, to try to boost stocks during the run-up to Christmas.

Blackwood man, 82, reported missing

Campaign Series: Derek Pontin

5:19pm Friday 8th November 2013

AN 82-YEAR-OLD Blackwood man has been reported missing.

Young walkers raise over £1,000 for cancer charity

Campaign Series: Charity walkers. L-R Adam Jones, Jack Lish, Connor Malone and Ben Jones who walked from Risca to Aberystwyth for Macmillan Cancer Support (2309329)

1:02pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

FOUR young walkers have raised over £1,000 for charity by completing a 100-mile walk.

Record numbers getting active in Caerphilly county borough

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12:27pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

LEISURE Centres in Caerphilly county borough received a record 1.25 million visits during 2012/13, an 11 per cent increase from the previous year.

Dozens appear in court charged in connection with Gwent 'crash for cash' scam

12:07pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

DRIVERS appeared in court charged accused in connection with a so called "crash for cash" scam are alleged to have cost the motor industry hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Hearing to confirm new chief constable

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8:32am Tuesday 5th November 2013

A CONFIRMATION hearing to decide on the new Gwent police chief constable will take place this Friday.

Abercarn man stars in National Adoption Week campaign

Campaign Series: Nick Lewis, who was adopted at birth, is urging prospective adopters to come forward.

8:01am Monday 4th November 2013

A MAN from Abercarn is taking part in a campaign to encourage adoption, after new research revealed myths are preventing potential adopters from coming forward.

Gwent earners below living wage higher than UK average

1:35pm Monday 4th November 2013

UP TO a quarter of earners in some areas of Gwent are earning less than the living wage, revealed a report published yesterday, as it was also announced the national living wage will rise.

Record entry for Gwent Poppy Run at Cwmcarn Forest Drive

Campaign Series: Great Gwent Poppy Run at Cwmcarn Forrest Scenic Drive to raise money for the Royal British Legion
They're off as runners make their way up the climb (2294071)

1:37pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

A RECORD number of runners and walkers took part in the third annual Great Gwent Poppy Run today at a sun-drenched, yet windy Cwmcarn.

Risca grandfather sold stolen bikes - court

4:01pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

A Risca grandfather was sentenced to unpaid work after he was caught with almost £9,000 of stolen mountain bikes.

Blackwood teacher followed by surveillance firm for Caerphilly Council says she felt "violated"

5:35pm Friday 1st November 2013

A TEACHER followed by a private surveillance firm for Caerphilly County Borough Council has said she felt “violated” when she found out.

Blackwood stalker avoids jail after victim writes letter to court

8:01am Thursday 31st October 2013

A stalker who sent text messages including “Get yourself a fire extinguisher, it's going to get a little smoky" escaped prison thanks to a sympathetic letter from his victim.

Your pumpkin carvings

Campaign Series: SPOOKY SQUASH: The carvings by Mason and Finley

3:33pm Thursday 31st October 2013

BLACKWOOD'S Mason and Finley Hook, aged ten and three respectively, have sent in their carvings of a ghost and a skeleton.

Risca parents receive support for kidney disease campaign

Campaign Series: DONATION: Social Secretary Roy Green, Bulls Head landlord Bill Haynes and Committee Member Mr Martin Jones.

9:02am Thursday 31st October 2013

THE PARENTS of a Risca baby who died just three days after his birth are campaigning to raise awareness of kidney disease in newborns.

Wales misses Ambulance targets for 16th month running

4:01pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

THE Welsh Government has come under attack after new figures showed Wales has missed ambulance response targets for the 16th month in a row.

Crime prevention is main aim for new head of CID

Campaign Series: POLICING CAREER: Head of CID Pete Jones at his passing out parade in 1988

12:04pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

CRIME prevention and continuing to provide the best support for victims are among the main priorities for Gwent police’s new head of CID Pete Jones.

Carwyn Jones launches First World War commemorations

10:01am Tuesday 29th October 2013

THE first minister of Wales has launched the nation's commemoration of the First World War and announced £850,000 to support events in schools.

Stormy weather causes disruptions across Gwent

Campaign Series: Weather warning as 50mph winds close in on Watford

6:44am Monday 28th October 2013

The St Jude storm which hit the UK yesterday and overnight has caused widespread disruption to commuters this morning.

Crosskeys parents start fund to help their daughter walk

Campaign Series: Daniel and Beth Robinson with their daughter Olivia aged 4  (1680276)

1:02pm Monday 28th October 2013

OLIVIA Robinson loves Peppa Pig, playing on her trampoline and singing Old McDonald, just like any other four year old.

Baroness visits newly opened library at Newbridge Memo

Campaign Series: Left to right: Howard Stone, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Newbridge Memo, Baroness Kay Andrews OBE, and cabinet member for Regeneration, Sustainable Development and Planning, cllr Ken James.

6:02pm Monday 28th October 2013

BARONESS Kay Andrews OBE recently visited Newbridge Memorial Hall and Institute as part of her aim to combat poverty in Wales.

Fine for Blackwood sunbed firm

5:13pm Monday 28th October 2013

A SUNBED operator in Blackwood has been fined more than £5,000 for failing to give proper advice and supervision to its customers.

Police to renew search for missing Kyle Vaughan

9:02am Monday 28th October 2013

POLICE will renew their search for missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan next month - almost 11 months after his disappearance, Gwent’s new head of CID has told the Argus.

Bad weather due to strike Gwent this afternoon

12:40pm Sunday 27th October 2013

THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain in Gwent and says that the area will be hit by persistent, heavy rain likely to set in at the end of Sunday, accompanied by strengthening winds.

Crosskeys youngster all set for major operation

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12:08pm Sunday 27th October 2013

THE FAMILY of Crosskeys youngster Maisie Cooper are celebrating after receiving the date for the life changing operation to help her walk.

Adult placement carers needed across Gwent

5:01pm Sunday 27th October 2013

THE South East Wales Adult Placement Shared Lives Scheme is a newly developed, unique service that provides support for vulnerable adults across Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil.

Powerful storms to hit South Wales over the weekend and next week

6:01am Saturday 26th October 2013

People in South Wales have been told to brace themselves for strong storms this weekend and early next week.

Crosskeys parents start fund to help their daughter walk

Campaign Series: Daniel and Beth Robinson with their daughter Olivia aged 4  (1680276)

8:02am Friday 25th October 2013

OLIVIA Robinson loves Peppa Pig, playing on her trampoline and singing Old McDonald, just like any other four year old.

Localised flooding possible as heavy rain approaches

12:13pm Friday 25th October 2013

PEOPLE across south Wales are being urged to remain alert for the risk of flooding as the poor weather is set to continue.

Bedroom tax has led to "explosion" in rent arrears across Wales, say figures from Newport East MP

Campaign Series: Jess Morden MP

4:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013

BEDROOM TAX has led to an “explosion” in rent arrears across Wales, costing housing associations more than £750,000 since April - new figures have revealed.






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