Firefighters tackle Valleys grass fire

Posted on 7:21am Tuesday 28th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS from Risca tackled a grass fire in Ochrwyth yesterday evening.

Do you know a Welsh pub legend?

Posted on 2:10pm Monday 27th April 2015

WALES’ largest brewer wants to uncover “the real Welsh legends hiding in pubs across Newport.”

Police appeal after booze stolen from petrol station

Posted on 11:08am Monday 27th April 2015

GWENT Police are appealing for information after alcohol was stolen from a garage in Risca.

Homelessness law comes into force

Posted on 7:10am Monday 27th April 2015

A NEW law designed to reduce homelessness through early intervention comes into force today.

Awards for helping animals launched

Posted on 7:10pm Monday 27th April 2015

RSPCA Cymru has launched the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2015.

Britain shivers in Arctic blast

Posted on 12:47pm Monday 27th April 2015

PARTS of Britain have been battered by snow, sleet and gale-force winds as an Arctic blast sends temperatures plummeting and puts spring on hold.

Martin Wade

Appeal after lager stolen from Newbridge shop

Posted on 12:15pm Monday 27th April 2015

A CRATE of lager was stolen from a shop in Newbridge on Saturday night.

Nathan Briant

Newport man jailed for stealing BMW and Ford Fiesta worth £25k from his friend’s parents while they were on holiday

Posted on 1:41pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A MAN who stole over £25,000 worth of cars from his friend’s parents while they were on holiday was jailed on Friday.

Becky Carr

Breaking Bad in Blackwood: Man jailed for selling M-Cat out of stolen caravan

Posted on 10:24am Saturday 25th April 2015

A BLACKWOOD man who used a stolen motorhome worth more than £30,000 to use and sell M-Cat has been jailed.

Appeal after gold rings and credit cards stolen from house

Posted on 10:30am Friday 24th April 2015

GOLD rings and credit cards were stolen when a house was burgled on earlier this week.

Appeal after Cross Keys man breaches prison licence

Posted on 10:22am Friday 24th April 2015

GWENT Police have appealed for help in finding Roy Taylor, 45, from Cross Keys, who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on March 19.

Grass fire over 741 acres in Wattsville is 'Gwent's biggest'

Posted on 6:17am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Firefighters are currently tackling a three acre grass fire on the Gaer and grass fire in Wattsville covering 250 hectares.

PICTURES: Car overturns after crash in Cross Keys

Posted on 11:10am Thursday 23rd April 2015

A FORD Focus collided with a parked car in Cross Keys this morning.

Crime up by 5% in Gwent

Posted on 1:13pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

CRIME has increased by more than five per cent in Gwent in the last year, according to new figures released today.

Risca chippie owner fined £4,000 after worker sprayed by hot oil as he emptied the fryer

Posted on 10:55am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

THE owner of a Risca fish and chip shop has been fined £4,000 following a serious breach of health and safety regulations on his premises.

Sunny Britain as hot as the Med

Posted on 8:34am Tuesday 21st April 2015

BRITAIN is set to bask in sunshine today with temperatures expected to equal the holiday resort of Ibiza.

Firefighters tackle twelve grass fires across Gwent

Posted on 6:40am Tuesday 21st April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS tackled more grass fires across Gwent last night.

UPDATE: Two grass fires on Machen Mountain, Risca

Posted on 6:24am Monday 20th April 2015

FIRE fighters tackled a small grass fire in Risca last night.

Wales waits for cancer tests 'scandalous' says charity boss

Posted on 2:13pm Monday 20th April 2015

THE number of patients in Wales waiting more than eight weeks for diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy “borders on the scandalous” claims a cancer charity boss.

Caio Iwan

Appeal after dog found dead with 'extreme injuries'

Posted on 10:21am Monday 20th April 2015

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog with "extreme injuries" was found in Caerphilly.

Caio Iwan

Dead dog found in Caerphilly

Posted on 10:21am Monday 20th April 2015

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog with "extreme injuries" was found in Caerphilly.

Nathan Briant

Couple raise nearly £3,000 with Gwent walk

Posted on 9:14am Monday 20th April 2015

FUNDRAISING walkers trekked across Gwent on Saturday and raised close to £3,000 for a charity appeal.

Katharine Skellon

When the makers of Game of Thrones, Poldark, Harry Potter and more want candles, they turn to this Gwent man

Posted on 4:02am Friday 17th April 2015

FANS of blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter will have seen thousands of candles flickering in the background but may not know that they were made by a Pontllanfraith candle maker.

Fines for littering and dog fouling increased

Posted on 2:30pm Friday 17th April 2015

FINES for littering and dog fouling offences have been increased by Caerphilly council in response to “public concern”.

Andy Rutherford - Health correspondent

Gwent cancer waits getting shorter

Campaign Series: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 12:10pm Friday 17th April 2015

GWENT’S health board recorded its best performance for four months in February – and the best in Wales – against a key target for starting patients on cancer treatment.

Concern over 'safety risk' in unlicensed taxis

Posted on 11:10am Friday 17th April 2015

RESIDENTS are being warned not to use unlicensed taxis due to the “high safety risk” for passengers.

Footfall in Welsh stores declines again

Posted on 8:10am Friday 17th April 2015

FOOTFALL in Welsh stores has declined since last year, a survey has found.

New chief fire and rescue advisor for Wales announced

Posted on 9:40am Thursday 16th April 2015

THE new Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor for Wales was announced today.

'More youngsters use e-cigs than tobacco in Wales' - research

Posted on 7:07am Thursday 16th April 2015

NEW research published in BMJ Open shows that primary school-aged children in Wales are more likely to have used e-cigarettes than tobacco.

Wales NHS to get planning unit

Posted on 1:43pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A NEW single body is needed to oversee workforce planning, and to commission education and training places for the NHS in Wales, an independent review has concluded.

Appeal after three-feet tall cross stolen from graveside

Posted on 11:06am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A THREE feet tall wooden cross was stolen from a graveside and Gwent Police have asked for help in tracking it down.

SCAM WARNING: Don't fall for online sex blackmail - police warn of ‘sextortion’ dangers

Posted on 2:10pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

GWENT Police are warning residents about the dangers of becoming victims of online blackmail by criminals threatening to publish explicit images or footage online.

How a Blackwood man was the first to pick up Titanic's distress call - but no-one believed him

Posted on 10:32am Wednesday 15th April 2015

TODAY marks 113 years since the Titanic sunk, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew. But did you know a man based near Blackwood was the first to pick up distress signals from the stricken ship?

Event unites villagers following tragic Argoed death

Posted on 8:41am Wednesday 15th April 2015

RESIDENTS in a community rocked by the death of a young woman in a B&B came together at a fun day on Saturday.

Ruth Mansfield

Blackwood hosts premiere of film of local racehorse hero Dream Alliance

Posted on 7:36pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A FILM depicting the true fairytale of champion racehorse Dream Alliance - born and bred on a Blackwood allotment - had its Welsh premiere yesterday.

UPDATE: Firefighters tackle Cwmcarn scrap metal blaze

Posted on 9:16am Friday 10th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are still tackling a fire at a recycling site in Cwmcarn this morning.

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Dispersal order issued in Caerphilly

Posted on 3:48pm Friday 10th April 2015

POLICE inspectors have issued a 48-hour dispersal order in Caerphilly this weekend following recent reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the area.

Firefighters tackle grass fires across the Valleys

Posted on 8:26am Friday 10th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a series of grass fires across the Valleys last night.

Appeal after woman, 23, goes missing

Posted on 3:22pm Friday 10th April 2015

GWENT Police have appealed for help in finding 23-year-old Emilie Pavlou who has been reported as missing from her Rhymney address.

End in sight for Right to Buy in Wales

Posted on 3:10pm Friday 10th April 2015

PEOPLE have one more week to have their say on plans to end Right to Buy before the consultation closes.

Becky Carr

Teen’s cakes helping causes

Posted on 3:51pm Friday 10th April 2015

A CWMCARN teenager is raising funds for good causes after being inspired by her late father’s charity work.

Deliberate grass fires in Gwent up by 860%

Posted on 6:10am Thursday 9th April 2015

THE number of deliberate grass fires in Gwent in the first week of April saw a shocking 860 per cent increase on those put out during the same period last year.

Firefighters rescue person after falling down embankment

Posted on 7:54am Thursday 9th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS rescued someone who had fallen down an embankment into undergrowth earlier this morning.

Meningitis B vaccine to be made available to all babies in Wales

Posted on 12:10am Wednesday 8th April 2015

THE Welsh Government has announced £7.7m of funding so all babies in Wales will be vaccinated against meningitis B.

Have your say on cycling race road closures for Velothon Wales

Posted on 7:10am Wednesday 8th April 2015

CONSULTATION is under way ahead of a major one-day cycling event which is expected to bring parts of Gwent to a standstill for up to nine hours.

You helped us do it for Oakdale teen Jack Thomas - thank you! Every secondary school in Gwent can now have a defibrillator

Posted on 3:12pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

EVERY secondary school in Gwent can now be fitted with a heart defibrillator thanks to an Argus-led appeal that has raised more than £32,500 in just over a year.

Caio Iwan

Velothon road closures consultation underway

Posted on 1:48pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

CONSULTATION is under way ahead of a major one-day cycling event which is expected to bring parts of Caerphilly county borough to a standstill for up to nine hours.

New appeal, three years after disappearance of pensioner, Trevor Elias

Posted on 8:03am Tuesday 7th April 2015

GWENT Police have re-appealed for information three years to the day after a Caerphilly pensioner disappeared.

Appeal after pub charity box is stolen

Posted on 1:07pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

GWENT Police would like to speak to this man following the theft of a charity box from a pub.

Gwent set for more sun this week

Posted on 10:46am Tuesday 7th April 2015

EASTER may be over but the sun is staying out for a few more days yet in South Wales, with temperatures likely to remain above average until the weekend.

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