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7 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

Probe into cross-border health care

The Welsh Affairs Committee, which Mr Davies chairs, will examine the workings of the NHS for patients who rely on healthcare facilities on the other side of the border.

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11 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

Half of 999 calls miss target

FIGURES released yesterday show that over half of the category A emergency calls in Wales fail to meet the Assembly Government's response time target of eight minutes.

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14 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

Council to discuss school rebuilds

A DECISION by top Monmouthshire councillors to approve multi-million-pound grants to rebuild two of the county's four high schools will be discussed by all members tomorrow.

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Related Topix: Monmouthshire County, Wales, United Kingdom, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, World News, Gloucestershire County, England,

18 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

Top IT man cleared of fraud makes complaint against Gwent Police Chief

A SENIOR Torfaen council officer who was cleared of fraud earlier this year has made a complaint about Gwent Police chief constable Jeff Farrar and said he is "looking for justice".

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21 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Emergency crews pull a body from the River Usk in Newport

South Wales Fire and Rescue, SARA and Gwent Police were called to the river between Newport and Caerleon after reports that someone had fallen into the water near the M4 bridge alongside the Brynglas Tunnels, on Tuesday night.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Nurse who 'groped' colleague must wait four months to find out his fate

Robert Andrew Phillips, who was employed by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, will have to wait until November to find out if he will be struck off A professional conduct committee has found that a nurse from South Wales repeatedly "groped" his colleague, sent her inappropriate text messages, and called her derogatory names.

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IcNetwork

The Royal Mail's first WWI commemoration stamps revealed

The set will feature 30 stamps, with six being produced each year out of respect to more than 16 million people across the globe who lost their lives and the millions more who were affected by the landmark conflict.

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IcNetwork

Road trip restaurants: Where to eat just off the M4

Heading out west for the summer break? Or just visiting for the day? Here's our must-read guide on where to stop for the best motorway munchies Caldicot boasts takeaway Angelo's Fish Bar just 0.8 miles from the junction, but if you're after something of the sit-down variety, there's also The Spice Trail , authentic Indian food just a mile from the ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

South Wales Argus

Gwent sites get Green Flag award

Welsh environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy , today announced the results of the Green Flag Awards for parks and green spaces in Wales, with no less than 20 selected from across the area.

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South Wales Argus

MP Paul Murphy

A WISE former councillor once gave me an interesting piece of advice when visiting a local fete: never get given the job of judging a competition in your constituency.

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Wentwood Forest solar farm plan to go before council

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a 45 acre solar farm near one of Wales' largest ancient forest will go before a planning committee in August despite protest from more than 100 campaigners.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

IcNetwork

Plaid's fury over 'civic shindigs' at a time of austerity

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that councils in Wales spent A 28,000 on civic dinners in the past three years.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

South Wales Argus

it's the Weekend: The Great Outdoors - Where to skateboard in Gwent

SOPHIE BROWNSON takes a look at where to find some of the best ramps and half-pipes for skateboarders, BMX riders and those riding scooters.

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South Wales Argus

Councillors' plea to protect Newport courses

NEWPORT councillors will urge university chiefs to keep courses in the city and surrounding areas, including the campus in Caerleon, at a meeting on Tuesday.

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South Wales Argus

it's the Weekend: The Monmouthshire woman making art from felt

It may normally be associated with children's play time, but felt is also being used to create stunning works of art by one Monmouthshire woman.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

South Wales Argus

Teenage Pregnancy

TEEN pregnancies in Wales are at its lowest rate since 1998 according to new data released by the office of National Statistics, with significant decreases in each of the Gwent counties in the same time.

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South Wales Argus

Monmouth pool to get new home

THE swimming pool in Monmouth will be moved as the council has agreed to build the new A 36 million Monmouth Comprehensive School on the pool's current site.

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Top cyclists line up for Gwent race

AFTER last month's National Championships, Monmouthshire welcomes back Britain's best cyclists for the grand finale of British Cycling's Elite Circuit Series.

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Free Press Series: Argus-Mark Reporter-Melissa 13-07-10..Raglan castle...

RAGLAN Castle can be seen from the sky as part of new series from Cadw to showcase historic monuments in Wales.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Free Press Series: Steve Davies, the Head of the Educational Achievement Service

THE head of the regional body tasked with helping to bring Monmouthshire's education department out of special measures has predicted the county will see its best ever exam results in the autumn.

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