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8 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | Freepressseries.co.uk

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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Freepressseries.co.uk

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

Freepressseries.co.uk

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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South Wales Argus

Bid to switch street lights off to save cash

STREET lights in residential areas across Monmouthshire are to be switched off as part of council cost saving measures, with some town and community councillors voicing concern about the plans.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

South Wales Argus

TV's Kate Humble opens Gwent farm shop

OPENING: Kate Humble with Trellech Primary school pupils at the opening of the new farm shop and cafe at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire Mrs Humble, who presents BBC's Lambing live and Springwatch, opened the cafe and shop selling artisan and local produce at her farm, Humble by Nature, in Monmouthshire last week.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Brecon Jazz 2014: 10 great pubs to toast the festival in and around Brecon

Solskjaer is a big admirer of highly-rated England under-21 centre-back Keane and is determined to add a new defender to his squad before the season begins The story behind the inward investment projects that ensured Wales's best performance on foreign direct investment for nearly a quarter of century Seda UK, Carey Glass, Pinewood Shepperton, ... (more)

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South Wales Argus

Litter campaigns 'not working' ex-mayor

Councillor Stephanie Dovey, who represents the St Christopher's Ward on Chepstow town council, said the level of rubbish, particularly around the bus station, is a problem that cannot be ignored.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

South Wales Argus

Jogger saves sleeping man from fire

Steve Arnold, 18, was on a jog when he saw smoke so called the fire brigade before smashing down the door to put out the fire.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Freepressseries.co.uk

Planning begins for Abergavenny Eisteddfod

MORE than 200 people gathered in Abergavenny this week for the first public meeting ahead of the National Eisteddfod coming to the county in 2016.

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South Wales Argus

it's the Weekend: Food and drink - Caerleon chef James Sommerin...

IT'S THE WEEKEND: Food and drink - Caerleon chef James Sommerin serves us something special with new "dream" venture HE is the Caerleon chef who served up a Michelin star for the Monmouthshire-based eatery The Crown at Whitebrook, and now James Sommerin has opened his own fine dining restaurant in Penarth.

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South Wales Argus

it's the Weekend: The Great OUtdoors - Where to enjoy the National Cycle Network across Gwent

The National Cycle Network stretches 14,700 miles across the UK. CARYS THOMAS finds out where the cycle paths are in Gwent.

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