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Murder coverage across 18 pages after guilty verdict

A 12-page pull-out backgrounder and six pages of news of a murder trial was the culmination of work at the South Wales Argus to cover a six-week murder trial that gripped the nation. Factory worker Michael Baldwin was jailed for

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South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley has joined the board of Newport’s Urban Regeneration Company.He is one of three new non-executive members of Newport Unlimited, which aims to develop the city into a centre for business, leisure and living. Staff

Race named after Gerry in 'Big Five-O' tribute

News of South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley’s 50th birthday spread to a wider audience than he could have imagined. Argus colleagues treated Gerry to a day of surprises and celebrations to mark his half-century. But when management at Chepstow

Editor's birthday not quite a "quiet affair"

South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley was hoping his 50th birthday would be a quiet affair – but found his colleagues had other ideas. Gerry arrived at work to find his half-century hadn’t been forgotten, and in fact, staff were

Highest sales for five years

The South Wales Argus hit its highest daily sales figure for five years in early November. The average daily base sale of 30,904 in the week ending November 2 also marked another milestone – the first time the sale had

Forming relationships with readers…

South Wales Argus assistant editor Nicole Garnon has been appointed reader relations manager. It will be Nicole’s job to try to resolve editorial complaints promptly and efficiently. Nicole Editor Gerry Keighley said: “Although we hate to make mistakes we, in

First 'City Final' for Argus

The South Wales Argus produced a special issue – and a new name for one of itseditions – to mark the Queen’s decision to make Newport a city. An editorial operation planned weeks in advance swung into action late onWednesday

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The South Wales Argus has launched a Young and Positive Award aimed at highlighting goodnews about teenagers in its circulation area.A £500 cash prize, donated by sponsors Consignia, is on offer for the mostoustanding example of a young and positive

Readers say "no" to £40m chamber

South Wales Argus readers have given a massive thumbs-down to plans for a new £40m debating chamber for the Welsh Assembly. An exclusive Argus telephone poll took nearly 400 calls from readers in just four days. And they voted by

Argus steps up hunt for mum

The hunt for the mother of a baby abandoned outside a couple’s front door has been boosted by the South Wales Argus. A series of police appeals for his mother to come forward has met with no response. Now the

Two step up the ladder at Wales and Western

Two senior editorial appointments have been announced in Newsquest’s Wales and Western region. Ryland James (26) has been appointed deputy sports editor of the South Wales Argus. And Sian Matheson, (22), has been appointed deputy chief sub-editor for the region’s

Popular and respected journalist dies at 73

Former South Wales Argus journalist Tom Ellis has died suddenly at the age of 73. He was returning to his Newport home after collecting a copy of the Argus from his local newsagent when he collapsed. He was a hugely

Transatlantic joy for Gemma

South Wales Argus trainee Gemma Collins has won a £1,000 bursary to travel to the United States. Reporter Gemma won the first Nick Lewis Memorial Trust Travel Bursary. Nick was a former Argus trainee who died last year at the

Argus scores with rugby special

The South Wales Argus celebrated a major cup final win for its major sportingteam in style. Newport RFC, the best-supported rugby club in Wales, clinched the Principality Welsh Cup at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the first time in

Kids produce spread every day of the week

The young and the old played key roles in the South Wales Argus’ coverage of Local Newspaper Week with more than 50 people who have been reading the Argus for 40 years or more being featured. Four pages a day

Argus is the fastest-growing

The South Wales Argus has been named the best in Britain thanks to its growing army of readers. More than 2,100 new readers joined the Argus ranks every day last year and the paper has now been named Britain’s fastest-growing