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Nicole moves up at the Argus

Nicole Garnon has been appointed assistant editor of the South Wales Argus. She has been news editor of the Newport-based evening paper for the past three years and has spent more than 13 years with the Argus. Nicole, 37, started

'Overwhelming' support for jobs campaign

Newsquest can claim to have the ear of many in the corridors of power – if the recent lobbying of MPs about steel job losses is anything to go by. After Corus announced 6,000 job losses last month, Newsquest editors

Editor's warning over 'rogue' banning orders

South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley has spoken out after the paper was banned from naming a man who admitted makingand possessing more than 100 indecent images of children on his computer. Gerry Keighley The judge at the man’s trial

Principle of open justice 'under attack' – editor

The South Wales Argus has again been hit by a “back door” bid to ban the identification of adult defendants accused of offences against children. For the third time in recent months a Gwent council has sought – and been

High calibre backing forArgus campaign

Senior politicians have taken up the South Wales Argus’ Justice For Miners Campaign and pledged their support. Big names that have thrown their weight behind the campaign include: Caerphilly MP and Assembly Member Ron Davies; Blaenau Gwent AM Peter Law;

Argus wins ambulance campaign victory

The South Wales Argus has won a major victory in its campaign demanding a shake-up in Gwent’s ambulance service. It comes after the Newport-based evening paper revealed a series of blunders by the under-fire service in which 999 emergency calls

Argus turns its patch plastic in bid to make night's out safer

The South Wales Argus is turning its patch plastic after calling on local pubs and clubs to do more to combat instances of ‘glassing’. The Newsquest evening title is driving a campaign, supported by Gwent Police, to persuade all the

Early success for car crime campaign

Home office figures show that a South Wales Argus campaign to cut car crime in Gwent is beginning to bear fruit. In the three months following the launch of the Car Safe campaign car crime fell by 25 per cent.

Stiffer sentencing as JPs back paper's campaign

A South Wales Argus fightback against car crime won a major boost as magistrates pledged tougher sentences in a bid to end the menace. One of the main planks of the Argus’ Car Safe campaign, launched in July, was to

Argus brings new hope for steelworkers

The South Wales Argus has launched a high-profile campaign to get Newport and Ebbw Vale Back on Track. A regeneration package already announced by the Welsh Assembly after hundreds of steel jobs were lost includes £15m of investment to re-open

Argus snappers in racism project

Racism is being tackled by The Argus with input from its staff into a new calendar. It is to promote the work of the Newport Forum to Counter Racial Harassment. The paper is joining the initiative in a bid to

'Save our club' campaign launched

A sports and social club threatened with closure following massive redundancies at Newport steelworks could get a new lease of life from the South Wales Argus. The end of steelmaking at the giant Llanwern steelworks has seen nearly1,500 people lose

Argus campaign leads to hospital violence review

Welsh health minister Jane Hutt has begun a major review of the way violence in hospitals is tackled following the launch of a campaign by the South Wales Argus. The paper’s Protect Hospital Staff campaign was launched after it learned

Petition delivery marks campaign climax

The South Wales Argus’ 25,000-name Justice for Miners petition has been delivered to the House of Commons. MPs heard the Argus’ appeal for immediate compensation payments to sick and dying ex-miners at a special Commons sitting. This landmark event in