Construction work starts on £350m super-hospital

Thirteen years since proposals were first mooted, the start of construction work on Gwent’s delayed £350m hospital has been welcomed by Monmouth MP David Davies.

Mr Davies said the super-hospital, to be built in his constituency at Llanfrechfa Grange, Cwmbran, was “long overdue”.

David re-elected unopposed as Welsh Affairs chair

Monmouth MP David Davies has been re-elected unopposed as chairman of the Commons Welsh Affairs Committee.

The first Conservative ever to take the role in June 2010, Mr Davies was the only candidate nominated to stand again. Twenty cross-party MPs, including Labour, backed his bid.

Conservative election pledge to scrap Severn Bridge tolls

In a £100m boost to the local economy, Theresa May has today pledged to abolish tolls on the Severn crossings between Wales and England. 

If elected on 8 June, a Conservative government will scrap tolls for ALL vehicles using the bridges. 

STATEMENT: General Election 2017

Last year, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Theresa May was clear that Conservative MPs, who had been divided on this issue, should come together in order to implement the decision. 

Justice Secretary visits Vision of Hope

A Monmouthshire charity has hosted a special visit from Justice Secretary Liz Truss to highlight its work with rehabilitating ex-offenders.

Based on Wenallt Farm near Gilwern, the Vision of Hope Animal Assisted Therapy project is run by Dinah Sansome and her husband David.

Gilwern high street open for business

The owners of a family butchers in Gilwern have added to the criticisms of construction giant Costain as road closures linked to the Heads of the Valleys dualling works continue to blight the village.