Local News

Dementia unit closure proposals criticised

Proposals to shut a 15-bed dementia ward at Chepstow Community Hospital have been criticised by a local MP.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has earmarked to close St Pierre Ward as part of a wider redesign of mental health services for older adults.

Countryside Alliance Awards: Nominate now in the 2017 Rural Oscars

With public nominations now open for the annual Countryside Alliance Awards, Monmouth MP David Davies is urging local communities to get involved.

Dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars’, the awards are the chance for the countryside to make its voice heard on a national stage.

Pledge to Back British Farming

Monmouth MP David Davies has recognised the vital role that local farmers play in contributing to the economy, the countryside and food production as he pledged to Back British Farming at a special parliamentary event.

Five stars for Gibraltar Nursing Home

Gibraltar Nursing Home, a purpose-built care home located in Monmouth, has been awarded the maximum five stars in its latest food hygiene rating.

Invest in Community Health Councils rather than abolishing them

The Welsh Government should invest in building on Community Health Councils (CHCs) rather than abolishing them, an MP has said.

David Davies described proposals to scrap CHCs in Wales as a “retrograde step” and an attempt to “stifle” the voice of patients.

Monmouth woman released on bail ahead of Portuguese trial

A Monmouth woman stuck in a Portuguese prison for almost four months has been released on bail.

25 year-old Sophie Grey, from Llangovan, was arrested at the end of April following an altercation between her boyfriend and the police. 

Severn Crossings to be publicly owned from 8 January 2018

THE Severn Crossings will revert to public ownership on 8 January allowing tolls to be scrapped by the end of 2018, the UK government has confirmed.

Welsh Affairs Committee chairman David Davies received the news in a letter from Transport Minister Jesse Norman.