Caldicot

Readypower readies new Volvo FH460 trio

MV Commercial has supplied specialist rail and infrastructure services provider Readypower Rail Services with three 32-tonne 8×2 Volvo FH460s, mounted with heavy-haulage plant bodies and Palfinger PK33002 loader cranes.
The three new trucks join the co…

Immaculate 172-bay car park next to the M4 that no one uses

A pristine car park in Wales, despite its prime location and ample space, has remained unused for years. This car park[1] serves as a stark reminder of the political decisions that have led to congested main roads and alarmingly high pollution levels f…

In court from Newport, Pontypool, Nantyglo and Caerphilly

KYLE DIXON, 24, of Broadwood Close, Newport was jailed for eight weeks, suspended for 12 months, and banned from driving for 21 months after pleading guilty to riding a motorcycle whilst disqualified on Cardiff Road on April 6.
He must complete a 10-da…

In court from Newport, Abertillery, Cwmbran and Caerphilly

ZAFAR ALI, 29, of Ruperra Street, Newport must pay £110 in a fine and costs after he admitted failing to comply with supervision requirements after being released from prison.
LUCY HAYDEN, 26, of Commercial Street, Abertillery must pay £110 in a fine a…

In court from Newport, Tredegar, Cwmbran and Caerphilly

JOSEPH EVANS, 24, of Greenfield Close, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran was banned from driving for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to drug driving with a cocaine derivative in his blood on Forge Lane on September 4, 2023.
He must pay £602 in a fine, costs and a …

In court from Newport, Abertillery, Pontypool and Caerphilly

AWAT KHAZRI, 27, of Howard Drive, Caerphilly must pay £1,356.70 in a fine, costs and a surcharge after he admitted carrying on a licensable activity, namely the provision of late night refreshment, on or from Pizza Bites on Penallta Road, Ystrad Mynach…

Newport Railway Station is second busiest in Wales

Office for Rail and Road data looks at the number of people entering and exiting every train station across Great Britain.
Unsurprisingly given its position on the main London to Swansea line, Newport was by far the busiest station in Gwent, with 2.3 m…

Complaints over cancellations of trains to Chepstow station

Plans have been unveiled to potentially increase services between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction, at Rogiet near Caldicot, in line with proposals for five new stations in between them. 
As part of the consultation on the proposed stations a…

In court from Newport, Caerphilly, Blackwood and Caldicot

KALLUM JEAVONS, 28, of no fixed abode, Newport was jailed for 21 weeks after he pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon – a builder’s trowel – on Commercial Street on July 31.
He must pay £620 costs following his release from pri…

Undy’s new Mercedes-Benz Atego has a tough act to follow

South Wales builders’ merchant Undy Building & Timber Supplies looked no further than another Mercedes-Benz Atego from Euro Commercials, when it needed a new delivery truck – thanks to the proven performance of its long-running predecessor.
The new…