Council hunts cannabis cultivating culprits after Newport plant pots display planted pot

By the time the police had been informed the plants had already been harvested

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Police hunt for violent sex offender

Police are looking for a sex offender with a history of violence after he failed to register with the authorities.

Corinthians keep Chichester memories alive

Gathering in Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, home of the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, is a group of sailors far removed from the professional and grand prix circuit.

Christian Jolley of Newport County celebrates scoring a goal during the Blue Square Bet Premier Conference Play-off Final

Blue Square Premier: Newport back after 25 years

Newport County will return to the Football League after a 25-year absence after two dramatic late goals gave them victory over Welsh rivals Wrexham at Wembley.

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David Cameron criticised over failure to declare wife Samantha’s business stake

David Cameron has been condemned for his failure to declare a family stake in a company planning a massive housing development.

Woman in hospital after home attack by American bulldog

A dog which savaged a woman has now been destroyed, police have confirmed.

George Osborne's Land Rover caught in disabled parking bay

Chancellor criticised for being 'wildly out of touch' by disability campaigners

Mike Golding will probably now retire from ocean racing

Mike Golding completes third Vendée Globe race

Job done. After over 88 days at sea, Mike Golding completed his third Vendée Globe solo round the world race and his sixth circumnavigation of the planet, crossing the line in sixth place at Les Sables d’Olonne.

Mike Golding has completed his third, and probably last, Vendée Globe singlehanded non-stop round the world race in his 60-foot Gamesa

Briton Mike Golding completes Vendee Globe race

Golding finishes in sixth place in round the world race

Newsreader and Treasure Hunt presenter Kenneth Kendall dies aged 88

Newsreader Kenneth Kendall, known to many for his role Treasure Hunt, has died aged 88.

Kenny Morgans: Footballer who survived the Munich disaster

Eighteen-year-old Kenny Morgans escaped with superficial physical wounds when Manchester United's plane crashed on a snowy German runway in February 1958. But his career as a top-level footballer, which for six heady weeks had sparkled with seemingly limitless potential, was effectively over.

Secret policeman's ballot: the polling stations where NO ONE turned up

Commissioner elections embarrass Government

LV Cup: 'Stupid' Saints need a pick-me-up – Mallinder

Jim Mallinder bemoaned the "stupid" tries his Northampton side conceded in a 31-30 defeat at home to Harlequins, their fourth straight defeat.

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