Murdered teenage mother-to-be Nikitta Grender

35 years for Nikitta Grender's killer

A former nightclub bouncer was jailed for at least 35 years today for the rape and murder of heavily-pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender.

Ronnie O’Sullivan, recovered from 4-0 down at the German Masters to win 5-4 against Widnes’s Andrew Higginson

Snooker: O'Sullivan pulls off great escape

Ronnie O'Sullivan's hopes of appearing at this year's world championship at the Crucible were all but gone at one point yesterday in Berlin – but a comeback brilliant even by the standards of the 36-year-old saw him keep the door ajar for a little longer at least.

Bouncer 'murdered teenager'

A nightclub bouncer stabbed his cousin's pregnant girlfriend to death after raping her, a jury heard.

Widow died after surgeon's error

A widow died on the operating table when an experienced surgeon unintentionally tried to remove her liver instead of a kidney, an inquest heard.

115 jobs lost at steel plant

A hot strip mill at a huge steel plant is to be mothballed because of "continuing poor demand", with the loss of 115 jobs, it was announced today.

Police fear more victims as seven confirmed dead in massive fireball

Flames force back motorists trying to help victims.

Wing wizard Wade helps Wasps return to winning ways

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Hospital apologises for error that left girl paralysed

A teenager was left paralysed from the waist down when a spinal anaesthetic was left in too long after a routine operation, a hospital has admitted.

Two questioned over Newport murder

A man and a woman continue to be questioned on suspicion of the murder of a 60-year-old man after a 19-year-old is released on police bail.

Police name gunman found dead after salon shootings

Gwent police have named the man found dead in woods after a shooting incident involving three women at a hair salon in Newport as 45 year old Darren Williams of Cwmbran.

Beach survivor speaks

A California teenager who was buried in six feet of sand while digging a trench on Newport beach has said he was certain he would die.

Yell to become online business hub

Yellow Pages owner Yell today announced a four-year plan to reinvent itself as an online hub for local businesses as it looks to expand beyond the declining market for printed directories.

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The founder of JoJo Maman Bébé, the maternity and babywear chain, has sold a minority stake to a private-equity firm to help to fund the chain's expansion.

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