Monmouthshire County Council is to switch off its street lights between midnight and 5am as part of a money-saving exercise.
The lights will be turned off from midnight tonight, affecting residential areas in Chepstow.
It is part of a wider initiative for the council to save £9m from its budget this financial year.
It has led to criticism from many locals, who fear turning off the lights will lead to a rise in road accidents.
But the council has defended its decision, claiming the cuts are unavoidable.
Monmouthshire County Council says there has been a 'major cable fault' in Chepstow, which means the fire station and doctor's surgery are without power.
Emergency services are on the scene, and Mounton Road is likely to be closed for much of the day.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says the mobilisation of its appliances and crews is not affected.
Gwent Police is appealing for help to find missing 16-year-old Kristine Davies.
She has been missing from her home in Chepstow since Sunday 6 July.
Kristine is also known as Kristy.
She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved top with a Chanel logo, and black leggings.
She has connections with the West Midlands, and officers say enquiries are being carried out in that area.
Gwent Police is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to call 101.
He is best known for playing 'The Fonz' in the 70s American television series 'Happy Days' - but today actor Henry Winkler has been visiting schoolchildren in Chepstow.
The actor, who has also published more than 20 children's books, is dyslexic - and he hopes his own story will inspire others to overcome learning difficulties.
Henry Winkler - best known as 'the Fonz' in American TV show Happy Days - visited Chepstow School today, as part of a campaign to help children with learning challenges.
He has dyslexia himself, and is fronting the 'First News My Way!' schools tour, to try to dispel the stigma felt by the 20 per cent of children in the UK with learning challenges.
Henry Winkler OBE, best know for his portrayal of 'The Fonz' in 70s sitcom Happy Days, will be at a school in Chepstow later as part of a campaign to help children with various learning challenges.
The actor and author himself was diagnosed with dyslexia and once said '"I got a bad grade in everything but lunch."
The 'First News My Way!' schools tour aims to dispel the stigma felt by the one in five children in the UK with learning challenges and to raise their self esteem.
"How you learn is nothing to do with how smart you are." - Henry Winkler, OBE
Spanish police have begun a hunt for the killer of a millionaire jeweller from Chepstow who was shot in the head at his mansion on the Costa del Sol.
Local reports claim Andrew Bush, who works in Bristol, was murdered at the five-bedroom property near the resort of Estepona after returning home with his girlfriend on Saturday morning.
Gwent Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 16-year-old Keisha Morris.
The teenager has been reported missing from her home in Chepstow.
She was last seen on March 13. She is described as being white, approximately 5feet 5 inches tall, of slim build, with brown eyes.
Her hair is also brown, but may have been dyed red recently.
She was last seen be wearing blue jeans, blue daps and a purple hoodie.
A police spokesperson said the force believes she could be in the Bristol area.
It's popular in the Middle East and was being held at Chepstow racecourse for the very first time. Run over a furlong, this camel racing event was raising money for the Bristol charity Paul's Place.
Camels and their jockey's have taken part in an unusual race in Chepstow this afternoon.
Bets were taken at the Camel Derby to raise money for the Bristol Charity Paul's Place.