A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding his elderly uncle of more than £80,000.
Jonathan Hill abused his position as a Lasting Power of Attorney by spending his uncle’s money for his own benefit and without either his permission or knowledge.
The 70-year-old from Monmouth also charged his physically disabled uncle £600 a month for managing his finances and visiting him at his supported accommodation in Rumney, Cardiff.
This was a complex and callous crime committed upon an elderly gentleman, who was in his 90s at time and sadly died during the investigation.
The investigation was carried out by our Vulnerable Adult Investigation Unit in Cardiff which is committed to taking robust action against those who financially exploit the vulnerable.
The money Hill gained will now be pursued under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A man killed following an "industrial incident" which occurred at Manson Lane near Monmouth last Wednesday has been named as David Llewellyn.
The 65-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services were called to the area just after half 12 on the afternoon of the 25th May.
A joint investigation between Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive is still on-going to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Both lanes of the A40 have re-opened following a crash this morning that left two men with 'life-changing' injuries.
A 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
A man's been arrested after a crash on the A40 in Monmouth this morning which left two people with 'life-changing' injuries.
The incident involving two vehicles happened on the southbound carriageway in Monmouth close to the Gibraltar Tunnels at around 5.50am.
Gwent Police says a 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and two other men were taken to hospital with 'life-changing' injuries.
The southbound carriage way will be closed for a substantial period of time, with diversions in place from the Monmouth traffic lights to the Wye Valley. Traffic officers are on the scene advising HGV lorries of alternative routes as the Wye Valley route has weight restrictions.
A second crash happened shortly afterwards on the northbound carriageway, where two people suffered minor injuries. The force says the northbound carriageway will re-open shortly. The southbound carriageway is not expected to re-open until late afternoon.
The A40 southbound is currently closed due to serious accident involving two lorries between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights) and A449 (Raglan Interchange).
Traffic is unable to exit from Mitchel Troy itself onto the westbound carriageway.
Also the A40 northbound is closed due to an accident involving one vehicle and recovery work between the A449 (Raglan Interchange) and A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights).
One lane is blocked by a car that has hit the barrier on the hard shoulder, directly opposite the scene of the accident on the opposite carriageway.
South Wales Fire and Rescue service are advising drivers to avoid the A40 Southbound.
Six-year-old Oliver Bauert from Monmouth dreams of being a sports star - but he was born with a condition that has left him unable to run.
The prosthetic blades, used by some of the world's leading Paralympic athletes, have seldom been given to children.
But Oliver's parents launched a fundraising campaign to get him a running blade of his own - and now he's finally got what he needs to make that dream a reality.
Repairs have begun on the Brecon and Monmouth canal, which suffered a million pounds worth of damage in the winter storms.
Local boat owners say the disruption has severely affected their businesses and will have an impact on the start of the tourist season. Hannah Thomas reports.
The Welsh borders town of Monmouth has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK according to the Sunday Times
It's been given a 'special mention' in a survey that takes in everything from crime rates to house prices and school performance. Our Correspondent Richard Morgan has been to find out what makes the place so special.
Monmouth is one of the top four places to live in the UK, according to a new list compiled by the Sunday Times.
The Monmouthshire town is described as having "a charm of its own," with good transport links and independent schools with reasonable fees and good exam results.
The list includes 11 Welsh towns:
Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan,
Brecon, Hawarden, Monmouth, Rhossili, Tenby and Whitchurch, are appearing in the list for the first time.
The 101 towns on the list were selected for offering "the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces."
A woman has been air-lifted to the Heath hospital in Cardiff with serious leg injuries, following a crash on the A40 this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the crash, involving two vehicles, near the Gibraltar Tunnels in Monmouth just after midday.
One of the cars left the road, falling down an embankment into trees. It was driven by a man in his fifties, with a woman and two children as passengers.
The man and children were taken to Neville Hall Hospital with minor injuries
The other car is believed to be a black Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus, being driven by a white man aged between 20-30 years old.
The car was last seen turning left at the traffic lights into Monmouth.
The northbound A40 has been closed and diversions are in place.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.