Dr Sabine Maguire, based in Newport, is one of our four finalists as we look for Wales' Local Hero.
Five members of a family from Newport have been killed in a taxi crash during a pilgrimage to Mecca in the Middle East.
Work by photographers who started their career at the University of Wales, Newport is being showcased in a new exhibition.
Newport City Council said earlier the mural was in "a very precarious position", attached to the wall "which is extremely unsafe."
"The council has had to take immediate action with regards to pre-demolition preparations and safety precautions. Major demolition work will be starting at the end of this month."
A few dozen protesters have been in Newport city centre to demonstrate, as the demolition of the city's Chartist Mural began.
The council says it "had to take immediate action" because the wall the mural was on was "extremely unsafe."
People in Newport have been expressing their sadness at the demolition of the city's Chartist Mural, commemorating the uprising of 1839.
A demonstration against the decision to remove the mural was due to be held on Saturday, but Newport City Council says it had to act immediately for safety reasons.
Must say it's a very sad day for us Newport people with the Chartist Mural being demolished
Sad to hear of destruction of Newport's Chartist mural. To do so in advance of a planned protest is (at best) heartless and arrogant.
It scared me as a kid but Such a shame about Chartist Mural in Newport being demolished, very sad?
The decision was taken in March 2012 to replace Newport's Chartist Mural, as part of the redevelopment of the city centre, with a new 'Friars Walk' shopping complex.
Welsh heritage organisation Cadw decided not to list the mural at national level on grounds of special architectural interest.
Newport City Council says it is "committed to commissioning an alternative solution to commemorate the Chartist movement and will be consulting with the public on the nature of this different form of celebration shortly."
"The council would like the new commemoration to celebrate the Chartist movement to be in a more accessible location which can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, as well as enhancing the historical connection between Newport and the Chartist movement."
Newport City Council says it "had to take immediate action" in beginning to remove the Chartist Mural in the city centre, two days before a planned protest against its demolition, for safety reasons.
– Newport City Council spokesperson
Newport City Council recognises how important the Chartist history is to Newport.
The mural is a modern day depiction of an historical event that happened in Newport and has served to remind us of Newport’s past, but we must now focus on Newport’s future.
The current Chartist mural is in a very precarious position, as it is attached to the wall of the multi-storey car park which is extremely unsafe.
The council has had to take immediate action with regards to pre-demolition preparations and safety precautions.
Major demolition work will be starting at the end of this month.
The controversial demolition of an historic artwork in Newport has begun today.
The mural commemorates the 1839 Chartist uprising.
It is a mosaic of 200,000 pieces of tile and glass, in a subway off John Frost Square - named after the rebellion's leader.
The demolition has begun two days before campaigners plan to stage a demonstration against its removal in the city centre.
It is being pulled down to make way for a new shopping centre.
Thousands of people signed a petition to save it.
Newport City Council has said the cost of moving the mural is not economically viable.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, after a crash which killed an elderly woman on the M4 last night.
The 77-year-old driver died in a collision between a car and a lorry at around 11pm last night at J25 on the M4, at Newport.
The road was closed for investigators to carry out enquiries, and re-opened this morning.
There's very slow traffic because of people slowing to look at an accident on the opposite carriageway near J25 (Caerleon), on M4 Eastbound between J28 A48 / A467 Forge Road (Tredegar Park) and J24 A48 / A449 (Coldra).
An accident has closed the M4 Westbound near Newport.
The incident at around 11.30 last night means traffic's being diverted onto the Southern Distributer Road from the M4 at J24.
Traffic can return to the westbound carriageway of the M4 at J28 (Tredegar Park). An investigation's continuing.
There's no word yet on when the motorway will reopen.
The M4 Westbound is closed and there's queueing traffic after an accident between J24 A48 / A449 (Coldra) and J26 A4051 (Malpas Road).