South Wales Argus front page in July 2007
|Publisher||Newsquest Media (Southern) Ltd.|
|Headquarters||Cardiff Road, Maesglas, Newport NP20 3QN|
|Circulation||13,197 (January 2014-July 2014)|
|Website||South Wales Argus|
The paper was founded as the South Wales Argus and Monmouthshire Daily Leader on 30 May 1892. An early description of the paper reads, "The South Wales Argus, the only evening paper printed and published in Newport and Monmouthshire was established in 1892, and the South Wales Weekly Argus and Star of Gwent the only weekly paper printed and published in Newport, was established in 1829. A leading object in the management has been to keep the legitimate claims of Newport and the County to the front, the proprietary including gentlemen, largely interested in the industrial, shipping, mining and commercial life of Newport, the neighbouring counties, and of South Wales generally". On 15 May 1896 the Monmouthshire Daily Leader part was dropped and latterly the definite article has also been dropped.
Kevin Ward served as editor from 2012 to 2016, where he left to set up a PR company in Newport. Ward was replaced by his-then deputy, Nicole Garnon, as the new editor.
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