South Wales Argus

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The South Wales Argus
South Wales Argus front page in July 2007
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Newsquest
Publisher Newsquest Media (Southern) Ltd.
Editor Nicole Garnon
Founded 1892[1]
Headquarters Cardiff Road, Maesglas, Newport NP20 3QN
Circulation 13,197 (January 2014-July 2014)[2]
Website South Wales Argus

The South Wales Argus is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Newport, South Wales. The Argus is distributed in Newport and Monmouthshire.[3]

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".[4] On 15 May 1896 the Monmouthshire Daily Leader part was dropped and latterly the definite article has also been dropped.[5]

The Argus has a circulation of around 13,000 and is owned by Newsquest, a subsidiary of Gannett.[6][7][8][9]

From its first publication until 7 March 2008 the paper was an evening paper printed in Newport. Since 10 March 2008 the paper has been a morning paper printed in Oxford or Worcester.


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.


  1. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg615 ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
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  3. ^ British Newspapers Online - South Wales Argus
  4. ^ Yesterday's Newport, Terry Underwood
  5. ^ Berry, D. (2008). "The South Wales Argus and Cultural Representations of Gwent". Journalism Studies. 9: 105–126. doi:10.1080/14616700701768170.
  6. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage. UK. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  7. ^ Newsquest contacts, retrieved 2007-08-04
  8. ^ The South Wales Argus subscription page, retrieved 2007-08-04
  9. ^ About the Argus, retrieved 2007-08-04

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