A man has suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a vehicle on a main Newport road.
Peakman Ltd is appealing against a decision denying it permission to quarry at Tirpentwys.
Matthew Lloyd's decision to stand down could affect the council's balance of power.
Defence coach Shaun Edwards hopes Wales can create history in Warren Gatland's final Six Nations in charge.
Leigh Halfpenny and Ross Moriarty, both currently sidelined with concussion, are included in Wales' 39-man Six Nations squad.
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