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Archive - Monday, 21 July 2014

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  • Police advice on protecting your property

    CRIMINAL Damage Awareness Month launches in Blaenau Gwent this week aiming to raise awareness on how to protect property from thieves. read more

  • Tredegar to mark Great War centenary

    THE Great War centenary is to be marked by a full programme of events at Bedwellty House and Park in Tredegar next month. read more

  • PCC art contest winners revealed

    YOUNGSTERS from Gwent have helped their school win a share of £1,000 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office as part of a substance abuse awareness poster competition. read more

  • Nurse accused of groping appears before hearing South Wales Argus:

    A nurse accused of groping a colleague at mental health units in Ebbw Vale has appeared before a professional conduct committee. read more

  • 'Heartbroken' family’s plea to find mum's rings after cancer death

    A CWMCARN man has made a desperate appeal to help find his wife's wedding rings which were lost shortly after her death last week. read more

  • Cwmbran dog walk helps disabled mum's cause

    DOZENS of dogs and their owners walked through Cwmbran at the weekend to raise funds for a woman suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome. read more

  • YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

    THIS past month I was honoured to be elected chair of the Down’s Syndrome All Party Parliamentary Group. read more

  • Chepstow meeting abandoned

    CHEPSTOW Racecourse’s ground staff are working around the clock to rectify a problem with its racing surface, which has led to its Caribbean Night fixture on Friday being abandoned. read more

  • Trio to drive 10,000 miles from Newport to Mongolia

    THREE friends are taking the trip of a lifetime as they set off on a 10,000-mile charity drive from Newport to Mongolia. read more

  • QUIZ: How well do you know your area? South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark   Reporter-   10-08-12
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    WHAT proportion of people in Newport are Christian? How many people in Abergavenny have a degree? Take this quiz and test your knowledge. read more

  • Elinor Barker relishing rivalry with British teammates in Glasgow

    WORLD champion cyclist Elinor Barker can’t wait to race against her Team GB rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. read more

  • Hundreds run in Pontypool 10k race

    THE fifth year of the Mic Morris 10k race saw nearly 500 runners don their trainers to raise money for Torfaen’s talented young sports people. read more

  • Cleverly set for a return to Bellew's backyard

    NATHAN Cleverly’s bid to finally silence long-term rival Tony Bellew will see him once again enter the Lions’ Den, the Argus understands. read more

  • Gwent pair get disabled flying scholarship

    TWO Gwent people are flying high after being given the opportunity to take part in a flying scholarship. read more

  • More injury woes for Team Wales ahead of Glasgow 2014

    TEAM Wales have been hit by two late Commonwealth Games withdrawals after judo ace Kyle Davies and weightlifter Faye Pittman were forced to pull out over the weekend. read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: Pan blaze rescue teen is hero

    TEENAGE rugby player Steve Arnold was just out for an evening jog when what started out as his normal training run got his pulse racing faster than normal. read more

  • Newport kid raises hundreds for St David's Hospice Care

    AN 11-year-old girl who reached reach dizzying heights for charity when she climbed Snowdon in memory of a family relative, has raised more than £400 for charity. read more

  • Mould's ready to rumble

    NEWPORT cyclist Jon Mould hopes that some fine-tuning in his home city can help fire him to glory at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. read more

  • Caerleon pub owners: ‘We're here to stay’

    OWNERS of a Newport pub have hit back at speculation that it is set to close. read more

  • Car smoke ban

    I WELCOME the joint statement by the first minister and minister for health and social services that the Welsh Government is preparing to legislate to ban smoking in cars carrying children. I have been putting pressure on the Welsh Labour Government to act on the overwhelming medical evidence about the harm to children caused by passive smoking for a considerable time and I look forward to legislation now. The British Lung Foundation is clear that the effect on children of passive smoking in a confined area such as a car or van is very harmful. In fact, 82 per cent of the public said they supported prohibition of smoking in cars carrying children and the same percentage said they would comply with a ban if one was introduced. This law will not be an assault on adults’ freedom to smoke. It will be a law upholding the rights of children to be free from harm. read more

  • State of paths

    I WENT for a bike ride with my grandchildren along the canal from Risca to Fourteen locks. It’s great along the Caerphilly area as the banks are well maintained and there is a smooth tow path. Then we hit the boundary with Newport and what a difference! A rough tow path and the banks and canal are in a terrible state. Come on, Newport City Council, you should be ashamed of yourselves. read more

  • Council pay

    I HAVE read with interest in your pages about local council planned pay increases. Strange how the 1 per cent increases only ever refer to the lower grades/wage earners. When low increases are agreed, they should refer to all – senior officers, officers, councillors and all employees. Everyone across the board. A case can always be made that to have/keep the best, the pay must be high. Well, that applies at every level. I also think that no-one paid out of the public purse should, under any circumstances, receive a wage higher than the prime minister. read more

  • School closure

    I RECENTLY attended my son’s leavers and school closure assembly at Pontymoile Primary School, Pontypool. I must congratulate all the staff and children for a highly emotional and enjoyable service. Watching many of the children, staff and parents in tears is a memory that will stay with me forever. What I must comment on is the lack of attendance from anybody from Torfaen Council. If you are to make such decisions regarding school closures affecting so many, please don’t be so spineless and gutless. Show your faces and witness the distress you are causing. This school was open for 104 years and has been quickly sold for less than the market value. TCBC might quote “student number decline” or “poor condition”. If only they’d maintained it accordingly. read more

  • New anthem?

    THERE are two things I have learned from watching the Football World Cup: England were out of their league; They have the most uninspiring National Anthem on the planet. While other nations sing with verve and passion about their countries, the English trip out the dirge about God blessing a queen. After the unforgettable, disastrous sporting season, they should be singing God Save Our Country. Why they don’t adopt Land of Hope and Glory baffles me, but as long as they remain in that medieval bubble of kings, queens, knights etc, what more can you expect. read more

  • Vote for cause

    FARESHARE Cymru, which works in Newport and across Gwent, is in the running for Best Environment Project in this year’s National Lottery Awards, and now needs your readers’ support to help it win. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: War clouds overhang Europe

    Once more the war clouds overhang Europe as the result of the Austro-Hungarian note to Serbia. read more

  • Gwent strongman who raised £45k retires South Wales Argus: Mike Williams with the truck he pulled

    A GWENT-BORN strongman who raised a total of £45,000 for charity after the death of both his parents from cancer is retiring after almost 20 years. read more

  • Litter campaigns 'not working' ex-mayor South Wales Argus: DENIAL: Chepstow is not the town of Pagford featuring in JK Rowling’s new novel

    A FORMER mayor of Chepstow has blasted tactics to tackle anti-social behaviour and litter in the town centre. read more

  • Man who breached prison licence found

    TYLER Cook, 19, from Argoed, who police wanted to find as he had breached his licence conditions has been located and arrested and is in the custody of the prison service. read more

  • Knockout success at Undy fun day

    MORE than 1,000 people turned out at Undy Fun Day yesterday for a madcap game of ‘It’s a Knockout’ at the town’s athletic club. read more


    VICARY Jonathan (Jon) Died on 16th July 2014 as a consequence of his tragic accident. Loving husband and friend of Sue and loving dad of Rebecca, Christopher and Johanna. Also first son of Walter and Anne Vicary, of Blaengwrney Farm, Crumlin. Funeral Service to be held at Haltemprice Crematorium near Hull on Friday 25th July at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a plate will be provided at the service. Please feel free to wear a hint of Red. Enquiries to J.G. Fielder & Son, 25 George Street, Pocklington. 01759 303129 read more


    FRIEND (Leslie John) On 12th July 2014, peacefully at Danygraig Nursing Home, Les aged 89 years, loving husband of Marie, loved father of Helen, Robert and their families. Funeral Thursday 24th July service at Langstone Church at 11.00am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to BLESMA, may be sent c/o Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH read more


    MORGAN (Robert) Son of the late Walter and Florence Morgan, devoted brother of Lucy and brother in law of Bruce, loving uncle of Stuart, Annette and Gareth, great uncle of Matthew, Thomas, Charlotte and Olivia. Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, to love and to cherish and never forget. read more


    HEADLEY Michael (MBE) The family of the late Michael Headley would like to extend their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy and cards of condolence. Thank you to all those who attended the funeral and gave donations in lieu of flowers. Special thanks to Dr. Redmore, Grange Clinic, Malpas, Rev. Canon Henry Davies, Peter Colsey and Bill Wall. Finally, many thanks to Tovey Bros. who performed their duties to perfection. read more


    SHELLEY (Mavis) 22 years since you passed away, thinking of you everyday. Love Shelley and family. read more


    HARVEY (Olwyn) 20th July Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Wife, wishing you were here with me. Love Colin. x read more


    HARVEY (Olwyn) Sending Special Birthday wishes to you Mum. Miss you, love you. Alan, Jodie, Caiden. xxx read more


    DAVIES Formerly Sweet Mam No cards today, just very fond memories. You were my world. I miss you. Your loving son Carl. X read more


    TUTTON (nee Griffiths) Marion Happy memories of a dearly loved Sister to Kathleen and the late Jim (Dixon) Auntie of Allan, Beverley and families. read more


    GRIFFITHS (Catherine) Peacefully on July 14th, Cath, devoted wife of the late John, dearly loved mother of Maria, loved and respected mother in law of Kevin, cherished and proud gran of James, Phillipa and Kathryn. RIP. Funeral Monday July 28th Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's R C Church at 9.30am followed by interment at Christchurch Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu payable to Cardiff School of Pharmacy may be sent c/o Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH read more


    BLIGHT (Trevor) On 15th July, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Trevor, aged 78 years, of Caldicot. Much loved Partner of Sue, devoted Dad of David, Philip and Sue, loved Brother of Rosemary. Funeral Service Wednesday 23rd July, 1.00pm St. Mary's Church, Portskewett prior to interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only, donations for Parkinson's UK may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468 read more


    GRIFFIN Mair (Mum) It broke our hearts to lose you but I know you're not alone, as now you're back with Dad, living in God's home. Love always, Anthony, Leeann, Luke, Adrianne, Tyler, Olly, Mia and Eva. xxxx read more


    YATES Alan B On July 15th peacefully, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Alan, aged 87, much beloved husband of Dorothy. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Friday July 25th service at St Dubritius Church, Llanvaches at 10.15am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu payable to either St Dubritius Church or Royal British Legion may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH read more


    TUTTON (nee Griffiths) Marion Much loved Sister of Margaret and Bobby, special Auntie of Jason, Gaynor, Tim, Lucy, and Lee, Nanna Mario of Alice, Tillie and Maddison. "Memories of fun and laughter we shared together will stay with us forever". read more


    TUTTON (nee Griffiths) Marion Fond memories of a much loved Sister to Mary and Jinx, Auntie to Steven, Paul, Rae and families. read more


    JONES (Cynthia) nee Norville Suddenly on 12th July, Cynthia, aged 72 years of Rogerstone. Devoted wife of Brian, cherished mother of Cheryl, Lisa, Richard and the late Ian, mother in law of David and Andrea. Beloved nana to her grandchildren. Funeral 11.30am Thursday 24th July at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Samaritans in lieu may be made at the service if desired. read more


    TILLEY (John) Peacefully on 14th July 2014, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, John of Mount Pleasant, Abercarn aged 54 years. Loving husband, Dad, Bampi, Son, Brother, Uncle and Step-dad. He will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. Resting at Ellis Williams Funeral Home. Funeral on Monday 28th July 2014. Service at St Luke's Church, Abercarn 1.45pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium 3.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to St David's Foundation and Velindre Hospital may be given at the service. read more


    PETERSON (Margaret Marina) On 16th July, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Margaret Marina, aged 79 years, of Caldicot. Beloved wife of the late David, devoted Mum of Sue, Pam, Ray and Sandi, dearly loved by all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. Funeral service Thursday 24th July, 3.00pm at St. Mary's Church Caldicot prior to interment at Caldicot Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations for the Coronary Care Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport may be made payable to Aneurin Bevan Health Board and sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon, NP26 4HY Tel: 01291 430468. read more


    PEARSON peacefully, on 14th July 2014, after a long illness, Frank Pearson of Cwmbran formerly of Burnley. Dearly loved Husband of Toula, dearly loved Step Dad of Sharon, much loved Gramps to all his girls. Funeral Thursday 24th July, service 3.00pm at Gwent Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given at the service for British Lung Foundation. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127 read more

  • M WENT

    WENT (Margaret Anne) Taken suddenly from us, Margaret, loved sister of Hugh and Margaret, John and Muriel, Robert and Shirley and Aunty Margaret to all our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. R.I.P. read more

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