A NEWPORT man who answered the door to police with a kitchen knife in his hand has avoided an immediate custodial sentence.
A NEWPORT teenager had her dreams come true as she was taken to her school prom by horse drawn carriage.
NEWPORT County AFC manager Terry Butcher has confirmed the appointments of Russell Osman and Steve Marsella as he continues to build his team on and off the pitch.
A CWMBRAN man who used his bare hands to climb up Pen y Fan after his wheelchair broke has set his sights on his next gruelling challenge.
GWENT Police are appealing for information to find a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from her home in Newport.
A GARAGE in Torfaen was recognised as having the best independent repairs workshop in Wales for the second year running.
RUGBY Union’s most sought-after prize made its way to Newport yesterday (Fri) as part of the England 2015 World Cup Trophy Tour.
Charles and Patricia Lester Ltd, the internationally-recognised fashion and textile business based in Abergavenny celebrates 50 years in business this year and part of the celebrations include a visit by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit their studios this week as a part of their annual tour around Wales.
THE new mayor of Caerphilly county borough launched his charity appeal this week – raising £3,900 in one evening to bring the total fund to £6,158 after just one month in office.
THE 28-year-old man who was arrested following the discovery of a suspicious package at an address at Graig Park Villas in Malpas yesterday has been bailed until September 7th pending further enquiries.
BRITAIN’s successful folk group Bellowhead will perform at Chepstow Castle this summer in what is scheduled to be one of their last concerts.
A SERIES of disputes are brewing in the rail industry, threatening travel chaos for passengers in several parts of the country.
TRAVELLERS in Gwent whose plans face disruption due to the strike action planned next week by staff at train company First Great Western, could find a solution by taking a coach instead.
A MAN from Cwmbran has been fined £250 by Gwent Police for illegally off-roading on common land in Pontypool.
A CELEBRATION of the life of long-time campaigner and councillor Ray Davies is to take place tomorrow inCardiff.
Newport County players and staff were back in work on Monday after a summer of huge changes at the club - and the Argus was hand to take in all the action, with reporter CAIO IWAN invited to take part in the training session.
THE 62-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of slavery offences has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The Naval General Staff reports that at 3pm, on July 2 a submarine discharged two torpedoes, which blew up a German battleship of the Deutschland type, which was leading the enemy’s line.
WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett says Newport’s Lee Evans will be given the chance to impress in pre-season after a disappointing six months in the Midlands.
THE X Factor has a lot to answer for.
IN RESPONSE to Mr Morgan of Risca regarding the issue of ID cards as a preventative measure in the fight against terrorism, I fear that horse has long bolted. In this ultra-technological age, identity cards would soon be usurped. We must stem this evil flow of terror at its source by military intervention in Libya, Syria and Iraq, while attempting to understand and deal with the reasons why a growing number of our own population are joining this abominable cult. In the majority of cases, these recruits are known to the security services and, in my personal view, should never be allowed to return to the UK.
IT SEEMS to me a shame that lawn tennis has degenerated into a format which is not far short of brutal. Larger rackets strung to a very high tension make power and speed the main requisites in play. Very little is now seen of finesse, touch and court craft. What matters now is to hit the ball so hard and fast that the opponent cannot return it. And this is called sportsmanship! How is it sportsmanship? Gone also are the quips and congratulatory calls that we used to hear. At the Queen's tournament, the winner prevailed over two players better than he because of his aces, thus robbing them of the opportunity to rally. “That’s his 99th ace”, said the commentator admiringly. The ladies game is now no more. What we have is the men’s game, mark 2, with the same principles applying – brutality and speed all delivered in a grim, unsmiling manner. Those who witnessed the famous Borg/Gerulaitis match will never forget it. It had every element possible of technique and court craft. We shall not look upon its like again. Tom McCarthy, Gaer Park Parade, Newport
DUE to cuts to some early morning bus services, residents of St Julians now have to walk to Caerleon Road to get a bus into the bus station, where some then board another bus to get to work. While I do not use the early morning bus services, a resident told me she would not feel safe doing this during the winter when early mornings are dark and there are few people on the streets. I would like to suggest that Newport Transport brings back the Nipper buses for this purpose. As far as St Julians is concerned, a Nipper could run from Caerleon along Beaufort Road and Hove Avenue down St Julians Road and back onto Caerleon Road. Buses run along this route every day. If anyone has concerns about their bus service or other issues relating to buses, I would like to suggest that they contact Bus Users UK on 02920 344300. They are willing and able to help. While we are on the subject of buses, could Newport Transport please explain why the real-time information displayed at all the stands in the new multi-million pound bus station at Market Square state the number of the bus and Market Square, but not the destination of the bus? This is very confusing for passengers.
PLEASE will you allow me through your letters page to thank every one concerned with the very successful Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan fete held on Saturday, June 27, at the hospital by the League of Friends that support this hospital. It was opened by the current county borough mayor Cllr Derek Bevan and the mayoress. There was entertainment by Blaenau Gwent Rhythm and Ukes group along with Gwent Belles Belly dancing group. Both groups gave wonderful performances and were well received by the patients, visitors, the general public and staff at the hospital. Thanks also to the members of the League of Friends for all their hard work and donations; to Julian for the posters; to senior sister Sue Pearce; the porters, especially Rob and Chris, for all their help. An excellent day was had by all. Some patients were brought down to the fete by their carers and enjoyed the day. All the money raised at this and other events will be spent at this hospital for the benefit of the patients there. Finally, we are always looking for more volunteers, so if there is anyone who would like to help in any way, please get in touch with me through the hospital. Thank you all once again.
A BLUE Vauxhall Mokka car, registration number EY14 0AB, was stolen from St Peter's Close, Pantside, Newbridge, at around 2pm on Thursday July 2, after a property had been entered and the car keys stolen.
A NINE-year-old girl was rescued by firefighters from Cwmbran after her leg became stuck in a swing in the park at Oliphant Circle, Malpas, Newport, at 6.48pm yesterday. Paramedics also attended.
FIREFIGHTERS were called after a car crashed into fencing in Llanfrechfa yesterday.
THE 74th Machen Agricultural Show kicks off from 8.30am tomorrow at Mill Farm bringing fun for all the family.
CELEBRITY chef Matt Tebbutt and choirmaster Gareth Malone will appear at the first family festival held at Kate Humble’s farm tomorrow.
A DERELICT Newport brownfield site which was once home to the Whitehead Steelworks could be set to host hundreds of new homes, a new primary school and a residential care home.
A MEGABUS window was smashed by nearby scaffolding as it drove through Newport on Thursday.
IT has taken a while to get to this point but the derelict brownfield site which once housed the Whiteheads Steelworks in Newport is to get a new lease of life.
AN UNDY youngster will meet the British Speedway Champion at a Grand Prix event tomorrow.
A MINUTE'S silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember those killed in the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia.
A THREE-month closure order has been served on a flat in Newport which has been a magnet for drug abuse and anti-social behaviour.
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NEWPORT County look set to announce another signing today, and it could be their captain for the coming campaign.
MACRORY Sid In loving memory of my dear husband, love Babs, Sons Ross, Ian, Gary and daughter Leanne, loving grandfather and great grandfather. xxx
HITCHINGS ELLEN MARY SIAN Taken suddenly from life too early and unexpectedly, on 20th June 2015, at her parent’s home, Ellen of Harrison Way, Cardiff (formerly of Conway Road, Pontypool) Aged 28 years. Beloved daughter of Idris and Treena. Adored sister of David and Rhiannon, much loved sister in law to Angela and Rob and besotted auntie of Caitlin. Ellen will be received into St. Albans Church Pontypool on Sunday 5th July prior to a Requiem Mass on Monday 6th July at 11:30am. Interment will follow at Panteg cemetery and then all are welcome to celebrate Ellen's life at Pontypool Workingmen's Club from 1:30pm. By family request 'Bright and Beautiful' should be the theme to celebrate Ellen's life. Family flowers only please but donations are being received for 'Vision Aid Overseas' and you can donate via Ellen's just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Ellen-Hitchings. For further information please telephone Heritage Funeral Service, Blaenavon (01495) 793144.
NAOMI JAY ALLISON Congratulations NAOMI on achieving a 1st with honors in mathematics, good luck in your new career Love Mam, Dad, Beth and Sam x
FLAGE Raymond John Mary, Michael, Susan, Annette, Janet, Nichola and families would like to thank everyone who gave our Dad a wonderful send off, family and friends for all the kind messages, cards, flowers and donations. Special thanks to Rev. Michael Jarman for the lovely service, Holly for the beautiful singing, Helen and all the staff at T.J. Davies for their kindness and compassion. Also a big thank you to all staff on D2 West, especially Julia, Andrea and Sean for looking after Dad and us at such a difficult time. God Bless You All.
JONES On 24th July 2015 peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital Dennis Howard aged 86 years, formerly of Corelli Street Newport. Beloved husband of the late Glenys, much loved father of Howard and Haydn, father-in-law of Terry and Michele, loving granch of Nathan, Gavin, Gareth and Lyndsey, loved grancha Dennis of Josh, Ellis, Casey, Cerys, Madison, Lacey and Harley. Re-united with Mum. Funeral Friday 10th July service at the Gwent Crematorium at 11-30am
DAVIES On 21st June 2015 suddenly at his home Brian Aubrey aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of Gladys of Caerleon, much loved father of Debbie and Tommy, father-in-law of Alan and Catherine, loving grandad of Leah and Daniel, Joseph, Jack and Molly. We will always love and remember you. Funeral Friday 10th June service in St. John’s Church Maindee at 2pm followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium at 3pm. Family flowers only please but donations for Help for Hero’s or St. David’s Hospice Care may be sent to Albert E. Hicks Ltd., 1 Grafton Road, Newport NP19 0AS
FANNER Peter On June 23rd suddenly at the University Hospital of Wales, Peter, aged 71years, of Stow Hill, beloved husband of Marilyn, loving father of Andrew and Debbie and a much loved grandfather. Funeral Thursday July 9th service at St Woolos Cathedral at 1.30pm followed by interment at St Woolos Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road Newport NP20 2EH.
ADAMS Rae (Rae Barton) You wasn't just our boss, you were a good friend. You will alway be remembered. From Jackie, Gary and Abbie. xxx Michelle, Jason and family xxx Sharon and family. xxx
JONES Thomas Henry Dearest Husband of Jen, we had a wonderful life together Tom and I will love you forever, until we meet again. Jen X
COGHLAN John One year today - you were my world, my everything. I miss you so much x Dora
JONES Thomas Henry Our Darling Brother Tom, so many memories, heartache yes that too, but most of all we remember the laughter with you. Your dearly loved Brothers, Sisters and all the familys. Enjoy the Big Sleep .xxxxxxxxx
SHORT Tony Passed away on June 20th 2015 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, beloved husband of Margaret, devoted dad of Julie and Tim, fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Shan, treasured and loved Grandad and Great Grandad, you will be sadly missed. Funeral Wednesday 8th July, service in the Private Chapel of Albert E Hicks Ltd, 1 Grafton Road, Newport at 1-30 pm followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium at 2-30pm. Family flowers only please but donations in memory may be given to Special Care Baby Unit, Royal Gwent Hospital ,Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2UB