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Archive - Friday, 1 August 2014

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  • Final countdown for Newport 1500m runner in Glasgow South Wales Argus:

    NEWPORT middle distance runner Chris Gowell spoke of his delight after making the 1500m final and promised to go for glory in Glasgow tomorrow. read more

  • Joe Cordina 'absolutely gutted' by semi-final defeat South Wales Argus:

    ST JOSEPH’S star Joe Cordina lost a golden chance of success at Glasgow 2014 and declared himself ‘gutted’ to have to settle for bronze. read more

  • Joe Cordina beaten as Welsh boxers have to settle for bronze South Wales Argus:

    THE Team Wales boxers completed a full set of five bronze medals at Glasgow 2014 after the quintet all lost their semi-finals. read more

  • Bargoed boxer Lauren Price happy with historic bronze

    BARGOED’S Lauren Price has won bronze in Glasgow – the first Welsh woman boxer to win a medal at a Commonwealth Games. read more

  • Paralympic star gives ‘inspirational’ talk to Pontypool rugby players

    PARALYMPIC legend John Harris gave Pontypool RFC players an “inspirational” talk about his extraordinary sporting career. read more

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man becomes a butcher

    IT'S not a job for everyone, but there are those who dedicate their lives to it. CAIO IWAN tries his hand as a butcher in Newport. read more

  • Council debates Caerphilly budget cuts

    PROPOSALS to shut leisure centres, public toilets and bowling greens in Caerphilly county borough were all discussed at a special meeting on Wednesday. read more

  • No joy for Gwent squash ace in Glasgow quarter-final South Wales Argus:

    WELSH squash pair David Evans and Peter Creed missed out a semi-final spot at Glasgow 2014 after being beaten by England, writes Andrew Penman. read more

  • Caerleon musician devastated after guitar is stolen

    A CAERLEON festival performer has been left devastated after her guitar and songbook with her tunes from the last four years were stolen in a break-in. read more

  • Welsh light-heavyweight has to settle for bronze in Glasgow

    WELSH light-heavyweight Nathan Thorley declared himself happy with a bronze medal after being outclassed by tough Mauritian Kennedy St Pierre. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Belgrade occupied? South Wales Argus:

    A rumour has occurred that Belgrade is already occupied, the occupation from a military point of view will be no achievement. read more

  • Welsh teenager shocked to claim bronze on the beam

    TALENTED teenager Georgina Hockenhull has won the tenth gymnastics medal for Team Wales at Glasgow 2014 with bronze in the women’s individual beam, writes Andrew Penman. read more

  • Newport theatre backs job training project

    A NEW project aiming to help people get back into employment and training through volunteering has been launched. read more

  • Thousands raised in memory of Torfaen mum

    A TORFAEN school has raised £500 for the hospital where their former pupil died after spending just one hour with her newborn son. read more

  • Newport pilot joins the world renowned Red Arrows team South Wales Argus: FLY: Flt Lt Michael Bowden will fly with the Red Arrows from September

    A FLIGHT Lieutenant from Newport has become one of the latest pilots to join the Red Arrows. read more

  • Team Wales appeal against Sean McGoldrick decision fails

    TEAM Wales have failed in an appeal against the decision that led to Sean McGoldrick's loss in the boxing semi-finals this afternoon. read more

  • Byrds McGuinn To Play Cardiff Glee Club

    Legendary former Byrds frontman and founding member, Roger McGuinn will returns for a string of UK dates this September including an appearance at Cardiff Glee Club on November 4. read more

  • The South To Play Castle Roc

    The South will play this years Castell Roc festival on Thursday August 21. read more

  • Laura On Song with New EP

    Earlier this year, 23-year-old mezzo soprano Laura Wright - one of the biggest selling classical artists in the UK this decade – stopped halfway round her London Marathon run to sing Jerusalem on Tower Bridge. read more

  • Brooklyn quintet Lucius are on a roll. Not only have they released their debut album ‘Wildewoman’ this year, they have also toured the UK, Europe and the US and have only recently announced that they will return to UK shores in August for a st

    Meet The Band: Lucius read more

  • Sixties Gold, St David's Hall

    Sixties Gold read more

  • Newport Playgoers Best Actors Named

    Rachel Fenwick was named Newport’s best actor when she was presented with the prestigious Webley Award at Newport Playgoers Society’s AGM. Rachel won the coveted award for her virtuosity in playing Eliza Doolittle in ‘Pygmalion’ – and achieving the magical transformation from cockney flower seller to well-spoken lady. read more

  • Review: Cats, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

    When we arrived at the theatre tonight it looked like the rubbish bins of the Wales Millennium Centre had been tipped on the stage but when the house lights went down, the music started and the rubbish tip lit up you had the feeling it was going to be an enjoyable night. read more

  • Doctor Who Live Music Will Be A Universal Experience

    Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide will present the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues in May 2015 taking in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on May 25, 2015. read more

  • Rob Reed Talks about New Album Sanctuary

    Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Rob Reed releases a unique new album, Sanctuary, next week through Tigermoth Records. Sanctuary is produced, mixed and engineered by Rob Reed, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album. read more

  • Alison Balsom Brings Something For Everyone

    Andy Howells chats to musician Alison Balsom ahead of her show in St David’s Hall this October. read more

  • Sean McGoldrick's defeat reopens debate on headguards

    NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick’s dream of making history at Glasgow 2014 is over after a ‘heartbreaking’ semi-final defeat that reopened the debate on headguards in amateur boxing. read more

  • US author tells story of Gwent

    AN AMERICAN author came to Newport for the first time this week to promote his new book, based on the history of Gwent. read more

  • Bronze for Sean McGoldrick after unlucky defeat South Wales Argus:

    NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick’s dream of making history at Glasgow 2014 is over. read more

  • Undy wind turbines set for approval

    A PLANNING application to put up two wind turbines as much as 300ft tall at Great House Farm in Undy has been recommended for approval when it goes before the planning committee on Tuesday. read more

  • Pothole problem

    I WOULD like to assure Jan Reed (Pothole problem, 24 June) that a number of streets in this area are on our list to be resurfaced. read more

  • Good faith

    I HAVE read with dismay the article re Alun Davies and the race track at Ebbw Vale. In many peoples opinion, Alun Davies was doing his utmost to improve matters for the people of Blaenau Gwent, one of the most deprived areas in Wales. read more

  • Cost of cinema

    WITH the news that the cinema in Bargoed had risen to £6.9m and the council is planning to take a £4m loan, I only hope it’s not with Wonga. Seriously there needs to be a public enquiry why the extra cost. I can see why Blackwood councillor is making a song and dance about this extra cost as a new cinema would compete with the new Blackwood cinema. I don’t want a cinema at any cost but a properly costed project. read more

  • No logic

    THE DISPARITY between rich and poor does not arise by chance, it is encouraged by government, people living on benefits or low paid workers have seen living standards fall for years as ministers have cut the real value of their incomes. read more

  • No sympathy

    HAS THE world gone completely mad? So the editor of the South Wales Argus is rather upset that the place name Newport does not appear on the NATO Summit logo because it will restrict and hinder the marketisation of the city and hinder the accumulation of profit by the business community! read more


    The Dragons kick off their pre-season games by facing Bristol on Sunday, August 17, at Clifton RFC (KO 3pm). read more

  • Unison to ballot NHS Wales members over £160 pay offer

    THE union Unison has voted unanimously to ballot its members in NHS Wales for industrial action over pay, it announced today. read more

  • Newport charity 'bounces back' from vandal attack

    A NEWPORT mental health charity has ‘bounced back’ after vandals targeted the centre causing an estimated £1,000 worth of damage. read more

  • M4 relief road faces legal challenge

    AN ENVIRONMENTAL group which has been vocal in its opposition of Welsh Government's chosen M4 relief road route is to write to politicians in Cardiff Bay, asking them to reconsider their plans. read more


    HAYWARD (Mair) On the 24th July peacefully at Nevill Hall Hospital, Mair Hayward (nee Noble), devoted wife of the late Ken, much loved mother of David, Ian and Alison and sister to Ann. Greatly loved grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral to be held at the Gwent Crematorium on Friday 8th of August at 2.00pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Baptist Missionary Society. Enquiries to Julian Tooley Funeral Services 01873 855120. read more


    DAVIES (Rees David) Peacefully passed away on Thursday 24th July 2014 age 95 years at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Beloved husband of Glenys. Cherished father of Cheryl, Neil and Paula. Respected father-in-law of Lyndon and Clive. Loving Grandad of Lyndsey, Helen, Brian, Lee, Tom, Lauren, Stephen and Gareth. Adored great grandad of his many great grand children. Will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service at Woodfield Park, Blackwood Chapel at 12.15pm on Thursday 7th August 2014 prior to committal at Gwent Crematorium, Cwmbran at 13.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations made payable to The Royal National Institute for the Blind care of the funeral directors. Further enquiries to Woodfield Park Funeral Home on 01495 224775. read more


    JONES (David John William) Always known as `Bill' to family and friends Passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday 18th July 2014. Bill was a devoted husband to Jackie his wife of 46 years. Bill my wonderful husband will leave a big hole in my life and will be missed every single day and never ever forgotten. Goodnight sweetheart. xxxxxx Dad you will be sorely missed by your loving sons Leon and Jansen, daughter-in-law Sue, Grandchildren Leigh, Aaron and Shannon. Dad/grancha you will always be in our thoughts. RIP xxxxxx David Jones (Bill), brother to Bryan, Denis, Marilyn and Eunice. Died 18th July 2014. Sadly misssed. (Bill), a very dear brother-in-law to Beverley and Michael, uncle to Darren, Donna and Chris and Great uncle to Zophia and Mayana. We will all miss you greatly. Funeral will take place at 11.00am on Tuesday 5th August at Gwent Crematorium. NO FLOWERS please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given for the British Liver Trust at the service if desired c/o Woodfield Park Funeral Home. Tel 01495 224775 read more


    13 JOSH 13 DEVONSHIRE 13 Today! 13 Have an awesome day! 13 Lots of love 13 Mum, Dad, Ollie, Owen, 13 Nannie, Bampie, Uncle Neil, Auntie Nicola, 13 Eve, Kai xxxxx read more


    LEWIS (Maureen) A silent thought, a secret tear, will keep your memory ever dear. God bless my dear friend. Love you. Vi, Ray and family. read more


    LITTLE (George) Dearly loved brother-in-law of Ted and Marj, uncle to Linda, Julie and their families. Will be greatly missed. read more


    LEWIS (Maureen) Peacefully on 28th July 2014 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Maureen, beloved wife of Trevor, loving mother of Wayne, cherished grandma to Josh and much loved sister of the late Des and Marj (East). Funeral to be held on Tuesday 12th August 2pm at St. John's Church, Maindee prior to committal at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given to Alzheimer's Society c/o T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport. Tel: 258656. read more


    LEWIS (Maureen) My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you dear Maureen, no one will ever know. Your devoted husband Trevor XXX read more


    LEWIS (Maureen) Till roses lose their petals, till the heather has lost its dew, till the end of time dear Mum and Grandma, we will always love and cherish you. Wayne, Jayne, Josh and Jasmine XXXX read more


    KNIGHT Heather (Margie) Tony, Colin, David, Carolyn, Paul and all their families wish to express their most sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness, sympathy and support shown during their recent sad loss of Heather, of Crossway, Rogiet, also to the many who attended the funeral service and for the letters, cards, kind messages of condolence and donations for the Royal Gwent Hospital Intensive Care Unit received. Special thanks to staff at the Royal Gwent Hospital Intensive Care Unit. read more


    PREECE (Ted) Two years you left me Dad. I hide my tears when I say your name but the pain in my heart is still the same. Missing you so much. Your loving Daughter Julie and Grandchildren, Thomas, Kirsty, Emma and Becky. xxxx read more

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