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Archive - Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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  • County could see best ever exam results

    THE head of the regional body tasked with helping to bring Monmouthshire's education department out of special measures has predicted the county will see its best ever exam results in the autumn. read more

  • Woman cut free from Blaenavon car crash

    A WOMAN was freed from a car after a crash in Blaenavon this afternoon. read more

  • LIVE: Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow

    FOLLOW our live coverage of the Commonwealth Games from our man in Glasgow Andrew Penman. read more

  • FIRST PERSON: Author, speaker and life-coach, Beverley Jones

    Author, life coach and public speaker Beverley Jones, from Raglan, opens up about her 20-year corporate career and the devastating crash of depression which led to her rebuilding her life. FRAN GILLETT reports. read more

  • Cwmbran teen's headshave for ill uncle

    A 16-YEAR-OLD girl had her head shaved to send her uncle who's currently undergoing cancer treatment on holiday. read more

  • Firecrews tackle forklift blaze

    FIRECREWS tackled a blaze at the Wilkinson Distribution Gwent Euro Park near Magor earlier today. read more

  • Miss Caldicot eyes UK beauty crown

    A MONMOUTHSHIRE teen will be heading to Blackpool to represent her town in a UK-wide beauty competition. read more

  • Gwent rail services hit by delays South Wales Argus: ebbw-rail.jpg

    SOME trains are delayed affecting Gwent travellers this afternoon. read more

  • Wales should have had Fred Evans replacement lined up, says Jamie Arthur South Wales Argus: DISAPPOINTED: Jamie Arthur

    CWMBRAN’S former Commonwealth Games champion boxer Jamie Arthur says Wales should have had a reserve in place for Fred Evans if his participation was in doubt. read more

  • Showboat, Wales Millennium Centre

    The musical that, more than any other, signalled the beginning of a whole new artform - the American musical -still has the ability to shock and to delight in equal measure and its themes of inter-racial marriage, gambling,alcoholism and of haves and have-nots are contemporary ones. Cape Town Opera brought to Cardiff much of the rawness of the original and included authentic racist language (usually revised in later productions since it first appeared in 1927) which ,in places,still makes for uncomfortable viewing. 'Showboat' is, of course, not an expression of racism but a depiction of it, though the nature of this depiction can seem stereotypical today. read more

  • SDR not solution

    THE opponents of the M4 relief road persist in advocating the alternative of “improving” the SDR. read more

  • NATO logo no no

    IN David Deans’ and Becky Carr’s article (The Argus, Tuesday, July 15) it was stated that Mr David Jones, the outgoing Welsh Secretary, defended the Nato summit logo, saying that Newport wasn’t missing from it, “Newport Transporter Bridge is an integral part of the logo. (We) were always clear from the outset that this was Wales’s opportunity to be in the spotlight”. What a load of slimy, weasel-worded rubbish. As The Argus described the logo – it was pathetic. Had we not been been told, very few people in Wales and the rest of the UK would have had a clue what the logo represented. The so-called official logo was obviously designed by some incompetent jobsworth - probably at the behest of some equally incompetent, self-serving jobsworth from the “Cardiff Taffia”. The logo should have shown the Welsh flag (representing Wales), the Newport coat of arms (the host city), and the Nato symbol. Newport Transporter Bridge is one of 12 other transporter bridges in Nato countries (six in Europe, six in the USA). read more

  • New M4 is right

    FOR ONCE the Welsh Government has got it right. Even with drawbacks, the route suggested for a new M4 to the south of Newport is the logical and sensible choice. The so-called Blue route using Newport’s Southern Distributor Road (SDR) and the steelworks road would spell disaster for Newport. read more

  • End cold-calling

    ON JULY 4 a gang of rogue traders who had swindled older people across South Wales was jailed. read more

  • Cwmbran's Davies enjoys superb success South Wales Argus: BURNHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: xxx during the Lombard Trophy Midland Regional Qualifier at Lambourne Golf Club on July 21, 2014 in Burnham, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) (8539523)

    Cwmbran amateur Tom Davies sealed a place in the Lombard Trophy Final at Gleneagles after a double late show by Celtic Manor. read more

  • Still no clear answers on Fred Evans' Glasgow exclusion South Wales Argus: Wales' Fred Evans during the Team GB Media Day at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 24, 2013. Fred Evans is the first to admit his career has not gone entirely to plan since a series of

    THE shock exclusion from the Commonwealth Games of Wales medal hope Fred Evans remains a mystery as Glasgow 2014 chiefs refused to shed any more light on the situation. read more

  • Police hunt man who escaped from prison van

    GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night. read more

  • Newport girl gets late, late call for Wales Commonwealth Games squad South Wales Argus:

    A 20-year old from Newport has seen her Commonwealth Games dream ignited just hours before the official start in Glasgow, writes Michael Pearlman. read more

  • Youngsters learn ballet skills at Newport class

    CHILDREN are learning about pirouettes and spins as they take part in a Ballet Cymru Summer workshop. read more

  • £15m deal to improve thousands of homes South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

    THOUSANDS of council homes across Caerphilly county borough will be transformed through a multi-million pound link-up with a leading construction services firm. read more

  • Probe into move to close Torfaen’s top school

    THE decision to close Torfaen’s highest performing school went before a scrutiny committee as a challenge was put forward against the cabinet decision. read more

  • Bid to switch street lights off to save cash

    STREET lights in residential areas across Monmouthshire are to be switched off as part of council cost saving measures, with some town and community councillors voicing concern about the plans. read more

  • Young Newport rugby stars get new kit

    A TEAM of young Newport rugby players are enjoying their success in a new kit, thanks to Bellway Homes Wales. read more

  • Woman who wrecked Cwmbran home avoids jail South Wales Argus: Newport Crown Court

    A ‘CALCULATING’ mother of two who caused more than £8,000 worth of damage at a Cwmbran house owned by her former father-in-law has been given a suspended sentence. read more

  • Argus music critic to retire after 30 years South Wales Argus: NIGEL JARRETT WHO HAS HAD A NEW BOOK PUBLISHED (8464262)

    NIGEL Jarrett is retiring as the South Wales Argus classical music critic after almost 30 years. read more

  • WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Fears Balkan dispute could become European conflict South Wales Argus:

    Echo de Paris States that the German Ambassador called on the Foreign Affairs minister and the communication transformed the Austro Serbian dispute into a European diplomatic conflict. read more

  • Gwent legal action AM: remarks could have ended career

    A GWENT Assembly Member taking libel action with another man against five members of the Newport Muslim community told a court on Monday that allegations in a number of publications could have destroyed his career. read more

  • ARGUS COMMENT: Another blow for Welsh hopes at the Commonwealth Games

    AS THE Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow tonight, Wales' medal chances took another battering yesterday. read more

  • Opportunity knocks for Dragons' sevens aces

    SEVENS coach Nick Wakley has told his young guns not to waste a golden opportunity to impress the Newport Gwent Dragons management team this weekend. read more

  • Former Rodney Parade favourite Mike Poole lands coaching job in Cork

    MIKE Poole will cut his coaching teeth in the Irish city where he locked horns with an All Blacks legend and saw yellow for a tip tackle after landing a job in Cork, writes Chris Kirwan. read more

  • K SHAW

    KAYLEIGH SHAW Congratulations on your B.A. 1st Class Honours Degree. So proud of you. Love Nan & Grampa. read more

  • K SHAW

    KAYLEIGH SHAW Congratulaions on your 1st Class Honours Degree. We knew you could do it. Love Mum, Dad, Emma, Barry. read more

  • B BECKETT

    BECKETT (Beryl) If tears and memories could build a lane, I'd walk up to Heaven and bring you back again. Mam and families. read more

  • B BECKETT

    BECKETT (nee Fisher) No Birthday cards today Beryl. Just loving memories. Love Nick. read more

  • L HAINES

    HAINES (Les) The family of the late Leslie Haines extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours, for the cards of condolence and for all attending the funeral and for donations given to St David's Foundation. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. read more

  • V GRIFFITHS

    GRIFFITHS (Valda Joy) On June 25th at her home at The Moorings, Newport, Valda, aged 76, the dearest and most precious wife of Peter, loving mother of Alison, Jane and Nicola, adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday July 29th service at St Cadoc's Church, Caerleon at 12 noon followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu payable to St David's Hospice Care may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH. read more

  • E SKILLEN

    SKILLEN Elsie May (Webb) 15th July 2014 Passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and formerly of 46 Rhiw Farm Crescent, Treowen. For the past 4 years Elsie lived with her son, Bryan and daughter-in-law Susan at Tyddyn Llan in North Wales. Funeral Service and Committal at Gwent Crematorium on Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 3.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired in Memory of Elsie to The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thanks to our wonderful Mum, Rest In Peace with all our love. Inquiries to E. Clarke & Son 19 Pentrefelin Wrexham Tel: 01978 263158 read more

  • D JONES

    JONES Doreen Elfreda (nee Cutler) Doreen formerly of Coronation Road, Blackwood, passed away peacefully on 13th July 2014 at Ystrad Mynach Hospital. Doreen, beloved Wife of the late David, loving Mother of David, Brian, Dennis, Marilyn and Eunice and a cherished and much loved Nan to her many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Funeral to be held on Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 10:45am at St. Margaret's Church, Blackwood prior to committal at Gwent Crematorium, Cwmbran at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Further enquiries to Woodfield Park Funeral Home. Tel: 01495 224775 read more

  • A HARRIS

    40 HARRIS Hip Hip Hooray, AMANDA 40 is 40 40 today. Have a great day. 40 Lots of love, 40 From Chris, Morgan, Dylan 40 and all the family. read more

  • Heron picks unusual perch in Lliswerry

    A NEWPORT family had a surprise when they opened the curtains this weekend and found a “four-feet-tall” heron staring back at them from a neighbouring roof. read more

  • Firecrews tackle deliberate fires in Newport and Cwmbran

    FIREFIGHTERS had to tackle several fires overnight and this morning. read more

  • Dog-walker drowning was 'accidental' - inquest

    A TORFAEN dog-walker drowned in a river whilst out walking his pet a fortnight after he received an on-the-spot fine for walking his pet on a rugby field, an inquest was told. read more

  • Skaters compete in Abergavenny 'jams'

    DOZENS of skaters aged 10 to 24 jumped, ollied and hopped their way to victory at the Abergavenny Youth Service skate jam on Monday. read more

  • 1,200-home green belt plan back on agenda

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 1,200 homes on greenfield land in Torfaen are set to be debated again this autumn. read more

  • Health worker feared groping claims wouldn’t be believed

    A HEALTH worker who accused a nurse of groping her broke down in tears yesterday, as she told a disciplinary hearing she feared she would not be believed. read more

  • Rot causes Maindee church to close

    A MAINDEE church built in the 19th century is likely to become an arts centre or social housing after it had to close due to dry rot rendering the building unsafe. read more

  • Newport butcher launches Nato sausage

    A NEWPORT butcher’s shop is getting into the Nato spirit this week with the launch of its own Nato sausage and burger. read more

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