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Archive - Monday, 28 July 2014

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  • Gold for Jazz Carlin in the pool

    JUBILANT Jazz Carlin swept to Wales' first swimming gold medal at Glasgow 2014 as she broke her own Commonwealth Games record in the 800 metres freestyle. read more

  • Torfaen volunteers learn new skills for playscheme

    TORFAEN Play Service is running its annual summer playscheme programme in the summer holidays and in preparation for this a training week was held at Fairwater High School. read more

  • Royal audience fails to inspire Gwent girls to victory

    GWENT hockey trio Abi Welsford, Sophie Clayton and Danielle Jordan played in front of a royal audience for the second time at Glasgow 2014 but also suffered their third defeat, writes Andrew Penman. read more

  • AM calls for civic lunches to end

    SOUTH Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle has renewed calls for Welsh local authorities to consider ending annual lunches for civic leaders of other councils. read more

  • Man is jailed for string of crimes

    A MAN who burgled a Pontypool home while on bail for stealing a car and crashing it after being chased by police has been jailed. read more

  • MP praises foodbank support

    BLAENAU Gwent MP Nick Smith commended the generosity of its residents after they filled trolleys so they were overflowing with donations at a foodbank collection. read more

  • Newport Passport Office staff go on strike

    STAFF at Newport’s Passport Office joined thousands of colleagues by going on strike over staffing levels today. read more

  • Newport’s stars set for charity dinner

    THE Mayor of Newport will host a “Newport’s finest” charity dinner with stars from the world of sport and media at Celtic Manor this autumn. read more

  • Museum reveals Blaenavon’s war stories

    THIS summer marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and as part of the centenary commemorations, The Blaenavon Community Heritage Museum has been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research and write a history of Blaenavon and its people during the war years. read more

  • Newport boxer Sean McGoldrick still on course for Games history South Wales Argus:

    NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick is just one win away from a medal at Glasgow 2014 and three victories from making Commonwealth Games history. read more

  • YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

    A WISE former councillor once gave me an interesting piece of advice when visiting a local fete: never get given the job of judging a competition in your constituency. After all, he said, you’ll make one person happy by declaring them the winner. But you’ll disappoint far more people by not choosing them! read more

  • The Last Night of the Welsh Proms, St David's Hall

     Following a wonderful week packed full with diverse music, the Welsh Proms 2014 drew to a stunning close on Saturday evening. read more

  • The Russian Prom, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

    This penultimate night of the 2014 Welsh Proms saw the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra arrive in Cardiff. read more

  • Tinariwen at St David’s Hall in Cardiff

    It was time for a complete change of pace and atmosphere at the World Music Prom on Thursday evening. read more

  • Inquest told that man died of hypothermia

    A YOUNG man who took mephedrone died of hypothermia after a police chase, an inquest heard. read more

  • Gwent sites get Green Flag award

    A HOST of Gwent’s parks and green spaces have been awarded Green Flag status. read more

  • Police appeal after men make explicit sexual comments to girl, 15, on train South Wales Argus:

    POLICE are appealing for help after a vulnerable girl travelling to Newport who was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments during a train journey. read more

  • Family of murdered woman aim to sue police over death

    THE family of a young mother killed by her ex-boyfriend in "a mad fit of jealous rage" as the 999 emergency system failed her are seeking a landmark ruling over the right to claim damages for police negligence. read more

  • Lawn bowls trio delighted with bronze for Team Wales South Wales Argus: BRONZE: Wales' Marc Wyatt competes in the men's triples at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre

    THE first Welsh medal of day five in Glasgow came in the lawn bowls as Marc Wyatt, Jonathan Tomlinson and Paul Taylor beat Australia 16-13 to win bronze in the men’s triples competition, writes Andrew Penman. read more

  • Captain Aled Davies so proud of Glasgow 2014 team after 'rocky start' South Wales Argus: SILVER: Wales Aled Davies during the men's para-sport discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

    WELSH captain Aled Davies put aside his personal pain at missing out on gold to praise the way his team has bounced back from a troubled start to Glasgow 2014. read more

  • Cwmbran slimmers join 5k charity walk

    CWMBRAN Slimming World groups joined together and raised over £500 for charity by organising a 5k walk for it members. read more

  • LIVE: Torfaen council discuss grave decoration South Wales Argus: Torfaen County Borough Council HQ in Pontypool

    TORAFEN councillors are debating their policy on grave decoration this afternoon. Join Argus reporter John Phillips for live coverage. read more

  • Rugby star opens charity pound shop

    RUGBY star Lee Byrne helped open a charity pound shop in Newport on Friday. read more

  • UPDATE: Newport drug dealer who escaped from court is recaptured South Wales Argus: Newport Crown Court

    A MAN who was told by a judge that he would be receiving a custodial sentence for dealing drugs jumped out of the dock and ran out of Newport Crown Court this morning. read more

  • Sour taste left

    I SEE the post office on Bassaleg Road is being turned into an Indian takeaway. read more

  • Murder case

    YOUR readers may be interested in knowing that the Sky TV documentary featured in the Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook is now being featured on YouTube on the internet. (Google Harold Jones – Killer). read more

  • Imperialist war

    WHILST trawling through the mainstream media “guff” there is no doubt some British historians believe it was just a “war on the Western Front”, clearly a myopic view as no single country can apportion blame, however, the most penetrating answer is imperialism. read more

  • Greens threat

    I AM disgusted in the way Caerphilly council is intent on closing local bowling greens. As a bowler myself I have many friends from those threatened clubs. read more

  • Tale of two cities

    IT REALLY makes me laugh when Labour nationally complains about the two track economy in the UK, ie London and the rest. A situation in part brought about by mainly private sector and overseas led investment when Welsh Labour have used billions of government and grant money to replicate the same environment in Wales. An environment they claim to bitterly oppose. read more

  • School 'failure'

    I AM writing with regard to the article in the Free Press on July 16 concerning the changes to school transport provision by Newport council. Every local council in Wales has a legal obligation to provide Welsh medium education to children whose parents request it. Newport council provides Welsh medium nursery and primary education, but chose to shirk its responsibilities to provide Welsh medium secondary education within Newport and decided instead to send pupils to Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool. read more

  • Fine councillors

    IN REPLY to the front page of the Argus on Wednesday, July 16, Council Chiefs Talking of Fines to Parents of Children out of School Terms. read more

  • Dragons to hold supporter workshops

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be holding three supporter workshops next Monday. read more

  • More medals already for Team Wales on day five South Wales Argus:

    TEAM Wales stars took the nation’s Glasgow 2014 medal tally to 20 this morning with a silver for team captain Aled Davies and a bronze in the lawn bowls. read more


    OSBORN Gordon (Dad) Goodnight Dad, God Bless, time to sleep now. Love always Maria & Chris. X read more


    PAYTON (Jim) On 20th July 2014, Edward James aged 66 years of Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, loving son of Alphea and the late Cecil, much loved brother and uncle. Funeral Thursday 31st July, service 11.00am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given for Water Aid. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Cwmbran, Tel: 01633 482291. read more


    HARVEY On 18th July 2014, Dorothy Anne Harvey of Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran. Beloved Wife of the late Thomas Granville, devoted Mother of the late Katherine, much loved Nanna of Nicola and Anna. Funeral Friday 1st August, service 11.00am at St Michael and All Angels Church, Llanfihangel followed by interment at Panteg Cemetery. Flowers and enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127 read more

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    LYNN Norma (nee Hyden) "All the money in the world" Mam, I will cry now Mam, I will cry out loud until I'm with you again. Goodnight, God Bless Mamma, time to rest in peace. Love Vanessa and Steve x read more


    JONES Derek Thomas James On 16th July, at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Derek Thomas James, aged 88 years, of Fairview, Chepstow, formerly of Pontywaun. Beloved husband of the late Terry, devoted Father of Clive, Angela and the late Carol, and Father-in-law of Marie, dearly loved Grandad of Emma and Amanda, and Great-grandad of Chloe, Joseph, Francesca, Nathaniel and Victor. Funeral service Friday 1st August, 11.00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Chepstow prior to interment at Chepstow Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations if so desired for the British Red Cross and the Stroke Association may be made payable to Philip Blatchly & Son Donations account and sent to 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PA. Tel. 01291 624939. read more


    PORTER (Clive) To the best Dad in the world you were more of a good friend to me, we had some great times together. Sleep peaceful now my old mate you will always be in my heart. From Mark and family. read more


    OSBORN (Gordon) Peacefully on 23rd July 2014 at Nevill Hall Hospital. Gordon of Tynewydd Terrace, Newbridge. Beloved Husband of the late Irene. Dearly loved Father of Jayne and Maria. Father in law of Glyn and Chris. Much loved Grandfather of Simon and Angharad, Ben and Becki and Sam. Great Grandfather of Milly, Naomi, Ieuan, Brooke, Matthew, Jessica and Theo. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Resting at the Ellis Williams Funeral Home. Funeral Wednesday 30th July. Service at Ellis Williams Private Chapel 2.00pm. Followed by interment at Dan-y-graig Cemetery 3.00pm. Flowers if desired may be sent to the Funeral Home please. read more


    SAUNDERS (Mark) With silent prayers sincere and true, a birthday wish from us to you. Your face is clear we see you still, we miss you Mark and always will. God Bless. Love and miss you always. From all your loving family. xxxx read more


    SIGGINS (Nancy Lorna) Remembering you with all our love on your 79th Birthday. Husband Ron and all the family. xxxxxx read more


    OSBORN Gordon R.I.P. Uncle Gordon, love Julie, Bryan, Chloe and Oliver. XX read more


    OSBORN Gordon (Bampa) Say hia to Nanny Rene, Bampa. I will miss you. Love Sam. X read more


    OSBORN Gordon (Dad) Sleep peacefully with Mam Dad, Love Jayne & Glyn. X read more


    JAMES (Aunty Glenys) To a very special aunty who will be sadly missed, is always in our hearts and memories. Love Paul, Anne and children. x read more

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    LYNN (Norma) A very dear friend to Ann and Harry, will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace. x read more


    GOODING nee North (Joan) On July 18th peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Joan, aged 88, formerly of Gaer Park Road, beloved wife of the late Irvine, much loved sister, sister in law, aunty, great aunty and great great aunty. Funeral Monday August 4th service at the Private Chapel of Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 2EH at 3pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu payable to the Alzheimers Society may be sent c/o Tovey Bros read more


    STOCK (Roger Bernard) Beloved brother of David, sister-in-law of Ruth, Uncle to Robert, Rhiannon and Christopher. Will be greatly missed and always in our hearts. xx read more

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    LYNN Norma (nee Hyden) Nanny Norma, will miss our Saturday night goodies and cwtches. Thankyou for always being you, and so very true, we know you are watching over us Nan. Love Jack and Chloe Xxxxxx read more

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