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  • M4 TUNNEL BLAZE: Lorry fire in Brynglas causes M4 chaos

    22.43pm - Blaze damaged M4 tunnel could be shut 'for days' 21.41pm - Traffic flowing well in contraflow through eastbound Brynglas tunnel read more

  • Blaze damaged M4 tunnel could be shut 'for days'

    DRIVERS face delays on the M4 around Newport as one of the Brynglas tunnel remains closed after this morning's fire. read more

  • Glam will battle to the very end

    AFTER being victims of Worcestershire’s late charge to Division One last season there is little chance of Glamorgan giving up in their bid for County Championship promotion until it’s mathematically impossible. read more

  • Oakdale school delighted to receive top info tech award

    AN OAKDALE school was awarded a top ICT award. read more

  • Bereaved sons’ tribute to Ebbw Vale oil rigger

    THE family of an Ebbw Vale man who died after an accident at a Hampshire oil refinery say they are determined to find out what led to his death. read more

  • Tributes paid as Newport woman dies in Qatar crash

    A NEWPORT-born woman who died in a car crash in the Middle East last week was “a beautiful free spirit”, say devastated friends. read more

  • NEWPORT MURDER TRIAL: ‘I heard there’d been a fight but he ran away’

    THE girlfriend of a man accused of murdering a Newport father told a court yesterday she knew there was a fight between them, but believed the alleged victim walked away. read more

  • Caldicot sewage flood misery after new system installed

    CALDICOT residents were left cleaning up floodwater and raw sewage after a downpour just months after a £1.2 million sewage system was installed. read more

  • Sir Anthony Hopkins, St David's Hall

    Yes, you read it right. The man who brought Hannibal Lecter and other vivid portrayals to the big screen is also a composer. read more

  • M4 TUNNEL BLAZE: M4 Brynglas blaze pictures

    SEE pictures of the M4 Brynglas blaze read more

  • Family’s tributes to ‘beautiful’ Gaer mum and dentist

    THE family of a much-loved Newport dentist, who died suddenly aged just 42, paid tribute yesterday to a “beautiful” and “caring” read more

  • Tunnel blaze closes Heidenheim Drive

    HEIDENHEM Drive has closed this morning due to smoke from a fire in the Brynglas tunnels. read more

  • M4 to be closed 'for hours' after lorry fire

    THE M4 is expected to be closed for 'a matter of hours' today after a lorry caught fire in the westbound side of the Brynglas Tunnel. read more

  • Turner back in the big time South Wales Argus: JOINING WASPS: Paul Turner

    FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Paul Turner is back in the big time after being recruited by Dai Young at Wasps. read more

  • Italian trip first up for Dragons

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons start their Amlin Challenge Cup European adventure away at Italian semi-professional side Cavalieri Prato. read more

  • Bush-tucker pair star in TV junior Celebrity challenge South Wales Argus: JUNIOR CELEBRITIES: Joe Hurst and Lucy Edwards

    TWO young Gwent actors appeared in a children’s version of I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here. read more

  • Hudson looks at right-back options

    Newport County travel to Berkshire this morning for a behind closed doors friendly against a Reading XI. read more


    MOGFORD James Henry (Jim, ex Orb Works) On July 20th at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Jim, aged 82, of St Julians, formerly of George Street, Newport. Beloved husband of the late Joyce, dearly loved father of Karen and Deborah, father in law of Steve and Paul, devoted grandfather of Natalie, Kyle and Adam and sadly missed by Amy, Craig and Becca. Funeral Friday July 29th, service at the Private Chapel of Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road at 11.30am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to Tovey Bros. read more


    BARTON (Ray) Pat, Debbie, Adrian and the family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence, floral tributes and donations received following the sad loss of a very dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. A heart warming thank you to Fr George Areekuzhy for a very comforting service. Grateful thanks to the Macmillan Nurses for their support and to the nursing staff at the Medical Day Case Unit Royal Gwent Hospital for their thoughtfulness, care and kindness. A very big thank you to Bev and the staff at the Bettws Club for the lovely buffet. Our sincere gratitude to Mike and his Daughters Louise and Rachael of Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd for their professionalism, kindness and support at a time when it was most needed. Finally, to all who attended the funeral, it gave us so much comfort to see so many. Once again, thank you all. read more


    MILES The family of the late Olga Miles wish to extend their sincere thanks for the overwhelming kindness and care shown before and during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Greenbank Carers, District Nurses, Dr Botting and St David's Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks to Reverend John Edmonds for the moving service and pastoral care. Extended thanks to Peterson Funeral Home for the very professional funeral arrangements and also thanks to everyone who sent cards of sympathy and attended the funeral. read more


    DAVEY (Sharon) Seven years today Loving thoughts, loving memories always. Love, Robert and son Calum XX read more


    PUMFORD (Lilian Margaret) Passed away a year today you are sadly missed and remembered with love. Beloved partner of Sean, mother to Stephen, John, Susan, Carol and grandmother to all her grandchildren. xx read more


    BARNETT (George) Always remembered. Mike, Rhonda, Keith, Sue and families. read more


    LEWIS (Bill) Sweet are the memories how precious they stay, loved and longed for more each day. God bless. Babs and family. X read more


    CUETO (Glenys) Birthday memories of you today Mam on your 80th birthday. How we wish you were here today, just to say happy birthday. Love you always, Tony, Janet and family. read more


    GREEN Felicia Elizabeth (nee Kibble) (Jeannie) Peacefully at Royal Gwent Hospital on 21st July 2011, aged 82 years, Jeannie, loving wife of the late Godfrey, beloved mother of Colin and Neil and daughter in law Karen. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Andrew and Jessica. A bright star that burned so brightly, Jeannie brought so much love and happiness to our world. Funeral service Friday 29th July 2011, 2.30pm at St Cadocs Church, Caerleon followed by committal at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Macmillan Cancer Relief c/o T.J.Davies & Sons, 54/56 Chepstow Road, Newport. NP19 8WU. Tel: 01633 258656. read more


    HUGHES David (Dai) On July 18th 2011, aged 48, formerly of Tynewydd Avenue, Pontnewydd, now of Lemington Spa, after a battle with cancer sadly passed away. Dearly loved son to Joyce, beloved brother to James, Angela and the late Edward. Will be deeply missed by all his family. Funeral to be held in Lemington Spa at 2.15pm on 4 August. Further enquiries tel 01926 427464. read more

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    EMMS (Dominic Charles) Suddenly on 20th July 2011, Dominic dearly loved nephew of Moira and the late Bill Andrews. Will be affectionately remembered by his cousins and their families. May He Rest In Peace. read more


    FORAN (Irene) On 22nd July 2011 peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Irene Patricia, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack, dearly loved mother of Frances and John, loving mother-in-law of Tom and Jacqui and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. R.I.P. Funeral Friday 29th July, Requiem Mass in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Cromwell Road, Newport at 9.30am followed by interment at St. Woolos Cemetery. Family flowers only please but donations in memory may be given to St. Anne's Hospice, Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport NP20 6ZG. read more


    REAGAN (nee Jackson) Dorothy Re-united with Ernie. Love you. Brother Terry, Hazel, Lesley, Beverley, Leigh. Sister Sylvia and boys Austrailia. read more


    CALNON (Dennis) Uncle, you made us laugh, now you have made us cry, but it's time to say our last good-bye. No more suffering, free of pain, back into the arms of your girl again. Love you to bits. Robert, Dot, Jason and Lisa. read more


    SAUNDERS (Margaret) Much loved sister-in-law of Derek. A lovely lady. Goodnight, God Bless. Mag. read more


    CALNON (Dennis) Sincere condolences to all the family. Dennis will be sadly missed. From Chairman, Committee and members of the River View Club. read more


    PRIESTNALL (Ken) Dearly loved uncle of Stuart, Pat and family. Safe with Ettie. R.I.P. read more


    RICHARDS (Jean) On July 22nd at the Royal Gwent Hospital Jean, aged 83 years of Greenmeadow Drive, Crosskeys, (formerly of Abercarn) dearly loved wife of the late Harry John, dearly much loved, generous and kind mother of Janice, the late Roy, Ruth and Peter, and the late Helen aged 6 years. Dearly loved and much loving Grandma of her grandchildren Laura and Mark, Emma and Robert, Daniel and Wikue, Helen and Nick, Emily and Matt and great Grandma to her boys, Henry, Banda and Fin. She will be greatly and sadly missed by all her family and friends, especially in Yorkshire, Isle of Wight and France. Resting at Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca. Funeral Monday 1st August, service at the Welsh Church, Abercarn at 2.45pm. Followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium at 4.00pm. No flowers please. Donations to Ward C7 East, Royal Gwent Hospital, to Sister Vicky Williams. Further enquiries please contact Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca on 01633 612531 read more


    GAUNTLETT Peacefully on July 22nd 2011 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Frederick Leslie, of Elm Close, Trevethin, Pontypool. Dearly devoted husband and life long friend of Maureen, adored loving dad of Angela, Jane, Dale, Alison and Louise, father in law of John, Glyn, Dean and Daniel, cherished bamp and great bamp of his loving grandchildren. Funeral will take place on Friday 29th July, leaving his home he loved so much for a service at St Cadoc's Church, Trevethin where friends are asked to meet at 10am, prior to interment at St Cadoc's at 10.45am. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired for the Stroke Unit Ward Royal Gwent Hospital. Further enquiries to B.M.Watkins, the funeral home, Varteg, Talywain 772725 / 773883. read more


    WILLIAMS (Sandie) Peacefully on 21st July 2011, Katrina Sandra, aged 27 years. Loving mum to Lea and Olivia, dearly loved youngest daughter of the late Victor and Pamela Williams. A loved sister to her brother and sisters. Resting at Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd., 106-108 Malpas Road, City of Newport until funeral Thursday 28th July 2011, service at St Mary's Parish Church, Malpas 12 noon prior to cremation at the Greater Gwent Crematorium 1pm. No flowers by request, however, donations would be appreciated for St Mary's Parish Church c/o the funeral home. All enquiries 01633 854522. read more

  • D EMMS

    EMMS (Dominic Charles) Suddenly on 20th July 2011, Dominic special cousin and Godson of Elizabeth and Geir. Will always be remembered. Now safe in God's Keeping. Goodnight, God Bless. read more

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