PERKINS PETER & GWYNETH Congratulations on your GOLDEN WEDDING Love Kay, Philip, Lee, Michelle, children & all the Family.
THE Welsh Government "has not got the branding of Wales right", business minister Edwina Hart has said.
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones has hailed energy production as a "golden opportunity" for Wales as he unveiled his vision for the sector.
A MUSIC store which has been in Newport for nearly 40 years will quit the city centre due to falling trade.
TEN years after Newport won city status, St Asaph in North Wales joined Newport, Bangor, Cardiff, St Davids and Swansea to become Wales' newest city.
THREE Gwent women took to the catwalk with Wales rugby players to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
THOUSANDS of ambulance crew hours are still being 'lost' due to slow handovers of patients at Gwent A&E units, despite massive improvements.
POLITICIANS gave a cautious welcome to news that there has been a rise in employment of 21,000 during the three months to January.
WE mark the tenth anniversary of Newport being declared a city today with a special free 20-page supplement.
New cast members couldn’t wish for a more solid and uncluttered production of Verdi’s La Traviata than the one currently in WNO’s repertory.
Blessed be Welsh National Opera for nudging our wintry climes with glowing Sicilian warmth.
'But first we dance' might be the motto of WNO's current production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Japanese volinist Akiko Suwanai seemed to have a point to make about size in taking on the concerto chosen for this programme of big-hearted symphonic music.
The King and I arrived at the New Theatre in Cardiff on Tuesday night with a lavish production directed by Paul Kerryson and choreographed by David Needham. The play follows the story of an English widow who travels to the Far East to tutor the King of Siam¹s children and starred This Life¹s gorgeous Ramon Tikaram in the lead role of The King. Tikaram played the King with a vulnerability that displayed he was a stubborn man on the verge of changing his ways.
A MONMOUTHSHIRE man was sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for the next five years after admitting 19 counts of making indecent images of children.
WOW – three quarters of a million and an artist’s impression on the to be revamped downstairs of the market.
UNEMPLOYMENT rose by 1,000 in Wales between November and January the latest figures show.
I HAVE driven the SDR from its opening and generally find it a great M4 alternative.
SO, NEWPORT City Council let the big stores go out of town. Why?
WHEN there is a new broom in the editor’s seat there are going to be changes; where he will want to put his own mark on the paper.
HOW can Cllr Townsend justify Newport City Council contributing £250,000 to revamp the market?
I NOTE the trial of Iceland’s former Prime Minister Geir Haarde, accused of negligence in his handling of the 2008 financial crisis that severely undermined the Icelandic economy, has begun in Reykjavik.
A NEWPORT teenager will be sentenced next month after admitting breaching an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) within the first month of it being issued.
IN RESPONSE to Community Councillor Mr A Childs’ letter (March 8) re: Blackwood Youth Club.
PONTYPOOL pupils got fruity as part of Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations.
NEWPORT may be celebrating its decade of city status today, but there is one girl who has another reason to celebrate.
NEIL Jenkins yesterday demonstrated diplomacy skills worthy of Henry Kissinger and Khofi Anan when he built up Les Bleus as well, if not better, than your average patriotic Frenchman, writes Iwan Davies.
FLY-HALF Jason Tovey will not feature against his future employers tomorrow evening but Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards has not ruled out giving him a last hurrah for the region.
A VALLEYS man was subjected to a “depraved” and “sadistic” physical and sexual attack by four men after he fell unconscious at a party, a court heard yesterday.
JAMES Hook believes Wales fully deserve the Grand Slam this season as he and his teammates gear up for Saturday’s historic clash with France.
SMOKING is banned in the grounds of all Gwent hospitals from today, the habit condemned as “not acceptable in a place of healing” by a public health chief.
GILLING (Pat) Passed away peacefully on 10th March, at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Pat, aged 66 years, of Devauden. Beloved wife of Joe, devoted mother of Kerstie, Kurtis, Kristian and Kimberley, dearly loved nanny of Rupert and Isaac. Funeral service Monday 19th March, 10.30am at St. Peter's Church, Newchurch, Nr. Chepstow, prior to Private Family Interment. No flowers by request, donations for the RSPCA may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, Highcroft House, Woolaston, Lydney, Glos. GL15 6PN. Tel: 01594 529345
AMOR (Edna) Passed away peacefully on 7th March, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, Edna of Ivor Gardens, Blaenavon (former proprietor of Amor's Shop, High Street, Blaenavon). A dearly devoted wife of the late Melvin. A much loved and cherished mother of Martin and Therese and mother-in-law of Rebecca and Lawson. A treasured grandmother of Benjamin, Jessica, Maria, William and Daniel. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral will take place on Monday 19th March 2012. A service of celebration for her life will be held at Park Street Methodist Church, Blaenavon at 11.30am. Cremation to follow at the Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 1pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be sent for St. David's Foundation Hospice At Home Care c/o Craig Brown Funeral Services. The family have expressed the wish that the wearing of black clothing is optional. For further assistance please call (01495) 791263.
HOPKINS (John) On March 8th, after a long illness, John, aged 91 years, of Llandevaud (Retired Teacher, Caerleon School) devoted husband of Mollie, father of Ann, father in law of Chris, grandfather of Lorna and Hannah and great grandfather of Paige. Funeral Wednesday March 21st service at Gwent Crematorium at 1pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired payable to Macmillan Nurses may be sent c/o Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH.
DREW The family of the late Alan Charles Drew wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy received during their bereavement. Special thanks to all the carers, Reverend Michael Phillips and Clive Peterson Funeral Directors and Staff. Our thanks to everyone who attended the funeral service and to all who donated for the Rookwood Spinal Unit.
HICKS (George) Its 1 year since we said our goodbyes. Remembering you today and everyday. Miss you forever, your loving Wife Caroline and family. xxx
O'MEARA - ERINFOLAMI on February 27th to Lesley and Ola a son TAYO Grandson for John and Viv, nephew for Joanne.
ATTARD (nee Broom) Baby Isabel Marie, welcome sister for Jayden and Lucas, born 5th March 2012 in Malta. So proud of Kate. With lots of love. Mum & Dad XX
NICHOLAS Congratulations Christopher and Louise (Nee Rosen) on the safe arrival of FINLEY 8lb 7.5oz Born 11th March 2012. Our third grandchild, brother for our beautiful Isobel, cousin for our Lovely Ellie. We are so proud and delighted for you! Love and best wishes, Mum and Dad. xxxx
MITCHAM MEL and ROB Happy 25th Anniversary Lots of love from, George and Mildred xxxx
BEAU has now returned home. Many thanks to everyone who put up posters and helped. Particularly Paul and family (Oakdale) who kindly returned him. Thank you so much.
EVANS (Glyn) On 11th March, at his home in Brockweir, Glyn, aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Joan, much loved dad of Lynne and Graham, dearly loved grandad of Andrew. Funeral service Monday 26th March, 2.30pm at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations for St. David's Foundation may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PA. Tel: 01291 624939
HORSEMAN On 5th March 2012 Stan Horseman of Oakfield, Cwmbran. Beloved husband of the late Audrey, dearly loved brother of Edith and Amy, loved and respected by all his family, much loved uncle of Marilyn, Beverley and Hilary, loved by all his nieces and nephews, very special uncle to Hadyn and Hannah. Funeral Monday 19th March 2012, service 4.00pm at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be given at the Crematorium for Ty-Hafan Childrens Hospice. Further enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127
PAINTER HAPPy 18th BIRTHdAy Lucy With love from, Mam, Nan, Emma, david, Bob and Tracey. xxx
COUCHMAN Peter and Vera Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. With much love, Alison, Chris, Emma, Cai and Jac. XXXXX
CRIGHTON (John) I love and miss you so much. Rest in peace Dad. Your little Princess Julianne. x We will always love you Grancha. Nikita-Marie, Kevin, Kristyna-Louise, Danielle-Jade, Sarian-Rochelle and Kian-James. xxxxxx
ROGERS (Alma) Deepest sympathy to Micheal, Linda and family on your loss of your dear Mother, in-law, Nanny. Alma, resting with her loved ones gone on before. Aunty Gwen and Uncle Danny.
TANNER (nee Handy) (S.R.N.) (S.C.M.) On 3rd March 2012, Florence Irene Tanner (retired District Midwife) of Upper Cwmbran. Beloved wife of the late William. Devoted mother of Carol and Irene, dear mother in law of Brian and Boyd and loved grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Monday 19th March, service 1.30pm at Gwent Crematroium. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be given at the service for Ward B6 East (Stroke Ward), Royal Gwent Hospital. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127.
LOWE (Steve) Rest now my darling. You're with me in my heart always. I'll love you forever, until we're together again. Jayne. X
ROGERS On 6th March 2012 peacefully at Danygraig Nursing Home, Alma aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Ron. Much loved mother of Michael, mother-in-law of Linda and loved Nanna Alma of Danielle and Isabel. You will always live in our hearts. Funeral Tuesday 20th March service at the Gwent Crematorium at 4pm.