THE British Wireless for the Blind Fund has received £2,000 from the People’s Postcode Trust.
A MONTH-LONG roadshowaiming to find out how Gwent residents want to contact police gets under way next week.
Monmouthshire County Council will say goodbye to a councillor who has dedicated over 25 years to local government.
SOUTH Africa batsman Alviro Petersen struck a superb 145 against his old county Glamorgan but a late collapse saw Essex surrender the initiative on the first day of their LV= County Championship Division Two game at Cardiff.
TASTER sessions, events, open days and workshops are among the events planned to take place during Adult Learners’ Week at Coleg Gwent later this month.
PONTYPOOL police carried out an operation tackling vehicle crime last week.
THREE illegal workers were arrested at a Newport restaurant after UK Border Agency raids.
ONE local family business, which has been running for over 60 years, is still going strong to the enjoyment of fish and chip lovers across the county.
GWENT Police followed procedure in dealing with the disappearance of Leonard Hill, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation found today.
THE EFFORT to raise funds for a boy who was born with a misshapen head has been successful.
THEbad weather meant a number of events in Gwent were cancelled over the weekend and are being rearranged.
VICKY Willatts is fighting back against the multiple sclerosis that is gradually robbing her of her mobility – by taking part in self-defence classes.
R H ASHTON states that evolution “remains unproven” but offers no proof.There are numerous books on evolution, but evolution deniers should read just one: Prof Sahotra Sarkar’s Doubting Darwin: – Creationist Designs on Evolution.This exposes the frauds and fallacies of creationism/intelligent design (ID) and its claim to be a good science.
A RECENT news item on BBC Wales (April 26) highlighted the “Why Wales” cancer drugs treatment campaign, ie seeking donations from the public to buy drugs that are free in England, but not available in Wales due to the cost. We are supposed to have a National Health Service, but is this an unforeseen consequence of devolution?
FOUR acres is quite a nice piece of land. This particular site is in the middle of town and it is a prime development site; but how much is it worth? No-one has ever mentioned the value of this piece of real estate; so let Monmouthshire Council give us a clue. How much do we expect? A ballpark figure will do!
I RECENTLY gave a talk at Aberystwyth University outlining the history of the controversial and partially completed primary school and residential development at the Glebelands in St Julians, Newport. The talk, entitled The Glebelands Campaign, was delivered to about 15 students studying environmental law, human rights, and environmental management at LL.M, M.Phil, and PhD level.
THE letter of RH Aston (April 27) prompts me to submit the following: Dr WR Thompson F.R.S was asked to write an introduction to a new edition of The Origin of Species in 1963. In a devastating critique he faulted evolution in all its aspects, stating that he was not satisfied that Darwin had proved his point, or that his influence in scientific and public thinking had been beneficial.
TO QUOTE Councillor Bob Poole in Friday’s article on shopping centre redevelopment: “We have been in this position two or three times before.” Well, I am agreeably surprised. I had thought it was more often than that. Cambrian Centre, Friars Walk, etc – all suggest that it is only a short step from wannabe to might have been. We have indeed been led down this road before, often by the nose, and perhaps this is one of the many reasons I have been known to wax cynical on this page.
THE cast and directors at Blackwood Little Theatre once again swept the board at the annual one-act play festival at the weekend, winning five categories.
SHAKESPEARE’S Globe, in association with Liverpool Playhouse makes its Cardiff debut with Henry V.
DRAMA, dance, music and film - all were on offer at Cwmbran's Congress Theatre in a show which lived up to its name - variety was certainly on offer.
THE owner of the ill-fated Blackwood Gate Retail Park called for talks with Caerphilly council to help find a way of filling it.
GETHIN Jones, Natasha Giggs and Frankie Cocozza are just some of the names confirmed for a fundraising dinner in aid of a Newport charity.
BOXING is in Jerome Samuels’ blood and he’s looking to emulate the success of his father Paul as he turns professional this month.
IT IS expected to take two weeks for repairs to be carried out at University of Wales, Newport’s city campus which was damaged by strong winds on Sunday.
A NEWPORT rapist may have committed other similar offences according to police and they have urged any possible victims to come forward.
DRAVE (Terence) Sadly missed best friend of Paul and family. Rest in peace.
HOOPER (Johnny) Deepest sympathy to Annette and family on your tragic loss. Johnny will be fondly remembered by all of the Baynes family. Re-united with the late Ann and Patrick. R.I.P. xxx
FOLEY (George) On 28th April, peacefully at his home, after a long illness, George, aged 88 years, of Caldicot. Beloved husband of May, dearly loved dad of Merilyn, Cheryl, Neil, Barrie and Gaynor, much loved by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service Friday 11th May, 12.30pm at St. Mary's Church, Caldicot prior to interment at Caldicot Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to the church or to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468
URCH (Olive) Dear wife of John, mother of Jonathan, Jeremy, Jason, Ellen, Kerry, grandmother of Chris, Chelsea, and baby Holly. Also Christopher and Victoria. Always in our thoughts. XXX
CARROLL (Nanna) Beautiful Nanna Mo, I am forever grateful for the love and affection you've always shown me. In my heart always, by my side forever. All our love, Your Girl Louise and Curtis. xxx
CARROLL (Mam) Dear Lord up above, you took our Mam the one we loved. In so many ways words cannot say, we'll always love you. Goodnight, God bless. Jackie, John, Mickey. xxx
MOGFORD (Ken) Suddenly on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Robert Kenneth Mogford aged 87 years of Cwmbran. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Eve), loving brother of Jean, Joan, John and the late Douglas, dear uncle of all his nieces and nephews and respected brother-in-law. Funeral Thursday 3rd May, service 11.00am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations may be given to a charity of your choice. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service), Cwmbran. Tel:01633/482291
HOOPER (John) Goodnight, God bless. We will miss you. Love Harry, Gill, Claire, Jack, Neil, Amy and boys. xx
LIPPIARD (Paul) Suddenly on 21st April, Paul, aged 55 years. Beloved husband of Sadie. A very much loved father to Paula, Lisa and Rebecca. Very much loved granch to Declan, Eloise, Zach, George, Joseph, Shaun, Ethan and Isabella. Beloved son of Graham and Barbara. Paul will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service at St. Margaret's Church, Pontymister on Thursday, 10th May at 11:15am followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, please, donations in lieu for The Royal Gwent & St. Woolos Hospital's Cardiology Fund may be given at the service. Online messages of condolence may be left at www.philliptomand sons.co.uk
LIPPIARD (Paul) I'll miss you Paul like the deserts miss the rain. Rest now my darling until we meet again. Eternal love, Sadie.
FOLEY (George) 19.5.1923 - 28.4.2012 A special Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. We will love you always. Merilyn, Allen, Stephen, Deborah, Glenn, Alexandra, Katie, William and Jack.
FOLEY (George) Much loved Dad of Cheryl, Father-in-Law of Steve, George to his Granddaughters Genette and Becky and Great Grandsons Callum and Lewis. Goodnight, sleep tight. xx
FOLEY (George) To our Dad and Grandad, who is our special friend. We will love you always. Neil, Sian, Matthew, Alex, Ben and Leonora. xxxx
PORTMAN The family of the late Patricia Portman extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy and letters and cards of condolence received. We are particularly grateful to Father Adrian Wiltshire. Our thanks to all who gave donations for St Anne's Hospice and to everyone who attended the funeral.
AMOS (Bryan) Loving husband of Mary, father of Jacqueline, Valerie, Gillian, Duncan, Helen, Peter and Stephen. Peacefully called home 19th April 2012. Service Glenwood, Cardiff Cf23 6UW, Friday 4th May 11am.
HOOPER (Johnny) A loved and respected Uncle of Nathan, Dionne, Kyle, Calvin, Callie, Curtis, Layla and Brogan and Great Uncle of Shayleigh, Tae, Tnayah and Marley. We will all miss you Johnny. XXX
HOOPER (Johnny) Each time your name is spoken we see your smiling face, that says "Don't cry, I'm, only sleeping, I'll see you all some day." Goodnight, God Bless. Donna, Mark, Ceri, Clay, Kerry, Angie, Chrissey, Ky, Heather, Bonnie, Nicky Dillis, Sindy and families. XXX
HOOPER (John) Sleep peacefully Johnny My Boy, miss you always R.I.P. Val and Stapey. XXX
HOOPER (Johnny) Johnny, if I could have one lifetime wish, one dream that could come true. I would ask with all my heart for one more day with you. Love and miss you Boy forever. Terrie. XXX
FOLEY (George) We have so many happy memories of you George, you taught us so much and we will really miss you. Your loving grandchildren Jonathan and Harriet. xx
FOLEY (George) Dad, you have always been a major part of our lives. We will miss you and never forget you. Lots of love, Daughter Gaynor and Son-in-law Gary. xx
FOLEY (George) We will miss you Dad (George). From Barrie, Amanda, Holly, Emma, Jenny, James and Sophie. xxx
LIPPIARD (Paul) Dad, the last time I saw you, you looked so bright and well. Little did I know it was our last farewell. I will love you always. Paula and Keith X
LIPPIARD (Paul) Your life was love and labour, your love for your family true. You did your best for all of us, we will always remember you. Lisa and Rebecca X