HILL - WEINTRAUB Christine and David Hill of Newport are delighted to announce the engagement in New York of their son GARETH DAVID to MELANIE LYN daughter of Linda and Robert Weintraub of Massachusetts
FUEL distribution firms will hear on Friday if they face the renewed threat of strikes by tanker drivers in their long-running dispute over terms and conditions.
FOUR stars from the world of food have been announced as guest stars of this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival.
A CWMCARN man who was declared fit to work despite being registered blind and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis will appeal against the decision next week.
AFTER a 16-year battle to protect their green space, campaigners are preparing to fight an appeal by developers who want to build on the Sebastopol site.
A “STAGGERING” response from the public means nearly £160,000 will go towards helping the families of Chepstow-based soldiers injured or killed in action.
YOUNGSTERS at a Newport school said farewell to a much-loved staff member at the opening of their new reading area.
THE social networking site Twitter is humming with good luck messages and banter between Newport County fans and players in the run up to Saturday's Wembley showdown.
CARTWRIGHT (Frank) Loving husband of Pat. I cannot bring the old days back, your smile I cannot see. I treasure every memory of days that used to be. Goodnight Frank. Your broken hearted wife Pat.
CORTEN (Ken) Ken, I tried so hard to keep you and if my love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. I am so honoured you chose me to be your wife. I will love and miss you forever. Goodnight, God bless Ken. Until we meet again. Your loving wife Jeanette. XXXXXX
MEREDITH Michael (of Cowbridge) He died peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday May 1st. A much loved husband of Leonor (Leo) and deeply cherished father to Sarah and Giles and devoted grandfather to Oliver, Henry, Freddie, Charlton and Mathilda. Funeral service Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge on May 15th at 2pm. Family flowers only please.
CARTWRIGHT (Frank) A dearly loved Granch, who will be sadly missed. Catrinia, Kirsty, Connor. Sweet dreams, great granddaughter Amelia.
JONES Florence Gwendoline (Gwen) Peacefully at home on 3rd May, Gwen, loving wife of the late Charles, much loved mum of Paul and the late Allan, Yvonne and Barbara, loved grandmother of Carl and Carly and the late Dean, great-grandmother of Taylor, Ellie, Sienna and Rio. Funeral service Friday 11th May 10am at Lliswerry Baptist Church followed by interment at St Woolos cemetery. Floral tributes may be sent to T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport Tel: 01633 258656.
HOLLAND (Leen) Peacefully on Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Eileen, aged 85 years, formerly of Tregwilym Road, Rogerstone. Dearly loved wife of the late Graham, much loved mum of Brita and Noel. Respected mother-in-law of John and Sharon. Much cherished grandmother of Kara-Jane. Resting in the private Chapel of Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd., 106-108 Malpas Road, City of Newport until funeral Friday 18th May 2012. Service at The Greater Gwent Crematorium Chapel 12.30pm prior to cremation. Immediate family flowers only please however if desired donations would be appreciated for Diabetes U.K c/o the funeral home. Following the funeral all are welcome to join the family at the Rogerstone and Bassaleg Social Club for light refreshments as a tribute to Eileen's life. All enquiries 01633 854522
CARTWRIGHT (Frank) Dad, Sorry I couldn't hold you as you slipped away. I loved you more than words can say. Tears in my eyes, love in my heart will always stay. Broken-hearted daughter, Jacqueline.
RICHARDS (Terence John) On May 1st 2012, peacefully after a long illness, Terry (young dyker), aged 78 years, devoted husband of Margaret, a much loved father and grandfather. Funeral Wednesday May 16th, service at St David Lewis Church, Monnow Way, Bettws at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to Kidney Research UK, may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH.
ROGERS (Sophie Lesley) Today we should have celebrated your 21st, we would have loved to have known the amazing woman you would have become. Miss you Angel. Love from Dad, Nathan, Alys, Nan and family XX
BROADWELL (Marjorie) Jen, Raj and Rajen wish to thank family and friends on the messages of sympathy and support received on the recent loss of a loved mother and beloved nan. To Richard Gillian for his words of comfort at the funeral service, staff of St David's Foundation and staff of Albert E. Hicks.
WITCOMBE Beryl sadly passed away on the 18th April 2012 aged 81. Devoted wife of Don, loving mother of Kevin. Loving someone as special as you, Means that my heart is always filled with pride, And my life is always filled with Happiness, Because loving you is the best thing that ever happened to me. Your loving husband, Don. The family would like to thank everyone for the cards and messages of sympathy. Special thanks to Rev. Bev Morgan and Co-operative Funeralcare, Limekiln Road, for the excellent service and support I received.
TRIGG (Wallace) Marion, Karen and family wish to express sincere thanks to neighbours, friends and workmates old and new for the kindness, sympathy and support shown for the loss of Wallace. The attendance at the funeral service, letters, cards, flowers, messages and donations of £175 to Epilepsy Research. Thank you all so much, also Albert E Hicks Ltd for their professionalism and kindness.
UNDERWOOD (Terry) Much respected Vice-President and founder Chairman of The Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge. Deepest sympathy to Hazel and family. A GREAT FRIEND OF THE BRIDGE AND THE CITY
JONES (Gwen) Nan, Missing you and you are so special. Life will not be the same without you here. Loving you so much. Carl & Carly. xxx
JONES (Gwen) Mam, your death has left a heart-ache no-one can heal but your life has left me memories no-one can steal. Your loving son Paul. xxx
JONES (Gwen) Goodnight, God Bless. No more clutching hands. Love always Marie, Mark, Daniel, Leigh, Connor and Bailey. xxx
JONES (Gwen) Nanny Gwen sleep tight. Love you. Taylor, Ellie, Sienna and Rio. xx
BULLEY Peacefully, Sylvia, on April 26th. Beloved wife of Len, mother of Jackie, Russ, Dave and Rich and much loved grandmother. Funeral Service on Wednesday 16th May 2.pm at St. Julians Methodist Church, Caerleon Road, followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Diabetes UK c/o T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport. Tel 258656
LYNCH (Ray) On April 25th peacefully at Tregwilym Lodge Nursing Home, Ray, aged 94, beloved husband of Hilda, much loved father of Margaret and Robert, father in law of Elaine, loving grandfather of David and Lisa and Ann and great grandad of Megan. Funeral Tuesday May 15th service at the Private Chapel of Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH at 12 noon followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu payable to either St David's Foundation or Alzheimers Society may be sent c/o Tovey Bros.
JONES (Gwen) Loved aunty to Lorraine, Keith, Steve, Linda and their families. At peace with her loved ones.
MORGAN (Becky) On 3rd May, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Becky, aged 22 years, of Cas Troggy, Caldicot. Devoted daughter of Tony and Karen, beloved sister of Phillip, dearly loved granddaughter of Nanna Gwen and the late Harry, loved and missed by her boyfriend, Christian. Funeral Service Tuesday 15th May, 12.00 noon at St. Mary's Church, Caldicot prior to interment at Caldicot cemetery. No black clothing, bright colours to be worn please. Flowers may be sent to the church or donations, if preferred, for Macmillan Cancer Care may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468.
COLLINS Suddenly at his home on 26th April, Mel of Brynglas Avenue. Husband of Laura, father of Neil and Gordon and father-in-law to Gill. Much loved grandfather and great-grandfather. Mel will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held on Monday 14th May at Gwent Crematorium at 11am. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service to St. Anne's Hospice. Further enquiries please telephone Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca on 01633 612531.
JONES (Bryn) Don, Gill and families wish to convey their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the generous support and kindness shown to them during the sad and sudden loss of Bryn. Thank you so much for all your kind messages of sympathy and words of comfort. They have meant so much to us. Thank you too for the generous donations made to St Anne's Hospice, Malpas, Newport. We would also like to express our gratitude to Reverend Samantha Caton and Julie Barratt who both spoke sensitively and movingly of our dearest Bryn and made the service so memorable.
MADDIN (Michael) Michael passed away peacefully after a short illness on Sunday 29th April 2012 at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, aged 62 years. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will be held on Monday 14th May at 11.30am in Gwent Crematorium. All enquiries to Green Willow Funerals, Pillmawr Road, Malpas, Newport. NP20 6WN. Tel: 01633 855350.
A REPORT into Chepstow Comprehensive School found standards in English and maths have declined over the past five years.
A CHARITY support centre which has created 140 jobs officially opens in Pontypool today.
BURST water main now fixed * Our Lady of the Angels Primary School in Cwmbran is closing * Cwmbran Shopping loses water supply * Llantarnam School closed * Torfaen Council customer care centre closed
The Bank of England held off from pumping more emergency cash into the economy today amid fears that inflation is not falling back as quickly as expected.
Better-than-expected output figures lifted spirits in the manufacturing sector today after a shock slump in activity a month earlier.
THE First Minister slammed the proposal, and it caused public outcry – but the closure of the HSBC branch in Blaenavon is still going ahead.
THIEVES stole a large amount of silver and gold women’s jewellery in a house burglary in Ladyhill Road, Newport, between 11.15am and 2.30pm on Tuesday.
POLICE in Spain are investigating the death of a Newport man whose body was found floating near his yacht.
IT IS with deep regret that I learn of the passing of a friend and colleague Mr Terry Underwood. I first met Terry in 1971 when photographing the New Venture Players, for the advertising weekly, the Newport Times. Terry’s enthusiasm for his numerous projects was contagious and uplifting.
I AM saddened and amazed at the latest council election results in South Wales, especially Caerphilly. Why can people be so utterly foolish as to waste their vote on a Labour, Tory, or Plaid candidate, when they could have made such a difference by voting in their local independent candidates.
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of Pill who supported me in the local election.
MAY I sincerely congratulate councillors of all parties, and none, who were elected to Monmouthshire County Council last week.
I WANT to express my thanks to the constituents of Dewstow Ward. Last Thursday was a cold, wet and windy day. Still you voted me in, with a three-fold increase in my majority. The total votes cast for me were over half of all the votes cast for the other candidates combined. I will continue where I left off, to represent you to the best of my ability.
WE WOULD like to thank the residents of Croesyceiliog North and South for returning Labour councillors on May 3. During the campaign we knocked on every door and, while some people were out, we spoke to many residents and discussed the issues that concerned them. We will work with all residents and local organisations to improve services for Croesyceiliog and Torfaen. It is cynically said by some that “we only see you at elections.” This has not been the case in Croesyceiliog and we will continue to hold monthly surgeries where no appointment is necessary. We are also available on email and telephone to arrange out-of-surgery appointments for those unable to attend our surgeries. Further details can be found on www.croesylabour.com.
ON BEHALF of the Gwent Greens I would like to thank all our helpers and supporters for the terrific work they did in the local election campaign. I would also like to thank the many voters who understand the overwhelming need for transition to a sustainable society, and have joined our rapidly increasing Green membership.
NEWPORT council Labour leader Bob Bright gave a statement to the Argus yesterday, five days after his party won control of the council.
UNION leaders claimed that support for industrial action over pensions was holding up today as public service workers walked out across Gwent.
A NEWPORT man who skipped bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity has been arrested and charged.