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Archive - Tuesday, 15 May 2012

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On this day:

  • Pair cleared of shares selling charge

    TWO men were found not guilty of conspiring to commit fraud after they sold around £1.2 million worth of shares in a bio-technology company. read more

  • Cricket club grants available

    CRICKET clubs across Gwent have until the end of the month to apply for £10,000 grant money. read more

  • School’s staff help boost fund for charity

    STAFF from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls raised £3,466.21p for the Velindre cancer centre, Cardiff. read more

  • Wales join race to host Euro 2020

    WALES, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are set to join the race to host Euro 2020, writes Andrew Penman. read more

  • Tories and Lib Dems form Monmouthshire coalition

    THE Tories and the Lib Dems have agreed to run Monmouthshire council. read more

  • Craftsmen show off their skills at Tredegar House

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  • Gwent companies take the TA challenge

    EMPLOYEES of Gwent companies took part in mentally and physically demanding military challenges as they learned about the Territorial Army (TA) and its role in their community. read more

  • Wales must take Wallabies scalp says coach Neil Jenkins South Wales Argus: HAPPY DAYS: Wales' 24-22 victory over Australia in November 2005 was an all too rare triumph over a southern hemisphere side

    WALES coach Neil Jenkins believes the Grand Slam winners desperately need to take Australia’s scalp this summer if they are to fulfill their ambition of being a world power and end their “dreadful” record against the Tri Nations sides. read more

  • Wales star duo free to tour OZ

    WALES have received a double boost with confirmation that star players Mike Phillips and James Hook will be released by their French clubs for the start of preparations next week to face the Barbarians and Australia in June. read more

  • Freddy Kempf, St David's Hall

    Pianist Freddy Kempf's survey of the five Beethoven piano concertos as both soloist and conductor initially had the whiff of showmanship about it. read more

  • Study reveals part-time work 'trap'

    The number of men doing part-time work because they cannot find a full-time job has more than doubled in the last four years, according to a study. read more

  • Westlife, Motorpoint Arena

    What a fantastic night of entertainment! read more

  • UK woes hit Monmouthshire Tories

    TORY grassroots councillors have told of how national woes hit them on the doorstep in the weeks prior to the election. read more

  • We'll deliver on our promise

    WE’D like to say “thank you” to the people of Rogerstone for their overwhelming support in the recent Newport city elections. We have hit the ground running, already working hard on the issues you raised with us along the way. Many of them will take time to resolve as we work through to find solutions that are legal, suit residents and actually do the job they’re meant to. read more

  • Coronation Day pictures plea

    ARE there any readers who lived in Williams Street or Raglan Street on the day of the Queen’s Coronation? read more

  • Council won't help litter

    THERE was an item on the TV concerning the problem of litter and one local council showed their appreciation to a volunteer litter-picker by providing him with the equipment to carry out his good work. Good job he didn’t live in Newport. read more

  • Your backing is appreciated

    ON BEHALF of my fellow councillors, Matthew Evans and David Fouweather I would like to thank the electorate of Allt-Yr-Yn ward for their support and their gesture of confidence in returning us as their elected councillors in the recent elections. We will continue to represent their’s and the ward’s interests to the utmost of our abilities. read more

  • City rail link

    IN a recent communication relating to the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitment to provide an hourly rail service into Newport, Carl Sargeant stated his priority. This would depend on the number of bus passengers using the Rogertone-Newport connection. Since the reintroduction of the bus link, nothing has changed apart from the fact that the travel time has reduced from 40 to 20 minutes. Bus passenger numbers are pathetic. read more

  • Thanks for support

    NOW that the council elections are over and the dust is starting to settle, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the Penmaen/Oakdale Ward for the faith and confidence you placed in us as your local councillors over a combined period of 45 years. read more

  • Don't squander Risca West

    IT WAS pleasing to wake up last Friday morning to the news that Plaid Cymru had been removed from their disastrous few years running Caerphilly Borough Council. Over the years when they were in power they continually worked and voted with their local Labour councillors to upgrade their areas of Caerphilly, Bargoed and Ystrad Mynach, leaving the old borough of Islwyn as the poor relations! Now, with Labour in power for the next five years, I am hoping they turn some of their power towards upgrading many parts of the old Islwyn areas and not neglecting one side of the borough like Plaid so blatantly did. We are fortunate in Risca West to have two very good councillors in Phyl Griffiths and David Rees, who work very hard for the area they run, under the badge of Independent since the fall-out over the way the Labour Party selected the person to run for the parliamentary seat. read more

  • Gwent Police commissioner hopefuls named

    TWO men are in the running to be nominated as the Labour candidate for the Gwent Police Commissioner election in November, the Argus has learned. read more

  • MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County should follow the York template for success

    ‘WEMBLEY was wonderful’ seems to be the assessment from the Amber Army who lit it up on Saturday in the final of the FA Trophy, but the experience needs to be used as a springboard to so much more. read more

  • Newport stalwart, Terry Underwood given musical send-off

    AN AUTHOR who was “passionate about everything in Newport” was given a final send-off by a musical group he had founded. read more

  • MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Standards slipping? Good!

    THE Premier League is the weakest it has been for some time, according to many, but if this is the lowest standard we’ve seen, I pray it continues. read more

  • CHEPSTOW ROAD MURDER TRIAL: Pair found guilty of murder

    TWO men were today found guilty of the murder of a man found dead on Chepstow Road in Newport. read more

  • MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Class act Thompson deserved better

    Loyalty is rarely a two-way street in football. read more

  • Business Update out today

    The 8-page Business Update is out today. read more

  • Massive blaze hits Aberbeeg factory site

    FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a fire at a Valleys industrial estate. *Debris falling on homes *70 firefighters tackle fire *Llanhilleth school closed *Some residents evacuated *Trains disruped by fire *SEE PICTURES OF THE BLAZE read more

  • Crash victim thanks the nurse who saved his life South Wales Argus: MY HEROINE: Louise Price whose actions saved the life of Adam Brinkworth

    A VALLEYS father had his life saved by a Gwent Police nurse who happened to arrive on the scene of a crash just moments after it happened. read more

  • Trade deficit shrinks to £2.7bn

    The trade deficit in the UK shrank in March as exports to the US, China and Russia grew strongly, official figures showed today. read more

  • Popular Newport restaurant closes and goes on market South Wales Argus: CLOSED AND UP FOR SALE: The Chandlery in Newport

    A POPULAR award-winning Newport restaurant has closed and is up for sale. read more

  • G JONES

    JONES On 6th May 2012, Gladys Jones of Cwmbran. Beloved wife of Bill, devoted mother of Sharon, Kerry and Adrian, much loved nan to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a loved adopted mother of Kay. R.I.P. Funeral Thursday 17th May, service 11am at Our Lady of the Angels R.C. Church followed by the interment at Llwyncelyn cemetery, Cwmbran at 12.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be sent to Intermediate Home Support Project Red Cross, Suite 7, Brecon House, William Brown Close, Llantarnam Industrial Estate, Cwmbran. NP44 3AB. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: (01633) 483127. read more

  • D BULLER

    BULLER (Dave) We should be celebrating your 50th Birthday today with you. Instead we will be visiting your grave. We miss you. Love Julie, Evan and family. xxxxxx read more

  • T UNDERWOOD

    UNDERWOOD (Terry) Special thanks to Terry's friends who visited him in Hospital and to all staff at the Royal Gwent and Danygraig Nursing Home who were kindness itself. Thanks also to Pastors Clive and Elaine Owen for all their support and to Revd. David Neale, Ann the Caterer at the Church Hall, Caterers Dave and Leslie at the Greyhound Inn, NVP Choir who sang so beautifully and to family and so many friends of ours who sent cards and letters and to all of you who filled the church. Finally many thanks for the donations received for Newport Rotary Club and to T.J. Davies & Sons and especially Helen whose visits made things so much easier. Thank you all and God bless you - Hazel. read more

  • L CANTELO

    CANTELO (Lucy Ann) Helen, Susan and family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their support, letters and cards of condolence and donations received. Special thanks to Thistle Court Nursing Home and Ward D4 East, Royal Gwent Hospital for the wonderful care and attention shown to our mum. read more

  • D MORGAN

    MORGAN (Des) Will be sadly missed by the Three Muskateers. read more

  • S CARD

    CARD Peacefully at home on 5th May, Sheila of Ponthir. Much loved mother to Jon and Nicky. Devoted Grandma to Lucy and Joe. Sheila will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday 22nd May at Gwent Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, may be given at the service to St. David's Foundation. Further enquiries please contact Co-operative Funeralcare, Risca on 01633 612531. read more

  • M REES

    REES Suddenly on the 29th April 2012 at her home in Ffrwd Road, Abersychan, Marjorie, a dearly beloved wife of the late James, a much loved mother of James, mother-in-law of Diane, sister of Ruth and her husband Albert, aunt of Nicholas and Peter. Funeral Monday 21st May. Service at Trinity Methodist Church, High Street, Abersychan at 10.30am, prior to interment at Panteg Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers for The British Heart Foundation may be given at the service. Enquiries Wesley Funeral Home, 87 Hanbury Road, Pontnewynydd 01495 763844. read more

  • Only Boys Aloud singer needs help to follow stage dream

    THEY may have come third to a performing dog, but for one member of Only Boys Aloud, his showbusiness career is only just beginning. read more

  • Film warning of sex exploitation to be shown across Wales

    A SHORT film warning of the dangers of sexual exploitation, funded by money seized from an Ebbw Vale pimp, is set to be distributed to schools across Wales. read more

  • Dragons sign pair of young flyers

    NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed two Wales-capped young guns to bolster their back line for next season. read more

  • Ebbw Vale man jailed for burgling father’s home

    AN Ebbw Vale man is beginning a 12-month prison sentence after burgling his father’s house. read more

  • The next two weeks will shape County's future – Chris Blight

    THE next fortnight will shape the future of Newport County AFC, according to chairman Chris Blight. read more

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