BLAENAVON’S Heritage Railway will be operating a special steam-hauled Park and Ride service on May 25 to mark the Olympic Torch coming to Torfaen.
CHILDREN under five in Gwent are being invited to be super-heroes for a day and help other children.
NEWPORT County swapped Wembley for Risca United’s Ty Isaf Park as they wrapped up their season by lifting the Gwent Senior Cup for the 28th time.
A NEWPORT man appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court yesterday after being arrested on a warrant.
A NANTYGLO man appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court yesterday after failing to surrender to the courts on May 10.
FIREFIGHTERS are currently dealing with a grass fire alongside the SDR in Newport.
THE popular dragon boat race returns to Monmouth next month in aid of a local hospice.
THE DRIVING force behind the first urban music festival in Abergavenny is to launch a help and advice service for young people suffering with issues such as alcohol, drugs, bullying and depression.
A RISCA man who was unemployed for 20 years due to a disease of the spine has won an award after getting back into work.
FIRE crews spent a second day at the scene of a large scale fire in the Valleys today.
I am writing to express an opinion about freedom of speech. It is said that in the UK we have freedom of speech. I agree that this is so, but to exercise it can be costly.
IN SEPTEMBER of last year Beechwood branch of the Labour Party was given the opportunity to select the candidates whom they felt would best represent the ward. Paul Hannon, Mark Spencer and I felt privileged that we were nominated. We each have different skills and abilities to bring to the role of councillor, but the most important feature was that we live locally and are already fully aware of the problems, issues and concerns that local residents face.
Newport Playgoers production of Richard Harris’ Dead Guilty follows the ensuing events of a car crash in which John Haddrell dies of a heart attack leaving the woman travelling with him, his lover Julia Darrow with severe leg injuries and in a depressed state.
MAY I give warning of the dealings of the Royal Mint’s Jubilee department at Pontyclun in Wales.
I, COUNCILLOR Diana Ellis and my colleagues Councillor Pat Cook and Councillor Nigel Dix, would like to thank all our constituents for taking the time to vote us into office at the recent local elections.
THEnumber of patients in Welsh hospitals found to have an infection related to their healthcare has fallen significantly in the last five years, a survey has revealed.
I WOULDN’T attempt to deny my working class origins. In fact, I’m rather proud of them. As a result, I often have some rough- tongued reactions to people like Ian Duncan Smith, who claims to be making working for a living a worthwhile proposition, while 60 of his cleaning staff are obliged to inform him that they simply can’t manage to pay their debts from the low wages he pays them.
THE recent elections in France, together with Greece’s desire to opt out of the IMF austerity package, threatens to throw Europe into political and economic meltdown. Add these events to the obdurate response from the German leadership, insisting that the bailout plans funding Eurozone membership are not negotiable, one is left with the feeling that increasing civil unrest in these countries isn’t too far away and is likely to infect our sceptred isle.
SOME months ago I wrote a letter to the South Wales Argus’ letters page, searching for a photograph of Bassaleg Grammar School taken in 1952, and asking if anyone could assist me in obtaining a copy.
THE ORGANISERS of Chepstow Carnival are inviting locals to get involved with this year’s event.
KITTED out in hard hats and hi-visibility jackets, Caldicot pupils had a glimpse this week of what their new school will look like.
A LONG-AWAITED watersports centre could finally be built on the largest lake in South East Wales.
A FORMER Newport police officer will accompany the Olympic flame around the UK to ensure it reaches the opening ceremony safely on July 27.
TWO men were jailed today for a total of 66 years for the murder of a man who they set fire to on a Newport street.
TWO Polish men were yesterday found guilty of what was described as “the savage and brutal” murder of a Newport man.
A NEWPORT teenager is hoping to be crowned Miss Teen Great Britain.
A NEWPORT woman appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court yesterday after stealing chocolate from a newsagents.
EVER wonder what happened to The Christians? There's a chance to catch them in South Wales this month because they are back with a greatest hits album.
A MAN from Chepstow is now £100,000 better off after a win on a scratchcard.
THE Government has been given some welcome good news on the jobs front when unemployment fell by 45,000 and the number of dole claimants dipped for the second month in a row.
Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King warned today of the 'risk of a storm heading our way from the Continent' as he flagged the eurozone as the greatest threat to the UK's recovery.
THE scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News International newspapers and other parts of the national press continues unabated.
WILLIAMS (nee Pyke) We love you more than all the tea in China Nan. Goodnight, God bless. Natasha, Rebecca and Michael. xxx
KILLORAN (Paul) I cannot bring the old days back when we were all together but memories keep you close to me, and memories last forever. Rest in peace. Love Vera, Terry, Tanya, David, Aimee and Olivia.
WILLIAMS (George) A true gentleman. R.I.P. Love Brian.
WILLIAMS (George) A wonderful brother, very sad to lose you. We have many happy memories to keep. R.I.P. Sisters Joyce, Christine and families.
WILLIAMS (May) Nan, gone but never forgotten. Lots of love, Gareth, Joanne, Ellie-May, Ben, Josh and Olly. XXX
Vickery (Phyllis) Mam, my heart is broken. You were my best friend and my rock. I know one day I'll see you again, `til then sleep tight. I'll miss you. Love, Viv and partner Brian. XXX
VICKERY (Phyllis) Mam, remembering you is easy, missing you will never go away. Love, Annette, Andrew, grandchildren Shawn, Katie and Jamie, great grandson Archie and partners David and Lisa.
WILLIAMS (nee Pyke) May Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part, God has you in his safe keeping and we have you deep in our hearts. Love and miss you always, Christine and Danielle. xxxx
KILLORAN (Paul) Suddenly at home on 8th May 2012 Paul Joseph aged 48 years of Broadmead Park, Newport. Loved father of Lia and Luke. Cherished brother of his sisters, brother and their families. Resting in the Private Chapel of Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd., 106 - 108 Malpas Road, City of Newport until the funeral Thursday 17th May 2012. Service at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Cromwell Road, Newport, 11.00am prior to interment at Christchurch Cemetery 12 noon. Flowers to the Funeral Home by 9am please. Following the funeral all are welcome to join the family at the Nash Conservative Club for light refreshments to celebrate Paul's Life. All enquiries 01633 854522
ROBERTS Peacefully, Richard Henry (Harry) of Alice Street. Dad of Frank, father-in-law of Maralyn, Bampi of David and Catrin, great bampi to Kate. Funeral Wednesday 16th May, 9:15am at Davies Funeral Home, Chepstow Road. Followed by cremation at 10am. R.I.P
KILLORAN (Paul) Uncle Paul, everyday in some small way we miss you more than words can say. In our hearts you will always stay, as you'll be loved and remembered everyday. Love you always. Paula and Lee.
WILLIAMS (nee Pyke) May Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the links shall join again. Re-united with Dad and Mark. Love and miss you always. Jackie and H. xxxxx
KILLORAN (Paul) You went so suddenly we did not say goodbye but brother we can never be parted precious memories never die. Rita, Eddie, Alison and girls.
KILLORAN Paul (Chief) Partings come and hearts are broken. Loved ones go with words unspoken. Deep in our hearts there's a memory kept for a brother and best mate we will never forget. Love Eileen, Alan and family.
ISAAC Lilian would like to thank her family, friends and neighbours for all the cards, gifts and beautiful flowers received on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, it was a very special day.