A WELSH Government shake-up of the housing sector could see private landlords effectively needing a licence to let out properties.
A NEWPORT woman stole a pair of jeans, then spat at and bit the arm of a police community support officer who approached her, a court heard.
SEAN Ervine made an unbeaten century as Hampshire recovered from a shaky start against winless Glamorgan in LV= County Championship Division Two.
TORFAEN council re-elected its leader and welcomed its new mayor at an annual general meeting.
AN ABERTILLERY man will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest alongside quirky twins Jedward who made it to the final.
OVER the last few weeks your Argus has been asking children across Gwent to send us their portraits of the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
AROUND 300 people paid tribute to a Cwmbran father-of-two who “lived life to the full”.
PUPILS took the opportunity to enjoy the varied and rich collection of memorabilia celebrating the great history of Pontypool Rugby Football Club.
I THINK the simple solution for the M4 congestion,and this will cost even less than all other planned relief work, would be to adopt the chevron system that is used on the M5 towards Bristol where by you are asked to keep two chevrons apart for the duration of their existence on the road.
WHAT IS the definition of a cross? Two straight lines intersecting somewhere around the middle.?
IN THE Argus letters (May 18) Norman Jones congratulated all the non-voters in the Risca ward. He states that the recent non-vote count was a true reflection of what people think of political parties. He asserts that if more people followed this example we, ‘Could do away with all these corrupt political parties and ELECT the right person from each government position, including a real Prime Minister’. His statement that ‘A non-vote is not a wasted vote’, is a clear contradiction of all that makes sense, if there are any, in his own wishes! How does he propose to elect the right persons if all voters followed his preferred example? It seems Mr Jones is prepared to ‘pat on the back’ those people who could have voted but chose not to. I could not disagree more! If we all followed his advice, those who would use their wealth and power would rule us for evermore. This does not mean that I, along with the majority of citizens, believe we should be complacent about the present state of affairs. But surely he can see that the only way to change things is through the ballot box?
ON BEHALF of all volunteers at Gwent Cats Protection, I would like to thank Greenmoor Garden Centre, St Brides, Newport and Millbrook Garden Centre, Mitchel Troy, Monmouth, for very generously donating plants again this year for our plant sale this Saturday, May 26, at New Inn and for providing discount vouchers off all seeds and plants at Millbrook to all who attend our event. We could not continue to rescue and rehome the hundreds of unwanted cats and kittens in our area without support such as this, so thank you everyone for your very kind help.
IN HIS latest maelstrom of abuse, Terry Banfield is like an 11-year-old schoolboy sticking his tongue out: ‘Yabba dabba doo’. If I might paraphrase the Reformation scholar Castellio, “To abuse a man is not to establish any truth: it is to abuse a man. When Terry Banfield abuses me, he establishes no truth: he abuses me.”
IN OFFICE just two weeks and already Labour has started as it means to go on. Wining and dining at the expense of Newport council taxpayers to inaugurate the new mayor. Labour councillors really need to get their act together and challenge their leadership – the old guard needs to realise that they have sniped for four years about austerity and refused to play their part in the running of council business, but here we are with a big shindig to celebrate “winning” back control of the council.
We would like to thank all the residents of Caerleon and Christchurch who voted for us in the recent local election. We are obviously disappointed not to have had the opportunity to action some of the exciting plans that we had, however we can take pride that we ran a clean, honest campaign. We will continue our work and hold those who have been elected to account for their actions. Once again thank you all for your support.
THE CHANGES in council procedures proposed by the leader, Cllr Bright, seem most sensible with the exception of the need for two more cabinet posts, which will add about £30,000 pa to the bill.
NEWPORT Speedway stadium is set to be demolished and replaced with a haulage depot.
A GWENT MP says efforts to get the Ebbw Valley line electrified were given a shot in the arm after a majority of passengers backed the proposal in a survey.
AN Ebbw Vale woman was sentenced to four years in prison for burgling a disabled pensioner after she threatened him with a 12- inch spanner.
A CHARITY concert in memory of a Gwent teenager who died of cancer will star world-renowned jazz pianist Geoff Eales.
WAYNE Rooney will be sunning himself in Las Vegas as one of his newly-acquired racehorses has his second start in equally glorious conditions at Chepstow today.
A TEACHER says her inspiration to hold a fundraiser tomorrow for her local regiment comes from seeing soldiers suffer life-changing injuries during their tour of Afghanistan.
GRIFFITHS (Brenda) Of all the many blessing, however great or small, to have had you for a Mother, was the greatest one of all. There's a place in our hearts no one can fill, we miss you dear Mother and always will. Love as always, Stephen, Neal and Vicky. xx
GRIFFITHS (Brenda) Gu, Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomor- row, our whole lives through, we will always love and cherish you. Love as always, Josh, Alicia, Emily, Hannah, Ethan and Jayden. xx
JONES (Iris) On 10th May peacefully at home, Iris of Risca. Beloved wife of the late Percy. Dearly loved mam to Philip. Iris will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Risca on Tuesday, 29th May at 10:15am followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, please, donations in lieu for St. David's Foundation may be given at the service. Further enquiries to Phillip Tom and Sons, Pontymister. Tel: 615005
HARDING (Georgina) Darling niece of Michael and Sandra, dear cousin of Lucy and Ross, Lyndsey and Michael. Goodnight, God bless Sweetheart, love and kisses.
HARDING (Georgina Mary) On May 11th 2012, suddenly at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Georgina, aged 13 years, beloved daughter of Colin and Rebecca, much loved sister of Danielle, Jessica and Cameron. Funeral Thursday May 24th, service at St John's Church, Maindee at 11.30am followed by interment at Christchurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations made payable to Ty Hafan Childrens Hospice may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH. www.toveybros.co.uk The family request that the colour blue be worn.
BODDY (Gareth) Goodnight, God bless Gar. You will be missed. Love Janet, Tony, Susan, Kenny and families.
FULLER (Malcolm) We had great times together, a great friend who will be sadly missed. Love Gloria and Tony.
LLEWELLYN (Bob) On 17th May 2012, Bob Llewellyn of Greenhill Road, Griffithstown passed away peacefully at his home, aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Violet, devoted father of Sandra and Susan, dear father-in-law of Eric and Colin, dearly loved bampi of Nicola, Rachel, Sarah and Emma, great grandad of James, Katie, Bradley, Chloe, Josh, Jack and Alfie. Funeral Tuesday 29th May, service 3.00pm at St Hilda's Church, Griffithstown followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium at 4.00pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given at the crematorium or sent direct to St David's Foundation, Blackett Avenue, Newport, NP20 6NH. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service), Cwmbran. Tel: 01633/482291.
MASON (Margaret Rose) Passed away peacefully on Thursday 10th May 2012, Margaret, of Green Villas, Penybont, Abertillery. Devoted wife of Graham and beloved mother of Kim and Andrew, mother in law to Martin and Emma, nan to Daniel, Laura, Kirsty, Connor and Liam, great grandmother to Lacie and much loved by all her family and many friends. Funeral Wednesday 30th May 2012, service at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Abertillery at 2.45pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 4pm. Donations in lieu of flowers for Aneurin Bevan LHB Charitable Fund (Chest Clinic, St Woolos). All donations and further enquiries to Lawrence Prosser and Sons, Riverside Funeral Home, Glanyrafon, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale. Tel: 01495 303281.
GRIFFITHS (Brenda) Treasured memories of my dear sister Brenda, much loved brother in law of the late Elfryn. Will be sorely missed. Resting where no shadows fall. Goodnight, God bless, Morfydd. xx
EDWARDS (Thomasina) On May 15th 2012, Thomasina (Ina) Edwards aged 91 years, of Llanyravon, Cwmbran. Beloved wife of the late Leonard, devoted mother of Douglas. Funeral Monday 28th May, service at St. Mary's Church, Croesyceiliog 3.15pm followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired may be sent direct to Diabetes UK Cymru, Argyle House, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff. CF11 9AB. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Tel: Cwmbran 482291
PARRY (Dad) A sad day has come when my dear Dad has passed away. The time we spent will always be remembered in my heart. God Bless, love you always, Sandra, Steve and family. XXX
GREGORY The family of the late Lorna Mavis Gregory extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received. We are particularly grateful to Reverend Nigel Burge. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for Diabetic Association and to all who attended the funeral.
HARRIS The family of the late Jack Harris extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy, messages and cards of condolence received. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for Gwent Cardiology Fund and to all who attended the funeral, the large attendance was a wonderful tribute to a much loved man.
VILMA THOMAS I am disabled and would like to thank friends for their help, understanding and support, my neighbour, Mrs Joyce Kelly, Maureen Lyons, Legion of Mary, Michael Marenghi who brings me communion every week, the Reverend Fathers, John Kelly of St Mary's Catholic Church, Newport, John Daley, St Josephs Leicester, John and Margaret Fisher, shopping, finances, laundry, Joy and Diane domestics, Simone, Mobile Hairdresser, Newport City Council, Home Carers and Beechwood Surgery District Nurses.
BODDY Gareth (Smokey) Gar you were our Best Man and what a man. A friend not just to me but all the Parselle family. See you on the far post. Norman, Cheryl and Deiniol.
BODDY Gareth (Smokey) You left so suddenly without any goodbyes but left me happy memories which I hold with deep pride. So sleep peacefully it was a pleasure to be your friend. R.I.P. My deepest sympathy to Jill, Marilyn, Winston and family. From Brogan and family.
HARDING (Georgina) Beloved niece of Lorraine, Rob, cousin of Chris. Sleep peacefully with the Angels.
BODDY (Gareth) Deepest sympathy to all the family. Memories of "Smokey" will never fade. A genuine and true friend to us all. God Bless you Gareth. The Parselle Family. X
PARRY (Dad) You will always be remembered by your loving daughter Susan, Sarah Juliette, Davina and Phillip. Rest In Peace Dad. XXX
LAURIE - WILFORD Rebecca and Daniel On Friday 18th May 2012 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Risca the marriage took place between Rebecca Jane, daughter of Ken and Jane Laurie and Mr Daniel James Wilford, son of Kim and the late Christine. Congratulations and best wishes from both families. XXX
HOLT (Marina) On the 16th May peacefully at home, Marina, formerly of Swffryd. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Dearly loved mam to Sharon, Mark, Wayne, David and Tim. Mother in law to Robert. A devoted grandmother and great grandmother. Marina will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service at Zion Congregational Church, Llanhilleth on Thursday 24th May at 2pm followed by committal at Brynithel Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu for Cancer Research Wales may be given at the service. Further enquiries to Phillip Tom and Sons, Pontymister. Tel: 615005.
LEWIS (Jeff) You were a great mate, I can't believe you have gone but you will always be in our hearts. Hope you get a fresh glass every time in Heaven. Missing you mate. Good night, God bless. Richie and Jan.
TILLEY (Sharon) In loving memory of Sharon. You will be in our hearts always. Love, Auntie Dorothy, Uncle Tom, David, Sue, Katie and Wesley X
LYNCH (Jim) Dearly beloved elder brother of Danny, Michael, Terry, Gerald and the late Maureen and families. At rest now.
LEWIS (Jeff) On 13th May at Royal Gwent Hospital after a short illness, Jeff, adored husband of Alison, loving dad of Jessica, Anna and the late Jack. Much loved son of Glyn and Glenys. Son-in-law of Gwyneth and Carl. Brother-in-law to Jill and Martin. Funeral service Monday 28th May 11.30am at SS Julius & Aaron Church followed by interment at Christchurch cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Cancer Research UK may be sent c/o T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport Tel: 01633 258656.
GOODE Pauline (Nee Waters) Peacefully on the 13th May 2012 at her home, in the presence of her loving family, Pauline, a much loved wife of Bertie, mother of Joanne and Louisa, mother-in-law of Paul, grandmother of Georgia and Ashley, sister of Marilyn, Vyvyan and Malcolm. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 29th May 2012, 1.45pm at Bethel Methodist Chapel, Garndiffaith, followed by interment at Varteg Road Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be given at the service for St David's Foundation. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare, Pontypool. Telephone 01495 772288
60 LAKE60 60 Richard 60 A very happy 60 60 60th Birthday Lots of Love 60 From all the family