THE mini-heatwave which has swept Britain looks set to end after forecasters predicted cooler temperatures and unsettled weather for the week ahead.
A NEWPORT woman with Asperger syndrome who says she was bullied throughout her childhood and some of her adult life is calling on others in the same situation to seek help.
PLAID Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle has urged Welsh ministers to ensure the shake-up in the running of canals leads to job opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged.
WALES manager Chris Coleman believes the 2-0 defeat to Mexico will stand his side in good stead when their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign gets under way against Belgium in September.
THE charity Age Cymru is urging over-60s in Wales to claim the benefits they are entitled to, to try to minimise debt.
A GWENT festival has been forced to cancel its headline acts because of poor ticket sales.
THE A48 SDR is closed westbound due to an accident * Travel time one hour * Person cut free and airlifted to hospital
THE way Newport’s deputy mayor is chosen will change, councillors decided.
TRIBUTES were paid this afternoon to the biker killed in a crash in Lower Machen.
THE Argus is calling on budding photographers to help Newport’s university mark 100 years of photography in the city with a special competition.
WELL, are you spell-bound by the gruelling course of the Olympic flame? Did you thrill at its passing or just catch a fleeting glimpse as it was driven by at high speed? I could perhaps be forgiven for thinking that this Park and Ride progress might not be entirely in the Olympic spirit.
NOT so long ago, Pope Benedict came to this country to warn us of the danger of secularism. We don’t need history books to tell us a secular society is only destined to collapse. Since Roman times the church has witnessed this happen. But individuals like our Equalities Minister seem to think otherwise. To think these people with their whims are actually running our country.
IT just shows how far the Church has compromised, when Jessie Boyd is able to support her argument by saying – quite rightly – that many Christians share her evolutionary beliefs, (Letters, May 21).
WALT Jackson has always struck me as being rational and fair, but what he says about me is totally unjust. He states I “refuse to accept scientific explanations and evidence”.
In reference to Argus letters of May 23.
IN REPLY to the letter from Plaid activists Mr A Nutt and Mr G Erasmus where they argue there are too many councillors in Caerphilly.
ONE wonders if Tom McCarthy has trouble with basic comprehension? I have given numerous examples of evolution, such as atavistic tails in humans to the evolution of tolerance in bacteria to the highly xenobiotic pesticide pentachlorophenol (PCP). I can also show how the bacterial flagellum isn’t actually an “irreducibly complex” system as claimed by biochemist Michael Behe (champion of the religious “intelligent design”/creationist movement).
AN AMERICAN horse whisperer came to Gwent to help youngsters with autism and behavioural issues.
ARGUS readers were busy snapping away as the Olympic Torch travelled around Gwent on Friday.
A MAN died following a crash on the A468 in Machen yesterday after a collision between a camper van and a motorcycle.
BRILLIANT. Just brilliant.
A BUDDING singer from Abertillery is receiving tuition from a top record company after impressing judges in a talent competition.
THE first detailed images of what Gwent’s proposed Specialist and Critical Care Centre might look like have been issued by health bosses, ahead of an exhibition this week.
TWO Newport Gwent Dragons players had to issue apologies after making jokes on Twitter about hitting women.
NEWPORT’S Richard Parks took on a new challenge on Saturday when he was part of the Olympic torch relay.
MONMOUTH Choral Society is marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a celebration concert on Saturday, June 9 The choir has an extra reason to celebrate as its musical director, Huw Williams, has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of his role as suborganist at the Chapel Royal.
WHILE the pre-match hype ahead of Saturday’s game centres around two Wales legends coming to the end of their time, Martyn Williams winning his 100th cap and Shane Williams bowing out of the game playing for the Barbarians, Will Harries looks to resurrect his international career.
THE fiancée of a Newport man who was savagely murdered last year has spoken for the first time about the “living hell” she has endured since his death.
DOHERTY (Gloria) Forever in our hearts. You were the best! Love Paul and the Mahoney family and grandchildren.
SHEADY (Lorraine) Passed away at St Annes Nursing Home May 22nd. Much loved mother of Craig and grandmother of Aliah and Keeley, darling youngest daughter of Brian and Ellen and sister of Denise. Goodnight, God Bless XX. Look after her while she rests because on Earth she was one of the best. Funeral Friday 1st June service in St John's Church, Maindee at 1-30am prior to interment at Christchurch Cemetery. Floral tributes may be sent to Albert E Hicks Ltd., Grafton House, 1 Grafton Road, Newport. NP19 0AS or if desired donations in memory may be given to the British Heart Foundation Wales, Wales & West Region, Admail 4065, Cardiff. CF1 1ZA
DOHERTY (Gloria) Nothing could be more beautiful than the memories we have of you. To us they're very precious because they are of you. Gone but will never be forgotten. Love you always Jeanette, Paul, Gemma and Nathan. XX
GREEN (William Douglas) On May 22nd 2012, peacefully at St Woolos Hospital, Bill, devoted husband of the late Joan, much loved Dad of Carol and Jill, father-in-law of Keith. funeral Friday June 1st, service at Gwent Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to either Age Concern or Ruperra Ward, St Woolos Hospital may be sent c/o Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 2EH.
DOBSON (Una Grace) Peacefully, on 24th May, at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Una Grace, aged 82 years, of Devauden. Beloved wife of the late David, much loved mother of Sarah, Karen and Anna, dearly loved by all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. Funeral Service Thursday 31st May, 11.15am at St. Peter's Church, Newchurch prior to interment in the churchyard. Flowers may be sent to the Church or donations, if preferred, for Wateraid may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PA. Tel: 01291 624939.
HOWE Penny (nee James) Lovely lady, will be missed by all your colleagues at Credit Control and South Wales Argus. Deepest sympathy to Derek and Andrew.
DOHERTY (Gloria) Loving sister-in-law of Tom and Sylvia also Harry and Margret in Australia. Will miss you, 'til we meet again. Rest in peace.
STIRLING (Graham) Dear friend of Linda and the late John. Forever in my thoughts.
MANLEY (Denis) Dear Uncle Den, I'll raise to you a parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all. Always remembered. Love, Kath, John and family.
DOHERTY (Gloria) To a wonderful mother and grandmother. Although we're not together, we will never be apart, because you have that special place, right here within our hearts. Rest in peace. All our love, Linda, Carl and Lewis. xxx
WETTER On 21st May 2012, Audrey Joan Wetter of Newport. Beloved wife of the late Harry, devoted mother of Howard, much loved grandmother of Issy. Funeral Friday 1st June, service 11.00am at St Woolos Cathedral, followed by interment at St. Woolos Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given for Patients Benefit, Ward B6 North, c/o The General Office, Cardiff Road, Royal Gwent Hospital. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127
DOHERTY (Gloria) Treasured memories of a dear friend. God Bless. Love Joyce and Power family.
WILLIAMS (Alan) Dearly loved brother of Cis and Maurice. Much loved uncle. A lifetime of memories.
WILLIAMS (Alan) Dearly loved brother of Alf, brother in law of Alma, loved uncle of Susan, Julie and families. Always remembered.
POWELL On 21st May 2012 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Merab Ann Powell, aged 74 years, (formerly of Festival Crescent, New Inn). Devoted mother of Elizabeth Bousie, much loved grandmother of Sarah, Jonathan and Matthew, loved sister of Arthur Probert and sister-in-law of Pamela. Funeral Friday 1st June, service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Griffithstown at 1.15pm followed by interment at Llwyn Celyn Cemetery, Cwmbran. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Ty-Hafan Children's Hospice in Wales, St. Hilary Court, Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. CF5 6ES. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Tel: Cwmbran 482291.
BROWN (Patricia) of Raglan Peacefully passed away at Gibraltar House, Monmouth on 23rd May, aged 77 years. Dearly loved Wife of the late Alan Brown, much loved Mum of Johanne and Mark and Granny of Carrie and Jonathan. Private cremation. A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at St Cadoc's Church, Raglan on Wednesday 6th June at 3.00pm. Immediate family flowers only. If desired, donations in lieu for Ty Hafan Children's Hospice may be placed in the donations box at the service or sent to Ernest Heal & Sons Funeral Directors, Chippenham Funeral Home, Howells Place, Monmouth. NP25 3ED. (Please make cheques payable to Ernest Heal & Sons Donations Account) Will friends please meet at the church.
STIRLING (Graham) We cannot express how much you meant to our family, although living thousands of miles away, you were always there for us. Steadfast, understanding, so giving of yourself, unselfish, a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Most of all a fantastic brother-in-law to Eira and myself. We will meet again my friend, 'til then, love and miss you. Barrie and Eira. Hugs and kisses. XX
WALTERS On the 18th May 2012 peacefully at Nevill Hall Hospital, Elsie Ivy, aged 88 years of Ponthir. Beloved wife of the late Ivor George Walters M.B.E. Devoted mother of Alun, Nigel and Kevin, much loved grandmother of Nicola, Mark, Robyn and Paige, great-grandmother of Carrasian, Molly, Ollie and Caleb. Funeral 1st June, service at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd 9.45am followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium 10.30am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St. David's Foundation Blackett Avenue, Newport. NP20 6NH. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Tel: Cwmbran 482291
GRACE (Luke Samuel) After a tragic accident, a very special nephew and cousin taken from our lives. We will miss and love you always, and you will be in our hearts forever. Goodnight, God bless, love auntie Jackie, Chris, Richard, Wendy, Katie, Ben, Joseph and Sophia. xxxx
CHAPMAN (Mary) Dear sister-in-law of Elsie, Morris, Doris, Ron, Ronald, Marjorie, Peter, Valerie, Pam and Mike and their families. Good night, God Bless Mary.
HILLMAN (Donald) Donald passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all his loving family on 21st May 2012. A devoted husband to Elsie, much loved father to Christine, Trevor, Nicholas and the late Janice. A treasured grandad and great grandad. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to take place on Thursday 31st May 2012 in Margam Crematorium at 3.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired may be sent to the Blind Veterans UK Free Post RRXK-BRKC-YEXL, Windrush Park Road, Witney, OX29 7EW. All enquiries to Rosemount Funeral Home, 19 Coychurch Road, Bridgend, CF31 3AP. Telephone Number:- 01656 653156
LAST year, aged 32, Mark Scrivens was told he had cancer - but with that prognosis reversed, he and wife Sian are anticipating a brighter future, after their "dream" wedding.