We returned from Hampshire last week feeling hard done by after losing by 31 runs despite playing four really good days of cricket.
NEWPORT residents are being sought to volunteer as befrienders with the National Autistic Society Cymru.
BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge led the home charge at the ISPS Handa Wales Open on a day where Welsh fortunes fluctuated as much as the weather.
PONTNEWYDD Male Choir will be kicking off June with a concert at New Inn Nursing Home to entertain residents and guests at the Jubilee garden party on June 5.
A FIRST century of the season from captain Mark Wallace put Glamorgan in with a good chance of winning their first LV= County Championship Division Two match going into the final day against Leicestershire at Cardiff.
NEWPORT RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons have tonight released the following statement.
LOCAL primary school teachers are top of the class after taking part in Welsh lessons.
ENGLISHMAN Lee Slattery was the surprise leader at the ISPS Handa Wales Open yesterday as a host of big names floundered in the wind and the cold at Newport’s Celtic Manor.
SHANE Williams will make his rugby farewell for the Barbarians against Wales on Saturday.
Newport County have tonight announced that they have sealed a deal with Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons to play at Rodney Parade next season.
A CIDER and perry festival has moved from a rugby club to a farm after council officials raised worries over noise.
TWELVE homes were evacuated on Wednesday following a fire at a garage in Blaina. * Police said they are treating the fire as suspicious and are investigating.
A POLICE officer was taken to hospital with arm and wrist injuries following a road traffic collision in Brynmawr.
ONCE again, the possibility of raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph is being mentioned (Argus, May 25), almost guaranteed to bring on a fit of the vapours to the ‘save the polar bears’ brigade. Yet, it has been frequently reported that India and China between them, pump more pollution into the atmosphere in a day than Great Britain does in six months. A statistic that the environmental lobby (in this country at least) for some strange reason are not always happy when they are reminded of it.
SO Nigel Collins thinks that someone should be “hung, drawn and quartered” for allowing a German Motor company to head the Olympic Torch parade.
The Phantom of the Opera at Bristol Hippodrome This was the first time that I have seen 'Phantom' and it was absolutely captivating from start to finish, the songs and music have become engrained in our hearts and minds over the last quarter of a century but the drama and experience appeared as fresh and exciting as I am sure it was for the very first performance.
The flags and bunting are going up, the food is organised and Gwent is set for all the pomp and ceremony of a right royal knees-up, as WILL BAIN reports.
The police force are having to make swingeing cuts, not of their making. Further yet, but yet again our local health body is required to cut yet another £48m.
WHY castigate people for wanting to make a fast buck by selling their Olympic torches? (Argus letters, May 29). They are merely pursuing the modern Olympic dream - hard cash. This “amateur” event is now devoted to attracting huge sums of money, from the bribery and corruption at the highest levels to the moneygrubbing of the athletes.
MAY I respond to Mr Dix’s appalling outburst calling for the culling of Blackwood town councillors in his letter of May 28.
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to congratulate members of the Blaenavon Labour team who succeeded in winning election to Torfaen council, and Blaenavon Town Council. I and the Blaenavon Labour Party are humbled that the townspeople granted us a hearing at the doorstep, and backed Labour candidates at the ballot box. Many voters I spoke to shared our belief that during difficult times, Blaenavon’s representatives need to organise around a strong set of core values, and work in partnership with members from the wider Torfaen community.
ANYONE caught buying alcohol for under-age drinkers in Abergavenny faces a £5,000 fine and a criminal record.
THE inaugural Welsh Welly Wanging Open Championship will be held on Saturday at Shirenewton, Monmouthshire.
A FIRE at a derelict warehouse in Cwmbran last night is being treated by police as suspicious.
PAUL Mudie knew his dog, Hitch, had eaten something found in undergrowth during his evening walk – but he was not prepared for the appalling consequences.
A FORMER Paralympian who has won gold, silver and bronze medals for Great Britain was in Newport this week to inspire young sporting stars of the future.
ARGUS cartoonist, Tim Harries, 44, returns two SuperDragons for the 2012 trail.
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed second row Ian Nimmo from English Championship side Cornish Pirates and tighthead prop Tim Ryan from Italian semi-professional outfit Cavalieri Prato.
MORE than a hundred jobs could go at a munitions factory near Usk, BAE Systems said this morning.
SMALL Johnathan (known as John) Dearly loved son, brother, father and best friend. Passed away 24th May 2012. We will never get over losing you. To the world just one, but to us the world. We will miss you and love you forever. Broken hearted Mum and Dad. xxx Funeral Service 3pm on Wednesday 6th June at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only by request please. However, donations may be sent c/o T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport and will be given to charity of the family's choice. (Please make cheques payable to T.J. Davies & Sons). An invitation is extended to join the family for refreshments at the Windsor Club following the service.
SHEADY (Lorraine) Much loved cousin of Sharon, Richard and family. Sadly missed. xx
SHEADY (Lorraine) A wonderful cousin of Llynette and Shaun. Forever in our hearts.
SMALL (Johnathan) To our brother. We miss your smile, your cheeky grin, your dimples which always made us give in. Things will never be the same again. Sleep tight love, Cassie, Beckie, Jazz, Carly, Shell. x
DAVIES (Jim) After an illness bravely borne Jim formerly of Baldwin Street, Pill. Devoted husband to Sheila, much loved father to Jill and the late James, father-in-law of Gill, loved and respected grandad to Luke, Stephen, Thomas and Matthew and Great grandpa to Soloman, Layla, Matthias and Dylan. Funeral service to be held on Thursday 7th June 2012 at St. Stephens Church, Pill at 12 noon, followed by committal at Gwent Crematorium at 1pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu payable to Cancer Research Wales c/o T.J. Davies and Sons, 140 Caerleon Road, Newport. NP19 7GS Tel 01633 267402
GEORGE (nee James) Yvonne Jean Peacefully on May 23rd, Yvonne, wife of the late Ben (Barn Farm, Llanwern), much loved mother, grandmother and sister. Funeral Friday June 8th service at St. Mary's Church, Llanwern at 11.15 am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired payable to St. Anne's Hospice may be sent c/o Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH.
CAIN On the 12th May at her home in Caerleon, Grace aged 92 years passed away peacefully. Funeral Friday 8th June. Service in St. Cadocs Church at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please but donations to St. David's Foundation, Blackett Avenue, Newport. NP20 6NH or via collection on The Day by T.J. Davies & Sons. Tel 01633 258656
SHEADY (Lorraine) Dearly loved niece of Jean and the late Brian. Fondly remembered.
WILLIAMS (John) Sleep peacefully John. You played a big part in our lives. We're going to miss you. Love, Jason, Kelly, Darren, Robbie, Jarrad, Jay and Zane. XX
WILLIAMS (John) Hair of silver, heart of gold, loving son I am proud to own. Loved and longed always. Love, Mum. XX
NICHOLLS (Kay Susan) nee Barnett Passed away on 28th May 2012, Kay of Penygarn, Pontypool. Much loved wife of Dai, loved and devoted mum of Sharon, Chris and Hayley, cherished nan of Rebecca, Ben, Natasha, Toby and Leo. Kay will be very sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral service at Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Penmaen, Blackwood on Monday 11th June at 10.15am prior to committal at Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 11.30am. Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in lieu are being received towards the Velindre Cancer Care Appeal c/o The Funeral Home. Further enquiries Telephone 01495 224775
POOLE (Jackie) Jacqueline Mary Poole of Malpas, fell asleep on 25th May 2012 aged 66 years. Dearly loved by her children and grandchildren. Funeral Friday 8th June 2012. Service at the Greater Gwent Crematorium Chapel 4pm, prior to cremation. Immediate family flowers only please, however if desired donations would be appreciated for Diabetes UK c/o the Funeral Home. All enquiries Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd. 01633 854522
DAVIES (Jack) We miss you now, our hearts are sore, as time goes by we miss you more. Wife Marj and Graham, Rosey, Ann, grandchildren Leigh, Ceri, Hayley and Ian, great-grandchildren Liam and Dylan.
LEE The family of the late Raymond and Margarett Lee would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy, messages and cards of condolences. Our sincere thanks to Rev. Mark Lawson-Jones for conducting the funeral service and Dave O'Connell and Staff at Tovey Bros for the funeral arrangements. Many thanks for the donations received for the Stroke Association and Cancer Research UK.
POWELL (Dorothy) The family of the late Dorothy Powell would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral, many thanks to Reverend Alan Tyler who conducted the service, everyone at the Lodge Farm Church, also the St. Julians Inn for their hospitality.
PASSMORE (Sylvia) A bouquet of flowers, just for you, sprinkled with tear drops, instead of dew. With tears in our eyes, we whisper low 'Happy Birthday, we miss you so'. All our love, Anthony, Kim, Mike, Nick, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. XXX
SMITH (Iris) The family of the late Eirlys Smith extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received. We are particularly grateful to the Reverend Canon Harald Thomas M.B.E. and the Venerable the Arch Deacon of Monmouth, Kenneth Sharpe (retired). Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for Marie Curie Nursing Service and to all who attended the funeral.
POWELL (Dorothy) The family of the late Dorothy Powell would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral. Many thanks to Reverend Alan Tyler who conducted the service, everyone at the Lodge Farm Church, also the St Julians Inn for their hospitality.
SMALL Johnathan Much loved brother and beloved Uncle to Casey, Harris and Daiton. I would give anything to hear your booming voice barging through my door in the early hours. Hope your at peace at last. You will be forever in our hearts. Your loving sister Leeanne. XXX
JONES Terry (Sam) Unexpectedly but peacefully on 25th May at his home, Terry, aged 76 years of Penmynydd Close, Blaenavon. A cherishd and devoted father of Paul and Julie and loving father-in-law of Sam. A treasured and adored 'Grampy' of Lucy and Evie. A much loved and respected brother of Carol and the late Cynthia and Pat. He will be forever in the hearts of his family and all who knew and loved him. The Funeral will take place on Thursday 7th June 2012. A service of Thanksgiving for his life will be held at St. Peter's Church, Blaenavon at 1.45pm. Cremation to follow at the Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 3pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired would be appreciated for The South Wales Borderes c/o Mr Craig Brown at Heritage Funeral Service, 3, Coed Llwydd, Blaenavon. NP4 9JJ. For further assistance please Telephone 01495 791263