PEOPLE in Gwent have until July 10 to view the arguments made about the proposed changes to constituency boundaries in Wales.
ABUS user surgery will be held in Newport next month to give residents the chance to have their say on transport issues and view plans for the bus station.
A BLAENAVON teaching assistant has won a top award in this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards.
THE Football Association of Wales have confirmed that the national side will play Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly at Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets on August 15.
BRITAIN’s largest festival of open-air theatre returns to Chepstow from tomorrow.
A LOST tortoise has been reunited with his family – three weeks after going missing.
I THANK Gerry S Rose not only for defending Brian Donovan but also for his splendid use of the English language (June 20). I think I will pass on his kind offer to accompany him on his illegal dog-poo spotting adventures but perhaps Brian Donovan could act as substitute.
DESPITE the demented, patronising, ignorant and pompous comments of Jim Dyer (Argus, June 14) the fact is that dogs’ mess is widespread across the City of Newport, because of some irresponsible owners.
IN RESPONSE to Norman Jones’s letter (June 19), I disagree with the first part of his letter where he is suggesting that voters do not vote at all.
READING letters regarding Wales not being on the Union Flag, what I think is more disgusting than that is that Wales is not represented on the Royal standard.
I READ in the South Wales Argus that ex-Detective Chief Superintendent Ian ‘Jock’ Johnston is to stand for the post of Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner. I served with Jock Johnstone when we were both Constables and saw him rise through the ranks. I can assure readers that if there is a man for this job, it has to be Ian Johnston. His experience cannot be questioned, he’s been there done it and has the T-shirt to prove it.
The Young Venture Player’s latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, had a capacity audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Up-beat, energetic and full of humour, this is another winner for this extremely talented company.
ALTHOUGH I have no interest in skateboarding or other such similar sports, I do feel as frustrated as the skateboarding community that the new replacement skatepark at Tredegar Park is weeks away from being completed while the skatepark down Spytty has closed due to the new football development that has started at the site.
NEITHER smugly satisfied Jan Preece paying her service to earlier traditions, nor Bob Urie who is proudly delighted with the Royals as good advertising copy, deeply involved in show business, addresses the issue, and Walt Jackson is somewhat patronising in a recent reference to my wife and I.
IT WAS sad to read of another traditional church, St Mary’s, Malpas, experiencing financial problems. Several weeks ago I wrote of the upsurge of the modern style Victory Church in Cwmbran, where money seems no problem. This Americanised showbiz, razzmatazz type of religion draws the people in, but I have found it rather superficial.
GWENT police is unable to consistently identify repeat and vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour, a report has said.
A CAMPAIGNING group is considering taking court action over a proposal by a community council to sell a field to be used to build homes.
VISITORS on the SuperDragon trail this summer will be confronted by a creation that’s out of this world.
A TEAM of teenage entrepreneurs from a Valleys school were named Wales Best Company in a prestigious business competition thanks to their unique mobile phone charger device.
TODAY is D-Day for Pontypool’s historic rugby club as its fate hangs in the balance.
NEWPORT have snapped up a trio of former Dragons and secured the services of three more players from Gwent rivals Pontypool.
AN ABERGAVENNY woman said an alleged murder victim looked like “an old man, with brain damage, a total mess”
TRAVES (Doreen) Mam, no words, just memories. Re-united with Dad and Chris. Love always, Helen and Steve. XXX
MORGAN (Travis) of Woodfieldside, formerly of Oakdale Sadly passed away on 16th June 2012 after a short illness. Travis will be dearly missed by his Wife, Sons, close family and many friends. Funeral Service on Monday 2nd July at Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Penmaen, Blackwood at 11.15am prior to committal at the Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 12.30pm. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu, if desired maybe made payable to McMillan Nurses c/o The Funeral Home. Further enquiries Telephone 01495 224775
TART (Eve) On 13th June 2012, Evelyn Virginia of Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran passed away peacefully aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ted), loving mum of Mike, Sue, Kay and the late Linda, much loved nan of Cerys, Vicki, Gareth, Chris, Kyle, Sian, Becky, Paige, Melanie, Matt and Kath, great grandmother of Shannon, Callum, Enya and Amy, dearly loved mother in law of Pam, Dave, Norman and Dave. Funeral Thursday 28th June, service 12.00pm at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given for Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service), Cwmbran. Tel: 01633/482291
TRAVES (Grandma) Sleep tight Gram. Love, Paul and Ceri. XXX
TRAVES (Grandma) Goodnight and sweet dreams Grandma. Together you and Grandpa will be the brightest stars in the sky. Loved always. Calley and Joely. XXX
THOMAS Peacefully on the 14th June 2012, Douglas, the beloved husband of Jean, dearly loved father of Huw and David, father in law of Gail and cherished grandfather of Gareth, Gethin and Joseph. Doug will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. Funeral service on Friday 29th June 2012 at 10:15am at St Augustine's Church, Pontllanfraith followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations for Cancer Research Wales may be given c/o Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Oakdale, Blackwood. For further details please tel: 01495 224775.
HOUSE Edward George (Ted) Peacefully at home on June 14th, Ted, aged 60 years, beloved father of James and Iain and their mother Susan, also to Glenn and Neil and their families. Private cremation at Ted's request. Donations in his memory payable to St David's Foundation or Macmillan Nurses, in thanks for their care, may be sent c/o Tovey Bros. 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH.
TRAVES (Grandma) Will meet again at Penny Arcade. Back in Grandpa's arms now. Love and miss you forever my Angel. Kadie. XXX
GOUGH Graham (Trev) On June 15th, 2012, peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Graham aged 54 years. Beloved husband of Paulette, much loved Dad of Leeanne, Tanya, Graig and David, father-in-law of Ronnie, Troy, Emma and Michelle, cherished Granchie to all his grandchildren, beloved son of John and the late Brenda. Funeral Monday July 2nd, service at Gwent Crematorium at 10.00am. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to Cancer Research may be sent c/o Tovey Bros 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport. NP20 2EH.
POWER On 16th June peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital Ronald Frederick aged 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved father of Susan and Tony, father-in-law of David and Pam and a loved grandfather and great grandfather. What we have in our hearts will live forever. Funeral Monday 25th June, Service in the Private Chapel of Albert E. Hicks Ltd., Grafton House, 1 Grafton Road, Newport at 9.30am. Followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium. No flowers by request please but donations in memory may be given to Nephrology B5 University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff. CF14 4XW
THOMAS (Mam) Inspirational, learning to live without you is something you prepared us for - thoughtful to the end. The cord has now been cut. Love always, Olivia and Mark. XX -------------------- Nanny, I will look after grancha. I love you. Jacey. X
THOMAS (Vanda) To a special friend. You will be deeply missed. Love Lorna, Philip and family.
TAYLOR Margaret Mary (nee Bigmore) To our beautiful Mother, Grandmother and Granny. Much loved, joyous spirit. Our hearts are broken. Mitch, Gray, Kim, Robert, Ali, Andrew, Jennifer, Aticus, Sloane and Fianna Fairbanks Alaska, USA.
THOMAS (Vanda) My beautiful wife, you will always be missed by me. I loved you when I met you and loved you til the end. Love always, Your loving husband Glyn. X
THOMAS (Mam) Words are never enough. Sleep tight. Anita, Darren and children. XX
HEMMS (nee Clarke) The family of the late Eunice Mary Hemms of Six Bells, Abertillery wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement. Particular thanks are given to all who gave their time to attend the funeral service at St Johns Church on 12th June and for the messages of sympathy, cards of condolence, floral tributes and donations received for the Hospice of The Valleys. Grateful thanks to all staff of Q Care and to Maria Powell (Warden at Llyscwm, Llwydrhew) for the kindness, care and attention shown to Eunice. Finally many thanks to Rev Patrick Coleman for a comforting service and to Andrew Southwell and staff of Co-operative Funeralcare, Abertillery for the dignified and professional handling of the funeral arrangements.
WHITE (Ken) Rest in peace Ken. Robert, Margaret and family.
WILLAVISE (Daisy) The family of the late Daisy Willavise wish to extend their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their support, condolences and donations received. Thanks also to Tovey Bros Funeral Directors for your care and guidance.
THOMAS (Robert Spencer) The family of the late Bob Thomas wish to thank everyone for their messages of condolence, cards and support received during their bereavement. Special thanks to the nursing and care teams and to those who made donations to RSPCA, we are extremely grateful.
THOMAS (Vanda) Mam, I miss seeing your face, I really miss hearing your voice but I have a warm feeling inside because I know you will always be close. We will love you always. Rhiannon, Andrew and grandson Finley.
PRING (Desmond) After a long illness bravely borne, Desmond, aged 73 years, passed away at the Royal Gwent Hospital on 12th June 2012. Loving husband of Mary, devoted father of Andrew and Nicholas, father-in-law of Lynda and Lyn, only brother of Sylvia and respected brother-in-law of Jeff. Funeral Tuesday 26th June, service at the Gwent Crematorium at 12 Noon. Family flowers only please but donations in memory may be given to Diabetic Association, Newport Branch, c/o Albert E. Hicks Ltd., 1 Grafton Road, Newport NP19 0AS.
ILES (Sheila) On 13th June 2012 at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr. Sheila Ann of Pant Farm Close, Newbridge. Beloved wife of Terry. Dearly loved mother of Tracey. Mother-in-law of Ken. Much loved Grandma of Gareth and Emma, Owain. Great Grandma of Osian. Loved sister of Lea-Anne and Creighton. A much loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Resting at the Ellis Williams Funeral Home. Funeral Monday 2nd July. service at St Luke's Church, Abercarn 10.15am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium 11.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be given to St Luke's Church at the service.
LLOYD (nee Charles) Patricia Ann Peacefully at home on 13th June 2012, with her family surrounding her, Pat, of Parfitt Place, Blackwood, formerly of Oakdale. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm, much loved mam of Carol, Nigel, Christopher, Gareth, Brian, Donna and Romana, mother-in-law of Martin, Angela, Christine, Wendy, Maxine, Simon and Matthew. Loving nanny and great-nanny, much loved and sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Resting at Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Blackwood until the funeral on Wednesday 27th June. Service in the private chapel at 9.30am followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 10.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired to St. David's Foundation c/o the funeral home. Further enquiries telephone 01495 224775.
HOLMES On the 10th June 2012 after a short illness, Joyce, of Arthur Jenkins Care Home, Blaenavon, formerly of Wellington Road, Talywain. A dearly beloved wife of the late Ted, sister of Eric and Ralph, much loved by all her nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 28th June 2012, 10.30am at The Kingdom Hall, The British, Talywain, followed by committal at the Gwent Crematorium at 11.30am. Family flowers only please. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare, Pontypool. Telephone 01495 772288.
BATEY (Bryan Robert) of Greenmeadow Way, Cwmbran, passed away at his home, aged 48 years. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all his family. Funeral Monday 25th June, service 10am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given for MIND. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service), Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 482291.
TRAVES (Doreen) Peacefully on Friday June 15th 2012 at St Annes Hospice, Doreen, age 84. Back in the arms of her loving husband the late Denis (Gwent Police). Dear mum of Gary and Deb, Helen and Steve and the late Chris. Loving grandma to Jenny and Mal, Mark and Tracy, Stephen and Leah, Rhianne and Mark, Paul, Calley, Kadie and Joely. Great grandmother to Bailey, Jasmine, Oz, Cooper and Jensen. Her presence and love will be missed by us all. Rest in peace. Funeral on Wednesday 27th June 9am at St Johns Church, Maindee followed by committal 10am at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to St Annes Hospice may be sent c/o T.J. Davies & Sons, 54-56 Chepstow Road, Newport Tel: 01633 258656.
JAMES (Norman) On 17th June 2012, Norman of Oakdale, aged 81, passed away suddenly at home. Beloved husband of Elsie, dearly loved father of Andrea and Paula, respected father-in-law of Gareth and Ian, devoted grandfather to Matthew, Craig and Eve. Will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Funeral service on Wednesday 27th June at St David's Church, Oakdale at 1.45pm followed by interment at Brithdir cemetery at 3pm. Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given for the Alzheimer's Society, Pontllanfraith Branch c/o Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Penmaen, Blackwood NP12 0DE Telephone 01495 224775.