MOSS Congratulations Ian & Caroline On Your Wedding Day, June 23rd. Love Nan and Granch, Gary, Anna and Family
THE ministry team in Magor has a new member.
VISITORS to this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival can experience luxury camping with an Eastern flavour by staying in a yurt – a spacious Mongolian tent.
THE organisers of the biggest music festival ever to be held in Blaenau Gwent have suffered a major setback after their advertising trailer was stolen in Newport.
A NEWPORT Harriers coach who trained hundreds of athletes, some to European standard, has died.
THE last people remaining after jobs were slashed at the Newport passport office last year have been told they will be made compulsorily redundant.
MURDER accused Gareth Jenkins today told a court he punched his alleged victim three times because he believed he had a knife and feared for his own life.
INSPIRATIONAL world champion paracyclist Mark Colbourne recorded another remarkable triumph yesterday when he was selected to represent Great Britain at London 2012.
A PONTYPOOL cyclist says he’s lucky to be alive, after being knocked down in a hit and run at a busy roundabout.
A LORRY collided with a railway bridge in Newport this afternoon.
RELEGATION-THREATENED Pontypool RFC were simply "not good enough" to make the cut for the new Premiership, lawyers for the Welsh Rugby Union told the High Court.
A lending scheme set up by the Government to boost the flow of credit to small businesses will be extended to '99.9 per cent' of all companies, the Chancellor announced today.
BLAENAU Gwent council wants to hear views on services for children with additional learning needs (ALN).
STAFF at a Cwmbran call centre raised £400 for a campaign to help a little boy from Newport.
Fundraiser bike ride is 58 miles A CHARITY bike ride from Newport to Cheltenham will take place in August to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
HERE is what was making the news in Argus 100, 50 and 25 years ago. * 3,000 miners strike in Cwmtillery * Schools closed in Blaina after polio outbreak * Newport County launch bid to stop liquidation
KEITH Richards of Newport recognised last week’s Now & Then photographs as the elegant, late Victorian or early Edwardian villas on Stow Park Avenue, Newport.
A GROUP campaigning against proposals to build a new tunnel for the M4 at Brynglas is holding a surgery.
My brother was on a carnival float for the Queen’s Coronation. He was five at the time and dressed as a chimney sweep.
The PM showed his true colours with his condemnation of Jimmy Carr for cheating the taxman, while saying nothing about Lord Ashcroft, David Rowland, Phillip Hammond, Philip Green, Viscount Astor, George Osborne, Jeremy Hunt, Andrew Mitchell and others who rob the country of millions.
NICE that Mr Boyd is back, this time requesting a change to the head of state. Can you imagine it, another Mr Blair dragging us into another futile war just because the big shot in the States thinks it is best for peace and democracy; or the head of state and the Prime Minister disagreeing with each other in public, that will be good for our international image.
Every day, as we read newspapers and listen to news bulletins, we have this feeling of a huge black cloud hovering over us.
IT COULD be you emerging £100,000 richer if you bought a National Lottery ticket in Monmouthshire at the start of the month.
Last Thursday, I went to the Heath hospital, Cardiff, with my wife, who is disabled. We came out of the lift and there was a huge painting of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of our health service. It got me thinking about where the new Nye Bevan is, or the new Lloyd George or the new Winston Churchill. Where is the new Clement Atlee?
I WAS very sorry to hear about Simon North’s dog, Fozzy, being attacked by an ‘off the lead’ dog (Argus, June 20).
REFERENCE D R Hall’s comments on the Royal Standard (Letters, June 21), I believe he is correct, surely one quarter could go to Wales. Or should that be half if Scotland leaves the union?
Letters 25th Get on with fixing country HOW much longer must Argus readers suffer from the daily nonsense written by Councillor Nigel Dix? If he is fulfilling his role properly as a councillor, how does he have so much time? His time would be better spent helping those who elected him, to make their area better and a safer place to live.
The plan to extend GP surgery hours at the cost of some £400,000 is irrational, unbelievable and an obscene waste of money.
THURSDAY morning, June 21. Watching breakfast TV and wondering why the devil the Olympics is being referred to as the London 2012 Festival, when an old buddy, Ian McMillan, celebrity poet and announcer, is given the opportunity to comment on it and does so in his typically blunt Yorkshire manner.
With reference to Mr R John Smith, who writes in regard to traditional churches with financial problems, and to his comments about the Americanised showbiz of modern, large churches like Victory Church in Cwmbran, may I add one or two choice observations?
Desiderata, I think it was called. A framed text which I first saw 40 years ago. It made a tremendous impression on me and, if memory serves, went something like: ‘God give me the grace to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to recognise the difference.’ I agree that some British monarchs had abysmal histories. A friend in Usk has a pub called the King’s Head and like all King’s Head pubs, it was called that because the hated Scots-English king was executed by beheading. What happened to Edward IV was demonic and inhuman.
THIS year’s Steelhouse festival will take place over three days – July 27, 28 and 29.
HOW much longer must Argus readers suffer from the daily nonsense written by Councillor Nigel Dix? If he is fulfilling his role properly as a councillor, how does he have so much time? His time would be better spent helping those who elected him, to make their area better and a safer place to live.
FOR those who use the internet, whether it be for research, entertainment or just communicating with friends, the Government’s Communications Data Bill 2012, announced in the Queen’s Speech has implications for us all.
HOW reassuring to see the return of the Newport ship to your centre pages last Tuesday. Its origins and prospects still in doubt, this waterlogged wonder of the Usk continues to haunt the thoughts of ... well, those who think about that sort of thing.
A WINGLESS aeroplane transformed into a mobile arts space will visit Ebbw Vale next month.
IN MY role as an Assembly Member people very often tell me how concerned they are about the inequality and unfairness which blights our society.
The annual meeting of The City of Newport Business Club will be held at The Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport, on Thursday, June 28, starting at 5.30pm when officers will be elected and the speaking programme for the year 2012/13 decided.
Businesses and marketing professionals from Newport and beyond are being encouraged to enter Canmol: Wales Marketing Awards 2012, as The Chartered Institute of Marketing event returns for its fifth year with eight gongs up for grabs. Professionals must enter online at www.canmol.com by the closing date of July 31, 2012. Entry is free and you don’t have to be a member of the Institute to apply.
Newport has hosted Wales’ biggest gathering of web designers and developers this year, due to the initiative of a city-based businessman.
Newport-based Bar and Restaurant Foods has been presented with one of the most prestigious awards in a national catering competition.
GWENT schoolchildren will have the chance to get a taste of local history, courtesy of Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.
MORE than a third of parents have considered quitting work because of the struggle to meet childcare costs, a survey has found.
DAVIES (Sylvia) Thinking of Peter, our Wendy and all the Davies girls and families. Sylvia was a lovely lady. Kath and family.
MELISSA ASTON Well done on getting your Degree Mel. So proud of you. Love, Mum, Dad and Cerys.
HARRIS (Bryan) No-one knows how much I miss you, no-one knows the bitter pain, my life is empty since you left me, life will never be the same. (Our children are a blessing, they are always there for me, you'd be so proud of them). Brokenhearted wife Sandra and family.
HILL (Denise) In loving memory of my Darling Wife Denise. Missing and remembering you always. Yours, Phillip. XX
WHISTANCE Doreen (Doods) On 21st June, at Chepstow Community Hospital, Doreen, aged 79 years, of Hill Barn View, Portskewett. Beloved wife of Cecil (Reg), much loved mum of Barbara, Steve, Christine, Alan and Phillip, mother-in-law of Phil, Gail, Mike, Karen and Hayley, dearly loved by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday 5th July 9am at St. Mary's Church, Portskewett prior to cremation at the Gwent Crematorium, 10.30am. Family flowers only, donations for Pulmonary Fibrosis Wales and Cancer Research UK may be made payable to Philip Blatchly & Son Donations Account and sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468.
LUMBORG On June 17th, Pat, loving sister of Janet, sister-in-law of Glyn and fond aunty of Mike and Lynda, Rob and Lucy and their families. Remembered with great affection.
HUNT (nee Flanagan) Kathleen Priscilla Passed away peacefully on 20th June 2012 at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. Kathleen (Kath) of 20, Louvain Terrace, Ebbw Vale. Devoted wife of Alun and beloved mother of Paul, Louise and Nicola, mother in law to Anne and John and loving Grandmother; (Bubble) to Rebecca, Kristopher, James and Thomas. Much loved by all her family and many friends. Funeral on Friday 29th June 2012, service at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Ebbw Vale at 11.00am followed by interment at Ebbw Vale Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers for 'Cross Roads Care South East Wales'. All donations and further enquiries to Lawrence Prosser and Sons, 'Riverside' Funeral Home, Glanyrafon, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale, Gwent. Tel. 01495 303281.