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  • Christian Malcolm considers future after Olympic 200m semi final agony

    CHRISTIAN Malcolm’s dream of a third Olympic final appearance ended tonight – and the Newport ace admitted it might soon be time to call it quits from the track too. read more

  • Newport's Christian Malcolm fails to make Olympic 200m final

    Christian Malcolm put in a strong bid to reach the Olympic 200m final tonight, but failed to progress beyond the semis. read more

  • Newport pals set up record label

    TWO Newport men are following their dream by setting up their own international record label. read more

  • Manic Street Preachers pay tribute to Welsh music champion

    THE Manic Street Preachers have paid tribute to a music journalist killed in a crash on the M48 in Monmouthshire. read more

  • Fraud charge doctor claims former lover made work life difficult South Wales Argus: Lucy Dawson

    A GWENT doctor accused of fraud told a court she took on locum work while on sick leave with stress and depression in order to maintain her "clinical confidence". read more

  • FIRST PERSON: Charity queen who’d love to be out of a job South Wales Argus: HELPING OTHERS: Alexandra Morgan, winner of the Miss Heart of Wales competition

    Alexandra Morgan is much more than just a pretty face. She has raised more than £50,000 for charity and is now a community fundraiser for Tenovus. Her life has been a rollercoaster of emotion but, despite that, the 28-year-old is determined to keep up her inspirational work. She talked to MELISSA JONES. read more

  • Still hope if you don’t quite make the grade

    A-level students across the country are eagerly awaiting their exam results. While for many it will be a time for celebration, others won’t make their grades. However, help is at hand through the university clearing process. read more

  • Blackwood Argus paperboy and pals praised for rescue

    A SOUTH Wales Argus paper boy and friends have been praised for a good deed. read more

  • GARY BAKER'S OLYMPIC BLOG: Canada's Abergavenny cycling coach gives praise to GB

    RICHARD Wooles could only look on in awe at the Velodrome and praise the incredible British Cycling squad yesterday. read more

  • Newport's Christian Malcolm eyes semi-final spot South Wales Argus: SET FOR SEMIS: Christian Malcolm

    CHRISTIAN Malcolm can’t see himself climbing the Olympic podium in the 200m at London 2012 – but that isn’t stopping him aiming to be part of what he believes will be a historic final. read more

  • FIVE MINUTES WITH: Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent South Wales Argus: Nick Smith - Labour Party

    If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why? read more

  • SDR CRASH: Cyclist killed in collision

    A SERIOUS accident on the SDR bridge has closed that road both ways this morning. read more

  • Memories of college pub

    Fifty years ago in October, I was one of the women admitted to the all-male college in Caerleon. read more

  • Flagging up issue for Wales

    With reference to Mr Morgan’s letter of August 1, regarding the lack of Welsh flags in local shops. I agree with his sentiments. read more

  • Independence is difficult

    Paul Harris (August 2) agrees with me, then sidesteps, ignoring Mr Johnston’s hints in his first letter, claims that no financial assistance has been sought or given to Johnston’s campaign. read more

  • Petition for cancer cash

    Watching, listening or reading about cancer patients who are struggling to get hold of the treatments they need has become commonplace in Wales. Rarely does a week go by when we don’t hear of the tragic plight of another patient struggling to get a life-prolonging treatment through our NHS. read more

  • Distraction for the masses

    Well done, Prime Minister, and his media. Gone, it seems, are the days of world conflict, climatic impact, poverty and economic difficulties. read more

  • Cremation work is vital

    I write in response to a letter by Margaret Pritchard (31.07.12). I, for one, agree with this lady and certainly accept that bereaved families will be upset by waiting times for funerals at the Greater Gwent Crematorium. read more

  • Blow for Abergavenny college as offer rejected

    AN ABERGAVENNY action group campaigning to secure the future of a former college for community use was dealt a blow after the owners rejected its bid to buy part of the site. read more

  • Brave Cwmbran boy who swam in agony to raise funds nominated for award

    HE swam in agony to raise money to say ‘thank you’ for the care he receives. Now nine-year-old Lewis Perham has been nominated for a Night of Honour award for his bravery and selflessness. read more

  • Now planning green light sought for Gwent Specialist health centre

    ALMOST ten years after the idea was first put forward, planning permission is being sought for a 450-bed Specialist and Critical Care Centre for Gwent. read more

  • Traders split on AM’s views over Valleys rail link South Wales Argus: CALL FOR ACTION: Phae Cole of Bethan gift shop in Newport Arcade

    NEWPORT city centre traders gave a mixed reaction to news that an Assembly member said it wasn’t in the Valleys’ best interests to link up the Ebbw Valley line to the city. read more


    MILLER (Clessie) Mum, you would have been 70 today. So sad we cannot celebrate with you. Love and miss you every day. Joanne and Vincent X read more


    MILLER (Clessie) A special Mum, a wonderful Nan, one wish would be to celebrate your 70th birthday today. We love and miss you so very much. Yvette, Mark, Kyle and Callum XX read more


    EMMOTT (Roy) In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, died 8th August 2010. Miss you so much Roy. Your loving wife Mairi and family. XXX read more


    SLADE (John) The family of the late Leonard John Slade extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for the Stroke Unit, Royal Gwent Hospital and to all who attended the funeral. read more

  • A SHAW

    SHAW The family of the late Alan Shaw extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for the expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for Kidney Research Unit for Wales (KRUF) and to all who attended the funeral. read more


    BURTON (Blodwen May) Peacefully, on Wednesday 1st August, at her home, Blodwen of Hafod Close, Fleur De Lis. Dearly loved wife of the late Gwilym Burton, devoted mother of Pat, Lorna, Enid and Robert, loving mother in law of Eric, David, Gareth and Mary, much loved grandmother and great grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral to take place on Monday 13th August 2012. A service will be held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Blackwood at 11am followed by cremation at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff (The Wenallt Chapel) at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, will be gratefully received for St. David's Foundation Hospice Care c/o S.J. Nicholas, 'The Paddocks', New Road, Pengam. read more


    JAMES (Mary) On 3rd August, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Mary, aged 75 years, of Larkfield Avenue, Chepstow. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy, loving sister of Vivian, Margaret and Mavis, dearly loved by all her family. Funeral service Tuesday 28th August, 12 noon at St. Tewdric's Church, Mathern, NR. Chepstow prior to cremation at the Forest of Dean Crematorium, 1.30 pm. No flowers by request, donations for South Wales Gynaecological Cancer Fund may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PA. Tel: 01291 624939 read more

  • G FISH

    FISH (George) Happy Birthday Dad, always in our thoughts. Miss you so much. Love Andrew, Penny and Kids. xxxx read more


    MILLER (Clessie) Today we celebrate your 70th, without you is hard, but always in our hearts and thoughts. Love Darcy, Sandra and girls. read more


    JARVIS - MANSFIELD Emily and Ian On Saturday 28th July 2012 at St. Brutius Church, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. The marriage took place between Emily Victoria, daughter of Jon and Marion Jarvis and Ian, son of Ann and the late Derek Mansfield. Congratulations, love and best wishes from both families. xxx read more


    SPARROW-BIGGS 1 Charlie Special 1 Boy's Birthday. 1 1 Today. Love you always. 1 Mam, Dad, Brothers and Sisters. read more


    POWELL STEPHEN and MICHELE Congratulations Mum and Dad on your 40th Wedding Anniversary Love Claire, Neil, Richard, Jo, Neve, Catrin, Evan and Mikaela xxxx read more


    DOHERTY (nee Mears) TOM & SYLVIA Happy 60th Anniversary Love, Robert, Margaret, David and families. xxx read more

  • L PITT

    PITT (Loyd and Ruth) CONGRATULATIONS MUM and DAD 60 Happy Years together Love always, Angela, David, Glyn, grandchildren and great grandchildren read more


    DOHERTY SYLVIA To my darling wife on our Diamond Wedding Day Thank you for a wonderful 60 years Your loving husband Tom read more

  • G DORE

    30 DORE 30 GARY- JOHN Happy 30th Birthday 30 Still Looking Good. 30 Have a Great Day! 30 All our love, 30 Mum, Dad,sisters, 30 brother-in-laws, nephews, Niece and Boumps xxx 30 read more

  • J CARD

    CARD (Jean) Audrey Peacefully on Sunday 29th July at St. Woolos Hospital aged 87 years with her family at her side. Loving wife of the late Albert, devoted mother of Melanie, Pauline and Nicholas, affectionate mother in law of Clive and Tracy, and a proud nan to Christopher, Ross, Amy and Elinor. A committal service will take place on Thursday 23rd August at 1.00pm at Gwent Crematorium followed by a service of thanksgiving at 2.00pm in Ringland Presbyterian Church. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers if desired would be appreciated for S.S.A.F.A. Donations and all enquiries to Greenwillow Funerals, Pillmawr Road, Malpas, Newport. Tel: (01633) 855350 read more


    CHARLES (Michael) Spencer Dear nephew of Tom, Pat and family. Sadly missed. read more


    WRIGHT Katharine Ann There is a face before me, the voice I would love to hear, a smile i'll always remember of the wife I loved so dear. Deep in my heart lies a picture, more precious than silver or gold. It's a picture of my wife, whose memory will never grow old. Love, Gerald. read more


    WRIGHT Katharine Ann Peacefully after a short illness on Thursday 2nd August 2012 at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Katharine Ann Wright, aged 68 years of Parklawn Close, Pontnewydd. Beloved wife of Gerald, much loved mother of Martyn and Angela, mother-in-law of Sian and Chris, devoted nan of Beth, Scott, Carys and Libby. Sadly missed by Glyn, family and friends. Funeral Service at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd at 2.00pm on Monday 13th August, prior to a private family burial at St Basil's Churchyard, Bassaleg, Newport. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Enquiries to Mr D Peake, Arthur Peake & Sons, Funeral Service. Telephone (01633) 482291/866546. read more


    TAYLOR Suddenly on 1st August 2012, Betty Mary, cherished wife of Rowland. Beloved mother of Raymond, Lindsay, Christopher, Gaynor and the late Garnet. A devoted grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and dearest sister of Bernice and the late Beryl. A Private family funeral followed by cremation. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. David's Foundation, Blackett Avenue, Newport NP20 6NH. read more


    CHARLES (Mike) With love from Mumsy and all Nancys family. Free from pain. read more


    MUSCAT On 28th July 2012 suddenly, Gladys, beloved wife of the late John, dearly loved mother of Susan, mother-in-law of the late David and adored nan of Ross and Nicky. Re-united with dad. Funeral Monday 13th August, service at the Gwent Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only please. read more


    ALICE MYNARD1 21 21 2 21st Birthday Greetings 21 to our beautiful granddaughter, 21 daughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin and girlfriend. 21 21 Love you always, 21 21 1 21Nan and family X read more

  • G DORE

    30 GARY-JOHN 30 30 DORE 30 Happy 30th Birthday 30 30 30 3& All our love 0 kisses Nadine, Lucca & Leo 30 1 30 XXXX read more

  • G DORE

    GARY-JOHN 30 DORE 30 30 Happy 30th Birthday "Super Son in Law" 3 30 30 All our love & hugs 0 Ann, Tony, Kyle, Jenna, Harlow xxxx read more


    BROWN (Heard) Katie HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY Gorgeous Girl. Love you loads, Mum, Phil, Daniel & Emma. xxxx read more


    Brown (Heard) Katie Happy 18tH BirtHday Enjoy your party. Lots of love nan xxx read more

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