THE ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - Ten youths arrested in dramatic scenes after beingimplicated in a series of daring thefts from the Great Western railway goods yard at Newport railway station.

Ten youths were arrested in dramatic scenes after being implicated i a series of daring thefts from the Great Western railway goods yard at Newport railway station.

An elderly lady of Jeddo Street, Newport died in hospital after being found engulfed in flames at her home two months earlier. She had just returned from her coal cellar with fresh coal when a family member found her sitting down with all her clothes alight.

A great interest was being taken in housing and town development in Newport as it became apparent that there was a scarcity of working class dwellings in the town.

A further £2.5million had been given to the navy as a further supplement during 1913-14. With meagre details given as to the manner in which the money had been spent.

50 years ago

A mammoth floating drilling platform was towed from Newport to the other side of the Severn Estuary in preparation for the trial borings for the proposed jetty for the Richard, Thomas and Baldwin deep water iron-ore terminal.

The driver of an ambulance and two passengers being taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital were injured when the vehicle skidded out of control across Cardiff Rd.

More people had full-time jobs in Wales in 1963 than ever before despite greater use of automation and marked reductions in constructional jobs and coal mining according to a government white paper.

Swansea town manager, Trevor Morris predicted that Newport County would take part in next year’s European Cup Winners Cup after being impressed with their display.

25 years ago

It was claimed that complacent parents were putting children’s lives at risk, as a major measles outbreak swept through Gwent. They were urged to approach their GPs for vaccinations agains the disease.

British Coal were slammed as environmental ‘rapists’ over proposals for a massive open-cast mining operation in the Llanelly Hill area.

Newport County football club was wound up with debts of £126,145 after months of courtroom drama.

The Welsh Office faced a major ‘parent-power’ rebellion over its controversial plan to introduce compulsory Welsh language teaching in Gwent schools.

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