Sir Terry Matthews makes Super-Rich List

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THE owner of the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Sir Terry Matthews, has made it onto the Sunday Times’ Super-Rich List for 2014.

Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario, made his fortune from telecoms and hi-tech companies, selling Newbridge Networks for around £1 billion. His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year. This year, he is ranked as the joint 88th richest person in the UK.

He has lost his title as richest person in Wales to Michael Moritz, a Cardiff-born former member of the board of directors of Google, and whose fortune has risen £563 million in the past 12 months to £1.688 billion.

Sir Terry, who helped to bring the 2010 Ryder Cup to Newport, has claimed in the past that it would better financially for Newport if it became a suburb of Cardiff. The Sunday Times notes how Sir Terry intends to build a convention centre at the resort.

According to the newspaper, the number of billionaires living in the UK has risen to more than 100 for the first time, while London is the city with the most billionaires with a reported 72 living in the capital.

Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja topped the overall UK super-rich list with a fortune of £11.9 billion. The Sunday Times’ Rich List will be released next week.

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9:33am Mon 12 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Excellent news - Well done Sir Terry !!!
Excellent news - Well done Sir Terry !!! Independentvoter
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9:54am Mon 12 May 14

Jimport says...

An obscene amount of resources and power to concentrate in one person's hands. Something is horribly wrong when wealth accumulation becomes a sport.
An obscene amount of resources and power to concentrate in one person's hands. Something is horribly wrong when wealth accumulation becomes a sport. Jimport
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Mon 12 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Is there a Sunday Times 'Super Poor List' - or is it simply too long to print?
Is there a Sunday Times 'Super Poor List' - or is it simply too long to print? Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Mon 12 May 14

Lliswerry Man says...

How is he rich in the Uk if he now lives in Canada?..... Good on him I say, as I have previously stated, he looks after his staff... and at least puts his money where his mouth is and invests here, which brings employment to those local who need it.
Just a pity more were not like him, and put more effort into spreading the wealth, rather than finding ways of tax evasion.
How is he rich in the Uk if he now lives in Canada?..... Good on him I say, as I have previously stated, he looks after his staff... and at least puts his money where his mouth is and invests here, which brings employment to those local who need it. Just a pity more were not like him, and put more effort into spreading the wealth, rather than finding ways of tax evasion. Lliswerry Man
  • Score: -1

4:44pm Mon 12 May 14

Votefornoneoftheabove says...

Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown! Votefornoneoftheabove
  • Score: 14

10:58pm Mon 12 May 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Votefornoneoftheabov
e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then?
[quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: -3

2:43pm Tue 13 May 14

displayed says...

"Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario"
"His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year."
That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there...........
"Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario" "His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year." That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there........... displayed
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Tue 13 May 14

Votefornoneoftheabove says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Votefornoneoftheabov

e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then?
Llanmartinangel, doesn't Sir Tel live in Canada?

Newport residents were spun a load of rubbish when they were informed that we would see some benefit from the Ryder Cup, houses up for rent at a £1000 a week Newport City Centre seeing massive footfall increase etc.

What has happened to the area, well Sir Tel had a new road built for the Celtic Manor, who paid for it???

What happened in Ringland where I live? nothing absolutely nothing, Spencer Boys has been demolished has Sir Tel offered to help the kids of the local housing estate? Are all workers working at the Celtic Manor local to the area, well if you can count staff originally from Eastern Europe as Welsh the I suppose they are local.

One local Ringland boy has done well though, Bob Bright has declared a receipt of gift or hospitality after attending a Gala in May 2012 and May 2013 both at the Celtic.

I am not anti-business, anti Celtic Manor, I just see the situation for what it is. A man making money from an event that did little to improve the housing estate that sits next door to it.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then?[/p][/quote]Llanmartinangel, doesn't Sir Tel live in Canada? Newport residents were spun a load of rubbish when they were informed that we would see some benefit from the Ryder Cup, houses up for rent at a £1000 a week Newport City Centre seeing massive footfall increase etc. What has happened to the area, well Sir Tel had a new road built for the Celtic Manor, who paid for it??? What happened in Ringland where I live? nothing absolutely nothing, Spencer Boys has been demolished has Sir Tel offered to help the kids of the local housing estate? Are all workers working at the Celtic Manor local to the area, well if you can count staff originally from Eastern Europe as Welsh the I suppose they are local. One local Ringland boy has done well though, Bob Bright has declared a receipt of gift or hospitality after attending a Gala in May 2012 and May 2013 both at the Celtic. I am not anti-business, anti Celtic Manor, I just see the situation for what it is. A man making money from an event that did little to improve the housing estate that sits next door to it. Votefornoneoftheabove
  • Score: 6

4:33pm Tue 13 May 14

Newportg says...

Votefornoneoftheabov
e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!!
[quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!! Newportg
  • Score: -5

5:15pm Tue 13 May 14

Votefornoneoftheabove says...

Newportg wrote:
Votefornoneoftheabov

e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!!
It was up to Ringland? Are you real?

What rubbish, people were bussed in from either Llanwen Steelworks to the East or Tredegar Park to the West totally avoiding Newport and Ringland.

I suppose the Nato summit is going to bring a massive financial windfall to Newport too...

I can read the headlines now Angela Merkel seen shopping in Wildings, Preisdent Obama has a pint with the locals of the Cross Hands Somerton, Francois Hollande says that the pool over Newport's International village is the best he has swam in. David Cameron says Newport is so nice he is thinking of taking his next family holiday there !!!

Take advantage? I have heard some stupid comments honestly.
[quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!![/p][/quote]It was up to Ringland? Are you real? What rubbish, people were bussed in from either Llanwen Steelworks to the East or Tredegar Park to the West totally avoiding Newport and Ringland. I suppose the Nato summit is going to bring a massive financial windfall to Newport too... I can read the headlines now Angela Merkel seen shopping in Wildings, Preisdent Obama has a pint with the locals of the Cross Hands Somerton, Francois Hollande says that the pool over Newport's International village is the best he has swam in. David Cameron says Newport is so nice he is thinking of taking his next family holiday there !!! Take advantage? I have heard some stupid comments honestly. Votefornoneoftheabove
  • Score: 2

5:25pm Tue 13 May 14

Newportg says...

Votefornoneoftheabov
e
wrote:
Newportg wrote:
Votefornoneoftheabov


e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!!
It was up to Ringland? Are you real?

What rubbish, people were bussed in from either Llanwen Steelworks to the East or Tredegar Park to the West totally avoiding Newport and Ringland.

I suppose the Nato summit is going to bring a massive financial windfall to Newport too...

I can read the headlines now Angela Merkel seen shopping in Wildings, Preisdent Obama has a pint with the locals of the Cross Hands Somerton, Francois Hollande says that the pool over Newport's International village is the best he has swam in. David Cameron says Newport is so nice he is thinking of taking his next family holiday there !!!

Take advantage? I have heard some stupid comments honestly.
Yes. It was up to the powers that be at the time - the condem council - to take advantage of the event. Not Terry Matthews!!!
[quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]It was up to Ringland and the whole of Newport to take advantage of the Ryder Cup. Don't blame Sir Terry for bringing it here!!![/p][/quote]It was up to Ringland? Are you real? What rubbish, people were bussed in from either Llanwen Steelworks to the East or Tredegar Park to the West totally avoiding Newport and Ringland. I suppose the Nato summit is going to bring a massive financial windfall to Newport too... I can read the headlines now Angela Merkel seen shopping in Wildings, Preisdent Obama has a pint with the locals of the Cross Hands Somerton, Francois Hollande says that the pool over Newport's International village is the best he has swam in. David Cameron says Newport is so nice he is thinking of taking his next family holiday there !!! Take advantage? I have heard some stupid comments honestly.[/p][/quote]Yes. It was up to the powers that be at the time - the condem council - to take advantage of the event. Not Terry Matthews!!! Newportg
  • Score: -3

5:53pm Tue 13 May 14

varteg1 says...

displayed wrote:
"Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario"
"His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year."
That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there...........
Translate £1.19 billion into comprehendable figures so all can get a grasp on just what that sum means



ONE THOUSAND MILLION POUNDS plus 19 Millions on top,
..... that is ONE THOUSAND and 19 X ONE MILLION quid, a total sum that is obnoxiously obscene and utterly immoral for one person to have in his personal bank account.

Yet we have more than one hundred such living here in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: "Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario" "His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year." That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there...........[/p][/quote]Translate £1.19 billion into comprehendable figures so all can get a grasp on just what that sum means ONE THOUSAND MILLION POUNDS plus 19 Millions on top, ..... that is ONE THOUSAND and 19 X ONE MILLION quid, a total sum that is obnoxiously obscene and utterly immoral for one person to have in his personal bank account. Yet we have more than one hundred such living here in the UK. varteg1
  • Score: -3

5:54pm Tue 13 May 14

varteg1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
displayed wrote:
"Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario"
"His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year."
That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there...........
Translate £1.19 billion into comprehendable figures so all can get a grasp on just what that sum means



ONE THOUSAND MILLION POUNDS plus 19 Millions on top,
..... that is ONE THOUSAND and 19 X ONE MILLION quid, a total sum that is obnoxiously obscene and utterly immoral for one person to have in his personal bank account.

Yet we have more than one hundred such living here in the UK.
Should read with 190 millions on top, ......even worse then!
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: "Sir Terry, who was born in Newport and grew up in Newbridge but now lives in the Canadian province of Ontario" "His total wealth is said to be £1.19 billion, up £68 million from last year." That's he only way he's gonna hang on his wealth, if exiles himself over there...........[/p][/quote]Translate £1.19 billion into comprehendable figures so all can get a grasp on just what that sum means ONE THOUSAND MILLION POUNDS plus 19 Millions on top, ..... that is ONE THOUSAND and 19 X ONE MILLION quid, a total sum that is obnoxiously obscene and utterly immoral for one person to have in his personal bank account. Yet we have more than one hundred such living here in the UK.[/p][/quote]Should read with 190 millions on top, ......even worse then! varteg1
  • Score: -3

7:38pm Tue 13 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Sometimes it would be easier to try and take some time to better your own lives rather than spend most of your precious time and days contributing to a worthless discussion on this page.
Sometimes it would be easier to try and take some time to better your own lives rather than spend most of your precious time and days contributing to a worthless discussion on this page. Independentvoter
  • Score: 3

5:58pm Sun 18 May 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Votefornoneoftheabov
e
wrote:
Llanmartinangel wrote:
Votefornoneoftheabov


e
wrote:
Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.?

Sorry I mean Ringland.

I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone!

When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre.

Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown!
Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then?
Llanmartinangel, doesn't Sir Tel live in Canada?

Newport residents were spun a load of rubbish when they were informed that we would see some benefit from the Ryder Cup, houses up for rent at a £1000 a week Newport City Centre seeing massive footfall increase etc.

What has happened to the area, well Sir Tel had a new road built for the Celtic Manor, who paid for it???

What happened in Ringland where I live? nothing absolutely nothing, Spencer Boys has been demolished has Sir Tel offered to help the kids of the local housing estate? Are all workers working at the Celtic Manor local to the area, well if you can count staff originally from Eastern Europe as Welsh the I suppose they are local.

One local Ringland boy has done well though, Bob Bright has declared a receipt of gift or hospitality after attending a Gala in May 2012 and May 2013 both at the Celtic.

I am not anti-business, anti Celtic Manor, I just see the situation for what it is. A man making money from an event that did little to improve the housing estate that sits next door to it.
What difference does it make where he lives? He could have built his golf gorse anywhere. My contention is that some people would be happier if it wasn't here. Fine, but why would anyone invest here if that attitude prevailed? It is totally unrealistic to ever imagine that huge benefits will accrue to a local area from a short-term event. Anyone who believed the spin about the Ryder Cup or the NATO summit has only themselves to blame for their naivety. And as for 'putting Newport on the map', really? I love the way that phrase is trotted out as though all publicity is good publicity. A nuclear explosion put Chernobyl 'on the map' but it didn't do much for their tourism.
[quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Votefornoneoftheabov e[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Terry you have done a lot for Lower Langstone.? Sorry I mean Ringland. I suppose if Terry can say that the Celtic Manor is in The Usk Valley then the people of Ringland can say they live in Lower Langstone! When the Celtic Manor hosted the Ryder Cup Ringland got a massive financial boost, we had Tiger Woods in the Friendship and Open Hearth pubs most nights. Quite often Tiger was seen shopping for souvenirs with the other USA golfers in the local shopping centre. Ringland residents never got a financial boost Sir Tel did as his income increase has shown![/p][/quote]Is it your contention that Wales would be better off if this employer was based in Bristol? Or Surrey? That's fair enough as long as you can articulate which other businesses you don't like that should cross the Severn Bridge. But then I'm prepared to bet that you'll be the first bemoaning even more derelict and p*ss poor Wales. Who would you blame then?[/p][/quote]Llanmartinangel, doesn't Sir Tel live in Canada? Newport residents were spun a load of rubbish when they were informed that we would see some benefit from the Ryder Cup, houses up for rent at a £1000 a week Newport City Centre seeing massive footfall increase etc. What has happened to the area, well Sir Tel had a new road built for the Celtic Manor, who paid for it??? What happened in Ringland where I live? nothing absolutely nothing, Spencer Boys has been demolished has Sir Tel offered to help the kids of the local housing estate? Are all workers working at the Celtic Manor local to the area, well if you can count staff originally from Eastern Europe as Welsh the I suppose they are local. One local Ringland boy has done well though, Bob Bright has declared a receipt of gift or hospitality after attending a Gala in May 2012 and May 2013 both at the Celtic. I am not anti-business, anti Celtic Manor, I just see the situation for what it is. A man making money from an event that did little to improve the housing estate that sits next door to it.[/p][/quote]What difference does it make where he lives? He could have built his golf gorse anywhere. My contention is that some people would be happier if it wasn't here. Fine, but why would anyone invest here if that attitude prevailed? It is totally unrealistic to ever imagine that huge benefits will accrue to a local area from a short-term event. Anyone who believed the spin about the Ryder Cup or the NATO summit has only themselves to blame for their naivety. And as for 'putting Newport on the map', really? I love the way that phrase is trotted out as though all publicity is good publicity. A nuclear explosion put Chernobyl 'on the map' but it didn't do much for their tourism. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 2

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