Mystery in Newport over false Argus posters

Mystery in Newport over false Argus posters

Rogue Argus posters in the underpass near the Kings Hotel (6133406)

Rogue Argus posters in the underpass near the Kings Hotel (6133424)

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POSTERS apparently advertising odd Argus stories appeared in a variety of locations across the Newport area today.

A number of readers contacted us by telephone and social media asking about the posters, which carried the Argus logo, and included headlines such as ‘Britain’s Oldest Pizza’ and ‘Milk Thefts Soar’.

But the posters are as much a mystery to us as they were to our readers.

The A3-sized posters appeared in a city centre subway, on the walls of a derelict pub in Maindee, as well as in Caerleon yesterday.

One theory is they are some form of student project or prank.

Argus editor Kevin Ward said: “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though I’m not sure if that is true in this case.

“The posters are certainly eye-catching but quite bizarre and definitely nothing to do with the Argus.

“If anyone knows who is responsible for them, we’d love to know.

“In the meantime, on a serious note, we have assured Newport City Council that we are not responsible for the fly-posting.”

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5:17pm Mon 12 May 14

jct says...

They are more interesting than normal daily argus headlines !
They are more interesting than normal daily argus headlines ! jct
  • Score: 40

6:52pm Mon 12 May 14

UpsetResident says...

I think there's some irony that's not being picked up on here.
I think there's some irony that's not being picked up on here. UpsetResident
  • Score: 24

9:06pm Mon 12 May 14

lcu06rjt says...

They are almost as good as this headline, which actually was from the Argus;

http://www.southwale
sargus.co.uk/news/10
989776.Blown_over_sh
ed_in_Goldcliff__New
port/?ref=ms
They are almost as good as this headline, which actually was from the Argus; http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/10 989776.Blown_over_sh ed_in_Goldcliff__New port/?ref=ms lcu06rjt
  • Score: 8

10:34pm Mon 12 May 14

chelsea1970 says...

I just found one, but you know this one is definitely a fake it said "" NEWPORT UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN "" lol
I just found one, but you know this one is definitely a fake it said "" NEWPORT UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN "" lol chelsea1970
  • Score: -2

10:38pm Mon 12 May 14

Kia2014 says...

There is a few small ones around the crosshands hotel area
There is a few small ones around the crosshands hotel area Kia2014
  • Score: 0

6:25am Tue 13 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)
I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -10

11:43am Tue 13 May 14

Casper says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)
it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)

Really, Katie?
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)[/p][/quote]it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;) Really, Katie? Casper
  • Score: -2

4:55pm Tue 13 May 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

I happened to see one of these in Somerton on Monday. But I would wish the argus paid more attention to what they write. They mention that they apeared today and then said they appeared in Caerleon yesterday. Surely they should have said they've appeared over the last 2 days.
I happened to see one of these in Somerton on Monday. But I would wish the argus paid more attention to what they write. They mention that they apeared today and then said they appeared in Caerleon yesterday. Surely they should have said they've appeared over the last 2 days. grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Tue 13 May 14

Mwy Eira says...

The ones plastered all over the UKIP bill board on Wharf Road are brill. "Stop Fascism" posters all over Nigel's face. Made my day.
The ones plastered all over the UKIP bill board on Wharf Road are brill. "Stop Fascism" posters all over Nigel's face. Made my day. Mwy Eira
  • Score: 6

5:36pm Tue 13 May 14

Foxyboy3rd says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)
I've been trying to think of a derelict pub in Maindee is it the Hereford maybe ?
Very secretive !
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)[/p][/quote]I've been trying to think of a derelict pub in Maindee is it the Hereford maybe ? Very secretive ! Foxyboy3rd
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Tue 13 May 14

Foxyboy3rd says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)
I've been trying to think of a derelict pub in Maindee is it the Hereford maybe ?
Very secretive !
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: I just found one which I'm pretty sure can't be a real Argus poster as it refers to a transgender person with the correct pronoun;)[/p][/quote]I've been trying to think of a derelict pub in Maindee is it the Hereford maybe ? Very secretive ! Foxyboy3rd
  • Score: 0

7:01am Wed 14 May 14

cath 872 says...

I saw one yesterday close to Nash which read something like "wood smasher at it again". I thought it was odd, but I still checked the Argus website . Stupid me...!
I saw one yesterday close to Nash which read something like "wood smasher at it again". I thought it was odd, but I still checked the Argus website . Stupid me...! cath 872
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Wed 14 May 14

Spinflight says...

Mwy Eira wrote:
The ones plastered all over the UKIP bill board on Wharf Road are brill. "Stop Fascism" posters all over Nigel's face. Made my day.
I guess they couldn't spell Libertarian...


ukipnewport.com
[quote][p][bold]Mwy Eira[/bold] wrote: The ones plastered all over the UKIP bill board on Wharf Road are brill. "Stop Fascism" posters all over Nigel's face. Made my day.[/p][/quote]I guess they couldn't spell Libertarian... ukipnewport.com Spinflight
  • Score: -3

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