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- Heavy police presence across Newport
- Speculation grows as to where Obama will visit in Newport
We'll be popping over to Cardiff Bay tomorrow to see the latest naval arrival HMS Duncan:
We believed you Josh:
Here it is! Police tractor. Someone snapped a picture. IT EXISTS! Knew I wasn't going mad! https://t.co/EUNaF70Mab— Josh Knapman (@Joshknapman) September 2, 2014
Another shot of City of London Police horses at Rodney Parade today:
This microlight aircraft was spotted flying over the Baneswell area of Newport this evening, days before the Nato summit. Presumably the no-fly zone isn't in place yet or was it official business?
PHOTOGRAPHS of iconic Welsh locations are on display during the Nato summit around the Celtic Manor, Cardiff and Newport.
Gwent locations that made the cut include the Celtic Manor itself, Newport's Transporter Bridge and the Brecon Beacons.
You may have already seen these on hoardings along the riverside in Newport near Rodney Parade.
Warning from the NHS in Gwent for the Nato summit:
We may have found our police tractor - or is this more a police JCB?
Anyone fancy a Barack Balti?
Our chefs been busy all day for our charity night and the mayor of Newport trying the Barack Balti ahead of the NATO summit wales— Faisal Rahman (@FaisalFrahman13) September 2, 2014
Too right Joshua! #newportnotcardiff
@BloombergNews You say the NATO conference is in Cardiff, Wales. It isn't - it's in a completely different city- Newport.— Joshua Games (@jrgames29) September 2, 2014
Richard Hancox took this shot of a Merlin earlier this afternoon:
And this BBC chopper:
THE owner of a Newport cafe has said his special Nato-themed ‘peace burgers’ have been a hit with customers.
Old and new school tents down at the Tredegar Park peace camp:
Good idea from Rogerstone councillor Tom Bond:
Working in Newport during @NATOWales? It's Cycle to Work Day on Thursday. Great chance to get your bike out, and avoid the traffic.— Tom Bond (@tomwbond) September 2, 2014
We've had reports of a police tractor spotted near the SDR bridge. Someone must have a picture of this - please tweet using #natnewport
WITH just two days to go until the start of the Nato summit, travellers are being urged to use public transport or to allow extra time for their journeys.
The US ambassador has had a go at learning Welsh before the summit - not bad for a first try:
Anyone know which force these hounds are from?
Even the police are playing #policeforcebingo
The note with the coin from 10 Downing Street: pic.twitter.com/FDIgnL0VXo— Emma Mackintosh (@ArgusMackintosh) September 2, 2014
Tom has just presented the school with a commemorative Nato coin which the heads of state also receive this week: pic.twitter.com/ceJ44E9ST9— Emma Mackintosh (@ArgusMackintosh) September 2, 2014
Georgia Matthews is happy with the police presence in Newport:
Also NATO's being held in Newport where I live and I've seen like 3 policemen hello 🙋at least your safer 😩— Georgia Matthews (@SenoritaGeo) September 2, 2014
<p>Here are some thoughts from Newport West MP Paul Flynn on what could be in the declaration from the Newport Nato summit:
Will the NEWPORT DECLARATION that will follow WALES NATO summit defend other small nations against Putin? http://t.co/OC45yQUz76— Paul Flynn (@PaulFlynnMP) September 2, 2014
Yorkshire CND say they'll be sending a coach down to the anti-Nato demonstration on Thursday.
The lucky journalists will be served the best of Welsh food and drink, including:
Welsh cheeses, such as Perl Wen, Gorwydd Caerphilly and Colliers cheddar
Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales will also have a demonstration kitchen, where wonderful Welsh lamb and beef will be prepared and served.
Drinks from across Wales will include water from:
Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters
Welsh Brew tea
Gwynt y Ddraig cider
REPORTERS from all over the world covering the NATO Summit will taste the best of Welsh culture, food and drink at its best at a reception at Tredegar House in Newport on Thursday.
Head girl Lucy Williams, head boy Harrison Troake, deputies Thomas Davies and Nicole Hester are showing Tom around. pic.twitter.com/tzyuCi4ma0— Emma Mackintosh (@ArgusMackintosh) September 2, 2014
Argus reporter Emma Mackintosh is at Llanwern High School today for the visit of ex-senior soldier Tom Tugendhat, who will be speaking to pupils about Nato:
I’m at @Llanwern_High for a visit by former journalist, commander and Royal Marine Tom Tugendhat who’ll speak to pupils and answer questions— Emma Mackintosh (@ArgusMackintosh) September 2, 2014
How the summit is being reported across the world:
The New Telegraph of Nigeria has this to say: "Most Nigerians might struggle to see any significance in Newport, the Welsh former industrial backwater that straddles the brown-watered River Usk.But though it seems far removed, events in the city this week could have a direct impact on Nigeria and the world: Newport hosts the annual summit of NATO, the Atlantic defence alliance."
Chris Prior counted 73 officers at the Coldra today:
One of the formation which flew over Newport yesterday was this SH-60 Blackhawk of the US Marine Corps' Presidential flight:
Deputy Gwent PCC Paul Harris is playing #policeforcebingo too:
The police presence across Newport and the M4 remained high today with more police at Tredegar Park roundabout and the Coldra:
Thanks Steve - we'll keep banging the drum if you do #newportnotcardiff
@JournalNEO Although leaders will stay and dine in Cardiff, The NATO summit is actually happenning in the city of Newport, not Cardiff.— BigWelshSteve (@SteveYCymroMawr) September 2, 2014
FREELANCE reportage illustrator Harry Morgan, 22, hopes to capture some of the atmosphere of protests against the Nato summit as well as other developments with drawings from the international event.
The Bristol University illustration graduate, from Cardiff, said the aim is to make drawings that offer a more personal, insightful account than photographs might.
“Over the next week I will be in Cardiff and Newport, creating drawings of the developments in the city centre as the Nato conference unfolds, and of the ‘Say no to Nato’ protest camp, and the march on Thursday,” he said.
Llanwern High School in Newport is one of the schools on the list of possible destinations to be visited by US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron during this week’s summit.
The school will be given 24 hours’ notice if they are chosen, explained business manager Andy Knight.
The brand new school is one of a handful in Wales with its own Cadet Force and 30 cadets will be forming a ‘guard of honour’ at the summit on Thursday. A top Nato commander is expected to visit the school this morning to speak to pupils.