'Legendary' nightclub owner, George Savva dies

South Wales Argus: TOP MAN: George Savva pictured in 2004

2:05pm Saturday 24th May 2014

"THE legend is gone." Those were the words of Pamela Savva about her late husband, one of Gwent's best-known entrepreneurs and club managers George Savva, who has died aged 72.

Tributes paid to Newport stalwart of Whitehead steelworks

South Wales Argus: TRIBUTES: Fred Jukes, who worked at Whiteheads, Newport, for more than forty years

6:30pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

TRIBUTES are being paid to a Newport man who worked for more than 40 years at the city's Whitehead steelworks.

Tributes paid to Newport's Merchant Navy stalwart

South Wales Argus: PROUD: Bert Bale at the City of Newport Merchant Navy Association Service of Remembrance at the Merchant Seamen’s Memorial in Cardiff Road, Newport back in November 2010

9:50am Thursday 28th June 2012

A NEWPORT man, who “loved the sea and lived for the Merchant Navy Association”, has died aged 79.

DAVE HARRISON SAYS: I'll never forget my good friend Tom Maynard

South Wales Argus: GOOD TIMES: Dean Cosker and I with Tom on a pre-season tour in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009

7:10am Thursday 28th June 2012

I'M sure you can forgive me if I don’t include any cricketing updates this week due to the tragic events that took place last Monday morning.

Tributes paid to Cwm's Victor Spinetti

South Wales Argus: Spinetti will tread the boards of The Brewhouse

1:58pm Tuesday 19th June 2012

STARS paid tribute today to Victor Spinettti, the Cwm-born star of stage and screen who died this morning.

Tributes paid to Brian Hibbard, singer and star of soaps and panto

South Wales Argus: TRIBUTE:TV, panto and singing star Brian Hibbard, who died on Sunday

9:41am Tuesday 19th June 2012

TRIBUTES were paid yesterday to Valleys actor and singer Brian Hibbard, best known as a member of the Flying Pickets, who died on Sunday night.

Tributes paid to Tom Maynard

6:23pm Monday 18th June 2012

THE WORLD of cricket united in grief today at the death of Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, who died at the age of 23 after being hit by a train in London this morning.

Family's touching tribute to fallen Cwmbran hero

South Wales Argus: Marc Thacker and mum Alison

9:50am Tuesday 5th June 2012

CORPORAL Michael Thacker was serving his second tour of Afghanistan and was just weeks away from returning home to visit his family in Cwmbran when he was killed doing the job he loved. His family spoke to ALISON SANDERS yesterday and paid tribute to the man they said was "larger than life".

Tributes paid to former Newport boxer and coach

South Wales Argus: DIED: Gareth Boddy

12:10pm Monday 21st May 2012

TRIBUTES have been paid to a retired Newport boxer who died suddenly aged 42.

Hundreds say farewell to Newport jazz man

South Wales Argus: FINAL FAREWELL: Norman Thatcher's jazz funeral

9:50am Thursday 3rd May 2012

HUNDREDS of people turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to one of Britain's most sought after jazz musicians who hailed from Newport.

Tributes paid to County’s biggest fan - Ray Taylor

South Wales Argus: TRIBUTES: Ray Taylor

11:00am Thursday 15th December 2011

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Newport County director, programme editor, radio presenter and super fan Ray Taylor. LEAVE YOUR TRIBUTES HERE

Tributes paid to veteran Newport councillor

South Wales Argus: CAMPAIGNER: Cllr Knight with a copy of the Gainsborough portrait of Sir Charles Morgan he fought to have returned to Newport

9:59am Monday 12th December 2011

TRIBUTES are being paid to veteran Newport councillor Les Knight who died yesterday – having served the city’s Allt-yr-yn ward for more than 40 years.

Tributes paid to 'unique' Ken Russell

South Wales Argus: Film and theatre director Ken Russell has died at the age of 84

4:09pm Monday 28th November 2011

Tributes have been paid to the "unique" talent of Oscar-nominated British film director Ken Russell following his sudden death at the age of 84.

Farewell to Blackwood naval hero

South Wales Argus: PERFECT MATCH: Mac and Peggy Dash

1:40pm Monday 22nd June 2009

The Royal Navy's thirst for action and the gentler arts of the creative soul came together in 'Mac' Dash who died last week. Mike Buckingham pays tribute to a dashing sailor and friend.

Newport woman who sang for Prince dies

South Wales Argus: ‘BEAUTIFUL VOICE’: Gabrielle Rose Capus

2:05pm Friday 27th March 2009

A Newport woman hailed as having a “beautiful soprano voice” and who toured the UK performing, has died aged 77.

Tributes paid to Gwent flying ace

South Wales Argus: DECORATED: John Horton during his time with the RAF

11:20am Saturday 21st March 2009

A FLYING ace who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism in the Second World War has died aged 87.

Monmouth family's tribute to soldier son

South Wales Argus: PROUD: Mum Janet and dad Mervyn with Jamie

11:10am Monday 2nd March 2009

THE family of the Gwent soldier killed by insurgents in Afghanistan say he died doing the only job he ever wanted to do. CHRIS WOOD reports.

Family pay tribute to Portskewett biker

1:35pm Sunday 21st December 2008

THE family of a motorcyclist who died in Newport on Thursday paid tribute to a “happy go lucky person.”

City fighter ace and optician dies

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT INSTITUTION : Robert Walter Cole

12:00pm Friday 7th November 2008

A respected Newport optician had a deadly eye for flying bombs and German jets. Mike Buckingham recalls the life of Mr Robert Cole who died last week.

Farewell to Martin, friend and colleague

10:11am Wednesday 15th October 2008

MARTIN Mason, for many years the South Wales Argus' political reporter died on September 24.

Toastmaster's tribute to wife

2:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2008

NEWPORT toastmaster Harry Poloway has paid tribute to his wife Vicki, who died on Friday.

Woman's death leaves family of 108 in grief

South Wales Argus: Kathleen Harvey with some of her extended family

9:50am Thursday 28th August 2008

A NEWPORT woman who died last week left behind an astonishing 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Tributes paid to 'intellectual giant'

South Wales Argus: Leo Abse who has died today

10:50am Thursday 21st August 2008

TRIBUTES poured in for Leo Abse who died peacefully at Charing Cross Hospital in London yesterday.

Family's tribute to diver son

South Wales Argus: TRAGIC: Louis Price

5:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2008

THE FAMILY of a Newport boy missing off the Devon coast have paid tribute to their “adorable, precious son.”

Final farewell to 'amazing man'

South Wales Argus: TRAGIC: Nicola Carver follows the coffin from the service  at Newport Cathedral

10:40am Wednesday 13th August 2008

More than 500 mourners packed Newport Cathedral to celebrate the life of a 22-year-old who died a day after his wedding

Mourners pay tribute to former mayor

6:30pm Friday 8th August 2008

AROUND 100 mourners gathered at St Cadoc’s Church in Trevethin today for the funeral of former Torfaen mayor Jack Everson, who died aged 82.

City singer dies

South Wales Argus: Eric Mickleborough

8:41am Monday 4th August 2008

A VETERAN chorister who chalked up 45 years' service with the City of Newport male voice choir, and was its stage manager for much of that time, has died.

Tributes to distinguished colonel

South Wales Argus: Myrddin Jones OBE

9:21pm Thursday 26th June 2008

TRIBUTES are being paid to a distinguished former army colonel and deputy lieutenant of Gwent who died after a short illness.

Family's tribute to 'man of the people'

South Wales Argus: DEDICATED: Mostyn Phillips

10:08am Tuesday 11th September 2007

GWENT headteacher and union stalwart dies after long illness. LEAVE YOUR TRIBUTES HERE.

Tributes pour in to Gwent rugby icon

6:54am Tuesday 11th September 2007

FRIENDS and colleagues talk of 'hugely popular and charismatic figure'

Sir Tasker Watkins dies

2:05pm Sunday 9th September 2007

Welsh rugby has lost one of its greatest servants with the news that the Honorary Life Vice Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, Sir Tasker Watkins, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 9 September through natural causes.

Farewell to hero Jim

South Wales Argus: FAREWELL: The coffin of Jim Blackborow is carried into St Stephen's Church

10:37am Friday 23rd June 2006

JIM Blackborow was born with salt in his blood and relished the scent of battle, whether in the ring or against Britain's naval foes.






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