NEWPORT County AFC were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in Hampshire last night as their fine-tuning for the new campaign continued.County were never at their best against their old sparring partners from the Conference South but will be pleased

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  • Caerphilly council gets new interim chief

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  • County Youth hit Swindon for six

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  • YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

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  • This is apartheid

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  • Crumlin school celebrates good report

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  • Newport man jailed for slamming partner's head into wall

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  • A CARR

    CARR James and Dorothy Are proud to announce their Silver Wedding Anniversary on 22nd July Here's to the next 25 years !


    TUTTON (Marion) Farewell Marion. A friend when we needed a friend. Love from Glyn.


    OUR MUM AGNES 8080 TODAY 80 Happy 80th Birthday 80 to you Mum 0 With lots of Love 8 from all the family 8 80 80 xxxxx 80 0


    HUGHES (Molly) Peacefully at home on Sunday 13th July 2014, Molly Hughes aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Wally. Much loved mother of John and Ann. Mother-in-law of the late Kay and Jeff. Dearest Nana of Robert, Ceri and Laura. Great Grandmother


    SPRUCE (Cornelius) Died suddenly at home in Risca aged 43 years. Sadly missed by partner Linda and family, parents Anna and Con and family, brother of Andre, Enaher and family. Funeral will take place Friday 25th July at 10:45am at Trinity Church,


    PREECE (Barbara Helen) nee Crook Funeral will take place on Monday 28th July 2014 at 3.30pm at The Forest of Dean Crematorium (GL14 3HU). Flowers and enquiries to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5PA Tel: 01291 624939


    AMENDED NOTICE TILLOTSON Sybil Mary (nee Grace) Sadly on 12th July 2014 at Nevill Hall Hospital, Sybil, beloved Wife of Michael, loving Mother of Simon, Mother in law to Anne and a cherished Nannie to Thomas and Danielle. Sybil will be missed by all


    SHORT (William) Suddenly on 14th July 2014, at his home, William aged 90 years of North Road, Pontywaun. Loved husband of the late Margaret, dad of Jeff and beloved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Resting at Ellis Williams funeral home. Funeral


    DAVIES Richard (Emlyn) On 16th July 2014 at Nevill Hall Hospital after a short illness, Emlyn, of Sebastopol (Formerly of New Inn) sadly passed away aged 101 years. Beloved Husband of the late Queenie Maud, much loved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather


    PETERSON (Margaret) Tears in our eyes will wipe away. But the love in our heart is here to stay. Cherished Nan of Richard, Mathew, Tracey, Toni, Tom, Leah, Emma and Ben. Also Great Nan of Cerys, Jake and Kai.


    PETERSON Margaret Marina (nee Price) A wonderful Mother and Nan. If we had a single flower for each thought of you, we could walk in our garden forever. Ray, Joanne and Tom. XX


    PETERSON (Margaret) For a wonderful Mum who will be dearly missed. All my love Sue. XX


    JACKSON (Alfred) On 18th July, at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Alfred, aged 85 years, of Caldicot. Devoted husband of the late Sylvia (Sis). Funeral service Thursday 31st July, 12.00 noon at St. Mary's Church, Caldicot prior to cremation at the


    WITHEY Passed away peacefully while on a shopping trip with her granddaughter Jaycee, on Monday 14th July 2014, Florence May (better known as May), aged 93 years, formerly of Blaina. Beloved mother of Laurie and June, George and Pat. Much loved grandmother


    DAVIES On 15th July 2014, Charis Bowen Davies of Cwmbran. Beloved wife of Tony. Funeral Friday 25th July, service 2.00pm at Gwent Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given at the service for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to Peterson


    GIBBONS (Marion) nee Pratt Treasured memories of a very dear sister-in-law, who left us one year ago. Those we love don't go away they walk beside us everyday. Sadly missed, God Bless Marion. Teresa, Janet and their families and the families of the late


    WILKS Leslie On July 16th at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Leslie, aged 85 years, of St Julians, beloved husband of Barbara, loved father of Keith and Stephen and a much loved grandad. Funeral Tuesday July 29th service at the Gwent Crematorium at 2pm.


    BENNETT (Cyril) Barbara, Suzanne and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support during this very sad time. To Celebrant Claire Mountain for a very uplifting service. We would especially like to thank Mike of Michael G Ryan Son


    ROUND Heather Margaret Frances (Nee Murray Passed away peacefully on 12th July 2014 aged 57 years Much loved Mum to Daniel & Kirsty, Grandmother to Enid & Poppy, daughter to the late John & Barbara Murray and sister to


    BATES (Sarah Jane) Nee Williams The family of the late Sarah wish to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and donations to Myositis UK. Special thanks for Celebrant Gill Fortescue, to Tovey


    NELSON (SAM) On 13th July 2014, Sam Nelson of Caerleon. Cherished Son, brother, grandson, uncle and nephew, Husband of Hayley and father of Nat. Funeral service Friday 25th July 11.00am at St. Cadoc's Church, Caerleon, followed by Private


    PALMER (Dorothy) Deepest sympathy to Andrea, Steve and family. Love from Healey families.


    THOMAS (Billy) Fridays won't be the same anymore. Will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Garth, Alan and Sid.


    PETERSON (Margaret) So many happy memories to hold on to Mum. Another rose for Gods Garden. Reunited with Dad. Love Pam and Hadyn. XX


    PETERSON (Margaret) Your soft hand was held so tightly and a thousand memories flowed. Until it was the unfortunate time to let your body go. Our hearts still ache with sadness, our tears will sadly flow. What it means to lose you Mum, only we will

  • Murder accused thought wound was not serious

    A TRINANT man said the fatal stab wound he inflicted on his friend “didn’t seem that serious”, a court heard yesterday. Paul Mapps, now 27, of Marshfield Road, denies murdering Ian Davies, 27, on January 11 this year. The jury at Cardiff Crown

  • Keep the office germ-free this summer

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  • Free-scoring Rene Howe targets starting place

    NEWPORT County AFC fans will see the real Rene Howe in the coming campaign, the striker has declared. The 27-year-old is enjoying a fine pre-season and scored both goals as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Gloucester City to take his

  • First Welsh woman president for Law Institute

    Newport-born Frances Edwards has become the 51st president, and the first Welsh woman president, of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. After attending St Julian’s High School in Newport, Frances left school at the age of 16 to become a

  • Boutique brings style and choice to High Street

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  • Mercedes-Benz Arocs goes to waste for GD Environmental

    Fast-growing waste management specialist GD Environmental Services is running its first examples from the all-new Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck range. The Newport-based operator has already commissioned two new trucks, a 26-tonne Arocs 2540L and an 18-tonne

  • Tiger Wales expands its operations and creates new jobs

    Danish retail brand Tiger is expanding its operations in Wales by opening a new 195 sq metre store in Cwmbran, which is set to create 10 new jobs. The variety store, which sells own-brand Scandinavian design homeware goods, opened its first store in Cardiff

  • Pye Corner station work is on target

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  • Tributes to Newport's "nurse in a million"

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  • Firefighters free man trapped in toilet

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  • Gwent Police must improve says report

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  • Woman loses eight stone to pursue kayak dream

    A WOMAN who was so unfit she was having trouble kayaking has lost eight stone and turned her life around in less than two years. 21-stone Sam Standerwick wanted to take up her childhood kayaking dream but found she was too exhausted whenever she

  • 999 timewasters 'putting lives at risk'

    A WOMAN in Newport called 999 after finding she didn’t have enough money to buy a train ticket. This was just one of the thousands of non-urgent calls the Welsh Ambulance Service took in the last 12 months which prompted them to remind people not

  • Cwmbran Congress set for refurb as fundraising target is hit

    CHAMPAGNE was flowing at Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre as the volunteers reached their target of £100,000 for the refurbishment of the building. At the launch of the appeal last August, the theatre’s manager, Martyn Redwood, explained that £100,000