With the Severn Bridge’s completion planned for early 1966, an approach was made to the Ministry of Transport as to the likely toll to be levied.

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) £140million deal for a half share in British Nylon Spinners was described as fair to both sides by ICI chairman Paul Chambers.

Princess Margaret gave birth to a ‘May Day’ baby daughter, who was hailed as seventh in line to the throne.

On a one-day visit to Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh was handed a number of cheques from Gwent for his ‘Freedom From Hunger’ campaign.

Standard Telephones and Cables won a £2.5 million cable order, with many of the components and other equipment to fulfil the order being provided by the Newport factory.