A sad story of domestic difference was heard at a special police court in Cwmbran. A young wife was charged with attempting to commit suicide after throwing herself into the canal at Two Locks.

Hopes of a settlement in the dispute between marine engineers and shipowners looked brighter after important negotiations took place and a pay increase for Newport engineers was agreed.

Monday June 29 was announced as the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 79.5 degrees in the shade.

St Cadoc’s House, Caerleon, acknowledged its eleventh anniversary. The charitable institution connected to the Church of England Waifs and Strays Socity was celebrated for doing excellent work.