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City of Newport
Casnewydd-ar-Wysg
Newport's iconic Transporter Bridge
Official logo of City of Newport
Arms of Newport City Council
Motto: "Terra Marique" "By land and sea"
Newport shown alongside other principal areas of Wales
City of Newport (United Kingdom)
City of Newport
Newport's location within the UK
Coordinates: 51°35′N 2°59′W / 51.583, -2.983
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Wales
Ceremonial county
Historic county
Gwent
Monmouthshire
Admin HQ Newport Civic Centre
Town charter 1385
City status 2002
Government
 - Type Principal area, City
 - Governing body Newport City Council
 - Mayor of Newport Allan Morris
 - MPs: Paul Flynn (L)
Jessica Morden (L)
Area
 - Total 73.4 sq mi (190 km²)
Population (2006 est / Urban 2006)
 - Total 140,100 (Ranked 7th)
 - Density 734/sq mi (1,997/km²)
 - Ethnicity
(2001 Census)
95.1% White
2.6% S. Asian
1.5% Afro-Caribbean
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Postcode NP
Area code(s) 01633
ISO 3166-2 GB-NWP
ONS code 00PR
OS grid reference ST312882
NUTS 3 UKD31
Website: www.newport.gov.uk

Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is a city and principal area in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Standing on the banks of the River Usk, located roughly between Cardiff and Bristol, it is the cultural capital [1] and largest urban area in the historic county of Monmouthshire and governed by the unitary Newport City Council. The population of Newport is 140,100, making it the third-largest city in Wales. According to Census 2001 data the population of the built-up area, excluding Risca, was 116,143.[1] Newport, Rhode Island Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Newport is the name of a few dozen places in the world. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Newport_Transporter_Bridge_from_east_bank. ... The Newport Transporter Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in the city of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... 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The name 'Newport' derives from the fact that Caerleon was the 'old port' on the river Usk, but as ships became bigger, they could no longer navigate the river to Caerleon so a new port/dock was built near where the Riverfront Arts Centre stands today. , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... The Riverfront Arts Centre (often just referred to as The Riverfront or in Welsh: ) is the principal and newest theatre in the city of Newport, South Wales. ...


The Welsh language name for the city, Casnewydd-ar-Wysg (IPA: [kasˈnɛwɪð ar ˈwɪsk]) means 'New castle-on-Usk' (this is a shortened version of Castell Newydd ar Wysg)[citation needed]. This refers to the twelfth-century castle ruins near the city centre. The original Newport Castle was a small Motte-and-bailey castle in the park opposite St. Woolos Cathedral. It was buried in rubble excavated from the railway tunnels that were dug under Stow Hill in the 1840s and no part of it is currently visible.[2] Newport also has the Latin name Novus Burgus, meaning new borough or new town. It is sometimes labelled Newport-on-Usk on old maps.[3] Newport Castle (Welsh: Castell Newydd or Casnewydd) is now no more than a ruin in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... Newport city centre is traditionally regarded as the area bounded by the west bank of the River Usk, the George Street Bridge, the eastern flank of Stow Hill and the Great Western Main Line. ... Newport Castle (Welsh: Castell Newydd or Casnewydd) is now no more than a ruin in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... A motte-and-bailey is a form of castle. ... St Woolos Cathedral in the city of Newport is the cathedral for the diocese of Monmouth (Monmouthshire). ... // First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi, Northland New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ...


The city's importance as a trading port in the Middle Ages was emphasised when a 15th century ship, referred to locally as the Newport ship, was uncovered from the bank of the Usk in 2002, during the construction of the Riverfront Arts Centre. The city is home to the world-class Celtic Manor Resort, Europe's leading five-star conference resort and home of the Celtic Manor Wales Open, the annual European Tour golf tournament. The resort is also venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The Newport ship is a 15th century sailing vessel discovered by archaeologists in June 2002 at Newport. ... The Celtic Manor Resort is a golf-centric hotel and leisure resort in the city of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The Celtic Manor Wales Open is a European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...

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History

Newport Castle
Newport Castle
St. Woolos Cathedral
Newport Civic Centre

The River Usk at Newport has always proved an attractive place to make a home. Bronze Age fishermen settled around its fertile estuary and later the Celtic Silures built hillforts overlooking it. In AD 75, on the very edge of their empire, the Roman legions built a Roman fort at Caerleon to defend the river crossing. According to legend in the late 5th century CE: St. Woolos church was founded by St. Gwynllyw, the patron saint of Newport and King of Gwynllwg . The church was certainly in existence by the 9th century and today has become St. Woolos Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Monmouth. The Normans arrived sometime from around 1088-1093 to build Newport Castle and river crossing downstream and the first Norman Lord of Newport was Robert Fitzhamon. Around the settlement, the new town grew to be become Newport, and was granted a charter by Hugh, Earl of Stafford in 1385. A second charter establishing the right of the town to run its own market and commerce came from Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham in 1426. A further charter was granted by James I in 1623. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 368 KB) http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 368 KB) http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 565 KB) http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x679, 565 KB) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2565x1920, 1026 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2565x1920, 1026 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... This article is about the European people. ... The Silures were a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, occupying approximately the counties of Monmouth, Brecon and Glamorgan. ... The term hill fort is commonly used by archeologists to describe fortified enclosures located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s - 70s - 80s 90s 100s 110s 120s Years: 70 71 72 73 74 - 75 - 76 77 78 79 80 Events Last known cuneiform inscription Accession of Han Zhangdi. ... Legion redirects here. ... Basic ideal plan of a Roman castrum. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... St Gwynllyw Milwr or St Gwynllyw Farfog, pronounced G-win-th-loo, is known in English in a corrupted form as St Woolos the Warrior or St Woolos the Bearded (Latin: Gundleus, Gundleius or Gwenleue). ... Gwynllwg was a kingdom of mediæval Wales and later a Norman lordship. ... As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was the century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... St Woolos Cathedral in the city of Newport is the cathedral for the diocese of Monmouth (Monmouthshire). ... The Diocese of Monmouth was created in 1921, when the Church in Wales was disestablished from the Church of England. ... Norman conquests in red. ... Events Succession of Pope Urban II (1088-1099) Work begins on the third and largest church at Cluny Rebellion of 1088 against William II of England lead by Odo of Bayeux. ... // Events Donald III of Scotland comes to the throne of Scotland. ... Newport Castle (Welsh: Castell Newydd or Casnewydd) is now no more than a ruin in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... Robert Fitzhamon (died March 1107) was Lord of Gloucester and the conqueror of Glamorgan. ... The title Baron Stafford has been created several times in the Peerage of England. ... Year 1385 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1402 – July 10, 1460) was best-known as a military commander in the Hundred Years War and in the Wars of the Roses. ... Events March 6 - Battle of St. ... James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scots as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James I. He ruled in Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567, when he was only one year old, succeeding his mother Mary... Year 1623 (MDCXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


As the Industrial Revolution took off in Britain in the late 19th century, the South Wales Valleys became key suppliers of coal from the South Wales coalfield and iron: these were transported down local rivers and the new canals to ports such as Newport, and Newport Docks which grew rapidly as a result. Newport became one of the largest towns in Wales and the focus for the new industrial towns of the eastern valleys of South Wales. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The South Wales Valleys are a number of industrialised valleys in South Wales. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal (pronounced ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... General Name, symbol, number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... Categories: Water-transport stubs | Canals | Water transport ... Newport Docks is the collective name for a series of docks in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... Approximate extent of South East Wales. ...


Newport was the focal point of a major Chartist uprising in 1839, where John Frost and 3,000 other Chartists marched on the Westgate Hotel at the centre of the town. The march was met with an attack by militia, called to the town by the Mayor: at least 20 marchers were killed and buried in St Woolos' churchyard. John Frost was sentenced to death for treason, but was instead transported to Australia: he returned to Britain (but not to Newport) later in his life. John Frost Square, in the centre of the city, is named in his honour. (See Chartism for more information). The Newport Rising occurred on November 4, 1839 when several thousand (supposedly) armed coal miners marched on the town of Newport, Gwent in Wales, intent on liberating the Chartist prisoners held under armed guard in the towns Westgate Hotel. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Frost was a prominent leader of the Chartist movement. ... Chartism was a movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century between 1838 and 1848. ... The Westgate Hotel is a historic building in the centre of Newport, and is famous as the scene of the 1839 Chartist riot. ... Chartism was a movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century between 1838 and 1848. ...


The county borough of Newport was granted city status in 2002 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.[4] County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ...


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Events Henry Jasomirgott was made count palatine of the Rhine. ... The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ... Model of a motte-and-bailey Plan of Windsor Castle in 1743 by Batty Langley The remains of a motte, at Brinklow in Warwickshire, England The motte, at Knockgraffon, New Inn in County Tipperary, Ireland The remains of a Motte situated in Callan, Co Kilkenny, Ireland A motte-and-bailey... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Stow Hill is a electoral district (ward) of the city of Newport. ... Events Henry IV quells baron rebellion and executes The Earls of Kent, Huntingdon and Salisbury for their attempt to have Richard II of England restored as King Jean Froissart writes the Chronicles Medici family becomes powerful in Florence, Italy Births December 25 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of... Seal of Owain Glyndŵr The Arms of Powys and Deheubarth quartered, adopted by Owain Glyndŵr: Or and Gules, four Lions counterchanged Owain Glyndŵr (Pronounced IPA: ), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, anglicised by Shakespeare into Owen Glendower (c. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Tredegar House Tredegar House in Newport, set in a beautiful 90 acre (360,000 m²) park, is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is a small network of canals in South Wales. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Newport Docks is the collective name for a series of docks in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... William Henry Davies or WH Davies (1871 - September 26, 1940), was a Welsh poet and writer. ... Pillgwenlly (Welsh: ) is an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rodney Parage is a multi-use stadium in Newport, Wales. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Belle Vue Park is a large Victorian public park in the west side of Newport. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Newport Transporter Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in the city of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... Newport Civic Centre is the seat of government for the city of Newport in South Wales. ...

Governance

Main article: Newport City Council

Newport has long been the largest town in the historic Monmouthshire county and became a unitary authority in 1996, although was also a county borough between 1891 and 1974. The City of Newport is divided between the parliamentary constituencies of Newport West and Newport East. These two parliamentary constituencies cover a similar area to that of the City area controlled by Newport City Council. The city formerly had only one constituency until 1983 when the city was split into Newport West and East to due population growth. This article is about the Welsh city of Newport. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Newport West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newport East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newport was a Parliamentary constituency in Monmouthshire, Wales. ...


The city is traditionally industrialised with a large working-class population and a strong support for the Labour party, but the Conservatives have a significant minority especially in the more middle-class areas in the west. There has been a sharp increase in the numbers of Liberal Democrat voters in recent elections. In the 2005 general election, the Liberal Democrats pushed the Conservatives into 3rd place in Newport East with Labour still holding on to a sizable majority but in Newport West the Conservatives gained a sizable swing on Labour's lead, with a significantly reduced majority. The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in the United Kingdom formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ...


Coat of arms

Newport City Council's coat of arms is unusual for two reasons. Firstly, it places a cherub above the shield of arms; secondly, one of the supporters is a winged sea lion - Newport was the first authority to use this rare heraldic device. In 1929 Newport obtained a grant to use the armorial bearings which, in fact, it had already been using for some time - certainly since 1835.[5] This is a gold shield with a red chevron in reverse; the shield is ensigned by a cherub. The shield is that of the Staffords, Earls and Dukes of Buckingham, lords of the Manor of Newport in the 14th and 15th centuries - but the reversed chevron marks the difference between these Borough Arms and those of the family. A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about: Buckingham, Earls, Marquesses And Dukes of Not to be confused with Earl of Buckinghamshire. ... In England, Lord of the Manor is a minor, feudal title. ...


In 1957 it was decided to petition the Earl Marshal for the supporters which all Boroughs are entitled to possess. A year later the College of Arms granted this request and a winged sea dragon and a winged sea lion were brought into use.[6] These supporters represent strength on land, sea and in the air. The motto Terra Marique was adopted at the same time and means 'By land and sea'. Earl Marshal (alternatively Marschal or Marischal) is an ancient chivalric title used separately in England, Ireland and the United Kingdom. ... The entrance of the College of Arms. ...


The official description of the armorial bearings are: "(arms) or, a chevron reversed gules, the shield ensigned by a cherub proper. Supporters: on the dexter side a winged sea lion or, and on the sinister side a sea dragon gules, the nether parts of both proper, finned gold."


Freedom of the City

The title of Freedom of the City is a ceremonial honour, given by the city council to those who have served in some exceptional capacity, or upon any whom the City wishes to bestow an honour. Recipients include: It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...

Godfrey Charles Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar was born on April 28, 1831 in Ruperra Castle, Glamorganshire. ... This is an incomplete list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire. ... Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (IPA: ; 17 November 1887 â€“ 24 March 1976), often referred to as Monty, was an Anglo-Irish British Army officer. ... The South Wales Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Royal Regiment of Wales is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... 104th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) is a regiment of the British Territorial Army formed on 1 April 1967. ... The Royal Welch Fusiliers was a regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... For the steam locomotives, see SR Merchant Navy Class. ... The ninth and current HMS Severn is a River class offshore patrol vessel of the British Royal Navy. ...

Geography

See also: List of places in Newport

The city is largely low-lying, but with a few hilly areas. Areas in the south and east of the city tend to be flat and fertile with some housing estates and industrial areas reclaimed from marshland. Areas such as Caerleon, near the banks of the River Usk are also low-lying. The eastern outskirts of the city are characterised by the gently rolling hills of the Vale of Usk. There is a ridge of higher land known as Ridgeway running through the city with good views of surrounding areas. This is a categorised list of places in the City of Newport, south Wales. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport. ...


The suburbs of the city have grown outwards from the inner-city, mainly near the main roads, giving the suburban sprawl of the city an irregular shape. Several out-of-town shopping centres have been built to cater for the needs of these suburbs. Such centres have large free car parks and are seen as more convenient than travelling several miles to shop in the city centre. The urban area is continuing to expand rapidly with new housing estates continuing to be built. “Suburbia” redirects here. ...


Divisions and districts

The city is divided into 20 wards. Most of these wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Each community can have an elected council. The following table lists city council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*': Community councils (CCs) are the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales. ...

Ward Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
Allt-yr-yn Allt-yr-yn Ridgeway, Barrack Hill, Glasllwch, Gold Tops
Alway Alway Somerton, Lawrence Hill
Beechwood Beechwood Eveswell
Bettws Bettws
Caerleon Caerleon Christchurch, Bulmore, The Village
Gaer Gaer Maesglas, Stelvio, St. Davids
Graig Graig* Rhiwderin, Bassaleg, Lower Machen, Pentre Poeth, Fox Hill
Langstone Langstone*, Llanvaches*, Penhow* Llanmartin, Parc Seymour, Wentwood Forest, Coed-y-caerau, Cat's Ash, Llanbedr, Whitebrook
Llanwern Bishton, Goldcliff*, Llanwern*, Redwick* Underwood, Whitson, Uskmouth, Summerleaze, Wilcrick, Saltmarsh, Milton, Porton
Liswerry Liswerry, Nash* Broadmead Park, Moorland Park, Broadstreet Common
Malpas Malpas
Marshfield Coedkernew*, Marshfield*, Michaelstone-y-Fedw*, Wentloog* Castleton, St. Brides, Blacktown, Peterstone
Pillgwenlly Pillgwenlly Level of Mendalgief
Ringland Ringland Bishpool, Treberth, Coldra
Rogerstone Rogerstone* High Cross, Cefn Wood, Croesllanfro, Mount Pleasant
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Brynglas, Crindau, Marshes, Blaen-y-pant
St. Julian's St. Julian's East Usk, Barnardtown
Stow Hill Stow Hill St. Woolos, Baneswell, City centre
Tredegar Park Tredegar Park Duffryn
Victoria Victoria Maindee, Summerhill

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Llanwern is an electoral district (ward) and smaller community (parish) in the urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport. ... Bishton (Welsh: ) is a small rural community (parish) to the east of the city of Newport. ... Goldcliff (Welsh: ) is a small hamlet and community (parish) to the east of the city of Newport. ... Redwick is a small village and community (parish) to the south east of the city of Newport, in South Wales. ... Underwood is a housing development in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... Whitson is a village in the outskirts of the City of Newport, South Wales. ... Uskmouth is an area in south-west Newport, Wales. ... Wilcrick (Welsh: ) is a village in Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Liswerry (Welsh: ) (sometimes spelled Lliswerry) is both an electoral district (ward) and community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... Nash is the area of Newport on the outskirts of the city, and is the site of the City of Newport Campus for Coleg Gwent. ... 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The Level of Mendalgief (Welsh: ) is a small area to the south west of the city centre of the city of Newport in the Pill ward. ... Ringland is both an electoral district (ward) and community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... Rogerstone is both an electoral district (ward) and community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... High Cross is a suburb of the city of Newport, south Wales in the United Kingdom, and forms part of the community (parish) of Rogerstone. ... Shaftesbury is an electoral district (ward) and co-terminous community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... Brynglas is an area of Newport, South Wales which is well-known for its great views overlooking the city. ... Crindau (Welsh: ) is an old inner-city area just north of the city centre in Newport. ... St. ... Barnardtown is a small area to the east of Newport Bridge in the city of Newport. ... Stow Hill is a electoral district (ward) of the city of Newport. ... Baneswell is an inner-city district in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... Newport city centre is traditionally regarded as the area bounded by the west bank of the River Usk, the George Street Bridge, the eastern flank of Stow Hill and the Great Western Main Line. ... Tredegar Park is an electoral district (ward) of the city of Newport. ... Duffryn is a large council-built housing estate in the southwest of the city of Newport, comprising a large portion of the Tredegar Park electoral district (ward). ... Victoria is both an electoral district (ward) and community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... Maindee (Welsh: ) is a large inner-city area in the city of Newport. ...

Climate

Newport has a moderate temperate climate, with the weather rarely staying the same for more than a few days at a time. The city is one of the warmer and sunnier locations in the UK and its sheltered location tends to protect it from extreme weather. Like the whole of the British Isles, Newport benefits from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Newport has warm summers and cool winters.[7][8][9][10][11] For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... This article describes the archipelago in north-western Europe. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ...


Thunderstorms may occur intermittently at any time of year, but are most common throughout late-spring and summer. Rain falls throughout the year, Atlantic storms give significant rainfall in the autumn, these graually becoming rarer towards the end of winter. Autumn and summer have often been the wettest seasons in recent times. Snow falls nearly every winter and usually settles on the ground several times, but it is often light and usually melts immediately or after a few days. Newport records few days with gales compared to most of Wales, again due to its sheltered location. Frosts are common from November to April. A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Spring. ... This article is about the temperate season. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frost on black pipes Frost is a solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. ...


On 20 March 1930, the overnight temperature fell to -16.1 °C (3 °F) – the coldest temperature for the whole of the UK during that year, and the latest date in spring the UK's lowest temperature has been recorded.[12] is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demography

Year Population
1801 6,657
1851 29,238
1881 48,069
1901 79,342
1941 116,434
1981 131,016
2001 137,017
2006 est. 140,100

People from Newport are known as Newportonians. As of 2001, 71.9% considered themselves Christian, 2.6% Muslim, 1% other religions (mainly Hindu and Buddhist), 16.8% were non-religious and 8.1% chose not to answer the non-compulsory religion question on the 2001 census. The central areas of Newport are very ethnically, and racially diverse. The city is home to 50+ churches[13] (including Welsh, Chinese and Urdu speaking services), and 7 mosques.[14] There appears to be only one synagogue;[15] the nearest Gurudwara[16] is in Cardiff. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... A synagogue (from , transliterated synagogē, assembly; beit knesset, house of assembly; or beit tefila, house of prayer, shul; , esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship. ... A Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. ...


Economy

Newport has three major centres for employment: the city centre and business parks clustered around the M4 junctions 24 in the east and 28 in the west. The civil service industry is the biggest employer in the city. M4 may refer to: m4 (computer language), a macro processing language Messier 4, a globular cluster in the constellation Scorpius M4 money supply, in UK economics, equivalent to the M3 in the US; see also Money supply M4 metric sized Screw M4 A Member of Newcastle online In the military... The Roman civil service in action. ...


Businesses in the city centre include the Passport Office for much of the south and west of the UK, and the Wales headquarters of the Charity Commission and British Red Cross. The Charity Commission is the non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities (and hence to some extent most churches) in England and Wales. ... The British Red Cross Society is a prominent part of the largest impartial humanitarian organisation in the world – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. ...


Businesses on the west side of the city include: The headquarters of the Office for National Statistics, the headquarters of the Patent Office, the headquarters of Wales and West Utilities, a large Panasonic manufacturing plant, a manufacturing plant for International Rectifier and the shared-service centre for HM Prison Service. There is a huge plant on the Celtic Lakes business and science park originally built for the LG Group, but market conditions led to the semiconductor plant never opening, and the CRT plant eventually closing. There are many plans for the site, including transforming it into a conference centre along the lines of the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham or a large casino. Office for National Statistics logo The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the United Kingdom government executive agency charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the United Kingdom at national and local levels. ... The United Kingdom Patent Office is the government agency responsible for maintaining registers of intellectual property including copyright, designs, patents and trade marks in the United Kingdom. ... Panasonic is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... International Rectifier Corp. ... Her Majestys Prison Service is the British Executive Agency reporting to the Home Office tasked with managing most of the prisons within England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own Prison Services). ... LG redirects here. ... Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ... The NIA The National Indoor Arena (NIA) situated in Birmingham, England was opened in 1991. ... This article is about the British city. ...


Industry in the east of Newport was formerly based on the Corus steelworks at Llanwern, and although the rolling mill is still active, steel manufacture ceased in 2001. The land formerly used for manufacturing is currently being redeveloped to provide 4,000 homes and up to 6,000 jobs. In Roman mythology, Corus was the personification of the northwest wind. ... Llanwern is an electoral district (ward) and smaller community (parish) in the urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport. ...


Regeneration

The city is undergoing a major regeneration programme led by Newport Unlimited.[17] Newport Unlimited is an Urban Regeneration Company created in 2002 to regenerate Newport. ...

City Bridge carrying the A48 over the River Usk
City Bridge carrying the A48 over the River Usk

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Infrastructure

The first stage of regeneration involves improving the city centre road network, including turning Kingsway and Queensway into boulevards. A new foot and cycle bridge called the Newport City footbridge opened in 2006, linking the east and west banks of the river together. Further downstream, the Southern Distributor Road to the south of the city opened in 2004, including a new road bridge over the Usk, improving access and opening up new areas for development. In the longer term, a new M4 bypass skirting the southern edge of the urban area of Newport is to built, reducing the congestion on the existing motorway and making Newport and the surrounding areas more accessible. There are calls for a barrage across the River Usk to be incorporated with the M4 bypass, so the level of the river stays permanently at high tide level, although plans for a barrage across the River Severn would reduce the need for an Usk barrage. The Champs Elysees in Paris, France. ... The Newport City footbridge is a pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Usk in the city of Newport. ... The Southern Distributor Road (SDR) is a principal road that runs from Duffryn on the west side of Newport to the Coldra roundabout (M4 junction 24) in the east and includes a bow-string arch bridge spanning the River Usk. ... City Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk at Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The M4 Toll (sometimes known as the M4 Newport Toll Bypass) is a planned toll motorway to be built around the south of the city of Newport, South Wales, and will be the United Kingdoms second full toll-paying motorway. ... Barrage locations considered over the years The Severn Barrage is the name of a number of ideas for building a barrage from the English coast to the Welsh coast over the Severn tidal estuary. ... “Severn” redirects here. ...


The bus and railway stations are being extensively redeveloped. Work on the bus station is due to start in early 2008, whilst work on platform 4 of Newport High Street station was completed in July 2007. The railway station's connection with the Ebbw Valley Line is due to be completed by 2009. There are plans to reopen many suburban stations in the near future - as part of phase one of the Ebbw Valley reopening, Rogerstone was re-opened in February 2008. Phase two will see Pye Corner re-opened, and four others are planned in the city's Unitary Development Plan.[18] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rogerstone railway station serves the district of Rogerstone, Newport. ... Pye Corner railway station (ST281872) serves a residential area in the west of Newport. ... In United Kingdom Planning Law a Unitary Development Plan is an old-style development plan prepared by a Metropolitan district and some Unitary Local Authorities, which contains policies equivalent to those in both a structure plan and local plan. ...


A state-of-the-art hospital is planned to be built. Many local residents have suggested that the new District General Hospital be built at the Whiteheads site now the old Corus facility has closed, but no final site has been approved. A new £11 million five-star Ramada Plaza hotel will be built at Celtic Springs Business Park in the west of the city.[19] The Level of Mendalgief (Welsh: ) is a small area to the south west of the city centre of the city of Newport in the Pill ward. ... From top to bottom: Original Ramada Inn logo, Ramada Worldwide (Cendant) logo, current 2005 logo, and Ramada International logo. ...


Commercial and residential

As part of the Newport Unlimited masterplan, the city centre is currently being expanded to take in areas of the east bank. The area of land between Newport Bridge and George Street Bridge is being developed as a £43 million high-density combined commercial and residential area, joined to the west bank by the new footbridge. The plan shows a strong urban form along the river front, emphasised with tall landmark buildings[20] The first phase will be known as City Vizion.[21] Also on the east bank, next to Newport Bridge, permission has been granted to turn the Grade II-listed former Newport Technical College into luxury apartments. George Street Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk at Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The Forth Bridge, designed by Sir Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler, opened in 1890, and now owned by Network Rail, is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. ...


A new £210 million city centre shopping complex known as Friars Walk including a Debenhams department store and multiplex cinema, will be created in time for the 2010 Ryder Cup in Newport. This new complex will form the heart of the regenerated city centre and has been designed so that the Newport City footbridge leads right into the southern entrance.[22] The development will also include 281 apartments in a 20-storey tower[23]. This complex will complement the adjacent Kingsway Shopping Centre, which is undergoing its own £20 million refurbishment and expansion, due to be completed by the end of 2007.[24] Friars Walk is a £210m shopping centre currently under construction in Newport city centre. ... Debenhams plc (LSE: DEB) is a retailer with a chain of department stores based in the United Kingdom, and franchised stores in a number of other countries. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Kingsway Shopping Centre is the principal under-cover shopping centre in the city of Newport, South Wales. ...


The Cambrian Centre on Queensway Boulevard, near Newport High Street station, will be redeveloped to include a 30-storey, 101 metre (332 ft)-tall block of 238 apartments and four-star hotel, and a 10-storey office block. The shopping experience of Cambrian Road and Queensway Boulevard will be improved with retail uses on the first two floors. Shopper permeability will be improved with the extension of Railway Street through the complex to rejoin with Cambrian Road. The new buildings will be known as City Spires.[25][26] The Cambrian Centre (also known as City Spires) is a small shopping centre in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


The Old Town Dock area is one of the main areas for residential development in the masterplan. At the extreme northern end of this area, a £50 million riverside University campus will be constructed adjacent to the new footbridge.[27] One of the old University campuses in Allt-yr-yn, will be transformed into high quality housing. Just to the south of the new campus a 441-bed student block is already under construction as of September 2007 and is due to be finished in September 2008.[28] Adjacent to this site is "The Edge", a development of 227 apartments, including a 21-storey tower containing duplex apartments and penthouses.[29] Further south is the "Newhaus" development of 154 riverside apartments.[30] At the southern end of the site, the "Alexandra Gate" development will eventually see 300 homes and riverside apartments built adjacent to the City Bridge.[31] A 124-bed Ramada Encore hotel is also planned for the intersection of the Southern Distributor Road and Usk Way.[32] This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A penthouse apartment or penthouse is a special apartment on the top floor of a building. ...


Further east, there are proposals to transform the disused Llanwern steelworks into 4,000 houses, shops and other facilities, with the creation of up to 6,000 jobs.[33]


Leisure

The Riverfront Arts Centre was the first structure to be built as part of Newport's regeneration by Newport City Council. It stands on Kingsway Boulevard on the west bank of the Usk adjacent to the Friars Walk development site. On the east bank, a new stadium and sports and entertainment complex having a capacity of 15,000 will be built on Rodney Parade. It will be home to the Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons rugby teams. The stadium could also be used for other purposes, such as music concerts and is planned to be complete in 2010. The Riverfront Arts Centre (often just referred to as The Riverfront or in Welsh: ) is the principal and newest theatre in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... This article is about the Welsh city of Newport. ... The New Newport stadium is a proposed stadium to be built for the city of Newport. ... Rodney Parage is a multi-use stadium in Newport, Wales. ... Official website www. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales. ...


A Crindau Marina is planned to be built just off Heidenheim Drive. The Marina would be the southern terminus of the Monmouthshire canal and would provide opportunities for new housing, shops and leisure facilities.[34] An artists Impression of how the Marina would look Crindau Marina is a possible development in Crindau, Newport. ... The A4042 is a trunk road that runs from Abergavenny to Newport in the United Kingdom. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is a small network of canals isolated from the rest of the United Kingdom network. ...


Transport

See category: Transport in Newport
George Street Bridge, the first cable-stayed bridge in Britain
George Street Bridge, the first cable-stayed bridge in Britain

The city is served with transport links – the M4 motorway comes within a mile (1.6 km) of the city centre, and Newport can be accessed from six junctions (from 24-28 inclusive). The Great Western main railway line also passes through the heart of the city, stopping at Newport High Street station. Cardiff is well linked with Newport, with rail and bus services between the cities approximately every 5 minutes. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 530 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 679 pixel, file size: 299 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 530 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 679 pixel, file size: 299 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... George Street Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk at Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


Road

The principal east—west roads are the M4 motorway and A48. The A48 serves as an alternative to the M4 for travelling east–west. It is also the primary road for travelling to rural Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire. The A48 is a major trunk road in Britain. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ...


The principal north—south roads are the A467 and A4042 and A449 trunk roads. The A467 and A4042 connect the surrounding valleys to the city and motorway network, and the A449 connects Newport to the Midlands. All are high-speed dual carriageways. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5. ... The A4042 is a trunk road that runs from Abergavenny to Newport in the United Kingdom. ... The A449 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... A63(T) trunk road A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road—usually connecting one or more cities, ports, airports, etc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ...


Bus

Bus services are provided by the council-owned Newport Transport, who provide the "Newport Bus" branded service in the city. Other operators include Stagecoach in South Wales, Francis Drake Travel, Terry Ward, H&H Motors and Cardiff Bus. Newport bus station [3] is a large terminus which is soon to be redeveloped as part of the Friars Walk shopping complex. Newport Transport is the main provider of bus services in the city of Newport, United Kingdom, under the brand Newport Bus. Formerly a council department, it came into being as a separate corporate entity in 1986, following the Transport Act 1985. ... Newport bus station is a large bus terminus at the heart of the city centre in Newport, South Wales. ...

Newport High Street railway station
Newport High Street railway station

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Rail

Newport High Street railway station is connected directly to the South Wales Main Line branch of the Great Western Main Line, Welsh Marches Line and Gloucester to Newport Line. The connection of Newport station to the Ebbw Valley Line is due to be reopened in 2009. 0. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... The Welsh Marches Line is the railway line from Newport to Crewe via Abergavenny, Hereford, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. ... The Gloucester to Newport Line is a railway cutoff along the bank of the River Severn in the United Kingdom from Gloucester to Newport. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Great Western line provides connections to Cardiff, Bridgend and Swansea to the west and high-speed connections to Bristol, Swindon, Reading and London to the east. Additional semi-fast sevices also call at Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea. This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a town in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the main town in the county borough of Bridgend in south Wales. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English city. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Other direct destinations include:

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Air

The closest airport is Cardiff International Airport (25 miles). However, Bristol Airport (39 miles), Birmingham Airport (108 miles), London Heathrow Airport (124 miles) and London Gatwick Airport (150 miles) are also within reasonable distance. Cardiff International Airport (Welsh: Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd) (IATA: CWL, ICAO: EGFF) is a major British airport located in the town of Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, approximately 12 miles (19 km) south-west of the Welsh capital, Cardiff, serving all of South and Mid Wales. ... Bristol International Airport (IATA: BRS, ICAO: EGGD) is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol and much of the south west of England. ... Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB) is a major airport located 5. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. ...


Education

Newport is home to the University of Wales, Newport which has two campuses in the city – one in Caerleon and the other in Allt-yr-yn. The university can trace its roots to the founding of the Newport Mechanics Institute in 1841. The Newport School of Art was one of the first Art Schools to be awarded degree status in 1963 and enjoyed a high reputation in painting, fine art and sculpture throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It is still highly regarded however, especially in Documentary Photography. The University of Wales, Newport is a University of Wales institution located in Newport. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... Sculptor redirects here. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Photographer. ...


Plans have been granted for the first phase of a new £60 m city centre university campus as part of the riverside regeneration plans by the urban regeneration company Newport Unlimited. This phase will see the return of the renowned Newport School of Art and Design to the city centre. Newport Unlimited is an Urban Regeneration Company created in 2002 to regenerate Newport. ...


The City of Newport is home to eight state comprehensive schools, and one independent comprehensive school. All schools are governed by the Newport LEA. Newport also has a campus of the further education college Coleg Gwent called the City of Newport Campus, informally known as Nash College. A comprehensive school is a secondary school that does not select children on the basis of academic attainment or aptitude. ... Arms of Newport City Council Newport City Council is the governing body for the city of Newport in South Wales. ... Coleg Gwent (Gwent College) is Wales largest further education college. ...


Culture and arts

Newport Transporter Bridge is one of the few remaining working bridges of its type in the world and featured in the movie Tiger Bay. Visitors can travel on the suspended cradle most days and can walk over the top of the steel framework on bank holidays. The only other British example is Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. The Newport Transporter Bridge is a crossing of the River Usk in the city of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... Tiger Bay is a 1959 British film, starring John Mills, his daughter Hayley Mills in her first important film role, and Horst Buchholz. ... Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England spans the River Tees. ...


Newport has a modern purpose-built Theatre and Arts venue, the Riverfront Arts Centre and regular productions at the Dolman Theatre. The city has many works of civic art, including the giant steel Wave on the banks of the Usk, tiled murals at the Civic Centre, Old Green Interchange and John Frost Square plus a number of statues dotted around the city centre including W.H. Davies. The Riverfront Arts Centre (often just referred to as The Riverfront or in Welsh: ) is the principal and newest theatre in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... The Dolman Theatre is one of the theatres in the city of Newport in Wales. ... Newport Civic Centre is the seat of government for the city of Newport in South Wales. ... William Henry Davies (1871 - September 26, 1940), was a Welsh poet and writer. ...


Newport has two major museums: Newport Museum and the Roman Legionary Museum at Caerleon.In July each year an Arts festival is held in Caerleon and Roman Military re-enactment in the amphitheatre, the largest restored amphitheatre in Britain. The remains of the Roman baths and barracks can be seen at Caerleon. Newport Museum (also known as City Museum) is a museum and art gallery in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... The National Roman Legionary Museum is a museum situated in Caerleon in the city of Newport in the United Kingdom. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ...


Set in a beautiful 90 acre (360,000 m²) park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. The earliest surviving part of the building dates back to the early 1500s. For over five hundred years, it was home to one of the greatest of Welsh families, the Morgans - later Lords Tredegar - until they left in 1951. The house was then used as a girls' school until it was bought by the council in 1974, giving rise to its present status as the "grandest council house in Britain". Tredegar House Tredegar House in Newport, set in a beautiful 90 acre (360,000 m²) park, is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... The title Baron Tredegar was created in 1859 for the Welsh politician, Sir Charles Morgan, Bt. ...


The city is known for its night-life, containing many pubs [4], bars and nightclubs. The most famous of these is probably T.J.'s, an alternative music club where it is rumoured that Kurt Cobain proposed to Courtney Love. T.J.'s was voted one of the top 50 'Big Nights Out' in the world by FHM in December 1997. Newport City Live Arena and Newport Leisure Centre are popular concert venues. T.J.s is a prestigious live music venue located in Newport, Wales, and part of the toilet circuit. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Courtney Love[1] (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician. ... FHM or For Him Magazine is an international monthly lads mag. ... Newport City Live Arena is a large grade-II listed building in the city of Newport, South Wales. ... The Newport Centre is the biggest leisure centre in the city of Newport in the United Kingdom. ...


Newport hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1897, 1988 and 2004. The Eisteddfod (literally sitting) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ...


Parks and playing fields

The main municipal parks in Newport are Tredegar Park, Belle Vue Park and Beechwood Park. The major municipal playing fields are Tredegar Park, Coronation Park, Glebelands, Pillgwenlly sports ground, Kimberley Park, Shaftesbury Park and Caerleon Broadway. Tredegar Park is a large municipal park located near the estates of Duffryn, Maesglas, and Gaer in the city of Newport. ... Belle Vue Park is a large Victorian public park in the west side of Newport. ... Beechwood Park is a large public park situated on the east side of Newport. ... Pillgwenlly (Welsh: ) is an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community (parish) of the city of Newport. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ...


Twinning

Newport has four international twinning[35] links: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Heidenheim

The Newport - Heidenheim Twinning Association was formed in 1980 to promote and assist Newport’s link with Heidenheim. Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Heidenheim an der Brenz (short: Heidenheim) is a city in eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Kutaisi (Georgian: ; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi, Kutaïssi ) is Georgias second largest city in the western province of Imereti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Guangxi (Simplified Chinese: 广西; Traditional Chinese: 廣西; pinyin: Guǎngxī; Wade-Giles: Kuang-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Kwangsi) is an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Annapolis redirects here. ... Heidenheim an der Brenz (short: Heidenheim) is a city in eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...

Kutaisi

The twinning arrangement between Newport and Kutaisi, Georgia dates from 1989. Kutaisi is the second city in Georgia, set in a beautiful location between the Caucasian mountains and the Black Sea. The Newport - Kutaisi Twinning Association was founded to promote international friendships and to strengthen links between the two communities. Kutaisi (Georgian: ; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi, Kutaïssi ) is Georgias second largest city in the western province of Imereti. ...

Guangxi

Newport has been twinned with Guangxi Province in China since 1996. Guangxi (Simplified Chinese: 广西; Traditional Chinese: 廣西; pinyin: Guǎngxī; Wade-Giles: Kuang-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Kwangsi) is an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

Annapolis

Newport is a sister city of Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis redirects here. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N...


Sport

The exploits of Newport RFC were once world-renowned. One of the few clubs to have beaten all the major southern hemisphere touring sides, they were the only side to beat the Invincible All Blacks of 1962—63. Amongst the names associated with the club are Arthur 'Monkey' Gould, the first Rugby Union superstar, and David Watkins, the only man to have captained Great Britain at rugby union and rugby league. Since the regionalisation of Welsh club rugby in 2003, Newport RFC play in the Welsh Premier Division and operate as a feeder club to Newport Gwent Dragons who play in the Celtic League. Eight other rugby union teams playing in the Welsh League are based in Newport; Newport Saracens, Pill Harriers, Newport High School Old Boys, Bettws, Caerleon, Hartridge, St Julians High School Old Boys and Whiteheads. Newport's rugby league club are called the Newport Titans and play in the Welsh Conference Premier. Based on the east bank of the River Usk, at Rodney Parade, the rugby section of Newport Athletic Club gained itself a world wide reputation in the twentieth century. ... First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 All Black redirects here. ... David Watkins (March 5, 1942, Blaina, Monmouthshire) was a dual code international playing both rugby union and rugby league between 1967 and 1983. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Welsh Premier Division Logo The Welsh Premier Division (also called the Principality Premiership for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby union league in Wales first implemented for the 1990/91 season. ... A farm team, or feeder team, generally refers to a team or club whose role it is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players will move on to a bigger side at a certain point. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales. ... The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... Newport Saracens are a Welsh rugby union club based in Newport in South Wales. ... Pill Harriers are a Welsh rugby union club based in Newport in South Wales. ... Newport High School Old Boys (NHSOB) are a Welsh rugby union club based in Caerleon on the northern outskirts of Newport in South Wales. ... Bettws are a Welsh rugby union club based in Newport in South Wales. ... Caerleon Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based in Caerleon on the northern outskirts of Newport in South Wales. ... Hartridge Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based on the Eastern outskirts of Newport in South Wales. ... St Julians High School Old Boys RFC are a Welsh rugby union club based in Newport, South Wales. ... Whiteheads Rugby Football Club are a Welsh rugby union club based in Newport, South Wales. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Newport Titans RLFC are a rugby league side who play out of Pill Harriers RFC in Newport, South Wales. ... The Rugby League Conference (RLC) (also known as the Co-operative Rugby League Conference as a result of sponsorship from United Co-operatives is a series of regionally based divisions of amateur rugby league teams spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales. ...


Newport's best known association football club is Newport County. Although currently playing in the Football Conference, Newport County have played in the second tier of English football and spent 49 seasons in the Football League, reached the last 16 of the FA Cup and the quarter finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Newport is also home to three teams who play in the Welsh Football League: Caerleon, Newport YMCA, and Llanwern. Lovell's Athletic were a fairly well-known team in the mid-20th century – due to the suspension of League football during the Second World War they were the premier team in the city, as Newport County did not field a side. “Soccer” redirects here. ... Newport County are a football team based in the city of Newport. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... The Welsh Football League is a club football league in Wales, immediately below the Welsh Premier League in the Welsh football league system. ... Caerleon A.F.C. is an association football club based in the Roman village of Caerleon on the northern outskirts of the City of Newport. ... Newport YMCA are a football team based in the city of Newport. ... Llanwern F.C. is an football club based on the eastern outskirts of the City of Newport. ... Lovells Athletic F.C. was a football club based in the UK. They joined the Western Football League in 1923 and won the title twice. ...


The city has a speedway track, Hayley Stadium, home to the Newport Wasps speedway team. The venue is located in Queensway Meadows industrial estate and provides a model for new-build stadia. From 1964 to 1977 speedway was staged at Somerton Park. The Newport International Sports Village at Liswerry includes one of the few indoor velodromes in Britain, a tennis Centre, swimming pool and facilities for cricket, squash and badminton. Newport Leisure Centre is in the city centre and includes a swimming pool and squash courts. Motorcycle speedway, normally referred to as Speedway, is a motorcycle sport that involves usually 4 and sometimes up to 6 riders competing over 4 laps of an oval circuit. ... Hayley Stadium is a purpose-built 935ft (285 metre)-long speedway track at Queensway Meadows on the eastern side of the City of Newport. ... The Newport Wasps are a British Speedway team. ... Somerton Park was a football, greyhound and speedway stadium in Newport, Monmouthshire. ... Newport International Sports Village is located in the southeast of the city of Newport just off the A48 Southern Distributor Road. ... Look up velodrome in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Newport Centre is the biggest leisure centre in the city of Newport in the United Kingdom. ...


Newport is one of three main cities where British Baseball is still played - the others are Cardiff and Liverpool - and the city hosts a Wales-England international match every four years at Coronation Park. The origins of the sport known as British baseball, or sometimes (less accurately) as Welsh baseball, date to 1892 when the governing bodies of England and Wales agreed to change the name of their sport from rounders to baseball. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


Newport has World-class golfing facilities at the Celtic Manor Resort, which will host the 2010 Ryder Cup. The Celtic Manor Resort is a golf-centric hotel and leisure resort in the city of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


The city is currently home to a number of annual sporting events, including:

The Celtic Manor Wales Open is a European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... The Welsh Open is a professional snooker tournament. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... The World Cup of Pool is the annual single-elimination tournament for international pool teams. ... The All*Star Cup was a one off celebrity Golf match that pitted two teams of celebrities against each other in a Ryder Cup style competition, some from America and some from Europe. ...

Notable people

Notable current and former residents and natives of Newport include the following:

See also Category:People from Newport

Arts and literature

Music

Politics

Sports

Football

Rugby

Other sports

Other notable people

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Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Wales Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... There have been many railway stations in Newport, due to its importance as a port for the industrial Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire valleys. ...

External links

City of Newport Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...

  • Newport City Council
  • Newport Civic Society
  • Newport Unlimited
  • Port of Newport
  • City Centre information

Education

  • University of Wales, Newport
  • City of Newport College (Coleg Gwent)
  • St. Joseph's R.C. High School

News Coleg Gwent (Gwent College) is Wales largest further education college. ...

  • South Wales Argus
  • This is Newport
  • NewPort City News

Sport

  • Newport County Association Football Club
  • Newport Rugby Union Football Club
  • Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Union Football Club
  • Newport Wasps Motorcycle Speedway Team

Community

  • Newport Transport
  • BBC Newport microsite
  • Newport Youth Council
  • Informative local website
  • Newport Wastesavers, recycling
  • Underwood Village Association
  • ECHO Stow Hill community site
  • Newport & District Refugee Support Group
  • Maindee Festival
  • Photos and discussions from around the city in Flickr

Politics

  • Paul Flynn, Newport West MP

Entertainment

  • Barefoot Ceramics paint-your-own pottery studio, aka a contemporary ceramics studio, on Charles Street
  • Newport City Live Arena
  • Newpart.co.uk, Art & Entertainment in Newport
  • Urban Circle Radio
  • Funk City: what's on in Newport

Culture Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ...

  • Caerleon Arts
  • Goff Morgan's Adventures in Hack Poetry (archived by the National Library of Wales)

Historical Newport

  • Newport Past - History of the City of Newport
  • Caerleon
  • Caerleon Tourist Information
  • Newport Ship
  • National Roman Legion Museum
  • Tredegar House
  • Newport Transporter Bridge centenary year

Business

  • City of Newport Business Club
  • National Statistics
  • UK Intellectual Property Office

Ryder Cup 2010

  • 2010 Ryder Cup - Official

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