Newport, Wales

What is Newport, Wales known for?


news products

2004. Retrieved 3 June 2010. Newport Hosts one of Europe's largest recycling facilities ''Materials Network Wales'', Summer 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2010. News Products-Solutions Powering-the-World-s-Largest-Industrial-Shredder Powering the World’s largest Industrial Shredder ''weg.net'', 30 September 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2010


conservative liberal

"encyclopedia" and a strong support for the Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)). Labour lost control of Newport City council in the 2008 local elections (United Kingdom local elections, 2008) to a Conservative (Conservative Party (UK)) Liberal Democrat (Liberal Democrats) coalition but the Labour Party regained an overall majority of councillors in the 2012 election. The City of Newport is divided between the United Kingdom constituencies UK Parliamentary constituencies


association drinking

by Harvey Hood at Newport Railway Station. British Women's Temperance Association Drinking Fountain (1913) - terracotta fountain, at Newport Cathedral, made by Royal Doulton. Newport has three major museums: Newport Museum in the city centre and at Caerleon the National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum. Newport Central Library is located within Newport


arts culture

; ref In November 2013 the Newport Arts, Culture and Heritage Association (NACHA), which promotes "the past, present and future of the arts, culture and heritage of the people of Newport, South Wales" was launched on Facebook.Arts-Culture-and-Heritage-Association-NACHA 1386993061543942 In December 2014 chairman of the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Richard Frame, expressed alarm at Newport City


work art

degree show entitled 'depARTure'. Newport also has the further-education Coleg Gwent City of Newport Campus, informally known as Nash (Nash, Newport) College, in Liswerry. Brynglas House is currently


title painting

, Media and Design was one of the first Art Schools to be awarded degree status in 1973 and enjoyed a high reputation in painting, Fine Art,


team culture

in Trevethin, Pontypool. A Football (Association football) Academy is based at Llanwern High School. It was established in 1998 as a partnership of Newport County Football Club (Newport County A.F.C.) and Newport City Council. The academy has a development programme of around 50 students undertaking sporting qualifications. The students compete in the South West Counties League as Newport County's youth team. Culture and arts File:Newport-Statue of W.H.Davies.JPG upright thumb


important manufacturing

the 1850s, Newport was Wales' largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists (Chartism). During the 20th century, the docks declined in importance, but Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status (City status in the United Kingdom) in 2002. Newport hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. The city was the venue of the 2014 NATO summit.<


century period

;be not heard" in the 1895 General Election. The Conservative (Conservative Party (UK)) capture of the recently created Newport constituency in a by-election in 1922 was one of the causes of the fall of his coalition government. The late 19th and early 20th century period was a boom time for Newport. The Alexandra Docks opened in 1875. The population was expanding rapidly and the town became a county borough in 1891. In 1892 the Alexandra South Dock was opened and was the largest masonry dock in the world. Although coal exports from Newport were by now modest compared to the Port of Cardiff (Cardiff Docks) (which included Cardiff, Penarth and Barry (Barry, Vale of Glamorgan)), Newport was the place where the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)) was founded in 1889, and international trade was sufficiently large for 8 consuls (Consul (representative)) and 14 vice-consuls to be based in the town. In 1898 Lysaght's Orb Works opened and by 1901 employed 3,000 staff. Urban expansion took in Pillgwenlly and Lliswerry (Liswerry) to the south; this eventually necessitated a new crossing of the River Usk, which was provided by the Newport Transporter Bridge completed in 1906, described as "Newport's greatest treasure". Further extensions to the South Dock were opened in 1907 and 1914. The Newport Docks Disaster occurred on 2 July 1909 when, during construction of the new south lock connecting the South Dock to the Severn Estuary, supporting timbers in an excavation trench collapsed and buried 46 workers. The rescuers included 12-year-old paper boy Thomas ‘Toya’ Lewis who was small enough to crawl into the collapsed trench. Lewis worked for two hours with hammer and chisel in an attempt to free one of those trapped who was released the next day. Several hundred pounds was later raised through public subscription in gratitude for the boy's efforts, and he was sent on an engineering scholarship to Scotland. Lewis was awarded the Albert Medal for Lifesaving (Albert Medal (lifesaving)) by King Edward VII (Edward VII of the United Kingdom) in December 1909. A Wetherspoons pub in the city centre is named "The Tom Toya Lewis" after the young hero. Annapolis, Maryland, USA (Annapolis, Maryland) *Brian Randle &ndash; Former basketball player, University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2003-2007. *Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) &ndash; Catholic Archbishop (Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales; Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York) and sainthood candidate, former host of ''The Catholic Hour'' on radio and the television program ''Life is Worth Living''.


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Newport, Wales

'''Newport''' ( northeast of Cardiff. At the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,736, and an urban population (List of urban areas in the United Kingdom) of 306,844. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000.

Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle (Newport Castle) was built by the Normans. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town (Roman Empire) of Caerleon, immediately upstream, and gained its first charter (Municipal charter) in 1314. It grew significantly in the 19th century, when its port became the focus of coal exports from the eastern valleys of South Wales (South Wales Valleys). Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales' largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists (Chartism).

During the 20th century, the docks declined in importance, but Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status (City status in the United Kingdom) in 2002. Newport hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. The city was the venue of the 2014 NATO summit. title NATO summit coming to Newport's Celtic Manor date 31 October 2013 journal South Wales Argus url http: www.southwalesargus.co.uk news 10777862.NATO_summit_coming_to_Newport_s_Celtic_Manor ?ref ms

It is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries (Historic counties of Wales) of Monmouthshire (Monmouthshire (historic)) and the preserved county of Gwent (Gwent (county)). The City of Newport, which includes some surrounding rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by Newport City Council.

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