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Spilling The Tea…Just Not Literally!

Welcome to my new blog called "A SouthWalian Girl Living in a SouthWalian World!" I will be taking you on a series of adventures in and around Newport/South Wales in general, highlighting the music scene and literally having a natter about anything and everything, as that’s the beauty of writing blogs: there’s a lot of tea to spill—no, seriously, tea could be a hot topic of conversation at some point. I was discussing this with Newport City radio presenter Kym Frederick during our meeting […]

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Getting To Know Us: Richard “Cookie” Cook

Q. How long have you been a member of the Newport City Radio team, Cookie? A. I'm one of the newest members of the crew. I joined in the latter part of 2023 Q. What is your role? A. They tell me I'm the best tea maker! I am the official Mr. T! And I help out wherever I can. I've just joined the new Breakfast Show team. Q. What's your favourite part of being on the team? A. Being […]

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Gimme Five

Gimme Five: Ways To Happiness

 What Is Not To Love About Feeling Happy? Do something nice for someone else The fastest way to feeling good is to do something to help someone else. Volunteer your time, lend a listening ear, or perform acts of kindness for others. Giving back to your community and supporting those in need gives a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  It really works - try it! Practice Gratitude Take time each and every day to reflect on the things you're grateful […]

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Newport’s Got Good News!

Newport was recently found to be in the top three of eco-friendly places in Wales Millets Outdoor Clothing recently conducted research on the hunt to find the greenest city… they found that four places in Gwent were in the top ten most eco friendly places across Wales!  Newport was crowned third with an eco-friendly score of 7.49 out of ten! Pretty good huh? In second place came Swansea which had a score of 7.98, with Cardiff winning first place with […]

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Getting To Know Us: Sam Grant

Q. How long have you been on the team at Newport City Radio, Sam and what do you do? A. Since autumn 2023, after I won the chance to co-present a radio show in a raffle. I had such a lot of fun, that I asked if I could stick around for more! I'm a keen sports fan so I like to get involved in any radio sport projects. I also put together the gig guide for the Pure Local […]

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Urban Beach Fun Comes to Newport City Centre!

Let's go to Newport Beach This August, all the fun of the seaside is coming to Newport city centre, providing perfect family entertainment during the school summer holidays. Newport Now BID is bringing an urban beach to John Frost Square from August 2nd to 27th, transforming the heart of the city into a summer paradise.The beach will be open daily from 9am to 5pm, complete with buckets, spades, and deck chairs, offering fun for all the family. The month-long event […]

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Gimme 5: Books To Motivate You

How To Be Brilliant by Michael Heppell Michael Heppell is a British author. His easy style of writing makes it feel like he is sitting next to you chatting. In this book he talks about how the simplest things can make a huge difference in family life, with friends and at work. He  shows you how to make the critical steps from average to good and from good to brilliant – at work and in life. He'll help you work […]

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Gig Goin’- The Rogues: Clwb Ifwr Bach Cardiff 28/6/24

The Rogues at Clwb Ifwr Bach, Cardiff: 28/6/24 The Rogues made a triumphant return to the Capital on Friday with a double celebration. Originally planned as an EP launch show for their debut, 1963 – Live At Rockfield Studios, the night turned even more special when news broke earlier that the release had reached No. 3 in the Official UK Charts for physical releases. This promised to be a landmark night for the band and their ever-growing legion of fans. […]

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New NuWho the Review – Empire of Death

It all led to this... The TARDIS with its eerie groan, the mysterious identity of Ruby Sunday’s mother, and the enigmatic Mrs. Flood with her strange habit of breaking the fourth wall. Episode Six, titled ‘The Legend of Ruby Sunday,’ left me confused. The episode built up to a big reveal, but what was the legend of Ruby Sunday? All I saw was a lot of running around without a clear explanation. Reflecting on ‘The Empire of Death,’ I’m still […]

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