Words about our City, from the people that live and breathe Newport


Newport Factoid# 5 Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini In 1913, thousands of people flocked to Newport Bridge to see world-famous illusionist, Harry Houdini free himself from handcuffs after throwing himself from the bridge.

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Our LLMA Sponsors: TIWN Media.

Who are TIWN Media? TIWN Media started as three individuals with one common goal: to shout out about the amazing wealth of musical and artistic talent that Wales has - crossing over geographic and linguistic barriers to promote talent via worldwide radio shows, podcasts, magazines, live events and television often working in partnership with other like-minded individuals and organisations. We provide PR, radio plugging, affordable and high-quality merchandise, live performance opportunities, interviews, digital media support, social media promotion and industry advice. Other projects we currently have […]

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Children Of The Mines

Black Gold The coal industry in Wales in the ninetieth and twentieth century was very important. By 1913, 60 million tons of coal were produced from over 600 colliaries and one in ten welsh people worked in the mining industry. Iron and coal were transported from the Gwent Valleys to Newport Docks and from Newport to the world. Until the mid-ninetieth century, men, women and children worked alongside each other in these mines. Working conditions were hard and dangerous. Hours […]

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Behind The Song: Hetty & Jimi by Tom Crow

What's the connection between superstar guitarist, Jimi Hendrix & Welsh school teacher, Hetty Taylor? Tom Crow, a local folk songwriter visited Newport City Radio recently and told Dani and Kym the story that inspired a song called Hetty & Jimi.  Hetty Taylor was a school teacher at a small school in the mining town of Aberfan. Jimi Hendrix was possibly the most famous guitarist in the world. October 21, 1966, marked a day that Aberfan, perhaps the world will never […]

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Newport Factoids #4 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer of The Clash Joe Strummer of the iconic punk rock band, The Clash lived in Newport for a few years. At the time he liked to be known as John Woody Mellor after his hero, Woody Guthrie, the American Folk musician. While in Newport he had a job as a gravedigger at St Woolos Cemetery.

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Gig Goin’ – WRKHOUSE at Le Pub

Introducing: WRKHOUSE After releasing their debut EP ‘Out of the Blue’, North Wales four-piece WRKHOUSE made their live debut at the iconic Le Pub. This sold-out show, thanks to their loyal and fast growing fanbase, was highly anticipated by supporters and the band themselves. The line-up was completed by support from Good Things and Cyn Cwsg providing an exciting mix of indie and rock artists from different parts of Wales. Support Good Things are an indie band from Cardiff who […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1997

Curry and laughs Its 1997, I’m still studying in Falmouth and running ‘Flavour’ Falmouth College Radio. I’m about to have my first curry, hand in one 5,000 and one 10,000 document and pull the mother of all practical jokes on my best mate. In music, dance was about to dominate the charts and my life.On completing my major dissertation of 10,000 words, and after a radio show for Flavour it was party time. After a few lagers, we rolled into […]

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Our LLMA Sponsors: Cake Lab

What is Cake Lab? I'm Rafia and I am a Welsh mum who loves getting creative with cake! So I used to bake from home alongside my full- time job as a teaching assistant but I always had a dream of opening a little shop of my own. Fortunately, this shop came up and my husband said let's take a chance and we did. It will be 2 years in June. I love baking and creating cakes for special occasions. […]

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Behind The Song: O’Malley by Act Happy

Who Was Grace O'Malley? Rhiannon and Jax of Act Happy are great story tellers, often creating delightlfully catchy tunes about real life characters from history. Here, Rhiannon tells us us about how they came to write a song about a legendary female pirate. Jax first had the idea to write a song about Grace. We ordered pizza and opened a bottle of wine and started playing around with some chords - in the key of ‘C’ as a fun little […]

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