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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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New shopfront design for Newport City Radio


Some big news!

We're on the move! Newport City Radio is thrilled to announce its relocation to the vibrant heart of the community, Unit 42 at Kingsway Shopping Centre.Newport City Radio was made an irresistible offer from the Kingsway Shopping Centre management team. This new space offers a fresh canvas for our initiatives after receiving extensive repairs. This move marks a significant step forward in our journey to better serve our audiences.Our heartfelt thanks go out to Niall, Niamh, Chris, and Ben for […]

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Promotional photo of Jump the Underground


Jump The Underground: Back with a Bang

Jump the Underground - back with a bang After 15 years away, but still very much part of the Newport music scene, it was a momentous occasion last year when locally based favourites Jump The Underground announced a reunion show. The band, which self-imploded in 2008, left fans wondering if this was a one-off event or a permanent comeback. At the time, even the band members themselves weren't sure of the answer. The Triumphant Return Following two unsuccessful attempts beyond […]

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The Rogues at Rockfield


The Rogues at Rockfield!

The Rogues at Rockfield After releasing three much-anticipated singles in 2023, The Rogues are back with their debut EP, 1963 - Live at Rockfield Studios’, set to release on June 21st.In October 2023, the five lads from Newport spent two days at the world-famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, recording several live tracks with Nick Brine, known for his work with Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.Four of these powerful tracks will comprise their debut EP, which is […]

today23 May 2024 53 17

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Our LLMA Sponsors: Newport Now

What is Newport Now? Newport Now is the Business Improvement District (BID) for the city centre and represents more than 600 businesses in the area.A private not-for-profit company financed and governed by the businesses of the city centre, Newport Now delivers projects in partnership with the private, public and third sectors aimed at making the city centre a better place to work, visit and live.The BID sponsors and funds events such as the Newport Food & Drink Festival, Record Store Day, […]

today15 May 2024 4

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Our LLMA Sponsors: Kevin Ward Media

Introducing Kevin Ward Media! Kevin Ward Media is a media and management consultancy run by former South Wales Argus editor Kevin Ward.Kevin set up his own business in 2017 after an award-winning 32-year career as a journalist, during which he was editor of two daily regional newspapers - the Worcester Evening News and the Argus. KWM's clients since 2017 include Newport Now BID, Bellavia & Associates, Brand Lab, The Pod, Newport Market, Ellis Lloyd Jones, the Labour Party, Newport County […]

today14 May 2024 6


Newport Factoids #8: The Chartist Steps

What is The Script on The Steps? A big part of Newport's history is the Chartist Movement. The city centre is scattered with tributes to the people who fought for democratic rights. Have you noticed the steps at Friar's Walk? They have the full six-point charter etched onto them.

today10 May 2024 11


Newport History: Ye Olde Murenger House

Just How Old is This Old Pub? When talking about the oldest pubs in Newport, two pubs will come to mind. The Carpenters and Ye Olde Murenger House. Today, we’re going to be talking about The Murenger. Last week, I told you the story of Tom Toya Lewis and how he ended up getting a pub named after him. The Murenger also has an interesting story about how it got its name. In Medieval times, a murenger was someone who was responsible for […]

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