A Baker's Dozen #7 - Soul Cakes
As this weekend is Halloween, I thought I’d share with you an old-fashioned recipe that has a historical connection with this time of year! Traditionally made for All Hallows Day, ‘Soul Cakes’ are made to commemorate the dead. The little round cakes are usually referred to as ‘souls’ and are given out to soulers. The…BakingSoulCakesRead More
Research and Depression
By looking at the variety of support available in Newport for sufferers of depression, it may be easy to forget another element to the treatment of depression and other mental health problems: research. Based in Cardiff and established in April 2011, the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) supports and undertakes mental health research, alongside…InFocusDepressionRead More
Doctor Who Review: In the Forest of the Night
‘One morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: The trees have moved back in.’ Invasion of the trees! You would expect these trees dominating our beloved planet Earth to be emitting deadly pollen or poisonous spores, that prevent the human…DoctorWhoReviewRead More
What is Halloween, Anyway?
Halloween marks the eve of All Hallows day, or All Saints Day, which is an annual celebration on 1 November. Harking back to Medieval England, it is one of the highest ranking feast days in the Catholic calendar - hallows being an ancient word for saints. The festival began way back in Medieval England when people…HalloweenTraditionRead More
County Stun York in 3-1 Comeback Victory
Newport County produced a sensational second-half performance and came from a goal down to win see off 10-man York City 3-1 at Rodney Parade this afternoon. The Exiles scored three very good goals with Andrew Hughes scoring an individual equaliser, before Chris Zebroski rounded the goalkeeper from a mistake but the pick of the bunch was without doubt County’s third! That goal came from captain Darren Jones who struck a sweet half-volley on the right that flew into the top corner of the goal to…CountyMatchReportRead More
Swan Loveridge Eager to Impress at County
Newport County’s latest loanee James Loveridge is eager to make his first start for the club later today having completed his first full week’s training following his one-month move from Swansea City. Loveridge made his debut as a 57th minute substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Oxford United on Saturday, despite having trained with his teammates for the first time just the day before. The 20-year-old admits that he still has ambitions of making the Swansea first-team and is eager to gain valuable experience and…CountyJamesLoveridgeRead More
Finally the BIG ONE... The winner of Outstanding Dedication to Volunteering.. Our dear friend from Maindee Festival.. the late Margaret Went
Aaron is a 9 year old boy from Risca who suffers with a rare and debilitating muscle wastage disease Action Duchenne, which although is rare, is becoming more well known.
Aaron was diagnosed at the age of 3 and over the last few years his family have done various charity events in aid of Action Duchenne in an attempt to try and raise more awareness and funding to find a cure.
As Aaron's condition worsens and he no longer has the use of his legs, they have decided to set up a fund solely for Aaron, in the hope of raising £40,000 for a mechanical heart motor and the necessary equipment and aids to care for him and keep him comfortable.