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NATO summit 'a chance for Newport to shine'

by Carole Green

With three weeks to go until the NATO summit, Newport residents and businesses are gearing up for the challenges and opportunities it will bring to the city.

Food traders are being encouraged to show off the best of Welsh produce at a fair in the Celtic Manor resort, while locals say it's a chance for the city to shine.

16-year travellers: 'We took a chance - it was a dream'

In 1998, Clive and Jane Green from Pembrokeshire set off on a week-long sailing trip to Spain.

Sixteen years on they have just returned, notching up 56 countries and some 58,000 miles after a spontaneous decision to keep sailing.

Today they travelled a slightly shorter distance - to ITV's studios in Cardiff Bay - where they told us about their impromptu adventure of a lifetime.

Read: Meet the couple whose week-long trip became a 16-year adventure

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Funeral for pensioner Arthur Jones to be held today

Arthur Jones
The Denbigh pensioner had not been seen on the Greek island since June 18.

A funeral for pensioner Arthur Jones, who died whilst on holiday in Crete, will be held later today in Denbigh.

The body of the 73 year old was found by the Greek authorities in a rural location in the Chania area of northern Crete last week.

Mr Jones was on a walking holiday on the Greek island when he was reported missing on June 18 after the hotel he was staying at became concerned when he had failed to turn up to his airport transfer.

Read More: Arthur Jones remembered as 'loving father'

Royal Mint striking historic NATO Summit coin

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The Royal Mint is striking a special coin to mark the summit Credit: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant is striking a commemorative piece marking the NATO Summit coming to the Wales.

A total of 157 coins will be struck. A hundred will go to the heads of state and world leaders at the summit. The remaining 57 pieces will be issued to schools in Newport.

Read more about preparations for the NATO Summit in Newport.

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Prince Charles: Robin Williams was a 'remarkable man'

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to Robin, calling him a "remarkable man" who brought a special kind of laughter into people's lives.

Prince Charles called Robin Williams 'a remarkable man.'
Prince Charles called Robin Williams 'a remarkable man.' Credit: Press Association

He said: "I greatly enjoyed meeting him on several occasions and his irreplaceable contribution to life will be greatly missed by countless people, including myself."

He added: "He was a remarkable man, whose wonderful frenetic humour brought a special kind of laughter into people's lives."

WWI memorial garden to be unveiled in Caerphilly

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The poppy-shaped garden will be unveiled today in Caerphilly. Credit: PA

A special poppy-shaped garden has been created in Caerphilly to remember those who fought in the First World War. The garden will contain poppies and various other flowers.

It will be officially unveiled today and the garden will serve as a reminder of the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Read More: Wales marks the centenary of World War One

'No fly zone' set for September's NATO summit

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The Celtic Manor Resort is hosting the NATO summit on 4th and 5th September. Credit: ITV News

A temporary no fly zone will be put in place across parts of south Wales during the NATO summit next month.

The UK Civil Aviation authority (CAA) says the restrictions will be in place from 3rd-5th September and cover from Bristol in the east, to Bridgend in the west, Crickhowell in the north and the coast of Somerset in the south. The restricted area will extend up to 10,000ft.

Commercial flights to and from Bristol and Cardiff airports will not be affected.

The CAA says the restriction has been brought in at the request of Gwent Police and South Wales Police and any aircraft entering the airspace without authorisation will be incepted by police air support.

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