Ten good things about Newport

23rd February 2007 at 00:00
1. Newport transporter bridge: an icon of the city's prosperity and industrial age.

2. Tredegar house: one of Wales's greatest mansion houses.

3. Newport's medieval ship: discovered during recent building of Newport's theatre and arts centre.

4. The Riverfront: Newport's new cultural jewel in the crown with a 493-seat theatre and arts centre.

5. Its university: plans to transform part of the eastern bank of the river Usk into a new campus for the city's university is helping rejuvenate the city.

6. Newport castle: gives a historic feel to what is essentially a modern city with new buildings.

7. It's history: site of the chartists' rising in the 19th century.

8. Officialdom: home to the Office for National Statistics, the Passport Office and the Patent Office.

9. Famous faces: former Big Brother contestant Helen Adams; Wales and West Ham player James Collins and actor Michael Sheen.

10. Hip hop: where Goldie Lookin Chain hail from, one of the UK's most happening bands (pictured right).

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