Spooky goings-on are regularly reported at the Monmouthshire pub, where 180 hangings have taken place. It has been an inn since 1110 but is most famous for its use as Judge Jeffreys courtroom until 1640 in the wake of the Monmouth Rebellion. Jeffreys hanged 180 rebels from a beam beneath the Skirrid’s staircase. The beam stands today and bears chaffing marks from the hangman’s rope.
A PLAY about hate crime is coming to Newport this week. “Just a bit of banter” was at the Pen and Wig pub, in Stow Hill, last night [TH] and will be at the Riverfront on Saturday as part of Gwent Police’s ‘We stand together’ festival.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Newport councillor who was “full of enthusiasm”. Bill Pursey, a councillor for the Marshfield area of the city between 2004 and 2008, died last week at the age of 85, following a stroke. Mr Pursey’s daughter Gill Perry, 54, said that her father’s health had deteriorated in the last few years. “My mum died in 2014 and I do not think he really got over that,”she said. “He was very active in politics and felt that he wanted to help and do something for the community.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".