Llanwern is an electoral ward and community in the eastern urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport, South East Wales. Llanwern ward is bounded by the M4 and Langstone to the north, Ringland and the River Usk to the west, the River Severn to the south and the city boundary to the east; the ward includes Bishton, Goldcliff and Redwick, as well as the community of Llanwern, which contains Llanwern village and the western half of the site of Llanwern steelworks. The area is governed by the Newport City Council. Llanwern House was the home of Lord Rhondda of Llanwern, David Alfred Thomas, Minister of Food during the First World War. In 1887, a year before his election to Parliament, Thomas took the lease of the house, where he lived the life of a somewhat unconventional country squire, riding to hounds and breeding prize Hereford cattle, he bought the house in 1900 and acquired the neighbouring Pencoed estate shortly before his death, the purchase making Thomas the largest landowner in Monmouthshire after Lord Tredegar.
Despite his fortune Thomas was quite content to retain the mansion at Llanwern, a large square house on a hilltop overlooking the village. The house, dating to 1760, was old-fashioned in its appearance but that appearance concealed a delicate and beautiful interior reflecting Chinese influence, it was demolished in the 1950s, although the site, on a hill overlooking the parish church, is still visible and the parkland intact. Thomas is buried in the graveyard of the tiny church. A £115m renewal project called Glan Llyn, led by St. Modwen Properties PLC, is transforming the former steel-producing part of the Llanwern steelworks site. Started in 2004, the masterplan envisages 1.5m sq ft of employment-generating accommodation hosting 6,000 jobs, 4,000 new dwellings, community facilities and open space including three new lakes. Full completion is anticipated by 2026–2028. Llanwern steelworks Llanwern A. F. C. Llanwern High School Llanwern Church, Monumental Inscriptions www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Llanwern and surrounding area www.llanwernvillage.org.uk: Information relating to Llanwern Village and Llanwern Community Council
Jass Bhatia is an Indian actor and model. He began his career by working in several television commercials and print ads, he made his Bollywood debut with a supporting role in the Indian romantic drama film Mausam in 2011. He followed it with a role in the less successful film I Don't Luv U. In 2013, the Indian biographical sports drama film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra proved to be his first commercially successful film in 5 years. In 2014, Bhatia portrayed Parineeti Chopra's friend named "Chimsy" in Shaad Ali's Indian crime drama film Kill Dil. In the television circuit, Jass featured as Happy in Rab Se Sona Ishq and played the character Bakshish in Firangi Bahu. Jass was born on 29 June 1988 in Punjab, to businessman Gurpal Bhatia and Pinky Bhatia, his elder brother Gagan Bhatia is a commercial pilot with Indigo Airlines. Bhatia's family moved to Delhi in 1991, he studied at Guru Nanak Public School. Bhatia comes from a non-film background and is the first one in his family to be a part of Bollywood.
Bhatia uses his grandmother's first name "Jass" as his screen name. Before starting his career as an actor Jass worked in several TV commercials and advertisements, including Alto K10 and Indian National Lok Dal in 2009, he started his career as a model and participated in Singh and Kaur of the Year in 2007. In 2011 Jass played his first supporting role as Kartar, a young Sardar man in Pankaj Kapur's romantic drama film Mausam, opposite Aditi Sharma; the film received a mixed response from critics. He acted in movies like I Don't Luv U, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Kill Dil, his television career began with Rab Se Sona Ishq in 2012 on Zee TV, followed by Firangi Bahu in 2013 on Sahara One. As of July 2015, he has completed work on Dreamspark Movies' DNA of Love, a film described as a "thriller love story", in which he will appear as Jass; the film will release next year on Valentine's Day. Http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/cast/id/592009 http://www.mid-day.com/articles/jass-bhatia-had-to-chop-off-his-hair-for-his-role-in-his-next-film/221333 https://web.archive.org/web/20150402152725/http://www.nettv4u.com/television-celebrity/Hindi/Actor/jass-bhatia http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20131216/asrtrib.htm Jass Bhatia on Facebook
Michaela Bell is a 1.5 point British wheelchair basketball player who played for Great Britain at the Osaka Cup in Japan in 2017 and 2018. Her first major international tournament was the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship in Hamburg, where she won silver. Michaela Bell comes from Thatcham, she began playing wheelchair basketball at the age of nine after she was introduced to the game by a teaching assistant. She is classified as a 1.5 point player, played for the Thames Valley Kings, which she represented in the Under 15 and Under 19 competitions in the Lord Taverners Junior league. She represented the South East region in the National Junior Championships, England South in the National School games championships, played for the Sheffield Steelers. In 2017, she presented the Kings' end of season awards. In 2016, she was part of the U25 Women's team that won Great Britain's first U25 European title, she played with the senior team at the Osaka Cup in Japan in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 she was part of the team at the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship Hamburg, Germany.
It was her first major tournament, the team won silver. This was the best-ever performance of the British women's team, which had never made the finals before, she is a graduate of Worcester University with a BSc degree in business psychology. She received support from Britain's Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. 2018: Silver at the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship