With a population of , at the census, Newport is the third-largest city in Wales. Newport has been a port since medieval times when the first Newport Castle was built by the Normans. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town of Caerleon , immediately upstream, and gained its first charter in It grew significantly in the 19th century when its port became the focus of coal exports from the eastern South Wales Valleys.
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A couple were caught red-handed driving 1kg of cocaine from Liverpool to south Wales, a court has heard. Cardiff Crown Court heard on December 9 last year officers, acting on intelligence, stopped a Ford car on the A near Abergavenny. Peter Donnison, prosecuting, said police boxed the vehicle in and brought it to a stop. At the wheel of the car was year-old Corey Casagrande and alongside him in the passenger seat was his partner year-old Jemma Connor. The defendants, both of Partridge Way, Duffryn, Newport , had previously pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply when they appeared in the dock for sentencing. Connor has no previous convictions while Casagrande has previous convictions including for offences of attempted robbery and non-dwelling burglary. Ieuan Bennett, for Connor, said the defendant had been persuaded "against her better judgement" by a family member to get involved in transporting the drugs to south Wales.
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Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised ,  having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church , where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland. He is also regarded as a Saint within the framework of their respective doctrine by the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Churches.