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More devolved powers for Wales in Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech has promised more power for Wales. Picture: BBC

Wales is to get more power devolved from Westminster, the UK Government has revealed during the Queen’s Speech.

UK’s oldest twins from Abertridwr pass away within weeks of each other

Twins Glenys Thomas and Florence Davies - The UK's oldest twins after celebrating their 103rd birthday together

The UK’s oldest twins have passed away within weeks of each other at an Abertridwr care home.
Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas, who were 103, were born on November 22, 1911, and grew up in Abertridwr – living next door to each other in Francis Street most of their lives.

Lewis Girls pupils win Young Enterprise Awards

Pupils from Lewis Girls Comprehensive School have been named ‘best company’ as part of the local Young Enterprise Awards.

Blackwood residents’ association raises cash for Velindre Hospital’s Patagonia trek

A residents’ association has raised £600 for Velindre Hospital with a fancy dress event.
Wayne James, of Blackwood, is taking part in a Patagonia trek in November with the aim of raising £6,000 for the cancer treatment centre.

Machen volunteer looking for sponsorship to attend Hong Kong St John event

A young volunteer is looking for sponsors to help raise money to attend an international youth event next year.

Abertridwr pupils receive letter from The Queen

Pupils at Cwmaber Infants School, in Abertridwr, were delighted when they recently received a royal letter from The Queen.

Football: Risca United Academy crowned FAW champions

PROUD: Ellis Rhys Paterson, Captain of Risca United Academy

Risca United Academy under 12s have been crowned FAW Academy Cup winners in their first season as club.

Abertridwr karate club celebrates 30 years of success

A karate club based in Abertridwr is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Over that time, Caerphilly Kyokushinkai Club has boasted a number of accomplished karate athletes.

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