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Study of 2,500 Caerphilly men finds healthy lifestyle cuts risk of dementia by 60%

TAKE CARE: The study analysed 2,235 men in Caerphilly. Picture by Tony Alter

A 35-year study into men’s health in Caerphilly has found healthy living reduces the risk of dementia, heart attacks, cancer and strokes.


Caerphilly cabinet approve draft cuts of almost £13m and a 3.9% council tax rise

Caerphilly Council's headquarters in Tredomen

Budget cuts worth £39 million that will “impact significantly” on council services have been unveiled – as well as a hike in council tax.


South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: October 30

Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East Assembly Member

In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.


Caerphilly Plaid Cymru leader takes 5% pay cut

The leader of the opposition on Caerphilly County Borough Council will take  a 5% cut in his senior allowance “as a response to the council’s difficult financial situation”.


Blackwood family accused of scamming £200,000 in “cash for crash”

Five members of the same family ran a “cash for crash” insurance scam worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, a court has heard.
The Yandell family, who run their own car repair business in Blackwood, claimed they were involved in 15 different road accidents in under two years.


Cowboy builder from Caerphilly jailed for five years

A bogus builder who conned people out of more than £1.4 million has been jailed for five years after he was convicted of more than 40 fraud offences.


Mini Rugby: Oakdale juniors edge out Ynysddu

Oakdale under nines beat Ynysddu by eight tries to four on October 26, in a game of depleted numbers due to half-term and illness.


Rugby Union: Bargoed’s perfect record continues with win over Cardiff Met

Bargoed’s incredible start to the season continued as they demolished Cardiff Met 61-12 at Bargoed Park on October 25, scoring nine tries in the process.


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