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Jail for man who handed a bomb in at Risca police station

Mark Wise was jailed for three years

A man who handed a home-made pipe bomb into Risca police station has been jailed for three years.


No further action against Cwmcarn High School teen arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

No further action will be taken against a Newbridge girl who was arrested after an alleged plot to kill her teacher at Cwmcarn High School.


Disabled Trinant pensioner’s £200 McDonald’s parking fine rescinded

RELIEVED: John Colliver has had his £200 parking charge rescinded

A disabled pensioner from Trinant has had the £200 parking fine he received after falling asleep in a McDonald’s car park rescinded.


Painting to commemorate Abercarn mining disaster unveiled at Newbridge Memo

REMEMBERED: The painting at Newbridge Memo

Manic Street Preachers’ frontman James Dean Bradfield unveiled a painting at Newbridge Memo commemorating a mining disaster in 1878.


Two prosecuted by Caerphilly Trading Standards over fake goods

SNIFFED OUT: Trading Standards often use specially trained dogs to sniff out fake tobacco goods

Caerphilly Trading Standards have issued a warning for residents to be on their guard against fake goods.
The warning comes after two men were prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council for selling counterfeit goods and tobacco.


Youth unemployment down In Caerphilly County Borough amid warning of welfare reform effects on Valleys

The number of young people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Caerphilly County Borough has fallen. Picture by Helen Cobain

The number of young people on Jobseekers Allowance in Caerphilly County Borough has decreased by 30%.


Valleys Gymnastics Academy athletes triumph again

Members of Valleys Gymnastics Association with their medals

Four athletes from Crumlin-based Valleys Gymnastics Academy were crowned overall champions at South Central Novice and Intermediate Championships, held in Bridgend.


Newbridge para-triathlete aiming for Rio 2016

RIO CALLING: Russell White is aiming for the 2016 Paralympics

A Newbridge man is aiming for Paralympic success in Rio after winning gold in the British Triathlon Championships.


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