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Firefighters raise money for charity appeal with rowing challenge at Tesco

Mayor Cllr Leon Gardiner and Mayor’s Consort Mrs Alma Gardiner with staff from Tesco in Ystrad Mynach and officers from Caerphilly Fire Station at the rowing challenge

Firefighters from Caerphilly Fire Station joined staff from Tesco Ystrad Mynach to take on a gruelling rowing challenge to raise money for Ty Hafan and Macmillan Cancer Support.


Musician from Rhymney wins BBC Radio 2 brass award

Daniel Thomas, from Rhymney, with his Young Brass Player of the Year award

A musician from Rhymney has been crowned BBC Radio 2’s Young Brass Player of the Year.


Blackwood dad’s charity skydive for autism raises over £2,000

Ross Mason-Price took on the skydive to mark National Autism Awareness Month

A father from Blackwood who skydived for autism awareness has thanked supporters for their donations.


Management buyout for award-winning Caerphilly manufacturer

QUEEN’S AWARD: Paul Iddon, National Sales Manager (centre), with the rest of the DHS team

An award-winning manufacturer of healthcare products has been bought by its management team.


Ffos-y-Fran protesters halt work at UK’s largest opencast coal mine

Reclaim The Power activists occupied the Ffos-y-Fran mine for 12 hours. Photo by United Valleys Action Group

Hundreds of protesters halted work at the UK's largest opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil during peaceful protests on Tuesday, May 3.


Police make railway station witness appeal after murder of Ystrad Mynach woman, 75

Police investigating the murder of a 75-year-old woman have appealed for people who used Ystrad Mynach railway station yesterday to come forward.


Rugby Union: Bargoed clinch promotion to Principality Premiership with hard-fought win over rivals Pontypool

Bargoed 17-8 Pontypool Saturday April 30, Bargoed Bargoed's incredible journey from Division 6 to the Principality Premiership was completed at a glorious Bargoed Park where a record crowd witnessed a no-holds-barred contest between two sides in a winner-takes-all match of epic proportions.

Rugby Union: Keys finish fourth in Principality Premiership with defeat of Bedwas

BREAK: Bedwas’ Rhys Verley tries to hold off Keys tacklers during his side’s close defeatCross Keys clinched victory with a late try, after both sides shared nine scores in what would have gone down as a Principality Premiership classic, if not for the constant blowing of the referee’s whistle.
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