Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre benefited from over £4,500 in donations from customers at Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith.
More than 1.8 tonnes of household batteries have been collected by school children in a scheme to encourage recycling.
A man in his 50s was robbed of money he had just withdrawn from a cashpoint at Lloyds Bank in Rhymney.
Welsh actor Mark Lewis Jones visited Lewis School Pengam recently to talk to pupils about successfully completing the gruelling Marathon des Sables, with fellow actor Richard Harrington.
Gwent Police are reminding motorists to remain vigilant with the security of their vehicles after an increase in reported incidents of fuel theft.
Lightning struck a church in Abercarn causing a fire in the bell tower during storms on July 18.
Valley Cougars remain third in the Conference South following an impressive second half in Penallta against Bristol Sonics on Saturday July 19.
South Wales Scorpions conceded three tries in the first 15 minutes eventually losing 40-10 to Hemel Stags yesterday, July 20.