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Former Caerphilly Council leader Allan Pritchard

 
Cllr Allan Pritchard

The Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly County Borough Council is to elect its new leader next week.

Former council leader Allan Pritchard, who lost his seat in last week’s election, looks back at 25 years as a local councillor.

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Caerphilly Business Forum: A positive year

 
Andrew Diplock, chairman of Caerphilly Business Forum

Good news is always welcome and I’ve just reported on a very positive year to the AGM of Caerphilly Business Forum.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: May 2

 

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

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s blog: April 30

 

A Double-Dip Recession
It was depressing news that Britain has gone back into recession. Unlike the United States, where President Obama has pursued a very different economic strategy to this country, Britain has experienced negative growth for two consecutive quarters.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: April 18

 
South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

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

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s blog: April 16

 

Reform of the House of Lords
On May 9 the Queen will be coming to the House of Lords to deliver her “Queen’s Speech”.

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Caerphilly Business Forum: Meet the Buyer in Bargoed was promising

 
Caerphilly Business Forum Logo

One of the challenges facing government at all levels is to rekindle economies at a local level.

Across the UK there are regions where businesses are thriving and employment levels are relatively good while in others economic activity is desperately low.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: April 4

 
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.

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s blog: April 3

 

Why Police Stations are Important
Gwent Police have announced that virtually all the police stations in the Caerphilly Borough will be closed to the public from July.

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How the banks can tackle financial exclusion

 
Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has called for new laws to tackle the growing problem of financial exclusion.

A Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Mr Evans aims to ensure that banks are held accountable for their lending activities.

Here he sets out his argument for the new law.

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Caerphilly Business Forum: Budget 2012 was non-event

 
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Yesterday’s budget was in many ways a bit of a non-event. It was described by the Chancellor himself as “neutral” and by critics as boring.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 21

 
South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

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

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