In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittlegives his take on recent news.
Four people from Caerphilly have been arrested as part of a UK-wide operation targeting suspected paedophiles.
Commuters were left stranded in sweltering conditions after massive disruption to Valley line train services two days running.
A jury is expected to deliver its verdict in the case of a man accused of murdering a six-week-old boy who suffered brain damage.
Two people managed to escape a kitchen fire after a chip pan caught alight in Abertridwr.
Firefighters from Caerphilly were called to the house in Hendre Road at 11.12pm on Wednesday July 23.
A £15 million deal which will see thousands of council houses upgraded has been finalised.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced that construction firm Vinci Facilities will be refurbishing kitchens and bathrooms and providing new wiring and heating for almost 10,000 homes across the borough over a six-year contract period.
An Oakdale primary school received a promising review from inspectors Estyn just in time to celebrate during the summer holidays.
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A man in his 50s was robbed of money he had just withdrawn from a cashpoint at Lloyds Bank in Rhymney.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.
As Newbridge Memo’s refurbishment nears completion Caerphilly Observer looks at the institutes’ history and the inspiring story of the project.
All of the nearly 50 horses removed from Manmoel Common have been found new homes at sanctuaries.
A Cardiff University graduate has won a scholarship worth £8,500 to study a green-themed postgraduate degree at the Open University.
A body found in woods in Whitchurch, Cardiff, has been confirmed by police as being missing Trethomas man Michael Lehane.
The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM spoke at Caerphilly Business Forum’s Working Women event yesterday, July 17.
A 42-year-old man was found dead by police in Penyrheol yesterday, July 16.
Caerphilly County Borough Council is to embark on a two-year programme to remove asbestos containing materials from 37 of its schools.
Police have warned residents against a bogus caller pretending to be from Caerphilly County Borough Council.
The man called at a woman’s home in Machen stating he was from the council and that she needed to have loose stones fixed on her home.
Five retiring Headteachers with more than 170 years of teaching experience between them have been given a special thank you from the Mayor of Caerphilly county borough.
The new Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough has raised £3,900 for charity during his official appeal launch event.
Pupils have buried a time capsule at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni’s new Y Gwyndy campus in Caerphilly town to mark its opening.
Controversial plans to charge visitors for parking at five country parks in Caerphilly County Borough have been passed.
In a regular feature each fortnight, Caerphilly Observer is profiling a business based at the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise. Welsh ICE is a hub for new businesses at Caerphilly Business Park and is home to around 85 start-ups. This week we look at Wize Virtual Administration.
Jocelyn Davies, the Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales East, has announced she will be stepping down from the National Assembly at the 2016 election.
A debt centre based in a Bargoed church hall has been given a boost by over £200,000 of lottery funding.
A ban on people smoking in private vehicles when children are present will be introduced in Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Health Minister Mark Drakeford have announced.
Four men from Caerphilly County Borough have been recalled to prison for breaching the terms of their release licence.