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Three nurses from Brithdir Care Home struck off over poor care

Three nurses have been struck off for their poor standard of care, which led in some cases to patient deaths.


Caerphilly Youth Forum learn about domestic abuse at police HQ

Members of Caerphilly Youth Forum visited Cwmbran police headquarters to learn about how the police deal with situations of domestic violence.


South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: August 28, 2015

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


Emergency services help two bariatric patients out of their homes in Rhymney and Pentwynmawr

Emergency services helped two bariatric patients out of their homes yesterday, August 26, in two separate call outs.


Films to return to Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall thanks to new community theatre

BOOST: A cinema will return to Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall

Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall will soon be showing films again, thanks to help from Cinema for All and Moviola, two organisations that help venues to run community cinemas.


Crumlin man jailed for burgling widowed pensioner of jewellery and cash

JAILED: Ryan Williams

A Crumlin man who stole sentimental jewellery and £600 cash from a widowed pensioner has been jailed for three years.


Caerphilly fundraisers to take the chop for cancer charities

CHOPPED OFF: Caitlin Innes is having her her cut for charity

A 61-year old from Caerphilly is chopping off her long locks in memory of her late husband on their anniversary.


£10,000 worth of damage caused by theft of £20 worth of copper at Trethomas Tesco

Thieves caused £10,000 worth of damage for just £20 worth of copper, which was stolen from Tesco Express in Trethomas overnight.


UKIP suspends candidate from Bedwas Trethomas and Machen by-election for posting on Facebook that immigrants should be gassed

INVESTIGATED: Bobby Douglas

A candidate for the upcoming Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen by-election has been suspended by UKIP and resigned from the party after posting on Facebook that immigrants should be gassed.


Free business advice at Caerphilly’s Welsh ICE

A start-up centre has teamed up with a group of business experts to help fledging firms grow.


Police hunt Blackwood man who breached court order

Richard Davies

Gwent Police are re-appealing for information to find a 39-year-old from Blackwood who breached a court order.


Principality lending to home owners exceeds £5 billion

Principality Building Society has announced that its lending to home owners has exceeded £5 billion for the first time.


Caerphilly County shop owners to be given business rate relief

Shop owners are being urged to check if they are eligible for rate relief of up to £1,500.


Risca Street Pastors given defibrillator

Risca Street Pastors have a new lifesaving defibrillator thanks to a grant from the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership.


Ynysddu pupils buzzing for Honeybee Hive House Project

BUZZING: Children from across the county will visit the apiary and learn about bees

Ynysddu Primary School is to be the venue for a Honeybee Hive House Project, which will allow pupils from every junior school in Caerphilly County Borough to visit to take part in a hive inspection.


Plaid Cymru selects South East Wales National Assembly elections

Plaid Cymru has announced its top three candidates for the South Wales East regional list in the National Assembly elections next year.


Caerphilly Council officers to visit residents in recycling crackdown

Residents face being ‘re-educated’ about what can and cannot be recycled when council officers visit homes as part of a recycling crackdown.


Changes made to library access across Caerphilly County Borough

Changes are being made to how library services will be accessed across Caerphilly County Borough.


Top dog show judge cleared of assault at South Wales Chihuahua Club show in Markham

A chihuahua club secretary has been cleared of assaulting a woman during a fracas between two pensioners at a dog show at Markham Leisure Centre.


Councillors condemn fly-tippers for dumping rubbish on Gypsy Lane in Caerphilly town

Morgan Jones ward councillors have condemned fly-tippers who have been dumping rubbish along a lane near Caerphilly town.


Bedwas residents say no to planned 300 homes ahead of consultation

More than 600 people have signed a petition against plans to build 300 houses in Bedwas.


Caerphilly part of £7m project to reduce unemployment

A £7 million project aimed at helping unemployed over 25-year-olds get into work is to be rolled out across Caerphilly County Borough.


Traffic lights catch fire near Ystrad Mynach business park

Traffic lights near Duffryn Business Park near Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach caught fire in the early hours of the morning in a blaze that had to be extinguished by firefighters.


Labour candidate for Bedwas Trethomas and Machen by-election praised by MP

CANDIDATE: Lisa Jones with Wayne David MP (left)
and Jeff Cuthbert AM

Caerphilly MP Wayne David responds to an article in the last edition of Caerphilly Observer titled ‘Ron Davies to stand in by-election’.


Social landlords in project to provide support for domestic abuse victims

Social housing providers are taking part in a project to tackle domestic abuse. Around 90% of women helped by Women’s Aid live in rented, mainly social, housing.


New Tredegar heart disease girl lives on as family raise £90,000 for hospital

FUNDRAISERS: Sophie’s family with Dr Dirk Wilson, consultant paediatric cardiologist

The family of a 12-year-old girl who died of a heart muscle disease has raised £90,000 for a children’s cardiac fund in her memory.


Fochriw man arrested during cable theft raids

Officers raid a premises as part of Operation Leek

A total of 17 officers swooped on properties in Dowlais and Fochriw, as well as the Merthyr Metal Recycling scrap metal dealers in Merthyr Tydfil as part of Operation Leek.


Public urged to give views on potential major housing development in Pontllanfraith

DEVELOPMENT: Houses could be built on the site of Pontllanfraith House. Picture by Jaggery

A maverick councillor has said he feels “let down” by council officers over potential plans to build houses on green space in Pontllanfraith


Oakdale-based Bon Bon Buddies boss to run extreme race in bid to raise £20,000 for Ty Hafan

Justin Thomas, Managing Director of Bon Bon Buddies,
with Mayor Leon Gardiner

A sweet company boss is bidding to raise more than £20,000 for children’s hospice Ty Hafan.


Projects against poverty in Newbridge and New Tredegar given cash boost

Two churches that provide community services, including food banks, have been given nearly £900,000 in Welsh Government cash.


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