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Oakdale wind turbines win award

The building of two wind turbines on Oakdale Business Park has won a prestigious environmental award.

National Assembly for Wales hosts community journalism event

The National Assembly for Wales is today (October 23) hosting a ‘Hyperlocal News Day’ for community journalists from across Wales.

Wayne David MP joins Caerphilly Council’s Cleansing Team

He may earn £67,000 a year and usually sits on a plush green seat in the House of Commons, but MP Wayne David swapped his suit and briefcase for work gloves in the fight against litter.

Boy, 11, taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle in Caerphilly Town Centre

An 11 year-old-boy has been knocked over by a vehicle on Cardiff Road in Caerphilly Town Centre.

Former Machen post mistress celebrates 101st birthday

HOSTESS: Margery Davies celebrated her 101st birthday

The friends, family and support workers of a popular Machen resident gathered together recently to help her celebrate her 101st birthday in style.

Welsh childcare charity NDNA offers training opportunity for over 16s

Have you thought of a career in childcare?

Leading childcare charity, National Day Nurseries Association Cymru is running a training programme for Caerphilly residents who would like to work with children.

Lindsay Whittle AM blasts plans to merge Caerphilly, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Councils

Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle has slammed proposals to merge Caerphilly Council with Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen during questions to ministers in the Senedd.

Missing Risca girl, 14, found safe and well

A 14-year-old girl from Risca who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

Caerphilly businesses urged to sign up to Choose the High Street at Christmas campaign

Shops across Caerphilly County Borough are being urged to sign up to a council campaign to boost footfall in town centres this Christmas.

Dog trapped in snare in Maesycwmmer reunited with owners

A dog found trapped in a snare near Bryn Meadows golf club at Maesycwmmer has been reunited with its owners thanks to Caerphilly Observer.

Plaque to honour Senghenydd mining disaster victims unveiled in Caerphilly town

The plaque commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd

A plaque commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd has been installed in Caerphilly town centre.

Labour calls for Caerphilly Town Council by-election

Labour has called for a by-election after a councillor stepped down from Caerphilly Town Council.

Mike Thomas, who represented the Tonyfelin ward for Plaid Cymru, stood down for personal reasons.

Appeal after bike stolen in Aberbargoed burglary

One of the motorbikes that were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed on October 20

Two off-road motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed in the early hours of the morning on Monday October 20.

Dog found trapped in snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The dog who found trapped in a snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after it was found trapped in a small snare.

Caerphilly Business Forum: We all have a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community

NEW CHAIR: Denise Lovering has been appointed Caerphilly Business Forum’s new chairwoman

In a new regular feature, we shine a light on members of Caerphilly Business Forum. Here Caerphilly Business Forum Chair Denise Lovering explains why everyone has a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community.

Appeal after theft from Bargoed Spar

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a theft from Bargoed Spar

Police are appealing for information after a theft from a Spar in Bargoed.

Officers have release this CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Hanbury Road shop on September 27 at around 4pm.

New Tredegar nurses face NMC hearing

A misconduct hearing into the practice of six nurses at a New Tredegar care home is underway.

Nurses Rachel Tanta, Rachel Pritchard, Tembakazi Moyana, Beverley Mock, Daphne Richards and Susan Greening are accused of misconduct and face allegations over the treatment of nine residents at Brithdir Nursing Home between 2004 and 2006.

Girl, 14, missing from Risca

Radka Pechova, 14, has been missing from her home in Risca since Thursday October 16

Gwent Police is appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl missing from her Risca home.

Radka Pechova, who is of Czech origin, was last seen on Thursday October 16.

Police appeal after fuel theft from Morrisons Bargoed

Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with a fuel theft from Morrisons in Bargoed

Gwent Police is appealing for information to trace a woman in connection with a fuel theft from Bargoed Morrisons.

Youngsters asked to vote on issues as Caerphilly Youth Forum conference vows action

Young people from across Caerphilly County Borough made their voices heard at the annual Caerphilly Youth Forum conference in Blackwood.

Dog attacked and shot in Rudry still looking for a new home

GIVE A DOG A HOME: Sergeant is looking for a place to live

He certainly has been through a lot, but Sergeant, the brindle lurcher who was found collapsed by a member of the public on a small grass verge in Rudry last month is definitely back on his feet.

Caerphilly Cabinet members cut their pay by five per-cent to ‘contribute to cuts’

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet members have agreed to reduce their salaries by 5% “as a contribution towards the savings likely to be required across all of the council’s departments.”

Tourism worth £103m to Caerphilly County Borough in 2013

The Winding House in New Tredegar was named as a top attraction

The amount of money spent by tourists to Caerphilly County Borough is on the rise, according to figures from the council.

Petition calls for commitment on future of Cwmcarn Forest Drive

END OF THE ROAD?: A visitor enjoys Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Picture by Joy Saphine

A petition against the “indefinite or permanent closure” of Cwmcarn Forest Drive has been handed into the Assembly, calling on the Welsh Government to reverse the decision to shut the attraction.

Family outrage over Jake Sweeney killer Jason Grovell’s sentence

Jason Grovell was jailed for killing Jake Sweeney after punching him once

The father of a man killed as he was breaking up a fight, has described the attacker’s four year jail term as “a kick in the teeth”.

Ysgol Ifor Bach scoops top prize at Caerphilly Urdd Eisteddfod parade

PRIZE: The winning banner from Ysgol Ifor Bach

Pupils from Ysgol Ifor Bach in Abertridwr won first prize for the best banner displayed in a parade to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod to Caerphilly County Borough.

£250k regeneration grant for Crumlin’s Navigation Colliery

HISTORIC: Navigation Colliery in Crumlin.

A community project to save a historic colliery site has been boosted by a £250,000 grant from the Welsh Government.

Police appeal for whereabouts of wanted Fleur-De-Lys man

WANTED: Daniel Robinson

Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate a 31-year-old man who breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

Driver jailed for death of Gerwyn Allan Osborne-Flanagan in Cefn Hengoed

Tributes have been paid to Gerwyn Allan Osborne-Flanagan from Cefn Hengoed

A man has been jailed for five years and banned from driving for six years, after the car he was driving struck and killed a teenager.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: October 16

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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