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Two men charged with murder of Risca man Stephen Lambert

Two men arrested in connection with the death of a Risca man have been charged with murder.

The men were arrested after a 35-year-old man was discovered with stab wounds at a property on Twmbarlwm Close on Wednesday August 27.

Detectives granted extra time to quiz Risca murder suspects

Detectives investigating the death of a Risca man have been granted extra time to quiz two suspects arrested on suspicion of murder.

Caerphilly man rearrested on suspicion of murder after death of man injured in town centre assault

Tributes have been paid to Abertridwr man Jake Sweeny who has died following an assault outside the Irish Tymes pub in Caerphilly town. Picture: Facebook

A 26-year-old Caerphilly man who suffered a serious head injury in an assault outside a Caerphilly town pub has died, police have confirmed.

Caerphilly County Borough firms warned of VAT scam

Business owners across Caerphilly County Borough are being warned about a VAT registration scam that could cost them more than £2,000.

Murder arrests after deadly stabbing in Risca

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Risca last night, August 27.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Pontlottyn death released without charge

A 24-year-old man has been released after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 20-year-old man in Pontlottyn.

Trethomas pub to be turned into community hub under Connections charity plan

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Connections Community Hub management with Trethomas residents

The closed Ty-Yn-Y-Pwll Inn in Trethomas could become a vibrant community hub if a charity’s dream is realised.

Two arrested after man dies in Pontlottyn

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old man was found dead in Pontlottyn.

Ystrad Mynach police officer cleared of sex charges

Sergeant Richard Evans outside Cardiff Crown Court

An Ystrad Mynach police officer has been cleared of misconduct in public office by having sex with a woman suspect in the custody suite at a police station.

Caerphilly woman to hike Pen-y-Fan carrying water to raise money for Rwandan project

A Caerphilly woman is taking on the challenge of walking up the highest peak in South Wales.
Amy Evans, 24, will tackle Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, on August 30 to support a project that fights poverty in Africa.

Risca Industrial History Museum closure would be a ‘disaster’, volunteers warn

UNDER THREAT: Risca Colliers’ Institute where the museum is housed. Picture by Gareth James

Risca Industrial History Museum could close when the building it’s housed in is disposed of by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Call for more trains at £5.2m Energlyn and Churchill Park Railway Station while fares could rise

MORE TRAINS PLEASE: The £5.2m has just two trains an hour stopping

Disgruntled rail passengers are calling on Arriva Trains Wales to schedule more trains to stop at Energlyn and Churchill Park Railway Station.

Community allotment in Bargoed awarded £5,000 grant from council’s improvement fund

A community-run allotment in Bargoed has been handed almost £5,000 from Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Oaklands Hall Allotment Association received the grant from the council’s Community Improvement Fund.

Man in critical condition after assault outside Caerphilly’s Irish Tymes pub

A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was assaulted outside Caerphilly town’s Irish Tymes pub.

Caerphilly Council hits the road with mobile service

Caerphilly County Borough Council has launched a new mobile customer service centre.

The vehicle will visit a number of the county borough’s more rural towns and villages on a weekly basis, and will offer a wide range of council services including paying council tax, council rent, requesting a council housing repair and a host of others.

Caerphilly soldier’s pride as memorial unveiled

WELSH PRIDE: Adam Mortimer-Rees led the parade at the memorial’s unveiling

A soldier from Caerphilly has spoken of his pride at taking part in the unveiling of a Welsh memorial in Belgium.

Castle View Post Office

The Post Office has confirmed it will modernise its branch on the Castle View housing estate in Caerphilly town.

Rock teens write tribute to Robin Williams

The youngsters who took part in RecRock's summer school

A summer rock school saw budding musicians from across Caerphilly County Borough experience what it’s like to perform on stage.

Wish comes true for ten-year-old Deri boy who battled cancer

IT’S A DRAW: Illustrator Tony Ross and Ben Matthews of Deri

A ten-year-old boy who battled a rare form of cancer has had his wish to be a book illustrator granted.

Caerphilly’s Cedar Tree pub reopens after fire

A pub forced to close after a fire has reopened.

Fire broke out in the ceiling void of the dining room of the Cedar Tree pub on July 26.

Nelson garage owner ordered to pay £7,700 in wage arrears by court

A garage owner has been ordered to pay almost £7,700 after he failed to pay three employees the National Minimum Wage.

Taylor Wimpey Caerphilly Site Manager wins award

A Taylor Wimpey Site Manager from Caerphilly has been honoured with a prestigious national house-building award for the second year running.

Police appeal for missing Pontlottyn man

Pontlottyn man David Glyn Jones has been reported as missing

Police are appealing for information after a 47-year-old Pontlottyn man went missing.

David Glyn Jones was reported as missing from his home address on August 19.

Investigation finds shortcomings in how Gwent Police detained man with head injury

The Independent Police Complaints Commission found there were shortcomings in the detention of a man who had suffered a life-changing head injury.

Highway verge cutting on Llanbradach bypass

Caerphilly County Borough Council will be carrying out highway verge cutting on Llanbradach bypass on Saturday August 23.

Caerphilly Council installs £130,000 worth of electric signs that don’t do their job

More than £130,000 of road safety equipment that does not fully work has been installed across Caerphilly County Borough.

Alfie Sullock killer Michael Pearce will have sentence reviewed by Court of Appeal

Michael Pearce has been sentenced to nine years in prison for killing baby Alfie Sullock

Nelson baby killer Michael Pearce will have his sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General’s Office has confirmed.

Sex with Ystrad Mynach police sergeant was ‘a quick bunk up’

Sergeant Richard Evans outside Cardiff Crown Court

A woman told Cardiff Crown Court a married police sergeant had sex with her while she was a suspect in custody.

Caerphilly Lions screened 120 visitors for diabetes at Big Cheese

Caerphilly Lions held a Diabetes Screening and Awareness Day at the Big Cheese for the tenth year running.

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

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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