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Study of 2,500 Caerphilly men finds healthy lifestyle cuts risk of dementia by 60%

TAKE CARE: The study analysed 2,235 men in Caerphilly. Picture by Tony Alter

A 35-year study into men’s health in Caerphilly has found healthy living reduces the risk of dementia, heart attacks, cancer and strokes.

Caerphilly cabinet approve draft cuts of almost £13m and a 3.9% council tax rise

Caerphilly Council's headquarters in Tredomen

Budget cuts worth £39 million that will “impact significantly” on council services have been unveiled – as well as a hike in council tax.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: October 30

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.

Caerphilly Plaid Cymru leader takes 5% pay cut

The leader of the opposition on Caerphilly County Borough Council will take  a 5% cut in his senior allowance “as a response to the council’s difficult financial situation”.

Blackwood family accused of scamming £200,000 in “cash for crash”

Five members of the same family ran a “cash for crash” insurance scam worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, a court has heard.
The Yandell family, who run their own car repair business in Blackwood, claimed they were involved in 15 different road accidents in under two years.

Cowboy builder from Caerphilly jailed for five years

A bogus builder who conned people out of more than £1.4 million has been jailed for five years after he was convicted of more than 40 fraud offences.

Four arrested after 82 cannabis plants seized in Abertridwr and Senghenydd

Four people have been arrested after police raided three properties in Senghenydd and Abertridwr and seized a total of 82 cannabis plants.

Man with Caerphilly links absconds from prison with murderer

Daniel Wynne

A man with links to the Caerphilly area is wanted by police after he absconded from an open jail with a convicted murderer.

Ex-footballer hoping to score with new Blackwood business

A former footballer is hoping to win big after opening a new gastro pub.

Richard Hamer, who was an apprentice with Newport County and represented Wales at junior level, has opened the new business venture in his home town of Blackwood.

Road works begin on A468 Caerphilly bypass

Three weeks of road works have begun on the A468 Caerphilly bypass.

Caerphilly County Borough Council had said the work between the Trecenydd and Pwllypant roundabouts will mean the road is closed on the eastbound carriageway (from Trecenydd to Pwllypant).

Heroin addict Gareth Wyn Jones jailed for murdering Ystrad Mynach man David Lewis

Gareth Wyn Jones has been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison

A heroin addict has been jailed for at least 20 years for murdering Ystrad Mynach man David Lewis.

Caerphilly’s United Welsh housing association ranked 30th in UK

Caerphilly based Housing Association United Welsh has been ranked 30th best in the UK, according to a panel of experts.

Bus and car crash in Caerphilly Town Centre

A car and a bus have crashed on Castle Street in Caerphilly Town Centre.

Budding journalists win top Sky News award for report

Four young budding journalists have won a national reporting award after creating a news package about the dangers of deforestation.

Appeal after 14-year-old knocked over in Ystrad Mynach

Gwent Police is appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Ystrad Mynach on Tuesday October 7.

Appeal for information after suspicious cat deaths in Cefn Hengoed

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats were found dead.

The charity was contacted by a member of the public after two male black and white cats were found in two separate locations near Woodland Place, Cefn Hengoed on Saturday October 18.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart praises Oakdale sweet firm Bon Bon Buddies

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has praised a multimillion pound sweet manufacturer for its innovation.

Bon Bon Buddies, based at Oakdale Business Park, is to receive £27,360 of Welsh Government support to further its overseas ambitions.

Finalists announced for Caerphilly Business Forum Awards 2014

The finalists of the 2014 Caerphilly Business Forum Awards have been announced.

Organisers have said more industry sectors than ever before make up the list with the introduction of four new categories.

Men wanted after Hengoed break in

Police are looking for two men after a property was broken into on Penallta Road in Hengoed.

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.

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