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Caerphilly County Borough politicians’ react to the Leave result in the European Union referendum

Politicians representing Caerphilly County Borough have reacted to the news that Britain will leave the EU, as Wales votes overwhelming for Brexit.


Caerphilly Flower Festival returns for 11th year

The weekend of June 24, 25 and 26, sees the return of the Caerphilly Flower Festival.


Locals encouraged to celebrate Armed Forces Day around Caerphilly

There's plenty on offer at Caerphilly's Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 25

Residents across Caerphilly County Borough are being encouraged to celebrate and show their support for Armed Forces Day in Caerphilly town this weekend.


Leader of Welsh Conservatives pays tribute to David Cameron

Andrew RT Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, has paid tribute to the work of Prime Minister David Cameron, who has said he will stand down following Britain’s vote to leave the EU.


First Minister Carwyn Jones: “Overwhelming case” for Barnett Formula revision

First Minister Carwyn Jones has said there is an overwhelming case for the revision of the Barnett Formula – the mechanism which determines how much money Wales gets from the UK Government.


British PM David Cameron resigns after UK Brexit vote

David Cameron has resigned as prime minister after the British public rejected his personal entreaties and voted to leave the European Union.


Caerphilly County Borough votes Leave in EU referendum

Leave campaigners celebrate in a huddle at Caerphilly Leisure Centre

Leave campaigners celebrate in a huddle at Caerphilly Leisure Centre

Caerphilly County Borough has voted to leave the European Union in a decisive and clear vote.


Man arrested after police officer knocked down by off-road motorbike in Senghenydd

A man has been arrested after an on-duty police officer was knocked over by an off-road motorbike.


Appeal after four number plates stolen in Caerphilly area

Between Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 19, number plates were stolen.


Warning over tax valuation scam calls

Caerphilly County Borough Council is warning residents to remain vigilant after being made aware of scam phone calls offering to appeal the valuation of their council tax band for a fee of £60.


Owners of Ystrad Mynach restaurant fined for using beef instead of lamb in their curries

The owner of an Ystrad Mynach takeaway and his business partner have been fined after putting beef into their lamb curries.


Caerphilly healthcare manufacturer expands with latest acquisition

(Left to right) Stuart McAllister, Sales Director Europe, Gerry Boyle, Operations Director, and Graham Ewart

Caerphilly-based Direct Healthcare Group, owner of award-winning healthcare manufacturer Direct Healthcare Services, has bought Wrexham-based Nightingale Care Beds - a leading provider of specialist bariatric products.


Talented Machen youngster lands role on BBC drama Ordinary Lies

CAST: Liwsi Kilcourse, nine, auditioned for the role in March

A nine-year-old talent has landed her biggest role to date after being cast in a BBC television drama.


Doctor celebrates 30 years of serving the community with plans for new Llanbradach centre

Dr Narayanan Rajan (centre) with colleagues Dr Subhash Kaushal (left), Dr Ram Ramnani (centre left) and Dr Sina Thomas

A GP has celebrated 30 years of service to the community by unveiling an ambitious plan to create a drop-in centre for his patients once he retires.


EU Vote: What our Assembly Members think

Voters will get the chance to have their say in one of the UK’s most important referendums for decades on Thursday, June 23. Here, figureheads and Assembly Members for South Wales East, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney have their say on the key issues surrounding the European Union referendum debate.


What would leaving the EU mean for Caerphilly? Campaign groups have their say

On Thursday June 23, the nation heads to the ballot box to vote on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union. Caerphilly Observer has approached the two main campaign groups in Wales to explain what a vote either way would mean for you.


Blackwood man left in critical condition in Ibiza after attack

A Blackwood man holidaying in Ibiza has been left in critical condition after he was reportedly attacked by an English football fan.


Caerphilly 10k sees record number of runners as Owain Jones wins again

ON YOUR MARKS: The first of over 2,300 runners set off at the 2016 Caerphilly 10k

More than 2,300 runners defied the miserable weather on Sunday June 19 to take part in the annual Caerphilly 10k race.


Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni pupils cheer on Caerphilly’s Aaron Ramsey

Pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni cheered Wales on against England

Football fans from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni braved the rain, thunder and lighting last week to cheer on ex-pupil Aaron Ramsey, as he and Wales took on England in the European Championships being held in France.


Appeal after man attacked and robbed in Bargoed

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Bargoed over the weekend.


M4 Brynglas tunnel improvements work to start today

The Brynglas tunnels on the M4 in Newport will be closing nightly from today for 18-months of maintenance work.


Lives saved after change in Wales’ organ donation law

Dozens of lives have been saved since Wales introduced its opt-out system of organ donation six month ago, new figures have revealed.


Transport advice for Caerphilly 10k 2016

Thousands of runners are to descend on Caerphilly town centre on Sunday, June 19, for the annual 10k race.


B&Q do it to tackle boy racers at Caerphilly store

DIY retailer B&Q has installed a car park barrier at its Caerphilly store to stop “boy racers” from gathering at the site.


Gelligaer Common clean-up

A group of 26 volunteers recently collected more than 200 bags of waste on Gelligaer Common, as part of the council’s Big Spring Clean initiative.


Caerphilly Labour and Plaid Cymru make joint statement in support of remaining in the EU

Labour and Plaid Cymru politicians based in the Caerphilly constituency have made an unprecedented show of unity by urging voters to remain in the European Union, ahead of the referendum being held on Thursday, June 23.


Eight Caerphilly County Borough churches and chapels targeted by thieves in the last month

St Margaret's Church in Blackwood had £10,000 worth of damage caused to it by would-be thieves. Picture by Jaggery

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins at churches and chapels across Caerphilly County Borough.


Appeal after assault in Masons Arms pub, Caerphilly

Police are appealing for information following an assault happened inside the Mason Arms public hiuse on Mill Road, Caerphilly.


Man charged after 78mph police chase ends in Trecenydd as car gets wedged under railway tunnel

The high speed police chase came to an end when the car being pursued got stuck in a tunnel

A high-speed police car chase through the streets of Trecenydd ended when the driver tried to shake-off pursuing officers and got his car stuck in a narrow tunnel.


Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling rallies the Leave campaign on visit to Caerphilly

Chris Grayling MP, the Conservative Leader of the House of Commons, has spoken passionately on why Britain should vote to leave the European Union, during a visit to Caerphilly.


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