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Minute’s silence held in Blackwood for Tunisian shooting victim Trudy Jones

The community of Blackwood came together at noon to observe the minute's silence

The community of Blackwood came together earlier today to mark the national minute’s silence in tribute to the 38 victims of the Tunisian beach shooting.

Thieves drive off in car after stealing keys from house in Newbridge

Thieves drove off in a car after stealing the keys to it from a house in Pantside, near Newbridge.

Dispersal orders issued across Caerphilly town and Penyrheol

Gwent Police has issued three dispersal orders in Caerphilly and Penyrheol this weekend in a bid to deal with anti-social behaviour.

Caerphilly County Borough Council Mayor’s charity appeal launch raises £3,900

FUNDRAISERS: Mayor’s Consort Alma Gardiner and Mayor Leon Gardiner with Ty Hafan and Macmillan representatives

The new Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough has raised over £6,000 for charity in his first month in office.

Crosskeys students win prestigious CIPD award

Two students from Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys campus have won a prestigious industry award at a ceremony held St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff Bay.

Vote Newbridge Memo for prestigious National Lottery heritage award

VOTE MEMO: Newbridge Memo is in with a chance to win a £2,000 National Lottery Award

Newbridge Memo has reached the final stage of the National Lottery Awards and needs reidents’ votes to secure a £2,000 cash prize.

Blackwood victim’s body set to return from Tunisia after beach shooting

Trudy Jones, of Blackwood, is among the victims of the Tunisian beach shooting

The body of Trudy Jones, the Blackwood victim of the Tunisian beach shooting, is due to arrive in the UK today.

Caerphilly-based United Welsh given Investors in People Gold standard

Caerphilly-based housing association United Welsh has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard for a second time.

Record-breaking year for inward investment to Wales

The last financial year was another record breaking year for inward investment projects attracted to Wales.

St James Primary School given eco boost to enhance allotment

St James Primary in Caerphilly town has benefitted from a cash injection thanks to an environmental grant scheme from Keep Wales Tidy and Tesco.

Bedwas Junior School given healthy living award

Bedwas Junior School has been awarded for helping to support pupils and other members of the school community to become healthier.

Missing Senghenydd woman found safe

An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in Senghenydd has been found safe and well.

Cross Keys bound Capital Coated Steel looking for local suppliers

NAME YOUR PRICE: Capital Coated Steel boss Gary Hunt

A company that is moving into the old Tata Steel plant in Cross Keys is looking to secure contracts with local suppliers.

Flags at half-mast on Caerphilly Castle in tribute to victims of Tunisian beach shooting

Flags were flown at half-mast on Caerphilly Castle in tribute to the 38 victims of the Tunisian beach shooting

Flags were flown at half-mast on Caerphilly Castle yesterday in tribute to the 38 victims of the Tunisian beach shooting.

Machen Agricultural Show returns this weekend

The annual Machen Agricultural Show takes place on Saturday July 4, featuring the Donkey Derby, falconry and a vintage machine display.

Police appeal as 18-year-old Senghenydd woman goes missing

MISSING: Colette Banfield

Police are appealing for information about an 18-year-old Senghenydd woman who has been reported missing.

Learners awarded by UHOVI at ceremony

AWARD: Wynne Evans with Phil Carter

A New Tredegar mother, a Blackwood man and a Crosskeys teenager were among the winners at the annual Learner of the Year Awards held by the UHOVI (University Heads of the Valleys Institute) at the University of South Wales.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: July 1, 2015

NO TO PAY RISE: Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle

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

Police warning after break-ins in Caerphilly, Llanbradach and Bedwas

Police are warning residents to be vigilant with their home security after a spate of break-ins in the Caerphilly town, Bedwas and Llanbradach areas.

Tyn y Wern Primary School celebrates sixth successive history award

Staff and pupils at a primary school are celebrating after scooping a prestigious heritage award for the sixth year in a row.

PHS Group staff cycle from Caerphilly to Ammanford to raise cash for charity

CHALLENGE: PHS staff completed a 100 mile bike ride

Staff at Caerphilly-based PHS Group have raised more than £1,300 for charity by doing a 100-mile bike ride.

Trinant Community Centre gets grant from wind turbine project

The village of Trinant is to receive the first community grant linked to a wind turbine development in nearby Oakdale.

Police appeal after motorist attacked in Abertridwr

A man was punched through his car window during an early morning attack by another motorist in Abertridwr.

Charity single Raise the Roof aims to help Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall refurbishment

SINGLE: Raise the Roof can be bought for 99p

A local songwriter is helping to raise money for Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall by writing and recording a charity single, with all proceeds going to the fund to help fix the building’s roof.

Plaid Cymru AMs call on Michael Gove to pardon “working class hero” Dic Penderyn

Plaid Cymru AMs Lindsay Whittle and Jocelyn Davies have tabled a Statement of Opinion in the National Assembly calling for the iconic working class hero Dic Penderyn to be pardoned.

Gwent Police to recruit 60 new officers

Gwent Police has announced plans to train 60 new police officers over the next three years.

Caerphilly-based Direct Healthcare Services seeks growth with new appointment

GROWTH: Stewart McAllister (centre), with
Direct Healthcare Services’ Gerry Boyle (left) and Graham Ewart

A leading pressure care manufacturer has significantly strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a new Sales Director.

New Gelligaer restaurant takes on first apprentice

LEARNING: The Harp Inn’s chef Mustapha El-Malali with new apprentice Donna Day

A newly-opened restaurant has taken on its first apprentice.
Donna Day, 22, has started work at the Harp Inn in Gelligaer and will be under the tutorage of chef Mustapha El-Malali.

Morgan Jones councillor calls public meeting to discuss budget

A Caerphilly County Borough councillor has called a public meeting to ask residents for their say on next year’s council budget.

Children open new playground in Trelyn

A new playground in Trelyn, Fleur-de-Lys has been officially opened by children of the local community.

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