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Two taken to hospital after kitchen fire in Caerphilly

An elderly man and woman were taken to hospital after a kitchen fire on Van Road, Caerphilly, last night, November 25.

Ystrad Mynach man fined £1,000 and banned from keeping animals after dog cruelty

An Ystrad Mynach man has been banned from keeping animals for ten years by magistrates.

Firefighters called after baby and man stuck in lift at Bargoed Railway Station

A baby and a man got stuck in a lift at Bargoed Railway Station last night, November 24, prompting a call to the emergency services.

Police appeal after man tries to catch hold of boy, 11, in Blackwood

An attempt was made to snatch an 11-year-old boy in Blackwood, police have said.

Inquest hears Argoed cannibal murder victim died of “sharp force trauma to face and neck”

Cerys Marie Yemm, aged 22 from Blackwood

Argoed murder victim Cerys Marie Yemm was killed by “sharp force trauma to the face and neck”, an inquest has been told.

Valley Lines to be electrified after rail row is settled

A deal has been struck to electrify the Valley Lines rail network in South Wales

Railway lines serving the South Wales Valleys will be electrified after a deal was struck between the Welsh Government and the UK Government over financing of the project.

Pharmaceutical Norgine announces expansion of Hengoed site

Pharmaceutical company Norgine has announced that construction for a new warehouse at its site in Hengoed has begun.

Unions agree NHS pay deal with Welsh Government

Trade unions representing health workers in Wales have accepted a two-year pay deal from the Welsh Government, ending a long-running dispute.

Lindsay Whittle AM pays tribute to Welsh poet killed in World War I

Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle has paid tribute by reading a poem at the grave of the famous Welsh poet Hedd Wyn in Flanders.

Bargoed volunteer clocks up 30 years of service with Barnardo’s

CHARITY SERVICE: Valerie with other Barnardo's shop workers in Bargoed

A charity shop volunteer has been honoured for 30 years’ service to Barnardo’s.
Valerie Williams, of Hillside Park, Bargoed, has been behind the till at the charity’s town shop in Hanbury Road, for more than 30 years.

Caerphilly Business Forum: “From high flier to self-employed: why going it alone was less lonely than I thought”

Caerphilly Business Forum Member Paul Fears, of Paul Fears Photography, discusses why he made the jump to self-employment.

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr cardiac patients raise £1,500 through fitness group

Members of a Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise class, called ‘Cardiac Fitness Solutions’, have raised £1,526.50 from a recent sponsored walk around Caerphilly Castle.

Police appeal after Bargoed thefts

Gwent Police would like to speak to the men on the left in connection with shoplifting, while they would like to speak to the man on the right in connection with a fuel theft

Police have released these CCTV images to track down suspected shoplifters and a suspected fuel thief.

Warning over electric blankets after half tested by Caerphilly Council found to be faulty

More than half of the electric blankets tested at a recent safety event were found to be faulty.

Caerphilly County Borough Council warning over council tax email scam

Residents have been told to be on their guard against a new email scam currently doing the rounds.

Caerphilly Castle walk to raise awareness of White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence

Men, women and families from across Caerphilly County Borough are being encouraged to sign up to take part in a special walk being held on Sunday November 23 to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign – the largest global effort to eradicate male violence against women.

Caerphilly Plaid Cymru leader calls for rethink on Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr doctor withdrawal plans

Cllr Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group

Plaid Cymru’s group leader on Caerphilly Council, Cllr Colin Mann, has called for a rethink on plans to withdraw junior doctors from Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF) in Ystrad Mynach.

Caerphilly start-up hub Welsh ICE appoints new director

Leading business academic Professor Dylan Jones-Evans has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise (ICE) it has announced.

Planning application made for waste facility on Dyffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynach

SUBMITTED: An application has been made for a waste transfer station at Dyffryn Business Park

A planning application has been submitted to develop a civic amenity site and waste transfer station at Ystrad Mynach’s Dyffryn Business Park nine years after similar plans were shelved.

Car crash on Caerphilly Mountain Road prompts repeat of road safety fears

One of the cars that crashed on Caerphilly Mountain Road

Two cars have crashed on the junction of Caerphilly Mountain Road and Castle View, prompting residents to repeat calls for road safety improvements.

Aberbargoed patisserie sees the benefits of trainee scheme

ICING ON THE CAKE: Jason Shuck and Terry Williams

A patisserie has found the perfect recipe for business success by taking advantage of a scheme to get youngsters into employment.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: November 18

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

Caerphilly councillors call for Bargoed cinema rethink

An artist's impression of the planned Odeon in Bargoed

Rebel Labour councillors have called for a rethink on controversial plans to build a council-owned cinema in Bargoed.

Wanted Fleur-de-Lys man arrested

WANTED: Daniel Robinson

A 31-year-old criminal from Fleur-de-Lys who was wanted by police has been arrested.
Daniel Robinson was recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his release licence.

Police looking for driver after boy hit in Caerphilly

Police are appealing for information after a car drove off after it hit a 12-year-old boy.

Caerphilly pupils congratulate themselves for their Children in Need fundraising with a big assembly

SCHOOL FUN: The pupils at the “Best Assembly Ever”

Children at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerfilli took part in a Children in Need assembly after winning a nationwide competition.

Lancashire couple re-live Caerphilly Castle proposal 25 years on

FOREVER YOUNG: Mr and Mrs Young at the spot where they got engaged

A couple have re-lived their courtship by holding court at Caerphilly Castle ahead of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Caerphilly Council launch Operation Santa Christmas charity appeal

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Operation Santa is aiming to support over 700 children across the area once again this year.

Newbridge man jailed over stabbing

A sex offender who stabbed a woman as she was walking alone has been jailed for ten years.

Caerphilly County Borough Council call on residents to discuss cuts at drop-in sessions

Caerphilly residents can have their say on council cuts and a council tax rise at a series of drop-in sessions.

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