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Plas-y-Felin pupils look the business in new kit

SUITED AND BOOTED: Pupils from Pla-y-Felin Primary School show off their kit

Plas-y-Felin Primary School has unveiled its new rugby kit, donated by local businessman Andrew Dillon.


New Caerphilly business will take the hassle out of HR

Caryl Thomas of The HR Department

Pub talk can often lead to many awkward situations, but one such chat for Caryl Thomas led her to starting her own business.


King’s Arms reopens in town

The King’s Arms in Caerphilly town has reopened after a major refurbishment by owners the Stonegate Pub Company


Award for Newbridge blood donor

50 NOT OUT: Wendy Adams with Dr Keith Wilson, Director of South Wales Bone Marrow Transplant Programme (left) and Steve Ham, CEO of Velindre Trust

A blood donor from Newbridge has been recognised for her lifesaving contribution to the Welsh Blood Service.


Rail franchise views sought by Welsh Government

Arriva Trains Wales currently holds the franchise for Wales

Members of the public are being asked what they would like to see from the next rail franchise for Wales.


Caerphilly County Borough retailers urged to apply for rate relief

Shop owners in Caerphilly County Borough are being urged by the council to claim up to £1,500 in business rate relief by March 31 this year.


Link Financial moves to larger offices on Caerphilly Business Park

(left to right) Alun Thomas and Heather Williams of Link Financial Outsourcing with Mark Sutton of Knight Frank

Financial services firm Link Financial Outsourcing has moved its Caerphilly office to a new, larger location.


Two airlifted to hospital after car crash in Abertysswg

A 48-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were airlifted hospital yesterday, Tuesday, February 9, following a crash near Abertysswg.


Caerphilly town skate park plans progressing

Plans for a skate park in Caerphilly town have moved a step closer after a provisional agreement on its location was reached.


Disgruntled villagers in Rudry, Waterloo and Draethen, issued personal speed gun

Villagers fed-up with speeding traffic through country lanes have been issued with their own speed gun to deter drivers from exceeding the limit.


Peter’s Pies buys hot dogs

Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service has acquired gourmet hot dog business Mom’s Fabulous Foods.


Islwyn MP criticises welfare cuts to the terminally ill

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has criticised the UK Government’s decision to freeze employment and support allowance for the terminally ill, after a recent House of Lords vote.


Senghenydd runner’s marathon challenge in aid of Wales Air Ambulance

Anita Harper is running to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance

A Senghenydd woman will be running three half marathons and one full marathon to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance.


Bedwas-based computer firm wins Sony contract

Twisted Pair Directors Russell Grigg and Mark Cushing

A computer networking specialist based in Bedwas has won a major contract to supply electronics giant Sony.


Police crackdown on Illegal parking in Blackwood town centre

Police officers targeted illegal parking in Blackwood town centre over the weekend, February 6 and 7.

Thirty-two traffic offence reports were issued to motorists after complaints from residents.


Rhymney advice centre reopened

A community resource centre has been reopened in Rhymney following an extensive refurbishment.


Appeal after barn fire in Abertysswg

Damage was caused to a barn in Abertysswg after a deliberate fire was started.

Police are appealing for information after the arson attack in Tysswg Lane, which happened during the early hours of Sunday February 7.


Caerphilly-based housing association United Welsh raise £3,300 for charity

Left to right - Allie Price from LATCH, Gill Hopkins from United Welsh and her grandson Sam

Caerphilly-based housing association United Welsh has raised £3,362 for LATCH, the Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.


Radio 1 DJ Greg James passes through Caerphilly County Borough as part of Sport Relief triathlon challenge

Radio 1 Greg James (centre) is all smiles as he makes his way along Van Road, Caerphilly, as part of his Sport Relief Challenge

Radio 1 DJ Greg James passed through Caerphilly today, Tuesday February 9, as part of Sport Relief challenge.


Police warn speeding drivers in Markham and Penmaen

Police officers have been out in the Markham and Penmaen areas conducting traffic operations.


Caerphilly County Borough attractions report strong visitor numbers

Llancaiach Fawr

Council-owned visitor attractions enjoyed strong numbers last year, the local authority has reported.


Road closures, fallen trees and flooding – Severe weather warning as Storm Imogen hits South Wales

Storm Imogen has caused severe disruption across Caerphilly County Borough and South Wales


Almost three-quarters of people aware of Wales’ organ donation law

New figures published show 74% of people are now aware of the changes to the organ donation system in Wales. This compares to 69% of people when the last set of figures were released in December.


£1,000 worth of scaffolding stolen in Fleur-De-Lis

Police are appealing for information after £1,000 worth of scaffolding was stolen.


Car’s number plate stolen in Rhymney

A number plate was stolen from a Fiat Panda parked in Maerdy View, Rhymney.


Parked vehicles damaged in Cefn Fforest

Four vehicles parked on Bedwellty Road, Cefn Fforest, have been scratched.

Police are appealing for information after the criminal damage happened overnight between Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7.


Gwent Police to recruit 100 officers

Gwent Police is to recruit 100 new officers

Up to 100 new constables are to be employed by Gwent Police after it lifted a two-and-half year recruitment freeze.


Welsh Government introduces free swimming for Armed Forces

Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews, Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates and the Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council Cllr. Keith Reynolds pictured alongside guests at the launch.

Armed forces personnel and veterans will be able to enjoy swimming for free under a new scheme.


Reservist from Blackwood recognised for service in first Armed Forces in Wales Awards

First Minister Carwyn Jones, Staff Sergeant Alan Jeffries (centre) and Head of the Army in Wales, Brigadier Martyn Gamble

An Army reservist from Blackwood has been recognised at the inaugural Armed Forces in Wales Awards for his committed service in uniform.


Caerphilly-born author up for ‘literary excellence’ Dylan Thomas prize

Caerphilly-born author Thomas Morris is in the running for the International Dylan Thomas Prize

A Caerphilly-born author is in the running for the prestigious International Dylan Thomas Prize.


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