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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.

Labour calls for Caerphilly Town Council by-election

Labour has called for a by-election after a councillor stepped down from Caerphilly Town Council.

Mike Thomas, who represented the Tonyfelin ward for Plaid Cymru, stood down for personal reasons.

Appeal after bike stolen in Aberbargoed burglary

One of the motorbikes that were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed on October 20

Two off-road motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed in the early hours of the morning on Monday October 20.

Dog found trapped in snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The dog who found trapped in a snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after it was found trapped in a small snare.

Caerphilly Business Forum: We all have a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community

NEW CHAIR: Denise Lovering has been appointed Caerphilly Business Forum’s new chairwoman

In a new regular feature, we shine a light on members of Caerphilly Business Forum. Here Caerphilly Business Forum Chair Denise Lovering explains why everyone has a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community.

Appeal after theft from Bargoed Spar

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a theft from Bargoed Spar

Police are appealing for information after a theft from a Spar in Bargoed.

Officers have release this CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Hanbury Road shop on September 27 at around 4pm.

New Tredegar nurses face NMC hearing

A misconduct hearing into the practice of six nurses at a New Tredegar care home is underway.

Nurses Rachel Tanta, Rachel Pritchard, Tembakazi Moyana, Beverley Mock, Daphne Richards and Susan Greening are accused of misconduct and face allegations over the treatment of nine residents at Brithdir Nursing Home between 2004 and 2006.

Girl, 14, missing from Risca

Radka Pechova, 14, has been missing from her home in Risca since Thursday October 16

Gwent Police is appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl missing from her Risca home.

Radka Pechova, who is of Czech origin, was last seen on Thursday October 16.

Police appeal after fuel theft from Morrisons Bargoed

Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with a fuel theft from Morrisons in Bargoed

Gwent Police is appealing for information to trace a woman in connection with a fuel theft from Bargoed Morrisons.

Youngsters asked to vote on issues as Caerphilly Youth Forum conference vows action

Young people from across Caerphilly County Borough made their voices heard at the annual Caerphilly Youth Forum conference in Blackwood.

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