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Islwyn MP calls for tougher plan to tackle tax fraud

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has called on HM Revenue and Customs to set out a strategy for tackling tax fraud and ensure that wealthy tax evaders are prosecuted after a critical report published by the Public Accounts Committee.


UPDATE: Abertridwr girl Chloe Smith, 15, reported as missing

Chloe Smith, 15, is missing

Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate 15-year-old Chloe Smith, who has been reported as missing.


Caerphilly-based computer imaging studio wins top 3D award

The award winning image featured Marilyn Monroe

A creative studio specialising in computer-generated imagery has won a major plaudit for one of its 3D animations.


Warning to food firms over new allergen labelling rules

Caerphilly food businesses are being urged to make sure they are following new rules around allergen labelling.


Old Library cafe launches charitable trust to give back

GIVING BACK: The Old Library cafe at Morgan Jones Park

A café established in the former building of Caerphilly town’s library, is launching a charitable trust so that it can give its profits back to the community.


Police warning after rise in burglaries around Caerphilly

Gwent Police is warning Caerphilly residents to remain vigilant after a spike in reported incidents throughout the area over the past week.


Fire spreads from trees to gardens of three Newbridge homes

A crew from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Newbridge yesterday after a deliberately set fire spread across the gardens of three houses.


Public Health Wales confirms ninth case in hepatitis A outbreak

Another case of hepatitis A has been detected in the local community around Gelligaer, Public Health Wales has confirmed.


Police seek to identify man after two attempted burglaries at Caerphilly convenience store

Police are investigating two attempted burglaries at the Spar on Trecenydd Road, Caerphilly

Gwent Police is appealing for information to identify a man following two attempted burglaries at a Spar in Caerphilly.


Hair today, gone tomorrow: Newbridge woman donates luscious locks to cancer charity

BEFORE: Rebecca Gingell with her long hair

A woman from Newbridge has made a double donation to charity, by raising over £500 and donating ten inches of her hair.


Oakdale primary school awarded second flag for eco work

Joseph Williams and Seren Hudson from year 3 – representatives of the Pupil Council in charge of the spring flower planting project.

Parents, staff and pupils from Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School, in Oakdale, came together last month for a special wildflower planting event to mark the school being awarded its second Green Flag Award.


Labour will lead Welsh government after deal ends deadlock

Carwyn Jones remains first minister after agreement with Plaid Cymru as Ukip’s Neil Hamilton sparks sexism row


Caerphilly-based Garran Lockers lands deal with Go Air

A Caerphilly-based manufacturer of bespoke lockers has secured a number of new orders with entertainment and fitness company, Go Air Trampoline Parks.


Machen group hold teddy bears’ picnic for charity

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Machen

The Inner Wheel Club of Machen recently held a “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” in aid of charity Parkinson’s UK.


Insurance firm staff ready to take on Three Peaks charity challenge

A team of five staff members from Caerphilly-based insurance firm Constructaquote.com are tackling the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge.


Specsavers opens new £500,000 shop in Caerphilly town centre

Specsavers co-founder, Dame Mary Perkins cuts the ribbon to open the new shop in Caerphilly town

All eyes were on Caerphilly town's Specsavers on Wednesday May 18 as the opticians' co-founder Dame Mary Perkins opened its new £500,000 store on Cardiff Road.


Caerphilly company Noddlepod named in Wales’ ‘digital dozen’

DIGITAL DOZEN: The Noddlepod’s Ollie Gardener

A Caerphilly-based tech company has been named as one of the 12 leading digital firms in Wales.


“Plan ahead” warns council as Velothon returns to Caerphilly county borough this weekend

Cyclists tackle last year's Velothon Wales, which split public opinion

Caerphilly County Borough Council is warning residents to make early plans ahead of the return of the controversial Velothon Wales cycle event on Sunday May 22.


Pantomime raises £2,000 for Caerphilly Children’s Centre

The stars of this year’s pantomime

Staff and friends of Caerphilly Children’s Centre have raised £2,000 with their annual pantomime.


Llancaiach Fawr shortlisted for Best Family Day Out award

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, near Nelson, has been nominated for Best Family Day Out in the Junior Design Awards 2016.


Police appeal for information on location of missing Rhymney woman

Isabelle Shannon was reported missing on Sunday May 15

Gwent Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a Rhymney woman who has been reported as missing since Sunday.


Tesco introduce defibrillators to stores as part of new preventative programme

Supermarket Tesco is set to introduce defibrillators at its stores in Caerphilly, Risca and Ystrad Mynach.


Update: Family pays tribute as Argoed man named as victim of fatal Rogerstone crash

Alex Chamberlain

The family of a man who died in a crash on the A467 yesterday have paid tribute to him as a "loving father, brother and grandson."


Primary school pupils open museum in recognition of Trethomas heritage

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Tyn y Wern Primary School

Year five and six pupils at Tyn Y Wern Primary School have opened their very own Museum of Trethomas.


Morgan Jones Park set for a new buzz by supporting butterflies

Morgan Jones Park in Caerphilly has been selected as the lead location for the 2015 Natural Buzz initiative.


Caerphilly barber celebrates 30 years of trims

Alison Attwood-Rees is celebrating 30 years in the industry

A Caerphilly-town based barber has clocked up her 30th anniversary in the haircutting business.


Phaze shop bosses avoid jail over fire safety prosecutions

GUTTED: The Phaze shop in Cardiff Road, Caerphilly

A company director and a manager have both avoided jail over a shop fire in Caerphilly town centre.


Police appeal after motorbike is stolen from Newbridge

The Enduro motorbike was stolen from Thorn Avenue, Newbridge

Gwent Police is appealing for information after a motorbike was stolen from a garage in Thorn Avenue, Newbridge.


Blackwood printing company Pensord Press receives £3.2 million investment

INVESTMENT: Pensord Press Managing Director Darren Coxon (right) and Operations Director Karl Gater

Blackwood-based Pensord Press, one of the UK’s leading magazine printing companies, has secured a £3.2 million funding package from HSBC.


Memories of the Oakdale Workmen’s Institute wanted for special event

Staff at Fagans National History Museum want to hear readers’ memories of Oakdale Workmen’s Institute, which was moved to the museum in 1989.


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