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19-year-old man charged with robbery of Iceland store, Caerphilly

CLOSED: The scene outside Iceland on Cardifff Road in Caerphilly town this morning

A 19-year-old man has appeared before Newport Magistrates’ Court charged with robbing an Iceland supermarket in Caerphilly town.

Worker believed to have been threatened with knife during early morning robbery at Caerphilly town Iceland – Two teens arrested

CLOSED: The scene outside Iceland on Cardifff Road in Caerphilly town this morning

A supermarket worker is believed to have been held at knifepoint during an early morning robbery at Iceland supermarket in Caerphilly town.

Bedwas-based AerFin signs deal with Cathay Pacific Airways for retired fleet

Bedwas-based aircraft engineering firm AerFin Ltd has signed a deal with airline Cathay Pacific Airways to dispose of retired planes.

Pentwynmawr man to run 82 miles to raise cash for Cardiac Risk in the Young

Kenneth Roberts is running two ultra-marathons totalling 82 miles for Cardiac Risk in the Young

A Pentwynmawr man is running two ultra-marathons to raise money for a heart charity for young people.

Free training for digital entrepreneurs on offer at Caerphilly-based Welsh ICE

Caerphilly-based business hub Welsh ICE has partnered with a London-based organisation to deliver training to help the next generation of digital entrepreneurs.

Trinant Primary School pupils show off their Fairtrade credentials

FAIR FLAVOURS: Trinant Primary School pupils made cakes with Fairtrade chocolate

Pupils at Trinant Primary School held a fair trade day in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight. The nursery class made rice crispy cakes and Year One made Gruffalo cakes with Fairtrade chocolate.

Caerphilly man jailed for seven years after running over and killing step-sister in illegal road race

A Caerphilly man who ran over and killed his step sister while taking part in an illegal road race has been jailed for seven years.

Sergeant dismissed by Gwent Police for gross misconduct involving “inappropriate sexual behaviour”

Sergeant Richard Evans outside Cardiff Crown Court

A custody sergeant who allegedly had sex with a female suspect has been fired by Gwent Police for gross misconduct.

Coleg Gwent faces £5.7m of cuts – 122 jobs to go

Coleg Gwent's Crosskeys campus. Picture by Jaggery

Coleg Gwent is facing cuts of £5.7 million with around 122 jobs to go

The college, which has a campus in Crosskeys, as well as Ebbw Vale, Newport, Crosskeys, Pontypool and Usk, said most part-time courses and community courses will go from September, although full-time courses are unaffected.

National Assembly for Wales launches app

The National Assembly for Wales has launched a mobile app, giving people another way of finding out what is happening at the Assembly.

Concrete specialists relocate to Caerphilly

(Left to right) Belinda Davies, Steve Davies, Nikki Ballet and Andrew Haines

A leading specialist in concrete applications and repairs has relocated to Caerphilly town and opened a new trade counter.

Police issue CCTV image appeal after trolley full of shopping stolen from Risca Tesco

Two men entered Tesco Risca and stole a trolley full of shopping

Police would like to speak with two men in connection with the theft of a trolley full of shopping from Tesco in Risca.

Bedwas man banned from online dating sites after violently attacking women

Karl Crimmins, 29, of Bedwas, has been banned from dating websites after carrying out violent attacks on women

A bullying boyfriend who admitted unlawfully wounding a woman he had met online has been banned from going on all dating websites.

South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme celebrated as a success

A scheme that supports vulnerable people in the community has celebrated three years at its 2015 AGM.

The South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme provides support for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, as well as older people.

Three Caerphilly County Borough schools get health award

Three schools in Caerphilly County Borough have received awards for raising health awareness.

St Gwladys Bargoed Primary School, Hendredenny Park Primary and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili have been members of the Caerphilly Healthy Schools Scheme for over nine years.

Newbridge School pupils join spring clean up at station

Newbridge School pupils have taken part in the Big Spring Clean 2015

Newbridge School pupils have taken part in the Big Spring Clean 2015.

Pupils teamed up with Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Tidy Towns Team to set to work on improving the town’s park and ride facility.

Caerphilly Girl Guides need volunteer helpers

Caerphilly Girlguiding is looking for female volunteers aged over 18 to work with Brownies and Guides aged between five and 25.

Blackwood Rotary Club helps group for autism sufferers and their families

Blackwood Rotary Club has donated £300 and entertainment equipment to ASD, a group supporting children and families affected by autism.

Community allotments available at Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

Friends of Morgan Jones Park in Caerphilly town are looking for people to make use of the new community allotments in the park.

Bargoed regeneration up for award

REGENERATED: Bargoed town centre

The third phase of a project to regenerate Bargoed has been shortlisted for a prestigious engineering award.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru has announced the finalists for its Project Awards 2015.

Caerphilly MP hosts Bedwas pupil at Westminster for International Women’s Day

Caerphilly MP Wayne David with Molly Turececk from Bedwas

Eighteen-year-old Molly Turececk from Bedwas recently visited Westminster to meet with Caerphilly MP Wayne David.

Molly was nominated by Bedwas High School after Mr David wrote to the school inviting a female student to take part in a project celebrating International Women’s Day.

Record year for Newbridge electronics manufacturer Axiom

Axiom apprentice Jeff Lee (right) with Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb

Axiom Manufacturing Services has announced record turnover and operating profits for 2014, with a forward order book that promises more of the same.

Appeal after theft from supermarket Aldi in Risca

Police would like to speak to these women in connection with a theft from Risca Aldi

Police are appealing for information to identify three women following a theft from the Aldi store in Risca at 3.05pm on Monday March 23.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 25, 2015

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

£19k raised for Text Santa charity by Caerphilly-based PHS Group

Workplace services company PHS Group has raised more than £19,000 for ITV’s Text Santa appeal.

Children’s hospice services across the UK will benefit from funds raised by the 2014 appeal and PHS’ national charity partner, Together for Short Lives, will benefit as one of the six Text Santa charities.

Two men from Bargoed admit charges of violent disorder after Cardiff Gaza protest

Two men from Bargoed have admitted charges of violent disorder after trouble flared up in Cardiff City centre when a protest march passed people drinking.

Police warn drivers in Caerphilly town area to lock their cars after spate of thefts

Gwent Police are reminding drivers to lock their vehicles when they leave them unattended after a spate of thefts in the town.

Caerphilly MP Wayne David asks Caerphilly County Borough Council to ‘think again’ over plans to build more homes

Caerphilly MP Wayne David has formally called on Caerphilly County Borough Council to ‘think again’ about its Draft Local Development Plan (LDP).

Coleg Gwent students get a taste of the Big Apple

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: The students from Coleg Gwent

Foundation degree students from Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys Campus studying Creative Arts recently took their classroom to the streets of the Big Apple for an inspirational tour of a lifetime.

Caerphilly’s St Martin’s School presented with defibrillator as part of Jack’s Appeal

June Thomas (centre left) presented the defibrillator to St Martin’s School

A defibrillator has been presented to St Martin’s School in Caerphilly town – the 12th to be presented to schools across Caerphilly County Borough by Jack’s Appeal.

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