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Drop in sessions for questions on Cwmcarn Forest Drive future

Visitors of Cwmcarn Forest Drive who want to know more about its planned closure can visit a drop-in question and answer session.

Runners get ready for Great Gwent Poppy Run in Cwmcarn

Hundreds of runners, walkers and cyclists are due to take part in the Great Gwent Poppy Run.
The Royal British Legion’s annual event will take place at Cwmcarn Forest Drive on Sunday September 21, starting at 9am.

Llancaiach Fawr opens doors for public to see conservation work

REVAMP: Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, near Nelson, is throwing its doors open to the public for free on September 21.

RSPCA appeal for information after dog was left with brain damage after beating in Rudry

The male brindle lurcher was found collapsed on a small grass verge at the end of Rudry Road, Rudry

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was allegedly beaten by two men in Caerphilly.

A member of the public, who notified the RSPCA, said a woman riding a horse said she saw two men beating a dog and then ran off.

Caerphilly woman’s pride as baskets get NATO showcase

The basket full of Welsh gifts

A Caerphilly woman has spoken of her pride after the baskets she makes were given to world leaders at the recent NATO summit in Newport.

Family’s plea to release Blackwood man imprisoned in Indonesia

IMPRISONED: Blackwood man Mathew Davies is locked up in an Indonesian jail

The family of a Blackwood man who is being held in an Indonesian prison have made an emotional plea for help to bring him home to Wales.

Wayne David MP attacks Government over plan to close Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court

FACING CLOSURE: Caerphilly Magistrates' Court - Picture by Jaggery

MP Wayne David has described plans to close Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court as being “back-of-the-envelope stuff”.

Caerphilly Council to oppose plans to merge with Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent

Caerphilly Council's headquarters in Tredomen

Caerphilly County Borough Council looks set to reject proposals to merge with Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen county borough councils.

Welsh construction firms’ confidence growing

Almost two-thirds of construction firms in Wales are more optimistic about their future prospects than they were 12 months ago, according to a new report.

15% of tobacco sold in Wales ‘is illegal’

Almost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco to buy, a leading charity has claimed.

Win tickets to see Norman Lovett at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall

Stand-up comedian and Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett will be appearing at Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall on Friday September 19 as part of his Old and New mini-tour.

Business rate relief on offer to Caerphilly County Borough firms

Businesses in Caerphilly County Borough are being urged to take advantage of a rate relief scheme.

Eligible firms can claim up to £1,000 in business rate relief from Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Grant money awarded for Caerphilly landlords

Caerphilly County Borough Council has been awarded £5,000 to deliver equalities and discrimination guidance to landlords.

The council’s Equalities and Welsh Language team successfully bid for the funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation.

Cardiff Stadium trip a success for Caerphilly youngsters

The youngsters who took part in the Sport Caerphilly event at Cardiff City Stadium

A group of children taking part in a disability and inclusion summer scheme with Sport Caerphilly recently visited the home of Cardiff City for a tour and to experience the excitement of the stadium.

Charity walk for Caerphilly Miners’ Centre

A charity appeal to help transform a former hospital building into a new community centre is to hold its own ‘Three Peaks’ challenge.

Appeal after three men attack teenager in Bargoed

Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy was attacked while he suffered a blackout.

The victim was walking along Park Drive, in Bargoed, when he felt dizzy and blacked out.

£50 on-the-spot fine for people caught smoking in cars carrying children proposed in Wales

People in Wales could face a £50 on-the-spot fine if they are caught flouting a ban on smoking in cars carrying children under plans unveiled by the Welsh Government.

Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert to stand down at 2016 Assembly Election

Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert has announced he will be standing down at the 2016 National Assembly elections.

Mr Cuthbert, who has been Caerphilly AM since 2003, announced his intention to stand down via Twitter.

From teacher to preacher – Bargoed woman gives up life in the classroom for clergy

Priest Sue Pratten has given up the classroom to pursue a full-time career with the church

A teacher from Bargoed has given up given up life in the classroom, switching from teaching to full-time ministry.

Caerphilly born writer credits Aber Valley Arts Festival for writing success

PAPERBACK WRITER: Caerphilly author Thomas Morris

An aspiring writer has secured a book deal with top publisher Faber, nine years on from entering a local arts festival competition.

Fake booze and tobacco worth £14k seized in Caerphilly County Borough

Counterfeit alcohol and tobacco with a street value of more than £14,000 was seized by council officials over a four year period, figures have revealed.

Hundreds attend Caerphilly County Borough events aimed at helping jobless

Around 700 people attended a series of events designed to help the unemployed back into the workplace.

Caerphilly Local History Society launches latest journal at town’s library

Caerphilly MP Wayne David has launched the latest journal from the Caerphilly Local History Society

The Caerphilly Local History Society has launched the latest edition of its journal.

The launch of its ninth journal took place on Saturday September 6 at Caerphilly Town Library.

Disabled Trinant pensioner ordered to pay £200 after falling asleep in McDonald’s car park

NOT LOVIN’ IT: John Colliver was a regular customer at McDonald’s in Blackwood until his fine

A disabled pensioner who suffers from diabetes has been ordered to pay £200 after falling asleep in a McDonald’s car park in Blackwood.

Elderly woman passenger freed from car after it was hit by bus in Llanbradach

Firefighters at the scene of the bus crash in Llanbradach

A bus crashed into a car driven by an elderly woman in Llanbradach this morning, September 10.

Jake Sweeney football match tribute raises thousands for his family

YOU'L' NEVER WALK ALONE: The players released balloons representing Jake Sweeney's beloved Liverpool FC

A football match played in tribute to Jake Sweeney, who died four days after he was assaulted in Caerphilly town centre, has raised more than £6,000 for the 26-year-old’s family.

Wales’ only public food lab set to close

Caerphilly County Borough Council has allayed food safety fears after the closure of Wales’ only publicly-run food testing laboratory.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive and Caerphilly Castle continue to attract visitors

Cwmcarn Lake

Cwmcarn Forest Drive and Caerphilly Castle have again been named in a list of Wales’ most visited tourist attractions.

Collaboration not devolution, says Gwent PCC

Policing in Wales should only be devolved if it can be proved to be better than the current structure according to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Ian Johnston.

Caerphilly mum raises £2,000 for neonatal unit

Lyn Bourne (left) and Cindy Baghurst (right) of Britannia Day Nursery with Zoe Fowler and son Olly

A mother who had her baby son born prematurely at 24 weeks has raised around £2,000 for the neonatal unit which helped her little boy survive.

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