The General Election takes place on May 7 and Caerphilly Observer has asked all the candidates in the county borough to submit 100 words. We begin with those standing in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney.
The body of a 78-year-old man has been found at an address in Church Street, Llanbradach, police have confirmed.
A local rock group has written and released a charity single to raise money for Velindre Hospital.
Caerphilly constituents will have the chance to question the General Election candidates at a hustings next week.
A 300 hectare deliberate grass fire in Wattsville, near Crosskeys, has been extinguished after nearly 24 hours alight.
A fashion show with a difference is to be held at Llancaiach Fawr.
The charity fashion show, organised by event management students from the University of South Wales, will celebrate women of all shapes and sizes.
Gwent Police is appealing for information to find a 45-year-old man who has breached his prison release conditions.
A £144 million fund which will pay for 52,000 apprenticeships has been announced by the Welsh Government.
The cash will fund apprenticeships in West Wales and the Valleys over the next four years, with the majority of places targeted at 16 to 24-year-olds.
Cash and a Slush Puppy machine were stolen by thieves from a chip shop in the early hours of the morning.
Firefighters are still battling a large deliberate grass fire near to homes in Wattsville, near Crosskeys.
Crews were called yesterday, Wednesday April 22, to the mountain blaze, near an industrial area, and worked throughout the night to keep nearby homes safe.
Risca-based production company Zipline Creative is celebrating after a BBC documentary it made about the life of Gareth Thomas was selected by an international distributor.
The Winding House museum in New Tredegar has scooped a top award for the quality of its educational visits.
Caerphilly County Borough residents will be putting their best feet forward for charity as they take part in this year’s London Marathon on April 26.
A Caerphilly-based start-up has been selected to attend a mentoring scheme with search engine giant Google.
The number of animal cruelty complaints investigated by the RSPCA increased from 11,372 in 2013 to 11,740, the charity has revealed.
Workers and students at Coleg y Cymoedd will protest in Ystrad Mynach today, April 22, against Welsh Government cuts that will “decimate” adult education.
Caerphilly Castle was reconstructed over the Easter holiday with the use of 3,000 Lego bricks.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in Penyrheol.
A nursery is fundraising to help a little boy with a rare genetic disorder.
One-year-old Finlay has been diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, a disorder which causes overgrowth and affects one in 15,000 births.
A grass fire on Machen mountain that burnt through the night has been extinguished, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said.
Forty-one full-time staff at Coleg y Cymoedd have taken voluntary redundancy as the further education college tries to save £1.3 million a year.
A grass fire on Machen mountain is covering nearly 250 acres of Caerphilly County Borough countryside.
A countryside project for offenders at Parc Cwm Darran has won a national award after turning the park into a wildlife haven over the last 17 years.
A table tennis club has put an appeal out for new members to join.
A 91-year-old World War Two veteran who was recently honoured by the French Government is encouraging others to return to Normandy, funded by fines from the Libor banking scandal.
A 24-hour sponsored darts marathon is being held to raise money for a ten-year-old cancer sufferer and his family.
Trecenydd residents are trying to raise cash to fix up their local park and playing field for children to enjoy.
A much-loved town centre gallery has expanded and moved to new premises.
Y Galeri was opened in Caerphilly town’s St Fagans Street three years ago and has proved to be a popular venue for art lovers.
The Welsh Ambulance Service is reminding people not to call 999 unless it is a genuine emergency.
The service took 19,151 non-urgent calls in the last seven months with just 318 requiring an ambulance.