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Fleur de Lys music firm raises £1,260 for parkinson’s charity

A music tuition firm based in Fleur de Lys has raised £1,260 for charity.


Caerphilly puzzles cryptic lovers as it makes top ten place names used in crosswords

Caerphilly has been named in a list of the top ten places most likely to feature as crossword answers.


Markham shop workers skydive to raise cash for homeless people

Employees from a Markham convenience store have helped raise around £1,500 to help homeless people.


Canmol marketing awards open for entries

The Chartered Institute of Marketing is seeking entries for its national Canmol Awards. Prizes are on offer for companies and public sector participants who have achieved outstanding business results over the year through innovative marketing campaigns.


Blackwood dog grooming school welcomes international student

An award-winning dog grooming business welcomed a student from Bermuda onto its six week residential grooming course.


Woman has bank card stolen at Asda, Caerphilly

Police want to speak with this man in connection with the theft of a bank card in Caerphilly's Asda store

Police want to speak to this man after a bank card was stolen from a lady in the car park of Asda in Caerphilly town.


Congratulations to Caerphilly couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary

CONGRATULATIONS: Norman and Christine Letheren have been married for 60 years

A Caerphilly couple are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. Norman and Christine Letheren have been married for 60 years today, July 30.


Caerphilly entrepreneur named as honorory Mexican consul for Wales

A Caerphilly entrepreneur has been named the first Honorary Consul for Mexico in Wales. Glyn Peglar, 31, is the founder and CEO of Culture Group.


Ron Davies to stand in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen by-election

Plaid Cymru has selected Ron Davies as the party’s candidate for a vacancy in the Bedwas, Trehomas and Machen ward of Caerphilly County Borough Council.


Caerphilly education centre honoured

Kip McGrath’s Caerphilly Centre directors
Keith and June Anthony

A Caerphilly-based tuition company has been named the largest of its type in Wales. The Kip McGrath Education Centre was recognised at the Kip McGrath annual conference in London recently.


Caerphilly campaigners pressure Welsh Government to cover cost of ‘Bedroom Tax’ as ‘no eviction network’ launched

NO EVICTIONS: Protesters against the 'Bedroom Tax' outside the Senedd last year

Campaigners in Caerphilly have called on the Welsh Government to act, after AMs said they should consider refunding tenants affected by the ‘Bedroom Tax’.


Caerphilly design firm celebrates tenth anniversary

A design agency which boasts Tesco and NatWest among its clients is celebrating ten years in business.


Seaside trip enjoyed by sheltered housing residents thanks to Caerphilly’s Constructaquote.com

ALL ABOARD: The residents depart on their trip

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Caerphilly were treated to a day out at the beach thanks to a local company.


Business leaders honoured by University of South Wales

Some of the biggest names in Welsh business were presented with honorary awards by the University of South Wales on Tuesday, July 14.


More than a quarter of child car seats fail Caerphilly Council safety checks

Almost four out of ten child car seats failed a safety inspection at an event held by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Trading Standards department.


Rhymney and Pontlottyn parishes get new vicar

The separate parishes of Rhymney and Pontlottyn have welcomed a new vicar, as part of a partnership between the Dioceses of Llandaff and Monmouth.


Oakdale nursery gets grant from Gwent PCC’s Partnership Fund

THANKS: Luc Jones and Maria Chapman celebrate with the children

A Welsh medium nursery in Oakdale has celebrated being given a £2,000 grant from the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).


High Court rules late Caerphilly man can have British Coal compensation claim heard

The son of a late Caerphilly man has said a High Court ruling to allow his father’s compensation claim against British Coal to be heard is a “step forward”.


Cyclist takes in Caerphilly as he visits every DWP office in Wales to fight cancer

TEAM: Rita and Christopher Daniel at Caerphilly Job Centre

A DWP worker visited Caerphilly Job Centre on July 16 as part of a 850 mile cycle ride to raise awareness of bowel cancer.


Caerphilly Council opens public consultation into frontline services

Residents are being encouraged to give their feedback on council frontline public services by taking part in a short survey.


Jack’s Law defibrillator campaign gets boost after Welsh Assembly petition

LIFESAVER: A defibrillator was donated to Blackwood Miners’ Institute

The Welsh Assembly’s Petitions Committee has called for the Welsh Government to consider passing legislation making defibrillators compulsory at public buildings.


More than 50,000 attend Big Cheese 2015 despite horrendous weather

EN GARDE: Children enjoyed medieval re-enactments at Caerphilly Castle

An estimated 55,000 people attended Caerphilly’s Big Cheese Festival over the weekend, despite atrocious weather.


Miners’ Hospital exhibition open at Caerphilly Library

SERVICE: Former volunteer Dorothy Lewis at the exhibition in Caerphilly Library

An exhibition of the work of the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, which ran a tea shop in the former Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, will be on display at Caerphilly Library until July 31.


Football tournament organised in memory of Jake Sweeney

A football club has organised a charity five-a-side tournament in memory of a local man killed last year.


Senghenyddd memorial volunteers presented with prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

AWARDED: Members of the Aber Valley Heritage Group receive their Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

A group of volunteers who helped realise the National Mining Memorial in Senghenydd have been given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Libanus Primary School head retires after three decades of service

FAREWELL: Mr Jenkins with some of his pupils

A retiring headteacher has won the ‘Favourite Teacher’ award in a local competition. Peter Jenkins, of Libanus Primary School, won the competition hosted by Ystrad Mynach coffee shop Gaffaccino’s.


Labour win New Tredegar by-election

The Labour Party’s Mark Evans has been elected as New Tredegar’s representative on Caerphilly County Borough Council.


Big Cheese’s Great Cheese Race cancelled

Tonight’s Great Cheese Race has been cancelled due to the weather. A spokesperson for Caerphilly County Borough said the race was to be abandoned in the interest of the safety of the competitors.


Caerphilly taxi drivers claim ‘inconsistent’ vehicle checks are damaging their livelihood

ANGRY: Caerphilly Taxi Drivers’ Association claim “inconsistent” checks are ruining their trade

Taxi driver representatives have criticised Caerphilly Council’s licensing department for “inconsistencies” in vehicle checks.


Police looking for Caerphilly man who breached court order

WANTED: Richard Smith

Gwent Police are trying to locate a man from Caerphilly who breached a court order.


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