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Caerphilly town supermarket to hold defibrillator demonstration

Morrisons in Caerphilly is raising money to install a heart defibrillator at the stall.

Caerphilly students learn about gene research at St Martin’s


A-Level biology students from St Cenydd, Bedwas, Wycliffe and St Martin’s schools were treated to a genetics workshop on Friday, November 20.

Caerphilly Christmas lights get Frozen touch


Caerphilly town’s Christmas lights switch-on took place on November 20, with the help of Father Christmas and characters from Disney’s Frozen.

Fuel stolen from cars in Machen

Parked cars in Machen had their fuel siphoned out of their tanks.

Markham crash leaves 70-year-old woman dead and seriously injures three people

A 70-year-old woman has died after a car crash in Markham yesterday, November 26

Wales set for opt-out organ donation law

LAW CHANGE: Images such as this have been used as part of a public awareness campaign

On December 1, Wales will become the first UK country to introduce a soft opt-out system of organ donation.

Welsh Secretary: List of reserved powers for Westminster “too long”

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has admitted to Assembly Members that the list of reserved powers in the draft Wales Bill was “too long”.

Caerphilly Business Forum Award winners announced

Glen Parry, of Premier award winners CPS Group with BBC Wales’ Jamie Owen and Denise Roberts of Broomfield Alexander

Glen Parry, of Premier award winners CPS Group with BBC Wales’ Jamie Owen and Denise Roberts of Broomfield Alexander

The winners of the 2015 Caerphilly Business Forum Awards have been announced.

Gwent PCC “optimistic” after u-turn on “dangerous” police cuts

Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Ian Johnston has said he is “cautiously optimistic” by Chancellor George Osborne’s unexpected announcement that he would protect the police budget.

Council merger a step closer despite local opposition

Plans to cut the number of councils in Wales to eight could save £650 million over ten years, the Welsh Government has claimed.

Properties in Risca, Ynysddu and Crosskeys without water after burst main

#NP11 Here's a picture of the damaged main that we're working on. Thank you for bearing with us.

Oakdale development could bring 260 jobs to the area

Work has begun on a new site for a door manufacturer which could pave the way for 260 new jobs in Oakdale.

Woman, 23, targeted by would-be robber in Blackwood

A 23-year-old woman was the target of a would-be robber, who tried to steal her handbag as she walked down the street alone.

World champion rider has bikes worth thousands stolen from Caerphilly town home

CONFIDENT: Carpenter in action in Italy. Picture from Instagram

Former downhill mountain bike world champion Manon Carpenter has had thousands of pounds worth of bikes stolen from a house in Caerphilly town.

Free help available for poor digital TV reception as 4G rolled out across Caerphilly County Borough

Television viewers who notice interference while watching free-to-air digital terrestrial services may be able get help to fix their signal.

Award win for Caerphilly-based software and electronics firm

WINNERS: The Blackwood Embedded Solutions team

A Caerphilly-based software and electronics company, which is part of the Welsh Government’s Advanced Growth Programme, has secured a number of new orders after winning a prestigious manufacturing award.

Dispersal order to be enforced in Rhymney

A 48-hour dispersal order will be enforced in Rhymney this weekend after reports of anti-social behaviour and car cruising.

Cwmaber Junior School wins church choir contest

SING WHEN YOU’RE WINNING: Pupils from Cwmaber Junior School
Picture by joanneburgessphotography.com

Cwmaber Junior School, in Abertridwr, came out on top in a school singing competition organised by the Rectorial Benefice of Eglwysilan and Caerphilly.

Successful tour for Cefn Hengoed Ladies’ Choir

OH VIENNA!: Cefn Hengoed Ladies’ Choir with Elliott and Jasper Bell,
the young sons of Musical Director Jayne Bell

Cefn Hengoed Ladies’ Choir have returned from a recent successful tour of Slovakia and Austria.

Penallta man sentenced after he was caught selling fake tobacco and cigarettes

A Penallta man has been handed a suspended sentence after he admitted selling fake cigarettes and tobacco in pubs.

Caerphilly and Bargoed Freemasons hold charity presentation

DONATION: Charities thank the Masons

Caerphilly and Bargoed Masonic Lodges donated more than £11,000 to charity on October 30.

Caerphilly town gets set for Christmas lights switch-on

Caerphilly town's big Christmas lights switch-on will take place tomorrow, November 20, with the help of Father Christmas and characters from Disney's Frozen.

Morgan Jones ward community partnership to hold first meeting

Residents living in the Morgan Jones ward in Caerphilly town are being invited to join a new partnership aimed at giving them a better voice.

New Islwyn High School “progressing at rapid pace” after delays

SITE VISIT: Council Leader Cllr Keith Reynolds (centre) joins others on a visit of the school

The new Islwyn High School is taking shape after the steel structure was put in place on a former colliery site.

Caerphilly County Borough gets funding for rural development

A scheme which promotes the regeneration of rural areas in Caerphilly County Borough has had more than £2.6 million in funding approved by the Welsh Government.

Caerphilly Castle walk to help raise awareness of domestic violence

Men, women and families are being encouraged to take part in a special walk to raise awareness of domestic abuse, as part of the global White Ribbon Campaign.

Coleg y Cymoedd lecturers and students unite against ‘morally misguided’ cuts

SOLIDARITY: Studnets also came out against cuts to further education. Picture by oanneburgessphotography.com

Lecturers and students protested against cuts to adult education at Coleg y Cymoedd's Ystrad Mynach campus on November 17.

Pontlottyn RAF veteran to get “send off he deserves” after successful community campaign raises enough for funeral

VETERAN: Gerald Sullivan served in the RAF in the 1950s.

A community campaign to give an RAF veteran from Pontlottyn the 'funeral he deserves' has raised more than £3,400 for his send off.

Caerphilly schools to help develop new curriculum for Wales

A number of Caerphilly County Borough schools will be part of the design and development of a new national curriculum for Wales.

Gwent PCC hits out at “dangerous” police cuts in wake of Paris terror attack

Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Ian Johnston has claimed "brutal and dangerous" police cuts could hinder the force's response to extremism in the wake of the Paris terror attack.

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