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Caerphilly man admits murdering 18-year-old at Trecco Bay caravan park

VICTIM: 18-year-old Conner Marshall was staying at Trecco Bay

VICTIM: 18-year-old Conner Marshall was staying at Trecco Bay
A 26-year-old Caerphilly man has admitted murdering a teenager at the Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl.


Teenager arrested in Abercarn over racial abuse of shop worker

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of racially or religiously aggravated harassment after a shop worker was verbally abused.


Urdd Eisteddfod opens in Caerphilly County Borough

MR URDD: School children have been filmed with the Urdd mascot to promote S4C’s coverage of the Eisteddfod

The Caerphilly and District Urdd National Eisteddfod at Llancaiach Fawr, Nelson, is officially underway.


Caerphilly Council bosses’ misconduct trial delayed for third time

Anthony O'Sullivan, Nigel Barnett, and Daniel Perkins

Anthony O’Sullivan, Nigel Barnett, and Daniel Perkins
The trial of three Caerphilly Council bosses charged with misconduct in a public office has been delayed for the third time this year.


Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith donates cash to Rhymney Valley Athletic Club

Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith has donated £500 to Rhymney Valley Athletic Club.


South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: May 21, 2015

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


Welsh Government scheme aims to support new business

A new pilot scheme which aims to increase the number of Welsh start-ups accessing the funding and support they need to grow has been launched by Economy Minister Edwina Hart.


Biography recalls remarkable life of Machen’s ‘Sledgehammer Pastor’

SLEDGEHAMMER: Daniel Hughes, pastor and politician

SLEDGEHAMMER: Daniel Hughes, pastor and politician
A book about a maverick Machen pastor who took a sledgehammer to his own chapel has been released.


Caerphilly Business Forum welcomes return of Jobs Growth Wales

Business leaders in Caerphilly County Borough have welcomed the return of the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales scheme.


‘Ethical’ cleaning firm expands after £9,000 EU grant

A cleaning company which trains unemployed and “hard-to-reach” people, along with international foreign exchange students, has expanded into garden maintenance.


Caerphilly gets ready for Urdd National Eisteddfod as chair and crown unveiled

Paul Hogg, from Abertridwr, with the Eisteddfod chair

The chair and the crown – the Urdd Eisteddfod’s most sought-after prizes – have been unveiled to the public.


Bus company Stagecoach freezes fares

Bus company Stagecoach has announced it is freezing its fares in South Wales because of the falling cost of fuel.


Superfast broadband reaches across Caerphilly County Borough

Work to bring faster internet speeds to homes and businesses is now taking place in every telephone exchange area in Caerphilly County Borough through the Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru programme.


Abercarn community project hoping for funding from Aviva

A project to turn an Abercarn working men’s club into a vibrant community centre needs your votes.


Caerphilly start-up ProfitSourcery aims to make it easy to make money online

ProfitSourcery co-founders Adrian Walker and Ed Brooks

Making money online – it is the dream of many would-be entrepreneurs and a new Caerphilly-based company is aiming to make it a reality for thousands of ordinary people.


Man arrested for breaching dispersal order in Risca

An 18-year-old man was arrested after breaching a dispersal order in Risca on Saturday May 16.


Affordable food co-op bags help from Caerphilly Funeral Services

HELPING HAND: Co-op volunteers and staff from Caerphilly Funeral Services

A food co-operative that has sold £15,000 of affordable groceries in its first year has been supported by a Caerphilly funeral directors.


Golfers raise cash at Bryn Meadows charity day

More than 100 golfers raised £4,700 for charity at the annual Phylyp Butler Charity Golf Day.
120 players made up 30 teams at Bryn Meadows Golf Club to raise money for Disability Sport Wales, which helps to provide Sporting opportunities for children with disability.


Caerphilly Business Forum: Soul-searching for the right commercial premises

Claire Lukins of Plant 2 Plate

Caerphilly Business Forum Member Claire Lukins, of Plant 2 Plate, discusses overcoming the pitfalls when looking for business premises.


Caerphilly County Borough Mayor raises almost £9,000 for charity

The outgoing Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council raised almost £9,000 for charity in his year in office.


Welsh boxing champion Gavin Gwynne receives award from Nelson Community Council

Cllr Kerry Jones, Gavin Gwynne and Cllr David Carter (l-r)

A Welsh champion boxer from Nelson has been given a community award by Nelson Community Council.


Firefighters praised by Welsh Government Minister over grass fire action

Firefighters from across South Wales have been praised for their skill and bravery in tackling the recent spate of grass fires.


‘No compromise’ by protesters against Ystrad Mynach park and ride in bid to save school field

GREEN RAGE: Protesters against the park and ride outside Caerphilly Council's offices

Protesters against plans to develop a park and ride at Ystrad Mynach Railway Station insist they “won’t compromise” on losing part of a school playing field.


Hundreds remember the life of veteran Bedwas councillor and campaigner Ray Davies

RIP: Cllr Ray Davies who passed away aged 85

Hundreds of people celebrated the life of veteran Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen councillor Ray Davies at a remembrance service at Bedwas Workman’s Hall today, May 15.


Dream of turning former pub into community centre ends for Trethomas group

A charity’s dream to turn the closed Ty-Yn-Y-Pwll Inn in Trethomas into a vibrant community hub has come to a halt due to a lack of funding.


Appeal for information after deliberate fire in Pontllanfraith

Police are appealing for information after a deliberate fire at a property on Mynydd Islwyn Close, Pontllanfraith early this morning, Friday May 15.


Cllr Leon Gardiner elected Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough

MAYOR: Cllr Leon Gardiner

Former Deputy Mayor Cllr Leon Gardiner was elected Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough at the council’s AGM last night, May 14.


Gwent Police appoint new assistant chief

Chief Constable Jeff Farrar (left) with ACC Julian Williams

Gwent Police has appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) on May 7.
Julian Williams will take over from ACC Lorraine Bottomley when she retires at the end of this month.


Burst main leaves properties in Caerphilly without water

Houses and businesses in Bargoed have been left without water due to a burst water main.


Felling of 150,000 larch trees begins at Cwmcarn Forest

SO LONG, FELL-WELL: Cwmcarn Forest Drive

A tree felling operation to combat larch disease at Cwmcarn Forest Drive has stepped up a gear.


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