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Plaque to honour Senghenydd mining disaster victims unveiled in Caerphilly town

The plaque commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd

A plaque commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd has been installed in Caerphilly town centre.

Labour calls for Caerphilly Town Council by-election

Labour has called for a by-election after a councillor stepped down from Caerphilly Town Council.

Mike Thomas, who represented the Tonyfelin ward for Plaid Cymru, stood down for personal reasons.

Appeal after bike stolen in Aberbargoed burglary

One of the motorbikes that were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed on October 20

Two off-road motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Aberbargoed in the early hours of the morning on Monday October 20.

Dog found trapped in snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The dog who found trapped in a snare near Bryn Meadows in Maesycwmmer

The RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after it was found trapped in a small snare.

Caerphilly Business Forum: We all have a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community

NEW CHAIR: Denise Lovering has been appointed Caerphilly Business Forum’s new chairwoman

In a new regular feature, we shine a light on members of Caerphilly Business Forum. Here Caerphilly Business Forum Chair Denise Lovering explains why everyone has a responsibility to make a contribution to the local community.

Appeal after theft from Bargoed Spar

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a theft from Bargoed Spar

Police are appealing for information after a theft from a Spar in Bargoed.

Officers have release this CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Hanbury Road shop on September 27 at around 4pm.

New Tredegar nurses face NMC hearing

A misconduct hearing into the practice of six nurses at a New Tredegar care home is underway.

Nurses Rachel Tanta, Rachel Pritchard, Tembakazi Moyana, Beverley Mock, Daphne Richards and Susan Greening are accused of misconduct and face allegations over the treatment of nine residents at Brithdir Nursing Home between 2004 and 2006.

Girl, 14, missing from Risca

Radka Pechova, 14, has been missing from her home in Risca since Thursday October 16

Gwent Police is appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl missing from her Risca home.

Radka Pechova, who is of Czech origin, was last seen on Thursday October 16.

Police appeal after fuel theft from Morrisons Bargoed

Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with a fuel theft from Morrisons in Bargoed

Gwent Police is appealing for information to trace a woman in connection with a fuel theft from Bargoed Morrisons.

Youngsters asked to vote on issues as Caerphilly Youth Forum conference vows action

Young people from across Caerphilly County Borough made their voices heard at the annual Caerphilly Youth Forum conference in Blackwood.

Dog attacked and shot in Rudry still looking for a new home

GIVE A DOG A HOME: Sergeant is looking for a place to live

He certainly has been through a lot, but Sergeant, the brindle lurcher who was found collapsed by a member of the public on a small grass verge in Rudry last month is definitely back on his feet.

Caerphilly Cabinet members cut their pay by five per-cent to ‘contribute to cuts’

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet members have agreed to reduce their salaries by 5% “as a contribution towards the savings likely to be required across all of the council’s departments.”

Tourism worth £103m to Caerphilly County Borough in 2013

The Winding House in New Tredegar was named as a top attraction

The amount of money spent by tourists to Caerphilly County Borough is on the rise, according to figures from the council.

Petition calls for commitment on future of Cwmcarn Forest Drive

END OF THE ROAD?: A visitor enjoys Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Picture by Joy Saphine

A petition against the “indefinite or permanent closure” of Cwmcarn Forest Drive has been handed into the Assembly, calling on the Welsh Government to reverse the decision to shut the attraction.

Family outrage over Jake Sweeney killer Jason Grovell’s sentence

Jason Grovell was jailed for killing Jake Sweeney after punching him once

The father of a man killed as he was breaking up a fight, has described the attacker’s four year jail term as “a kick in the teeth”.

Ysgol Ifor Bach scoops top prize at Caerphilly Urdd Eisteddfod parade

PRIZE: The winning banner from Ysgol Ifor Bach

Pupils from Ysgol Ifor Bach in Abertridwr won first prize for the best banner displayed in a parade to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod to Caerphilly County Borough.

£250k regeneration grant for Crumlin’s Navigation Colliery

HISTORIC: Navigation Colliery in Crumlin.

A community project to save a historic colliery site has been boosted by a £250,000 grant from the Welsh Government.

Police appeal for whereabouts of wanted Fleur-De-Lys man

WANTED: Daniel Robinson

Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate a 31-year-old man who breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

Driver jailed for death of Gerwyn Allan Osborne-Flanagan in Cefn Hengoed

Tributes have been paid to Gerwyn Allan Osborne-Flanagan from Cefn Hengoed

A man has been jailed for five years and banned from driving for six years, after the car he was driving struck and killed a teenager.

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: October 16

Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East Assembly Member

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

Police end investigation into unlawful payments at Caerphilly County Borough Council

Caerphilly Council's headquarters in Tredomen

Police in England have confirmed that no criminal charges will be brought against officers at Caerphilly County Borough Council over unlawful payments made to staff.

Appeal for witnesses after fatal car crash in Wyllie, near Blackwood

Gwent Police is appealing for witnesses after a fatal car crash on the B4251 in Wyllie, near Blackwood.

Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert opposes plans to cut staffing at Ystrad Fawr hospital

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach

Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert has said he will oppose any move to scale back opening hours at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF) after plans were announced to remove trainee doctors.

Abertridwr’s Ben Flower given six month ban for Super League Grand Final attack

Ben Flower

A Caerphilly-born player has been banned for six months for a double punch on St Helens’ Lance Hohaia -the longest ban ever dished out by the Rugby Football League.

Anniversary of Senghenydd mining disaster marked with new sculpture

Visitors to Senghenydd’s National Mining Memorial with the new sculpture - Photograph by Carl Jones

A new sculpture commemorating those who lost their lives in the Universal Colliery Disaster of 1913 has been unveiled in Senghenydd.

Jason Grovell jailed for “cowardly” attack that killed Jake Sweeney

Jason Grovell was jailed for killing Jake Sweeney after punching him once

A young father killed a “peacemaker” with a single punch as he tried to break up a pub fight in Caerphilly.

Jason Grovell was jailed for four years for hitting innocent Jake Sweeney, 26, as he tried to separate a brawl outside the Irish Tymes pub.

Man charged after eight hour Lansbury Park siege

A man has been charged with criminal damage, after an eight hour siege in Lansbury Park, Caerphilly, which resulted in 60 homes being without gas and electricity.

Caerphilly Councillor apologises over ‘politically biased’ waste report

APOLOGETIC: Councillor David Poole

A senior Caerphilly County Borough councillor has apologised after the authority came under fire over alleged party bias in a report to councillors.

Man arrested after eight hour Lansbury Park siege

A man has been arrested after an eight hour siege in Lansbury Park resulted in 60 homes being without gas and electricity.

Youth Ambassador wanted for Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn

Young people in Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn are being encouraged to put their name forward to become a Youth Ambassador.

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