Archive for November, 2009
Islwyn MP Don Touhig has paid tribute to Marjorie Holding for all the work she has done helping others over the years in Blackwood.
Mr Touhig presented his Unsung Hero Award to Mrs Holding for her contribution to Blackwood Methodist Church and the wider community.
She is a dedicated member of the Methodist Church and regularly holds coffee mornings to help raise funds for it.
Police officers patrolling the streets of Caerphilly County Borough managed to catch 20 children skipping school as part of a four day operation.
Peter’s Food in Caerphilly is looking for volunteer tasters to try out its range of pies, pasties, sausage rolls and slices.
The company, based in Bedwas, wants to recruit the “pie-ologists” to help better the taste of its products – which have been a firm favourite of the Welsh for years.
James Osgood, marketing director for Peter’s, said: “There is no-one better placed to tell us how our products taste than our consumers.”
Lloyd Daniels’ X-Factor dream is over after he was voted off last night’s show.
The 16-year-old, from Treharris, has endured relentless criticism from judge Louis Walsh in recent weeks and failed to make the show’s semi-final after he was voted off by the public.
Parts of Caerphilly Castle previously closed to visitors have been opened up for all to explore.
The Inner East Gatehouse has never been seen before but has now been opened up thanks to recent restoration work.
The gatehouse was blown up and partly demolished during the Civil War 350 years ago and a partial reconstruction was carried out by the Marquess of Bute.
Caerphilly’s Labour AM Jeff Cuthbert as been re-selected to stand for the seat in May 2011 by the local Labour Party.
Bryn Hollywell, the Secretary of Caerphilly Constituency Labour Party, said: “Labour Party members and Trade Union Branches in the Caerphilly constituency have unanimously agreed to re-select our current AM, Jeff Cuthbert, as their candidate for the 2011 Assembly elections.”
Two Caerphilly police officers have been commended for their bravery after tackling a gunman on the Graig-Y-Rhacca estate.
Matt Giteau made the critics eat their words with a world class display against Wales during Australia’s 12-33 victory in the Invesco Perpetual Series at the Millennium Stadium.
A young guitarist has been named as Caerphilly County Borough Schools Young Contemporary Musician of the Year 2009.
Pupils at Heolddu Comprehensive School are dancing to a samba beat after it set up its own “Samba School”.
Worried residents have contacted Caerphilly County Borough Council about its plans to build a waste transfer station at Trehir, near Llanbradach.
An 18-year-old man from Pontllanfraith has been slapped with an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) after a causing havoc in his community.