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Former Nelson councillor made MBE

 

Ex-councillor Leonard Lewis, from Nelson, is to be made an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

Mr Lewis, 83, will be given the honour for more than 30 years service through Caerphilly County Borough Council and Nelson Community Council.

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Scarlets repel late Dragons surge

 
The Scarlets ended Newport Gwent Dragons's unbeaten run at Rodney Parade this season in the Magners League with a 9-14 victory built around a heroic defensive display.

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Save Caerphilly police station petition growing

 
South Wales East AM Lindsay WhittleAlmost 450 people have signed an online petition to save Caerphilly town police station from closure and Lindsay Whittle, leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, is urging more people to sign up. Councillor Whittle, who is also Plaid’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Caerphilly, said: “I’m pleased at the response of the public to the online petition and I would urge as many people as possible to sign up and send a message out that Caerphilly station must not be shut. “The more support we can gather the greater the possibility of saving Caerphilly Police Station."

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WRU’s New Year’s message

 
WRU chief executive ROGER LEWIS relects on 2009 - a year which he describes 'as a remarkable year for Welsh rugby.'

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Prop star in a hurry

 
Adam Jones is in a hurry to make an impact for Wales in the Six Nations.

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Ospreys prepare Holah extension

 
Ex-All Black flanker Marty Holah will be offered a new one-year deal by the Ospreys this week.

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Williams hands Wales boost

 
Shane Williams will hand Wales the perfect festive present with a New Year return.

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Caerphilly Council to switch off street lights to save cash

 
Councillor Colin Mann

Councillor Colin Mann

Street lights are to be switched off by Caerphilly County Borough Council in a bid to save money.

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Blackwood paedophile dies of cancer behind bars

 

A convicted child rapist has died behind bars from cancer, according to a prison service spokesperson.

Roger Gardener, 66, formerly of High Street, Fleur-de-Lys, was jailed for 12 years in February 2008 after being found guilty of indecently assaulting two young girls in 2000.

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Cefn Fforest’s Dream Alliance wins Welsh Grand National

 

A horse born on a disused allotment next to Blackwood rugby club and owned by a group of 23 friends from Cefn Fforest has romped home to win the 60th Welsh Grand National.

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Blues onslaught stuns Dragons

 

A devastating second half onslaught which saw 39 unanswered points, gave Cardiff Blues a crushing victory over a bewildered Newport Gwent Dragons side by 42-13 at Cardiff City Stadium.

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Heavy snow expected across Caerphilly County Borough

 

Caerphilly County Borough is bracing itself for heavy snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued an early warning for heavy snow across much of south and mid Wales.

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