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Archive for May, 2010

New community allotment in Bargoed almost ready


Green-fingered Bargoed residents are to get a new community allotment.

The Taraggan project will be officially launched on Monday May 24 after two years of planning and fundraising.

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Cwmcarn baby can now be laid to rest


A baby boy found dead behind a local Spar shop can be laid to rest after a coroner formally released his body.

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Gwent Police appoints four new custody watchdogs


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Gwent Police has appointed four new volunteer inspectors to check how people in custody are treated.

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£280,000 boost for new Bargoed library

An artist's impression of the redevelopment of Hanbury Road Baptist Church, Bargoed.

An artist's impression of the redevelopment of Hanbury Road Baptist Church, Bargoed.

A scheme to turn a chapel into a library has been boosted by £280,000 worth of Welsh Assembly cash.

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Ty Darran care home may not close


A Risca care home faced with closure could be given a last minute reprieve after councillors voted to keep it open.

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New Mother and Toddler Dance Group


A new fun packed class for you and your toddler has started at Blackwood Miners’ Institute. The Mother and Toddler Dance Group takes place on Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 3.30pm and costs £2.50 per session.

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Hengoed ice cream man sold cigarettes to children


A Hengoed man and his boss have been fined a total of £1,130 by magistrates after they were caught selling cigarettes to children from their ice cream van.

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Woman charged after baby’s body found at Pengam house


A 30-year-old woman arrested after council workers found a dead baby’s body at a house in Pengam has been charged.

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15-year-old Blackwood boy handed ASBO


Zackary Williams, of Blackwood, who has been handed an ASBO because of his bad behaviour

A 15-year-old boy from Blackwood who caused havoc on the streets has been handed a two-year Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO).

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Councillors to discuss Ty Darran care home closure today


Councillors will today discuss plans to close a care home despite fierce local opposition.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s health, social care and well-being scrutiny committee are set to pass a recommendation to cabinet to close Ty Darran care home in Risca.

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Bogus charity warning in Caerphilly County Borough


Trading Standards are warning people not to hand over donations of clothing and unwanted household goods to bogus charity firms.

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Police appeal to find owners of stolen garden tools


Gwent Police has appealed for burglary victims to come forward to identify some stolen items found by officers from a premises on Maindee Road, Cwmfelinfach.

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