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Archive for October, 2010

Caerphilly Youth Forum celebrates tenth anniversary

Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr James Fussell with members of the Youth Forum as they blow out the candles on a celebratory anniversary cake

Young people from Caerphilly County Borough’s Youth Forum have celebrated its tenth anniversary.

A total of 86 youngsters representing schools, youth projects, voluntary organisations and youth clubs from across the county borough came together at the Maes Manor Hotel in Blackwood for the forum’s annual conference.

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Caerphilly County Borough remains a popular visitor destination


Caerphilly County Borough is still a popular destination for visitors despite the gloomy economic outlook – according to Caerphilly County Borough Council.

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Disused Risca allotment to be brought back into use


A disused allotment in Risca is to be re-established after Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet gave the scheme the go-ahead.

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Aneurin Bevan Health Board placed in special measures


Aneurin Bevan Health Board, which has responsibility for the health service in Caerphilly County Borough, has been placed in special measures because of patients waiting more than six months for surgery.

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Caerphilly recruitment firm launches online video CVs


A Caerphilly-based recruitment agency is launching an online video CV service.

Deliverance Recruitment and Consultancy is providing the free platform for candidates in partnership with Innovate CV which designed and created the the online video CV platform.

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Caerphilly town railway footbridge saved from closure


A court hearing over the proposed closure of a footbridge at Caerphilly Railway Station, used daily by hundreds of people, including many children, has been called off.

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Welsh Language Society urges campaign of ‘non-violent direct action’ to reverse government plan to ‘merge’ S4C and BBC

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Crosskeys students help clean-up their campus


Independent Living Skills students at Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys Campus kicked off their ‘Keep the Campus Clean’ campaign last week.

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Social media business skills workshop being held at the University of Glamorgan


A workshop hosted by Software Alliance Wales, a £13million pan-Wales programme led by Swansea University, will be held at the University of Glamorgan’s Ty Crawshay building on Tuesday October 26 from 5.15pm to 7pm.

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Islwyn MP backs CSV Make a Difference Day

Pop mogul Pete Waterman, left, with Islwyn MP Chris Evans

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has urged people to get volunteering as part of charity Community Service Volunteers’ Make a Difference Day.

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Countdown to Caerphilly Castle fireworks 2010


The countdown has begun for this year’s spectacular fireworks display in Caerphilly town on Saturday November 6.

Set against the back drop of Caerphilly Castle the free event starts at 7pm.

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Plaid Cymru attack on Labour for “burying their heads” over council finances

Councillor Colin Mann

Caerphilly Council Cabinet Member Colin Mann has attacked the Labour opposition for not engaging in crucial discussions over the financial challenges faced by the council.

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