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Archive for September, 2011

Single-use carrier bag charge introduced


Shoppers will have to remember to take their bags before they head out to the shops as Wales becomes the first UK country to introduce a charge for single use carrier bags

From October 1, all retailers will charge 5p per single-use carrier bag.

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Schoolchildren rewarded for their efforts collecting Tesco vouchers

Wayne David, Caerphilly MP, with some of the schoolchildren at Tesco Ystrad Mynach

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has congratulated local schoolchildren for their efforts in collecting Tesco vouchers for the schools.

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Director of Ystrad Mynach firm UES commended at business awards

Andrew Padmore, non-executive director at UES with his IoD award

A director at Ystrad Mynach based firm Utility and Environmental Solutions (UES) has been highly commended at a prestigious business award.

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Caerphilly Council leader condemns Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr critics


Caerphilly Council’s Plaid Cymru leader Councillor Allan Pritchard has condemned Labour councillors for their “scurrilous attacks” on the new £172m Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr.

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Team selection for Wales vs Fiji


There are seven changes to the Wales team for their final World Cup Pool D clash against Fiji at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Sunday.

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Coleg Gwent rugby team off to a flyer with 28-17 victory over Coleg Morgannwg

Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus rugby team

Following their triumphant return from a tour of New Zealand and Hong Kong this summer, Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys Campus rugby team have made an excellent start to the season, winning their first league game 28-17.

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Lindsay Whittle AM visits WRVS at Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital


Islwyn MP Chris Evans recently spent a few hours as a nursery milk monitor, but this week it was the turn of Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle to try his hand at serving tea and cake.

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Former Paralympic swimmer Chris Holmes inspires youngsters with visit to Newbridge

Chris Holmes and some young swimmers during his visit to Newbridge

Former Paralympian and one of Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmers Chris Holmes visited Newbridge Leisure Centre last week.

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Coleg Gwent lecturer to trek 177 miles to raise cash for Help for Heroes


An IT lecturer from Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys campus is to walk the length of Wales to raise money for charity.

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Welsh Government announces programme for Wales


Increasing apprenticeship opportunities for young people, ensuring universal access to next generation broadband and introducing 50+ health checks were among the priorities announced by the Welsh Government this week.

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Caerphilly Friends of the Earth win national award

Gordon James, former director of Friends of the Earth Cymru accepts the award on behalf of the Caerphilly group

The Caerphilly Friends of the Earth group has been recognised at the organisation’s national conference for its work.

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Caerphilly Business Forum blog: Changes to beat late payers welcomed

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The Experian Late Payment Index shows businesses in the UK paid their bills an average of 25.2 days late in Q2 this year.

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