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Archive for October, 2011

Caerphilly Council recognised for commitment to dog welfare


Caerphilly County Borough Council has been praised for its commitment to dog welfare by charity the RSPCA.

The charity has given the local authority a ‘Silver Stray Dogs Footprint’ as part of the its Community Animal Welfare Footprints scheme.

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Rugby World Cup: Millennium Stadium to open for Wales vs France semi-final


The WRU is urging all Welsh rugby fans to “Wear your colours and back Sam’s boys” before they open the doors of the Millennium Stadium this weekend to broadcast the World Cup semi-final.

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Hafodyrynys cider firm gets business grant

Blaengawney Cider has been given a business grant

Cider maker Blaengawney Cider is going from strength-to-strength after it received a business grant to buy new equipment.

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85 ‘boy racers’ banned from Blackwood Asda

A police officer checks a car at Blackwood Asda

Police officers handed out 85 banning notices to car cruisers at Blackwood Asda in just one hour.

The notices ban the motorists from congregating in an “antisocial manner” in the car park for one year.

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2,000 residents grab a free bag for life from Caerphilly Council


More residents across Caerphilly County Borough are committed to using bags for life, after signing up to a pledge at a series of council-run events last week.

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Staff and pupils welcome new headteacher at Maescywmmer Primary School

Pupils of Maescywmmer Primary School with Islwyn MP Chris Evans, centre, Councillor Robin Woodyatt, right, and new headteacher James Harris, left

Islwyn MP Chris Evans teamed up with staff, pupils and local Councillor Robin Woodyatt to say G’day to new headteacher James Harris during an Australian themed assembly at Maesycwmmer Primary School,.

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Volunteers needed for new Macmillan cancer support service


A new service in Caerphilly County Borough which aims to help people and their families affected by cancer is looking for volunteers to help run the scheme.

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David named as new Shadow Justice Minister


Caerphilly’s Labour MP Wayne David has been promoted by party leader Ed Miliband to Shadow Justice Minister, responsible for Constitutional and Political Affairs.

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s blog: October 10

Caerphilly MP Wayne David.

For the past year, I have been Shadow Europe Minister. This was an important job I found interesting and given the importance of European issues, it was extremely relevant.

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Match report: Bedwas RFC 33 Carmarthen Quins RFC 26

Bedwas centre Ross Wardle dives in for a try versus Carmarthen Quins

Principality Welsh Premiership, Saturday October 8 2011.
Match report by Graham Carter, photography by Ian Lovell

A brace of tries from evergreen Number 8 Deri Mattravers and one from Ross Wardle saw Bedwas gain their first home win of the season in a see-saw game where the lead changed several times.

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Wetherspoon’s Malcolm Uphill pub gets ready for opening

The Malcolm Uphill in Caerphilly town

The Malcolm Uphill, the new JD Wetherspoon pub in Caerphilly town, will open its doors on Tuesday, October 11.

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Wales have reached ‘another level’ – Howley


Rob Howley says Wales have reached ‘another level’ but ‘haven’t finished yet’ as they prepare to face France in the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Auckland on Saturday (Kick-off 9.00pm).

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