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Archive for December, 2011

Watchdog to investigate Gwent Police over sex-on-duty officer


Gwent Police is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the way it handled a complaint that a firearms officer had sex with a married woman while on duty.

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Welsh Government has budget approved after deal with Lib Dems


The Welsh Government has had its £14.5bn budget passed thanks to support from the Liberal Democrats.

The Labour administration needed the support of other parties in the Senedd because it does not hold a majority.

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Environment Agency investigates pollution of River Ebbw


Environment Agency Wales is investigating the impact of a pollution to the River Ebbw.

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Brace’s Bakery sends Christmas Welsh cakes out to troops

Staff at Brace's Bakery getting ready to pack their donation off to troops in Afghanistan

Staff at Crumlin-based Brace’s Bakery have been busy making and packing Welsh cakes to send as a Christmas treat to Welsh troops in Afghanistan.

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Speeding New Tredegar drivers caught by police


Drivers speeding through New Tredegar at over 50mph were caught out by police during a recent operation.

Following recent reports of motorists ignoring the law by residents, police took to Pleasant View, in Tirphil, to catch speeding.

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Caerphilly youngster to appear in musical Oliver! at Wales Millennium Centre

Back left to right: Cameron Davies, Dafydd Thomas, Evan Rhys Coxley, Dylan Jones and Callum Howells Front left to right: Jack Sullivan, Maya Williams, Luke James and Jade Croot – Picture by Tim Dickenson

A ten-year-old girl from Caerphilly will appear in a new production of smash-hit musical Oliver! At Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre.

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Campaign for new Llanbradach health centre moves forward


A campaign for a new health centre in Llanbradach has taken a step forward after the health board confirmed it as a priority.

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Welsh Government launches domestic abuse campaign ahead of Christmas

First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones and the Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler

The Welsh Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Shoppers on Cardiff’s Queen Street were greeted with a giant children’s ‘Christmas Wish List’ on Monday to highlight the effect domestic abuse has on the children who are exposed to it.

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75 jobs to go at Blackwood engineering firm


An engineering firm in Blackwood has confirmed that 75 jobs are to go.

Hawker Siddeley Switchgear, based at Blackwood Business Park, is to make 35 staff redundant while another 40 temporary workers will be let go before Christmas.

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Acorn Skills Shop launch to boost retail business in Caerphilly

Acorn's Helena Williams and Sarah John at the launch of the Acorn Skills Shop

A new retail training centre created by Welsh-based training provider Acorn Learning Solutions has been hailed as key to boosting retail businesses in Caerphilly.

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Plaid leadership hopeful Simon Thomas visits Caerphilly Council apprentices

Simon Thomas AM with some of the apprentices at Caerphilly County Borough Counci

Plaid Cymru leadership hopeful Simon Thomas AM was in Ystrad Mynach last week as he met with some of the new apprentices at Caerphilly County Borough Council.

The council is funding jobs for up to 150 apprentices and trainees over the next three years.

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Caerphilly-based healthcare manufacturer wins another business award


A Caerphilly-based healthcare manufacturer has capped a year of success with another two prestigious business awards.

Direct Healthcare Services Ltd, based on the town’s Western Industrial Estate, recently took prizes at the IWA Western Mail 2011 Business Awards (New Start-up company of the year) and at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s Excellence in Supply Awards 2011.

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