Archive for December, 2011
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.
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.
Environment Agency Wales is investigating the impact of a pollution to the River Ebbw.
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.
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.
A ten-year-old girl from Caerphilly will appear in a new production of smash-hit musical Oliver! At Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre.
A campaign for a new health centre in Llanbradach has taken a step forward after the health board confirmed it as a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.