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Archive for December, 2011

Inquiry launched into a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction


The National Assembly for Wales’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee has agreed to carry out an inquiry into the establishment of a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction.

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Christmas message from the First Minister Carwyn Jones

First Minister Carwyn Jones

It’s always difficult to sum up a whole year – the ups and downs, the triumphs and challenges. One thing is for sure, 2011 has definitely been eventful.

On a cloudy but dry day way back on Thursday 3rd March the people of Wales voted overwhelmingly to give further law-making powers to the National Assembly. It was the day an old nation came of age. The ‘Yes’ vote was not an answer to all of our problems, but it was a show of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of doing.

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WRU and Regions to undertake review of professional rugby in Wales


The Welsh Rugby Union and the four Regions have agreed to take part in a financial review of professional rugby in Wales.

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New cycle bridge for Argoed


Cyclists and walkers will soon be able to enjoy better access to the countryside when a new bridge is opened at Argoed.

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Wales’ smoking ban health chief to retire


The man responsible for overseeing the public smoking ban in Wales is to retire in the summer.

Dr Tony Jewell has announced he will retire after six years as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Wales.

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Rail passengers urged to have their say on Great Western


Rail passengers in South Wales are being asked for their views on how their rail services should be run, Rail Minister Theresa Villiers has announced.

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Young Caerphilly firefighters celebrate success

Young Firefighters

Youngsters from across Caerphilly County Borough have been celebrating their success in the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Young Firefighters Scheme.

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Street Pastors start work in Risca


Risca is the latest place in Caerphilly County Borough to welcome Street Pastors, following on from Blackwood and Caerphilly town.

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Foster carers needed in Caerphilly County Borough


Caerphilly County Borough Council has appealed for more people to become foster carers.

It is one of 15 local authorities to have joined the Wales Fostering 10+ Campaign to help promote the need for foster carers for youngster aged ten and over.

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Two face prosecution over ‘fare dodger’ train row seen by 1.9m on YouTube


Man, 35, charged with assault and student, 19, reported to prosecutors after incident on Edinburgh to Perth train

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77 riot suspects arrested in scores of early-morning police raids


Met police says searches at 100 addresses in London show commitment to tracking down those who took part in looting

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Lollipop ladies honoured for long-standing service

Mrs Philpot, Mrs Barker and Mrs Wheeler receiving their long service awards from School Crossing Patrols Manager Sandra Bennett

Three lollipop ladies have been honoured by the council for their long-standing service to road safety.

Barbara Wheeler, who works outside Bedwas Junior School, Elizabeth Ann Barker who covers Glyngaer Primary School, in Penpedairheol were both honoured at a special council event for 25 years’ service.

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