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Archive for December, 2011

Wayne David MP calls for Child Support Agency change


Caerphilly’s Labour MP Wayne David has called on the UK Government to close a loophole in Child Support Agency (CSA) rules where people with certain jobs are exempted from support payments.

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Anti-drink drive film scoops award for Lewis School Pengam

A still from the award-winning video by Lewis School Pengam

Pupils from Lewis School Pengam are celebrating after scooping a prestigious prize for producing a new anti-drink driving DVD.

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Caerphilly County Borough schools urged to recycle batteries

Pupils from Fochriw Primary School launching the battery recycling scheme, together with Cllr Lyn Ackerman and the Mayor Cllr Vera Jenkins and her husband Robert

Schools in Caerphilly County Borough are being encouraged to sign up to a new initiative to increase battery recycling.

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Caerphilly town set to become a ‘River of Light’

The River of Light Parade will take place on December 22, 2011, at 6.30pm

UPDATE: View our pictures from Caerphilly’s River of Light 2011

Hundreds of people will are due to take part in this year’s annual River of Light parade through Caerphilly town centre.

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Treharris woman prosecuted for dog fouling offence


A woman from Treharris has been prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council for not cleaning up after her dog.

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Christmas revellers across Caerphilly County Borough urged to stay safe


Christmas revellers are being reminded to have a safe night out over the festive period.

Police officers and Community Safety Wardens are increasing their patrols will be reminding revellers visiting local pubs and clubs of the consequences of being caught acting anti-socially or taking part in criminal activity.

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Caerphilly Council rejected £6.4m in bogus compensation claims


Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced it has prevented £6.4million being paid out in compensation to bogus accident claims.

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Plans to prevent and test Cancer in Wales published


The Welsh Government has published its vision of what cancer care should look like in Wales

The plan sets out the Welsh Government’s expectations of the NHS, working together with local government, the third sector and the public, with regard to what improvements should be delivered by 2016.

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Four men jailed after Graig-Y-Rhacca burglar beating


Four men have been jailed after leaving an alleged burglar with brain damage.

Jedd Wiegold, 22, of Keeble Court Graig-Y-Rhacca, Ryan Parry, 23, of Mountain View, Caerphilly, Ojay James, 21, of Napier Street, Caerphilly, and Mark Passmore, 26, of Milton Place,Graig-Y-Rhacca, were all handed sentences of three years and four months at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

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Blackwood company’s £1,000 gift to Llamau charity

Gloria Browing from SERS handing over cheque to Hugh Russell from Llamau

South Wales homelessness charity Llamau has been handed a £1,000 Christmas donation by a Blackwood firm.
The donation was made by building insulation company SERS, based in Commercial street.

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Ystrad Mynach train station to undergo £1m revamp


Ystrad Mynach train station is to have a new footbridge and a lift to improve access for passengers.

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Christmas comes early for autistic Caerphilly girl aged 3

Grace Yendle Davies and her new trike

A three-year-old Caerphilly girl who suffers from autism has had an early Christmas present in the form of a special trike.

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