Archive for December, 2011
Unemployment in Wales has risen by 11,000 to 133,000 – taking the unemployment rate to 9.1% between August and October.
In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.
Thomas Cook lost £398m in the year to September, blaming the Arab spring for a ‘dramatic fall-off’ in bookings to the Middle East and North Africa
Bargoed looks set to get a new bowls pavilion in the New Year after the previous one was destroyed in an arson attack.
Thousands of visitors flooded into Caerphilly town on the weekends for the Medieval Fayre.
More than 150 traders lined the streets and the walls of Caerphilly Castle as people soaked up the festive atmosphere.
Gwent Police has revealed it has stopped and tested more than 2,200 motorists and made 26 arrests as part of its Christmas drink-drive crackdown.
A football coach has won a Sport Wales award for his work with Caerphilly Castle Ladies and Girls FC
Stuart Robson picked up the Volunteer of the Year award from Sport Wales at an awards ceremony last month.
Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews has refused to comment on the crisis that could see pupils in Caerphilly County Borough turned away from Welsh language schools.
Gwent Police is sending out its mobile stations to give out some crime prevention advice to Christmas shoppers
Residents, shoppers, business owners and revellers can drop in for the opportunity to discuss local issues including advice ot theft of personal belongings, burglary, personal safety and alcohol related violence.
The Palace Cinema in Risca has finally been re-opened as a new library and council service centre.
The grand re-opening took place last week with residents, local traders, schoolchildren and Risca Male Voice Choir attending the ceremony.
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s decision-making cabinet has been told to look again at plans to close Aberbargoed Library.
More children than previously thought miss school because of misdiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome, according to research