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Archive for 2011

University of Glamorgan searches for oldest alumni

The mining students at Wattstown colliery c. 1949

Glamorgan University is searching for its oldest living alumni.

The university will celebrate its centenary year in 2013, and as part of the celebrations is looking for its oldest past students to help mark the milestone.

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Caerphilly Council gets ready for winter months


Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced it has announced it has 10,000 tonnes of salt in stock ready for use during the winter.

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Is our Government in Cardiff Bay really committed to a bilingual, vibrant Wales?

Lynne Hughes

By Caerphilly Plaid Cymru councillor Lynne Hughes, a mother-of-three primary aged children in Welsh medium

At first glance, you would have thought so.

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Derek the Weatherman brings the sunshine to Derwendeg in Cefn Hengoed

Derek Brockway with pupils at Derwendeg Primary School in Cefn Hengoed

The sun was shining in Cefn Hengoed on Wednesday when TV weatherman Derek Brockway visited Derwendeg Primary School to talk to pupils about the wonders of our weather.

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Wales denied once more as Australia take third


• Wales beaten 21-18 by Wallabies at Eden Park
Watch World Cup video highlights, interviews and more

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Caerphilly Council housing transfer vote delayed


The council tenant vote on whether or not to transfer Caerphilly’s 10,980 council houses to a new social landlord has been delayed until early next year.

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Young photographers urged to capture beauty of Caerphilly woodlands

A previous winning entry to the Forestry Commission young photographer competition

Children and youngsters in Caerphilly County Borough are being urged to reach for their cameras to snap the beauty of woodlands and celebrate the International Year of the Forest.

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Caerphilly Council event will celebrate work of volunteers


The valuable contribution made by volunteers across Caerphilly County Borough will be celebrated at a special annual event later this week.

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Train service details for live screening of Wales vs Australia match in Cardiff


This Friday the Millennium stadium will open its doors again for a live screening of the Rugby World Cup third place play-off between Wales and Australia.

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Gwent Police stepping up patrols for Halloween and Bonfire Night


Gwent Police will be stepping up patrols this Halloween and Bonfire Night as part of a community safety campaign.

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Residents and businesses urged to be vigilant of energy rebate scam


Residents and businesses are being warned not to fall victim to a telephone scam where they are offered an energy bill rebate.

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Mothercare and Birthdays to close Caerphilly town stores


Caerphilly town is to lose two major high street names by the end of this month when Mothercare and Birthdays close.

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