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Llamau charity appeal for unwanted Christmas presents


Homelessness and domestic abuse charity Llamau is appealing to people for donations of any unwanted Christmas presents.

Deborah Holland, marketing manager for the charity, said: “If you received a present which you don’t really want, or will never use, don’t hide it away.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: December 28

Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East Assembly Member

In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.

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£5.5m funding for ‘personalised’ mental health services in Wales


New funding worth £5.5m to improve mental health services in Wales has been announced by Health Minister Lesley Griffiths.

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Pontypool RFC 16 Bedwas RFC 6

Brendan Lampitt takes the ball on versus Pontypool

Principality Welsh Premiership, Monday December 26 2011. Match report by John Meredith and photography by Ian Lovell

Bedwas let a slender half time advantage slip to present victory to Pooler in a disappointing second half at a wet Pontypool Park on Boxing Day.

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Police hunt two men over Caerphilly mugging

Gwent Police is appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was mugged. The robbery happened on Bedwas Road, Caerphilly, at approximately 11am on Friday December 23.

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Thousands turn up for Caerphilly’s River of Light 2011

Photography by Carl Jones

Photography by Carl Jones

More than 2,500 people attended Caerphilly’s River of Light lantern parade on Thursday.

Children of all ages braved the cold winter night to display their homemade lanterns .

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Wales Women announce Six Nations squad


Wales Women’s head coach Rhys Edwards has named a 28-strong squad for the 2012 Six Nations campaign with Cardiff Quins’ back row Rachel Taylor unveiled as the captain.

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Budding social entrepreneurs given funding to follow business dreams

Lisa Everson, Fairwood Trust director Charles Middleton, network development manager for UnLtd Samantha Minas, Fairwood Trust trustee Barry Hitchcock, and Rico Zulkairnen

Lisa Everson, Fairwood Trust director Charles Middleton, network development manager for UnLtd Samantha Minas, Fairwood Trust trustee Barry Hitchcock, and Rico Zulkairnen

A budding entrepreneur has been given a £4,000 in grant funding to start her own business

Lisa Everson, 22, from Caerphilly, has set up a dance project called Do Your Thing (DYT) which provides young people living locally, who have a passion to dance, with the classes and space required, despite gender, background, ability or race.

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Coleg Gwent’s make-up students have magic touch with Wizard of Oz


Coleg Gwent’s media make-up students conjured up a visual treat on a work placement for musical The Wizard of Oz.

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St Martin’s School student gains highest A-level result


A former student at St Martin’s School has been rewarded for getting the highest mark in his A-level Art and Design exam.

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Caerphilly Council urges people to bin it not throw it

Manager of McDonalds in Blackwood, James Clarke signing up to the pledge alongside Lyndon Ross from Caerphilly County Borough Council

Enforcement Officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council have continued their fight to stop people littering.

The council has teamed up with McDonald’s in Blackwood to encourage customers to dispose of their litter correctly.

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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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