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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: August 24

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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Archaeologists discover Roman port in Wales


Second known port of Roman Britain unearthed during archaeological dig near fortress of Caerleon

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Ynysddu youth worker honoured for 27 years of service

Ynysddu youth worker Colin Prosser is stepping down after 27 years

A youth worker from Ynysddu has been honoured for dedicating 27 years to the youth club he founded.

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Aneurin Bevan health board to digitise health records


Welsh health board plans two year project to transfer paper records to central electronic system

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Huge demand for Welsh medium education in Caerphilly County Borough

An artist's Impression of the proposed development at the former St Ilan site in Caerphilly

The demand for Welsh medium education is soaring, according to Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Figures recently produced for Caerphilly County Borough Council, show that 700 additional children of primary school age will need to be educated through the medium of Welsh by 2016 and by around 1,000 pupils at secondary level by 2020.

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Welsh Assembly date for Bedwas-based Peter’s pasty campaign

The campaign to get the pasty recognised as the national dish of Wales was launched by Peter's in April 2011

A campaign by Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service to get the corned beef pasty recognised as the national dish of Wales will hand in a 2,000 name petition to the Welsh Assembly.

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Blackwood sees increase in number of visitors


Blackwood has seen a 6% increase in visitors to the town centre compared to this time last year.

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Caerphilly’s Community Safety Wardens get on their bikes

Caerphilly's team of community safety wardens with their new bikes

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s team of ten community safety wardens have been given bikes to help them get around better.

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Caerphilly Business Forum blog: We should be optimistic about the future


A glance at the news has been pretty depressing lately.

In the last couple of weeks we’ve gone from riots and children looting to the desperate scramble for university places before the fees go up … it can only have left some people wondering what’s going on in the minds of young people in Britain.

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Residents urged to decorate their bikes ready for the Tour of Britain 2011


Residents are being encouraged to give their old bicycles a fanciful makeover to help welcome the Tour of Britain to Caerphilly County Borough next month.

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Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad announced


Sam Warburton will lead Wales at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand after Warren Gatland named the Cardiff Blues flanker as captain for rugby’s showpiece tournament.

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Barnardo’s Cymru awarded £1.5million Caerphilly Council contracts


Barnardo’s Cymru has secured three contracts worth £1.5 million from Caerphilly Borough Council to help vulnerable people.

The main contract awarded is for child and family support services where a child is in need or at risk of being placed on the Child Protection Register and placed in care.

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