Your local news and
information website for
Caerphilly County Borough

Archive for 2011

GCSE results 2011: girls widen their lead


“Worrying trend” sees boys getting fewer top grades – though they have beaten girls at maths

National News | Comment on this »

Caerphilly County Borough residents urged to look for Trustmark logo to avoid rogue tradesmen

The Trustmark Logo

Caerphilly County Borough Council has urged residents to look for the Trustmark logo when hiring tradesmen to avoid potentially being ripped-off.

News | Comment on this »

645 ex-miners in Wales died awaiting Vibration White Finger compensation


More than 600 former miners in Wales died before receiving compensation for a condition caused by working in the coal industry, according to figures released by the UK government.

News | 1 Comment »

Closure of St Cenydd Road, Trecenydd, due to roadworks


Caerphilly County Borough Council is warning motorists of the closure of St Cenydd Road, in Trecenydd, from Thursday August 25.

News | Comment on this »

Police appeal over missing Caerphilly woman, 63

Police are appealing for information after 63-year-old Caerphilly woman Jeanette Bishop went missing on Tuesday

Gwent Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing Caerphilly woman.

Jeanette Bishop, 63, was last seen at her home on Tuesday August 23, at about 7.20am.

News | Comment on this »

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.

Comment, News | 4 Comments »

Archaeologists discover Roman port in Wales


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

News | 1 Comment »

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.

News | Comment on this »

Homebuyers will pay for school catchment area privilege, says report


Santander study reveals over a third of prospective homebuyers would pay extra for house in catchment area of a good school

National News | Comment on this »

Unemployed offenders face tougher work in the community


Plans to step up community penalties as an alternative to prison could include the possibility of hard manual labour

National News | Comment on this »

Cheque abolition slammed by Treasury select committe


Select committee report critical of Payments Council’s proposal to abolish cheques and wants return of cheque guarantee cards

National News | Comment on this »

Aneurin Bevan health board to digitise health records


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

News | 2 Comments »