Archive for 2011
In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.
Second known port of Roman Britain unearthed during archaeological dig near fortress of Caerleon
A youth worker from Ynysddu has been honoured for dedicating 27 years to the youth club he founded.
Welsh health board plans two year project to transfer paper records to central electronic system
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.
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.
Blackwood has seen a 6% increase in visitors to the town centre compared to this time last year.
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s team of ten community safety wardens have been given bikes to help them get around better.
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.
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.
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.
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.