Archive for 2011
|It’s always difficult to sum up a whole year – the ups and downs, the triumphs and challenges. One thing is for sure, 2011 has definitely been eventful. On a cloudy but dry day way back on Thursday 3rd March the people of Wales voted overwhelmingly to give further law-making powers to the National Assembly. It was the day an old nation came of age. The ‘Yes’ vote was not an answer to all of our problems, but it was a show of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of doing.|
The Welsh Rugby Union and the four Regions have agreed to take part in a financial review of professional rugby in Wales.
Cyclists and walkers will soon be able to enjoy better access to the countryside when a new bridge is opened at Argoed.
The man responsible for overseeing the public smoking ban in Wales is to retire in the summer.
Dr Tony Jewell has announced he will retire after six years as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Wales.
Rail passengers in South Wales are being asked for their views on how their rail services should be run, Rail Minister Theresa Villiers has announced.
Youngsters from across Caerphilly County Borough have been celebrating their success in the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Young Firefighters Scheme.
Risca is the latest place in Caerphilly County Borough to welcome Street Pastors, following on from Blackwood and Caerphilly town.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has appealed for more people to become foster carers.
It is one of 15 local authorities to have joined the Wales Fostering 10+ Campaign to help promote the need for foster carers for youngster aged ten and over.
Three lollipop ladies have been honoured by the council for their long-standing service to road safety.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Pontllanfraith man after he failed to show up at a court hearing.
Volunteers and foresters have been busy working on rescuing three woodland ponds.
Homelessness in Wales is at a five year high, according to new figures.
The latest statistics from the Welsh Government show that more households were accepted as homeless by their local authority than at any point since June 2006.