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Christmas message from the First Minister Carwyn Jones

 
First Minister Carwyn JonesIt’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.

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WRU and Regions to undertake review of professional rugby in Wales

 

The Welsh Rugby Union and the four Regions have agreed to take part in a financial review of professional rugby in Wales.

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New cycle bridge for Argoed

 

Cyclists and walkers will soon be able to enjoy better access to the countryside when a new bridge is opened at Argoed.

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Wales’ smoking ban health chief to retire

 

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.

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Rail passengers urged to have their say on Great Western

 

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.

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Young Caerphilly firefighters celebrate success

 
Young Firefighters

Youngsters from across Caerphilly County Borough have been celebrating their success in the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Young Firefighters Scheme.

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Street Pastors start work in Risca

 

Risca is the latest place in Caerphilly County Borough to welcome Street Pastors, following on from Blackwood and Caerphilly town.

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Foster carers needed in Caerphilly County Borough

 

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.

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Lollipop ladies honoured for long-standing service

 
Mrs Philpot, Mrs Barker and Mrs Wheeler receiving their long service awards from School Crossing Patrols Manager Sandra Bennett

Mrs Philpot, Mrs Barker and Mrs Wheeler receiving their long service awards from School Crossing Patrols Manager Sandra Bennett

Three lollipop ladies have been honoured by the council for their long-standing service to road safety.

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Warrant issued for Pontllanfraith man after failure to attend court

 
John Jones, 34, has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his ASBO

John Jones, 34, has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his ASBO

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Pontllanfraith man after he failed to show up at a court hearing.

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Volunteers help restore ponds in Caerphilly Woodlands

 
Volunteers get busy clearing one of the ponds

Volunteers get busy clearing one of the ponds

Volunteers and foresters have been busy working on rescuing three woodland ponds.

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Homelessness in Wales at five year high

 

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.

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