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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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Riots: Metropolitan police planned to hold all suspects in custody


Exclusive: leaked strategy amounts to a blanket policy of mass imprisonments and could lead to legal challenge, say lawyers
• Read Operation Withern’s prisoner processing strategy

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Teenager dies of suspected overdose


Four men and a woman arrested on drug-related charges after Serena Harding, 16, found unconscious in Stockport park

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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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Libya: Cameron urges Gaddafi to give up fighting immediately


British PM says Gaddafi regime is in ‘full retreat’ but situation is ‘very fluid’ with ‘no room for complacency’

• Follow all the latest developments on Middle East Live

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Two arrested over murder of 77-year-old woman


Judith Richardson’s body was found at her home in Hexham after her handbag was discovered 25 miles away in Newcastle

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Louise Mensch claims Anonymous and LulzSec threatened her children


Corby MP alleges hacking groups have warned her off using Twitter via email and says she has reported incident to the police

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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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