Archive for 2011
Parents of children absent from school prosecuted and 25 jailed, Ministry of Justice reveals
A woman was cut free from the car she was travelling in after a crash on the A470 near Nantgarw.
Tributes have been paid by the friends of a teenager who was tragically killed in a car crash in Risca on the weekend.
The Welsh Government has outlined its policy of introducing presumed consent for organ donation in Wales.
Wales will be the first UK country to introduce such a system, designed to increase the number of organ and tissue donors, if legislation is approved.
While students made the most of their half-term break, there was no rest for Coleg Gwent IT lecturer Alun King when he walked from north Wales to south Wales to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Trading Standards officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council are warning of the risks of using illegal and unlicensed loan sharks in the run up to the festive season.
Staff at the Crossways Brewers Fayre, in Caerphilly, have raised £1,300 for charity WaterAid.
The money has helped fund WaterAid’s work in India helping 66,000 people gain access to a long-term supply of safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation.
Gwent Police has welcomed 20 new volunteer cadets into its force based in Caerphilly County Borough.
The 20 Caerphilly cadets, aged between 15 and 17, will take part in a two-year programme giving them experience of life in the police.
A motor trader based in Crosskeys has been fined a total of £3,300 after selling a ‘clocked’ car to an unsuspecting customer.
About 130 people took part in this year’s Great Gwent Poppy Run raising thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion.
Crumlin-based Brace’s Bakery has signed a deal with fellow food firm Castell Howell to have its products stocked and distributed by the wholesaler.
A hard-working student from Ystrad Mynach Collage is in the running to become Apprentice of the Year in a Wales-wide award scheme.