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Archive for March, 2012

Match report: Bedwas RFC 19 Llanelli RFC 21

Bedwas number 8 Deri Mattravers breaks through for a try.

Principality Welsh Premiership, Friday March 9 2012.
Match report by John Meredith and photography by Ian Lovell

A committed performance earnt Bedwas a losing bonus point their efforts deserved.

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Eight arrested in connection with car insurance fraud


Eight people from Caerphilly County Borough have been arrested on suspicion of motor insurance fraud as part of an operation by Gwent Police, South Wales and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

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Wales emerge victorious in scrappy dress rehearsal for the big day


Wales are still on course for the grand slam after seeing off Italy but their big test against France awaits

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‘No Cold Calling Zone’ launched in New Tredgar


The latest ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ in Caerphilly County Borough has been launched at a New Tredegar sheltered housing complex.

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New boss for Consumer Focus Wales

Rhys Evans is to become the new boss for Consumer Focus Wales

Consumer Focus Wales has announced the appointment of a new senior director.

Rhys Evans, the consumer watchdog’s current deputy senior director, will take up his new post on April 1 succeeding Maria Battle, who is to take up a new post as chair of the Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board.

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Positive response to organ donation plans, but confusion still reigns over veto


The Welsh Government has welcomed the response to a public consultation on organ donation reform, although there is still confusion about the plans.

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Caerphilly councillors visit Serbia for fire engines handover

One of the old fire engines which has a new home in Serbia

A delegation led by Caerphilly Borough Council Mayor Vera Jenkins and deputy leader Colin Mann has visited Serbia as part of an initiative to handover surplus fire engines from South Wales.

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£10,000 for ‘failing schools’ announced by Education Minister


Education Minister Leighton Andrews has announced plans to give £10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 secondary school in Wales.

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Supermarket Morrisons interested in Blackwood store


Supermarket firm Morrisons has confirmed its interest in opening a store in Blackwood – which could create up to 300 new jobs.

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Caerphilly Council welcomes £170 million housing challenge


Caerphilly County Borough Council has welcomed the challenge of managing its stock of social housing after tenants voted to stay with the local authority.

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46% jump in book borrowing after opening of Bargoed Library

Cllr James Fussell, Cllr Allan Pritchard, Anthony Whittaker (United Welsh), Cllr Phil Bevan outside the Hanbury Baptist Chapel library site

More people in Bargoed are borrowing books since the opening of the town’s new library at Hanbury Chapel.

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Caerphilly Business Forum: Businesses need to engage digital

Caerphilly Business Forum Logo

There’s been a lot of noise surrounding the first “Google Juice Bar” event in Cardiff this week through which Google says it wants to help Welsh businesses improve their online presence.

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