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Archive for March, 2012

Caerphilly Business Forum: Businesses need to engage digital

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Andrew Diplock, chairman of Caerphilly Business Forum

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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Hope for Croespenmaen’s Remploy site from Brace’s Bakery


Hope for Croespenmaen’s Remploy site from Brace’s

Brace’s, Wales’ largest independent bakery, has opened discussions to try and purchase Remploy’s factory at Croespenmaen.

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Pontllanfraith pupils show off their entrepreneurial skills

Year 10 pupils Scott Browne, Shane Higginson and Kerry Harris have ventured into the field of eco-merchandise

Year 10 pupils Scott Browne, Shane Higginson and Kerry Harris have ventured into the field of eco-merchandise

Pupils from Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School have been showing off their entrepreneurial skills, by selling their eco-friendly merchandise at Caerphilly County Borough Council’s headquarters.

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Critics condemn Remploy closure in Croespenmaen


UK Government plans to close Remploy’s Croespenmaen factory, along with six others across Wales, have drawn sharp criticism from politicians.

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European teachers welcomed at Cwmfelinfach Primary School

Tree planting in Cwmfelinfach

Teachers from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Guadeloupe recently visited Cwmfelinfach Primary School as part of an European environmental programme.

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Primary schools awarded sporting equipment thanks to pupils’ creativity

Emma Davies from Glyn Gaer Primary proudly shows off her artwork design

Two Caerphilly County Borough primary schools have been awarded £100 worth of sporting equipment, thanks to the creativity of their pupils.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 7

Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East Assembly Member

In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.

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Assembly Committee kicks off football inquiry


A National Assembly for Wales Committee is looking for opinions and ideas from people on the future of the Welsh Premier League.

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Antisocial behaviour falls by 28% in Rhymney area


A 28% fall in antisocial behaviour in the Rhymney area has been attributed by Gwent Police to high visibility patrols and targeted work.

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Welsh business confidence on downward trend, according to ICAEW survey


Business confidence in Wales has slumped to its lowest level for almost three years, according to the Institute of Chartered Accounts for England and Wales (ICAEW).

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A472 Ystrad Mynach works complete


The A472 in Ystrad Mynach, outside the Dance Centre, has reopened to two-way traffic after the completion of road works.

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Entries open for Shelter Cymru’s Junior Golf Championship at Bargoed


Homelessness charity Shelter Cymru has said entries for its junior golf championship have been flooding in.

The championship is open to young golfers across Wales who are members of a golf club and have obtained a handicap.

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