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Archive for March, 2012

Ystrad Mynach College students head out to Africa

A group of students from the 2011 trip to Lesoto

A group of students from Ystrad Mynach College have headed to Africa to help teach children English.

Eight teenagers flew to Lesotho on Sunday to spend two weeks at a junior school where they will help under-privileged youngsters develop their English language skills.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 21

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

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

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Appeal over railway cable theft near Gilfach Fargoed


Thieves caused commuter chaos on the Rhymney Valley line on Tuesday morning after they stole railway cabling.

Three-hundred metres of cabling was stolen from track near Gilfach Fargoed train station causing signal failure.

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Wales’ first eco award scheme developed in Caerphilly for youth groups


Caerphilly County Borough Council and Bridgend County Borough Council have developed a new eco award scheme for youth groups.

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Nelson man ordered to pay £200 for littering


A Nelson man has been prosecuted and ordered to pay £200 for dropping litter.

Adrian Pitt, of Maes-yr-Onen, was taken to court by Caerphilly County Borough Council after failing to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice fine.

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Police appeal over graffiti in Blackwood

An example of the graffiti in Blackwood

Police in Blackwood are appealing for information on graffiti that has been left on walls and buildings around the town.

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Caerphilly pupils learn about environment with Welsh Water

Pupils from Cwrt Rawlin Primary School taking part in the workshop run by Welsh Water

Children from Cwrt Rawlin Primary School in Caerphilly have been learning about the environment in special workshops organised by utility company Welsh Water.

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Queen’s diamond jubilee stained glass window unveiled by MPs


Queen attends ceremony in Westminster Hall to unveil window by British artist John Reyntiens

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British man faces extradition to Portugal


Graham Mitchell acquitted of attempted murder 17 years ago, but Portuguese authorities want to extradite him for a retrial

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Pregnant Briton wins appeal against extradition to Argentina


High court rules Lucy Wright, arrested in 2007 for alleged drug trafficking, may be subjected to ‘inhuman’ prison conditions

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Jobseekers who shunned voluntary scheme forced to do unpaid work


Mandatory work activity placements imposed on those who did not complete voluntary work experience, jobseekers claim

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Explosion sparks fire at Croydon police station


One person seriously injured after blast causes fire in basement of south London station

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