Paedophile has sentence cut after technical error

Campaign Series: Royal Courts of Justice (11904462)

4:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who attacked police with a nail gun when they tried to arrest him, has had his 30-year jail term cut by a year on appeal.

Two men break in to Hengoed house

8:57am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after two men broke into a house in Hengoed yesterday.

Police appeal after Ystrad Mynach crash

8:40am Friday 24th October 2014

GWENT Police is appealing for information following a collision in Ystrad Mynach earlier this month, which left a teen injured.

Police appeal following road traffic accident in Ystrad Mynach

9:48am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Ystrad Mynach on Tuesday , October 7.

Police appeal following break in at Hengoed

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a break in at a property in Hengoed.

Teenagers burgled home while OAP was in bed

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2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO 19-year-olds from Blackwood who were on drugs when they burgled a 77- year-old woman’s house will serve time in a young offenders’ institution.

Charity gives free defib training at school

Campaign Series: WINNERS: June Thomas (left) and Phil Hill (right) being presented with their cheque from ABUHB director of nursing Denise Llewellyn for their award-winning presentation, 'Remembering Jack'.

12:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRAINING was given to students at Oakdale Comprehensive School last week in how to use a defibrillator and provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Woman went to doctor's with kidney infection - and came home with a baby

Campaign Series: Clare Evans who went to her doctor for what she thought was a kidney infection, but turned out she was pregnant.
SHOCKED Clare with baby Erin Louise Roberts (11741327)

5:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN’S life has changed dramatically after she went into a GP surgery thinking she had a kidney infection – and came home with a baby.

Heroin-user found guilty of man's murder

Campaign Series: DIED: David Alun Lewis

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HEROIN addict has been found guilty of murdering a man under a secluded bridge just five days after coming out of jail.

Have your say on council business

Campaign Series: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESIDENTS in the Caerphilly county borough can now have their say on the issues that will be discussed by the council’s five scrutiny committees.

Retired nurse launches thriller series

Campaign Series: The book written by Elizabeth Thomas called 'The Jam' (11621115)

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A RETIRED nurse has released her first book.

Judge directs jury in case of homeless man accused of Ystrad Mynach man's murder

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2:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

A JUDGE has told a jury to put their emotions to one side when making their decision about the death of a vulnerable Ystrad Mynach man.

Dog found trapped in fox snare

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2:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after he was found trapped in a fox snare.

CCTV image released in theft probe

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

GWENT Police want to identify and speak to this man following theft of groceries from the Spar store on Hanbury Road, Bargoed, at approximately 4pm on September 27.=

Newbridge regeneration plans shown to public

6:50am Monday 20th October 2014

THE latest regeneration proposals for Newbridge town centre will be on display to the public this week.

Crews tackle 70-tonne iron fire

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FIRE fighters are still damping down a blaze at a Gwent industrial estate this morning.

Baby locked in car

12:18pm Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE crews from Caerphilly had to release a baby from a locked car.

Northern Soul screening at Blackwood cinema

Campaign Series: SCOOTER PARADE From left, Scott Williams, Denise Williams, (ok), Angela Jones, Richard Jones, Alun Kent, (ok), and Maria Kent 
were all mad keen to see the film (11633468)

7:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

BLACKWOOD was rocking to the sound of Northern Soul tonight as the town's new cinema staged a screening of a film which has been 17 years in the making.

Calls for a by-election after Caerphilly town councillor stands down

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CAERPHILLY town councillor has resigned leading to calls for a by-election to take place.

'Man bragged about killing' - court hears

Campaign Series: DIED: David Alun Lewis

6:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOMELESS man who had been out of jail for just five days bragged to friends that he had killed a man, a jury has heard.

Plaque to honour mining disaster victims unveiled

Campaign Series: TRIBUTE: The plaque was installed following a bequest from local man, Kenneth Arthur Williams.

1:54pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PLAQUE commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd has been unveiled in Caerphilly town centre.

False number plates used in Bargoed fuel theft

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN driving a silver BMW with false number plates is being sought by Gwent Police about the theft of fuel from Morrisons petrol station in Bargoed on September 17.

UPDATE: Ex-teacher cleared of bullying pupil

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2:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ALL charges have been found 'not proven' against a former teacher accused of bullying and mistreatment of a pupil today.

Booze causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - report

Campaign Series: ‘Axe beer tax’ crusade

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A REPORT published today shows how alcohol causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - around 1 in 20 of all deaths.

Meeting held to discuss Cwmcarn Forest Drive future

9:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PUBLIC meeting was held tonight to discuss the proposed closure of Cwmcarn Forest Drive.

Man on trial for murder of Ystrad Mynach musician

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6:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A HOMELESS man with a history of mental illness knew what he was doing when he attacked a middle-aged musician from Ystrad Mynach, a psychiatrist has told a murder trial.

Ex-Risca teacher denies sitting on bean bag covering pupil's face

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5:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FORMER Risca primary school teacher has denied he sat on a bean bag covering a pupil's face, a hearing was told.

Police appeal after man breaches prison licence

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12:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a man from Fleur De Lys, who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

Poet’s book shortlisted for award

Campaign Series: Poet Jonathan Edwards from Crioss Keys has written a book of poetry (11359076)

11:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POET has been shortlisted for a prestigious award following the release of his book based on the area.

Ex-postmistress marks 101st year

Campaign Series: CELEBRATING: (left to right) Emily Longville, Rebecca Sparey and Teresa Sparey. Margery Davies is seated in the centre

1:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POPULAR Machen woman celebrated her 101th birthday earlier this month with friends, family and support workers.

Police end probe into Caerphilly council allowances

10:05am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NO criminal charges will be brought against Caerphilly council officers relating to the buy-out of essential car and annual leave allowances, it has emerged.

Police name driver in Wyllie Bends fatal crash

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9:01am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE have named a motorist who died in a crash on a road described as a “death trap”.

Gwent ex-colliery gets £250k regeneration grant

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4:12pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Welsh Government has given £250,000 to reclaim land at an ex-colliery site in Gwent.

Sculpture unveiled marking Senghenydd colliery disaster

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4:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW sculpture commemorating those who lost their lives in the Universal Colliery Disaster of 1913 has been unveiled in Senghenydd.

Risca Muscular dystrophy tot to get fundraising boost


6:43am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A TRUST is to be set up for a nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer to raise money for care equipment.

Man jailed after admitting pub attack killing

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11:21am Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN has been jailed for four years after he threw a “cowardly punch” which killed Caerphilly man Jake Sweeney on a night out in August.

Volunteer helping to get people surfing the net

Campaign Series: HELPING OUT: Kelly Morris volunteering her time to get people online

5:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

A RISCA woman who volunteers her time to pass on digital skills to new internet users is supporting a national campaign to get people online this week.

Man dies in collision between two cars near Ynysddu

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12:53pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A MAN died in a collision involving two cars on the Wyllie Bends just north of Ynysddu yesterday.

Gwent councils facing 'failed services' with steep cuts

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9:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

COUNCILS have warned that jobs and services are at risk with swingeing cuts to their budget announced this week.

Blackwood credit union set to celebrate

2:17pm Friday 10th October 2014

A BLACKWOOD community credit union will be celebrating International Credit Union Day with an evening of bingo and entertainment.

Man arrested after 8-hour siege in Caerphilly

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

12:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested following an eight-hour siege in Caerphilly last night.

Judges refuse to increase Nelson killer's sentence

Campaign Series: CONVICTED: Michael John Pearce. Photo: Gwent Police/PA Wire

7:15pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

JUDGES have refused to increase the sentence imposed on a Nelson man who killed a child in his care - ruling his nine-year jail term was "not unduly lenient".

Week to run for Cwmcarn forest drive bid

9:10am Tuesday 7th October 2014

AMPAIGN to save Cwmcarn Forest Drive continues to gather momentum with a week left to run on a petition already signed by more than 2,200 people.

Blackwood man in Indonesia jail tells of despair

7:04am Friday 3rd October 2014

A BLACKWOOD man being held in a notorious Indonesian jail after his visa expired says he has been “let down” by the British Embassy.

Concern over new Islwyn school budget

9:45am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE leader of Caerphilly council has accused officers at the local authority of giving “misinformation” on the expected building costs of a new Oakdale school.

Hundreds say farewell to tragic Blackwood dad

Campaign Series: Floral tributes at the funeral of Michael Lee Emmett (11010229)

9:33am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HUNDREDS gathered yesterday to pay tribute to a “fantastic father” from Blackwood whose death is at the centre of a murder investigation.

Police appeal after car is set on fire

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

3:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set on fire at Park Road Garage, Park Road, Bargoed.

Blackwood murder case boy to face court in November

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12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of a Blackwood man has had his court case adjourned until November.

Two-car crash blocks road in Risca

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3:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE B4591 St Mary Street in Risca is blocked in both directions between the Darran Road junction and the Grove Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars and recovery work.

Girl Guide back from African adventure

Campaign Series: TRIP: Becky White with Dwiza, the Chief Commissioner of the Malawi Girl Guides Association.

9:06am Sunday 28th September 2014

A GIRLGUIDE from Pontllanfraith has returned from the trip of a lifetime to Malawi where she joined a team of young women taking action for the local community.


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