Volunteer ‘gobsmacked’ at honour from Queen

Campaign Series: HONOUR: Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Gwent Simon Boyle, BEM recipient Marion Hook, Mayor of Caerphilly county borough Cllr David Carter and his consort Mrs Valentina Carter.

10:36am Monday 15th September 2014

A PONTLLANFRAITH woman has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to St John Ambulance.

Welsh army reservist welcomed Obama during Nato summit

Campaign Series: MEETING AND GREETING: Captain Mike Jones

5:06pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A WELSH Army Reservist from Caerphilly joined teams of military and civilian personnel meeting and greeting leaders from across the globe at the Nato Summit near Newport.

AM 'shell-shocked' at Cabinet re-shuffle

Campaign Series: Jeff Cuthbert AM

1:15pm Friday 12th September 2014

AM Jeff Cuthbert has said he was left feeling “shell shocked” following the First Minsters re-shuffling of the Cabinet this week.

Panel told of risks at care home

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6:14am Friday 12th September 2014

TWO colleagues of a former Director of Nursing at risk of being struck off gave evidence yesterday at a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing.

Council welcomes Eisteddfod plans

Campaign Series: URDD: Last week, the Urdd launched its new-look logo.

3:24pm Friday 12th September 2014

CAERPHILLY council has welcomed the arrival of the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 2015, adding it will have a “significant impact” on the area.

Caerphilly AM 'shell-shocked' at losing cabinet job

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1:17pm Friday 12th September 2014

CAERPHILLY AM Jeff Cuthbert has said he was left feeling “shell-shocked” after losing his cabinet post in yesterday's Welsh Government cabinet re-shuffle.

Man's 'miracle' kidney saves father-in-law's life

Campaign Series: WELL AGAIN Tony Jones, (rt), and father-in law, Bill Farr, after the kidney donor operation are now able to enjoy a stroll together (10164319)

5:16am Thursday 11th September 2014

A PLASTERER from Pontllanfraith has donated a kidney to save the life of his father-in-law.

MP calls for kids’ safety lessons after dog attacks

Campaign Series: Chris Evans

11:47am Thursday 11th September 2014

SCHOOLS and parents must ensure that children know how to be safe around dogs and other animals, says a Gwent MP.

School absence down in Gwent

Campaign Series: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

4:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

OVERALL absence from secondary schools in Gwent fell during 2013/14, continuing a downward trend of several years, according to new figures from the Welsh Government.

Murder probe launched after Blackwood man's death

Campaign Series: Dead man Michael Lee Emmett – killed after Blackwood stabbing on 1/8/14.  (10027872)

11:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man who was seriously injured following an incident in Blackwood last month died last week.

Newbridge triathlete aiming for Rio

Campaign Series: TRIATHLETE: Russell White had his right arm amputated in 1998 from ongoing complications from a road traffic accident.

8:24am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A NEWBRIDGE man is aiming to swim, cycle and run his way to Paralympic qualification for the Rio 2016 Games.

Girl, 14, finds hole in heart issue thanks to our appeal

Campaign Series: Oakdale Comprehensive school pupil Ellie Davies aged 14 was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson syndrome following heart screenings at the school organised by June Thomas from Jack's Appeal (10071744)

9:15am Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN OAKDALE teenager discovered she had a hole in her heart following screenings held at her school arranged by the family of former pupil Jack Thomas, who died suddenly of an undetected heart problem.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child

Campaign Series: Relaxed: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New Zealand with Prince George

10:48am Monday 8th September 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.

Council takes strong stance on merger proposals

2:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

MEMBERS of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet will make a recommendation that the authority stands alone as part of any future plans to merge local authorities in Wales.

Tribute to Blackwood man

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12:46pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A 31-YEAR-OLD man from Blackwood who sustained wounds in an incident on Bryn Road and Apollo Way in Blackwood has died.

300 defence jobs for Oakdale site in £3.5 billion deal

Campaign Series:

9:49am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THREE hundred jobs will be secured in Gwent after General Dynamics announced a £3.5 billion deal for nearly 600 armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato Summit.

Missing girl found safe and well

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11:12am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

POLICE have confirmed that Bonnie Clarke, the 14-year-old girl reported missing in Bristol and with links in South Wales on Friday 29 August, has been found safe and well.

Manslaughter charge after Caerphilly man dies

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

10:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE man who was arrested following the death of 26-year-old Jake Mark Sweeney from Caerphilly after an incident outside the Irish Tymes pub on Station Terrace, has been charged with manslaughter.

Man dies after Stonehenge car crash

Campaign Series: Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom (7832313)

9:55am Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN believed to be from New Tredegar has died after being hit by a car near Stonehenge, police have said.

Scouts trying to improve Forest Drive must battle thieves

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11:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

SCOUTS who have been building giant plant pots to encourage bees and butterflies in Cwmcarn have been hampered by thieves who keep stealing their equipment, their scout leader has said.

Dead Risca man named locally as Stephen Lambert

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5:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE man who died following an incident in Risca on Wednesday night causing police to launch a murder investigation has been named locally as Stephen ‘Lammy’ Lambert.

Murder probe launched as Caerphilly man dies after 'pub attack'

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10:55am Friday 29th August 2014

A CAERPHILLY man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died following an alleged assault outside a pub in the town.

Brother of Oakdale cyclist hits back at his ‘uncaring’ killer

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9:59am Friday 29th August 2014

THE devastated brother of cyclist Owain James, who he called a “one-of-a-kind guy”, attended court every day of the trial along with other family members.

Campaign to save Cwmcarn Forest Drive grows

Campaign Series: The Cwmcarn Forest Drive will be closing down in November to allow diseased Larch trees to be felled.  Pictured is the popular fishing lake attraction. (6397605)

5:31pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PETITION to keep the beleaguered Cwmcarn Forest Drive open has received more than 500 signatures in 24 hours.

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

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9:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man, found with stab injures in Risca, died last night.

Man found guilty of causing cyclist's death is jailed for 5 years

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

1:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN was found guilty this afternoon of causing the death by dangerous driving of an Oakdale man.

Valleys mechanic's 'oil-bucket' challenge goes viral

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3:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A VIDEO of a Valleys motor fitter being soaked in 30 litres of engine oil has gone viral on social media and raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Newbridge cyclist death crash trial nears end

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

PROSECUTION and defence lawyers gave their closing speeches yesterday in the trial of a driver accused of causing a cyclist’s death.

Jury clears Gwent cop of sex assault claims

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12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A JURY unanimously acquitted a Gwent Police sergeant yesterday of sexually assaulting two prisoners and committing misconduct in a public office by having sex on duty.

Aberbargoed ex-soldier to swim in services games

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1:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FORMER soldier from Caerphilly has been chosen to compete as part of the British Armed Forces team at next month’s Invictus Games.

Cyclist at fault - fatal crash driver

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

12:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving told a jury the cyclist his minibus collided with was responsible for the crash.

Wheelie bin thefts rocket in county


6:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Chief Constable of Gwent Police has told a board meeting how thefts of wheelie bins have rocketed in Caerphilly county borough.

UPDATE: Gwent Police sergeant cleared of all sex assault charges

Campaign Series: JAILED: Two Newport men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday for importing mephedrone

3:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

GWENT Police sergeant Richard Evans has been acquitted today on all counts of sexual assault and committing misconduct in a public office by having sex on duty.

Man badly injured after Caerphilly pub assault

Campaign Series: Pontypool police in bid to cut car crime

6:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAERPHILLY man is in a critical condition after he was assaulted outside the town’s Irish Tymes pub over the weekend.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive campaign gathers 3,000 members

Campaign Series: SWA CT 23.7.13


12:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to persuade Natural Resources Wales (NRW) not to close Gwent’s biggest tourist attraction in order to chop down thousands of diseased trees has gathered more than 3,000 members.

Wet weather warning for Bank Holiday Monday

Campaign Series: PREDICTED: Heavy rain forecast all day on Bank Holiday Monday

5:12pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DAY of "unpleasant weather" is on the cards tomorrow (Monday) according to the Met Office's Chief Forecaster, as the organisation puts out a yellow warning for rain in Wales.

Death crash driver takes 'regular Highway Code tests', court hears

8:26am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BLACKWOOD driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving told police he takes regular tests on the Highway Code on a mobile phone app, a court heard.

Pontlottyn man missing

Campaign Series: MISSING: David Glyn Jones

4:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

GWENT Police is appealing for information to locate 47-year-old David Glyn Jones who was reported as missing from his Pontlottyn address on August 19.

Gelligaer hoax caller gets two-year Asbo

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7:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A GELLIGAER man has received a two year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO), for a catalogue of anti-social behaviour in and around his community.

Coroner criticises Gwent Police for probe after woman was run over by boyfriend

Campaign Series: Robert Wallace (9499402)

11:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CORONER has criticised Gwent Police for failures in their investigation into how a woman was run over by her partner who was driving while over the limit.

Accused minibus driver visibly distressed at cyclist's death, court told

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

6:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MINIBUS driver accused of causing the death of a Gwent cyclist by dangerous driving, was visibly distressed and said "I have killed another man" on learning he had lost his life.

Accused Gwent Police officer used 'Carry On' humour, court told

Campaign Series: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631825)

6:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE officer told a court he was lightening the mood and joking around when he inferred to a woman in custody that he would like to have sex with her, a court heard.

Detainee tells court she feared Gwent police sergeant would rape her

Campaign Series: Arriving at Cardiff Crown Court is Police Sergeant Richard Evans from Gwent Constabulary to make plea charged with sexual assaults and misconduct in a public office.. (5631915)

5:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN arrested and taken to a Gwent police station feared the sergeant in charge of her care was about to rape her, Cardiff Crown Court heard today

Man pins down suspected raider

Campaign Series: Phil Rees from Cwmcarn with his dogs "Shilo" and "Rocky" stopped a burgular leaving a neighbours house (9402027)

5:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RETIRED Gwent water polo player wrestled and sat on a suspected raider for more than 20 minutes while his pet dog raised the alarm.

Blackwood driver took photo of fatally injured cyclist after crash, court hears

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD man accused of causing death by dangerous driving took a photograph of the cyclist he had just hit lying in the road, a court heard.

Vandals daub swear words inside Valleys church

Campaign Series: DAMAGE: Some of the destruction at St Sannan's

5:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AROUND £20,000-worth of damage has been inflicted on a Valleys church after intruders went after gardening equipment kept inside.

Cousin of missing Kyle Vaughan runs half marathon for search organisation

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2:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE cousin of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan is to run a half marathon to raise funds for a organisation which searched tirelessly for him.

Two Gwent police officers warned over using Facebook to contact members of the public

Campaign Series: (9432655)

9:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO GWENT police officers were given written warnings for contacting members of the public on Facebook, documents obtained by the Press Association found.

Blackwood death crash driver had been taking photographs at wheel, court hears

Campaign Series: Andrzej Wojcicki  (9414402)

4:47pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BLACKWOOD man accused of causing the death of a cyclist by dangerous driving had been taking photographs of "interesting cars" on his mobile phone just before the collision, a court heard.

Gwent Police officer denies sexually assaulting detainees at Ystrad Mynach

Campaign Series:

6:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

A GWENT police officer had sex with a suspect while on duty and sexually assaulted two other women, Cardiff Crown Court heard today.


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