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MAN taken to hospital with pelvic injuries after Caerphilly motorbike crash.

Posted on 5:11pm Friday 27th November 2015

A MAN was taken to hospital after a car smash in Caerphilly Borough on Thursday, November 26.

VIDEO UPDATE: Natural Resources Wales apologises after contractors damage water main

Posted on 9:00am Thursday 26th November 2015

WELSH Water said damage caused by a contractor is still affecting drinking water supplies to customers in Abercarn, Crosskeys and Ynysddu today.

Campaign in memory of Blackwood mum-of-two who died from blood clot tops £2,000

Posted on 8:00am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A CAMPAIGN in memory of a Blackwood mother-of-two who died suddenly from a blood clot has now reached more than £2,000 in just 15 days.

Man tried to snatch handbag from woman at 6.30am

Posted on 12:36pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

A MAN reportedly tried to snatch a bag from a woman's shoulder yesterday morning.

Work on new Gwent factory to safeguard 140 jobs begins

Posted on 9:33pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

A FACTORY that will safeguard 140 jobs has started construction today in Oakdale. 

UPDATE: Council shake-up could save £650m but 1,900 jobs could go

Posted on 10:58am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A SHAKE-UP of local government in Wales which would see Gwent's local authorities disappear, would bring savings of "up to £650m over ten years" the Welsh Government today claimed.

Ian Craig

Scrapping Wales Bill would be 'massive missed opportunity'

Posted on 9:24am Tuesday 24th November 2015

SCRAPPING the contentious Wales Bill would be “a massive missed opportunity”, the Welsh Secretary has said.

Steven Prince

Number of children arrested by Gwent Police falls for fourth year running

Posted on 7:00am Monday 23rd November 2015

THE number of children arrested by Gwent Police has fallen for the fourth consecutive year according to figures published by a penal reform charity.

Chris Binding

'Chapter Two' of Jack's Appeal to target primary schools

Posted on 6:30am Monday 23rd November 2015

CAERPHILLY parents who campaigned for every Gwent school to be fitted with a heart defibrillator following a heartbreaking personal tragedy are now targeting primary schools in “chapter two” of their appeal.

Chris Binding

Campaigners target Caerphilly primary schools in Jack's Appeal defibrillator campaign

Posted on 12:26pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

A CAERPHILLY family who campaigned for every Gwent school to be fitted with a heart defibrillator following a heartbreaking personal tragedy are now targeting primary schools in “chapter two” of their appeal.

Chris Seal

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe and well

Posted on 10:25am Wednesday 18th November 2015

POLICE are appealing for information to help find a missing woman from Risca.

Chris Binding

Caerphilly paramedic demoted after complaints about bad manners

Posted on 12:22pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

A PARAMEDIC from Caerphilly was demoted after patients and their families complained about his bad manners on 999 calls.

What's in your Caerphilly Campaign: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Posted on 12:32pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

READ about the campaign to get defibrillators into every primary school in Gwent, a family's 'devastation' after their son dies in car crash, and a paramedic demoted after complaints about his bad manners

Chris Binding

Caerphilly pupils get creative for road safety

Posted on 8:26am Wednesday 18th November 2015

SCHOOL pupils have been awarded by Caerphilly council for their work promoting road safety.

Inquest of Tunisia terror attack victim Trudy Jones set to begin

Posted on 8:49am Tuesday 17th November 2015

Legal preparations for the inquests of the 30 Britons who were killed in June's Tunisia beach terror attack are to begin.

Chris Binding

Caerphilly bands together for Children in Need

Posted on 11:33am Tuesday 17th November 2015

PEOPLE across Caerphilly raised funds for Children in Need last week as the appeal show was broadcast on Friday, November 13.

Chris Seal

Caerphilly shoppers urged to sign up to festive voucher booklet

Posted on 8:46am Tuesday 17th November 2015

SHOPPERS in Caerphilly are being urged to sign up to a special festive voucher booklet featuring more than 100 in-store discounts and offers

Chris Binding

'Disadvantaged' Blackwood resident nominated for Royal award

Posted on 12:45pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

A 'DISADVANTAGED' Blackwood woman who succeeded against the odds has been recognised by being nominated for Royal awards.

Chris Binding

Caerphilly cleansing department invests in new road sweepers

Posted on 11:48am Tuesday 17th November 2015

CAERPHILLY council has spent £150,000 on road sweeper machines that will cover every village within the borough.

Warning of danger from overhanging branch on A468 at Rhiwderin

Posted on 10:53am Monday 16th November 2015

DRIVERS have been warned of an overhanging branch on the A468 at Rhiwderin which is causing some motorists to swerve around it into the opposite carriageway.

Martin Wade

Person talked down from Chartist Bridge

Posted on 7:37am Monday 16th November 2015

A PERSON was talked to safety from the Chartist Bridge in Blackwood on Sunday night by police. A specialist fire crew and were also called to the scene at 7.37pm.

Chris Binding

Businessman saves Caerphilly Christmas lights tradition

Posted on 12:48pm Monday 16th November 2015

A GENEROUS businessman has saved Caerphilly’s Christmas lights big switch-on this weekend.

Chris Binding

Blackwood family appeal identity of 'young lad' who comforted crash victim

Posted on 4:25pm Monday 16th November 2015

A BLACKWOOD family are appealing for information on a man who "comforted" their elderly relative during a car smash in Oakdale last week.

Francesca Gillett

Caerphilly man jailed for alcohol-fuelled rampage before burgling a house.

Posted on 3:58pm Monday 16th November 2015

A CAERPHILLY man has been jailed after he stole £200 worth of beef and protein shakes from a supermarket, before causing £1,500 in damage in an alcohol-fuelled rampage.

Chris Seal

Google Garage event helps Caerphilly businesses switch up a gear

Posted on 2:47pm Monday 16th November 2015

THE GOOGLE Digital Garage arrived in Wales for the first time last week to help Caerphilly SMEs and start-ups learn crucial skills for the digital age.

Chris Binding

GWENT police warn Caerphilly residents after "spike" in residential thefts

Posted on 4:37pm Monday 16th November 2015

GWENT police are warning Caerphilly residents to keep a close eye on their property after a spike in thefts in the past four weeks.

Chris Binding

CAERPHILLY traffic campaigners meet Gwent police to tackle village speeding.

Posted on 3:08pm Monday 16th November 2015

CAERPHILLY traffic campaigners met with Gwent police last week to combat speeding traffic in their village.

Chris Binding

CAERPHILLY residents walk to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Posted on 12:33pm Monday 16th November 2015

FAMILIES will walk a mile to raise awareness of domestic violence this month.

Chris Binding

MUSIC festival directors reveal plans for Blackwood children's literature festival.

Posted on 12:23pm Monday 16th November 2015

MUSIC industry directors met with Blackwood head teachers and councillors last week to propose “the biggest children’s literature festival in the Welsh Valleys.”

Chris Binding

Caerphilly ladies choir perform European church tour

Posted on 4:08pm Monday 16th November 2015

A CAERPHILLY choir have returned from their European tour, after performing at dates in Slovakia and Austria.

Chris Seal

Blackwood’s first Screwfix store to open this week

Posted on 2:49pm Monday 16th November 2015

TRADE retailer Screwfix has officially opened its first store in Blackwood.

Hayley Mills

Risca remembers those who died in The First World War

Posted on 2:35pm Monday 16th November 2015

RISCA fell silent to mark Armistice Day, and remember the members of the armed forces who were killed during The First World War.

Carys Thomas

62-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on 12:45pm Monday 16th November 2015

A 62-YEAR-OLD woman died from carbon monoxide poisoning, an inquest has heard.

Chris Binding

Gwent Christmas lights switch-on round-up

Posted on 3:35pm Sunday 15th November 2015

GWENT towns and cities will light up with festive cheer in a series of Christmas light switch-ons.

Caerphilly castle lit up in solidarity with France

Posted on 7:24pm Sunday 15th November 2015

CAERPHILLY Castle has been lit up in solidarity with France following the attacks in Paris on Friday.

Paramedic told mother of sick child: 'You should have had petrol in your car to take him yourself'

Posted on 12:17pm Friday 13th November 2015

A RUDE paramedic was demoted after patients and their families complained about his bad manners on 999 calls.

Chris Seal

Family 'heart broken' after death of teenager in car crash

Posted on 3:54pm Friday 13th November 2015

THE FAMILY of a Caerphilly teenager who died in a car crash have said they are 'heart broken'.

Ian Craig

Water customers in Wales paying too much, says MP

Posted on 5:09am Friday 13th November 2015

WELSH people are paying too much for water, a Gwent MP has said.

Children in Need - send us your pictures

Posted on 3:10pm Friday 13th November 2015

ARE you staging a fundraising event for Children in Need? Send us your pictures to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk or tweet @southwalesargus

John Phillips

Three men dressed in black disturbed during mountain bike theft

Posted on 7:25pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

THREE men dressed in black were disturbed during a mountain bike theft, police said.

John Phillips

Elderly motorist taken to hospital after car hits lamppost and overturns in Gwent street

Posted on 6:58pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

AN elderly driver was taken to hospital after his car hit a lamppost and overturned yesterday morning.

Chris Seal

UPDATE: Missing teen found safe and well

Posted on 10:30am Wednesday 11th November 2015

POLICE are appealing for help finding a missing teenage girl from Risca.

Steven Prince

Police appeal after woman assaulted in Caerphilly town centre

Posted on 2:01pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

GWENT Police are appealing for information following reports of an assault on a woman in Caerphilly town centre on Monday evening.

‘80 per cent' want to keep fox hunt ban in Wales

Posted on 1:44pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

A NEW survey has shown that eight out of ten people in Wales believe the ban on fox hunting should remain in force.

VIDEO: Blackwood nurse killed in Tunisia terror attacks honoured

Posted on 12:41pm Monday 9th November 2015

THE children of Tunisia terrorist victim Trudy Jones have released an emotional video tribute after the much-loved mother was posthumously honoured at an awards ceremony.

Appeal after snake found in Caerphilly car park

Posted on 10:38am Monday 9th November 2015

AN APPEAL has been launched after a white snake was found in Caerphilly.

Greengrocer started selling fake cigs after wife died

Posted on 8:19am Monday 9th November 2015

A FRUIT and veg seller who sold packs of counterfeit cigarettes in pubs has appeared in court was spared jail.

Remembrance services across Gwent

Posted on 8:30am Sunday 8th November 2015

FOLLOW live coverage of remembrance services as Gwent remembers the fallen at services across the county.

Chris Seal

Anniversary marks tragic death of Cerys Yemm

Posted on 9:00pm Friday 6th November 2015

ON THE anniversary of the tragic death of Cerys Yemm, the Argoed community has pulled together, the Caerphilly town mayor has said.

Army officer ordered Caerphilly soldier to be brought 'hot and sweaty', inquest hears 

Posted on 11:38am Friday 6th November 2015

AN army officer in charge of regimental discipline ordered Caerphilly soldier Gavin Williams to be brought to him "hot and sweaty", an inquest has heard.

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