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Francesca Gillett

"Wounded" community come together for Blackwood Tunisia victim

Posted on 6:06am Saturday 4th July 2015

BLACKWOOD was a community “reeling under the blow” yesterday as a minute’s silence was held for Tunisia attack victim Trudy Jones.

Nicole Garnon

Campaigner and councillor Ray Davies and 'true one-off' remembered

Posted on 11:58am Friday 3rd July 2015

A CELEBRATION of the life of long-time campaigner and councillor Ray Davies is to take place tomorrow inCardiff.

John Phillips

Tunisian terror victim Trudy Jones flown back home

Posted on 9:12am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE body of Tunisian terror victim Trudy Jones will be repatriated today, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Caio Iwan

The Memo calls for your help

Posted on 2:10pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE team at the Newbridge Memo are appealing for locals show their support for the historic building by voting for them in a nationwide competition.

Caio Iwan

£3,900 raised at Mayor’s charity launch

Posted on 4:25pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE new Mayor of Caerphilly county borough launched his charity appeal this week – raising an incredible £3,900 in one evening bringing the total fund to £6,158 after just one month in office.

Caio Iwan

Man walks 40 miles from Brecon to Blackwood for mayor's charity

Posted on 12:13pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A FORMER serial fundraiser has dusted off his old walking boots in order to complete a gruelling trek to raise money for charity.

Nathan Briant

Council leaders urge Circuit of Wales meeting

Posted on 8:30pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

GWENT council leaders are urging the First Minister to meet with them about progress on Ebbw Vale’s £315 million Circuit of Wales racetrack project.

Nathan Briant

Epilepsy charity boosted by £25k donation after winning competition

Posted on 6:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A CHARITY run by a Crumlin mum has been awarded £25,000 after it collected more votes than 4,000 other organisations in a national competition.

Andy Rutherford

Playground fire was 'deliberate' - fire service

Posted on 7:40am Wednesday 1st July 2015

FIREFIGHTERS dealt with a deliberately set blaze in a playground last night.

Nicole Garnon

Gwent set to be hotter than Barcelona at 28C today

Posted on 6:10am Wednesday 1st July 2015

TEMPERATURES in parts of Gwent are expected to hit 28C today, making it hotter than Barcelona, as the county basks in the first heatwave of the summer.

Chris Seal

Police appeal for missing Caerphilly woman

Posted on 5:22pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

POLICE are appealing for information to locate 18-year-old Colette Banfield who has been reported as missing from her address in Senghenydd.

Sophie Brownson

Body of Tunisia terror attack victim Trudy Jones to be flown back this week

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Posted on 8:14pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

HEARTFELT tributes continue to pour in for Tunisia shooting victim Trudy Jones described as a “lovely lady.”

Two missing girls found safe and well

Posted on 7:10am Tuesday 30th June 2015

TWO girls reported missing yesterdeay evening from the Pentwynmawr area, have been found and are safe, say Gwent Police.

Sophie Brownson

TUNISIA SHOOTINGS: Tributes pour in for Blackwood woman Trudy Jones

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Posted on 5:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

TRIBUTES have been pouring in in the wake of the death of mother and grandmother Trudy Jones who was tragically killed in the Tunisian terror attack.

TUNISIA SHOOTINGS: Blackwood gran Trudy Jones was 'rock' of her family

Posted on 8:36am Monday 29th June 2015

TRUDY Jones, the Blackwood woman who was among those murdered in a terrorist attack on a Tunisian beach resort, has been described as the "rock" of her family.

Chris Seal

Drivers admit to speeding and selfies at the wheel in new study

Posted on 1:46pm Monday 29th June 2015

FROM speeding to selfies, a new study has revealed some of the worst habits of drivers in Wales.

Chris Seal

Caerphilly parents warned about child car seat safety

Posted on 4:00pm Monday 29th June 2015

CAERPHILLY Council’s Trading Standards Department is offering parents and carers in the area the chance to have their child’s car seats tested as part of a safety drive to identify unsuitable or poorly fitted equipment.

TUNISIA SHOOTINGS: Blackwood grandmother among those murdered in beach terror attack

Posted on 2:09pm Sunday 28th June 2015

A BLACKWOOD woman is among those murdered in Tunisia, it has emerged.

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Family's anger as rail work causing noise 'like an avalanche' goes on through the night

Posted on 2:40pm Sunday 28th June 2015

AN Abercarn family rocked by construction work on the railway line behind their house say they were never informed of the plans by Network Rail.

Sophie Brownson

Man who pretended to be a vicar is jailed for indecent assault on young boy in Newport

Posted on 1:07pm Friday 26th June 2015

A PAEDOPHILE has been was sentenced to three-and-a-half years imprisonment at Newport Crown Court for two counts of indecent assault against a young boy.

Caio Iwan

Woman rescued at 4am having fell asleep after turning chip pan on

Posted on 8:25am Friday 26th June 2015

A WOMAN suffered smoke inhalation after falling asleep while cooking in the early hours of this morning.

Caio Iwan

Firefighters called to blaze near high school

Posted on 8:14am Friday 26th June 2015

FIREFIGHTERS tackled fires across Caerphilly borough including one near Cwmcarn High School.

Caio Iwan

Police appeal after van fuel theft

Posted on 1:00pm Friday 26th June 2015

FUEL was stolen from a van in Llanbradach and police are appealing for information.

Caio Iwan

Success comes in sixes for primary school

Posted on 10:17am Friday 26th June 2015

STAFF and pupils at a Caerphilly primary school are celebrating after scooping a heritage award for the sixth year in a row.

Caio Iwan

Art exhibition showcase at Bedwas High

Posted on 12:51pm Friday 26th June 2015

TALENTED GCSE and A Level art students at Bedwas High School will be showing off their creativity at a special art exhibition on Monday, June 29.

Caio Iwan

'Hat day' arranged for charity

Posted on 12:54pm Friday 26th June 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Caerphilly will be wearing swanky summer hats on Friday July 3 to help raise money for charity.

Chris Seal

Boy, 11, rescued from water culvert cage

Posted on 7:02pm Thursday 25th June 2015

FIRE service crews rescued an 11-year-old boy after he became trapped in a water culvert cage in Cwmcarn on Thursday evening.

Jen Mills

New council dubbed 'super-Gwent' is logical, minister claims

Posted on 5:34am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A NEW ‘super Gwent’ council merging Newport, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen makes logical sense, public services minister Leighton Andrews insisted.

John Phillips

Council merger to form ‘super Gwent’ council would signal ‘end of local democracy as we know it’, Caerphilly leader warns

Posted on 5:29pm Monday 22nd June 2015

THE merger of Caerphilly with four authorities into a “super Gwent” council would signal “the end of local democracy as we know it”, council chief Keith Reynolds has warned.

Caio Iwan

A record breaking 10k for Caerphilly

Posted on 4:43pm Monday 22nd June 2015

MORE than 2,000 people turned out to take part in the third annual Caerphilly 10k and 2k junior fun over the weekend.

Caio Iwan

New skate park opens in Aberbargoed

Posted on 4:24pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A NEWLY installed concrete “street course” skate park has been officially unveiled by local children and dignitaries in the village of Aberbargoed.

Caio Iwan

Fitness trainer does charity 5k to raise heart disease awareness

Posted on 4:15pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A BEDWAS mother took part in a fundraising run with her two young daughters after seeing the effects of heart disease on her own mum.

Caio Iwan

Residents reminded of environmental duty as part of recycling week

Posted on 3:14pm Monday 22nd June 2015

CAERPHILLY council is reminding residents how they can do their bit for the environment as part of National Recycling Week.

Teen held up Iceland store where he worked at knifepoint, telling he would slit 'hated' boss' throat

Posted on 11:52am Friday 19th June 2015

TERRIFIED workers at an Iceland store were held up by a masked raider waving a knife - without realising it was one of their own workmates in disguise.

Jen Mills

Council mergers will 'drive down cost of politics' says minister

Posted on 5:29am Thursday 18th June 2015

MINISTER Leighton Andrews said his aim was to “drive down the cost of politics in local government" after unveiling a shake-up which would see Newport merge with Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Caerphilly.

Chris Seal

UPDATE: Family of Argoed murder victim Cerys Yemm launch petition calling on hotel to be demolished

Posted on 9:50pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE family of Argoed murder victim Cerys Yemm have launched a petition calling on the hotel where she was killed to be demolished.

John Phillips

Campaign mum’s fear over heart death rates

Posted on 4:23pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE mother of teenager Jack Thomas spoke out yesterday after figures showed Wales had one of the lowest rates of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

UPDATE: Newport to merge with Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Caerphilly in new plans

Posted on 9:31am Wednesday 17th June 2015

NEWPORT Council will merge with Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Caerphilly under plans unveiled today by the Welsh Government.

Becky Carr

Jail for three men who kicked and punched a man more than 100 times in 'torture' attack after waking him in his bed

Posted on 1:59pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

THREE men have been jailed after kicking and punching a man more than 100 times during a two-hour ordeal described as “torture” by their victim.

Pupils in Welsh primary schools have worst attendance rates in UK

Posted on 7:51am Wednesday 17th June 2015

PUPILS in Welsh primary schools have the worst attendance rates in the UK, according to a new report by the education watchdog.

Caio Iwan

Inquiry plea over killing in Argoed hotel

Posted on 7:42am Wednesday 17th June 2015

THE debate surrounding the Argoed hotel murder reached the Senedd in Cardiff Bay yesterday amid calls for further investigations into the way the tragedy was handled.

600,000 bank payments missing in RBS and NatWest technical glitch - Have you been affected?

Posted on 10:23am Wednesday 17th June 2015

AROUND 600,000 bank account payments went missing after a technical glitch at NatWest owner Royal Bank of Scotland.

Golf resort mascot Bryn Bear to join thousands of runners at Caerphilly run

Posted on 5:18pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

GOLF resort mascot Bryn Bear will take part in a popular 10km run in Caerphilly on Sunday.

Welsh football star Aaron Ramsey attacked for using Welsh in wedding anniversary tweet

Posted on 10:59am Wednesday 17th June 2015

WELSH football star Aaron Ramsey has faced criticism from Twitter trolls after using Welsh in a tweet remembering the first anniversary of his wedding at Caldicot Castle.

Chris Seal

Mum of woman found murdered in Argoed hotel wants building knocked down

Posted on 12:17am Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE mother of a young woman horrifically killed by a recently-released prisoner is calling for the demolition of the hotel where the attack took place.

Science teacher found guilty of serious professional incompetence can continue to teach, hearing rules

Posted on 5:20pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A SCIENCE teacher who was found guilty of serious professional incompetence can continue to teach, a hearing has ruled.

Almost 3,000 back petition calling for Cwmcarn Forest Drive to re-open

Posted on 12:52pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A PETITION urging the Welsh Assembly to reverse the decision to close popular beauty spot Cwmcarn Forest Drive indefinitely due to a tree disease has now reached 2,994 signatures.

Nicole Garnon

Machen set to host its 48th music festival

Posted on 4:20pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

NINETEEN houses and a beautiful small church is all that you’ll find in Lower Machen. Not even a pub.

Andy Rutherford

South East Wales people 'most likely to opt in to organ donation'

Posted on 2:28pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

PEOPLE in south east Wales are the most likely to formally opt in to the forthcoming new organ donation system, or take no action, meaning they will be presumed to have consented to donating their organs in the event of their death.

Martin Wade

Caerphilly man slit his own throat in front ex-partner

Posted on 2:56pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A 29-YEAR-OLD Caerphilly man who slit his throat in front of his former partner has been given a six month suspended prison sentence.

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