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.

Row means Risca fitness club to move

Campaign Series: After 35 years of holding classes at the Risca Leisure Centre, the Risca Circuit Club are moving two miles away to Risca Rugby Club after a new contract could not be agreed with the leisure centre.   (10788695)

1:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

RISCA Circuit Club is set to move from its home of 35 years after a dispute over its contract with the town’s leisure centre.

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.

Blackwood boy, 16, in court on murder charge

Campaign Series: MODERN: Newport's new magistrates' court

4:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy charged with the murder of a Blackwood man appeared via video link before magistrates at Newport Magistrates' Court today.

Have you seen Michael Sheen in Gwent?

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8:50am Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT-BORN Hollywood star Michael Sheen is still in Gwent today and is in Blackwood this afternoon.

Inquest into Risca man’s death is adjourned

10:38am Friday 26th September 2014

AN inquest into the death of a man in Risca which is at the centre of a murder investigation has been opened and adjourned.

Viagara doctor will be struck off

Campaign Series: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Mansoor Mohammed Kassim

5:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A GWENT doctor who forged prescriptions for Viagra because he was too embarrassed to see a GP has been struck-off by a disciplinary panel.

Teen charged with murder of Blackwood man

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5:06pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy from Blackwood has today been charged with murder of 31-year-old Michael Lee Emmett also from Blackwood, who died on Tuesday 2nd September.

New Welsh school 'banding' system revealed

Campaign Series: SWA ST Emma Mackintosh 16/05/2013

Generic pictures of primary school pupils sitting their National Reading Tests (1292043)

9:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

A NEW system for sorting Welsh primary and secondary schools into categories based on performance is to be unveiled by the education minister Huw Lewis this morning.

Forging Viagra prescriptions 'a stupid mistake' - Gwent doctor

Campaign Series: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Mansoor Mohammed Kassim

3:12pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A GWENT doctor who forged prescriptions for Viagra because he was too embarrassed to see a GP has told a disciplinary panel the "stupid mistake" was a "one-off".

Council encourages ‘pop up’ shops to fill empty stores

Campaign Series: CRACKDOWN: Blackwood High Street

2:23pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CAERPHILLY council is backing Support Your High Street Week, this week with a ‘pop up’ shop initiative.

Blackwood teen arrested on suspicion of murder

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2:49pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy from Blackwood has today been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Michael Lee Emmett.

Shake-up could put patients ‘at risk’

Campaign Series: Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Ystrad Mynach (10555426)

12:45pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

GWENT'S newest hospital - the £172 million pound Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr - may be forced to close its emergency unit at nights and weekends from February next year.

New Islwyn school may not open on time - report

8:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW multi-million pound school in Oakdale may not open on time, warns a report which went before scrutiny panel members last night.

29 jobs to go as 5 Gwent Phones 4u stores close

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5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FIVE Gwent branches of the collapsed retail chain Phones 4u are set to close, its administrators announced today.

AM's plea for Blackwood worker jailed in Indonesia

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3:15pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PLAID Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle has called for the release of Blackwood computer worker Matthew Davies who has been jailed in Indonesia.

Manics announce Holy Bible tour

Campaign Series: Manic Street Preachers James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire at the T in the Park festival

2:45pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BLACKWOOD'S Manic Street Preachers are to tour their 20-year-old album The Holy Bible - often seen as their greatest release - playing it in full for the first time.

Shake-up could put patients ‘at risk’

Campaign Series: Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Ystrad Mynach (10555426)

12:46pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

GWENT'S newest hospital - the £172 million pound Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr - may be forced to close its emergency unit at nights and weekends from February next year.

Blackwood team raises £4.5k in charity cycle

Campaign Series: POST CYCLE: Geraint Saunders and his colleagues celebrate after the event.

2:21pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BLACKWOOD man and his work colleagues pedalled their way to raise £4,500 for a charity supporting his wife, who is living with a rare brain condition.

Talks held at Cwmcarn Forest Drive over tree felling

Campaign Series: SWA CT 23.7.13
GREAT OUTDOORS CWMCARN FOREST DRIVE. VIEW OF TY'N-Y-FFYON FARM (6257710)

12:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DROP-in sessions to explain why thousands of trees are to be felled at Gwent's biggest tourist attraction are taking place today and tomorrow.

Fuse box fire in Tir-y-berth

10:14am Sunday 21st September 2014

A FUSE box caught on fire at a house in Tir-y-berth near Bargoed yesterday morning.

Cwmcarn 'murder bid' pupil cautioned over knife

Campaign Series: Keys to part of Cwmcarn school site handed back to staff

10:31am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and conspiracy to commit murder at a school has received a conditional caution from police for having a knife at school.

Risca bomb man jailed for three years

Campaign Series: Mark Wise  (10308882)

10:43am Friday 19th September 2014

A GWENT man was jailed for three years after a pipe bomb he made was handed to police, leading to an evacuation and town centre chaos.

'Help me get son out of hell-hole Asian prison' - mum's plea

Campaign Series: PLEA: Yvonne Davies is trying to get her son released

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE mother of a Blackwood man locked up in a notorious Indonesian prison because his “visa ran out” has pleaded for help in trying to get him released.

Ex-soldier wins four golds at Invictus Games

Campaign Series: Former soldier Lewis Edwards 26, from Bargoed, is competing in swimming events for the British Army in the Invictus Games during September.  Pictured is Lewis in his Endless Swimming pool that has a poweful hydraulic pump system to swim against. (9638331)

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER soldier from Caerphilly has won four gold medals while competing for the British Armed Forces team at London’s Invictus Games.

Thousands sign petition to save Cwmcarn Forest Drive

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)

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PETITION to prevent the permanent closure of Cwmcarn Forest Drive has seen 1,780 people sign up with a further 4,000 people showing support online.

Council plans disabled services boost

1:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to improve services for disabled children, young people, their families and carers in Caerphilly county borough have moved a step closer.

Your chance to vote for community cash awards

Campaign Series: Chris Evans

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ISLWYN MP Chris Evans is asking constituents to vote for the three community groups shortlisted in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund awards.

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.

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

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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.






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