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Caio Iwan

Last chance to vote for Memo for lottery funding

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Posted on 8:48pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

THE team at the Newbridge Memo are making one last appeal for people to show their support for the iconic venue by voting for it in the nationwide National Lottery Awards competition.

Chris Seal

Risca Street Pastors purchase lifesaving equipment

Posted on 8:25pm Monday 27th July 2015

RISCA Street Pastors purchased a defibrillator earlier this month thanks to a grant from the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership.

Caio Iwan

'Healing' cafe and charity shop hopes to help people out of poverty

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Posted on 9:26pm Monday 27th July 2015

A NEW charity shop with a twist has been officially opened on Blackwood High Street.

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Bargoed man with sock fetish spared jail over child images

Posted on 11:45am Sunday 26th July 2015

A BARGOED man with a sock fetish has been spared jail for the possession of more than 400 indecent images of children.

Caio Iwan

Town hosts annual food festival

Posted on 3:21pm Sunday 26th July 2015

TENS of thousands of foodies descended on the historic town of Caerphilly over the weekend for the Big Cheese Festival.

Chris Seal

Green Flags fly over Caerphilly county borough parks

Posted on 3:09pm Sunday 26th July 2015

FIVE of Caerphilly county borough’s parks have retained their Green Flag status, it has been announced.

Hayley Mills

White supremacist has appeal of five-year prison sentence quashed

Posted on 6:33pm Friday 24th July 2015

A WHITE supremacist who was jailed for a vicious attack on an Asian man in south Wales deserved every day of his five-year sentence, top judges ruled.

Great Cheese Race cancellled due to 'inclement weather' and safety concerns

Posted on 2:38pm Friday 24th July 2015

THE GREAT Cheese Race has been cancelled due to the weather and safety concerns of those taking part.

Ciaran Kelly

Motorcycle injuries and deaths fall in Gwent but rise nationally

Posted on 4:24pm Friday 24th July 2015

THE total number of motorcyclists killed or injured in Gwent last year has fallen compared to 2013, according to police figures.

Green Flags fly over Gwent parks

Posted on 3:06pm Friday 24th July 2015

FIVE of Caerphilly county borough’s parks have retained their Green Flag status, it has been announced this week.

Andy Rutherford

Two flee scene after car crashes in valleys street

Posted on 7:41am Thursday 23rd July 2015

TWO people fled the scene of a collision involving a vehicle and street furniture on Pantycefn Road, Markham, shortly before 11pm last night.

Newbridge Memo volunteers to be honoured

Posted on 1:46pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

VOLUNTEERS who dedicated 12 years of fundraising to save the Newbridge Memo will receive an award for their work tonight.

Police appeal after Risca woman goes missing

Posted on 10:20am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a Risca woman who has been reported missing.

Nathan Briant

Pub closed after police raid finds 35 underage drinkers, 17 bags of white powder and drug equipment

Posted on 4:50am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A BLACKWOOD bar has been closed for three months after police found what are thought to be drugs and children there on Friday.

Pub 'severely damaged' after crews tackle three-hour blaze

Posted on 7:05am Tuesday 21st July 2015

CREWS tackled a blaze at a Caerphilly pub for three hours last night as they searched for people in the building.

Newbridge toddler with rare brain condition to appear in new BBC Two documentary series ‘Great Ormond Street’

Posted on 10:06pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A NEWBRIDGE toddler will appear in the brand new series of BBC Two’s BAFTA-nominated documentary Great Ormond Street next week.

Francesca Gillett

Bikers to ride together in memory of Blackwood Tunisia terror attack victim Trudy Jones

Posted on 6:07pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

BIKERS will ride together in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim Trudy Jones next month in one of two fundraising events being held by her family.

Hayley Mills

Councillors call for Velothon restrictions after 'teething problems'

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Posted on 6:20am Tuesday 21st July 2015

TORFAEN council says it will welcome the Velothon back to the borough, but with conditions to prevent the problems that arose from this year’s event.

Chris Seal

Police appeal after mountain bike found in Nelson

Posted on 2:12pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A BLACK mountain bike has been found by police in the Nelson area.

Andy Rutherford

Organ donations on rise in Wales - but transplant waiting list increases too

Posted on 12:02am Monday 20th July 2015

ORGAN donations from donors who had died increased in Wales last year - but there has been a rise too in the number of people waiting for a transplant, a report reveals.

Man taken to hospital after car overturns near school

Posted on 8:55am Monday 20th July 2015

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital yesterday following a crash near Cwmcarn High School on the A467.

Three people involved in head on crash

Posted on 8:33am Monday 20th July 2015

EMERGENCY services attended a head on crash involving two vehicles in a village near Tredegar this morning.

Jen Mills

Cash for South Wales Metro 'not new money' - Plaid

Posted on 10:55am Monday 20th July 2015

THE Labour Government’s latest plans for the South East Wales Metro plans actually consist almost entirely of the already announced Valley Lines Electrification scheme, a Plaid AM claimed.

John Phillips

Argus investigation reveals the areas of Gwent worst hit by flytipping

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Posted on 7:04pm Friday 17th July 2015

FLY-TIPPERS dumped rubbish and waste more than 10,000 times in Caerphilly county borough in the last five years, an Argus investigation reveals.

Chris Seal

Police appeal for missing Blackwood teenager

Posted on 5:13pm Friday 17th July 2015

POLICE are appealing for help finding a missing Blackwood teenager.

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Posted on 3:10pm Friday 17th July 2015

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Three Dispersal Orders for Caerphilly this weekend

Posted on 4:54pm Friday 17th July 2015

THREE 48 hour Dispersal Orders will be in place this weekend across Caerphilly to help combat anti-social behaviour.

Jen Mills

Plaid plan tax on pop

Posted on 3:13pm Friday 17th July 2015

PLAID Cymru would introduce a ‘pop tax’ on sugary drinks if they are in power in the next Assembly, the party’s shadow health minister Elin Jones confirmed.

Chris Seal

Warning after XBox Connect stolen from house

Posted on 1:14pm Friday 17th July 2015

POLICE are warning Blackwood home owners to report any suspicious activity after a number of burglaries in the area

Francesca Gillett

Gwent health board wins hat trick of NHS awards

Posted on 1:11pm Friday 17th July 2015

ANEURIN Bevan University Health Board is celebrating this week after winning a hat-trick of NHS Wales awards.

Francesca Gillett

Tommy Cooper group donate new defibrillator to Blackwood Miners Institute

Posted on 5:01pm Thursday 16th July 2015

STAFF at Blackwood Miners Institute donned fezzes today as they were presented with a defibrillator from the Caerphilly-based Tommy Cooper Society.

Blackwood residents warned after spate of burglaries in the area

Posted on 2:40pm Thursday 16th July 2015

POLICE are warning Blackwood home owners to report any suspicious activity after a number of burglaries in the area.

Dispersal order issued for Blackwood in crackdown on anti-social behaviour

Posted on 2:25pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A 48-HOUR dispersal order has been granted for Blackwood Bus Station and the surrounding Market Place area.

Chris Seal

Cefn Forest family crowned winners at Urdd Eisteddfod

Posted on 4:11pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A CEFN FOREST family have been crowned the winners of the Welsh for the Family Award at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Long delays between Risca and M4 in Newport

Posted on 8:53am Wednesday 15th July 2015

LONG queues of traffic are reported on the Riscs by-pass and Forge Road heading towards the M4 this morning.

UPDATE: Plans unveiled for minimum alcohol price

Posted on 9:10am Wednesday 15th July 2015

PLANS for a new law to prevent alcohol being sold for less than 50p per unit have been published by the Welsh Government.

Young people in Wales want voting age lowered to 16

Posted on 7:51am Wednesday 15th July 2015

MORE than half of young people in Wales want the voting age lowered to 16, according to a National Assembly for Wales consultation.

Francesca Gillett

Residents' group formed after Cerys Yemm death receives PCC grant

Posted on 5:40am Wednesday 15th July 2015

AN Argoed residents’ group set up following the murder of Cerys Yemm is one of 51 Gwent projects to receive over £153,000 in cash seized from criminals.

Caio Iwan

Bike ride to Paris in memory of Abertridwr man

Posted on 4:19pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

TWO cyclists will ride from Abertridwr to the Eiffel Tower next year to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a much-loved family member.

Caio Iwan

Inaugural Rhymney Valley music and literature festival

Posted on 5:04pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

THE first ever Rhymney Valley Literature and Music Festival will be held next week to celebrate the rich culture of the valley.

Nicole Garnon

Disorder group may lose CCTV cameras

Posted on 2:01pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

CCTV operations in Caerphilly County Borough are at risk due to a lack of investment, according says to a local councillor.

CARE HOME ABUSE PROBE: Owner should have been prosecuted

Posted on 12:12pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE owner of a Caerphilly county care home should have been prosecuted as part of an investigation into alleged abuse there, a damning report has found.

CARE HOME ABUSE PROBE: Findings of care home abuse probe are published

Posted on 9:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE FINDINGS of an independent review into alleged abuse in Gwent care homes will be published later today.

Caio Iwan

Man and woman fined for dropping litter and failing to clear up dog mess

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Posted on 6:50am Tuesday 14th July 2015

TWO people have been fined for dropping litter and failing to clear up dog mess.

Caio Iwan

Suspended officers cost council £2.6m

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Posted on 5:30am Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE ongoing suspension of three senior officers at Caerphilly council has cost the authority more than £2.6 million so far, according to new figures.

Appeal after Vauxhall Corsa stolen from outside homes on valleys street

Posted on 8:30am Tuesday 14th July 2015

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a Vauxhall Corsa in New Tredegar.

CCTV: Police release image after Sainsbury's clothes theft

Posted on 6:43am Tuesday 14th July 2015

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a woman captured on CCTV following the theft of clothes at a supermarket.

CARE HOME ABUSE PROBE: 'Change of culture needed in Wales to protect vulnerable'

Posted on 11:35am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A SOCIAL care leader has called for a "fundamental change of culture" in the wake of damning review into alleged abuse at six care homes.

Hunt vote postponed after SNP move

Posted on 11:30am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A VOTE to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party's decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain.

DVLA call centre staff could go on strike

Posted on 10:59am Monday 13th July 2015

THE South Wales staff at the DVLA are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over Saturday pay.

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