Caio Iwan

Blackwood film premiere for local racehorse hero

Posted on 3:51pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

BLACKWOOD is to host the Wales film premiere of the unlikely rags-to-riches story of a Valleys racehorse ahead of its nationwide release later this month.

Caio Iwan

RWE npower acquires tech firm RUMM

Posted on 3:48pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

RWE npower today announced the acquisition of specialist energy management company RUMM in a move that could help British business save up to £4 billion on their annual energy bills.

Caio Iwan

Blackwood's Maes Manor Hotel sold for more than £750,000

Posted on 2:41pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

BLACKWOOD'S Maes Manor Hotel has been sold for an undisclosed fee thought to be more than £750,000.

Andy Rutherford

Second teenager in court on store robbery charge

Posted on 9:38am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A 15-year-old boy from Caerphilly, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear before magistrates in Newport this morning, charged with robbery at the Iceland store on Cardiff Road, Caerphilly.

Caio Iwan

Man defrauded Blackwood business

Posted on 11:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A MAN who defrauded a Blackwood business of more than £3,500 in a “massive deceit” has avoided prison.

One Show presenter Alex Jones to host Caerphilly's Urdd Eisteddfod

Posted on 9:52am Tuesday 31st March 2015

TV PRESENTER Alex Jones will be hosting the Urdd National Eisteddfod opening ceremony when it comes to Llancaiach Fawr Manor in May.

Historic bus returns home

Posted on 1:28pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A HISTORIC bus returned home to Wales last week after an epic journey around the globe. The former Bedwas & Machen Regal III that served Welsh passengers, then got shipped to South Africa returned home to Barry on Saturday after a campaign to bring a piece of heritage back to Wales.

Caio Iwan

UPDATE: Teenager appears in court charged with Iceland robbery

Posted on 2:54pm Monday 30th March 2015

Teenager appears in court charged with robbery at the Iceland store in Caerphilly.

Gwent Police sergeant sacked for 'disgraceful' sexual behaviour to women in police cells and colleagues

Posted on 11:54am Friday 27th March 2015

A GWENT Police sergeant has been sacked for "inappropriate sexual behaviour towards female detainees and colleagues" it was revealed today.

Man who caused stepsister's death in horror crash is jailed for seven years

Posted on 10:41am Friday 27th March 2015

A MAN who caused his stepsister's death in a horror road crash has been jailed for seven years for dangerous driving

Crisis appeal to find homes for starved and abused horses

Posted on 9:28am Friday 27th March 2015

THE RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for homes for the horses, ponies and donkeys in its care.

Abercarn van fire 'deliberate'

Posted on 8:29am Friday 27th March 2015

A VAN was severely damaged by a deliberate fire in Abercarn last night.

Coleg Gwent cuts will have devastating impact on further education, union boss warns

Posted on 8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

COLEG Gwent has announced that there will be cuts to part time courses and a possibility of 130 job losses as it seeks to save £5.7 million.

PICTURE UPDATE: Appeal after trolley load of shopping stolen from Tesco - police issue new CCTV still

Posted on 10:50am Thursday 26th March 2015

POLICE are still trying to indentify the man pictured after a trolley full of shopping was stolen from the Tesco store in Risca.

MP asks council to rethink housing

Posted on 11:43am Thursday 26th March 2015

WAYNE David has called on council chiefs to go back to the drawing board and re-draft a development plan warning it risked reinforcing the north south divide in Caerphilly.

Gwent businesses scoop Wales tourism awards

Posted on 8:10am Thursday 26th March 2015

GWENT attractions scooped a hatful of awards at last night's 2015 National Tourism Awards for Wales.

Andy Rutherford

Former drug users help launch an innovative online support project for Gwent

Posted on 4:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

DRUG misusing offenders receiving treatment for addictions will today help launch an innovative online support project for Gwent.

Gwent churches to get £400k for roof repairs

Posted on 4:20pm Thursday 26th March 2015


Gwent Police praised for 'good progress' in making savings

Posted on 3:20pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A REPORT from an independent police assessing body has found Gwent Police has made “good progress” in achieving value for money – but improvements are still needed.

Maria Williams

Brutal Bedwas boyfriend banned from all dating sites

Posted on 4:48pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A BRUTAL boyfriend has been banned from going on all dating sites by a judge to stop him attracting more women.

Police appeal after food and baby items stolen from Aldi

Posted on 4:43pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

POLICE have appealed for help to identify these three women who we would like to speak to following theft from the Aldi store in Risca at approximately 3.05pm on 23rd March.

Caio Iwan

Fears over parts of Valleys area being "cut off" by Velothon

Posted on 5:36pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

FURTHER consultation on road closures will be carried out by a Gwent council ahead of a major cycling event despite fears some parts of the county borough will be “cut off” for a day.

Three drinks a day linked to cancer - research

Posted on 9:50am Wednesday 25th March 2015

DRINKING three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, research has suggested.

MP calls on politicians to support Downs Syndrome Association

Posted on 7:30am Wednesday 25th March 2015

ISLWYN MP Chris Evans has called for cross-party support for people with Down’s syndrome after the election.

Disabled to get power to run their own care

Posted on 7:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Disabled people in Wales who receive direct payments for their care needs will be able to form co-operatives to take control of the services they need to support them under a new project being launched today.

Police must improve on stop and search - report

Posted on 6:41am Wednesday 25th March 2015

POLICE forces have made "disappointingly slow progress" in improving their use of stop and search powers, a report has said.

Katharine Skellon

Caerphilly trio honoured

Posted on 12:14pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

THREE Caerphilly residents have been honoured with the British Empire Medal for outstanding services to the community.

Breaking news in Newport and Gwent, Tuesday, March 25, 2015

Posted on 12:13pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

WE'RE bringing you the latest traffic, sport, entertainment and breaking news today from 6am till late.

Wales cancer survival rates '10 years behind' Europe

Posted on 8:20am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A STUDY by Macmillan Cancer Support shows Wales' cancer survival rates are trailing 10 years behind other European countries, a charity has warned.

'Exceptionally stupid' man, 30, who shone torch at police helicopter showed brains 'of a nine-year-old' says judge

Posted on 11:03am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A JUDGE has slammed the “gross stupidity” of a man who shone an industrial torch at the Gwent Police helicopter in the hope it would shine a light back on him.

Gwent woman's relief as she learns relatives on cyclone-hit Vanuatu are safe

Posted on 11:59am Monday 23rd March 2015

A GWENT woman whose cousin and her young family are stranded on the cyclone-hit island of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean has today spoken of her relief after receiving news that they are safe.

Residents urged to join campaign to stop junk mail

Posted on 7:20pm Monday 23rd March 2015

GWENT residents are being urged to join a campaign to stop unwanted junk mail being delivered through their doors.

Village gets life-saving heart machine

Posted on 2:32pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A HEART charity carried out a free defibrillator training session in Machen this week after receiving an anonymous donation to supply the village with the equipmentlife-saving device.

Rob Owen

Appeal after B&M Bargains theft

Posted on 3:20pm Monday 23rd March 2015

GWENT Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with the theft of a canvas print, two bottles of vodka, a saucepan and a clock from B and M Bargains in Caerphilly.

Martin Wade

11 things you should know about the solar eclipse: Find out when to watch in Gwent and how to do it safely

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Posted on 7:20am Friday 20th March 2015

THE first solar eclipse to pass over the UK since 1999 will appear over Gwent this morning - and here are eclipse facts and figures to help you see it safely.

Carys Thomas

71-year-old postmistress refused to give cash to pair, aged 21 and 16, armed with fake gun

Posted on 5:05am Friday 20th March 2015

A JUDGE has described a 71-year-old postmistress as ‘resilient’ after she refused to hand over money in an attempted robbery in Machen.

Appeal after collection of hand painted figures are found

Posted on 1:36pm Friday 20th March 2015

AN appeal has been made by police after a collection of hand painted figures were discovered dumped at the entrance to Parc-Cwm Darran in ‪Deri

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Specsavers warning ahead of eclipse

Posted on 12:18pm Thursday 19th March 2015

SPECSAVERS are warning residents to ensure they protect their eyes ahead of tomorrow’s eclipse.

PICTURES: See stunning images of the Northern Lights over South Wales

Posted on 7:59am Wednesday 18th March 2015

THE Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis were visible in South Wales last night. Here are some of the stunning pictures you took of the eerie light show in the night sky.

Caerphilly takes stand againt domestic violence

Posted on 4:30pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

CAERPHILLY county borough is taking a stand against domestic violence as part of a new social media campaign.

Man jailed for seven years for sex attacks on young girl in 1990s

Posted on 7:44am Tuesday 17th March 2015

A GWENT man has been jailed for seven years for a sexual assault on a young girl dating back nearly 20 years.

Firefighters called after car overturns in crash

Posted on 7:35am Tuesday 17th March 2015

FIREFIGHTERS from Duffryn were called to a crash in Lower Machen where a car was on its side early this morning.

Police probe reports of men white van 'acting suspiciously'

Posted on 2:51pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

POLICE are investigating two reports of two men who were driving a small White Fiat Scudo van acting suspiciously in the Caerphilly area yesterday (Monday 17/03/15).

Appeal after paint thrown on cars

Posted on 11:39am Tuesday 17th March 2015

FOUR cars had paint thrown over them as they were parked in residential streets.

CARAVAN PARK DEATH: Caerphilly man in court on murder charge

Posted on 10:45am Monday 16th March 2015

A CAERPHILLY man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Barry teenager Conner Marshall.

Caravan Park death: Man faces murder charge in court

Posted on 8:40am Monday 16th March 2015

A CAERPHILLY man will appear in court today charged with the murder of 18-year-old Conner Marshall who died following a an incident in Trecco Bay caravan park .

Gwent woman fears for her cousin on cyclone-hit Vanuatu

Posted on 1:52pm Monday 16th March 2015

A GWENT woman whose cousin and her young family are stranded on a cyclone-hit island of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean says she fears for their safety.

Becky Carr

Pupils help to clean up their town

Posted on 11:57am Monday 16th March 2015

NEWBRIDGE School pupils teamed up with council workers to help tidy up the town’s park and ride facility.

Caerphilly man charged in Trecco Bay murder probe

Posted on 9:36am Sunday 15th March 2015

A CAERPHILLY man has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Conner Marshall who died after an incident in Trecco Bay caravan park.

Caio Iwan

Two lambs die in Llanbradach barn fire

Posted on 12:13pm Saturday 14th March 2015

TWO lambs died after a large hay barn fire on a Llanbradach farm near Caerphilly last night.

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