Hallowe'en fundraiser for Risca boy

Campaign Series: A 'Halloween 'Spooktacular' event was held at the Rivermead Centre to raise funds for Aaron Stephens 9, who has a debilitating and painful wastage illness.  Pictured is Aaron's aunt Joanne Parsons. (12196013)

5:09pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HALLOWE’EN fundraiser was held for a nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer at the Rivermead Centre, Rogerstone today.

Couple claimed anxiety after car crash, court is told

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6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A COUPLE accused of making fraudulent insurance claims as part of an alleged 'crash for cash' conspiracy claimed to both be suffering from anxiety after they were involved in a car crash, a court heard.

Plaid group leader takes pay cut

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE leader of the opposition on Caerphilly council has taken a cut in his salary as a response to the council’s “difficult” financial situation.

Trethomas man receives a two-year ASBO preventing him singing sexually-explicit songs in public

Campaign Series: ASBO: Mark Jones has been given a two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

1:49pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TRETHOMAS man has received a two-year ASBO after a catalogue of anti-social behaviour in and around his community.

Teacher wins top poetry prize

Campaign Series: Poet Jonathan Edwards from Crioss Keys has written a book of poetry (11359082)

1:39pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN ENGLISH teacher and poet from Gwent has won first prize in an international poetry competition, with a chance to perform at a poetry festival next year.

Gym owner tries to tackle childhood obesity

Campaign Series: Tackling obesity among children at the Oblivion Crossfit Gym in Abercarn
KNEES UP Matthew Hughes and Michelle Draper encourage the kids (12072478)

1:35pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GYM owner in Abercarn wants to tackle obesity among youngsters and has used Hallowe’en-themed activities this week to kick-start engagement with local children.

Warmest Hallowe'en on record for UK

Campaign Series: HALLOWE'EN: Pictured is pumpkin entry in the under 5 category at Garndiffaith Millennium Hall's pumpkin competition

12:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE Met Office has declared today the warmest Hallowe'en on record, with the mercury hitting 22.5 degrees C in parts of the UK.

Howl-O-Ween doggie parade

Campaign Series: Arnie with owner Mya Stevens of Bargoed -winners of the Doggie Parade

4:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

BARGOED pooches and their owners took part in a photo contest and a Howl-O-Ween parade.

Council worker meets rugby stars for Stoptober

Campaign Series: Please credit Huw John Cardiff SimonStoptober - Wales stars George North, Toby Faletau and Justin Tipuric pictured with Simon Wedge after he successfully completed the Stoptober challenge.

11:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAERPHILLY council employee was given a special rugby-related surprise after kicking his smoking habit in to touch.

Parkinson's policeman writes poetry book

Campaign Series: Pictured is Hywel Griffiths, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1998 outside Gwent Police HQ in Croesyceiliog.  (11982388)

11:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POLICE constable who has Parkinson’s disease has had a book of poetry published.

Family alleged to have taken part in 'crash for cash' conspiracy, court told

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1:47pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MEMBERS of a family made thousands of pounds after claiming to have been involved in several staged car accidents, a prosecutor alleged in a court today.

Woman found dead in Risca

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2:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A PENSIONER has been found dead in her Risca home by police.

Risca museum threatened with closure if council sell building

Campaign Series: Risca museum is under threat of closure after Caerphilly council have expressed an interest in selling the building.  Pictured in the Edwardian's Chemist shop are volunteers from left Lionel Milsom, Tony Jukes and Brian Absolon. (11985990)

5:52am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A RISCA museum is under threat of closure after Caerphilly County Borough Council expressed an interest in selling the building that houses it.

82 cannabis plants seized in drug arrests

11:44am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FOUR people have been arrested and 82 cannabis plants seized after three properties were searched in Caerphilly county on Wednesday.

Welsh historic landmarks to host sequel to sell-out pop-up cinema screenings

Campaign Series: Screening of Nosferatu at Caerphilly Castle

9:37am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FOLLOWING a sell-out debut last year, pop up cinemas are returning to Wales’ most impressive monuments.

Man with links to Caerphilly area absconds from prison with convicted murderer

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7:01pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MAN with links to the Caerphilly area has absconded from an open prison in Gloucestershire with a convicted murderer.

Delays after railway bridge crash

Campaign Series: test

9:34am Monday 27th October 2014

TRAINS between Cardiff and Caerphilly have been delayed this morning after a vehicle hit a railway bridge.

Paedophile has sentence cut after technical error

Campaign Series: Royal Courts of Justice (11904462)

4:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who attacked police with a nail gun when they tried to arrest him, has had his 30-year jail term cut by a year on appeal.

Two men break in to Hengoed house

8:57am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after two men broke into a house in Hengoed yesterday.

Police appeal after Ystrad Mynach crash

8:40am Friday 24th October 2014

GWENT Police is appealing for information following a collision in Ystrad Mynach earlier this month, which left a teen injured.

Police appeal following road traffic accident in Ystrad Mynach

9:48am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Ystrad Mynach on Tuesday , October 7.

Police appeal following break in at Hengoed

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a break in at a property in Hengoed.

Teenagers burgled home while OAP was in bed

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2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO 19-year-olds from Blackwood who were on drugs when they burgled a 77- year-old woman’s house will serve time in a young offenders’ institution.

Charity gives free defib training at school

Campaign Series: WINNERS: June Thomas (left) and Phil Hill (right) being presented with their cheque from ABUHB director of nursing Denise Llewellyn for their award-winning presentation, 'Remembering Jack'.

12:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRAINING was given to students at Oakdale Comprehensive School last week in how to use a defibrillator and provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Woman went to doctor's with kidney infection - and came home with a baby

Campaign Series: Clare Evans who went to her doctor for what she thought was a kidney infection, but turned out she was pregnant.
SHOCKED Clare with baby Erin Louise Roberts (11741327)

5:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN’S life has changed dramatically after she went into a GP surgery thinking she had a kidney infection – and came home with a baby.

Heroin-user found guilty of man's murder

Campaign Series: DIED: David Alun Lewis

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HEROIN addict has been found guilty of murdering a man under a secluded bridge just five days after coming out of jail.

Have your say on council business

Campaign Series: Caerphilly County Borough Council HQ

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESIDENTS in the Caerphilly county borough can now have their say on the issues that will be discussed by the council’s five scrutiny committees.

Retired nurse launches thriller series

Campaign Series: The book written by Elizabeth Thomas called 'The Jam' (11621115)

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A RETIRED nurse has released her first book.

Judge directs jury in case of homeless man accused of Ystrad Mynach man's murder

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2:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

A JUDGE has told a jury to put their emotions to one side when making their decision about the death of a vulnerable Ystrad Mynach man.

Dog found trapped in fox snare

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2:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE RSPCA is looking for the owner of a dog after he was found trapped in a fox snare.

CCTV image released in theft probe

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

GWENT Police want to identify and speak to this man following theft of groceries from the Spar store on Hanbury Road, Bargoed, at approximately 4pm on September 27.=

Newbridge regeneration plans shown to public

6:50am Monday 20th October 2014

THE latest regeneration proposals for Newbridge town centre will be on display to the public this week.

Crews tackle 70-tonne iron fire

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FIRE fighters are still damping down a blaze at a Gwent industrial estate this morning.

Baby locked in car

12:18pm Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE crews from Caerphilly had to release a baby from a locked car.

Northern Soul screening at Blackwood cinema

Campaign Series: SCOOTER PARADE From left, Scott Williams, Denise Williams, (ok), Angela Jones, Richard Jones, Alun Kent, (ok), and Maria Kent 
were all mad keen to see the film (11633468)

7:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

BLACKWOOD was rocking to the sound of Northern Soul tonight as the town's new cinema staged a screening of a film which has been 17 years in the making.

Calls for a by-election after Caerphilly town councillor stands down

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CAERPHILLY town councillor has resigned leading to calls for a by-election to take place.

'Man bragged about killing' - court hears

Campaign Series: DIED: David Alun Lewis

6:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOMELESS man who had been out of jail for just five days bragged to friends that he had killed a man, a jury has heard.

Plaque to honour mining disaster victims unveiled

Campaign Series: TRIBUTE: The plaque was installed following a bequest from local man, Kenneth Arthur Williams.

1:54pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PLAQUE commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd has been unveiled in Caerphilly town centre.

False number plates used in Bargoed fuel theft

1:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN driving a silver BMW with false number plates is being sought by Gwent Police about the theft of fuel from Morrisons petrol station in Bargoed on September 17.

UPDATE: Ex-teacher cleared of bullying pupil

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2:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ALL charges have been found 'not proven' against a former teacher accused of bullying and mistreatment of a pupil today.

Booze causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - report

Campaign Series: ‘Axe beer tax’ crusade

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A REPORT published today shows how alcohol causes 29 deaths every week in Wales - around 1 in 20 of all deaths.

Meeting held to discuss Cwmcarn Forest Drive future

9:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PUBLIC meeting was held tonight to discuss the proposed closure of Cwmcarn Forest Drive.

Man on trial for murder of Ystrad Mynach musician

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6:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A HOMELESS man with a history of mental illness knew what he was doing when he attacked a middle-aged musician from Ystrad Mynach, a psychiatrist has told a murder trial.

Ex-Risca teacher denies sitting on bean bag covering pupil's face

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5:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FORMER Risca primary school teacher has denied he sat on a bean bag covering a pupil's face, a hearing was told.

Police appeal after man breaches prison licence

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12:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a man from Fleur De Lys, who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

Poet’s book shortlisted for award

Campaign Series: Poet Jonathan Edwards from Crioss Keys has written a book of poetry (11359076)

11:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POET has been shortlisted for a prestigious award following the release of his book based on the area.

Ex-postmistress marks 101st year

Campaign Series: CELEBRATING: (left to right) Emily Longville, Rebecca Sparey and Teresa Sparey. Margery Davies is seated in the centre

1:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POPULAR Machen woman celebrated her 101th birthday earlier this month with friends, family and support workers.

Police end probe into Caerphilly council allowances

10:05am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NO criminal charges will be brought against Caerphilly council officers relating to the buy-out of essential car and annual leave allowances, it has emerged.

Police name driver in Wyllie Bends fatal crash

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9:01am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE have named a motorist who died in a crash on a road described as a “death trap”.

Gwent ex-colliery gets £250k regeneration grant

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4:12pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Welsh Government has given £250,000 to reclaim land at an ex-colliery site in Gwent.


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