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McDonald’s to open 24 hours in Newbridge

mcdonaldsMcDonald’s restaurant in Newbridge has been give permission to open 24 hours a day. Councillors approved proposals at a planning meeting on April 9 and the 24 hour opening of the restaurant on Bridge Street will be trialled for a year. Some residents objected to the extended opening claiming it would increase antisocial behaviour in the area, but councillors felt the year’s trial will discover whether the concerns are justified. Claims it would increase noise and light pollution were also dismissed.
The Caerphilly branch of McDonald’s has also recently announced the creation of 20 extra jobs after an expansion to its car park.
What do you think? Leave your comments below…

New Crumlin junction designs go on show

RESIDENTS in the Crumlin area are being invited to attend a public meeting to discuss proposed improvement works on a signalised junction.
A Caerphilly council proposal, with the help of Welsh Government funding, wants to improve the A467/A472 junction in Crumlin in an attempt to reduce existing congestion problems in the area.
The information event, which will be held on Wednesday, April 30, between 2.30pm and 6.30pm at the Crumlin Institute, will offer residents, businesses and other interested groups an opportunity to find out more and view drawings of the proposals.
Subject to securing all the required funding, the council would begin construction this summer.
For information, or if residents wishing to attend have any specific requirements, call 01443 866 511 or email engineering@caerphilly.gov.uk

Second Newbridge pub to close

Following on from the news that The Black, (Masons Arms) is closing after 104 years, the owners of the Goldmine bar in Newbridge has now applied to change the building into four dwellings, moving away from the pub trade. Mr Basford who resides in Scotland submitted the application on the 7th April and in principal it has been accepted and is now pending full permission from Caerphilly council planning department. See all the documents and drawings here;
Goldmine Pub to close
The Goldmine is steeped in history and fond memories, The Goldmine was also know as the Trecelyn, but most locals will always remember and associate the pub as the Beaufort, when it was a bustling and successful local drinking establishment filled with drinkers nearly seven days of the week.
A nation gripped by economic woes once mayhave turned to beer to take the edge off its troubles. But the number of pub closures has increased by almost 50 per cent, research shows. Twenty-six are shutting a week, compared with 18 a week only a few months ago, according to the Campaign for Real Ale. Landlords argue that pubs’ demise has been fuelled by supermarkets, which cut the price of alcohol so much it was cheaper than bottled water. But industry figures show that the amount of beer and lager bought from off-licences and supermarkets has also fallen to a ten-year low. Purchases of beer and lager from retail stores in the 12 months to the end of March slumped to 13.02 million barrels, down from 13.77 million in the year before, according to the British Beer & Pub Association. This equates to a reduction of some 213.4 million pints being consumed over the 12 months.
Under the conservative government, the working class peoples disposable income has fallen to such low levels with pay freezes, low pay and nearly four years of high inflation, this has had a dramatic affect on the money in peoples pockets, luxury items and holidays are the first thing that suffer when money is tight and when people do go out they want to get the most for their money and so go to places where the quality and range of drinks along with good entertainment are of the highest standard to get the biggest bang for their buck.
Places like the Goldmine pub and the Black on North Road are casualties of changing times and it seems locals are homing in on just three pubs in the town, The Otter for the restaurant and family welcome, the Newbridge Hotel for the younger entertainment, great bands and reasonably priced drinks and the Newbridge Labour club, that seems to have taken over as the establishment of choice for the working class, retired, the younger drinkers wanting full high quality sports coverage and a game of pool or darts and the warm and reassuring welcome for all where you will get good entertainment for all age groups at an affordable price.

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The women who joined the pickets of the miners’ strike

It wasn’t just miners who fought to oppose the closure of their pits. Robin Turner speak to women who took part in the miners’ strikeJS33544486JPG
Dot Phillips, now 81, set up the first soup kitchen for miners in Wales at the Celynen Collieries’ Miners’ Institute in Newbridge
During the 1984 miners’ strike, women protested alongside their husbands, fathers and brothers to oppose the closure of 28 Welsh pits and within days they were organising food parcels, marching in rallies and joining pickets.
Many changed forever, leaving behind their traditional roles and becoming politicised by the bitter clash between the working classes and the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher who branded the miners and their supporters “the enemy within”.

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Man fighting for his life after falling from a moving car

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving.
A man in his 40s is fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a moving car.
Emergency services were called at 5.05pm on Wednesday to reports of a road traffic collision on Bryngwyn Road, Newbridge.
Gwent Police said they arrived at the scene to find the man with life threatening injuries. He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
The car he was travelling in did stop at the scene.
A 38-year-old woman, from the Newbridge area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving. She remains in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.
The road remained closed for most of the evening, but has since reopened.
Gwent Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact Gwent Police by ringing 101 quoting log 359 09/04/14.

The Black (Masons Arms) – Newbridge pub closes

South Wales Argus: John Williams former landlord of the Masons Arms, Newbridge (4879939)John Williams former landlord of the Masons Arms, Newbridge (4879939)
A 104-YEAR-OLD Newbridge pub, known as ‘The Black’ because of its history with miners, has closed down.
The Masons Arms, on North Road often saw miners from the Celynen North and South collieries use the pub after a day’s work down the pit between 1930 and 1985. The pub first opened in 1910 but had to close last month.
John Williams, 60, landlord from 2004 to 2008, said: “It was called the Black because miners used to go straight to the pub before going to have a bath. Showers at the pits weren’t introduced until later.
The pub’s upstairs was turned into four flats during the 1980′s and now there is planning permission to turn the pub into living quarters.
“I remember going there when I was 18-years-old and there was an open fire at the pub, it was popular with miners until the pits closed in 1985. It’s sad that a pub with such history had to close.”
Jason Wallace, 45, current pub landlord, said:
“The pub will be living quarters for myself. I’ve been in the trade since I was 18-years-old, it’s been nearly 25 years working at the Masons, back and forth there a few times.

UPDATE: POLICE are appealing for information after an attacker broke a woman’s finger and cut her in Newbridge

UPDATED

A 36 year old man has now been charged with attempted assault following this incident that involved a 27 year old woman on Yewtree Road in Newbridge last week, Wednesday 2nd April. He appeared at Newport Crown Court on Monday 7th April and was remanded to appear at a future date.

The assault happened at around 3pm yesterday on Yewtree Road, off North Road in Newbridge.

The 27-year-old victim, who is from the area, sustained a small cut to her neck and a broken finger and went to the Royal Gwent Hospital for treatment. The offender is white, in his early twenties, between five feet five and five feet six inches tall, thick set with black short cropped hair and of clean appearance.
 He was wearing a bright white jacket, jeans, trainers, and had a Liverpool scarf hanging down from his waist down the back of his legs.
He approached the woman, assaulted her, then bent down to pick up whatever caused the injury to her neck and walked off.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 257 2/4/14.

 

E-fit appeal after driver exposes himself to Oakdale teen

 Police have released an e-fit image of a someone they want speak to after a man exposed himself to a girl under 16 years of age in Oakdale after asking for directions

APPEAL: Police have released an e-fit image of a someone they want speak to after a man exposed himself to a girl under 16 years of age in Oakdale after asking for directions

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a someone they want speak to after a man exposed himself to a girl under 16 years of age in Oakdale after asking for directions.

Officers are appealing for information following the incident of indecent, which happened at around 3.20pm on Wednesday, March 19.

The teenage girl was walking along Brynhoward Terrace in Oakdale towards Croespenmaen when a man pulled up beside her in a silver four-door hatchback vehicle (07 plate) and asked for directions. When the girl responded he exposed himself and then drove off. The girl was unharmed.

The man is white, of medium build and aged between 20 and 25. He had mousey brown hair with a swept fringe. He was wearing a light blue round neck t-shirt and stonewash jeans, and spoke with a local accent.

Gwent Police are reminding residents to stay vigilant, and to report any information they may have relating to the incident to 101 quoting log 381 19/03/14.

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Friday April 18th, 2014

Caerphilly council step closer to e-cigs ban
A LOCAL authority in Gwent is a step closer to introducing a ban on electronic cigarettes on council premises and in council vehicles.

Do you you think e-cigarette use should be banned in public places?

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Tom StangerUtter stupidity, it's water vapour3   ·  5 days ago

Christopher JenkinsNo, it's not harmful to anyone and it's helping smokers give up. Its ridiculous!2   ·  5 days ago

Tracy RichardsOmg are you serious they are not harmful to anyone1   ·  5 days ago

Sam RobinsonIt's silly. However I do see one angle. It's like its saying smoking is acceptable again.5 days ago

Hannah GodwinI think they should be banned in public places. Children don't know the difference and my daughter was horrified to see someone "smoking" in sainsburys cafe once. I had to explain they weren't real but still bad for you. Not an easy conversation!7   ·  5 days ago

Dan AndrewsLaughable really1   ·  5 days ago

Hayley MumfordThey may not be harmful to anyone but they are used to give up smoking, why would you smoke one in a cafe/park/car etc when you wouldn't normally smoke a real fag there? Allowing them to be smoked anywhere is making them more of a habit for the person giving up6   ·  5 days ago

Michael Taffy Bassettban e cigs but not kill the normal cigs? hellooooooooooo wake up1   ·  5 days ago

Jason 'Nipper' WilliamsWill caerphilly council staff be banning driving to work in the near future I believe exhaust fumes are more toxic than cigarettes and do far more damage to the health of people who don't drive ?10   ·  5 days ago

Eddy LewisBanned and deport smokers! And while you're at it ban MacDonald's because I can't stand the smell! Ridiculous if you ask me...1   ·  5 days ago

Julie Ward-WrightI thought e cigs were untested and unregulated still? So how would we know if they are harmful in a passive sense? They still contain nicotine don't they?3   ·  5 days ago

Tasha Noca NocivelliMoat house banned it already!! Was asked to leave?? Madness was trying to give up ffs5 days ago

Kelly PowellRidiculous5 days ago

Christine DaviesStupidity again!!!! Would rather someone have an electiric than a real cigarette !! Insane1   ·  5 days ago

Michael BidgoodIts a lush day in NEWPORT everyone be happy and get a tan 😁 xx3   ·  5 days ago

Chris Warmancan any of you guarantee that the nicotine that is in the solution that turns to vapor is not in the artificial smoke that you exhale. if there is nicotine in the exhaled vapor then there is a risk.1   ·  5 days ago

Neil EmeryJoseph Munn5 days ago

Gareth LeekJust some narcissistic councillors trying to get their names on something. As are most of the pathetic new policies.5 days ago

Gareth LeekChris, its about as harmful as caffeine.3   ·  5 days ago

Joseph MunnFfs dnt get me started 4 weeks without a cig nd these fking mug wnt us to stop it on there premises its not harmful to them so hush ya fking mouth nd let us give up fags morons 1   ·  5 days ago

David LewisThey should be treated the same was as normal smoking. The idea is that smoking should not been seen as being socially acceptable. By allowing ecigs to be used anywhere it undermines that. Good on those who are trying. But they should wait to use their ecig outside the same way they would have had to wait for a normal cigarette.5 days ago

Jo HookIt's all a conspiracy!! Why would you ban something which will eventually make a person healthier and a non smoker?? It's obvious. Less people will buy fags, less tax will be paid to the government which will have a knock on effect to the government run councils, which will then mean the fat cats at the top won't be able to claim ridiculous expenses and have such sickening wages coz cash from us stupid buggers, won't be piling in. They'll find something else to tax us on......hey, what about fresh air?! The country is a JOKE!! And the joke is on us!! Rant over lol9   ·  5 days ago

Sonia ThomasWell I gave it up years ago I feel a lot better for it and more money in my pocket I never looked back5 days ago

Louvaine TraceyNo they should not be banned .can they prove they are harmful.its the government thinking about themselves as usual.they would lose a lot of tax if they banned tobacco wouldn't they.its up to the people to decide anyway.a lot of people have given up tobacco and it's that they are worried about.1   ·  5 days ago

Louvaine TraceyThey will try stopping us having coffee next..2   ·  5 days ago

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Thursday April 17th, 2014

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Please share, like the page as pontypool council are stopping all family members placing wind mills solar lights etc on love 1's graves,

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Thursday April 17th, 2014

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Thursday April 17th, 2014

PLEASE SHARE - Who's off on hols this summer? Think about how you use social media when you're away from your home :-( #theirnamesnotdown ... See MoreSee Less

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Christopher JenkinsYou say silly people, yet Facebook will automatically post your location whenever you post anything at all. To avoid this, you can turn off location services in settings on all smartphones.3   ·  5 days ago

Steve GregoryLove my cctv I can watch and record whilst away :)2   ·  6 days ago

Paul BlunsdonDon't post that you're on your hols...Judging by that pic The Regiment may pay you a visit...2   ·  6 days ago

Jamie CooperNadine Cooper1   ·  5 days ago

Diane ReesThey must be mad. I would never do it but I have seen so many of my face book friends do it. Please don't put holiday pic of you on here while your away either , its so very stupid x x1   ·  6 days ago

Ashley SweeneyYou would be surprised how many idiotic people there are that are so obsessed with Facebook that they feel the need to tell potential thieves that their house is empty all week so come and rob me!!!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Jane WoodSilly silly people1   ·  6 days ago

Sharon PriceWell I would like to think the only people on my facebook are my friends, and they would not burgle my home! :)5 days ago

Evelyn Mary GoughHaving someone house sitting while you are away is good idea !5 days ago

Chris Sammut.... Some even say they r going on holidays weeks b4! That s extra time to prepare the burglars5 days ago

Della Richardsonwhat silly pple6 days ago

Joanna Williamssome people are so daft, they had just as well say "hey burglers, i'm on holiday, come rob my house" lol x6 days ago

Lili PhillipsIf anyone's lost a darling Jack Russell, he's been handed in at the dogs' home near the Transporter Bridge, an absolute sweetie!6 days ago

Karen WatkinsHow can people be so stupid.!!6 days ago

David Edwards1st thing is do not post on social sites that you are going away6 days ago

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Here’s Community Safety Sergeant, Colin Thomas launching our new Summer Burglary Campaign today at the Redrow Mon Bank development in Newport!

Would you invite a burglar into your own home? We doubt it… But by making just one simple mistake with your home security, you may unknowingly be giving burglars easy access.

From July to December last year, 34% of all homes burgled in Gwent had been left insecure, for example doors or windows were left unlocked at the properties.

This summer, to help residents evaluate their routines and encourage home owners to think twice about their home safety, we are launching: ‘Their name isn’t down, but they are still coming in’.

As part of the campaign, leaflets designed to look like invitations will be delivered to homes in areas where recent burglaries have been reported.

The leaflets aim to make residents think twice about some of the common mistakes, including:

- Leaving doors and windows open or unlocked
- Putting car keys in an easy to reach place, near to doors and windows
- Leaving portable and expensive items in clear view of windows
- Updating social media accounts to let everyone know what they are doing – such as when they are out for the night or away on holiday – leaving no-one at home.

Detective Chief Inspector, Richard Williams, said: “From an operational perspective, we are continuing to take a proactive approach to arresting those responsible for committing burglaries. For example Integrated Offender Management Teams around the force area concentrate on the minority of repeat offenders who commit the majority of crimes. This includes prosecuting people, and then working with partner agencies such as Probation on their release from custody to encourage them to take a more positive path.”

For more information and top tips for keeping yourself and your home safe, visit the Gwent Police website: www.gwent.police.uk
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Julie ThomasAnd he's probably on the welsh news as well2   ·  7 days ago

Hannah-Marie DaviesCara Thomas Bethan-Ella Thomas2   ·  7 days ago

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

If you’re due to travel through Newbridge Town tomorrow, please be aware that there may be some traffic congestion around 9am due to a funeral taking place at 9.30am at St Paul's Church. Try to avoid the route if at all possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucy WhatleyWho funeral7 days ago

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

20 top records inspired by Gwent bit.ly/1ioI246

THIS SATURDAY is your chance to support your local music shop for Record Store Day. To give you inspiration when you're browsing, here are some of the best records never made about Gwent: Running up that Barrack Hill - Kate Bush; The Bitterest Pill - The Jam; Newbridge over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel; Paint it Blackwood - Rolling Stones
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Geoffrey Stoodley ClodeIve just moved to Newport.HMV have gone,where can l get Vinyl in Newport?7 days ago

South Wales ArgusGeoffrey Stoodley Clode -there's one here: bit.ly/1nbmN957 days ago

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Monday April 14th, 2014

We are appealing for information following a robbery, Clive Street, Caerphilly

Around 6.30pm yesterday evening (Thursday 10th April) two males attacked a 28 year old man at the rear of Clive Street Caerphilly and stole an amount of cash from him. The victim also sustained facial injuries as a result of the incident

Please can anybody with information contact Gwent Police on 101 quoting log 460 10/4/14.
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Audrey RichardsDont know what this world is coming to.disgusting.hope they are both caught.shared.3   ·  1 week ago

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Friday April 11th, 2014

A big thank you and well done to all of the teams that took part in Blackwood Neighbourhood Policing Team’s 5-a-side Challenge Cup 2014 yesterday!

Seven schools took part in the event at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre – Blackwood Primary, Rhiw-Syr Dafydd Primary, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen, Bryn Primary, Pontllanfraith Primary, Penllwyn Primary and Markham Primary. Each School entered a year five and a year six team, with a total of 112 children competing in total.

There was some excellent football played in the pool stages by all schools:

Blackwood, Penllwyn, Cwm Derwen and Rhiw-Syr Dafydd made the year five semi-finals with Blackwood winning 3-0 and Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd winning 3-1. This set up a great final in which Blackwood beat Rhiw-Syr –Dafydd 4-0 making Blackwood Primary the 2014 champions for the year 5 group.

Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd, Pontllanfraith, Markham and Bryn Primary made the year six semi-finals with Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd winning 2-0 and Markham winning 1-0. In the final Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd beat Markham 3-0 making Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd the 2014 champions for the year 6 group.

The children also had great fun trying out the sirens on the police van! Lots of parents and families came to watch and support the teams. Blackwood Inspector Mark Smith and Ollie the Owl presented the medals and trophies to the children, along with CSO Kelly Rees and CSO Colin Davies who organised the event.

We hope to make this an annual event and look forward to next year!
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Neil ChamberlainWell done Blackwood Primary some great talent brought on by good coaches (Mr Lewis and co.)4   ·  2 weeks ago

Catherine WeeksBrilliant event!! Well done Blackwood npt : )1   ·  2 weeks ago

Rachel DaviesFab event great work gwent police :)1   ·  2 weeks ago

Alexia SaundersCould this be opened out to other areas next year?1   ·  2 weeks ago

Klaire L RowlandWhy are on,y certain school invited to these events?1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jenna FranklinJenna Franklin Rachel King uh oh lol! xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Chris TaylorYeah noisy sods sirens every 5 mins j/k hope everyone had a good time 😊2 weeks ago

Leanna WatkinsGreat day fair play, very well organised and all the children were brilliant x2 weeks ago

Julian DaviesGreat event. My son and his team mates really enjoyed themselves. Thank you.2 weeks ago

Klaire L RowlandAll Blackwood areas2 weeks ago

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Friday April 11th, 2014

@southwalesargus FRONT PAGE: Killers - three guilty of killing Pontypool cyclist bit.ly/1hoIEH3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael BidgoodLook like three crack heads , how long did they get though?10   ·  2 weeks ago

Kirstie McLeodThis is horrific poor man :((1   ·  2 weeks ago

Audrey DolbelHave to wait for sentencing now, which will be after their defences have said that 'he/she had a bad childhood/drug or alcohol problems' blah blah blah......just to get a low as possible sentence! :(10   ·  2 weeks ago

Gemma WallisMakes me sick!!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Claire LeesonWhat on earth is wrong with people???1   ·  2 weeks ago

Phil GeorgeHope they get wot they deserve6   ·  2 weeks ago

Tasha Noca NocivelliEvil! Should bring back public slogging! !2 weeks ago

Tammy Jane BaghurstDisgusting1   ·  2 weeks ago

Katie Louise PurchaseHope they rot in hell. Sick bastards!7   ·  2 weeks ago

Rory HubbardChris Holloway2 weeks ago

Julie Vaughan ParaskevaThe poor man is buried all by himself because he doesn't have any family either, so everyday I take him a daffodil on route to my dad who's buried near by! Rip xxx75   ·  2 weeks ago

Jasmine ManleyFair play I use to think to of them where alright don't no other lad. But seriously what sick twisted fucks the poor man didn't deserve that at all think they shouldn't be allowed out at all but with society these days they be out in 2-3 yrs karma will bite back.5   ·  2 weeks ago

Dan CrossThey should do 10 or life the sick twisted fuckers 2   ·  2 weeks ago

Carol CareyI don't care if their family r on here, at end of day they took poor John's life, yes I did know gypsy John. He was a friendly man, he would always speak even if it was just a simple 'hello' he loved the horses n riding his bike. He would help anyone he could he ad such a big heart. John Ul always b missed by everyone who ad the chance 2 know u. R.I.P JOHN XX Hope u killers get everything u deserve. Ur al lying scum especially wot u tried sayin abt John.24   ·  2 weeks ago

Chris HollowayWa a bunch of ugly cunts9   ·  2 weeks ago

Daniel PomroyI knew 2 if them and they should be hanged!! Hanging would make the think twice before doing such a horrible thing. Bet they will have more in prison than they had at home.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lisa Morgan WilliamsScum!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Donelle Jarvisthey should be 'made an example of' and get LIFE (25yrs+) absolutely moronic trash2 weeks ago

Dean WardSend them to belmarsh prison2 weeks ago

Cameron CoulsonBet they got a lovely come down of there m-kat hahaha2 weeks ago

Josh AliThe boy on the left would get left hooked clean out, the boy on the right would get right hooked clean out, n tha girl in the middle would get backhanded clean out3   ·  2 weeks ago

Ben HughesCunts should be hung5   ·  2 weeks ago

Susan Steve WhittingtonBeat them everyday2 weeks ago

Catherine BoneraSick sick..lets hope karma plays its part in prison!5   ·  2 weeks ago

Margaret Mountfordthey should never be released2   ·  2 weeks ago

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Friday April 11th, 2014

Caerphilly Residents – Please Share. Officers will be patrolling the town centre tonight and tomorrow night to deal with and prevent anti-social behaviour. Last weekend, up to 100 young people were moved on from the area. There were also reports of dangerous behaviour with people running across the railway line, as well as damage being caused to shop windows.

Officers are asking all young people to make sure that they aren’t involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour; otherwise they will be dealt with.

Parents – if you know that your children gather in Caerphilly town centre in the evenings, please pass this information on to them. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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Corrine StokesCan the side streets off town be covered too??? When moved from town they are a nuisance hanging around streets and in lanes tipping bins, screaming and sitting on garden walls???2   ·  2 weeks ago

Sarah Louise HymanSo what's happening about these children smashing windows? Are they getting off scot free?2   ·  2 weeks ago

Cherry RolloWhere's the parents, if they are not going out to a youth club or cinema then they shouldn't be letting them roam the streets , I'd rather my kids have all their friends round at my house were I can keep an eye on them !7   ·  2 weeks ago

Jordan Midgy DibbleTbh if they hadn't ripped the skate park down then the problem wouldn't be so bad5   ·  2 weeks ago

Gu Frang LeeNothing national service wouldn't sort out5   ·  2 weeks ago

Corrine StokesGroups of 10 to 12 sitting on walls screamin and swearing when u have children in bed is a nuisance especially when tryin to ask them to leave results in foul mouthfuls of abuse!!5   ·  2 weeks ago

Kevin Pearcethey start off at the 7 to 11 shop on bedwas road , who are selling alchol to 15/16 yr olds, know this for fact as my son is one who goes into town, i would like to think he is not getting involved in all this and we pick him up between 9.30 and 10, to make sure he is home, i will be speaking to him to make sure he is staying away from the main trouble makers though, but Gwent Police need to do something with that shop on bedwas road, kids go in through front of shop and out of back lane with there booze3   ·  2 weeks ago

Kelly HopkinsThats true Cherry me to xxx3   ·  2 weeks ago

Lucy WoodruffAnyone got any links to things going on in the area for teenagers? Give them something to do? X3   ·  2 weeks ago

Hayley DymondWww.youth4u.co.uk you can find all youth centres info and youth projects opening days and times that are in Caerphilly borough :-)2   ·  2 weeks ago

Craig ParkerNo way they not sittin on a garden wall we need this sorted2   ·  2 weeks ago

Rebecca EasterbyThey desperately need something to do in the evenings. We used to hang around as kids bit never caused damaged to people or property or were seen as a nuisance, probably because we were more respectful.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Joshua Michael EdwardsCameron Niblett Adam Williams MOCHES1   ·  2 weeks ago

Cheryl SweeneyThey all congregate at town end of Windsor street, where the benches are. One boy was banging another boys head off the shop window shutters a couple of weeks ago, my neighbour went out and sorted them out though. So can the police check there too please? Thanks :)1   ·  2 weeks ago

Glynis DugganCaerphilly town centre is getting like the Wild West on a Friday night! If kids are old enough to get drunk and commit crimes...they're old enough to be severely punished!!2   ·  2 weeks ago

David Edwardsget back to foot patrols as there should be, the only answer.2   ·  2 weeks ago

Kriss HughesSame problem down ystrad its hillarious 2 weeks ago

Christine GregorySame problem in Blackwood I believe2 weeks ago

Liam WillettsPamela Willetts2 weeks ago

Corrine StokesOh and im glad that useless comment about newport was taken off!!!2 weeks ago

Corrine StokesThankyou2 weeks ago

Jack EvansNo one cares1   ·  2 weeks ago

Megan LinternYstrad Mynach used to be a respectable area to live in, not any more!!!2 weeks ago

Carl Eathan MosesI used rot hang out with. Those2 weeks ago

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Thursday April 10th, 2014

The Blackwood Neighbourhood Policing Team is hosting a football tournament for seven local primary schools at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre today.

The team are on hand to speak to residents about any local issues or concerns, along with Inspector Mark Smith and the Blackwood Crime Prevention Panel. They’ll be there until 3pm – please pop along to speak to them, or cheer on the teams. Good luck to everyone taking part!
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Thursday April 10th, 2014

Did you see anything?

We were called at approximately 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 9th April) to reports of a road traffic collision on Bryngwyn Road, Newbridge.

On arrival a man in his 40s was found with life threatening injuries, having fallen from a moving car.

The man was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 38 year old woman from the Newbridge area has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact us by ringing 101 quoting log 359 09/04/14.
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Daniel Dmr Sharpe, Elise Hall and 23 others like this

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Gwent PoliceHi everyone - thank you for sharing our appeal. Please can we ask that you don't speculate on this page about what may or may not have happened, as it is an active investigation. If anyone has any information that they think could help, please phone us on 101 - your help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.38   ·  2 weeks ago

Emma MarshallBecause someone takes it off maybe!!! That's why they are asking if anyone saw anything!11   ·  2 weeks ago

Jaydee SuzukiHow can someone fall from a moving car ?? Wouldn't they b wearing a seat belt ?9   ·  2 weeks ago

Tracy BeynonShared x3   ·  2 weeks ago

Donna PodmoreHope e pulls through. A lovely person. Wishing u well bbe xxx4   ·  2 weeks ago

Tayla PodmoreHope everything's going well, he's a lovely man!4   ·  2 weeks ago

Amanda LoveAww hope you pull through chick thinking of you xx4   ·  2 weeks ago

Chloe Cherie Smith LoveSending all my love to you :(. He's my dads mate and in his band with him. Known him since I was little. Kisses and hugs to you xxx4   ·  2 weeks ago

Yao Niang ChengIt hasn't been updated by the media that the woman driving passed the breathalyser test and the police doctor deemed her not under the influence of drink/drugs. Speculation breeds hate and nobody commenting here know the circumstances, regarding their relationship. I know the woman very well and indeed the man, the truth always outs <33   ·  2 weeks ago

Claire PeersOnly round the corner from me heard police helicopter as well!! 🙏 Praying the gentleman makes a full recovery!3   ·  2 weeks ago

Deana NobleShared2   ·  2 weeks ago

Trudi Whitingshared too :(2   ·  2 weeks ago

Claire PeersPraying for him Simon hope he makes a quick recovery!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Chloe Cherie Smith LoveHe's not to be named as its respect to the family.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Hayley Milton SimsHope he gets better swn he was in my class as me in comp xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Claire Bear JonesC'mon lovely mann, hugs to yooou.xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Louise WilliamsShared1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jase GarnhamHope for a quick recovery..1   ·  2 weeks ago

Sandra BurroughsWhat about the seat belt hope he is ok1   ·  2 weeks ago

Johnny SheppardShared1   ·  2 weeks ago

Charlotte Louise AndrewsShared1   ·  2 weeks ago

Kathryn JonesShared1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ellese Paige KeenanExactly what in was thinking1   ·  2 weeks ago

Deborah Meyrickshared1   ·  2 weeks ago

Katey PageSounds awful - hope he recovers and you get to the truth1   ·  2 weeks ago

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