Police Cadet Open Evening for 13 to 18 Years

Gwent Volunteer Police Cadets are holding an open meeting at Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran NP44 2XJ on Monday 18th April 2016 at 6pm.

We are currently looking at recruiting young people aged 13 to 18 yrs for the role of Volunteer Police Cadet. If you are interested in finding out more please indicate that you are interested in attending by responding to cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk and attending on Monday.

Police repeat warning over stranger danger after second incident in Caerphilly town

dc6MooMc9Gwent Police has repeated its warning to parents to be vigilant after two reports of strangers trying to coerce children to go with them in Caerphilly town.

On Wednesday, March 23, police received a call at around 2.35pm reporting that a man had knocked on the back gate of a house in Mill Road and had asked a three-year-old girl playing in a garden to go with him.

The girl’s mother was in the kitchen and heard the man, who was on the other side of the wall.

The mother went into the garden and confronted the stranger who then walked away.

Officers searched for the man but he was not found.

The incident followed a similar report from the previous day when a man tried to entice a six-year-old boy into his car on Lansbury Park.

Gwent Police said a man in a dark-coloured car had approached the boy and asked him to get in.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call reporting that at approximately 4.45pm a dark-coloured car was driving along Maxton Court in Lansbury Park and approached a six-year-old boy who was in the company of two friends. The driver reportedly asked him to get into the vehicle.

“The child didn’t get into the vehicle and the driver didn’t get out of the vehicle. No physical contact was made. The vehicle then drove off in the direction of Bedwas Road. The child was unharmed.”

Officers conducted a search for the man and the car in the local area, but neither were found.
Gwent Police have said there is nothing to suggest the two incidents are linked.

Inspector Gareth Jones said: “We are making further enquiries into these incidents and would ask the local community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area.

“I would also like to encourage parents to take this opportunity to remind their children about stranger danger and to advise them to speak to a trusted adult if they have any concerns.”


Credit  Caerphilly Media Ltd

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Crumlin Road Rage Caused by New Road Layout

road-rageIt’s been a while now, but what do people think of the new Crumlin road layout, great at quite times, but it was fine before. At peak times, we think they have just moved the problem onto the Hafodyrynys hill and never gave any consideration to the bottle neck they were creating, they have spent millions with no real benefit to anyone. Having two lanes going into one with nowhere for the traffic to go has just created a stressful situation for drivers trying to get to work.
At peak times, the traffic jams now lead from Hafodyrynys village down through Crumlin and sometimes up over the Kendon and back to Aberbeeg. There are too many cars from many directions pouring onto a restricted road all at once.

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GPO/BT/Nortel and Solectron Reunion


The event you have all been asking for is now booked !

Join in a night of fun, laughter and memories at a reunion of the best factory anyone has ever worked in !!!!!!!

Everyone is welcome from the GPO days to BT /Nortel and Solectron.

The night is being held at Newbridge rugby club on sat 18th June 2016.

Entrance will be £5 and there will be a disco and a raffle .

See more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/583467745135031/


Terminally ill mother’s dying wish is to learn where her missing son’s body is before she dies

Kyle Vaughan’s mother Mary says the thought of never finding out what happened to him is ‘too cruel to contemplate’. Mary has issued a heartfelt plea to find out where her missing son’s body is before she dies.
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of 24-year-old rock music fan Kyle Vaughan – whose crashed car was found abandoned on a country road in south Wales in 2012 and prompted detectives to launch a murder investigation. On the third anniversary of his disappearance, his mother Mary has launched an emotional appeal begging for people to come forward with information.
The 53-year-old former hospital worker, who has advanced liver cancer, has been told by doctors she may just have weeks to live – and said she cannot bear the thought of dying without knowing what has happened to her only child. She said: “The doctors have said they don’t know how long I have left. It could be just weeks. If I’m lucky it might be months.

“I should be able to properly say goodbye to him – to give him a funeral. The thought of not ever finding out is too cruel to contemplate. “I just want to know where my Kyle is. Someone out there must know something. I want to say to them: put yourself in my shoes.”
Factory worker Mr Vaughan, known to his friends as Jabbers, was last seen at his home in Newbridge, Caerphilly, on December 30, 2012.
Later that same night, his damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys.
It was not clear whether Mr Vaughan had been driving the vehicle, but police said they were confident he would have been able to walk away from the collision.
“I knew straight away something was wrong,” said Mrs Vaughan.
Kyle Vaughan

Kyle Vaughan’s car was found crashed on a road but his body wasn’t there.

“Kyle would always answer his phone no matter what – and even when he went away on holiday with his friends he would still always call me up every morning to let me know he was safe.”
Extensive searches by a team of up to 40 officers followed as well as numerous public appeals for information.
The major investigation has seen detectives sift through a mountain of evidence – including more than 10,000 lines of telecommunications data, 200 plus hours of CCTV footage and around 2,000 separate pieces of property.
But despite all this police work as well as numerous public appeals, the agony for Mr Vaughan’s family continues.
“Christmas and New Year should be a happy time, but for us it brings back the bad memories of when Kyle first disappeared, said Mrs Vaughan. I can’t celebrate Christmas any more. The only present I ever want is to get my boy back. Being told by police they believe your only child is dead was hard to take, but the uncertainty in not knowing where he is or what has happened has made things worse. “It’s like being constantly in limbo. It makes the grief unbearable. I definitely think the stress and the uncertainty has had an effect on my health. Someone out there must know what has happened to him or has information which could help the police. Please, come forward. You can give information anonymously if needs be. I don’t have much time left.”

Anyone with information on Mr Vaughan’s disappearance is urged to contact Gwent Police on 01633 838111 or the 101 number. People can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.





Source: Media Wales Ltd


Community Carol Service in Tabernacle Church

Just to remind everyone there is a Community Carol Service in Tabernacle Church Newbridge Tonight at 6.30pm.



Merry Christmas to all of Newbridge from Emerald Media Productions

Watch this great video of Santa flying over Newbridge… Set it to full size turn on your speakers and enjoy.

Snow White & The Growth Spurt Dwarfs


Newbridge Memo Pantomime

Join our leading damsel in distress Snow White on an epic journey with this hilarious take on the traditional fairy tale. Sensational scenery, amazing costumes and an incredible cast – come and join us for the perfect family treat this December. It’s guaranteed to be a showstopper, book your tickets now!
Performances dates & times:
Thursday 10th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Friday 11th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Saturday 12th December (MATINEE) – Doors: 12:30pm | Start: 1:00pm
Saturday 12th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Ticket prices:
Child – £5.00 Concessions – £5.00
Adult – £6.00
Family – £17.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

Book Online at: http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/events/  

Beulah Baptist Church

beulahBeulah Baptist Church has applied for permission to Demolish the east gable wall and reconstruct it in rendered block work. Application is also to remove existing pews from the chapel hall and take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining and store the pews on site.


Click Here to download document and pictures.


Reference 15/0693/LBC
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Fri 30 Oct 2015
Address Beulah Baptist Church North Road Newbridge Newport
Proposal Demolish and reconstruct the east gable wall in rendered block work, remove existing pews from the chapel hall, take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining an store the pews on site
Status Pending Consideration
Appeal Status Not Available
Appeal Decision Not Available
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Monday May 23rd, 2016

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Sunday May 22nd, 2016

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Thursday May 26th, 2016

Appeal for information after Budget Vets in Abertillery was broken into last night

Gwent Police are appealing for information after Budget Vets on Somerset Street in Abertillery was broken into sometime between 6pm last night and 8am this morning (Thursday 26th May 2016).

Approximately £10,000 (trade value) of veterinary drugs, including: Ketamine, Pentoject and Buprenorphine were stolen.

A hoover, drugs fridges and a safe were also stolen.

Officer in charge of the case, PC Gareth Hall said: “These drugs can be lethal to humans and we’re warning anyone who comes into contact with these, that if consumed, they could potentially be putting their life in danger.”

Leanne Fieldhouse, Practice Manager and Registered Veterinary Nurse said: "We are deeply concerned and upset that such an integral part of the Abertillery community has been attacked. We are very concerned about what the perpetrators of this crime are going to do with the drugs including the vaccines which need to be stored at a controlled temperature."

If you have any information on this incident, please call 101 immediately, quoting log: 73 26/05/15
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Monday May 23rd, 2016

PLEASE SHARE: Residents tax scam warning...

The Caerphilly Council’s Trading Standards Team and Gwent Police have been made aware of a scam and are keen to alert residents of the details.

Officers have been made aware of instances where a message has been left on residents’ phones, asking them to call a number as they ‘owe tax’. Upon calling the number, residents are being advised that they ‘owe a large sum of tax’ and asked how much they are able to pay today, and then how much over subsequent months.

The caller then instructs the resident to go to a store and purchase iTunes vouchers to the value of what they’ve stated they can afford to pay that day.

An incident at a local store involved a gentleman asking for £2,500 of iTunes vouchers. Fortunately the store manager had the foresight to question the gentleman about this significant purchase, and having previously heard of a similar scam, established that he was being scammed and prevented it going any further.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Trading Standards team are keen to remind residents that they should not give out personal or financial information to anyone that they do not completely trust, and that anyone in any doubt at all should seek professional advice before parting with any money.

For advice, or to report an issue to the council’s Trading Standards team, please call 01495 235 291 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk. Issues of this nature can also be reported to Gwent Police by calling 101.
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