Metropole closing for Christmas

12:16pm Monday 30th November 2009

THE Metropole in Abertillery will close at 1pm on December 23 and will open as normal from January 4.

Learning centres Christmas closedown

12:08pm Monday 30th November 2009

LEARNING Action centres in Blaenau Gwent will shut at 12.30pm on Christmas Eve, opening again on January 4.

Hospital workers urged to share cars

4:22pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

HOSPITAL visitors and staff will be able to contribute to a green transport system being introduced by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Community crime fighters needed

3:28pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

COMMUNITY crime fighters are needed to help combat anti-social behaviour and crime in Caerphilly borough.

Caerphilly volunteers honoured

3:25pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

VOLUNTEERS working in the community in Caerphilly borough were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Crime fighters wanted

11:27am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help fight crime in Caerphilly.

Disability advice on offer in Newbridge

11:25am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

PEOPLE with disabilities and health conditions in the Newbridge area can gain information, support and advice to find the right job each Wednesday between 10am and 3.30pm at Newbridge Memorial Hall.

Brynithel group gets cash boost

9:28am Thursday 21st May 2009

BRYNITHEL Activities Group received a £3,491 grant from Awards for All Wales.

Abertillery and Six Bells Pigeon Club

9:25am Thursday 21st May 2009

A GRANT of £1,852 will be winging its way to the Abertillery and Six Bells Pigeon Club, from the Big Lottery's Awards For All Wales programme.

Donor gives Cwmffrwdoer Junior Football Club new posts

3:34pm Wednesday 21st January 2009

Cwmffrwdoer Junior Football Club in Pontypool has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to sponsorship from Melin Homes.

Over hundred attend police meetings

3:44pm Monday 19th January 2009

SEVEN Police and Communities Together (PACT) meetings held across Blaenau Gwent in November and December attracted 105 residents and councillors.

Pontllanfraith pupils raise cash for good causes

2:23pm Friday 16th January 2009

PREFECTS at Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School raised £220 for the 151 Club at their end of term concert.

Your chance to have say on Newbridge policing

2:19pm Friday 16th January 2009

THE next Newbridge PACT meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at the Memo, Newbridge at 6.30pm. Items on the agenda include reports of anti-social behaviour in Panteg Terrace and outside the Goldmine pub, and speeding in Park Road.

Oakdale garage plan lodged

9:44am Friday 9th January 2009

A LICENCE renewal application for The Garage, Oakdale has been submitted to Caerphilly county borough council.

Tredegar play centre wants to grow

9:39am Monday 5th January 2009

Kids-R-Us, a children's play centre, has applied to Blaenau Gwent Council for planning permission to build a two story extension at their centre on Park Place Chapel, Tredegar.

Cwmcarn Forest Drive road plan

9:33am Monday 5th January 2009

COUNCILLORS are to consider plans to make the road leading to Cwmcarn Forest Drive in the Nantcarn Valley a private road.

Abertillery flat plan lodged

9:31am Monday 5th January 2009

PLANS to convert an existing shop into three flats at 174 Alma Street, Abertillery, have been submitted to Blaenau Gwent Council.

Mosque plan submitted

3:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2008

BLAENAU Gwent council is considering a planning application submitted by The Imaan Islamic Society of Berea Mosque.

Your chance to give blood

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2008

DONORS can give blood in Blaenau Gwent on Tuesday August 5. Welsh Blood Service staff will be at the Ballroom, Beaufort Rise, Beaufort, from 10am to 6pm.

Scheme will give flying start

8:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

TREDEGAR Development Trust wants to create a 26-place facility for Flying Start, a project offering support to children up to three years old and their families, on land at Attlee Way, Tredegar.

Argoed stables plan lodged

8:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

A PLANNING application was submitted to Caerphilly Council to erect a building to house two stables at Geli'r Felin, Argoed, Blackwood.

Your chance to give blood

8:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

DONORS are encouraged to give blood in Newport this week.

Historic Tredegar book relaunched

8:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

An historic record of Tredegar's past is being reissued 107 years after it was first printed.

Rugby fundraiser nets £1,000

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

OAKDALE Rugby Club raised £1,000 in memory of former rugby league star Paul Woods who died of cancer last year.

Pupils get taste of food and fitness

8:28am Tuesday 22nd July 2008

STAFF, students and volunteers took part in a food and fitness day at a Risca school.

Teddy bears' picnic marks big day

1:10pm Monday 21st July 2008

CHILDREN at Blaentillery Primary School, in Abertillery, had a teddy bears' picnic to celebrate Brace's 106th brithday.

Chance to give blood

3:21pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

A BLOOD donor session will be held in Tredegar on Thursday.

Meet the hedgehogs!

3:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

WILDLIFE lovers are invited to meet and greet the hedgehogs at Cwmcarn Forest Drive, Cwmcarn.

Explore legends of Nantcarn Valley

3:14pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

GUIDED walks will take place to explore the myths and legends of Nantcarn Valley at Cwmcarn Forest Drive, Cwmcarn.

Oakdale fete fun

2:34pm Tuesday 8th July 2008

OAKDALE village is holding a fete and fun day on Saturday, July 12, from 11am to 5pm at the recreation ground.

Youngsters talk Brussels

2:29pm Tuesday 8th July 2008

BLAENAU Gwent's Youth Forum "Talk It Up" travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels.

Bike stolen on Forest Drive

10:43am Tuesday 8th July 2008

POLICE are appealing for information after a mountain bike worth £1,200 was stolen from the roof of a car.

Factory is worth the candle

10:12am Friday 4th July 2008

The Candle Factory in Pontllanfraith has donated 50 decorated candles to be given to cancer survivors at this weekend's Valleys Relay for Life.

School makes garden for the senses

11:19am Thursday 3rd July 2008

Rose Heyworth Millennium School, Abertillery are trying to create a sensory garden and need help from budding garderners.

Apartment plan lodged

4:21pm Monday 30th June 2008

An application was lodged with Caerphilly Council's planning department to allow the authority to use a ground floor flat at 51 Holly Road, Ty Sign, Risca, as a community office for the housing department.

Partnership plan submitted

9:00am Wednesday 11th June 2008

THE Upper Sirhowy communities first partnership has submitted its local action plan to the Assembly, a report to Caerphilly council's voluntary sector sub-committee says.

£174K for Forest Drive

8:58am Wednesday 11th June 2008

CAERPHILLY council has a budget of £174,076 to run Cwmcarn Forest Drive's visitor centre in this financial year, a report to tomorrow's regeneration and scrutiny committee says.

£17m health cuts must be made

8:19am Tuesday 10th June 2008

LOSS od car-parking income partly to blame for shortfall

Housing help at hand

2:57pm Monday 9th June 2008

CHARITY Shelter Cymru will be using Caerphilly council's Customer First Centres for the delivery of the popular Community Housing Advice Service.

MP offers advice

10:32am Wednesday 4th June 2008

BLAENAU Gwent MP Dai Davies is holding an advice surgery at Tredegar Library on Friday from 2pm to 3pm.

Woodland fun on offer

10:31am Wednesday 4th June 2008

THERE will be an open day at Cwmcelyn Woodlands, Blaina - next the the lake, on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a pathways and outdoor classroom project.

Pupils welcome new kit

8:55am Tuesday 3rd June 2008

PUPILS at Abercarn Primary School are celebrating the arrival of a new PC and sports kit.

Baptists housing plans lodged

8:53am Tuesday 3rd June 2008

THE Welsh Baptist Union Corporation Limited is proposing a residential development at the Carmel Chapel site, off Picton Road, Tredegar.

Residents can meet their bobbies

11:42am Friday 30th May 2008

RESIDENTS of Crosskeys can vote for what they want to be the priorities for their neighbourhood policing team at a PACT meeting on June 11 at 7pm in St Catherine's Church, Gladstone Street, Crosskeys.

Parking plan received

2:13pm Tuesday 27th May 2008

FINAL details for extra parking at the extentsion for the Mollertech company a Nine Mile Point industrial estate, Cwmfelinfach, have been submitted to Caerphilly county borough council's planning committee.

Youngsters told - 'Get on your jet ski'

2:49pm Wednesday 21st May 2008

BLAENAU Gwent Council is holding two free jet ski sessions for children during the half-term.

Am Dram group gets lighter touch

12:47pm Wednesday 21st May 2008

THE Fleur-de-Lys Amateur Dramatics and Musical Society, which boasts 160 members, is buying new lighting for future productions after receiving £1,000 from Swalec.

Free swim for youngsters

11:58am Wednesday 21st May 2008

CHILDREN in Blaenau Gwent will be able to enjoy free swims during half-term.

Social club wants to go public

11:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2008

A PLANNING application has been submitted to Blaenau Gwent Council to turn the former Morgan Evans Social Club, Waundeg, Tredegar, into a public house with function room.

Steel firm plans expansion

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2008

UK Steel Enterprise Ltd, Ebbw Vale, has submitted a planning application to Blaenau Gwent Council to extend their offices, construct a new workshop and parking at their factory.






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