Gwent Police is warning residents to keep a closer eye on their property and report any suspicious activity after a spike in reported incidents.
Police say overnight on30th – 31st March a house was broken into by forced entry on Elim way where money and car keys were stolen and on Llanarth Road where jewellery and money was stolen.
There were also two attempted breaks on Elim way, Pontllanfraith and one attempted break on Woodbine Road, Blackwood.
A man from Blackwood who was reported missing has been found.
43 year-old Steven Jones was last seen in Porthcawl on Saturday evening, and was reported missing to Gwent police on Monday 17th August.
Police say he has now been located safe and well.
Police are appealing for information on a 43-year-old man from Blackwood in Gwent who was last seen at the High Tide pub in Porthcawl on Saturday evening.
Gwent Police say Steven Jones is of medium build and approximately 5ft 7 tall. He has a tattoo of three stars on his neck and was last seen wearing stone wash jeans, red daps and a white t-shirt with a red Lonsdale logo on it.
Anyone with information relating to Steven's whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting log 251 17/08/15.
A care home worker from Caerphilly county borough has been named as one of the people killed in the Tunisian terror attack.
Trudy Jones, 52, worked at Highfields Care Home in Blackwood.
She has been described as an "absolute angel" by residents.
It is believed she was on a week-long holiday, and on the beach in Sousse when the gunman opened fire on Friday.
It is understood her partner was with her and survived the shooting.
A woman from Blackwood, in Caerphilly county borough, has been named as one of the people killed in the terror attack in Tunisia.
Islwyn MP Chris Evans has released a statement saying that Trudy Jones, from the town, was among the 38 victims.
A man has been jailed for attacking a driver with a scaffolding pole in a row over parking.
Andrew Chamberlain, 50, from Blackwood, hit Daniel Morgan with a four-foot metal pole breaking his arm in three places.
Cardiff Crown Court heard parking was a 'contentious issue' in Greenfield Terrace, Blackwood and residents had agreed to park outside their own houses. The court was told Chamberlain became "abusive and threatening" on spotting Mr Morgan returning to his vehicle after visiting a friend on the street.
James Evans, mitigating on Chamberlain's behalf, said the defendant had 'turned his life around' having had 42 convictions in the past.
Chamberlain was jailed for three years.
A company in Caerphilly county says it has safeguarded 140 jobs, after securing two contracts, worth a total £364m, to supply the armed forces.
General Dynamics, in Oakdale, will continue to provide support for a high tech radio network, and provide a new generation of light armoured vehicles for the Ministry of Defence.
Welsh Secretary David Jones welcomed the announced as "testament to the skills and talents of the workforce in Wales."
"It is also further proof that, as part of our long-term economic plan, we are continuing to see encouraging signs of growth and recovery in the Welsh economy coming just before the Nato summit in Newport in September."
Although there's been an increase in the number of people playing sport, it seems women are still lagging behind when it comes to getting active.
According to the charity Street Games, the gender gap is especially wide in deprived parts of Wales. Now, two sporty ladies from the Rhymney Valley have set up a business intended to change all that. Megan Boot reports
Wales' first exercise hub which aims to encourage women to take part in physical activity has opened its doors for the first time this week.
It's based in Pengam in the Rhymney Valley and will offer classes for women of all abilities. The centre has been set up by the sport charity Streetgames - which encourages youngsters from disadvantaged communities to participate in sport.
It will be run with 'Diva Sport' which was set up by Mel Gill and Claire Willams. As single mums, they say they struggled to find enough time to fit exercise in to their daily routine. They started running a variety of classes and encouraged women to bring their children along.