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The family of a 37 year-old father from Caerphilly who died in a road collision have paid tribute to him.
Gavin Horne from Caerphilly died following a road traffic collision which occurred on the A4042 at Llanellen Bridge at approximately 11.50am on Monday 12th October 2015.
Dad we can't believe that you are gone. We know we had our differences and everything but you’re still our dad and we love you.
We are going to miss you. Uncle Peter and Nanny will look after you. R.I.P Dad love Kurtis and Megan xxxxx
His partner Jane Good said Gavin had many friends who will miss him.
We’ve had three wonderful years together, he was always a loving fiancé to me and I loved him with all my heart. We had many happy times together. Will love and miss you always babe, Your beloved Jane xx
Police are asking anyone with information on the collision to contact them on 101 quoting 144.
A solar company with offices in Wales has gone out of business, blaming the Government for "killing off" support for the industry.
Southern Solar, which has offices in areas including London and Caerphilly in south Wales, has gone into administration.
Southern Solar, launched 13 years ago, used to employ 100 workers but that number has been cut to 22, who will now lose their jobs.
The demise of Southern Solar is the latest example of human misery generated by the misguided police of the current government.
This is a direct result of the Government's recent announcements that kill off support for solar energy via the feed-in tariff scheme.
Last week, almost 1,000 jobs were lost when the Leicester-based Mark Group went into liquidation.
A spokesman for the Solar Trade Association said: "The Government's proposals for solar are so extreme that most solar companies are not able to envisage surviving next year."
A herd of 500 wild horses in Caerphilly are being shot with darts of contraceptives, in a bid to stop the animals from over-breeding.Read the full story ›
Thieves who stole £20 worth of copper piping from a Tesco store caused £10,000 worth of damages when the freezers went off and food had to be thrown away.
Gwent Police says the theft happened at the Tesco Express on Newport Road, Trethomas near Caerphilly between 11.30pm on Wednesday night and 6am this morning.
The copper piping was stolen from the generator outside and the freezers and chillers went off.
Officers are making house to house enquiries and anyone with information is asked to call 101.
A couple on their first date risked their lives to save a mother and two children from a flaming car.
Emma Whitfield, 24, was driving along Caerphilly mountain last Saturday evening after visiting her parents in Cardiff when she heard a loud bang.
“The car in front of me slowed down and when I changed gear my car made a massive bang and I could see smoke coming from the bonnet.
“All I could do was move the car to the side of the road. But as I was undoing my seat belt a man came running towards the car screaming at me to get out.”
A minute later the car exploded in flames. Luckily, a couple on their first date ran over to help. Emma's three and four-year-old sons Jack and James were scooped from the back seats by Leighton Rowlands, 33, and Kate Williams, 28.
These people saved our lives. The couple who saved my boys were on their first date.
I couldn't thank them enough, they were just amazing and if they hadn't been there and hadn't helped me like they did we would have all died. The whole experience was so petrifying.
Emma found the couple after a Facebook appeal which was shared 4,000 times. Leighton said: "It was a date to remember. We were only too happy to help - just so glad everyone is OK."
South Wales Fire and Rescue service says a pub in Caerphilly has been damaged by fire overnight.
More than 20 firefighters were called out to the Irish Tymes on Station Terrace just after 11.30pm.
Around half of the two storey building has been damaged.
There are no reports of injuries.
At 23.33 we received a 999 call to a fire at The Irish Times Public House in Caerphilly. Crews from Caerphilly x 2 and Whitchurch responded
Update Caerphilly: Crews arrived on scene within 4 minutes and reported the fire was on the first floor and they were searching for people
Around half of the building has been badly damaged, a spokesperson said.
Crews and investigation teams will remain on the site throughout the morning.
Police are appealing for information after 18 year-old woman has been reported as missing.
Gwent Police say Colette Banfield of Senghenydd, was last seen in Caerphilly when she was dropped off at the train station at 4.45pm on 29th June.
Colette is described as being white, approximately 5 ft 6 inches tall, of slight build with bright red hair. If you have any information relating to Colette's whereabouts, please call 101 quoting log 184 01/07/15.
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