Police have visited around 60 homes in Caerphilly that are without power tonight.
Gas and electricity supplies were stopped after a man threatened to harm himself at a property in Buxton Court in Lansbury Park.
Gwent police made the decision due to the risk of fire at that property and an adjoining one. The police have been at the scene since 3.45pm, joined shortly afterwards by the Fire Service.
Power has been stopped to around 60 homes in Caerphilly after a man threatened to harm himself.
The incident is currently ongoing at a property in Buxton Court in Lansbury Park. Due to the of risk of fire at that property along with a neighbouring one, Gwent police have stopped gas and electricity supply to the area. They are currently negotiating with the man to bring the situation to a safe conclusion. No one else is thought to be at risk.
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.
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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was allegedly beaten by two men in Caerphilly.
A member of the public, who notified the RSPCA, said a woman riding a horse said she saw two men beating a dog and then ran off.
The male brindle lurcher was found collapsed on a small grass verge at the end of Rudry Road, Rudry, Caerphilly, on Tuesday.
The RSPCA urges anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.
The poor thing was found by a member of public in a collapsed state with an injured head. The dog was disorientated and lethargic.
A lady on a horse allegedly told the member of public that she saw two males in the area beat the dog. Unfortunately we have no details of the lady on the horse and no descriptions of the males.
The dog has now been taken to a vet in Newport, but is not recovering well.
Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
Two men, aged 28 and 33, arrested in connection with the death of 35-year-old Stephen Lambert have been charged with murder.
Mr Lambert was discovered with stab injuries at a property in Twmbarlwm Close in Risca on Thursday.
The men will appear before Newport Magistrates Court on Monday.
A man who was stabbed in Risca on Wednesday has been named as 35-year-old Stephen Lambert.
Police and ambulance were called to Twmbarlwm Close after the man was discovered with stab injuries.
He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he subsequently died.
The two local men, aged 28 and 35, arrested on suspicion of murder are in police custody.
A schoolgirl arrested for allegedly plotting to kill a teacher at a school in Caerphilly county will face no further action.
The 15-year-old girl, from Risca, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder teacher Alison Cray at Cwmcarn High School in May this year.
She will now face no further action after police took advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Another 15-year-old girl, from Newbridge, arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of a bladed article on a school premises and conspiracy to commit murder, has had her bail extended.
The two girls have been permanently excluded from the 1,100 pupil school.
A man has been jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court for murdering his sister's ex-boyfriend.
Mapps denied murder and said he stabbed his friend, a father of a six-year-old boy, in self defence after he came at him with a vodka bottle during the party at his home.
But Mapps was found guilty by a jury after a two week trial.
Judge Neil Bidder QC jailed him for life with a minimum of 20 years in prison.
There is only one sentence I can impose and that is life imprisonment. You will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail and will only be released if you are deemed no longer a danger to the public.
You may never be released.
Afterwards Ian’s older sister Carrie Davies said the family were relieved.
We can now start to move forward with our lives, and focus our efforts on looking after and supporting Caine, Ian's six year old son
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