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Appeal after woman assaulted in street

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in Tir-Y-Berth near Caerphilly.

Officers say the attack happened at approximately 9:15pm on Wednesday 23rd November.

The man approached the victim near to the top of the steps which leads to William Street with what is believed to be a wooden plank.

He is described as white, 5ft 6, in his 30s to 40s wearing a long black trench coat with the hood up ,black trousers and black boots.

He was last seen at the top of William Street in a car park near the chip shop.

The victim was shaken but did not suffer any serious injuries, says Gwent Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


RSPCA 'deeply concerned' after more cats poisoned in south Wales

The RSPCA says they're 'deeply concerned' after two further cat poisonings were reported in the south Wales area.

Oliver had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice after being poisoned with anti-freeze. Credit: RSPCA Cymru

One cat has died and another has been battling for his life after being poisoned with anti-freeze in the Caerphilly area.

The first - named Oliver had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice, whilst the second, Oscar, has been undergoing treatment. The reports follow recent news of two fatal cat poisonings in the Pontyclun area in early November, another Caerphilly cat subject to a suspected poisoning near its Heol Y Ddol home in October, and the suspected poisoning of a white-and-grey tabby cat in Blackwood in September.

The charity is appealing for information and urging pet owners to be vigilant.

This is another hugely worrying, and sad report of a cat poisoning in the South Wales area, and our thoughts are with the owner at this time. We just hope Oscar, her other cat, can pull through. It is not known if the cats were poisoned deliberately or whether these incidents were a tragic accident, but given the number of recent incidents locally, it is vital cat owners are vigilant. Anyone who suspects their cat may have been poisoned should stay calm, remove their pet from the source of poison, contact their vet immediately, and follow their advice.

– Sophie Daniels, RSPCA inspector

Symptoms of poisoning can include a cat vomiting, seeming depressed or sleepy, appearing drunk and uncoordinated, seizures and having difficulty breathing - and owners have been urged to be vigilant at this time.

We are absolutely devastated to have lost Oliver in these circumstances, and things have been touch and go for Oscar. We have no idea how they consumed the poison. After our shocking ordeal, we just hope the message can get out to other local cat owners to be vigilant, and for anyone using anti-freeze to ensure that it is put away appropriately.

– Lona Grey, Cat owner

£2m 'green facelift' for Caerphilly estate

The Lansbury Park estate, Caerphilly. Credit: Google

Hundreds of homes on the Lansbury Park estate in Caerphilly are to be given a 'green make-over'.

Around 320 properties will receive new external cladding as part of a £2million investment package that will improve energy efficiency and transform the appearance of the estate.

The partnership between Caerphilly Council and energy supplier E.ON aims to tackle fuel poverty.

The work in Lansbury Park follows on from successful projects in Gelligaer and Bargoed.

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Caerphilly mountain row: woodland trust 'shocked and appalled'

Caerphilly Woodlands Trust say they are "shocked and appalled" that cycling trails on Caerphilly Mountain may have been blocked.

Caerphilly mountain has many biking trails Credit: David Cheskin / PA Archive/Press Association Images

We extend a warm welcome to all public visitors to the enclosed area of beautiful woodland known as ‘Coed y Werin’.

The Trust is shocked and appalled by the dangerous actions of individuals sabotaging trails used by cyclists within the Trust’s enclosed area of woodland and the surrounding Caerphilly Mountain common land. We do not condone or encourage this reckless activity from our membership or the public.

– Caerphilly Woodlands Trust

Mr Davies said he is in the footage but that he is "unaware of its provenance", which he says could have been taken in his garden. He has denied trying to stop the bikers.

Former Welsh Secretary at centre of bikers row

The Former Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies, is in the centre of a row tonight over bikers using Caerphilly Mountain.

The video, which was passed to BBC Wales, allegedly shows Ron Davies blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers Credit: Footage acquired by BBC Wales

Earlier this evening, a video was passed to BBC Wales allegedly showing him blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers.

Mr Davies said he is in the footage but that he is "unaware of its provenance", which he says could have been taken in his garden. He has denied trying to stop the bikers.

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