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Author: Jamie

12th December 2019

Above is the exit poll that was published at 22:00 when the polls closed As it happened… 22:00 – Exit poll suggesting Conservative will have a majority when all votes are counted and verified. 22:30 – Early indications show that Labour will hold Pontypridd, Rhondda and Cynon Valley Constituencies 22:44 – Counting has started for […]

Wales’s Grand Slam-winning national rugby team will be given a hero’s welcome at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Monday, 18 March, to mark their triumphant 2019 Guinness Six Nations season.  The team clinched the Grand Slam after beating Ireland 25-7 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday and extended their record unbeaten run […]

Principality Stadium, after 20 years at 74,500, has a new maximum capacity of 73,931. The iconic, multi-facility Cardiff venue has permanently reduced its seating for pitch-based events, in order to increase its disabled access by up to 30%. Building work, costing around £100,000, has been completed to create 46 new wheelchair bays, taking the total number […]

As South Wales Police report, drugs were seized on Sunday. Drugs worth thousands of pounds seized in TonyrefailA stop and search by eagle eyed police officers led to the… Posted by South Wales Police Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf on Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Tylorstown is now home to the largest Leisure for Life gym in RCT – and the only indoor International Rugby Board-accredited 3G pitch in the Valleys,  thanks to £1M Council investment at Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre. With bold ambition, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and its contractors have worked over the past year to deliver a […]

Earlier this morning (7th Jan), South Wales Police responded to an attempted robbery in Ramsdens on Taff Street, Pontypridd just before 9am. A male entered the store with a knife, and an employee sounded an alarm. The suspect then made off from the store empty handed and no-one was injured. The suspect is described as […]

Two men have been taken to hospital after a van and a car collided earlier this morning. It happened near the Rheola Bridge in Porth just before 9am. South Wales Police have said a 76-year-old, who was driving a black Citroen C1, and a 53-year-old, behind the wheel of a silver Renault Trafic were both […]

The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd announced via their Facebook page that the venue is now closed however efforts are being made to reopen it in 2019. We’ll keep you updated as/when we hear more!

Changes to collections over the Festive Period ALL collections (inc nappy recycling) taking place between Tuesday 25th December and Friday 28th December will all skip two days – so if your collection day is normally on a Tuesday it will move to Thursday and so on. Collections taking place between Tuesday 1st January 2019 and […]

The iconic global brand GUINNESS is to become the new title sponsor of the Six Nations, with the Championship to be known as the GUINNESS SIX NATIONS from 2019. The Six Nations is one of the world’s best attended sports events and regularly attracts record TV and online audiences in the UK, France, Ireland, Italy […]

(You can hear the concert on GTFM, 6pm on Christmas Eve and 7am on Christmas Day) A packed congregation attended the Mayor’s annual Civic Carol Service, held at St Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd. Hosted by the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Councillor Steve Powderhill, the Service was conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Peter Lewis. A […]

With all the parties, fun, food, excitement and gifts comes lots of packaging and extra waste. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is asking its residents to enjoy a greener Christmas and recycle all their unavoidable food waste (turkey bones, plate scrapings etc), extra plastic bottles, pots, wrapping paper, Christmas cards, real Christmas trees, tubs and trays, […]