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Welsh Ministers have today announced a new £800m stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This latest package takes the total amount of Welsh Government Covid-19 support for NHS organisations to more than £1.3bn. The £800m fund will support NHS organisations […]

Second consecutive monthly fuel price rise means unleaded is now 7p a litre more expensive than it was at the end of May – diesel is 6p dearer. The average price of petrol and diesel rose for the second consecutive month, adding nearly £2 to a fill up, according to RAC Fuel Watch data for July.* Unleaded […]

Wales’ Childcare Offer providing 30 hours of early education and care to the working parents of 3 and 4 year olds across Wales is set to reopen, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care Julie Morgan has announced today [Tuesday 4 Aug]. The Childcare Offer was suspended in April to allow resources to be refocused, […]

Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in extra funding to help meet the additional costs adult social care providers are incurring as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The money is in addition to the £40m Welsh Government made available to local authorities in April to assist the adult social care […]

People across the country are being encouraged to visit restaurants and cafes again in an attempt to reinvigorate the economy. Find a list of Q&A’s about the scheme here. Here is a list of Pubs, cafe’s and restaurants who have registered to take part in the scheme in the Pontypridd area:- Jamil Indian , Cardiff Road, […]

People across the country are being encouraged to visit restaurants and cafes again in an attempt to reinvigorate the economy.  Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, which he said “has never been tried in the UK before”, is starting on Monday.But what does it mean for you, and which restaurants are taking […]

New rules will come into force on Monday to make it easier for family and friends to meet outdoors, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Friday 31 July) as he set out further changes to the coronavirus regulations in Wales. The latest package of changes follow the sixth review of the coronavirus regulations and focus on enabling […]

Despite the Coronavirus national emergency, exciting improvements are continuing to be progressed at the Dare Valley Country Park – as the Council continues to deliver its vision for the popular Discovery Gateway site. Earlier this week, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, Councillor Ann Crimmings, had a site visit […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will next week begin an important scheme to reduce the risk of flooding at the A4233 Porth Relief Road – requiring a full road closure for four weeks, with vehicles diverted via Ynyshir Road. The £170,000 works, which are fully-funded by Welsh Government’s Resilient Roads Grant for 2020/21, include an urgent […]

The Welsh Government is investing £53m to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has announced. The fund will be delivered jointly with the Arts Council of Wales and has a “cultural contract” at its heart to help […]

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn, has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items. Ahead of a beach clean in Anglesey, which was the first local authority in Wales to be given plastic free status, Hannah Blythyn said she wanted to […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided a progress update on ongoing repairs to Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, and the Ynysangharad Park Bridge following damage by Storm Dennis – with both on course to reopen in 2021. During February 2020, unprecedented weather brought severe flooding to Rhondda Cynon Taf, affecting people’s homes, local […]