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Queen’s Baton Relay

Ten specially-chosen baton bearers from the County Borough will take part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay when it arrives in Rhondda Cynon Taf next Wednesday. Her Majesty The Queen set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion in March 2017 and it reaches Rhondda Cynon [….]

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Nos Galan 2017

Nos Galan 2017 may seem ages away at the moment, but the ‘race for a place’ these days is as keenly contested as the race itself on New Year’s Eve. Event organisers Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, in conjunction with the Nos Galan Committee, are delighted to announce that Nos Galan [….]

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Word Gets Around

25th August 1997 – The release date for the Stereophonics 1st Studio Album “Word Gets Around”. Featuring the classics ‘Local Boy in the Photograph’, ‘A Thousand Trees’ and ‘Traffic’ alongside other memorable favourites we’re used to hearing in sell-out stadiums and arenas across the world. 20 years on, they’re preparing [….]

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GCSE Success!

Pupils receiving their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results have been congratulated by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams. This year, for the first time, pupils are receiving their results for new ‘made in Wales’ English Language, Welsh Language, English Literature, Welsh Literature, Mathematics Numeracy and Mathematics GCSEs which are unique to Wales. [….]

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Macmillan Offers Teens Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is offering teenagers and young adults affected by cancer an opportunity to take control of their diagnosis and move forward positively. Called HOPE, the programme in Cardiff is for any young person living with and beyond cancer and aims to help them manage the emotional impact of [….]

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What’s University done for Graduates?

Ahead of A-Level results day (Thurs 17th Aug) new research has looked at what university has done for graduates. The study conducted of graduates revealed that over half (54%) believe that university was the most important factor in defining who they are as a person. This is compared to only [….]

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Women’s club rugby on the up

(Pictures – WRU) With Wales Women currently competing at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, the club game in Wales is also set for a boost this season. Four new club teams – Cilfynydd, Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd, Tumble and Whitchurch will join Division Three after completing a set [….]

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The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, has established The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. Launched by Their Royal Highnesses The [….]

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From Toulouse to Tonypandy

Update – He’s made it. Ryan Addis arrived in Tonypandy after 12 days on his bike, cycling from Toulouse in France to Tonypandy. Original story Local man, Ryan Addis is cycling from Toulouse to Tonypandy to raise money for the not-for-profit “World of Words” organisation (www.worldofwords.education) Since 2009, the innovative Rhondda [….]

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RSPCA Hot Weather Warning

RSPCA Cymru received 133 calls in June regarding animals in hot environments in Wales, and is bracing itself for a busy July as temperatures continue to soar across the country. The new figures suggest that, in Wales, the RSPCA receives more than one call on the issue every five and [….]

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Coldplay in Cardiff

Coldplay have chosen Cardiff as the only location in the UK to play two concerts as part of their European Head Full of Dreams Tour. Both gigs take place at the Principality Stadium on July 11th and 12th. Like with any stadium event, there will be full city centre road closure [….]

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