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Are you a poet?

The International Welsh Poetry Competition, based in Pontypridd and run by Welsh writer Dave Lewis is now in its 12th year and offers £500 prize to the winning poet. There are also plenty of other prizes: cash and publication available and the judge this year is acclaimed poet and crime [… more]

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St John Cymru Needs You

St John Cymru needs your help to find 100 stories to celebrate ‘100 years of being there’ for the people of Wales. Formed on St David’s Day in 1918, the nation’s leading first aid charity was there to help wounded soldiers in World War 1. Over the decades, volunteers have [… more]

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BAFTA Cymru Entries

The British Academy Cymru Awards are now open, for entry across 25 categories. Broadcasters, companies and individuals are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 12 April. The British Academy Cymru Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward individuals and production teams for outstanding achievements. For further details [… more]

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm

As the Met Office issues severe weather warnings, the RSPCA is urging people to ensure their animals are safe and warm. RSPCA Cymru Superintendent Martyn Hubbard said: “The RSPCA is releasing advice to ensure animals and wildlife stay safe during the cold spell. As parts of the country are experiencing [… more]

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Bike Theft: Appeal for Information

South Wales Police are appealing for information after a theft of a bike occurred last Wednesday (21st February) We are appealing for information after a bike was stolen from Tyfica Road, Pontypridd. The theft happened sometime… Posted by South Wales Police Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf on Monday, 26 February [… more]

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Fans of The Bachelors

A lunchtime concert featuring 1960s hit-makers The Bachelors is being staged at the Park & Dare Theatre on the 21st March. The Bachelors had a string of hits to their name in the sixties. Now Con and Dec, the singing brothers in The Bachelors, are back on the road celebrating [… more]

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Big Spring Clean Llantrisant

Volunteers are being invited to join Llantrisant’s first Big Spring Clean of the common lands next month. Organised by Llantrisant Town Trust and Keep Wales Tidy the community event will welcome residents and visitors to help litter pick some its favourite beauty spots. The clean-up will take place on Sunday [… more]

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Costs towards Childcare

Around 80,000 working families in Wales with children under 12 can apply for up to £2,000 of childcare support per child, per year. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting Childcare Choices. Parents can also access the government’s childcare calculator through Childcare Choices, which helps parents [… more]

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Bangers ‘on tour’

A team from Pontypridd are going to be taking on Monte Carlo rally challenge! The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally is Europe’s largest banger driving challenge and will see around 75 vehicles, each purchased for £500 or less, travel from the UK to Monte Carlo via Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, [… more]

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Time To Talk Day

New figures, released on Time to Talk Day (Today, 1 February), reveal two thirds (63%*) of people in Wales feel they have no one to talk to when it comes to personal conversations on topics such as mental health, money problems and relationships. When asked why, the top reasons were: [… more]

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