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“Children need help not a criminal record”

Barnardo’s Cymru say a growing number of children and young people are being criminalised for sexual offences when they should be getting specialist help instead. Welsh police forces have revealed a 55% increase in the number of children and young people being reported for sexual crimes against other children in [….]

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When do you do it?

A new campaign aims to give Wales’ communities a cheeky weekly reminder to test their smoke alarms Across Wales last year, there were over 1,600 accidental dwelling fires, with 69% of those having a working smoke alarm in place. The three Welsh Fire and Rescue Services are hoping to change [….]

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Hapi Project – Listen again

(Picture – Hannah, Joan and Scott) You may have heard us over the last couple of weeks talking about the HAPI project. Well, two popped in to talk to Joan Smart on Community Link on Monday. Do you volunteer for an organisation? Fancy promoting it on air? Get in touch!

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Morty’s Memorial

(Click above, for the full poster) A memorial plaque unveiling and concert to commemorate the life of Valleys pop star Gareth ‘Morty’ Mortimer of Racing Cars takes place on Saturday 28th January. Racing Cars front man, ‘Morty’, as he was known worked with stars including Tina Turner and The Beach Boys. [….]

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Macmillan wants you

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking people in Wales to make volunteering their 2017 New Year resolution. The charity is looking for volunteers to help it reach even more people in Wales who are affected by cancer. Macmillan is looking for a range of volunteers, including ambassadors to deliver talks about [….]

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Vote for Nos Galan

The Nos Galan Road Races has once again been shortlisted at the 2017 UK Running Awards – fresh from the success of one of the biggest events in its 58-year history. Winners of the UK’s Best Fun Run Award in 2014, the Nos Galan Road Races is hoping to reclaim [….]

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Bernard Baldwin MBE passes away

The founder and patron of the Nos Galan Road Races, Bernard Baldwin MBE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 3rd at Cynon Valley Hospital, aged 91. Having been granted the Freedom of the County Borough by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in 2014, he also attended the unveiling of a Blue [….]

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And the Nos Galan Mystery Runner is…?

The 2016 Nos Galan Mystery Runner is Wales’ football manager Chris Coleman – the man behind the nation’s momentous 2016 Euro campaign. Swansea-born 46 year old Chris Coleman said he is delighted to be in Mountain Ash on New Year’s Eve – the hometown of his grandmother. Over 1,500 runners [….]

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Message from the RSPCA

RSPCA Cymru is reminding members of the public to consider the needs of pets, and the welfare of animals, as Wales prepares to welcome in 2017. Fireworks are a common part of New Year’s festivities – but many animals can find them deeply distressing, and RSPCA Cymru is reminding the [….]

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Nos Galan announces Support Runners

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Nos Galan Committee are delighted to announce the two Support Runners for the 2016 Nos Galan Road Races. 14 year old Holly James is a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, Pontypridd, and joined Aberdare Athletics Club when she was 10-years-old. She has represented [….]

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