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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 [… more]

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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 [… more]

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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 [… more]

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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 [… more]

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Scam Awareness Month

Today (Saturday 1st July) marks the start of Scams Awareness Month Citizens Advice and Trading Standards Services across the UK are leading activities throughout the month of July. The campaign is all about giving consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity. [… more]

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Ed Sheeran to Play Cardiff **update**

Extra dates added! Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran has announced he is coming to the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 22/23/24 June 2018. Ed’s 2018 tour news – which is on course to become the UK’s biggest tour outing of next year – closely follows his phenomenal [… more]

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“One Last Breath” Campaign

(Picture – Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water – Pontsticill Reservoir) Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is urging people to not swim in reservoirs during the hot weather, as new figures showed a surge in the number incidents. The warning comes after the tragic drowning of a teenager in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, after he [… more]

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Butty Bay Run 2017

The “Butty Bay” Run is a classic car run that aims to give a fond and nostalgic nod back to those days when miners and their families from the Welsh valleys spent their holidays down Porthcawl in a caravan. In time this became known as “Miners Fortnight”. The “Butty Bay” [… more]

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Practical Classics visit South Wales

Welsh Leg of Practical Classics UK Tour to find Britain’s best cafe. Back in May, Practical Classics, Britain’s Best selling classic car magazine visited Body & Soul Autoworks in Cardiff and GTFM as part of their UK Tour to find Britain’s best classic café. Our very own Ian Edwards was asked [… more]

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Garden Gathering for Parkinsons

Parkinson’s UK has launched a brand new fundraiser – Garden Gathering a chance to put on your own mini-festival at home. Garden Gathering is a chance for supporters to hold their own mini-festival at home. Whether people choose a craft beer BBQ, or a picnic with Pimms and pink lemonade, [… more]

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RSPCA Week

RSPCA Cymru rescued 7,642 animals across Wales in 2016, new figures show as the charity celebrates ‘RSPCA Week’ (12 – 18 of June). More animals were collected and rescued by the RSPCA in Wales in 2016 than during the previous year, while new statistics also show the RSPCA’s success in [… more]

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Young Volunteers Thanked

By Stephanie McNicholas, Volunteer Press Officer, Interlink RCT Some of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s youngest volunteers were thanked for their efforts during Volunteers’ Week. The huge contribution made by volunteers of all ages in Rhondda Cynon Taf was recognised across the county borough during the week. Vol Factor – a celebration [… more]

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