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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 […]

This week sees work begin on installing Transport for Wales’ (TfW) branding to its brand-new headquarters at Llys Cadwyn in the heart of Pontypridd’s town centre. TfW announced back in 2017 that it would be moving out of its Welsh capital location and creating a new home for its workforce in the South Wales valleys, […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has begun a series of improvements to bus stops at 30 locations on the B4275/A4054 route between Aberaman and Abercynon, utilising full funding from Welsh Government. The scheme will deliver upgrades ranging from new bus shelters to kerbing improvements, depending on the requirements at each location. This will ensure each bus […]

Plans for a world leading rail testing centre in South West Wales have progressed further, with the submission of an Outline Business Case as well as local approval for the land. The Welsh Government has now called on the UK Government to “act at speed to play its part” in the delivery of the project. […]

With more people than ever facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans is urging everyone to check if they are eligible for help with paying their council tax bills.  The Welsh Government’s flagship Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) already supports almost 300,000 low-income households in Wales every year with their […]

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Wednesday, July 29) set out her proposals for teacher pay in Wales. The proposals follow the publication of the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB) report. The Minister has accepted in principle all of the report’s main recommendations and has also proposed further enhancements to ensure teachers in Wales receive […]

The Welsh Government today pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund. The ambitious fund is part of a longer-term plan to help Wales recover from coronavirus; to build back better and ensure no one is left […]

An organisation that represents more than 70 quality assured work-based learning providers with links to thousands of employers across Wales has warmly welcomed a £40m skills and jobs fund announced by the Welsh Government today (Tuesday). The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) says it will continue to work closely with the Welsh Government to […]

Over £550,000 is set to be invested in play areas across Rhondda Cynon Taf during 2020/21. This investment is part of the Council’s wider multi-million-pound Capital programme of investment, which benefits key areas across the County Borough, from education to highways and beyond. Following Welsh Governments guidance, all Council owned play areas have now re-opened […]

Poorest risk being the worst affected in exposed Welsh economy, say MPs A cross-party group of MPs, including Cynon Valley MP Beth Winter, have warned that there is a real risk that the worst effects of Covid-19 could fall on those who are least able to afford it in Wales. In an interim report on […]

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is pleased to announce that it will begin a phased reopening of its museums to the public starting with the outdoor grounds of St Fagans National Museum of History, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, from Tuesday 4 August. All visitors must book their free visit in advance, online. […]

Junk food adverts will be banned on TV and online before 9pm and shops will not be allowed to display sweets and chocolates at checkouts as part of a national crackdown on obesity. Boris Johnson is also putting an end to “buy one, get one free” promotions on high-fat products as part of his new “Better […]