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Babs is Brilliant!

Babs Protheroe from Rhydyfelin, a truly inspirational 66-year-old woman who is blind and suffers from hearing difficulties, has been shortlisted for the Groundwork UK Community Leader of the Year award. Babs will travel to the Groundwork Community Awards in London on 2nd of November to find out whether she wins the accolade and [….]

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Build begins for new unit

Picture – L-R-Cwm-Taf Chair Prof. Marcus-Longley / Susan-Morris and Health Secretary Vaughan Gething The Welsh health secretary has joined Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf at a ceremony to mark the building of their new £7m palliative care unit near Llantrisant. Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Vaughan Gething [….]

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Diane Raybould BEM

Charity founder Diane Raybould has received the British Empire Medal (BEM) from the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, Mrs Kate Thomas. Having started the charity Rhondda Breast Friends in 2006, following the death of her daughter and having been diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2002, Mrs Raybould has gone [….]

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Elite Tonypandy Teacher

Tonypandy Community College teacher Luisa Martin-Thomas has been named one of the UK’s teaching elite for her inspirational work within the classroom. Mrs Martin-Thomas was one of 11 outstanding individuals to receive the highest accolade of the teaching profession at the Pearson Teaching Awards, which celebrates excellence and commitment to [….]

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Taffs Well Incident

British Transport Police are appealing for information after an incident of assault and criminal damage at Taffs Well railway station. On Sunday 8th October, Two men boarded the 8.17pm Treherbert to Barry service, at Porth station and during the journey, a fight broke out between the two men, after one [….]

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Forces Gold!

HRH Prince Harry of Wales has presented an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. The award is the Ministry of Defence’s prestigious badge of honour for organisations who have demonstrated outstanding support for the Armed Forces Community, including Veterans and Reservists. Accepting [….]

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The Man Engine

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the moving, steaming, mechanical Man Engine, is set to visit Wales for the very first time next year. Announced today (13 October), the monumental Man Engine, which resembles a giant miner, will visit eight of south Wales’s most important industrial heritage locations for a week [….]

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Mainline Bag Thief

A luggage thief who struck twice within three hours, stealing bags from trains travelling between Newport and Swansea, has been jailed for 16 months. Steven Martin Kaged targeted passengers on board two separate Great Western Railway services during the afternoon of Thursday, 20 July. He first stole a bag containing [….]

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Pontypridd’s Annual Service of Remembrance

This year’s annual Service of Remembrance is on Sunday 12th November 2017 commencing at 10.00am in St. Catherine’s Church, Gelliwastad  Road, Pontypridd. Followed by a parade to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park for the Service to continue at the War Memorials at 11.00am with the laying of wreaths. A warm welcome [….]

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More Girls Playing Rugby

The number of girls playing rugby in Wales has soared according to new figures released, with almost 10,000 secondary female pupils now engaged in rugby. From a very modest starting point when school club hub officers were first introduced in Wales (less than 200 female players in the 43 original [….]

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Forte Project Success

Fresh new bands and solo performers in Rhondda Cynon Taf are set to continue getting their ‘big breaks’ through the successful Forte Project. Funding for 2018 has been secured, allowing the Forte Project to continue its valuable work of discovering and nurturing new talent across South Wales. Now in its [….]

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