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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is supporting National Adoption Week (October 12-18) and is encouraging people to talk about the prospect of adopting. One of the best ways to find out more about adoption is to hear from people who have been there and done it. To mark National Adoption Week, a Truth Be Told: Adoption […]

Unemployment rose to 4.5% in the three months to August as the total number of jobless rose by 138,000, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The jobless rate, slightly higher than expected, was up from 4.1% the month before and the highest for more than three years.The latest increase in unemployment took the total […]

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Tuesday, October 13) published an updated action plan setting out the next steps in Wales’ reform journey, ahead of the introduction of the new Curriculum for Wales in 2022. The action plan, known as Our National Mission, shows the steps the Welsh Government has taken in response to the coronavirus […]

12th October 2020

Today (Monday 12th October) GTFM is supporting ‘Local Radio Day.’ Local Radio Day was created by UKRD in 2015 and handed over to Local Radio Alliance ahead of Local Radio Day 2019. The aim remains the same – to bring together organisations and individuals driving community-powered local radio across the UK. Local Radio Day 2020 […]

The announcement was postponed from the summer in order to mark the efforts of individuals playing crucial roles during the first months of the COVID-19 effort Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has today (Friday 9 October) praised the achievements of over 100 people in Wales who have received awards via the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The list […]

Wales will build a new future out of the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Government announced today, providing £320m towards the immediate reconstruction work. Counsel General Jeremy Miles said although coronavirus is still very much with us, part of our response must be to prevent longer-term damage being caused by the virus, especially to younger people […]

The storm-damaged 3G sports pitch in Aberdare has now been replaced with a state-of-the-art new surface and will be available for school and community use from Monday, the Council has announced. The pitch, located at the Sobell leisure complex, was closed following damage from severe flooding sustained during the unprecedented weather brought by Storm Dennis […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will shortly welcome local residents’ views on the A465 Cynon Gateway North (Aberdare Bypass) highway scheme – and they will be able to access detailed plans, a virtual fly through and an online public meeting. The future scheme, which the Council is committed to delivering, will extend the A4059 Aberdare Bypass […]

Following the RSPCA’s call for greater controls on fireworks and a separate Notice of Motion, Cabinet could agree to a review into the use of Council land for firework displays and a future promotional campaign about using fireworks responsibly. At their meeting on Tuesday, October 13, Cabinet will consider a report outlining the current legal […]

Workers at businesses forced to shut due to stricter lockdown measures will have two-thirds of their salaries paid by the government. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the expansion of the Job Support Scheme, which is a successor to the furlough scheme, saying: “It will provide a safety net for businesses across the UK who are required […]

*In CTMUHB an outbreak is where two or more cases have been identified as having potentially been transmitted within a hospital setting Royal Glamorgan Hospital service changes Temporary service changes are still in place including: ·       Temporary suspension of elective surgery (with the exception of a very small number of urgent cancer cases which have been […]

Stagecoach officially marks 40 years of proudly serving its communities and connecting people right across the UK. Sir Brian Souter and his sister, Dame Ann Gloag, founded Stagecoach in 1980, and over the past four decades Stagecoach has pioneered greener and smarter connections here in the UK and in countries around the world including New […]