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Tonypandy Cats die – Appeal for Info

An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following reports of two fatal anti-freeze cat poisonings in Tonypandy. The charity has been alerted after two cats, from the Zion Terrace area of the town, had to be put to sleep on independent veterinary advice, having consumed anti-freeze. Cat [….]

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Quality Coaches – Principality Premiership

WRU Head of Rugby Performance Geraint John has welcomed the quality of coaches in the Principality Premiership this season. Namibia head coach and former Scarlets supremo Phil Davies has returned to home club Llanelli, adding to the number of coaches with regional and international experience at Principality Premiership clubs. Justin [….]

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The Abandoned Abercynon Kittens

Seven newborn kittens have been found dumped “heartlessly” in a carrier bag in Abercynon. RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information, after the shocking discovery was made by a member of the public on Wednesday (16 August). Two of the seven kittens were found dead, while another – initially [….]

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AFC Porth Ladies

The popularity of Women’s football is on the increase, and the AFC Porth Ladies are currently raising £2000 to help fund new training equipment, kits and a safe place to train as their current training pitch is littered with dog faeces, rubbish and on occasions drug paraphernalia. The team, based [….]

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Grants for Six Groups in RCT

(Picture – NoFitState Circus) 62 organisations across Wales have been awarded nearly £250,000 in grants from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme, run by the Big Lottery Fund. 6 of those are based within Rhondda Cynon Taf. 1st Pontygwaith Scout Group will use their grant of £5k to provide a range [….]

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The Lido is 90!

Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, celebrates its 90th anniversary this weekend – and you can go along and join the biggest open-air pool party in South Wales! Originally opened in 1927, Lido Ponty has undergone a major redevelopment in recent years, and is as popular today as it [….]

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School Improvements

As staff and students enjoy their summer holidays, schools across the County Borough will be undergoing a major overhaul as part of the Council’s ongoing multi-million-pound investment in Education. Improvement works totalling £7.9m are being carried out at education premises all over Rhondda Cynon Taf during the six-week period prior [….]

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Rhydyfelin Post Office Incident *Update*

(Photo – South Wales Police) Three men (pictured above) have been jailed for a total of 15 years for a robbery at the Post Office in Rhydyfelin. Jason Morris, Daniel Morgan Jones and Liam Williams robbed the premises back in February. Police have released footage on Facebook which shows the [….]

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Stereophonics Announce Tenth Studio Album

Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets Around’ and six #1 albums later, Stereophonics are set to release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ on November 3rd on Parlophone Records. Their tenth studio album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 when [….]

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Vote for Capel Rhondda

Picture – www.rhonddavalleys.com The public is being given the opportunity to vote for their favourite church in Wales. The National Churches Trust have shortlisted 50 of the best from all over the country and amongst those is Capel Rhondda, Hopkinstown. Listen to Phil Rickards talk about this historic landmark. You [….]

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New Macmillan Unit

Plans by Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant have been approved. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has approved the charity and health board’s plans to build a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Macmillan [….]

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Robert Bye VC Commemoration

An event to mark the centenary of the heroism of Robert Bye VC during the First World War is taking place at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, this Sunday (July 30th). A commemorative paving stone in memory of the local soldier already proudly stands in the park and will be [….]

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