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From 3rd August, KLM will resume operations between Cardiff Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport using an Embraer 175 aircraft, carrying 88 passengers. Throughout the summer period, passengers will have the opportunity to connect to over 100 European and intercontinental destinations via Amsterdam, offering worldwide connectivity to and from the Welsh capital.    Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 […]

Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on premises consumption can now sign up to a new government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out. The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live this morning on GOV.UK, allowing businesses to join the scheme announced […]

The First Minister Mark Drakeford will today see how tourism businesses are preparing to welcome back visitors to Wales as the sector prepares to open for the first time since the since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. He will visit The Hide in St Donats, in the Vale of Glamorgan, to see the measures […]

“Wales’ seven national museums and the National Collection Centre are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority and therefore our sites will reopen only when it is safe for us to do so. “Today (Friday, 10 July 2020), the First Minister announced that cinemas, […]

The Council Leader has made a statement in relation to the reopening of children’s play areas in Rhondda Cynon Taf, following the First Minister’s announcement earlier today. Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “Following the First Minister’s announcement earlier today, I can confirm that play areas in Rhondda Cynon Taf will […]

Hairdressers, barbers and most indoor tourist attractions will reopen on Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Friday 10 July) as he set out further measures to lift Wales’ coronavirus restrictions. Following the latest 21-day review of the coronavirus regulations, the First Minister has set out a phased timetable to ease restrictions for large parts […]

As the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link Scheme enters its final stages, a four-week road closure at Penrhiwceiber Road from July 25 will allow Miskin Road to reopen in August, and deliver important improvements at Glyngwyn Street. The Cross Valley Link is a long-term aspiration for the community and the Council, comprising of a new […]

Age Cymru, the National charity for older people in Wales has responded to yesterday’s announcement from the BBC that they will end free TV licences for most over 75s next month Age Cymru’s chief executive, Victoria Lloyd says: “We are deeply disappointed by this decision as it will deliver a huge body blow to the […]

As Britain sought to assemble its coronavirus testing programme, all the usual rules were broken. In their effort to release rapid data to show the increase in testing capacity, officials from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) “hand-cranked” the numbers to ensure a constant stream of rising test […]

Transport for Wales (TfW) will begin railway line transformational works on 3 August 2020 and move forward with their plans to deliver the South Wales Metro, making it easier, quicker and more convenient for people to travel in South Wales. The South Wales Metro will also open up a range of job, business, education and other opportunities for the people and businesses of South Wales.  As part of […]

Decision backed with £29 million to recruit, recover and raise standards The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today confirmed that all pupils will be able to return to school in September. The Welsh Technical Advisory Group, which provides scientific and technical advice to Government during emergencies, this week recommended to the Minister that schools “plan […]

The Council’s Library Service is extending its new ‘Order and Collect’ service to include three more of its branches, with effect from Thursday, July 16. Book lovers from across the County Borough will be able to select and reserve up to five books via the Council’s online catalogue or by telephoning: Mountain Ash Library – […]