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Abercynon P+R Extension

The main construction phase of the Abercynon Park and Ride extension will begin next week, to provide a total of 310 new parking spaces serving the Railway Station from spring 2019. The £1.2m project, to revitalise derelict land at Navigation Park, was granted planning permission by the Council’s Planning and [… more]

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Teen Criminal Behaviour Order

South Wales Police have secured a criminal behaviour order for a teenager from Hirwaun. Kyle Townsend, who’s 17, has been banned from entering specified areas in surrounding towns and villages at night, namely Mountain Ash and Aberdare. A total of four prohibitions were granted at Merthyr Magistrates Court on Wednesday, [… more]

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Pets & Bonfire Night

RSPCA Cymru has received more than 150 calls in the last five years related to concern for animals and fireworks. Between 2013 and 2017, the charity received 152 calls from across Wales from members of the public concerned that fireworks could be having a damaging impact on animal welfare, 16 [… more]

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Damage to Soldier Silhouettes

Disrespectful vandals have damaged every one of the poignant soldier silhouettes that stand in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, just days before Remembrance Day. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, which commissioned the beautifully-crafted installations to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War 1, has now been forced to remove the [… more]

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Safety Improvements in Treorchy

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will deliver £247,000 in pedestrian safety improvements on the road network near Treorchy Comprehensive School this summer, to complement the significant 21st Century Schools investment for the area. Pupils in Treorchy are now benefitting from new and improved learning facilities thanks to significant funding through #RCTinvest [… more]

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Rhondda Radio Launches on FM

Rhondda Radio has launched on 106.1FM. The station primarily serving the upper Rhondda is run separately to GTFM however some programmes and resources will be shared between the two stations. That includes ‘Valleys Breakfast‘ which will be broadcast between 6-10am during the week from the GTFM studios in Rhydyfelin alongside [… more]

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