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Treorchy Comprehensive New Facilities

Pupils at Treorchy Comprehensive School are now able to enjoy brand new science facilities thanks to the significant 21st Century Schools initiative being delivered by the Council and Welsh Government. Work to construct a state-of-the-art three-storey science block at the school has recently been completed, and the new building handed [… more]

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Number Plate Test

Drivers are being encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ – a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when driving – this includes being able to read a number [… more]

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Bridge Repairs in Pontyclun

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has started work on a repair scheme to a river bridge supporting Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun. Repairing structures which support Rhondda Cynon Taf’s road network is a vital part of the Council’s significant funding for Highways, which saw more than £20m invested through #RCTinvest last year. [… more]

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Talbot Green Roadworks

The Council will undertake £150,000 works this summer to improve traffic flow at a busy junction on the A4119 at Talbot Green, having secured Welsh Government funding for the project. The improvements will be delivered on the A4119’s junction with B4595 Talbot Road, which is in close proximity to the [… more]

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Voice Kids UK 2018 Champion

Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Steve Powderhill is one of many that have praised the award-winning performance of a teenage schoolboy from Pontypridd, who was crowned The Voice Kids champion 2018. Daniel Davies, aged 14, of Trallwn, stunned millions of television viewers last weekend with his own version of Mariah [… more]

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Welsh Water Warning

With school summer holidays starting at the end of this week, Welsh Water has issued a fresh warning to remind people of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs. This comes after as the company has seen an increase in people risking their lives in recent hot weather. Welsh Water, a [… more]

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Sam Warburton Retires

Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Lion flanker Sam Warburton OBE, has called time on his illustrious rugby career. Capped 74 times by Wales and a further five by the British & Irish Lions, Warburton led his country for a record 49 times.  He has today announced his retirement [… more]

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Who Is Wayne Pivac?

Wayne Pivac has been named as the new head coach of Wales. The 55-year-old head coach of the Scarlets, hails originally from Takapuna, Auckland. He was a Policeman in New Zealand and a back row forward, whose early career saw him play alongside the likes of Sean Fitzpatrick and Frano [… more]

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