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This month Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) is focusing on stress as an underlying cause of problems with mental health. Many of the community projects which successfully seek Big Lottery Fund grants offer opportunities to address stress directly and indirectly. The Mental Health Foundation emphasises the importance [… more]

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Broadway Burst Water Main **Now clear**

**UPDATE** 15:30 road open – confirmed by RCT Council Please note, the southbound carriageway on the Broadway, Pontypridd, has now reopened – following a burst water main this morning. All bus routes will resume as normal. Posted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council on Friday, 11 May 2018 Original Story posted at [… more]

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Cardiff City Parade Planned

There’ll be an open-top bus parade this Sunday (13th May) to celebrate Cardiff City’s promotion back to the Premier League. The team who finished 2nd in the Championship will see a return to footballs top-flight for the 2018/2019 season after a four year absence. The bus will leave the Cardiff City [… more]

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Car Free Day – This Sunday

Cardiff will host its biggest ever “car-free day” when the city centre will close 14 of its roads​​​​​​ ​to all traffi​c​​​​​​this Sunday (13th May 2018). A variety of free, family-friendly on-street entertainment and activities are planned for Castle Street and Kingsway which will include: BMX stunt riders Live music and performances [… more]

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Rugby League 2018 Season

Wales Rugby League’s domestic leagues kick off their 16th season on Saturday 12th May with matches at four different levels. Valley Cougars are the defending champions of the Premier League, having won a dramatic final in Cardiff last year and as such, they hosted the season launch last Friday where players posed [… more]

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PCSOs climb Pen-y-fan

(Image – Visit Wales) Well done to PCSO Clarke, PCSO Johnston and Sgt Watts who walked to the peak of Penyfan on Tuesday! They tweeted to say they’ve raised £800 so far for the Treforest Girls and Boys club. #yes!!! #penyfan walked by #PCSO Clarke & Johnston & PS Watts to raise [… more]

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Wales Team – Summer Tour 2018

Wales have named a 31-man squad for their forthcoming three-test summer tour. Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins have been named co-captains with Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams the sole uncapped player. Wales will head to the Americas at the end of the month and will face the Springboks in their [… more]

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Changes to Train Services

Arriva Trains Wales have issued a warning to passengers of changes to timetables from Sunday 20th May. Click here to download the new timetables (PDF) Summary of major changes are shown below From May to September (Mondays to Saturdays) Most services from Treherbert to Cardiff Central will depart Treherbert one minute [… more]

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Cardiff City Promoted!

(Picture – Cardiff City FC Facebook) Cardiff City have been promoted to the Premier League. https://www.facebook.com/cardiffcityfc/posts/10155871221509051 A 0-0 draw with Reading at home was enough to secure the promotion after Fulham lost against Birmingham City (3-1). After 46 games, the bluebirds, alongside Wolves are automatically promoted to the top flight [… more]

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A win for Ponty Schools!

(Picture – Twitter @nigelrefowens) A huge win for Ponty U15’s in the Dewar Shield final last night at the Principality Stadium against Llanelli. The final score – Pontypridd U15’s 47 – 6 Llanelli U15’s Congrats all involved with U15s finals @principalitysta today. Was a pleasure to referee the @PontyPSRU v [… more]

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Churchills is Closing

Churchills Art and Stationery in Pontypridd is closing its doors after 25 years. A note to customers has stated that as of today (1st May) property developers have taken control of the Old Cinema and Bingo hall which means that the shops on the ground floor are having to leave. Owner, [… more]

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