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Flytipper caught

Stark warning to fly tippers as local litter lout is fined over £800 for blighting the County Borough. Fly tipping, littering or allowing your dog to foul in a public place will not be tolerated in Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Council will use all measures available to catch those [… more]

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A4232 Fatal Collision

South Wales Police are investigating a fatal collision that happened on the A4232 heading towards Cardiff just after midday today (Tuesday 29th May). One woman driver died following the collision involving two lorries and two cars on the southbound carriageway prior to Culverhouse Cross. Police have said that the woman’s family [… more]

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Smoking Ban Extension

Wales is set to be the first country in the UK to extend its smoking ban to outdoor areas, with smoke-free areas expected to be in place in hospital grounds, school grounds and playgrounds by summer 2019. Strengthening the laws around smoking in public in Wales will further protect non-smokers [… more]

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RCT Mayor 2018/19

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has welcomed its new Mayor for 2018/19 – Councillor Steve Powderhill. Born, raised and educated in the Pontypridd area, and living there all of his life, Cllr Powderhill is passionate about his community and has been the elected County Borough Councillor for Treforest since 2012. Educated [… more]

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Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will exchange vows this afternoon in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. They will become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex later today. If you weren’t lucky to get an invite, you’re invited to listen to the ceremony with us from Midday. Tune In!  

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Exhibition in Tonypandy

The Council will host a public exhibition in Tonypandy to present detailed plans for major Town Centre improvement works, which will be delivered shortly thanks to a £750,000 investment. From June 2018, the Council will begin a scheme of works in Tonypandy aimed at encouraging a greater footfall in the [… more]

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Extended deal for Principality Premiership

Principality Building Society has extended its title sponsorship of the Welsh Premiership and the WRU National Youth Leagues for the 2018/2019 season. The member-owned organisation first lent its Welsh brand to the domestic league’s top division in 2005, and is now set to complete 14-seasons directly supporting the national game’s semi-professional league, [… more]

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School Developments

Widespread progress has been made on a number of major 21st Century Schools developments in Rhondda, Tonyrefail and Cwmaman, which are on course to be delivered from September. More than £100m is being invested in schools across the County Borough to deliver improvements in 2018/19, jointly funded through #RCTinvest and [… more]

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