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You’ll Never Walk Alone has overtaken Frank Sinatra’s My Way as the most-played funeral song, new figures suggest. The version of the song by Gerry and the Pacemakers – long associated with Liverpool Football Club – has been played at an estimated 9,500 funerals in the past year. It spent four weeks at number one […]

Our Aberdare BID have reached out to the community after another incident of vandalism in the town centre. This is the sixth reported act of vandalism within a short space of time. The flowers are paid for by local business owners via their levy payments with help from the Pen-y-Cymoedd Wind Farm and are part […]

Beddau Rugby Football Club is celebrating 125 years of community rugby with the publication of a full-scale history of their glories and triumphs. The anniversary book is being released in spring 2021 and tells the impressive story of how Beddau RFC grew from a village pub side to fly the flag of community sport with […]

The Community Development team at Pontypridd Town Council were recently delighted to be contacted by Trallwn resident Mr Gareth Pugh. Mr Pugh has been busy over the past few lock down months creating Bird Boxes in the workshop situated in his garden. He decided that he would like to donate the boxes to the local […]

Rugby fans have been urged to watch Saturday’s Grand Slam bid at home and not with friends and family. Speaking in Wednesday’s Welsh Government Briefing, the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething said meeting up could lead to a “significant rebound” in cases. The Wales-France game will kick off in Paris at 8pm on Saturday, and a […]

Ministers are looking into the creation of a digital vaccine passport, government sources have confirmed to Sky News. Research groups are said to have been set up on the subject as attention turns to what will happen to international travel once jabs are more widely rolled out across the world.Foreign Office minister James Cleverly earlier […]

COVID-19 Outbreak | CWM TAF MORGANNWG UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BOARD Royal Glamorgan services update Patients who dial 999 and require an emergency hospital admission are being taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, after temporary changes to emergency admissions were brought in last month. In addition, surgical and other planned activity is restarting in a phased and safe […]

A group of organisations, artists and young people in Pontypridd have come together to support older residents who are shielding or living in isolation by bringing them a crafted Window Box, packed with creative ideas to keep them busy and connected to their community during lockdown. Window Boxes for Wellbeing was initiated by Pontypridd based […]

OUTDOOR MEETINGS TO BE ALLOWED When the First Minister makes an announcement at lunchtime today about relaxation of lockdown rules in Wales, Mark Drakeford is expected to say that from Monday, people from two different households in the same (5 mile) local area will be able to meet up outdoors, provided they maintain social distancing […]

Dateline: 24th May 2020 Listen tonight at 7pm to hear a programme recorded in 2009 looking back over GTFM’s first 10 years on-air in the form of a conversation between founding Station Manager Andrew Jones and  Pontypridd’s first Assembly Member, Jane Davidson.     21st Anniversary The story of Wales’ first community radio station began 21 […]

As regular GTFM listeners will know, our intrepid presenter Howard Griffiths likes a cup of tea. So he was delighted this week to receive this teapot picture through the post from an anonymous artist. It made his day and he says a very grateful ‘thank you’ to you, whoever you are. And when he mentioned […]

Click play arrow below to hear Boris Johnson’s speech from 10 Downing Street this morning.