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Significant flood alleviation work has been completed in Cwmaman – which has strengthened the infrastructure at the Nant Aman Fach to help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby properties during storm events.  The Cwmaman Flood Alleviation Scheme (Phase 2) got underway during autumn 2023, and has been designed to reduce the risk of flooding […]

The Welsh Government will listen to the people of Wales and work with councils to deliver targeted change to the implementation of 20mph, Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates has said. In a speech outlining his transport priorities to the Senedd, the Cabinet Secretary pledged to put the voice of Welsh citizens at the heart of decision […]

Cardiff Wales Airport has announced that Icelandic low-cost carrier, PLAY airlines, is providing a short programme of direct flights between Cardiff and Keflavík, Iceland, this autumn. It is an excellent boost for Welsh tourism, as people living on the island can visit Wales and experience our world class beaches, coastal paths, castles, golf courses, mountains, […]

Sunday 28th April sees the finale of the Hot Jam Academy, an innovative scheme for young people in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Over 50 young people aged 7 – 18 have been involved, writing their own lyrics and music, fine tuning and working together culminating in a gig at Cwmaman Arts Centre. Many of the young […]

Penrhiwfer AFC is thanking Pennant Walters for its support through the winter months which has allowed them to continue training so that they can finish the season on a high. The team, which has been in existence for over 50 years, plays its home fixtures at the Queen Elizabeth 2 field but was looking for […]

Members of Pontypridd Bowls Club have been putting plans in place to celebrate their Centenary which takes place this year. At a meeting held at Duffys (Pontypridd Ex-Serviceman’s Club and Institute) bowls club chairman Mike Moore presented a £500 cheque donation to the club kindly donated by Unite The Union. The club will host an […]

An Explorer Scout from Rhondda Cynon Taf, who saved a young man about to take his own life, was among the winners at this year’s St David Awards, which recognise people who have done extraordinary things. Callum Smith from Porth was walking over a footbridge that crossed a busy bypass when he saw the man […]

Newly Refurbished Graig Community Centre Reopens with a Special Series of Events   Graig Community Centre reopens its doors at the end of this month (April) following an extensive refurbishment to make it a welcoming and accessible place for all. The running of Graig Community Centre was taken over by Pontypridd Town Council in January […]

An Aberdare grandmother has called for people to be responsible and stop flushing wipes, sanitary items and other items that belong in the bin, after her beloved garden was flooded with sewage.  Christine, aged 73, was horrified to discover her garden had been flooded due to a blockage in the sewer system in the area […]

History has been made as Transport for Wales runs its very first electric train north of Cardiff to Pontypridd during daylight hours.   The moment marked the next vital step in the vision to build a world class metro for south east Wales. On 3 April, a small crew successfully completed a test run from Canton […]

From Friday 5th April, right through until Friday 12th April, we’ve teamed up with the In It Together Festival, to be giving you the chance to win a Family Camping ticket for the In It Together Festival 2024 in May worth £395. Taking place in Margam, the 2024 line-up features live music from the likes of […]

After meeting Glyncoch area residents last week to hear their concerns about the expansion of mining activities at the craig yr Hesq quarry,  Pontypridd’s MP Alex Davies Jones has now met with senior members of the team at Hanson and Heidelberg Materials Aggregates, operators of the quarry. She says she fed back all the concerns […]


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