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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will start work to deliver essential traffic light upgrades at the A4119’s junction with Talbot Road – having completed similar work to the two nearby accesses to Talbot Green Retail Park in previous years. The latest work will begin from Monday, July 26, and is likely to cause traffic delays in the area, […]

Natural Resources Wales has successfully prosecuted Tower Regeneration Limited, the company in charge of the remediation and reclamation of a former deep coal mine near Hirwaun, for repeated pollution of the River Cynon. The company, set up as a joint venture partnership between Tower Colliery Ltd and Hargreaves Services plc, pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil […]

A new display showcasing objects from Wales’ top Olympians and Paralympians will open at St Fagans National Museum of History on Friday 23 July to mark the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The display is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru and the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame and will be available to see […]

Visits from friends and family to care home residents are more important now than ever, the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has said whilst speaking to care home residents at Cardiff care home Ty Enfys. As Wales moves to alert level one, Welsh Government have updated the guidance on care home visitation, with […]

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has agreed a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff, as she today accepted the recommendations of the pay review bodies in full. The recommendations from the NHS Pay Review Body and the Doctors and Dentist Review Body apply to staff on Agenda for Change terms and conditions, which includes employed […]

Extra spaces will be made available each day at the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, with the extra spaces available to book from Thursday (July 22) for Friday’s (July 23) sessions. Even with social distancing measures in place, over 5,000 spaces have been available each week at Lido Ponty, however, demand for spaces has […]

Welsh Government support will help thousands of children across Wales stay active, connected and engaged during the summer. Scores of schools will continue to provide activities, healthy food and nutrition education during the school summer holidays, thanks to the Welsh Government’s School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP). The Welsh Government will provide £4.85million in funding to […]

Following the JCVI advice, released earlier on Monday, the Welsh Health Minister, Elunid Morgan, has said that clinically vulnerable children between 12-15 years will be getting the COVID19 jab. Read the full statement here:- Today, I want to provide an update on the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) latest advice for the COVID-19 […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has now completed all work to deliver streetlighting and footway improvements throughout Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd, using significant Valleys Regional Park funding. Works have progressed throughout 2021 to deliver the £1.199m investment in the much-loved Pontypridd park – using £1.185m from Welsh Government via the Valleys Regional Park, and […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding residents of the upcoming work in Abercynon which requires the B4275 at Ynysmeurig Bridge to close – with temporary local bus arrangements also coming into effect when the scheme starts on Wednesday. During June, the Council gave advanced notice of the work, which requires a road closure of the […]

Valley Veterans Chief Executive Paul Bromwell has been honoured at the inaugural Aneurin Bevan People’s NHS Awards. Mr Bromwell, who lives in Rhondda, has been presented with the Aneurin Bevan Community Care Award, in recognition of his work in Rhondda Cynon Taf, supporting the Armed Forces community. A former Welsh Guardsman and Falkland Islands campaigner, […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has said it will shortly undertake significant work to upgrade three drainage gullies on the A4059 between Mountain Ash and Abercynon – to give greater resilience at a low spot which has a history of flooding, including recently in Storm Dennis. The scheme includes converting the existing gully covers into larger […]