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BP says it is “prioritising” fuel deliveries across its network of branded filling stations as some are hit by the national shortage of HGV and tanker drivers. The company told Sky News that “tens” of its 1,200-strong forecourts were experiencing shortages as a result of delays and it would ensure they got re-stocked first. It […]

The Bank of England has again ramped up its warnings about rising prices and admitted the economy is not growing as fast as it had expected. However, it stopped short of taking action in a bid to help cool costs as its monetary policy committee (MPC) kept interest rates on hold and maintained the Bank’s […]

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has set out a long-term plan for how stroke services will improve in Wales. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Wales and can have a significant long-term impact on survivors of stroke. There are currently around 70,000 stroke survivors living in Wales, and an estimated 7,400 people experience a […]

“Despite increasing pressures during unprecedented levels of demand and activity, our hardworking NHS staff continue to deliver high levels of care treating patients during a pandemic. “Activity levels in cancer services remain high with the second highest number of patients informed they did not have cancer and the third highest number of patients newly diagnosed […]

The Welsh Government will invest almost £25m in up to four new PET-CT scanners across Wales to improve access to this cutting edge diagnostic technology. The new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Computed Tomography scanners will be based in Cardiff, North Wales and Swansea. The funding will replace Wales’ only fixed analogue scanner, in Cardiff, and […]

South Wales Police is investigating a house fire which occurred at a premises in Tyntyla Road, Tonypandy on Tuesday September 21. Police and emergency services were called to the address at approximately 4.45pm following several 999 calls. A 28 year-old woman was trapped inside and had to be extracted from the premises by fire and […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet has agreed pilot projects to deliver highways improvements at seven private roads, including carrying out a Welsh Government pilot for one of the locations. Each road will then be permanently adopted by the Council. At their meeting on Tuesday, September 21, Cabinet Members considered a report proposing a pilot programme […]

As part of Transport for Wales’ Station Improvement Vision, work to deliver improvements to customer facilities at Cardiff Central station will begin next week (27 September). A number of upgrades will aim to enhance the overall customer experience of visitors to Wales’ flagship station. A multi million-pound collaborative investment to transform the station is planned […]

Welsh Government support is helping a Caerphilly county borough-based business to future proof its operations by relocating and safeguarding jobs.  Hawker Siddeley Switchgear, which manufactures electrical switchgear and overhead line equipment, will use £500,000 of Welsh Government funding to move from its existing site at Pontllanfraith to the former British Airways interiors seat assembly factory […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet has approved plans for land at Clydach Vale to be officially designated as a Country Park. At this weeks Cabinet meeting, Members agreed to progress the proposals for the 166 acres of land in Tonypandy, currently known as Cwm Clydach Countryside Park. Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet […]

A new report published by Public Health Wales highlights Wales’ vulnerability to any negative impacts of Brexit on the nation’s health and wellbeing following the Coronavirus pandemic. Building on evidence that the pandemic has had an unequal effect on Welsh society, the study details how, now more than ever, it is important to understand how […]

Announcing the news on their Facebook, the Pontypridd and Rhondda Round Table have said:- “Last year Pontypridd and Rhondda Round Table reluctantly took the decision to cancel the Ponty Big Bang 2020 Fireworks event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have left it as late as possible this year to decide whether to stage the […]