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On a visit to Wales’ newest attraction, Zip World Tower, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said that Welsh attractions are open and ready to welcome visitors over the summer. Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the first to be situated in south Wales.  The adventure hub has given a new lease of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has completed work on a pilot sustainable drainage scheme at Mill Street in Pontypridd – which has introduced green features to help reduce surface water flooding and divert it from traditional drainage systems in heavy rainfall. The pilot, which is fully-funded by Welsh Government, has introduced a tree pit and rain […]

Animal welfare charities are predicting a huge surge in the number of abandoned and surrendered dogs as lockdown lifts and the full impact of the pandemic is realised. Hope Rescue, a dog rescue centre in Llanharan, is certainly experiencing this. They have received over 90 calls from dog owners looking to hand in their pets […]

A ‘Summer of Fun’ to support children and young people take part in a range of sporting, cultural and play based activities has been announced by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan. Launching the £5m Summer of Fun project at Romilly Park in the Vale of Glamorgan, Julie Morgan said it was important […]

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce a four-week pause to the coronavirus rules on Friday (June 18) to help boost protection against the new delta variant. Wales’ world-leading vaccine programme will speed up second doses over the next four weeks – with a planned deployment of more than half a million doses to help prevent […]

The number of new cases of Delta variant has risen to 488 according to new figures published today (Thursday) by Public Health Wales. This is a rise of 173 cases since the last update given on 14 June. Case numbers are expected to rise further over the coming weeks as Delta variant is easier to catch […]

Tackling air pollution is one of the most complex challenges we face, with no simple solution says new Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters, as Wales’ marks Clean Air Day. The Welsh Government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce a Clean Air Act for Wales, which will set out a framework for setting […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Jill Bonetto, has praised the work of community radio station GTFM as it extends its FM coverage to the Cynon Valley following permission granted by Ofcom to build relay transmitters. The new service was officially launched last Friday during a live broadcast in Aberdare by the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon […]

RCT Council is planning to submit bids for Porth transport hub as its Rhondda project and the A4119 dualling as its transportation project.  Rhondda Cynon Taf council is set to bid for UK Government levelling up fund money for the Porth transport hub and the dualling of the A4119 in Llantristant. A report to Rhondda Cynon […]

The project to bring the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd back to life could benefit from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The Rhondda Cynon Taf Council cabinet report said the project to redevelop the Muni Arts Centre, will “bring this prominent empty building back into productive use as a state of the art music […]

Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, published the Welsh Government’s Renew and Reform plan for education. The plan sets out how the Welsh Government will use £150m in additional investment in 2021-22 to continue to support learners, teachers and staff at all levels to help the education system in Wales recover following […]

A new chapter for book lovers in South Wales begins this weekend with the opening of a new independent bookshop in Pontypridd town centre. Storyville Books, located at 8 Mill Street opens its doors this Saturday (June 19th) with a day of events and giveaways to celebrate the latest addition to Pontypridd’s growing number of […]