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A further 12 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued across Rhondda Cynon Taf last week in relation to dog control offences – as the Council continues to enforce the rules which are in place to prevent dog fouling.  Rhondda Cynon Taf is home to countryside landscapes and open spaces which are there for the enjoyment of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is once again supporting South Wales Fire and Rescue as part of Operation Dawns Glaw, a taskforce set up to reduce the number of deliberate fires. Operation Dawns Glaw, a multi-agency taskforce of specialists from key agencies across Wales has reformed to reduce, and where possible, eliminate the impact of grass […]

The National Living Wage will increase from today (Thursday 1 April) to £8.91, giving a real-terms pay rise to millions of workers. At the same time, the age threshold for the rate will move from 25 to 23, meaning that thousands of young workers will be eligible for a higher wage floor. These changes follow […]

Under the new government guidance, Chloe Ball-Hopkins will no longer have to shield from coronavirus. Chloe was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age which means her muscles are weak and damaged.She has spent the last year shielding with her grandparents and for her “it’s been one big long lockdown”.But from today, the 24-year-old […]

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is today setting out a series of measures that will take Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17th May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable. The First Minister again set out the priority placed on ensuring all children and students in Wales will return to face-to-face education […]

Following the latest Welsh Government announcement, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have confirmed that all of its Library branches have now returned to the same levels of service provision as before the latest lockdown period in Wales. This means that people will be able to utilise the Order and Collect service, make use of public access […]

At approximately 10pm on Tuesday (March 30), South Wales Police officers intervened in an incident of violent disorder in Cardiff Bay where crowds of people had gathered in the Cardiff Bay area, near the steps of the Senedd and around Mermaid Quay. As police tried to move the groups of people along missiles were thrown […]

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 100% effective in children as young as 12, its manufacturers have said. The two firms have carried out vaccine trials in the US on 12 to 15-year-olds, which they say were successful.A spokesperson said they will ask the US regulator to approve emergency authorisation of the jab on […]

More than 3.7 million people in England and Wales have been told that after today they no longer need to shield from the coronavirus. The extremely clinically vulnerable, including cancer patients having chemotherapy and stem cell transplant recipients, should now follow the same rules as the rest of the population. A letter sent to the […]

Members of a growing grassroots rail movement have continued to strive for Welsh communities and work towards a greener transport future, despite the pandemic, and are looking forward to supporting local recovery. Figures from Community Rail Network’s Community Rail in Wales report, sponsored by Rail Delivery Group and released today (31 March), highlight that more than 1,100 […]

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is setting up a reserve list as part of itsvaccination programme. Appointment letters have now been sent to all over 50’s in Cwm Taf Morgannwg and will belanding on doorsteps in the next week or two. To make sure any cancelled appointments arefilled, and that no vaccine is wasted, […]

On Saturday, 27 March 2021, Welsh Government lifted stay local restrictions and eased the number of people that can meet outdoors. Up to six people from two households can meet outdoors, socially distanced. Rules for meeting indoors have stayed the same yet despite the relaxation of rules, 106 people were fined by South Wales Police […]