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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has published three more Section 19 Flood Investigation Reports following Storm Dennis – focusing on investigating the flooding that occurred in Treforest, Glyntaff and Hawthorn, and Taff’s Well respectively. The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Section 19) requires the Lead Local Flood Authority – in this case, Rhondda Cynon Taf […]

Hospices in Wales will receive an extra £2.2m as part of the Welsh Government’s end-of-life care review. Of the funding, £888k will go to the two children’s hospices – Ty Hafan and Ty Gobaith – and the remainder will be shared by the adult hospice services across Wales. This funding is on top of the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is reminding those people who live in a residential parking zone that their annual permits need to be renewed by March 31 – and that they can now complete this process in advance of the deadline. Each year, the Council undertakes a significant exercise to renew more than 3,000 residential parking […]

Support from the Welsh Government’s Business Wales service boosted the Welsh economy by an estimated £790m a year by mid 2021, according to new research. More than 25,000 jobs have been created thanks to support from the service since 2015, with Business Wales also helping businesses generate a total of £469m in investment over the […]

Statement from Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language: Return to Schools and Colleges.  Following the First Minister’s announcement that Wales will be moving to Alert Level 0 on 28 January, I want to provide an update on operational arrangements in schools. As a government, we are absolutely clear that, for wellbeing and learning, […]

A statement from First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS regarding International Travel “Throughout the pandemic, we have taken a precautionary approach towards international travel because of the risks of contracting coronavirus while abroad and importing new forms of the virus into the UK. We have advised people to only travel overseas if their journey is essential […]

One of the oldest charity traditions in Wales, which has taken place in Rhondda Cynon Taf for over 400 years, has this year been held online. The Edward Thomas Trust, which dates back to 1678, makes its special awards each year at St Gwynno’s Church, situated in the Parish of Llanwynno, the last resting place […]

Stereophonics have unveiled their new single ‘Forever’ — the third installment from their forthcoming album ‘Oochya!’, out 4th Marchvia Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order here. ‘Forever’ follows the previously released ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ and ‘Do Ya Feel My Love?’, which received widespread national radio support added to A lists across all key networks, and has […]

Next month marks the two-year anniversary since communities across Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond were devastated by extensive flooding as a result of Storm Dennis.  However, to date Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have only released 3 of the 28 flood investigation reports, 19 of which are Section 19 reports,  further delaying progress to prevent flooding in the future. Approximately 1498 homes and businesses were hit […]

Transport for Wales is celebrating the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 175 long-distance trains. Train manufacturer Alstom has been working to refurbish the 27 Coradia trains at their Technology Centre in Widnes, Cheshire, as part of TfW’s £40 million investment in its current fleet of trains. Since the first train re-entered […]

Lee Scarfe, 34, of Clos Meddlyn was arrested on December 16 after officers suspected him of dealing drugs in Pontypridd. Earlier that day, officers spotted Scarfe in a blue Audi carrying out what they suspected to be a drug deal with the driver of a white BMW. They managed to stop and search the driver […]

Daniel Howells-Thomas, 24, of Penywaun, Aberdare appeared at Merthyr Crown Court on Friday January 21, and was jailed for nine years. Keyron Curtis, 21, died from what was described by doctors as a catastrophic head injury after being punched outside the Colliers Arms in Aberdare in the early hours of October 17, 2021. According to […]