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Pontypridd’s Berw Road Car Park will close for one week from May 20. This is necessary for the facility to be deep-cleaned and other essential repair work to be carried out.  The public car park, located next to Pontypridd Police Station, will be closed from Monday, May 20, and is scheduled to reopen from Monday, May 27. […]

Six talented young apprentices and students from Wales have been selected to represent Team UK at WorldSkills Lyon 2024. This Welsh contingent, all aged under 25, will be heading for glory in France as part of a 31-strong Team UK, just hours after the Olympic flame is dimmed. They will compete in a range of […]

Landmark proposals to make the Senedd more modern and effective have been agreed by the Welsh Parliament. Members of the Senedd voted to pass the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill in the week that marks 25 years of devolution in Wales. The Bill, which forms part of Welsh Government’s Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru, […]

Work will soon get underway to improve local pedestrian facilities and the safe routes to school in Hawthorn – to complement the major investment in modern education facilities being delivered for the community later this year.  The Hawthorn Safe Routes in Communities scheme will begin from Monday, May 13, with the likelihood of some minor advanced works […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will begin its latest phase of repairs to the next section of the river wall located along Berw Road in Pontypridd. A footway closure is needed next to the wall, but two-way traffic flow will be maintained for road users.  The next section of the wall to be repaired is 230-metres […]

Cardiff Airport’s departure lounge has a new look as two new bar and restaurants open to holidaymakers and business travellers. SSP UK and Ireland, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has invested in Y Castell and Tap & Brew. Y Castell is a spacious, vibrant and modern bar and […]

Visitors to Pontypridd Town Centre are set to notice work activity to improve the condition and appearance of a block of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council-owned buildings at Taff Street. The scheme will likely cause minimal disruption, with all premises remaining open. The Council will undertake a range of improvements to 103-110 Taff Street from Tuesday, May […]

Culture Secretary, Lesley Griffiths has visited to Caerphilly Castle to see how a £10m investment at one of Wales’ finest historic sites is progressing. The project will be key in heightening the experience of visitors and is part of a wider regeneration plan for Caerphilly town centre. The investments at Caerphilly Castle aim to make […]

Transport for Wales (TfW) is gearing up for a busy summer season following the successful movement of over 100,000 fans to recent events in Cardiff. The Six Nations and European Qualifiers fixtures saw a significant surge in passenger numbers, with 5 major events passing without any significant safety incidents. TfW implemented a comprehensive train and […]

Pupils at Cwmdar Primary School are jumping for joy after their playground has undergone a transformation. After receiving funding from local energy company Pennant Walters, Headteacher Marie Evans wasted no time in setting the wheels in motion to transform the largely concrete area into a fun-filled space for pupils to enjoy long into the future, […]

From 2 June passengers from across the South Wales Valleys and Cardiff will benefit from more frequent services later into the night as delivery of the south Wales Metro moves another step closer. New timetables on the Merthyr, Aberdare, Treherbert, Rhymney, City and Coryton lines will provide more regular services improving connectivity between the south […]

Planning permission has been granted to replace the damaged Feeder Pipe Footbridge located between Abercynon and Quakers Yard – with an upgraded structure designed to be wider and also more resilient to future storm events.  On Thursday, April 25, members of the Council’s Planning and Development Committee agreed with officer recommendations to approve the application – which […]


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