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A Rhondda Cynon Taf Council worker has been crowned Green FlagEmployee of the Year, beating all other nominees from around the country for the coveted title. Brent Bennett, age 48, is the operations and training manager at the award-winning National Lido Of Wales, Lido Ponty, based at Ynysangharad WarMemorial Park, Pontypridd, and is a key […]

The Welsh Government will today announce an additional £40m for universities to support students facing financial hardship, helping the students most affected by the pandemic with expenses such as accommodation costs. Universities will be asked to prioritise funding towards the most vulnerable students, as well as strengthening advice and support services for students.  With most […]

An 80-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a van.The incident occurred in High Street, Ferndale at around 7.30am this morning.The woman suffered “serious injuries” after being hit by a white Volkswagen Caddy and was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff.Officers from South Wales Police closed the road […]

Police are appealing for information after a video posted on TikTok showed a car parked across a live railway track for a photoshoot. The short clip shows the vehicle across the tracks in Bolton, Greater Manchester, with the caption: “Would you take the risk to get the shot no one else would?”Network Rail’s North West […]

The First Minister has tonight confirmed travel corridors will be suspended in Wales to help prevent new mutated strains of coronavirus entering the UK. Travel corridors will be suspended from Monday until at least 15 February – and possibly longer – as all four nations of the UK act together. The changes will mean most […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is supporting the national roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, and in partnership with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, is establishing a Covid-19 Community Vaccination Centre at Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad. The Council-owned Rhondda Sports Centre will be remodelled to safely provide life-saving vaccines to those who need them the most. […]

A decade ago in 2010, Pontypridd singer Tom Jones emerged clasping Praise & Blame – a soul-baring collection that at long last unveiled his musical roots and lifelong affection for gospel and the blues. A decade followed  with intriguing reveals via Spirit In The Room and Long Lost Suitcase, reaffirming his unique gifts, his standing […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured an additional £122,000 from the Childcare Offer Small Capital Grant Scheme, which will be targeted to help local childcare providers adapt to new circumstances brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.Funded by Welsh Government, the Scheme was initially set up to enablechildcare settings to undertake essential capital works or buy equipment […]

Listen back to GTFM’s Colin Dixon talking exclusively to GTFM on the very latest Covid-19 restrictions and the roll out of the Vaccine. He’s also taking your questions that you’ve sent in to us too.

Businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation. These risk assessments will be the starting point for implementing the reasonable measures that are required to be taken to minimise exposure to the coronavirus on premises open to the public and in workplaces. This involves considering […]

Passengers arriving into Wales from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has confirmed. From 4am Monday 18th January 2021, inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train from countries outside the Common […]

Despite the recent hardships faced by the music industry in Wales, Forté Project, an artist development scheme for emerging musicians, is proud to announce that pop artist Hemes from Pontypridd has been selected to embark on its 2021 programme on Thursday 7 January, alongside eight other artists. Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, Forté Project […]