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The government will “undertake a review” of the BBC’s funding model and the licence fee will be frozen for the next two years, the culture secretary has said. Making the announcement in the Commons, Nadine Dorries said it is time to ask the question whether “a mandatory licence fee is appropriate” and confirmed a government […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have said that they will undertake repair work to a 200m section of retaining wall and parapet wall adjacent to the A4054 Cardiff Road at Taff’s Well. The scheme will initially remove vegetation from all wall faces, which will enable the repointing and reconstruction of the majority of the parapet wall, […]

Work will begin to repair and reconstruct sections of the wall forming banks of the Ordinary Watercourse between Allen Street and Copley Street in Mountain Ash – which have sustained damage across several periods of heavy rainfall. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has appointed EDS Marine & Civil Engineering Contractors to carry out the work, which […]

The next phase of the Tylorstown Landslip project proposes to remediate the remaining tip on the hillside – and the local community can now access more details and have their say on this upcoming work in a public consultation. The landslip occurred on the Llanwonno hillside during the unprecedented weather of Storm Dennis in February 2020. Around 60,000 […]

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB flu vaccination teams are offering parents the opportunity to get their child vaccinated with the flu vaccine (nasal spray), if they have not already done so.   They will be opening up their Community Vaccination Centres for walk in sessions on the fourth weekend in January, and hope that parents take up […]

You might think of your neighbourhood as the place you live, maybe even the area you work in – but did you know that the stations and trains you regularly use are also your neighbourhood? That’s why British Transport Police have Neighbourhood Policing Teams at work across the country at stations where you travel to […]

“The way we rent in Wales will become simpler and more transparent this year.” That was the promise from Climate Change Minister Julie James as she announced her intention to implement the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on Friday, July 15. Some of the main changes brought in by the Act will include: All landlords […]

British Transport Police and Transport for Wales offers safe place for anyone who needs it at Cardiff Central railway station. The area, located next to the front ticket office, is a safe environment for anyone who needs help or feels vulnerable to use. The facility provides a safe place for BTP’s neighbourhood policing team to […]

The Welsh Rugby Union has welcomed the Welsh Government decision to ease restrictions on crowds which means that all levels of the game in Wales can look forward to returning to supporting rugby. Crowds of up to 500 can attend matches from tomorrow and from next weekend there will be no restrictions on crowds as […]

A 120-year-old crocodile has been put on display at a Rhondda primary school for everyone to enjoy – having been meticulously conserved after it was remarkably discovered underneath the floorboards of a classroom. Pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bodringallt in Pentre arrived at school on Wednesday to see the giant saltwater crocodile, which was discovered […]

Face masks may have been among the more divisive issues of the COVID-19 pandemic but those reluctant to wear one may change their minds now that academics have discovered that people actually look more attractive when wearing one. Yes, we know they cover up half of your face but a team of experts at Cardiff University […]

A plan to return Wales to alert level zero measures has been set out by First Minister Mark Drakeford. The move comes as the latest public health data suggests cases of coronavirus have started to fall back from their very high levels. More than two-thirds of people aged 12 and over have received a booster […]