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Transport for Wales is another step closer to delivering the South Wales Metro and has now electrified the railway line from Aberdare to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon. Over 60,000 meters of Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) has now been energised across the whole South Wales Metro rail network. The South Wales Metro will provide […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided an update on the major repair scheme to Berw Road Bridge in Pontypridd. More than 500 individual concrete repairs have been made so far, and the update sets out the remaining works programme. The Listed structure, known as White Bridge, was damaged by Storm Dennis, and closed with immediate […]

Newydd Housing Association, with more than 900 homes in Rhondda Cynon Taff, is set to undertake a significant programme of investment in existing and new homes in mid and south Wales after agreeing a new £45m funding package with Danske Bank. The structured loan facility is Danske Bank’s first deal with a housing association in […]

Trivallis has launched a new Warm and Well campaign that aims to change outdated approaches to dealing with damp and mould in the home. We all know that damp and mould can be a problem, especially during the colder months. Many homes face challenges because of old buildings, not knowing how to prevent problems, and […]

Handsome Cockapoo Toby is still waiting for his forever home, more than 1,500 days since arriving in the care of Hope Rescue. He had a very sad start to life in a puppy farm, where he was kept in isolation for most of the time. Poor Toby was completely shut down when he first arrived […]

More than 450 Cardiff workers were underpaid the National Minimum Wage by £243,000 last year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed. HMRC is writing to more than 5,000 employers in the Cardiff area to highlight common mistakes around the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) – offering support to help them […]

Transport for Wales’ ambitious plans to improve public transport move one step closer, with public consultation on designs for five new railway stations in South East Wales and new train services launched today. Members of the public are being invited to share their views as part of a 13-week consultation which runs from today (16 […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Education has visited the fantastic new Welsh Medium primary school building in Rhydyfelin, where pupils and staff have been enjoying the first-class facilities since the start of the school year.   The new building, on the Heol y Celyn Primary site, is part of the Council’s £75.6m investment in […]

HSBC UK is trialling a ‘pop-up’ branch in three locations in South Wales to understand demand for the service. The initiative, covering Pontypridd, Blackwood & Abergavenny brings an additional and more flexible type of face-to-face guidance and support for the bank’s customers in addition to its physical branches, and will assess the local demand for […]

People from across Rhondda Cynon Taf are invited to come together and pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the Pontypridd Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service. The event is being held in partnership with Pontypridd Town Council and will take place in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park on Sunday, […]

The Welsh Government have introduced a bill today which paves the way for automatic voter registration in future Welsh elections. The Elections and Elected Bodies (Wales) Bill will modernise the way local government and Senedd elections are run and confirms the Welsh Government’s intention to introduce automatic registration across Wales for those elections once a […]

There is one month to go before a number of single use plastic items will be banned from being sold across Wales. In December 2022, Wales made history by becoming the first part of the UK to legislate against a thorough list of single-use plastics when the Senedd approved legislation to ban selling unnecessary, disposable […]


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