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The Welsh Government has confirmed its funding allocations to Rhondda Cynon Taf across its Resilient Roads Fund and the Local Transport Fund for the current financial year – which totals £1.3m across the two programmes. RCT Council has welcomed this significant funding support, to complement its own important funding allocations outlined within the £27.665m Capital […]

Ahead of tomorrow evening‘s women’s rugby game which will see Wales take on the USA, Alex Davies-Jones MP has urgently contacted S4C to ask them to clarify why the women’s rugby match will not be broadcast on television. The game is instead being broadcast on YouTube by the WRU and S4C, while coverage is also being […]

Premier “APK” 5 piece drum kit (estimated from 1980s) Bass drum, snare, 2 rack toms, 1x floor tom. Snare stand, tama kick drum pedal. Some hardware has been repaired and replaced, see photos below. £300 or nearest offer. Collection only from Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd. Sold as seen. All proceeds to GTFM. For more details or to […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is making it even easier to recycle your small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as you can now BIN 2 SWIM, SPIN or GYM at participating leisure centres across the County Borough. From broken hairdryers to old table lamps – if it has a plug, battery or cable and it’s […]

Citizens Advice Rhondda Cynon Taff have today (Monday 25th September) opened its doors to a new office on Taff Street Pontypridd. The office in Gelliwastad Road Pontypridd closed its doors in 2021, and since then Citizens Advice have been renovating a new office space on Taff Street, Pontypridd to make it ready for the community […]

A hospital porter from Tonypandy found out he’d won the lottery while recovering from a serious illness – in his own hospital. Barry White, 52, had been rushed for treatment after falling ill with a flare-up of ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the digestive system. But he was left stunned when his partner Tracy Minton […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf based radio station, GTFM, has been shortlisted in the 2023 Community Radio Awards. The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from entries from stations from every corner of the UK. The station has picked up nominations in the Station of the Year category for their work in providing a […]

Pontypridd Member of Parliament, Alex Davies-Jones, has worked with local residents in her area impacted by craniosynostosis to raise awareness of this rare condition. As September commemorates Craniosynostosis Awareness month, this evening, Pontypridd Museum will be lit up in purple to commemorate this rare condition where a baby’s skull does not grow properly and their […]

The process by which the Labour Party selected its candidate for Merthyr Tydfil & Aberdare was unfair, undemocratic and discriminatory, according to Beth Winter MP.  The sitting Labour MP for Cynon Valley has called for an independent review into the selection process.  Beth Winter was narrowly defeated by frontbencher and current Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney […]

MPs will celebrate the life and career of Ann Clwyd in a debate secured by her successor as MP for Cynon Valley Beth Winter. Winter will use the adjournment debate on Tuesday to highlight some of the injustices Clwyd fought against in her 35 years as the Cynon Valley MP, and how the next generation […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet have agreed to extend the existing tough measures to tackle dog fouling and promote responsible dog ownership across the County Borough. SIX years ago, in October 2017, RCT Council was one of the first Local Authorities to introduce strict rules in terms of dog controls, when it put in place […]

With Rugby World Cup fever taking hold of the globe, Transport for Wales is pleased to welcome some of the Fijian community to Cardiff this Thursday for a rugby and recruitment event. Transport for Wales is in the process of building the South Wales Metro and has brought together businesses from their supply chain to […]


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