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The situation will likely worsen the cost of living crisis for motorists and for customers, as businesses will at some point look to pass on their rising costs. RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams said: “It’s a truly dark day today for drivers with petrol now crossing the thoroughly depressing threshold of £100 a tank (£100.27p). […]

Banning the sale of energy drinks for under-16s and limiting hot food takeaways near schools are among new ideas to improve the health of young people and stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales. The rising consumption of high-caffeine energy drinks among young people is also causing concern about the effects on their education. […]

The National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced strike action will take place on Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June, which will significantly disrupt the rail network across the whole of the UK. Transport for Wales (TfW) is not in dispute with RMT. However, the industrial action […]

The publicly funded air service between Cardiff- Ynys Mon will not resume after a two-year suspension. The Public Service Obligation (PSO) air service, which has been suspended since March 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID pandemic will not restart, following a decision by Welsh Ministers. Instead of spending up to £2.9m each year […]

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council becoming one of the first Local Authorities in Wales to establish an Armed Forces Covenant, formerly named the Armed Forces Community Covenant. A decade on, and the Council continues to support its Armed Forces Community, Past and Present, and their families. Councillor Maureen Webber, Deputy […]

Former GTFM News presenter and Diana Award winner Brad Williams has accepted an offer to work with ITV Cymru Wales’ award-winning news team in Cardiff Bay. Brad, aged 23, worked voluntarily since leaving Mountain Ash Comprehensive School to bring people living in the Cynon Valley and wider Rhondda Cynon Taf area trustworthy online news content. […]

Unpaid carers in Wales will benefit from a support scheme helping them to buy basic essential items during the cost-of-living crisis. Carers, who provide care for an adult or disabled child, will be able to apply for grants of up to £300 to pay for food, household items and electronic items. Support services, such as […]

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has announced, as part of its annual results for 2021-22, that it is investing £12 million this year to support its most vulnerable customers during the current ‘cost of living’ crisis. The company, with over 1.3 million household customers in most of Wales and parts of England, is making available £55 […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan, has been awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.    Councillor Morgan, an Elected Member for Mountain Ash, said he is both proud and privileged to receive this honour at such a special time for Her Majesty The Queen.    Councillor Morgan becomes an Officer of […]

Mark Drakeford MS Member of Senedd for Cardiff West and Mick Antoniw MS Member of Senedd for Pontypridd are set to launch a new report ‘The case for a Llantrisant to Cardiff Metro’ on Friday 10th June at 10am at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. The report, which has been produced by specialist transport consultancy Cogitamus highlights […]

Thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs have been seized as part of a police operation to tackle criminality. South Wales Police Officers seized the drugs after executing two search warrants in Mountain Ash on Sunday, 29 May. Local officers descended on the addresses in Consort Street and Main Road on Sunday morning – they […]

Average petrol prices have reached a new record high of 173.02p a litre, figures show, after an EU ban on Russian oil imports. Fuel prices have been setting record highs every few days in recent weeks, as the supply of gasoline dries up at a time when demand is starting to gain speed. The increase […]