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The Union flag is set to be flown every day on all UK government buildings in an attempt to unite the nation, following new guidance from ministers. It currently only has to be flown on all such buildings on specific days.But the new guidance, from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will ask for […]

Researchers in Bordeaux are analysing a dozen of bottles of French wine and snippets of grapevines which have returned to Earth after spending a year at the International Space Station. The purpose of the space mission was part of a long-term effort to make plants on Earth more resilient to climate change and disease by […]

A brand-new primary care centre will open its doors in MountainAsh next Monday, bringing modern healthcare services to the localcommunity. The £4m facility, named Tŷ Calon Lān, will become home to the newlymerged GP practice, Meddygfa Glan Cynon Surgery (formerly CynonVale Medical Centre and Rhos House Surgery), delivering GP servicesto over 11,000 patients in the […]

The Welsh Government’s plans to create an exciting new tech cluster in Ebbw Vale are being driven forward by investment in 5G technology, a new campus for cyber testing and innovative new business accommodation. Through a new 5G Wales Unlocked project, the Welsh Government is bringing 5G mobile connectivity to support pilots across education, transport, […]

A new report from Public Health Wales’ Research and Evaluation Division, has found people who have identified sufficient support and planned ahead for a potential period of self-isolation, feel less challenged by the prospect and more likely to succeed.    Published today (24 March, 2021), the report combines data from two studies on the experiences of […]

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced an extra £12m of funding for local authorities to fix potholes and improve roads, pavements and active travel routes across Wales. The additional funding will allow local authorities to continue with planned highways maintenance works, boosting the economy and making active travel safer. Local authorities will […]

More funding for Wales’ specialist mental health service focused exclusively on military veterans, additional funding for Armed Forces Liaison Officers and a new resettlement guide to support people leaving the Armed Forces form part of a new package of more than £500,000 Welsh Government support for veterans. This includes: an additional £235,000 annually to fund […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the “courage, discipline and patience of the nation” one year after he first announced a lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, he said: “We suffered so many losses.”And he said we have at times been “fighting in the dark” against a “callous” […]

Stagecoach in South Wales has confirmed it will be increasing most bus service levels inWales from 28 March to help get the country moving as lockdown restrictions continue toease. Temporary bus timetables have been in place since the lockdown in December to help keyworkers get to and from work and for other essential journeys. From […]

People flouting Welsh Government restrictions on indoor gatherings were among more than 240 people fined by South Wales Police at the weekend. Between Friday night and Sunday, the force received more than 400 calls related to possible Covid breaches, and 109 fines were issued in the Mid Glamorgan division alone. The division covers Bridgend, Rhondda […]

Twelve months of COVID restrictions hasn’t only had an effect on the health and wellbeing of the population in Pontypridd, it has also affected the running and maintenance of many of our buildings and Churches. One of these is St Marys Church in Glyntaff, Treforest, where so many months of growth has meant the Churchyard […]

The Community Development team at Pontypridd Town Council were recently delighted to be contacted by Trallwn resident Mr Gareth Pugh. Mr Pugh has been busy over the past few lock down months creating Bird Boxes in the workshop situated in his garden. He decided that he would like to donate the boxes to the local […]