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The Welsh Government is making £15.4m available to support the arts and cultural sector in Wales during the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has announced. The additional support, as part of the third round of the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, is being made available for the cultural sector […]

Twelve players have accepted full-time contracts – two more than originally announced. 
The 12-month contracts came into force this week with players and management based at the National Centre of Excellence. The first full-time players:
 Forwards: Alisha Butchers, Natalia John, Siwan Lillicrap, Carys Phillips, Gwenllian Pyrs, Donna Rose, Backs: Kiera Bevan, Hannah Jones, Jasmine Joyce, […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is working closely with Network Rail to rearrange the removal of the Llanharan Railway Footbridge – and advanced notice is now being given for the work, taking place across two night shifts later this month. The footbridge adjacent to A473 Bridgend Road is in very poor condition, and as part of […]

Community Pharmacy Wales welcomes the news from the Welsh Government that they will provide additional funding of up to £2.5m to support pharmacies to increase access to and the availability of priority services. It is testament to the significant role that pharmacies have played in primary care that additional funding of up to £3,500 per […]

“Help us to help you this winter” urges Health Minister Eluned Morgan as more funding to relieve pressures and help the NHS and social care this winter is announced. To help the NHS recover from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, alleviate waiting times and reduce winter pressures, a further £12.5 million has been announced to support […]

Poppy, aged 11, from Aberdare is having her hair considerably cut to help raise money for the Little Princess Trust in order to help children with cancer. She has always wanted to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust. She would often hear of people donating their hair and asked herself at a younger […]

Cardiff Airport is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Watkins as its new Aviation Development Manager. Watkins brings to the post over 25 years of experience in the UK aviation sector, including working in account management and route development roles for over 13 years at Birmingham and Coventry Airports. As well as running his […]

The government’s drive to protect the public by recruiting 20,000 additional police officers enters a new phase with the launch of a new advertising campaign. More than 11,000 people have already joined the police as part of the recruitment drive, helping to cut crime by 14% (excluding fraud and computer misuse), remove 16,000 knives and […]

School Crossing Patrol Officer Carol Evans has hung up her high-viz jacket and her patrol sign for the final time and has retired after an amazing 35-year career at Pontrhondda Primary School. Mrs Evans, 65, of Llwynypia, Rhondda, has helped generations of children safely across the road to and from school each day, in all […]

Businesses in the Cardiff area are saying that if the Six Nations rugby games aren’t held in the Capital City, it will be financially devastating for the local economy – following 2 years of being disrupted by Covid-19. At the moment, Wales are due to play three Six Nations fixtures in Cardiff, but the current […]

In partnership with Vfairs, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be hosting its third FREE Virtual Careers Fair on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (10am to 5pm) following its success in its two previous Virtual Careers Fairs in 2021. The event will coincide with National Apprenticeship Week and attending organisations will have a range of apprenticeship and […]

St Tydfils Gymnastics in Merthyr Tydfil have announced a new home. The club, which also turns 50 this year, are leaving their current base at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre for their own brand new gymnastics facility, having been granted Change of Use on a building on the Cyfarthfa Industrial Estate thanks to support from Merthyr […]