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A social housing development in Wales is being heated by wallpaper as part of a trial exploring affordable alternatives to radiators and heat pumps to keep residents warm. The graphene heat system, which looks and feels just like traditional wallpaper, can be plugged into a domestic socket, and is packaged with solar panels and a […]

The Queen owns all the dolphins and whales in British waters, has survived an assassination attempt, and is known as “Mama belong big family” in Papua New Guinea. Here are 70 facts about Queen Elizabeth II – one for each year of her 70 years on the throne. 1. The Queen has two birthdays, one […]

British Transport Police (BTP) will be the first police force in the UK to deploy special constabulary officers (“Specials”) in England and Wales with Taser devices. Today, Friday 27 May, some BTP Specials will be on duty across the country carrying Taser to further assist them in keeping the public, rail staff and themselves safe. […]

Councillor Wendy Treeby has been reappointed as the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf at the Council Annual General Meeting, which was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Councillor Treeby, Elected Member for Mountain Ash, initially took on the role in January following the departure of her predecessor, Councillor Jill Bonetto, who joined the Council Cabinet […]

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this anniversary, there is a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th […]

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that Wales can look forward to a brighter future, as the last remaining coronavirus protections in law come to an end. After more than two years of living with coronavirus regulations, these will expire on Monday May 30 when the requirement to wear a face covering in health and […]

Pontypridd is gearing up for a fun-filled Summer as Vintage Transport Rally and Fun Day Announced for August Pontypridd Residents will have plenty to enjoy this August Bank Holiday weekend with a fun-filled family event planned by Pontypridd Town Council. A variety of activities and entertainment are lined up for Pontypridd Town Council’s Summer Fun […]

  Gottwood Festival and Merthyr Rising will both take place over the weekend of 9-12 June and are looking forward to welcoming back the crowds at both ends of the country. They have received in principle support from the Welsh Government through Event Wales, intended to help the event owners grow and develop the events. […]

In a statement, Dr Giri Shankar, Director of Health Protection for Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales is today (Thursday 26 May) confirming that a case of monkeypox has been identified in Wales. “We are working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, and we […]

Transport for Wales rail are warning services will continue to be impacted for the rest of 2022 as a result of the recent train collision with a mini digger near Craven Arms. The train – which was made up of three two-car Sprinter units – struck the mini digger at around 60 mph, causing major […]

The Royal Mint has produced its largest-ever coin in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – a unique 15-kilogram gold masterpiece commissioned by a private UK collector in recognition of Her Majesty’s historic 70-year reign. The coin, with a diameter of 220mm, is made of fine gold and has been hand-crafted to the […]

Some 40 years on from the Falklands Conflict, Paul Bromwell still vividly remembers his time in the South Atlantic, especially the day he lost 48 Comrades and friends during one incident. Now Chief Executive of the Valley Veterans, Mr Bromwell works closely with Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Council’s Armed Forces Veterans Service to help and support […]