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Temporary changes to some bus services in South Wales are being introduced by Stagecoach from Sunday 17th January following government advice on non-essential travel to help combat the coronavirus. Stagecoach have told GTFM that it’s 122 service between Tonypandy to Cardiff will be temporarily reduced due to less passenger demand during the lockdown period but […]

A 19-year-old man has died in a crash on the A465 between Glynneath and Hirwaun. South Wales Police closed the road for six hours to carry out investigation work. According to South Wales Police, the accident involved a white Ford Fiesta, on the northbound carriageway at around 4.50pm on Monday, January 11 with the driver […]

In line with Welsh Government lockdown restrictions, NAT Group have confirmed that they will be introducing significant timetable changes from January 25 until restrictions are lifted or reduced. To assist with the ‘Stay at Home’ message where only essential travel is permitted, NAT Group has complied with Welsh Government directives to reduce its operations in […]

All eligible adults will be offered a Covid vaccine by the autumn, under ambitious plans published by the Welsh Government. Health Minister Vaughan Gething will today publish the Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy, which sets out three key milestones. It comes as the latest figures show more than 86,000 people have received the vaccine. Wales will publish daily […]

The Moderna vaccine has become the third coronavirus jab to be approved for use in the UK – with an additional 10 million doses ordered. The US-based company’s vaccine was shown to have 94% efficacy against COVID-19 in final trials.Seven million doses had already been ordered by the UK government with a further 10 million expected to […]

All travellers to England and Scotland from overseas will need to test negative for coronavirus before they are allowed to enter the country, the government has announced. The test will need to be taken up to 72 hours before their departure – and failure to comply will result in an immediate £500 fine.Arrivals by boat, […]

First Minister Mark Drakeford today said everyone must stay at home to save lives as he confirmed the alert level four coronavirus restrictions in Wales will continue. The lockdown restrictions will be strengthened in some key areas to prevent the new, highly-infectious strain of the virus spreading from person to person in those shops and […]

Residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council can now have their say on the current walking and cycling routes in Rhondda Cynon Taf, as well as their aspirations for future improvements, by taking part in the Council’s latest Active Travel consultation.In October 2020, Cabinet agreed for the Council to undertake a furtherextensive public engagement exercise into […]

The turn of the New Year means that the first ever Nos Galan Virtual Race is now officially over, with competitors from Rhondda Cynon Taf and all across the world having completed their 5k challenge over the month of December.Competitors who have not yet done so are reminded that they have untilFriday, January 8, to […]

A Rhondda Cynon Taf man who dedicated his entire working life to improving the lives of so many children and young people in South Wales has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List. Giovanni Isingrini, who retired as Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Deputy Chief Executive and Group […]

Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis are now set to be given to COVID patients in intensive care with the hope they could save hundreds of lives. Results from a government-funded clinical trial, published on Thursday, showed using the drugs reduced the relative risk of death by 24%, when administered to patients within 24 […]

TEACHERS IN WALES MUST BE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR COVID VACCINE The NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union is today calling for all teachers and education staff in Wales to be prioritised for the coronavirus vaccine to save lives and help get children back to school. The Union believes it is “in the national interest” for teachers to be prioritised in […]