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Newly Refurbished Graig Community Centre Reopens with a Special Series of Events   Graig Community Centre reopens its doors at the end of this month (April) following an extensive refurbishment to make it a welcoming and accessible place for all. The running of Graig Community Centre was taken over by Pontypridd Town Council in January […]

An Aberdare grandmother has called for people to be responsible and stop flushing wipes, sanitary items and other items that belong in the bin, after her beloved garden was flooded with sewage.  Christine, aged 73, was horrified to discover her garden had been flooded due to a blockage in the sewer system in the area […]

History has been made as Transport for Wales runs its very first electric train north of Cardiff to Pontypridd during daylight hours.   The moment marked the next vital step in the vision to build a world class metro for south east Wales. On 3 April, a small crew successfully completed a test run from Canton […]

From Friday 5th April, right through until Friday 12th April, we’ve teamed up with the In It Together Festival, to be giving you the chance to win a Family Camping ticket for the In It Together Festival 2024 in May worth £395. Taking place in Margam, the 2024 line-up features live music from the likes of […]

After meeting Glyncoch area residents last week to hear their concerns about the expansion of mining activities at the craig yr Hesq quarry,  Pontypridd’s MP Alex Davies Jones has now met with senior members of the team at Hanson and Heidelberg Materials Aggregates, operators of the quarry. She says she fed back all the concerns […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided an update on its programme of work to improve privately-owned roads that have remained in a poor condition for a long time – with each road then being adopted for future maintenance. A total of 25 schemes have been completed, with one scheme ongoing. Four new locations have recently […]

Here at GTFM, we’ve teamed up with the Wales Millenium Centre, giving YOU the chance to WIN a pair of tickets to see ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ on Monday 15th April. The cast includes Luke Baker who will be starring as Zack Mayo, and Paul French who will be playing the role of Sid Worley. Georgia Lennon will be playing […]

With the bank holiday Easter weekend fast approaching, Dogs Trust is reminding dog owners to keep chocolate out of reach of our four-legged friends. As Easter eggs and other tasty cocoa treats find their way into homes, the charity hopes to raise awareness of the risk that the consumption of chocolate poses to our canine […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Members have agreed a £30.894m Capital Programme for Highways, Transportation and Strategic Projects in 2024/25 – ensuring major investment in our road network and key priorities like flood alleviation continues next year.  At their meeting on Wednesday, March 20, Cabinet approved a programme that makes respective capital allocations of £14.265m (to Highways […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet has approved a £6.315m programme of maintenance, general works and repairs to be delivered across the Council’s school estate next year – to ensure school buildings remain safe, watertight and warm.  The Education and Inclusion Services Capital Programme earmarks funding on an annual basis, to ensure schools are maintained to […]

The cost of NHS dental treatment in Wales will increase from April 1st. The increase in dental charges is the first since April 2020 and are overall still lower than in England. Any revenue generated from the increased charges will be re-invested back into NHS dentistry services. From April 2024, the three standard charges will […]

88% of those eligible have claimed their free School Essentials grant to help with costs like school uniform, shoes, bags, sports kit and equipment. Have you claimed yours? Children of families on lower incomes who receive certain benefits, those seeking asylum and children in care can claim £125 per year to help with school costs. Because […]


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