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We’re pleased to welcome back the Ponty Rugby Show to GTFM for the 2023/24 season. Talking all things Pontypridd RFC as well as bringing you exclusive interviews with players of the club too with brand new host Iestyn Thomas. You can here the Pontypridd RFC Show on GTFM Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm and catch up […]

Pontypridd Residents will have plenty to enjoy this August Bank Holiday weekend with a fun-filled free family event planned by Pontypridd Town Council. A variety of free activities and entertainment are lined up for Pontypridd Town Council’s Summer Fun Day which will take place in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park 11am – 5pm on Saturday, August 26th. […]

A US specialist games company with offices in New York and Texas is to set up its new European headquarters in Wales thanks to Welsh Government support, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden has announced. Rocket Science will set up its new studio in Cardiff, creating 50 highly paid and skilled jobs […]

It’s been another year of outstanding A level and vocational results at Coleg y Cymoedd as the college celebrates an impressive three Oxbridge successes and its highest ever number of offers from Russell Group universities. Hundreds of learners have flocked to its Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda and Aberdare campuses today to collect their results and […]

Teams from two utilities have come together to raise vital money for the local Hopkinstown community. Players from both gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities, and electricity provider, National Grid, have united in a local cricket match in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds to benefit Hopkinstown Youth Club. With colleagues […]

A local community in Abercwmboi has been named a Cynon Valley Champion by Member of Parliament Beth Winter.  Angela Evans was awarded the prize at her workplace Abercwmboi social club earlier today, having been nominated by members of the local community for her work fundraising and delivering meals to local residents.  Throughout the winter, Angela made hot meals from scratch in her […]

Residents will notice works to upgrade the drainage infrastructure across various streets in Mountain Ash from next week – using more than half-a-million-pound funding secured by the Council from Welsh Government.  Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Streetcare Team will begin the scheme from Monday, August 14, along with the appointed sub-contractor Arch Services. The work is expected […]

Charity fun runs with a difference are coming to South Wales this October. A series of spooktacular charity Dark Runs will be organised Tŷ Hafan’s Children’s Hospice, who provide specialist care and support for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.    The events are sponsored by Principality Building Society, who chose Tŷ Hafan to be one of their charity […]

Following the announcement that struggling home discount retailer, Wilko, has gone into administration, transport provider Adventure Travel has revved up its recruitment campaign to create job opportunities for vulnerable Wilko staff. Wilko announced it would be appointing administrators on 4 August, putting more than 12,000 jobs at risk across the country including HGV and delivery […]

The walkway over Berw Road Bridge, known locally as The White Bridge, will be temporarily closed from August 14, as scaffolding is removed and relocated for repairs to the final section of the bridge. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided a wider project update here.  Berw Road Bridge, known as White Bridge, was damaged by […]

Alex Davies-Jones, the Member of Parliament for Pontypridd, is deeply concerned about the impact Barclays’ decision to close its Pontypridd town centre branch will have on local people who use the branch regularly. The branch is the only Barclays left in Alex’s Pontypridd constituency which offers face to face everyday banking services, following closures in […]

Carl Thompson is walking 1,047 miles across Wales during August, to raise £10,000 for dog welfare charity Hope Rescue. This intrepid feat is also taking place while Carl is carrying 60lbs on his back and is time limited as he returns to work in the army in September. His adventure started in Tywyn on 1st […]


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