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New funding to support children and young people with Additional Learning Needs has been announced by Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language. £18m will be made available to provide extra support for children and young people with ALN who’ve been affected by the pandemic and to help educational settings as learners move […]

First Minister Mark Drakeford is asking people to keep taking steps to protect each other and keep Wales safe from the wave of omicron cases. He has confirmed alert level 2 measures will stay in place in Wales following the outcome of the latest regulations review. Cases of coronavirus have risen sharply to their highest […]

With the Met Office issuing warnings for ice and snow, and the threat of flooding from the Environment Agency this week, 2022 has started with challenging driving conditions across the country. With millions of us making New Year’s resolutions, TyreSafe is urging motorists to pledge to check their tyres regularly to reduce the risk of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have announced that its incredibly popular Graduate Programme is now open for applications. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council prides itself in providing quality employment opportunities and its Graduate Programme is the perfect platform to a successful career in many different service areas. Launching its latest Graduate Programme, the Council has 21 Graduate […]

Following the UK Government’s announcement on International travel restrictions, the Welsh Government’s minister for Health and Social Care Eluned Morgan MS has issued the following statement:- Due to the ongoing risks of coronavirus, including the recent and rapid emergence of the omicron variant, we continue to advise against all but essential international travel at this […]

In a statement from the Health and Social Minister, Eluned Morgan, The Welsh Government has confirmed asymptomatic people in Wales who receive a positive lateral flow test result will no longer need a follow-up PCR test. The statement reads:- Wales Covid-19 testing capacity has increased significantly in NHS Wales laboratories and as part of a […]

As part of the Caru Cymru initiative, Keep Wales Tidy is launching the Litter Free Zone campaign in January, designed to encourage businesses to keep their communities litter-free and to raise public awareness. The initiative has been funded by the Welsh Government Rural Communities, Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural […]

Police in the Rhondda are appealing for information following a robbery in Treorchy on Tuesday, January 4. A 77 year-old woman had her bag snatched from her as she walked along Howard Street at approximately 3pm. She fell and broke her arm during the incident. Officers are appealing for anybody who may have information to […]

Work continues to restore the Penrhiwceiber War Memorial to its former glory as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s ongoing commitment to its Armed Forces community.  The focal point of the community for many years, the Penrhiwceiber War Memorial, a Grade II listed building by Cadw, also serves as the village clock. But in recent years its condition had deteriorated and the clock […]

Schools and colleges will receive £103 million in Welsh Government funding, as learners return for the January term. £50m will be provided via local authorities through the Sustainable Communities for Learning programme. The funding will help schools carry out capital repair and improvement work, with a focus on health and safety measures, such as improving […]

Officers in Aberdare are appealing for information after damage was caused to the Aberdare RFC spectator stand. Seats were damaged along with speaker equipment and a refreshments area, which is expected to cost the club thousands of pounds to fix. The damage was reported by the club on Thursday, 30th December. Officers are now appealing […]

Figures from British Transport Police (BTP) reveal that over 400 people were ejected from stations across Wales during the festive season, as part of a joint operation with Transport for Wales to keep passengers safe. Focused mainly on Fridays and Saturdays over the Christmas period, Operation Genesis saw an increase in high-visibility patrols on trains […]