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21st March 2021

A snapshot of life across most of the UK is being captured today as millions of people complete the 2021 census. Taking place every 10 years, people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are filling in the census which will be mainly online for the first time since it started in 1801. Scotland’s will take […]

The delayed Tokyo Olympics will be held without foreign fans and volunteers, the organising committee have decided. The Games, which were postponed from last year due to coronavirus, are scheduled to open on 23 July to 8 August.The Paralympics are due to follow from 25 August to 5 September.The decision was made by the Tokyo 2020 […]

The transformation of Merthyr Tydfil’s iconic Cyfarthfa Castle into an international quality museum set in an impressive 100-hectare public park has moved a step closer thanks to an additional £1.2m funding boost from the Welsh Government. The 20 year Cyfarthfa Plan is the result of 12-month’s work by a multi-disciplinary team led by the internationally renowned Ian […]

The Welsh Government has today updated its Coronavirus Control Plan, setting out how and when more people and businesses will be able to resume their activities in the safest possible way. In December, the First Minister published the Coronavirus Control Plan: Alert Levels for Wales, which set out how the national measures would be introduced in a more […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is in the process of introducing a reduced 20mph speed limit at 22 community locations, including near schools – in order to create a safer environment where there is limited space for social distancing. Welsh Government COVID-19 grant support has been secured for two similar experimental schemes in communities across the […]

Health Minister Vaughan Gething and Finance Minister Rebecca Evans have given the go-ahead for the development of a new Velindre Cancer Centre for South East Wales. The new cancer centre is one of three projects being delivered using the Welsh Government’s revenue funded Mutual Investment Model. Mr Gething said the proposals have been subject to […]

New figures released today reveal that almost 12,500 patients across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) region have still been able to receive medical consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite not being able to visit the GP surgery or other healthcare setting in person. Over the last 12 months, a total of 12,471 […]

Excellent progress continues to be made in the delivery of a range of exciting improvements to Dare Valley Country Park, with work on the Gravity Family Bike Park nearing completion.  The Gravity Family Bike Park forms part of the wider £1.5m investment comprising of funding from both RCT Council and the Welsh Government’s Valleys Regional […]

The Football Association of Wales are delighted to announce the appointment of GemmaGrainger as the Cymru Women’s National Team Manager on a 4-year contract. Grainger has spent eleven years working with the England age group setup, as head coach of teamsfrom the WU15 through to the WU23 groups. A UEFA Pro Licence holder, Grainger has […]

Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival announces its stellar 2021 programme as the event grows into a two-day extravaganza of reading, writing and storytelling. The line-up for the fourth Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival is announced today ahead of a two-day virtual festival celebrating children’s literature on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May. Big names and local talent […]

19th March 2021

The 2021 census has begun as authorities try to determine how many people are living in England and Wales – and what the population needs. Here’s our guide to what to expect.What is the census?The census is a survey of people and households in England and Wales, and it takes place every 10 years.It is […]

Police in Pontypridd are linking number of concerning incidents which occurred in the Talbot Green area on Wednesday, 17th March, 2021. Between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, four lone females were approached by a male who made lewd remarks of a sexual nature. The incidents all occurred in close proximity, in and around Llantrisant Retail Park. The […]