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Working in partnership, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and South Wales Police have reached a favourable agreement that will enhance policing services within the area. This will see the Pontypridd Police Station building transferred into Council ownership. At the same time, Council office accommodation at Ty Trevithick, Abercynon, will transfer to South Wales Police and become […]

First Minister Vaughan Gething has announced his Ministerial team for a Wales full of optimism, ambition and unity.  Vaughan Gething said: “I’m incredibly proud to bring together a government drawn from all parts of Wales to serve the whole of our nation, with progressive politics at its heart. In particular, I am pleased to appoint […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet has agreed to implement changes to Home to School Transport provision from September 2025, that apply to eligible secondary school and post-16 learners. In response to the consultation feedback, primary school transport will remain at its current level. This means free discretionary transport will continue to be provided for primary […]

The App Support Team at Transport for Wales, all of whom are either deaf or hard of hearing, have won the Best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Wales (CIPD) awards ceremony. Made up of four people, the team supports the finance department with raising purchasing orders, receipting […]

From Monday 1st April 2024, Stagecoach will introduce new fares across South Wales. Almost all the money received in fares goes towards paying for the day-to-day running of services as well as investing in improvements such as new vehicles and funding new routes and services. It also covers additional costs including paying government taxes which […]

Youngsters from Penywaun’s Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun Comprehensive School are hopeful of a podium finish as they set off to Rosslyn Park’s National Schools Sevens competition this week. The school, which has had a great degree of success on the rugby field, is taking more than 48 youngsters who will compete playing across four teams in […]

An innovative animation on public spending, co-produced by young people for young people has been published by the Welsh Government. The animation and accompanying leaflet were created by a group of 11 to 25 year-olds from across Wales and aims to describe what the Welsh Government is doing to improve funding choices and the way […]

Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters has announced that support for the bus industry in Wales will continue with £39m confirmed for the year ahead. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport said the funding would be provided through a new ‘Bus Network Grant’. The grant will be made available to local authorities to secure […]

Two men have received a Football Banning Orders and suspended prison sentences following an assault at the Cardiff City Stadium during last season’s South Wales derby. The victim was a Swansea City fan who was sat with a group of friends in the home end among Cardiff City fans on April 1, 2023. When Swansea […]

An adventurous little dog scaled the highest peak in South Wales to raise money for the rescue centre that’s been taking care of him for the last three years. Five-year-old terrier Yoko was taken in by the RSPCA in February 2021 and has been patiently waiting for a forever home ever since. The team at the RSPCA’s Cotswolds Dogs & […]

For the seventh year running Pennant Walters has committed to supporting Cambrian RFC as it aims to reduce costs to families involved in the club. The local energy company has been a long-term supporter, sponsoring the junior section of the club, Cambrian Coltz, and has this year provided a donation which ensures all registered players […]

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has announced additional funding of half a million pounds for the National Eisteddfod and the Urdd Eisteddfod, to make this year’s festivals accessible to lower income families. £350,000 will be provided to the National Eisteddfod and £150,000 to the Urdd as one-off funding to enable families and individuals […]

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