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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured funding to convert a small area of the former bingo hall site in Pontypridd into new bus stop bays – to create greater integration between bus and rail services as part of the wider South Wales Metro scheme. The bus bays and waiting facilities will also allow southbound buses […]

Local people will be able to have their say on a draft Aberdare Town Centre Strategy, which includes proposed areas for future investment. Six public events will take place in the coming weeks, while residents can also take part online. Last month, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet agreed to consult residents on a draft Strategy […]

Accepting the Italian Trophy, on behalf of next year’s host county, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE announced that next year’s festival will be held in Pontypridd.  Ynysangharad Park in the centre of the town will provide a focus for most activities and pavilions, and the Maes will also […]

Over the past few years GTFM has been expanding its distribution on FM throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf making its local radio service more easily available across more towns and villages across the county by increasing the power on our 107.9FM frequency which serves Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Porth, Tonypandy and surrounding areas. In 2021 we launched 2 […]

The Welsh Government has teamed up with police forces to help educate motorists ahead of the 20mph default speed limit roll out in September.  On Sunday, September 17 Wales will become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads. To prepare motorists for this significant change, the Welsh […]

Pontypridd is gearing up for a fun-filled Summer Bank Holiday with Vintage Transport Rally and Fun Day. 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 […]

Brand-new electric tram trains that will revolutionise transport across the South Wales valleys have been unveiled at their new £100 million depot at Taff’s Well. As part of the South Wales Metro project being delivered by Transport for Wales, the light rail vehicles are the first to be introduced in Wales, operating on both electric […]

As schools break up across Rhondda Cynon Taf for the summer, many young people will be looking at ways to fill their time. With results from the National Survey for Wales indicating that 24% of 16 to 24 year olds took part in volunteering activities between 2022 and 2023, a number of young people may […]

A Ferndale man who opens doors for adults with a learning disability into nature, environment and heritage is in line for recognition after being nominated in the ‘outstanding individuals’ section of the 2023 National Lottery Awards.The National Lottery Awards are the annual celebration of the ordinary individuals and organisations who do extraordinary things with the help […]

Travel training for learners who find it difficult to use public transport with confidence, including those with additional needs, is helping to teach the key skills needed to travel independently on the bus each day. Our Independent Travel Training Co-ordinator works with schools and colleges to identify those learners who might benefit from participating in […]

British Transport Police, is urging parents and carers across Wales and the borders areas to warn children and young people of the dangers of trespassing over summer holiday period. As schools close, officers want to remind children and young people of the dangers of being trackside and not to make train tracks their playground. The […]

One of Wales’ most popular spirits, the Single Malt Welsh Whisky, is now officially protected after it secured PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) UK GI status. This is the first new UK spirit to achieve GI status since the UKGI was launched and also becomes Wales’s first GI spirit. Single Malt Welsh Whisky is now the […]


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