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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales is delighted to confirm that its second annual conference, this year focusing on business growth, will take place in Merthyr Tydfil at the Orbit Centre in Merthyr Tydfil on Friday 24th of June. Hosted by broadcaster Sian Lloyd and with a strong line-up of speakers, this unmissable […]

One of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s longest-serving School Crossing Patrol Officers will soon be retiring from the role – having helped primary school pupils safely walk to school in Pontygwaith for the past 38 years. Christine Leach, who is from the village and herself attended Pontygwaith Primary School as a child, first started the road […]

2022 is the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to commemorate this historic milestone a series of Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trails are being launched in Rhondda Cynon Taf. With special permission granted, the Council will be encouraging residents and visitors to the County Borough to join the Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trails and […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has announced that they have appointed a contractor to deliver the A4119 dualling scheme from Coed Ely to Ynysmaerdy – and can confirm that the main construction phase is on course to start on site in late summer 2022. The A4119 project is a major transportation scheme to improve connectivity and […]

Wales men’s head coach Wayne Pivac has named a 33-player squad for the three-Test Series in South Africa this July – the national squad’s first visit to the country since 2014. George North and Dan Lydiate return for international duty after extended periods out with injury. Ospreys’ teammate Sam Parry will join them in camp […]

Public libraries across Rhondda Cynon Taf are set to be joining in with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations – and they need your help. On February 6, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the […]

The Royal Mint has revealed its first ever official coin, dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. The 50p piece celebrates the 50th anniversary of the pride movement in the UK. The Llantrisant-based Royal Mint says the commemorative item represents its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The new coin has been designed by east London artist and […]

The Welsh Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, has visited Museum of Cardiff on International Museum Day to announce just over £750,000 of Welsh Government funding to help local libraries, museums to develop their facilities and services.   The funding, which will be delivered as part of the Transformation Capital Grant Scheme, will […]

Inflation has hit its highest level in 40 years amid the deteriorating cost of living crisis. The rate shot up to 9% last month – its highest level since comparable readings in 1982. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a broad-based hike in prices for everyday goods and services during April […]

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police Officers are investigating an indecent exposure on-board a train near Quakers Yard station are today releasing CCTV images in connection. On Monday 9 April a man boarded a train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil with a group of other men. Throughout the journey the man caused […]

An independent review of flooding events across Wales during the winter of 2020-21 has been launched, the Welsh Government has announced. Led by one of the UK’s leading barristers, the review will help ensure Wales learns from previous flooding events and embeds good practice for the future. The review, which is part of the Co-operation […]

The University of South Wales (USW) will welcome a panel of sporting experts for a discussion on diversity and inclusion in sport on Thursday 19 May. The event, which is part of the University’s ‘Tomorrow Matters’ lecture series, will be hosted at the USW Sport Park in Treforest, and will be chaired by Professor Brendan […]