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Shots were fired through a bedroom window in Aberdare back in February. Oliver Pearce, 30, of Ynyslyn Road, Rhydyfelin, Ricky Webber, 29, of Nythbran Terrace, Porth and James Drakes, 34, of Edmondes Street, Tylorstown were convicted for their part in a reckless shooting through the bedroom window of a terraced property in Windsor Street, Trecynon […]

Important work will shortly begin at the Wattstown Standard Tip to manage the potential for a future landslip at the privately-owned site – thanks to a partnership between The Coal Authority, Welsh Government and the Council. The scheme is scheduled to start in the week commencing Monday, October 18. The Welsh Government will underwrite the cost of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is advising residents and road users of remedial work required at Miskin Road in Mountain Ash, which also requires day-time closures of the Cross Valley Link – scheduled for the school half term to minimise disruption. The Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link opened to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in October 2020, […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Linc Cymru (Linc) have announced that construction of Cwrt yr Orsaf, the new 60-bed Extra Care facility in Pontypridd, is now complete – with arrangements being made for the first residents to move in soon. Built on the former Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court site in Graig, the state-of-the-art building becomes Rhondda […]

On Tuesday, September 7, the Cwm Taf University Health Board announced the temporary closure of the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon (YCC) due to a staffing issue and the minor injuries service was moved to Prince Charles Hospital. During this time, a thorough review of staffing at the unit has taken place […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is pleased to confirm that the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, will see a final extension to the 2021 season, meaning the hugely popular facility will now close on Friday, October 29th. Despite the nights drawing darker earlier, the Lido has remained popular with residents and visitors, with over 92,500 […]

Adele is back – and has had fans and critics wagging tongues about the next chapter in the mega-star’s career. The songstress released one of the most hyped tracks of the year so far, Easy On Me, as the clocks ticked over into Friday, causing social media to go into overdrive about the singer’s first new music […]

There are less than two weeks until the return of Wales’ largest international food and drink event, BlasCymru / TasteWales. Over two days, businesses from across Wales will have a fantastic opportunity to showcase their produce to buyers and industry experts from around the globe, helping open new markets and build trade relationships. Previous shows […]

15th October 2021

Statement following UK Health Security Agency announcement regarding UK Lighthouse Lab Dr Meng Khaw, National Director for Health Protection and Screening Services for Public Health Wales said: “Public Health Wales is aware of an issue with PCR test results from a UK Lighthouse Lab which processes samples from across the UK, including some from Wales. […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is making good progress with an initial phase of work to stabilise the slope above the closed path at the Tylorstown Landslip site – with this activity on course to be completed by the end of October. Alun Griffiths Ltd was appointed by the Council to carry out this additional phase […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf has some of the finest parks and green spaces in Wales – it’s official!   Keep Tidy Wales has announced its latest Green Flag and Community Award winners across the country, and 13 of our parks and community gardens have been recognised. Now in its third decade, the international Green Flag Award is a sign to the […]

The Queen has said she is irritated by the lack of progress on climate issues ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. The 95-year-old monarch was speaking after opening the Senedd in Cardiff as she criticised those who “talk but don’t do”. Her comments were part of a conversation with the Duchess of […]