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Daniel Howells-Thomas, 24, of  Penywaun, Aberdare appeared at Newport Crown Court on Thursday November 18. Keyron Curtis, 21, died from what was described by doctors as a catastrophic head injury following an assault occurred outside the Colliers Arms in Aberdare just after 1am on October 17, 2021. Witnesses told police how Keyron was punched with […]

It is estimated that over 260 fires at waste sites across the UK have been caused by batteries in the last year.   In July the Council changed the way it collects and recycles batteries to help limit the risk of these fires occurring here in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Loose batteries have caused a number of issues to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The batteries […]

Natural Resources Wales will no longer allow trail hunting to take place on its land, following a decision by its Board not to renew its Master Agreement with the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA). As permissions for all trail hunting activity were covered by the MFHA agreement, including access only permission for Hunts that wished […]

Staff and students at Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School were ‘over the moon’ when astronaut Major Tim Peak popped in on a surprise visit. The former Apache pilot, flight instructor, test pilot and current European Space Agency astronaut had earlier received a letter from the school, telling him all about their exciting new school project. And it […]

First Minister Mark Drakeford has thanked people throughout Wales for their hard work to help reduce record-high coronavirus case rates over the last three weeks. He has confirmed there will be no changes to coronavirus rules following the latest 21-day review. Wales will remain at alert level zero, which means all businesses are able to […]

Love Island 2021 winner Liam Reardon has unveiled a striking new installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff that has been commissioned by The National Lottery to inspire change and to encourage the public to think about how they might use some of the £30million raised for good causes each week in their own […]

More than 87,000 additional homes and businesses across south Wales are a step closer to a major broadband boost thanks to a £30million investment by Openreach – the UK’s largest digital network provider. People living and working in communities across south Wales are due to be upgraded following the company’s latest build announcement, with a new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable ‘full fibre’ […]

Dental services in Wales will receive an extra £3m of new funding this year to support the recovery from the pandemic and improve access. Next year NHS dentistry will be supported by recurrent funding of £2m, which will be targeted at general and community dental services. It is hoped this funding, which is being made […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has completed a series of improvement works to the car park near Rhos Square in Mountain Ash, increasing parking capacity for the town centre and improving the general appearance of the area. The scheme got underway earlier this year as part of planned improvements for Rhos Square, known locally as Guto […]

In the last month SEVEN individuals from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area have been held accountable in court for fly-tipping. This has led to a total of over £3660 being issued in fines – that’s an average fine of over £520! This acts as a clear reminder that residents have a duty of care to […]

A new £51m package of support will help families facing the cost-of-living crisis to pay their bills this winter, Welsh Ministers have announced. The Welsh Government is releasing extra funding from its reserves to target support towards lower income households, providing immediate support for people facing rising living costs this winter. The first phase of […]

The Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee – providing everyone under 25 with the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment – has been launched today by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething. The ambitious programme will help ensure there is no lost generation in Wales following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Young Person’s Guarantee is a key commitment […]