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Tackling health inequalities and more help to help people quit are key parts of a new plan to make Wales smoke-free by the end of the decade. Deputy Minister for Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle has launched a consultation for the long term tobacco control strategy, A Smoke-free Wales. It will be open until January 31st. The […]

Pontypridd Foodbank has found a new permanent home, with the help of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, from which it can continue its invaluable work helping people in need – making available a former day centre building which was no longer in use. The registered charity, which is part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, aims […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured £5.3m funding for its exciting plans to revitalise the Muni Arts Centre with Awen Cultural Trust.  Proposals to refurbish the much-loved Muni, and secure the building’s future in partnership with charitable organisation Awen, were approved by Cabinet Members in late 2019. The scheme aims to secure the Grade II […]

Staff and pupils gave a warm welcome to The Education Minister for Wales when he visited their schools in Tonyrefail and Hirwaun, to see the fantastic 21st Century Schools facilities delivered with Welsh Government support.  Jeremy Miles MS visited Tonyrefail Community School and Hirwaun Primary School on Thursday, November 4, where staff and pupils are now enjoying […]

Site activity at White Bridge (Berw Road Bridge) in Pontypridd is to start next week, as a works site is prepared for trial concrete repairs which will take place over two weeks of day-time works from November 15. The structure reopened to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in September following initial scour repairs, resulting from damage […]

More than £170m extra a year is set to be invested in planned care across NHS Wales, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced at the inaugural Planned Care Summit. The Minister hopes the rallying cry and additional funds will ‘build a planned care system that is bigger, better and more effective than we have seen […]

More than 160 projects across Wales are set to receive a share of over £46 million investment to help people into work, boost productivity and deliver net zero, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove announced.    The Community Renewal Fund will pilot new programmes that invest in people, boost skills and support local business – to build more […]

As the world comes together at COP26, Cynon Valley residents are demanding grants to help people insulate their homes, affordable public transport, and a green jobs revolution to help fight climate change. The people of the Cynon Valley are ready to play their part but addressing the climate crisis is going to require a lot […]

Parents are urged to take more responsibility for their children following a spate of incidents on Halloween night involving groups of youths. Police received reports from residents about cars and houses being targeted by youths throwing eggs and fireworks throughout the evening. A number of separate investigations have been launched to identify those involved in […]

The Welsh Government has announced an additional £150m to retrofit social homes with new technologies and insulation to help curb Wales’ emissions. Speaking at a press conference the Deputy Minister explained how the Welsh Government’s ‘Optimised Retrofit Programme’ will assess what technologies work best in individual homes to ensure optimum energy efficiency, value for money […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured £3.5m external funding towards the delivery of the new modern Porth Transport Hub – and the project will shortly be entering its construction phase following the appointment of a contractor. The new funding was announced by the UK Government on October 27 within its Levelling Up Fund, following a […]

Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced that all new school and college buildings, major refurbishment and extension projects will be required to meet Net Zero Carbon targets from January 1 2022. Buildings will be required to be Net Zero Carbon in operation, which means producing zero or negative carbon emissions as part […]