A 19 year-old male was arrested minutes after the report of an unprovoked assault on two 15 year-old boys in ASDA car park, Aberdare, last night. After an emergency call, a police officer managed to find the suspect, drunk, in a nearby street. He was taken into custody. Enquiries are ongoing.
Police are appealing for information following the theft of drills from the B&Q store in Pontypridd.
At around 2am on Friday, 31 October, hundreds of pounds worth of Makita and Dewalt drills were stolen from the shop by a man who forced entry to the premises.
A man in his 50s from Gilfach Goch was cautioned last night for possessing cannabis. He was forced to show officers upstairs where two cannabis plants were growing in a bedroom after they quizzed him about the overwhelming smell in his house.
The beginnings of a design for a wall hanging to represent young people with mental health issues at Cynon New Horizons. The wallhanging aims to raise awareness and challenge stigma as well as offering a sense of identity to the young people taking part.
It has been announced that Wales is to receive £2 billion in structural funding from Europe over the next six years. On the face of it this sounds like good news, until you start asking why we are getting the money. As BBC Wales' political editor Nick Servini says:
Plaid Cymru Parliamentary Leader, Rt Hon Elfyn Llwyd MP, has held a meeting in the Home Office today (Thursday) to discuss potential changes to the law on domestic violence, specifically whether coercive control should be made an offence.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is pleased to announce that a leading local charity has taken over the former Treorchy Education Centre which has become available after Council-run services based there were relocated as part of service change proposals.
Have you ever wandered around the Tate Modern in London, The Louvre in Paris, or maybe even the MoMA in New York and thought to yourself, “there’s not enough LEGO® in here?” Well, fear not, as a University of South Wales student has decided to fill the void.
Welsh Conservatives today called on Labour Ministers to set out plans to turn around over two years of missed ambulance targets, as new figures show just 58.9% of ambulances responded to a life-threatening call within eight minutes last month.
Beacons Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Tuesday evening by South Wales Police asking us to assist in finding a lost male in the Aberdare area. At the same time our base was full of individuals who have shown an interest in joining the team.
On Monday evening papers were hand delivered to Councillors by one of the Council's chauffeurs for Wednesday's Council meeting. The papers referred to a decision made by the Labour Cabinet last month to, as they put it, review the Council's senior management structure.
We are aware that many youth forum/participation workers are wondering what Children in Wales will be doing in relation to the participation aspect of our work following the award of the Welsh Government’s Children and Families Delivery Grant.
The Young Firefighter scheme is a two year programme and is South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s flagship youth activity. It is a uniformed cadet scheme run for young people both male and female, aged 13*-18. We have branches at 10 Fire Stations in South Wales.
Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon, Hywel Williams, has responded to the news that proposals for a High Speed Rail 3 (HS3) link between Manchester and Leeds have taken a step forward by warning that the project will leave Welsh transport in the slow lane.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) today publishes a report following an unannounced Dignity and Essential Care inspection to Ward B2 of Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda, part of Cwm Taf University Health Board. The inspection was undertaken on 23rd and 24th July 2014.
Wales’s top health officials are this week urging people with long term health conditions to get protected against flu. Flu (influenza) can have serious complications for some people, which includes those with long term medical conditions.
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, NFU Glamorgan on farm meeting_275_206Cymru Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, sent out a plea to processors, retailers and policy makers in the UK and the EU to work together to safeguard a future for Welsh milk producers, at a r
The Wales Care Awards ceremony on Friday, October 24, in Cardiff's City Hall was a packed-out night to remember which saw 56 finalists presented with awards in 21 categories ranging from excellence in dementia care to innovation in care for children and young people.
The consultation on the proposals to close several schools in the Rhondda and Tonyrefail, remove sixth forms from Tonypandy, Porth and Ferndale and create new 3 to 16 and 3 to 19 year old schools has begun.
Parents in Rhondda Cynon Taff and adjoining counties are up in arms over a new health guide which appears to suggest that children struck down with tonsillitis, conjunctivitis and even glandular fever should not be kept off school.
Tracey Johnston, an employee of Aberdare Service Station, Mid Glamorgan has been named as a runner-up in the coveted 2014 SuperStation Awards, which took place at The Belfry Golf and Leisure Resort, Sutton Coldfield, on Thursday (9 October 2014).
New groundbreaking partnerships between local councils and community food growing initiatives, to improve access to land for people to reap the benefits of growing their own, could become a blueprint for the whole of Wales.
Diabetes UK will run one of a national series of free educational events to give expert advice and information to people who have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in South Wales in November.
The Senior rugby team remain top of the Blues North Rugby section after a convincing win over local rivals Aberdare Community School. The game was played at Cardiff Arms park where the boys played on the wonderful new surface at the fantastic stadium in Cardiff.
The world’s biggest boy band, Only Boys Aloud, will be joining their mentors Only Men Aloud on stage for their sparkling We Need A Little Christmas festive show at St. David’s Hall on December 16 (tickets: stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk and 02920878444).
RCT's Labour Cabinet meet this morning to discuss another round of savings, cuts and price increases. Most controversial amongst these will be the plans to cut nursery education from full to part time.
Harvard stem cell researchers today announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects an estimated three million Americans at a cost of about $15 billion annually: With human embryonic stem cells as a
Commenting on the publication of export statistics by the Welsh Labour government, which show a fall on the same quarter in 2013 and a drop on the previous quarter of this year, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business William Graham AM, said:
Dare Valley Country Park comprises 500 acres of countryside offering a café, hotel accommodation, camping facilities and site for caravans / camper vans. Other facilities include an externally operated Combat Zone and more recently, a venue for weddings.
The current CCTV Service provides 24 hour staffed surveillance cover 7 days per week. It includes Pubwatch, Storenet and a static guarding service in addition to a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with RCT Homes.
Since the start of the cuts process we have constantly said that it is impossible for anyone to fully scrutinise the budget and come up with any alternative suggestions without full details of where the money is actually spent.
Throughout the drawn out process of budget setting and cutting services RCT Council have insisted that they are adhering to a set of principles, the first of which is that "services are as equitable as possible across Rhondda Cynon Taf."
A range of events to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues will be held in Rhondda Cynon Taf from October 3-9, 2014, to mark RCT Mental Health Week. This week of activities coincides with World Mental Health Day, which is held every year on October 10.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) has found that 8pm to 9pm is the hour where most over 60s in the South Wales area have been injured in accidental dwelling fires (ADFs) in the last year. Cardiff saw the highest number of ADF incidents
We are pleased to announce that from today (October 1st ) onwards Children in Wales in partnership with Voices From Care and Tros Gynnal Plant has been funded to build on our existing work and deliver a programme of entitled ‘Tackling Poverty and Promoting Children’s Rights – children and famili
St John Baptist High School aims to provide for all pupils a full and balanced range of educational opportunities, which recognises their value as individuals and which will help to provide a preparation for adult life.
Dr Susan Mitchell - Headteacher