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November 2014

Flood prevention work on the Nant Gwawr Aberaman

Flood prevention workin progress on the Nant Gwawr Aberaman


AFC Perthcelyn a respectful show of solidarity from just half the of mini section affected by another Tax on sport.

Possible pollution into the River Aman Aberdare

Following the discovery of possible pollution from a storm drain running into the River Aman from Cardiff Road Aberaman AberdareOnline informed Rhondda Cynon Taf Council together with Natural Resources Wales and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water,

Santa Fun Run At Dare Valley Country Park

Registration opens at 9.30am, with entry priced £6 (Adults) and £4 (Children). To book your place call 01685 874672. For further details call the Council’s Events team on 01443 424123 or visit

Flappy Bird App Gets A Welsh Remake Thanks To Rhondda Young People

Launched earlier this year, the popular app Flappy Bird took the world by storm. Now, a Rhondda Charity working with young people have developed a tongue in cheek version for Wales. Farty Sheep is the newest mobile app developed by Penrhys Partnership’s Big Click project.

Family time tops Christmas lists in Wales

Family time tops Christmas lists in the Wales: New Relate survey reveals the region’s festive hopes and worries

Aled Roberts writes: Free school breakfasts fall short of helping poorest pupils

Aled Roberts AM talking with pupilsOn the 10th anniversary of free school breakfasts in Wales, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Minister Aled Roberts writes...

Worker Sold Counterfeit Goods In Mountain Ash Hospital

A hospital handyman who sold counterfeit goods in the workplace has been convicted of Trade Marks offences and fined more than £700.

Praise for control room 'unsung heroes'

Dr Chris Jones, DCMO and Janet Davies, Welsh Government Quality & Safety Advisor had been invited to spend a few hours talking to staff and listening in to calls in order to gain a first-hand view of a busy day at the centre.

Winter deaths - Age Cymru reaction

1,000 people aged 65 and over died in Wales last winter of preventable ‘cold-related illnesses’ according to figures issued today by the Office for National Statistics.


“We must take action now or we’ll have a nation sat on the sofa.”

"ALADDIN" coming to Cwmaman


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Girls Rugby Team - Year 10 & 11

St John Baptist High School Rugby Team competed in their very first tournament at Llandarcy, Neath this week.

Voluntary Merger between RCT and Merthyr ruled out but talks to go on.

RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that a voluntary merger between RCT and Merthyr Councils has been ruled out.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor and Pontypridd Parliamentary candidate Mike Powell said

Shoppers put ‘safe driving’ on their Christmas list

South Wales Police teamed up with South Wales Fire are Rescue Service (SWFRS) and Tesco in Aberdare to encourage shoppers to drive safely this winter.

The Auditor General provides an update on his role in relation to the Well-being of Future Generations Bill

The Auditor General has written to the Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, of the National Assembly for Wales, to report on how discussions with the Welsh Government have been progressing.

Neath Port Talbot Council “delivering key priorities”

But limitations in governance and performance evaluation could hinder future progress

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leader's Statment on Merger

Commenting on the decision of Council not to express an interest to the Welsh Government to voluntary merge with another local authority at this time, Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of the Council said:

Plaid Cymru responds to Smith Commission: Wales must have parity with Scotland

Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards MP has responded to the publication of the Smith Commission on further devolution for Scotland by saying that all Westminster parties must now join Plaid Cymru in ensuring that Wales gets the same powers.
Speaking after the announcement, Mr Edwards said: