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July 2015


Macmillan Cancer Support is taking the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to the National Eisteddfod, 1-8 August in Meifod, near Wels

Welsh Ambulance Service statement on June 2015's performance figures

Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “Once again there’s been another improvement in our performance.

Porth Shop Guilty of Underage Sale of Alcohol

A shop manager has been prosecuted and one of her staff fined, after an underage teenage volunteer was sold alcohol – outside of the shop’s pe

Shooting in lay-by at Mountain Ash Police appeal for witnesses

We are appealing for information surrounding an incident that took place in a layby on New Road, Mountain Ash at around 7.40pm last night (Sunday, July 26) in an area known locally as Lletty Turner Bends.
Two gunshots were heard coming from the victim’s parked car, a white Audi A3.

Demolition of old Sobell Leisure Centre Aberdare Construction of new Athletics Stadium.


Following a freedom of information request by AberdareOnline regarding the old Michael Sobell Sports Centre in an attempt to apply some sort of timescale cost of asbestos removal and construction of new Track and Field facility.


Welsh Talent for Team GB

Four Welsh athletes will head to Tblisi this week to represent Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

#runforDude at this year’s Cardiff 10K and Half Marathon

A dedicated team of fundraisers will be taking on this year’s Cardiff 10K and Half Marathon to raise vital funds in memory of Cardiff schoolboy Peter Baldwin, known as ‘Dude’.


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South Wales Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary

We are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Chapel Rd, Llanharran where an elderly couple were targeted.

Brewer's Fayre are holding an afternoon of fun for all the family

To celebrate the launch of the brand new soft play area in association with Beano, Brewer's Fayre are holding an afternoon

Maerdy Library Reopens Under Community Ownership

Maerdy Library has become the latest facility to come under community ownership as the Council and its partners continue to seek ways to sustain services and facilities via the

Rainbow run aberdare

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Talented Young People Debate the Future

Young residents who took part in a debate on the United Nations’ Children’s Rights Convention (UNCRC) not only excelled themselves, but will help put in place plans

Report on Ysgol Gymraeg Abercynon Greenfield Terrace Abercynon

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Abercynon is maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. There are 339 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11, including nursery children, on roll, and they are taught in 12 classes. About 16.4% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

Minimum alcohol pricing must be 'part of broader package'

Commenting on the Welsh government’s proposed new law to introduce a minimum unit price for the sale and supply of alcohol in Wales – published for consultation – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said:

New positive parenting campaign – ‘Parenting. Give it time

A new campaign will be launched in the autumn, encouraging parents to reward good behaviour with encouragement and praise instead of using harsh punishments with their children.

Unions launch blistering attack on Government’s strike law overhaul

Unions have warned that a planned Government overhaul of strike laws will make it ‘virtually impossible’ for public sector staff to confront ‘bad employers’.

Free soil workshop for farmers at Royal Welsh Show

Farmers can learn how to make the most of their soil and reduce fertiliser bills at a free soil workshop being held by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) at the Royal Welsh Showground.

Environmental Permit issued to Costal Oil and Gas Ltd

An environmental permit has been issued for an exploratory oil and gas borehole near Llandow and to make sure that all waste generated by the work is managed properly.


The full line up for the 2015 Young Peoples Village at Builth Wells has been announced by Wales YFC.  



The winner of the third Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will be announced on Monday 20th July at the Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd.

1.2 million missed NHS appointments: Irresponsible patients should be charged

Welsh Conservatives have called on Labour ministers to get to grips with the problem of missed appointments, as new figures reveal the true extent of the issue in Wales.

Rhondda pupils take 'Paul’s Pledge' calling time on violent crime

Rhondda pupils take Paul’s Pledge calling time on violent crime
A man who was left in a coma for two months by a vicious attack which occurred in 2007 has helped to spread the anti-violence message in south Wales.

Nosey PCSO uncovers Aberdare cannabis factory

An Aberdare PCSO proved he has a nose for the job this week after sniffing out tens of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis.

Last call for families in RCT to enter healthy recipe competition

Do you and your kids like to get creative in the kitchen? What’s the recipe you love to cook with your children? Diabetes UK wants to hear from you as part of the health charity’s new recipe competition that promotes getting families to cook together.

'Algae, not sewage' on some Welsh beaches

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is reassuring local people and holiday makers that Welsh beaches are clean and healthy, despite some appearances of a foamy substance in the water and on the beaches.

Wanted – a name for a new community woodland

A project to create a brand new community woodland on a former colliery site in the Llynfi Valley needs your help.

Summer Open Art Exhibition 2015

The Summer Open Art Exhibition at Oriel Q Gallery Narberth is open from Saturday 27 June until Saturday 25 July.

FM tours labelled a 'cynical waste of taxpayers' money'

Commenting on the announcement of a series of publicly funded promotional tours by Labour’s First Minister ahead of next year’s Assembly elections, a spokesman for the Welsh Conservatives said:

“It's a scandal that the public is being asked to fund Labour's re-election campaign.

Here's a date for your diaries!

Rhondda will host this year's Emergency Services Fun Day.
Guaranteed fun for all the family.

Owens Marks Sporting Equality Event

International referee Nigel Owens hailed the work in Wales to make sport equal as the Webb Ellis Cup visited Sport Wales for a special tournament.


Enjoy a ladies lunch in the sun for local heart charity

Local charity Welsh Hearts have teamed up with one of Cardiff's most popular places to be, Cathedral 73 to offer you a summer "alfresco" ladies lunch o

Environmental Permit issued to Sonorex Oil and Gas Limited

Natural Resources Wales has granted an environmental permit to Sonorex Oil and Gas Limited to allow them to manage extractive waste from an exploratory borehole which will sample for the presence of oil and gas near the village of Nash, Newport.