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January 2016

Watch Dunvant Male Choir wow Asda shoppers as they flashmob the aisles

They were now in their stride and proceeded to reel off Cwm Rhondda, Calon Lan, Myfanwy, the Reverend Eli Jenkins' Prayer from Under Milk Wood and Hymns and Arias. "They were singing with us by the end, shoppers and staff members," said Alan.

For years, residents have been saying Merthyr Tydfil's not all that bad and it may finally be catching on

Residents of what is often described as one of the most deprived towns in Wales have been saying it for years, but researchers have followed suit and called for a more balanced account of a South Wales Valleys town. Young people from Merthyr Tydfil ...and more »

Watch moment mum

She was one of six who escaped with their lives after the car smashed into the Subway outlet in Aberdare but miraculously missed customers, staff and shoppers outside. Speaking about the crash for a new TV show, Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera, ...

Pontardawe Town stay in promotion hunt in Welsh League

Sam Small weighed in with a brace for the Rhondda outfit and Josh Ryall bagged the winner in the 90th minute, while Elliot Evans and Carl Evans were on target for Lido. Goytre United have quite a backlog of fixtures after their scheduled home game ...

Reports of sex crimes against children have more than doubled since it was revealed Jimmy Savile was a paedophile

“The MASH in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf is the first of its kind in Wales,” DCI Hough said. “It brings police officers, probation, health and social workers together to share information about vulnerable people, helping to ensure that we are ...

Terrified Tracey Abercrombie thought she was going to die when this BMW smashed into Subway

Terrified Tracey Abercrombie thought she was facing death when a BMW came hurtling into her favourite lunch spot. The mum-of-two was one of six who escaped with their lives after the 4x4 smashed into the Subway outlet in Aberdare back in 2012. It ...

Woman escapes from canal in early hours drama at Pontardawe as flooding causes chaos

In Glynneath at Aberdare Road they pumped out water which had gathered at the main sewer into the river in an operation which lasted from 10.43pm to 2.17am. At Main Road in Dyffryn Cellwyn water was cleared from an outside a house in a 45 minute ...

Ferndale cemetery's gravestone damage 'mindless'

"Mindless" vandals have damaged headstones at a cemetery in Rhondda Cynon Taff. South Wales Police has appealed for information after six graves in Ferndale were pushed over and broken. PC Steve Davies said the "mindless act" had been committed ...

Pedestrian dies in A4119 Llantrisant crash

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a van in Rhondda Cynon Taff. The 33-year-old was struck by a white Vauxhall Vivaro on the southbound carriageway of the A4119 at about 02:00 GMT on Saturday. It happened between the entrance to the Talbot ...and more »

Dozens of residents turn out to have their say on new Auchinairn community facility

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “The Council is keen to engage with as many people and community groups as possible throughout the process of making this facility a reality and it's encouraging to hear that there ...and more »

Radio show to release 40 track charity album featuring rising stars of Welsh music

A radio show has released a 40 track download-only charity album featuring some of the rising stars of Welsh music. The Showcase Wales Sessions has been put together by Showcase Wales, the long-running radio show broadcast on Rhondda Cynon Taff ...

Roy Noble goes on a Valleys roadtrip to disprove the 'Benefits Street' shows which cast his home in a bad light

“I just got tired of how negatively the place gets presented on television,” says the native West Walian, who's lived for the last 30 years in Aberdare. “People have been presented an odd image of the area as a result of Channel Four shows like Skint ...

This man's profanity

At a Cardiff Magistrates' Court hearing on Thursday Tinson, of Porth , Rhondda , received a four-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to one count of causing to be sent by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing ...and more »

Tonypandy Burglary can you help?

South Wales Police are trying to trace the man in this photograph as he may be able to assist with our enquiries into a burg

Vandals damaged gravestones in Ferndale cemetery

Police in Ferndale are appealing for information after vandals damaged gravestones in Ferndale cemetery.

Post 16 Education and Employment for young people with disabilities

Beechwood College are hosting a free workshop for parents and professionals of young people with disabilities discussing funding, how to access provisions, and education and employment options for young pe