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February 2016

two year old pony suffered serious injuries at Mill Road, Ynysybwl

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a two year old pony suffered serious injuries in an attack between 8pm

Labour's potted plant secrecy a thorny issue

Labour Ministers have moved to avoid answering questions about the levels of taxpayer’s money spent on potted plants and other decorative fauna - years after previous, excessive spend in this area was revealed.

Social care leader slams "institutional prejudice" in the Cynon Valley

A social care leader has hit out against the "institutional prejudice" towards private companies providing services for vulnerable people in the Cynon Valley.

Over 2 tonnes of waste cleared at Cwm Taf Fechan

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has recently taken part in a clean-up day in Cwm Taf Fechan, a woodland Site of Special Scientific Interest, where over 2 tonnes of waste was collected.

RCT council could invest ??11m in 'key priority areas'

More than ??11m could be invested by Rhondda Cynon Taf council in areas it identifies as areas of key priority. Cabinet members will meet on Thursday, March 3, to consider earmarking the money to 10 areas they see as important to the council.

Owain Arwel Hughes made patron of Stiwt Theatre's 90th Anniversary concert

Rhondda-born Owain , the son of Rhos-born composer Arwel Hughes, spent many childhood holidays at his grandparents??? home, just yards from the Stiwt. He said: ???You could see the Stiwt from the family home, Arwelfa, and it was a place I???ve ...

Wales is third in Europe as it hits new high of food waste recycling

Since opening in May, the Biogen plant in Aberdare has recycled more than 15,000 tonnes of food waste - enough to power 250 homes for a year. Angela Spiteri, Campaign Manager for Recycle for Wales, said: "There are lots of good reasons to recycle your ...and more »

Newport business named as 'Winner of Winners' at the Welsh Business Awards

In addition, Cwmbran-based business, Spear Europe, was a joint winner with Rhondda-based Welsh Hills Bakery in the Success through Overseas Trade category, sponsored by Atradius. The company employs around 170 staff and is a successful supplier of ...

What are the challenges of teaching? We asked two Valleys teachers who recently entered the profession

Daniel Cowlbeck, 26, from Essex, is halfway through his first year at Lewis Girls' Comprehensive School in Hengoed after he started the course in September, while Carly Jones, 27, is an English teacher at Welsh medium school Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda, ...and more »

Royal Mint's colour coins for Beatrix Potter anniversary

The Royal Mint in Rhondda Cynon Taff has announced new full-colour coins featuring Beatrix Potter characters to celebrate 150 years since her birth. The Beatrix Potter range was announced at the beginning of 2016, and the Royal Mint in Llantrisant has ...and more »

Sharp increase in the number of deliberately

“This year, we're targeting children of 10 and 11 years of age in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area with our primary school road show. “We also have children coming to the station. It's all about interacting with the firefighters and seeing the faces of ...and more »

St David's Day Run: Can you spot yourself in these brilliant pictures from the Cardiff event?

A group of four students, called The Mathletes, from Ysgol Gyfun y Cymer in Rhondda Cynon Taff raised £350 for Cancer Research Wales. One of them, Elis James, 17, said: "I completed the 5K today in 23 minutes, which is my personal best so I am quite ...and more »

Pontypridd town centre businesses to share in £400000 investment

Coun Robert Bevan, cabinet member for economic development and planning at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council , said: “This is positive news for Pontypridd which will complement the council's continued support of Pontypridd town centre. “Becoming a BID gives ...

Watch the moment Prince Charles congratulates workers at an Aberdare factory, 28 years after he opened it

The Prince of Wales toured the workers' factory at Prysmian Cables and Systems Ltd in Trecynon, Aberdare , on Friday and pressed a button to officially launch the new distribution centre, where 170 people are based. Prysmian Group has four ...and more »

Sun shines on Bute Park as hundreds take part in St David's Day Run

A group of four students, called The Mathletes, from Ysgol Gyfun y Cymer in Rhondda Cynon Taff raised £350 for Cancer Research Wales. One of them, Elis James, 17, said: "I completed the 5K today in 23 minutes, which is my personal best so I am quite ...and more »