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November 2016

England reportedly launch plot to poach Liverpool FC sensation Ben Woodburn from Wales

RhonddaHundreds turn out to watch the 'biggest fight in Welsh White Collar Boxing history' · Hundreds of people turned out to watch Lee "Twp" Jones take on 'local celebrity' Andrew "Biggie" Morris. sport; all. Most Read; Most Recent. George NorthWhat ...and more »

Llandaff gets into Christmas spirit with festive lights switch on ...

Llandaff High Street was lit up with fairy lights, with many of the shops also sporting bright Christmas trees.and more »

Teenage boys drowned in sea while on day trip, inquest told

Two teenage boys who drowned in the sea off Barmouth while on a day trip had never swum in heavy surf, an inquest was told. A massive rescue operation was launched after Yahye Omar Mohamed, 14, and his 15-year-old friend, Waseem Muflahi, both from ...and more »

'A cash machine with PR skills'

Earlier this summer, those involved with Sport Wales were asked to give their thoughts on the effectiveness and purpose of the organisation. A leaked report, part of a review by new chair Dr Paul Thomas, says the organisation “is perceived as lacking ...

Another Cardiff councillor resigns after accusing Labour group of racism

Manzoor Ahmed, who represents Adamsdown but was not selected to fight for the seat again at next year's elections, announced he had resigned from the party in protest at the way he had been treated. Coun Ahmed will continue to represent the inner-city ...and more »

Muslim Association at centre of Cardiff Labour race row condemns 'bullying'

The Muslim group at the centre of a Cardiff Labour racism row has said it is “shocked” by a councillor's allegations. On Tuesday, Llandaff North Labour councillor Sue White quit the authority , blaming the party group whom she said had bullied her over ...and more »

This is how £7.5m will be invested to improve Cardiff

Cleaner streets, more taxi marshals and ambassadors greeting people on the streets – these are just some of the things businesses say they will provide in Cardiff city centre. Businesses in Cardiff have signed up to a Business Improvement District (BID ...

PEMBROKESHIRE CRICKET STALWART TO PICK UP LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

After more than 40 years as a driving force of Welsh cricket, Nick Evans will receive the community lifetime achievement award at Wales Sport Awards 2016.

Liverpool FC star Ben Woodburn tells Wales he's committed to them as Chris Coleman plays down England fears

Wales boss Chris Coleman has played down fears of a tug-of-war with England over Liverpool's teenage sensation Ben Woodburn. But he has admitted he wouldn't be afraid to pick the young star if he keeps pace with his record-breaking start at the top-level.and more »

Why the cold weather could mean a rise in car thefts

So-called “frost-jacking” car thieves could be on the prowl as temperatures plummet across Wales. Drivers have been warned they risk being victims of theft if they defrost windscreens by turning engines on and going back into their homes. Figures show ...

Local Poppy Appeal raises almost £15000 due to 'outstanding generosity'

"We are pleased to say that, with the outstanding generosity of the people of Aberdare and the hardworking volunteers and not forgetting the businesses that had collection tins. "We have raised an estimated £14,700 to date. This includes over £6,300 ...

UK Government urged to give Ford in Bridgend the same job

The UK Government should commit to give the same support to Ford to keep jobs in Bridgend as it pledged to provide to Nissan, Shadow Welsh Secretary Jo Stevens has demanded. MPs from across the party divide have called for action to ensure that ...and more »

A new watersports centre is being planned for one of Wales' most beautiful beaches

One of Wales' cleanest and most beautiful beaches is set to get a new watersports centre. Bridgend council has revealed its plans for designing and developing a new centre at Rest Bay in Porthcawl . The ambitious project is intended to provide new, ...

The Welsh Rugby Podcast: Where does the autumn leave Wales ahead of the Six Nations and what is the state of the ...

WalesOnline's Matt Southcombe and Delme Parfitt review how Wales performed over the autumn series and what kind of state it leaves them in heading into the Six Nations. It was a series that threw up more questions than answers. Did we see enough of ...

Wales and Everton youngster Gethin Jones weighing up offer to play for Australia

Wales under-21 captain Gethin Jones is considering an offer to play international football for Australia, according to reports. The 21-year-old defender has featured for Wales several times at youth level but is eligible to play for the Socceroos ...and more »

Cardiff councillor and Assembly Member Neil McEvoy to face tribunal over alleged conduct breaches

Cardiff councillor and Assembly Neil McEvoy will face a tribunal over allegations he breached the council's code of conduct. If he is found to have breached the code of conduct, he could face suspension for up to a year as a councillor or ...and more »

Congratulations to Mali Watkins in Year 8 Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

Congratulations to Mali Watkins in Year 8 for competing in the Llŷn and Eifionydd Gŵyl Cerdd Dant 2016 in Pwllheli. Mali was very close to a stage placement according to the judges. Well done Mali!

New £100m headquarters for HMRC will be located at Central Square in the heart of Cardiff

The Central Square regeneration scheme in the centre of Cardiff has been chosen as the location for a new headquarters for HMRC in Wales that will employ thousands of staff. After drawing up a shortlist of three locations, all in the centre of the city ...

Welsh Government orders review after £1.25m payout in procurement arbitration

The Welsh Government has ordered a review after paying compensation to a failed bidder for a furniture contract over flaws found in a procurement.

Cardiff nightclub charges clubbers entry fee in food instead of cash

Staff at Cardiff's Retro nightclub want revellers to pay their entry in groceries. They will be donated to Cardiff Food Bank. Share; Comments. Get What's On updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe ...and more »

What makes English

This year's event at Aberdare Park on September 8 was a huge success · Cardiff City FCCardiff City announce restructure as Neil Warnock seeks to bring more young Bluebirds through · The club have parted company with development team manager Kevin ...and more »

Unlucky Town draw blank

Brett Morgan, 8. Craig Norman, 9. Dane Griffiths, 10. Sean Feeley, 11. Jamie Laurent. Subs 12. Ben Jones, 14. Jordan Harford 15. Declan Bull. 16. Richard Jeremiah. Town's reserve side were also pointless last weekend going down 5-2 at Aberdare Town.

All the winning animals and some great pictures from the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

A 15-strong party of Scottish raiders returned home with the beef spoils on their first foray to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. The group cheered on Welsh-bred steer Tip Top to the championship sash in this week's supreme showdown in Builth Wells.and more »

Former colliery site once earmarked for a cowboy theme park goes up for sale

A former colliery site which has been the subject of several failed projects over the years is being auctioned off in December. The former Fernhill Colliery in Blaenrhondda, Rhondda , was sunk by Ebenezer Lewis of the Ferndale Colliery Company between ...

These rowers have posed naked for a charity calendar

First it was some of Wales' top rugby stars and now members of Llandaff Rowing Club have stripped off - all for a good cause. The members posed naked for a charity calendar with club member Rosa Baik taking the pictures. Club member Sion Dafydd said ...

Food pop

New gaming bar Kongs will be serving a host of burgers, including Korean fried chicken burger, when it opens next month. The '80s arcade bar has revealed that popular street food pop-up Burger Theory will be taking up residency at the premises to keep ...

Work on huge £44m school is making 'good progress' as pupils get their hands on the plans

Work is making 'good progress' on a huge £44m project to transform education in Tonyrefail. Pupils at the current secondary school in Tonyrefail got the chance to get their hands on the plans for the new 3-19 school being built, as new facilities will ...

All you need to know about the Santa and elf run coming to Pontypridd this December

Pontypridd's public park is set to be taken over by Santas and elves this December, in the first festive fun run of its kind for the town. The fun run event is being organised by the Pontypridd and Rhondda Round Table in aid of local causes and groups ...

Business severely damaged and house 'destroyed' by fire

An investigation has begun into what caused a blaze which severely damaged a business on Bridgend Industrial Estate. Three fire engines - two from Bridgend and one from Pencoed - were called to Mirror Image Accident Repair Centre in Ogmore Crescent ...

A major police exercise is taking place outside the Principality Stadium ahead of next year's Champion Leagues final

Police have carried out a crowd control training exercise outside the Principality Stadium ahead of next year's Champions League final match. A number of officers, including mounted police, carried out the simulation outside of Cardiff's main stadium ...and more »

A major police exercise is taking place outside the Principality Stadium ahead of next year's Champion Leagues final

RhonddaFormer colliery site once earmarked for a cowboy theme park goes up for sale · The site in Blaenrhondda closed in 1982, and will go under the hammer during December · CourtsJury retires to consider verdicts against two men accused of killing ...and more »

Antibiotic

A ward at a Welsh hospital had to be closed after an outbreak of a bacteria bug which was resistant to antibiotics. Ward 1 at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, near Llantrisant , saw an increase in patients who carried the bacteria, it has been confirmed.and more »

Flood maintenance work benefits wildlife and people

Specialists from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are taking a, new innovative approach to flood maintenance work on the River Rhymney which is benefiting both people and wildlife.

 

Bryan Adams to play big outdoor show in Wales during summer 2017

With 15 Grammy nominations and one win, the 57-year-old Canadian recently released his 13th studio album Get Up, and will be playing songs from the new record to fans in Wales. Read More. Jess Glynne announces outdoor gig at Parc y Scarlets in ...and more »

Aldi have resubmitted plans to open store in Barry

The Vale of Glamorgan Council rejected plans from the discount giant for a Barry store in last year. If approved the new store would create 40 new jobs. The proposed site is on the Ty Verlon estate, near the McDonalds on the roundabout of Cardiff Road ...

Resident who blocked Cardiff street will do so every day until he gets a visit from the council

An angry driver who blocked access to a Cardiff street in protest against parking restrictions has said he will continue to do so every day until a council member comes to speak to him in person. Vincent Crowley, whose van blocked Moorland Road in ...

Bookies are taking bets on Liverpool and Wales wonderkid Ben Woodburn to get a senior international cap... for England!

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'Sickened' Labour councillor quits alleging 'bullying' and 'racial discrimination'

A former Cardiff councillor has alleged there is culture of 'bullying' and 'racial discrimination' in the city's Labour group. Former group spokesperson Sue White quit on Monday after two years as a Llandaff North councillor. And she has now issued an ...and more »

The evidence that suggests Liverpool FC starlet Ben Woodburn will reject England in favour of his beloved Wales

RhonddaFormer colliery site once earmarked for a cowboy theme park goes up for sale · The site in Blaenrhondda closed in 1982, and will go under the hammer during December · CourtsJury retires to consider verdicts against two men accused of killing ...and more »

How to get a FREE lunch from Milgi as it opens new Cardiff Market pop up

Vegan maestros Milgi are opening a stall at Cardiff 's Indoor Market this week and to celebrate the occasion there'll be a free lunch for the first 50 visitors to their new kiosk. Milgi Market will specialise in planet-based dishes and bring a ...

Jess Glynne announces outdoor gig at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli

Pop singer Jess Glynne is coming to Wales to play an open-air concert at the home of the Scarlets. The singer, who is one of the biggest UK breakthrough acts of recent years, will be performing for fans at Parc y Scarlets, in Llanelli. After breaking ...

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First, and most fundamental, is that planning permission for the change of use was granted on March 13, 2015, for the former offices and warehouse of Ian Williams Ltd. in Sanatorium Road (which is an industrial and commercial area) to be used as a ...

RCT Launches Scheme to Support Service and Standards from Landlords and Letting Agents

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has launched an important scheme to support excellent service and standards from private landlords and letting agents in Treforest – for the benefit of tenants and the community alike. Treforest has a unique housing market ...

Temperatures drop to

AberdareLocal Poppy Appeal raises almost £15,000 due to 'outstanding generosity' · The Aberdare branch of the Royal British Legion says it has beaten a target set for September next year · Bridgend CouncilA new watersports centre is being planned for ...and more »

Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car

The man was involved in an accident with a silver coloured Toyota Yaris on Pant Lasau Road at about 3.20pm on Tuesday. South Wales Police said he was taken to hospital where he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries. Officers would like to ...and more »

Morning news headlines: More ex

Eight police forces are now looking into allegations of historical child sex abuse in football. There have been 250 reports made to police and more than 50 calls were made to an NSPCC hotline set up for sexual abuse victims in football in the initial ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Wednesday, November 30)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comments below or you can also tweet us @WalesOnline to share the news that's ...

Woman's death may have been stopped if hospital had carried out checks, investigation finds

A 43-year-old patient was found dead in her home hours after being inappropriately released from hospital, an investigation has found. The woman, known as Ms B, had been discharged from the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant a day after being ...and more »

Proposals launched for an 87

Bold proposals have been launched to increase the number of AMs from 60 to 87 when the Assembly gains news powers. The Wales Governance Centre and ...and more »

Liverpool FC fans have lost their marbles over record

The Liverpool youngster came off the bench in Tuesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final against Leeds United and became the youngest goalscorer in the Reds' history. Read More. Welsh teenage sensation Ben Woodburn becomes Liverpool FC's youngest ...and more »

Major rail disruption scheduled for Christmas as Cardiff Central gets a new platform

Network Rail is undertaking 'essential modernisation work' in the South Wales area which will affect both local Cardiff and Valleys services and mainline services (Arriva Trains Wales, GWR and Cross Country services) between Newport, Cardiff Central ...and more »

Major rail disruption scheduled for Christmas as Cardiff Central gets a new platform

Network Rail is undertaking 'essential modernisation work' in the South Wales area which will affect both local Cardiff and Valleys services and mainline services (Arriva Trains Wales, GWR and Cross Country services) between Newport, Cardiff Central ...and more »

Welsh teenage sensation Ben Woodburn becomes Liverpool FC's youngest ever goalscorer

Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn has scored his first senior goal and became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer this evening. In just his second appearance in the first team, the 17-year-old put the EFL Cup quarter-final against Leeds United to bed when ...and more »

Traffic in Cardiff costs businesses in the city £9m every year

Traffic and congestion is costing business in Cardiff around £9m a year, according to new research. Congestion in the city increases the time every vehicle spends on the road by 115 hours a year – more than 14 working days. The study, by TomTom ...and more »

How Cardiff's Christmas tree compares to the rest of the world

Despite being promised a 40m tall festive decoration to adorn the front of the castle, residents were met instead with a 40ft tree. Some people have likened the "tree-shaped object" to a pile of Ferrero Rochers while others have said the £30,000 three ...and more »

A Welsh football team are outscoring every other side in the whole wide world this season

These are the unbelievable stats that show how Welsh Premier League outfit The New Saints are outscoring the likes of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Saints have made a sensational start to the 2016/17 season - winning all 16 of their league ...and more »

Join the Disability Sport Wales National Youth Forum

Positioned at the heart of our organisation, as part of our National Youth Forum, you will represent & communicate the views of all disabled children and young people to inform and enhance ou

Cardiff football club unveils plans for new stand, clubhouse and training pitch

A Welsh Football League club has unveiled plans to build a new 150-seater stand at its Cardiff home. Caerau Ely AFC , which plies its trade in the second tier of Welsh football, also wants to build a training pitch and a new clubhouse – all of which ...

Welsh Government approach to sepsis “lacklustre”

Welsh Government efforts to tackle sepsis are “lacklustre” and in “desperate” need of a targeted-driven strategy, the leader of the

DAVIES: Farmers don’t trust Labour on post-Brexit subsidies

Farmers do not trust Welsh Labour to deliver a fit-for-purpose subsidy system after Brexit, the Welsh Conservative Leader h

Can you identify women wanted in conjunction with thefts from bargain store?

Police want to speak to these three women in connection with a string of thefts from a bargain store. At around 12.30pm on Tuesday, November 15, clothing, beauty products and children's toys were taken from B&M store in Cliff Road in Blackwood ...and more »

Can you identify women wanted in conjunction with thefts from ...

Police want to speak to these three women in connection with a string of thefts from a bargain store. At around 12.30pm on Tuesday, November 15, clothing, ...and more »

The Welsh rugby stars who've just come out of retirement and are back playing again

The Arms Park region have signed the former Welsh international outside-half as injury cover with Jarrod Evans facing up to 10 weeks on the sidelines with a broken jaw. The 34-year-old will come out of retirement after hanging up his boots at the end ...

Brewery crowdfunding to install the first independent canning line in Wales

The Welsh brewery Crafty Devil is turning to crowdfunding to pay for the first independent canning line in Wales. The Cardiff-based company is launching its campaign this week, and turned to crowdfunding as they wanted friends and family to help them ...

Port Talbot steelworks may be forced to shut one of its blast furnaces ...

A proposed merger between steel giants ThyssenKrupp and Tata's European steel business could see capacity at the Port Talbot steelworks halved. According ...and more »

Plans revealed for huge new development and train station in Cardiff that could create 15000 jobs

Ambitious plans to create a major new international business park in Cardiff have been revealed. It would have its own train station and could attract 15,000 new jobs to South Wales. Cardiff Parkway Business Park has been earmarked for a 176-acre site ...and more »

The Gambian Swansea City just got the most wonderful gift through the post from the Welsh club

Earlier this month, we told the story of a Gambian side called Swansea City . Now, they've had something very special through the post. Share; Comments. ByJack Vittles. 16:04, 29 NOV 2016; Updated 16:05, 29 NOV 2016. Sport. The South Wales side has ...and more »

New airline announces new route from Cardiff Airport

Flybe franchise partner Blue Island has announced a new direct service between Cardiff and Guernsey. The Channel Islands airline will start the route in summer 2017, with flights starting at £39.99. Flights to Guernsey will begin on Tuesday May 2, 2017 ...and more »

Here's when Fiddler's Elbow roadworks will be completed to end four

A finish date for major works which have closed a section of road for four months has been revealed. Merthyr Tydfil council is the lead authority on the £2m Fiddler's Elbow works, which has seen the eastern arm off the Abercynon roundabout close in one ...and more »

Will it still be free to swim at Lido Ponty in 2017?

No decision has yet been made on whether to Lido Ponty will be free for swimmers next year. Rhondda Cynon Taf council has made the £6.3m facility - which has three outdoor heated pools - free to use since it opened in August 2015. The impressive ...

You can buy a Christmas tree for £5 in all Ikea stores EXCEPT Cardiff

And Ikea is offering people the chance to get a real 6ft tree for just £5 - but NOT at its Cardiff store. People purchasing the £25 trees at Ikea - which has a branch in Cardiff Bay - will be given a £20 voucher which they can then spend in the store ...and more »

These two Welsh curry houses are officially the best in Wales

Sheesh Mahal Tandoori in Llanelli won Best in Wales at the 12th annual British Curry Awards, while Empire in Cardiff was announced as one of the Bangladesh Caterers Association's Restaurant of the Year winners.

Late comeback for Penarth Seasiders secures close win

THIS game was never as close as it was at the final whistle. With both sides struggling to find consistent form this season, each score came as a bit of a surprise and none more so than the winning try. The first half was eminently forgettable, except ...

New pictures show how Wales' new International Convention Centre at Celtic Manor will look

The building of the International Convention Centre at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport is to get under way next February, it has been announced. Speaking in Newport, the chief executive of the Celtic Manor Ian Edwards said that clearing work had ...

You'll be able to find out more about Cwmaman's new £7.9m school at a public exhibition

"In Cynon Valley we have already delivered a number of outstanding new schools such as the £50m Aberdare Community School, Ynysboeth Primary School, Cwmbach Primary School and Abercynon Community Primary School. “As the exciting artist's ...

Public exhibition will detail new £7.9m school to Cwmaman ...

People who want to find out more about a new £7.9m Cynon Valley primary school can do so at a public meeting next week. Residents in Cwmaman can view ...

These guinea pigs were found abandoned in a carrier bag 'full of fur and faeces'

These cute guinea pigs were found abandoned in a plastic bag which was full of “fur and faeces”. The six guinea pigs, including four babies, were rescued by the RSPCA after they were dumped in a children's park in Wrexham. Six guinea pigs , including ...and more »

People in a valleys town thought THIS was going to be their Christmas tree

However, Rhondda Cynon Taf council has now cleared up the issue - saying the tree had to be cut back this year, and that Mountain Ash will be getting a real, all-singing all-dancing tree a few yards away. A council statement said: "In response to the ...

Residents invited to view plans for new £7M primary school in Cwmaman

Cwmaman is one of many areas across Rhondda Cynon Taf set to benefit from significant investment in 21st Century School facilities. The exciting plans for the new school feature a Multi-Use Games Area and new play area as part of wider developments ...

Filming starts on the most expensive American TV show ever shot in Wales

Filming is underway at Dragon Studios on the biggest budget US TV production ever to be shot in Wales. Will, a high end drama series based on the early life of William Shakespeare, is expected to generate £18m for the Welsh economy. It is the latest US ...and more »

Liverpool FC ready to unleash Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn on the world as Jurgen Klopp admits he can't hide him ...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he can no longer keep Ben Woodburn under wraps at Anfield after the 17-year-old Welsh wonderkid made his senior debut for the Premier League high-flyers on Saturday. Woodburn became the third youngest player in ...and more »

This young woman underwent facial surgery and could now be the next Miss Wales

At first, her parents didn't realise there was a problem, apart from the fact that her teeth were not aligned. But when she went to have braces fitted to straighten her teeth when she was 14, an orthodontist realised her jaw had not grown for years ...and more »

Has rugby really changed forever? The truths, the myths and why Wales are struggling so badly

Has rugby completely changed? How often do you hear coaches and players talking about the so-called modern game? What exactly do they mean? Is it a myth or something more substantive? Rugby correspondent Andy Howell wades through what has ...and more »

Man was trapped after crash closes dual carriageway in both directions

Emergency services had to free a man who was trapped following a two vehicle accident on a busy Carmarthenshire road. The A48 was closed in both directions for around an hour as crews work at the scene. Dyfed-Powys Police closed the westbound ...and more »

Nominations Open for the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards

A number of categories form part of the awards, including Volunteer of the Year, Community Coach of the Year, Senior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year and Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year. Swansea Council's Sport and Health Team is behind the ...

Pacy Penarth provide a real test for Llantwit Major's First team ...

Llantwit Major?First XV retained both their unbeaten home record and their second place in the league as they won a tough game 33-26 against Old ...and more »

The Welsh rugby team spent a month terrifying each other and these are the brilliant but foul

What's becoming increasingly obvious is that nobody is safe in the Wales camp and you let your guard down at your peril. Since the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Wales' stars have been posting videos showing them scaring the life out of their ...and more »

Additional Investment Considered for Cross Valley Link

Having already allocated £2.250M to support the development of the long awaited Southern Cross Valley Link in Mountain Ash, Cabinet will next week consider proposals to invest a further £2M into the scheme. Should Cabinet approve, the additional ...

Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project Makes Award Shortlist

Phase 1 of Conwy County Borough Council's Colwyn Bay Waterfront project, which was completed in 2014, has been shortlisted for an Award by CEEQUAL, the organisation which recognises good sustainability standards in Civil Engineering projects.

Resident blocks access to Cardiff street in protest at parking restrictions

Access to a street in Cardiff has been blocked off by a resident in protest against parking restrictions. Moorland Road in Splott in Cardiff was blocked off by resident Vincent Crowley's van on Monday afternoon, and the father of three said he would ...

Help to stay safe this winter

Council leader Councillor Rhondda Geekie said: “Cybercrime is a new problem but targets people of all ages, and scams targeting people by phone or post alone cost people in the UK an estimated £5 billion each year. Our road shows are a great ...

Wales' longest serving council leader to stand down

Cllr Bob Wellington CBE, will stand down from his position as leader of Torfaen council at the end of this year and will also finish in his role as leader of the Welsh Local Government Association. Cllr Wellington began his political career in 1978 ...and more »

These Welsh schoolchildren went to South Korea

Just imagine finishing school and then heading straight on to night school – every single day. Life at school in South Korea is totally different, and three pupils from Pembrokeshire saw first hand just how intense it is. As part of a school swap ...

Three fire crews called to house fire in Penarth

At 4.41pm two crews from Cardiff Central and one from Penarth attempted to tackle the blaze that started on the ground floor of a house. The house is opposite Portway Marina on Llwyn Passat behind John Batchelor Way.

Temperatures set to plunge as winter officially arrives

Winter is set to hit Wales from Thursday as the temperatures plummet and frost starts to creep in. The cold season officially starts on Thursday December 1, with the drop in temperature bringing crisp sunny days and sub-zero nights. The Met Office says ...and more »

Around 2,000 homes, a school and shops

Councillors will this week be asked to approve multi-million-pound development plans to regenerate part of Cardiff city centre. Around 2,000 homes, a school, ...and more »

Parents urge action over 'dangerous' road near two large Cardiff schools

New arrangements to alleviate dangerous traffic congestion along a Cardiff road containing schools which thousands attend could be implemented. More than 100 parents have signed an online petition calling for more to be done along Lawrenny Avenue in ...

Talented school pupil will have her Christmas card design sent to 450 people across the Cynon Valley

Second place went to Jake Thomas Rosser of St Margaret's Roman Catholic Primary School in Aberdare and third place was Isabella Gratland of Cwmdare Primary School. Also submitting excellent designs were Niamh Davies of Cwmdare Primary, Naomi ...

You can now buy a Welsh festive food gift set with cheese and ale at Asda

We all know Christmas is a time for good food and probably too much drink - and now you can get festive treats from Wales in one place. Supermarket chain Asda has launched a Welsh festive set - with the food being sourced from a business in Pwllheli.

The full details on the major projects that will transform Cardiff

RhonddaFree parking returns to Rhondda Cynon Taff town centres over the Christmas period · Here's all you need to know about the plans for this December. business; all. Most Read; Most Recent. CardiffThis Cardiff mum set up her business to take care of ...and more »

Free parking returns to Rhondda Cynon Taff town centres over the Christmas period

Shoppers in Rhondda Cynon Taff towns will be able to enjoy free parking this December. People visiting Aberdare , Mountain Ash , Pontypridd , Tonypandy and Porth can use the council parking without charge for the entire month, from 10am each day – the ...and more »

Free parking returns to Rhondda Cynon Taff town centres over the Christmas period

Shoppers in Rhondda Cynon Taff towns will be able to enjoy free parking this December. People visiting Aberdare , Mountain Ash , Pontypridd , Tonypandy and Porth can use the council parking without charge for the entire month, from 10am each day – the ...and more »

BBCNOW/Evans review – Welsh Foundations run strong and exuberant

A younger generation who built on their legacy also features, in this case, Hilary Tann, who was born in the Rhondda Valley and is now based in the US. Tann's The Grey Tide and the Green was conceived in tribute to the poet RS Thomas, the title taken ...

The best of the reaction to Cardiff's not

Most Twitter users who posted about the tree were not particularly impressed.and more »

People who faced spending Christmas Day alone can get mince pies, coffee and company thanks to kind volunteers

Earlier this week a similar appeal for volunteers was made by a church in the Cynon Valley to provide Christmas dinner for people in the Aberdare area who would otherwise be on their own. Last year St Fagan's Church in Trecynon saw 92 volunteers ...

Recycling charity in Aberdare to offer 50% discount and free toys ...

A recycling charity is hoping to make Christmas easier for families in need by offering a 50% discount and free toys and festive decorations to people on benefits.and more »

A charity is offering a 50% discount and free toys and Christmas decorations to people on benefits

Chief executive Shaun England added: “We are delighted that we can again help the local community by offering everything that we have in our Aberdare showroom for half price to people who are in receipt of an income-based benefit. "We want to make it ...and more »

Blood on the walls and and smelly rooms

The grim images were taken at the Big Sleep Hotel in Cardiff, who have promised to take action after an investigation.and more »

Father Christmas rides into Bridgend to kick off the festive celebrations

The man in red flew into town on crisp and clear air on Saturday morning ahead of a parade with the reindeer and his elves. He was greeted at Carnegie House in Wyndham Street by town Mayor Rob Morgan before heading into the warm for some mulled ...

Politicians disagree over future of farming subsidies after Brexit ...

The Welsh Government and Welsh Conservatives have clashed over the future of farming subsidies after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.and more »

A Rhondda community is 'relieved' that its vital local bridge will be saved thanks to £2m investment

A Rhondda community is "relieved" that a £2m investment could save the future of a well-used road bridge in the area, a local councillor has said. On Thursday, Rhondda Cynon Taf council 's cabinet members agreed the substantial investment to 'future ...

Haverfordwest School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Portfield School in Haverfordwest celebrated its 50th anniversary in fine style on Friday (4th November). Parents, pupils and staff – past and present – and governors were joined by Cllr Tony Brinsden, chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, and ...

Swansea Building Society Becomes Important Sponsor of PRIME Cymru

Swansea Building Society has become an important sponsor of PRIME Cymru; the only organisation in Wales dedicated to providing practical support to people aged 50 and over, who want to become and remain economically active. The financial services ...

'Derelict' Cardiff City Centre Site Set for Major Regeneration Project ...

Vastint has approached the City of Cardiff Council to work in cooperation on the transformation of a largely derelict, industrial, city-centre site which runs along ...and more »

'Derelict' Cardiff City Site Set for Major Regeneration

Vastint has approached the City of Cardiff Council to work in cooperation on the transformation of a largely derelict, industrial, city-centre site which runs along ...and more »

Work Begins on £4 Million Adventure Hub for the Valleys

As the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys meets for the second time today, [Monday 28 November] work will begin on a £4m project to transform the former Welsh International Climbing Centre in Trelewis, creating new employment ...

Cabinet to Consider a Further £2m Investment into Taff Vale Site

At next week's Cabinet Meeting, Cabinet Members will discuss proposals to invest a further £2M in Taff Vale to support the next phase of redevelopment works. Subject to Cabinet and then subsequently Full Council approval, the £2M additional funding has ...

Chancellor's Autumn Statement: Business Review

“ACCA firmly welcomes the Chancellor's commitment to boost infrastructure spending, both physical and digital. This will be critical to the delivery of the Government's new industrial strategy which focuses heavily on the role of devolution. With ...and more »

Cabinet to Consider Further Investment in Taff Vale Site

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, in collaboration with the nine other unitary authorities in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR), UK and Welsh Governments, and business, is delivering the £1.22billion CCR City Deal – a progamme of investment and initiatives ...

The morning news headlines: More than 20 ex

As many as seven professional football clubs are now embroiled in the growing child sex abuse scandal, with more than 20 ex-players alleging they were victims, the head of the players' union has said. Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief ...and more »

Old Gatwick Express trains could be used to relieve overcrowding in ...

The trains could be in service within six months for a short-term boost to the fleet.and more »

Cardiff council apologises for saying its 40ft Christmas tree would be 40m tall

Cardiff council has apologised to anyone disappointed its new plastic Christmas tree is less than third of the height it had promised. The city was left the butt of more than a few jokes on Friday night when it unveiled the tree outside Cardiff Castle ...and more »

Cardiff council apologises for saying its 40ft Christmas tree would be 40m tall

Cardiff City StadiumParents urge action over 'dangerous' road near two large Cardiff schools · Cardiff council says one option could be providing extra parking at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium · AberdarePolice want to speak to these three ...and more »

Miracle dog survives 200ft fall after leaping off a cliff at Southerndown

A pet dog had a miracle escape after falling more than 200ft off a cliff at Southerndown. Shanice Francis and her boyfriend Joshua Walsh, from Llanrumney, Cardiff, took three-year-old Kenco for a walk at the Bridgend borough beach on Thursday.

Paw Patrol! George the 'talking' dog strolls the streets of Cardiff dressed as a police officer

We've all seen a dog in a jumper but George the staffy cross takes dressing up to a whole new level. Whatever the occasion, the pristine pooch has a suitable outfit in his wardrobe. From a police uniform for patrolling the streets, to a hoodie with ...

These pictures show the beauty of Wales in the first snow of winter

If you want to see the white stuff, then you'll have had to put on your hiking boots to catch of a glimpse of snow so far this winter. Luckily, some of Wales' most talented photographers have headed to higher ground to capture these beautiful shots ...

Roald Dahl 100 Wales

“Wales’ Year of Adventure and our celebration of the Roald Dahl Centenary

NRW stops source of River Ebbw pollution

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has discovered the source of a recent pollution incident on the River Ebbw and has restored the water flow to normal.NRW is continuing to assess the full impact on river life and is currently unaware of any fish having been harmed as a result of this incident.

Cardiff's Christmas tree has arrived and this is what it looks like

After a long wait for the £30,000 tree to be shipped over from China it has now been put up outside Cardiff Castle. According to Cardiff Council the artificial tree is 40m high - making it taller than Christ the Redeemer, which stands at 38m, and twice ...

Milly Jenkins, believed to be the oldest person in Wales, has died at the age of 110

A woman who was believed to be the oldest person living in Wales has died at the age of 110. Born on August 29, 1906, Mrs Jenkins, whose first name was Florence but preferred to be called Milly, lived through two World Wars and could even remember the ...and more »

Dog walkers are being warned of deadly fatbergs washing up on beaches

Dog walkers in Wales are urged to look out for potentially fatal 'fatbergs' which are washing up on beaches following Storm Angus. The fatbergs, which are made up of congealed palm oil from the Caribbean, have been washing up on the UK coastline.and more »

Appeal for information after Cardiff teenager reported missing

Police in Cardiff are appealing for information regarding an 18-year-old who has been reported missing. Matthew Lee Griffiths was last seen on Tuesday, November 22 leaving his home address in Grangetown. He was wearing black jeans, a t-shirt and a ...and more »

Locked Up: A rapist and a jealous boyfriend who knifed his girlfriend were among those jailed in Wales this week

A newsagent who raped and sexually abused a series of girls, a man who knifed his girlfriend nine times and a 21-year-old who stole £17,000 from his grandparents. These are some of the people sent to prison in Wales this week.

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Saturday, November 26)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comments below or you can also tweet us @WalesOnline to share the news that's ...

'Saracens is a great move for Liam Williams, leaving Wales was the best move I ever made'

Luke Charteris believes joining Saracens will be a great move for Liam Williams and admits leaving Wales was the best thing he ever did. Back three star Williams will be parting company with the Scarlets at the end of this season to link up with ...and more »

"Why should I pay £6.60 to get into Wales? You can see sheep anywhere" talkSPORT pundit in bizarre rant about ...

RhonddaChildren's home manager banned after letting youngsters drink alcohol on foreign trip · Nicola Haining has been banned for two years · LlanelliDashcam footage shows a 44-tonne truck nearly flatten a small car · The car had been on the wrong side ...and more »

BBC's John Simpson says Brexit has already weakened the world's view of Britain

Brexit has already weakened Britain's reputation in the world, according to BBC stalwart John Simpson. The corporation's veteran world affairs editor was speaking ahead of a lecture last night in Cardiff. Simpson said that so many “untruths” told ...

This woman lay on the ground for nearly an hour waiting for an ambulance

A badly-injured woman had to wait nearly an hour for the emergency services to arrive – despite falling in a car park at Wales' biggest hospital. A witness said the woman tripped over a van's tailgate and hurt her hip on the site of the University ...and more »

The OTHER Swansea City

Based in Gambia, the side had changed their name to Swansea City when one very determined Swans fan convinced them after watching his beloved side on TV. The local side in Farato have now gone on a sensational run since changing their name, and ...and more »

This is what shoppers in Cardiff had to say about Black Friday

Masses of eagle-eyed deal hunters were on the look out on what has been dubbed the "busiest shopping day of the year". Read More. Cyber Monday 2016: When is it? What online sales will there be and which shops are taking part? Retailers were making ...and more »

Drug addict targeted pensioner and bowls club

A man burgled a disabled pensioner and a bowls club to fund his drug habit as his life “spiralled out of control”. Cardiff Crown Court heard how Nathan Thompson stole items worth more than £200 from an elderly resident in Llandaff and £600 from St ...

Wales needs to get to grips with its woeful track record on angel investment

Research has shown that by far the most significant source of equity capital for high growth potential businesses are individual informal investors (or business angels). These are individuals who provide support for the formal venture capital sector by ...

The four issues Lloyds Bank need to consider before closing their Mountain Ash branch

"In addition, many customers who travel from surrounding areas to the Mountain Ash branch already need to catch a bus - having to travel to the Aberdare branch would substantially increase their journey time and costs, and may require them to catch two ...

£1m lottery ticket won in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda expires

The holder of a winning lottery ticket has missed out on spending Christmas as a millionaire after they failed to claim the money in time. Someone in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda won the £1m winning raffle prize in the Lottery draw on 28 May. But the 180 ...and more »

Scarlets v Leinster LIVE: Latest score and updates from the Guinness Pro12 clash at Parc Y Scarlets

Something has to give tonight, as both the Scarlets and Leinster return to Pro12 action after a three-week break. The Scarlets have won their last five in the Pro12, while Leinster have won their last six and sit top of the table with seven victories ...and more »

The poignant scene as dozens turned out for the funeral of an Army veteran who died with no close family

... the solemn procession were teenage students from the Military Preparation College in Bridgend, ex-servicemen and women, and members of the Royal Welsh Comrades Association from Bridgend and Newport and the Royal Naval Association Rhondda.

Find out if you are one of the Just About Managing families politicians like talking about

Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed part of his Autumn Statement to addressing the pressures they face. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to help them. And opponents now routinely lambast the government for policies they argue make the life of ...and more »

Tata will commit to keeping Port Talbot open for at least 10 years, adviser claims

Tata Steel is planning to commit to keeping Port Talbot steel works and its other UK operations running for at least a decade, saving thousands of jobs, according to a report in the Guardian. The paper quotes Lord Bhattacharyya, who is said to be close ...and more »

Children's home manager banned after letting youngsters drink alcohol on foreign trip

The former Rhondda Cynon Taf employee said she asked a colleague to buy low-percentage booze for the teens and drank lager and wine while she was supposed to be looking after them. Miss Haining also failed to keep required documentation during the ...

REVEALED: Wales voted the place where people are happiest

THEY say home is where the heart is - and that is certainly the case in Wales, where people are happiest of all. By Sarah Westcott. PUBLISHED: 14:10, Fri, Nov 25, 2016 | UPDATED: 16:44, Fri, Nov 25, 2016 ...and more »

Plans to trial drug 'fix rooms' in Cardiff have been rejected

A bid to trial “fix rooms” in Cardiff - where drug addicts can safely take illegal substances - has been voted down. Plaid Cymru representatives put through the motion asking Cardiff Council for a pilot scheme of so-called fix rooms in the city. The ...

Nine people's lives were saved when carbon monoxide alarms went off after poisonous gas leaked into two houses

Fire crews are warning people about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning after nine people were rescued from adjoining houses in one Maesteg street. Emergency services were called to a mid-link terraced house in the Caerau area of the town at ...and more »

This exhausted seagull faced a lucky escape after it was found with a hook lodged through its beak

This exhausted seagull had a lucky escape after it was rescued with a hook lodged through its beak. If that wasn't bad enough for the young black backed gull, it was also struggling with a fishing line wrapped around its body when it was found by RSPCA ...and more »

This exhausted seagull faced a lucky escape after it was found with a hook lodged through its beak

This exhausted seagull had a lucky escape after it was rescued with a hook lodged through its beak. If that wasn't bad enough for the young black backed gull, it was also struggling with a fishing line wrapped around its body when it was found by RSPCA ...and more »

'For God's sake!' Tony Blair ripped into after shameless Brexit intervention

Latest videos. shopkeeper throws sweets robbers aberdare new south wales australia. WATCH: Brave shopkeeper fends off armed robbers by throwing THIS at them · Jurgen Klopp Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool Philippe Coutinho mad. Liverpool star ...and more »

Cynon Valley pupils recycled more than 300 school JUMPERS

A Cynon Valley primary school has won the top prize in a county-wide recycling challenge - by collecting the equivalent of 307 school jumpers. St Margaret's Roman Catholic Primary School in Aberdare has been announced as the winner of Rhondda Cynon ...

When is Santa and his sleigh visiting your community in Pontypridd and Rhondda?

A group of charity fundraisers will clock up hundreds of miles over 18 days this December, bringing Christmas joy to Rhondda and Pontypridd communities. Volunteers from the Pontypridd and Rhondda Round Table will take Santa and his sleigh through ...

Wales installed as red

Rob Howley's Wales have been ranked as red-hot favourites to beat South Africa, with bookmakers completely writing off the new-look, young Springbok side. Historically Wales have struggled against teams from the southern hemisphere and will never ...and more »

Malta PM's staggering THREAT: European Parliament could BLOCK Brexit even after Article 50

Strictly Come Dancing: Hot favourite to replace Len Goodman reveals TRUTH behind rumours · shopkeeper throws sweets robbers aberdare new south wales australia. WATCH: Brave shopkeeper fends off armed robbers by throwing THIS at them.and more »

Cardiff council will now collect all these waste items for free

From Monday, people in Cardiff will be able to get items they no longer want collected direct from their door. The authority has issued a long list of the items they will collect for free. And there's an almost-as-long list of the ones that the council ...

Work is due to begin on installing more than 13000 street lights on Cardiff's roads

The council say that the lights help reduce crime, and the fear of crime, that they help reveal obstacles better, and reduce carbon emissions and energy cost. 'Appropriate and safe'. The new street lights give the city authority better control and ...

Uber is launching a new executive service in Cardiff

The firm, which launched in Cardiff in April, says its customers are growing in the city. Read More. What you said as you tried Uber on its first day in Cardiff. When it first launched, there was criticism from customers that there were not enough cars ...

Contractors painted double yellow lines around a car – which was ...

A garage owner was baffled and angered to see his car had been dragged along a residential street – so double yellow lines could be painted where it had ...and more »

Contractors painted double yellow lines around a car – which was then dragged on to them and ticketed

A garage owner was baffled and angered to see his car had been dragged along a residential street – so double yellow lines could be painted where it had stood. David Buckland, owner of European Auto Services in Roath , Cardiff , had been parked in ...and more »

Admiral offers new apprenticeships in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale College

Admiral has teamed up with Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) to offer apprenticeships designed to help people develop the skills they will need for a career in the financial sector. The Admiral Business Administration Apprenticeship will offer people the ...and more »

Admiral offers new apprenticeships in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale College

Admiral has teamed up with Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) to offer apprenticeships designed to help people develop the skills they will need for a career in the financial sector. The Admiral Business Administration Apprenticeship will offer people the ...and more »

How you can win free tickets for Wales v South Africa courtesy of Dove Men+Care

You could be there to watch Wales take on the Springboks in their final match of the Under Armour series, thanks to Dove Men+Care. To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, just download the WalesOnline app and we'll send you a message at ...

M&S will open a new store in Aberystwyth despite national closure ...

The retailer announced earlier this month it was shutting 30 UK stores and converting 45 more into food-only shops.and more »

Cars could be back in Bridgend town centre – but it would cost more than £500000

Almost eight out of ten people have backed a plan to bring traffic back to parts of the pedestrianised Bridgend town centre. A public consultation run by Bridgend council has found overwhelming support for the scheme, which will allow vehicles 24-hour ...

Wales v South Africa breaking news LIVE: All the latest from both camps ahead of the final autumn international

Aberdare14-year-old girl hit by a car during rush hour · The girl sustained a head injury and has been taken to hospital · Wales News'Uniformed officers' will fine people who put out more than two black bags of rubbish per fortnight · A Welsh council ...

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter: Whirlpool must ban faulty tumble dryers after spate of fires

An inquest into their deaths is investigating possible links to the tumble dryer in the men's kitchen. Last May, mother Melissa Dooley had to run from her Nottingham home after her dryer burst into flames. Katrina and Matthew Draper's Rhondda Valley ...

A father of two has gone missing after telling family he was visiting Cardiff to see his sons

A dad of two has gone missing after telling his family he was going to visit his children in Cardiff. The last time Wayne Stirrups, from Canterbury, spoke to his family he said he was on his way to the Welsh capital where his sons, aged six and three ...

London Residential Property Specialist Returns to Swansea Bay

South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has boosted its expertise further with the appointment of a new member of its Swansea based conveyancing team, who specialises in high-value transactions. Originally from Llanelli, Emily Diaz has joined ...

'The boys have been judged very harshly!' Rhys Webb's verdict on criticism of Wales' autumn campaign

Injured scrum-half Rhys Webb has launched a staunch defence of his under-fire Wales team mates, saying criticism of them this autumn has been too severe. Webb injured his ankle in the opening defeat to Australia and has been ruled out of action ...and more »

A football fan wants people to send their old poppies to Fifa

People are sending their poppies to FIFA after world football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against the Welsh FA. Kelvin Jones and others posted on Facebook requesting people to send their artificial flowers to FIFA's head offices in ...and more »

Masters Academy Cardiff – On a Mission to Keep People Safe

With 20 years experience in the world of personal security and safety, Jason has launched a business in Cardiff to give people the skills to keep safe through martial arts and fitness training. Masters Academy Cardiff was launched earlier this year at ...

Welsh Businesses Recognised for Commitment to Diversity

Organisations in Wales were showcased for their commitment to diverse and inclusive practices within the workplace at a special event in Swansea on Tuesday. Gender equality charity, Chwarae Teg, launched the Exemplar Employer Award in June to ...

The inside story on the challenges facing Dan Lydiate as he looks to evolve and fit into Wales' new style

Aberdare14-year-old girl hit by a car during rush hour · The girl sustained a head injury and has been taken to hospital · Missing peopleA father of two has gone missing after telling family he was visiting Cardiff to see his sons · Wayne Stirrups has ...and more »

This is how LGBTI people are being welcomed and accepted in all levels of Welsh sport

If you're heading out to watch sports this weekend, you might see an extra splash of colour brightening a grey November day as teams around Wales don rainbow laces. It's part of Stonewall's campaign to fight homophobia and make sure lesbian, gay, bi ...and more »

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas says Wales' 'dire' autumn performances have caused a 'national crisis'

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas says Wales' dire performances during the autumn international series have caused a 'national crisis'. Rob Howley and his players have been heavily criticised during the autumn campaign which has seen Wales thrashed by ...and more »

The water in this Welsh river is white and no one knows why

Most Read; Most Recent. Aberdare14-year-old girl hit by a car during rush hour · The girl sustained a head injury and has been taken to hospital · Wales News'Uniformed officers' will fine people who put out more than two black bags of rubbish per ...

Wales is falling behind England in tackling winter deaths in older people

Wales is falling behind England when it comes to reducing the number of older people who are dying during the winter months. There were an estimated 24,300 “excess” winter deaths in 2015-16 in England and Wales, which meant 15% more deaths ...and more »

Sport Wales had its activities suspended due to 'no confidence' in its chair

The board of Sport Wales is believed to have been suspended in the wake of a no confidence vote in its chair. The Welsh Government announced on Wednesday that “all activities” of the board had been “temporarily suspended”.and more »

The Gwyn Jones verdict: 'Forget the win, I'd rather see Wales produce 30 minutes of quality high

I don't care so much about the result tomorrow. I would rather see Wales make some progress on changing their style of play. If Wales beat the Springboks playing Warrenball then they should be congratulated, but what will it have proved? That we can ...and more »

CCTV footage captures moment comic book shop is broken into

This footage shows the moment burglars broke into a comic book store and made off with £1,500 worth of goods, also causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. The CCTV filmed the incident in the early hours of Wednesday in which a charity box, power ...

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A 14-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car on a busy Valleys bypass during Thursday's rush hour. The incident happened at around 5.45pm on the A4059 Aberdare Bypass when police were called to the scene, and the road was ...

Burglaries in the Mountain Ash area overnight

Following a number of ‘creeper’ burglaries in the Mountain Ash area overnight. 

Woman had her bag snatched in Rhydefelin yesterday.

South Wales Police are appealing for information after a woman had her bag snatched in Rhydefelin yesterday.

Luxury shoe retailer The Brogue Trader opens new stores in Leeds and Edinburgh

Cardiff independent shoe retailer The Brogue Trader is stepping forward with two new stores in England and Scotland. The award-winning retailer which opened its Cardiff store at the Morgan Arcade in 2013, is expanding its presence with outlets in Leeds ...

Recycling Competition Winner Announced

Three winning schools have collected the equivalent weight of 557 jumpers in school uniform to s

Alzheimer's Society responds to the Autumn Statement

George McNamara, Head of Policy at Alzheimer’s Society, responds to today's Autumn Statement.

Senedd debate highlights Labour’s business rate betrayal

A Welsh Conservative Senedd debate has highlighted the plight faced by small Welsh firms following Labour’s failure to deli

This is how well behaved Welsh football fans are compared to the rest of the UK

Cardiff City and Swansea City fans are among the best behaved in the Premier League and Championship, according to new Home Office football arrest and banning order figures. On match days in the 12 months to August, a total of 36 people were arrested ...

Hundreds queue in the cold to see the Coca

It was cold and it was windy but that didn't stop hundreds of people in Cardiff as they queued up to get an up-close-and-personal view of the Coca-Cola truck. The arrival of the big red truck whips up a frenzy wherever it goes, and Cardiff was no ...and more »

St John Christmas Selection Box Appeal

We are a small group of Year 10 pupils and we have decided to launch a Selection Box Appeal.

Wales hero Hal Robson

Wales cult idol Hal Robson-Kanu has provided a new twist on the row with FIFA by revealing that he will wear a poppy to their glittering awards ceremony in January. Robson-Kanu has been named alongside Barcelona greats Lionel Messi and Neymar on a ...and more »

You will earn less in 2021 than you did in 2008, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Workers face the “dreadful” prospect of real wages still lagging behind 2008 levels in 2021, according to a hard-hitting analysis by one of the UK's most respected think tanks. Paul Johnson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned there will have ...and more »

The pressure on Wales just rocketed after South Africa named one of the most inexperienced sides in their history

South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has dropped veteran wing Bryan Habana and included three debutants in his side to play Wales on Saturday. The Springboks have lost seven of 11 Tests this year, equalling their record for the most defeats in a season ...and more »

'Uniformed officers' will fine people who put out more than two black bags of rubbish per fortnight

'Uniformed officers' are set to be brought in by one local authority to check up on and fine residents who fail to recycle . Bridgend council said they will have the power to open black bags and issue £75 on-the-spot fines if they fail to stick to the ...

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UK Independence Party acting leader Nigel Farage has predicted a political earthquake in Britain if the government of Prime Minister Theresa May fails to leave the European Union before the 2020 general election. Leader of the UK Independence Party ...and more »

The reasons why Wales players have been benched or ditched completely for South Africa clash

Why have the likes of Alex Cuthbert (left), Jamie Roberts (centre) and Keelan Giles missed out? Share; Comments. Get rugby updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email.

Ceredigion misses out on free childcare trial scheme

Instead, the pilot scheme will be trialled from September 2017 in areas of Gwynedd, Anglesey, Flintshire, Swansea, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Ceredigion AM Elin Jones said while she was disappointed that Ceredigion was not chosen for the ...and more »

Securing the Future of Work

Securing the future of work-based learning programmes in a time of change is the challenging theme of this year's National Training Federation for Wales' (NTfW's) annual conference at Cardiff City Football Stadium on Thursday, November 24. In a year ...and more »

Council Approve Residential Development on Building Site Behind Cardiff Central Station

Approval to build a residential development on the site of a former commercial space has been given by local councillors. Property company Portabella is working in partnership with CW Architects to regenerate the old imperial buildings south of Cardiff ...

Anger as major Cardiff secondary shuts suddenly 'because of electrical problems'

One of Cardiff's biggest secondary schools has had to close its doors due to an electrical failure. Parents were sent a text at 10.30pm last night to tell them about the closure. Parents were furious at the lack of notice, which left them unable to ...

Injured Sam Warburton means Wales make one change from side that beat Argentina to face South Africa

Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Wales' final autumn clash against South Africa on Saturday, forcing coach Rob Howley to make one change from the side that beat Argentina. Warburton picked up a so-called stinger injury to his shoulder in training on ...and more »

Welsh whisky dating back to 1900 expected to fetch thousands as it ...

TWO bottles of Welsh whisky which cost just £5 half a century ago could fetch £3000 each as they go under the hammer. The Welsh Whisky Distillery Company ...and more »

Drivers face long delays in Cardiff today because of emergency works

Most Read; Most Recent. Aberdare14-year-old girl hit by a car during rush hour · The girl sustained a head injury and has been taken to hospital · Pontypool RFCFormer rugby captain took his own life after suffering series of concussions during his ...and more »

The boss of Welsh Water was paid £768000 last year

The organisation, which has taken out TV adverts to boast of being "not for profit", is Wales' biggest water provider. Mr Jones pay package was described as unjustifiable in a Senedd debate on Wednesday. Plaid Cymru AM Neil McEvoy said: "His pay last ...and more »

UK preparing for slowdown in 2017, says Philip Hammond after autumn statement

Aberdare14-year-old girl hit by a car during rush hour · The girl sustained a head injury and has been taken to hospital · CourtsNaked pensioner who flashed at women told police he was undressed because it was a hot day · Ifan Leslie McClelland sat ...and more »

North Wales Business Roadshow Hailed a Success

Traders from across the county attended the Small Business Saturday bus visit to Denbigh on November 10. Saturday, December 3 is designated Small ...

Wales' Largest Screening Provider Celebrates Win at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards

Wales' largest screening provider, Complete Background Screening (CBS), celebrates win at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards (EWA). The South Wales-based screening house collected the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award for a second ...

Monmouth Business Networking

Chris is a digital marketing and publishing whizz by trade, having worked alongside the Recruitment, Automotive, Information Security and Software Asset ...and more »

Autumn Statement analysis: Wales must boost skills and infrastructure to escape a new era of decline

Chancellor Philip Hammond arrived in the Commons to deliver his first Autumn Statement without a rabbit to pull out of his hat. The revised economic forecasts overshadowed any of his announcements and they will have made people across Wales and the ...and more »

Business Region Celebrates Top Performers at 2016 Caerphilly Business Forum Awards

One of South Wales' fastest growing SMEs took the top spot at an annual awards ceremony celebrating the most prominent businesses and business people in a region hailed for its ambition. Contract Services Group, a specialist construction and ...

Swansea University Awarded in Recognition for Sustainable Travel Plans

Swansea University added to its trophy cabinet another two awards for its sustainable travel plans and a special personal award recognising the outstanding contribution made by the University's Sustainable Travel Officer. The University deservedly took ...

School and Storage Tank Designer Excel at Wales Quality Awards

A Llantrisant-based storage tank business and a school in Flintshire have been recognised by the Wales Quality Centre for their commitment to strengthening processes and developing staff to drive business growth at the 20th Wales Quality Awards ...

Wales v South Africa: travel advice

Given the number of people that will be coming to the stadium to watch the match, everyone is being advised to get to the Principality Stadium as early as possible. Additional security measures will be in operation and if you bring a bag, expect to be ...

A new train plan in Cardiff for Wales v South Africa means some fans will need to use a different station

Welsh rugby fans looking to get a train after Saturday's game against South Africa will have to use a different queuing system. More than 50,000 tickets have been sold for the match at the Principality Stadium, with Cardiff set for its fourth ...

Why is Cynon Valley being ignored?

Why is Cynon Valley being ignored?

 

Following the First Minister Carwyn Jones AM and his vision of the South Wales Valleys on Tuesday first ministers questions it seems that again Cynon Valley is just being ignored.

 

Calls for investigation after shocking revelations over Circuit of Wales payments

Freedom of Information requests have revealed that Welsh Government ministers ignored advice from senior civil servants to refuse payments from the Heads of the Valleys Development Company to Aventa Capital Partners Ltd for services related to the Circuit of Wales project.

Mixed results in knockout cup for Barry chess teams

Good luck to them in their next match which will be at home against either Bridgend or Rhondda. The Barry Chess Club meets at 7.30pm each Monday at the West End Club, St. Nicholas Road, Barry CF62 6QY. The club is open to players of all standards; ...and more »

Blueprint for Education in Pembrokeshire Over the Next Three Years is Published

A document setting out the blueprint for education in Pembrokeshire over the next three years has been published. 'Pembrokeshire's Vision for Education and Learning 2016-2019 sets out the future direction of travel for the County Council's Children and ...

Historic Welsh rugby and football items could fetch thousands of pounds at auction

'It was like preparing for a royal visit' The day the All Blacks visited Aberdare 80 years ago on Saturday. Ieuan Evans celebrates scoring the deciding try in Wales 10-9 win over England in 1993 – having outpaced fullback Jonathan Webb ...Webb's shirt ...and more »

Council drops case against teenager taken to court for feeding chip to pigeon

A council has dropped the case against a teenager who was taken to court after she fed a chip to a pigeon. Lauren Paige-Smith, 19, appeared at Swansea Magistrates' Court earlier this month to face charges of littering. The teenager admitted throwing ...and more »

Relieved Manley ready for World Cup shot after Q School stress

Job security, a baby on the way and now a chance at World Cup glory - a very good few days for Wales' Stuart Manley.and more »

Chancellor promises a £400m

The Welsh Government will get a £400m-plus boost as Chancellor Philip Hammond presses ahead with infrastructure spending, the Treasury has claimed. The Chancellor stressed his commitment to the Swansea city deal in the first Autumn Statement of his ...and more »

This derelict railway station will be turned into a military museum thanks to £2m of Government cash

The Grade II listed building was home to the first steam-powered train service in Wales but has been left derelict despite investment elsewhere in the Bay. In September, the Victorian Society listed the Bute Road Railway Station in Cardiff Bay as one ...

12th December – Cardiff Business Builder Program

The program is designed for Business Owners or their Senior Management. Those tasked with 'running the business' will be able to undertake a simple review of existing business activity and identify areas for improvement. Exploring a series of topics in ...and more »

Terrier transformed after being saved from the streets

Dog. Chacha before and after her makeover. Credit: Wales News Service. Chacha, a four-year-old West Highland Terrier, was given the treatment after rescuers found the homeless hound living rough in Rhondda. The small dog left to fend for herself for ...

Wales face shock FIFA sanctions for fans' spectacular poppy tribute to the war dead

Rhondda Cynon Taf council says 'real progress' is being made on making the major project a reality · Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilThe £143,000-a-year job up for grabs at Rhondda Cynon Taf council · The local authority says the salary is lower than the same ...and more »

Weddings in Wales: Matthew got down on one knee after day on the beach

If you tied the knot like Donna and Matthew, we'd love to share in your celebrations . To take part, just fill in the simple form at the end of this story. And if you're from the South Wales Echo area, you will be featured in our newspaper, too. It ...

The Wales players with the biggest points to prove in the final autumn clash against South Africa

The need to bounce back and prove a point is almost a permanent requirement for Wales at present, and rarely more so than this weekend. With South Africa in town Rob Howley's side are under enormous pressure to beat the weakest Boks team in decades ...and more »

Broken down train blocks busy line into Cardiff

Rail passengers saw services cancelled or delayed after a train broke down at a Cardiff train station. Commuters on the Arriva Trains Wales train had to get off after it broke down at Lisvane station. They were delayed for around 30 minutes before ...

Ann Clwyd questions Lloyds over plan to leave Mountain Ash without a high street bank

"I stressed how concerned the people of Mountain Ash are regarding the closure, particularly as the community has already seen a bank branch shut in Aberdare in April, and pressed Lloyds as to how it was ensuring that older customers – particularly ...

Fears as junction set to reopen

However, according to council leader Rhondda Geekie, an “independent appraisal” by charity Living Streets Scotland described the design proposals as “well thought out, with the needs of pedestrians a priority”. Mr Taylor said this week: “In last week's ...and more »

An extra £2m could be ploughed into the Pontypridd precinct site project

An extra £2m could be ploughed into the Pontypridd precinct site project by the local authority. Rhondda Cynon Taf council 's cabinet members will discuss the proposal on Thursday, with the funding used to support the next phase of redevelopment works ...

The £143000

Rhondda Cynon Taf council is looking for a new chief executive - on a salary of £143,000-a-year. The local authority has operated without a permanent chief executive for a year, after Rhondda-born Steve Merritt retired from his £141,000-a-year post in ...

Cantorion Creigiau entertains Cowbridge U3A

The final two songs were the ever-popular 'Calon Lân', followed by the well known 'Cwm Rhondda'. The audience had been promised an hour of entertainment, but this proved not to be true – it was at least 75 minutes of superb performance. Next meeting: ...and more »

Cantorion Creigiau entertains Cowbridge U3A | News | The ...

The monthly meeting of Cowbridge U3A usually involves an illustrated talk, but November's gathering was an excellent musical entertainment.and more »

The Importance of Office Space in Cardiff

There's no doubt that having a clean, comfortable and spacious office can increase staff morale and productivity, but a high quality, well designed office means much more in today's competitive business world, particularly for public facing companies.

Five youths sentenced after violent Newport scenes

Five teenagers have been found guilty of violent disorder following these scenes that were recorded in Newport last month. The incidents happened on October ...and more »

Children's home manager admits offering youngsters alcohol and drinking while on duty

At a Care Council for Wales misconduct hearing on Tuesday, suspended Rhondda Cynon Taf employee Ms Haining admitted consuming alcohol on duty and offering alcohol to young people in her care. She denied charges of failing to complete ...

Two

The A470 in Abercynon was closed northbound on Tuesday evening after what was described as a serious accident. There was queuing traffic due to the crash which involved two vehicles. The northbound section of the road was closed and there was ...

These puppies were abandoned in a park and need new homes for Christmas

An animal welfare centre is looking for caring people to re-home two puppies which were cruelly abandoned in a park on Bonfire Night. The nine-week-old puppies – Lurcher-cross Sparkle and Collie-cross Boom – were left in the cold in a park in Mountain ...

The heartbreaking admission from an exhausted paramedic who says he is 'no longer proud' to wear the uniform

Staff at the Welsh Ambulance Service say morale is at “an all-time low” due to unmanageable workloads, long hours and the endless waits outside A&E departments. One experienced paramedic said he was so demoralised and exhausted with the job that he ...and more »

Generous student tuition fee grants will be scrapped in Wales, Welsh Government confirms

Students from Wales will get a means-tested maintenance grant of up to £9,000 a year if they study full-time, Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams has announced. The grants will replace the generous universal tuition fee grants of £5,100 a ...and more »

Car belonging to missing man found by police searching river

RhonddaA pub in the Valleys changed its name amid anger at George Thomas' role after Aberfan · Crown Carveries has changed the name of its Rhondda branch from The Lord Tonypandy · FishguardPeople stuck on a ferry at sea overnight in Storm Angus ...and more »

The Welsh woman whose husband is odds

The favourite to be the next First Lady of France is not one to crave the media spotlight. But when she does speak those with a keen ear may detect the lilt of a Welsh accent. Penelope Fillon's husband Francois goes into Sunday's two-man primary ...and more »

Here's why Wales are playing so poorly right now: The major problems explained

RhonddaA pub in the Valleys changed its name amid anger at George Thomas' role after Aberfan · Crown Carveries has changed the name of its Rhondda branch from The Lord Tonypandy · South Wales PoliceA missing man's car bumper has been found by ...

A shed was broken into in Abercynon Road, Abercynon.

South Wales Police are appealing for information after a shed was broken into in Abercynon Road, Abercynon.

People stuck on a ferry at sea overnight in Storm Angus say they'll never do it again

Passengers stuck for more than 24 hours on a ferry that was forced to shelter in Cardigan Bay from Storm Angus have been talking about their ordeal. The Stena Line ferry from Rosslare was unable to dock in Fishguard on Monday afternoon and the 100 ...and more »

A man committed a sex act on himself outside a school for children with educational needs

A man committed a sex act on himself outside a school for children with educational needs. Steven Taylor, 51, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to committing an act outraging public decency. He was seen outside ...

Surf and skateboard shop closes down after 30 years blaming high business rates, fewer shoppers and online ...

City Surf in Cardiff 's High Street Arcade acted as a local pitstop for surfing, skating and snowboarding fans for decades. But on November 18, the store closed its doors for good. Owner Darren Evans, 46, said the shop was brought to its knees by high ...

When there's a knock on the door and it's Dan Biggar with VIP tickets to see Wales play South Africa...

AberdareCan you help serve up Christmas dinner to people in Aberdare so they're not alone? In 2015, 92 volunteers helped bring together people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone · AbercynonBoxer Dai Dower posthumously awarded ...

Wales push boat out to bring Leigh Halfpenny home as Liam Williams quits to join Saracens

Wales are pulling out the stops to bring prolific points-scorer Leigh Halfpenny back to Welsh rugby after Liam Williams' decision to join Saracens. The WRU money, which would have gone to Williams had he signed a National Dual Contract, can be diverted ...and more »

Wales push boat out to bring Leigh Halfpenny home as Liam Williams quits to join Saracens

Wales are pulling out the stops to bring prolific points-scorer Leigh Halfpenny back to Welsh rugby after Liam Williams' decision to join Saracens. The WRU money, which would have gone to Williams had he signed a National Dual Contract, can be diverted ...and more »

This is how much rain fell where you live during Storm Angus

Storm Angus wreaked havoc across much of Wales on Monday, causing heavy flooding and severe transport problems. The extreme weather closed schools, ruined homes and caused travel chaos. Flooding in one town was described as the "worst in 50 ...and more »

First images of the plans to redevelop Cardiff's Brains brewery site

Rhondda'I felt utterly useless' A miner's memories of the day an explosion killed nine people at Lewis Merthyr Colliery · Ivor England, who's 80, has spoken on the 60th anniversary of the 1956 disaster in Trehafod · Cardiff City FCVincent Tan converts ...and more »

First images of the plans to redevelop Cardiff's Brains brewery site

Central Quay could eventually see three million sq ft of new offices, apartments and leisure space creating thousands of new jobs · AberdareCan you help serve up Christmas dinner to people in Aberdare so they're not alone? In 2015, 92 volunteers helped ...and more »

Wales set to bring Taulupe Faletau back into starting XV as Justin Tipuric faces missing out

AberdareCan you help serve up Christmas dinner to people in Aberdare so they're not alone? In 2015, 92 volunteers helped bring together people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone · I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of HereThis is the ...and more »

This is the 2017 Christmas show at the Wales Millennium Centre

Acclaimed musical Miss Saigon is heading to the Wales Millennium Centre in next year's coveted Christmas slot. The popular musical was the first large-scale production to be performed at the Cardiff Bay venue and now the new touring version will ...

First images of the redeveloped Brains brewery site that will transform the centre of Cardiff

AberdareThe lake at Aberdare Park is set to be drained for a massive clean-up · It'll cost £20,000 and work could begin before Christmas · Nicky RobinsonMonbeg Dude to join Welsh rugby co-owner Nicky Robinson into sporting retirement · The 2013 Welsh ...and more »

Can you help serve up Christmas dinner to people so they're not alone?

Volunteers are needed to help organise a meal on Christmas Day for people in the Aberdare area who would otherwise be alone. It will be the second year that St Fagan's Church in Trecynon has hosted the Christmas dinner, following a heart-warming event ...

Boxer Dai Dower posthumously awarded RCT's highest accolade on 'a special day for Abercynon'

Boxing legend Dai Dower has been posthumously awarded the highest accolade Rhondda Cynon Taff can bestow on “a special day for Abercynon”. David William Dower MBE – known affectionately as 'Dai' – is one of Wales' most celebrated boxers, and in ...

Mountain Ash 3G pitch project could be completed in a matter of days

A major project to upgrade a play area, tennis courts and a sports pitch in Mountain Ash could be completed in a matter of days. Rhondda Cynon Taf council 's scheme at the Caedrawnant Playing Fields has been ongoing for since the summer , and it could ...

This 17

Anyone who thinks gardening is just for older people has clearly never met Huw Richards. At the age of 17 Huw now runs one of the biggest YouTube vegetable gardening channels in the world with over seven million views. A-level student Huw, who lives ...and more »

The lake at Aberdare Park is set to be drained for a massive clean

Aberdare Park's stunning lake is set to be drained for a thorough clean-up - and it could begin before Christmas. The process of emptying, cleaning and refilling the lake at Aberdare Park could begin before Christmas, it has been revealed. During June ...

These are the changes Cardiff council will make on Caerphilly Road after a spate of accidents

Cardiff council has said it will add new signs to a busy city road after concerns were raised over the number of accidents there. The scheme to introduce bus lanes on Caerphilly Road in Birchgrove has been ongoing for a number of weeks and is due to be ...

A ferry has docked after being stranded at sea off the Welsh coast overnight

The Stena Lines ferry, travelling from Rosslare, Ireland, to Fishguard, failed to dock on Monday due to the torrid weather conditions. The ferry has 87 passengers and 59 members of crew on board, and left Rosslare just before 9am on Monday. Ferry as it ...and more »

Nigel Farage hits out at 'cesspit' of politics as Downing Street rejects Donald Trump's call to make him British ...

Nigel Farage has hit out at the "cesspit" of politics as Downing Street rejected Donald Trump's calls for the interim Ukip leader to become Britain's next ambassador to the United States. In a surprising tweet, which has raised eyebrows in the UK, Mr ...and more »

The Coca

With the Coca-Cola truck due to arrive in Cardiff City Centre on Thursday morning, the City Council has been working closely with the company to make the event run as smoothly as possible. To avoid rush hour traffic, the Coca-Cola truck will make its ...and more »

£1.6 Million Warm Homes Arbed Funding for Cardigan and Llanarth

The Ceredigion County Council Area Renewal Team has been successful in securing £1.6 million from the Welsh Government's Warm Homes Arbed Scheme for improving homes in the Teifi Ward, Cardigan and Llanarth. The scheme supports Welsh ...

More than 100000 tonnes of recycling in Wales ends up landfill every year

Up to one in every five tonnes of material gathered for recycling in some council areas ends up in landfill or an incinerator. The material is understood to be too contaminated to be reused or recycled. Figures provided by Natural Resources Wales ...and more »

More than 100,000 tonnes of recycling in Wales ends up landfill ...

Up to one in every five tonnes of material gathered for recycling in some council areas ends up in landfill or an incinerator. The material is understood to be too ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

First snow of winter taken at Nantyglo overlooking the West Mon golf course on Sunday November 20. Picture sent in by Ron Nelson, Nantyglo. Share. by Taboola by Taboola · Sponsored Links Sponsored Links · Promoted Links Promoted Links .. Mountain ...

Western Mail letters: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I have just watched a competitive Test match of the highest intensity at my local O'Neill's pub which saw a plucky Irish team literally empty their tanks in a valiant effort to replicate their historic victory in Chicago a fortnight ago, only to come ...and more »

Wales' Year of Legends Will be Delivered Next Year

Bringing the past to life like never before – while creating and celebrating new Welsh legends is the vision outlined by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates while sharing how Wales' Year of Legends will be delivered next year. In outlining his vision to ...

High Valley announce UK tour dates for 2017

They will perform dates in Glasgow, Birmingham, Aberdare and London, with the London date being the first C2C Social of 2017. High Valley performed in the UK for the first time earlier this year as part of C2C. The duo gave live performances on the ...

Six RCT Town Centres Benefit from £300000 Worth of Investment

In addition to the town centre investment works, the Council's dedicated Streetcare, cleansing team have been undertaking a programme of town centre cleaning blitzes in Talbot Green, Llanharry, Abercynon, Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, Porth ...and more »

Plans to Regenerate the St David's Development Site Gather Pace

More world class musicians, comedians and touring shows than ever before could soon be on the way to Swansea. Swansea Council is now advertising for an indoor arena operator as plans to regenerate the St David's development site gather pace.and more »

Next Article ECA Urges Government to Prioritise Wales' Tidal Lagoons

Proposals to build a series of tidal lagoons in Wales have been firmly backed by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) in a submission to the Treasury ...and more »

What will Brexit Mean for Wales? Swansea Conference on Exiting ...

Swansea University will hold an academic conference to examine what Brexit will mean for Wales later this month. The day-long conference, to be held on ...and more »

Flood alerts remain in place across many parts of Wales

There remains 19 flood alerts in place across many parts of Wales, including north and west Pembrokeshire, areas around the River Ely in Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan and up north in Flintshire around Mold. Elsewhere a Stena ...and more »

Principality Stadium in new hot dog deal

The Welsh Rugby Union has entered into a four-year deal with Mom's Fabulous Foods - the Hampshire-based business which was recently acquired by Wales' biggest pie maker in Caerphilly-based Peter's Food Services.

You could be the owner of a piece of Welsh woodland for just £25000

A patch of woodland near Llanelli with lapsed planning consent for housing is coming to auction. The six acre plot has a freehold guide price of £25,000 to £45,000. On a corner plot at Heol Y Pentre in Ponthenri, it is expected to appeal to those with ...

Payday loans boss was caught by the United States Secret Service after hiring hackers to attack a consumer website

A payday loans boss paid for computer hackers to sabotage a consumer watchdog website in a bid to destroy customers' complaints about his company. But finance company chief James Frazer-Mann, 35, of Barry , was caught by the United States Secret ...and more »

South Africa promise to beat Wales 'at all costs' as coach plays down fears he'll be sacked

Under-fire Allister Coetzee has played down reports Saturday's Test with Wales will be his last as Springboks coach in the wake of their 20-18 defeat to Italy in Florence last weekend. Their seventh loss in 11 Tests in 2016 and a first to the Azzurri ...and more »

Live updates as schools and homes flooded amid heavy rain across Wales

Rhondda'He will be missed by all who knew him' Family pays tribute to man killed in car crash · Stephen Lewis has been described by his family as 'the life and soul of the party' · Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilRCT council says it's clamping down on 'cowboy ...and more »

'He will be missed by all who knew him' Family pays tribute to man killed in car crash

The family of a Rhondda man who died in a crash near Bristol last week have described him as the "life and soul of the party". Stephen Lewis from Treherbert died when the van he was driving was involved in a collision with several other vehicles on the ...and more »

RCT council says it's clamping down on 'cowboy cabs' in the run up to Christmas

Rhondda Cynon Taf council says it is clamping down on unlicensed and uninsured taxis in the run up to Christmas. The local authority says this time of year – when the autumn rugby internationals and Christmas shopping are in full swing – often sees the ...

A huge number of ambulances were caught on video queuing at Wales' largest A&E

AberdareCan you help serve up Christmas dinner to people in Aberdare so they're not alone? In 2015, 92 volunteers helped bring together people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone. Most Read; Most Recent. Wales Rugby TeamLiam ...and more »

Flooding described as the 'worst in 50 years' has left this path of destruction in a South Wales town

Flooding described as the "worst" in 50 years has wrecked homes in Maesteg and across the Bridgend borough. Exceptionally heavy rain combined with "debris" washed off land by flood water, which blocked culverts, caused torrents of water to flow down ...and more »

Cardiff is named one of the UK's most entertaining cities and this is why

Cardiff has been given a Top 10 place in a list of the most entertaining UK cities. The capital came in ninth in a compilation of the 40 most entertaining British destinations. Each place was ranked for its different aspects of entertainment in seven ...

Police stand down river search for father who disappeared when going to pick up his wife remains missing

Police have stood down a search for a dad reported missing after he was last seen going out to pick up his wife on Sunday morning. Russell Sherwood, 69, set off from his home in Cilfrew, Neath, at around 6.15am to pick his wife up from Bridgend .and more »

A £1.2bn City Deal for the Cardiff Capital City Region is not a done deal yet

The £1.2bn City Deal for boosting the infrastructure and economy of the Cardiff Capital City Region was agreed in principle in a blaze of publicity last year. Backed with finance from the Welsh Government, the UK Government and the borrowing powers of ...

The stray terrier who has been transformed after three years on the streets

This little West Highland Terrier looks unrecognisable after being rescued from the streets and she now has a new home lined up. In a true rags to riches story, Chacha the dog was rescued by Friends of the Animals RCT after living outside for three years.

This is the route the Coca

The Coca-Cola truck will arrive in Cardiff this week - and we can announce the route the iconic truck will take. It will make its way onto Queen Street/Churchill Way at 10am and will leave the city between 10.30pm and 11.30pm. During its visit, people ...and more »

Cardiff teacher caught with indecent images of children

David Pugh, 54, who taught at Llysfaen Primary School in the Lisvane area of Cardiff, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday. The offences did not take place at the school and did not involve children from the school. He received an eight-month ...and more »

Watch combative Shaun Edwards take on the media as Wales coaches come under scrutiny

Edwards was keen to get on the front foot as he insisted rugby was all about winning despite the unconvincing manner of the performance in the 33-30 victory over Japan on Saturday. When asked for his response to former Wales star Emyr Lewis's criticism ...and more »

These two Rhondda bridges could be 'future

Two Rhondda bridges could be about to benefit from a £3.5m investment by the council. St Albans Bridge in Tynewydd, near Treherbert, and the footbridge at Brook Street in Ystrad will be the key projects for the significant investment, which Rhondda ...

Wales coaches deny they're under pressure as Shaun Edwards staunchly defends 'very good' head coach Rob Howley

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has leapt to the defence of under-fire Rob Howley and insisted the Welsh coaching team are not feeling the pressure. Howley's position has been questioned by members of the public, pundits and the media following ...and more »

WORLD CUP BECKONS FOR WELSH BOWLERS

Ten Welsh bowlers will be making the trip to New Zealand later this month to take part in the World Bowls Championships.

Civil engineering merchants Scott Parnell choose Valleys location for its first operation in Wales

Groundworks and civil engineering merchants, Scott Parnell, has chosen Aberdare for its first venture in Wales. The company, which also operates in Essex, London and Milton Keynes, has opened a logistics and distribution centre at the Hirwaun ...

A gaming bar with 1990s arcade games and table football is opening in Cardiff

A new bar is opening next month on St Mary Street in Cardiff which the owners say will allow you to embrace your "inner nerd" by playing classic 90s arcade games including Donkey Kong and Pac-Man as well as ping-pong and table football. They will be ...

Pupil problem

Maerdy Community School in Rhondda Cynon Taf introduced restorative practice two years ago. Harry Allan is the Year 5 teacher at Maerdy Community School. He said: "The children are being asked to solve their problems amongst themselves. That has ...and more »

Proposed Mountain Ash Southern Cross Valley Link is it fit for purpose?

Having looked at the proposed proposal on the Internet and attended the exhibition in Mountain Ash for the Southern Cross Valley Link.

 

A cat has died and his brother is fighting for his life after they were poisoned by antifreeze

One cat has died and another is battling for his life after being poisoned with antifreeze in Caerphilly . RSPCA Cymru are urging members of the public to come forward with information after the two cats, who are brothers, consumed the deadly poison.and more »

Everything you need to know about the Coca

For many the arrival of the festive truck is a highlight of the Christmas build-up and thousands have poured into the city in previous years to catch sight of it. Last year the truck made four stops in Wales, including one at the Asda car park in ...and more »

CAOS' musical trip around UK

On November 8, CAOS Musical Society were the guests of Cardiff Light Music Club at The Fairwater Conservative Club. The theme was 'Songs From Around Britain' and the programme included many old favourites such as, 'Cwm Rhondda', 'The ...and more »

Wales' burglary hotspots revealed

We've crunched police data to see which areas of Wales have had the most burglaries. The data has been compiled from police reports which are published monthly. In Cardiff, an area of Wyeverne Road in Cathays has had the most break ins. In Swansea ...

Rising star takes Cardigan open darts title

RISING teenage darts star Justin Smith of Cardigan was in superb form in winning the Cardigan Open Singles Championship at the town's Dragon Wine Bar. The 19-year-old, who competes on the Professional Darts Corporation circuit, is better known locally ...and more »

Heavy rain continues to batter Wales as people clear up the damage from Sunday's flooding

Rain continued to batter most of Wales on Monday after the Met Office issued a weather warning covering the country. Heavy, persistent rain affected much of South Wales, and is expected to reach North Wales around the middle of the day. There could ...

Cars submerged as heavy rain follows Storm Angus across the UK

RhonddaThe stray terrier who has been transformed after three years on the streets · West Highland White Chacha is unrecognisable · CrimePayday loans boss was caught by the FBI after hiring hackers to attack a consumer website · James Frazer-Mann ...and more »

Plans for a new £100m energy plant at Valero's Pembroke oil refinery

Plans for a £100m combined heat and power generation project from the US owners of a Pembrokeshire oil refinery have been welcomed by the Welsh Government. Valero has submitted plans for the project at its Pembroke oil refinery plant, which it acquired ...and more »

RCT council could be about to commit another £2m to the cross

Councillor Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council , said: “The development of a Cross-Valley Link for Cynon Valley has been an aspiration for decades and it is pleasing to see plans now developing at speed supported by investment by the ...

Budding solicitors join NewLaw's growing team

The traineeships, which aspiring solicitors have to experience before they can qualify, have been awarded to Robert Bolt, Kayleigh Taylor, Kyle Reynolds and James Mortimer following a stringent interview process. The new trainees will spend time at ...

Y Pant Comprehensive pupils must wait until January to use new £24m facilities after construction delay

Y Pant Comprehensive School pupils will now start benefiting from the 21st Century standard school building when they return to school following the Christmas holiday - when it was initially thought they would move in during December . Rhondda Cynon ...

This rugby star's finger was left hanging off but he asked to tape it up and play on (Warning: Graphic image)

It was an injury to test even the medical skills of Welsh centre Jamie Roberts. But with the doctor away on Test duty with his country, it was left to the Harlequins medical men to deal with an horrific finger injury to former Wallabies star James ...and more »

The iron law of oligarchy

To understand how we might address these changes requires an analysis of both what the people of Hull (or Sunderland, or Stoke, or the Rhondda) and Hampstead (or Islington, or Cambridge) have in common, and also what separates them. At root, what ...

Multi

Ambitious plans to carry out a multi-million pound redevelopment of Merthyr Tydfil's iconic Cyfarthfa Castle have taken another step forward with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has secured £376,650 to ...

Wales' Property Market to Remain Steady

Low interest rates and improved employment rates should keep the property market on a relatively even keel over the next couple of years, a leading economist claims. Property developers, investors, and various professionals from across Wales gathered ...

South Wales Echo letters: Monday, November 21, 2016

I read with interest the piece on the proposals for the new Howardian primary school, which is welcomed. However, I am disturbed to note that, despite access to the school being via two cul de sacs (Hammond Way and Hampton Court Road) no provision has ...and more »

Illegal off

Illegal off-road biking is a problem on the rise in the south Wales valleys, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Twenty-two people were caught illegally ...and more »

Weather chaos: Homes flooded, roads closed and ferry stuck

In Ceredigion, High Street in Cardigan has been closed due to tiles falling from a roof, while firefighters have been dealing with flooding at Cardinal Newman School, in Rhydyfelin, Rhondda Cynon Taff, and Llanishen High School, in Cardiff. The ...and more »

Chancellor urged to use Autumn Statement to guarantee £1.83bn for Wales

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to use Wednesday's autumn statement to ensure beyond doubt that Wales will receive the £1.83bn campaigners say it could expect if the UK was staying in the European Union. Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock, ...and more »

All schools in Wales will get access to fast broadband, it has been announced

All schools in Wales will soon have access to superfast broadband speeds thanks to £5m of new funding, it has been announced. Under the Learning in Digital Wales Grant programme, most schools in Wales currently have broadband connections of 10Mbps ...and more »

Nearly 14,000 older people in Wales will spend Christmas day ...

While many of us look forward to Christmas as cherished time spent with family, many older people in Wales say they dread the festive period. Almost 14,000 ...and more »

The Adam Jones Column: Stephen Jones is the man to fix Wales' broken attacking strategy

The prop legend says Wales have missed a trick by not appointing Jones... and that they must do so for the Six Nations. Share; Comments. Adam Jones. ByAdam Jones. 19:00, 20 NOV 2016; Updated 13:01, 20 NOV 2016. SportOpinion. Stephen Jones.and more »

Hundreds of supporters turn out in Merthyr to raise cash for ...

Jeff Banks hosted a fashion show at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre where he took charge of the catwalk.and more »

Many parts of Wales wake up to snow as numerous flooding problems also hit the country

Higher ground in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr and Gwent all had a covering of the white stuff, including this driver who braved the elements in his car in Brynmawr. Tredegar had a dusting of snow this morning. Picture taken by Kate Rauwerda. While many ...and more »

Twitter: Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood suffered 'vile' abuse

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has revealed some abuse directed at her on social media site Twitter was "vile." Two people have been in court for abusing Ms Wood - one referred to rape and the other about shooting her. The Rhondda AM said she tried to ...

Merthyr's Prince Charles Hospital to receive £700000 of funding for new helipad

Cwm Taf University Health Board expects the new helipad to be operational in March 2017. Credit: ITV Wales. A new helicopter pad is to be built at a hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. It comes after the Welsh Government announced almost £700 000 of funding ...and more »

Met Office's yellow weather warning for ice in Wales

The warning is in place until 10:00 GMT on Saturday. It covers Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys, Wrexham, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Neath Port Talbot, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Swansea.

Man jailed for biting part of his friend's ear off and then spitting it out of a bus window

A man has been jailed for biting off the tip of his friend's ear on a bus and then spitting it out of the window. Lee Childerstone, 41, assaulted his friend Luke Cundy on a Stagecoach bus in August after they exchanged words while they were both ...

Woman claims she found naked pictures of her on man's computer when they came up as screen saver

A woman who claimed a man blackmailed her says she discovered naked photos of her on his computer when they popped up as a screen saver. Fahan Mirza, 38, is facing trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being accused of voyeurism, blackmail, theft and ...and more »

Everything we now know about Cardiff's new bus station

The most detailed summary of Cardiff's new bus station have been released, as councillors get ready to have their say on the scheme. The planning application contains 134 documents, covering everything from the effect on the environment, roads, ...and more »

Next week's Autumn Statement provides a chance for the Chancellor to help Wales, but will he deliver?

When Philip Hammond stands up in the House of Commons next Wednesday lunchtime he will be confronting a very different economic outlook than his predecessor faced a year ago. The vote to leave the EU in the summer and the change in government ...and more »

The hidden architecture of Cardiff you walk past every day without noticing

From the Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd to shops -n St Mary Street, the capital city has some architecture to be proud of – including some hidden gems which you may not have noticed before but which relates back to the city's rich and vibrant past.

This music video features stunning drone footage of rural Wales

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · Rugby NewsThe remarkable thing that happened next to the Maori All Blacks ...and more »

This dramatic clip shows a house on fire 'after being hit by lightning'

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · Merthyr Tydfil Crown CourtMan who targeted teenage boys using online game ...and more »

Inside the huge derelict nightclub you probably partied at when you were young

If you're from Swansea, West Wales or even the Valleys, you've probably had at least one big night in Oceana. The huge club - where you could easily get lost if you'd had a few drinks - is in the process of being knocked down. It's recently been ...and more »

The seven Wales players with the biggest points to prove in clash against Japan

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · CourtsSoldier had 'no signs of life' as police officer tried to save him ...and more »

Welsh hockey international says parking in her part of Cardiff is 'beyond horrendous'

A international hockey star who says she was given two parking tickets within 12 hours has asked for council help to solve a “horrendous” parking problem. Wales player Beth Fisher says the parking situation in her local area of Pontcanna , Cardiff , is ...

Heading to Cardiff to watch Wales v Japan? Here is all the travel advice you need to know

The Principality Stadium is sold-out on Saturday for Wales' game against Japan, so a full road closure will be in place on the day. Given the number of people that will be coming to the stadium to watch the match, everyone is being advised to get to ...

Severe weather warning for Wales as ice and even some snow is forecast

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · PorthmadogThe terrifying pictures that show why you shouldn't leave your phone ...

Why are Wales wearing black against Japan and ditching their red kit?

Wales will be the men in black tomorrow afternoon when they take on Japan at a packed Principality Stadium. They will wear their “away” anthracite-coloured change kit for the Cardiff collision with the Brave Blossoms. It has become commonplace for ...and more »

Buckingham Palace to get £369 million refurbishment funded by the taxpayer

The 10-year project will see the palace remain open and the Queen stay in residence throughout. The refit will begin in April and has been described by officials as "essential". It is subject to Parliamentary approval. It will include replacing boilers ...

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Two drug-dealing brothers who thought they were 'untouchable' are starting lengthy jail sentences for stashing heroin worth more than £21,000 along a Cardiff ...and more »

Welsh and Scottish governments can have their say in Brexit fight

The Welsh and Scottish governments will be allowed to intervene in a court battle over how the Brexit process should be formally triggered. The Supreme Court has just made the announcement. The UK Government is appealing against a High Court ruling ...and more »

The terrifying pictures that show why you shouldn't leave your phone charging overnight

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · CourtsSoldier had 'no signs of life' as police officer tried to save him ...and more »

Local charity helps dozens of Cardiff families – despite its base not opening until January

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · CourtsTrial of two friends accused of killing soldier continues - live · Jake ...

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Scarlets team news: Jack Condy returns to Rodney Parade after remarkable transformation

Little could those at Rodney Parade have known that the 16-year-old that once lined up at fly-half for their academy side would end up facing them as a powerhouse back-rower for one of their regional rivals. There can't be many professional players who ...and more »

Swansea's Swiss Cottage is to become a tea room and café

A cottage which was refurbished after being badly damaged by fire is set to become a tea room and cafe. In 2010, the Swiss Cottage in Swansea 's Singleton Park was badly damaged by an arson attack. Swansea council carried out external refurbishment at ...

'A life perfectly lived but no more could be done' Brave five

And a fundraising campaign was launched earlier this year as the family of Phoebe Flo hoped to fund ground-breaking treatment. But the brave five-year-old has ...and more »

Wales rugby stars give team doctor the fright of his life with cunning prank

Rhondda Cynon TafCrash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road · A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after the crash · PenarthThis is what people in Penarth really think about the town's "crude and ...and more »

Crash between motorbike and car closed Valleys road

One man has been taken to hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries after a collision involving a motorbike and a car on Friday morning. The motorcyclist was taken to the Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, with serious but non-life ...

The talented little boy who'll get to play with his hero for Wales tomorrow

Less than a decade ago, he was a talented schoolboy who got to meet one of his heroes. On Saturday, 18-year-old Keelan Giles is set to play alongside fellow Gorseinon rugby favourite Leigh Halfpenny when he makes his Wales debut off the bench against ...

South Wales Echo letters: Friday, November 18, 2016

In the Echo of November 15, you outlined the plans for the new Howardian primary school, adding that the committee report states “the council's policy is for no drop-off zones so parents and children are expected to walk or cycle to school”. A policy ...

National Assembly committee calls for clearer and 'more consistent' business rates system in Wales

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee also calls for a “faster and fairer” appeals process and clarity on the future direction of business rates. Share. ByChris Kelsey. 05:00, 18 NOV 2016; Updated 09:48, 18 NOV 2016. Business. Share.and more »

Meeting about major developments at Aberdare Campus, Cwmdare

Coleg y Cymoedd is preparing plans for an outline planning application for the redevelopment of its Aberdare Campus, Cwmdare.

Councils spend £56 million on consultants

Local authorities in Wales have spent more than £56 million in recent years on external consultancy fees, according to a Fr

New mountain bike skills track in Mid-Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has announced plans to build a new mountain bike skills area at its popular Mid-Wales visitor centre.

Pictures show full extent of carnage as tornado and severe gales hit Wales

Hundreds of homes were left without power across Powys, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. A thunderstorm passing over the Llyn Peninsula knocked out power in the Pwllheli area. A Mid West Fire ...and more »

Tornado flattens caravans on Welsh coast as strong winds bring down trees

A 'tornado' has caused serious damage on the Welsh coast as strong winds batter Wales. Thomas Scarrott tweeted pictures showing the aftermath of the storm, which appears to have caused serious damage to a holiday village in Clarach Bay, near ...and more »

Rock

Nine Labour members - including serving councillors and a town mayor - have dramatically resigned from the party in protest at the actions of senior figures in Welsh Labour. The group dramatically walked out of Wednesday night's meeting of the Llynfi ...and more »

Roofs ripped off as storms hit parts of mid and west Wales

Western Power has revealed 194 properties in Powys, 136 in Bridgend, 132 in Rhondda Cynon Taff, 41 in Neath Port Talbot, 34 in Pembrokeshire and 25 in Carmarthenshire are without power. Thomas Scarrott, director of the Clarach Bay Holiday Village, ...

Wales is better prepared for NHS 'winter pressures' than it was last year, says health secretary

Wales is better prepared for the winter pressures on health and social care services than it was 12 months ago, the health secretary has claimed. Vaughan Gething , who faced a raft of tough questions from the Assembly's Health, Social Care and Sport ...and more »

Voluntary Living Wage call to lift standards in Wales

For example Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taff have barely half the number of jobs per head of working-age population compared with the UK average. The report said where there has been employment growth, much of the increase has ...

Barry machete man who cut off friend's ear is jailed

A Vale of Glamorgan man who chopped off a friend's ear with a machete in woods has been jailed for seven years and four months. Declan Gallagher, 22, of Barry, turned on Tyler Mills when the pair got into a row during birthday celebrations. Gallagher ...and more »

£500k Investment Sale in Carmarthenshire

darren Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners have completed on the disposal of Llys Aur, an office complex at Llanelli Gate, Dafen for Davies Richards Development Limited in a deal worth over £500k. The sale is particularly memorable for ...

Rhondda Tunnel Society: 'End funding log

A project to reopen an historic tunnel could miss out on funding unless the Welsh Government "ends the log-jam" before Brexit, its leader has claimed. Steve Mackey, chairman of the Rhondda Tunnel Society, said they could not get any major funding until ...

Hospital workforce crisis 'looming'

Hospital doctors in Wales have warned of a "looming crisis" over workload and recruitment, adding to concerns about pressures already made by GPs. The Royal College of Physicians found 43% of consultants believe rota gaps among junior doctors cause ...and more »

This is how much every council in Wales made through parking charges last year

Between them Wales' 22 councils made £35.8m in 2015-16 – a rise of 5.6% on the previous financial year. The money includes parking charges for on- and off-street premises and penalty charges. The total cost of running the schemes was £22m, up 0.9% on ...and more »

More than 180000 children in Wales have families 'trapped in debt'

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society. Below are the five local authorities with the highest number of families living in problem debt: Rhondda Cynon Taf - 9,500; Cardiff - 8,600; Swansea -8,300; Caerphilly - 7,200; Flintshire - 7,000.and more »

Could Merthyr Tydfil become a 'growth hub' to rival Cardiff?

CardiffSeries of car accidents raise concern over new bus lane on busy Cardiff road · Fears have been raised that the new layout of Caerphilly Road is causing accidents · RhonddaMum left devastated as memorial ball is stolen from late partner's grave.

Home Office 'agrees to review' decision to send Cardiff teenager back to Afghanistan

The Home Office has reportedly agreed to review their decision to remove a Cardiff teenager from Britain and send him to Afghanistan . Bashir Naderi, who left Afghanistan as an eight-year-old, was hours from being put on a plane out of Britain in ...

Cardiff City tickets offer great value but only if you choose the right one: BBC Price of Football survey results

The annual Price of Football survey from BBC Sport has revealed following Cardiff City can offer excellent value — but only if you choose the right ticket. The Bluebirds' cheapest ticket price offers the best value of any team in the Championship at ...

Residents have been asked by a council to help clear up leaves on their streets

Cardiff council has provoked controversy by asking residents to clear up leaves on their street in a tweet sent out from the local authority's account. The message said: “Together we can keep our streets leafless this autumn – please place the leaves ...

Yonex Welsh International Championships 2016

The Welsh International is one of the longest standing Internationals in Europe and has been running since 1927. The 270 players entered in this year’s event is testimony to it one of the best run tournaments on the BWF and Badminton Europe circuits.

Welsh people in New Zealand describe how homes 'shook violently' as earthquake hit

CardiffSeries of car accidents raise concern over new bus lane on busy Cardiff road · Fears have been raised that the new layout of Caerphilly Road is causing accidents · RhonddaMum left devastated as memorial ball is stolen from late partner's grave.and more »

Royal British Legion Aberdare - Poppy Appeal

As this years remembrance period has come to and end, we would like to thank all the volunteers and business and organisations throughout Aberdare

Arriva Trains Wales is answering your questions about the issues travellers face

Last week, we met senior managers at Arriva Trains Wales to discuss the issues rail travellers face. They had agreed to answer questions from readers and, in less than 12 hours, you submitted 180 questions for the rail operator. The company has been ...

Welsh councils need robust corporate wide frameworks to boost charging: WAO

The legal basis for setting and managing charges is complex and local authorities in Wales are not always strategic in their approach to charging, the Wales Audit Office has said.

THE CLASS OF 2016 – TOP COMMUNITY COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS MAKE FINAL LINE-UP

Sixteen heroes of grassroots sport in Wales have been selected to contest the Wales Sport Awards 2016.

Remembrance Day Tea Party

Remembrance Day is always an important occasion at St John’s, b

The cost of Cardiff's artificial Christmas tree has been revealed

The cost of Cardiff's artificial Christmas tree has been revealed – with £10,000 to be forked out annually over the next three years. The city will see its huge new tree installed on Friday, November 25, with questions being raised as to why it is not ...and more »

One in three families in Wales are trapped in problem debt, report finds

As well, families were found to be more than twice as likely to have been trapped in problem debt as childless households. The area of Wales with the highest number of children in families with problem debt was Rhondda Cynon Taf , with 16,300. This was ...and more »

This is what it's like to give birth to a child prematurely in Wales

Nicola and Chris Howells, from Llanharan, Rhondda Cynon Taff , were trying to start a family of their own for more than a decade. After suffering three devastating miscarriages, 32-year-old Nicola underwent fertility treatment. And at the third attempt ...

A new technology developed in Swansea could help thousands of lung disease sufferers lead better lives

Research at Swansea University Medical School has led to a new technology that could lead to the earlier diagnosis of one of the most common lung diseases in Wales. The research, led by Professor Paul Lewis, looked into chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Frankie Boyle just had a dig at Swansea in his latest TV show

AberdareCivil engineering merchants Scott Parnell choose Valleys location for its first operation in Wales · The firm's logistics and distribution centre at Aberdare will create 20 new jobs · CaerphillyShopping centre in Caerphilly under new ownership ...and more »

A police officer's memorial flag that went missing after Wales v Serbia has been found

A police officer's memorial flag that went missing after the Wales v Serbia match at the Cardiff City Stadium has been found - in England. Wales police football liaison officer Simon Insole died suddenly aged 47 in 2012, and a Welsh flag bearing his ...

Popular sandwich bar Bomber's is opening a second Cardiff branch

One of Cardiff's most popular sandwich bars has announced it's set to expand to a second location it the New Year. Bomber's opened on Guildhall Place midway through 2013 and has since set about building up a steady clientele from the lunch time ...

These are the eight key selection decisions Wales will make in the next 24 hours

One swallow doesn't make a summer and one win doesn't make a Welsh rugby autumn as coach Robert Howley ponders his team make-up for the third international of the season against Japan at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Though last weekend's ...and more »

Robbie Savage left fuming after someone left this explicit and offensive message on his wife's car

Former Wales international Robbie Savage has blasted pranksters who left an abusive note on his wife's car. The ex-Wales man, 42, and his wife Sarah were left stunned when they found the piece of paper when they returned to their vehicle after a ...and more »

Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into tree

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a tree near Bridgend. The incident happened at lunchtime on Wednesday and the A48 in Pyle, near Bridgend, was closed in both directions between A4229 ( Pyle Roundabout) ...

This adorable four

CardiffSeries of car accidents raise concern over new bus lane on busy Cardiff road · Fears have been raised that the new layout of Caerphilly Road is causing accidents · RhonddaMum left devastated as memorial ball is stolen from late partner's grave.and more »

PM urged to ensure Brexit will not mean barriers to Irish arriving in Holyhead

Anglesey MP Albert Owen has sought assurances from the Prime Minister that extra barriers to visitors from Ireland will not be put in place at the port of Holyhead when the UK leaves the European Union. A key question facing the UK and the Republic of ...and more »

More than 100 puppies rescued while being illegally smuggled into Wales on ferries

Almost 100 puppies hidden behind bales of wood shavings in lorries on two separate ferries have been rescued at a Welsh port. The RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation was launched in Holyhead on Tuesday morning.and more »

People in a Welsh town want this 'crude and pornographic' exhibition shut down

An art exhibition featuring cartoons of Theresa May sitting on the toilet and Boris Johnson breaking wind is facing calls to be shut down over claims the work is “crude and pornographic”. The show on Penarth Pier has sparked criticism among people ...

The bizarre rules that have left Wales' young football stars devastated despite famous win over England

CardiffSeries of car accidents raise concern over new bus lane on busy Cardiff road · Fears have been raised that the new layout of Caerphilly Road is causing accidents · RhonddaMum left devastated as memorial ball is stolen from late partner's grave.and more »

Acting head teacher jailed for grooming girl as judge questions how he was ever appointed

A judge questioned why the acting head of a specialist educational unit was ever appointed to the position as he jailed him for grooming a girl. Patrick Toogood had targeted a 'vulnerable' pupil at the unit where he is understood to have worked for 10 ...and more »

Series of car accidents raise concern over new bus lane on busy Cardiff road

Concerns have been raised that a major new road layout on a busy Cardiff road is the reason for a series of accidents. There have been at least five accidents in the last fortnight. There have also been reports of near misses in the area. There were ...

A470 cleared after five

A five-vehicle crash on the A470 near Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, has been cleared. The vehicles crashed near the A4059 Penderyn Mountain Road and A465 Heads of the Valleys Road at Cefn Coed roundabout. Motorists had experienced delays ...

A470 cleared after five

A five-vehicle crash on the A470 near Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, has been cleared. The vehicles crashed near the A4059 Penderyn Mountain Road and A465 Heads of the Valleys Road at Cefn Coed roundabout. Motorists had experienced delays ...and more »

Celebrated Newcastle Emlyn artist is remembered 100 years later

In 1956, he was awarded 'Gold Medal for Fine Art' at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Aberdare and nearly 10 years later was invited to become Honorary Member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. 1976 saw the artist as Fine Art Adjudicator (with ...

Flooding expected to affect more than 200 homes

Flooding is expected to affect more than 200 homes close to the Wye estuary this morning. Natural Resources Wales issued two flood warnings for Wednesday morning, affecting the Wye estuary at Chepstow and near Tintern. There are also flood alerts, ...and more »

Weddings in Wales: Couple enjoy an 'amazing day' with their family and friends

If you tied the knot like Rachael and David, we'd love to share in your celebrations . To take part, just fill in the simple form at the end of this story. And if you're from the South Wales Echo area, you will be featured in our newspaper, too. It ...

Morning news headlines; Boris Johnson's vision of life outside EU 'intellectually impossible'; Waiting times grow as ...

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of offering British people a vision of life outside the European Union that is "intellectually impossible" and "politically unavailable". Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned the UK could ...

South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · SwanseaTeenager to stand trial for feeding chip to ...

RCT's Highways Investment Scheme Totals £76m – One of the Largest Schemes in Wales

The Council's multi-million-pound highways scheme is continuing across Rhondda Cynon Taf, with over 100 streets and roads already benefiting from the £23m Highways, Transportation, Infrastructure and Strategic Projects (HTISP) programme.

Wales fans sabotage English bar with HUNDREDS of outrageously damning 1

This bar might be regretting its decision not to screen the Wales v Serbia World Cup qualifier... Share; Comments. ByDominic Booth. 16:55, 15 NOV 2016; Updated 17:00, 15 NOV 2016. Sport. Video thumbnail, This is how Wales paid its respect to the fallen.and more »

How a teen battling suicidal thoughts and drug addiction turned his life around in just one year

At the age of two Adrian Thomas was taken into care and spent his childhood between care homes and foster families. By the time he was 19 he was living in sheltered accommodation while battling suicidal thoughts and an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

This striking 9ft tall oak sculpture of a miner stands in a new woodland overlooking the Llynfi Valley

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · TwitterShocking footage appears to show people ...

Two arrested over alleged sex assault before Welsh Assembly rugby side clash

A National Assembly staff member has been arrested following allegations that a woman was sexually assaulted in a hotel. Police are appealing for information over the alleged incident in Llangefni, Anglesey, the night before the Assembly's rugby side ...and more »

Trial of two men accused of murdering a soldier postponed due to strike by prison officers

The trial of two men charged in connection with the death of a soldier in Brecon was postponed in Cardiff due to a strike by prison officers. Around 10,000 prison officers across Wales and England stopped work on Tuesday due to claims of a growing ...and more »

Death of soldier trial postponed in Cardiff due to prison officers strike

The trial of two men charged in connection with the death of a soldier in Brecon was postponed in Cardiff due to a strike by prison officers. Around 10,000 prison officers across Wales and England stopped work on Tuesday due to claims of a growing ...and more »

Chancellor told to deliver £880m to avoid a betrayal of Wales in Autumn Statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been challenged to boost the cash that comes to Wales by £880m a year in the wake of Brexit referendum. Five Welsh MPs have warned that anything less would be a “betrayal of the wishes of the people of Wales”.and more »

A fight broke out in front of children on a packed train after Wales v Argentina in Cardiff

Families and young children witnessed grown adults fighting on a packed train from Cardiff after Wales beat Argentina . The train had to make an unscheduled detour so the troublemakers could be escorted off the train at Newport . British Transport ...and more »

Man filmed himself having sex with Muslim women and threatened to post footage online, court hears

A man blackmailed Muslim women he had secretly filmed having sex with him by threatening to post the footage online, a court has heard. Farhan Mirza, 38, is facing trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being accused of voyeurism, blackmail, theft and ...and more »

The 84 Welsh beaches rated excellent for water quality – and the one ranked poor

From Southerndown to Whitesands and Rhossili to Abersoch, they are some of the jewels in the crown of Wales' natural beauty. Now it has been revealed that four in five Welsh bathing waters have been marked as “excellent” under tough EU directives.and more »

Councillors urge commission to save East Dunbartonshire!

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie explained: “The proposed name for the predominant constituency in East Dunbartonshire is 'Milngavie and Kirkintilloch County Constituency' and we feel this does not reflect all of our population centres. “All councillors ...and more »

Rapist attacked woman as she left nightclub in central Cardiff

A woman was raped after leaving a Cardiff nightclub when her attacker pushed her against a wall in a lane off a busy shopping street. Rapist Aymen Smaili was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to rape. He was jailed for five and a ...and more »

A new 'upmarket' club opened over the weekend and this is what it looked like

Promoted Stories. Comments. Show more comments. More On. Pontypridd · Rhondda Cynon Taf. Promoted Stories. whats-on; all. Most Read; Most Recent. CardiffA screening of Back to the Future is being shown on Techniquest's roof · There will be a bar and ...and more »

Welsh World War One memorial stones to be erected in Belgium

They will be transported from Craig-yr-Hesg quarry near Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, on Thursday. Peter Carter Jones, co-ordinator of the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign Group, said: "We wanted to make sure they were honoured." The Pennant ...

Arrest made after van driver dies in five

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a Welsh van driver died in a five-vehicle accident. The man in his mid-fifties was the driver of a Ford Transit that was involved in a collision in Bristol at ...and more »

A man brandished a knife at a petrol station worker

Police need help finding a man who they say brandished a knife at a petrol station and made off without paying. South Wales Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they want to speak to, following the incident at the Aberdare Filling Station ...

BBC TV host reveals Gary Speed was 'cracking jokes' and talking about the future just hours before tragic suicide

Gary Speed was planning for the future and cracking jokes just hours before tragically taking his own life, TV host and friend Dan Walker has revealed. The former Wales international committed suicide in November 2011, aged 42, hours after recording ...and more »

Welsh baron puts treasured family heirlooms up for sale to fund restoration of stately family home

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · TwitterShocking footage appears to show people ...and more »

Wales will be heading to play a Rugby World Cup in China 'sooner rather than later'

Wales could be heading off to a Rugby World Cup in China 'sooner rather than later' according to the head of the game's governing body. Though bidding is closed for the 2023 global event with France, South Africa and Ireland vying to host it, World ...and more »

When is the Coca

The iconic sparkly red Coca-Cola truck is visiting Wrexham as part of its 2016 tour. The tour, returning for a sixth year, will kick off on 17 November visiting 44 stops nationwide in the run up to Christmas Day. The Coca-Cola truck will be in Queen ...and more »

Giant dinosaur skeleton 21 metres long will visit Wales

A vast reconstructed dinosaur skeleton will bring a touch of the Jurassic to Cardiff as part of a country wide tour of the UK's most famous dinosaur. The skeleton of Dippy the Diplodocus - which is 21 metres long and 4.25 metres high - will visit the ...and more »

How Bridgend county paid tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Residents of all ages gathered together for Remembrance Sunday parades and services across Bridgend county borough. Serving and former members of the Armed Forces, cadets, Scouts, Guides and Brownies joined civilians to remember the fallen from ...

Welsh rugby breaking news LIVE: Wales hold press conference as Keelan Giles set to be handed debut

Keep in touch with the latest news from the Welsh squad as big changes are expected to the team this week. Share. ByMatthew Southcombe. Updated 08:50, 15 NOV 2016. Sport. Keelan Giles is set for his debut. Share. Wales coach Rob Howley is expected ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I write to express bitter dismay at the election of demagogue Donald Trump as US president, only four short years after the same country re-elected her first black president. This is a man who believes sensible gun controls pose a severe threat to the ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Theresa May's Government has no Brexit plan, leaked memo says; Prison officers to halt ...

Theresa May's Government has no Brexit plan and a poor understanding of what leaving the European Union means for industry, according to a leaked memo prepared for the Cabinet Office. The November 7 memo obtained by The Times also suggests that ...and more »

Everything you need to know about the 'incredibly exciting' giant tidal lagoon planned for Cardiff

Cardiff council leader Phil Bale has described a proposal for a giant tidal lagoon off the coast of Cardiff as "incredibly exciting". The proposed lagoon would generate nearly as much electricity as the planned new nuclear power station across the ...

Wales aiming to be among the best in Europe for cancer care

The Welsh Government has committed to continue to improve cancer survival rates, reduce early deaths caused by the disease, and to be among the best in Europe for cancer care. The revised Cancer Delivery Plan, launched today by Health Secretary ...and more »

Part of city church could be turned into apartments

Part of a city church, which appeared in a Doctor Who episode, could be turned into apartments. St Paul's Church in Grangetown, Cardiff, has become something of a city tourist attraction after appearing in a 2004 episode of the sci-fi programme. It has ...

Fans queue as Olly Murs signs copies of new album in Cardiff

Hundreds of pop fans queued up in Cardiff city centre to meet singer Olly Murs on Monday evening. The 32-year-old star, who found fame on The X Factor, was at the HMV store in the Welsh capital to meet fans and sign copies of his new album 24 Hours, ...and more »

The two brothers convicted of shooting a drug dealer claimed they were not close

At the age of 16 he left school and completed an apprenticeship at Aberdare College before coming a mechanic, a profession he worked in up until his arrest. In 1990 he got married to his wife Claire and they had two children, a son and a daughter, who ...

Killer brothers caged for life after shooting dead secret drug dealer in Wales

Two gunshots were heard coming from Mr Jones' parked Audi A3 on the evening of Sunday, July 26 last year at a layby in Mountain Ash near Aberdare, South Wales, jurors were told. When police arrived Mr Jones was found suffering from traumatic shotgun ...

The memorial flag of a respected police football liaison officer was taken after Wales' clash with Serbia

A memorial flag commemorating a police officer who worked tirelessly to keep football fans safe has been taken from Cardiff City Stadium . Wales police football liaison officer Simon Insole died suddenly aged 47 in 2012 and a Welsh flag bearing his ...and more »

You can have a better conversation about Brexit in Ebbw Vale than in Westminster

You can have a better conversation about Brexit in Ebbw Vale than in Westminster, according to an MP who has hunted out the views of voters. Members of the Welsh Affairs committee pitched up at the Ebbw Vale Institute as they start an investigation ...and more »

Footage emerges showing shockingly violent attack on schoolgirl kicked and punched in head

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · TwitterShocking footage appears to show people ...and more »

Wales release Taulupe Faletau as Bath back

Taulupe Faletau has been released from the Wales squad back to Bath Rugby in order to train with his club side and prepare for their Aviva Premiership fixture this weekend. The No 8 has been missing since September with a knee injury and will miss the ...and more »

What the family of Dusan Tadic have said after Neil Taylor's challenge left Serbia man's nose streaming with blood

The incident involving Taylor and Tadic provoked a reaction on the pitch... and the Serbian's family have responded to the Wales man's challenge. Share; Comments. ByAndrew GwilymIan Mitchelmore. 17:16, 14 NOV 2016; Updated 17:36, 14 NOV 2016.and more »

Cyclist injured by barbed wire stretched across path

A cyclist injured after riding into barbed wire that was deliberately stretched across a bike trail has said he "should be dead". Ben Threlfall, 31, was riding down a "very fast" forest trail in Ton Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, on Saturday when he was ...and more »

The two scorching tries by Japan's 'Terminator' that will be X

Swansea City FCSwansea City starlet Alfie Mawson makes England Under 21s debut against France · England face France tonight. Most Read; Most Recent. RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat.

Police have stopped a lorry full of suspected illegal immigrants at the M4 tolls

A lorry-load of suspected illegal immigrants – including a baby – were discovered after police pulled over a lorry at the M4 tolls coming into Wales on Monday. Gwent Police pulled the vehicle over between the toll booths at the Severn Crossing and ...and more »

A Ukip AM has invited Donald Trump to open his constituency office in Pontypridd

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · Mark JonesTwo brothers have been jailed for life for ...

Plans have been revealed for a new Cardiff primary school

The two-storey school and nursery building would be built at the Howardian Centre on Hammond Way. The youth centre which was on part of the site was recently demolished. The new school development would also include 29 car parking space, 20 bike ...

Teenager arrested in connection with school fire released with no charge

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a primary school has been released with no further action. The teenager, who had been on police bail, was arrested following a fire at Coed Eva Primary ...and more »

A new hub for creative firms has been launched in Cardiff

Based at Curran Embankment close to the centre of the city, Meanwhile House is the first studio and work space venue in Wales from Bristol-based Meanwhile Creative. Read More. New hub for creative industry firms opens for business in Swansea.

The story of the outrage that has shaped Welsh politics for five decades

The flooding of the Welsh-speaking village of 1965 Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn Valley to create a reservoir to provide water for Liverpool is a pivotal event in modern Welsh history. It put new momentum behind both Welsh nationalism and the push for ...

Move over chocolate kebabs

We've already drooled over chocolate kebabs, dumped the diet for a freak shake - and now we're going crazy for Churros. "For what?" we hear you cry. Well, they're a fried dough snack - mostly made from choux pastry - that are very popular in Spain ...

Swansea City youngster Josh Sheehan tipped to become the next version of Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey

Newport County boss Graham Westley believes Wales under-21 international Josh Sheehan could become the next Aaron Ramsey. The midfielder, 21, is currently on loan with the Exiles from Swansea City and starred in Newport's 2-0 win over Carlisle at ...and more »

Shocking footage appears to show people having sex in Cardiff nightclub

RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The barbed wire was on a downhill part of the trail where riders usually pick up a lot of speed · TwitterShocking footage appears to show people ...and more »

Cynon Valley pays Remembrance tributes to fallen with annual town centre parade and school events

At St John Baptist Church in Wales High School, Aberdare, local veterans were invited back to the school following the cenotaph's Armistice Day service on Friday - to enjoy a tea party. The event was organised by pupils as part of their Welsh ...and more »

Scheme for 100 apartments close to Cardiff city centre gets approval

The go-ahead has been given for more than 100 new apartments close to centre of Cardiff. Property company Portabella , working in partnership with CW Architects, has received planning consent to regenerate the Old Imperial Buildings at Trade Street ...

Barbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat

The incident happened on a forestry trail on the Mynydd Ton in Ton Pentre, Rhondda. "I was riding on Saturday in the Ton Pentre area, down a trail I've ridden many times, and was almost beheaded by barbed wire strung up across the trail between two ...and more »

Powers over water are being devolved that could enable Wales to prevent another Tryweryn

UK Government plans to give the Welsh Government new powers over water have been welcomed as a “historic” opportunity to ensure the 1965 Tryweryn flooding is never repeated. The Wales Office has announced that AMs and Welsh ministers are to gain ...and more »

Rare tropical sea turtle found stranded yards from sea zoo

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Wales' half

It isn't quite schools out and all that, but Wales have reached the half-term point in their autumn-series programme and it is time to reflect on progress so far. Look away now anyone who expects A* grades all the way. In fact, look away now anyone who ...

How to see the supermoon in November 2016: Where and when to see the historic event

St John Baptist School in Aberdare and Caegarw Primary in Mountain Ash were among the schools to pay their respects over the past few days · RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The ...and more »

Law firm opens office in Bridgend

Devonalds Solicitors, which has four offices across Rhondda Cynon Taff, opened a new flagship branch at Dunraven Place in Bridgend's town centre this month. Since being founded by the late Mr D Lyn Devonald back in 1982, the firm has grown, with ...and more »

Superfast Cymru Announce £80m Broadband Project in Pembrokeshire

Superfast Cymru has accounced the level of spending that will be available for delivery work that starts in January 2018 and onwards, with a fund of up to £80m, comprising £20m from Wales itself, £20m from EU structural funds, £37m as a part of the ...and more »

Global HealthScience Consultancy Expands into Wales

Today, Oxford PharmaGenesis celebrated the official opening of its Cardiff office with an event at Life Sciences Hub Wales, Cardiff Bay, where the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones attended as guest of honour. The First Minister said: “Wales' Life ...

Former Food Festival CEO Appointed as Head of South Wales Chamber

The former chief executive of Wales's most successful food festival will now be promoting the country's businesses in her new position at the helm of the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce. Heather Myers will call on more than 25 years of ...

The Adam Jones column: Liam Williams should go to Saracens if ...

'When you're 25 and you have the chance to play for the best club in Europe with the best players, then you take it'and more »

Children are starting school in Wales unable to speak in sentences

Children in Wales are starting school unable to speak in full sentences, a new survey of teachers has found. Primary School teachers in Wales say they “often” see children start school struggling with speech and language. Some children are unable to ...and more »

First pictures of Cardiff University's hi

The next phase of Cardiff University's £300m Innovation Campus, that will bring together world leading researchers, students and businesses to boost the regional economy, has been given to go-ahead. The latest and fully-funded £135m phase will see two ...and more »

Thousands of runners with moustaches took part in Cardiff's Mo Run

Mr Motivator was at the start of a fancy dress fun run in Cardiff as runners prepared to pound the pavement for charity. Around 2,000 runners were expected to take part in the Movember MoRun 5k and 10k circuits in Bute Park on Sunday. The event is to ...

Men rescued from cherry picker above canopy in Cardiff

Two men had to be rescued in Cardiff after becoming stuck in a cherry picker cage about eight metres above a glass canopy, the fire service said. The incident happened at about 08:00 GMT on Sunday at the Capital Retail Park in Canton. South Wales Fire ...

The national media's verdict on 'improved but unconvincing' Wales as lack of attacking invention causes concern

St John Baptist School in Aberdare and Caegarw Primary in Mountain Ash were among the schools to pay their respects over the past few days · Swansea City FCThe OTHER Swansea City you didn't know existed! The incredible story of how the real Swans ...and more »

Is this the ultimate WELSH surf and turf? Steak and seafood never looked so good

A fork-to-farm project in Pembrokeshire that supports and works with the community is dishing up delicious locally-produced food at its newly-opened restaurant. St Davids Kitchen, which opened in August, is offering meals that include surf and turf of ...and more »

Wales vs Argentina live score and updates from the Autumn international at the Principality Stadium

Gwahoddiad We'll keep a welcome. Calon Lan Hymns & Arias Delilah Cwm Rhondda Choirs: Brythoniaid Godre'r Aran Ar ôl Tri pic.twitter.com/IrZHaukXfS. — Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) November 12, 2016. 15:24 Matthew Southcombe ...

This woman ran the 870

A trip around Wales sounds like the ideal opportunity to take in some stunning views, visit renowned landmarks, and tuck into delicious food. But Sarah Thomson didn't make enjoy the journey from the comfort of a car, bus or train. Instead she ran the ...

This Cardiff University graduate is 'the Palestinian Frank Sinatra' and he's aiming for the Christmas Number One

St John Baptist School in Aberdare and Caegarw Primary in Mountain Ash were among the schools to pay their respects over the past few days · RhonddaBarbed wire stretched across bike path left cyclist having to pull it from around his throat · The ...

'Phasing out Communities First would have devastating effects on people in Wales'

The prospective closure of anti-poverty programme Communities First could have “devastating” effects, it has been warned. It was announced last month that the scheme, which has 52 clusters across Wales and aims to tackle poverty through a range of ...and more »

Fired up Argentina vow to honour 'Maradona' by running Wales ragged with devastating brand of high

Superstar Juan-Martin Hernandez has been hailed as one of rugby's greats of the century as he prepares for what could be his final appearance at the Principality Stadium. The 34-year-old former Stade Francais, Racing 92 and Toulon ace has suffered from ...and more »

The 'inspirational' cast of a play finished their Cardiff show and cycled more than 300 miles to their next one

Cast members of a musical showing in Cardiff cycled more than 300 miles to the North East in snow and rain straight after the last of a string of performances – arriving just in time for the next leg of their tour five days later. The four cyclists ...

This campaign means women in refuges across Cardiff will get Christmas presents

Toiletries and gifts are being collected throughout Cardiff to distribute to women living in refuges in the city this Christmas. A Facebook group called Project Shoebox Cardiff 2016 has been set up with the aim of gaining as many donations as possible.

Adventurer Bear Grylls says he won't build controversial beach huts on Welsh beauty spot

Television adventurer Bear Grylls has changed his position on controversial plans to build 25 beach huts in Wales. The presenter took to Twitter to reassure angry residents in the Llyn Peninsula, in Gwynedd , over the bid saying "no beach huts will be ...

Wales v Argentina preview: It's time for Welsh players to take responsibility as they learn nobody is indispensable

It looked like an Argentine player was using Wales hooker Garin Jenkins' head for a spot of tenpin bowling, so what actually happened? Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...and more »

Teachers say going on a trip to Switzerland helped them pass on a love of science to their pupils

Teachers have described why going to the European Centre for Nuclear Research helps them pass on a love of science as the Education Secretary urged more to visit the centre in Switzerland. Earlier this year 24 physics teachers from Wales visited the ...

Is Cardiff a good capital city for Wales?

With the rugby and football national teams taking on Argentina and Serbia, tens of thousands of supporters will be making their way to the capital. There is plenty to be proud of in Cardiff, and rugby's Principality Stadium – which will also host next ...and more »

Lloyds Bank to close 10 branches in Wales next year

Lloyds Bank will close its branches in Abertillery, Crickhowell, Canton in Cardiff, Llandovery, Tregaron, Mountain Ash, Pontardulais, Fishguard, Milford Haven and Newport in Pembrokeshire. The bank said the branches will close in March and April next ...

What time does Wales vs Argentina kick off? What TV channel will it be on? Team news and latest odds

It looked like an Argentine player was using Wales hooker Garin Jenkins' head for a spot of tenpin bowling, so what actually happened? Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...and more »

Award

South Wales Police19-year-old man dies after being hit by train in Cardiff · A train driver reported seeing a body on the line in Adamsdown last week · Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking ...

Wales prop Samson Lee prepared to face Argentina despite tragic family bereavement

Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family devastated by drink driving · Terry Hill was driving home to his family when he was killed by a drunk driver · CardiffThis object being ...and more »

Twelve

A pupil at a South Wales school has been interviewed by police after taking a knife into school. The girl, aged just 12, is a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni in Fleur de Lys, near Blackwood . She is now being dealt with by the Blaenau Gwent and ...

Lloyds Bank to close 10 branches in Wales by April 2017

... Blaenau Gwent, Crickhowell, Powys, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Canton, Cardiff, Pontarddulais, Swansea and Tregaron in Ceredigion. Newport, Milford Haven and Fishguard banks in Pembrokeshire and Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, are also hit.

Latest images for new Cardiff bus station revealed as planning application submitted

Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family devastated by drink driving · Terry Hill was driving home to his family when he was killed by a drunk driver · CardiffThis object being ...and more »

Three Labour councillors have been deselected in Cardiff and TEN are standing down

Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family devastated by drink driving · Terry Hill was driving home to his family when he was killed by a drunk driver · RhonddaDrink driver jailed ...

The story of the night we realised how good Wales could be in a game forever scarred by tragedy

When Wales step out for their key World Cup qualifier with Serbia on Saturday, it will see the same group of players taking to the Cardiff City Stadium surface as they did five years ago for a game that has become entrenched in the memory of the nation ...and more »

Can you get from Wales v Argentina at the Principality Stadium to watch Wales v Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium in time?

It looked like an Argentine player was using Wales hooker Garin Jenkins' head for a spot of tenpin bowling, so what actually happened? Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...and more »

The difference Wales' huge selection changes will actually make against Argentina

St John Baptist School in Aberdare and Caegarw Primary in Mountain Ash were among the schools to pay their respects over the past few days · Swansea City FCThe OTHER Swansea City you didn't know existed! The incredible story of how the real Swans ...and more »

Several Valley services will run with just two carriages this afternoon after line failures

Commuters could face a busy train ride home this afternoon as a number of rush hour Valley line services will be running with two carriages instead of four. Due to several failures a number of services departing Cardiff Central will be affected. Arriva ...

Cardiff City star Aron Gunnarsson admits Wales celebrating England's shock Euro 2016 exit was 'funny'

Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family devastated by drink driving · Terry Hill was driving home to his family when he was killed by a drunk driver · Things to do Wales21 great ...and more »

'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...

Terry Hill, who was a keen brass band member, pictured on a night out with his family. Share; Comments. Get daily updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email. “The acts of ...and more »

Cardiff's Christmas tree isn't here yet (it's still being shipped from China)

Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family devastated by drink driving · Terry Hill was driving home to his family when he was killed by a drunk driver · NewsWales breaking news ...and more »

Katie Hopkins has criticised the Wales football team's decision not to wear the poppy

It looked like an Argentine player was using Wales hooker Garin Jenkins' head for a spot of tenpin bowling, so what actually happened? Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...and more »

How many fans will turn up for Wales v Argentina? The expected attendance revealed

The Welsh Rugby Union is confident that Saturday's Wales v Argentina game will attract a crowd in excess of 50,000, despite the woeful performance of Rob Howley's team against Australia last weekend. There were 46,000 fans in the Principality Stadium ...and more »

We need train times of less than 30 minutes between Cardiff and Bristol says council leader Phil Bale

The council leaders of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport have called on the UK Government to back rail investment needed to bring the three cities closer together economically. Addressing a meeting of Cardiff Breakfast Cub, leader of Cardiff council Phil ...and more »

What Merthyr Town FC are doing to ensure fans can make it to the Wales v Serbia game

With the Wales football team taking on Serbia on Saturday in a crucial World Cup qualifier, one local football club realised they may have a bit of a problem on their hands with scheduling. Merthyr Town FC were due to take on Slough Town on Saturday at ...and more »

Boxing champion left fighting for her life after fracturing her skull comes out of coma

A boxing champion who was fighting for her life after fracturing her skull is out of a coma. Rachael Buckland, from St Mellons in Cardiff, also suffered a bleed on the brain after falling down the stairs at home. But the 25-year-old has reportedly now ...and more »

The Wales v Argentina head

It looked like an Argentine player was using Wales hooker Garin Jenkins' head for a spot of tenpin bowling, so what actually happened? Rhondda'The acts of one man have ruined our lives and our hearts have been broken' Heartbreaking words of a family ...and more »

Armistice Day: Wales honours its fallen soldiers

A new war memorial was unveiled in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff. A field containing 10,000 remembrance crosses and tributes from other faiths has been set up at BBC. A field containing 10,000 remembrance crosses and tributes from other faiths has ...

The Wales star behind THAT Euro 2016 video reveals all but says he won't be doing it again if England lose tonight

Midfielder Jonny Williams admits leaked video celebrating Iceland beating England 'killed him' - but says it showed their team spirit · RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough for a life-prolonging drug.and more »

The man behind the world's most random calendars is back with his most ambitious offering yet!

Now the person behind the world's most anticipated calendars are back - with a game changer. Read More. 'Boring' Welsh post boxes calendar finally sells its first ever copy. Post boxes and telephone boxes of Wales 2017 does the unthinkable - showcasing ...and more »

Airbus raises fears over risk of bird strikes from new restaurant plans at Broughton

Handout photo of the world's biggest passenger airliner, the giant 555-seater Airbus A380 passing over the wing assembly plant at Airbus UK's West Factory at Broughton, North Wales Airbus/PA. Share. Get business updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe.

Trade Secretary criticised for not making trip to see EU partners

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has come under fire for failing to make an official trip to Britain's biggest global trading partner - the European Union. Dr Fox is yet to make an overseas trip to see his counterparts in the EU, despite the bloc ...and more »

Terrorist who incited Cardiff teen to join Islamic State wants ...

Adeel Ulhaq's principal crime involved encouraging Cardiff teenager Aseel Muthana to travel to Syria to wage holy war.and more »

The lovely moment a schoolgirl tricked Wales star Joe Ledley during a dancing masterclass

This is the brilliant moment a schoolgirl got the better of Welsh star Joe Ledley. Chloe Price was being treated to a dancing masterclass from the Welsh midfielder after being named as the Football Association of Wales' Junior Journal winner. Ledley ...and more »

€9m EU Project to Expand Life Sciences Sector in Wales and Ireland

More than €9m of EU funding will be invested in a new two-nation project to expand the life sciences sector in Wales and Ireland. The funding will support research and development programmes at more than 240 small and medium sized businesses in the ...

Wales v Argentina LIVE breaking news: Welsh team hold final press conference

RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough for a life-prolonging drug · "I do not know if it would have helped but I believe that for a few thousand pounds a gamble should have been taken" · Swansea City FCThere ...and more »

There's some good news for travelling Swansea City supporters... if they can avoid relegation

There is some good news for travelling Swansea City fans next season, if the club can avoid relegation that is. From next season, Premier League clubs have agreed that away fans will be situated pitch-side at every league game. Clubs must now allow at ...and more »

Drugs needles are being dumped on the street in a Cardiff residential area

Children are being put at risk by drug users needles left strewn around a Cardiff residential area. Residents in Butetown , Cardiff, have been left angry and worried by the increasing number of needles being found. One local grandmother said that she ...

The sad story of the lost member of Welsh football's golden generation

Around the same time Gareth Bale was telling the world he was ready to see out his career at Real Madrid, an old Wales teammate was having his own conversation about the future. As the world digested the reported £150m details of Bale's new contract, ...and more »

Armistice Day silence takes place across Wales

Wales fell silent on Friday as the country remembered its war dead. Armistice Day marked the end of World War One, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. Two minutes of silence was observed by people around the nation ...and more »

Wales is failing to tackle the health gap between the rich and poor ...

Tackling health inequalities between the richest and poorest remains one of the biggest and most complex challenges facing Wales, the new chief medical ...

Acrobat takes to the sky for the countdown to Christmas in Swansea ...

The switching on of the Christmas lights in Swansea city centre took on a slightly new format this year rather than the traditional parade through the streets.and more »

Questions to be asked over Walkabout bar worker's death after he became trapped in a lift

A jury will deliberate in the inquest of a man who died after becoming trapped in a lift. Cyran Stewart, 20, worked at Swansea's Walkabout bar at the time of the accident which happened in the bar in the early hours of February 24, 2014. He was ...

Christmas arrives in Cardiff with new festive lights, a special reindeer parade and even a visit from Santa

RhonddaCarvery to close for 'rebranding' next week as petition gathers more than 600 signatures · As part of the refurbishment Crown Carveries said it would consider changing the name of the restaurant from 'The Lord Tonypandy' · EntertainmentHuge ...and more »

Three new bus lane cameras are being turned on in Cardiff

... who has Asperger's syndrome, had pleaded guilty to the offence with the judge saying he was satisfied there was "no malice" in the incident · RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough for a life-prolonging ...

A month left to go in demolition of Cardiff's Marland House

Work to demolish Marland House in Cardiff city centre is on track and due to be completed next month. Contractors Right Acres are demolishing the city centre eyesore as part of the development of the Central Square scheme. Work has been ongoing to ...

How a Buddhist monk is helping some of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood

A Buddhist monk has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest movie stars after being commissioned to teach the meditation technique mindfulness. Gelong Thubten, director of the Samye Foundation Wales, was asked by comic giants Marvel to ...

The former UK ambassador to Argentina will soon be in charge of 5000 civil servants in Wales

From UK ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay to helping negotiate the EU's Treaty of Lisbon, Shan Morgan will soon be the boss of 5,000 civil servants in Wales. Ms Morgan, 61, who has born in London, has been named as the next Welsh Government's ...

More details of a 98

New details have been revealed about the 98-homes plan for the old Aberdare Boys' School site in Cwmdare - which could be given the green light next week. Rhondda Cynon Taf council's development control committee will discuss WD Lewis Homes' ...

Huge crowds turn out to meet one of the world's biggest wrestling stars in Cardiff

RhonddaThey've been at the heart of communities but traditional working men's clubs are declining across the South Wales Valleys · The Valleys are among the areas where you are most likely to find a workingmen's club, but numbers are declining.

The spectacular poppy gesture Wales will make with your help against Serbia after FIFA shirt ban

FA of Wales come up with a host of creative ideas involving their players and the magnificent fans, including creation of a giant poppy mural at key World Cup clash · RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough ...and more »

The all

Most Read; Most Recent. RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough for a life-prolonging drug · "I do not know if it would have helped but I believe that for a few thousand pounds a gamble should have been taken".

Only Wales management know if Jamie Roberts' omission is a 'kick up the backside' or the end of an era

Most Read; Most Recent. RhonddaA young mother died after her cancer was not classed as 'exceptional' enough for a life-prolonging drug · "I do not know if it would have helped but I believe that for a few thousand pounds a gamble should have been taken".and more »

Man admits abducting four

An autistic man who admitted abducting a four-year-old boy from a city park put a woman through “a mother's worst nightmare”, a court was told. Mohammed Esufali, 29, of Lakeside Drive, Cardiff, had picked up the child from the play area by the city's ...

Woman was sexually assaulted as she walked down city centre road

The incident happened on August 12, when two men began to follow a woman walking to her car which was parked on Penarth Road in Cardiff . South Wales Police said one of the men grabbed her arm, asking her to kiss him, and the other touched her chest.and more »

11 of the best places to buy a real Christmas tree in Wales

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Top Cardiff college once called 'Britain's Brainiest School' investigated for suspected fraud

A South Wales Police statement said: "South Wales Police officers are investigating a suspected fraud at Cardiff Sixth Form College on Newport Road. "The action follows a referral made to South Wales Police with regard to suspected financial ...and more »

Chief executive of the Abergavenny Food Festival in new chamber of commerce role

The new dierector of the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce Heather Myers. Picture by Huw John. Share; Comments. Get business updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid ...

The reasons Wales have dropped their big name stars and why Sam Warburton won't be captain

This was a day of the long knives as Wales coach Robert Howley took an axe to the side routed 32-8 by the Wallabies in Cardiff last weekend. The caretaker boss has made six changes in all, two enforced through injury, for the second autumn ...and more »

All these parrots (and a monkey) will become homeless if a planning row sees their sanctuary demolished

A man who rescues abandoned parrots, finches and budgies has been told that he may have to knock down his bird sanctuary because of a planning row. Clive Coulthard, a retired builder from Castleton, started collecting animals by chance when his friend ...

The verdict on the Wales team to face Argentina as Rob Howley makes huge calls

AberdareAberdare town centre now has its first life-saving defibrillator · The equipment is stationed at Aberdare RFC for the use of local people in an emergency · Christmas shoppingWhat are Hatchimals? Everything you need to know about the Christmas ...and more »

Aberdare town centre now has its first life

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed within Aberdare town centre for the first time, for the use of the community in an emergency. The equipment is now being stationed at Aberdare RFC following a community effort surrounding a family fun day ...

Dog with 'huge growth' and rotten teeth to have lifesaving surgery as rescue centre prepares to close

The 10-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a grade four heart murmur, a large abdominal growth, is very overweight and has extreme dental problems. She was admitted to the Friends of the Animals RCT pet rescue centre Wonky Towers after her ...

Rhondda Heritage Park will be 'plunged into darkness' for 60th anniversary of Lewis Merthyr Colliery disaster

The Rhondda Heritage Park will be 'plunged into darkness' later this month to mark 60 years since the Lewis Merthyr Colliery disaster. The mining museum - which now stands on the pit's site - will be closed as a mark of respect to those who lost their ...

Plans for changes in school transport in Blaenau Gwent have been put on hold

Plans to go out to consultation on a proposal to revert to statutory distance limits for home to school transport have been put on hold. The decision to delay the move to revert to statutory distance limits for home to school and home to college ...

Cardiff's Winter Wonderland opens today

Cardiff's Winter Wonderland is due to open to the public on Thursday and this year ice-skating-lovers will be able to skate under cover, in the aptly named Winter Wundercoverland. Cardiff's Winter Wonderland with Admiral Ice Rink will run from today ...

RCT's Santa Appeal is now open

... are at Hawthorn Leisure Centre, the Registrars Office at Municipal Building Pontypridd, Pontypridd Library, Pontyclun Library and Llantrisant Leisure Centre. In the Cynon Valley they are at the Sobell Sports Centre in Aberdare and Mountain Ash Library.

Soon

The closing Aberdare college campus in Cwmdare could be transformed into 100 homes, it has been revealed. Coleg y Cymoedd is preparing to submit a planning application for a housing development on the land at Cwmdare Road, which will become ...

Croydon tram derailment: 'friendly, genuine lad' named among victims

Wales NewsJudge to sum up evidence in trial of brothers accused of layby shooting murder · Edward Bennett, 47, and his brother Stephen Bennett, 53, deny murdering Mark Jones and are on trial at Cardiff Crown Court · RhonddaA young mother died after ...and more »

The morning news headlines: President

Donald Trump will meet Barack Obama for talks on the transition of power as an anxious world continues to digest his astonishing victory in the United States presidential election. There were protests against his election across the US on Wednesday ...and more »

Steelworks which closed last year will re

A Valleys steelworks which shut down last year at the height of the crisis in the industry is resuming production in a move that will create 70 jobs. The plant in Tredegar shut down last year when its former owner Caparo went into administration.and more »

Traditional working men's clubs are declining across the South Wales Valleys

The private social clubs were first created in the 19th century within industrial communities, providing recreation and education for working class men and their families. Clubs have commonly been affiliated with a particular industry, like the miners ...

Family of man missing for more than a week thank supporters after he is found 'alive and well'

Andrew Klemencic, 28, from Cardiff , was last seen at his flat in the Grangetown area of the city at around 10am on Tuesday, November 1. Known to his friends as Drew, the Manchester United FC fan was reported missing to South Wales Police on Friday ...

First Minister joins veterans to remember fallen soldiers at the National Field of Remembrance

RhonddaTraditional working men's clubs are declining across the South Wales Valleys · The Valleys are among the areas where you are most likely to find a workingmen's club, but numbers are declining · NewsWales breaking news plus live traffic, weather ...and more »

Plans for a huge 650

The site would include 644 student homes and common areas as well as two shops, a landscaped courtyard and a public area. The communal areas would include a multi-media room, yoga room and gym.

Crabtree & Evelyn in Pontyclun start talks over transfer

A retailer has announced it is transferring services and relocating an office from Rhondda Cynon Taff. Crabtree & Evelyn said distribution and packaging services at its Pontyclun distribution centre will be taken over by a Northampton-based provider ...

Offenders to use portable breathalyser and GPS tracking to prove to police they've not been boozing

Some of the most prolific offenders in parts of Wales will have to prove they have not been boozing when they've been banned from drinking alcohol – by using a portable breathalyser. Dyfed-Powys Police is the first force in Britain to trial a new ...and more »

This town will have no high street bank from March 2017 as Lloyds decides to close its branch

In an email to Coun Morgan on Wednesday, it was noted that customers will have their accounts realigned to the Aberdare branch four miles away, and while the bank intends all staff to be moved to other Lloyds branches there could be a small number of ...and more »

Dozens of Welsh councillors failed to pay their council tax in time last year

Cardiff, which has 75 councillors, led the way, with five reminders being sent out, while four each were issued in Caerphilly and Monmouthshire. Seven councils – Anglesey, Ceredigion, Denbighshire, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and ...

Woman who paid for a round of sambuca shots in a Cardiff club was served water

Catherine Gibbs said the incident happened at the capital's 1990s themed club Retro when she ordered a round of sambuca shots for her work colleagues. The 29-year-old said the barman poured out four shots costing £10 from a sambuca bottle filled with ...

Flying doctor blinded after laser shone at air ambulance | Wales ...

The head of the Wales Air Ambulance has condemned pranksters who shone a laster beam into one of its helicopters, temporarily blinding the doctor on board.and more »

More than £15000 worth of cocaine seized by police

More than £15,000 worth of cocaine has been intercepted by police in Aberdare. Response officers from Aberdare, the Neighbourhood Police Team and the Roads Policing Unit came together to stop a car which was thought to have links to drugs. People in ...

Wales v Argentina breaking news RECAP: Catch up on all the latest ahead of Saturday's clash with Argentina

AberdareMore than £15,000 worth of cocaine seized by police · Police in Aberdare discovered the drugs at a property in the town · Homes for saleThis £3.6m Georgian-style manor has fantastic views across the River Severn · Set in 25 acres, you can see ...and more »

Cocaine worth more than £15000 seized in Aberdare

It's a great result by all involved, a seizure of this size of class A drugs in Aberdare will have a significant impact in the Cynon Valley and further afar. The message is clear if you deal drugs in our area we will come after you, it is something our ...

Why Wales prop legend Adam Jones is set to emulate Jerry Hall and the Fonz off Happy Days

He's lit up Twickenham a few times in a Welsh career spanning 11 years and 95 caps. And now a mile down the road from English rugby's HQ Adam Jones will see his name alongside Mrs Rupert Murdoch (AKA former super model and wife of Sir Mick Jagger ...

Owner of missing parrot Presley makes further appeal for information

The owner of a missing African grey parrot called Presley said she is at her "wits' end with worry and grief", a month on from his disappearance. The three-year-old bird, who has a "massive vocabulary" and even swears, took flight from his South Wales ...

A Welsh MP has accused the BBC of being biased against Donald Trump

Welsh Conservative MP David Davies has accused the BBC of being biased against Donald Trump. The Monmouth MP said it was clear presenters had been “appalled” by the Republican candidate. He said: “All I know about Donald Trump is what I've seen ...and more »

A delivery driver was dragged 20 metres along the road as she clung to her stolen car

A take away delivery driver was dragged along a road clinging to her car after it was stolen. South Wales Police are investigating the incident and are appealing to anybody with information to come forward. The woman was delivering food to a customer ...and more »

Two people were trapped after a car flipped on a busy Cardiff road

Two people had to be rescued after their car flipped and ended up on its roof on a busy Cardiff road. The accident, which involved one vehicle, happened on the railway bridge above Llandaf train station on the main road between Llandaff North and ...

Everything you need to know about teenage Wales squad newcomer Keelan Giles

The Ospreys flier has been drafted into the full Wales squad, but does he have what it takes to cut it at international level? Share; Comments. BySimon Thomas. 13:11, 9 NOV 2016; Updated 13:11, 9 NOV 2016. Sport. Keelan Giles during training.and more »

A pregnant mum on the school run was assaulted by another parent over a Facebook post

A mum was assaulted by another parent after dropping off her son, a court has heard. Six-months pregnant Natalie Wall, 28, was on the school run when she was punched in the face and kneed in her stomach over a Facebook status. Chantelle Johnson, 27 ...and more »

Welsh Baccalaureate 'puts students at disadvantage', says Wales Space Ambassador

The man charged with inspiring Welsh children to believe that becoming an astronaut or space scientist is a realistic dream has attacked the compulsory Welsh Baccalaureate. Wales Space Ambassador Paul Roche is one of more than 1,600 people who have ...

This is what Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis thinks Donald Trump's victory will mean for us

Money saving expert Martin Lewis has told UK consumers "not to panic" following the election of Donald Trump in America. Speaking after the shock vote this morning, the former Cardiff graduate told consumers that "not much would happen" for consumers ...and more »

An Afghanistan veteran who suffered catastrophic injuries today plants a flower in memory of the fallen

A former soldier who says he considered taking his own life after the vehicle he was travelling in was blown up today plants a flower in memory of those who died in Afghanistan. Welsh Guard Stewart Harris, 32, will plant the tribute at the Welsh Field ...

Chelsea ace says Wales are simply the best as attention turns to huge World Cup clash

Branislav Ivanovic claims Saturday's Cardiff qualifier is Serbia's biggest game in years, but insists Gareth Bale and co. are favourites. Share; Comments. ByChris Wathan. 10:07, 9 NOV 2016; Updated 10:07, 9 NOV 2016. Sport. Branislav Ivanovic ...and more »

San Francisco Investors Pump Millions into Cardiff Life Sciences Firm

Telegraph Hill Partners has made a huge investment into TrakCel which aims to triple its workforce by the end of 2017. One of Wales' leading life sciences firms, TrakCel, has been boosted by a multi-million pound investment from the US as it looks to ...

Work to Begin on £2 Million Greener Grangetown Project

Work on the £2 million Greener Grangetown project is set to begin following the appointment of ERH Communications as contractors. The project, which is a partnership between City of Cardiff Council, Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales supported by ...

Bellshill designer's Royal Mint Remembrance Day coin

A Royal Mint designer from North Lanarkshire has been selected to design this year's special Remembrance Day coin. Thomas Docherty, who is originally from Bellshill, took his inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint's own on ...

Introducing Ethan Ampadu

16-year-old Ethan Ampadu has been named Wales' young player of the year for 2016 after a year which has seen him make his football league debut and train with the Wales senior squad. The midfielder won the award at a star studded ceremony at the Vale ...and more »

This is how vulnerable people in Cardiff will be more effectively protected from neglect and abuse

The first MASH in Wales was based in Pontypridd to safeguard vulnerable people living in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil. Following its success, steps were put in place to set up an equivalent service in the Welsh capital which became fully ...

Insurance worker appears in court after tweeting offensive message about Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood

An insurance worker must carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work after tweeting an offensive message about Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood . Ross Hookings tweeted the message: “Shame someone did not shoot Leanne Wood though” on June 22.and more »

Wales release five players back to the regions ahead of this weekend's clash with Argentina

RhonddaCouple create Remembrance Day poppy display after losing family member in Hyde Park bombing · People love Alison and Steven Young's display at their home in Treorchy · Local GovernmentHundreds sign petition calling for better car parking ...and more »

No repeat of traffic chaos when the Coca

RhonddaCouple create Remembrance Day poppy display after losing family member in Hyde Park bombing · People love Alison and Steven Young's display at their home in Treorchy · Local GovernmentHundreds sign petition calling for better car parking ...and more »

A man claims he was left with these injuries after a pub argument

A man was left with fractured ribs, bruising and a swollen black eye after an altercation at a pub in Caerphilly. Gareth Williams said his injuries were so bad that he had to take a week off work, after the incident at the Caerphilly Cwtch on Saturday ...and more »

Six stalwart Bridgend Labour councillors have been deselected by their party

Six stalwart Bridgend Labour councillors have been barred from seeking re-election for the party. Ross Thomas, who represents Maesteg West, Keith Edwards, Maesteg East, Edith Hughes and Gareth Phillips, both of Oldcastle in Bridgend, Cefn Glas' Cleone ...

These are the five key selection decisions Wales will make in the next 24 hours

Do Wales stick with the side humbled by Michael Cheika's Wallabies and give the same XV a chance to right wrongs, or is it time for change? Share; Comments. ByAnthony Woolford. 17:43, 8 NOV 2016; Updated 17:43, 8 NOV 2016. Sport. Video thumbnail ...and more »

These flats could be built on the site of a former church in Cardiff

Plans for what could be built on the site of a former church in Cardiff have been revealed. Architects C2J have begun a 28-day public consultation about plans to build two blocks of flats at the site of the Citadel. The site is made up of two parcels ...and more »

This is who customers at Cardiff's New York Deli think will win the US election

RhonddaCouple create Remembrance Day poppy display after losing family member in Hyde Park bombing · People love Alison and Steven Young's display at their home in Treorchy · Local GovernmentHundreds sign petition calling for better car parking ...and more »

Pencoed schoolboy killed after 'running into road'

An inquest in Aberdare Coroner's Court heard he suffered a traumatic brain injury and was airlifted to hospital but died the next day. A conclusion of accidental death was recorded by the coroner. Rhys was walking home with friends, trying to figure ...

Rallies take place in support of Cardiff teenager threatened with removal from the UK

Thousands of people have demonstrated their support for a Cardiff teenager threatened with removal from the UK. Bashir Naderi, 19, who left Afghanistan as an eight-year-old, was hours from being put on a plane out of Britain last week when a judge ...

This amazing illuminated parade is well worth the short drive from Wales

It maybe happening just over the English border but this spectacular parade is well worth the short drive. The Somerset Carnival is one of the world's largest illuminated winter carnival processions. It's the highlight of the county's year and not too ...

Bridge repairs causing delays to trains to Cardiff could continue on Wednesday

Rail commuters trying to get home today are being warned that trains between Bridgend to Cardiff are being delayed or cancelled after concerns over a bridge on the line. Engineers decided to close one line due to safety concerns about a bridge over the ...

What you need to know about Cardiff's epic day of sport on Saturday as fans invade Welsh capital

The potential doomsday scenario of Wales rugby and football playing games on the same evening in Cardiff on Saturday has certainly sparked plenty of furious social media chatter. It could could see anything from 70,000 to 100,000 sports fans flood into ...

Christmas in Cardiff 2016: Everything we know about the city's celebrations

Christmas will officially start in the Welsh capital on Thursday, November 10 when Cardiff city centre will transform into a winter festive wonderland. Like last year , rather than just switching on the lights, the capital will undergo a spectacular ...and more »

'I drew the curtains and didn't want to come out for four days' Wales coach reveals the hurt of a Welsh hammering

Neil Jenkins has revealed the true devastation of what it means to be hammered wearing a Wales jersey, admitting: “I drew the curtains and didn't want to come out for four days.” Wales' skills coach out-lined what head honcho Rob Howley's class of 2016 ...

'I drew the curtains and didn't want to come out for four days' Wales coach reveals the hurt of a Welsh hammering

Neil Jenkins has revealed the true devastation of what it means to be hammered wearing a Wales jersey, admitting: “I drew the curtains and didn't want to come out for four days.” Wales' skills coach out-lined what head honcho Rob Howley's class of 2016 ...

Tonypandy Library is about to benefit from £60000 refurbishment works

A Rhondda library is about to get a new lease of life thanks to an investment of up to £60,000. Tonypandy Library, on De Winton Street, will be refurbished by Rhondda Cynon Taf council - with work starting within the next few works. The project ...

This dark comedy about Donald Trump was filmed in Newport

It is has been one of the most closely fought American elections in years, and the results are now just hours away · Aberdare'It was certainly an unusual find!' This wide-eyed eagle owl has been found in Aberdare · The RSPCA is now trying to find its ...and more »

Decision to defer parts of Great Western electrification project 'disappointing'

The announcement to defer parts of the Great Western electrification project in England has been described as "disappointing", by Economy and infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates. Reacting to the news Mr Skates said the UK Government needed to "get a ...

'It was certainly an unusual find!' This wide

This wide-eyed European eagle owl has been found in the Cynon Valley - and RSPCA Cymru is now trying to find its owner. The bird, believed to have been kept as a pet, was found on November 1 in the Aberdare area by a member of the public, and was ...

How many Welsh players would actually get in a combined Wales ...

Wales have been in dismal form with six defeats in a row and are up against dangerous opponents who finished fourth at the World Cup and are loaded with ...and more »

The Bute Arms is coming back to Aberdare town centre

The former Bute Arms pub in the centre of a Cynon Valley town will re-open this month, retaining its old name. The three-storey building at a prime spot in Victoria Square, Aberdare town centre, and the former pub will be brought back into use by Amber ...

This is exactly where and when the Coca

When the big red Coca-Cola truck rolls into town we all know that Christmas is on its way. The date when the iconic truck is coming to Cardiff has already been revealed, but we can now tell you EXACTLY when and where it will be in the city. The truck ...and more »

'Cardiff could miss out on top sports events unless Central Station gets major upgrade' – MP's warning

Craig Williams, the Conservative MP for Cardiff North, led a debate calling for the enhancement of Cardiff Central – adding that it was fit for the 20th century rather than the 21st. Share; Comments. ByHuw Silk. 14:01, 8 NOV 2016; Updated 16:57, 8 NOV ...and more »

These Valleys women stripped off for a charity calendar to help a baby born with a rare condition

A group of Valley 'Calendar Girls' have stripped off to raise money for a children's charity, after a baby was born with a rare condition and spent weeks in hospital. Photographer Shauna Ryall - who also stripped off for the shoot - is creating the ...

RSPCA search for owner of eagle owl found in Aberdare

The RSPCA are looking for the owners of a European eagle owl, which was found in Aberdare. owl. Credit: RSPCA Cymru. The bird, which is thought to have been kept as a pet, was found last week and later collected by the charity. The owl had a ring on ...

The day Wales v Argentina erupted into violence amid one of the most infamous mass brawls in rugby history

Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilTonypandy Library is about to benefit from £60,000 refurbishment works · Works to improve the interior and exterior of the building will begin very soon · SwanseaGrieving mother calls for zero tolerance drink-drive limit after ...and more »

A charity shop volunteer used 1000 poppies to create this stunning window display

A charity shop volunteer has used 1,000 poppies to create a stunning window display ahead of Remembrance Sunday . Cheryl Evans, who has worked at the Maesteg Animal Welfare Society (Maws) shop for 16 years, is renowned for her window dressing ...

More than 5000 people watched this stunning fireworks display in Pontypridd

AberdarePolice appeal for information after arson attack at empty Cynon Valley school · A fire was deliberately lit at the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School in Aberaman on October 28 · Bonfire NightMore than 125,000 people sign petition against ...

Fatally injured monkey found wandering city streets

The tiny marmoset fled after suffering a string of injuries including missing fur and a broken pelvis. Share; Comments. Get daily updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email ...and more »

Police appeal for information after arson attack at empty Cynon Valley school

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a former secondary school in the Cynon Valley - and warned of the dangers of entering empty buildings. South Wales Police were called to the old Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site in Club ...

First snow of the season falls in Wales as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

RhonddaCouple create Remembrance Day poppy display after losing family member in Hyde Park bombing · People love Alison and Steven Young's display at their home in Treorchy · Local GovernmentHundreds sign petition calling for better car parking ...and more »

Cash reward offered for return of stolen motocross bikes

A grandfather has offered a £1000 cash reward after his son and grandsons motocross bikes were stolen from his garage in the Rhondda. The bikes - a 2017 250f Ktm and a Ktm sx 50 - were stolen from a garage in Baglan Street, Pentre, in the early hours ...

City centre street blocked as lorry crashes into shop scaffolding

RhonddaThese Valleys women stripped off for a charity calendar to help a baby born with a rare condition · Photographer Shauna Ryall is creating the calendar after hearing how The Noah's Ark Foundation helped baby Eden · M4Live updates as two-vehicle ...and more »

Teenager taken to court for feeding a chip to a pigeon

Lauren-Paige Smith, 19, was tucking into lunch in Swansea when she gave the bird a chip, which it wolfed down. But moments later, the customer services advisor was approached by a man she thinks was a council worker - and slapped with a £25 fine for ...

Marks & Spencer to close 60 UK stores as profits dip to £231m

The retailer said the UK closures come as part of an overhaul which will affect around 100 stores as it looks to cut back on clothing and home while boosting its Simply Food chain. Share. ByAgency Staff. 08:27, 8 NOV 2016; Updated 12:14, 8 NOV 2016. News.and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

HMS Richmond in Cardiff Bay during the launch of this year's poppy appeal. Picture sent in by Ron Nelson. Share. Get daily updates directly to your inbox.and more »

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On the day Americans decide their future president, we take a look at the role a Welshman is playing in tackling a "public health crisis" in Ohio. It is very much considered a swing state, where republican Donald Trump and democrat Hillary Clinton have ...

Restaurant Renovation in Llantwit Major Sets Award Winning Pub Group on Path for Expansion

Award winning pub group Knife & Fork Food has completed an extensive renovation of the 12th century Old Swan Inn in Llantwit Major, taking another step forward in their ambitious expansion plans. Knife & Fork, who have owned the historic Llantwit pub ...

Wales Celebrates Best in Travel at World Travel Market

Visit Wales will have presence at the event this year which will be used to make the most of north Wales being included on the Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017 list. As Wales' Epic Year of Adventure comes to a close, World Travel Market will also be ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, November 8)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comments below or you can also tweet us @WalesOnline to share the news that's ...and more »

The amount of food given out in an emergency at food banks is going up with over a third of those in need being children

Read More. Rhondda Foodbank says it's on course to help 2,000 people this year – of which 800 are children. Why are people seeking help? According to the charity, the top reasons for food bank referral was benefit delay, constituting 30% of referrals.

Poverty in Wales is holding back almost a quarter of the population and it's costing the Welsh Government £3.6bn a year

Widespread poverty in Wales – with 700,000 people or 23% of the population struggling to make ends meet – is costing the Welsh Government £3.6bn a year, according to a report published today. This is equivalent to £1,150 for every person living in the ...and more »

Teenager's relief at being reunited with his family after being kept in 'prison' for 11 days

AberdarePolice appeal for information after arson attack at empty Cynon Valley school · A fire was deliberately lit at the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School in Aberaman on October 28 · Bonfire NightMore than 125,000 people sign petition against ...and more »

The results of Wales' internal inquest into Australia shambles: So do these explanations stack up?

Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilTonypandy Library is about to benefit from £60,000 refurbishment works · Works to improve the interior and exterior of the building will begin very soon · SwanseaGrieving mother calls for zero tolerance drink-drive limit after ...and more »

Staff at Wales' biggest hospital are being prosecuted for parking at their own workplace

Staff at Wales' biggest hospital are facing very hefty fines and possible court action for parking illegally on the site. Letters have been sent out to doctors, nurses and other NHS employees at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff which ...

Watch the moment charity worker is surprised with a £1m cheque by an undercover volunteer

A man who supports elderly people living in isolation was left speechless when an undercover volunteer handed him a cheque for almost £1m. Dave Worrall, who works for the British Red Cross in Abergele, was surprised with a cheque for £932,766 by a ...

Communications of a High Impact Entrepreneur

The Life Sciences Hub Wales new Entrepreneur in Residence Programme will host a series of 3 Entrepreneur Enabler Clinics at the Hub in Cardiff.and more »

Leanne Wood fires back at critics after 'getting stick' for her Valleys accent

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has fired back at critics after "getting some stick" for her accent on social media, saying she refuses to be embarrassed by her Valleys twang. The Rhondda AM - who was born and raised in Penygraig - said she regularly ...

A skate park, games area and re

Coun Morgan, councillor for Mountain Ash West and leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council , said: "Over the last year the local environmental group has been working with the council to develop exciting plans for Gwernifor Park and the facilities available ...

Tolls could be introduced BOTH ways on the Severn bridges

But, the UK Government want to consult on a new system that would allow drivers to pay without stopping at a toll booth on the crossings. The Government has committed to halve them in 2018 after the crossings move to public ownership.and more »

The new

AberdareStudent-run salon and restaurant will open to the public at Aberdare's new £22m college campus · The salon and restaurant will be open to the public and is expected to provide its student-run services at cheap prices · CardiffFans can meet Olly ...and more »

Cardiff's Doctor Who Experience will close next year

Yes, you read that right. BBC Worldwide have confirmed that "the Doctor Who Experience has enjoyed a fantastic five-year run in Cardiff Bay but, sadly, our five-year sub-lease from the City of Cardiff Council will come to an end in Summer 2017.".

Student

Meanwhile, it has also been announced that an extended range of courses will be offered, with new subjects that are not currently taught at Aberdare 's existing Coleg y Cymoedd campus in Cwmdare. They include creative arts and media, a sports ...

Student

The project is being half funded by the Welsh Government, and last month Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader said the college combined with the nearby £55m Aberdare Community School will provide the town with unrivalled post-16 education across the ...

Fans can meet Olly Murs in Cardiff and here's how

AberdareStudent-run salon and restaurant will open to the public at Aberdare's new £22m college campus · The salon and restaurant will be open to the public and is expected to provide its student-run services at cheap prices · CardiffFans can meet Olly ...and more »

Robbie Williams to play Cardiff's Principality Stadium next summer

Singing superstar Robbie Williams is coming to Wales as part of a nationwide stadium tour. The 43-year-old former Take That singer, who has just released his latest album The Heavy Entertainment Show, will be performing at Cardiff's Principality ...and more »

Agreement Signed to Promote the Social Use of Welsh in the Vale of Glamorgan

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Menter Bro Morgannwg have signed a new framework agreement to develop new services to strengthen the Welsh language within communities in the Vale. Menter Bro Morgannwg was established in April 2013 with the ...

Entrepreneur Overcomes the Odds to Become Finalist in Wales Awards

James Koash, 26, has been selected as one of only five entrepreneurs across Wales to be in the running for the prestigious Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards, taking place at the Principality Stadium next week on 9th ...

Device Infected with Malware or a Virus – What Businesses in Wales Need to Know

Sean Davin, Head of Cyber Security at Sevin Cyber Security says it is important not to get swayed by the numbers too easily. “We often get asked questions around which devices or software offer a better or more secure choice given the regularity of ...

New benefit cap 'will leave 11000 children in Wales worse off'

The same figure was reported for each of Caerphilly, Newport and Rhondda Cynon Taf. In Merthyr Tydfil 100 households and fewer than 50 children will be affected, while the figure in Ceredigion was for fewer than 50 households and 50 children.and more »

It was a kick up the backside and we have a lot to address this week, says Wales centre Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts has warned that a second dose of autumn-series trouble is heading Wales' way unless they rapidly learn the lessons of their “kick up the backside” from Australia. Argentina warmed up for their date at the Principality Stadium on Saturday ...and more »

The Welsh Rugby Podcast: 'One of the most disappointing, frustrating Wales performances I've ever seen'

There will be a fair bit of soul-searching going on at Wales' team hotel this week after a very disappointing defeat to Australia yesterday. The 32-8 scoreline stings, but the manner of the defeat is what will have everyone involved with Wales really ...and more »

'Miserably poor, stale and lethargic' The media verdict on Wales' performance against Australia

Wales rugby woke up to inevitable Sunday newspaper criticism as journalists and pundits picked through the wreckage of their humiliating 32-8 loss to the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. We give you a snapshot of what the papers had ...and more »

Welsh fire service deals with more than 300 Bonfire Night calls in just eight hours

Bonfire Night was one of the busiest nights of the year for fire services across Wales. South Wales Fire and Rescue was called out 309 times between 4pm and midnight on Saturday and 31 times between midnight at 8am on Sunday. Crews in Barry were ...and more »

Here's how you celebrated Bonfire Night across Wales

Thousands of people gathered at events staged across Wales on Saturday night.and more »

Bonfire night callouts for Welsh firefighters

Firefighters also criticised hoaxers who sent crews to a house fire call in nearby Aberdare. "This proved to be a false malicious hoax call and not a house fire, tying up two fire engines on a very busy evening unnecessarily," said the service's Jennie ...and more »

Chainsaw killer was a heroin dealer who was in prison before murdering his own mother

Chainsaw killer Robert Owens was a heroin dealer who tried to flood Aberystwyth with drugs, we can reveal. Owens was told he would spend at least 12 and a half years behind bars when he was jailed for life for killing his own mother on Tuesday.

Live updates as rugby fans face delays on the trains after Wales v Australia

Commuters heading home after Wales' humiliating defeat to Australia at the Principality Stadium are set to be hit with some delays tonight if they're getting the train. It was always going to be a busy journey home with more than 50,000 fans piling out ...and more »

The moment passengers tried to move their huge bus stuck on a roundabout after Wales v Australia game

This is the moment National Express passengers tried to push a coach stuck on a mini roundabout. The 507 from London to Llanelli left Cardiff at 4.50pm but ran into trouble when it tried to get through a narrow gap on a roundabout in Riverside, Cardiff.

Fire crews attend more than 20 fires in the space of a few hours on Bonfire Night

They expected a busy evening on Bonfire Night and fire crews across South Wales have already been called to more than 20 fires across the region. Jennie Griffiths, from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service , is live tweeting the incidents throughout ...and more »

This is what was left of a car after it burst into flames in a car park

This is what was left of a car after it caught fire at a McDonald's car park on Saturday. The fire happened just after 7.30am at the car park on the Ty Verlon Industrial Estate off Cardiff Road in Barry on Saturday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service ...and more »

Thousands of email addresses leaked online after health club firm 'hack'

Thousands of email addresses belonging to businesses and councils in Wales have been dumped online after a health club firm was targeted by a “classic hack”. Information belonging to 16 of Wales' 22 councils and from gyms around the nation was posted ...

The brother of a missing Cardiff man has made a heartfelt plea for him to return home

The brother of a Cardiff man who has been missing since Tuesday has made a heartfelt plea for him to come home. Andrew Klemencic, 28, was last seen on Tuesday at his flat in the Grangetown area of the city at around 10am. Known to his friends as Drew, ...

Huge fire involving 20 tonnes of timber and hedge cuttings blazes for over 14 hours

A huge fire involving 20 tonnes of wood and hedge cuttings blazed for around 14 hours on Friday night and was only put out the next morning. Crews were called to the “well alight” fire in Barry at 6.11pm on Friday after nine '999' calls were made ...and more »

Why are Wales wearing black armbands against Australia today?

You may notice a couple of extra features on the Welsh kit today as they take to the field at the Principality Stadium. They will be wearing black armbands for today's match against Australia as well as a specially embroidered jersey. The armbands are ...and more »

This Welsh artist living in South Africa does mesmerising time

... the Western Cape, near Cape Town, where she lives with games developer boyfriend Jaco. Delyth Angharad. Upon arrival in the country, Delyth, from the Rhondda , began working remotely for a UK-based friend who runs a game server hosting company.

Wales set for a cold, but mostly dry and clear evening for Bonfire Night

It will be a cold one, but mostly dry and clear this evening for those heading to Bonfire Night displays around Wales. According to the Met Office, it will be a chilly night with some showers persisting, and it will be "wintry" over the hills. The ...and more »

A student who couldn't talk after a devastating car crash has recorded his own rap track

A student who lost the ability to speak after a life-threatening car crash has not only taught himself to talk again - but rap! Keiron Farr suffered devastating head injuries in August 2013 and for a while it was touch and go whether he would pull through.

Gelato and dessert house Kaspa's is coming to Newport

The eagle-eyed among you may well have noticed the banner placed on top of an empty Newport shop. It's advertising the fact that Kaspa's - the much-loved chain of dessert houses - will be coming to Commercial Street, bringing all of its sweet treats ...

Slow traffic in Cardiff after busy road closed due to 'police incident'

There is slow traffic in Cardiff after a main road was closed earlier on Saturday due to a police incident. The A48 Eastern Avenue was closed in both directions at around 8.30am after police were called due to "concerns for a man on the road". South ...

A Royal Navy ship is in Cardiff to support the Poppy appeal and this is how you can see it

The Royal Navy's HMS Richmond has sailed into Cardiff this weekend to help launch this year's 'Cardiff City Poppy Day'. The type 23 Frigate arrived in Britannia Quay in Cardiff Bay on Friday and will be open to the public on Sunday between 11am and 5pm.

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At the end of the war he completed his studies at the Cooper Union before moving back to Britain in 1947 to marry Irene Tomkins, a nurse from Aberdare, South Wales. They moved to London where Piech studied fine art and lithography at the Chelsea School ...

Does this chilling footage show ghosts haunting an abandoned ...

The footage was taken at Pool Parc in Ruthin by a paranormal investigator.and more »

Rise in number of million

The number of million-pound house sales in Wales jumped by almost 50% to 13 in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report. Share; Comments. ByVicky Shaw, Press Association. 06:00, 5 NOV 2016 ...and more »

Wales v Australia match

RhonddaThis Welsh artist living in South Africa does mesmerising time-lapse videos of her doodles influenced by Arabic art · Delyth Angharad, from Rhondda, but who is now based in South Africa, also makes free prints for people suffering with ...and more »

Wales v Australia big match preview: Rob Howley's men must produce the unexpected, like a Shane Warne flipper

RhonddaThis Welsh artist living in South Africa does mesmerising time-lapse videos of her doodles influenced by Arabic art · Delyth Angharad, from Rhondda, but who is now based in South Africa, also makes free prints for people suffering with ...and more »

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The scene was created over four days by Emma Morris, who runs a cake business in Aberdare near Cardiff. The show is billed by organisers as the UK's biggest, with up to 30,000 visitors expected. It is the third time Ms Morris has exhibited at the event ...

Fire crews battle blaze involving 20 tonnes of wood and hedge cuttings at Barry waterfront

Most Read; Most Recent. Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilDoggers meeting for sex in secluded layby 'approaching children's home workers as they arrive at work' · A councillor said staff working nearby 'had strange men knocking on their car door windows'.and more »

Thieves broke into dance teacher's car and stole her pupils' costumes along with almost £2000

A dance teacher has been left devastated after thieves broke into her car and stole her pupils' costumes and almost £2,000 in cash. Lisa Clark, 41, owner and teacher of the Cardiff -based LJC Academy of Dance and Drama, was a victim of a theft when her ...

Woman sexually assaulted at seaside resort

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault near a promenade at a Welsh seaside resort. North Wales Police received a report of a sexual assault in Rhos-on-Sea, near Colwyn Bay , in the early hours of Tuesday. The force confirmed they were ...and more »

One of Wales' best hotels was recently given a zero food hygiene rating

One of Wales' most respected hotels was recently handed a food hygiene rating of zero. The four-star Vale Resort in the Vale of Glamorgan , which boasts a 650-acre golf course along with a luxury spa and a 400-year-old castle in its grounds, was given ...

The locations bidding to land a public sector hub employing 5000 in the centre of Cardiff

It could be home to 5,000 staff in what would be the biggest office scheme ever seen in Wales. And we will know very soon where the UK Government will decide to locate a huge public sector hub in the centre of Cardiff. As part of a rationalisation ...

He lifted the Under

It was a difficult night for the Welsh region who were without several key first-team players in Cork. Most Read; Most Recent. Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilDoggers meeting for sex in secluded layby 'approaching children's home workers as they arrive at work'.and more »

Almost one in five of children under five in Wales have poor oral hygiene

Too many children under the age of five have poor oral hygiene, according to a survey published by charity Action for Children.

SWFRS disappointed at recent spate of attacks on crews

Over recent days, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) crews have been subjected to attacks, where fireworks have been used putting not only firefighters at risk, but preventing SWF

An Aberdare takeaway owner failed to display a food hygiene rating after the business scored one out of five

A Cynon Valley takeaway owner who failed to pay a fine for not displaying his business' food hygiene rating has been dealt a second fine. Rhondda Cynon Taf council says its environmental health team carried out a routine inspection of La Pepinos in ...

Doggers meeting for sex in secluded layby 'approaching children's home workers as they arrive at work'

AberdareAn Aberdare takeaway owner failed to display a food hygiene rating after the business scored one out of five · The owner of La Pepinos in Aberdare was given several warnings, said RCT council, who fined him · Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilDoggers ...

Doggers meeting for sex in secluded layby 'approaching children's ...

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Kurds shut down part of M4 to protest against Turkey arrests

Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilRCT council still needs to find around £3m for its 2017-18 budget... but here's why it could have been a lot worse · Now you can have your say on how the council reduces its spending at roadshows in Aberdare, Mountain Ash, ...and more »

Movember is here and these Welsh celebrities are leading the way with the best beards

For lovers of facial hair, November means one thing - the valiant and mostly successful attempts to grow an elaborate moustache for Movember. Highlighting the importance of talking about and improving men's health, the Movember Foundation encourages ...and more »

Another hike in council tax, more expensive school meals and increased burial fees

The first look at Cardiff council's budget for next year has been revealed and it looks like council tax will go up again. The Labour-run administration's proposals for the 2017-18 year will go out to consultation from next week.and more »

RCT council still needs to find around £3m for its 2017

They will be held in Aberdare (November 22, 10am to 2pm), Mountain Ash (November 24, 9am to midday), Pontypridd (November 29, 10am to 2pm), Porth (December 2, 9am to midday) and Tonypandy (December 9, 10am to 2pm). An online budget simulator ...

The FULL list of all the autumn internationals taking place across the world this year

There are 47 matches involving 28 countries over the next five weeks, so you'd be forgiven for finding it all a bit confusing. We've tried to simplify things below. Share; Comments. BySimon Thomas. 16:50, 4 NOV 2016; Updated 17:05, 4 NOV 2016. Sport.

A Trump White House would be really bad news for the world economy, says Sunday Times economics editor

The election of Donald Trump to the White House next Tuesday would be "really bad news for the world economy", the economics editor of the Sunday Times David Smith told a business audience in Cardiff toay. Speaking at the Barclays Economic Breakfast ...

Paedophile former police superintendent jailed for 12 years over assaults on two young boys

Ex-police superintendent Gordon Anglesea, who won £375,000 libel damages from media accusing him of involvement with paedophiles, used his position and “connections with authority” to molest his two victims while running a “naughty boy school” in ...and more »

Huge injury worry for Wales boss Chris Coleman as Ben Davies is ruled out of Tottenham's derby clash with Arsenal

Wales defender Ben Davies has been ruled out of Tottenham's north London derby clash with Arsenal on Sunday only six days before Wales meet Serbia in a crucial World Cup qualifier. Davies picked up an ankle injury in his side's 1-0 loss to Bayer ...and more »

Tributes paid to 'legendary' Pengam teacher

Hundreds of former pupils and colleagues paid glowing tributes to a popular teacher as they gathered at his funeral on Friday. Cyril Thomas, former assistant head teacher of Lewis Boys School, Pengam, was described as “a legend and an inspiration” who ...

Three men due to stand trial this month over alleged murder of Cardiff man

A trial date has been set for three men charged with the murder of a Cardiff man. Lynford Brewster, 29, died on Sunday, June 12, following an incident in Brynfedw, in the Llanedeyrn area of the city.

What time does Wales vs Australia kick off? What TV channel is it on? Team news and latest odds

RhonddaThis Welsh artist living in South Africa does mesmerising time-lapse videos of her doodles influenced by Arabic art · Delyth Angharad, from Rhondda, but who is now based in South Africa, also makes free prints for people suffering with ...and more »

You can now have your say on plans to reduce parking costs in Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, Porth and ...

Five town centres in Rhondda Cynon Taff could soon see their parking prices reduced - and now you can have a say on the changes that will be made. As part of the process of making the changes, RCT council says it is asking people what they think about ...

This is when you can see the Coca

The holidays are definitely coming to Wales thanks to the announcement of the dates the Coca-Cola truck will be visiting. The iconic truck will be stopping at two venues in Wales: Cardiff on November 24; Wrexham on November 29. The Coca-Cola tour ...and more »

Live updates as house fire causes closure of main road in Cardiff

Whitchurch Road was closed in both directions due to a fire at a house between Allensbank Road, where the Heath Hotel is, and Crown Way, where the Companies House office is located. The road reopened just before 2.10pm but the incident is still ...

Sir Clive Woodward attacks Welsh rugby psyche, declaring our obsession with beating England is holding back the team

Sir Clive Woodward has launched a broadside at the Welsh rugby psyche, declaring that the obsession with beating bitter rivals England is holding the team back. In a column for a London newspaper, Woodward delivers a no-holds barred assessment of ...and more »

Sir Clive Woodward thinks Wales' obsession with beating England is holding back the team

Sir Clive Woodward has launched a broadside at the Welsh rugby psyche, declaring that the obsession with beating bitter rivals England is holding the team back. In a column for a London newspaper, Woodward delivers a no-holds barred assessment of ...

Cardiff's office market is booming but it desperately needs new schemes to cope with demand

The Cardiff office market has just had its best third quarter on record according to new research from Savills. Share; Comments. BySion Barry. 13:13, 4 NOV 2016; Updated 14:01, 4 NOV 2016. Business. Work progressing on a new £120m HQ for BBC Cymru ...

Cold air from the Arctic to hit Wales with temperatures struggling to reach double figures

Rhondda Cynon Taf CouncilYou can now have your say on plans to reduce parking costs in Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, Treorchy and Tonypandy · Short stays of one hour (75p to 50p) and two hours (£1.50 to £1) could be reduced, along with ...and more »

This man saved a duckling from being eaten by a seagull and then reared it at home

A man who saved a duck from the clutches of a seagull says he now follows him around everywhere and sits on his lap at work. Jamie Tibbott saw chick after chick being eaten by seagulls as they tried to swim amongst the boats after being born in the spring.

Memorial stones and beautiful benches will now remember people from Taffs Well and Nantgarw who died at war

A trio of memorial stones and public benches have been placed at a park to remember those who have been affected by war in Taffs Well and Nantgarw. The project, which has been completed ahead of Remembrance Day, was pioneered by Friends of Taffs ...