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December 2016

Subway and Starbucks want to open outlets near Treforest Industrial Estate

There are plans to open a Subway, a Starbucks, a chip shop and a petrol station near a popular entertainment site and college campus. The development would see Euro Garages Ltd build on vacant land at Heol y Coleg, Parc Nantgarw, a stone's throw from ...

Nos Galan: Chris Coleman is Mountain Ash mystery runner

Wales football manager Chris Coleman has been revealed as the mystery runner in an annual race. Fresh from getting an OBE in the New Year Honours, Coleman will join about 1,500 other runners for Nos Galan. The race is held in Mountain Ash, Rhondda ...and more »

East Dunbartonshire apprentices up for national awards

Council leader Rhondda Geekie is thrilled that the council's strong team of apprentices is continuing its winning ways. She said: “We invest heavily in our apprenticeship programme as I believe it is important to give local young people an opportunity ...and more »

City's soul band still going strong after 26 years

He added the band had built up a loyal following in Newport, despite finding the city a hard nut to crack in the early years. “Newport has always been a notoriously hard audience,” he said. “When we started playing we were popular in the Rhondda Valley ...and more »

Has 2016 been all bad? Of course not! And here's why

Kathryn from the Rhondda, who had suffered recurrent miscarriages, also marvelled at the child she thought she'd never have. Her moment of 2016 was: “Watching my daughter in her first nursery school concert – something I never thought would ever ...

Britain's football accumulator hotspots revealed after punter scoops £23000 for just £3

The Rhondda in South Wales is third, having collected £56, 862 whilst Wolverhampton and Barnet round off the top five with £42,302 and £39,743 respectively. The biggest win from a small stake came from a lucky punter in Barnet, who pocketed £34,387 ...and more »

2016: A year of political drama in Wales and beyond

It was an extraordinary year by any standards. The Welsh Brexit vote and all its implications dominated the political scene. The referendum result came after such an intense campaign it seemed to cast the entire assembly election into the long and ...

Keeping your eyes healthy in 2017

It’s that time of year again and New Year resolutions are coming at you from every health corner. Here in RNIB Cymru we support people with sight loss, but our work also includes campaigns to help with preventing sight loss.

Extra security is in place for the 2016 Nos Galan races in Mountain Ash, say organisers

Co-organiser Rhondda Cynon Taf council says it wants to reassure people that "additional" security measures will be at the Mountain Ash event on December 31, when 10,000 people are expected to descend upon the town. RCT council, the Nos Galan ...

Football accumulator tips: Best place in UK to make football bets

The Rhondda in South Wales was next thanks to a win of almost £10,000 from £3. Wolverhampton came fourth and Barnet was the most successful London region. Small East Sussex coastal town Shoreham-by-Sea makes the list in 6th place with the ...and more »

Bin collections are going back to normal in Bridgend County from Monday

Recycling and waste collections in Bridgend County will return to normal on Monday, January 2, despite the fact it is a bank holiday. And the council's recycling partners Kier will be putting on an additional vehicle next week to collect the extra ...

Flagship outdoor sports and clothing store planned for the heart of Snowdonia

Retailer JD Sports has submitted plans for a flagship outdoor sports and clothing mega-store in the heart of Snowdonia. The company wants to knock down parts of the existing Ultimate Outdoors site in Betws-y-Coed and build a brand new three storey site.and more »

Nine things we didn't see coming that happened in Pontypridd and Llantrisant during 2016

And, with the big game in mind, the Royal couple were handed a pair of children's Wales football shirts from Rhondda Cynon Taff's mayor Rhys Lewis, with the names 'Prince George' and 'Princess Charlotte' printed on the back. So two of the youngest ...

Will council tax go up in RCT next year? Eight questions answered about how your money is spent

Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader Andrew Morgan has spoken candidly about the local authority's finances in reflecting upon the past 12 months and looking forward to 2017. He has answered eight questions - ranging from whether council tax will rise in ...

Overturned car on one of Cardiff's busiest roads causes delays

The accident happened on the A4232 inbound this morning between Culverhouse Cross and the Leckwith Interchange. One lane was blocked for a time and caused queues in the area. South Wales Police said they were called at 8.20am.

Business Confidence in Wales Remains Negative According to ICAEW Wales

The uncertainty regarding the future of Tata Steel's Port Talbot site and others across the country, may have been a factor weighing on business sentiment in Q4, though a resolution for the plant's immediate future is now in place. However, a broader ...and more »

Police want to speak to these women about an alleged theft from Debenhams in Cardiff

South Wales Police would like to speak to these three women in relation to an alleged theft from the Debenhams store in Cardiff city centre on December 19. (Photo: South Wales Police). Share. Get daily updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank ...

Network Rail apologises for delays and replacement buses but warn there's more to come

Network Rail has apologised to commuters who faced delays and disruption after engineering work overran in Cardiff this morning. Passengers using services on the South Wales mainline and Valley line services on Thursday morning faced disruption, while ...and more »

These are the train problems you're facing today

The good news is that train services in South Wales are not as badly affected today as they were on Thursday. The bad news is that the improvement works being carried out by Network Rail at Cardiff Central are still ongoing. This means that because of ...and more »