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November 2017

Wales Book of the Year 2017: A hat trick for debut novelist, Alys Conran

At a glittering awards ceremony this evening in Cardiff, Literature Wales announced that  Pigeon by  Alys Conran is the winner of Wales Book of the Year 2017.

St John Children in Need 2017

A huge thank you to pupils and staff at St John's for a fabulous week of fundraising for children in need.

Find the right place for care and treatment by Choosing Well this winter

People are being asked to help the NHS this winter by Choosing Well and going to the right place for advice and treatment for common conditions and minor injuries.

Success for Cwm Taf University Health Board at the Royal College of Nursing Awards

Cwm Taf is celebrating after winning four accolades at the ‘Nurse of the Year Awards’ hosted by Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Wales last night. (Wed Nov 15)

Welsh Ambulance Service receives donation of 200 teddies to comfort patients

A KNITTING group has made more than 200 teddies to comfort Welsh Ambulance Service patients in their hour of need.

TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE FOOTPATHS 43 AND 50 LLANTRISANT

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(FOOTPATHS 43 AND 50 LLANTRISANT)

(TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE FOOTBRIDGE FROM NANTYGWYDDON ROAD TO GELLIGALED PARK, LLWYNYPIA

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(FOOTBRIDGE FROM NANTYGWYDDON ROAD TO GELLIGALED PARK, LLWYNYPIA)

(TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

POWELL LOOKS TO SET OUT HIS STALL

Following his appointment, earlier this week as permanent manager of The Town Wayne Powell has made his thoughts known on the disappointing start to the season, the current squad, the chance of being handed the reins and what he thinks could be a bright future for Aberdare.

 

RCTC have proactive plan for ice and snow on our roads this winter

25 January 2013 The Graig Mountain Aberdare

As autumn quickly turns to winter, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is prepared for freezing weather which could affect our roads this festive season and beyond.

Motion calling for emergency First Minister Scrutiny Committee meeting to investigate bullying

Welsh Conservatives have today tabled a motion to instruct a cross-party committee of Assembly Members to convene “at the earliest

RCT housing association ranked amongst the UK best for development and partnership excellence

 

Newydd’s Development and New Business Team at a recent team building day

Newydd, with more than 800 properties in RCT, has been shortlisted for two categories in the Inside Housing Development Awards to be held at the Hurlingham Club in London on 23rd November 2017.

 

Latest Government Employment Figures Mask True Rate of Unemployment for Blind People

CARDIFF, 15 November 2017: Today’s Government Employment numbers do not tell the true story of unemployment faced by blind and partially sighted people across the UK, said the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

First Minister “broke ministerial code” over bullying allegations, says Andrew RT Davies

The First Minister of Wales may have misled Assembly Members in 2014 over his awareness of allegations of bullying within his own o

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(CARDIFF ROAD, MOUNTAIN ASH)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Getting more involved – project update winter 2017

A huge thank you goes out to the care experienced young people and professionals across Wales who have supported our project to develop our new e-guide for young people on the topic of health ass

Child Poverty Regional Event, South East Wales – 17th October 2017

Following our successful Child Poverty Conference held in June this year, Children in Wales put on this event to take forward and discuss some of the themes which came out of the Conference, such

MAC SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

Pupils from Mountain Ash Comprehensive School took to the stage on Tuesday night to exhibit their amazing performance skills.

First fines issued to irresponsible dog owners under new PSPO?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has issued more than 20 fines to irresponsible dog owners who have failed to adhere to new, harder-hitting dog fouling rules.

Cwmdar County Primary School Outcome of the monitoring visit

Cwmdar County Primary School is judged to have made good progress in respect of the key issues for action following the Estyn visit in October 2017. The school has been removed from the list of schools requiring Estyn monitoring.

Response to the First Minister’s statement at Cathays Park

Responding to the First Minister’s statement at Cathays Park, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and leader of the opposition in the Senedd, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:

 

Fostered siblings from Aberdare raised £1132.42 by climbing Snowdon

Intrepid young foster children conquered Snowdon for charity

Is Aberdare Coroners Court moving to Pontypridd?

Looks like Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are closing the Coroners Court in Aberdare and moving it to Pontypridd, if this is correct it seems everything is moving to Pontypridd.

 

The Rock Grounds Building what is to become of that! More housing?

 

Planning Application for 40 new extra care apartments Aberaman

 Application Ref: 17/1154/10

 

Application Type Full planning permission

 

Proposal:

Extra Care Housing incorporating 40 new extra care apartments, communal facilities, landscaping and parking provision.

 

Innovative homes to be built in Club Street Aberaman

Linc  has been successful in their Innovative Housing bid to the Welsh Government to build more affordable homes.

SAS doctors: get to know your charter

PODOLAK: 'It details what SAS doctors can expect from their employers and what their employers can expect in return.'

BMA Cymru Wales is urging st

News from the Cwm Taf Health Board

Cwm Taf University Health Board held its latest Board meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at Ynysmeurig House in Abercynon.

Order will be to temporarily prohibit any person to proceed along Hopkinstown Footbridge pontypridd

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council have made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, which will have a maximum duration of eighteen months.

 

Ongoing investigation into the death of Jamie Perkins in Gilfach Goch

 South Wales Police are continuing to appeal for the public’s help in the ongoing investigation into the death of Jamie Perkins.

Have your say on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's 2018/19 budget

Rhondda Cynon Taf’s residents will be able to have their say on the Council’s 2018/19 budget in

Council heads paid off with £300,000 after suspected misconduct

Two suspended council heads are to receive a nearly £300,000 combined pay off as

Yonex Welsh International Championships 2017

About the Event

The Yonex Welsh International Badminton Championships is the premier event in the Badminton Wales calendar. Players from all over the world will compete for over 4 days of competition (from 29th Nov – 2nd Dec).

Survey – Local approaches to poverty reduction:

The National Assembly for Wales’ Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking a consultation on Local approaches to poverty reduction: The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and Public Service Boards.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council say no to helping local football club Why?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council  are well paid to maintain sports pitches 

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Welsh NHS spend on care in England rises by £9.8m, FOI data reveals

The amount NHS Wales spends on cross-border healthcare has increased by 4% this year, Welsh Conservatives can reveal.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza during pregnancy

Pregnant women can protect themselves and their unborn babies against influenza (flu), a potentially dangerous disease, with a free NHS flu vaccine.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE RHIGOS ROAD, ABERDARE)

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (RHIGOS ROAD, ABERDARE)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE CARDIFF ROAD, MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CARDIFF ROAD, MOUNTAIN ASH)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSUREFOOTPATH 4 5 HIRWAUN

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH 4 5 HIRWAUN)

(TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Dusty, unused musical instruments needed for new homes

The Novello Orchestra changes name to The Not New Novello Orchestra for the day to launch Welsh Government pilot scheme ‘Instruments for Kids’  

CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALED JONES

Join Welsh Hearts for our Christmas on Broadway concert, with very special guest Aled Jones, on Friday 15th December 2017 at City Hall, Cardiff.

CSSIW 2016-17 annual report published

An annual report 2016-17 shows did CSSIW regulation of services provided 112 234 6,133 spaces, and maintain more than 2,700 inspections across adult and children's services and child care services and play. This included 27 inspections on weekends.

Tomos Owen Sharpening Van Story and South Wales Police?

We are writing and wishing to voice our disappointment, as well as awareness for future victims.

The Police case ref numbers are 1700424661 & 1700424756.

at approx 1am / 1:30am the Van been stolen on Bedwas Street, Grangetown Cardiff.

Figures for children in long-term unemployed homes in Wales worsen

Figures for children in long-term unemployed homes in Wales worsen while rest of UK improves, ONS data shows

Road Safety Week in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf are looking forward to Road Safety Week, at the end of November, with a programme of events for road users of all ages.

Latest pedestrian casualty statistics prove it’s time for a change

More children are being hurt on Britain’s roads during the evening school run than at an