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Jail for woman who burgled elderly family friend twice

Y Twyn – her victim, and man in his 70s, was sleeping in his bedroom when he heard a bang on the landing.

Cabinet Members to receive update on draft Corporate Plan

Cabinet will receive an update on the ongoing scrutiny and consultation of the Council’s draft Corporate Plan 2020-2024 (‘Making a Difference’), which provides a vision for Rhondda Cynon Taf over the next four years. 

Introducing a new 20mph speed limit and across Abercynon, including Carnetown and Glancynon.

The Council has completed a public consultation over proposed highway improvements across Abercynon – with valuable feedback received from 136 residents in a public exhibition and 61 people who took part separately. 






Davis Homes appealed to the Planning Inspectorate over the refusal for development on the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site.

Davis Homes Ltd has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate because on the 24th July 2019 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council refused development on the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site.


Calls for more carers as it heads into its busiest time of the year

A WELSH care provider is calling for more carers to join it as it enters its busiest period of the year with a target to take on 100 new employees by November 1, 2019.


Pontypridd murder investigation: Woman victim named and her family pay tribute

South Wales Police is now in a position to name the 38 year-old woman who died following an incident at an address in Llys Graig Ty Wion, Pontypridd, on Sunday morning (6 October).

Sarah Hassall was from Chelmsford, Essex – her family have paid the following tribute to her:

I hope this isn’t another Betsi Cadwaladr in the making

Welsh Conservative leader, Paul Davies AM, has challenged the First Minister to ensure that Cwm Taf maternity services do not follow in the footsteps of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Statement on publication of Independent Maternity Oversight Panel report

Greg Dix, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Care, said: “We welcome today’s statement from the Minister and the first formal report from the Independent Maternity Services Oversight Panel.

Celebrating Libraries Week Across RCT

Lots of events are planned across Rhondda Cynon Taf this week to celebrate Libraries Week (October 7-12). 

The aim of Libraries Week is to highlight the different ways that libraries can help people of all ages through digital support, services and activities.