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Mountain Ash Market Is On The Move

Mountain Ash Market is on the move to help attract more shoppers into the popular valleys’ town.

Following requests by local traders, the Council is moving the weekly market from the short term to the long term car park on Henry Street.

The Blackout - Farewell Show

We’re incredibly gutted to hear the news that Merthyr’s finest The Blackout have decided to call it quits in 2015. The band have been great supporters of Merthyr Rock since the beginning, and have also been fine ambassadors for the Welsh rock scene.

Cwmbach Shopkeeper Fined For Underage Alcohol Sale

A Cwmbach shop owner has been prosecuted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council after an underage girl purchased alcohol from his premises.

Keep Safe Cymru Card introduced

The ‘first registered card scheme of its kind in Wales’ to help people with learning disabilities or a mental health condition – with a communication need.

Police in Rhondda are appealing for help in identifying Rhondda man

Police in Rhondda are appealing for help in identifying this man caught on CCTV.
He is wanted in connection with a number of thefts which have occurred in shops throughout Tonypandy.

Rebalance powers and investment

Leanne Wood calls for alternative to austerity

The UK Government’s austerity agenda has failed and must be replaced by a programme of rebalancing wealth and power. That was the message from the Party of Wales leader Leanne Wood on the eve of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement.

Schoolchildren Have Their Say On Lido Ponty

Pontypridd schoolchildren are having their say on the type of play and activity equipment made available in the state-of-the-art Lido Ponty.


Gwen Samuel of Aberedw YFC in Radnor bred the champion lambs in the Wales YFC Best Prime Lamb Producer sponsored by Dunbia. The reserve champion was bred by Caitlin Harley of Builth Wells YFC, Brecknock.


Wales YFC were pleased to welcome sponsors ABP Food Group to the Winter Fair Calf Rearing competition once again.

Pontypridd's 'Through At Three' Scheme Approved

“Through After Three” – a new initiative to allow motorists into Pontypridd town centre at 3pm daily is being introduced thanks to the partnership working between high street traders and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.