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Spread the word about Type 1 diabetes symptoms

On Friday 14 November it is World Diabetes Day and I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with your readers.

Honour for dedicated voluntary worker

Jill Richards’ decades of voluntary work for the benefit of Llanharan have been recognised with an honour from the Queen.

Bryncae resident Mrs Richards, who was recently presented with the British Empire Medal, says her years of dedicated work were for the village she loves.

Muni decision "called in" for scrutiny

Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell has signed a "call in" request along with two Independent Councillors to ask that the decision to allow the Muni to be run by a community consortium be looked at more closely.

Hirwaun Woman burgles house and plots to steal life savings of pensioner with Dementia

A woman who plotted to steal the life savings of a 94 year-old man who had just been admitted to a care home suffering from Dementia has been sent to prison.

Labour's "astonishing" land grab could have prejudiced M4 decision

Following revelations by the Week In, Week Out programme that the Welsh Government has purchased property as far ago as 2005 in preparation for the M4 'black route', the Welsh Liberal Democrats have warned that the final route decision could have been prejudiced.

Welsh government sets out draft ‘eligibility test’ for new social care law

Eligibility criteria set out in first tranche of draft regulations underpinning Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014

by Andy McNicoll

Aberdare Community School visit the Harry Potter Studio

On Tuesday 21st October, all the year 7 pupils in Gamma band went to the Harry Potter Studios near London. The school organised the trip for all pupils in Year 7, with Omega and Delta bands going on the Wednesday and Thursday of the same week.

Thinking of learning Welsh? There's a new course starting in ASDA, Aberdare!

There are a few places left on this brand new Beginners Welsh course at Asda, Aberdare.

The next class takes place on Monday 17th November from 6pm - 8pm.

Flooding in the Ynys fields Aberdare

Photograph by Clive Stanley Williams

Back in the summer public money paid out on new submersible water pumps and ancillary works so WHY is this Public Right of Way flooded again with the first heave rain of the winter?

RCT Councillor under investigation.

The South Wales Echo today reports that Labour Councillor Bob McDonald who represents the Tonyrefail East ward is under investigation for as yet unrevealed breaches of the code of conduct.