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May 2022

The Minor Injuries Unit at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon to reopen its doors part time next week

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is delighted to announce the Minor Injuries Unit (known as the MIU) will reopen at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon (YCC) from next week, (Tuesday May 24).It will be a phased reopening, for two mornings a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) between 09:00 and 11:00. This will incr

Independent review of floods announced to help Wales adapt to climate change

Tir Founder Fields before the Persimmon Development. Weather or not this will apply to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council remains to be seen, the RCRC development in Robertstown of industrial units constructed on the floodplain the new Lidl store on the Aberaman on the floodplain not forgetting the Persimmon

Wales experienced its third worst-ever month for A&E waiting times and ambulance waiting times

Another dire month for Labour-run NHS Wales experienced its third worst-ever month for A&E waiting times and ambulance waiting times in April, while NHS treatment list continues to reach record heights for the 23rd month in a row.

The Bevan Commission launches the Planned Care Innovation Programme

Responding to the urgent challenges presented by Covid-19, the Planned Care Innovation Programme is supporting people working in the health and care sector to take forward innovative ideas, opportunities, and ways of working to improve planned care services across Wales.Led by the Bevan Commission,

Welsh Labour announce summit on building on floodplains Its a bit late for Cynon Valley

Welsh Conservatives welcome the announcement that the First Minister will be chairing a summit on the issue of phosphates and building on flood plains.The news was announced by the Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS, in her response to a question by the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Sa

An inquiry into Welsh Labour’s £360 million Warm Homes Programme lacked scale, size and purpose

Welsh Conservatives have slammed Labour’s poor record on addressing fuel poverty, following the news that an inquiry into Labour’s £360 million 

The Council has now appointed a contractor to deliver the A4119 dualling scheme from Coed Ely to Ynysmaerdy

The Council has now appointed a contractor to deliver the A4119 dualling scheme from Coed Ely to Ynysmaerdy – and can confirm that the main construction phase is on course to start on site in late summer 2022.The A4119 project is a major transportation scheme to improve connectivity and encourage ec

Government to give councils the freedom to ban pavement parking in their own areas.

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to give councils the freedom to ban pavement parking in their own areas.A new study by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans has revealed that just 56% of disabled people and 55% of residents on low incomes feel welcome when walking and whee

Mark Drakeford said, there is no crisis in the food sector? I doubt he’s bothered on his salary of £147,983

First Minister’s complacency on food security exposedThe Labour Government in Cardiff Bay’s lax attitude towards food security in Wales was laid bare during questioning from the Welsh Conservatives.Mark Drakeford struggled to justify previous comments he made when he said “

Labour avoiding responsibility for not resolving the devolved issue of housing safety.

A written statement by a Labour minister in Cardiff Bay has drawn the ire of the Welsh Conservatives as the Welsh Government sought to blame Westminster for not resolving the devolved issue of housing safety.It followed Shadow Minister for Housing 

Have you seen Carrie Griffiths, 29 years old from Abercynon?

Carrie was last seen in the Abercynon areas at around 9am on Wednesday, May 11th.She is described as 5ft 4in with a slim build and shoulder length black hair.

Drakeford rejects call for child services review after toddler death

Mark Drakeford has rejected calls for an independent review into children's social services despite an expert saying the system had “profound problems” and is in crisis.It follows calls made after the death of Logan Mwangi, murdered by his mother, stepfather, and a teen in July 2021.

Public exhibition on next phase of the Tylorstown landslip project

The Council will host a public exhibition at Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre to provide more information about the next stage of the Tylorstown landslip project – which proposes to remediate the remaining material on the hillside.

Two burglars who ransacked the home of an elderly woman while she slept have been jailed.

Darren Lewis, 42, of Heol Dyfed, Hirwaun and Jason Morris, 33, of Bethel Place, were jailed for a total of 12 years for the burglary they committed back in November, 2021 in Hirwaun.The victim – a 90 year-old woman who has since passed away – woke in the early hours to find a man rummaging through h

WelshLabour ministers accused of hypocrisy after racking up 800 journeys in gas-guzzling motors

Labour ministers racked up nearly 800 journeys in gas-guzzling chauffeur-driven vehicles in just six months – while at the same time encouraging the public to leave their cars behind.Welsh Conservatives, who unearthed the figures, believe the revelation undermines Labour’s green credentials and accu

Media company en Route to national expansion following northern investment

SIGNS of growth at a booming media business will lead to further investment across the country.Cardiff-based Route Media has expanded its network in North Wales and is rolling o

36 more Senedd Members at a cost of around £75 million over five years with NHS waiting times at an all time high with A&E patients waiting for up to 26 hours

Welsh Conservative comment on Senedd reform announcementLabour and Plaid Cymru have announced their plans to increase the number of Senedd Members from 60 to 96.Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies MS, said:
“Wales does not need more politicians in Cardiff Bay – we need more teache

Just 2% of people understand anti-social behaviour rights

Only one-in-fifty (2%) people fully understand their rights when it comes to anti-social behaviour, a new YouGov survey has revealed.The Community Trigger – also known as the anti-social behaviour (ASB) case review – gives people the right to request a multi-agency review of their case if they feel

South Wales Police start to police Aberdare

An operation to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime in

Cardiff council avoids prosecution over destruction of dormouse habitat.

Cardiff Council has received a community resolution order, evading a prosecution after failing to obtain a licence before destroying a known habitat for dormice.The council carried out the work at the Northern Meadows site, which was to the European Protected Species (EPS), in Whitchurch in 2021. Th

Freedom of Information Act does not allow aggregation of separate public interests in maintaining different exemptions when weighing them against public interest in disclosure: Upper Tribunal

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) does not permit aggregation of the separate public interests in favour of maintaining different exemptions when weighing the maintenance of the exemptions against the public interest which favours disclosure of the information sought, the Upper Tribunal h

HUGH JAMES AND SOUTH WALES POLICE JOIN FORCES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ROAD VICTIMS

Lawyers and Road Traffic Police teams will complete a ‘poignant’ static relay for RoadPeace’s Andy Cox Challenge 2022Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, and staff from South Wales Police traffic teams are gearing up

Campaigners eye legal challenge against Welsh Labour Government over reforms to sex education

A group that represents more than 5,000 parents and grandparents in Wales are taking the Welsh Government to the High Court in an attempt to remove Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) from the mandatory element of The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021 which starts this September.</body></html>

Quality of life has barely improved under Labour?

Quality of life for residents in many parts of Wales has barely improved under successive Labour Governments over the last two decades.Since Labour started running the show in Wales, council tax has shot up by nearly 200% - adding £900 to the average household bill.That is a result of the historic u

Welsh family charity encourages mums to ask for help if they are struggling as part of a campaign during Maternal Mental Health Week (May 2-8)

A Welsh family support charity is encouraging mums to talk about their wellbeing and reach out for support if they need it as part of a campaign for Maternal Mental Health Week (May 2-8).

Health Board's pregnancy loss policy aims to break down taboos

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB is proud to be the first Health Board in Wales to develop and implement a pregnancy loss policy for its staff.  It offers paid bereavement leave to any of its employees who experience pregnancy loss, whether it happens directly to them or to their partner.

Just Splash the Cash in Pontypridd

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council acquired the Freehold interest of the premises at High Street, Pontypridd, known as the former Bingo Hall and Angharad’s Night Club, at an agreed price plus VAT, fees and Land Transaction Tax. £1,333,333.40 inclusive of VAT on 09 March 2020This value covers more than just t