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The Mayoral Week, November 30-December 6

Veteran Welsh broadcaster Dewi Griffiths was congratulated on his long career by Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Mayor during the civic week November 30-December 6.

Poor sleep may be linked to proteins in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease

Poor sleep quality may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, a report presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Arizona has found today (Tuesday 9 December).

Kirsty Williams scoops AM of the Year 2014 award

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams won the AM of the Year award at the Welsh Political Awards last night.

Welsh Government budget passed by the Assembly

The Welsh Government Budget for 2015-16 has been passed by the National Assembly for Wales, following an agreement made between the Labour Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

Tinh Van Tran photo released to assist search for family

South Wales Police officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Tinh Van Tran, whose body was discovered on common land in Abercynon last week, have sourced and released a photograph of him.

Talented youngsters take part in panto!

The Take pART performers onstage with Lauren Whiting

Young people from across Rhondda Cynon Taf are enjoying their first taste of show business this festive season in Cultural Services’ annual pantomime.


St John Baptist Church in Wales High School

Friday 12 December

Aberllechau Primary to close despite last minute call in hope.

The final hopes of keeping Aberllechau Primary School open were dashed today when the Cabinet decided that the concerns expressed by local councillors who "called - in" the decision for further scrutiny were not sufficient for them to reverse their decision.

On behalf of Diabetes UK Cymru’s Director Dai Williams:

If you are one of over 13,400 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf living with diabetes, following a healthy lifestyle at Christmas can be a struggle, but it shouldn’t mean traditional festive foods should be forbidden.

Natural Resources Wales’ alternative way to deal with environmental offences

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has used an innovative approach to dealing with a company which polluted the River Taff.

In January and September 2013, waste from PB Gelatins UK Limited site in Treforest unintentionally found its way into the river.