Commenting on the report that staff have started leaving the Bridgend Ford engine plant – due to close when production of the marque’s Sigma engines ceases later this year – Shadow Minister for Business and the Economy Russell George said:
A weekly newspaper circulating in the Aberdare Valley, Mountain Ash, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd and Glyn Neath areas. Published between 1902 and 1991, the newspaper's main content was local news. The newspaper's proprietors between 1902 and ca.1967 were W. Pugh and J. T. Rowlands, with the Celtic Press subsequently becoming proprietors. Associated titles: Aberdare Times (1869); Aberdare post (1912-1920); Mountain Ash Post (1912-1920); Aberdare and Mountain Ash Leader (1968); Mountain Ash Leader (1971); Cynon Valley leader (1991-).