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In Wales, shoddily worded regulations have given some legitimacy to these unlawful practices with apparent encouragement from local authorities.

Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook considers life for the Open Spaces Society during the lockdown.

As lockdown began, I foolishly thought we would have time to catch up with all those long-deferred jobs.  I was wrong: we have been busier than ever.

A cannabis factory in Rhondda led police to further factories in Cardiff and Newport on Sunday (19 July).

Officers forced entry to a house on East Road in Tylorstown after neighbours reported suspicious activity and a distinctive smell coming from the property.

Bedrooms in the end of terrace house were being used to grow and dry approximately 100 plants at the address.

Home Office issues guidance on ‘Community Trigger’ ASB case reviews

The Home Office has published guidance on the anti-social behaviour case review – also known as the “Community Trigger”.

Hirwaun Post Office finalist in ‘We’re Stronger Together’ awards for service during Covid-19 pandemic

  • Hirwaun Post Office finalist in Better for Customers category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for Northern Ireland and Wales
  • Awards recognise efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during Covid-19 pandemic and serving their

Andrew Davies from Aberaman jailed for the manslaughter of Luke Williams

Andrew Davies, 52, of Aberaman, was sentenced to nine years in prison for the manslaughter of Luke Williams at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court today (Friday, 17 July, 2020).

School return arrangements confirmed for Rhondda Cynon Taf September 2020

Parents and carers have received a letter from the Education and Inclusion Service Director explaining the local ‘back to school’ plan for the 2020/21 academic year – with schools across Rhondda Cynon Taf opening for a phased return from September 3. 

Chris Packham launches the Big Butterfly Count across Wales and the UK

Big Butterfly Count 2020 launches today: Has nature helped you through the last few months? It’s time to return the favour says Chris Packham

National Lottery supports Welsh charity as it readies itself for domestic abuse spike.

A Welsh charity that provides second-hand furniture and electrical goods to those in need is readying itself for a huge spike in demand due to domestic abuse during lockdown.

The quest to tackle illegal off road biking across Merthyr Borough? What about Cynon Valley?


Local Policing Inspector Jon Duckham and Leader of the Merthyr Borough Council Kevin O'Neill united in the quest to tackle illegal off road biking across Merthyr Borough.