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A flood map for planning

The Cynon floodplain seems to be getting wetter. It is not clear why this is happening. It may be due to the closure of collieries that pumped groundwater to keep the pits dry, or it may be due to increased rainfall and runoff arising from climate change.

Controversial pavement parking Rhondda Cynon Taf

Is it time to make our streets safer for children on supposedly safe routes to school? A number of Councilors within the  Rhondda CynonTaf Council think it is.

Data on death notifications involving COVID-19

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) today published data showing COVID-19 death notifications received from individual adult care homes in Wales between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021.

‘The joy of my job has gone’ Royal colleges call for national action to prepare for winter

As the Welsh NHS enters a second pandemic winter, 17 medical royal colleges and faculties have come together with a joint statement calling for national action on workforce shortages, health inequalities and the NHS backlog (attached). 

South Wales Police dismantled two cannabis factories in Tonypandy and Treherbert.

Police in Rhondda have dismantled two cannabis factories.
Acting on concerns from local residents, officers seized cannabis plants from houses in Tonypandy and Treherbert.
Three men were arrested at the property in Tonypandy after trying

Wales still languishes at bottom of disposable income table

New statistics have revealed that Wales had the lowest disposable household income in the UK before the pandemic struck, leading to accusations by the Welsh Conservatives that the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay “is not paying off for the people of Wales”.

Welsh Conservative comment on “devastating” health board report

A report by the Royal College of Physicians has uncovered “frightening experiences” for staff in Gwent hospitals, where some trainee doctors and consultants are “scared to come to work”.