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Monday Sep 8 | IcNetwork

Rhondda Cynon Taff's mayor in hospital after being taken ill

Councillor John Watts, of Ystrad, was taken ill over the weekend, and the Mayor's Civic Sunday service on September 14 has been cancelled Councillor John Watts, who is RCT's "first citizen" and represents Ystrad in the Rhondda, fell ill over the weekend, with the deputy mayor taking over his role for the time being. No details of his condition have been released.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

IcNetwork

Senior RCT council officials will meet local residents to discuss A 70m budget crisis

Council leader Andrew Morgan has announced the first of these will take place on September 18, at Cwmaman Institute in the Cynon Valley Face-to-face meetings between senior council officials and residents will take place in Rhondda Cynon Taff communities this month, to generate ideas on saving money. Council Leader Andrew Morgan has announced the first of these will take place on Thursday, September 18 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Cwmaman Institute in the Cynon Valley, with local people asked to register their interest to attend.

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Rhondda Commonwealth Games hero Rhys Jones wants to inspire young...

Commonwealth bronze medallist and newly-elected Paralympic Ambassador Rhys Jones is on a mission to encourage school children to give sport a go. The 20-year-old claimed bronze in the 100m sprint T37 at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this summer, and followed that up with a bronze medal at the IPC European Championships in Swansea last month.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Aberdare Online

Volunteer in RCT and Merthyr Tydfil

We're looking for volunteers to help us in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil to set up and run exercises classes for local older people. The classes are called LIFT, - Low Impact Functional Training, and offer simple chair-based or standing exercises to music in an easy and fun way.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

IcNetwork

RCT centre of excellence for badminton 'could fold'

A badminton centre of excellence in Rhondda Cynon Taff has warned of the "very real" threat it could fold when changes to leisure centre opening hours are implemented.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Richard Attenborough dead: Steven Spielberg leads tributes to giant of British film industry

Lord Attenborough was called a 'titan of British cinema' and his death was described as 'a sad day for the film world' BAFTA described its former president as a "titan of British cinema" who set an example of "industry, skill and compassion".

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Lido campaigners survey visionary project

CAMPAIGNERS calling to rebuild The Knap Lido in Barry have been inspired by a daytrip to Pontypridd where a multi-million pound lido restoration is underway.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Rowan Tree Cancer Care scoops enterprise award for 'something old' wedding dress idea

A Cynon Valley cancer charity's bridal boutique which offers affordable vintage wedding dresses for brides-to-be has waltzed off with a Social Enterprise of the Year award.

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Tonyrefail chippy The Crispy Cod up for Welsh Chip Shop of the Year award 2015

A renowned chip shop in the heart of Tonyrefail is once again in the running to be named Wales' top chippy.

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Development plans for fire-destroyed club in heart of Rhondda refused again

Plans to build 12 properties on the site of a fire-damaged workingmen's club in the Rhondda have been refused by the local authority's planning committee.

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Keepmoat secures first new build contract in Wales

Design of the new 40 apartment Extra Care scheme to be built by Keepmoat in partnership with Hafod Care Association Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has secured its first new build contract in Wales to build a 40-apartment Extra Care scheme.

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Rhondda Cynon Taff schools go battery-collecting crazy in new green scheme

Some 50 schools prevent 984kgs of batteries going to landfill in a new green scheme, with Ynyscynon Early Learning Centre leading the way Schools across Rhondda Cynon Taff have prevented 948kg of used batteries from going to landfill since the start of April - more than the weight of a small family car! Some 50 primary and secondary schools in the ... (more)

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RCT councillors asked to identify 'areas of concern' ahead of big street light switch off

All Rhondda Cynon Taff street lights in non-residential areas will be switched off, while half in residential areas will also be extinguished Every local councillor in Rhondda Cynon Taff has been asked to help identify "areas of concern" before street lights are turned off across the county borough at night.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Aberdare Online

Give people in Wales the right to record Council metings too

"We the undersigned ask that the Welsh Government gives the people and electors of Wales the same ability to record their Local Government meetings as their English counterparts have."

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