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Thursday | Aberdare Online

Lives are at risk in RCT unless someone sorts out ambulance service

The latest ambulance response figures are out and show that yet again the all Wales target of 65% of all category A emergency calls responded to in 8 minutes has been missed.

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Thursday | IcNetwork

Is 88-year-old Des the best neighbour ever? He's spent 25 years...

Is 88-year-old Des the best neighbour ever? He's spent 25 years creating an amazing country garden that isn't even his! Retired coal miner Des was a bit disappointed when he moved into his flat in 1988 and it didn't have a garden A green-fingered grandfather spent 25 years creating an amazing country garden - but it doesn't even belong to him.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Mail

Grandfather spends 25 years and thousands of pounds of his pension...

Grandfather spends 25 years and thousands of pounds of his pension converting patch of wasteland into a spectacular garden because his flat didn't have one Des Churchill, 88, has plowed more than A 10,000 into the L-shaped piece of land which belongs to a housing association, because his first floor flat in Llantrisant, Wales, does not have a ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Aberdare Online

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council budget way off track

At the full Council meeting on 23rd July a report was presented from the Auditor - the Annual Improvement Report - which gave a false and out of date view of the Council's financial capabilities.

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IcNetwork

Future of RCT leisure centres and swimming pools face day of reckoning

The future of leisure centres and swimming pools in RCT will be put on the line this week after cuts to Rhondda Cynon Taff's leisure service have been reassessed.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Aberdare Online

Why you should vote for change

Why is it that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council appears to be doing all it can to upset its Council Tax Payers? Labour controlled RCTC guaranteed to keep open Ponty Park Paddling pool, then do the opposite demolish it and close every other kids paddling pool in RCT just at the right time: the beginning of summer.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

IcNetwork

Cleaning up a community and its fears

A small army of PCSOs and police officers descended on Cwmaman this week aiming to brighten up the village and encourage residents to feel safe.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

IcNetwork

Food co-ops growing across the Cynon Valley

More people are being urged to take advantage of the cheap and healthy food being distributed across the Cynon Valley by volunteers.

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IcNetwork

Former Mr Chippy owner in Pontypridd town centre fined for 'dirty' premises

Noman Rashid admitted ten offences under the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 at Pontypridd Magistrates' Court and was fined A 500 A former food business operator in Pontypridd town centre who failed to heed official warnings about "dirty" conditions at his premises has been fined.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

IcNetwork

Three-year-olds in Rhondda Cynon Taff WILL have a nursery place until ...

There has been a belief in Welsh rugby for some time that Warren Gatland considers big as beautiful when it comes to Test selection.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Aberdare Online

Patients waiting over a year for hearing aid reassessments

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have revealed today that many people in Wales are waiting months on end until they can attend an NHS hearing reassessment.

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IcNetwork

Go-ahead given for four extra governors at A 250 a day to improve under-performing primary school

Three RCT councillors fail in their bid to reverse decision made in June, claiming it's 'closing the stable door after the horse has bolted' Three Rhondda Cynon Taff councillors have failed in their bid to reverse a decision to pay up to A 250 per day to additional governors at an under-performing primary school.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

IcNetwork

Maerdy marks its religious past with the unveiling of Blue Plaques on two neighbouring chapels

One school kitchen assistant awarded A 1,000 for 'stinging' hands after washing up - now the Welsh Local Government Association said councils are learning lessons to try to shrink payments Jones is on the verge of joining former team-mates Ryan Jones, Matthew Morgan and Ian Evans in the Greene King IPA Championship It may only last a minute, but ... (more)

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Aberdare Online

School improvement services consortium Appoints New Managing Director at A 100,000 per annum

The Central South Consortium is delighted to announce that Hannah Woodhouse has been appointed as their new permanent Managing Director.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

IcNetwork

Teddy bears' picnic returns to Rhondda Cynon Taff for another successful event

Mr Davies was sacked by First Minister after asking civil servants for private information on farming subsidy payments of opposition AMs 'We must find peace or Welsh rugby will be destroyed'...Blues chief's stark warning as crisis reaches critical point The four Welsh regions have presented the Union with their version of a final proposed agreement ... (more)

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Aberdare Online

Industrial Action Information from Rhondda Cynon Taff

Due to Industrial Action on Thursday, July 10, residents are advised that Council services will be affected and NO Council offices will be open to the public.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

IcNetwork

So, how DO you save 30m across RCT next year? Councillors hold cross-party brainstorm

'We're not going to save this kind of money without significant service changes,' is the warning after a year pf already-painful budget cuts How to deal with "Armageddon the Sequel" and save A 30.1m next year across Rhondda Cynon Taff's services was discussed in detail on Thursday during a cross-party brainstorm.

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Honoured with a blue plaque: the Aberaman hero who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War

He left his Cynon Valley home on Cardiff Road to fight for the republican cause many miles away..

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

IcNetwork

'Medical mystery' boy Ellis, 4, is off to Disney thanks to YOU

Ellis Ward, from Tonteg, is jetting off on a dream trip to Disney World after community members raise A 6,000 A bubbly four-year-old who has been described as a "medical mystery" by doctors is jetting off on a dream holiday to Florida with his family.

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