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Thursday | 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

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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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Tue Aug 05, 2014

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Rhondda Cynon Taff communities pay tribute to the fallen of the First World War

Candles were lit, concerts were held and services were held across the county borough as the community reflected on the losses of the Great War Communities across Rhondda Cynon Taff have taken time out over the last few days to light candles and reflect on the lives lost during WWI to mark the 100 year anniversary since the conflict began.

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Former Rhondda miner celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

William Pike, who lives in Tylorstown and is originally from Blaenllechau, celebrated his milestone birthday at Ferndale House Resource Centre William Pike celebrated with loved ones at Ferndale House Resource Centre - and also enjoyed a visit from Rhondda Cynon Taff's mayor Councillor John Watts.

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Community rallies round to open the only outdoor paddling pool in RCT this summer

Ynysybwl's outdoor paddling pool will be the only one in Rhondda Cynon Taff to open this August after community members rallied round to make it possible.

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'This is just a big mess - a complete shambles,' says mum frustrated over nursery places

Emma Allen of Tonypandy is one of many parents are struggling to get a full-time place for their child A furious mum says she has had to cut her work hours because the full-time education place promised to her daughter is proving to be elusive.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

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Parents in Rhondda Cynon Taff face A 120 fine if their children miss school from September

A "zero tolerance" approach to truancy which could see parents fined A 120 if a child misses school will be implemented in Rhondda Cynon Taff in September.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

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Head signs off in style after glowing inspection report

A headteacher has signed off in style after raising standards and ensuring his school became a beacon of "best practice".

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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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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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

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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

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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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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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