Sex attacker jailed

12:15pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

A SEX attacker who dragged an 11-year-old girl into bushes and raped her as she walked through a park has been jailed for at least six and a half years.

Join the great egg race

8:20am Thursday 2nd April 2009

PEOPLE of all ages can join a fun-packed trail in search of the Easter bunny next Friday.

Young carer wins first class holiday

Campaign Series: Leon with his award and dad Anthony Walker

4:50pm Wednesday 1st April 2009

A YOUNG carer will be taking his friends on holiday this month after he won an award, which included the trip for 60.

Tributes paid to stab victim

Campaign Series: Stab victim Gwen Poole

1:19pm Wednesday 1st April 2009

THE COMMUNITY of Llanbradach has paid tribute to a 66-year-old woman who died last week.

Are you in a band that needs a music video?

7:30am Thursday 4th December 2008

ARE YOU in a band that needs a music video - or would you like to work on or be in a music video?

Speak Welsh while you shop

Campaign Series: Tesco customer Carley Dickson with son Harrison and the Iaith Gwaith speech bubbles

7:30am Monday 1st December 2008

A TALBOT Green supermarket has been encouraging its customers to use some Welsh by taking part in a national campaign that promotes the use of the language in the workplace.

Paramedic Gio's a babe magnet

Campaign Series: Paramedic Gio Riva with baby number 16, little Shaunagh James, and Welsh Ambulance Service colleague Chris Williams.

8:40am Sunday 30th November 2008

A RHONDDA Cynon Taf paramedic is a one-man baby-boom - he has delivered an incredible 16 babies in a 20-year career with the Welsh Ambulance Service.

DVD to help young mums

Campaign Series: Hannah Powell from Graigwen with baby Isla

12:30pm Friday 28th November 2008

A PONTYPRIDD mum has become one of the first to watch a new film designed to show expectant mothers across the UK everything they need to know about breastfeeding.

12% increase in home repossessions

Campaign Series: 12% increase in home repossessions

4:40pm Monday 24th November 2008

More than 11,000 homes were repossessed during the third quarter of the year, 12% higher than in the second quarter, new figures show.

Fashion tips for the winter

8:50am Sunday 16th November 2008

THE CAMPAIGN'S QVC's Resident Fashion Expert,Glen Campbell answers your fashion questions.

£3,500 raised for charity

Campaign Series: Church Village bypass builders raised money by doing  the Great Welsh Run

12:30pm Monday 10th November 2008

THE CONSTRUCTION team that built the Church Village bypass ran for charity and raised more than £3,500.

New system saves stroke victims life

Campaign Series: stroke victim Brian March with Dr Richard Dewar and paramedic Katie McPheat.

7:30am Monday 10th November 2008

THE SWIFT actions of a Rhondda ambulance crew helped save the life of a stroke victim.

Smile for Talbot Green

Campaign Series: Fashionista Jo Popham

9:00am Saturday 8th November 2008

TO CELEBRATE and support the 10th National Stress Awareness Day, Talbot Green Shopping Park is launching its Biggest Smile competition, with a prize of vouchers for the winner.

£95,000 improvement scheme to get underway

8:30am Saturday 8th November 2008

A £95,000 improvement scheme gets underway this Monday by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water in the Brown Street area of Ferndale.

20p plastic bags levy proposed by AMs

7:30am Thursday 6th November 2008

Shoppers could be charged 20p for plastic carrier bags at checkouts under proposals put forward by a committee of AMs.

Flight liquid limits to be lifted

Campaign Series: Flight liquid limits to be lifted

12:30pm Tuesday 4th November 2008

The limits on the amount of liquids allowed on flights from EU airports will be lifted in 2010 provided new scanners are in place to distinguish liquid explosives from harmless substances, officials in Brussels said.

Keep pets safe this Bonfire Night

Campaign Series: Station Manager Matt Jones (South Wales Fire and Rescue Service), RSPCA Officer and PC Richard Wiseman  (South Wales Police).

7:40am Saturday 1st November 2008

FIREFIGHTERS and Police Officers are supporting the RSPCA’s safety messages regarding bonfire night this year.

Aberdare woman climbs mountain for charity

Campaign Series: Natasha Keogh at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

7:30am Friday 31st October 2008

AN ABERDARE woman has climbed the near 6000 metres to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to see an anti-poaching team remove snares.

What do we do with a tree called Conifer!

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2008

THE CAMPAIGN'S resident gardening expert Roger Crooke offers readers his musings on the mighty conifer and what it means to us.

Horticultural centre opens

Campaign Series: Cllr Mike Forey, Cabinet Member for Health and  Adult Services; Barry Gallagher, Chief Executive  for Drive; Janet Thickpenny, Big Lottery Fund Grant

4:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2008

A NEW horticultural centre built with a grant of more than £150,000 was opened by Radio 2 regular and gardening expert, Terry Walton.

Rhondda borough council in possible £3 million bank losses

4:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2008

RHONDDA Cynon Taff council could lose few million pounds because they were one of nine councils affected by the Icelandic bank collapse.

Fashion tips with Glen Campbell

8:10am Saturday 11th October 2008

THE CAMPAIGN'S and QVC's fashion expert Glen Campbell answers your style questions.

Cylclist raises more than £7,000 for charity

Campaign Series: Nigel Critchley with his bike

12:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2008

A MAN who lost two friends to cancer has raised more than £7,000 for charity on his bike.

Theatre re-opens after refurbishment

12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2008

THE CURTAIN is up once again at the Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy, after its closure during the summer for refurbishment work.

Plans unveiled for Pontypridd sculpture

Campaign Series: Artist’s impressions of Andy Hazell’s iconic  sculpture

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2008

AMBITIOUS plans to erect an impressive gateway sculpture at the entrance to Pontypridd have been unveiled.

Landlord told to pay over £1,000 fine

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2008

A PUB landlord has been forced to pay over £1,000 for flouting the smoking ban in his establishment.

Fashion tips for this winter

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2008

THE CAMPAIGN'S and QVC's fashion expert Glen Campbell answers your style queries.

Life ban for animal cruelty

8:10am Saturday 20th September 2008

A MOUNTAIN ASH man has been banned for life from keeping equine after pleading guilty to ensure the welfare needs seven horses.

Paralypian equals Tanni-Grey medal haul

Campaign Series: David Roberts has equalled Tanni Grey Thompson's Gold medal tally

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2008

LLANTWIT Fardre paralympian David Roberts has equalled Tanni Grey Thompson's Gold medal tally with 11 titles.

Gold again for Llantwit Fadre swimmer

Campaign Series: David Roberts in the pool in Bejing

4:50pm Thursday 11th September 2008

A LLANTWIT Fadre Paralympian has stuck gold in Bejing making it the eighth such medal of his career so far and his second of the games.

Healthy cooking award

Campaign Series: Ann Quirke and Kerry Robinson, Healthy Schools Officers  for Rhondda Cynon Taff, accept their award.

12:30pm Friday 5th September 2008

A COOKERY class for children has won an Innovation Award for encouraging young people to prepare their own food in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area.

Appretice comes top of the class

Campaign Series: Stephen Fox with the CEO of Nationwide Autocentre, Duncan Wilkes -

12:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2008

A 20-YEAR-OLD trainee mechanic has proven his talents by becoming Nationwide Autocentre's the first 'Apprentice of the Year'.

Positive experiences for Ponty soldiers

Campaign Series: APrivate Lisa Jones and Private Andrew Jones talking to a possible recruit

4:40pm Thursday 28th August 2008

TWO young soldiers from Tonypandy and Aberdare have taken timeout from their day to day jobs to explain the benefits taking the same career path as them.

Hikers urged to join walking festival

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2008

WALKERS are will get the chance to explore the countryside this September when they can enjoy five South Wales counties during a festival.

First class graduate backs Welsh Bac

Campaign Series: High flyer Adam Thomas attributes studying the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification to his academic success.

3:47pm Monday 25th August 2008

A GRADUATE who gained a first in genetics has put his success partly down to taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification at his Porth school Adam Thomas graduated from Swansea University but before his studies went to Porth Community School, where he was among the first cohort in Wales to study the esteemed Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.

Rugby star supports training scheme

Campaign Series: Wales rugby star Martyn Williams

4:30pm Friday 8th August 2008

A WALES rugby hero from Pontypridd has been championing vocational qualifications by getting plastered at a construction training centre.

Music awards in memory of councillor

Campaign Series: Award winners with Daniel Ifor Williams' son Tom, his daughter Susan Fursland and Vice Chair of Llantrisant Community Council Bronwen Bundy.

4:40pm Thursday 7th August 2008

A MUSIC awards event held in tribute to a prominent member of Llantrisant Community Council was a great success.

Honour for Aled

1:56pm Monday 14th July 2008

A PONTYPRIDD man has been selected to participate in the landmark debate among the Welsh public on how laws should be passed in Wales.

Rape reported at rugby club

1:34pm Monday 14th July 2008

POLICE are investigating reports of a rape in the grounds of a rugby club near Tonypandy.

Time to buy your roses

Campaign Series:

7:29am Saturday 21st June 2008

THIS week the Campaign's gardening expert Roger Crookes talks about his love of roses and why it is the right time to buy them from your local nursery.

Three times as good

Campaign Series: The Tribrid mini bus

4:50pm Thursday 19th June 2008

The tribrid minibus developed and soon to be used by the University of Glamorgan THE FIRST carbon free minibus in Europe to be powered by three different green technologies has been developed by the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd.

Summer fashion tips

7:48am Sunday 8th June 2008

THE CAMPAIGN'S and QVC's fashion expert Glen Campbell answers your style questions.

Fashion students no dummies

Campaign Series: The winners were (L to R) Leanne Boulton(22) and Julia Kasper (20) who created their nautical look from Wallis, pictured here with the Talbot Green Fashionista Jo Popham.

12:04pm Monday 2nd June 2008

FASHION students were given the chance to wow judges with their style by using clothes and accessories from one shop at a competition in Talbot Green.

Graffiti grant for clean up

Campaign Series: Minister for the Environment Jane Davidson  AM for Pontypridd helps to remove graffiti

12:28pm Tuesday 27th May 2008

A GRANT of just over £200,000 will help Rhondda Cynon Taff clean up graffiti in the county.

Sweeney signs for the Blues

Campaign Series: HE'S OFF: One of the worst kept secrets in Welsh rugby, news Ceri Sweeney is leaving for the Cardiff Blues was confirmed today

3:04pm Friday 25th April 2008

GLYNCOCH born Welsh rugby star Ceri Sweeney has left Newport Gwent Dragons to join the Cardiff Blues.

Projects gain from grants

12:19pm Thursday 10th April 2008

TWO projects in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area will be benefiting from the next round of Make it Happen lottery grants.

Bench mark for late director

Campaign Series: Peter Andrews, Bailli of the Ordre des Chevaliers Bretvins Bailliage du Pays de Galles and in the foreground John Harrison, current Director at Rhondda Heritage Park

7:20am Monday 7th April 2008

A LEADING figure in the promoting the South Wales Valleys across the world has been commemorated with a park bench at a museum where he was the director for many years.

Birds given new homes

Campaign Series: Councillor Annette Davies hooks a bird box on to a tree as pupils look on

7:22am Monday 24th March 2008

PUPILS at a Rhondda school found out about bird boxes and watched as boxes were put in place.

Centre's major refurbishment

Campaign Series: Cllrs Graham Thomas, Paul Cannon and  John Watts try out equipment in the fitness suite.

12:19pm Friday 21st March 2008

UPGRADED facilities will soon be available to customers of a Rhondda Cynon Taff sport centre after a major refurbishment.

Hip hop dancers wow fans

Campaign Series: Cardiff-based Elemental Force performed  breakdancing at the The Blue Light Club Night

4:56pm Monday 17th March 2008

AN EXCITING new club night launched in Pontypridd YMCA was a hit with young dance and hip hop fans when 150 attended a special music night.


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