A man has been arrested following a fatal road traffic collision in Aberdare earlier this afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 4.10pm on the A4059 at the roundabout to Llwydcoed, when a blue and white Yamaha motorcycle collided with a road sign and a black VW Polo.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 29-year-old man from the Merthyr area, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for approximately 4 hours while police carried out initial investigations and recovered the vehicles.
South Wales Police is urging anyone with any information to call them on 101.
Police in Aberdare have appealed for help to identify a man and woman who officers believe can provide information in relation to an assault in the town.
The assault happened in Victoria Square, Aberdare, at around 10.30am on Thursday 12 February.
The man and woman were believed to be together at the time.
South Wales Police is urging them - or anyone who can identify them - to contact 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A man has died after falling from a roof in Aberdare.
The 22-year-old was given medical attention at the scene in Tre Telynog and then taken to hospital, where he later died.
His next of kin have been informed.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
South Wales Police says missing teenager Charlie Wright, from Cwmaman near Aberdare, has been found safe and well.
South Wales Police is appealing for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl.
Charlie Wright disappeared from her home in Cwmaman, near Aberdare, at just before 6pm on Monday 24 November.
Charlie speaks with a local accent. At the time she went missing, she was wearing a blue hooded top with a zip up the front.
South Wales Police is urging anyone with information to contact 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
South Wales Police officers have been cleared of misconduct over the death of a man in prison - but the police watchdog says the paperwork system used to record a detained person's risk of self-harm is "not fit for purpose."
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has today published the findings of its investigation into the death of Christopher Shapley last September and how police carried out risk assessments and passed information on.
The 43-year-old was found dead in his Cardiff prison cell three days after being arrested at home in Aberdare, and charged with common assault.
The IPCC found "no evidence of any misconduct by officers", they complied with procedures for completing risk assessments on a person in custody, spoke to Mr Shapley and his family about the risk of self-harm, and followed up with appropriate care plans.
But it found issues with the Person Escort Record (PER) form, used by police forces across Wales and England to pass on concerns around a detained person's risk of self-harm.
South Wales Police ticked the box on the form to record concerns about a risk of self-harm, but had insufficient space to provide more information, so decided to use a separate sheet and staple it to the form.At some point, the stapled sheet was lost, and the extra information was not passed on.
The IPCC said that "the PER form, as designed currently, is not fit for its purpose and needs a fundamental redesign."
The RSPCA is appealing for information about a kitten who was found tied to a gatepost in the Penywaun area of Aberdare.
The black and white kitten was discovered tied to the front gate of a house in Brodawel with a blue rope.
Inspector Gemma Cooper said: “Although the kitten was physically OK and wasn’t injured, she would have been extremely scared.
“Abandoning an animal like this is totally unacceptable and if anyone has information about where the kitten came from I would urge them to contact us in confidence on the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018”
Plans for a new opencast mine near Aberdare have been approved by Rhondda Cynon Taf councillors.
Cwm Coke Works, Colliery and Tip, Tynant will be developed, as will Bryn Defaid Surface Coal Mine, Llwydcoed for the extraction of coal and associated ancillary activities.
However permission will not be granted until section 106 agreements are signed.
Some residents near the Bryn Defaid site at Llwydcoed say it will cause noise and environmental damage.
Celtic Energy says it's listened to concerns and that the scheme will create around 50 jobs.
There's a replacement bus service running on Arriva Trains Wales between Fernhill and Aberdare because of flooding.
Two homes were evacuated and a road closed all day after a narrow bridge collapsed under a gas tanker in Aberdare.
Luckily nobody was hurt, but it took hours to make the area safe and the tanker remains stuck tonight.