Traffic Wales says the Heads of the Valleys Road is closed both ways between Dowlais Top roundabout and the Rhymney Interchange.
Heavy traffic is building following the accident involving one vehicle and fallen power cables. Emergency repairs are recovery work is underway.
A street robbery took place in Merthyr Tydfil early this morning - and police are appealing for information.
A male victim was mugged at 12.30am on the junction of Norman Terrace and Brunswick Street in the town. His black Galaxy Note 4 smart phone was taken during the incident.
The two male suspects are described as:
- White, 5’11” – 6’0”, medium build, wearing a black shell suit hooded top. The hood was up and pulled tight around his face. He was also wearing blue jeans and white trainers. The victim believes that this suspect had an eastern European accent.
- White 5’11” – 6’0”, medium build, and wearing the same clothing as the first suspect, but did not speak.
If you have any information in regards to this incident you can contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence: 1500302443
There are reports of a multi-vehicle accident on the A470 near Merthyr Tydfil.
It's thought a number of vehicles are involved, including a caravan. The road is said to be blocked both ways.
The crash happened between the A465 Heads Of The Valleys Road and A4059.
A 33-year-old man from Merthyr Tydfil has been jailed for three years and four months after pleading guilty to drug offences.
Kristian Stephen Baigrie, aged 33, from Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil was sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to supply.
In May detectives searched a property at Thomas Dyke Close and found 61 wraps of heroin as well as 14 ounces of the drug. The estimated street value was £42,000. £3,000 of cash was also found.
We take the concerns of the public very seriously and we will continue to work closely with members of the Gurnos community to keep the area safe and proactively deal with information relation to drug offences and other criminal or anti social behaviour.
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A man from the Valleys employed a unique way of proposing to his girlfriend - by recruiting stars of the Welsh national football team to help.
Matthew Davies from Aberdare arranged the film after speaking to a friend who worked at the Football Association of Wales.
Both Matthew and his partner Vicky Griffiths are footy mad, with Vicky a big fan of Swansea City.
The pair met five years again when Matthew, himself a supporter of local side Merthyr Town, began following the national side to home and away games.
In fact the couple's first trip abroad together was to Switzerland in 2010, where they saw Wales fall to a disappointing 4-1 defeat in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
But with the national side on the up and so close to securing their place in Euro 2016, Matthew has seized the opportunity to score a blinder himself.
And in case you were wondering...Vicky said yes.
"So I just asked Vicky whether she would marry me. But being a footy nut as well I showed her this video on my phone of me and my pals. Would they persuade her to say yes?........Yes it worked"
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Merthyr Town FC will next season return to the same level the club were at before they went out of business five years ago.
The Martyrs won the Southern League South and West Division with games to spare, and after the final game of the season on Saturday, got a chance to lift their silverware.
They beat Stratford Town 3-1, to move past 100 points for the season, and are now looking forward to life in the Southern League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football.
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