Paul Marshallsea lost his job as a charity worker as he was on sick leave when he was seen dragging a shark away from children in Australia.
Two people have died and two others have sustained injuries in a crash on the A4059 between Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.
The family of 13-year-old Caitlin Edwards who died after falling from a motorbike have paid tribute to her.
The A4060 Southbound has re-opened after an accident between the Dowlais Top Roundabout and the Mountain Hare Roundabout.
The market in Merthyr is 30 years old this month. It's bucking the trend and is still expanding and popular with punters. But what is the the secret of its success when other markets are failing?
Merthyr Tydfil is celebrating three decades of its outdoor market. Opened in 1983, the market has been praised for being a 'huge success' despite other town markets struggling to maintain business.
The market runs every Tuesday and Saturday and has fruit, vegetables, meat, clothing, rugs as well as other goods and services.
A pedestrian bridge in Merthyr Tydfil has had to close after it was targeted by metal thieves.
Stainless steel wire was removed from the ramps leaving big gaps between the bridge and the busy A4060.
But despite being worth just £20, it could cost a Welsh council £12,000.
A pedestrian bridge that's barely a year old has had to close because of metal thieves. 912 metres of stainless steel wire were taken from Puddlers Bridge, which links Merthyr Tydfil town centre to Pentrebach. The theft happened last week.
The thieves have left a dangerous gap on the ramps leading up to the bridge, with local officials shutting the bridge as they're worried that someone could fall down onto the busy A4060 below.
Carwyn Morris, who designed the bridge, has said that the wire stolen was worth around £20 but it could cost £12,000 to fix. That is going to have to come from the highways budget. Councillor David Jones told ITV News that it's the equivalent of sorting out around 150 potholes.
They hope to have it open again in the next few weeks.
A drink-driver has been jailed for four years after he abandoned his fiance in the wreckage of a car crash.
Ceiron Cook, 36 and from Dowlais in Merthyr Tydfil, ran home and went to bed after the crash, in Merthyr, last year.
Lynsey Popp, who was 28 and a mother of two, was found by passers-by.
She had died at the scene.
South Wales Fire and Rescue led three children to safety last night after a fire at a property in Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil. An adult was also rescued.
The call was received at 2.40am. All four were taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation.
An investigation into the incident will now take place between South Wales Fire and Rescue and South Wales Police.
Paul Marshallsea's employer, Pant and Dowlais Boys & Girls Club, has told ITV News it cannot comment on his dismissal because of legal issues.
A Welsh grandfather who was hailed a hero after pulling a shark away from children on a beach in Queensland says he has now been sacked from his job, because he was on sick leave when he made the brave intervention.
Paul Marshallsea from Merthyr Tydfil says he was shocked to return home from Australia to find he was being dismissed from his job working with young people, after bosses saw footage of his encounter with the shark.