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Meeting to be held over proposed closures of eleven Rhondda Cynon Taf schools

Parents have taken to social media to express their anger over plans for Rhondda Cynon Taf council to close 11 of its schools.

Under the new plans, children from ages 3 to 16 will be taught at the same school. Credit: ITV Wales News

The proposals are to be discussed at a council cabinet meeting later today.

Councillors are expected to discuss the possibility of replacing the closed schools with 'middle schools' which will teach children from ages 3 to 16.

The local authority says the plans will aim to raise standards and offer pupils 21st century school facilities.

But some parents are concerned about having children of different ages taught at the same school.

The plans come after the local authority announced it's to make a third round of cuts to its services.

Nursery education, street cleaning and town events could all face being axed as the councils looks to make up a £30 million funding gap.

Read More: Rhondda Cynon Taf Council announces plans for schools shake up

Warren Gatland set for OBE honour

Gatland has led Wales to two Grand Slams. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Warren Gatland is among those being honoured at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle today.

The 51-year-old New Zealander, who has been in charge of the Wales rugby union side since 2007, will be made an OBE.

After learning he had been selected for the honour for services to rugby, Gatland said in June that he was "absolutely over the moon".

Missing man found following search

Missing man Ivor Evans has been found. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

An elderly man who went missing from a hospital in Carmarthen has been found.

72 year old Ivor Evans was found in the Llanarthney area this evening and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Police would like to thank everyone who provided information and help in the search.

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