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Pontypridd like you've never seen it - if you're under 50

It's sunny, there's not a cloud in the sky, it's packed down the market and all the men are wearing their best suits - it's Pontypridd in 1963.

The five and a half minute film captures life in Pontypridd in 1963

This beautifully captured film from the ITV/HTV/TWW archive portrays day to day life in 60s Pontypridd.

People are shopping at the market, eating fish and chips and toe-tapping to rock & roll outside the record shop. A nostalgic look back to the way things were.


Police appeal for missing teenager, 15

South Wales Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who is missing from Pontypridd.

Credit: South Wales Police

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has seen 15 year old Adrian Stana, or has information on where he may be.

Adrian was last seen on Llantrisant Road, Pontypridd on Friday 18th September around midday.

He is described as 5’6” tall, of slight build with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue and orange trainers, light blue jeans and a ‘New York’ t-shirt.

It is believed that he may have travelled either to the Midlands or Nottinghamshire area.

South Wales Police would urge anyone who has any information that would help find Adrian to contact them on 101.

Bungling burglar caught in police woman's home

A bungling burglar with 224 previous offences was an easy arrest on his 225th - because he woke up a sleeping police officer.

Bungling burglar, Jamie Perkins. Credit: South Wales Police

Off-duty Stacy Bolton, 26, sprung into action on her day off when the burglar broke into her home.

She shouted at Jamie Perkins, 39, who fled her home before being arrested minutes later. A court heard the experienced burglar has 224 previous offences - 131 of which are for theft.

Perkins, of Treforest near Pontyridd, pleaded guilty to burglary of PCSO Bolton's home at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. He was jailed for 12 months.


Charity match for rugby player who lost foot to cancer

Team-mates and friends of a rugby player who lost his foot to bone cancer are holding a charity match to raise funds and buy him a prosthetic leg.

Jordan Jevons lost part of his leg to bone cancer. Credit:

Jordan Jevons, 21 from Pontypridd, played for Valley Cougars in rugby league and Treharris Phoenix in rugby union but last week he had to have his foot amputated after contracting bone cancer.

The player has received support online from his team-mates as well as the wider rugby community.

So proud that he’s up and out and doing so well.

Thanks to everyone for the texts, messages and comments. It means a lot to know that so many people are behind him. He’s on the upward to recovery.

– Kirsty Parry, Jordan's partner
Jevons was an instrumental player in leading the Cougars to the Conference South title last year. Credit:

The testimonial match between Treharris Phoenix v Valley Cougars will be held in Treharris on Sunday 30th August with kick-off 1pm.

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