Savvy savers Lisa and Mark Davidson from Pontypridd say their day was 'perfect', despite the average wedding now costing over £20,000.
In spite of an overwhelming vote to save a paddling pool in Pontypridd the council say they cannot afford to keep it open.
People in the Valleys town will vote on whether they want the current children's pool to be included in plans to redevelop an historic lido.
Cwm Taf Health Board says patients who may have been treated by a healthcare worker infected with Hepatitis C at the old East Glamorgan Hospital in Pontypridd will be asked to ring a dedicated helpline to arrange an appointment in a specialist nurse clinic.
Nicola John, director of public health at Cwm Taf Health Board, said: "We know this will be a very worrying time for patients who may have received obstetric and gynaecology treatment at East Glamorgan General Hospital between May and July 1984."
"However, we want to stress the risk of transmission to patients is small. But it is important that we get in touch with patients who may have been in contact with this worker during their treatment, which is why we are writing to some former patients, to ask them to contact the helpline."
The appointments helpline is open from today, from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Specialist clinics will start taking place from 13th September 2013 and patients who have tests will get their results in approximately two weeks.
People in Pontypridd asked by ITV Cymru Wales for their views on the question of transferring more power to the Assembly had very strong views - on both sides of the debate.
A fundraising event is being held this weekend in Pontypridd, for a charity which supports people who are coping with facial disfigurement.
Gemma Kennedy is the organiser and wants to give something back after all the help she was given when she had to have an eye removed after cancer.
Thousands of music fans will be heading to Pontypridd's big music festival at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park today. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be performing over the weekend. JLS will headline today and 2011 X Factor winners, Little Mix will also take to the stage.
SATURDAY LINE UP:Chloe Cook, John Adam, Ragsy, Ash Morgan, Union J, Little Mix, JLS
SUNDAY LINE UP: Mixed Melodies, Musical Medley, Kizzy Crawford, Samantha Spragg, Annelies, James Williams, The Siren Sisters,Tenors of Rock, Sophie Evans, Rhydian Roberts, The Overtones
An inquest into the death of a man outside a Cardiff pub has returned a verdict of accidental death.
Lyn Prosser, who was 44 and from Pontypridd, died after an incident in O'Neill's on St Mary's Street in the city in February.
Eight men were arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge.
John Hughes began to put his ceramics skills to use in the mid-Sixties, with a garden shed doubling as a workshop.
It now houses more than 45 years worth of figurines and memorabilia.
Saddened to hear of the death of @worldofgroggs founder John Hughes after a long illness, at 78. He brought lots of happiness to rugby fans
The man who created the world famous Grogg statues has died at the age of 78.
John Hughes, from Pontypridd, became well known for creating caricatures of rugby players and other famous stars. He passed away after a long illness.
Pontypridd Rugby Club described him as "a genius, a gentleman, a character" who will be "greatly missed".
More than 100 people have held a protest in Pontypridd over proposed changes to health services across South Wales and South Powys.
If they go ahead, only five hospitals in the region will have A&E departments set up to care for the most seriously ill patients.
Health chiefs say they believe centralising services will improve patient care.
Megan Boot reports.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Orchard Entertainment, the event is set to take place in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park on the 20th and 21st of July.
All three groups will be part of the Saturday line-up, with details of the Sunday headliners expected to be announced in the coming weeks.