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.
South Wales Police have released CCTV pictures in continuing efforts to find missing 28-year-old Joseph Lacey from Pontypridd.
The A470 Northbound is closed and there's queueing traffic because of snow and a jackknifed lorry between the A4058 (Broadway Interchange) and the A4054 Coedpenmaen Road / A4223 / Bridge Street / Ynysangharad Road (Bridge Street Interchange).
Police are investigating the death of a four month old baby from Pontypridd.
South Wales Police have confirmed the baby girl was taken from the family home to hospital.
A male and female are helping officers with their enquiries.
– South Wales Police
Enquiries are ongoing following the sudden and unexplained death of a four month old baby from Pontypridd.
The baby girl was taken from the family home to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital at 11pm on Sunday December 30th, before being transferred to the University Hospital of Wales where she died the following day.
Thames Valley Police have been visiting Pontypridd today in the hunt for the killer of a man attacked outside an Oxfordshire pub eight years ago.
There is a £35,000 reward for information which would lead to the conviction of the killer of a 29-year-old father of two, who had been in an argument with several men from Wales before the attack.
Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police or Crimestoppers.
Emma Carr is the Deputy Director of Big Brother Watch, and she says the new initiative in Pontypridd sounds like "a bit of a gimmick".
"We know with CCTV cameras in general that they have little impact on minor crimes... and so having a CCTV on a policeman's chest, for instance, isn't necessarily going to bring down more than that police officer being in the vicinity at the time".
A Pontypridd police officer will be the first to trial a new high-tech crime fighting initiative - using hand-held CCTV equipment to tackle crime in the town centre.
The officer will use the CCTV along with other state-of-the-art gadgets as part of efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour over the festive season.
There's queueing traffic on the A470 Southbound between the A4058 (Broadway Interchange) and the A4054 / B4262 (Taffs Well Interchange).
Mike Beese and his wife Jo from Pontypridd have been fostering for a year. Mike believes foster carers should be recognised as a professional workforce.
"There are a lot of roles we have to fulfil - teacher, nutritionalist, psychologist," he told ITV Wales.
"There is training available - but I think the Welsh Government has to advertise the fact that support is there to encourage more foster carers."
The Fostering Network Wales says an 'urgent overhaul' is needed to prevent children being needlessly moved around the system.
Its report, published today, says the number of fostered children in Wales is at an all-time high, with at least 550 more foster carers needed in the next 12 months for the system to be able to cope.
The Welsh Government says it is committed to supporting foster carers in Wales, but has welcomed the report.
Rhondda Cynon Taff council says it isn't obliged to listen to a local vote about its plans to redevelop Pontypridd lido. The plans would see a paddling pool next to the town's derelict lido demolished - a move that's angering local people, as David Wood reports.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council says that a project to redevelop and reopen Pontypridd's lido complex would be put 'in jeopardy' by trying to include the existing paddling pool in the plans.
It is disappointing that individuals have chosen to play politics with this hugely important project for the future of Pontypridd.
The Council will note the outcome of the Community Poll at its next meeting later this Month.
It must be stressed that the result of this poll is not binding on the Council in any way.
– Cllr Anthony Christopher, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
When cuts to public sector funding by the UK government are forcing difficult decisions across the country, any amendments to the current proposals, which will effect the viability of the new Lido, place the entire scheme in jeopardy and potentially put at risk grant funding already made available.
It is simply not possible to consider the two facilities side by side.
When discussing the outcome, the Council will consider the future regeneration of Pontypridd and the wider interests of Rhondda Cynon Taf which were not taken into consideration yesterday.