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South Wales girl wins Princess Diana Award for courage and kindness

A nine year old girl from South Wales has received a national award for her courage and kindness.

Mia Thorne has cerebral palsy and wants to make sure children get as much help as possible. As well as fundraising, she's an ambassador for the disabled children's charity Caudwell Children.

Our Education Reporter Megan Boot, went to Mia's school in Pontypridd to find out more about her:

Dog found at bus stop in England is from Pontypridd

An appeal has gone out to trace the owners of a Dalmatian dog which was found in freezing weather conditions at a bus stop in England but is registered as coming from Pontypridd.

Harvey was found in Hampshire but was registered at Ynysybwl. Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA says the dog, named Harvey, was found alone at a bus stop near Shedfield Common in Hampshire.

He is believed to be around three years old and was so weak he could barely lift his head or wag his tail, says the RSPCA.

Harvey is microchipped with a registered address in Ynysybwl, Pontypridd - but the phone numbers on the chip are not recognised.

RSPCA is now trying to find his owners.

We are desperate to know how he came to be in this state and where his owners are.

We hope someone in Wales or in the Hampshire area may recognise him and come forward.

– RSPCA inspector Tina Ward

Anyone with information should call 0300 123 8018.


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.

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