An appeal has gone out to local tradesmen to work on the restoration of Pontypridd's Lido.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council say it wants experts in plastering, flooring, decorating and tiling to bid for contracts.
The restoration of the Grade 2 listed Lido will incorporate three new heated pools all differing in size, restore many of the original historic elements of the building, and construct new changing rooms facilities along with a café.
A “Meet the Buyer” event will be held with Kier Construction to explain the subcontracting opportunities that are likely to be required. The event is being held on the 21st of July.
The A470 has now been reopened in both directions around Pontypridd.
It was closed for around two hours earlier, due to concerns for the safety of a woman, resulting in long delays.
South Wales Police says the north and southbound carriageways of the A470 remain closed at Pontypridd, due to concerns around the safety of a woman.
Police were called at 10.31am by members of the public concerned for the safety of a woman on the bridge near to Sainbury's in Pontypridd.
The North and South bound carriageways of the A470 are closed at Pontypridd and members of the public are being diverted away from the area where possible.
Police negotiators are currently in attendance.
We advise motorist to avoid the area and to use alternative routes.
Motorists are continuing to report long delays on the A470 around Pontypridd, due to a police incident at the Brown Lennox Roundabout.
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Police have issued a renewed appeal for information to find the killer of a father of two, ten years after his death.
Kevin Lavelle, from Merseyside, was struck with a dumbbell during a pub brawl following an England football match in 2004.
Officers believe there are witnesses in Pontypridd who have important information about how Mr Lavelle died.
The family of a father- of -two from Liverpool who was murdered 10 years ago say they'll never give up hope of justice
Kevin Lavelle was attacked with an iron dumbell in a pub in Oxfordshire.
He'd been working away from home to raise cash to get married to his fiancee:-
A fresh appeal for information is being made ten years after the death of Merseyside father-of-two Kevin Lavelle.
Mr Lavelle, 29, died after arguing with a gang of Welsh railway workers at an Oxfordshire pub.
Kevin was from Bootle. He was beaten with an iron bar and died from a horrific catalogue of 50 separate injuries.
Mr Lavelle was attacked on the night of an England versus Portugal Euro 2004 match at the Cricketers Pub on 24 June 2004 while working in Banbury.
Up to £30,000 is now on offer to anyone with information about the attack in which Mr Lavelle suffered 50 injuries.
A trial at Oxford crown court in 2006 collapsed when members of the gang would not reveal who had struck the fatal blows.
DNA evidence found on the bar came from three men but it could not be proved which one had used it to kill Mr Lavelle.
In March 2009, an inquest returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
No, you're not seeing things - the Pontypridd traffic sign in this photograph really is upside-down.
This picture is courtesy of John Bell, who spotted it as he gave a lift to a friend.
Mr Bell said: "We saw it as we turned to go past the library - there was no sign of a prank."
A spokesperson for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said the upside-down sign was a 'contractor mistake', which has now been rectified.
Its full statement reads: "Rhondda Cynon Taf Council this week begins £1million re-strengthening work on its historic Victoria Bridge in Pontypridd.
"Victoria Bridge, which crosses the River Taff next to Pontypridd’s iconic William Edwards Bridge, is undergoing essential strengthening work to ensure the long-term stability of the 148-year-old structure.
"Diversions are in place, and as a result contractors have erected a considerable number of signs in and around the vicinity over the weekend.
"However, on this one occasion, the contractor made a mistake - a mistake which was rectified at the earliest opportunity."
X Factor winner Sam Bailey is to headline this year's Ponty's Big Weekend. She'll be supported by Union J, the Big Reunion’s Damage and Rough Copy.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council the concert will take this year take place on a Sunday on July 20th.
Festival favourites The Parades, Britain’s Got Talent’s Loveable Rogues and Tich will also take to the stage – alongside local talent.
Cllr Maureen Webber said,“Every year, we work with partners to secure the top names in the industry for Ponty’s Big Weekend because we want it to be a success, we want to boost the economy and we want everyone to have a wonderful time here in RCT."
Police in Pontypridd are appealing for information following the theft of tiles from Glantaf Community Infants School in Rhydyfelin.
Around 30 slate tiles have been stolen from the school hall roof. Subsequent rainfall has caused 'significant damage' to the building.
Those responsible have absolutely no regard for anyone or anything and they deserve to be caught.
The irony is that they may well be from the Rhydyfelin community with links to somebody who has children at the school.
Somebody knows exactly who is responsible, and I am urging them to get in touch, anonymously if they prefer.
Officers believe a ladder would have been used to steal the slates while the school was closed for the Easter holiday.
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police on 101.