A protest march is being held in Treharris today. It's in opposition to Merthyr Council's plans to close the village's day centre for the elderly.
The day centre is held in Treharris Boys' Club, which is 150 years old. There are concerns that jobs will be lost and the boys' club itself could close if income is lost.
Campaigners say this would then have a knock-on effect on other activities in the village such as the youth club and toddlers' group.
The council have yet to comment.
Campaigners have protested outside the Senedd to voice their concerns against fracking in Wales.
The Welsh Government says we need to look at new ways of sourcing energy. Many of those opposed to fracking say they're concerned about the environmental consequences.
Alexandra Lodge reports.
Hundreds of campaigners are expected to gather outside the Senedd today to show their concerns against so-called 'fracking' in Wales.
'Fracking' is the term given to a technique used to release gas and oil from shale rock. It involves drilling down before fracturing layers of rock using a pressurised liquid.
Anti-fracking groups such say 'this is not an alternative energy source' and that "the money which is being in invested in ever more extremes of energy extraction should now go into clean energy'
The Welsh Government say given the challenges of the energy sector they understand there is a need to look at the potential of this type of energy resource. However, there is also a need to fully consider the impacts on communities and the environment.
Aneurin Bevan Health Board says that the reason there can't be an accident and emergency department in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr is because they can't "provide the doctors."
It says that the Caerphilly District Miners' Hospital, which has now closed, did not have the services in place that would support a full A&E service due to doctor staffing issues and so this means the Ystrad Mynach Hospital will also never operate an A&E.
It adds that the opening hours at the new hospital have been extended and there are now 8,000 extra patients being seen every a year. Other activities such as Out of Hours services with GPs and emergency medical admissions are also now supported there.
Campaigners will take to the streets of Caerphilly today to campaign for an accident and emergency department at Ystrad Mynach Hospital.
Posters and petitions have been taken around every pub and café in Caerphilly and Bedwas to raise awareness of the campaign, with 1700 joining the Facebook group 'A&E needed at Ystrad Mynach hospital'.
Proposed changes by Aneurin Bevan Health Board would see the area from Llanelli to Chepstow with just 4-5 Accident and Emergency departments.
Public consultation on the issue was supposed to finish in January but due to the amount of opposition it will finish at some point in Spring instead.
President of the Wales Trade Union Congress (TUC) has heavily criticised the UK Government over cuts to public sector workers pensions.
Stephanie Wilkins has worked as a bio medical scientist for the NHS for over twenty years.
She claims she has been forced to join fellow NHS workers, and others from across the public sector, on the picket line in sending a message to the UK Government.
Like all those taking part in this 24 hour strike Stephanie says she doesn't want to pay more to work longer and get less.
The changes will mean that she will be £30 a month or £1,400 a year worse off.
NHS staff from across Wales have formed picket lines outside hospitals today as part of a 24 hour strike over UK Government planned changes to their pensions.
Amongst those striking are health visitors, pharmacists and paramedics.