Chris Bryant has been caught up in a row with two of Britain's biggest high street names.
Phillip Vowles from Llanharry will be proudly displaying his bumper crop at the Giant Veg Show at Rhondda Heritage park this weekend.
A Welsh miner's cottage which has remained almost completely unaltered since it was built in 1854, has been bought by Cadw.
Pensioners in the Rhondda are being given containers of special salt to make sure they can clear their paths and cut down on the numbers of older people who end up with broken bones and worse.
Tom Sheldrick reports.
"We want to stop people falling on black ice and become hospitalised" says David Lewis, chair of the Rhondda 50+ Forum.
"We want to give older people who are fearful of falling a little more confidence, to get out and about on cold days".
Pensioners in the Rhondda are being given containers of special salt to sprinkle over their paths and driveways during icy conditions.
The 'Shake The Salt' project, by the Rhondda 50+ forum and the Rhondda Rotary Club aims to make senior citizens feel less isolated as temperatures tumble.
The hope is to give out similar products for free to thousands of others who struggle to tackle steep paths and outdoor stairwells.
David Lewis, chairman of the Rhondda 50+ Forum said: "We know that not only do people slip on icy steps and break bones; the fear of slipping on icy paths keeps older people isolated at home during the winter."
So far, almost 200 containers of salt have been distributed to households.
A fire that swept through a converted factory unit at the Ridgeway Industrial Estate in Llwynypia, Rhondda on Sunday is not thought to have been started deliberately, according to South Wales Fire & Rescue Service.
More than sixty firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze.
A spokesperson said they hope to be able to confirm the exact cause of the fire later.
Firefighters say a factory fire at Llwynypia has been put out.
At its height around 60 personnel were involved in tackling the blaze.
An investigation's underway. There are no reported injuries.
South Wales Fire & Rescue says six units at the Llwynypia site are "well alight", with others affected by smoke.
Approximately sixty firefighters and specialist staff are involved in battling the fire.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a garage in the Rhondda, which has spread to a furniture factory.
South Wales Fire and Rescue said there are eight crews at the scene in Llwynypia, near Tonypandy.
A man being sought by armed police has been arrested in Port Talbot.
South Wales Police were called to an address in Bryn Hellan, Blaenrhondda, at around 11.30am yesterday following an incident possibly involving a weapon.
The man was arrested late last night and an air weapon recovered.
Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps is appearing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Wales Millennium Centre this week. 'H' who's from the Rhondda was in Cardiff today and gave ITV Wales his top tip on how to start out in the industry.