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.
Several hundred people have attended a service in memory of the 31 men who died in the Cambrian Colliery disaster.
Police trying to locate missing wanted man Myrddyn Pendragon have released a CCTV image of a man in a wheelchair outside Treherbert train station.
South Wales Police say they suspect the man could be Myrddyn Pendragon, but say "anyone who thinks otherwise, or the person pictured himself" should come forward.
The man was seen on camera outside Treherbert train station at 7.18pm on March 9th.
Officers began searching for Myrddyn Pendragon after he went missing on the same date.
He is subject to bail conditions that require him to live and sleep at an address known by police
"He uses a wheelchair, although it is believed he is not completely wheelchair-bound" said a police spokesperson.
"He was last seen to be in possession of four rucksacks, wearing a black jacket which may have been hooded. A black jacket was also hanging on the back of the wheelchair and a dark blanket lay over his legs".
"Myrddyn Pendragon is known to have links with people outside Rhondda in places such as Cardiff, Caerphilly, Barry, Rumney, Newport and Bath", they added.
Police in Rhondda are appealing for information to help find a missing man named Myrddyn Pendragon.
The 47 year-old man from Wattstown was last seen on Saturday outside Porth Train Station.
He was seen in his wheelchair at the time, though it is believed he isn’t completely wheelchair-bound. He is described as being 6ft tall, with a bald head and a medium length, whitening beard.
Myrddyn is known to have links with people outside Rhondda in places such as Caerphilly, Barry, Rumney, Newport and Bath.
Anyone who may have seen Myrddyn is urged to contact South Wales Police on 101.
"We were in there having a prayer meeting on Tuesday, and had the gates open" explained minister Ralph Upton.
"Obviously, people stole it while we were having the prayer meeting".
"It just seemed like a pointless action" says Irene Pearce, a local councillor.
"People have been sad and asking why people would do that. It just doesn't make sense"
A church in the Rhondda is appealing for help after a model of the baby Jesus was stolen from its nativity scene.
The theft took place during a service at the Blaencwm Chapel near Treherbert. The doll had been part of the nativity scene for the last ten years.
Welsh Water say they are 'working around the clock' to restore water supplies to around 300 homes in the Rhondda.
Water restored to Blaen Clydach and parts of Clydach Vale. 300 props still off in Clydach Vale. Extra bottled water deliveries on way here.From @dwrcymru on Twitter:
Over 5,000 homes were left without water when a mains pipe burst on Friday.
Around 2,000 households in Clydach Vale and Llwyncelyn remain without water after a main water pipe burst yesterday.
Bottled water is being provided at nearby collection points until running water is restored.
Vulnerable customers or families with young children are asked to contact Welsh Water on 0800 052 0130 so that bottled water can be provided directly to them.
Water supplies have so far been returned to 5000 properties across the Rhondda.
– Kevin Bateman, Welsh Water
When the water supply is restored some customers may notice some discolouration to their tap water. This is safe and normal under these circumstances and should clear if you run the cold water tap in your kitchen.
We are doing everything we possibly can to restore all water supplies as quickly as possible. Whilst central heating systems should not be affected by this incident, we are continuing to monitor the network closely as it returns to normal operations.
We apologise to customers for the inconvenience this significant interruption has caused.
The water supply has now been returned to 5,000 Rhondda residents - but around 2,000 remain affected in Clydach Vale and Llwyncelyn.
Welsh Water says it is continuing to provide bottled water at collection points in these areas.
Rhondda water: The main has been repaired overnight. The system is now refilling with water. Customers' supplies are being restored.From @dwrcymru on Twitter:
Welsh Water say that homes in the Rhondda will get their water supply back today. Thousands were affected when a main water pipe burst. Repairs were carried out through the night, and the water supply will gradually return to homes.
The residents of a street in the Rhondda are celebrating after being named the friendliest neighbours in the UK.
People living on Fir Street in Ferndale say the secret is being friendly and helpful to each other.
Rob Osborne went to meet them.
- The survey was run through community networking website Streetclub.