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Redevelopment 'at the heart of Pontypridd.'

Rhondda Cynon Taf council has released a video of what the centre of Pontypridd will look like when a redevelopment is finished in 2019.

Full Planning permission will be sought this week to redevelop the former Taff Vale site.

The council says the site will become the headquarters of Transport for Wales. A new 21 st Century Library, Pontypridd One4aLL Centre and a new fitness facility will also move in.

Baby 'unlawfully killed by one of her parents', inquest concludes

An inquest has concluded a baby who died after suffering a fractured skull was unlawfully killed by one of her parents but it was not possible to determine which one.

Katherine Howells and Dilshad Hamid leave court following the inquest Credit: Wales News Service

Sunaria Hamid-Howells was rushed to hospital from her Pontypridd home on 30 December 2012 but later died from her injuries.

Coroner Christopher Wooley found that Sunari's injuries were caused by 'excessive shaking' and the 'injuries caused by this unlawful act were sufficient to cause her death'.

One person did the unlawful act. It is not possible on the evidence to determine whether this person was Ms Howells or Mr Hamid but I did find that it could only have been one of them

– Christopher Woolley

The inquest heard the medical cause of death was brain swelling and subdural haemorrhage. Mr Woolley added, "I'd like to offer my condolences to all who genuinely cared for Sunaria during her short life."

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Pontypridd road reopened after earlier accident

Gyfeillion Road in Hopkinstown has reopened to cars, following an 'incident' involving a pedestrian and a car.

Police had advised that the road would be closed for at least three hours.

No further details have been released.

Delays between Pontypridd and Porth after collision.

Office and restaurant plans for Pontypridd approved

An artist's impression of the Pontypridd development. Credit: RCT Council

Ambitious plans to redevelop the former Taff Vale precinct site in Pontypridd have been approved.

The town centre site will get a £1.5 million investment from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council based on expert commercial advice for a three-building, office-led development which will include food and drink use.

Construction work is expected to start in 2017 and be completed in 2019.

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