New transport hub and road upgrade could be financed by UK Government ‘levelling up’ fund


The council is set to bid for UK Government levelling up fund money for the Porth transport hub and the dualling of the A4119 in Llantristant.

A report to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s cabinet on Thursday, June 17 includes proposed bids for the Rhondda, Cynon and Taf areas as well as one transportation bid.

The Rhondda bid will be for funding towards the new transport hub in Porth which will link up bus and rail services in the town.

It is a key element of the approved Porth Regeneration Strategy and its delivery will be vital to the success of

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Hubble and Home scores top food hygiene mark


A GASTRO pub that has five-star Tripadvisor ratings has scored top marks on its latest food hygiene inspection.

The Hawthorn Leisure-owned hostelry Hubble and Home opened on Abingdon Road in Summer 2020 to punters between lockdowns.

Previously the pub has been called The Berkshire House, the Crooked Pot, the Berkshire and Home until it closed in February 2020.

The pub was recently visited by food hygiene inspectors from Oxford City Council on May 27 and was awarded a five star rating.

Hubble and Home was given a mark of ‘good’ for the categories ‘food hygiene and safety’ and ‘structural compliance’.

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PGA Tour Congaree Golf Club shows off course in one-time tournament


RIDGELAND, S.C. — The dark clouds that had loitered ominously in the sky over Congaree Golf Club were about to burst with unwelcome torrents of rain.

Most spectators at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree on Saturday had already retreated to their cars and a dry return to their homes or hotel rooms. A man on a shuttle bus racing the raindrops made his way to one of the parking lots.

“Who’d have thought we’d have this out here,” the man said to fellow riders, “out in the middle of nowhere?”

He was referring not to the summer storms routine for

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Gov. Newsom announces ‘California Dream Vacations’ prizes


Trips to San Francisco, San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, plus $2,000 for travel, are up for grabs with “California Dream Vacations” prizes.

SAN FRANCISCO — A day before the planned June 15 reopening and California’s tier system is retired, California state officials announced more incentives to get people vaccinated. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom was in San Francisco on Monday morning to announce the “California Dream Vacations” program a new “Vax for the Win” program incentive, tied to jump starting the state’s tourism industry. 

On July 1, another lottery-type drawing will take place for a series of 6 “dream

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