A public appeal has been launched for donations towards a War Memorial and Roll of Honour for Pontypridd’s fallen heroes.

A special exhibition and a series of events are being held at the Rhondda Heritage Park in October to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, an event which saw large numbers of Welshmen travel to the continent to fight for what they believed was a battle for freedom.

A celebration of the remarkable musical life of one of Wales’s most famous choral conductors, has been unveiled in Tonyrefail Library.