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A new magazine project for the Young Reporters

  The Transgender Issue.   Following on from the great success of the last two magazines and the writing work that the Young Reporters have started a new magazine project, headed up by Tom Stupple and Katherine Jarrett of the Safer Merthyr Tydfil team.   The team had […]

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Launch of the Youth Mental Health Toolkit

“It’s OK to feel NOT OK.” Launch of the Youth Mental Health Toolkit   We were all very proud of the Up and Coming Young Reporters team on the launch night of the Mental Health Toolkit at The Red House in Merthyr on Wednesday 25th October 2017. […]

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Valleys of Change?

Young People from the Up and Coming Project attend Talk Valleys – a chance to ask questions of Valleys Taskforce

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All Together Now – football for community!

  On a bleak Sunday afternoon in January we headed to Merthyr Tydfil Football club to watch the second match from a new team – All Together Merthyr F.C.  A community venture headed up by Focal Point and Hope Not Hate aimed at using football to bring […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Event at Senedd

Holocaust Memorial Service Thursday 26th January 2017. Gypsy and Travellers – Remembering All. Julie Morgan AM and the Cross Party Group on Gypsy and Travellers invited us to join them on the steps of the Senedd for a short vigil to remember the victims and honour the survivors […]

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Youth Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil

Youth Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil Hi, I am Sacha Thomas and I am the Youth Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil, with me is Lauren Davies and she is currently the Deputy Youth Mayor. To be the Youth Mayor is a two year commitment. The first year I shadowed […]

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An Explosive History – the story of Bonfire Night

What is Bonfire Night? by Ellis Thomas Bonfire Night celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by a gang of Roman Catholic activists. Led by Robert Catesby, they attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605. Why did they want to […]

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10 Steps to the Perfect Bonfire Night

10 Steps to the Perfect Bonfire Night Words by Neve Davies    1.  Have fun! The key to a successful bonfire night is to go to your local firework attraction, see what activities are happening in your local area or even your friends’/ families’ back garden.   […]

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Out and About: Morgan attends Valley’s Writer Book Launch

On the 30th September 2016, I went with the Up and Coming Merthyr Young Reporters group to an evening book launch to celebrate Maxine Ridge’s most recently published book, Crow Fall. Crow Fall is the sequel to Maxine’s first book, When the Crow Cries. The book launch […]

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Feedback from one Young Reporter

Young Reporter and Volunteer with Up And Coming share her story When I joined Up and Coming at the beginning of this year it was the start of me becoming a more confident person and a true start to my campaign for people with Irlen syndrome. It […]

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