A lifelong ambition by two friends to open a unique tea room and cake decorating business in Llantrisant old town has become a reality.

An innovative new micro-distillery in the heart of Llantrisant has gone into partnership with the town’s Freemen to grow rare juniper bushes on common land for their unique gin.

A team of Tonypandy students underwent an inspiring African adventure where they worked with children in schools and orphanages.