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20th October 2019
Bro Radio recognises local musical theatre performers with new awards

Bro Radio and It's Showtime, the stations weekly local music and theatre programme has recognised local musical theatre performers with a series of new awards. The awards were the idea of the It's Showtime presenters Ryan Sutton and Jodana Weekley, who wanted to create a platform to recognise local people who dedicate their time to […]

17th October 2019
Two in three Welsh mums and dads have not prepared a will

Have you considered what would happen to your children if the worst happened to you? Who would look after them? Have you made arrangements? The charity will-writing campaign Will Aid is urging parents to consider the kids and make a will after research revealed that around two thirds of mums and dads in Wales (65%) […]

17th October 2019
AM calls on Welsh Government to reconsider involvement with Extinction Rebellion

There have been calls for the Welsh Government to reconsider its involvement with Extinction Rebellion following a morning of protests in London. The calls come after the Welsh Government invited climate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion to a conference in Cardiff which took place yesterday (16th October.) South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has […]

17th October 2019
Over 80 per cent of people want to see pavement parking banned in Wales

A new report shows that 83 per cent of people in Wales want to see an end to pavement parking. Over 1,000 people responded to a recent survey [1] by Living Streets Cymru, which is calling for a default ban in Wales. Now its report, A Step Towards a Pavement Parking Ban in Wales, also […]

16th October 2019
Pub threatened with closure receives pub of the year award

A Barry pub which was threatened with closure at the start of 2019, has now been recognised as the Vale's Parliamentary Pub of the Year. In February, the Vale Council called a meeting, attended by Assembly Member Jane Hutt and Vale MP Alun Cairns over the future of the Master Mariner Pub, after Brains Brewery […]

16th October 2019
Welsh Water opens up sites for 'Golden Ticket' winners

Customers from across Wales and Herefordshire were given a behind-the-scenes peek into how their water company works as part of a competition. Nearly 20 customers took part after entering a "Golden Ticket" competition to be given an access-all-areas tour of Welsh Water's sites, as part of National Customer Service Week. Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is […]

15th October 2019
Barry Island turned pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019

The Western Shelter has been illuminated in pink and blue lights from 09 to 15 October to show the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s support for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019. The annual awareness week, now in its 17th year, is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the […]

15th October 2019
Vale MP criticised for 'no political canvassers' sticker

Vale of Glamorgan MP and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has been criticised for mailing out a sticker to constituents front door warning political canvassers from cold calling. The sticker lists campaigners alongside uninvited traders, charity cold callers and religious groups. Vale of Glamorgan Labour is to complain about the letter, accusing Alun Cairns of trying […]

15th October 2019
£25.8million new road opens in the Vale

A new £25.8million road to Barry and Cardiff Airport has now officially opened. Work on the A4226 between Sycamore Cross and the A48 and the Weycock Cross roundabout in Barry – known locally as Five Mile Lane – has now been completed. The new road bypasses the winding central section of the old Five Mile […]

15th October 2019
Barry Island Fireworks Fiesta

Once again with the generous sponsorship of Barry Town Council and the support of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Rotary Club of Barry and Barry Round Table are to bring residents an exceptional evening of fun, entertainment and fireworks, as they stage the 46th Annual Fireworks Fiesta on Saturday, 2 November on Barry Island. […]

14th October 2019
Vale AM welcomes petition to Save the Sam Davies Ward

Jane Hutt AM welcomed constituents to the Senedd last Wednesday when they presented a petition with nearly 13,000 signatures to the Petitions Committee to save the Sam Davies Ward at Barry Hospital. Jane said: “I have met with staff and visited the Sam Davies Ward, to talk to patients and carers and I have raised […]

14th October 2019
Waycock Cross traffic signals cancelled after causing travel chaos

Multi-way signals which were due to be in place from Monday 14th October have been removed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council following 'travel chaos'. In a statement on social media the Vale of Glamorgan Council said "The traffic management arrangements put in place to allow Dwr Cymru to undertake works along the highway have […]

14th October 2019
Bro Radio's Community Awards returns for 2020

Bro Radio has announced that its Community Awards will return in 2020. Following the success of the event, which was first held in March 2019 to celebrate ten years of Bro Radio, the awards will return in 2020 to continue the celebration of outstanding individuals in the third sector, business, sport and local community in […]

11th October 2019
Plans for a zip wire in Cardiff Bay set to be approved

Plans for a zip wire across Cardiff Bay look set to be given the go-ahead by the council. Council planners have urged that a proposed zip wire ride from the top of St David’s Hotel to a landing site near the Norwegian Church are given the go-ahead. The council’s planning committee will decide next Wednesday, […]

11th October 2019
Date set for The Ivy in Cardiff

The Ivy Collection has named a date for when it plans to open its new restaurant in Cardiff. The world-famous restaurant group has been given a licence to open up at the former Jamie’s Italian in The Hayes. And The Ivy has also told The Local Democracy Reporting Service that it intends to open the […]

11th October 2019
Ryan Giggs joins Will Vaulks & Jonny Williams to demonstrate CPR

For this year’s World Heart Day, Cymru manager, Ryan Giggs joined International players Will Vaulks and Jonny Williams to demonstrate how to perform effective CPR and use a defibrillator to save a life this season. The Football Association of Wales collaborated with FAW charity partner Welsh Hearts, the leading heart charity in Wales, to create […]

11th October 2019
Temporary traffic lights face road users for five weeks at Waycock Cross

Road users could face further delays in coming weeks, after it was announced that temporary traffic lights will be in Operation at Waycock Cross Roundabout. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that from Monday October 14th, multi-way signals will be in operation in Pontypridd Road, Port Road West and Five Mile Lane, around the […]

11th October 2019
Cardiff council has signed off plans to hand over the city's New Theatre to a new independent operator

Cardiff council has signed off plans to let a new independent operator take on the city’s New Theatre. The council’s ruling body has approved the new tenant to take on the 110-year-old theatre and has given the go-ahead to finalise a 25-year lease. Some of the “most influential promoters and venue operators” in the theatre industry […]

10th October 2019
YMCA Barry Gymnastics Success at Welsh Grades Competition.

YMCA Barry are delighted with the current success of their male competitive gymnasts at the Welsh Apparatus Challenge Cup & Welsh Preparation, Club and Elite Grade Championships. Ethan Williams, Harvey Burton – Slocombe and Thomas Compton had been training in the competitive squad for less than a year and participated in their first six apparatus […]

10th October 2019
The stigma of Mental Health

As World Mental Health Day 2019 takes place, a new survey has revealed the extent of addiction stigma in 2019 - the year that saw record numbers of drugs deaths across the UK¹. The research, carried out by profit-for-purpose insight and marketing agency NGI Solutions, in partnership with QuMind.co.uk, found that public opinion varied greatly […]


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