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20th September 2019
Developers of Barry Waterfront face new enforcement action

Developers at Barry Waterfront are being investigated again just months after the council told them to stop building homes. Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon were issued warnings by Vale of Glamorgan council in August after it received complaints that construction was taking place at Barry Waterfront outside the permitted hours. The breach of condition notices – […]

20th September 2019
South Wales Police appeal for missing Barry man: Andrew Palmer

South Wales Police are appealing for information to help locate missing Barry man Andrew Palmer. Andrew, aged 42, was reported missing from the Barry area on the evening of Thursday, September 19. He was last seen on Holton Road, Barry, and concerns are growing for his safety and wellbeing. He is described as being 6ft1 […]

20th September 2019
New South Wales Police inspector for Barry Unveiled

South Wales Police has recently appointed a new Local Policing Inspector for Barry. 46 year old Inspector Mark Henderson has 22 years of policing experience and has been with South Wales Police for the last 17 years. The majority of Insp Henderson’s career has been working in Cardiff as a detective in CID and the […]

20th September 2019
Summer fun is a huge hit at Amelia Trust Farm

Summer fun at Amelia Trust Farm was a big success this year, despite the roadworks on the five mile lane. “The roadworks on the Five Mile Lane have had an impact on our fundraising when there have been closures but thankfully visitors were able to reach us throughout the school holidays,” commented Karen Turnbull, Director. The […]

20th September 2019
Cardiff Airport unveils its Environmental Flight Path to become a carbon neutral Airport

The national airport for Wales has unveiled a timeline of immediate and short term environmental goals. These milestones will be delivered in line with the organisation’s vision to become a ‘Carbon neutral Airport’ and is a key consideration for the Airport’s Masterplan development over the next two decades. Environmental responsibility is a priority for Cardiff […]

19th September 2019
Local Police officers show support for first Barry Pride

South Wales Police officers will be joining in the community spirit this weekend for the town’s first Pride celebrations. South Wales Police : Heddlu De Cymru is a long standing supporter of the LGBT community and has been working with event organisers to ensure the safety of those celebrating inclusivity and diversity at Barry Pride […]

19th September 2019
576 homes plan near Cosmeston Country Park revealed

Plans for 576 homes new homes near Cosmeston Country Park have been revealed. The plans on the Welsh Government-owned land stretching from Lavernock Road to the coast include a new primary school, community facilities and public open space. The Welsh Government is promising 40% of the houses will be affordable, and there would be a […]

19th September 2019
Local gardens gain green flag

Nightingale Community Gardens in Dinas Powys have become the proud owners of another Green Flag Community Award for 2019/2020 by Keep Wales Tidy. The Community Gardens have raised more than £800 for the National Garden Scheme nursing charities. At the peak of the gardens off-spring, it has donated to the local Foodbank any excess produce. […]

19th September 2019
The Vale of Glamorgan's tourism offering grew again in 2018 according to new figuers

New figures have revealed that the Vale of Glamorgan was one of the best performing areas in Wales for tourism in 2018. Statistics produced by Global Tourism Solutions (GTS), an independent tourism research company that asses the economic impact of tourism, showed a growth of 1.5 per cent in the County compared to the previous […]

19th September 2019
A bumper autumn of activities with the National Trust at Dyffryn Gardens

This autumn at National Trust’s special places across Wales, over 180 different varieties of apples will be turned into juices and cider; pumpkins and turnips will be cultivated ready for Halloween carving, and a harvest of vegetables such as parsnips, courgettes and Jerusalem artichokes will be produced in kitchen gardens. Visitors will be able to […]

19th September 2019
Barry Pride 2019 - Charlotte Archibald

  Barry is hosting it's first Pride, with the opening event on Wednesday 18th September leading up to the main event on Saturday 21st. To celebrate this fabulous event, we caught up with a few of the Barry Pride ambassadors to discuss their experiences and what why they are getting involved in the first Barry Pride. […]

19th September 2019
Barry Pride 2019 - Samuel Cockrell

Barry is hosting it's first Pride, with the opening event on Wednesday 18th September leading up to the main event on Saturday 21st. To celebrate this fabulous event, we caught up with a few of the Barry Pride ambassadors to discuss their experiences and what why they are getting involved in the first Barry Pride. Samuel […]

19th September 2019
South Wales Police investigating assault in Porthkerry Park

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Porthkerry Park, Barry. A man reported that he was assaulted while he was walking in the park on Saturday, September 7, at around 7pm. The assault is reported to have taken place as the man was walking across the field towards the steps which […]

18th September 2019
Two rats found abandoned in broken fish tank

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two white rats were dumped in a broken and dirty fish tank in a rural field entrance in Llanmaes. There was also a third rat in the tank which had sadly died. They were found by a member of the public on Sunday (15 September) at around 10am […]

18th September 2019
Barry Pride 2019 - Councillor Owen Griffiths

Barry is hosting it's first Pride, with the opening event on Wednesday 18th September leading up to the main event on Saturday 21st. To celebrate this fabulous event, we caught up with a few of the Barry Pride ambassadors to discuss their experiences and what why they are getting involved in the first Barry Pride. Owen […]

18th September 2019
NHS chiefs have been told patients are "fed up" with health services being taken away amid plans to close a ward at Barry Hospital

NHS chiefs have been told patients are “fed up” with health services being taken away amid plans to close a ward at Barry Hospital. Cardiff and Vale Health Board is planning to close the hospital’s Sam Davies ward for older people. The health board says it wants to encourage more frail and elderly people to […]

18th September 2019
Barry man jailed for eight years for multiple sexual offences against children

A man has been jailed for eight years for multiple sexual offences against children. Lyndon Matthews, aged 35, of Barry, was sentenced at Newport Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one count of sexual assault on a girl under 13 by touching. The […]

18th September 2019
Shared regulatory services awarded for recent success

Shared Regulatory Services, the body responsible for the likes of trading standards, food safety and licensing across the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Bridgend councils, recently received a prestigious award from the British Hallmarking Council for its work identifying and prosecuting sellers of illegal jewellery. A total of 21 jewellers were investigated as part of […]

18th September 2019
Vale film festival to host Oscar Award-winning make-up artist and world record attempt

The Vale of Glamorgan’s first ever film festival is soon to play host an award-winning hair and make-up artist, as well as a Guinness World Record attempt at the world’s biggest quiz. Peter Swords King, who won the Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, […]

17th September 2019
Vale healthy living initiative hailed as "Incredible"

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Couch to 5k initiative has been hailed as “incredible” by the mother of a woman with learning difficulties who signed up for the program. Rachel Reynolds and daughter Rebecca Netherway both enrolled on the fitness drive, organised by the Council’s Healthy Living Team, which aims to help people who don’t […]


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