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20th August 2019
100m artwork tells visitors to Barry Island to Bin it!

Visitors to Barry Island today were greeted by a piece of sand art 50 meters tall and 100 meters wide. And it delivered a simple message: Bin it! The message is part of a campaign being rolled out by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to coincide with the August Bank Holiday weekend. Cllr Neil Moore, […]

20th August 2019
Barry Woman banned from contacting police after more than 950 nuisance emails

A Barry woman who bombarded South Wales Police with more than 950 nuisance emails in a year has been banned from contacting the police save for reporting genuine concerns or emergencies. Rebecca Miles, aged 31, was given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court yesterday. The conditions of the order state, she must […]

19th August 2019
War Weekend a roaring success at Barry Tourist Railway

The Barry at War Weekend held at Barry Island Station over the weekend of the 17/18thAugust proved to be a roaring success! The event organized by the Barry War Museum Group and the Barry Tourist Railway attracted many hundreds of people, who enjoyed seeing the many displays telling the important role Barry played in the […]

19th August 2019
Ludlow names squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has named a 22-player squad for the opening matches of her side’s UEFA Women Euro 2021 qualification campaign. Ludlow welcomes back midfield stalwarts Angharad James and Rachel Rowe to face the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland on 29 August and 3 September respectively. James was rested for Wales’ 1-0 win against […]

19th August 2019
Enjoy Bohemian Rapsody and The Greatest Showman for Free on Barry Island this weekend

This weekend is the finale of the 2019 Barry Island Weekenders, with two free film screenings taking place on Barry Island Gardens. Cinema By The Sea will wrapping up under spectacular Barry Island Weekenders, which included the Barry Transport Festival and Barry Island Food Festival. On Saturday, visitors can enjoy the Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 […]

16th August 2019
Barry Town kick off season with 3 points

Barry Town United kicked off their first game in the newly named JD Cymru Premier with 3 points in what's being called the Five Mile Lane Derby. Gavin Chesterfields men travelled to a newly promoted Penybont who fought hard in the first half. After a goalless first half, a penalty in the 49th minute put […]

16th August 2019
Sight loss no barrier to playing rugby

A rugby taster session for blind and partially sighted people living in Wales will be held at Cardiff Arms Park on 21 August. The event, which is organised by the Change Foundation and supported by the Cardiff Blues Community Foundation and UNA Exchange, seeks to bring Visually Impaired (VI) rugby to Wales for the first […]

16th August 2019
Alun Calls for Cash for Barry Hospital after PM’s Boost for NHS

Alun Cairns MP has called on the Welsh Government to commit cash to Barry Hospital, following the additional funding that Wales will receive as a result of The Prime Minister’s announcement of a £1.8 billion cash injection for the NHS. Wales is due to receive around £110m of extra money through Barnett Formula funding. With […]

15th August 2019
Transport for Wales welcomes 16-17 Saver railcard

Transport for Wales has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement of the launch of the 16-17 Saver railcard from September 2019 and have committed to providing further discounted fares for young people, starting in January 2020. The new railcard, which has been developed by the Rail Delivery Group, provides a 50% discount on […]

15th August 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Schools shine in A and AS Level Examinations

The Vale of Glamorgan once again produced an excellent A Level performance, with more than a quarter of students achieving the top two grades. In total, 27.7 per cent of pupils were awarded A* or A grades which is higher than both the regional Central South Consortium and Welsh averages. 76.9 per cent of students […]

15th August 2019
Barry Dock RNLI volunteer delivers his own son

Chris White, a volunteer crew member at Barry Dock Lifeboat Station in South Wales, welcomed his second son into the world, delivering him in the front seat of his car on Friday 9 August 2019. Chris White has been a crew member at Barry Dock Lifeboat Station for around two and a half years, whilst […]

15th August 2019
Record numbers of students in Wales get top A* and A grades

The proportion of students in Wales getting A* at A-level is at its highest since the top grade was introduced in 2010. Grades at A* and A were also up slightly to 27%, with 9.1% at the very highest grade. Wales outperformed all regions of England and Northern Ireland at A*. Students from St Cyres […]

15th August 2019
Appeal for information after arson in Penarth

Police in Penarth are appealing for information after two vehicles were deliberately set on fire. Officers were called to Cawnpore Street, Penarth, at around 3am on Saturday, August 10, after a dark grey Nissan and a white Mercedes were set alight. No one was injured however both vehicles were damaged. The fire is being treated […]

15th August 2019
Weekend track work planned for Cadoxton Station

Over three weekends in August, Network Rail and their principal contractor, Alun Griffiths will reach a key milestone in the ‘Access for All’ project at Cadoxton station as they lift the newly built footbridge, lift towers and associated support columns into place. To allow Network Rail engineers to safely carry out this work, the station […]

14th August 2019
Bridgend County lines drugs gang jailed for 25 years

The head of a county lines drug gang and two of his associates have been jailed for 25 years. Kane Griffiths-Jeffries, aged 22, ran the class A drugs operation from London and attempted to use two 17-year-old girls to flood the streets of Bridgend with crack cocaine and heroin. Following a trial at Cardiff Crown […]

14th August 2019
New incinerator planned near Trowbridge in Cardiff

A new incinerator which would burn up to 200,000 tonnes of waste a year is being planned in Cardiff. The proposed £150million energy plant would be based in Newlands Road near Wentloog Corporate Park in the east of the city. The incinerator, which would produce 15MWs of electricity which is enough to power up to […]

14th August 2019
Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery scatter garden vandalised for second time

The Scatter Garden at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, which is managed by Barry Town Council has been vandalised for the second time. On Wednesday, 19 December 2018 the then Town Mayor, Councillor Janice Charles, launched the new Scatter Garden at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery. The Garden was created in response to enquiries from members of the public […]

14th August 2019
Welsh Water launches free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme to protect drinking water quality

Welsh Water has launched a free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme to protect drinking water quality in Wales. The free pesticide disposal scheme is for farmer, growers and land managers across Wales. With registration open until 30th September with participation on a first come, first serve basis. The confidential scheme by the not for profit […]

14th August 2019
Barry Camera Club summer showing at Art Central Gallery

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious gallery is currently hosting an exhibition by Barry Camera Club. The exhibition includes a colourful mix of 95 wall-hung works and a slide show of many more striking images. The variety of photographic works capture local scenes, landscapes and seascapes, portraits and insects in macrophotography. The club has also […]

13th August 2019
Travel advice for Wales vs England at Principality Stadium

Wales will be taking on England on Saturday August 17thas part of the Autumn Summer Series. With the kick off taking place at 2.15pm, there will be a full city centre road closure from 10.45am until 5.15pm on grounds of public safety. Those attending the rugby match are strongly advised toleave large bags at home […]

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