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16th November 2019
Cardiff City Confirm Neil Harris As Manager

Cardiff City have announced the appointment of Neil Harris as the man to replace Neil Warnock as first team manager at the club. Harris is the former manager of Millwall, having lead them to the League 1 play off finals in his first year as boss and promotion to the Championship in his second. He […]

15th November 2019
Long serving member of Palmerston Primary Kitchen staff scoops award

Long-serving Palmerston Primary kitchen assistant Shirley Curnick has scooped a Local Authority Catering Association Shining Star Award after dishing up school dinners for more than 40 years.Shirley first began work at Palmerston in 1979 before moving to a number of schools in the Vale of Glamorgan and old South Glamorgan county boundary. The veteran cook […]

14th November 2019
Two Vale Chip Shops named among the best in the UK

The UK's best Chip Shops have been revealed and there are 13 restaurants from Wales listed among them, two of which are based in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Good Food Awards were launched back in 2002 and started recognising quality chip shops in their own category from 2016. Published at the start of November 2019, […]

13th November 2019
Coca-Cola Truck Coming To Cardiff

Perhaps one of the clearest indicators that the "holidays are coming" is when the famous Coca-Cola truck appears on our screens in their iconic advert, a tradition that begun 24 years ago in 1995, and this year it will be making its way to The Hayes, Cardiff on a UK wide tour. The famed vehicle, […]

13th November 2019
Bro Radio's Guide to Christmas lights events in the Vale of Glamorgan

Christmas is just around the corner and soon Town Centres and Villages across the Vale of Glamorgan will begin switching on their Christmas lights. The annual festive events in the County begin on Sunday 17th November with the Penarth Christmas Lights switch on, before Nessa Shanessa Jenkins (Ruth Jones) switches on Barry Town Centres Lights. […]

13th November 2019
Almost 900 assaults on emergency service workers reported in 12 months

Hundreds of emergency workers were attacked in South Wales in the 12 months since new legislation introduced stricter sentences for those who assault blue-light workers. The law came into effect on November 13, 2018 – and in the year since, 868 assaults have been reported against emergency workers in South Wales. Charges have been brought […]

12th November 2019
First Patient In Wales Commences CAR-T Treatment At UHW

Following months of research and collaboration, Monday 11th November saw the first patient in Wales commence CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell) therapy at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff. Mr John Davies, 71, from Blackwood was diagnosed with lymphoma 5 years ago following a routine check-up, and becomes the first patient in Wales to […]

12th November 2019
Health Charity helps 2 Wish Upon A Star provide bereavement support for staff

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity has announced its support of the ongoing work of 2 Wish Upon A Star who provide bereavement support for staff who have experienced the trauma of losing a young patient and for families who have suddenly lost a child or young adult. The service has recently been extended to provide […]

12th November 2019
RSPCA received more than 2,200 calls about needy animals in Wales last Christmas

The RSPCA has launched its festive appeal Stock the Sleigh to help needy animals this winter as it reveals last Christmas Day was its busiest for five years. On 25 December 2018, the charity received 934 calls to its cruelty line - the highest number for five years and almost a third more than in […]

11th November 2019
Vale Towns set to sparkle this Christmas

Each of the Vale’s four Town Centres are set sparkle this festive season thanks to additional funding from the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The funding, awarded to each of the four Town Councils aims to support projects that provide an economic stimulus.  High streets in the Vale and across the UK are facing increased challenges […]

11th November 2019
Brexit Party won't stand in seven key seats in Wales

The Brexit Party has changed its plans to stand in all 650 seats in the upcoming General Election, including in the Vale of Glamorgan. Nigel Farage has today said his party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election. Instead, he said that his party would be focusing […]

11th November 2019
New Cymru shirt launched at kit exhibition

Fans will get a chance to see the new Cymru shirt first-hand at the FAW’s match-worn kit exhibition – The Art of the Wales Shirt - at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, starting on Monday 11 November. The new home shirt, using a colour palette inspired by the shield of Owain Glyndwr, the […]

8th November 2019
Welsh Water provide update on Weycock Cross Roundabout improvement work

Welsh Water has provided an update regarding improvement works at Weycock Cross roundabout, after previously work was cancelled after causing hours of 'traffic chaos' for road users. The company says it is investing £4 million to upgrade the wastewater system in the Barry area, with the treatment works currently in place at Weycock Cross coming […]

8th November 2019
Solar PV Farm to be installed at Cardiff Airport

A joint agreement with Cardiff Airport and a local renewable energy developer will see the installation of a brand new Solar PV Farm on the airport site in the near future. The construction of the 2MW solar site is set to be completed within the next 18 months by Bridgend-based company Cenin Renewables, who have […]

8th November 2019
Forté Project on the hunt for young acts from the Vale of Glamorgan

The Forté Project, a unique artist development scheme in South Wales is on the hunt for new talent aged 16 - 25 who are creating original material and emerging from the Vale of Glamorgan. Each year the project works with ten chosen artists, who are assigned industry mentors who will support them on their journey. […]

8th November 2019
Warning to beware of unsolicited telephone calls

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan are reminding people of the need to remain vigilant when dealing with unsolicited telephone calls. The reminder follows an incident when a member of the public has answered a call from someone purporting to be from BT saying they need to protect their computer from being hacked.  This was […]

8th November 2019
Police look for man in connection with break in at Whitmore High School

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan are looking to speak to a man in connection with two break ins at Whitmore High School. The school was targeted by an individual during the evening of Thursday, October 24th and Saturday, October 26th. In an appeal, Police officers have said they would like to hear from anyone […]

8th November 2019
Nextbike scheme set to launch in Penarth

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has set aside funding for the pilot of the County's first fully electric bike sharing scheme in Wales. The installation follows the success of the nextbike cycle hire scheme in Cardiff, which has seen 1,000 bikes docked around the Welsh Capital. Nextbike UK ltd is part of the worlds most […]

7th November 2019
FAW set to create centre of excellence at Vale Resort

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is set to create a Football Centre of Excellence at the Vale Resort.The move will also see Welsh football's governing body leave their Cardiff offices to be based at the resort by Summer 2020. The FAW will take over the facility from the Cardiff Blues with renovations to the […]

7th November 2019
Marie Curie launches Christmas Campaign in the Vale of Glamorgan

Marie Curie urgently needs your support to help people with a terminal illness in the Vale of Glamorgan this Christmas, many of who will be enjoying their last together with the people they love. By giving up just two hours of your time to collect donations at your local supermarket, you will be helping the […]


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