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21st July 2019
Volunteers of Penarth and Weston RNLI work together to save two yachts

When two different yachts lost their steering it took two lifeboat stations to bring them to safety on one afternoon. It was a blustery day in the Bristol Channel when, at high tide, a yacht sailing near Birnbeck Island suffered steering failure at the north end Weston Bay. The vessel was being inexorably driven onto […]

19th July 2019
Millions of pounds invested in fossil fuel companies are set to be withdrawn by Cardiff and Vale Pension Fund

Cardiff council has called on the fund to divest the money it has tied up with oil and gas companies linked to fossil fuel extraction. An estimated £110m has been invested by the pension fund into the oil and gas sector into companies such as BP and Shell, many of which are linked with fossil […]

19th July 2019
Welsh Conservatives call for Cardiff Airport to return to private ownership

Welsh Conservative Shadow Ministers are today calling for the Welsh Government to explain to taxpayers how and why loss-making Cardiff Airport is still funded by the public purse. In figures revealed by Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister and Policy Director for the Welsh Conservatives, Cardiff Airport is shown to be in £30.6million of debt to […]

19th July 2019
Two drug dealers have been arrested after being found asleep in a car by Police

Two drug dealers who were found asleep in a car by police officers have been jailed. Police were called to Y Rhodfa, Barry, on March 19, at 8.10am, following a report that three people were unconscious in a black car. Officers approached the Vauxhall Corsa where the occupants were sleeping and saw through the window […]

19th July 2019
New ITV Cymru Wales series reveals true stories of life in a Welsh fire station

ITV Wales cameras have been given exclusive access to go behind the scenes with the fire service in one of Wales’ biggest and busiest towns. ‘Fire Station 20’ is the operational name for South Wales Fire and Rescue’s base in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is also the title of the new three-part […]

19th July 2019
New mums in Wales face shortfall in vital mental health services

Thousands of women in Wales who need specialist support for mental health problems during pregnancy or following birth are unable to access the care they need because of where they live. And others needing specialist inpatient care must receive it in England because Wales does not have a mother and baby inpatient unit for women […]

19th July 2019
RSPCA welcome announcement as Welsh Govt confirm third party sales ban

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales, in a move welcomed by RSPCA Cymru. In a written statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, confirmed that - following a supportive consultation - she proposes "to introduce a ban on […]

19th July 2019
Horses honoured while handlers humbled... The equivalent of an OBE

Two Metropolitan Police Horses were honoured today for their outstanding devotion and service to society by leading vet charity, PDSA. Grace and Keston, who have served the Force for 15 and 12 years respectively, performing a host of public order and specialist operational tasks, received the PDSA Order of Merit* – the animal equivalent of […]

19th July 2019
South Wales Police express concerns after local scam calls

South Wales Police is urging residents to be vigilant after reports of scam callers targeting people in Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan. Scammers have been targeting vulnerable older people over the phone - claiming that they owe money and if they do not pay they will be arrested. Fraudsters are also calling people claiming […]

19th July 2019
Nearly 28,000 waiting over 12 hours in A&E in the last six months

Almost 28,000 people had to wait over 12 hours in hospital emergency departments from January to June 2019. The new figure shows that waiting times are 4 times what they were 5 years ago within the same 6 month period. 12 hours is the targeted time that no one should exceed to be discharged, transferred […]

18th July 2019
Resident launches campaign for Splash Park on former Knap Lido Site

A local resident has launched a campaign for a Splash Park, similar to one located at Pencoedtre Fields to be installed on the former Knap Lido site in Barry. Paul Haley came up with the idea on a hot day when he filled a bath in a shaded area of his garden to help keep […]

18th July 2019
Demolition of Guildford Crescent approved by Cardiff Council

Plans to demolish much of Cardiff’s much-loved Guildford Crescent have been approved. Only the facades and front roof panes of one of the city centre’s last remaining original terraces will remain after the demolition plans were approved by Cardiff council. Site owners the Rapport family will keep the curved frontages of the 19th century buildings […]

18th July 2019
Dog found in Barry with ulcerated tumours

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a poorly dog covered in ulcerated tumours was found in Barry. The brindle staffy dog was reported to have been found in a lane behind O’Donnell Road back in May by a member of the public who later contacted the RSPCA. RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “This poor […]

18th July 2019
Barry Mayor re-opens Morrison's Store 18 years after it initially opened

The Mayor of Barry officially re-opened Morrisons in Barry today (18th July), almost 18 years since opening it for the first time in 2001. The store, which is located on Barry Waterfront has undergone a transformation which includes a new look Market Street, Cafe, Coffee Shop and has become the first store in Wales to […]

15th July 2019
New inshore RNLI lifeboat now operational at Barry Dock

A new inshore RNLI lifeboat is now operational at Barry Docks. The new lifeboat has proved its worth having already been deployed to several incidents to help save lives off the South Wales coast. The new D class inshore lifeboat, named Frances Corscaden, will work alongside and compliment the station’s Trent class all-weather lifeboat. The […]

15th July 2019
Park and Ride Service launches for University Hospital Llandough

Since its introduction in early 2017, the Park and Ride service at the University Hospital of Wales has proved incredibly popular and in addition, to meet the car parking needs at University Hospital Llandough, a new Park and Ride service will be launched on Monday 22 July. The Park and Ride service for University Hospital […]

15th July 2019
Green light given to regeneration of Hood Road Goods Sheds

An exciting £9 million project to convert the old railway Goods Shed building and adjoining land at Hood Road, Barry Waterfront into a mixed-use scheme, including a shipping container village and apartment complex has been given the go ahead. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has reached agreement for developers Loft Co to transform the structure […]

15th July 2019
South Wales Central AM and Cardiff Councillor under investigation

Neil McEvoy is being investigated for alleged “intimidating” behaviour during a dispute over “serious concerns” for the welfare of a Cardiff child in a care home. The  South Wales Central AM and Fairwater councillor, who denies any wrongdoing, is being investigated for allegedly breaching Cardiff council’s code of conduct and is set to go before a Standards and Ethics […]

15th July 2019
Climate protesters block Cardiff road as part of a five-day national campaign

Environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion has today began a protest in Cardiff as part of a five-day national campaign that will see similar protests in Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and London. South Wales Police has warned commuters to expect disruption, with a number of members outside Cardiff Castle, having parked a green boat in the middle […]

15th July 2019
Fears Vale over-development from new South Wales Strategic Plan

Councillors in the Vale of Glamorgan have warned that a new South Wales Strategic Development Plan, spread over ten local councils, could lead to thousands of houses being built on green field sites across the Vale, in order to feed Cardiff’s economic growth. Plaid Cymru leader in the Vale, Cllr Ian Johnson, said that the […]

15th July 2019
Barry Town United appoint Head Of Coaching

Barry Town United have announced the appointment of Damian Flynn as their new full time Head of Coaching and Academy Director.  Damian will also work as part of the first team backroom staff ensuring a constant link between the Academy and first team squad; whilst driving forward a new community outreach programme across the Vale of […]

12th July 2019
Loft Co completes the purchase of the Goodsheds in Barry

Loft Co, the company behind the redevelopment of the Pumphouse and Windsor Lofts has completed the purchase of the Goodsheds. The development, subject to planning permission, proposes the conversion of a historic 1880s railway Goods Shed (the Gwalia Buildings on Hood Road) into a vibrant business and entertainment village featuring a range of pop-up cafes […]

12th July 2019
People are handing over their money to ride a zip wire from the top of a Cardiff Bay hotel - even though it may not go ahead

A zip wire planned across Cardiff Bay now won’t be happening until 2020 – despite taking bookings for this summer. The plan is to launch zip wires from the roof of St David’s Hotel, heading across the water before landing in front of the city’s Norwegian Church. But now the company has confirmed the zip wire […]

12th July 2019
Wales becomes first in Britain to warn of dog hot car danger on road network

RSPCA Cymru and Jayne Bryant AM are celebrating “great news for dogs” – as Wales becomes the first nation in Great Britain to utilise Variable Message Signs on the road network to highlight the dangers of leaving canine companions locked inside warm vehicles. The animal welfare charity and the Newport West Assembly Member teamed-up to […]

11th July 2019
Two jailed for importing thousands of diazepam tablets

Two men have been jailed for their roles in the importation of diazepam into the UK from Sri Lanka. The men were caught as part of Operation Etna to tackle the supply of class C drugs into the UK and their onward distribution in the Bridgend area. This was a multi-agency operation led by officers […]

10th July 2019
Appeal for information following unexplained death - Southerndown, Vale of Glamorgan

South Wales Police is investigating an unexplained death following the discovery of a body in Southerndown, Vale of Glamorgan. Officers were called to Southerndown beach on July 5, shortly after 12.30pm, following the discovery of a man’s body. The discovered man was wearing desert boots, a brown fleece jacket, dark jeans and had a black […]

10th July 2019
Vale Primary School expansion set for approval

A primary school is set to move into a new £4.1m building to serve growing demand for places from Cowbridge. St David’s Church in Wales Primary School in Colwinston will move to a new building and expand from 140 to 210 places if the council approves the plans on July 15. The new two-storey school […]

10th July 2019
‘Power of microchipping’ helps veteran cat make journey after Sully to Barry trip

RSPCA Cymru has praised the "power of microchipping" after a 17-year-old cat was reunited with their owner, after being missing for two weeks. The one-eyed cat had somehow moved an amazing six miles - having ventured from her Sully home to Barry. RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the cat was found staggering in the Ewbank […]

9th July 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council to fund latest stage of study into potential travel improvements for Dinas Powys

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will provide funding of more than £50,000 to complete a study into potential transport improvements in Dinas Powys. After Welsh Government opted not to commit any more money to the work, this investment will ensure the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) Stage 2 study is concluded. Contractors Arcadis Consulting Ltd […]

9th July 2019
Three RNLI volunteer crew assist sinking yacht

RNLI lifeboats from Barry Dock, Penarth and Portishead launched on Friday night to assist a 26-foot yacht that was taking on water. The RNLI volunteers from Barry Dock launched the all-weather lifeboat and Penarth launched both inshore lifeboats shorty after 5:30pm. The yacht was located three miles south of Weston Super Mare and had a […]

9th July 2019
Travelling guitarist brings his one-man show to Barry’s West End

Inspirational and exciting one-man band Rory McLeod is the next act in this year’s Barry Arts Festival, playing at Barry West End next Thursday, 18th July (doors 7pm). An ex-circus clown and fire-eater, Rory uses tap shoes, acapella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons and finger cymbals as part of his live performance. Barry Arts Festival organizer, […]

8th July 2019
Cardiff Council plans to buy Red Dragon Centre to pave way for new Indoor Arena

Cardiff council is planning to buy the Red Dragon Centre to pave the way for a redevelopment of the entire area and the opening of a new 15,000 capacity indoor arena. The council has a masterplan for the £100million arena in Cardiff Bay but admits “significant work” is needed in the coming months to make sure the […]

8th July 2019
RSPCA Cymru campaign success as bill laid to BAN wild animals in circuses

RSPCA Cymru has declared today (July 8) a "momentous day for animal welfare" as the Welsh Government confirms a bill has been laid which will ban the use of wild animals in circuses. The animal welfare charity has long led the campaign in Wales to end the spectre of wild animals being carted around with […]

6th July 2019
Scout and Guide fete attempt record-breaking human fleur-de-lis

Over 800 Scouts, Guides and members of the public gathered at the 66th annual Scout and Guide Fete at Romilly park, Barry on Saturday 6th July to create a human fleur-de-lis. The participants put on red ponchos to mark out the fleur-de-lis shape and remained in place for 5 minutes to break the current record […]

5th July 2019
Cast announced for summer musical collaboration, Oliver! The Musical

This August, the Memo Arts Centre and Superstars in the Making present their sixth large-scale musical collaboration. Following the successes of past projects, the creative team are thrilled to announce the cast for Oliver! The Musical, which features a cast of 48 performers and a live orchestral band of 8 musicians from across South Wales, […]

4th July 2019
South Wales Police investigate fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the B4265

South Wales Police is investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the B4265 at Fonmon in the Vale of Glamorgan. Approximately 5.45pm on Wednesday, July 3 a blue BMW 1 series and an orange Kia Picanto collided at the junction with Fonmon. The two occupants of the Kia Picanto were conveyed to the […]

4th July 2019
Barry man jailed after breaking into cars in Sully

A man has been jailed after breaking into cars in Sully. Stephen Snooks, aged 34, of Barry, was charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, four counts of attempted theft from a motor vehicle and one count of possession of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis. On Saturday, June 29, […]

3rd July 2019
YMCA Barry Welsh Squad Success

YMCA Barry have shared their delight following their female gymnast’s recent achievement of successfully being accepted into the Welsh Development Gymnastics Squad and South Central Wales Gymnastics Squad. The South Central Development Squad covers all the gymnastics club in South Central Wales, which accepted gymnasts who were aged seven or eight in the year. The […]

3rd July 2019
Heroin and crack cocaine seized in drugs raids in Barry

Police have made arrests and seized cash, crack cocaine and heroin worth tens of thousands of pounds during a police operation this week. Officers from South Wales Police’s priority policing team raided two addresses in the Barry area simultaneously, as part of an operation to tackle the supply of drugs to the south Wales valleys. […]

3rd July 2019
The Vale's Biggest free live music festival Cadstock celebrates tenth anniversary

50 years ago to the day since the iconic Woodstock music festival took place in New York State, USA, Cadstock The Vale's Biggest Free live music festival will bringing to Victoria Park in Cadoxton, as it celebrates own 10th anniversary. In much the same way as the peace and tranquility of Max Yasgur’s dairy farm […]

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