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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 […]

6th November 2019
Vale MP resigns as Welsh Secretary amid rape trial 'sabotage' row

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns has quit his role as Welsh Secretary following claims he knew about a former aide's role in the "sabotage" of a rape trial. Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns denied knowing Tory assembly candidate Ross England made claims about the victim's sexual history in the April 2018 trial. But BBC Wales […]

6th November 2019
Local Charity urges organisations to put their business support in the heart of their community

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale has been supporting older people in its local communities for over 40 years. Whether it be support with making difficult choices such as moving into a care home, assistance accessing benefit entitlements, advocacy representation in care homes, hospitals or the wider community, access to befriending schemes, help with shopping […]

6th November 2019
Oh, who’s returnin’? Gavin & Stacey’s Nessa set to switch on Barry Christmas lights

It will all be occurin’ in Barry this Christmas, with Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones set to switch on the town’s festive lights.  Nessa Shanessa Jenkins will return to the seaside town for the annual Christmas lights ceremony in King Square, Holton Road, on November 23, ahead of the hotly awaited Christmas special of […]

5th November 2019
A £26million road has flooded just weeks after opening

A road which Welsh Government spent £26million on has suffered flooding just weeks after opening. The new route of the A4226 between the A48 and Barry was officially opened on October 15 to make it easier for motorists to get to and from Cardiff Airport. But the road – known locally as Five Mile Lane – was open a […]

5th November 2019
Marina Study announced for Barry Docks

Small boats and yachts could be sailing into Barry Dock after the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Associated British Ports (ABP) commissioned The Marine Group to investigate the possibility of a Marina at the site. The Dock area, which is owned and operated by ABP currently allows Cargo ships in and out of the dock […]

5th November 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council responds to claims made against the Model Farm development

In May of this year, 2019, Legal and General (Strategic Land) Ltd, released their plans to build a 45ha Business Park on land at Port Road, Rhoose, adjacent to Cardiff Airport; the current site of Model Farm.  The Business Park proposes Class B1, B2 and B8 floorspace for businesses, ample car parking, landscaping, and drainage […]

5th November 2019
Fears already expressed about new Cowbridge superschool plans

Fears have already been expressed about a proposed new superschool in Cowbridge as the public is asked about the plans. Vale of Glamorgan Council is proposing to merge Cowbridge Comprehensive and Y Bont Faen Primary schools to create an ‘all-through school’ for pupils from three to 19 years old. A public consultation is about to be launched […]

1st November 2019
Fears over future of Cardiff Bay's Norwegian Church as 2,000 people sign petition

More than 2,000 people have backed a campaign to ‘save’ Cardiff Bay’s Norwegian Church from being taken over by a private business. The 19th Century church – described as a “beacon of Cardiff’s maritime heritage” – could be transferred to a commercial tenant as the council needs to cut costs. But the Welsh Norwegian Society […]

1st November 2019
Legal and General’s response to proposed development at Model Farm

‘This is an important project which will help Cardiff Airport strengthen its position as a gateway for business, tourism and leisure, while attracting world class talent.’ - Sebastian Balcombe, Strategic Land Manager for Legal & General In May of this year, 2019, Legal and General (Strategic Land) Ltd, released their plans to build a 45ha […]

1st November 2019
Farmer responses to proposed Model Farm development

‘And as soon as a bulldozer goes on to a field, that field never comes back. If someone says, ‘Oh, it's not going to work’; as soon as that has been stripped, that will never come back to agriculture.’ – Gethin Jenkins, Model Farm farmer In May of this year, 2019, Legal and General (Strategic […]

31st October 2019
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan slams Welsh Government plans to make Newport the 'focus for growth'

Proposals by the Welsh Government to make Newport the “focus” for economic growth have been slammed by Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan council. The Welsh Government says it wants to make Newport “the focus for regional growth and investment” and says Cardiff “cannot continue to expand indefinitely”. But Cardiff council has criticised the idea, […]

30th October 2019
Left-over pumpkin carvings can make a tasty treat for animals

Halloween merrymakers have been urged to not bin their leftover pumpkin carvings, despite calls from the Vale of Glamorgan Council to not leave them at Country Parks. RSPCA Cymru has suggested that leftover pumpkin carvings could be used to feed them to wildlife instead. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has warned residents not to leave […]

30th October 2019
Wales' first tablet loan scheme launches in the Vale

Llantwit Major Library recently hosted the launch of Wales’ first tablet loan scheme, which will see Vale libraries lending 4G enabled iPads to its members. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is supporting the project, with hopes it will help tackle social isolation and improve digital literacy, particularly amongst the elderly, disabled, those on low income […]

30th October 2019
Police mental health detentions up 30%

The number of times police have detained someone under the Mental Health Act has risen by nearly a third in Wales over the last five years. Almost 1,000 people in the last year have been detained under the Mental Health Act by South Wales Police, a figure which includes dozens of children. An assembly committee […]

30th October 2019
No new cases of Legionnaires' disease in Barry

Public Health Wales and partner agencies have not identified any new cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to the cluster in Barry since August 2019.  An ongoing multiagency investigation previously identified 11 cases linked to the town over a 13 month time period.  Each case was extensively investigated but there is still no evidence that any […]

29th October 2019
Health Board Volunteers recognised at the Helpforce Awards

Volunteers from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have been highly commended in the Helpforce Champions Awards 2019. When it comes to volunteers in the NHS “Thank you” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Which is why it’s important to for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to shout from the rooftops about the amazing […]

29th October 2019
Calls for a community radio body for Wales and more support from BBC and commercial stations

A community radio body should be set up to provide practical and effective support for Wales’ network of community radio stations, says a National Assembly for Wales Committee. A report from the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, also recommends establishing a closer relationship with the BBC and commercial radio stations to share knowledge, access […]

28th October 2019
Residents in rural Vale have been complaining about missed rubbish collections

Residents in the Vale of Glamorgan have been complaining about missed rubbish collections after the council introduced changes to the way it takes recycling. This month residents in the rural Vale have begun sorting their recycling into four new containers for card, paper, plastic, glass and cans.But the changes, which took effect in rural areas […]

28th October 2019
Concern at a substantial increase in staff absence at the Vale Council

Staff absences at the Vale of Glamorgan Council has gone up by a fifth in just one year amid a sharp rise in the number of council employees suffering physical injuries. Council staff were off work due to injuries or illnesses around 20% more in the five months between April and August this year than […]

28th October 2019
Barry Rotary Club supports Purple 4 Polio Day at Barry Library

Barry Rotary Club has collected bags of plastic milk bottle tops from schools and volunteers in support of the Purple4Polio Day on Friday 25th October with a display in Barry Library on Thursday 24th. The event also featured local businesses Jones Dairies, who have been recycling and re-using for 20 years, Awesome Wales providing the […]

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