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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 […]

17th September 2019
Vale AM visits Cancer research shop in Cowbridge

Jane Hutt AM, is backing a call from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. The Vale of Glamorgan AM met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Cowbridge shop to help highlight how local people can support the charity. Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in […]

17th September 2019
Barry Pride 2019 - Councillor Leighton Rowlands

  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. […]

16th September 2019
Barry Arts Festival: The Incredible Life of Dr William Price

A lecture on the incredible life of Dr William Price is the next event in this year’s Barry Arts Festival, at Barry’s Borough Arms on the High Street (Weds, 25th September. 5:30pm). Dean Powell tells the story of Dr Price – a nineteenth century chartist, surgeon, heretic, archdruid and pioneer of cremation. A Welsh radical […]

16th September 2019
Barry Town to appeal Jordan Cotterell Suspension

The Welsh Football Association have handed Barry Town United Captain Jordan Cotterell a six month ban following an incident during the JD Cymru Premier match on 16th August. In a statement the Welsh FA said on Monday that at a recent Disciplinary Panel hearing, Mr Jordan Cotterill of Barry Town United was suspended up to […]

16th September 2019
RSPCA appeals for information after Six guinea pigs found abandoned in Barry

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after six guinea pigs were left abandoned in a bag in Barry. The six guinea pigs - of varying ages - were found in a Lidl bag in a layby off Port Road on Saturday (14 September). They were found by a member of the public who contacted the […]

16th September 2019
Stage two for Multi-million-pound Renovation

The £2.3 million renovation of the Buttrills Estate is in second stage. In 2017 the previous Conservative administration in the Vale of Glamorgan Council approved the £2.3 million renovation to the estate. The investment has been designed to improve a number of properties throughout the Buttrills estate, including a full refurbishment of Awbrey House, which […]

16th September 2019
Macmillan Cancer Support’s bus coming to Barry

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information bus Bronwen is coming to Barry to help answer your questions about cancer. Bronwen will be at Barry Tesco on Monday 23 September from 9am to 3pm and at King Square from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 24 September with her team of Macmillan’s experts. The team will be on hand […]

16th September 2019
Barry Pride 2019 #GuysWearMakeUpToo

  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. […]

16th September 2019
Beautiful Barry break Guinness World Record on Whitmore Beafh

Many of the locals and visitors alike turned up in their masses on a glorious day on Whitmore bay to support Beautiful Barry on Saturday. The community group, who have been active in the Town for two years, decided to attempt a Gunness World Record as a celebration of reaching 5,000 members. After hours of […]

16th September 2019
Knife amnesty bins available to be in place at Barry supermarket stores this week

Knife amnesty bins will be in place at Supermarkets in Barry this week as part of the Operation Sceptre national week. The campaign, known as Operation Sceptre, runs from September 16 to 22 and aims to keep knives and blades out of circulation, while also increasing awareness about the dangers of carrying knives. Although knife crime […]

13th September 2019
Office continue targeted patrols at Maslin Park

Officers will continue to carry out targeted patrols at Maslin Park, Barry Island, across the weekend. This follows a number of recent reports of anti-social behaviour involving large groups of youths gathering at the park. Concerns have been raised about underage drinking, drug taking, criminal damage and fighting. The area is covered by a Public […]

13th September 2019
Charlotte Church says she has had thousands of supportive messages about her new school plans

Charlotte Church says she’s had thousands of messages of support for her plans to open a school at her home. The musician and activist says she has held “positive” talks with the Vale of Glamorgan Council amid an investigation into her plans at her home in Dinas Powys. The council is investigating whether Charlotte has […]

13th September 2019
Two weeks left to vote for Barry and Cardiff groups in £1m competition

Three groups in Barry and Cardiff are urgently seeking support to help them win a share of a £1million prize pot – with just two weeks until voting closes. The Intersensory Club in Barry, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and the YMCA Barry gymnastics club are representing Persimmon Home East Wales through its building […]

12th September 2019
Councillors criticised for failing to protect cattle market

Cowbridge Conservatives have criticised the town’s 3 Vale Independent councillors, for failing to protect its historic cattle market from closure. The Vale of Glamorgan Council have informed Glamorgan Marts, the market’s operator, that its licence for the current site will not be extended beyond March next year. At Full Council on Monday 9th September, councillors […]

12th September 2019
RSPCA's equine vet relationship 'critical' in protecting horses

The RSPCA has underlined the “critical importance” of their working relationship with equine vets, as three representatives from the charity attend the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress. The Congress - in Birmingham - attracts those connected with the equine veterinary profession from around the world, and is taking place at the International Convention Centre in […]

12th September 2019
40 years for St Davids Hospice Care

St Davids Hospice Care (SDHC) is celebrating four-decades of bringing care home. 2019 is the 40th anniversary of when SDHC was was founded. From then to now, they have supported thousands of patients across south east wales with life-limiting illnesses and their families. SDHC have diverse clientele providing care to people of all faiths and […]

12th September 2019
Harry Baker Murder Investigation: Update

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the death of Harry Baker has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries. Harry’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by family liaison officers. The body of Harry Baker, 17, from Cardiff, was found at around 5.50am on […]

12th September 2019
Family tribute to Adam Llewellyn

The family of a man who died following a workplace incident last week have paid tribute to him.   Adam Llewellyn, from Bridgend, died following an incident involving a quad bike on the grounds of Eglwys Nunudd Reservoir, Margam, on Thursday, September 5.   The 41-year-old’s family said: “Adam was an honest, loyal and hardworking […]

12th September 2019
"Devastated" soft play centre as a father is injured

A soft play centre is the scene in which a father has suffered an injury whilst playing with his young daughter. Once Upon A Playtime is a soft play in Bridgend, where father Ashley Hooper was at the centre of an injury on 4th September. The Welsh Ambulance Service said it had taken one patient […]

12th September 2019
Passenger population growth for Cardiff Airport

The national airport for Wales has rounded off its busiest month of summer travel, with over 216,000 passengers having jetted off in August. The busiest day of travel so far this year was Tuesday 13th August 2019. Over the last 12 months, Cardiff Airport has welcomed more than 1.662 million passengers. This continuing growth represents […]

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