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16th June 2021
Call for Wales to follow England’s lead and make jabs a must for social care staff

A social care leader has made a renewed call for coronavirus vaccinations to be made obligatory for care staff who work with elderly and vulnerable people in the Vale of Glamorgan. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, said the idea had been given fresh impetus  after it was revealed that vaccinations would […]

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16th June 2021
Met Office launches search for the next storm names

Does your Uncle James move like a whirlwind? Does your best friend cause an impact wherever they go? Now you can give them the recognition they deserve, by naming a storm after them. The Met Office is searching for the next round of names ahead of the next storm season, and the UK public are […]

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16th June 2021
Welsh Government must “act with upmost urgency” to solve housing crisis – Plaid

Plaid Cymru is today leading a debate in the Senedd on housing policy, calling on the Welsh Government to act immediately to address the housing crisis The Welsh Government must urgently address the housing crisis in Wales, Plaid Cymru has said. Housing in Wales is reaching crisis point, with some communities seeing 40% of the […]

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16th June 2021
Vale Furniture Store Holds Local Business Open Day

The Boomerang Furniture Store (BFS), an affordable furniture store that puts profits back into the community, is holding an open day on the evening of Thursday 17th June with discounts available on products and four other local start-up businesses based in the shop in attendance. BFS in Barry is a subsidiary of Boomerang Cardiff which […]

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16th June 2021
1,200 Wales School Kids March For Safer Roads As 13 Are Killed Or Injured Every Week

Around 1,200 kids from across Wales will take to the streets around their school on Wednesday 16 June to raise awareness of the 13 children who are killed or injured on the region’s roads every week. The children, aged between 4 and 11, are among more than 50,000 across the UK who are taking part […]

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15th June 2021
First Minister to launch five-year plan for stronger, greener, fairer Wales

The First Minister will today launch his Programme for Government – in what is being called an ambitious plan to build a stronger, greener, fairer Wales for everyone. The plans set out the Welsh Government’s key commitments for the next five years to improve the lives of people across Wales. It puts the environment and tackling climate […]

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15th June 2021
Barry Town United Confirm McClaggon Contract Extension

JD Cymru Premier side, Barry Town United, have confirmed that their striker, Kayne McClaggon, will be prolonging his stay at the club having signed a contract extension. McClaggon has been an effective and highly important player for the Vale-based club for some time now, having initially put pen to paper on a move to the […]

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14th June 2021
Email reveals how Barry town council forcing cemetery staff to change contract

A leaked email has revealed how Barry town council is forcing cemetery workers to accept contract changes that could spark a strike. Staff working at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery were told they must work later in the evening over the summer. Trade union GMB, representing the workers, said this was unnecessary and would make their working […]

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14th June 2021
Vale of Glamorgan Council employee receives BEM

A Vale of Glamorgan Council employee has been awarded an British Empire Medal for her efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Melanie Haman received the news in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list, which was released late last week. As the Local Resilience Forum Coordinator for South Wales, Melanie has been instrumental in organising the regional […]

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14th June 2021
First Minister marks landmark change in blood donation rules

The First Minister has given blood on World Blood Donor Day (14 June) to mark the change in eligibility rules allowing more people to donate. As part of a four-nation agreement, the Welsh Government announced in December the ending of blanket restrictions which prevented many LGBT+ people from giving blood. The First Minister gave his […]

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16th June 2021
Travel restrictions may be eased for Britons who have had both jabs

The government is considering relaxing restrictions surrounding international travel for Britons who have had both coronavirus vaccines. A government spokesperson has told Sky News that it is “working with industry for a safe return to international travel, guided by one overwhelming priority – public health”. They added: “Recognising the strong strategic rationale and success of […]

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16th June 2021
Cummings scores win with weaponised excerpts but venom of his targets detracts from credibility

In one sense, today was an unquestionable win for Dominic Cummings by securing advertising money can’t buy. Boris Johnson‘s former top aide’s new paid-for blog – which costs £10 a month or £100 a year to subscribe to – was discussed in Parliament, had the opposition running towards TV cameras and was plastered across every […]

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16th June 2021
Third wave coming as Delta variant surges, but vaccine could be game-changer this time

If there was any doubt that we are heading towards a third wave then Wednesday’s daily infection total should go some way towards dispelling those uncertainties. The trend upwards has been exponential. Since May, the Delta variant has been driving a surge in COVID infections. That is why the prime minister was forced to delay […]

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16th June 2021
Wales beat Turkey 2-0 in vital Euro 2020 win despite Bale penalty miss

Wales have beaten Turkey 2-0 in their second game at Euro 2020 thanks to goals by Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts. Ramsey controlled a superb pass by Gareth Bale and tucked the ball home from close range on 43 minutes. Bale later wasted a glorious chance to double the lead when he lifted a penalty […]

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16th June 2021
Scientists solve mystery of supergiant star Betelgeuse’s ‘great dimming’

Scientists believe they have solved the mystery behind why one of the brightest stars in the sky suddenly became visibly darker. Betelgeuse – a red supergiant located in the constellation of Orion – lost more than two-thirds of its brilliance, sparking fears the star was coming to the end of its life and could be […]

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16th June 2021
Love Island stars to be offered minimum of eight therapy sessions after show

Love Island contestants taking part in the latest season will be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions following the show, ITV has said. Training on the impact of social media and “how to handle potential negativity” will also be given, as well as help with financial management and how to secure representation for media […]

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16th June 2021
‘A huge error of judgment’: Tom and Giovanna Fletcher apologise for using furlough scheme

McFly star Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna have apologised for using the government furlough scheme during the pandemic, saying it was “a huge error of judgment”. The couple released a joint statement on social media on Tuesday following a report in The Sun over the weekend that said Giovanna, an author and presenter who […]

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16th June 2021
Barbara Windsor’s ‘iconic’ Carry On Camping bikini sells for £9,500 at auction

A swimsuit worn by Dame Barbara Windsor in a famous scene from the 1969 film Carry On Camping has sold for £9,500 at auction. Proceeds from the sale, which had been expected to reach between £800 and £1,200, will be donated by the vendor to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of the actress. Dame Barbara […]

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16th June 2021
Absolutely Fabulous would not get made today ‘because everything is sensitive’, star says

Hit sitcom Absolutely Fabulous would not get made today “because everything is sensitive”, one of its stars has said. Jennifer Saunders, who appeared in the show alongside Joanna Lumley, told The Sun that modern culture has “changed comedy like what we used to make”. “I think we would probably talk ourselves out of most of […]

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15th June 2021
Sting shares tribute to former pupil he taught in Northumberland during the 1970s

Sting has paid tribute to a former pupil he taught in the 1970s who has died. The 69-year-old shared thoughts with his millions of followers on social media over the loss of Kevin Anderson, who was 55. Sting taught him at St Paul’s First School in Cramlington, Northumberland, before he found fame with The Police, […]

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