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24th July 2021
Vale business wins franchise of the year at the Wales Children's activities and services awards

A franchise delivering pre-school ballet classes in the Vale of Glamorgan has won the Franchise of the year award at the Wales Children's activities and services awards. Tiny toes ballet Bridgend & Vale of Glamorgan delivers the only pre-school ballet programme in the UK that is fully integrated with the EYFS curriculum, having been founded […]

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24th July 2021
Coastguard and RNLI respond to call of persons in difficulty in the Old Harbour

Barry Dock RNLI and Barry Coastguard were called around 6:45pm on Saturday (24th) after reports of persons in difficulty in the Old Harbour, Barry. The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at approximately 6:50 and proceeded to the Old Harbour. Once on scene communication was received from the Barry coastguard team that the casualties were […]

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24th July 2021
Hollywood Star Tom Hardy visits Barry Island

Hollywood Star Tom Hardy has visited Barry Island today whilst in the area shooting his new movie Havoc. A post shared on the Barry Island Pleasure Park Facebook page said 'Thanks to the ledgend Tom Hardy for visiting us and loving Barry Island as much as we do' Hardy is currently shooting his new movie […]

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24th July 2021
Local Theatre Company To Hold Barry's First-Ever Outdoor Theatre Event

Pukka Productions will be hosting "Pukka In The Park", something they're calling "Barry's first-ever open-air theatre event" from the 26th-31st July. The event boasts 15 performances over the 5-day period with shows including the much-loved Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic character, Matilda, in the show "Matilda Jr". Additionally, […]

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23rd July 2021
Llantwit Major Coastguard asks visitor to "Respect the water"

Llantwit Major Coastguard has asked visitors to "Respect the water" as nine people have died in the UK over the last ten days, whilst vising the coast. It comes as the team was tasked on Thursday afternoon to reports of a person in difficulty in the water at Ogmore Beach. Whilst on scene a further […]

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23rd July 2021
Police launch appeal for missing 42 year old Barry Man

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan have launched an appeal to help find missing local man Richard Owen, also known as Gareth. Richard, 42, has been reported as missing after being last seen on 17th July 2021 in the Barry area. Richard is from Barry but he has links to the Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil […]

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23rd July 2021
Public asked to only Dial 999 in an emergency

People are being urged to ensure they only dial 999 if they need to speak to the police in an emergency – and ensure phone lines are freed up for those who do need immediate help. In June 2021, South Wales Police received its highest-ever monthly total of 999 calls, at 21,501. But this month […]

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23rd July 2021
Trains between Barry and Bridgend halted after discovery of unexploded bomb

Trains between Barry and Bridgend have been halted after builders found what appears to be an unexploded bomb at Rhoose Point. Emergency services are on the scene, with bomb disposal units on the scene. One local resident told Bro Radio "Around 10 houses have been evacuated, with local people taken to the nearby community centre […]

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23rd July 2021
Jane Hutt MS holds Vale Road Safety event with campaigners

Vale of Glamorgan MS Jane Hutt has held a road safety event with campaigners from across the Vale. The MS met with campaigners from the Morgan's Road campaign in Barry, Dinas Powys, East Aberthaw, St Bridges and St Athan, along with representatives from the Vale of Glamorgan Council, South Wales Police, St Athan Community Council […]

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23rd July 2021
Vale Council to support Gwenog Court biodiversity project

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Community Investment and Neighbourhood Services teams will work in partnership with the Vale Local Nature Partnership to deliver the project. This is after the Vale Local Nature Partnership (LNP) successfully secured grant funding for 2021/2022 from the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature Capital Fund.   The project aims to […]

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23rd July 2021
National Police Air Service spot dolphins near Aberthaw

The National Police Air Service yesterday spotted a pod of dolphins near Aberthaw. The service shared a number of images in a tweet, which read: "And finally for now, a pod of dolphins on the South Wales coast at #Aberthaw." "The images are a bit blurred as neither we, nor they, could stay still." "Posting […]

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23rd July 2021
Barry named top seaside town in Wales

Barry has been named the top seaside town in Wales and second in a list of the UK's top 10 trending seaside towns for a summer break. It comes as UK residents choose to staycation, instead of heading to their usual foreign destinations. Barry Island isn't the only Welsh seaside resort to feature amongst the […]

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23rd July 2021
Tombstoning poses a real risk to life

The Vale of Glamorgan of Glamorgan Council has warned of the danger of tombstoning, after recent incidents in the County. In a post shared on social media, the Council said "You're at risk of hitting rocks protruding from the uneven walls of the cliff face, hazards beneath the water surface, including machinery, and very cold […]

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23rd July 2021
Glastonbarry Organisers Promise "Bigger & Better" 2022 Festival While Announcing Christmas Events

Mack Events, organisers of the annual Glastonbarry music festival, have promised a "bigger and better" festival for 2022, while announcing Christmas events with some familiar faces to Glastonbarry regulars. Glastonbarry was due to go ahead this weekend but had to be postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the second time the […]

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22nd July 2021
Bro Radio announces Love the Vale Summer Tour

Bro Radio has announced a six-week summer tour, to celebrate tourism destinations and attractions right here in the Vale of Glamorgan. Driven by Wessex Garages Nissan, and supported by Visit the Vale, the "Love the Vale Tour" will run over six weeks, with Patrick Downes broadcasting from a different location each Saturday afternoon. During each […]

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22nd July 2021
UK Government fund opens for bids from communities across Wales

Residents in the Vale will have the chance to become owners of at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds and corner shops with the launch of the UK Government’s Community Ownership Fund, which will see more than £7m set aside for projects in Wales. The fund will run over four years until 2024/25, with […]

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22nd July 2021
Care home visit restrictions eased as social care recovery plan launched

Vale residents will be able to make more care home visits, as the Welsh Government has updated the guidance on care home visitations, as part of the latest easing of restrictions coming into effect. Visits from friends and family to care home residents are more important now than ever, the Deputy Minister for Social Services […]

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22nd July 2021
Tributes Paid To Vale D-Day Veteran Idwal Symonds

Tributes have been paid to Vale-of-Glamorgan-based, D-Day veteran, Idwal Symonds, who has passed away aged 97. The news was confirmed on the "Dinas Powys By-Pass and Local Issues" facebook page, in a post that said: "I am very sorry to inform you that Dinas Powys' very own D-Day veteran Idwal Symonds, has passed away aged […]

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22nd July 2021
3% pay rise announced for Welsh NHS staff

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has agreed a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff, as she today accepted the recommendations of the pay review bodies in full. The recommendations from the NHS Pay Review Body and the Doctors and Dentist Review Body apply to staff on Agenda for Change terms and conditions, which includes employed […]

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22nd July 2021
Yellow rain warning as heatwave dissipates

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued as the current heatwave breaks up into more unsettled weather over the weekend. The yellow warning for rain covers South Wales and will be in force from early on Saturday to midnight on Sunday. Across the warning area, heavy thundery showers are expected to break out over the […]

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25th July 2021
Health Secretary Sajid Javid apologises for saying people should no longer 'cower from' COVID

The health secretary has apologised for saying people should no longer "cower from" coronavirus. Sajid Javid said he had deleted the tweet, which he posted on Saturday to say he had made a "full recovery" a week after testing positive for COVID-19. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world I've deleted a […]

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25th July 2021
Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton charged with assault after woman suffers head injury

Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has been charged with assault by beating after a woman suffered a head injury. Barton, a former Premier League footballer, is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday. The charge relates to an incident which took place at a residential property in Kew on Wednesday 2 June. Barton, […]

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25th July 2021
PM to unveil 'crime beating plan' as he emerges from isolation

The prime minister will emerge from isolation this coming week and deliver what is being billed as his new "beating crime plan". Boris Johnson, who will finish his quarantine period at his Chequers country retreat on Monday, is seeking to get back on the front foot as he begins his third year as prime minister. […]

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25th July 2021
Missing British hiker's dental records being sent to France after 'human bones' found

The dental records of missing British hiker Esther Dingley are being sent to French authorities following the discovery of possible human remains in the Pyrenees. Ms Dingley, 37, was last seen walking alone in the mountains near the French-Spanish border on 22 November last year. She was due to return from a three-day solo trek […]

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25th July 2021
Murray out of singles and Peaty through to final

Andy Murray's bid for a third straight Olympic men's singles gold medal has ended after he withdrew ahead of his first match because of a thigh strain. The 34-year-old tennis star had been due to take on ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada today, but was replaced on the order of play by Australian Max […]

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25th July 2021
The rumours were true - Bennifer is back on! J Lo confirms she's back with Ben Affleck

It turns out the rumours were true - Jennifer Lopez has finally confirmed that she's back with her old boyfriend Ben Affleck by posting a picture of them on Instagram. Burying the snap at the end of a birthday photoshoot, the 52-year-old has excited fans of early noughties nostalgia as she is seen kissing Affleck […]

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25th July 2021
R Kelly facing new allegation that he had sexual contact with under-age boy he met at McDonald's

R Kelly is facing additional accusations in his sex trafficking case, including one that he had sexual contact with an underage boy that he met in a McDonald's. In a court filing on Friday, federal prosecutors in the US revealed the latest raft of allegations (but not charges) against the rapper in his ongoing case. […]

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23rd July 2021
Pink sheep, live music and vaccines - festival season is back

With 40,000 people packing into Henham Park in Suffolk this weekend, Latitude festival is welcoming the largest crowds since most restrictions were lifted in England. It is part of the government test scheme so everyone here has had to provide evidence of either a negative lateral flow test or double vaccination in order to gain […]

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23rd July 2021
How the government's COVID curtain-raiser triggered a week of chaos for the arts

The lifting of restrictions in England was repeatedly hailed as "Freedom Day" by those inside the government - and in the live performance industry. For the first time for the best part of 18 months, English theatres, gig venues and clubs could pack people into their rooms with no legal requirement for them to wear […]

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23rd July 2021
Digitally 'de-aged' Paul McCartney has years knocked off appearance in new video

Sir Paul McCartney has been given the de-aging treatment in the video for his new track Find My Way. The Beatles icon, 79, has had decades dropped from his appearance in the clip, in which he dances down a hotel corridor. The video to Macca's new single featuring Beck has been co-produced by Hyperreal Digital, […]

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