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16th September 2021
COVID-19 booster vaccine roll out begins in Wales

Frontline NHS staff working in North Wales have become the first people in Wales to receive their Covid-19 booster vaccines, as the programme started in Wales today. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board began to offer its staff the booster vaccine just days after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued its final advice […]

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16th September 2021
Vale Council says plans are being drawn up to keep school bus services running

Councils across South Wales are facing difficulties in providing sufficient school transport, including in the Vale of Glamorgan, as drivers and staff are unable to work due to Covid self-isolations. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is one of the Welsh Councils facing problems, with a spokesperson saying "plans are being drawn up to keep school […]

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16th September 2021
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board provide Vaccine Booster Update

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has provided an update on its Covid-19 booster vaccination programme, confirming it will begin on Monday. Teams will start delivering the booster vaccination to care homes from 20th September through its mobile vaccination team. The Health Board say it will also be contacting frontline staff to receive their booster […]

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15th September 2021
Rising pressure on domiciliary care in Vale of Glamorgan is a ‘cause for concern’

Rising pressure on domiciliary care in the Vale of Glamorgan is a “cause for concern” according to council bosses. The number of people receiving care at home in the Vale has risen by more than 20 per cent over the past two years. About six times as many people are currently being processed or waiting […]

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15th September 2021
‘We are committed to improving community access to defibrillators to boost cardiac arrest survival rates,' vows Health Minister

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced an additional £500k to improve community access to defibrillators and boost out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates. The money will go towards enabling the likes of community buildings and sports grounds to access a defibrillator. A patient’s chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest decreases by […]

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15th September 2021
Velindre: leaked letter warns hospital plans could harm research

A leaked letter from a top cancer expert has warned plans to build a new cancer hospital in Cardiff could harm research.

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15th September 2021
Vale Horse riders ask drivers to pass wide and slow

A group of Horse riders in the Vale of Glamorgan are asking drivers to slow down and pass wide, as part of a national event taking place on Sunday. Over 150 rides across the UK will ride out at 10am on Sunday 19th September, including in Dinas Powys. Starting at Dinas Powys Common, a group […]

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14th September 2021
Bute Park murder: fresh CCTV appeal for potential witness

Police have made a fresh CCTV appeal for a potential witness following the murder of Dr Gary Jenkins.

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14th September 2021
Campaigners celebrate quashing of plans to build business park on family farm

Campaigners are celebrating the reversal of a decision to approve plans to build a business park on a family farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. Planning permission was granted for the business park on Model Farm, east of Cardiff Airport, in July. But Vale of Glamorgan council has now quashed that decision. Legal issues have […]

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14th September 2021
Welsh Gov and Plaid Cymru hold constructive discussions on 'co-operation agreement'

The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have said they are in talks to create a possible co-operation agreement. In a joint statement released on Tuesday Labour Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have confirmed constructive initial discussions have taken place to explore ways of "building a more equal, just and democratic nation for all". They state […]

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14th September 2021
Jabs for 12-15 years olds and boosters for over-50s given go-ahead in Wales

Jabs for 12 - 15 year olds and boosters for the over-50s have been given the go-ahead in Wales. Everyone over the age of 50 will be offered a third dose, alongside all frontline health and social care staff and all those with underlying health conditions. Both programme will start next week, with boosters given […]

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14th September 2021
Bro Radio announces Llantwit Major studio open day

Bro Radio, the local radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan has announced two open-days for its studios within CF61 in Llantwit Major. The studios were completed in November 2020 thanks to funding from the National Lottery Fund and Vale of Glamorgan Stronger Communities Fund, but due to coronavirus restrictions members of the community have […]

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14th September 2021
Assessment day for Penarth lifeboat trainees

Lifeboat crew trainees from Penarth took part in a successful assessment day on the water.

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14th September 2021
MP Renews Call for St Athan Station

Local MP Alun Cairns has renewed his calls for a St Athan train station following the news that a feasibility study for the prospective station has been commissioned. St Athan has been without a station since 1964 and has since seen a considerable rise in demand for it to return to the area in recent […]

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14th September 2021
Council to support launch of Golden Pass pilot scheme

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be working in partnership with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Sport Wales and other third sector organisations to deliver The Golden Pass activity scheme. The scheme aims to provide physical activity and sporting opportunities for Barry residents who are aged 60 plus. 400 passes will be distributed to […]

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14th September 2021
£48m Covid recovery fund to support social care in Wales

The majority of the funding – £40m – has been allocated to local authorities and will be used to help the social care sector meet the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic.

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13th September 2021
Wales’ Olympians and Paralympians celebrated at Senedd

Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated this evening (13 September) during a special homecoming event at the Senedd to honour their success. Olympic medallists Lauren Williams and Calum Jarvis were joined by Team GB Hockey team members Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson, Paralympic Gold winner Aled Sion Davies, and Bronze medallist Olivia Breem and […]

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13th September 2021
Vale Council consents to the quashing of Model Farm development planning permission

Vale of Glamorgan Council has quashed planning permission for a business park at Model Farm, after it accepted Viability Information was not included within the Officers’ Report as it should have been. The decision, taken two months ago, is now the subject of a judicial review. It will be considered by a court and could […]

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13th September 2021
Six charged after £1 million cannabis raids

Six men have been charged after a string of cannabis factories were shut down across South Wales.

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13th September 2021
Village school to be renamed following controversial move

Councillors have voted to rename a primary school when it moves from Llancarfan to Rhoose in the New Year.

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Local Sport from the Bro Radio Newsroom

14th September 2021
Seasiders Ship Seven in bizarre and chaotic match

Pentrych 37-15  Penarth (HT 22-8) There are several conclusions we can draw from this bizarre, chaotic fixture which probably ends Penarth’s serious interest in this season’s Bowl competition. To start with, we can only wonder at the Seasiders’ strength in depth, as many familiar names were missing from this match day squad and the total […]

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13th September 2021
Wales’ Olympians and Paralympians celebrated at Senedd

Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated this evening (13 September) during a special homecoming event at the Senedd to honour their success. Olympic medallists Lauren Williams and Calum Jarvis were joined by Team GB Hockey team members Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson, Paralympic Gold winner Aled Sion Davies, and Bronze medallist Olivia Breem and […]

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12th September 2021
WRU Plate: Vale derby called off at last minute

Ken Watkins reports on a frustrating Saturday for Cowbridge and Barry - as their WRU Plate match was called off at the last minute.

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12th September 2021
Results Extra: 11.09.2021 - 12.09.2021

More of the weekend's local football results in and around the Vale.

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12th September 2021
Fixtures released for WRU league restart

The Vale's rugby clubs have learned their fixture lists for the return of domestic league action in November.

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11th September 2021
The Results Check: 11.09.2021

Saturday's football and rugby results in and around the Vale.

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11th September 2021
Junior Results Extra: 07.09.2021 - 09.09.2021

Results from the first round of fixtures in the Vale's junior football leagues.

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11th September 2021
The Fixture List: 11.09.2021

Saturday's football and rugby fixtures in and around the Vale.

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10th September 2021
Cymru South honours for unbeaten Llantwit Major

Llantwit Major have won the JD Cymru South's awards for player and manager of the month.

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8th September 2021
£3,122.50 raised for Mayor’s Charities at ‘Yano’ Golf Event

Over £3,000 has been raised for the Penarth mayors three charities following the 'Yano' charity gold day at Dinas Powys Golf Club last weekend. The annual event is held in memory of a "true legend" Ian James, better known as Yano who died in September 2012 after a short battle with cancer. A competitive day […]

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The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News

16th September 2021
Army could be called in to help Scottish ambulance service, amid reports man died after a 40-hour wait

The military could be called in to help Scotland's ambulance service which is facing "acute pressure", Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Scotland's first minister apologised "unreservedly" for long waiting times and confirmed that targeted military assistance to help deal with "short-term pressure points" is under consideration. The announcement came as Ms Sturgeon was questioned about the […]

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16th September 2021
Man charged with stabbing his father to death in southeast London

A 29-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his father to death in Bromley, southeast London. Police were called to Widmore Road just before 11pm on Tuesday where officers found 51-year-old Paul Maurice with multiple stab wounds. He was given emergency medical treatment at the scene but was pronounced dead just before midnight. His son, […]

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16th September 2021
Booster programme begins as NHS starts giving third COVID jabs

The NHS has started rolling out COVID-19 booster jabs. Over 50s, people in care homes, frontline health and social care workers and vulnerable people between 16 and 49 are among those who will be offered a third dose. At least six months must have passed since the second jab. Hospital hubs began giving third doses […]

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16th September 2021
Fire-damaged power link will be out for six months, says National Grid

National Grid has warned it will be more than six months before part of a power link between the UK and France, which was shut off because of a fire, is restored. The blaze at the electricity interconnector at Sellindge in Kent has sent UK wholesale power prices surging - adding to pressures that had […]

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16th September 2021
Mother charged with murder of five-year-old daughter in west London

A mother has been charged with the murder of her five-year-old daughter in west London, the Metropolitan Police has said. Police officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to a property on Leyborne Avenue in Ealing at 12.56pm on Tuesday, following concerns for the welfare of the occupants. Officers and an ambulance crew tried […]

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Entertainment News - Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News

16th September 2021
'I'm thrilled': Piers Morgan's new presenting job is revealed

Piers Morgan has revealed his next presenting job will be for new television channel talkTV - which is being set up by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company, which will launch its new service next year, said Morgan's nightly show will be broadcast in the UK, the US and Australia. He left Good Morning Britain […]

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16th September 2021
Whitney Houston's classic The Bodyguard set for a 21st-century reboot

Fans of iconic 90s films rejoice - because it looks like The Bodyguard is getting a remake. The 1992 film, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, told the story of a music star and the man hired to protect her. It became a hit film across the world, and its soundtrack remains one of […]

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16th September 2021
'They run toward the struggle': Time magazine names Harry and Meghan as among 100 most influential

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are among those chosen as Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Harry and Meghan are on one of seven covers and the photo shows the prince behind his ex-actress wife, both of them dressed casually in front of a background of trees. Last year, the couple stepped down from […]

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15th September 2021
Amy Winehouse dress worn for final performance among items worth thousands at charity auction

Amy Winehouse's personal artefacts, designer clothing and underwear are going under the hammer for thousands of pounds, with the proceeds going to the young people's charity set up in the singer's name. The dress she wore for her final performance is among a collection of the late music star's clothes, handbags and personal artefacts that […]

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15th September 2021
'This was my reality': Michelle Heaton shares shocking photo from depths of alcohol addiction

Pop star and TV personality Michelle Heaton has shared a photograph of herself taken in the depths of her alcohol addiction to show fans how far she has come since giving up drinking. The singer, who rose to fame in 2001 as a member of reality TV band Liberty X, has spoken openly about entering […]

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