Local News from the Vale

20th October 2021
Lloyds Bank to close Penarth branch

Lloyds Bank will close its Penarth branch next February.

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20th October 2021
Team behind GlastonBarry announce Cardiff ska, mod and reggae festival

The team behind GlastonBarry have announced a new two-day ska, mod and reggae festival at Cardiff Arms Park in Spring 2022. Skadiff will take place at the iconic stadium on May Bank Holiday weekend with tickets made available online. A spokesperson for Mack Events said "Mack Events are delighted to announce a brand new event […]

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20th October 2021
New images show true scale of 'Ambitious and complex' Welsh Metro Project

“Delivering the £1bn Welsh Metro project will be one of the most ambitious and complex programmes we’ve ever undertaken.” Those were the words of Deputy Minister for Climate Change, with a responsibility for transport, Lee Waters as he unveiled new maps showing the enormous scale of the project. Speaking just a week before the Welsh […]

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20th October 2021
Offensive weapons surrender launched in South Wales

For the next two months, offensive weapons can be handed in anonymously at South Wales police stations.

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20th October 2021
Seals Spotted At Llantwit Major Beach

Llantwit Major beach had some special visitors yesterday evening as locals spotted seals just off the coast, with one even managing to grab a video of the animals in the water. The mostly marine-based mammals seemed to give the beach their seal of approval as they casually navigated the waves just off the coast. WATCH: […]

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19th October 2021
Court Round Multi storey car park to close for one week for health and safety works

The Multi Storey car park on Holton Road/Court Road in Barry will be closed during the week commencing 25th October, for health and safety works. Earlier this year the Council commissioned a Fire Risk Assessment, which identified the need to remove the dry riser, replace fire doors and undertake health and safety works to the […]

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19th October 2021
“A Team Wales recovery, built by all of us” - Economy Minister

The Welsh Government will pursue a progressive economic policy that focusses on better jobs, narrowing the skills divide and tackling poverty, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has said today. At a hybrid Economic Summit, the Minister has invited businesses, trades unions and local government leaders to discuss how Wales can create a stronger, fairer, greener economic […]

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19th October 2021
FA Wales & Welsh Government partner to ‘tackle online misogyny’

The Football Association of Wales has joined forces with the Welsh Government to launch unique educational resources aimed at tackling online hate towards girls and women. The resources centre around an engaging and powerful film featuring several Cymru International players highlighting and reacting to real life examples of online misogyny and hate speech. Both the […]

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19th October 2021
Nominate an incredible older person for an Age Connects Wales Older Person's Award

Nominations for the inaugural Older Person’s Awards organised by Age Connects Wales are now open. Members of the public have until midnight this Friday, 22nd October, to submit their nominations to ensure an older person they know can be recognised for going that extra mile. The six Age Connects charities across Wales are urging you […]

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19th October 2021
St Brides Major Primary Pupil wins road safety poster competition

A St Brides Major CIW Primary Pupil has won a Road Safety Wales poster competition with an entry that promotes the new 20mph speed limit introduced to her school’s village. Emily Rideout, who now attends Cowbridge Comprehensive, was one of five winners from across the country. Young people aged up to 18 were invited to […]

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18th October 2021
Two weekend callouts for Penarth lifeboat

A yacht and a fishing vessel were rescued by a Penarth lifeboat crew in separate callouts.

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18th October 2021
Vale foster carers back recruitment drive

Two women from the Vale have joined a recruitment drive for more foster carers.

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18th October 2021
COVID testing site opens in Llantwit Major

A temporary COVID testing site has opened in Llantwit Major.

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18th October 2021
Penarth: 'no plans' to relocate nursery after school merger

Councillors say there are 'no plans' to move a Penarth nursery set to merge with a primary school

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18th October 2021
New ten-year plan to boost Cardiff buses

Cardiff Council wants the number of people using buses to double as part of a ten-year plan.

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18th October 2021
Council catering firm 'reaping rewards'

Big Fresh, the Vale council-run catering firm, says more than £500k has been invested back into the county's schools.

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16th October 2021
Missing man found after appeal

A 56 year-old man with links to Barry has been found safe and well.

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16th October 2021
Bro Radio's Local Artist Of The Week - Kima Otung

This week, Bro Radio’s Local Artist of the Week is Kima Otung, and her new single “Coming for the Crown”. A self-proclaimed contemporary R&B and Neo-Soul artist, who was born in Nigeria, raised in Wales, and is now operating out of East London as a rising star-come-lawyer, Kima is a swiss army knife of a […]

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15th October 2021
YMCA Barry Gymnastics celebrates Success

Despite the recent challenges that YMCA Barry have faced due to the pandemic, the club has a lot of celebrate. The club was shut for ten months due to the numerous lockdowns, but already gymnasts at the club are achieving more than could have ever anticipated. Firstly, four male gymnasts Harri Morgan, Sammi Morgan, Michael […]

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15th October 2021
Penarth: RNLI volunteer drivers complete training

Two tractor drivers have completed their training at Penarth's lifeboat station.

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Local Sport for the Vale

19th October 2021
FAW Women's Cup: Barry visit Ponty in last eight

Barry Town United will travel to Pontypridd in the FAW Women's Cup quarter finals.

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19th October 2021
FA Wales & Welsh Government partner to ‘tackle online misogyny’

The Football Association of Wales has joined forces with the Welsh Government to launch unique educational resources aimed at tackling online hate towards girls and women. The resources centre around an engaging and powerful film featuring several Cymru International players highlighting and reacting to real life examples of online misogyny and hate speech. Both the […]

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18th October 2021
Results Extra: 15.10.2021 - 17.10.2021

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

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17th October 2021
Barry beaten in Cardiff Met friendly

Barry were narrowly beaten 24-21 in their second pre-season friendly against Cardiff Met, as Ken Watkins reports.

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17th October 2021
The Results Check: 15.10.2021 - 16.10.2021

The weekend's football and rugby results in and around the Vale.

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16th October 2021
Wales women U17 call-ups for Barry players

Two Barry Town United players are in the Wales squad for the Women's U17 Euro qualifiers.

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15th October 2021
YMCA Barry Gymnastics celebrates Success

Despite the recent challenges that YMCA Barry have faced due to the pandemic, the club has a lot of celebrate. The club was shut for ten months due to the numerous lockdowns, but already gymnasts at the club are achieving more than could have ever anticipated. Firstly, four male gymnasts Harri Morgan, Sammi Morgan, Michael […]

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12th October 2021
Cymru Premier: Barry slump to Archers defeat

It's now four league defeats on the trot for Barry Town United, who went down 1-0 to Cardiff Met.

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11th October 2021
Barry RFC: £2.5k raised on Knapper's Day

More than £2,500 was raised for a Penarth hospice in memory of Barry RFC stalwart Colin Knapman.

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11th October 2021
Results Extra: 09.10.2021 - 10.10.2021

The weekend's women and youth football results in and around the Vale.

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The latest UK & World News

20th October 2021
'Human remains' found near belongings of murdered Gabby Petito's fiance in Florida wilderness

Human remains have been found in the hunt for Brian Laundrie - the fiancé of murdered Gabby Petito - after his personal belongings were discovered nearby, officials have said. A senior law enforcement official told NBC that what appears to be partial human remains were uncovered in the Carlton Reserve, Florida, in a location that […]

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20th October 2021
'Mini-tornado' leaves trail of destruction in Cheshire town

A "mini tornado" has left a trail of destruction on a housing estate after tearing through the Cheshire town of Widnes. Residents have been complaining of damaged buildings and uprooted trees in the area as extremely high winds battered the town after midday on Wednesday. CCTV footage from a house camera on the new build […]

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20th October 2021
Manchester United's opponents Atalanta suffer 'hellish night' as hotel fire alarm reportedly triggered several times

Atalanta footballers staying at a Manchester hotel were reportedly disturbed as the fire alarm rang multiple times on the night before a big game. Players from Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, a club based in Bergamo, Italy, were staying at The Edwardian Manchester hotel on Tuesday night, according to Sky Sports News. The team is due to […]

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20th October 2021
UK strikes deals for two antiviral drugs to help combat COVID surge this winter

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed two possible new additions to the UK's "armoury of life-saving measures" to tackle COVID-19. The government's antivirals taskforce has struck deals for two new coronavirus treatments, which - if they are approved by the medicines regulator - are expected to be given to those most vulnerable to COVID-19. The […]

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20th October 2021
UK records another 49,139 COVID cases and 179 virus-related deaths

The UK has recorded another 49,139 new COVID cases and 179 virus-related deaths, the latest figures show. The cases figure is the highest since 17 July, when there were 54,674 cases. A total of 320,594 cases have been recorded in the last week - an increase of 17.2%. The figures show there were another 42,902 […]

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Entertainment News

20th October 2021
Tilly Ramsay hits back at radio host who called her 'chubby little thing'

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tilly Ramsay has responded to a radio host who called her a "chubby little thing" during his early morning show. LBC's Steve Allen, 67, had read out a comment about Ramsay before saying: "Well, she can't blimming well dance, I'm bored with her already. "She's a chubby little thing, isn't she? […]

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19th October 2021
Netflix hails 'mind-boggling' success of Squid Game as subscriber growth beats expectations

Netflix has hailed the "mind-boggling" success of Korean hit Squid Game as it posted better than expected subscriber growth and pencilled in a further acceleration over coming months. The streaming giant revealed that 142 million households had watched the series - already the group's biggest TV show - in the first four weeks since its […]

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19th October 2021
Science Museum criticised for 'reckless' new partnership with Indian coal giant

The Science Museum has been criticised by climate activists for its new partnership with Indian coal giant Adani. Gautam Adani, the company's owner, revealed that his firm would be supporting the new Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery at the London venue in 2023. He added on Twitter: "The new gallery will explore how […]

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19th October 2021
Netflix stars to back staff walkout demanding support for trans people after Dave Chappelle special

Jameela Jamil and Jonathan Van Ness are among some of the top Netflix stars who will support a walkout by employees at the streamer in the wake of Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special. Chappelle's The Closer, which was released on Netflix earlier this month, features the comedian declaring himself as "team TERF" - referencing the […]

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19th October 2021
Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye after a Los Angeles court approved his application. In August, the rapper formally requested to change his name to Ye after filing legal documents - citing "personal reasons" for the name change. He has now successfully dropped his full name - Kanye Omari West - in […]

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