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18th February 2020
Barry junior football club scores cash boost for new facilities

A junior football club in Barry is preparing to give its changing rooms a much-needed facelift, after receiving funding from a regional housebuilder. Barry Athletic Football Club has been handed £1,000 by Persimmon Homes East Wales through its Community Champions scheme. Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals […]

18th February 2020
Vale wedding venue is up for top industry award

Fonmon Castle has been announced as a finalists in the Welsh Wedding Awards 2020. The Third Welsh National Wedding Awards take place at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff on February 19th. The formally recognise industry business' tireless work, passion and complete commitment to ensuring your day is perfect. Among the categories are: Wedding Venue of […]

18th February 2020
Nigel Owens offers to help rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis

Welsh Rugby referee Nigel Owens has offered to help Rugby clubs affected by flooding from Storm Dennis. On his Twitter account yesterday, Owens offered to give clubs signed jerseys for them to auction or raffle a signed jersey to help raise some funds. This comes as rugby pitches and clubhouse across South Wales were hit […]

17th February 2020
Barry School Prepares for Fairtrade Fortnight

Year six pupils at Barry school Ysgol Sant Baruc have been learning about Fairtrade, in the run-up to this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February  – 7 March). Amongst their lessons was a visit from Barry Town Council’s Fairtrade Committee Chair, Cllr Ian Johnson, who explained the history of the Fairtrade movement to the pupils and […]

17th February 2020
Road closed following the discovery of ordnance

A road closure is in place in Cogan, Penarth along Barry Road between the junction with Penarth Road and the turning into Llandough. This follows the discovery of ordnance at an address on the road. The closure is a precaution while a bomb disposal team attends. ​ A number of neighbouring properties have also been […]

17th February 2020
Filming begins on the new Line Of Duty, as first look images from set are released

Filming on the next series of Line Of Duty has begun. The sixth instalment of Jed Mercurio's hit thriller is set a year and a half on from the events of series five, and will feature a brand new case for AC-12, focused on an enigmatic Detective Chief Inspector. As previously announced, Kelly Macdonald will […]

17th February 2020
Council Call For Interested Parties To Nominate Land For Traveller Site

As outlined in the Local Development Plan 2011-2026, the Council has a commitment to identify a suitable site for gypsies and travellers. This is to accommodate the need identified in the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment in 2016. The Council is therefore calling for developers, landowners and other interested parties to identify land to nominate […]

17th February 2020
Wales set to face Netherlands in final Euro preparation match

Cymru to face the Netherlands in final Euro preparation match Cymru will travel to the Rotterdam for their final preparation match before EURO 2020 against the Netherlands. This will be Ryan Giggs’ last opportunity to test his players before they fly to Baku for the final tournament. Both teams played each other in the run […]

17th February 2020
Vale AM Jane Hutt Hosts Launch of Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2020

On Wednesday 5th February, Vale AM Jane Hutt hosted the launch of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal in the Senedd.  Marie Curie raises over a quarter of a million pounds each year in Wales through the Daffodil Appeal and every penny raised in Wales stays in Wales. Jane was also able to pay tribute […]

17th February 2020
Barry Town Mayor seeks information about Barry’s first female councillor

Barry Mayor Cllr Margaret Wilkinson is keen to hear from descendants of Cllr Beatrice Lewis, the first woman ever elected as a councillor in Barry. Beatrice was born in Ely in 1877 and married William Jenkin Lewis, a coal trimmer. They moved to Barry and lived in George Street; she stood for the Labour Party […]

16th February 2020
Massive Lightning Strike Caught On Video As Storm Continues to Rage

A Vale woman has perfectly caught the moment lightning struck in 1/4 speed on video. Kayleigh Jay of Barry managed to grab the recording yesterday evening, as Storm Dennis continued to cause havoc across the Vale and the UK in general. The clip shows the lightning slowed down to 1/4 speed and was filmed on […]

16th February 2020
Storm Dennis causes damage to properties on Pendine Close

At least three homes have been damaged by Storm Dennis in the Pendine Close area of Barry. Images shared by residents on social media show how one roof has been completely removed, with local cars being reported. One resident told Bro Radio how the roof blew after lighting struck between 6:30pm & 7:30pm this evening, […]

16th February 2020
Learn To Save A Life With St Athan Defibrillator Course

On the 18th and 20th February, the St John's ambulance service are holding a free, public access Defibrillator awareness course in St Athan. Arranged by Councillor Gordon Wilkie, the 2 hour training course will teach attendees how to do CPR and use a Defibrillator. The course is suitable for anyone over the age of 7 […]

16th February 2020
Emergency response to adverse weather as major incident is declared in South Wales

Due to this morning’s flooding and severe weather related incident which have occurred overnight and through the course of the morning, a major incident was declared and South Wales Police is co-ordinating a multi-agency response. South Wales Police, on behalf of the local resilience co-ordination group, has declared the major incident in the wake of […]

15th February 2020
Caroline Flack: Former Love Island presenter found dead

Former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has been found dead, her family have confirmed. They commented: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. "We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time." The 40-year-old presenter had taken a step back from […]

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18th February 2020
Barry junior football club scores cash boost for new facilities

A junior football club in Barry is preparing to give its changing rooms a much-needed facelift, after receiving funding from a regional housebuilder. Barry Athletic Football Club has been handed £1,000 by Persimmon Homes East Wales through its Community Champions scheme. Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals […]

18th February 2020
Nigel Owens offers to help rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis

Welsh Rugby referee Nigel Owens has offered to help Rugby clubs affected by flooding from Storm Dennis. On his Twitter account yesterday, Owens offered to give clubs signed jerseys for them to auction or raffle a signed jersey to help raise some funds. This comes as rugby pitches and clubhouse across South Wales were hit […]

17th February 2020
Wales set to face Netherlands in final Euro preparation match

Cymru to face the Netherlands in final Euro preparation match Cymru will travel to the Rotterdam for their final preparation match before EURO 2020 against the Netherlands. This will be Ryan Giggs’ last opportunity to test his players before they fly to Baku for the final tournament. Both teams played each other in the run […]

10th February 2020
Llantwit Major AFC turn around poor results

Llantwit Major AFC travelled to Undy Athletic on February 8 looking to turn around their poor results of late and they certainly achieved this in emphatic fashion with a well-deserved victory. In an evenly-balanced first half which remained goal-less at half time, Llantwit came alive in the second half with three well-taken goals, scored by […]

10th February 2020
CAVC and Glamorgan Cricket’s Education and Cricket Academy hit the competition for six and become Welsh Colleges champions

Cardiff and Vale College and Glamorgan CC’s Education and Cricket Academy has won the Welsh Colleges Cricket 24s competition despite having never taken part in the contest before. The Academy hosted the competition at Glamorgan Cricket’s Sophia Gardens base. Two teams were entered – BTEC Sport Level 3 Year 1 and BTEC Sport Level 3 […]

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