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24th January 2020
Hit drama Keeping Faith to return for a third and final series

BBC Cymru Wales and S4C hit drama Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher will return for a third and final series, both broadcasters have today confirmed. Fans told to get set for another thrilling series as acting royalty Celia Imrie joins the cast. Audiences can look forward to another thrilling series with Eve Myles set to return […]

24th January 2020
Endangered Black Rhino Born At Folly Farm

Folly Farm announced the arrival of the critically endangered animal this morning. First-time Mum, Dakima, gave birth to the calf on the 16th January after a 15 month pregnancy. The new arrival, an as yet unnamed little boy, came into the world just 10 minutes after Dakima's waters broke at 4:37am, and is one of […]

23rd January 2020
Whatever Happened To Bobby The Loveable Police Car?

A dedicated member of the police force has finally taken retirement after years of service teaching kids about road safety. I am of course talking about this guy. Bobby the adorable police car travelled schools during the nineties with his partner PC Roger Hughes, to deliver important road safety messages. He began slowing down and […]

23rd January 2020
Cardiff Airport celebrates a decade of fundraising and a new charity partnership for 2020

Cardiff Airport is celebrating ten years of fundraising activities, and looking forward to a new year with an exciting new charity partnership. Over the past ten years, Cardiff Airport has raised over £200,000 to support a number of charities and community clubs close to the hearts of the Airport team, including the RNLI, Welsh Wizards […]

23rd January 2020
Cairns And Councillor In Row Over Parking Charges

Councillor Neil Moore has given what he called a "personal and political" response to MP Alun Cairns' request for the Council to confirm their position on parking charges. Mr Cairns, who has consistently campaigned against the introduction of parking charges, began his press release regarding the matter by stating that, "The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s […]

23rd January 2020
Ross England deselected as Vale Assembly Candidate

A Conservative assembly candidate, who was suspended as a party member and candidate in October has now been deselected by his party. Ross England was set to set to stand in the Vale of Glamorgan constituency for the 2021 assembly election, but was suspended after it emerged his conduct as a witness led to the […]

23rd January 2020
Smacking ban plan in Wales set to clear final hurdle

A ban on parents smacking children in Wales has moved a step closer, despite the Welsh Conservatives saying "The state should not be telling people how to parent" The new legislation is expected to clear its final hurdle next week when it goes back to the Assembly for the final time. The Abolition of the […]

23rd January 2020
Top Beauty Brand Set for Barry Return in Goodsheds Development

Local MP Alun Cairns has said that he is delighted with the ongoing regeneration in Barry and that the plan to attract further jobs to the town is progressing well.  The innovative new Goodsheds development on Barry Waterfront, which will be the first of its kind, has a host of exciting businesses ready to set […]

22nd January 2020
Old Penarthians v Llandaff North Match Report

Only at the end of the season will Old Penarthians realise the full extent of their away defeat to Llandaff North in Specsavers Division 3 East Central (B) by 7 points to 5 on their promotion ambitions.  This was a match which could have been won even though for the second time in three weeks […]

21st January 2020
South Wales Police warn residents after fraud attempts

South Wales Police warn residents after recent reports of attempted fraud in the Vale of Glamorgan. One of the reports regarded a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Amazon Prime stating an incorrect refund of £3000 had been made. The second, to a different person, claimed to be from HMRC stating £2000 in […]

21st January 2020
Building work has begun on the Vulcan Hotel at St Fagans

Visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, will now be able to see one of Cardiff’s best preserved Victorian pubs – the Vulcan Hotel - being re-erected on the site of the open air museum. The building work is planned to take place over the next three […]

21st January 2020
Cardiff Capital Region meeting fails to meet quorum

Councillors have asked for a rethink in the structure of a Cardiff Capital Region scrutiny committee after it failed to attract sufficient councillors. Members of the CCRCD joint scrutiny committee were unable to vote on agenda items because not enough councillors turned up to the meeting. The terms of reference for the committee currently state […]

21st January 2020
Glastonbarry VIP Tickets Sell Out

Popular local tribute festival Glastonbarry has sold all of its VIP tickets for 2020. Mack Events' two day music extravaganza, set to take place on the 25th and 26th of July this year, still has standard early bird weekend tickets available, which you can purchase on their website here. Starting in 2013 from the MEMO […]

20th January 2020
Seven charged following Tarian and NCA drugs operation

The police unit tasked with tackling serious and organised crime across south Wales has been involved in more than 300 arrests and seized more than 30 kilogrammes of drugs during 2019. Tarian, the south Wales regional organised crime unit, is tasked with tackling serious and organised crime and managing the threat posed from crimes such […]

20th January 2020
British Transport Police and Transport for Wales reveal success of joint operation to keep passengers safe over Christmas

Figures from British Transport Police (BTP) reveal that nearly 300 passengers across Wales were deemed too intoxicated to travel during the Christmas period. BTP teamed up with Transport for Wales to launch its biggest ever joint operation to keep passengers across Wales safe during the festive season. The run-up to Christmas sees a spike in […]

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22nd January 2020
Old Penarthians v Llandaff North Match Report

Only at the end of the season will Old Penarthians realise the full extent of their away defeat to Llandaff North in Specsavers Division 3 East Central (B) by 7 points to 5 on their promotion ambitions.  This was a match which could have been won even though for the second time in three weeks […]

20th January 2020
JD Cymru Premier - Phase 2 fixtures announced

The fixtures for the second phase of this season's JD Cymru Premier have been released. Barry Town United, who currently sit fourth in the league, start the second phase with a home fixture against Connah's Quay on the 8th February, with a 2:30pm kick off, before an away trip to Newtown on the 15th February. […]

20th January 2020
Vale of Glamorgan Football League Round Up 18/1/20

On a day we only saw a handful of games played, could we have witnessed a huge turning point in the campaign at the top of the premier division. Island Marine brought Holton Road’s unbeaten streak to a screeching halt with a thumping 5-0 victory at Maslin Park. Goals from Joe Mellars(2), Adam Owens, Rhyd […]

17th January 2020
YMCA Barry's Youth Ambassador Running The London Marathon

Megan Cooke, Head Of Under 5's and Gymnastic Volunteer Coordinator at YMCA Barry is taking on the famous 26.2 mile course in aid of YMCA England and Wales, as well as our very own YMCA Barry. A complete novice to running 2 years ago, Cooke has since completed 3 half marathons, 2 of which were […]

16th January 2020
A battle of the three-pointers as Llantwit and Wattstown struggle in the gale

The Blood and Blacks will be having conflicting views on this 9-9 result as they surely will be disappointed they did not win, mightily relieved they did not lose but just as gutted it was a draw. No one gets much excited about a draw but for a game that was try-less this was an […]

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