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31st May 2020
Coastguard paged for inflatable dinghy in Barry Dock

Barry Coastguard were paged to The Old Dock in Barry this evening, to find two males in an inflatable dinghy. The callout was recieved at 17:34hrs on Sunday. Once on the scene, Coastguard volunteers requested the two males in the dinghy left the water, as they had been drinking and were without lifejackets. A Coastguard […]

31st May 2020
Police appeal for witnesses following suspected arson attack

Detectives in Barry are appealing for information and potential witnesses following a suspected arson attack which affected two neighbouring homes. We were called to assist South Wales Fire and Rescue at Clos Tear shortly after 3am today, after a resident reported a fire affecting the rear of two properties. The fire, which is believed to […]

31st May 2020
Welsh Water to Resume Work at Pontypridd Road and Weycock Cross

Welsh Water have confirmed they will be returning to Pontypridd Road to carry out necessary reinstatement work on the Monday 1st June alonside the continuing their work on Five Mile Lane between the Hawking Centre and Weycock Cross roundabout. The work on Pontypridd Road will take approximately three weeks and during this time, Welsh Water […]

30th May 2020
Police appeal for witnesses following Barry Morrisons attempted robbery

Detectives in Barry are appealing for information or witnesses following an attempted robbery in the car park of Morrisons supermarket. The victim was packing shopping in to his car near to the steps towards Millennium Bridge at approximately 3.30pm-3.45pm on Wednesday, May 27th, when he was approached from behind. He turned to find two men, […]

30th May 2020
St Athan's Aston Martin Site Reopens With Safer Working Guidelines To Protect Staff

Luxury Car Maker Aston Martin Lagonda have reopened their South Wales manufacturing site in St Athan with new guidelines to protect the workforce of over 600. The manufacturing plant which opened in December 2019 has taken measures to protect the employees and ensure they feel confident about returning to work at its St Athan site. […]

30th May 2020
South Wales Fire & Rescue Are Recruiting In The Vale

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting on-call firefighters in the Vale. On-Call Firefighters make up almost half of the service's operational workforce in South Wales and respond to fires and Special Service Calls e.g. road traffic collisions, chemical emergencies, flooding and other natural disasters in the same way as the Wholetime Duty […]

30th May 2020
Barry RNLI Receive Emergency Wash Packs Donation

The Barry RNLI took to Facebook to thank The Goodwash Company for their donation of emergency wash packs. The RNLI received a large box of wash packs from the Barry based luxury wash and lifestyle brand which they have decided to share locally within the community with the carers of College Fields Nursing Home and […]

29th May 2020
Education Minister’s ‘deep concern’ over UK Government’s student number controls proposals

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams has written to England's Minister of State for Universities expressing a ‘deep concern’ over plans to announce the UK Government’s intention to introduce temporary student number controls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. n the letter sent to Michelle Donelan, the Education Minister says she is ‘disappointed that the UK […]

29th May 2020
The Welsh Blood Service Will Be At Memorial Hall: June 15th - 19th

The Welsh Blood Service will be taking blood by appointment at the Memorial Hall in Barry, following enforced changes to the way they operate due to the Coronavirus. The service have been working hard to ensure they can continue to do their vital work during the international health crisis and are appealing to Vale of […]

29th May 2020
Porthkerry Cemetery To Re-Open On June 1st

Barry Town Council have confirmed in a post on their social media accounts that the cemetery will be open to the public once again from Monday 1st June. Rules will be in place to safeguard visitors to the cemetery from the Coronavirus, including social distancing guidance and hand sanitisation points on entry and exit. Opening […]

29th May 2020
RNLI in Wales issues important safety advice following latest lockdown changes

The RNLI in Wales has reacted to the Welsh Government’s plans for easing lockdown with an important safety warning. The Government’s changes, from Monday, will limit people to stay local and to not generally travel more than five miles to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading. People from two different households in the same […]

29th May 2020
Fire service urge residents to check fire alarms following Dinas Powys house fire

South Wales Fire and Rescue service has warned of the importance of checking your fire alarms, after a house fire in Dinas Powys. The service received a call on Friday morning following the activation of a smoke alarm at a residential property in Murch, Dinas Powys. Firefighters from Penarth and Cardiff Central worked to extinguish […]

29th May 2020
Coronavirus: Changes to lockdown restrictions announced

First Minister Mark Drakeford has this afternoon announced the new changes to lockdown restrictions in Wales, which will start from Monday. The changes include allowing households to meet for the first time since lockdown started at the end of March, but people are being asked not to travel further than 5 miles to do so. […]

29th May 2020
Family pay tribute to 'adored' father of two who died in crash

The cyclist who died as a result of a collision with a Jeep on the A48 Crack Hill in Bridgend at around 5.50am on Wednesday has been named as 41 year old David “Davey” Jones, from Pencoed. Mr Jones was cycling towards Cardiff when the crash involving a silver Jeep Cherokee took place. A 71 […]

29th May 2020
RNLI Rescue Two More Cut Off By The Tide On Sully Island

The Barry Dock inshore lifeboat was launched once again yesterday to rescue two individuals cut off by the tide by at Sully Island. This is the most recent in a spate of call-outs the RNLI have responded to regarding people caught by the rapid tidal change on Sully Island, during this lockdown period. The frequency […]

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28th May 2020
Principality Stadium field hospital contract extended

The field hospital situated in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff has had its contract extended until the autumn. The 'Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig' or 'Dragon’s Heart Hospital' was opened by the Prince of Wales on the 20th of April, and has provided additional emergency bed space to support the NHS by accommodating patients from the […]

26th May 2020
New Coach and Director of Rugby appointed at Old Penarthians RFC

Old Penarthians RFC will begin the new season with a new head coach and director of Rugby. The announcement comes after coaches Simon Hurley and Anthony Davies told the club that they felt the time was right for them to stand down, to allow fresh blood to come into the club to take it to […]

26th May 2020
Gavin Chesterfield To Host Zoom Call For Barry Town UTD Supporters

Barry Town United's Manager, Gavin Chesterfield, will tonight be hosting a Zoom call for supporters of the club. The manager, who has just seen his side finish fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, after the league was curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be inviting fans to join him for a catch-up to discuss […]

25th May 2020
Llantwit Major Milers Le Pouliguen Challenge

The Llantwit Major Milers have collectively taken on a 452 running challenge, to raise money for mental health charity Mind. The challenge was developed as part of the work by Llantwit Major Town Twinning society, to resurrect a link between the Town and Le Pouliguen in France. Efforts to progress visits to each other's towns […]

19th May 2020
FAW confirm end of Domestic League Season

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) have confirmed the end of their domestic leagues, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement confirms Gavin Chesterfields side have finished fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, securing a Europe League Qualifying spot and taking the nominated spot for the Welsh Cup, which has been abandoned. In a club […]

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