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1st April 2020
Mother's Community Request To Make Son's Isolation Birthday Special

A mother from Barry has taken to social media to request birthday greetings from the community for her son Kealan, who will be celebrating his sixth birthday in isolation on Sunday, as the country goes into its second week of effective lockdown. Barry Mum, Ellie, and her family have been in isolation for around 2 […]

31st March 2020
Glamorgan Gem Newspaper Suspended Temporarily

The Glamorgan Gem has temporarily suspended the production of print newspapers due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The Gem, owned by the Tindle Newspaper group, announced the news via an online post responding to the ongoing pandemic. Staff at the paper have taken voluntary furlough under the government's Coronavirus job retention scheme, meaning they will […]

31st March 2020
Key worker childcare provisions changed to hub-based system

Childcare provision for the Vale of Glamorgan's key workers doing essential work through the COVID-19 outbreak has changed to a hub-based system. 14 hubs will be available across the Vale of Glamorgan. Whilst the number of sites offering the provision has reduced, the hub model is based on local school clusters working together to deliver the […]

31st March 2020
Ty Dewi Sant Residents Celebrates her 90th Birthday

A resident at Ty Dewi Sant care home, has celebrated her 90th Birthday. Ty Dewi Sant, based in Penarth cares for 33 service users and is run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, but is currently closed to family members, ensuring the safety of patients and visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic. Staff at Ty Dewi […]

31st March 2020
Councils given emergency powers to support NHS with new field hospitals

Councils are being given new powers to support the NHS and increase hospital capacity as Wales responds to the coronavirus pandemic. Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has introduced emergency permitted development rights, which will allow local authorities to change the use of buildings or erect temporary structures on their land without planning permission. […]

31st March 2020
Public Health Wales says Smokers more at risk from Covid-19

Smokers should quit now, as emerging evidence suggests they are "more at risk" from Covid-19, Public Health Wales (PHW) has said. The NHS body told each of Wales' 440,000 smokers that quitting now "could save your life". Research into previous coronaviruses show that smoking makes the impact of the virus worse.  From the moment you […]

30th March 2020
Prince Charles Writes Touching Letter To Ty Hafan

Children's charity Ty Hafan have shared a letter from their patron HRH Prince Charles on their social media accounts. In his letter, the Prince of Wales shares his sympathy for the predicament the charity faces in light of the Coronavirus crisis. The royal missive says: "As we all face an unprecedented period of difficulty, disruption […]

30th March 2020
Vale Teachers playing important part in response to Coronavirus

Teachers around the Vale continue to attend school to care for vulnerable children and those of key workers, ensuring parents that perform vital roles can help respond to Coronavirus. Such key workers include health and social care professionals, the emergency services and others that have a crucial part to play in keeping the Country moving. […]

30th March 2020
Support needed to keep Marie Curie Nurses on the frontline in Wales, through the Coronavirus crisis

Across the UK, Marie Curie is gearing up to care for hundreds of additional dying patients requiring end of life care, in order to relieve the unprecedented pressure on the NHS during the Coronavirus crisis. With the number of cases rapidly increasing in Wales, local Marie Curie Nursing teams are working harder than ever. Given the choice, people overwhelmingly say they would prefer to die in their own […]

29th March 2020
Rhoose Local Business Owner 3D Printing Face Masks

Dave Williams of Inkdogz, a company specialising in printing and embroidery, has begun manufacturing face masks for the local community using his 3D printer. The businessman has stated that he is doing this for the local community of Rhoose and has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund the project. In a statement on […]

28th March 2020
Royal Mint To Start Making Medical Visors

The Royal Mint have begun manufacturing medical visors to assist the NHS response to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement thanking the Mint for their contribution to the efforts, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board explained: "The team found a rudimentary design for a medical visor online, and began developing high specification prototypes – turning […]

27th March 2020
Health Board secure Principality Stadium as Field Hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has this evening announced they have secured the Principality Stadium, for use as a field hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19. The Principality Stadium will be turned into a 2,000-bed hospital to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Rugby Union had made the stadium available for use […]

27th March 2020
Gavin & Stacey Star Records Morale Boosting Virus Message For Barry

One of the stars of BBC'S Gavin & Stacey has recorded a message for the Barrybados shop, directed to the people of Barry. Rob Wilfort, who depicts Jason in the smash hit Barry based sitcom, advises the people of Barry to keep morale high during this difficult time and shares love from the whole cast […]

27th March 2020
Help for Heroes flags on-going support

As the country comes to terms with the implications of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new measures to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic, Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes has reassured wounded, injured and sick military personnel and Veterans, that it's adapting its support and service delivery for those who need it. In Wales and Hereford, the […]

27th March 2020
New legislation to slow the spread of Coronavirus

South Wales Police has been given new powers to enforce Government restrictions on travel and public gatherings. But the force’s main message to the public remains that they must comply with the restrictions announced by the Prime Minister based on the severity of the Coronavirus outbreak. To ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential […]

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30th March 2020
Top five Barry Town games you can watch on YouTube

With Coronavirus suspending the JD Cymru Leagues, you're probably desperate for football to return. The Belarusian leagues are still on but it isn't the same. You want to be at Jenner Park with your mates, standing in the same place you always have been, listening to music played through a tannoy that has about 90% […]

27th March 2020
Health Board secure Principality Stadium as Field Hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has this evening announced they have secured the Principality Stadium, for use as a field hospital in plans for tackling Covid-19. The Principality Stadium will be turned into a 2,000-bed hospital to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Rugby Union had made the stadium available for use […]

23rd March 2020
Cymru football players detail wellbeing advice as FAW partner with Mental Health Charity Hafal

Cymru players have today joined Welsh mental health charity Hafal to make people aware of some simple steps to maintain wellbeing through the coming months. The COVID-19 outbreak is having a large impact on our daily lives, with many people required to self-isolate and everyone being asked to adhere to social distancing measures. The FAW […]

19th March 2020
Cardiff City Legend, Peter Whittingham Has Died

Former Cardiff City player, Peter Whittingham has passed away aged 35. The midfielder spent more than a decade playing for the Bluebirds, with 413 appearances and 85 goals to his name. Tributes poured out on twitter with former teammate and fellow Cardiff legend posting: "Absolutely devastated to hear about my old teammate Whitts. What a […]

18th March 2020
Barry Town Utd Offer Help To Those In Need

In a post on their Twitter account, Barry Town United have offered their assistance to those in need during these uncertain times. The tweet from the JD Cymru Premier League team said: " For all our older & at risk supporters we are here for you. The club continued: "If you need us to collect […]

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