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19th January 2021
Natural Resources Wales Dampen Flood Fears In Dinas

Natural Resources Wales have released a statement online attempting to quell fears of more potential flooding in the area, noting that the forecasted rainfall is significantly less intense than that of previous flooding events. In a statement shared on Facebook by Dinas Powys Plaid Cymru, Natural Resources Wales explained that, although fears of more flooding […]

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18th January 2021
Barry Man who failed to self-isolate among 90 people fined for covid breaches over the weekend

A man who failed to self-isolate with his Covid-positive wife in Barry and four other men who travelled in the same vehicle, from various areas of Cardiff and the Vale to visit Cosmeston County Park were amongst those fined by South Wales Police this weekend. Despite the whole of Wales remaining under Alert Level 4 […]

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18th January 2021
Police issue warning to young people following anti-social behaviour in Barry

Police have issued a warning to youth who they say are "endangering themselves whilst causing anti-social behaviour in the Holton Road area" whilst breaking Coronavirus rules. The warning comes as up to 25 - 30 youths have been caught climbing business roof tops and free-running in the Holton Road area in recent weeks. In one […]

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18th January 2021
Age Connects launch 'connected against loneliness' campaign on Blue Monday

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale has today launched its 'Connected against loneliness' campaign, as it asks residents to be a good neighbour and help older people From Monday 18th January for a one-week period, the charities will be running their ‘Connected against loneliness’ campaign. Age Connects Wales is asking you to be a good […]

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18th January 2021
Three men fined for driving from Barry to Blackwood

South Wales Police have fined three men from the Barry area after they made a 50-mile round trip to 'go for a drive with a friend' late on Sunday. Three men were stopped by Gwent Police in Blackwood, having travelled from the Barry area. The men told Police they had travelled "to visit and go […]

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18th January 2021
Yellow Weather Warning for the Vale of Glamorgan

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for much of Wales from Midnight Tuesday until Midday on Thursday. Storm Christoph will bring spells of prolonged and heavy rain, which may lead to flooding and disruption to travel in places. Approximately 30-60 mm of rainfall is expected to fall across Wales, with Strong winds accompanying […]

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18th January 2021
£40 million extra to support students facing financial hardship

The Welsh Government has today announced an additional £40m for universities to support students facing financial hardship, helping the students most affected by the pandemic with expenses such as accommodation costs. Universities will be asked to prioritise funding towards the most vulnerable students, as well as strengthening advice and support services for students.  With most […]

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18th January 2021
Coronavirus: The latest Vale of Glamorgan case and vaccine figures

The latest figures released by Public Health Wales show coronavirus cases have continued to fall in the Vale of Glamorgan over the latest 7 day reporting period. The rolling figures, which run from 6th to 12th January show 445 cases have been reported, with 333.1 cases per 100,000 population. The figure is a decrease of […]

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18th January 2021
Jane Ludlow leaves post as Wales Women's National Manager

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed that Jayne Ludlow has left her post as the Cymru Women’s National Team Manager by mutual consent. Jayne has been at the helm since October 2014 and became the first manager to lead the side for more than 50 games. During that period Cymru reached the top 30 […]

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18th January 2021
Shellfish lorries park near Downing Street as new rules cause severe delays at EU border

Lorries used to transport British shellfish have parked on the roads near Downing Street after experiencing delays getting into the EU due to new Brexit rules. At least 10 lorries were parked up, with one carrying the slogan "Brexit Carnage" as shellfish companies protested against severe delays transporting their produce to the EU following a […]

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18th January 2021
Bro Radio's Local Artist Of The Week: Barney Barnett

Each week, Bro Radio showcases a different artist from South Wales by placing them on the station's main playlist. This week's pick is Llantwit Major's own, Barney Barnett. Barney's track, "No Favours" is a strutting Britpop throwback with all the swagger of the nineties' finest and a sprinkling of saxophone for good measure. With a […]

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15th January 2021
Council and Police step up enforcement activities on Penarth Esplanade

Vale of Glamorgan Council officers will again be working in partnership with South Wales Police to ensure Welsh Government Level 4 Restrictions are observed at Penarth Esplanade this weekend. There have been reports of groups gathering near businesses and people traveling by car to visit this location. Neither of these activities are permitted under current […]

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15th January 2021
Welsh Government to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer

Businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation. These risk assessments will be the starting point for implementing the reasonable measures that are required to be taken to minimise exposure to the coronavirus on premises open to the public and in workplaces. This involves considering […]

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15th January 2021
Welsh Lib Dems call for Cross Party Economic Recovery Council for Wales

Welsh Liberal Democrats have today called for the creation of a Cross Party Economic Recovery Council for Wales to help Welsh businesses hit by the Covid pandemic move onto the next stage of their recovery. The calls are being led by small business owner Sally Stephenson, who runs the Pencil Case on Cowbridge High Street […]

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15th January 2021
Make volunteering your 2021 New Years Resolution

Glamorgan Voluntary Service is asking residents to considering volunteering as their 2021 New Years Resolution, as a way to give back and do more in their local community. Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) is an independent charity and has a flourishing membership of voluntary and community organisations active in the Vale of Glamorgan.  It aims to […]

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15th January 2021
New mandatory Coronavirus testing for travellers into Wales

Passengers arriving into Wales from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has confirmed. From 4am Monday 18th January 2021, inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train from countries outside the Common […]

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15th January 2021
Health Minister Gething: "No Evidence Teachers At Greater Risk Than Other Essential Workers"

In an interview with Bro Radio yesterday evening, Wales Health Minister Vaughan Gething answered questions submitted by residents of the Vale on the Coronavirus and addressed the omission of teachers from the priority list for vaccination. Responding to the question of why teachers and support staff at schools are not being put in the priority […]

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14th January 2021
Staggering amount of court summonses sent for unpaid council tax during pandemic

The staggering amount of court summonses sent by the Vale of Glamorgan council for unpaid council tax during the pandemic has been revealed. The Vale council stopped chasing people for unpaid council tax debt when the first coronavirus lockdown began in March last year, due to concerns of the economic impact of the pandemic — […]

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14th January 2021
Vaccine rollout to care home underway in the Vale

The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in care homes in the Vale of Glamorgan has begun. Towerhill Care Home in Penarth became the first care home in the Vale to have all residents and staff vaccinated last week. Towerhill is home to 14 residents. Peggy Nicholls, who is 87 and has lived at the […]

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14th January 2021
Barry Civil Rights Lawyer leads nationwide Justice4Mahamud Call

Anti-racism campaigners in the Vale are calling for “justice for Mahamud Mohamed Hassan” after he died on Saturday.  Mahamud Mohamed Hassen from Cardiff, died hours after being released from police custody on Saturday morning, and it was stated in the Senedd on Tuesday that witnesses had reportedly been “shocked by his condition” following his release.  There have been nationwide calls for justice, which […]

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14th January 2021
Opening of Penarth's Turner Gallery delayed due to coronavirus restrictions

The opening of Penarth's Turner Gallery has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions. It was announced in November that Penarth's Turner House Gallery was set to open again in 2021, following two years of discussions with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. But now, ongoing restrictions mean the gallery cannot open as planned […]

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14th January 2021
Free fruit trees for schools and educational settings in the Vale

Natural Resources Wales are offering free fruit trees for schools and educational settings in the Vale of Glamorgan. NRW is asking schools and educational settings in the Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend areas, to sign up to receive free fruit trees to create their own orchards and help teach […]

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14th January 2021
Welsh Government to up its game says Welsh Conservative Candidate

Welsh Conservative Senedd Candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan is calling on the Welsh Labour Government up it’s game in attracting gigafactory investors to foster cutting edge manufacturing jobs in the Vale of Glamorgan and across Wales.  Last month, Britishvolt announced it had abandoned plans to build the UK's first gigafactory in the Vale of […]

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14th January 2021
Surge in lockdown running inspires new campaign

A Surge in lockdown running has inspired a new campaign, as Run Wales sees 18% of adult population running during lockdown During the 2020 lockdown over 350,000 people in Wales* (18%) stepped outside their front doors to run for their daily exercise. With gyms closed once again and running clubs not able to exercise together, […]

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14th January 2021
Penarth Coastguard Recruiting Volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers

The Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team are recruiting volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers to join them in the vital work they do, rescuing those who get into danger on our coast. The team is made up of individuals from all backgrounds who are trained in Water Rescue, Mud Rescue, Emergency Casualty Care, Lost & Missing Persons Search, […]

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14th January 2021
Watch Films At Home And Support The Memo

Barry's Memo Arts Centre has partnered with YourScreen to bring the cinema to you, meaning you can support the Memo and watch fantastic films from around the world in the comfort of your living room. In a statement released on their website, the arts centre said of the exciting news: "Whilst we are unable to […]

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13th January 2021
Face covering legislation needs to be 'tightened and explained further'

The legislation and guidance around the wearing of face coverings in shops in Wales needs to be "tightened and explained further" according to the boss of one supermarket chain in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Director of Filco Supermarkets, Matthew Hunt, told Bro Radio's Vale This Week Programme that he was considering introducing tougher rules […]

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13th January 2021
Five South Wales artists selected by Forte Project for 2021

Despite the recent hardships faced by the music industry in Wales, Forté Project, an artist development scheme for emerging musicians, recently announced the next nine musicians to take part in their 2021 programme, with five coming from South Wales. Those five being: KINGKHAN: A Cardiff based singer-songwriter who exemplifies what it means to have a […]

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13th January 2021
Every household to receive vaccination information

Letters about the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 vaccination plans will shortly begin to arrive at the front door of every household in Wales. The news comes as Cardiff and Vale University Health Board confirm that 15,024 people have received a vaccination across the area, with a total of 1,443 vaccinations given on Tuesday. The Health Board […]

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13th January 2021
UK house prices see highest growth in six years in 2020

UK house prices climbed 7.5% in 2020, the highest growth rate for six years, building society Nationwide found. Prices ended the year 5.3% above the level prevailing in March, a resilience that seemed unlikely at the start of the pandemic, it said. Housing demand has been buoyed by a raft of policy measures and changing […]

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13th January 2021
Dinas Powys gas pipe upgrade to begin

Wales & West Utilities is to carry out essential gas pipe upgrade in Dinas Powys. The will take place between 14 January – 14 February and aims to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come. Working with the Vale of […]

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12th January 2021
Vale Council invites businesses to join supply chain engagement event

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is set to host a virtual event on January 20, will provide information on eligibility criteria and opportunities for businesses, as well as snapshot of the Council's pipeline contracts for the next year. The meeting, which is supported by Business Wales will take place via Microsoft Teams and will give […]

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12th January 2021
South Wales Fire & Rescue Recruiting On-Call Firefighters In The Vale

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters across South Wales, including Llantwit Major and Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. In South Wales, On-Call Firefighters make up almost half of the operational workforce and are generally located in rural communities, small towns and villages. Like the Wholetime Duty System role, […]

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12th January 2021
Pause ends on chasing people for unpaid council tax as first court date scheduled

The Vale of Glamorgan council paused attempts to recover unpaid council tax debt after the first coronavirus lockdown began in March last year, due to concerns the economic recession and job losses would leave many unable to pay. Despite Wales still being under lockdown restrictions — with the accompanying damage to the economy — the […]

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12th January 2021
Barry Coastguard Called To Female Stuck In Mud

Barry Coastguard have taken to their social media pages to share their most recent call out with the public, and warn of the dangers of the mud in Old Harbour, Barry. At 11:53am, the emergency service was called out to assist a female who had become stuck in the mud at Old Harbour, Barry. Thankfully, […]

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12th January 2021
Plans to introduce Holm View Mass Vaccination Centre in February

The CEO of Cardiff and Vale UHB has confirmed plans to introduce Holm View Leisure Centre as a Mass Vaccination Centre at the beginning of February. The announcement comes as Welsh Conservatives in the Vale have today questioned why a Mass Vaccination Centre was not included in a plan unveiled by the Welsh Government on […]

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12th January 2021
Llantwit Major project shortlisted for National Award

A scheme launched jointly by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and South Wales Police has been shortlisted for a prestigious Home Office award that recognises efforts to reduce crime. The Llantwit Major Garden Volunteering Project was set up to protect elderly and vulnerable tenants and residents from rogue traders, who had been overcharging for gardening […]

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12th January 2021
No Covid Mass Vaccination Centre For The Vale In The Coming Weeks

Not one of the thirty five mass vaccination centres to open in the next few weeks will be located in the Vale of Glamorgan, according to the Welsh Government's new plan to tackle the Coronavirus. The new plan, which came to light on Monday, will see a total of thirty five mass vaccination centres become […]

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12th January 2021
Welsh Gov't £180m Fund For Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Businesses Opens This Week

The Welsh Government’s latest £180m Economic Resilience Fund package to support tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions will open for applications at 12pm on Wednesday 13 January.  The funding, announced in December, is part of a live £450m package of support that the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors, as well as their […]

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11th January 2021
ITV drama tells the story of the Pembrokeshire Murders and the Bullseye Killer

Acclaimed actor Luke Evans takes the lead in true crime drama The Pembrokeshire Murders, a three-part mini-series depicting the pursuit of a cold-blooded serial killer. Commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, the drama is from the makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, World Productions, and was executive produced by Simon Heath, the […]

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11th January 2021
Doctor Who Spotted Filming On The Knap Beach

Jodie Whittaker has been spotted on the Knap Beach filming series 13 of Doctor Who today. TV and crew vehicles appeared in the lower Barry Island car park on Monday morning, before eagle-eyed walkers spotted the Doctor and Weeping Angel on the Knap Beach around lunchtime. The thirteenth series of Dr Who is expected to […]

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11th January 2021
Coronavirus: The latest Vale of Glamorgan figures

The latest figures released by Public Health Wales show coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan have fallen over the latest 7 day reporting period. The rolling figures, which run from 31st December 2020 to 6th January 2021 show 579 coronavirus cases have been reported, with 433.4 cases per 100,000 population. The figure is a […]

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11th January 2021
Welsh project in need of volunteers

A charity which operates across South Wales is looking for volunteers to join their team.  Gig Buddies, run by Learning Disability Wales, is a befriending scheme that matches people with a learning disability and/or autism with a volunteer who shares the same interests, so they can go to gigs and events together.  The project is […]

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11th January 2021
Vaughan Gething unveils Covid vaccination plan for Wales

All eligible adults will be offered a Covid vaccine by the autumn, under plans published by the Welsh Government today. The plan sets out a series of milestones for when people will be offered the jab. The announcement comes as around 86,000 of the 275,000 does of the two Covid-19 vaccines have been delivered in […]

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11th January 2021
BBC Cymru Wales to provide further educational support for pupils across Wales during lockdown

From today there will be an extensive service to reflect the needs of Wales’s curriculum as well as learning through the medium of Welsh. Primary school pupils will be able to access Welsh and Mathematics online lessons from BBC Bitesize. All of the lessons are bilingual to support non-Welsh speaking parents and carers. In addition […]

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11th January 2021
Win £2,000 in spot advertising to spend on Bro Radio

Following the success of its Business Directory competition in 2020, Bro Radio is continuing to support independent traders by giving away another £2,000 in spot advertising via the stations free online Business Directory. 2020 was a challenging year for businesses here in the Vale of Glamorgan, with Bro Radio's Business Directory launched to shout about […]

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11th January 2021
Try Something New In 2021 With Vale Courses

The Vale of Glamorgan Council are offering a number of online and in-person courses for new residents to learn new skills and hobbies. A wide range of courses are on offer, focusing on creative endeavours such as watercolour painting and photography, through to language lessons for those wishing to level up linguistically. The full list […]

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9th January 2021
Welsh Government announce £40m funding to support university students

The Welsh Government have said they will be providing £40m to help university students who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding includes £10 million pound for student hardship, mental health and student union funding. It follows pleas for the government to do more from thousands of students studying in Wales as most are […]

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8th January 2021
South Wales Metro hampered by public disbelief as expert claims ‘even my mother doesn’t believe it’

The South Wales Metro is hampered by public disbelief and cynicism according to a key expert involved in the project. Professor Mark Barry, of Cardiff University, said the public “doesn’t believe” the huge upgrade to public transport across south-east Wales is actually coming. The metro project will see a system of heavy and light rail, […]

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8th January 2021
Baby Reign Finishes Treatment For Rare Blood Disorder

A child at the heart of a huge summer appeal here in the Vale of Glamorgan has finished his treatment for a rare blood disorder and will now continue his recovery at home. One-year-old Reign, from Barry, was diagnosed with the rare blood condition, Primary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in August, which causes the body to […]

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8th January 2021
50,000 people in Wales have received a first Covid vaccine

50,000 people across Wales have already received their first Covid vaccine, with frontline Paramedics set to get their first dose of Covid vaccine by next week, according to the first minister. Speaking at Fridays Welsh Government briefing he confirmed that "the "ambition" is for the top priority groups in Wales to get Covid vaccines by […]

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8th January 2021
COVID-19: UK approves use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

The Moderna vaccine has become the third coronavirus jab to be approved for use in the UK. The US-based company's vaccine was shown to have 94% efficacy against COVID-19 in final trials. Seven million doses have been ordered by the UK government with a further 10 million expected to follow - but it will likely not become […]

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8th January 2021
The UHW Lakeside Wing accepts its first patient

The Lakeside Wing, based on the grounds of the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) site, accepted its first patient as of 27 December 2020. The patient was transferred across from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s main Hospital site to the Lakeside Wing to start their rehabilitation as they enter the recovery stage of […]

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8th January 2021
First Minister: “Stay Home To Save Lives” As Alert Level 4 Remains

First Minister Mark Drakeford has today said that everyone must "stay at home to save lives", while confirming the alert level four coronavirus restrictions in Wales will continue. The lockdown restrictions will be strengthened in some key areas to prevent the new, highly-infectious strain of the virus spreading from person to person in those shops […]

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7th January 2021
Welsh Water issue burst pipe warning for customers as winter takes hold

Welsh Water has warned its customers to take action to protect against frozen and burst pipes as researchers predict a cold snap bringing plunging temperatures and snow. New research from polling company YouGov found that nearly 40% of people didn't know how to lag outdoor pipes - which are most susceptible to freezing - and […]

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7th January 2021
Community Coffee & Cookies Business Owner In Need Of New Base

A local, speciality filter coffee and home-made cookie delivery service, Stol Coffee, is in desperate need of a new base in Penarth, so its owner, Peter, can continue focusing on his business and having a positive impact in the community. Peter, the Founder of Stol Coffee, has been bringing members of the community together in […]

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6th January 2021
937 Crimes reported to Police across the Vale of Glamorgan in November

A total of 937 Crimes were reported to South Wales Police during November 2020, according to the latest data submitted by local forces to Police.uk. Of those crimes reported: 282 were related Anti-social behaviour 271 were related to Violence and Sexual offences 84 were related to Criminal damage and arson 65 were related to Public […]

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6th January 2021
BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history

The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins. Reacting quickly to the news of UK […]

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6th January 2021
Caretaker's House at Gladstone Primary School to be disposed of by Vale Council

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's Cabinet is set to consider disposing the former Caretaker's House at Gladstone Primary School in Barry. A report being considered by Cabinet on Monday 11th January, seeks approval to formally declare the Caretaker's House at the school on Gladstone Road as a surplus asset and to sell the property via […]

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6th January 2021
Coronavirus Alert Level 4 Restrictions In Wales: A Guide

In recent days, it has been confirmed that the whole of England, and Scotland respectively, will join Wales in a form of national lockdown, with the aim to slow the worrying rise in Coronavirus cases and protect the population from the virus, and the NHS from reaching capacity. Through the recent changes in restrictions and […]

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6th January 2021
The RSPCA Issue Handy Tips To Keep Your Pets and Animals Warm This Winter

In recent days temperatures have plummeted across Wales, and the RSPCA has issued some handy tips to keep your furry friend warm, cosy and safe in the days and weeks to come. Weather warnings for snow and ice have been put in place for areas across the country and the RSPCA says that it is […]

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6th January 2021
Dinas Charity Continue To Offer Services While Clearing Flood Damage

The Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern group (DPVC) have posted an update on their social media, confirming to supporters that they remain committed to supporting the community while they continue to deal with the severe damage caused by the recent flooding. The group's base, Murchfield Community Centre, was one of the buildings in the village which […]

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5th January 2021
Councillor banned for 15 months after Facebook posts breached code of conduct

A former councillor has been disqualified for 15 months after his Facebook posts breached a code of conduct, amid claims of a “toxic culture”. Phil Baguley resigned from Sully and Lavernock community council last year, but has now been banned from standing for councillor again for almost a year and a half. The Adjudication Panel […]

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5th January 2021
JD Cymru Leagues Confirm Fixture Postponement

The JD Cymru leagues have confirmed today that all fixtures will be postponed until 22/01/21, with further news to follow after the Welsh Government update this Friday. Wales is currently in a nationwide lockdown which came into place just before Christmas, with a one-day lifting of restrictions for Christmas day itself. Advertisement: Following the announcement […]

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5th January 2021
Jane Hutt MS Supports Vale Residents Hit By Flooding

The Member of the Senedd for the Vale of Glamorgan, Jane Hutt MS, has been visiting and supporting members of the community in Dinas Powys and Sully who suffered the highest impact from the flooding just before Christmas. The whole of Vale was struck by severe flooding on the 23rd of December, after a sustained […]

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4th January 2021
Coronavirus: The latest Vale of Glamorgan figures

As the United Kingdom is advised to enter Tier 5 by the UK's Chief Medical Officers, we look into the latest coronavirus figures for the Vale of Glamorgan. On Monday, Public Health Wales announced that 1,898 Covid-19 cases had been reported in the latest 24 hour period, with 25 suspected Covid-19 deaths. Here in the […]

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4th January 2021
All schools and colleges in Wales to move to online learning until January 18

Schools and colleges across Wales will move to online learning until January 18th, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes as Ministers have faced mounting pressure from teaching unions who have openly criticised plans for schools to reopen in the New Year. A Welsh Government spokesperson said the change of plan is "the best way […]

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4th January 2021
CMOs recommend that the UK COVID-19 Alert Level move from Level 4 to Level 5

A joint statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers has recommended that the UK COVID-19 Alert Level move from Level 4 to Level 5. The joint statement said: “Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the four UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England Medical Director […]

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4th January 2021
Fourth block of student flats blaming Covid-19 for lack of students and empty rooms

A fourth block of students flats in Cardiff wants to lease some of its rooms to people who aren’t students due to  coronavirus. The owners of the West Wing, on Glossop Road in Adamsdown, now have permission until this September to use some of its rooms instead as professional serviced apartments. The recently built block […]

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4th January 2021
Vales Schools will not be in a position to open to all pupils this week

UPDATE: The Vale of Glamorgan Council has confirmed that schools in the County will not be in a position to open to all pupils this week. The announcement follows a meeting with all schools on Monday (4th January), with provisions set to be made for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. The Vale […]

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4th January 2021
Seven Central Vale GP surgeries launch new surgery app

Seven GP surgeries in Barry, Rhoose and Sully, who are part of the Central Vale Cluster are the first to embark on the rollout of an App allowing patients to engage with the surgery far more easily and efficiently. The App has been designed by patients and doctors providing a central resource at the touch […]

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4th January 2021
Second Covid-19 vaccine begins roll-out across Wales

The second Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled-out across Wales from today with at least 40,000 doses available within the first 2 weeks. Advertisement: Last week [Wednesday 30 December] the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorised the AstraZeneca vaccine as safe and effective following stringent clinical trials - just 3 weeks after the first […]

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1st January 2021
Police issue 430 FPNs for Covid-19 breaches in December

South Wales Police officers dealt with 240 reports of Covid-19 breaches and issued 43 FPNs on New Year’s Eve alone. As Wales remains at Alert Level 4 as we enter 2021, South Wales Police is encouraging the public to do the right thing to keep communities safe. With infection rates continuing to be extremely high […]

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1st January 2021
Council Leader issues warning to residents

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, issues a warning to residents as the County welcomes in 2021. "I'd like to begin this year’s New Year message ‘as usual’ by wishing all the Residents and Friends of the Vale of Glamorgan a Peaceful, Happy and Healthy New Year.  However, that is where the […]

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31st December 2020
Police in the Vale ask residents to only travel "if essential"

With the whole of Wales in alert level 4 lockdown, South Wales Police are continuing to step up patrols, with additional staff to monitor non-essential travel at resorts across the County. Despite recent reports, areas like Barry Island have seen far lower visitors number since level 4 lockdown was introduced - but Police are concerned […]

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31st December 2020
Vale Chief Inspector calls for the public to stick to Covid regulations this New Years Eve

The Chief Inspector of South Wales Police in the Vale of Glamorgan is urging residents to stick to Welsh Government set Covid regulations on New Years Eve and during the days and weeks to come. Speaking to Bro Radio ahead of New Years Eve, Chief Inspector Tony Williams asked residents to "use their common sense". […]

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30th December 2020
Five Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Five colleagues at the Welsh Ambulance Service have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Paramedics Nich Woolf and Sharon Thorpe have been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM), while Area Manager Chris Powell has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Meanwhile, Director of Operations Lee Brooks and […]

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30th December 2020
South Wales Police officers, staff and volunteers recognised with honours

South Wales Police officers, staff and volunteers have been recognised in the New Year honours list. The following have been honoured for their dedicated service to the communities of South Wales: Sergeant Tim Barrell – Queen’s Police Medal Detective Constable Richard Paskell – MBE Steve Jones, police staff – BEM Force chaplain Glynne James – […]

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30th December 2020
New Year honours list unveiled

The 2021 New Years honours list has been unveiled, with five individuals working or living in the Vale of Glamorgan being recognised. Professor Anthony Keith Campbell, who lives in Penarth has received Order of the Bath. Professor Campbell is a Honorary Research Professor at Cardiff Universities School of Pharmacy and has been recognised for his […]

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30th December 2020
Charity Group Begin Clean-up Operation In Floodstricken Community Centre

The Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern group has taken to social media to share pictures of the progress made on the clean-up operation at their Murchfield Community Centre base. Dinas Powys was one of the areas in the Vale hit particularly hard by the recent bout of flooding after a period of intense rainfall just days […]

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30th December 2020
Llantwit Major Coastguard Respond To Ogmore Incident

Llantwit Major Coastguard responded to an incident at Ogmore-By-Sea today, assisting a man who had collapsed at Hardies Bay. The Coastguard took to their social media pages to share the news of the call-out with locals. In their post, Llantwit Major Coastguard said: "Team paged to a medical evacuation for a collapsed gentleman at Hardies […]

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30th December 2020
Public Health Wales Release Vaccination Priority List

Public Health Wales has released a nine-tier priority list for Covid-19 vaccination here in Wales. In a post online, the NHS body explained that those most at risk of suffering serious complications from the virus will be first in line to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The full priority list is as follows: Residents and staff […]

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30th December 2020
South Wales police utilise powers to conduct random vehicle checks

South Wales Police say their officers are utilising additional powers to conduct random vehicle checks to ensure road users are only making essential journeys. Under Welsh Government Alert Level Four in Wales, the requirement is now to stay at home along-with not travelling without a reasonable excuse. In the past week alone, the police force […]

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30th December 2020
Police continue patrols on Barry Island

South Wales Police officers are continuing patrols on Barry Island over the days to come. It follows the temporary closure of Car Parks on the resort this morning by South Wales Police and Vale of Glamorgan Council. A spokesperson for the Vale of Glamorgan Council said: “The car parks at Barry Island were closed temporarily […]

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28th December 2020
Vale Boy, 5, Who Dreamed Of YouTube Stardom This Christmas Hits Over 100 Subscribers

A young boy from the Vale, Albert Closier-Hawkins, 5, had a unique wish this Christmas. Unlike many of his age, the YouTube mad tot didn't yearn for the latest in toys and games (other than Nerf guns) and what he really wanted was to be famous on the video-sharing website. The precocious Albert, known on […]

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26th December 2020
Weather Warnings For The Vale Just Days After Flood Chaos

An Amber weather warning for wind and a Yellow warning for rain have been put in place for today and tomorrow by the Met Office, mere days after the Vale of Glamorgan was struck by severe flooding. The weather event, now officially named as Storm Bella, will hit the county this evening and tomorrow, with […]

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24th December 2020
Sully Residents Come Together For Flood Clean-Up Operation On Christmas Eve

Residents of Sully are calling for volunteers to assist them in a clean-up operation, as a bout of heavy rainfall hit the Vale village particularly hard, causing flooding on the roads and in homes. Much of the Vale suffered the adverse effects of the deluge yesterday, with roads across the county left impassable, including Lavernock […]

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23rd December 2020
Flash Flooding Hits The Vale

Areas across the Vale of Glamorgan have been struck by severe flooding today, as a sustained period of heavy rain hit the county. Poor weather conditions have plagued the Vale in the run-up to the festive season, but today's deluge saw much of the county affected, with roads and even homes falling victim to flooding. […]

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23rd December 2020
Fines issued and road checks conducted as South Wales Police continues to enforce Alert Level 4 Covid restrictions

With Christmas just days away, South Wales Police is urging its communities to continue doing the right thing by complying with Welsh Government rules to enjoy Covid-safe festivities. With the whole of Wales now placed under Alert Level 4 restrictions and infections rising, our officers will continue to target those blatantly and persistently breaches of […]

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23rd December 2020
21 local authorities and organisations issue joint statement

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside 21 local authorities and organisation have issued a joint statement, asking residents to think carefully about what you "should do" rather than what you "can do" this Christmas. It comes as Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider in Wales than at any other point in the pandemic, with public […]

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23rd December 2020
Kitten shot by air rifle in Barry ‘lucky to be alive’ just days before Christmas

An RSPCA appeal has been launched after a kitten was shot with an air rifle in Barry. The pellet shot poor eight-month-old Cosmo in the side - on 15 December - just days away from Christmas. The attack would have taken place in the Pencoedtre Road area of the town.  Cosmo was taken to a […]

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23rd December 2020
Dinas Powys Baptist Church Announces Nativity Woodland Trail

Dinas Powys Baptist Church has taken to social media to announce their new Nativity Woodland Trail. The trail, designed for families to follow during the Christmas school holidays, sees participants following stars, emulating the three wise men, while scanning QR codes to gain clues and find the next leg of their journey. Starting at the […]

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23rd December 2020
Barry Mum Gets Children's Christmas Book Published

A mum from Barry has had her children's Christmas book published in eBook form, ready for this festive period. Junai Jones, a Breakfast Club Supervisor and Part-time Store Assistant from Barry has never written for children before but was inspired by her kids' love of bugs and Christmas to begin crafting a story. Work only […]

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22nd December 2020
New advice to those who were previously shielding

The advice to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, previously ‘shielding’ has changed from today. The advice to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, previously ‘shielding’ has changed from today to advise those within this group that they should no longer attend work or school outside the home. This is particularly the case for those […]

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22nd December 2020
Army deployed to assist Welsh Ambulance Service

Welsh Ambulance announces nearly 100 Soldiers, including 9 personnel from the Royal Logistics corps will be deployed to assist the Welsh Ambulance Sevice from tomorrow. To help contend with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Ambulance Service has re-enlisted the support of the military. From tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd December) more than 90 […]

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22nd December 2020
Community Group Set Up For Covid Christmas Gains Thousands Of Members In 48 Hours

A Facebook group designed to help families struggling with gifts and set up in the wake of yesterday's Coronavirus announcements has gained over 2,000 members in a mere 48 hours. The group, "Vale Of Glamorgan Christmas community helping hand", was set up by Rachel Baron Cahill in response to the announcements made by the Welsh […]

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21st December 2020
Independent businesses offer delivery and click and collect get the County ready for Christmas

Independent businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan have had to switch their business models overnight, in order to get the County ready for Christmas. Following the announcement by the First Minister of a Wales-wide lockdown from Sunday - local businesses have begun offering local delivery and click and collect to their customers, during what would […]

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21st December 2020
JD Cymru and Orchard Welsh Premier Women's league games postponed

The FAW has communicated a decision of the National Sport Group to rescind the elite status designated to the JD Cymru Leagues and Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League. The decision follows the announcement on 19 December from the First Minister, placing Wales into Alert Level 4 of the Welsh Government Control Plan in relation to […]

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21st December 2020
Cymru to face Mexico in Cardiff in March

The Men’s National Team will face Mexico in their first home game of 2021 in an international friendly at Cardiff City Stadium which will kick off at 8pm on Saturday, 27 March. Cymru will return to action in the spring, kicking off with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign. The match against Mexico will […]

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21st December 2020
5 magical ways to make sure Santa visits your home this Christmas

Special Santa Stop Here packages have landed on the doorsteps of families living in Barratt and David Wilson homes in South Wales this month — each one created by the housebuilder to help children who have recently moved home show Santa exactly where to find them. Those on the ‘nice’ list have been gifted with […]

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21st December 2020
Vale Senedd Member writes open letter to residents following Wales wide lockdown

Jane Hutt, Vale of Glamorgan Member of the Senedd has penned an open letter to residents, in which she explained the reasons behind the Welsh Government decision to bring forward a nation wide lockdown. In the letter, released on her website the MS Said: I would like to thank everyone for their care and concern […]

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21st December 2020
Conservatives select Matt Smith as Vale of Glamorgan candidate

The Welsh Conservatives have selected their candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan in next year’s Senedd elections. Matt Smith, said "I am delighted to have been chosen, and will start campaigning straight away for a better deal for Vale residents and an end to failing Welsh Government policies. "As a solicitor I will put my valuable […]

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21st December 2020
Plaid Cymru select Richard Grigg as Vale of Glamorgan candidate

Dinas Powys Councillor Richard Grigg has been selected by local members as the Plaid Cymru candidate for next May’s Senedd elections.  Richard and his family have lived in Dinas Powys for fourteen years, and was first elected as a councillor for the Murch in 2008. He is the current chair of Dinas Powys Council.  He […]

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20th December 2020
Waste & Recycling Christmas 2020: A Guide

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has released information on changes to waste and recycling over the Christmas period here in the county. Within the information released on their website, the Council has confirmed that, once again, there will be a temporary lift on the regular black bag restrictions over the period, from Sunday 27th December […]

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19th December 2020
Bro Radio's Community Awards 2020: Meet The Winners

The Bro Radio Community Awards 2020 took place yesterday evening (Friday 18th December) in an online ceremony broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. The second annual iteration of the awards ceremony celebrated those individuals, groups, businesses and events who excelled in showing real community spirit in 2019. Originally scheduled to take place in March of this […]

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19th December 2020
Post-Christmas Coronavirus Restrictions Brought Forward

New restrictions will come into effect from midnight tonight, instead of during the Christmas period. This will mean non-essential retail, close-contact services, gyms and leisure centres and hospitality will close at the end of trading today. In a statement released on Saturday, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said: "Today, I met the First Ministers of […]

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18th December 2020
Health Board partners and Council leader send open letter to residents

The leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Health Board partners have issues a coronavirus alert following a significant rise in coronavirus cases in the County. The letter issued on Friday (18th) says: Dear Resident, The increasing numbers of Covid-19 case numbers across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Health Board area could not […]

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18th December 2020
Openreach to create more than 100 new Welsh jobs alongside electric vehicle upgrade

Openreach today bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating at least 108 new Welsh-based engineering jobs to be filled during 2021, alongside more roles in its supply chain. The new roles, in places like Denbighshire, Ceredigion, Monmouthshire and Vale of Glamorgan will enable the company to continue improving service levels across its existing networks, while […]

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18th December 2020
Fatal A48 RTC – Appeal for witnesses

South Wales Police is investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at around 5.15pm on Thursday 17th December on the A48 near Laleston, Bridgend near its junction with Wells Street. A 61 year-old male cyclist from St Brides Major was in collision with a blue Volvo S40 and died at the scene. Advertisement: A […]

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18th December 2020
Arts in isolation digital open arts exhibition launches

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central Gallery, Arts Development Service and Art Central Friends recently launched the online exhibition, a collection of work created during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally a community initiative, both local artists and artists from around the world took part, submitting over 100 entries in total. It showcases a variety of […]

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17th December 2020
Tenants move into award-winning Goodsheds homes in Barry

Twenty-one months after planning permission was received from the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Newydd Housing Association tenants are moving into Junction House on Hood Road in Barry, south Wales. The 24 social rented and 18 market rented one and two bedroom flats built by Jehu Group, and part of the Goodsheds regeneration project, also recently […]

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17th December 2020
Council leader responds to Climate Emergency

Councillor Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has penned an open letter to residents, responding to the Climate Emergency facing the County. In the letter, he said: Dear Resident, I felt it was important to contact you to inform you about what the Council has been doing in relation to the Climate […]

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17th December 2020
Joanna Page Fronts 2021 Community Heroes Campaign

Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page is set to front a 2021 campaign searching for the Country's unsung heroes ahead of the 22nd annual census. Next year marks the 22nd census since 1801 and for the first time, it is set to be conducted primarily online. To mark the 2021 Census in England and Wales, […]

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17th December 2020
Local Business Seizes Opportunity In Challenging Times & Wins Welsh Enterprise Award

Composite Doors Cardiff, a local business specialising in secure windows and doors, has managed to find positives in a challenging year, securing a new premises and adding another award to their mantelpiece, this time a Welsh Enterprise Award. 2020 has not been without its challenges for Composite Doors Cardiff though, with the company having to […]

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17th December 2020
Vale Resident Traverses Height Of Penarth For 24 Hours In Fundraiser

Nia Thomson, a resident of the Vale, has completed a 24-hour challenge to walk the "height of Penarth" as many times as possible in an effort to raise funds for a new trike for Leon Thompson, a child with Cerebral Palsy. Leon is the child of firm friends of Nia's, Kasia and Charlie Thompson, and […]

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16th December 2020
Wales will move to alert level four after Christmas

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced that Wales “must move” to alert level four after Christmas. Speaking at the latest coronavirus briefing today, he announced that: All non-essential retail, including close contact services and all leisure and fitness centres will close at the end of trading on Christmas Eve. All hospitality premises will close […]

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16th December 2020
Wales’ first plasmapheresis donor backs call for more donors in Wales to step forward

The first donor in Wales to donate plasma through the Welsh Blood Service’s new ‘plasmapheresis’ process is calling on other males who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating their plasma to support medical trials. Clinical trials are currently underway to explore if the antibody-rich plasma of recovered Covid-19 patients could be used in the […]

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15th December 2020
Osmond Drake Opticians Win Annual Christmas Tree Competition

The annual ‘Penarth in Bloom’ Best Decorated Christmas Tree competition has been awarded to Osmond Drake Optitians. The winner’s certificate and Christmas wreath were gifted by Town Mayor and competition Judge, Cllr Mark Wilson who loved the hand crocheted ‘Partridge in a Pear Tree – Tree’ and a “’ French Hens Tree’ to match this year’s […]

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15th December 2020
Residents light up the town for Penarth’s Window Wanderland

This weekend Penarth families experienced some Christmas magic as part of Wales’ first Window Wanderland event. Throughout November and December Penarth Town Council have encouraged residents and businesses to register as window-makers to create their own displays for an illuminated trail on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of Dec. 100 window makers were registered […]

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15th December 2020
Welsh business rates frozen for 2021-22

Business rates in Wales will not be subject to an inflationary increase in 2021-22, but the Welsh Conservatives say they freeze ‘doesn’t go far enough’ The Welsh Government said that freezing the multiplier next year will help support around 54,000 ratepayers across Wales, who are not already receiving 100% rates relief. This takes the total […]

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18th January 2021
Bro Radio's Local Artist Of The Week: Barney Barnett

Each week, Bro Radio showcases a different artist from South Wales by placing them on the station's main playlist. This week's pick is Llantwit Major's own, Barney Barnett. Barney's track, "No Favours" is a strutting Britpop throwback with all the swagger of the nineties' finest and a sprinkling of saxophone for good measure. With a […]

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