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16th September 2021
Paddleboarder rescued off Newton Bay

A paddleboarder was taken to hospital after he got into trouble off Newton Bay.

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16th September 2021
COVID-19 booster vaccine roll out begins in Wales

Frontline NHS staff working in North Wales have become the first people in Wales to receive their Covid-19 booster vaccines, as the programme started in Wales today. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board began to offer its staff the booster vaccine just days after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued its final advice […]

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16th September 2021
Vale Council says plans are being drawn up to keep school bus services running

Councils across South Wales are facing difficulties in providing sufficient school transport, including in the Vale of Glamorgan, as drivers and staff are unable to work due to Covid self-isolations. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is one of the Welsh Councils facing problems, with a spokesperson saying "plans are being drawn up to keep school […]

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16th September 2021
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board provide Vaccine Booster Update

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has provided an update on its Covid-19 booster vaccination programme, confirming it will begin on Monday. Teams will start delivering the booster vaccination to care homes from 20th September through its mobile vaccination team. The Health Board say it will also be contacting frontline staff to receive their booster […]

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15th September 2021
Rising pressure on domiciliary care in Vale of Glamorgan is a ‘cause for concern’

Rising pressure on domiciliary care in the Vale of Glamorgan is a “cause for concern” according to council bosses. The number of people receiving care at home in the Vale has risen by more than 20 per cent over the past two years. About six times as many people are currently being processed or waiting […]

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15th September 2021
‘We are committed to improving community access to defibrillators to boost cardiac arrest survival rates,' vows Health Minister

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced an additional £500k to improve community access to defibrillators and boost out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates. The money will go towards enabling the likes of community buildings and sports grounds to access a defibrillator. A patient’s chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest decreases by […]

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15th September 2021
Velindre: leaked letter warns hospital plans could harm research

A leaked letter from a top cancer expert has warned plans to build a new cancer hospital in Cardiff could harm research.

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15th September 2021
Vale Horse riders ask drivers to pass wide and slow

A group of Horse riders in the Vale of Glamorgan are asking drivers to slow down and pass wide, as part of a national event taking place on Sunday. Over 150 rides across the UK will ride out at 10am on Sunday 19th September, including in Dinas Powys. Starting at Dinas Powys Common, a group […]

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14th September 2021
Bute Park murder: fresh CCTV appeal for potential witness

Police have made a fresh CCTV appeal for a potential witness following the murder of Dr Gary Jenkins.

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14th September 2021
Campaigners celebrate quashing of plans to build business park on family farm

Campaigners are celebrating the reversal of a decision to approve plans to build a business park on a family farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. Planning permission was granted for the business park on Model Farm, east of Cardiff Airport, in July. But Vale of Glamorgan council has now quashed that decision. Legal issues have […]

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14th September 2021
Welsh Gov and Plaid Cymru hold constructive discussions on 'co-operation agreement'

The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have said they are in talks to create a possible co-operation agreement. In a joint statement released on Tuesday Labour Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have confirmed constructive initial discussions have taken place to explore ways of "building a more equal, just and democratic nation for all". They state […]

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14th September 2021
Jabs for 12-15 years olds and boosters for over-50s given go-ahead in Wales

Jabs for 12 - 15 year olds and boosters for the over-50s have been given the go-ahead in Wales. Everyone over the age of 50 will be offered a third dose, alongside all frontline health and social care staff and all those with underlying health conditions. Both programme will start next week, with boosters given […]

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14th September 2021
Bro Radio announces Llantwit Major studio open day

Bro Radio, the local radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan has announced two open-days for its studios within CF61 in Llantwit Major. The studios were completed in November 2020 thanks to funding from the National Lottery Fund and Vale of Glamorgan Stronger Communities Fund, but due to coronavirus restrictions members of the community have […]

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14th September 2021
Assessment day for Penarth lifeboat trainees

Lifeboat crew trainees from Penarth took part in a successful assessment day on the water.

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14th September 2021
MP Renews Call for St Athan Station

Local MP Alun Cairns has renewed his calls for a St Athan train station following the news that a feasibility study for the prospective station has been commissioned. St Athan has been without a station since 1964 and has since seen a considerable rise in demand for it to return to the area in recent […]

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14th September 2021
Council to support launch of Golden Pass pilot scheme

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be working in partnership with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Sport Wales and other third sector organisations to deliver The Golden Pass activity scheme. The scheme aims to provide physical activity and sporting opportunities for Barry residents who are aged 60 plus. 400 passes will be distributed to […]

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14th September 2021
£48m Covid recovery fund to support social care in Wales

The majority of the funding – £40m – has been allocated to local authorities and will be used to help the social care sector meet the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic.

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13th September 2021
Wales’ Olympians and Paralympians celebrated at Senedd

Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated this evening (13 September) during a special homecoming event at the Senedd to honour their success. Olympic medallists Lauren Williams and Calum Jarvis were joined by Team GB Hockey team members Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson, Paralympic Gold winner Aled Sion Davies, and Bronze medallist Olivia Breem and […]

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13th September 2021
Vale Council consents to the quashing of Model Farm development planning permission

Vale of Glamorgan Council has quashed planning permission for a business park at Model Farm, after it accepted Viability Information was not included within the Officers’ Report as it should have been. The decision, taken two months ago, is now the subject of a judicial review. It will be considered by a court and could […]

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13th September 2021
Six charged after £1 million cannabis raids

Six men have been charged after a string of cannabis factories were shut down across South Wales.

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13th September 2021
Village school to be renamed following controversial move

Councillors have voted to rename a primary school when it moves from Llancarfan to Rhoose in the New Year.

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13th September 2021
Cecil's Giant Vegetables competition for DPVC

A well-known local gardener will display his pumpkins and giant vegetables outside the Three Horsehoes Pub this Friday in aid of Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern. Cecil Townsend, is a highly successful competitor at Dinas Powys Village Show and Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show, with the event on 17th September supporting the work of Dinas Powys […]

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13th September 2021
Lottery winner's boyfriend admits attempted murder

A Barry man has admitted attempting to kill his girlfriend at their home.

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13th September 2021
14 year old from Penarth qualifies for national driving competition, in a bid to be named Britain's Best Young Driver

A 14 year old from St. Cyres pupil from Penarth has made the final of a national driving competition – despite not being old enough to hold a driving licence.  Cameron Redwood, 14, from Llandough, Penarth has been awarded a place in the final of the Young Driver Challenge 2021, having beaten off stiff competition from […]

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13th September 2021
Rugby legend Alun Wyn Jones OBE marks the official opening of Hensol Castle Distillery

A new craft spirit distillery, gin school, visitor experience and bottling plant, located in the cellars of a 17thcentury Grade I-listed castle in South Wales, opened its doors to visitors for the first time on 4 September. After a multi-million pound investment, Hensol Castle Distillery and Hensol Castle are set to become a flagship tourism […]

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13th September 2021
Handlebar Barista brings quality coffee to Barry railway station

Independent Welsh coffee company Handlebar Barista is now serving at Barry railway station following a refurbishment of the station’s buildings by Transport for Wales. As part of a TfW scheme to bring under-utilised or disused spaces at stations back into use for social and commercial purposes, one of the main buildings on platform 1 has […]

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13th September 2021
Mains water leak leave 4500 customers in Penarth area without water

Welsh Water have confirmed that a major mains water supply leak at Elizabeth Court in Cogan this morning, has lead to around 4,500 customers in the Penarth area being without water. In the latest update at 9:50am, Welsh Water confirmed that engineers on site, who are considering a supply diversion to restore limited supply later […]

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13th September 2021
Welsh Government and network operators to work together on plan as UK first for integrated energy grid for net zero.

The Welsh Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero requires rapid transformation of our energy system, to enable the decarbonisation of home heating, transport and industry. At the heart of this work are the networks responsible for connecting homes and buildings with electricity and gas. The Welsh Government is working […]

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12th September 2021
Porthcawl: man arrested after serious assault

A man has been arrested after a serious assault near a Porthcawl nightspot.

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12th September 2021
Wider choice of COVID tests to be available for international travellers

A wider choice of test providers will be available for people returning to Wales from overseas to book PCR tests from 21 September, Health Minister Eluned Morgan confirmed today. The change comes as new standards and spot checks are being introduced, which will help to address long-standing concerns and issues about the market for PCR […]

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11th September 2021
21st Century Schools Programme holds Human Library

The 21st Century Schools Programme is set to hold a special event, where members of the community can meet experts and learn about the roles and the construction industry. The programme is seeing over £135 invested in transforming education across the Vale of Glamorgan, with the event giving those interested in construction a chance to […]

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11th September 2021
Sustainable Fashion Week Tŷ Hafan Style

Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales, is working with hundreds of its staff, volunteers and regular shoppers across Wales to promote the multiple benefits of buying pre-loved clothing to mark Sustainable Fashion Week, which starts today. The charity, which provides care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Wales, has 19 charity shops stretching from Abergavenny to Aberystwyth and activities will […]

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11th September 2021
Barry Dock Lifeboat assists capsized dinghy

Barry Dock Lifeboat responded to a call to assist with a capsized dinghy this morning. The lifeboat had initially launched to scatter the ashes of former crew member Colin Davies but was tasked to the capsized dinghy on route. Barry yatcht club sea rowers were first on scene and managed to offer assistance. They managed […]

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11th September 2021
Over 100 Mark World Suicide Prevention Day With Sunrise Swim Event

Yesterday morning, at around 6am, over 100 people took to the shores of Penarth Seafront, with many attendees taking a sunrise swim to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. The event was run in collaboration by Dawnstalkers, a lifestyle social media movement that travels the coast of the country taking early morning dips, and the Jacob […]

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10th September 2021
Comeston Lakes parking: Nearly 150 drivers fined

According to new figures, drivers have been fined nearly 150 times since parking charges were brought in at Comeston Lakes.

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10th September 2021
Cardiff Bay Barrage to close to pedestrians for festival

Councillors have hit out at a decision to close the Cardiff Bay Barrage to walkers and cyclists during a music festival.

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10th September 2021
Stereophonic announced Second show at Cardiff Principality Stadium due to unprecedented demand

Due to phenomenal demand Stereophonics have added a second show at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and will now perform on Friday 17 December as well as on Saturday 18 December - tickets for these two special shows "We'll Keep A Welcome" are now on sale via https://myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics.  Their 2021 show will be a special end-of-year celebration not to be missed and […]

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9th September 2021
Appeal for missing teenager from Barry

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year-old girl from Barry.

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9th September 2021
Vale Council marks emergency services day

Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Jayne Norman, joined Police, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue personnel to show her support for Emergency Services Day. Cllr Norman spoke with those who attended an event at the Emergency Service Station in Llantwit Major, her local ward. Meanwhile, in another event in Barry, Deputy Council Leader Lis […]

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9th September 2021
Local Author launches new book full of parable and pints

Local Author Graham Loveluck-Edwards has announced the release of his new book “Historic Pubs of Wales” to follow up the regional best seller Legends and Folklore of Bridgend and the Vale which came out last year. “I was overwhelmed by the demand for my first book” said Graham. “Over 2,000 copies sold in the first […]

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9th September 2021
Cardiff and Vale Scouts launch Squirrels – a brand new programme for 4-5 year olds

Scouts in Cardiff and Vale are today launching a new programme, tailor-made for 4 and 5 year olds – Squirrels. Squirrels get to be active, explore nature and have fun learning outdoors with friends, like all other Scouts. To roll-out the programme UK-wide, grown-ups are being called on to volunteer to give young children a […]

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9th September 2021
Vale Septuagenarian To Brave The Shave For British Lung Foundation

A Vale resident, Mrs. Ro Newman, 74, will be shaving her head for charity on Tuesday 5th October, the second time she will have done so in the last twenty years. Mrs. Newman, of Barry, previously shaved her hair to show solidarity and support for a close friend who was going through treatment for cancer […]

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9th September 2021
Minister visits Cowbridge strawberry farm

The Rural Affairs Minister has praised the work of a soft fruit farm in Cowbridge.

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9th September 2021
On Your E-Bike: £1 million pilot scheme launches

A £1 million e-bike loan scheme has been rolled out in Barry.

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8th September 2021
Robert Farley murder trial date set

A Barry man accused of the murder of Robert Farley is due to go on trial in March.

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8th September 2021
CCTV appeal after alleged hate crime attack

Police have renewed their appeal over an alleged hate crime outside a Cardiff nightclub.

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8th September 2021
Boundary Commission for Wales opens eight-week consultation on constituency boundaries

The Boundary Commission for Wales has opened an eight-week consultation on how constituency boundaries could be changed, with plans to reduce the number of Welsh MPs. The Commission published its guide to the review in March, with the number of constituencies across Wales set to reduce from 40 to 32. In undertaking its work, the […]

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8th September 2021
Bro Radio soon to be clearer in Sully, Penarth, St Athan and Rhoose

Bro Radio, the local radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be even clearer in Sully, Penarth, St Athan and Rhoose, following the regulator awarding additional FM relays to serve the areas. In addition to a relay to serve Penarth on 106.1fm, which was awarded in 2020, OFCOM has awarded Bro Radio an […]

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8th September 2021
Small Grants available to support wildlife projects in the Vale

The Local Nature Partnership is offering community grants to support wildlife projects in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Vale's Local Nature Partnership are looking for project which will deliver upon its aims to maintain and enhance biodiversity and promote the resilience of ecosystems. The grants of up to £500 are available to purchase materials and […]

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8th September 2021
£3,122.50 raised for Mayor’s Charities at ‘Yano’ Golf Event

Over £3,000 has been raised for the Penarth mayors three charities following the 'Yano' charity gold day at Dinas Powys Golf Club last weekend. The annual event is held in memory of a "true legend" Ian James, better known as Yano who died in September 2012 after a short battle with cancer. A competitive day […]

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7th September 2021
Vale Council plans to build 53 affordable homes on Hayeswood Road in Barry

Planning permission has been granted for 53 new Council homes to be built on land at Hayeswood Road in Barry. The development will see the construction of one, two, three and four-bed properties on land that has been acquired by the Vale of Glamorgan Council from Welsh Government. This announcement follows further Council housing developments […]

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7th September 2021
Man in court accused of Robert Farley murder

A Barry man charged with the murder of Robert Farley has been remanded in custody.

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7th September 2021
Hare & Hounds Pub named best in Wales

The Hare & Hounds in Aberthin has been unveiled as best pub in Wales at the National Pub & Bar Awards. The pub was named as the local winner for South Glamorgan back in July, taking the winning spot in the country at last nights final at 30 Euston Square in London. In a tweet, […]

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7th September 2021
Barry Athletic Tennis Club set to host special family fun day this weekend

An autumn of tennis for all ages and abilities is on offer at Barry Athletic Tennis Club with the club hosting a special family open day on Saturday September 11th offering free tennis coaching suitable for those wanting to either give tennis a go or start playing again, through to regular players. The club wants […]

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7th September 2021
Residents’ calls for Colwinston road rethink

Residents and Councillors are calling for a rethink of a proposed new road layout in Colwinston. Following the construction of the new St David’s Church in Wales Primary School, the Vale of Glamorgan Council are intent on building a footpath on the western side of the highway.   Colwinston Community Council, alongside several local residents, […]

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7th September 2021
Met Office issue yellow weather warning of thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of thunderstorms for the Vale of Glamorgan on Wednesday. It comes as an area of showers will move northwards across southwest England and south Wales on Wednesday. Whilst many areas will see little rainfall there is the chance of some heavy and thundery downpours developing, particularly […]

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7th September 2021
Nominations Announced for the 30th British Academy Cymru Awards

The BAFTA ceremony celebrating the very best in film and television from Wales has revealed its nominations. The top nominated programmes are: Gangs of London leads with eight nominations The Pembrokeshire Murders receives seven nominations His Dark Materials receives five nominations TV presenter Alex Jones to return as host for the digital ceremony on Sunday […]

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7th September 2021
Man Charged with murder of Robert Farley

A man is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today charged with the murder of Robert Farley, aged 61, from Barry. Mr Farley was found in his home on West Walk, Barry at around 1am on Friday, September 3. Lee John Whitlock, 53, from Barry, has been charged with his murder and is remanded […]

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7th September 2021
Busy Day For Barry Dock RNLI As Temperatures In The Vale Soar

As a mini-heatwave hit the Vale and temperatures soared, it was a busy day for the Barry Dock RNLI crew yesterday, with the team responding to three different call-out requests around the coastline of the Vale of Glamorgan. The team's work began just after 10am, as they were called to attend an incident at Whitmore […]

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6th September 2021
Plans submitted for Llanmaes flood defence scheme

Council chiefs have lodged plans for a £2 million flood defence scheme in Llanmaes.

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6th September 2021
Cardiff: five injured in alleged ammonia attack

Police say four youths and a 20 year-old man were injured in an alleged ammonia attack on Cardiff's City Road.

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6th September 2021
Sully Island: eight rescued from tide cut off

Eight people were rescued after they were cut off by the tide on Sully Island.

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6th September 2021
Twenty-five flats proposed above recently closed Holton Road shops

Plans for 25 flats above and to the rear of recently closed shops on Holton Road have been submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.  The plans for the upstairs and rear at 81-85 Holton Road, between Newlands Street and Richard Street, had been published before the recent closure of the HSBC bank and Game […]

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6th September 2021
Stereophonics announce special Christmas show with Tom Jones at Cardiff Principality Stadium

Stereophonics have announced a return to Wales for a very special show "We'll Keep A Welcome" at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday 18th December 2021 and joined by very special guests, Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen. Tickets go on sale on Friday 10 September at 9am via https://myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics Their 2021 show will be a […]

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6th September 2021
Barry Town Bonanza To Celebrate Chesterfield's Managerial Milestone

This coming Saturday, as Barry Town United play Connah's Quay Nomads, the club will be putting on a show with live music, a bouncy castle, and more to celebrate Manager, Gavin Chesterfield, surpassing the record of the most fixtures in charge of the Town. Gavin Chesterfield took charge of his 490th game on Saturday with […]

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6th September 2021
Vale Council Wants Your Thoughts To Shape Llantwit Play Area Upgrade

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a questionnaire for residents of Llantwit Major to share their thoughts on how the Windmill Lane Play Area should be upgraded. The council has received S106 funding to upgrade the Llantwit play area and is surveying locals on their opinions about the type of equipment they would like […]

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5th September 2021
Cardiff: five in hospital after City Road incident

Five people were taken to hospital after reports of an assault on City Road in Cardiff.

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4th September 2021
Barry murder: family tribute to 'quiet man'

Detectives have named a man found dead in the West Walk area of Barry.

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4th September 2021
More trains to Barry Island and Penarth

Rail services to Barry Island and Penarth will be increased later this month.

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3rd September 2021
Barry woman admits helping partner intimidate shooting victim

A woman has been given a suspended sentence for perverting the course of justice during an attempted murder trial.

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3rd September 2021
Murder inquiry: Detectives renew appeal

Police renew their appeal for witnesses after a man was found dead in Barry.

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3rd September 2021
Barry man jailed after threatening to kill mother

A Barry man who threatened to kill a mother has been jailed for 20 months.

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3rd September 2021
Nightclub assault treated as hate crime

Police are investigating hate crime allegations following an assault on a woman outside a Cardiff nightclub.

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3rd September 2021
Radio series features the powerful stories of veterans thrown out of the military before the ban on LGBT+ personnel

The powerful and often harrowing stories of veterans who were thrown out of the military because of their sexuality or gender identity, before the ban on LGBT+ personnel was lifted 21 years ago, are told in a series airing in September and October on more than 25 radio stations, including Bro Radio. The series ‘Fighting […]

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3rd September 2021
Police launch appeal following the sudden death of a man in Barry

South Wales Police has confirmed the sudden death of a man at a property on West Walk in Barry. Officers attended the property at around 1am today and are still in attendance whilst investigations are ongoing. The force has said it is treating the incident as murder. A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion […]

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2nd September 2021
Man in hospital after Barry flat fire

A man was taken to hospital after a flat fire in Barry.

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2nd September 2021
Decision delayed on building houses on Vale village green

A decision on whether to approve building houses on a village green in the Vale of Glamorgan has been delayed. Vale of Glamorgan council is applying for planning permission to build four houses and six flats on a village green in Bonvilston. The plans have caused local opposition from residents who say they use the […]

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2nd September 2021
Barry Biomass: politicians welcome shutdown order

Local politicians have welcomed the decision to order the Barry Biomass plant to shut down.

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2nd September 2021
Art Central Gallery hosts Summer of Fun Exhibition

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central Gallery will host a new exhibition showcasing the works created in the Summer of Fun activities program. The Summer of Fun activities program ran throughout the summer holiday, providing a range of free leisure, sporting and cultural activities for children and young people. The scheme was supported by […]

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2nd September 2021
The Vale's Blood Donation Sessions In September As July's Donations Help 21,000

The Welsh Blood Service is holding donation sessions throughout September in the Vale of Glamorgan and is urging people to come and donate so that they can continue their vital work saving lives in Wales. The service has over 800 appointments available in the Vale this month and is looking for new and existing donors […]

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2nd September 2021
The Royal Mint celebrates Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Friends on official UK coin

The Royal Mint, inspired by Disney, has today unveiled the next coin in their Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection. The latest collectable 50p coin features a group shot of the loveable characters, celebrating 95 years since the beloved bear first began his adventures.  Created by the Original Maker of UK coins, the commemorative design […]

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2nd September 2021
Demolition of Barry Leisure Centre's iconic Hydroslide begins

Contractors have begun the demolition of Barry Leisure Centre's iconic Hydroslide, ahead of the installation of a new outdoor workout area. The demolition was confirmed in a question put to the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture by a member of the public at a full Council meeting on 26th July. The question asked […]

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2nd September 2021
Ty Hafan Scout Group receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

As a new term approaches Ty Hafan Scout Group are off to a great start by being presented their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Morfudd Meredith, the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan under instruction from Her Majesty The Queen. The presentation took place at the Hospice in Sully surrounded by volunteers from the group and representatives from […]

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2nd September 2021
Vale Council Leader Asks Private Landlords To Come Forward For Afghan Refugees

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader, Councillor Neil Moore has, in an interview with Bro Radio's Vale This Week, asked private landlords in the county to come forward and contact the council should they have a suitable property to house refugees coming over from Afghanistan. The Council Leader spoke to The Vale This Week's Dan […]

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1st September 2021
Barry biomass burner threatened with closure after Vale council finds ‘discrepancies’

A biomass burner in Barry is facing enforcement action after “a number of discrepancies” were found with its plans. Vale of Glamorgan council could force developers to close down and demolish the site, under planning rules. The wood-burning power plant was built off Woodham Road, just south-east of Barry Docks train station, but has not […]

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1st September 2021
Cardiff stabbing: two released on bail

Two people arrested after a stabbing near Cardiff city centre have been released on bail.

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1st September 2021
Logan Mwangi inquest: more investigations needed

An inquest has heard a post-mortem on five year-old Logan Mwangi did not determine how he died.

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1st September 2021
UK friends, families and pets recognised in storm names

The UK public has chosen to recognise friends, families and pets in the latest storm names which have been announced today. The Met Office, along with partners Met Éireann and KNMI, have announced the storm names for use in the 2021/22 season, which runs from September 2021 through to the end of August 2022. As in previous years, the […]

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1st September 2021
Forest Whitaker stops off at Penarth Pier whilst enjoying break in Wales

Producer and actor Forest Whitaker took a break from filming Havoc, alongside Tom Hardy to enjoy some time in Wales, including a trip to Penarth's Esplanade and Victorian Pier. The 60-year old Oscar-winning producer shared the images on social media, which also include St Catherine's Island in Tenby and Tredegar House Lake in Newport saying […]

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1st September 2021
Cadw To Host Tours Of Historic Barry Cemetery

Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government, will be hosting "Open Doors" walk-and-talk tours of Barry's Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery on Sunday 5th September. The tours will inform attendees of the history of the cemetery and the stories of those buried within its confines. Additionally, participants will learn more about the history of Barry […]

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31st August 2021
Some Brains pub landlords asked to become self-employed after company takeover

Some landlords of 19 Brains pubs are being asked to become self-employed after a company takeover earlier this year. Marston’s took over Cardiff-based brewer SA Brain in February, including its pubs which will continue to operate under the Brains brand. Now the company is making changes to how some of the pubs are run. Instead […]

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31st August 2021
Cardiff Bay doctor suffered 'traumatic' brain injury in attack

An inquest has heard Dr Gary Jenkins suffered a traumatic brain injury after an alleged attack in Cardiff's Bute Park.

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31st August 2021
Two European Princesses To Begin Studies At UWC Atlantic College

It has been revealed that Princess Alexia of the Netherlands is set to study at UWC Atlantic College for the next two years in pursuit of her International Baccalaureate, joining fellow European royal, Princess Leonor de Borbob of Spain, whose attendance at the college was confirmed back in February. The 16-year-old Princess Alexia will become […]

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31st August 2021
Investment To Help Improve Air Quality In Schools, Colleges & Universities For New Term

The Welsh Government has announced a new investment in technology to improve air quality and quickly disinfect classrooms, lecture theatres and workshops as pupils make preparations to return to the classroom. Funding for more than 1,800 ozone disinfecting machines and over 30,000 CO2 sensors will be provided for schools, colleges and universities throughout Wales. £3.31m […]

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31st August 2021
Monthly Activity Group For Over 75s To Launch In Sully

A new, free monthly activity group for residents of the Vale over the age of 75, run by care provider, Home Instead, and charity, Re-Engage, is set to launch on Wednesday 8th September at Sully Sports Club. The first of the group sessions will begin at 11am on Wednesday 8th September and continue on a […]

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30th August 2021
Artist of the Week - Last Girl - Marlon Brando

Last week's Bro Radio Local Artist of the Week, we’re taking a trip down good old Britpop lane, with the cigarettes and swagger-esque tune “Marlon Brando” from Pontypridd-grown songstress, Last Girl. Picture a 2009 Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice cocktail clad in a bit more fur and sucking the smoke from a Marlborough gold through […]

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29th August 2021
Cardiff: two injured in city centre stabbing

Two men are being treated for stab wounds after an assault in Cardiff city centre.

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29th August 2021
Vale council will take ‘up to two families’ of refugees from Afghanistan

Up to two families of refugees from Afghanistan will be given a place to live by Vale of Glamorgan council. The refugees will be resettled as part of the government’s Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy. No families have arrived yet in the Vale of Glamorgan but the council is discussing with local landlords and hopes […]

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28th August 2021
Barry kids enter Tad-cu's world in new TV show

Two schoolchildren from Barry star in a brand new S4C series for young children.

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28th August 2021
Three arrested after Cardiff stabbing

Two men and a woman have been arrested following a stabbing in Cardiff.

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27th August 2021
Barry's 'Peaky Climbers' to tackle Three Peaks

Emergency service crews from Barry are preparing to tackle the Welsh Three Peaks challenge next month.

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27th August 2021
Vale Council apologises for inconvenience caused to Vale of Glamorgan Football League

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused to the Vale of Glamorgan Football League, by a broken boiler at Colcot Sports Centre, which was previously declared unsafe. Speaking on Bro Radio's Vale This Week, league chairman Mark Harvey called on the Council to make the "vital improvements" needed to allow the […]

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27th August 2021
Police launch appeal after 50-year-old man was hit by an object thrown from a moving vehicle

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan have launched an appeal after a 50-year-old man was hit by an object thrown from a moving Car on Rhoose Road, Rhoose. The incident occurred between 7:30 and 7:40pm on Thursday 26th August. Receive the latest news for the Vale of Glamorgan direct to your inbox As a result, […]

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27th August 2021
Rhoose: man injured by object thrown from car

A man has been seriously injured after he was hit by an object thrown from a moving car in Rhoose.

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27th August 2021
First Minister Confirms: No Changes To Covid Rules In Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed that there will be no significant changes to Covid rules in this 21-day regulations cycle and is urging people in Wales to get vaccinated and keep taking familiar steps to help address rising coronavirus cases. Wales moved to Alert Level Zero three weeks ago, removing legal restrictions on meeting […]

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26th August 2021
Barry man jailed for double assault

A Barry man has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to a double assault.

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26th August 2021
50 e-bikes help connect the scheme between Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Fifty electric bikes hit the streets of Cardiff this week, meaning riders will be able to cycle between Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan for the first time. The fleet of 50 OVO e-bikes and six electric stations launched on Thursday, when the public were able to see the OVO Bikes in action for the […]

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26th August 2021
Vale Council Developing Active Travel and Safe Routes For The Area

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is developing Active Travel and Safe Routes for residents of the county, helping people to feel safe when walking and cycling in their communities. Active Travel means walking or cycling for everyday journeys, such as traveling to work or school, rather than using a motorised vehicle or public transport. Travel […]

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26th August 2021
Final Boat removed from Barry Harbour

The final boat has been removed from Barry Harbour by contractors employed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Morning Dawn and Alisa, along with other boats had been left in the harbour for some time. with the Council stating they were left in a state of disrepair. The Council made a number of attempts to […]

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26th August 2021
Work set to begin on Mermaid Quay Revamp

Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) has announced that refurbishment work on Cardiff Bay’s Mermaid Quay, is due to restart on the week commencing 6 September. Planning for the public realm works was granted back in 2018 and the initial phases, including redecoration, new wall finishes and high level signage, completed in 2019. However, the […]

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26th August 2021
Big Beach Build sees sandy-licious sculptures on Whitmore Bay Beach

Families took to Barry Island for the first Big Beach Build earlier this week, with families unleashing their creativity with inventive builds and displays. Taking place on Monday 23rd August, the Big Beach Build was a low-impact, "leave no trace" event organised by Beach Academy Wales and was part of the Welsh Government funded Summer […]

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26th August 2021
Snowcat Cinema thrilled to welcome back customers after 552 days

Cinema goers have been welcomed back to Snowcat Cinema at Penarth Pavilion for the first time in 522 days, with screenings selling out in a matter of hours. Speaking to Bro Radio's Vale this week, Snowcat Cinemas Creative Director Ben Rive said it was amazing to welcome people back. "It seems like such a long […]

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26th August 2021
Vale MP hits out as social media abuse against Afghan refugees

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns has hit out as social media abuse against Afghan Refugees, stating he was shocked by the backlash by members of the public. His comments follow a meeting between himself, neighbourhood policing and local families concerned about relatives in the wake of the fall of Kabul. With over 18 Afghan […]

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26th August 2021
Vale Football League demands council make "Vital improvements" at Colcot Sports Centre

The Vale of Glamorgan Football league and almost 1,000 residents are calling on the Council to make vital improvements at Colcot Sports Centre in Barry. The league, which has a long-standing history in the county features 23 local clubs and says the centre is one of the most used sporting facilities in the county, with […]

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26th August 2021
New information boards installed at Knap Roman site

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has installed new information boards at a Knap monument consisting of the remains of a Roman rectangular courtyard building dating back to the 2nd or 3rd centuries AD. The site is located just above the entrance to the Knap Car Park and is of national importance for its potential to […]

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26th August 2021
Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction

Businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic will now be protected from eviction until 25 March, 2022, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced. As part of a package of interventions the Welsh Government is making to support businesses, the moratorium against forfeiture for the non-payment of rent will now be further extended. It was originally due […]

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26th August 2021
Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre secure funding from Welsh Water

Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre has received £500 funding from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Community Fund, as part of the not-for-profit company’s £50 million investment to create a new energy generating facility at its Cog Moors Wastewater Treatment Works. The community library in Dinas Powys has been managed and run by volunteers since 2016 […]

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25th August 2021
Elderly woman found dead in Penarth

Police are treating the death of an 88 year-old woman in Penarth as unexplained.

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25th August 2021
“Take the steps needed to keep learners safe and learning”

With schools, colleges and universities due to re-open following the summer holidays, parents, guardians and learners in Wales are being asked to take some steps to help keep Covid risk down and learners learning. Ahead of the start of the new school year, the Welsh Government is asking families and learners to continue to follow […]

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25th August 2021
Award-Winning Barry Restaurant Closes Its Doors

The much-loved Hang fire Southern Kitchen restaurant in Barry has taken to social media to announce their closure with immediate effect, citing the "state of hospitality recruitment and chronic staff shortages post-pandemic" as the reason. In a statement on Facebook, Sam and Shauna, the owners of the venue, stated: "The Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in […]

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