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28th September 2020
Final phase of gas upgrade work to begin in Barry

Wales & West Utilities is to start the final phase of essential gas upgrade works in the Barry Road area of Barry next week. Work on the final section of the 5 kilometre gas pipe upgrade project will begin on 5 October and is due to be completed on 2 November. The £650,000 work is […]

28th September 2020
Investment announced to help Vale Town Centres with Covid-19 recovery

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has agreed a package of investment to support the recovery of our town centres in Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major and Penarth, following a meeting on Monday (21st September 2020). The investment of over £400,000 will help deliver measures that facilitate trade and economic recovery; and, provide a safer and more […]

28th September 2020
St David's Church in Wales Primary School expansion gains planning approval

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has granted planning permission for a new school building to be constructed at St David’s Primary in Colwinston, increasing capacity from 140 to 210 places. Part of the Council’s 21st Century Schools programme, it should be completed by September 2021 and will involve a £4.185 million investment. That will come […]

28th September 2020
Penarth school using alpacas to help with students mental health and wellbeing

Action for Children's Headlands School in Penarth has introduced four alpacas to help student's mental health and wellbeing. The four Peruvian alpacas have been welcomed to the school grounds, with students involved in caring for the animals and developing their outdoor space. It's not the first animal at the school though - a King Charles […]

28th September 2020
1 in 10 Welsh drinkers report drinking less because of minimum pricing

Six months after minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol was introduced in Wales, one in ten drinkers say they have been drinking less as a result. That’s the message from a survey just published by the charity Alcohol Change UK. MUP came into force in Wales in March this year and set a baseline price […]

27th September 2020
Vale of Glamorgan lockdown: FAQs

Following a sharp increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Vale of Glamorgan Council area, new restrictions have been introduced to reduce the spread of the virus and protect public health for people living in the area. The restrictions come into force at 6pm on 28 September 2020 and will be kept under review. The […]

27th September 2020
Cardiff Airport To Remain Open Despite Local Lockdown

Cardiff Airport have released a statement confirming that they will remain open for use, despite the announcement of a local lockdown coming into place in the Vale of Glamorgan from tomorrow. The lockdown, announced earlier today, will mean that residents of the Vale will have a wave of new restrictions to comply with from 6pm […]

27th September 2020
Council Leader says "We have taken a decision today for early and preventative action"

Precautionary lockdown measures are to be introduced to the Vale of Glamorgan in an effort to curb a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases From 6pm on Monday 28 September the following additional restrictions will apply within the local authority area. Listen: Bro Radio speaks to Councillor Neil Moore People will not be able […]

27th September 2020
Thirteen new coronavirus cases in the Vale as local lockdown announced

The number of coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan has increased by 13, as a local lockdown is announced for the County from 6pm on Monday. Across Wales, the latest figures show coronavirus cases have increased by 362, according to Public Health Wales figures - taking the total number of cases to 22,945. The […]

27th September 2020
Vale of Glamorgan to enter local lockdown from 6pm tomorrow

The First Minister has announced that the Vale of Glamorgan, along with Neath Port Talbot and Torfaen will enter a local lockdown from 6pm tomorrow. The areas join Newport, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea, with more than 50% of the Welsh population now under local lockdown measures. The restrictions, […]

26th September 2020
Skytown Gateway Artwork Installed In Penarth's Dingle Park

Artwork has been installed on the gates of Penarth's Dingle Park after the Vale Council secured funding, through a Section 106 agreement with the developer of Penarth Heights, to provide and improve public open spaces and facilities in the vicinity of the development. Dingle Park, located just off Windsor Road, Penarth, had entrances and boundary […]

26th September 2020
Friends of Barry Beaches Cancel September Beach Clean Due To Coronavirus

The "Friends of Barry Beaches" group has taken to their Facebook page to inform their followers and supporters that they have decided to cancel their September beach clean due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The group had hoped to go ahead with this month's clean following a green light indication from "Keep Wales Tidy" at […]

26th September 2020
FM Radios distributed to vulnerable and isolated individuals in the County

Bro Radio has distributed more FM radios to vulnerable and isolated individuals across the County. The scheme, which has been funded by the Radio Hub has seen the station give out 20 radios, to provide companionship for isolated individuals. The station has provided radios to Llantwit Major Parkinson's Cafe and Island View Residential Home in […]

26th September 2020
Barry Hotel Puts Rooms Up For Monthly Rent

The Mount Rooms, Barry, has taken the decision to put two of its rooms up for rent online, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The one-bed rooms, which are, of course, usually hotel rooms, are being advertised on the website of online property company, Rightmove, by Cardiff based Estate agents, "CS Properties" and targeted at […]

25th September 2020
Vale Council leader urges immediate action as county placed under lockdown watch

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, has urged residents to take immediate action now to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the County. His comments come after the Welsh Government announcement that cases of the coronavirus in the Vale of Glamorgan will continue to be monitored over the weekend to […]

25th September 2020
CCTV Camera installed on Caerleon Road, Dinas Powys

A CCTV camera has been installed on Careleon Road, Dinas Powys in a hope to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. The Safer Vale Partnership shared the news on social media, following recent leaflet drops which notified residents about the installation of the camera. Advertisement: The camera has been welcomed by local residents, Councillors and […]

25th September 2020
Seven new coronavirus cases in the Vale as chance of local lockdown looms

The latest figures from Public Health Wales show 7 new coronavirus cases have been reported today in the Vale of Glamorgan, with the chance of a local lockdown still a possibility for the County. Across Wales, an additional 320 coronavirus cases have been reported today, taking the total number during the pandemic to 22,215. In […]

25th September 2020
Local coronavirus restrictions introduced to control outbreaks in South Wales

Coronavirus laws are being tightened across South Wales this weekend, including in the capital city, in response to a growing spread of cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. Local restrictions will come into force in Llanelli from 6pm on Saturday – the first time restrictions have been introduced on a more localised basis – […]

25th September 2020
GVS asks residents in getting Involved in Volunteering Again

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has recruited hundreds of volunteers to support COVID-19 Volunteering and now, a large percentage are recruiting organisations are taking on volunteers again for General Volunteering.  There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available in categories such as charity shops, outdoor, support, shopping, telephone befriending, social media/marketing, online sports chat groups and driving, […]

25th September 2020
Plea to rethink Cardiff’s indoor arena plan amid pandemic uncertainty

A plea has been made to rethink Cardiff’s multi-million pound plan to build a huge indoor arena amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. As coronavirus and social distancing could prevent concerts and conferences from taking place for a long time to come, councillors have questioned whether now is the right time to have another look […]

25th September 2020
Cardiff could see further coronavirus restrictions if cases rise ‘over the weekend'

People in Cardiff could soon be restricted from leaving the city if cases continue to rise over the weekend, the city’s council leader has warned. The city is on the verge of entering the Welsh Government’s “red zone” as the infection rate has shot up this week. The number of cases per 100,000 population now […]

25th September 2020
Shambles as first Vale full council virtual meeting suffers from ‘ludicrous’ feedback

Attempts to restore local democracy in the Vale of Glamorgan were left in shambles as the council’s first full virtual meeting suffered from “ludicrous” feedback. The Vale of Glamorgan council attempted to hold its first full council meeting via video-conferencing technology on Monday, September 21. But councillors complained that excessively loud feedback and echoes left […]

25th September 2020
Delays to Dinas Powys bypass as more details expected in November

Plans to build the long-awaited Dinas Powys bypass have been delayed once again as no funding can be found. Details of how transport could be improved in the village were due to be revealed in spring this year. But this has now been pushed back by the Vale of Glamorgan council until November, as finding […]

24th September 2020
Cardiff is facing a local lockdown

Cardiff is facing a local lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise "rapidly". The leader of Cardiff council, Huw Thomas, has warned a virtual meeting of the authority of restrictions on travel and households mixing. Over the past seven days, the area has seen 38.2 cases per 100,000 people. Mr Thomas said the city […]

24th September 2020
Plans to sell off the Kymin were ‘misunderstood’, claims Vale council

Plans to sell off a popular wedding venue and community centre have been “misunderstood”, as the Vale council leader insisted “most people don’t read things”. The Kymin, in Penarth, could soon be sold on a long lease as a restaurant or hotel, after the Vale of Glamorgan council deemed the Victorian house “surplus to requirements” […]

24th September 2020
Volunteer pickers wanted at Vale Vineyard

A vineyard based in the Vale of Glamorgan is looking for volunteer pickers, who'll be paid in coffee, lunch and wine sampling. Glyndwr Vineyard, which is based near Cowbridge shared the news on its its social media, offering people the opportunity to "Spend a day in the fresh air and meet like-minded people" on Monday […]

24th September 2020
78% complying with face coverings on trains

Transport for Wales statistics reveal that 78% of their rail customers are now complying and wearing face coverings on trains. However, following Welsh Government policy, customers must now wear face coverings in all enclosed spacing including in and on stations, platforms and in car parks.   TfW are also urging their customers to wear their face coverings properly and are providing extra instructional advice.  Those who are exempt from wearing […]

24th September 2020
Welsh Government lays out route to systemic and sustainable change for Wales

Today, the Welsh Government has published its detailed response to Professor Ogbonna’s BAME Covid-19 Advisory Socio-economic Sub-group report, which made more than 30 recommendations to address the socio-economic and environmental impacts experienced by BAME communities.  Top actions so far include: The BAME Covid-19 Welsh Workforce Risk Assessment Tool was rolled out initially to Health and […]

24th September 2020
The Goodwash Company win at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Goodwash Company have been recognised at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Launched in 2018 by ex Wales International Hockey and Touch Rugby Player Mandy Powell and former Wales Footballer Kelly Davies, the Goodwash Company helps its customers feel good whilst doing good by addressing some of the social issues within local communities. The pair […]

24th September 2020
NHS COVID-19 app launches across Wales and England

People across Wales and England are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help stop the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise The app launches today [Thursday 24] after positive trials and will be a useful tool when used alongside Wales’ successful manual contact tracing system. It […]

24th September 2020
Belle Vue Pavilion and Play Area To Receive Comprehensive Upgrade

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has confirmed that the Belle Vue Pavilion and Play Area will receive a significant upgrade and are looking for feedback regarding their draft plans for the area. The Council received Section 106 financial contributions for Community Facilities from nearby developments which they have allocated to the area and have applied […]

23rd September 2020
Vale Council leader says local lockdown will be a "distinct certainty if cases continue to rise"

The leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has told Bro Radio that a local lockdown in the county is a possibility, but will be a "certainty if cases continue to rise at their current rates." Speaking on Bro Radio's Vale this week on Wednesday, Councillor Neil Moore said that the latest available weekly figures […]

23rd September 2020
Additional COVID-19 Measures for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

A series of new measures are being introduced by Cardiff and Vale's Test, Trace and Protect Services (TTP) in a bid to stem the sudden increase in Covid-19 cases being seen across the two counties. As the rate of new cases in Cardiff today rose to 27.5 (per 100k over 7 days) and to 22.5 […]

23rd September 2020
Former Bro Radio presenter shares her story in the hope of helping others during Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Former Bro Radio presenter Kath Sweeney has shared her story in the hope of helping others, during Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide observance, supported by Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales. Kath Shared her story on Bro Radio's Geoff and Guests: September is thyroid cancer awareness month and for me […]

23rd September 2020
Popular Cardiff music venue to close again following new restrictions on opening hours

Clwb Ifor Bach, a popular Cardiff music venue has announced that it will close its doors again, following the Welsh Government announcement to enforce 10pm curfews. In a statement on social media on Tuesday evening the venue said "Following the new measures announced by the Welsh Government to enforce 10pm curfews on pubs and bars […]

22nd September 2020
Hospitality business in Wales to close at 10pm to tackle spread of coronavirus

Hospitality businesses in Wales will have to close at 10pm, as new measures are introduced in Wales to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced this evening. Hospitality businesses will have to provide table service only from Thursday and all off-licences, including supermarkets, will have to stop selling alcohol at 10pm. The […]

22nd September 2020
First Minister reveals Coronavirus figures in schools.

The total number of schools with confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Wales has been revealed.  Responding to a question from Labour MS John Griffiths in Plenary today, The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced the total figures since schools have returned.   Since September 1st,  140 students and 135 staff members across 275 schools in Wales have been affected by the virus.  The […]

22nd September 2020
Bro Radio to open new studios in Llantwit Major

Bro Radio, the community radio station serving the Vale of Glamorgan, continues its expansion in the County, opening new broadcasting studios within CF61 community venue in Llantwit Major. Bro Radio launched in the area on 100.2fm in May2020, and plans to launch on 106.1fm in Penarth and surrounding areas in the months to come. The […]

22nd September 2020
Rogue trader warning for Vale of Glamorgan

Residents are being urged to be alert to rogue traders who have been operating in parts of the Vale of Glamorgan. They have been targeting elderly residents, offering to complete basic gardening and house  maintenance  for inflated prices. Recent incidents in Sully, Barry and Llantwit Major include: A vigilant bank clerk contacted officers concerned when […]

22nd September 2020
Chief Constable Matt Jukes to take up Metropolitan Police role

South Wales Police Chief Constable Matt Juke is to take up a new role at the Metropolitan Police. The Chief Constable will leave the force in November 2020, when he will take up an appointment with the Metropolitan Police as Assistant Commissioner, initially responsible for the Met’s transformation programme. The Chief Constable said: - “I […]

22nd September 2020
Cardiff Devils confirm Jarrod Skalde as head coach

The Cardiff Devils have confirmed Jarrod Skalde as the new Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations. Skalde joins the Devils after spending the past two seasons in the American Hockey League behind the bench as an Assistant Coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the top affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to that, he […]

22nd September 2020
Domestic assistant from Barry among finalists for the first WeCare Wales award

Jackie Moon, a domestic assistant at Cartref Porthceri Residential Home for Older People in Barry has been chosen as one of the five finalists for the inaugural WeCare Wales award. Voting is now open to choose a winner. The award is part of the Accolades, awards that are organised by Social Care Wales that recognise, […]

22nd September 2020
First Minster attends UK-wide COBRA meeting to discuss actions in response to increase in Covid 19 tranmission

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford attended a UK-wide COBRA meeting today, chaired by the Prime minister to discuss a series of UK-wide actions in response to the increase in Covid19 transmission. The COBRA meeting was also attended by the First Ministers of Scotland and Northern Ireland and the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Advertisement: […]

22nd September 2020
Volunteer Beach Clean Raise £1,600 For Baby Reign While Cleaning Aberthaw Beach

The Volunteer Beach Clean group, headed by Trevor McGarrigle, managed to raise £1,600 for poorly tot, Reign, while cleaning Aberthaw's beach on September 19th. The voluntary group, who regularly convene on the beaches of the Vale of Glamorgan to pick up litter, met at 12:00 on the 19th to clean the beach, before heading to […]

21st September 2020
Vale Council Leader says this is "Last chance to prevent local lockdown"

In a statement released by the leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore has said that this is the "Last chance to prevent a local lockdown" The statement said: "The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Vale of Glamorgan is continuing to rise. The number of cases has doubled in […]

21st September 2020
Reports of anti-social behaviour more than doubled in the Vale during lockdown

Reports of anti-social behaviour more than doubled in the Vale during the coronavirus lockdown compared to the same time last year. Council bosses said the teams were “stretched” in responding to the sharp rise in complaints as residents staying at home were forced to put up with noisy neighbours. Between April and August, the Vale […]

21st September 2020
Cardiff and Vale College Aero student Kierran has won an Inspire! Award for turning his life around

A Cardiff and Vale College Aero student has won an Inspire! Award for turning his life around, following a horrific fall whilst serving in Kenya put his Army career on hold. His accident led to Kierran James suffering from seizures and he was medically discharged from the Army, which meaning he had to rethink his […]

21st September 2020
Cardiff’s Coal Exchange to reopen in October as noise concerns allayed

Cardiff’s Coal Exchange hotel is set to reopen in October as its manager addressed and allayed concerns over noise at night affecting neighbours. People living close to the Coal Exchange on Mount Stuart Square, Butetown, recently raised their concerns when the new company running the hotel applied for a licence to sell alcohol late at […]

21st September 2020
Local coronavirus restrictions imposed to control outbreaks in South Wales

Coronavirus laws are being tightened in four more Welsh authorities – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport – following a sharp rise in cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething today announced. The new measures will come into force at 6pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020, to protect people’s health and control the spread of the […]

21st September 2020
It’s time to #ChangeYourStory during Adult Learners’ Week

This years Adult Learners’ Week is on the 21st – 27th of September, and there are plenty of events you can take part in online. The Welsh Government, including its partners are running live masterclasses, courses and podcasts covering a range of areas. The online learning platform is also full of free courses and tutorials that […]

21st September 2020
Public Health Wales urges eligible people in Wales to have free flu vaccine

Public Health Wales is urging all eligible people in Wales to have their free flu vaccine as NHS Wales begins its largest ever national flu vaccine programme. Flu (also known as influenza) can be serious, particularly for those who are older or have a health condition and are more vulnerable to complications as a result […]

21st September 2020
Penarth RNLI airlifts injured yacht crew from yacht

Penarth RNLI airlifted two people from a yacht on Sunday, after one of the crew was injured. A lifeboat from Penarth RNLI was involved in the rescue which took place near Lavernock Point at about 11.30am on Sunday. A helicopter paramedic was winched down into the lifeboat and taken to the 32-foot vessel to give […]

21st September 2020
New recycling containers begin arriving at homes in Barry

New recycling containers have begun arriving at properties in Barry, ahead of changes to collections from the 19th October. As shared by Bro Radio in August, The Vale of Glamorgan Council are continuing their phased introduction of separated recycling across the County - which was initially delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes came […]

21st September 2020
Barry resident launches campaign to remember war heroes with memorial benches

A Barry resident and former Territorial Army Soldier has set up a fundraising campaign to replace three park benches situated on Gladstone Road in Barry. The benches sit adjacent to the Memorial Memorial Hall on top of the shelter in the "Blind Park" Gladstone Road and Rob with specifically designed memorial benches. Rob Curtis told Bro Radio "The town […]

21st September 2020
Tŷ Hafan High Street shop reopen follows devastating flood

Tŷ Hafan's High Street shop has reopened today after a devastating flood in June left it unable to reopen. Sharing the news on social media, the Sully based hospice said "Following the devastating flooding a few months ago, we're delighted to announce that our Barry High Street shop is opening its doors again to the […]

21st September 2020
Celebrity chef backs campaign to ‘Be Mighty, Recycle’ in bid to become recycling leader

A new campaign has been launched to get people in Wales to recycle more in a bid to be the world leader in recycling, with support from celebrity chef Matthew Pritchard. Launched during Recycling Week (21 – 27 September), the campaign fronted by chef, author and ultra-marathon runner Matthew Pritchard, asks everyone to ‘Be Mighty, Recycle’ by […]

21st September 2020
Cardiff and Vale College is one of the first colleges to work with the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence

Young people in the Capital Region are set to benefit from a radical new approach to delivering high-level skills following the induction of Cardiff and Vale College to the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence today (21st September). Launched by WorldSkills UK in partnership with education and skills charity NCFE, the Centre of Excellence will embed world-class […]

20th September 2020
Duke of Wellington Pub, Cowbridge, Closes Due To Confirmed Covid Case

The Duke of Wellington pub in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, took to social media to confirm that one of their team members has tested positive for Covid-19, and as such, they have decided to close the pub as a precautionary measure. The S.A Brain & Co establishment, based on High Street in the idyllic town, […]

20th September 2020
Best Selling Author to Virtually Visit Vale Libraries

Bestselling author, Lesley Pearse, will be virtually visiting the Vale of Glamorgan libraries as part of her virtual library tour. The British novelist, who has achieved more than 10 million global sales, will be holding a live session for Vale libraries on September 22, at 7pm. During the evening Pearse, famous for books, "Dead To […]

20th September 2020
Nursery and reception pupils at Oakfield School told to self isolate

Nursery and reception pupils at Oakfield Primary School will not return to school until 30th September as a precaution after a member of staff tested positive. The school confirmed the information on social media on Sunday morning, stating that following Public Health Wales advice Nursery and Reception at the school will remain closed until the […]

20th September 2020
Barry service held to mark Battle of Britain 80th anniversary

The Cenotaph in Barry held a service on Sunday (20th) to mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain. The event saw a significantly reduced attendance and social distancing in place, as a group of under 30 came together to commemorate the dramatic turning point in World War Two - which was fought entirely in […]

19th September 2020
Barry RTC shows the dangers of drink driving

An RTC which occurred during the early hours of Saturday morning has shown the dangers of drink driving. A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash which occurred during the early hours of Saturday morning. According to the South Wales Police Roads policing team on Twitter they were called to […]

18th September 2020
Four new coronavirus cases confirmed in the Vale of Glamorgan

Four new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Vale of Glamorgan, according to the latest figures released by Public Health Wales. Across the wider Cardiff and Vale Health Board area, 11 cases have been reported in Cardiff bring the Health Board total to 15. In the last 7 days 67 cases have been reported […]

18th September 2020
RNLI warn of high spring tides ahead of sunny weekend

The RNLI is issuing important safety advice, urging the public to check local tide times as many are expected to make the most of the warm weather this weekend. With sunny weather and unusual high spring tides forecast across the region, a pleasant coastal walk could easily turn into an emergency situation if people are […]

18th September 2020
Cardiff Bus announce timetable amendments to services 92, 93, 94 & 96

Cardiff Bus has announced timetable amendments to services in the Vale of Glamorgan from Monday 21st September, including adding an additional earlier journey on the 94 service. In an announcement on Friday (18th) Cardiff Bus said that the changes were following feedback from local customers. Service 92The 07:02 journey from Penarth to Cardiff City Centre […]

18th September 2020
Call for care homes to be given top priority amid “totally unacceptable testing shambles”

A social care leader has hit out over the “totally unacceptable” shambles around Covid-19 tests and called for Cardiff and Vale care homes to be given top priority. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, the lack of capacity and the delays in providing results were causing major problems for the sector, potentially […]

18th September 2020
The ReBUILD Project’s 'A Time For You' sessions are back

After a short break The ReBUILD Project is returning with a new focus on how to use creativity to promote wellbeing within ourselves. These new sessions will be hosted by two of the projects volunteers Gilli-ann and Nathan, who will guide participants through fun and simple activities that help you to tap into your creative […]

18th September 2020
St David Awards 2021: New award for pandemic heroes

First Minister Mark Drakeford is calling on the people of Wales to help find the country’s most extraordinary people, by nominating them for a St David Awards. Now in their eighth year, the national St David Awards celebrate Wales’ true heroes. This year, to reflect the work of so many people during the coronavirus pandemic, […]

18th September 2020
First live TV match for Orachrd Welsh Premier Women's League

Today (18 September) the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League (WPWL) has announced the fixtures for the upcoming 2020/21 season, with a first ever live TV match broadcast on the opening day. The derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City, last year’s champions, has been chosen for the first broadcast on the opening weekend of the […]

18th September 2020
Freshers Week: Behave sensibly, says ambulance service

The Welsh Ambulance Service is urging University students to behave responsibly this upcoming Freshers Week. Freshers Week is a week-long event for first-year University students in which they make friends and let their hair down before lectures begin. It has become a rite of passage for new students, but partying and alcohol consumption can lead to […]

17th September 2020
Year nine pupils at Whitmore High School asked to self isolate

39 year nine pupils at Whitmore High School has been asked to self isolate, after coming into contact with a confirmed case of covid-19. In an email sent to parents on Thursday the school headteacher said "Whitmore High School are sorry to have to inform you that a positive test of Covid-19 was reported to […]

17th September 2020
Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale help residents Planning for the Future

Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale are working in partnership with national organisation McClure Solicitors and asking members of the public: ‘Do you have a Will? The charity is inviting residents to join a free Live ‘Planning for the Future’ Talk from the comfort of your living room and get your Will written or reviewed. […]

17th September 2020
Video Consultations Help Speech and Language Therapists Get Back to School

With the new academic year underway, it isn’t just teachers and pupils who are having to get used to new ways of going to school. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Children’s Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team is changing how it provides services to schools across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan due to […]

17th September 2020
Residents in Sully and Penarth urged to be alert to rogue traders

Police are urging residents to be alert to rogue traders who have been operating in parts of Sully and Penarth. In a stagement Police confirmed that rogue traders have have been targeting elderly residents, offering to complete basic gardening work for inflated prices. Police were contacted this week by a vigilant bank clerk who became […]

17th September 2020
Tools with a mission looking for a new home in Penarth

Tools with a mission (TWAM), a local charity which collects, refurbishes and distributes them to developing countries is looking for a new home. The charity has already sent over 200 tonnes of tools which were sorted into trade kits and sent to countries largely to Sub Saharan Africa. In over ten years the charity has […]

17th September 2020
Work on social housing development nearing completion

Work on a £3.5 million project to increase the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s housing stock is nearing completion. Jehu Group have constructed 28 new purpose-built homes at Llys Llechwedd Jenner, formally known as Brecon court. The properties have been finished to an extremely high standard and will soon be available to social housing tenants, providing […]

17th September 2020
RNLI crew member passes final assessments despite call out

An RNLI crew member in Penarth has passed her final assessments, despite being called out when undertaking them. Heather Rowan-Robertson was undertaking her final assessments to pass out as a full crew member on Tuesday evening, when the team were called to assist a broken down fishing boat. A spokesperson for Penarth RNLI has said […]

17th September 2020
Teenager sentenced over Penarth firearm incident

A Cardiff Teenager who was in possession of a replica firearm and carried out a racially aggravated attack after report of gun shots in Penarth has been sentenced. The 16-year-old boy from the Welsh capital was arrested and charged following an incident on Redlands Road on August 13th, by South Wales Police. The teenager, who […]

17th September 2020
New date for Cardiff’s bus station as building work is delayed again

A new date has been set for Cardiff’s bus station as building work is delayed again, while towers have shot up on the building site. Builders are now due to finish construction of the Cardiff Interchange at the end of 2022. Two tall towers can now be seen on the building site, as the builders […]

17th September 2020
£14m funding package for Wales’ sport and leisure sector.

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas has today announced a funding package to support Wales’ sport and leisure sector.  The ‘Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund’ will support the sector with the ongoing challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and provide longer-term sustainability. The fund is intended to provide essential support to sports […]

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