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13th July 2020
Arrests Have Been Made Following Last Month's Disruptions At Ogmore

South Wales Police for Bridgend and The Vale of Glamorgan have taken to their social media to inform the public of progress made in relation to last month's disturbances at Ogmore-By-Sea. Footage taken by witnesses showing the shocking scale of the outbreaks of disorder and violence was seen across social media in the aftermath of […]

13th July 2020
New guidance to support September schools return

The Welsh Government has today published updated guidance to support schools prior to the return of all pupils in September. Last Thursday, the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, announced that all learners would be able to return to schools in the autumn.   The guidance will supports schools, local authorities and settings to implement full operations […]

13th July 2020
KLM to resume operations from Cardiff Airport in August

From 3rd August, KLM will resume operations between Cardiff Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport using an Embraer 175 aircraft, carrying 88 passengers. Throughout the summer period, passengers will have the opportunity to connect to over 100 European and intercontinental destinations via Amsterdam, offering worldwide connectivity to and from the Welsh capital.    Since the outbreak […]

13th July 2020
Hair Salons and Barbers reopen in Wales - but what will they look like?

Hair Salons and Barbers are set to reopen in Wales from today, but things will look very different compared to your last cut. In your local barbers or salon, there will be no drinks, coffee and even the magazines have been removed, with your stylist having to wear a visor. You'd normally be able to […]

13th July 2020
Vale Lad Shines In Front Of Judges in The Voice Kids

Ray-Tee, a young performer from the Vale, owned the stage and wowed the judges in an audition for The Voice Kids. The precocious talent, who has previously won "Search For a Star" with Bro Radio and Mack Events in 2019 and performed at the inaugural GlastonBARRY Juniors, got all four judges to turn their chairs […]

13th July 2020
Llantwit AFC Player and Friends Complete 2 Day Multiple Marathon Challenge

Johnathan Butler, a footballer for JD Cymru South Division's Llantwit Major AFC, was part of a group that completed a Navy Seal inspired challenge to run 4 miles every 4 hours for a total of 48 hours. The group, comprising of Jonathan, Scott Gray, Niki Puleio, Kyle Blackmore and Brigette Edwards, took on the unique […]

12th July 2020
Section 35 Dispersal Notice put in place following Mermaid Quay gathering

Following a gathering of a large number of people last night at the Oval Basin in Cardiff Bay, police in Cardiff have put in place a Section 35 Dispersal Order for the Mermaid Quay area in order to give officers additional powers to deal with people acting in an anti-social manner. Several disturbances broke out […]

11th July 2020
Wales ready to welcome visitors again says First Minister

The First Minister Mark Drakeford has today seen how tourism businesses are preparing to welcome back visitors to Wales as the sector prepares to open for the first time since the since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. He will visit The Hide in St Donats, in the Vale of Glamorgan, to see the measures […]

11th July 2020
Mack Events To Present Online GlastonBARRY 2019 Revisiting - July 25th/26th

Mack Events, the company behind the successful Vale festival, GlastonBARRY, have put together two nights of live music from last year's event to be broadcast on Facebook. The local events company had to take the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of the popular festival, originally scheduled for the 25th and 26th July 2020, […]

11th July 2020
RNLI Tasked With Medical Evacuation At Penarth Head

The evening of Friday 10th July proved to be a busy one for Penarth's RNLI crew as they responded to two separate incidents on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline. The team's first call came shortly after 8pm and sent them to Penarth Head, where a casualty with a leg injury needed treatment and medical evacuation […]

10th July 2020
How Barry's Kyoshukin Karate Club Have Dealt With Lockdown

Despite a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, one club is hitting back hard to keep all of its members as close as ever.  BKKC (Barry Kyokushin Karate Club), founded in 1978, didn’t initially expect to be spending one of their busiest planned years, training together, whilst remaining in their own homes. After moving […]

10th July 2020
Fontygary Caravan Park welcomes back guests - but on-site facilities remain closed

The Vale based Fontygary Caravan Park is one of many self-contained accommodation providers allowed to reopen from Saturday, with the first guests expected to return this weekend. But, due to the current lockdown restrictions, the shared facilities on site - including the swimming pool, leisure facilities, shared shower and toilet blocks, shared laundry and public […]

10th July 2020
Police Appeal For Information On Plants Stolen From Victoria Park

South Wales Police have taken to their social media accounts to appeal for information regarding the theft of 250 bedding plants from Victoria Park, Barry, at the end of May. The theft occurred at some point between 8:00pm on the 28th and 8:00am on the 29th May this year. CCTV from the park has been […]

10th July 2020
Vale Council writes to licensed businesses on Barry Island

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has written to businesses selling alcohol around Barry Island reminding them of their role in the continuing success of the family-focussed resort. With restrictions relating to the hospitality sector set to be relaxed from Monday, licensed premises will be allowed to sell alcohol for consumption in their own outdoor spaces. […]

10th July 2020
Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further to support tourism and leisure sectors in Wales

Hairdressers, barbers and most indoor tourist attractions will reopen on Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today as he set out further measures to lift Wales’ coronavirus restrictions. Following the latest 21-day review of the coronavirus regulations, the First Minister has set out a phased timetable to ease restrictions for large parts of Wales’ visitor, […]

9th July 2020
Five men arrested for drug offences following day of action by Police in Barry

Five men have been arrested, drugs and cash seized, and a cannabis factory shut down following a day of action by police in Barry targeting those who deal in drugs across the community. Following a series of intelligence led raids in the town on Wednesday (July 8th) aimed at tackling the supply of cannabis officers […]

9th July 2020
Vale council considers shedding office space in switch to home working

The Vale of Glamorgan council is considering shedding some of its office space as staff say they prefer working from home. During the coronavirus lockdown, many office workers have started working from home instead, including at the Vale council. As the lockdown eases, the question remains of whether to go back to normal. More than […]

9th July 2020
Pressure on Welsh Government to relax 2m rule and make face masks compulsory

The Welsh Government are facing pressure from opposition parties to make face masks compulsory and reduce the two metre social distancing rule to allow the hospitality sector to reopen indoors. In a published list of ten points put to the Welsh Government, the Welsh Conservatives want face masks to be made compulsory on public transport […]

9th July 2020
All pupils in Wales able to return to school in September

The Welsh Education Minister has confirmed that all pupils at all levels of education will be able to return to school in September - with only limited social distancing required. Schools will be allowed to return on the 1st of September, with full capacity, and with social distancing only required in contact groups. But Welsh […]

9th July 2020
Negotiations delay opening of new Barry school by a year

The opening of a new school building in Barry will be delayed by a year due to negotiations with developers “taking longer than expected”. The new building for the Ysgol Sant Baruc was due to open in September 2021, but its opening date has now been pushed back to September 2022. The school, currently on […]

9th July 2020
900 extra teaching staff in plan to “Recruit, recover and raise standards” in Welsh schools

The Welsh Government will provide an additional £29 million to schools to boost support for learners at crucial stages in their education from September. The equivalent of 600 extra teachers and 300 teaching assistants will be recruited throughout the next school year, targeting extra support at Years 11, 12 and 13, as well as disadvantaged […]

8th July 2020
Police appeal for information after Penllyn Village burglary

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan are appealing for information following a burglary in Penllyn Village in the Vale of Glamorgan. Police say the burglary took occurred sometime between 11.30pm on Sunday 5th July and 6.30am on Monday 6th July. A number of distinctive items were stolen from a house and shed and officers are […]

8th July 2020
Welsh siblings bring people together virtually during lockdown

A former charity worker and his sister have brought people together virtually during lockdown.   Tom Dyer, from Cardiff, went to stay with his sister Abigail in Pembrokeshire after he was made redundant in March.   Abigail, a project worker for Pembrokeshire County Council, was forced to work from home when the pandemic began. The pair decided to use their free time wisely and start a […]

8th July 2020
Interim CEO of Cardiff Airport is announced

Cardiff Airport has confirmed its CEO Deb Bowen Rees will be stepping down from 1 August 2020 and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Spencer Birns will step up as Interim CEO from the same date.  Deb has been CEO since February 2017, succeeding her role as Managing Director from September 2014 and has led the Airport through a period of transformational growth. Highlights over the past six […]

7th July 2020
Fonmon Castle reopens offering a 'Step Through Time'

Fonmon Castle will reopen to visitors today with a brand new historic attraction, after being closed since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor tourist attraction is one of many across Wales allowed to reopen this week, after the Welsh Government's 'five-mile rule' was relaxed on Monday. Fonmon Castle sits on a huge site […]

7th July 2020
Barry School helps feed local Community

A local charity has been feeding residents of Barry by opening a ‘Pay as you feel’ shop and delivery service.   Cadog’s Corner was set up in 2018 by parents and staff at Cadoxtan Primary School as a café at the back of Victoria Park Community Centre, after pupil’s took an interest to the world’s hunger and poverty issues and wanted to help their community.  The charity got in touch with supermarkets and FairShare who […]

7th July 2020
Carbon dioxide emissions still rising in the Vale of Glamorgan

Carbon dioxide emissions rose in the Vale of Glamorgan between 2017 and 2018, according to recently published government figures. The latest available data shows carbon emissions fell during the same time period in Cardiff and across Wales, but rose by 0.3 per cent in the Vale. Each year the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

7th July 2020
Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale continues to seek vital funding

Older people's charity, Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale, continues its long-standing commitment to supporting vulnerable and isolated older people living in our local communities amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. As the crisis continues to hit, the number of people requiring its support has risen immensely and additional requests for assistance continue to be received daily. […]

7th July 2020
Construction Forum aims to Build Back Better

A new construction forum to help Wales build back better from the coronavirus pandemic will meet for the first time today. The forum, chaired by Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters and attended by Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James, brings together leading figures from the public and private sectors across […]

7th July 2020
Extra funding to support children over the summer holidays in Wales

An extra £2.6m will be invested to support children across Wales during the summer holidays, the Welsh Government announced on Monday. The funding will help local authorities provide childcare and play provision over the summer and enable children aged five to 16 to take part in activities they may have missed out on while they […]

6th July 2020
Llantwit Major Milers Complete Round Wales Distance

The Llantwit Major Milers running group completed a challenge to run the distance of the Wales Coastal Path over the last few days. It took 81 members of the group 56 hours to complete the challenge, taking 143 runs and 56 hours to cover the 874-mile target. The Wales Coastal Path is a footpath that […]

6th July 2020
Ten-year extended jail term for man convicted of sexually assaulting a child

A man who admitted exposing himself to two young girls and possessing indecent images of children, has been jailed for 10 years after he was also convicted of sexually assaulting a child. Jamie Harris, from Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan, came to the attention of police in March 2019 after a seven-year-old girl, […]

6th July 2020
A million litres of beer dumped into Welsh sewers during lockdown

A million litres of beer dumped into Welsh sewers during lockdown, including 59,016 litres in Barry. Almost a million litres of beer has been dumped into Welsh sewers during the coronavirus lockdown, according to Welsh Water. Lots of beer in pub cellars has gone off since pubs and bars were forced to shut in March. […]

6th July 2020
Improving Patient Safety through better Access to Appropriate Healthcare Professionals in Primary Care - a whole-system approach.

West Quay Medical Centre has announced that it has been shortlisted for Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. Despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants, West Quay Medical Centre has been shortlisted for its Improving Patient Safety by better Access to […]

6th July 2020
New £500 COVID 19 – Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has announced a new £500 small grants scheme to support voluntary groups in the Vale, who are actively working in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The funding has been supported by the Welsh Government and Comic Relief, with GVS administering the small grants scheme. Small grants are available up to a […]

6th July 2020
First Minister asks people to visit Wales safely

As outdoor spaces in Wales prepare to welcome visitors from today, First Minister Mark Drakeford has urged people visiting the countryside, beaches and beauty spots to do so safely. The requirement to stay local will be lifted on Monday 6th July, enabling people to travel in Wales and into Wales. It will also mean outdoor […]

6th July 2020
Be "Beach Safe" Say The RNLI After Return To Welsh Beaches

The RNLI and HM Coastguard have launched a new beach safety campaign in Wales following the RNLI's return to 26 beaches across Wales. The campaign urges parents to protect their families by following key safety advice while visiting the coastline this summer to save lives. In a post on their website regarding the safety campaign, […]

5th July 2020
Dyffryn Gardens Set To Reopen Today

The Vale of Glamorgan's National Trust attraction, Dyffren Gardens, is set to reopen from tomorrow (Monday 6th July) with measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Like other reopening public attractions such as Amelia Trust Farm, which is also set to reopen this week, visits to the gardens will have to […]

4th July 2020
Re-opening plans revealed for selected Cadw sites in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wales’s heritage sites have been closed since 18 March but today (04 July), Cadw has announced plans to welcome visitors back to selected unstaffed, outdoor monuments. As of Monday, 06 July, members of the public will be able to safely visit some of Cadw’s 105 unstaffed heritage sites across Wales — including St Quentin’s Castle […]

3rd July 2020
Amelia Trust Farm To Reopen From 7th July

The Amelia Trust Farm have taken to their Facebook account to announce that they will be opening back up to visitors from Tuesday 7th July. The farm have put some changes in place to ensure that they can maintain the safety of visitors, meaning that every adult and child over 12 must buy a ticket […]

3rd July 2020
Stay local to be lifted in Wales from Monday

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed that the requirement to stay local will be lifted from Monday 6 July. At Fridays daily press conference the First Minister confirmed the conditions in Wales allow the requirement to stay local to be removed from Monday. Despite the relaxation, the Welsh Government is reminding everyone about the importance […]

3rd July 2020
Vale Council takes action to prevent mass gatherings at Coastal Resorts and Car Parks

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken action to prevent mass gatherings at Coastal Resorts and Car Parks following recent incidents of antisocial behaviour and mass gatherings at Ogmore-by-Sea and Barry Island. In recent weeks he Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken steps in coastal areas over recent weeks to respond to the coronavirus pandemic […]

3rd July 2020
Stay local will be lifted in Wales from Monday

The First Minister will today confirm that conditions will allow the Welsh Government to lift the requirement to stay local and to introduce changes to the regulations to enable families to be reunited once again. In his press conference at 12:30pm today (Friday), the First Minister is expected to say that, while some restrictions are […]

2nd July 2020
Welsh Blood Service Thank The Vale After 460 Donations At The Memo

The Welsh Blood Service has thanked the Vale of Glamorgan for supporting them in their most recent session at the Memo Arts Centre as they took 460 donations in all, with 90 new donors. These donations have potentially saved the lives of 1,380 people or 2,760 new-born babies in Wales. The service's next session will […]

2nd July 2020
Local Businesses Launch RNLI Penarth Gin To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

A couple of local businesses in Penarth have teamed together to help Penarth RNLI commemorate their 40th anniversary with the launch of a limited edition RNLI Penarth Gin. Gin 64 and the Yellow Welly Gin Club collaborated to produce the gin to celebrate the 40 years since the reopening of the RNLI in the town. […]

2nd July 2020
Ancient Coin Amongst Items Stolen From Property In Pendoylan

An Ancient Athenian Silver Drachma coin was amongst the items stolen from a property in Pendoylan in the early hours of Tuesday 30th June. South Wales Police for Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan took to their Facebook page to appeal for anyone who may have any information about the crime, specifically if they have […]

2nd July 2020
Online Festival set up in support of Tŷ Hafan

An online charity event is set to take place on Saturday in support of Tŷ Hafan after lockdown restrictions cancelled their yearly fundraiser.  Set up by a local musician and her husband, the event will replace the one usually organised by the charity themselves.  ‘Summer Festival in Aid of Tŷ Hafan,’ will stream on Facebook between 12pm and 11pm on Saturday 4th July. The event organiser from Sully, Vale […]

2nd July 2020
Outdoor attractions in Wales able to open from Monday if 'five-mile rule' is lifted

Outdoor tourist attractions will be allowed to reopen on Monday 6th July if the stay local rule is lifted by the Welsh Government. The news of the timetable and possible partial reopening of Wales' tourism industry was announced by the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language Eluned Morgan at today's Welsh Government Coronavirus press […]

2nd July 2020
Barry Town United to return to training after four months apart

After a four month break, Barry Town United are set to return to training this evening as they begin preparation for the Europa League. In a post on their social media on Wednesday (1st), the club said: "It's been 4 months apart but the squad return to training tomorrow evening following approval from the authorities." […]

2nd July 2020
Hospitality sector to re-open outdoors in Wales from 13th July

The Welsh Government has announced that bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants will be able to begin re-opening outdoors in Wales from July 13th, if cases of coronavirus continue to fall. The Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language Eluned Morgan will set out the phased re-opening plan for bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants at the […]

1st July 2020
Vale Council leader Neil Moore releases statement on the financial pressures of Covid-19 on the Authority

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore has released a statement on the financial pressures of Covid-19 on the local authority. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is currently helping to administer a range of financial support to help residents and businesses cope with the challenging situation created by Covid-19. Some of […]

1st July 2020
Vale Mum and Son Cutting Hair For Charity

Aidan from the Vale of Glamorgan, has been growing his hair for a whole three years and will be donating it to the Little Princess Charity while raising money for his swimming club, the Barry Beavers. Aidan's mum Jen has also decided to brave the scissors, promising to cut 15 inches from her own hair […]

1st July 2020
Vale Resident Raising Money For Army Veteran's Cancer Battle

Sarah Jacob of Cowbridge has now done multiple raffles for Lee Earnshaw, a British Army Veteran who is battling stage 4 stomach cancer. Sarah has just finished one of her raffles fundraising for Lee who has a GoFundMe page to raise money for his "end of life" care. The raffle was for a poppy from […]

30th June 2020
Dental and optometry practices to see more patients in next phase of pandemic recovery

Dental and optometry practices across Wales are gradually reintroducing a broader range of services as part of the phased recovery of health services from the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike in England, many dental practices in Wales have remained open during the pandemic to provide emergency care. Over 16,500 patients have been seen in-practice by dentists in […]

30th June 2020
Welsh Government to extend measures to protect businesses impacted by coronavirus from eviction during summer

The Welsh Government is extending measures to protect businesses affected by coronavirus from eviction during the summer, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates, has announced. The extension to the moratorium on commercial lease forfeitures comes as non-essential retail businesses began reopening in Wales last week. Although rent due should be paid whenever […]

30th June 2020
£1.5m funding will help victims and survivors of domestic abuse to Live Fear Free

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, today announced that VAWDASV (violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence) services in Wales are set to receive an additional £1.5m in revenue to help them respond to increased demands on services as a result of Covid-19. The new funding is in addition to the existing […]

30th June 2020
Foster carer enquiries drop by 51%, whilst referrals increase by 45%

Enquiries for prospective foster carers have dropped by 51%, whilst children's referrals have increased by 45%, according to the Vale of Glamorgan Council. On the Vale of Glamorgan Council website it says "We need foster carers who can remain focused on the needs of the child or children in their care at the most stressful […]

29th June 2020
Vale Libraries Click & Collect Service Now Operational

Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan have set up a new click and collect service for local residents to order books online or by the phone. Despite the library buildings remaining closed to the public due to the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, locals will now be able to order books online or via phone call to […]

29th June 2020
Campaign urges shoppers to show their ‘love’ for Welsh food & drink industry

Shoppers are being urged to show their support for key workers in Wales’ food and drink industry by taking part in a new online campaign #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste. The campaign aims to encourage people to continue to support Welsh producers and retailers by buying Welsh food and drink products – either in shops or online.      […]

29th June 2020
Health board launch virtual clinics to reduce risk of falls amongst Cardiff and Vale residents

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Physiotherapy team has launched the ‘Stay Steady Virtual Clinics’ - a service which aims to provide support and advice to individuals who are worried about falling or are a little unsteady on their feet. A dedicated team of falls specialist physiotherapists will be on hand to assess individual risk […]

29th June 2020
Extended households will enable families to be re-united

People from two separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive extended household the First Minister has today announced. It is intended the concept will be introduced in Wales from July 6 – the same day Ministers want to lift the stay local requirement – if cases of coronavirus continue to […]

29th June 2020
Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2020 to support Older People in the Vale

GVS has announced a funding opportunity for voluntary organisations which work with older people in the Vale of Glamorgan.  The Third Sector Preventative Interventions Fund opened for applications on 23rd June 2020. This revenue-only Fund aims to support proposals which respond to the Covid-19 crisis and improve health, wellbeing and independence. The overall aim is […]

29th June 2020
Welsh Ambulance Service Virtual choir reaches for the sky

A virtual choir set up by Welsh Ambulance Service colleagues has released a touching version of the Judy Garland classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Set up by Medical Priority Despatch Auditor, Maddy Matthews-Williams, the 10-strong group of singers took to video conferencing apps and even mobile phone cameras to record their parts of the song, which […]

29th June 2020
TfW begin redecoration of Cardiff Central station

Transport for Wales has begun work to transform the appearance of Wales’ busiest station as part of their Station Improvement Vision. TfW is delighted to confirm the major redecoration work at Cardiff Central is now underway. Trio have been appointed as the preferred contractor to deliver the work, with additional safety measures being implemented for […]

28th June 2020
Vale of Glamorgan residents celebrate Glastonbury weekend in style

Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan have been celebrating Glastonbury Festival despite the event being cancelled.  This weekend was supposed to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary but in March it was announced it was no longer taking place due to COVID-19.   In a statement released on the official Glastonbury social media accounts, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said: “We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going […]

28th June 2020
Police appeal for information on Gibbonsodown burglary

Police are appealing for information on a burglary in the Gibbonsodown area of Barry. A bungalow in the Gibbonsdown area was burgled during the early hours of Friday, June 26. During which a small black chest of drawers containing valuables was stolen. Police are asking that should anyone come across a chest of draws discarded […]

28th June 2020
Volunteer Group Collect 39 Bags of Rubbish From Gileston Beach

A voluntary beach cleaning group collected 39 bags of rubbish from Gileston Beach, near St Athan, yesterday. the group of 32, lead by Trevor McGarrigle, collected the vast quantity of detritus from the beach, while remaining socially distant throughout. Trevor took to social media to update locals of the group's activities and thank all the […]

27th June 2020
Busy First Week Back For RNLI Lifeguards

After pausing their patrols due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the RNLI Lifeguards returned to duty on Whitmore Bay at the beginning of the week and were thrown straight in at the deep end with the two hottest days of the year so far inspiring plenty of locals to visit the beach. The group took to […]

27th June 2020
Mark Drakeford: "The two metre rule is staying in Wales"

The 'two metre rule' is to remain in Wales, while elsewhere in the UK the rule will soon be reduced to one metre with restrictions. From the 4th of July in England, the two-metre social distancing rule will be slashed to 'one metre plus', with Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirming the news in a statement […]

27th June 2020
How Vale Schools Are Preparing Ahead Of Monday's Return

After a three month hiatus, children across Wales will be heading back to school on Monday as part of the Welsh Government's "Check in, Catch Up and Prepare" strategy. The move is designed to positively impact the well-being of pupils whilst preparing them for a similar learning environment when the new school year begins in […]

26th June 2020
Update on 'social bubbles' in Wales to come next week

An update on the possibility of 'social bubbles' being allowed in Wales will be given next week, according to the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford. 'Social bubbles' have been allowed in England and Northern Ireland for two weeks now, and have allowed those who live alone or single parents with children under the age of […]

26th June 2020
New Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board announced

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced the new chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAVUHB) will be Charles Janczewski. Charles Janczewski, known as Jan, is a former executive director of the Wales Board of Lloyds Bank Plc and he was previously an independent business consultant operating across Wales and the South West of […]

26th June 2020
Vale Council responds to anti-social behaviour on Barry Island

The Leader and Managing Director of the Vale of Glamorgan Council have responded to anti-social behaviour and littering on Barry Island which took place yesterday, during the hottest day of the year. Images circulated social media overnight showing litter strewn across Whitmore Bay beach and promenade, along with a video of three vehicles that had […]

26th June 2020
Ogmore Beach car park to remain closed until next week

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has said that Ogmore Beach car park will remain closed until next week, at the earliest. Following events at Ogmore Beach last night, Council teams have been cleaning the area today and have collected two tonnes of BBQ related waste, alcohol bottles and cans. In a statement released on Friday, […]

26th June 2020
Part owners of St David's shopping centre enters administration

The part owners of St David's Shopping centre in Cardiff, Intu, has called in administrators. St David’s is owned and managed by St David’s Ltd Partnership, a joint venture between Land Securities and Intu Properties PLC. St David’s Partnership has invested £675 million into the retail destination in Cardiff, creating one of the largest centres […]

26th June 2020
High profile productions look forward to continue work in Wales

Cameras will soon start rolling again in Wales as work on high profile productions are set to begin, following the Welsh Government coronavirus regulations and guidance,  after a very difficult time for the film and TV industry across the world. Productions in Wales affected included the third series of television drama Keeping Faith / Un Bore Mercher produced by Vox […]

26th June 2020
Police continue to investigate disorder at Ogmore-by-sea

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate an incident of disorder which happened at Ogmore-by-Sea yesterday evening. As seen on social media, groups of people descended on the area throughout the afternoon and evening which culminated in large-scale disorder. An investigation into the incident is underway and officers are appealing to witnesses and anyone with […]

26th June 2020
Police appeal for information after attack on 62 year-old man

Police are appealing for information following an attack on a 62 year-old man yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 25 June 2020) in Barry Town Centre. A 62 year-old man was attacked as he walked in a lane between Lombard Street and Regent Street at approximately 1.25 pm. During the attack, an envelope containing a large amount of […]

26th June 2020
Cardiff Airport prepares to re-open terminal with new safety measures in place

Cardiff Airport has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of its team and customers ahead of the start of flying in July.   As part of a commitment to keep safety and security its number one priority, the following measures have been put into place to give customers the confidence they can travel safely from their local Airport, in line with the latest Government guidelines:   Enhanced cleaning of the whole Airport throughout […]

26th June 2020
New installation helps light the way to Barry shops

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has helped establish a new lighting installation within the railway tunnel between Broad Street and Hood Road in Barry, funded by the National lottery Heritage Fund. The scheme was commissioned as part of the Barry making Waves initiative, funded by the National lottery Heritage Fund, which aims to celebrate Barry’s […]

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