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24th January 2020
Hit drama Keeping Faith to return for a third and final series

BBC Cymru Wales and S4C hit drama Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher will return for a third and final series, both broadcasters have today confirmed. Fans told to get set for another thrilling series as acting royalty Celia Imrie joins the cast. Audiences can look forward to another thrilling series with Eve Myles set to return […]

24th January 2020
Endangered Black Rhino Born At Folly Farm

Folly Farm announced the arrival of the critically endangered animal this morning. First-time Mum, Dakima, gave birth to the calf on the 16th January after a 15 month pregnancy. The new arrival, an as yet unnamed little boy, came into the world just 10 minutes after Dakima's waters broke at 4:37am, and is one of […]

23rd January 2020
Whatever Happened To Bobby The Loveable Police Car?

A dedicated member of the police force has finally taken retirement after years of service teaching kids about road safety. I am of course talking about this guy. Bobby the adorable police car travelled schools during the nineties with his partner PC Roger Hughes, to deliver important road safety messages. He began slowing down and […]

23rd January 2020
Cardiff Airport celebrates a decade of fundraising and a new charity partnership for 2020

Cardiff Airport is celebrating ten years of fundraising activities, and looking forward to a new year with an exciting new charity partnership. Over the past ten years, Cardiff Airport has raised over £200,000 to support a number of charities and community clubs close to the hearts of the Airport team, including the RNLI, Welsh Wizards […]

23rd January 2020
Cairns And Councillor In Row Over Parking Charges

Councillor Neil Moore has given what he called a "personal and political" response to MP Alun Cairns' request for the Council to confirm their position on parking charges. Mr Cairns, who has consistently campaigned against the introduction of parking charges, began his press release regarding the matter by stating that, "The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s […]

23rd January 2020
Ross England deselected as Vale Assembly Candidate

A Conservative assembly candidate, who was suspended as a party member and candidate in October has now been deselected by his party. Ross England was set to set to stand in the Vale of Glamorgan constituency for the 2021 assembly election, but was suspended after it emerged his conduct as a witness led to the […]

23rd January 2020
Smacking ban plan in Wales set to clear final hurdle

A ban on parents smacking children in Wales has moved a step closer, despite the Welsh Conservatives saying "The state should not be telling people how to parent" The new legislation is expected to clear its final hurdle next week when it goes back to the Assembly for the final time. The Abolition of the […]

23rd January 2020
Top Beauty Brand Set for Barry Return in Goodsheds Development

Local MP Alun Cairns has said that he is delighted with the ongoing regeneration in Barry and that the plan to attract further jobs to the town is progressing well.  The innovative new Goodsheds development on Barry Waterfront, which will be the first of its kind, has a host of exciting businesses ready to set […]

22nd January 2020
Old Penarthians v Llandaff North Match Report

Only at the end of the season will Old Penarthians realise the full extent of their away defeat to Llandaff North in Specsavers Division 3 East Central (B) by 7 points to 5 on their promotion ambitions.  This was a match which could have been won even though for the second time in three weeks […]

21st January 2020
South Wales Police warn residents after fraud attempts

South Wales Police warn residents after recent reports of attempted fraud in the Vale of Glamorgan. One of the reports regarded a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Amazon Prime stating an incorrect refund of £3000 had been made. The second, to a different person, claimed to be from HMRC stating £2000 in […]

21st January 2020
Building work has begun on the Vulcan Hotel at St Fagans

Visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, will now be able to see one of Cardiff’s best preserved Victorian pubs – the Vulcan Hotel - being re-erected on the site of the open air museum. The building work is planned to take place over the next three […]

21st January 2020
Cardiff Capital Region meeting fails to meet quorum

Councillors have asked for a rethink in the structure of a Cardiff Capital Region scrutiny committee after it failed to attract sufficient councillors. Members of the CCRCD joint scrutiny committee were unable to vote on agenda items because not enough councillors turned up to the meeting. The terms of reference for the committee currently state […]

21st January 2020
Glastonbarry VIP Tickets Sell Out

Popular local tribute festival Glastonbarry has sold all of its VIP tickets for 2020. Mack Events' two day music extravaganza, set to take place on the 25th and 26th of July this year, still has standard early bird weekend tickets available, which you can purchase on their website here. Starting in 2013 from the MEMO […]

20th January 2020
Seven charged following Tarian and NCA drugs operation

The police unit tasked with tackling serious and organised crime across south Wales has been involved in more than 300 arrests and seized more than 30 kilogrammes of drugs during 2019. Tarian, the south Wales regional organised crime unit, is tasked with tackling serious and organised crime and managing the threat posed from crimes such […]

20th January 2020
British Transport Police and Transport for Wales reveal success of joint operation to keep passengers safe over Christmas

Figures from British Transport Police (BTP) reveal that nearly 300 passengers across Wales were deemed too intoxicated to travel during the Christmas period. BTP teamed up with Transport for Wales to launch its biggest ever joint operation to keep passengers across Wales safe during the festive season. The run-up to Christmas sees a spike in […]

20th January 2020
Barry Slump To Heavy Defeat

Visiting Porth last saturday, Barry were hopeful they could improve on last weeks performance against a side struggling in the league. Unfortunately this was not to be as the home side just did the basics well to finish easy winners by 36 - 11. Barry in their defence were again forced by injury to juggle […]

18th January 2020
HMS Cambria Bids Barry Emotional Farewell

Over 60 members of Wales’ only Maritime Reserve Unit, HMS Cambria, together with a Ceremonial Guard, have today marched from Kings Square to the Civic Offices Lympstone prior to their much awaited move to Cardiff Bay in May 2020. A large audience gathered to witness the farewell parade and speeches from The Mayor of The […]

17th January 2020
YMCA Barry's Youth Ambassador Running The London Marathon

Megan Cooke, Head Of Under 5's and Gymnastic Volunteer Coordinator at YMCA Barry is taking on the famous 26.2 mile course in aid of YMCA England and Wales, as well as our very own YMCA Barry. A complete novice to running 2 years ago, Cooke has since completed 3 half marathons, 2 of which were […]

17th January 2020
Improvement in screening uptake in Wales

Public Health Wales issued more than 940,000 screening invitations to eligible individuals across its seven national screening programmes last year.  Of those invited, over two thirds of individuals took up their screening offer. The All-Wales Screening Division Annual Report for 2018-19 shows that participation rates increased across nearly all programmes, with the Wales Abdominal Aortic […]

16th January 2020
Diabetes UK Cymru poll reveals why fad diets should be avoided in 2020

Over three quarters of people in Wales quit at least one attempt to undertake a health kick (68%) in 2019, according to new polling carried out by Diabetes UK. The findings were revealed as January resolutions, which often revolve around diets and exercise, are in full swing. About half of the respondents in Wales said […]

16th January 2020
Welsh Secretary accepts keys to new UK Government hub in Cardiff

The Secretary of State for Wales has been handed the keys to a new UK Government hub building in Cardiff city centre. Rightacres Property Company formally presented the keys to the Right Honourable Simon Hart MP today (Friday 10 January). Contractors ISG will now prepare the building, in Central Square, for more than 4,000 civil […]

15th January 2020
Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in the Vale of Glamorgan

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in the Vale of Glamorgan to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations. Volunteers will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – […]

15th January 2020
Votes at 16 to receive Royal Assent in Wales today

16 and 17 year olds will officially be granted the right to vote for Welsh Assembly (Senedd) elections today, after the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act receives Royal Assent.  In November, it was announced that Welsh 16 and 17 Year Olds To Get The Vote For Welsh GE as Assembly members voted in favour of […]

14th January 2020
HMRC to defer Flybe tax liabilities

HMRC is to defer some of Flybe's tax liabilities as part of a last-ditch rescue deal, Sky News understands. The struggling airline, which flys to 19 destinations from Cardiff Airport has averted collapse after reaching a deal with government that includes a tax holiday and the injection of tens of millions of pounds by its […]

13th January 2020
Police search for man after Llantwit Major thefts

South Wales Police are are appealing for any information in relation to a theft from two stores in Llantwit Major that occurred on 4th December 2019. At 3pm, a man entered the Co-op Store in Llantwit Major, he selected items from the meat counter and put them into a bag, he then left the store […]

13th January 2020
Barry's Winning Run Halted

Barry had high expectations that they could continue their recent winning run when they faced St Peters at the Reservoir Field last Saturday. However it was not to be as the visitors proved worthy victors over a lacklustre home side who never appeared to be able to counter the game plan pitted against them and […]

13th January 2020
Work starts on Ogmore Village Hall with help from much-loved local resident

Work has begun on a new village hall in Ogmore-by-sea. The project has seen the trustees of the Ogmore Village Hall Association work in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to secure funding towards the ambitious £634,000 build. The Ogmore-by-Sea Village Hall Association has been the driving force behind the project, which will see […]

13th January 2020
Cadstock Fundraiser set to Rock the Island in order to stay afloat

Cadstock is holding a fund-raising concert at 7pm on Saturday 1st February 2020 at the Barry Island Sports and Social Club that will bring a flavour of the much loved summer concert to the Island at a time of year when days and nights are still cold and bleak. With local rock legends such as […]

11th January 2020
Barry's Zoe Raises Near 7K In Birthday Charity Challenge

Zoe Selby raised an impressive £6920 for charity over a 30 challenge campaign based around her 30th birthday. At a celebration last night, Zoe revealed the final amount raised which has been shared out between The Barry Round Table, Welsh Hearts, Wales Air Ambulance, AP Cymru and Cardiff Dogs Home. Mrs Selby got the idea […]

10th January 2020
Llantwit Major and Cowbridge Networking Event for Community Groups and Organisations

Glamorgan Voluntary Services is hosting two local networking events in 2020 for community groups and organisations to attend and meet each other. The aim of these events is for the local communities to find out more about local services and create links with one another. The Cowbridge event will take place at Cowbridge Town Hall, […]

10th January 2020
Bro Radio announces exciting 2020 expansion plans

Bro Radio, the community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan, is excited to announce that industry regulator OFCOM, has approved plans for the station to improve and extend its FM coverage in 2020. The plans will not only see the station boost its existing FM coverage in Barry, but also launch a brand new […]

9th January 2020
Strike Action at Holton Road Primary School Cancelled

It has been confirmed that strike action due to take place next week by NASUWT and teachers at Holton Road Primary school has been cancelled. It was announced earlier this week that Further Strikes were to take place at the school for seven consecutive school days from the 13th - 20th January. But, a letter […]

9th January 2020
HMS Cambria will show its gratitude to the Vale of Glamorgan

Welsh Royal Naval Reservists from HMS Cambria have been granted permission by the local  Council to march through the town of Barry in South Wales, as a symbol of gratitude to Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan for their valuable support and friendship spanning over 40 years prior to their much awaited move to Cardiff […]

8th January 2020
Could a Vale school be the RSPCA’s ‘most compassionate class’ for a second year?

Do you know a class full of animal lovers who want to make a difference in the animal welfare world? The RSPCA has launched its Compassionate Class competition for 2020 - which is an innovative programme that encourages children to develop compassion and empathy through the lens of animal welfare.  This year’s entrants will follow […]

8th January 2020
RSPCA delight as circus ban one step closer following unanimous Senedd vote

Members of the Senedd have unanimously backed the general principles of a law which will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales.  A vote took place on the floor of the Welsh Parliament yesterday evening (7 January), with all Members in favour - meaning a ban on the "out-dated practice" draws […]

8th January 2020
Vale MP Challenges Welsh Government to fix school funding

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns has challenged the Welsh Government to use the boost in education funding from Westminster to change their current school funding formula, which currently underfunds schools in the Vale. School funding has been the subject of a longstanding dispute between local authorities, like the Vale of Glamorgan and the Welsh […]

8th January 2020
NRW to hold drop in session regarding changes to Barry waste wood facility

National Resources Wales (NRW) are to hold a drop in session for residents to discuss a recent application for a Barry waste wood facility to change its environmental permit and increase the amount and type of waste it can treat and store. In December, NRW announced that JM Envirofuels (Barry) Ltd had applied to to […]

8th January 2020
Composite Doors Cardiff Win Window and Door Supplier Award

Bro Radio weather partners Composite Doors Cardiff have won a 2020 Build magazine award for being the best "Window and Door Supplier in South Wales". As previously reported by Bro Radio, Composite Doors have been nominated for multiple Build magazine awards, both in 2020 and in previous years, having won the Window and Door gong […]

7th January 2020
Motion control dance secures funding for purpose-built sprung floor

Motion Control Dance, a community dance club based at Barry YMCA will get a new purpose-built floor after it successfully secured funding. Motion Control dance is based at Barry YMCA and recently received a £2,106 Sport Wales grant for the project, with support from the Vale of Glamorgan Council. That was combined with money generated […]

7th January 2020
Barry Dancers qualify to represent Wales at the Dance World Cup

Three members of a group based in Barry Leisure Centre have qualified to represent Wales in the Dance World Cup, after winning a national competition, which took place in November in famous seaside resort Blackpool. The event, beginning on Friday 26th June and going through to Saturday 4th July in Cinacittà World, Rome has over […]

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