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18th February 2020
Barry junior football club scores cash boost for new facilities

A junior football club in Barry is preparing to give its changing rooms a much-needed facelift, after receiving funding from a regional housebuilder. Barry Athletic Football Club has been handed £1,000 by Persimmon Homes East Wales through its Community Champions scheme. Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals […]

18th February 2020
Vale wedding venue is up for top industry award

Fonmon Castle has been announced as a finalists in the Welsh Wedding Awards 2020. The Third Welsh National Wedding Awards take place at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff on February 19th. The formally recognise industry business' tireless work, passion and complete commitment to ensuring your day is perfect. Among the categories are: Wedding Venue of […]

18th February 2020
Nigel Owens offers to help rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis

Welsh Rugby referee Nigel Owens has offered to help Rugby clubs affected by flooding from Storm Dennis. On his Twitter account yesterday, Owens offered to give clubs signed jerseys for them to auction or raffle a signed jersey to help raise some funds. This comes as rugby pitches and clubhouse across South Wales were hit […]

17th February 2020
Barry School Prepares for Fairtrade Fortnight

Year six pupils at Barry school Ysgol Sant Baruc have been learning about Fairtrade, in the run-up to this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February  – 7 March). Amongst their lessons was a visit from Barry Town Council’s Fairtrade Committee Chair, Cllr Ian Johnson, who explained the history of the Fairtrade movement to the pupils and […]

17th February 2020
Road closed following the discovery of ordnance

A road closure is in place in Cogan, Penarth along Barry Road between the junction with Penarth Road and the turning into Llandough. This follows the discovery of ordnance at an address on the road. The closure is a precaution while a bomb disposal team attends. ​ A number of neighbouring properties have also been […]

17th February 2020
Filming begins on the new Line Of Duty, as first look images from set are released

Filming on the next series of Line Of Duty has begun. The sixth instalment of Jed Mercurio's hit thriller is set a year and a half on from the events of series five, and will feature a brand new case for AC-12, focused on an enigmatic Detective Chief Inspector. As previously announced, Kelly Macdonald will […]

17th February 2020
Council Call For Interested Parties To Nominate Land For Traveller Site

As outlined in the Local Development Plan 2011-2026, the Council has a commitment to identify a suitable site for gypsies and travellers. This is to accommodate the need identified in the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment in 2016. The Council is therefore calling for developers, landowners and other interested parties to identify land to nominate […]

17th February 2020
Wales set to face Netherlands in final Euro preparation match

Cymru to face the Netherlands in final Euro preparation match Cymru will travel to the Rotterdam for their final preparation match before EURO 2020 against the Netherlands. This will be Ryan Giggs’ last opportunity to test his players before they fly to Baku for the final tournament. Both teams played each other in the run […]

17th February 2020
Vale AM Jane Hutt Hosts Launch of Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2020

On Wednesday 5th February, Vale AM Jane Hutt hosted the launch of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal in the Senedd.  Marie Curie raises over a quarter of a million pounds each year in Wales through the Daffodil Appeal and every penny raised in Wales stays in Wales. Jane was also able to pay tribute […]

17th February 2020
Barry Town Mayor seeks information about Barry’s first female councillor

Barry Mayor Cllr Margaret Wilkinson is keen to hear from descendants of Cllr Beatrice Lewis, the first woman ever elected as a councillor in Barry. Beatrice was born in Ely in 1877 and married William Jenkin Lewis, a coal trimmer. They moved to Barry and lived in George Street; she stood for the Labour Party […]

16th February 2020
Massive Lightning Strike Caught On Video As Storm Continues to Rage

A Vale woman has perfectly caught the moment lightning struck in 1/4 speed on video. Kayleigh Jay of Barry managed to grab the recording yesterday evening, as Storm Dennis continued to cause havoc across the Vale and the UK in general. The clip shows the lightning slowed down to 1/4 speed and was filmed on […]

16th February 2020
Storm Dennis causes damage to properties on Pendine Close

At least three homes have been damaged by Storm Dennis in the Pendine Close area of Barry. Images shared by residents on social media show how one roof has been completely removed, with local cars being reported. One resident told Bro Radio how the roof blew after lighting struck between 6:30pm & 7:30pm this evening, […]

16th February 2020
Learn To Save A Life With St Athan Defibrillator Course

On the 18th and 20th February, the St John's ambulance service are holding a free, public access Defibrillator awareness course in St Athan. Arranged by Councillor Gordon Wilkie, the 2 hour training course will teach attendees how to do CPR and use a Defibrillator. The course is suitable for anyone over the age of 7 […]

16th February 2020
Emergency response to adverse weather as major incident is declared in South Wales

Due to this morning’s flooding and severe weather related incident which have occurred overnight and through the course of the morning, a major incident was declared and South Wales Police is co-ordinating a multi-agency response. South Wales Police, on behalf of the local resilience co-ordination group, has declared the major incident in the wake of […]

15th February 2020
Caroline Flack: Former Love Island presenter found dead

Former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has been found dead, her family have confirmed. They commented: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. "We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time." The 40-year-old presenter had taken a step back from […]

15th February 2020
Star Of BBC's Love In The Countryside Is Hosting A Charity Event For Mind

A Vale woman who appeared on BBC Two's "Love In The Countryside" is hosting a charity event in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. Erin Hayes, a 22 year old podiatrist appeared on the dating show last October, due to having scant time to find love around her business ventures. When asked about her […]

14th February 2020
Storm Dennis to bring further risk of flooding

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is warning people of the risk of further significant river and surface water flooding this weekend as Storm Dennis is expected to reach Wales. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast across most of the country from Saturday afternoon (15 February) into Sunday and is likely to cause considerable disruption. With […]

14th February 2020
Toll charge considered for Severn crossing traffic

Fees may be reintroduced on the Severn crossings between Wales and Bristol, in an effort to ease congestion. Since the tolls were scrapped in 2018, the number of vehicles using the two bridges has increased, with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) saying its probably made congestion worse. The authority yesterday said it is […]

13th February 2020
Wales' First Baby Rhino Has Been Named

As previously reported by Bro Radio, Wales' first rhino calf was born at Folly Farm last month. There was much speculation about what the new male addition to the farm would be called as the birth of these endangered creatures is a rare event, and today Folly Farm confirmed the name on their social media […]

13th February 2020
Draft proposals for future electoral arrangements in the Vale published

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales (LDBC) has published its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council. The commission, which has a duty to review all of Wales' 22 Principal Councils every ten years, is completing the work in time for new arrangements to be […]

13th February 2020
Jail for banned driver who smashed in to car during 14-mile high-speed pursuit

Dash-cam footage captured the moment a banned driver smashed in to a fellow motorist and narrowly avoided more collisions as he tried to flee police during a 14-mile high-speed chase. Amritpal Thandi was today jailed for 18 months after he was convicted of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and drug possession, following the incident on […]

13th February 2020
Ronan Keating announces TWENTY TWENTY Tour heading to Cardiff this June

Exactly 20 years after the release of his self-titled, debut solo (& No.1) album, one of the best-loved singers of our generation, Ronan Keating, returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium. Entitled ‘Twenty Twenty’, and set for release on Decca Records on 1st May, Ronan describes his new record […]

12th February 2020
Davies backs calls to save Aberthaw Wildlife Reserve

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has backed calls to safeguard the future of Aberthaw Wildlife Reserve.  The reserve is located on the site of Aberthaw Power station, and Mr Davies has been contacted by several residents, as well as the Rhoose and Aberthaw Wildlife campaign group, to express concerns about its future when […]

12th February 2020
TVC Removals moves to be more sustainable

Local removals company TVC Removals has made significant changes in their business to become more eco-friendly. TVC Removals have been working with various organisations to help improve their carbon footprint as well choosing more sustainable and eco-friendly products when helping their customer move house. TVC Removals are a family run business, and are often helping […]

12th February 2020
How to nurture your relationship without breaking the bank this Valentine’s Day

How to nurture your relationship without breaking the bank this Valentine’s Day. Relate Cymru releases its top tips. Christmas might seem like a distant memory, but the thud of the ensuing credit card bills landing on doormats is still resounding across Wales. Just before the festive season, leading relationships charity Relate found that almost half […]

12th February 2020
Coronavirus: How To Stay Safe In The Vale

The Coronavirus has been an ongoing health crisis for some weeks now, with the initial outbreak occurring in Wuhan, a Chinese city in the Hubei province. Since then, the virus has spread around the world and on to our shores, although currently contained to a small number of cases. To combat the spread of the […]

12th February 2020
Could love be in the air for this happy chappy?

Staff at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre are hoping to find the perfect match for Tango the dog ahead of St Valentine’s Day - this Friday. The three-year-old lurcher crossbreed has been looking for a home for some time now, and the Hartridge Farm Road centre staff hope his forever home and second chance of happiness […]

12th February 2020
Rhoose allotments thriving thanks to Cardiff Airport

A new agreement with Vale of Glamorgan Council will see compost processed in the on-site Food Rocket at Cardiff Airport being delivered regularly to nearby Ceri Road Allotments in Rhoose. The first delivery of over 270 kilos of the fresh compost was delivered to Ceri Road Allotments in Rhoose recently, which will be available to […]

12th February 2020
The Sully Inn Returns Under Knife And Fork Group

The independent pub group, Knife and Fork, have taken over The Boat House on Cog road and will return it to its former moniker, The Sully Inn after a short re-branding period. The venue will be the group's sixth in all, having had success so far in the business, resulting in a 4.5 million turnover […]

11th February 2020
Work begins on multi-use games area in Llandough

Work has begun on a new multi-use games area at King George V Playing Fields in Llandough following an £85,000 investment. The facility, which will be suitable for a range of activities, including football, basketball and other sports, is due for completion in around four weeks. Funding came from the Vale Council’s Strong Communities Grant […]

11th February 2020
Storm Dennis to bring more heavy rain and gales to the Vale of Glamorgan

A weather warning has been issued for the Vale of Glamorgan and the whole of Wales, with storm Dennis expected to bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain this weekend. The yellow weather warning will be in place for much of Wales on Saturday, with gusts of more than 50mph forecast and heavy rain bringing […]

11th February 2020
One Week On From Ciara, Storm Dennis Set To Hit This Weekend

Hot on the heels of Storm Ciara, the Met Office have named a new storm, Storm Dennis, which is set to hit this weekend. Though predicted to be less severe than its predecessor, Dennis is likely to bring winds of beyond 60MPH and a yellow wind warning has been issued for much of England and […]

11th February 2020
Campaigners plan public meeting on Dinas Powys flood proposals

Campaigners in Dinas Powys have arranged a public meeting to discuss flood proposals from Natural Resources Wales (NRW), which has been announced today (11th February). The meeting has been arranged following concerns about the potential destruction of ancient woodland in the well loved Woodland Trust amenity of Cwm George and Casehill Woods, which enjoys over […]

11th February 2020
Residents’s views sought on Dinas Powys flood scheme

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has completed its assessment of options to manage flood risk in Dinas Powys, South Wales, and is now seeking the community’s views. Using records of past flooding events and hydraulic modelling, NRW has confirmed that there is a significant flood risk in Dinas Powys from the Cadoxton River and its tributary […]

11th February 2020
Vale AM meets with Lloyds Bank over future of Cowbridge Branch

Vale AM Jane Hutt met with Lloyds Bank Area Director, Matthew Thomas on Monday to discuss plans to close the branch in Cowbridge. At the end of January, it was announced that Lloyds Banking Group planned to shut 56 of its local branches, including in Cowbridge. During the announcement, it said 31 Lloyds, 10 Halifax […]

11th February 2020
South Wales' fire and rescue service has agreed to increase the amount of money it takes from council tax payers by over 4% next year

South Wales’ fire and rescue service has agreed to increase the amount of money it takes from council tax payers by more than 4% next year. Members of the fire authority which covers 10 local authority areas in south Wales approved the budget proposals for 2020/2021, which will see the budget contributions from those areas […]

11th February 2020
10 Great Half-Term Days Out In The Vale

February half term is always a hard one. The beach is pretty much out of bounds unless you fancy a brisk dog walk, Ice Cream is off the menu, and you'd be more likely to lose the ball than score a goal if you ventured down the local football pitch. Regardless of this, the inevitable […]

10th February 2020
End of an Era for Aberthaw Power Station as Workforce says Good Bye

Over 3,000 former workers at Aberthaw Power Station gathered at the Station to say goodbye on Friday 6th February following the final closure at the end of January. The station will now go into de-commissioning which is expected to be completed by the end of March. The station is Wales' last coal-fired power station, with […]

10th February 2020
Vale AM Jane Hutt Hosts Launch of Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2020

On Wednesday 5th February, Vale AM Jane Hutt hosted the launch of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal in the Senedd.  Marie Curie raises over a quarter of a million pounds each year in Wales through the Daffodil Appeal and every penny raised in Wales stays in Wales. Jane was also able to pay tribute […]

9th February 2020
Porthcawl RNLI footage shows dangers of Storm Ciara

Footage captured by Porthcawl RNLI this evening has shown the dangers of visiting exposed Coastal areas during storms. The footage released this evening (9th February) which was recorded by Porthcawl RNLI's webcam shows waves hitting the seawall in the Coastal Town. Video: Credit Porthcawl RNLI It comes after the RNLI yesterday urgred people to stay […]

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