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26th July 2021
Cymru South: opening day win for Llantwit Major

Llantwit Major kicked off the new Cymru South season with a 2-0 win at Cwmbran Celtic.

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26th July 2021
Vale clubs await Welsh Cup first round draw

Two Vale clubs are waiting to hear who will be their first round opponents in this season's JD Welsh Cup.

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26th July 2021
Dinas Powys primary school handed defib boost

A primary school in Dinas Powys is a step closer to having a life-saving defibrillator on-site, thanks to a donation from a leading housebuilder. St Andrews Major Church in Wales Primary School PTA has received £500 from Persimmon Homes East Wales through the builder’s long-running Community Champions scheme. Each month Persimmon donates up to £64,000 […]

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26th July 2021
Sponsor a roof tile event raises £2,000 towards new Rhoose community hub

A sponsor a roof tile event run by the Parish of Porthkerry, Rhoose & Penmark has so far raised £2,000 towards a new community hub for the Village. On Saturday, the Parish invited residents to become part of Rhoose's history, by sponsoring a tile for just £10 with the names of all sponsors entered into […]

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26th July 2021
Vaccination Saves Lives: New Toolkit To Help Employers Encourage Employees Get Covid-19 Vaccine

The Welsh Government is encouraging employers to do all they can to support their workforce to get vaccinated and a new toolkit is today being launched to support businesses and organisations to help their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine. Wales has some of the best vaccination rates in the world with more than three-quarters of […]

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24th July 2021
Vale business wins franchise of the year at the Wales Children's activities and services awards

A franchise delivering pre-school ballet classes in the Vale of Glamorgan has won the Franchise of the year award at the Wales Children's activities and services awards. Tiny toes ballet Bridgend & Vale of Glamorgan delivers the only pre-school ballet programme in the UK that is fully integrated with the EYFS curriculum, having been founded […]

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24th July 2021
Coastguard and RNLI respond to call of persons in difficulty in the Old Harbour

Barry Dock RNLI and Barry Coastguard were called around 6:45pm on Saturday (24th) after reports of persons in difficulty in the Old Harbour, Barry. The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at approximately 6:50 and proceeded to the Old Harbour. Once on scene communication was received from the Barry coastguard team that the casualties were […]

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24th July 2021
Hollywood Star Tom Hardy visits Barry Island

Hollywood Star Tom Hardy has visited Barry Island today whilst in the area shooting his new movie Havoc. A post shared on the Barry Island Pleasure Park Facebook page said 'Thanks to the ledgend Tom Hardy for visiting us and loving Barry Island as much as we do' Hardy is currently shooting his new movie […]

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24th July 2021
Local Theatre Company To Hold Barry's First-Ever Outdoor Theatre Event

Pukka Productions will be hosting "Pukka In The Park", something they're calling "Barry's first-ever open-air theatre event" from the 26th-31st July. The event boasts 15 performances over the 5-day period with shows including the much-loved Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic character, Matilda, in the show "Matilda Jr". Additionally, […]

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23rd July 2021
Llantwit Major Coastguard asks visitor to "Respect the water"

Llantwit Major Coastguard has asked visitors to "Respect the water" as nine people have died in the UK over the last ten days, whilst vising the coast. It comes as the team was tasked on Thursday afternoon to reports of a person in difficulty in the water at Ogmore Beach. Whilst on scene a further […]

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23rd July 2021
Police launch appeal for missing 42 year old Barry Man

Police in the Vale of Glamorgan have launched an appeal to help find missing local man Richard Owen, also known as Gareth. Richard, 42, has been reported as missing after being last seen on 17th July 2021 in the Barry area. Richard is from Barry but he has links to the Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil […]

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23rd July 2021
Public asked to only Dial 999 in an emergency

People are being urged to ensure they only dial 999 if they need to speak to the police in an emergency – and ensure phone lines are freed up for those who do need immediate help. In June 2021, South Wales Police received its highest-ever monthly total of 999 calls, at 21,501. But this month […]

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23rd July 2021
Trains between Barry and Bridgend halted after discovery of unexploded bomb

Trains between Barry and Bridgend have been halted after builders found what appears to be an unexploded bomb at Rhoose Point. Emergency services are on the scene, with bomb disposal units on the scene. One local resident told Bro Radio "Around 10 houses have been evacuated, with local people taken to the nearby community centre […]

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23rd July 2021
Jane Hutt MS holds Vale Road Safety event with campaigners

Vale of Glamorgan MS Jane Hutt has held a road safety event with campaigners from across the Vale. The MS met with campaigners from the Morgan's Road campaign in Barry, Dinas Powys, East Aberthaw, St Bridges and St Athan, along with representatives from the Vale of Glamorgan Council, South Wales Police, St Athan Community Council […]

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23rd July 2021
Vale Council to support Gwenog Court biodiversity project

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Community Investment and Neighbourhood Services teams will work in partnership with the Vale Local Nature Partnership to deliver the project. This is after the Vale Local Nature Partnership (LNP) successfully secured grant funding for 2021/2022 from the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature Capital Fund.   The project aims to […]

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23rd July 2021
National Police Air Service spot dolphins near Aberthaw

The National Police Air Service yesterday spotted a pod of dolphins near Aberthaw. The service shared a number of images in a tweet, which read: "And finally for now, a pod of dolphins on the South Wales coast at #Aberthaw." "The images are a bit blurred as neither we, nor they, could stay still." "Posting […]

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23rd July 2021
Barry named top seaside town in Wales

Barry has been named the top seaside town in Wales and second in a list of the UK's top 10 trending seaside towns for a summer break. It comes as UK residents choose to staycation, instead of heading to their usual foreign destinations. Barry Island isn't the only Welsh seaside resort to feature amongst the […]

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23rd July 2021
Tombstoning poses a real risk to life

The Vale of Glamorgan of Glamorgan Council has warned of the danger of tombstoning, after recent incidents in the County. In a post shared on social media, the Council said "You're at risk of hitting rocks protruding from the uneven walls of the cliff face, hazards beneath the water surface, including machinery, and very cold […]

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23rd July 2021
Glastonbarry Organisers Promise "Bigger & Better" 2022 Festival While Announcing Christmas Events

Mack Events, organisers of the annual Glastonbarry music festival, have promised a "bigger and better" festival for 2022, while announcing Christmas events with some familiar faces to Glastonbarry regulars. Glastonbarry was due to go ahead this weekend but had to be postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the second time the […]

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22nd July 2021
Bro Radio announces Love the Vale Summer Tour

Bro Radio has announced a six-week summer tour, to celebrate tourism destinations and attractions right here in the Vale of Glamorgan. Driven by Wessex Garages Nissan, and supported by Visit the Vale, the "Love the Vale Tour" will run over six weeks, with Patrick Downes broadcasting from a different location each Saturday afternoon. During each […]

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26th July 2021
Counter-terror police lead probe into knife attack at Speakers' Corner

Counter-terror police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked with a knife at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon. Footage on social media showed someone dressed in black approaching the 39-year-old woman, who was wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt. She then clutched her right hand close to her body and what […]

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26th July 2021
Biden ends US military's combat mission in Iraq to focus on 'strengthening' partnership

President Joe Biden is to end the US military's combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year after coming to an agreement with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. During a meeting with the Iraqi leader on Monday, Mr Biden said that US counter-terrorism cooperation will continue and America's role in Iraq will be […]

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26th July 2021
More testing sites and self-isolation exemption list expanded in bid to ease 'pingdemic'

The list of sectors able to avoid quarantine as part of a pilot scheme is being extended - and the number of testing sites across England is being increased. To support the expansion of the daily testing pilot scheme, some 1,200 new sites are being added to 800 already in operation. The expanded scheme will […]

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26th July 2021
Safe swimming: The dangers, what to look out for and what to do in an emergency

More than 630 people died in accidental drownings around the UK in 2020, Swim England says. The deaths of a mother, her nine-year-old son and a family friend in Loch Lomond illustrates the dangers the nation's waters pose - and the grieving father left behind has warned people to take care. His wife, child and […]

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26th July 2021
'Unprecedented disaster': At least 900 people evacuated as forest fires rage in Sardinia

Raging forest fires in central Sardinia have forced at least 900 people from their homes. Four planes from France and Greece were sent to help put out the wildfires, which have consumed around 20,000 hectares in the Italian province of Oristano - the size of about 20,000 rugby fields. The aircraft joined 10 Italian firefighting […]

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26th July 2021
'He has left a massive hole in our lives': Home And Away star Dieter Brummer dies aged 45

Home And Away has paid tribute to "much-loved cast member" Dieter Brummer, who has died aged 45. The actor was found dead by New South Wales police at about 1.30pm local time on Saturday at a property in Glenhaven, following a request for a welfare check. His death is not being treated as suspicious. In […]

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25th July 2021
Stand-up comedian and Simpsons star Jackie Mason dies aged 93

Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason - who went from rabbi to Broadway star - has died at the age of 93. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York, his friend and lawyer Raoul Felder confirmed to Sky's US partner NBC News. He was having trouble breathing and had been at the hospital for […]

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25th July 2021
The rumours were true - Bennifer is back on! J Lo confirms she's back with Ben Affleck

It turns out the rumours were true - Jennifer Lopez has finally confirmed that she's back with her old boyfriend Ben Affleck by posting a picture of them on Instagram. Burying the snap at the end of a birthday photoshoot, the 52-year-old has excited fans of early noughties nostalgia as she is seen kissing Affleck […]

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25th July 2021
R Kelly facing new allegation that he had sexual contact with under-age boy he met at McDonald's

R Kelly is facing additional accusations in his sex trafficking case, including one that he had sexual contact with an underage boy that he met in a McDonald's. In a court filing on Friday, federal prosecutors in the US revealed the latest raft of allegations (but not charges) against the rapper in his ongoing case. […]

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23rd July 2021
Pink sheep, live music and vaccines - festival season is back

With 40,000 people packing into Henham Park in Suffolk this weekend, Latitude festival is welcoming the largest crowds since most restrictions were lifted in England. It is part of the government test scheme so everyone here has had to provide evidence of either a negative lateral flow test or double vaccination in order to gain […]

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