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Council reverses heroic lollipop lady's blue badge refusal

Barry And District News: ACCESS ENABLED: Karin Williams and Vale MP Alun Cairns

8:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A LOLLIPOP lady awarded for bravery after suffering serious injury saving schoolchildren from an oncoming car, has been given a blue badge after initial refusal.

Hair raising effort aids Baby Layla fund

Barry And District News: BEAUTY: Baby Layla (10637018)

8:03am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A BARRY grandmother has proved herself a ‘number one’ friend by having her hair shorn to raise money to help a young couple in need.

Art group's milestone anniversary

2:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN ART group which began its life with members, if they wished, working through lunch celebrated 40 years with another lunch at the weekend.

Back to school for families

Barry And District News: SKILLED: First aid course qualifiers

1:53pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FREE initiative aimed at parents and members of the Gibbonsdown community has got underway at a Barry school.

Let's grow together

11:28am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CADOXTON and Romilly primary schools are on the hunt for any spare Morrisons Let’s Grow vouchers to be found lurking in the Barry store.

Coffee drinkers raise the cash

Barry And District News: COOL AMOUNT OF COFFEE: Fundraisers drink to a huge sum

11:09am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COFFEE morning in aid of a breast cancer charity was a huge success after drinkers raised more than £1,800.

Bringing school the bacon

11:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BARRY primary has devised a tasty way of raising money for its school fund.

Coastguard called

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BARRY Coastguard responded to a caller concerned a man had been cut off from the tide during the evening on Sunday, September 21.

Uniform agreement over guiding outfit

Barry And District News: ACTIVITIES: A guiding demonstration

10:57am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NEW uniform design which aims to boost the confidence of those wearing it, has been viewed by the Vale MP.

Memorial concert

10:54am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TICKETS are available for the Neil Lewis Memorial Concert 2014 to be staged at the Barry Island Sports & Social Club on Friday, October 3.

Breakfast for cancer charity

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3:01pm Monday 22nd September 2014

BACON butties will be on the table as parents at a Barry primary school get fundraising for a national charity.

Improve computer skills

10:58am Monday 22nd September 2014

COMPUTERPHOBES can brush up on their technological skills at a Barry primary school’s special drop-in sessions.

Jobs Fair

10:56am Monday 22nd September 2014

JOBSEEKERS can discover what’s available in the world of work at the Barry Jobs Fair event on Friday, October 3.

Support Barry church's gift project

Barry And District News: CREATING SPACE: Crossway Methodist Church (10568012)

10:47am Monday 22nd September 2014

A GIFT day in aid of a Barry church’s refurbishment project will be held at Crossway Methodist Church, from 2pm to 4pm this Saturday, September 27.

Ghost writer visits school

Barry And District News: HAUNTING STORY: Sully primary children read about spooky events

10:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

SULLY schoolchildren have experienced ghostly goings on after a teacher launched her debut children’s book at the primary school.

Epilepsy group

10:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN EPILEPSY support group will begin in Barry, starting October 1 and running every first Wednesday of the month.

Wartime volunteers back to business

Barry And District News: VOLUNTEERS: Barry at War and Belle Vue

4:09pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A BARRY history group has turned its attention to a more local community focus after months supporting the commemoration of the Great War start centenary.

Jumumblies on view

12:45pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A TASTE of an ambitious storybook project to enthuse pre-school children about healthy living and environmental issues has been launched on YouTube, by its creators.

40 years of art inspiration

4:29pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN ART group which began its life with members, if they wished, working through lunch, will celebrate 40 years with a special anniversary lunch.

Take all that for children's charity

Barry And District News: TAKE That fans can get a copy on their heroes as the best-selling pop group’s number one UK tribute band descends on Penarth.Take All That are set to thrill and fill Penarth Masonic Lodge Hall at the event, staged by the Services Lodge 7139, in aid

3:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

TAKE That fans can get a copy on their heroes as the best-selling pop group’s number one UK tribute band descends on Penarth.

Barry businesswoman tacks in on horse glamour

Barry And District News: BLING IT ON: Michelle Inch teaches TV presenter Phillip Schofield a thing about bling

2:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

A YOUNG Barry businesswoman bringing a sparkle of glamour to the horsing world has bagged a nomination for a top entrepreneurship award.

Wardrobe clear out to help charity

Barry And District News: (10507201)

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BARRY charity is urging people to make room in their winter wardrobes by donating any surplus clothes to help with its work.

Dad completes epic cycling challenge for son

Barry And District News: PUTTING DAD ON THE MAP: Noah Stephenson takes charge of dad Gareth's homecoming

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TEAM of cycling fundraisers striving to secure a toddler’s walking future got their heads down, got on with it in the hope of raising £5,000.

First day at school for Barry youngsters

Barry And District News: HOLTON: Class teacher Hilary Wells' RW reception 1 with LSA Paula Lyden (10308349)

10:05am Thursday 18th September 2014

PUPILS from Barry are proud to put on their new uniforms as they take that first step on the educational ladder. Our reporter Sharon Harris has visited schools in the area to meet the little ones in their first year of school.

Fitting memorial

Barry And District News: RESTORED: Memorial bench for David 'Dinxsy' Coombs cleared of litter

9:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

WE have cleared up the rubbish from around David's bench and given it a coat of paint just in time for his 11th anniversary and for us to put flowers on the bench in his memory.

Club makes plea over fees

Barry And District News: HELP US SWIM: Patricia Finch and Kaye Watts (10454204)

8:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

A DISABLED swimming club has pleaded with the operators of the pool it uses to consider reducing its fees to help keep it afloat.

Barry school wows education inspectors

Barry And District News: KINGS OF THE CASTLE: Barry Island primary school makes 'excellent' use of sand resources

8:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

INSPECTORS visiting a Barry primary were wowed so much by the excellence they recorded they have issued the school with homework.

Anger over post office closure

Barry And District News: TAXING ISSUE: Mark Gerkhardt says closure is wrong for the popular service (10460285)

1:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS have condemned a decision to close a post office run from a pharmacy on a Barry estate.

Prime minister praises Barry schoolboy's charity effort

Barry And District News: LETTER FROM LONDON: PM David Cameron writes to Jack Rees-Davies

1:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron took a break from Nato Summit preparations to pen a letter to a super-fundraising Barry schoolboy.

Prepare for cake judgement day

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PENARTH and Vale residents are invited to put their cake tasting skills into practice and emulate Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Volunteers get stuck in at parks

Barry And District News: GETTING STUCK IN: Stream clearance in action

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMMUNITY action day at Barry’s Porthkerry Country Park has been hailed a huge success.

Band emerges from Barry backroom to Cardiff market

Barry And District News: ROOM MATES: Some Kind of Leader rehearsed in a back room off Broad Street, Barry

12:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BAND who spent two years rehearsing in a Barry room will release their debut album later this month.

Emergency exercise at Dow Corning

11:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BARRY chemical giant, Dow Corning has advised residents not to be alarmed when it runs a training exercise with emergency services on Tuesday, September 23.

Any old wool?

Barry And District News: Silver tabby cat climbing over edge of table looking at pile of wool (10456619)

10:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HOLTON Road cafe has launched an appeal for Barry knitters to come forward with their unwanted yarn.

Police watchdog launches investigation

10:44am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A POLICE watchdog has launched an investigation after a woman was discovered dead in a Barry house after two reports were made to police previously.

Government reshuffle

1:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WELSH Government reshuffle has seen Vale AM Jane Hutt takes on responsibility for government business to add to her finance portfolio.

Take the lead for charity walk

Barry And District News: EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Peroni and Rhona Court urge dogs and their owners to join a charity stroll  (10279436)

11:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DOGS are urged to take the lead and urge their owners to go for a charity walk from Barry Island to Jackson’s Bay and back.

Residents want escaped owl rehomed

Barry And District News: HOMING BIRD: Lost owl waiting to be found in Barry

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN APPEAL has been made for the owner of an escaped bird of prey, circling Barry’s skies, to come forward and claim him or her.

Phone retailer closes

Barry And District News: CLOSED: Phones 4u, Holton Road, Barry (10384040)

10:48am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HOLTON Road phone retailer Phones 4U has closed its doors after the company went into administration.

Join march for Knap Lido

Barry And District News: SWIM SUPPORT: Visitors gather to support a call for the Lido to return to Barry

10:41am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SHOW of support for a proposal to rebuild one of Barry’s most treasured visitor attractions took place on its former site on Sunday.

Rhys is talk of the world

Barry And District News: TEAM WALES: Rhys Steele and friends fly the flag

10:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BARRY teenager recently swapped a board for abroad when he made a stealthy move into public speaking.

Life drawing

10:24am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN AUTUMN programme of Life Drawing will get underway at Barry town train station this week.

Dementia initiative launch

5:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

A N Initiative to help dementia sufferers will be launched at Barry leisure centre this month.

School absences revealed

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

WELSH Government figures have revealed the absentee rates for Vale pupils and Wales’ other 21 local authorities.

Parish gear up for tree festival

1:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a Barry seasonal festival have jumped ahead of the supermarket giant queue to lay their festive cards on the table.

Funding gives youngsters some uniform style

Barry And District News: STREET CRED: Youngsters compete in style

12:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A VALE-BASED dance crew has been kitted out in style thanks to funding from players of a charity lottery.

Will unsung heroes, please take to the dance floor?

Barry And District News: YOUR SCORES PLEASE: Do you know a unsung hero?

11:28am Monday 15th September 2014

PRODUCERS of one of the BBC’s most popular television programmes are searching for inspiring local unsung heroes worthy of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

MP champions local boxing club

Barry And District News: PLEASED AS PUNCH: Vale MP Alun Cairns takes it on the chin

10:30am Monday 15th September 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns experienced a knockout visit when he ventured into the ring at an amateur boxing club.

Pupils welcome musician folks to school

Barry And District News: SHOWING THEM HOW IT'S DONE: Gladstone primary school pupils string along with the band

10:24am Monday 15th September 2014

CHILDREN at a Barry primary school ensured the summer festival scene got an extension when they invited a group of musicians to play.

Land history

10:13am Monday 15th September 2014

THE area surrounding and following the Five Mile Lane and Weycock Cross is steeped in ancient history as was Barry of old.

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