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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.

Councillors' surgery

10:11am Monday 15th September 2014

VALE Labour and Town councillors for Buttrills and Court wards Bronwen Brooks, Pamela Drake, Jeff Evans and Stuart Egan will hold an advice surgery.

Prepare to bake

10:09am Monday 15th September 2014

BARRY 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.

Party past Hallowe'en

Barry And District News: WHOO-OOH: Get in a spooky party mood

10:05am Monday 15th September 2014

A HALLOWE'EN party is aiming to be the highlight of spooky action the day after the witches and wizards have departed.

Student eyes the prize

Barry And District News: FINALIST: Carys Knapman and Jamie Pullen

2:08pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TEENAGER has her eyes on the prize after her nan encouraged her to enter a national spectacle wearer contest.

First aid for sports coaches

5:39pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN EMERGENCY first aid course aimed at sports coaches and individuals within a sports environment is set for this October.

Help keep schools growing

4:56pm Friday 12th September 2014

BARRY primary schools have begun their campaigns to get all a supermarket’s gardening vouchers donated to their growing schemes.

Hospital staff views sought

Barry And District News:

3:38pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE Chief executive of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board trust is inviting staff to talk about the forthcoming year’s prospects.

Footie legend to give Barry fans extra time

Barry And District News: LEGEND: Matt Le Tissier

2:19pm Friday 12th September 2014

FOOTIE fans can now sign up to be part of a Barry sporting event when a legend of the game fields some questions.

Supermarket offers pupils food for thought

Barry And District News: FISHING FOR INFORMATION: Morrisons launches its food academy

2:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

A BARRY supermarket has set up its stall in helping to teach schoolchildren where good food comes from.

Children masters of technology

Barry And District News: WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY: Whizz kidz with computers (10034201)

4:47pm Thursday 11th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Barry Welsh medium primary school have proved they’re top of the class in the language of modern technology.

Sea swimming session

10:02am Thursday 11th September 2014

WOULD-BE sea swimmers looking to build up confidence of dealing with open water can hook up with a club to gain some practice.

Penarth teenager set to ride the waves in European surf championships

Barry And District News: ALL THE YOUNG DUDES: Arran, Owen, and Logan

9:46am Thursday 11th September 2014

A PENARTH schoolboy will wave goodbye to the town this week to ride the waves in one of the hottest surfing contests in Europe.

Lollipop lady's right royal introduction

Barry And District News:

9:24am Thursday 11th September 2014

HEROIC lollipop lady Karin Williams discovered what it was like to be treated ‘by’ royalty after a future king introduced her to the US President.

Community rallies round Barry family after baby's tragic death

Barry And District News: TREASURED: Alison Morrison, Lizzy Morrison and Lisa Crockett (10190260)

8:21am Thursday 11th September 2014

A BARRY community has begun to rally after a young mum’s baby daughter tragically died soon after birth- leaving her parents with unexpected funeral costs.

Tots totter to tennis

8:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

BARRY parents hoping to nurture their tots’ tennis talent will have the opportunity to get the youngsters on court from this Friday, September 12.

Barry restaurant earns national acclaim

Barry And District News:

6:55pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Barry restaurant has sampled another taste of success having achieved its first listing in a prestigious food guide.

Ice-cream experts send children frozen delights

Barry And District News: BRACING THEMSELVES: Marco's cafe before the ice-cream experts invade (10186370)

5:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AROUND 1000 special needs schoolchildren were left licking their lips with joy after an award-winning ice-cream maker stepped in to assist an annual fun day.

State of nature discussed

Barry And District News: Barry & Vale Friends of the Earth are horrified lands are being churned up and species threatened by development

5:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A BARRY-BASED environmental group has met with the Vale Council’s ecology officer to discuss a recently released report.

Lido support welcome

Barry And District News: BARRY HERITAGE: The Knap Lido existed for 70 years drawing thousands of visitors each year  (10223278)

5:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Rebuild The Knap Lido campaign team will form a human chain at the former site this Sunday, September 14.

Stand up for paddle challenge

Barry And District News: PADDLES UP: Sara Reid-Danks practices on the River Ely in Cardiff

5:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A BARRY-BASED sheltered scheme co-ordinator is to do battle with the elements to celebrate her employer’s milestone birthday and raise funds for charity.

Grieving daughter condemns callous theft

5:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE daughter of a woman who died in a blaze at her Barry home has branded, whoever thieved her property, a “low life”.

Dig a garden's open day

Barry And District News: COMMUNITY GARDEN: Lisa Williams has been appointed Garden Manager of the area.

4:48pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A BARRY community garden hopes to dig it on the edible growing scene by joining more than 100 others for an open day this month.

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