Former RAF pilot's debut novel on readers' radar

Barry And District News: SKY'S THE LIMIT: Ron's book sales are on the up

2:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER RAF pilot turned Barry Island-based author has seen sales of his debut novel soar past the 10,000 mark.

New bus service for Island day trippers

Barry And District News: BUS THEM IN: Barrybados' Louis Ross encourages Island visitors

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BUS company has devised a plan to rival Dave’s Coaches with a Barry Island service enabling customers to enjoy the Gavin and Stacey resort.

Barry to get "tackling poverty" funding boost

2:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BARRY has been named as one of seven areas to benefit from a £7million "tackling poverty" fund.

Row over Vale settlement

1:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A STATEMENT regarding the possibility of MP Alun Cairns and Vale council leader Neil Moore joining forces to seek a better settlement for the area has sparked a spat that may have put an end to that possibility before it even began.

Discover more on the heritage coast this summer

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1:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A RANGE of new experiences from foraging sessions to photography lessons will be available to visitors to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast this summer following the launch of six pilot activities created to increase the area’s appeal as a tourist destination.

PhillyBear’s playgroup beach trip

Barry And District News: SOME very excited children waited at Barry Dock train station on Monday, July 7, for the 9.15am train to Barry Island for the second trip to the beach for PhillyBear’s playgroup (8426096)

9:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

SOME very excited children waited at Barry Dock train station on Monday, July 7, for the 9.15am train to Barry Island for the second trip to the beach for PhillyBear’s playgroup.

Barry man cleared of attempted murder

8:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BARRY man has been cleared of attempted murder by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court.

Second victim of jailed church elder speaks out

Barry And District News: SPEAKING OUT: Tina Guy (8481415)

7:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SECOND victim of jailed Jehovah's Witness elder Mark Sewell has stepped forward to tell of her ordeal at the hands of the convicted rapist.

Hostel has green party

Barry And District News: GARDEN DELIGHT: Ty Iolo staff, residents and volunteers mucked in to create a party

7:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BARRY hostel’s staff and volunteers have hosted a residents’ garden party aimed at helping spruce up the garden area.

Barry man rescues stray dog found on holiday in Spain

Barry And District News: RESCUED: Kevin Marks with Rita at home in Barry

5:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BARRY man that rescued a dog from the streets of Spain is fundraising in aid of a charity that rehomes stray animals in the UK.

Witnesses sought after dispute in car park

4:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BARRY Police are appealing for witnesses to a dispute that took place in Southerndown car park.

Spiritualist services

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BARRY Spiritualist Church and Centre, Buttrills Road, Barry, is holding a divine service on Sunday, July 27, at 6pm with Barbara Beharry. On Monday, July 28, at 7pm there is an open circle. Spiritual healing is available on Thursday, July 24, between 2pm-3.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Free energy advice

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AGE Connect Cardiff and Vale are holding a free energy advice surgery at The Senior Health Shop, Holton Road, Barry on Tuesday, July 29, from 10am-noon where you can have a chat to a Welsh Government Nest adviser. For further information telephone 01446 732385. If you can't make the session and want more advice contact freephone 0808 808 2244.

Vale Council's key-gate costs taxpayer

Barry And District News: GATEKEEPER: Cllr Philip Clarke could now be the owner of the UK's most expensive key?

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VALE councillor has been awarded £3,000 in compensation and the Vale Council liable for costs following a dispute over a key.

Petrol thieves are risking your car insurance.

Barry And District News: THEFT: Do you recognise this man?

12:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOLLOWING several petrol thefts in the area, Police in Barry have said that more and more drivers are turning to theft to escape the high price of fuel.

History society talk

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Rhoose and District History Society will be having a talk by Dr Toby Jones on “The Newport Medieval Ship Project” on Friday, July 25, at 7.30pm in the rear hall of Rhoose Community Centre, Stewart Road. Tickets at the door £1 per adult, 50p per child (under 16 years).

Constituents tour of Westminster

Barry And District News: TOUR: Alun Cairns MP with constituents from Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan at Westminster

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns recently welcomed a coach tour of constituents from Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan to Westminster to Parliament last week.

American flavour fills Barry park

Barry And District News: TEXAN STEAK: Vale MP Alun Cairns

12:17pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT was a case of yee ha in Victoria park when the Vale MP and AM strode in to experience a church’s fun day.

Free tax advice

10:13am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AGE Connect Cardiff and Vale are holding a free tax advice surgery at The Senior Health Shop, Holton Road, Barry on Monday, July 28, from 9.30am to 11.30am. No appointment is needed just drop in. Advice will be given by professional volunteer tax advisers for those who cannot afford to pay for professional advice. For further information telephone 01446 732385. Home visits can be arranged if you are not able to come to the shop.

WI fundraising takes off

8:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COFFEE morning in aid of Air Ambulance Wales will take place at a Barry community centre on Tuesday, August 5.

Bingo afternoon

8:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE management committee at Rhoose Community Hall are holding another of their fundraising bingo afternoons on Saturday, July 26, at the hall in Stewart Road. Doors open at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm start. As well as a large raffle, refreshments will be served at the half time break. All proceeds go towards the running of the hall.

School gets technical

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BARRY primary school has been praised for its technology standards.

Balcony fire

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BARRY firefighting crew attended a blaze on the balcony of a flat in Vistamar Cei Dafydd which spread to cladding at 2.01pm on Monday, July 21.

Jobs Growth Wales success story at VIBE Creative

Barry And District News: AWARD: Jane Hutt AM and Vibe's Mike Bendell with Kyomi Martyn and Joe Blake

3:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VISIT to VIBE Creative provided an opportunity for Jane Hutt AM to congratulate award winning film-makers Kyomi Martyn and Joe Blake.

Get set for open day

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN OPEN day, organised by the Safer Vale Partnership, will be held at Barry Fire Station, Port Road West, on Saturday, July 26.

PACT meeting

2:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GIBBONSDOWN PACT public meeting will be held at The Residents Board Office, Coychurch Rise on Tuesday, August 12, at 10.30am. If you have any issues that are affecting your quality of life, but are unable to attend a meeting contact 101 or you can log onto

Lido support swells

2:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 7,300 people have so far backed a social media campaign to rebuild one of Barry’s most iconic attractions.

Soroptimists stand against abuse

Barry And District News: MAKING A STAND: Club members link arms (8416886)

1:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS year marks the 80th Anniversary of the formation of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (affectionately known as SIGBI).

Cadets impressed by military airshow

Barry And District News: AIR TATTOO: Kieren Bushell, Dominic Bushell, Rhys Lewis, Jacob Petre, Nathan Thompson and Alex Cheeseley in front of Hercules transport aircraft

1:39pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AIR Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron, recently travelled to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford to see the world’s largest military airshow.

Post office extends hours

1:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BARRY post office has extended its opening hours, to include Sundays, to meet customer needs.

School staff bid farewell

Barry And District News: FAREWELL: Andrew Gilbert, Sarah Williams, Roger Hardy, Lesley Griffiths, chairman of governors, Derek Butler

12:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TRIO of school staff closed the door on their time at a Barry primary school as children bid them farewell as term ended.

Refuse set on fire

12:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Barry used beaters to extinguish a refuse fire set close to bushes and houses on Bramble Avenue on Tuesday, July 22.

School fair transports pupils

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PARENTS and staff of a Barry primary school have raised more than a £1,000 helping pupils embark on a scientific journey.

Sponsored tattoo to raise money for army charity

Barry And District News: TATTOO: Shane with Stu-bob at his Studio 14 shop on Holton Road, Barry (8478839)

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ESCHEWING the usual ways people decide to raise money for charity, this Barry man has inked up an interesting idea.

Fill your summer holiday with adventure

8:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NOT looking forward to the long boring summer holiday. Fancy some flying, sport, adventurous training or shooting? If so, the Air Cadets could be for you.

Labour candidate slams benefit system overhaul

Barry And District News: CABINET: Councillor Chris Elmore

5:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

LABOUR candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan Chris Elmore has slammed the Tory-led UK Government for its incompetence in rolling out the flagship Universal Credit scheme which has cost the taxpayer over £600m without even being put into operation.

Regeneration inspected and plans revealed

1:33pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WELSH Government minister announced where further regeneration funding was destined while visiting Barry Island on Monday, July 21.

Selfie, the old fashioned way

Barry And District News: SELFIE: Artist Richard O'Connell (8423005)

1:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

SELFIES the original way - with a pencil - are on offer from artist Richard O'Connell during Barry Holiday Festival.

Stonemason time travels

Barry And District News: EXHIBITOR: Robert Tinsley

1:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BARRY stonemason whose work has featured in the BBC’s award-winning TV sci-fi show Doctor Who has travelled back to Medieval times.

Friends of Barry Beaches beach clean

1:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

FRIENDS of Barry Beaches will be meeting for their July beach clean at the Watchtower Bay beach, the Knap this coming Sunday, July 27, meeting at 3pm by the Watchtower roundabout. Once again wear sturdy boots, bring water and wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Lights out to remember the war

1:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Barry branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a Lights Out service at the Barry War Memorial from 9.30pm on Monday, August 4.

Vale of Glamorgan knitters asked to join The Big Knit 2014

12:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

AGE Cymru is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in the Vale of Glamorgan to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for The Big Knit 2014 and help older people keep warm, safe and well in winter.

Davies responds to Labour airport claims

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

REGIONAL AM Andrew RT Davies has responded to statements made by Vale Labour last week about Cardiff Airport saying that he believes the Welsh Labour Government has over-paid and that ‘Soviet-style’ government takeovers were far from ideal.

Disabled swimming club nominated for community prize

Barry And District News: NOMINATED:  Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club

11:17am Monday 21st July 2014

BARRY Beavers Disabled Swimming Club has been shortlisted for the next stage for the next stage of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

Top young achiever honoured with national award

Barry And District News: AWARD: Chelsea Collins with Leanne Wood AM

10:55am Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Barry who beat the bullies to gain her qualifications was amongst the top learners celebrated at leading youth support charity's awards in Cardiff.

Citizens Advice

12:38pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CITIZENS Advice drop-in at Barry, 119 Broad Street, Barry, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-4.30pm and Wednesday 9.30am-6pm with a Debt and Welfare Benefit Clinic from 4pm-6pm and drop-in discrimination clinic every Thursday 9.30am-11.30am.

Barry Business and Rotary Clubs meet for dinner

Barry And District News: DINNER: Members of the Barry Business Club and Rotary Club of Barry

12:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Barry were guests at the monthly meeting of Barry Business Club held in the Mount Sorrel Hotel on Thursday, July 17.

Barry Arts Festival off to flying start with art exhibition at the Travellers Gallery

Barry And District News: VISIT: Jane Hutt AM at the exhibition with volunteers Rebecca Jenkins, Jonathan Mayhew, Oliver Johnson and Coordinator Erica Frost

5:44pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WITH the Barry Arts Festival launching on July 26, a sneak preview of local talent is on show at the Travellers Gallery at Barry Town Station with the theme 'My Town' resulting in great exhibits featuring Barry at its best.

KiddieWinkles special visitor

Barry And District News: WINNER: Keavy Saunders with Jane Hutt AM

5:36pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THIS term at KiddieWinkles Childcare, the children and their parents have been busy preparing ‘Textured Treasure Chests’ as their home/school task.

View from Westminster by Alun Cairns MP

9:46am Saturday 19th July 2014

SOME weeks ago Barrie Evans and a small team of supporters launched a campaign to rebuild Cold Knap Lido.

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