Barry Scouts learn their nautical skills for badge

Barry And District News: LEARNING: The Scouts were out on Barry Dock to learn their nautical skills

6:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

ON the weekend of October 25-26, 65 Scouts from most of the Scout groups in Barry passed their Nautical Skills badge after training on Barry Docks.

Council publishes part two of Improvement Plan

2:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan has published its Improvement Plan part two, which also reports on the council's performance over the previous year.

First Welsh gig is a real success

Barry And District News: FULL HOUSE: People enjoying the gig at the Windsor Arms, Penarth

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

MENTER Bro Morgannwg launched ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ on Friday, October 24, with a gig in the Windsor Arms, Penarth.

Charity is asking everyone to check their bonfire

Barry And District News: CHECK: A hedgehog may have made your bonfire its new home

2:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEDGEHOG Helpline is asking everyone to carefully check their bonfires before lighting them to ensure no hedgehogs have made it their home.

First class visits The Doctor's regenerated home

Barry And District News: A WHO'S WHO IN TIME TRAVEL: Pupils give the Tardis an MOT

2:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TOP attending class of Barry school children became the first in the UK to travel in time to test-out the regenerated Doctor Who Experience.

Trading Standards advice session

2:14pm Friday 31st October 2014

IF you’ve ever had an issue related to Trading Standards then Age Connect Cardiff and Vale is holding an advice session at The Senior Health Shop, Holton Road, Barry.

Ramblers brave the bad weather

2:12pm Friday 31st October 2014

ELEVEN walkers including three members of Cardiff Ramblers joined leader Rachel at Gelligroes which translated means ‘the grove at the crossroads’ at the start of a nine mile walk in rather disappointing weather, as the drizzle rain was more consistent than the forecast suggested although it wasn’t cold. With prior permission they parked at the Siloh Chapel, built in 1813 and one of the oldest Presbyterian chapels in Wales celebrating its 200th anniversary last year. At the start of the walk group member Clive received good wishes for his forthcoming birthday milestone and pieces of courgette and pistachio cake kindly baked by Rachel were shared out in celebration.

Fifteen arrested following CCTV monitoring

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to fifteen arrests issued last week.

Council merger deadline looms - What does it mean for the Vale?

Barry And District News: MERGER: Will the Vale of Glamorgan council merge with Cardiff City Council? (11961175)

8:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

WITH the deadline for responses looming at the end of November, the Vale council have just four weeks to decide on whether they can or will be proposing a voluntary merger with another council.

Inspiration behind Barry's new climbing wall

Barry And District News: WALL: Barry Island's new feature (12086993)

8:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE ARTIST behind Barry Island's colourful new feature has talked about his inspiration in bringing a 40ft long climbing wall to the seafront.

Boxing clubs in danger of dissolving due to pub closure

Barry And District News: BOXING CLUB: The gym at The Windsor, Barry (12094486)

8:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of Barry's most revered amateur boxing clubs may be in danger of being lost, after the pub they train above was issued a notice of closure this week.

Family pledge to help Niamh achieve

Barry And District News: IN IT TOGETHER: Niamh, Chris, Michelle, Jazmin and puppy Barnaby (12071477)

8:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DEVOTED Barry family could face having to re-mortgage their house in a valiant attempt to secure their daughter’s walking future.

A Harvest fit for all

Barry And District News: GLORIOUS FOOD: Gladstone primary school pupils and staff make a top class effort (11754474)

5:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Barry primary school have boosted the Vale Foodbank’s supplies after parents using tins as part of a fitness workout.

Fireworks in tribute to fundraising stalwart

2:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE organisers of this year’s Barry Fireworks Fiesta are dedicating this year's event to honour a member who died in a tragic accident.

Energy bosses answer Barry public

1:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BOSSES from a leading energy company were in Barry this week to explain the facts behind rising energy bills.

Return to sender

11:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO Barry shops have become the latest locations where home shoppers can drop off parcels they wish to return.

Barry-bred baker aims for cake success

Barry And District News: SUCCESS ON A PLATE? Will Katie Powis' secret ingredient prove a winning recipe?

8:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BARRY-BORN mum-of-two is preparing to go into battle armed with a rolling pin and her auntie’s top secret ingredient in an annual baking contest.

View from The Senedd – Jane Hutt AM

Barry And District News: Jane Hutt AM

8:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

LAST week I was delighted to join the deputy leader of the Vale of Glamorgan council Cllr Stuart Egan, who announced the results of an election for the first Youth Mayors for the county.

View from The Senedd – Andrew RT Davies AM

Barry And District News: BUS PLEA: Andrew R.T. Davies

7:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOR the last few months I have been carrying out a survey throughout Wales on the Welsh NHS. Many Barry residents have completed it and I am grateful for the feedback you have given us. The survey was an opportunity for people anywhere in the country to tell us their views on a range of health related issues – from GP services and ambulance response times, to free prescriptions and hospital admissions. The full results can be found here:

No flour or eggs sold to under 16s during Hallowe'en

Barry And District News: WARNING: This poster will be on display in shops this Hallowe'en (12013250)

11:36am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE in the Vale of Glamorgan are working with shop owners to prevent the sale of eggs and flour to young people during the Halloween period.

Loss of trees at flood risk site "regrettable" - Vale council

Barry And District News: CLEARING: Tree felling in Stream Field (11158731)

9:50pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LOSING trees to make way for a flood alleviation scheme at Dyfan Road is "regrettable" but "fully justified", a Vale councillor has said.

Suspended sentence for thief with 101 previous convictions

11:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAN with 101 previous convictions for dishonesty, has appeared in court charged with a series of thefts including an attempt to steal a charity box from a hotel.

Visit to battlefields and memorials of World War One

Barry And District News: VISIT: 372 Squadron at the Menin Gate (Ypres)

8:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWENTY Air Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron recently travelled to Europe to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting for their countries in the great wars along with 50 Air Cadets from Squadrons from No.1 Welsh Wing. The visit took place over a long weekend and encompassed the war memorials and battlefields of Ypres Salient, in Belgium and the Somme, in France.

Does Barry need its own litter enforcement team?

Barry And District News: RUBBISH: Litter that has been dumped on the junction of Lavernock Road and Cedar way

6:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A RETURN of environmental officers to the streets of Barry, has been called for by a Plaid Cymru councillor who wants to see litter bugs targeted.

School experiences fundraising bounce

Barry And District News: TEAM PLAYERS: All Saints C/W is full of bounce (11982371)

5:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPORTING superstars descended on a Barry primary school to help pupils and staff give fundraising an added bounce.

70 years of wedded bliss

Barry And District News: 70th ANNIVERSARY: Sheila and Derek Hart

4:38pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO former Barry yacht club members have celebrated 70 years of married life.

Generations kickstart poppy appeal

Barry And District News: MARKET APPEAL: Buy your poppy merchandise here (12061942)

3:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GENERATIONS have banded together in Barry to give the launch of the Poppy Appeal a flying start.

Year Six enjoy their Transition Day at Bryn Hafren

Barry And District News: CREATIVE: Pupils enjoy new lessons at Bryn Hafren

3:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRYN Hafren Comprehensive School hosted a transition day for all Year Six girls in and around Barry. The pupils came up to the school for the whole day to experience education at Bryn Hafren.

Rotary Club of Barry £500 cheque presentation

Barry And District News: DONATION: President Robin Pitcher presenting £500 cheque to Ted Arbuthnot

1:48pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ON Thursday, October 23 members of the Rotary Club of Barry joined forces with the Inner Wheel Club of Barry to host a well supported International Lunch in the Memorial Hall which raised £450, to be shared equally for Rotary and Inner Wheel International charities.

Work experience helps teenager gain the right skills

1:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BARRY teenager is having her ambition to work with children fulfilled thanks to work based learning support from youth charity Rathbone Training.

School gets fit first

Barry And District News: LIFESTYLE BALANCE: The benchmark for exercise on a budget    (11952809)

11:58am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BARRY primary school’s parents group was put through its paces when their children took a break from class to boost their fitness levels.

School pupils band together for walk

Barry And District News: BAND ON THE WALK: Pupils travel through town safely

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BARRY house builder has ensured a primary school’s pupils get seen about town after inviting them to be their walk-in guests.

Palmerston primary produces prize pumpkin

Barry And District News: WEIGH TO HEAVY: Pupils get to grips with garden produce (11904535)

6:13pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BARRY primary school has thrown down a Halloween gauntlet to the town’s green-fingered fraternity by wheeling out a giant-sized pumpkin.

Plenty to discover on open evening

Barry And District News: SHOW: An impromptu drama performance in the foyer

5:49pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STUDENTS and staff at Barry Comprehensive School stayed on after lessons were finished recently to welcome visitors to the school’s annual open evening.

Barry Artist opens his street studio

Barry And District News: EXHIBITION: Jane Hutt AM with Glyn Pooley (centre)

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JANE Hutt AM visited the opening of Barry artist Glyn Pooley’s Canon Street Studio last week. Glyn specialises in original paintings, drawings and sculpture but also has a selection of high quality signed prints of well-known local landmarks available.

Barry Morrisons employee is a cut above the rest

1:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THEO Watkins from Morrisons in Barry has graduated from a Butchery Craft Apprenticeship Programme to be a fully qualified butcher at the Heol Ceiniog store.

Care at community cafe

1:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STAFF and customers at a community cafe have ensured three charities have benefited from their care.

Vale AM attends fundraising event for Welsh Asian Women Achievement Awards

Barry And District News: SUPPORT: Jane Hutt with Professor Meena Uphadyaya and supporters of the event

1:22pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JANE Hutt AM attended a fundraising event on October 25, ahead of the 2015 Welsh Asian Women Achievements Awards. The event was organised by renowned genetics professor Meena Uphadyaya and was held at Cardiff County Hall Club.

Diabetes school helpline

12:17pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NATIONAL charity has launched a new care in school helpline.

Compensation for wing mirror damage

11:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CLOSE to £1,000 compensation will be paid by a man who damaged the wing mirrors of six cars in Barry.

Stay safe this Bonfire Night

Barry And District News:

10:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOUTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service are working with the communities to ensure that neighbourhoods stay safe during this year’s Firework season.

Two call outs in one day for Barry lifeboat volunteers

Barry And District News: BARRY RNLI: Two callouts in one day

9:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO emergency situations this weekend, called for the assistance of the crew of the Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat - one being a false alarm caused by someone inland using an emergency flare.

Welcome to remember

9:44am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FREE community remembrance for forces past and present will feature song and reflection with any donations given to the Help For Heroes charity.

Shop Local Barry launches

Barry And District News: SHOP LOCAL: Barry (11974295)

2:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE Shop Local Barry scheme has launched with a number of businesses already signed up, offering rewards for shopping local in the town.

Hope in the Great War exhibition comes to Barry

Barry And District News: LIFEBOAT: Port Eynon lifeboat "The Janet"

2:48pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be bringing its national touring exhibition Hope in the Great War to Barry this November.

Peter’s is offering a ‘Slice of the Pie’ to the community

12:45pm Monday 27th October 2014

AFTER the success of last year’s initiative which saw Peter’s give groups, charities and schools across South Wales vital funding, they are now giving local communities another chance to apply for a ‘Slice of the Pie’.

School sanctions day away

Barry And District News: WHO LIVES IN A HOUSE LIKE THIS? One pupils examines energy efficiency

11:41am Monday 27th October 2014

PUPILS at a Barry primary school ditched their desks and side-lined their iPads to enrich their lives with an alternative means of education.

Spooky Night at Cogan Beavers

Barry And District News: SPOOKY: Cogan Beaver Scouts finding a different use for toilet roll

10:51am Monday 27th October 2014

COGAN Beaver Scouts enjoyed a Hallowe'en Party at their meeting on Monday, October 20 with some dressing up (all those toilet rolls), apple dipping, and much more.

More must be done to get more tourists to Wales

10:17am Monday 27th October 2014

A REPORT by the Commons Welsh Affairs Committee calls on VisitBritain and Visit Wales to jointly develop a coherent strategy to get more international visitors by February next year.

Breakthrough Great British Bake and craft event at Holy Trinity Church

Barry And District News: SUPPORT: The winner of 'best cake' and local campaigners

2:57pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Breakthrough Great British Bake and craft event at Holy Trinity Church event was well attended, with lots of hand crafted cakes brought in for the event.

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