"Time is right for safe standing in football grounds" - Andrew Rt Davies

1:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COMMENTING on reports that the Liberal Democrats plan to re-introduce "safe standing" areas at football grounds, Regional AM Andrew RT Davies has said that the time is right for a pilot scheme.

Vale Mayor awards dedicated volunteers

Barry And District News: DEDICATED: the volunteers who were nominated for the WCVA year of the volunteer award, Millennium Volunteers and the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ON August 12th the Vale Volunteer Bureau held its 10th annual awards event, which recognises local volunteers in the Vale. This year the event was hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor; Howard Hamilton at Cardiff and Vale College, Glamorgan Suite.

Make date with history

12:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A BARRY history group is encouraging Vale residents to make a date with their Christmas shopping in August by grabbing a 2015 calendar.

Councillors welcome play area refurbishment

Barry And District News: PLAY AREA: Cllr Rob Curtis, Cllr Claire Curtis, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson and Cllr Anthony Powell

12:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COLCOT councillors have come together to welcome the Vale Council's decision to refurbish two local play areas.

Vale cabinet man talks Nato business

Barry And District News: TABLE PLAN: Vale cabinet maker Paul Rathkey (right) shows Vale MP Alun Cairns to the leaders' seats

11:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

A VALE cabinet maker has created the ultimate talking point for world leaders attending the NATO 2014 summit in Newport next month.

Vale success continues with outstanding GCSE results

11:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

ONCE again the Vale of Glamorgan’s schools have produced outstanding results, this time at GCSE level.

Community raise cash for kit to help Blisse

Barry And District News: P POD: Blisse Mellens has a safe seat in which to take part in family life

10:29am Friday 22nd August 2014

A BARRY youngster is sitting comfortably after a rugby club and its community-spirited supporters racked up almost £1,000 to assist her day-to-day life.

Welsh Archer takes top prize

Barry And District News: WINNER: Mathew Symmonds stands proudly after receiving his gold medal

10:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

WELSH archer Mathew Symmonds has won the IFAA World Field Archery Championship which took place in South Dakota, USA. Symmonds, who is originally from Llanwit Major, is the first archer shooting in the Freestyle Recurve division ever to record 3 World Championship wins.

Plaid councillor warns over privatisation of Vale services

8:58am Friday 22nd August 2014

PLAID Cymru Councillor Ian Johnson has warned the Vale of Glamorgan against taking steps towards privatisation in their newly announced review of council services.

Education Minister congratulates students collecting GCSE results as pass rate reaches more than 98 per cent

Barry And District News: NERVOUS TIMES: A student collecting her results at St Cyres School (9547010)

3:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EDUCATION and Skills Minister Huw Lewis has congratulated students across Wales who are picking up their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.

Ysgol Bro Morgannwg pupils put in top performances

Barry And District News: TOP OF THE CLASS: Betsan Jones 12 A* and 1 A and Rhiannon Berry 13 A*

2:47pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PUPILS at Barry-based Welsh-medium secondary school, Bro Morgannwg has seen this year’s youngsters match last year’s prolific GCSE success.

Lido campaigners survey visionary project

Barry And District News: FACT FINDING: Lido campaign surveys Pontypridd's vision

2:26pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS calling to rebuild The Knap Lido in Barry have been inspired by a daytrip to Pontypridd where a multi-million pound lido restoration is underway.

Bryn Hafren pupils improve performance on GCSE stage

Barry And District News: FULL OF BOUNCE: Elin and Jane Jenkins are thrilled with Elin's grades  (9549436)

2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BARRY headteacher has ended his term of office at his school with every GCSE pupil in his charge gaining formally recognised qualifications.

Boxer Selby disqualified from driving

Barry And District News: BANNED: Barry boxer Andrew Selby (9450397)

2:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BOXING star Andrew Selby has been disqualified from driving for two years following an incident where he failed to give a sample of breath when his vehicle was stopped by police.

Top grades for St Richard Gwyn students

Barry And District News: TOP GRADES: Daniel Clemence with headteacher Stephen Lord (9551359)

1:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ST RICHARD Gwyn Catholic High School saw 80 per cent of pupils achieve grades A to C in another fantastic GCSE results day for the school.

GCSE success at Barry Comprehensive school

Barry And District News: RESULTS: Meg Hopkins, Keiran Eveleigh, Carter Brown, Mitchell Pierce and Casey Davison (9550352)

1:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BARRY Comprehensive school has seen another successful results day, with 82 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades.

War letter back with lost soldier's family

Barry And District News: EMOTIONAL: Patricia Mills with the letter to Reginald Jones' mother

1:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LETTER sent to the mother of a Barry man who lost his life on a World War One battlefield has been reunited with his family.

Whatever your results, Careers Wales gives you a choice

12:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

‘WHAt next?’ is a question that will be facing many young people this week as students across the Vale of Glamorgan pick up their long awaited GCSE results.

Footpath made safe

Barry And District News: SAFETY CONCERN: Nell's Point walkers. PIC: Thomas Jones

12:29pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CONCERNED walker raised the alert recently when he spotted a potential hazard to the safety of visitors visiting Barry Island.

Top marks for college students

Barry And District News: TOP MARKS: Jennifer Marks

8:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

VALE students have celebrated college AS and A level success.

Student aims to help special needs twin by studying Neuroscience

Barry And District News: NEUROSCIENCE: Thomas Stoneman

7:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

EVERY student is nervous about picking up their A level results but this Barry Comprehensive pupil had more riding on his results than most.

Island feature fuels debate

Barry And District News: VIEW FROM BELOW: A promenade perspective

7:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RECENTLY erected Barry Island canopy – built as part of a multi-million regeneration scheme – is courting a debate among seaside users and residents .

Ambulances to operate as normal during summit

7:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Ambulance Service is planning to operate as normal during the NATO Summit – utilising additional specialist teams to work alongside its operational crews.

Barry Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit to close NATO Summit week

Barry And District News: CLOSING: NATO summit means Barry Hospital's minor injuries unit will close for a week (9503688)

1:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

BARRY Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will close during NATO Summit week and patients will have to go elsewhere, the health board has confirmed.

Spanish airline announcesCardiff Airport flights programme now for summer 2015

Barry And District News: Spanish flight operator Vueling operates out of Cardiff Airport

2:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SPANISH airline which operates from Cardiff Airport has launched its summer 2015 programme now so people in the Vale can book early.

New play facilities at Alexandra Gardens

Barry And District News: PLAY DAY: Children at Alexandra Gardens  (9346270)

1:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SPECIAL opening day was held at Alexandra Gardens in glorious sunshine to mark the official opening of new play facilities and fitness equipment.

Start Up Loans help create nearly 300 new business in Wales

1:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEARLY 300 business have been started up thanks to Start Up Loans which provide low interest finance for entrepreneurs. The scheme was only launched 10 months ago in Wales and to date £2.2million has been drawn down by 291 new businesses across Wales. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: “These figures are very encouraging and the take up shows these low interest loans are having a real impact, helping to create new business start ups and supporting young enterprises.”

Report park problems

12:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RESIDENTS who think they may have witnessed something suspicious in Barry parks are being urged to notify police.

How the NATO summit will affect Barry and the Vale - Traffic restrictions, council services, schools and ambulance service information

11:47am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council will be implementing temporary traffic restrictions during the NATO summit in Newport between Tuesday, September 2 and Friday, September 5.

Grants for charities

11:35am Wednesday 20th August 2014

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NATO disruption was forced upon us - Plaid Cymru councillor

Barry And District News: DEBATE: Councillor Ian Johnson (9437804)

11:35am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PLAID Cymru councillor Ian Johnson has entered the debate surrounding the disruption to Barry schools during next month's NATO summit, saying that he found it strange that Conservative party members are complaining about disruptions being caused by a summit they themselves organised during term time.

Family fun and games at Sully club

11:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FAMILY fun day raising money for two charities will take place at the Sully Sports and Social Club this Saturday, August 23.

Campaigners rally support for housing battle

9:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing a 200-dwelling housing proposal have accused the developer of toying with their emotions having previously applied, appealed, withdrew and now lodging another.

Head welcomes plans for new school

Barry And District News: OUT WITH THE OLD: When Ian Williams took the baton from Lynne Bowen Jones, he didn’t know a new school came with the job (9382068)

8:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BARRY headteacher has awarded top marks to the community that helped pave the way for a new school build following previous closure threats.

Gavin 2 Stacey riders descend on Barry Island

5:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

VISITORS to Barry Island on Sunday (August 24) can view what’s occurin’ when up to 100 cyclists arrive following a Gavin and Stacey-fuelled journey.

Lifetime ambition brings Red Arrows to Barry Island

Barry And District News: RED ARROWS: John Buxton with Red Arrows Squadron Leader Mike Ling (9451562)

5:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ONE man’s lifetime ambition of bringing the Red Arrows to Barry Island is being realised this summer when the famed stunt team will put on a show at the Barry at War weekend.

Minor Injuries Unit may close for NATO summit

4:53pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS needing to visit Barry Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) could face major disruption if proposals to close it during the NATO summit go ahead.

Traffic restrictions during NATO summit

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council will be implementing temporary traffic restrictions during the NATO summit in Newport between Tuesday, September 2 and Friday September 5.

Stream of supporters needed at Porthkerry Park

1:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

RANGERS at Porthkerry Country Park are calling for volunteers to help clear the streams of rubbish and fallen branches.

Fresh Appeal for New Bus Drivers

1:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A VITAL Vale bus service needs volunteers to continue operating.

Councillors upset over cancelled meeting

Barry And District News: IN FRONT OF CLOSED DOORS: Councillors Ian Johnson and Shirley Hodges

1:15pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

OPPOSITION Barry town councilLors have expressed “disappointment” after a meeting was postponed on Tuesday (August 12) because, they say, not enough Labour party councillors could attend.

Minor Injuries Unit to close for NATO summit

10:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS needing to visit Barry Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) could face major disruption if proposals to close it during the NATO summit go ahead.

Plea for volunteers

10:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RNIB Cymru, Wales’ largest sight loss charity, is making a plea for volunteers in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Flats application

10:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A HOUSING association has lodged proposals to develop six flats and two houses, with associated parking and amenity space, behind a Rhoose supermarket.

Viking talk

8:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN ARCHEOLOGICAL group is inviting anyone with an interest in Nordic history to attend one of their regular evenings discussing the subject.

Granddad's touching story of wife wins prize

Barry And District News: WINNER: Graham Jones with a picture of him and his late wife Jeanette

8:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GRANDDAD from Barry has shared the touching story of his 40-year marriage and won a competition hosted by Cardiff's Capitol centre.

Cycling the glob at Morrisons

8:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

STAFF at Barry Morrisons are taking part in a "Round the World Cycle Challenge" which will see 112 stores cycle the 24,902 mile circumference of the globe for charity.

Photographic society appeals for new members

7:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BUDDING photographers are being encouraged to join a local photographic society.

Medical app for your tablet

5:34pm Monday 18th August 2014

PATIENTS and medical practitioners who want to hear ‘real patients’ talk about their illnesses, can now access a new smart phone or tablet app.

Family fun day at Sully sports and Social Club

2:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FAMILY fun day at sully sports and social club, South Road, Sully on Saturday, August 23, from 10am until late will raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's research UK and St David's hospice care.

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