Looming marvellous for Marie Curie hospice

Barry And District News: TRIBUTE: Martin Rees-Davies

8:49am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BARRY schoolboy presented the charity that helped his dad with more than £1,130 after completing his loom band making mission.

Connecting Classrooms

Barry And District News: AGRICULTURE: Mr Davies and Mr Ocheing working with students in the school garden

3:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

AT THE end of term, Barry Comprehensive School hosted a visit from David Ocheing, a teacher from Lwanda Primary School in Kenya. The two schools have worked together over three years in a variety of connecting classroom projects that have been funded by the British Council.

Charity night helps to raise more funds

2:42pm Monday 1st September 2014

BARRY club steward Richard Alexander has organised a third fundraising event for Help for Heroes to boost proceeds raised for the charity to more than £2,000.

Council communication issues resolved

12:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

TECHNICAL difficulties which stopped Vale residents communicating with the authority via its contact centre and website, have been resolved.

School uniform grant available

12:19pm Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILIES on a low income may be entitled to a Welsh Government school uniform grant, says the Vale Family Information Service.

School's NATO opening

12:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

ROMILLY primary school in Barry will open as normal during the NATO summit in Newport on September 3, 4 and 5.

Act of Remembrance to be held

12:11pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Barry Branch of The Royal Air Forces Association is holding an ‘Act of Remembrance’ on Sunday, September 7, to be held at Memorial Hall (Memo) Cenotaph. This event is open to all and will begin at 12.15pm for the Battle of Britain informal wreath laying ceremony.

Views sought on housing vision

Barry And District News: PLAN: The Quays, Barry Waterfront

12:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A VALE-WIDE vision for housing throughout the county for the next five years has been set-out by the Vale Council.

On course to bust stress

11:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A FREE one-day stress busting course for anyone suffering from stress or anxiety will take place in Barry on Wednesday, September 17.

Charity blues

11:23am Monday 1st September 2014

A BLUES Brothers tribute night in aid of Wales Air Ambulance will take off this November in Barry.

Charity tribute act takes it all

11:21am Monday 1st 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.

Family fun at Palmerston

Barry And District News: HANDS ON: Rabbits to pet

11:01am Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILIES of children with additional needs took part in a family fun day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry, last month.

Theatre tax relief

10:53am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Barry Memo could get a vital boost after the Chancellor of the Exchequer's theatre tax relief comes into effect this week.

History teacher takes charge of school future

Barry And District News: MAKING SCHOOL HISTORY: Head teacher Tyrone Davies (9839174)

10:41am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER history teacher has taken up the challenge of putting his stamp on future education in Barry’s all-girl secondary school as he takes on his new role as head teacher.

GlastonBARRY hits the right notes for festival feeling

Barry And District News: CHEERS FOR GLASTONBARRY: Making a song and dance about Barry's popular festival. PIC: Martin Gibson

9:05am Saturday 30th August 2014

A BARRY events team has signalled warning shots to Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis – Barry’s equivalent GlastonBARRY, the pretender to the throne, is aiming to rule.

Back heart campaign

4:22pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE British Heart Foundation is asking people to get involved in their Bag it. Beat it. Campaign to help children in Wales born with heart defects make it to school. An estimated 210 children with congenital heart defects, often limiting their physical ability and quality of life, will start school in September in Wales according to the charities latest statistics. But tragically around 18 of those children will have lost their life before they can attend school.

Cricket club opens itself to visitors

Barry And District News: IT'S CRICKET: Vale MP Alun Cairns watches Barry Athletic Cricket Club versus Creigiau with Mark Rees from Barry Athletic Cricket Club

3:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns joined local cricketers for an open day at Barry Athletic Cricket Club recently. The annual open day was attended by a large number of former players and captains, and the wider community.

Gannett Foundation grant applications

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3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

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Support grows for Weycock Cross campaigners

10:12am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS opposing a 200-dwelling housing proposal on a Barry greenfield site have received the backing of a local environmental group and more politicians.

Residents highlight mess in Barry streets

Barry And District News: IN THE ZONE: The state behind Newlands Street (9453773)

8:09am Friday 29th August 2014

TWO residents have cried foul after their respective Barry town centre neighbourhoods were blighted by rubbish and dog mess.

New community hall for Barry

4:29pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE will be a brand new community facility opening on Saturday, September 13, in the Witchill area of Barry. The new Witchill Community Hall will be officially opened at 10am where members of public can come along to the event where the hall will be showcased to potential users.

Barry boys' bonza effort Down Under

Barry And District News: MARATHON IN THEIR SIGHTS: Jason and Dan Debono prepare for their race by viewing the course

4:19pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO Barry expats are hoping to breeze past some rocks, cross a harbour bridge, sail past a pool to raise funds for Noah’s Ark.

Charity coffee date

3:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BUNCH of fitness fans will be exercising their kettles when they host a charity coffee morning on Saturday, September 6.

Student goes from being kicked out in year 8 to A*s in his GCSEs

Barry And District News: A-STAR PUPIL: Sam Lewis (9588373)

3:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A STUDENT who was kicked out of school for disruptive behaviour in year eight turned his life around and achieved three A* and three A grades in last week's GCSE results.

Gavin 2 Stacey riders complete the course

Barry And District News: SELFIE TEAM: Craig O'Shea, Jamie Ross, and Matthew Cockrell

1:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AROUND 40 charity cyclists had their chips on Sunday when they descended on Barry Island following their 250-mile Gavin 2 Stacey ride.

Hospital fears allayed by health board

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

10:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has moved swiftly to reassure Barry’s residents about the town hospital’s future in the wake of NATO disruption.

Forum say for ambulance service

9:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE living in the Vale can have a say on the Ambulance Service at a Vale Co-Creating Healthy Change Forum meeting on Wednesday, September 17.

"I thought I was going to die" - Basketball player swept to sea

Barry And District News: RESCUE: Shaun Williams (9722616)

1:16am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WELSH international basketball player has described the terrifying moment he thought he was going to die after being swept to sea off Barry Island.

Police investigate fatal blaze

9:01pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN has died following a fire at a ground floor flat on the Thompson Street Estate, Barry, on Wednesday, August 27.

Flat blaze kills woman

5:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN has died following a fire at a ground floor flat at Thompson Street Estate, Barry, on Wednesday, August 27.

Barry coastguard assists Llantwit rescue

4:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BARRY Coastguard answered a call to assist after waves threw two 12-year-old girls against rocks at Tresilian Bay, Llantwit Major on Tuesday, August 26.

Superfast Cymru provide quick broadband

4:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 190,000 premises now have faster broadband speeds in Wales, including communities in the Vale of Glamorgan, as a result of Superfast Cymru, said deputy minister for skills and technology Ken Skates.

Chemical giant entertain's nature's explorers

Barry And District News: NATURAL RESOURCE: Joseph from the Penarth Youth Group gets hands on with nature with Catherine Lewis, Dow Corning’s environment officer.

3:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BARRY chemical plant has thrown open its nature centre doors to Vale teenagers for the first time during the school summer holidays.

Meeting held on Jazz Festival

3:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

RICHARD Bertin, a Vale of Glamorgan Councillor, held a meeting to discuss the possibility of holding a Vale Jazz Festival at Barry Island, which is hoped to be held in the town in June next year.

Meningitis Charity urges people to be vigilant

Barry And District News: SYMPTOMS: Meningitis Now are giving away these free cards to help you spot signs and symptoms

3:26pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH children returning to school soon, National Charity Meningitis Now is warning parents to keep vigilant during the start of the peak season for meningitis. September sees the highest cases of meningitis and the charity are urging parents, students and teachers to look out for the signs and symptoms and download their free phone app or request a symptoms card.

Independent councillor airs concerns

3:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

INDEPENDENT Councillor Richard Bertin has aired his concerns about the service review announced by the Vale of Glamorgan council.

Marathon mission sees money checked in

Barry And District News: FUNDRAISING HIGH: Ty Hapus will be able to keep providing its services thanks to every charity-fundraising boost

1:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE fastest MP in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon has helped fast-track two local charities to funding success.

School safety work underway

Barry And District News: SAFETY FIRST: Buttrills Road pedestrian crossing and 20mph zone 

1:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK to bring a pedestrian crossing and a new 20mph speed limit to Buttrills Road has begun.

Filmakers focus on Facebook

Barry And District News: TAKE AWAY: Cast and crew prepare for action  (9596995)

10:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FILM crew in King Square attracted crowds when it focused its cameras on Facebook for a BBC Wales series to be broadcast this year.

Language campaign's small-talk drive

Barry And District News: SMALL THINGS: Vale MP Alun Cairns thinks big about new language campaign

10:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to increase the use of Welsh in Barry, has gained support from Vale MP Alun Cairns.

Safety improvements - a work in progress

Barry And District News: SAFETY FIRST: Buttrills Road pedestrian crossing and 20mph zone 

8:35am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUNCILLOR who has campaigned for road safety improvements near a Barry school since 2012 has welcomed the beginning of the work.

Air display set to wow the crowds

Barry And District News: ISLAND: VIEW: Red Arrows will be performing a display at Barry Island on Saturday, August 30

8:31am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FLYING visit by the world-famous Red Arrows display team and a Battle of Britain Memorial flight will wow Barry Island visitors, this weekend.

Funding for end-of-life care

8:23am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HEALTH Minister Mark Drakeford has announced a £6.4 million funding package to support hospices and provide palliative care across Wales. The new funding will be available for hospices and health boards in 2014-15 to provide specialist consultant, nurse and other health support for palliative care. Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.

"Labour paralysed by talking shops" - Andrew RT Davies

8:04am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Welsh Government has been accused of setting up too many "talking shops" by Regional AM and Vale resident Andrew RT Davies, something he says points to "indecision and dithering" in the Labour group.

Obesity report published

5:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NEW report says health boards in South Wales have made progress in developing specialist services for people with obesity problems. The Welsh Government launched the All-Wales Obesity Pathway in 2010 and set out a four phrase approach to manage and treat obesity in Wales.

Lido poster

5:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Rebuild The Knap Lido campaign has put together a poster for residents wishing to display in windows to show their support.

Wales is recycling more

4:25pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ACCORDING to latest figure, recycling in Wales has increased, with the latest provisional figures indicating that the re-use, recycling and composting rate has gone up. The 2013-14 recycling rate is 54 per cent which is an increase of two percentage points on last year’s statutory recycling target.

New MS drug available in Wales

4:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NEW MS drug has become available on the Welsh NHS following a recommendation from the independent All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. Wales has become the first part of the UK to approve NHS funding for this new medicine to help people living with multiple sclerosis.

Archaeology Cymru events calender

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARCHAEOLOGY Cymru have a packed calender with events running weekly through September and October.

Library computer problems

3:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BARRY library users have been unable to access the internet after an issue with the software that enables them to use the service, arose.

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