School admissions now available online

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4:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

APPLICATIONS for pupils starting in year seven in September 2015 in the Vale of Glamorgan can now be submitted online.

Free tax advice surgery

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

IF you have any concerns over your tax then Age Connect Cardiff and Vale are holding a free tax advice surgery at The Senior Health Shop, Holton Road, Barry.

Barry Library Tweets story

Barry And District News: LIBRARY: Barry library (11601502)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

A STORY written by children at Barry Library is being tweeted in instalments, with readers being encouraged to retweet the tale and help it get as big an audience as possible

Spooktacular place to party

Barry And District News: TRICK OR TREAT: Dyfed-Powys Police are joining forces with police and fire services to ask people living in Wales to à 	¢ÂÂBe A Nice Guyà 	¢Â this Halloween and bonfire night in Operation B.A.N.G. (2166

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SPOOKTACULAR children’s Hallowe'en party is set to raise funds for Barry school girl Layla-Mae’s appeal.

Young ambassadors to bring children’s rights to life

12:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNG people from across the Vale of Glamorgan will have the opportunity to participate in a new project called Rights Ambassadors, which will enable young people aged 11 to 25 to learn about the rights that all children have, as specified in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Start planning your career

11:34am Monday 20th October 2014

AN INTERACTIVE, national careers event will set out to engage job, training and education seekers this Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23.

Get your flu jab before winter

Barry And District News: GET PROTECTED: Patients urged to get their flu jab before winter sets in

11:34am Monday 20th October 2014

DIABETICS are being urged to take up the opportunity to have their free flu jab before winter sets in.

Final push to get historic bus back to Barry

Barry And District News: IN SOUTH AFRICA: Bedwas Machen 7

10:58am Monday 20th October 2014

A GROUP of Barry-based bus preservation enthusiasts are hoping a historic bus will make its way back from South Africa in time for Christmas.

Planning changes will make it easier for developers - Plaid

10:49am Monday 20th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has expressed concerns that changes proposed by the Welsh Government will make it more difficult for local councils to refuse planning permission.

Local boys meet big stars

Barry And District News: INTERVIEWERS: Cameron and Louie with Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones and Welsh Rugby star Ken Owens

11:16am Saturday 18th October 2014

ON Friday, October 10 two Year Eight students from Barry Comprehensive School assisted with the launch of a Welsh Rugby Union competition in collaboration with ‘Into Film Cymru’.

Public views sought on future of Vale libraries

Barry And District News: CONSULTATIONT: Barry library

11:35am Friday 17th October 2014

NOW is your chance to have your say on the future of libraries in the Vale.

Victims seek to take action against church

Barry And District News: SPEAKING OUT: Karen Morgan (7809906)

9:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

CHANGES to the way the Jehovah's Witness Church deal with child abuse allegations are being sought by victims of Barry sex predator Mark Sewell.

Tributes paid to tragic pillar of the community

Barry And District News:

1:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRIBUTE has been paid to the founder and owner of Barry's Welsh Hawking Centre, who was killed in a tragic accident this week.

Minor injuries unit closed on Monday due to strike action

Barry And District News: Barry Hospital (11576750)

1:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BARRY Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit will be closed on Monday, October 20 due to strike action being undertaken by the Society of Radiographers.

Cardiff council to begin negotiations over merger plans

Barry And District News: MERGER: The Vale council have twice rejected a proposed merger with Cardiff council

9:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

CARDIFF council have agreed to attempt to negotiate a merger with the Vale of Glamorgan council, a move twice rejected by the Vale.

Minister for Education and Skills Visits pupils

Barry And District News: MUSIC: Alun Cairns MP, Jane Hutt AM, Huw Lewis AM, Councillor Christopher Elmore and Headteacher Gerard McNamara enjoying the school’s Percussion Band

2:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS and staff at Barry Comprehensive were delighted to welcome Huw Lewis AM, minister for education and skills to the school last month.

Air Cadet takes on the ocean

Barry And District News: SEA: Cadet Joe Bailey board the Challenge Wales yacht for a week

1:42pm Friday 17th October 2014

AIR Cadet Joe Bailey from 372 (Barry) Squadron swapped the air for the sea when he boarded the 72 foot “Round the World” Challenge Wales racing Yacht for a week on the ocean waves.

Gibbonsdown residents decide future of housing office

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE in Gibbonsdown are being given the chance to decide on the future of the old Housing Office on Aberaeron Close, which is being turned into a Community Hub.

Year seven pupils settling in at Bryn Hafren

Barry And District News: COMPETITORS: The Cross Country team represented the school in the first meeting of the season

12:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

YEAR seven have been settling in to their new school, and making the most of all the new opportunities available to them.

Bryn Hafren canteen is five star

Barry And District News: FIVE STAR: Bryn Hafren canteen has the highest hygiene rating

11:43am Friday 17th October 2014

BRYN Hafren recently received confirmation to what we all knew – our canteen is five star!

KiddieWinkles throw a successful Macmillan Coffee Morning

Barry And District News: CHOICE: Anyone for tea or coffee?

11:05am Friday 17th October 2014

ON Friday, September 26 Karen Jones, deputy playgroup leader at KiddieWinkles Playgroup held a Macmillan coffee morning at Crossway Methodist Church and a total of £275.31 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces catching up with one another over coffee and cake.

Barry dementia support launched

Barry And District News: SUPPORT: The launch of the Barry Dementia Supportive Communities scheme

11:05am Friday 17th October 2014

A UNIQUE scheme to provide support and understanding for people living with dementia has been launched in Barry.

Ten years of Vale 50+

Barry And District News: CAKE: Left to right: L Wallis chairman Vale 50+SF, Mayor and Mayoress of Llantwit Major, Cllr M Mason and his wife Bridget, Mayoress and Mayor Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr H Hamilton and wife Carol cutting the Forum’s Birthday Cake

10:48am Friday 17th October 2014

WHAT a great day was had by those people who attended the Memo in Barry on September 30 to celebrate The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum’s ten year birthday.

Colcot pupils learn to grow

Barry And District News: PLANTS: Colcot Year 2 pupils are learning about growing plants

10:40am Friday 17th October 2014

IN Year 2 at Colcot Primary School, the topic this half term is ‘Growing Things’.

Families make good first aid call

Barry And District News: PASS: Qualified at first aid

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

A GROUP of parents have qualified themselves to be first aid experts in health.

Pupils celebrate opening of new Welsh school

Barry And District News: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Ysgol Nant Talwg (11519924)

1:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

PUPILS at a Barry Welsh medium primary are celebrating this week after their new building was officially declared open on Thursday, October 9.

IdeasBank launches its Barry account

1:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FREE event hopes to inspire and entertain by featuring seven Barry people who will help mark the launch of the Barry IdeasBank.

Enlist for walking weatherman's charity feat

Barry And District News: WALK WITH THE WEATHERMAN: Derek wants you to join him for the start of his epic fundraising feat

1:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEATHERMAN walking Derek Brockway has begun training for an epic South American charity fundraising adventure and he wants you to join his Barry launch.

Tesco considers post office proposal

Barry And District News: POPULAR DEMAND: Vale MP Alun Cairns will meet with LloydsPharmacy representatives

12:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is to consider whether it can use its Barry store as a base for a closure-threatened post office.

Pupils go for a run for Macmillan Nurses

Barry And District News: TAKING PART: Year 9 pupils take part in the run (photo Olivia Whyman)

11:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

ON Friday, October 3 Year 9 pupils generously gave up their lunch to complete a fun run to raise money for the Macmillan Nurses.

Volunteers start British rowing coach training

Barry And District News: VOLUNTEERS: Sea Cadet and Scout Leaders with their Trainer on Barry Docks

11:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

THANKS to financial assistance from the Community Chest a group of nine Sea Cadet and Scout leaders were able to begin training to become British Rowing Coaches this weekend.

Extracts from the Barry & District 1964

10:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

50 years ago

View from the Senedd – Jane Hutt AM

9:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

LAST month, I met with the Post Office regarding the Highlight Park service based inside Lloyd’s Pharmacy, after local residents contacted me with their concerns about its future, following Lloyd’s notice to leave.

Hawking centre founder killed in tragic accident

Barry And District News:

3:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A TRAGIC accident at the Welsh Hawking Centre, Barry yesterday resulted in the death of the centre's founder and owner Ceri "Griff" Griffiths.

Hero paramedic honoured

Barry And District News: HONOURED: Paramedic Steve Magee (left) receives his commendation from British Transport Police chief superintendent Peter Holden

5:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BARRY paramedic who put himself in the path of an oncoming train to save a man’s life has been honoured for his bravery.

Seagull rescuer praised

Barry And District News: ON A PLATE: I'm going for some Barry Island fish and chips

3:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A WOUNDED bird is destined to see further action after a forklift truck driver turned hero and rode to ‘Steven Seagull’s' rescue.

New police chief is on a mission

Barry And District News: TEAM: Chief Inspector Mark Hobrough wants the community he grew up in to work with him

3:08pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POLICEMAN who grew up in and trod the beat in Barry wants your help in ensuring the Vale is the safest place for all.

Barry drugs bust uncovers £3000 worth of heroin

Barry And District News:

2:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THREE people have been arrested after police carried out drugs raids in Barry, one of which uncovered approximately £3000 worth of heroin.

Hero paramedic honoured

Barry And District News: HONOURED: Paramedic Steve Magee (left) receives his commendation from British Transport Police chief superintendent Peter Holden

12:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BARRY paramedic who put himself in the path of an oncoming train to save a man’s life has been honoured for his bravery.

Donate not dump

Barry And District News: OLD AND NEW BUSINESS: Shop manager Sarah Rhoden and deputy manager Andrea Syed  (10835591)

12:03pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BOBATH Children’s Therapy Centre Wales desperately need donations of good quality winter clothes for its shop at 150 Holton Road, Barry.

Substance application

11:56am Wednesday 15th October 2014

DOW Corning has lodged a storage of hazardous substances application with Vale planners.

Free drop-in information session

11:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DROP-in information session will be held at the Senior Health Shop, 38 Holton Road, Barry on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am until noon.

Negotiations to replace vital Dinas Powys bridge with junction edge closer

Barry And District News: REPAIRS: Cross Common bridge will be renovated at a cost of £550k

11:11am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE VALE Council has begun negotiations with a landowner near Cross Common Bridge in a bid to create a new junction on one of the main roads into Dinas Powys

Reduction of flights from Cardiff airport by Cityjet

11:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ANDREW RT Davies, South Wales Central AM and Vale resident, has expressed his concern after Cityjet announced plans to reduce flights on the Cardiff to Glasgow Airport route.

Make a date with the Barry calendar 2015

Barry And District News: JULY: Old Harbour, Barry. PHOTO: Callum Hamilton

9:04am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER has gone back to his Barry origins to produce his third consecutive calendar with the town in mind.

Regeneration report must be debated - Plaid

9:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CALL for a discussion into a Welsh Government report on Barry's regeneration has been made by Plaid Cymru councillor Ian Johnson.

Have you seen this man?

Barry And District News:

11:33am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts Graeme McKay, who is wanted in connection with an assault.

Signal sounded for views on historic Watchtower use

Barry And District News: WHAT'S YOUR LOT? What would you do with a property like this?

3:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE people who successfully acquired one of Barry’s most-loved historic buildings are inviting the community to have their say on its future.

Barry Communities First help young people gain qualifications

1:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

EIGHT young people recently completed a ten day personal Track Safety and Track Induction Course all thanks to Barry Communities First in partnership with Absolute Training.

Start fireworks fun at club

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FIREWORK fans can begin their display rounds in Barry by attending a Barry Ladies RFC-hosted extravaganza.

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