Pupils' curry favour for charity relief

8:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PUPILS at a Barry secondary school have dished up a tasty total in an effort to raise funds for Philippines residents affected by the typhoon earlier this year.

Deliberate blaze targets planned environmental site

Barry And District News: LATEST FLAME: The traditonal bonfire site was brought back into use on Wednesday (5360166)

8:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SCHEME to transform a housing estate’s traditional bonfire site is to press ahead – despite it being subject to a deliberate blaze earlier this month.

College students hired at Vale Resort

Barry And District News: SALON: Vale Resort Hotel Spa Operations Manager Debbie Searle at the Academi salon (5510431)

7:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A GROUP of Spa and Complementary Therapies students from Cardiff and Vale College are set to gain valuable experience of the world of work in a top-flight spa after being taken on by the Vale Resort Hotel.

Choir need help to identify faces from past

Barry And District News: CHOIR ARCHIVISTS: John and Les working on the records

3:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BARRY Male Voice Choir members are hoping that the public will help them to identify faces from the past on the many choir archive photographs collected by the late Mel Hancock.


2:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE following chemists are open out of normal working hours at the stated times:

Parade your Easter hats

1:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TRADERS in Barry’s High Street will be staging their annual eggs-travaganza when the Easter Bonnet Parade on Saturday, April 19.

Hats off to school's Easter headwear fashion

Barry And District News: GOOD EGGS-AMPLES: Brandon Phillips, Lloyd Peart, Madeline Elliott and Ellie-May James scooped top prizes

12:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN at a Barry primary showed how just to get ahead when they paraded their home-made Easter bonnets in front of the whole school.

RNLI lifeguards return to beaches for Easter Bank Holiday

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFTER what seems like a long winter, RNLI lifeguards are back preparing their kit and ready to return to the beach over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

All weather Easter fun at the Barry Tourist Railway

Barry And District News: BANK holiday weather can be unpredictable, but rain won’t dampen the fun at the Barry Tourist Railway this Easter weekend (5468123)

11:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

BANK holiday weather can be unpredictable, but rain won’t dampen the fun at the Barry Tourist Railway this Easter weekend.

Bricklaying Traineeships Scheme

10:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Vale Council-led Barry Communities First in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College are offering a six week Bricklaying Traineeship scheme at the Colcot Road Campus.

Power station team complete three peak challenge

Barry And District News: FUNDRAISERS: Mark Picton, Samantha Anthony, Richard Powell and Amy Sherborne

9:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

WALKING 20 miles across three mountain summits in 10 hours, a team from Aberthaw Power Station raised £430 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Trio issue final rally call for serving troops

Barry And District News: FINAL FRONTIER: Brenda Rees and Bette Sim are making up the final comfort packages

7:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRIO of Vale mums are marking the end of a five-year campaign to bring comfort to British troops on Afghanistan’s front line.

Trained traders accept gift of life

Barry And District News: LIFE SAVING: Barry Rotary Club presents the traders with the vital kit

7:26am Thursday 17th April 2014

TRADERS in a Barry shopping district could prove lifesavers thanks to a Barry Rotary Club donation that could see them respond in a beat.

Maternity hospital gone but not forgotten

Barry And District News: GONE: Barry Maternity Hospital, formerly the Queen's nurses home

7:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

BUILT in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Barry's former nurses' home and maternity hospital no longer stands on the corner of Woodlands Road and Belmont Street.

Beach huts for hire

Barry And District News: BEACH LOOK: The plans of the huts under construction

6:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

BEACH huts under construction at Barry Island will be available for public hire once complete, the Vale Council has said.

Housing appeal withdrawn

9:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HOUSING developer that was intent on building up to 200 dwellings in Barry, has withdrawn its plan to appeal against planning refusal.

Public being "grossly mislead" about school funding, say Welsh Conservatives

Barry And District News: CABINET: Councillor Chris Elmore

9:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ROW over funding for secondary schools in Barry has erupted, with the leader of the Welsh Conservatives accusing the labour council of "grossly misleading" the public.

More concerns over tree felling

Barry And District News: CLEARING: Tree felling in Stream Field (4394759)

8:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CONCERNS about the damage being caused by mass tree felling in Stream Field have been reiterated by an environmental group and a ward councillor.

Walk of Witness returns to Barry

Barry And District News: JOIN IN: The Walk of Witness

2:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE annual Walk of Witness will once again take place on Good Friday, April 18.

Vale Foodbank use increases by more than 50 per cent

Barry And District News: OFFICIAL OPENING: (from left) The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan, Vale Foodbank co-ordinator Susan Lloyd-Selby, Father Ben Andrews, and Vale Am Jane Hutt (4306744)

1:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE VALE Foodbank service has seen the number of people using it increase by more than 50 per cent in the last year, with the amount of people in Wales receiving three-day emergency food parcels doubling to nearly 80,000.

Vehicle related anti-social behaviour targeted

1:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE in Barry have launched an operation to tackle a seasonal rise in road related anti-social behaviour.

Police warning over cannabis factories

6:12pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTH Wales Police is encouraging people to be on the lookout for, and to report, suspicious activity in neighbouring properties that may indicate a cannabis factory in the area.

Fundraising Group Re-launches in Barry to raise funds for the Marie Curie hospice, Cardiff and the Vale

Barry And District News: RELAUNCH: Marie Curie hospice fundraising group.  (5397466)

3:47pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A VOLUNTEER fundraising group has relaunched in Barry to raise funds for the Marie Curie hospice, Cardiff and the Vale.

Customers rate bank's charity effort

Barry And District News: CUSTOMER SERVICE: Santander staff cash up for charity

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BARRY bank has boosted a children’s charity fund thanks to residents expressing interest in a recent raffle.

Many of Wales' bathing beaches recommended in new report

Barry And District News: The beach at Barry Island

12:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SEVERAL bathing beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan have received a marine charity’s top water quality award after the driest summer since 2003.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile unit helped 34 people in Barry

Barry And District News: Macmillan Cancer Support unit in Barry town centre

8:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than 30 people visited Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service during its recent stop in Barry.

Bryn Hafren contribute to Sport Relief

Barry And District News: ON Friday, March 21, Bryn Hafren contributed to Sport Relief along with many other schools around the Vale (5065736)

7:37pm Monday 14th April 2014

LAST month Bryn Hafren pupils contributed to Sport Relief along with many other schools around the Vale, report Carys Slack, Emily Owen and Jamey Pengilley for the Barry & District News.

Girlguiding newest members hold enrolment party

Barry And District News: ENROLMENT: The newest members of Girlguiding

7:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

A COLOURFUL ceremony was held in the New Jerusalem Church Hall to mark the enrolment of the newest members of Girlguiding.

Barry Friends and Neighbours Group visit Vale of Glamorgan Mayor

Barry And District News: Members of the Barry Friends and Neighbours Group were guests of the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor, Councillor Margaret Wilkinson Picture: JOHN O'BEIRNE

6:55pm Monday 14th April 2014

Members of the Barry Friends and Neighbours Group were guests of the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor, Councillor Margaret Wilkinson, when they attended a reception at the Town Hall, Barry.

Pupils air views

Barry And District News: TELEVISION TIPS: St Richard Gwyn pupils screen test Vale MP Alun Cairns

6:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

PUPILS at a Barry secondary school made the television news when they swapped the classroom for a studio and quizzed the Vale MP.

Late night drug testing at Barry pub

Barry And District News: TEST: Drug screening at The Buccaneer

6:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

DRUG screening came to late night Barry when police used a state-of-the-art machine to test everyone entering a town centre pub.

Marathon MP

Barry And District News: FOLLOW IN FOOTSTEPS Alun Cairns greeted by his son Henri on completion of his run

5:48pm Monday 14th April 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns has swapped sore feet for fundraising feats completing the Virgin Money London Marathon ahead of his parliamentary friends and foe.

Local school children visit Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre

Barry And District News: An Air Raid Warden living historian entertained and educated the Beavers

5:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

LOCAL school children from Barry had fun learning about history when the Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre held a special evening event for them last month.

Business Pact in state of renewal

Barry And District News: AGREEMENT: Business PACT chairman Dave Sharpe and Tesco general manager John Mitchell

5:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BARRY supermarket has renewed its support of an award-winning Barry crime prevention scheme which at reducing business-related crime by keeping tabs on known criminals.

Barry set to get one million pounds regeneration funding

3:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

BARRY is to get £1 million of Welsh Government-funded regeneration funding following its unsuccessful bid for a share of £15.1 million.

Pupils enjoy an outdoor adventure

Barry And District News: ADVENTURE: Pupils from Holton Road Primary during their trip to Llanwrtyd Wells  (5364472)

2:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

PUPILS from Holton Primary School took part in a memorable educational Venture Holiday at Manor Adventure, Llanwrtyd Wells this week.

Admiral helps unemployed get ship-shape

1:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE largest private sector employer in Wales has teamed up with Barry Communities First to help the unemployed.

Join TV weatherman Derek for a big lunch!

Barry And District News: LET'S DO LUNCH: Derek Brockway, Mali Fordyce (right) and partner Vaughan Britton

1:38pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BARRY-BORN weatherman Derek Brockway has teamed up with a charity to champion the fact that Barrians are much more than fair-weather friends.

Police appeal for wanted man Lyndon Inch

Barry And District News: WANTED: Lyndon Inch is wanted in connection with a domestic related assault on Tuesday, March 25

4:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE have appealed for a Barry man wanted in connection with a domestic related assault that occurred on Tuesday, March 25.

Barry to get one million pound boost

4:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

BARRY is to get £1 million of Welsh Government-funded regeneration funding following its unsuccessful bid for a share of £15.1 million.

Disappointment at lack of Woodlands Road consultation

Barry And District News: DEMOLISHED: Councillor Ian Johnson outside the old ATC Woodlands site

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WITH the Adult Training Centre on Woodlands Road being demolished and the site set for sale, a town centre councillor has expressed his anger at a lack of consultation into the future of the plot.

Mosaic rescue falls to pieces

Barry And District News: SUNK: The Vale Council said salvage attempts were unsuccessful (5263508)

2:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN ATTEMPT to salvage two pieces of Barry Island tourist artwork have crumbled after the Vale Council said they were damaged during recovery attempts.

Churches refresh Easter

1:32pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHURCH leaders in the Vale are urging residents to take a fresh look at Easter this year with a number of events planned.

Last leg of training for marathon fundraisers

Barry And District News: SPORTS RELIEF: MP Alun Cairns

11:16am Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO Vale men are on the last leg of their mission to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday.

Injured rugby player's warning after glass found on playing field

Barry And District News: INJURED: David Provis at the Reservoir Field, Barry

7:37am Thursday 10th April 2014

A RUGBY player, injured after he landed on a broken bottle during a match, has said that something needs to be done about dangerous items being left on the field at Barry RFC.

A kick in the teeth for NHS patients

Barry And District News: ASSEMBLY MEMBER: Andrew RT Davies

7:37am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE discovery that there are no new NHS dental places available for adults in the entire Vale of Glamorgan has been described as a "kick in the teeth" by AM Andrew RT Davies.

Storms delay Barry Island regeneration work

Barry And District News: DELAY: Works is no scheduled to be completed in summer (5253324)

8:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A £3.3 million development of Barry Island aiming to transform it into the 'the jewel in the crown of South Wales' has suffered delay.

Water activity centre launched

Barry And District News: LAUNCH: Barry Community Water Activity Centre is launched

7:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TEN-years-in-waiting wish to establish an Ocean Watersports centre in Barry, was launched on Saturday (April 5)

Apprentice taster on site

Barry And District News: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Sian had work experience at the Barry Magistrates Court site, she now has a full time job with a sub-contractor who saw her good work on site

6:17pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WOMEN in Barry will be able to experience construction and engineering trades at a range of taster sessions at the former Barry Magistrates Court.

Improvements coming to school crossing

Barry And District News: CAMPAIGN: Parents, residents and Councillor Ian Johnson on Buttrills Road in 2012

5:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AFTER two years of campaigning, funding to make Buttrills road safer has been announced.

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