Lido campaign marches on

Barry And District News: POOLING THEIR EFFORT: Campaigners emerge from the lido site (10963459)

10:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AROUND 30 people campaigning for Knap Lido to be rebuilt marched from its former site to the Civic Offices, in Barry, on Wednesday, September 24.

Travel delays after train derails in Barry

9:45am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SEVERE travel delays are expected across Barry and the Vale today after a cargo train derailed in the early hours of the morning.

Vale ambulance response times "a concern", says MP

Barry And District News: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

8:35am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Ambulance Service has said it is working hard to meet its response times, after failing to meet its August target.

Jail for man who stole alcohol, cheese and steaks from Sully restaurant

8:01am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BURGLAR who stole 57 bottles of alcohol, cheese and steaks from a Sully caravan park restaurant over three different nights has been jailed for 12 months.

Post office earns temporary reprieve

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

1:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BARRY post office has had a temporary reprieve from closure following the intervention of Vale MP Alun Cairns.

Pleasure park future sparks debate

Barry And District News: UNDER CONTROL: Burning at Barry Island Pleasure Park. PHOTO: Chris Thomas

1:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS circulating online of a blaze near the old Barry Island Pleasure Park attraction have fuelled debate about the iconic site’s future.

Cannabis factory found in council house

Barry And District News: Cannabis factory found in council house

1:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A DISABLED grandmother has spoken of her shock at discovering a cannabis factory in her newly acquired council home.

Dalek gets spare parts makeover from Barry business

Barry And District News: ENTER IF YOU DARE: Salesman Chris Tipton, Derek the Dalek and manager and director, Peter White (10789275)

4:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A ‘MESSED up’ Dalek which featured as an original prop from Doctor Who in the 1960s is proving a hit after invading a Barry business.

Round up of news from Bryn Hafren

2:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IT SEEMS everyone has made a great start to the new year at Bryn Hafren, year 10 are working on their stalls for the Welsh Baccalaureate Fayre. This will be held on October 16, the girls have been given set a budget of £10 to create an innovate product to be sold at the fayre.

Full list of results from the Sully Village Show 2014

2:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Results of Sully Village show 2014:

Britain's Got Talent star Jodi Bird wows the audience at RAFA concert

Barry And District News: TALENTED: Jodi Bird and her friend Llinos with the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Councillor Howard Hamilton, and the Mayoress Carol Hamilton

12:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AFTER impressing the Britain's Got Talent judges and a whirlwind few months of performances and planning on recording her first album, Barry schoolgirl Jodi Bird has been raising money for charity with a special anniversary concert.

ME support group petition Assembly

Barry And District News: PROTEST: MESIG members at the Welsh Assembly (10763664)

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PETITION calling for a dedicated clinic for ME sufferers in south Wales has been presented to the Welsh Assembly by an ME support group.

Plaid councillor supports BHF campaign

Barry And District News: CAMPAIGN: Barry BHF shop manager Victoria Froud and Cllr Ian Johnson at Barry Library

12:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PLAID Cymru councillor Ian Johnson has called on Barry to “Bag It and Beat It” as part of the British Heart Foundation’s new campaign to fund research into heart conditions.

Celebrate your local park

11:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ON SATURDAY, October 11, a Green Flag will be raised in Central Park, Barry for the Green Flag Scheme,

MP inspects new police unit

Barry And District News: UNDER LOCK: Vale MP views suites with Superintendent Gary Osborne

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A STATE of the art police basic command unit, has been inspected by the Vale MP.

Focus on developments

Barry And District News: PUMPHOSE IN PIPELINE: A developer outlines scheme (10842882)

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE developer behind the Pumphouse project and the people behind Barry’s extra-care home scheme will be the guest speakers at a FocusBARRY meeting.

Barry teenager earns scholarship

Barry And District News: STUDY: Elle Gwatkin earned a scholarship after achieving impressive grades

10:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BARRY teenager, Elle Gwatkin, has earned a scholarship to study at the University of Worcester after achieving outstanding grades.

Volunteer drivers needed

10:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

VOLUNTEER drivers are needed in the Barry area to take clients of Age Connect to hospital appointments, doctor’s visits and shopping.

Big Fill heads out to Buttrills and Baruc

Barry And District News: BIG FILL: Rob Curtis launching the scheme in July

8:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE Big Fill is moving on to the Buttrills and Baruc wards next weekend, so if there are any potholes in the area make sure they are reported in time.

Running mum offers children support

8:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MUM-OF-ONE will take part in her second consecutive Cardiff half marathon when she pounds the 13.1mile distance in support of children close to her heart.

Call for more town centre parking spaces

8:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AFTER planning permission was granted for six apartments on the site of the former Elim Church on Pyke Street, a call has been made for more parking places nearby.

Barry girl is star of TV show

3:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TWELVE-year-old from Barry is set to be the star of a television special, airing on BBC One Wales next week.

Busy month for Sully WI

3:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SULLY WI met on September 3, at the start of a busy month. Members and visitors were welcomed and informed about forthcoming events. Everyone agreed that the Garden Party in July had been a wonderful occasion that had been enjoyed by all. As it had been so successful, Liz Marsh very kindly offered to host a garden party again in 2015, to which we look forward with eager anticipation.

Helpful advice for carers and relatives

1:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IF YOU are a carer or a relative needing advice on acquiring home aids to make life easier then go to the Age Connect Cardiff and Vale informal advice session.

First youth mayor to be elected next month

Barry And District News: YOUTH CABINET: A new Youth Mayor will be elected

1:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG people in Barry will play a part in electing the Vale of Glamorgan's first ever youth mayor next month.

Charity shop welcomed

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

11:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY with three shop branches in the Cardiff has made its first venture outside of the capital and arrived in Barry.

Councillor goes ape over gorillas

Barry And District News: TOP BANANA: The Goodies and Springwatch's Bill Oddie (left) presents Cllr Rob Curtis with his medal at the finishing line

11:05am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VALE councillor is urging Barry residents to help him raise £400 for the last remaining Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga mountains in Africa.

Man damaged eight wingmirrors on Barry street

11:02am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BARRY man pleaded guilty to disorderedly behaviour and eight counts of damaging wing mirrors to cars parked on a town centre street.

Breathalyser inventor and Barry business founder honoured

Barry And District News: PLAQUE: Dr Thomas Parry Jones honoured at Moira Street, Cardiff

11:02am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE inventor of the electronic breathalyser and co-founder of a Barry based business, Dr Thomas Parry Jones has been honoured with a blue plaque outside his former workplace in Cardiff.

Joint event for charities

10:15am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VALE Centre for Voluntary Services and the Vale Volunteer Bureau will host their final AGM together for a double impact event.

Kiddiewinkles Coffee Morning success

Barry And District News: COFFEE MORNING: Rev Pete and Sam Taylor, Playgroup manager and leader Jayne Eldritch, Karen, Cllr Chris Elmore and Jane Hutt AM

10:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

KIDDIEWINKLES Playgroup at Crossways Methodist Church hosted one of the many Macmillan Coffee Mornings in Barry last week and raised over £250 for a marvellous cause.

Community Chest helps keep Vale active

10:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SINCE July, 27 organisations in the Vale have received a share of £32,259 through the Community Chest funding stream.

Discussions continue over Highlight Park Post Office

Barry And District News: FUTURE PROSPECTS: Jane Hutt, Cllr Curtis, Laura Tarling and Cllr Chris Elmore

10:03am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VALE AM Jane Hutt and Vale Councillors Claire Curtis and Chris Elmore met with Post Office chief Laura Tarling to discuss future prospects for Highlight Park Post Office in Barry.

Wilko raises bags of cash for charity

Barry And District News: CHARITY: Barry Wilko on Holton Road

8:03am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Wilko store on Holton Road, Barry, has helped to raise a staggering £67,367 for Welsh charities by donating all proceeds from a carrier bag charge introduced by the Welsh government in 2011.

Award nominee is "heart of the home"

Barry And District News: AWARD NOMINEE: Janet Blythe at Springbank Nursing Home (10869591)

8:03am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A "SPECTACULAR" staff member from Barry has been put forward for a top award by colleagues at Springbank Nursing Home.

Seven arrested following CCTV monitoring

Barry And District News: HOLTON ROAD: Barry

2:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

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

Airport series takes off on TV

Barry And District News: AIRPORT VIEW: TV crew have followed life behind the scenes at Cardiff Airport

1:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FLY-ON-THE-WALL documentary following life at Cardiff Airport will arrive on ITV Cymru Wales on Wednesday, October 1.

Coffee funds prove icing on cake

Barry And District News: YUM: Having their cake and eating it

1:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BARRY primary school brewed up a tasty sum when it hosted its Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday, September 25.

Coffee shop charity

Barry And District News: COFFEE SHOP: Vale MP Alun Cairns raises a cup to Macmillan with the Tesco team  (10855033)

12:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns attended one of the many Macmillan coffee mornings that took place in Barry on Friday when he attended Tesco, Sterling Road.

Landmark factory set for demolition

Barry And District News: THE END: Rank Hovis mill is set to disappear for good (10751508)

12:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LANDMARK feature of Barry Dock’s skyline is set for demolition, should Vale planners give their approval.

Take part in Cadw’s Big Draw

11:34am Monday 29th September 2014

CADW want people to get involved in The Big Draw Festival which will be running from Wednesday, October 1.

Councillor advice surgery

11:30am Monday 29th September 2014

ELUNED Parrott AM will hold an advice surgery on Friday, October 3, at Morrisons Supermarket, Penny Way, Barry.

Cakes rule at school

Barry And District News: COFFEE CLUB: Oak Field primary brings in the cup cakes

11:28am Monday 29th September 2014

MUMS at Oak Field primary in Gibbonsdown, Barry, proved their cup cakes rule as they sat down together for a charity treat.

Housing association is a top employer

Barry And District News: TOP TEAM: Prize winners with Sarah Jackson, chief executive of working families (far left). Claire Rodwell, HR manager for Newydd Housing Association is third from right

11:25am Monday 29th September 2014

A HOUSING association celebrating its 40th year and accommodating more than 1,300 Vale properties, has been unveiled as a top employer.

Hello campers, Butlins gets its plaque honour

Barry And District News: ODE TO BARRY: Island Barry in verse (10841993)

11:12am Monday 29th September 2014

REDCOATS and other former staff from Barry Island Butlins gave a well-rehearsed ‘Hi-de-Hi’ to a blue plaque commemorating the former holiday camp.

Conservation on the agenda

Barry And District News: AGM: (L-R) Cllrs Margaret Wilkinson, Rob Curtis, Anthony Powell and  Claire Curtis.

10:58am Monday 29th September 2014

A LOCAL conservation group is calling on residents to help them create a wildlife haven in a Barry housing development.

Bringing in the bacon

Barry And District News: TASTY TREAT: Cadog cafe (10844686)

10:50am Monday 29th September 2014

A BARRY primary has devised a tasty way of raising money for its school fund.

Environment meeting

10:42am Monday 29th September 2014

A MEETING of the Barry & Vale Friends of the Earth will be in the Castle Hotel, Jewel Street, Barry, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 7.

Young apprentices help wildlife in Barry

Barry And District News: WILDLIFE: Giovanni Raffaelli, Jamie Sugden, Ben Mackenzie and Dan Ladner at Dow Corning Ltd (10801402)

4:14pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YOUNG apprentices in Barry are busy protecting wildlife as part of a campaign supported by The Co-Op.

Taekwondo Schools holds fun day for good cause

Barry And District News: FUN DAY: Everyone enjoyed the day having fun and raising money

2:55pm Saturday 27th September 2014

IT WAS an action packed Saturday for Vale based Taekwondo School, JSTKD Martial Arts & Fitness. As well as their annual Fun Day, club members also took part in a sponsored Kickathon to raise funds for this year’s chosen charity. Every year JSTKD, via the Jenny Schembri Foundation (JSF) chooses a local good cause to support and this year the recipient is Penarth toddler, Alfie Porter Smith who has a rare form of Cerebral Palsy which requires intensive specialist treatment. The aim of this is to assist Alfie to walk and lead as active a life as possible. The JSF was set up by JSTKD’s Head Instructor, Joseph Schembri in memory of his mother and everyone at the club takes part whether that’s by participating in one of the many fundraising events or sponsoring others to do so.

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