MP judges children's work

Barry And District News: CELEBRATION: Vale MP Alun Cairns passes judgement

10:38am Friday 25th July 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns faced one of his toughest political decisions when he was asked to judge a children’s treasure chest competition.

Search to find Family Heroes in Wales

8:55am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE search is on to find family heroes in Wales.

Litter on the streets

Barry And District News: I THOUGHT readers might like to see the state of Gladstone Road following the refuse collectors departure (8364386)

8:55am Thursday 24th July 2014

I THOUGHT readers might like to see the state of Gladstone Road following the refuse collectors departure.

Barry beach huts debacle

8:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHY is it that the Vale appears to be run by amateurs? The beach hut debacle is yet another example of council incompetence and waste perpetrated by those who have no regard for local tax payers money.

Hypocritical politicians

8:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

SO David Cameron has done a reshuffle of his cabinet and has got rid of one lot of jokers only to be replaced by another lot of jokers.

Dog in distress

8:51am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHILST on a shopping trip with my daughter to Morrisons I noticed a small dog locked in a car with the windows shut.

Doubts relief road will work

8:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

BEING a regular visitor to Jenner Park School I have the utmost sympathy for the residents of Hannah Street and adjoining side streets with the chronic traffic problems.

No 1 Welsh Wing presentation evening

Barry And District News: PRESENTATION EVENING: Jon Spragg, Sean Hodges, Caroline Bradley, Rhys Thomas and Georgina Poulakis

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RECENTLY Air Cadets of Staff of 372 (Barry) Squadron attended the No 1 Welsh Wing presentation evening at Pontypridd TA barracks.

Beautiful sunset

Barry And District News: THIS beautiful photograph was sent in by Barry and District News reader Andrew Fenton and was taken from his rear garden in Rhoose at sunset. (7970475)

4:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THIS beautiful photograph was sent in by Barry and District News reader Andrew Fenton and was taken from his rear garden in Rhoose at sunset.

NATO farce

2:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IN a few weeks time we will have heads of state arriving in Wales for a NATO summit.

Retired people should 'upgrade' not 'downsize'

2:27pm Thursday 17th July 2014

OVER the past year I have been investigating the retirement options open to people as they grow older.

Badly located signs

Barry And District News: FURTHER to Ron Powell’s letter (Barry & District News, July 10) about the new sign at Nell’s Point readers may like to be aware of our council’s latest aberration near the beachside roundabout at the Knap (8172884)

2:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FURTHER to Ron Powell’s letter (Barry & District News, July 10) about the new sign at Nell’s Point readers may like to be aware of our council’s latest aberration near the beachside roundabout at the Knap.

The last walk - from Whitmore Bay to Cold Knap Point

Barry And District News: The last walk - from Whitmore Bay to Cold Knap Point (8180725)

2:13pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WAS it really six years ago

Sad beach huts will not be ready

9:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

IT was very sad to read that the beach huts will not be ready for summer.

A good samaritan

1:24pm Thursday 10th July 2014

AFTER the recent despicable act of the stealing of benches from the new children’s playground at Barry Rugby Club a kind hearted person went into the club and gave £100 to help replace the stolen items without leaving their name.

Shortage of wild flowers

8:41am Thursday 19th June 2014

Dear Editor,

A royal experience

Barry And District News: DELIGHTED: The Duchess is chuffed with her floral gift (7072451)

8:39am Thursday 19th June 2014

I had an amazing time the day I met the Duchess of Gloucester. I am a Badger at St John Ambulance Service and when my mum and dad told me I was going to give a posie to the Duchess of Gloucester I was thrilled to bits. I am the first one in my family to meet royalty and it was a great honour.

Council comments to allowances

7:39am Thursday 19th June 2014

REGARDING the Vale Council leader Neil Moore's comments about the allowances paid to the Vale Councillors(Barry & District News, June 5).

Sully Island on a June afternoon

Barry And District News: Sully Island on a June afternoon (6955319)

8:59am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE dangerous current swirls around

Vivisectors' concordat on openness

8:55am Thursday 12th June 2014

THIS week, 72 companies, university research departments and charities involved in animal experimentation signed a so-called ‘concordat on openness'.

Will Labour now change their tune?

8:54am Thursday 12th June 2014

WITH UKIP doing really well in the recent poll I wonder if this will now mean that the political parties will now change their tune on both the EU and immigration?

Salty memories

8:38am Thursday 12th June 2014

CHILDHOOD trips to Barry Island, on a bus from Pontypool,

Looking for patterns

8:24am Thursday 12th June 2014

HAS anyone any used/unwanted dolls clothes and toys or crochet or knitting patterns they don't use anymore as my daughter is leaning to knit and crochet and we are finding these really hard to find.

Urgent call to help end secrecy in labs

8:22am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE public has a unique opportunity to help end the secret suffering of animals in laboratories.

Football a priority to the town

8:21am Thursday 12th June 2014

I HAD the privilege of attending Barry Town United’s annual dinner again last Friday. It was an opportunity to review the ups and downs of the past year.

Cabinet members allowances

8:20am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE cabinet members letter, ‘Allowances, the full picture’ (Barry and District News, June 5) contains a sentence which is a little confusing.

Value for money

8:19am Thursday 12th June 2014

WE at The Barry First Group read with great gusto comments from our erstwhile council leader through most local media publications that our ubiquitous Vale of Glamorgan Council are continuing to give us great value for money.

Beach huts a brilliant idea

Barry And District News: Lis Burnett, centre, at the Barry Beach Huts Picture:John O'Beirne (C)

8:19am Thursday 12th June 2014

IN response to the negative letter in last week’s Barry and District News (June 5), I would like to say what a brilliant idea it is to have beach huts on Barry Island. Think what a famous landmark the Brighton and Bournemouth beach huts are. I live in Penarth and would love to have huts on our beach, but we don’t have the space. I was delighted when Cllr Lis Burnett asked the public what they thought of the huts and whether we had any ideas for their use – as a retired politician it’s nice to just be a member of the public now and I jumped at the chance of saying that I would love to hire one of the huts occasionally so that my granddaughters could play outside and I could sit with my knitting and flask of tea – desperately hoping for some nice weather. There are also so many opportunities for small craft businesses to sell their wares from the huts and I’m sure they would be a great attraction to bring people down to Barry in the same way that people go to the craft stalls on the Hayes in Cardiff. I’m sure that over time they will pay for themselves, and bring much needed economic benefit to the area.

What an eye opener...

8:50am Thursday 5th June 2014

What an eye opener.........

Dismay at Vale Council payments

8:48am Thursday 5th June 2014

I READ with dismay the article about Vale Council payments totalling £841,249.80 (Barry & District News, May 29).

Library proposals

8:46am Thursday 5th June 2014

WE were delighted to read in the Barry and District News (May 22, page 3, ‘Library proposals could be “death by a thousand cuts”’) that the council’s scrutiny meeting referred the report on the future of four local libraries back to cabinet.

Chick knit appeal thanks

8:31am Thursday 5th June 2014

I WOULD like to thank everyone who sold my knitted Easter chicks and all the kind people who purchased them.

Grateful thanks

8:31am Thursday 5th June 2014

LAST Thursday I had a nasty fall in the main car park in Barry, and lay there for some time before a lady I later learnt was called Theresa and her daughter from Exeter helped me.

Time for cabinet cut

8:29am Thursday 5th June 2014

I WRITE to in say well done to Dave Radford on his latest letter about cuts and increasing charges from the Vale of Glamorgan Council (Barry & District News, May 29).

Ideas sought for beach huts

Barry And District News: UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Barry Island beach huts

8:24am Thursday 5th June 2014

I READ with interest the request from a cabinet member or members for ideas as to the possible use for the new beach huts constructed on The Eastern Promenade at Barry Island (Barry & District News, May 22).

Members allowances - the full picture

7:26am Thursday 5th June 2014

WE were pleased to see local media and residents taking an active interest in the allowances and expenses paid to local councillors.

Looking back memories

Barry And District News: REGARDING the Looking back picture of Cadoxton School football team the boys pictured are (l-r) Andrew Clark, Andrew Morris, David Saif, Brian Williams, Darren Sanders, Wayne McSheehy. Teacher is Dave Stephens. (6460234)

1:18pm Thursday 29th May 2014

REGARDING the Looking back picture of Cadoxton School football team the boys pictured are (l-r) Andrew Clark, Andrew Morris, David Saif, Brian Williams, Darren Sanders, Wayne McSheehy. The teacher is Dave Stephens.

Scout and Guide Day

12:43pm Thursday 29th May 2014

I RECENTLY had the delight and privilege of attending the ‘Guiding and Scouting’ service at St Mary’s Church, Barry, which was followed by their St George’s Day Parade from King Square to the Cenotaph.

Traffic lights needed

11:15am Thursday 29th May 2014

ISN'T it about time traffic lights were installed at the dangerous roundabout opposite McDonald's, Cardiff Road, Barry.

A sunny May morning on Whitmore Bay

Barry And District News: THERE’S a cerulean sky over Whitmore Bay
As I contemplate outside O’Shea’s cafe 
Before the crowds arrive in droves (6361744)

11:15am Thursday 29th May 2014

THERE’S a cerulean sky over Whitmore Bay

Egyptian Canal Zone visit

10:13am Thursday 29th May 2014

I ORGANISE return visits back to the Egyptian Canal Zone where I served in the 1950s along with thousands of other personnel.

Embrace a touch of the wild

10:12am Thursday 29th May 2014

I WRITE in response to Mike Stacey’s letter entitled ‘Grass badly needs a cut’ (Barry & District News, May 22).

Tree felling is sometimes necessary

10:10am Thursday 29th May 2014

I FEEL I must reply to T Abery “Tree felling is completely unnecessary” (Barry & District News, May 15).

Ryanair returns to the airport

10:04am Thursday 29th May 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the staff at Cardiff Wales Airport for negotiating the return of Ryanair to Cardiff with flights to Tenerife starting on October 30.

Council cuts versus allowances

10:02am Thursday 29th May 2014

THE Vale Council are it seems cutting everything to the bone and increasing charges on various services, the latest one it seems is to increase Library charges.

Thanks to all for support

Barry And District News: Barry Town United players and officials celebrate winning the Third Division championship. (6516416)

9:51am Thursday 29th May 2014

MAY 7, 2013,our son's 25th birthday.

Thanks for support

12:16pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

THE members of PODS would like to thank all the wonderful people of Penarth, Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan for supporting their recent production of the Witches of Eastwick.

Thanks for help

12:13pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

I WOULD like to thank all the kind people who stopped to help me when I fell outside the Wilkinson's store on Wednesday, May 14.

Grass needs a cut

12:11pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

I HAVE enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon at Porthkerry Country Park with my wife, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Black Gold Pleasure how can we measure

12:08pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

THE shaft breaths while the leaves drop to attention, as the frozen air eats its way into the black gold lair,






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