Appeal for witnesses after motorist flees three-car crash

Penarth Times: DAMAGE: One of the cars that was involved in the collision

5:21pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PENARTH family are appealing for witnesses after they were involved in a three-car collision that caused thousands of pounds of damage.

Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary

11:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

TABERNACLE Baptist Church is celebrating their 150th anniversary on November 1 and 2.

Sea Cadets quiz town council

Penarth Times: SEA CADETS: Town Mayor Dr Martin Turner with Lt. (SCC) Trevor Harris Commanding Officer and Penarth Sea Cadets S Biundo, C Adney and N Hills (aged between 14-16 years old)

10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

PENARTH Sea Cadets have been given a rare insight into the inner workings of the town council

Penarth Beaver Scout Colony work to gain new badge

Penarth Times: LEARNING: The children got to meet Sian and Arnie the guide dog from Guide Dogs Cymru

10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE first Penarth Beaver Scout Colony is working on one of the new badges namely, the Disability Awareness Activity Badge, and on October 20, at their weekly meeting, they met Sian and Arnie the guide dog from Guide Dogs Cymru.

Beautiful setting for a ramble

9:38am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROBIN and Pepper were joined by four walkers at Llangynidr and upon their arrival a huge rainbow arched high in the sky. Setting off in dry weather through the village to the lovely old stone six-arched bridge erected in 1700 as a link between the Usk valley and the growing industrial areas of the south Wales valleys, they scrambled along the rocky, slippery muddy pathway beside the fast flowing River Usk. Further on the pathway was completely under water, which meant a swift about turn in order to join the towpath of the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal for the journey along to the lock gates at Cwmcrawnon, where a picnic bench came in handy for an early coffee stop.

View from Westminster – Stephen Doughty MP

9:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

UNUSUALLY this week I wanted to write about a devolved issue – one that affects all our lives – the NHS.

Dinas Powys residents oppose Post Office move

Penarth Times: POST OFFICE: Plans have been mooted to move the Murch Post Office to McColl's newsagents (12039778)

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

DINAS Powys residents have opposed plans to move the Murch Post Office to a nearby newsagent.

Masquerade Ball raises record breaking amount for Teenage Cancer Trust

Penarth Times: PARTY: The Masquerade Ball raised more than £16,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DINAS Powys woman has helped raise a record breaking amount for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Council merger deadline looms - What does it mean for the Vale?

Penarth Times: MERGER: Will the Vale of Glamorgan council merge with Cardiff City Council? (11961175)

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

WITH the deadline for responses looming at the end of November, the Vale council has just four weeks to decide on whether they can or will be proposing a voluntary merger with another council.

Protestors slam speeding motorists and demand pedestrian crossings

Penarth Times: SPEEDING PROTEST: Campaigners relaunched the '20's Plenty for Penarth' campaign earlier this week (12090632)

6:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLASSEY Street residents have relaunched the ‘20 is Plenty for Penarth’ campaign and called for motorists to slow down on one of the main roads in the town.

Drug dealer jailed for more than a year

9:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PENARTH man has been jailed for more than a year for dealing drugs.

Will Katie bake a victorious sponge?

Penarth Times: SUCCESS ON A PLATE? Will Katie Powis' secret ingredient prove a winning recipe?

4:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PENARTH mum-of-two is preparing to go into battle armed with a rolling pin and her auntie’s top secret ingredient in an annual baking contest.

Penarth soldiers appeal for knitted mufflers during WWI

Penarth Times: LOOKING BACK: Emily Pickford, who has her name on the town's cenotaph, featured in the Penarth Times in 1914

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ARMY Cadets from Penarth have researched this week's This Day in History diary entry about how the town was affected both on the homefront and the frontline during World War One.

Estate agent staff 'wear it pink' in support of breast cancer fundraising

Penarth Times: WEAR IT PINK: Alison Hajilambi, who has battled breast cancer, works at ACJ estate agents in Penarth (11983671)

12:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

STAFF from a Penarth estate agents have rallied around to show their support for a colleague that has battled breast cancer by wearing pink to work.

Speed warning signs to be installed on Cardiff Road

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPEED warning signs are set to be installed on the main road linking Dinas Powys to Barry.

Members entertained by singers from Barry

11:43am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MEMBERS of the Tuesday RVS afternoon club met at the Paget Rooms on Tuesday, October 21. The opening hymn was sung with Jeanie Jones at the piano.

X Factor singers get into Hallowe'en spirit at children's hospice

Penarth Times: HALLOWEEN: The X Factor singers The Brooks visited Ty Hafan on Tuesday morning (12052969)

5:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

X FACTOR singers The Brooks got into the Hallowe’en spirit by carving pumpkins at the Ty Hafan children’s hospice on Tuesday morning (October 28).

Drainage system aims to tackle flooding of Ash Path

Penarth Times: WORK: Piping is currently being laid on Aberdovery Close in Dinas Powys (12042719)

4:21pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WORK has begun to improve drainage and tackle flooding on the Ash Path that links Dinas Powys to Penarth.

Penarth Town Council considers twinning with towns in Eastern Europe

Penarth Times: PLAQUE: Penarth has been twinned with St Pol de Leon since 1966, but the town council is now considering twinning with towns in Eastern Europe (11716370)

2:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PENARTH Town Council is considering forming a network with three towns in Eastern Europe in a bid to apply for funding of up to €150,000.

Teacher inspired by Dylan Thomas writing shed publishes children's book

11:51am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SULLY Primary School teacher inspired by the work of Dylan Thomas has published her own children's book.

No flour or eggs sold to under 16s during Hallowe'en

Penarth Times: WARNING: This poster will be on display in shops this Hallowe'en (12013250)

11:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE in the Vale of Glamorgan are working with shop owners to prevent the sale of eggs and flour to young people during the Halloween period.

Dinas Powys bridge campaign backed by leader of Welsh Conservatives

Penarth Times: (12000352)

9:23am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A DINAS Powys councillor who has fought a long campaign for the replacement of a key bridge into the village has been backed by the leader of the Welsh Conservatives.

Penarth opticians call for Christmas gifts

Penarth Times: APPEAL: Specsavers in Penarth is taking part in the Operation Christmas Child appeal (11999353)

8:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN opticians in Penarth is hoping to make the dreams of disadvantaged children come true by collecting shoeboxes of gifts for the Operation Christmas Child appeal.

Dinas Powys pub relaunched after £50,000 makeover

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4:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE CROSS Keys Inn in Dinas Powys is celebrating its reopening after a revamp with a range of events.

Fire service gears up for firework season

Penarth Times: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

4:51pm Monday 27th October 2014

SOUTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) are working with the communities and online watch schemes across South Wales to ensure that neighbourhoods stay safe during this year’s firework season of Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.

New guide tackles condensation

Penarth Times: ADVICE: The Property Care Association has produced advice on condensation

3:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE Property Care Association has produced a guide to help homeowners tackle condensation in their homes.

St Cyres School boosted by education watchdog decision

Penarth Times: RESULTS: St Cyres School is celebrating its best ever GCSE results (9547920)

2:29pm Monday 27th October 2014

ST CYRES School has been boosted by the education watchdog Estyn deciding that the school no longer requires monitoring.

Penarth lifeboat called out to rescue fishing boat

Penarth Times: LAUNCH:  Reader Geoff Francis sent in this photograph of the Penarth Lifeboat being launched on Saturday, September 21, to aid a yacht in difficulty. The launch of the lifeboat took place during a successful rowing regatta

11:22am Monday 27th October 2014

PENARTH lifeboat crew towed a stranded fishing boat to safety in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Annual RNLI ‘Breakfast Roll’

7:54am Monday 27th October 2014

THE Dinas Powys branch of the RNLI is holding its annual “Breakfast Roll” on Saturday, November 1 at the Lee Hall, Dinas Powys from 8.30am until 11.30am.

Nest can keep you warm this winter

3:01pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WITH winter approaching the Welsh Government’s Nest Scheme has created a range of free factsheets to help keep you warm and save money on your energy bills.

‘Breaking Into News’ – searching for new journalists in Wales

11:48am Sunday 26th October 2014

A NEW initiative by Media Trust and ITV News is offering 18-25 year olds the chance to be mentored by experienced broadcast journalists and create a news report on issues that matter to them.

Communities encouraged to submit ideas to transform a local space

11:42am Sunday 26th October 2014

COMMUNITIES and organisations are being invited to apply to turn a local space into a Grow Wild flagship site. They want people to make expressions of interest to transform a site with wild flowers and plants.

Only Boys Aloud member drafted in to launch Dinas Powys church choir

Penarth Times: NEW CHOIR: Revd Andrew James and choirmaster James Bingham with the empty choir stalls waiting to be filled

3:53pm Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE OF the leading members of Only Boys Aloud has been drafted in to help set up a new church choir in Dinas Powys.

St Augutine's Singers wow the audience in special concert

Penarth Times: CONCERT: St Augustine's Singers during the concert

2:52pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A SPECIAL concert held to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the architect that designed St Augustine's Church has raised hundreds of pounds.

Former school site to be sold off for mixed use development

Penarth Times: BEFORE: The St Cyres School site in Dinas Powys on its last day before it was demolished (Pic: Annalise Bolt/Dinas Powys Pictures)

4:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

MARKETING agents have been appointed to sell off the former St Cyres School site in Dinas Powys for a mixed use development.

Axe wielding Dinas Powys man jailed for 14 months

Penarth Times: IN THE COURTS: Lewis Rhys Williams appeared at Cardiff Crown Court (11905369)

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DINAS Powys man accused of terrorising his own mother with a pick axe handle has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment

Rector celebrates 40th anniversary of ordination at St Augustine's Church

Penarth Times: CELEBRATION: Canon Roger Williams recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his Ordination as a Priest in the Church in Wales

2:53pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LARGE congregation gathered together for a joyful occasion at St Augustine’s Church when Canon Roger Williams celebrated the 40th anniversary of his Ordination as a Priest in the Church in Wales on September 20.

Church celebrates 60th anniversary

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WEEKEND of celebrations brought past members and friends back together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elfed Avenue United Church as a place of worship earlier this month.

Sex offender spared prison for breaching order

Penarth Times: IN THE COURTS: Lewis Rhys Williams appeared at Cardiff Crown Court (11905369)

2:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender that stayed in the same house as a person under the age of 18 has been spared prison.

Former Penarth schoolboys reach quarter-finals of debating competition

Penarth Times: DEBATE: Elena Morgan, English teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, Dafydd, Jordan and two of the competition judges

11:49am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO FORMER Penarth schoolboys have successfully argued their way through to the quarter-finals of a debating competition.

Centenary commemoration programme launched after Penarth park is chosen as first Centenary Field

Penarth Times: Ken Skates AM (second left), deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism, launched the commemorative programme in Wales earlier this week

8:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE programme that saw a Penarth park chosen as Wales' first Centenary Field was officially launched earlier this week.

Triple SOS from Penarth Operatic and Dramatic Society

Penarth Times: APPEAL: Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society is appealing for backstage helpers (1857459)

6:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BACKSTAGE members are urgently needed for wardrobe, ‘props’ and scenery by the Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society (PODS)..

Penarth chemist times

3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Bad weather didn’t put walkers off exploring the Brecon Beacons

3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE weather forecast was not very promising but five walkers were lured out to join leader Barrie for a nine mile walk in the central Brecon Beacons that would also incorporate the sites of two crashed aircraft out on operational exercises during WW2.

Penarth Town Council challenges refusal to remove tree

Penarth Times: ROOT OF THE PROBLEM: Councillors are concerned the tree is causing damage to the path, drains and structure of the building(11718922)

11:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PENARTH Town Council is set to challenge the Vale Council’s refusal to remove a tree outside West House as councillors believe it poses a risk to the path and structure of the building.

Afternoon Tea Party success

11:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Elfed Avenue United Church Ladies Guild was pleased to hand over £170 to Macmillan after holding a delicious afternoon tea which was enjoyed by all. Thanks go to those who helped and gave so generously.

Ladies enjoy an afternoon of humorous songs

11:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Tuesday afternoon club of Penarth RVS opened with a hymn. Birthday greetings were sun to Dorothy Penny. Cynthia introduced the Barry Ladies Coir who was conducted by Alice. As always the ladies sang a variety of songs and a lady from the choir read two poems which were very humorous.

Christmas Festival brochure set to be translated into Welsh after bilingual complaints

Penarth Times: LANGUAGE ROW: The Christmas Festival brochure is set to be translated into Welsh

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE PENARTH Town Council Christmas Festival brochure is set to be translated into Welsh after two complaints that the Summer Festival brochure wasn’t bilingual.

Streetlights set to be switched off across the Vale

Penarth Times: CONCERNS: Street lighting campaigner, Simon Nicholas wants the Vale Council to re-consider its lights strategy  (11812097)

9:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

VALE residents will be plunged into darkness after cabinet members agreed lights will go out from midnight to 6am throughout the county.

View from Westminster – Stephen Doughty MP

9:45am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS many readers will know, I have been a lifelong Cardiff City fan.




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