Penarth Town Plan set to be unveiled

Penarth Times: VOTING CLOSES: Penarth Town Mayor Neil Thomas empties the ballot box that was at the library (3418755)

2:53pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE first Penarth Town Plan will be officially launched later this month.

Vale-based AM raises concerns about closure of public food testing laboratory

Penarth Times: BUS PLEA: Andrew R.T. Davies

2:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE leader of the Welsh Conservatives has criticised the decision to close Wales' only publicly-run food testing laboratory due to budget cuts.

New minimum size for lobsters

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11:11am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

REBECCA Evans, deputy minister for agriculture and fisheries, has announced an introduction for a new minimum size for lobsters.

Hang Fire Smokehouse launches pop up residency at The Pilot in Penarth

Penarth Times: BRIGHT FUTURE: The Pilot will host Hang Fire Smokehouse every Thursday between September and November (9906920)

11:09am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SOUTH Wales pub company Knife & Fork Food have announced an exciting new collaboration between their Penarth pub, The Pilot, and cult BBQ foodie favourite, Hang Fire Smokehouse.

NATO health advice

11:05am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VALE patients visiting Cardiff hospital sites should allow extra time for journeys - say the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Blood donors needed

Penarth Times: You can help by giving blood

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

IF YOU would like to donate blood, Welsh Blood will be accepting donations at All Saints Church, Victoria Square, Penarth on Friday, September 5. The blood donation will take place from 1pm until 5.30pm and they advise you to pre book your appointment as walk in slots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Cardiff Airport keep travellers happy

Penarth Times: Cardiff airport

4:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

CARDIFF Airport has seen its satisfaction ratings climb in a recent Which? Magazine poll. The airport has moved up three places in the poll with travellers responding well. The overall satisfaction for the airport has increased around 15 per cent.

Welsh learners receive first place

Penarth Times: PERFORMANCE: The choir on stage singing 'O Gymru' with great passion conducted by Dot Connell and accompanied by Richard Vaughan.

2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHOIR of Welsh learners from Barry, Cardiff and the Vale won first prize in their class at the Eisteddfod in Llanelli last week.

Vale-based AM says local tourism could benefit from NATO summit in Newport

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1:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

VALE-BASED Assembly Member Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the decision to host the NATO summit in Newport and said it could have wider benefits to the Vale of Glamorgan.

Lib Dems announce plans to increase fathers paternity leave from two to six weeks

Penarth Times: PATERNITY LEAVE: Fathers could have six weeks paternity leave under Lib Dem proposals

1:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

LIBERAL Democrat Minister for Equalities and Women Jo Swinson MP has announced plans for changes to support the role of fathers by extending the right to paternity leave from two to six weeks.

Final plea for committee volunteers to come forward for community centre

Penarth Times: OLD BASE: Cosmeston Church was based at the Lower Penarth Community Centre at Brockhill Way (4091133)

12:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PENARTH community centre desperate for new committee members is set to hold an information session this weekend.

Camera found in Penarth

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11:07am Monday 1st September 2014

A CAMERA was found in Penarth on Sunday, August 31. The owner may claim the camera by telephoning 029 2071 1657 giving a full description of camera.

Penarth-based opticians offers advice during Migraine Awareness Week

Penarth Times: Spec-tacular anniversary

10:47am Monday 1st September 2014

A PENARTH-based opticians is encouraging individuals to take care of their eye health during Migraine Awareness Week from September 7-13.

Penarth Coastguard searches for 'intoxicated' man at Cardiff Bay Barrage

Penarth Times: SEARCH: A man was seen entering the water of the Outer Harbour of Cardiff Bay Barrage on Thursday night

2:48pm Friday 29th August 2014

PENARTH Coastguard and police were called out to search for a man in the Outer Harbour of Cardiff Bay Barrage last night, August 28.

Penarth MP takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

Penarth Times: SOAKED: Penarth MP Stephen Doughty after taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

2:24pm Friday 29th August 2014

PENARTH MP Stephen Doughty rose to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ this week – taking on the fundraiser in shirt and tie outside his constituency office in Cardiff Bay.

Knitter appeals for votes for Penarth shop

Penarth Times: NOMINATION: Christine Richardson has been nominated for a British Knitting Award for her shop Yarn ‘n’ Yarns on Cornerswell Road (9801840)

12:55pm Friday 29th August 2014

AFTER hitting the right note as an opera singer the owner of a knitting shop in Penarth is appealing for votes to win a national award.

Penarth restaurant named in top 50 of Good Food Guide 2015

Penarth Times: RECOGNITION: Chef James Sommerin said he was gobsmacked to reach 30th place in the Good Food Guide 2015 (9783524)

4:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENARTH restaurant has been selected in the top 50 of the illustrious Good Food Guide 2015 just three months after opening.

Casualty films 'gritty' storyline in Penarth

Penarth Times: CASUALTY: Film crew were based on Plymouth Road on Thursday morning (9779439)

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

BBC TV crew were back in Penarth filming a ‘gritty’ storyline for hit medical drama ‘Casualty’ on Thursday, August 28.

Penarth mum set to walk across Wales in one day in aid of charity

Penarth Times: WALKING CHALLENGE: Jo Jones is set to take part in the Across Wales Walk challenge on September 6 (9588380)

1:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENARTH woman is set to tackle a mountainous 45mile cross country walk across Wales in one day in aid of charity.

Penarth residents face long journey home after outbreak of WWI

Penarth Times: TRAIN: Brothers Wilfred and Ernest Guy face a long journey home, including on a French train, after the outbreak of World War One

8:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

This Day in History, Diary Entry, August 27, 1914

Ultra runner set for toughest challenge yet in Death Valley run

Penarth Times: READY: Rhys Jenkins is looking forward to running 135 miles through Death Valley National Park

8:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENARTH man who has already run around Wales twice, 2,000 miles across America and 100 miles in 24 hours is set for his toughest challenge yet.

'Daring Dave' cycles 2,525 miles for disabled children

Penarth Times: CYCLIST: Dave Hann has finished his 2,525 mile cycle around the UK

8:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENARTH man has finished an epic 2,525 mile cycle around the UK in a bid to raise money for disabled children.

War veterans support group formed in Penarth

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7:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GROUP aimed at supporting war veterans and raising awareness about the armed services has been formed in Penarth.

Summer drink/drugs drive campaign nets 358 drivers

7:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 358 drivers were found to be over the drink drive limit according to figures released by police following their summer clampdown.

Grants for charities up for grabs

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3:54pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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Meningitis Charity urges people to be vigilant

Penarth Times: SYMPTOMS: Meningitis Now are giving away these free cards to help you spot signs and symptoms

1:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH children returning to school soon, National Charity Meningitis Now is warning parents to keep vigilant during the start of the peak season for meningitis. September sees the highest cases of meningitis and the charity are urging parents, students and teachers to look out for the signs and symptoms and download their free phone app or request a symptoms card.

Council meet to discuss chief's retirement

1:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE VALE Council is set to consider a report for the position of managing director after the current occupant announced her intention to retire.

Zytiga cancer drug denied to Welsh patients

12:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WELSH Conservatives have reacted angrily to the news that another life-extending cancer drug may not be available to patients in Wales.

Save a Life September

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST JOHN Cymru Wales, the country’s leading first aid charity, is launching its "Save a Life September" campaign.

Group visit Kaffe Fassett exhibition

Penarth Times: KNITTERS AND STITCHERS: Members of the group attended the exhibition in Bath

12:48pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NINE members of Sully U3A's Knitters and Stitchers Group recently visited the American Museum, Bath. The purpose of the visit was to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned knitwear and textile designer and the exhibition is to celebrate his 50 year long association with the Museum. Kaffe's maxim is to find colour in a grey world and the exhibition did not disappoint. Everyone marvelled at his skill, use of materials and colour. There was also time to explore the Museum's collection of American history, the lovely grounds and have tea on the terrace.

Teach children to be dog safe

Penarth Times: BE DOG SMART: Dogs Trust run community workshops to teach you about dog safety

12:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DOGS Trust are encouraging schools in Wales to sign up for one of their free workshops to teach children how to be safe around dogs. The workshops will teach children a variety of useful suggestions and give them the knowledge to deal with dogs, including how to greet a dog, understanding what a dog does when it’s frightened and what to do if a dog jumps up.

RNLI text service planned for Sully Island in bid to reduce rescues

Penarth Times: RESCUE: Penarth's D Class lifeboat rescued six people, and two dogs, from Sully Island on Sunday (Pic: RNLI)

10:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN RNLI text service warning visitors about safe crossing times could be introduced to the Sully Island causeway in a bid to stop visitors getting stranded on the island.

Thousands making use of free Wifi at hospitals

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 22,000 people have made use of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s new free Wifi service, since its launch earlier in the year.

Volunteers needed to run exercise classes

8:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AGE Cymru is looking for volunteers to help them set up and run exercise classes for local older people.

New multiple sclerosis drug to be available on Welsh NHS

4:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES has become the first part of the UK to approve NHS funding for a new medicine which helps people living with multiple sclerosis.

“Wales is still lagging behind on broadband access” - Vale AM

Penarth Times: ASSEMBLY MEMBER: Andrew RT Davies (9443780)

3:17pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

VALE resident and Regional AM Andrew RT Davies has said that he wants Ofcom to investigate the gap between the internet speeds people across Wales are paying for compared to what they are receiving.

Plan your big day at wedding fair

1:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IN CELEBRATION of its two new wedding and civil ceremony venues Penarth Town Council is set to hold a wedding fair and open day.

Divorcing couples offered free mediation

Penarth Times: Jane Robey, Chief Executive of National Family Mediation

1:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

COUPLES across Wales who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a new Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.

Annual Leisure Garden Competition 2014

Penarth Times: AWARDS: The winners received their trophies

12:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

EVERY year the Town Council holds an annual competition for the best kept plot at the Leisure Garden sites throughout Penarth at Harbour View, Paget Terrace, Windsor Rd, Sully Terrace and Cogan.

Vaughan Gething AM congratulates local students on exam results

12:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PENARTH Assembly Member Vaughan Gething has congratulated local students on another excellent year for AS and A-level, Welsh Baccalaureate and GCSE results.

Retirement 'Open House' at Windsor Bookshop

11:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FRIENDS and former customers of the long-standing owners of Windsor Bookshop have been invited to an 'open house' event to mark their retirement this weekend.

Penarth Sea Cadets meeting

10:06am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ON Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Penarth Sea Cadets will be holding their annual general meeting. The meeting is at The Sea Cadet Unit, Stanwell Crescent, Penarth and will start at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Chemical giant entertain's nature's explorers

Penarth Times: NATURAL RESOURCE: Joseph from the Penarth Youth Group gets hands on with nature with Catherine Lewis, Dow Corning’s environment officer.

8:24am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A VALE chemical plant has thrown open its nature centre doors to a group ofPenarth teenagers for the first time during the school summer holidays.

Assembly is set to meet tough targets to reduce its energy emissions

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE National Assembly for Wales is set to meet tough targets to reduce its energy emissions by 40 per cent by 2015.

Penarth Book Festival line-up announced

3:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

RUGBY legend Eddie Butler and crime writer Harry Bingham are amongst the line-up for the 2014 Penarth Book Festival.

Labour U-turn on student support pledge

10:21am Monday 25th August 2014

SHADOW Minister for Education, Angela Burns AM, has commented on reports that the Welsh Labour Government has reneged on its pledge to maintain a hardship fund for university students, she said:

Cardiff Airport's Chief Executive stands down

8:32am Monday 25th August 2014

REGIONAL AM and leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has commented on the news that Cardiff Airport’s Chief Executive, John Horne, is standing down on September 1 saying:

Get your council to ban sky lanterns

Penarth Times: LIFE THREATENING: The terrible outcome of sky lanterns being used. CREDIT: Simon Pain@Billow Farm (9608087)

8:18am Monday 25th August 2014

RSPCA Cymru is calling on members of the public to urge their councils to ban sky lanterns as they can cause harm to wildlife and livestock.

Welsh Hearts charity autumn fair

11:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Welsh Hearts/Calonnau Cymru the Heart Charity for Wales is holding its autumn fair on Saturday, October 4, at The Paget Rooms in Penarth where you will find lots of interesting stalls including a Christmas stall with cards and gifts.

How the NATO summit will affect Barry and the Vale - Traffic restrictions, council services, schools and ambulance service information

3:49pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council will be implementing temporary traffic restrictions during the NATO summit in Newport between Tuesday, September 2 and Friday, September 5.

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