Belle Vue celebrates 100 years

Penarth Times: TIME CAPSULE: Penarth Mayor Martin Turner at the official burial

7:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELLE Vue Park celebrated its centenary with a full day of events including the burying of a time capsule.

Saving Sully action group continue campaign with public meeting and quiz night

Penarth Times: Save Sully Action Group members (10306731)

7:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE SAVING Sully action group is set to hold a fundraising quiz night next weekend.

Become a super campaigners for RSPCA Cymru

Penarth Times: (10263587)

3:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF you love animals why not become a Super Campaigner for RSPCA Cymru. The charity is recruiting a team of volunteers to turbo-charge community campaigning across Wales.

Explorers late night foraging

Penarth Times: DELICIOUS: Everybody had success when making their blackberry and apple pastry

12:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF YOU thought the Great British Bake Off was challenging you need to try this.

Sully U3A

11:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE guest speaker at Sully U3A's September meeting was Dean Powell. He is a guest speaker, journalist, author, broadcaster and vocalist. His prolific workload varies from presenting high-profile engagements in some of the world's largest concert halls to lecturing on the life of Welsh radical, Dr William Price, of whom he is considered the leading expert. Dean gave an enthralling account of William Price's life from his birth in 1800 to his death at the age of 92. William Price trained as a doctor studying at the London Hospital and becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons at the age of 21. He supported Welsh nationalism, wanted to build a Museum of Welsh Life, supported Chartism and was involved with the Druid religion. His achievements were many and various including creating Wales's first co-operative and performing a successful Caesarean operation on Francis Crawshay's wife.

Community Foodie project reaping rewards

Penarth Times: GARDEN: The Dinas Powys Community Foodie Project  (10122853)

8:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A DERELICT play area in Dinas Powys that was transformed into a community garden has been an incredible success, providing enough food to supply three local food banks with extra produce.

Council teams up with website to get your composting

2:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has teamed up with Getcomposting.com to get home owners composting this winter.

School absences revealed

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

WELSH Government figures have revealed the absentee rates for Vale pupils and Wales’ other 21 local authorities.

Dinas Powys WI celebrate 75 years in style

Penarth Times: CELEBRATION: President Mrs Beti Digby cutting the birthday cake

2:51pm Sunday 14th September 2014

DINAS Powys WI celebrates its 75th anniversary this year with a number of events, the latest being a Tea Party in August.

Cerddorfa Dinas Powys orchestra recruiting new members

11:48am Sunday 14th September 2014

CERDDORFA Dinas Powys Orchestra is keen to recruit more string players to help them develop their orchestral capabilities and repertoire.

Television presenter Kate Humble leads Penarth beach clean

Penarth Times: BEACH CLEAN: Television presenter Kate Humble led a clean-up of Penarth beach (10313430)

5:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN ARMY of keen volunteers led by television presenter and national wildlife campaigner Kate Humble swept Penarth beach looking for discarded rubbish on Friday afternoon.

Make sure you microchip your family dog

Penarth Times: LOST: Make sure your pet is microchipped

4:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEW figures released by Dogs Trust reveal that the numbers of stray and abandoned dogs found have fallen but yet more than a third of Welsh owners will still lose their dogs at least once during the animal’s lifetime.

Pupils enjoy HMS Duncan visit

Penarth Times: ALL ABOARD: Pupils go aboard HMS Duncan for a behind the scenes tour

12:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

ALBERT Primary School, Penarth went to visit the ships at the barrage for the NATO Summit and were delighted to be invited aboard for a special tour of HMS Duncan. Albert Primary is currently studying World War I and thought it would be a great experience for their Year 5 and Year 6 to see the ships. All the staff and pupils enjoyed their experience when they visited on Friday, September 5.

Be meningitis aware this winter

Penarth Times: (10198641)

11:04am Friday 12th September 2014

MENINGITIS Awareness Week is this autumn and everyone is encouraged to learn the symptoms and seek medical help fast if they think family, friends, neighbours and colleagues are seriously ill.

Penarth’s own Soul Club opens this Saturday

10:01am Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW club will be launched this Saturday, September 13 when Penarth’s very own soul club will be open. Penarth Soul Club is brought to you by Penarth residents Shelley Norton and Liam Curtin.

Police appeal for man linked with burglaries in Cardiff and the Vale

Penarth Times: WANTED: Police would like to speak to Michael Anthony Davies in connection with a series of burglaries

4:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a man they would like to speak to in connection with a series of burglaries from homes in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan areas.

Battle of Britain Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance

Penarth Times: (10268781)

3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Penarth branch of the Royal Air Forces Association is holding its annual Battle of Britain Thanksgiving and Remembrance service on Sunday, September 14 at the War Memorial, Alexandra Gardens, Penarth at 11.30am.

Let your child design the new heart superhero

2:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru would like children aged 11 or under to take part in the Bag It. Beat It. poster competition. Children are encouraged to get creative and design their own heart superhero possessing special powers to help fight congenital heart disease.

Teach children to be dog safe

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

2:19pm Thursday 11th September 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.

'Oxjam' music festival set to be held at Stanwell School

Penarth Times: MUSIC: Oxjam aims to raise money for Oxfam by holding a number of regional music festivals

12:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A PENARTH youngster has taken time out of his studies to organise a fundraising music festival at his own school in aid of charity.

Penarth Civic Society hoping to turn Town Plan into a reality

Penarth Times: PENARTH CIVIC SOCIETY: Chris Loyn, who is president of the society, with committee member Tracey Alexander (10098880)

11:28am Thursday 11th September 2014

PENARTH Civic Society has appointed a ‘community engagement trainer’ in a bid to turn the Penarth Town Plan into a reality.

Birthday Celebrations at Tea Dance

Penarth Times: CELEBRATION: The three lovely ladies received flowers for their birthdays

11:26am Thursday 11th September 2014

THREE members of the Paget Rooms Tea Dance group in Penarth were given flowers to celebrate their birthdays. They were Mrs Bernice Davies 94 years, Mrs Iris Mills 101 years and Mrs Sheila Evans who is 80 years old.

Penarth singer-songwriter backing Scottish Yes vote - in song

10:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

PENARTH singer-songwriter Adrian Roper has written and recorded a song in support of a Yes vote at this month’s Scottish independence referendum

New Assembly term by Vaughan Gething

9:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE start of a new Assembly term is almost upon us.

View from Westminister – Stephen Doughty AM

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill will be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow (Friday, September 12).

Family’s grief turns to Sepsis awareness fundraising triumph

Penarth Times: TRIBUTE: Martin Ball with his wife MeryamBall, who died at the age of 62 in December last year

8:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

A DINAS Powys man has turned a family tragedy into a positive fundraising event by cycling more than 110miles in aid of UK Sepsis Trust.

Join Team Tenovus

Penarth Times: Join Team Tenovus now

7:22pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Cardiff Half Marathon, one of the UK’s biggest and best road races, takes place on Sunday, October 5.With training in full swing for participants, there is no better time than to consider joining Team Tenovus.

Inquest hears 'adopted drunk' Gary Cooper died of a cocktail of drink and drugs

Penarth Times:

3:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN INQUEST has heard that Penarth vagrant Gary Cooper died after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs.

Travel domain to change

1:13pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TRAVEL information service has announced plans to switch to a .cymru domain name making it one of a handful of founding organisations to adopt new internet addresses.

Penarth man set to finish epic cycle challenge across East Coast of America

Penarth Times: BIKE RIDE: James Rainbird is set to cycle from Boston to New York in aid of Velindre (10155473)

1:09pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A PENARTH man is edging closer to finishing a 515km charity bike ride across America this week.

Penarth councillors consider bringing floats back to Carnival Day

Penarth Times: FLOATS: A Penarth Lawn Tennis Club centenary 'tennis court' float at the Penarth Summer Festival Carnival Day in 1984 (Pic: Penarth Lawn Tennis Club)

12:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FLOATS could be brought back to Carnival Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the Penarth Summer Festival.

Farewell to HMS Duncan

Penarth Times: SETTING OFF: HMS Duncan begins to leave Cardiff Bay. Photo Rebecca Poland

12:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

READERS Rebecca Poland and Stephen R. Jones captured the moment when HMS Duncan departed from Cardiff Bay.

Urgent appeal to local drivers

Penarth Times: Appeal for drivers

11:01am Wednesday 10th September 2014

VOLUNTEER drivers are needed to continue running the East Vale Community Transport minibus for residents who use it. With a lack of drivers available the service, which has been running for 12 years, is under threat. The service enables residents of Llandough to go out on weekly shopping trips, to ensure they keep their independence, under the membership of the Community Council of EVCT’s scheme.

Brooks twins hope to have the X Factor

Penarth Times:

10:17am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PENARTH singing sensations ‘The Brooks’ are hoping to one day sell out the likes of Madison Square Garden after making it through the first stage of The X Factor.

Drink driver arrested in Penarth after CCTV monitoring

10:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests last week, with the Vale of Glamorgan Council's CCTV team contacting police a total of 47 times during the week ending September 7.

Belle Vue Park set to celebrate its 100th birthday

Penarth Times: HISTORY: The playground of Belle Vue Park, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, around 1955

6:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

BELLE Vue Park in Penarth will be hosting a very special centenary celebration day to mark 100 years of the park on Saturday, September 13.

Police report find some crimes are verging on decriminalisation

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Scene of a RTC in which a child was hit by  a car on the SDR outside Morrisons (10149178)

5:38pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A REPORT published this week by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has found that some crimes - including criminal damage and car crime - are “on the verge of being decriminalised” because some police forces have “almost given up”.

Fundraisers cycle Taff Trail challenge twice in memory of little Oscar

Penarth Times: BIKE RIDE: Welsh Paralympic cyclist Mark Colbourne MBE started off the cycle challenge

3:49pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TACKLING one 52-mile cycling challenge wasn't enough for one team of dedicated fundraisers who decided to complete it twice in memory of a toddler who died in June this year.

Bistro owners 'relieved' after council battle

Penarth Times: PLANNING PERMISSION: Kan and Janice Holland-Hannen said it was a massive relief to be granted planning permission (10110241)

3:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AFTER a long-fought battle for planning permission the Vale Council has given the green light for a bistro and tea rooms to open in the former Sadler's fishmongers in Penarth.

Radiography workers balloted over strike action

12:45pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Society of Radiographers has notified NHS trusts and employers across the UK that it will be balloting its 17,000 plus members who work in the public sector as part of the ongoing pay dispute with the government.

Police helicopter in late night search for 'vulnerable male' in Penarth

Penarth Times: SEARCHLIGHT: Police, coastguard and lifeboat crew searched for a vulnerable male in Penarth on Monday night

12:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE POLICE helicopter helped coastguards and lifeboat crew search for a vulnerable male near Lavernock Point last night, September 8.

Police appeal for witnesses after car flips on Stanwell Road

Penarth Times: OVERTURNED: Police, fire service and ambulance crew attended the scene opposite the Penarth Conservative Club on Sunday, September 7 (Pic: Sarah Miller)

10:51am Tuesday 9th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car flipped onto its roof on Stanwell Road on Sunday evening, September 7.

Vote for your favourite park

Penarth Times: VOTE: Alexandra Park, Penarth won a Green Flag Award in July 2014

10:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

FIVE parks in the Vale of Glamorgan have received a Green Flag Award this year and Keep Wales Tidy are now urging people to vote for their overall favourite.

Show Racism the Red Card survey finds 1 in 4 young people use the word ‘Paki’

Penarth Times: RACISM: The Barry players showed support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign before kick-off

10:32am Tuesday 9th September 2014

FOLLOWING a 12 month study of almost 3000 pupils throughout Wales, Show Racism the Red Card has discovered some shocking statistics regarding the use of racist language amongst young people.

Penarth MP slams 'cruel and unfair' Bedroom Tax

Penarth Times:

8:23am Tuesday 9th September 2014

CARDIFF South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty has joined other Labour MPs to vote against the Bedroom Tax during a debate in parliament.

Crowds flock to see NATO warships bid farewell to Penarth

Penarth Times: (10132689)

8:46pm Monday 8th September 2014

CROWDS flocked to Penarth Pier to catch a glimpse of the NATO warships leaving Cardiff Bay on Monday evening.

Help your community get healthy

6:52pm Monday 8th September 2014

NEW funding is available for projects that aim to improve heart health by helping people to be fitter and healthier. Communities in Wales are being encouraged to apply for this funding which has been made available by Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® .

Penarth Fire Station set to be brought up to modern standards

Penarth Times: PLANS: How the modernised Penarth Fire Station could look

5:09pm Monday 8th September 2014

PENARTH Fire Station is set for an extensive refurbishment in a bid to bring it up to modern standards.

Penarth councillors hope to solve allotment problem

Penarth Times: GREEN FINGERED: Allotments on Windsor Road (10121898)

4:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

PENARTH councillors have appealed for local residents to suggest public or private land that could be used as allotments.

Bar 44 sees sherry sales soar

Penarth Times: HIGH ACHIEVER: Owen Morgan has become the only person in Wales to achieve the Official Certified Sherry Educators qualification

12:18pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING tapas restaurant in Cowbridge and Penarth has seen its sherry sales soar following the first International Sherry Week (ISW).




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