Penarth playwright pens The Ugly Duckling adaptation

8:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENARTH playwright has written a heart-warming adaptation of The Ugly Duckling that is set to tour across Wales.

Local author's book charts Cardiff City's 'roller-coaster ride' across Europe

Penarth Times: BOOK: From Tashkent with Love charts Cardiff City's European campaigns between 1964 and 1993

6:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENARTH-based author has published a book about Cardiff City Football Club's "roller-coaster ride" across Europe on the 50th anniversary of the club's very first European campaign.

Date with Vale view

Penarth Times: FEBRUARY: Penarth Pier. PHOTO: Callum Hamilton

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CALENDAR depicting scenes from the Vale is aiming to gain widespread Penarth appeal.

Councillor calls for more polling stations

Penarth Times: Polling station sign up outside St Laurence's Church in Stroud on Thursday        SSS787H10 (7866998)

2:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENARTH councillor has accused the Vale Council of failing to serve the elderly and infirm by refusing to change the locations of polling stations in the ward he represents.

First Youth Mayors for the Vale elected

Penarth Times: ELECTION: AM Jane Hutt, Youth Mayor Tom Chandler, Deputy Mayor Emily Peters and Councillor Stuart Egan

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE first Youth Mayor and Deputy have been elected in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Eleven arrested following CCTV monitoring

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued last week.

Penarth Leisure Centre swimming pool set to reopen this weekend

Penarth Times: REOPENING: Penarth Leisure Centre is set to reopen the swimming pool

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE swimming pool at Penarth Leisure Centre is set to reopen this weekend - eight months after it was closed due to fire damage.

Spot checks reveal no systemic concerns over patient care

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UNANNOUNCED spot checks to test standards of care in district general hospitals across Wales have found “no systemic issues of concern” a report published on October 16 has revealed.

St Cyres students celebrate bursary awards

Penarth Times: WINNERS: Two of the St Cyres students that have been awarded a Nuffield Bursary

11:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE St Cyres students have beaten off more than 200 applicants to be awarded a Nuffield Bursary.

Peter’s is offering a ‘Slice of the Pie’ to the community

11:44am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AFTER the success of last year’s initiative which saw Peter’s Pies give groups, charities and schools across South Wales vital funding, they are now giving local communities another chance to apply for a ‘Slice of the Pie’.

Cubs Harvest evening for the food bank

Penarth Times: HELPERS: The Penarth Cub Scouts were pleased to help

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Sixth Penarth Cub Scouts had a harvest theme last week, when games and quizzes were all moulded around foods and where they come from around the world. The cubs brought some gifts of food which will be forwarded to the food bank at Tabernacle Church, and talked about how people in other countries, apart from our own, for various reasons, need our help to be able to have something to eat. The cubs were pleased to ‘help others’ as part of their Promise.

RNIB Cymru gets funding to help people with sensory loss

4:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RNIB Cymru has received £940k from the Big Lottery Fund which will be used for an innovative welfare rights service for people with sensory loss in Wales. The service is delighted with the funding and has been designed to address the barriers that people with sensory loss face ensuring access to information, support and advice is delivered when, how and where people need it.

Savills appointed to market St Paul's Church

Penarth Times: ON THE MARKET: Savills has been appointed to find a new occupier for St Paul's Church

3:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE VALE Council has appointed estate agents Savills to find a new occupier for St Paul's Church in Penarth.

Design your dream home for Christmas

Penarth Times: TOP PRIZE: If chosen, one child will win this lovely Lego Creator Home

2:37pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PERSIMMON Homes Wales are calling on all children to use their imagination to design their ‘Dream Home for Christmas’.

Penarth soldiers write home from the front line during WWI

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1:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PENARTH Town Council looks back at This Day in History to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

HMRC warns taxpayers to be vigilant over emails

10:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HMRC are warning taxpayers about phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported over the last six months.

Penarth and District Lesotho Trust volunteers praised by town council

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10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PENARTH councillors have praised the work of local youngsters for carrying out voluntary work in Lesotho in South Africa.

Penarth Park gets Green Flag status

Penarth Times: ALL SMILES: (Left to right) Lead gardener Wayne Spiller and gardeners Brian Chamberlain and Alan Dyer ready to raise the Green Flag

10:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW flagpole has been put up just inside the entrance to Alexandra Park as it has been awarded a national Green Flag Award.

Penarth schoolgirl proves Every Little Helps after winning design competition

Penarth Times: WINNER: Fairfield Primary School pupil Lucy Cutts won a Tesco design competition (Pic: Peter J Hearn)

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PENARTH schoolgirl has bagged a big prize in an art competition organised by the town’s Tesco store to tell customers about their Click + Collect Groceries online shopping service.

Bike shop apprentice nominated for Outstanding Achiever of the Year award

Penarth Times: APPPRENTICE: Sion Hampson working at Pedal Power

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN UNEMPLOYED Dinas Powys youngster has taken the phrase ‘get on your bike’ to work to heart by landing an apprenticeship with a bicycle repair shop.

Popular Autumn Fayre returns to the Paget Rooms

9:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE CHILDREN'S Society's Autumn Fayre is set to be held in the Paget Rooms this weekend.

Golf club donates money to primary school

Penarth Times: FUNDRAISERS: Maria Thomas, Carole Bumford and Glynis Gould with some of the children from Cogan Primary School

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

ON October 3, Carole Bumford (Lady Captain at Brynhill Golf Club) and her vice Glynis Gould attended an assembly at Cogan Primary School to donate £1,280 to the 'Specialist Hearing Resource Base' at the school. One of the pupils at this centre is Claire Downton's son, Daniel, and grandson of Carole Allen.

'Penarth Remembers' at World War One exhibition

Penarth Times: WWI EVENT: Penarth Town Mayor Cllr Martin Turner with Marion Avon, David Hughes, local children and representatives of the armed forces (11682961)

3:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

PENARTH residents were given the chance to sample weapons and memorabilia from the First World War during a special commemorative event in the town council offices over the weekend.

South Wales Police launches Hallowe'en poster warning campaign

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

SOUTH Wales School Community Police Officers are carrying out a month-long drive to encourage young people to behave nicely and Be A Nice Guy (B.A.N.G) during the approaching Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night celebrations.

'Gentle and kind' consultant honoured with award

Penarth Times: AWARD: Consultant haematologist Dr Ala Al-Sabah was presented with a Beacon of Hope Award by journalist and presenter Alice Arnold

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A CONSULT praised for the kindness and skill with which he treats patients battling a form of blood cancer has been honoured at a national awards ceremony.

The British Red Cross release new archive

11:21am Monday 20th October 2014

THE British Red Cross has launched an online archive to enable people to search for voluntary aid detachments (VAD) that helped care for the sick and wounded during the First World War.

Appeal for missing Essex teenage sisters in Penarth

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10:51am Monday 20th October 2014

SUSSEX Police are appealing for help in tracing two teenage sisters who have gone missing from their foster home in Goring-by-Sea, Worthing.

Penarth Pier Pavilion scoops Project of the Year at prestigious RICS awards

Penarth Times: VENTURE INSIDE: Penarth Pier Pavilion (3799827)

10:42am Monday 20th October 2014

PENARTH Pier Pavilion has won Project of the Year at an awards ceremony celebrating the most inspirational building developments.

Tales of Tiger Bay at Dinas Powis Probus Club

10:04am Monday 20th October 2014

ON October 14, Neil Sinclair paid a return visit to the club with further tales of Tiger Bay. Neil was born and raised in TB and remembers John and Haley Mills making the film about the Bay in 1968. Why called “Tiger”? It is thought that Portuguese sailors approaching Cardiff docks feared the rough waters of the Bristol Channel and termed it “tiger water“.

School's Harvest Festival raises money for Vale Foodbank

Penarth Times: HARVEST FESTIVAL: Pupils from Cogan Primary School with Mike Grove, treasurer of the Vale Foodbank, and school head teacher Mrs Sibert

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

PUPILS from Cogan Primary School have raised more than £100 for the Vale Foodbank.

Penarth RFC pays tribute to Herbert George Norman

Penarth Times: TRIBUTE: The late Herbert G Norman of Penarth RFC (left) and his former opponent Mikey Steele-Bodger – the President of the Barbarians

9:38am Monday 20th October 2014

PENARTH RFC is saddened to announce the death of its oldest player, Herbert George Norman, who died last week a few months short of his 100th birthday.

School admissions now available online

Penarth Times: OPEN DAY: Stanwell School is set to hold an Open Day on October 21

9:28am Monday 20th October 2014

APPLICATIONS for pupils starting in Year Seven in September 2015 in the Vale of Glamorgan can now be submitted online.

Town Mayor launches artists display at jewellers

Penarth Times: OFFICIAL OPENING: Penarth Town Mayor Councillor Martin Turner at the official opening of DesignerMakers@Rowley’s

10:05am Sunday 19th October 2014

PENARTH Town Mayor Councillor Martin Turner officially opened the town centre's newest retail attraction at Rowley’s The Jewellers on Glebe Street earlier this month.

Local groups can benefit from nationwide promotion

9:47am Sunday 19th October 2014

AWARD winning Superstar Emeli Sandé is teaming up with Yamaha UK to launch a pioneering ‘Community Clavinova’ programme.

Blood samples set to be delivered to University Hospital Llandough by bike

Penarth Times: TRANSPORT: Bikes are set to deliver blood samples to University Hospital Llandough

4:42pm Saturday 18th October 2014

RIDERS from Blood Bikes Wales are now delivering samples of blood to the likes of University Hospital Llandough.

Save energy by switching appliances off standby

10:49am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens Advice are urging homes in the Vale of Glamorgan to switch appliances off standby to save money.

Local community project get National Lottery funding

10:47am Saturday 18th October 2014

NATIONAL Lottery funding has supported a number of community based projects across Wales with a share of the £279,724 being awarded under the latest round of the Awards for All small grants programme.

Sports’ Awards Ceremony celebrates pupil achievements

Penarth Times: ACHIEVEMENTS: Stanwell School gathered to celebrate sporting achievements from the past academic year

3:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE sporting elite of Stanwell gathered to celebrate the achievements of the past academic year at their second annual Sports’ Award ceremony on Wednesday, October 1.

Public views sought on future of Vale libraries

Penarth Times: CONSULTATIONT: Barry library

11:33am Friday 17th October 2014

NOW is your chance to have your say on the future of libraries in the Vale.

Equality workshops for pupils and staff

Penarth Times: CAMPAIGN: Pastoral staff members with Richard Myland, an actor from Waterloo Road who is also a patron of the charity SNAP

10:12am Friday 17th October 2014

ON October 2 and 3, Stanwell School hosted the Taking Flight Theatre Company, with Year 9 and 10 pupils and staff enjoying the interactive performance of ‘Being Human’.

Diabetes meeting

9:41am Friday 17th October 2014

A TALK on nutrition and physical exercise in diabetes will be on the agenda at the Vale of Glamorgan Diabetes UK Voluntary group’s next meeting.

State of the art Penarth Learning Community school development offically opened

Penarth Times: PENARTH LEARNING COMMUNITY: Ysgol y Deri on the left and St Cyres on the right of the development (11593067)

5:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE LONG-AWAITED £48million Penarth Learning Community development was branded “the best school in the whole of the UK” when it was officially opened earlier this morning.

Voting for the first Youth Mayor has begun

Penarth Times: CANDIDATES: Emily Peters and Tom Chandler are the two candidates to become the first Youth Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan

4:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO candidates will be going head to head to as voting begins to become the first Youth Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

Bowler appeals for backing before heading Down Under

Penarth Times: WINNER: Emma Woodcock has been crowned national singles champion

4:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PENARTH bowler who has been crowned national singles champion is appealing for sponsorship so she can take part in a Champion of Champions event in Australia.

Teachers International Consultancy cuts ribbon for expanded business – in Penarth and New Zealand

Penarth Times: OFFICIAL OPENING: Teachers International Consultancy held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new offices in Avon House in Penarth last week

3:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PENARTH-based Teachers International Consultancy celebrated the opening of its new expansive office in Avon House last week.

Talk on Europe at Sully U3A meeting

3:13pm Thursday 16th October 2014

OVER 70 members were present at Sully U3A's October meeting to hear the guest speaker, Elizabeth Sweeney. Elizabeth is the European Parliamentary Information Officer in the UK. She has worked for the European Parliament for over 30 years and is currently based in their London office. She outlined how the single market for the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capital was formed in the aftermath of World War II, and said that since Britain joined in 1973 it remained an emotive subject as to whether we should belong or not. She outlined the criteria for EU membership, what the European Parliament does and its structure, what it legislates on and what is legislated on by national parliaments.

Book festival welcomes Chris Bryant MP

1:45pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CHRIS Bryant MP will be making an appearance at the Cowbridge Book Festival on Friday, October 24 to present his latest book Parliament – The Biography Volume II: Reform.

Town council launches Penarth Young Citizen Award

Penarth Times: AWARD: Town Mayor Cllr Martin Turner has given his backing to the award

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PENARTH Young Citizen Award has been launched by the town council in a bid to recognise the achievements of children and young people.

Penarth community rallies round to support refugees and soldiers in World War One

Penarth Times: TREASURE TROVE: Marion Avon with her father-in-law Ivanhoe Avon's souvenirs from the First World War (8008261)

12:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PENARTH Town Council has researched into this week's This Day in History diary entry, which looks back on how Penarth was affected on the homefront and the frontline during World War One.

Aida Senior Production has cast lead roles

Penarth Times: STARS: Verity Tuckers and Sam Jennings have been cast in the lead roles

11:38am Thursday 16th October 2014

REHEARSALS for the senior production of Elton John’s Aida have begun in earnest with staff and pupils already working extremely hard in preparation for what promises to be an epic show.

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