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'sSingers 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.

Family plea for photos to be returned after house burglary

Penarth Times: DEVASTATED: Parents Sarah and Grant Robson with their six-month-old daughter Olivia (11807115)

8:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PENARTH family has appealed for priceless photos of their first born baby to be returned after their house was “ransacked” by thieves.

Family set for long walk in aid of Special Care Baby Unit

Penarth Times: HAPPY FAMILY: (from left) Tom, Nathaniel, Esther, Rob and Angharad are set to walk from Penarth to Bridgend in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Princess of Wales Hospital(11803251)

7:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PENARTH family are set to walk to the Special Care Baby Unit in Bridgend to raise money for the hospital that cared for their son after he was born nine weeks prematurely.

View from the Senedd – Vaughan Gething AM

7:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

INTERNATIONAL Credit Union Day took place last week. It is a day to reflect upon the credit union movement’s achievements and its future. The Welsh Government has a proud record of support for credit unions and has invested significant sums of money in the sector to support the most financially excluded members of society. Access to credit unions is a way of saving money and an alternative source of credit. Credit unions feature strongly in the Tackling Poverty Action Plan and form part of the Welsh Labour Government’s response to mitigating the impact of the UK Government’s Welfare Reform.

Prezzo plans thrown into doubt as Vale Council 'mindful to refuse' application

Penarth Times: RESTAURANT: Prezzo has applied for a premises licence to sell alcohol and late night refreshment (9946673)

7:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS for the Italian restaurant Prezzo to open in Penarth town centre have been thrown into doubt.

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

Penarth Times:

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

Penarth Times:

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

Penarth Times:

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.

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