Dance student shines in front of TV star

Penarth Times: DANCE: Lucy Sharpe with Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller (10506272)

7:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

FACING a formidable figure in the form of celebrity dance teacher Abby Lee Miller, a Penarth teenager rose to the occasion and impressed the world famous choreographer.

A ‘Webb’ of humour at Penarth Rotary

4:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

PENARTH Rotary members and guests were entertained at some length by a consummate salesman recently. John Webb of the well known Crickhowell store gave an interesting and humorous account of events associated with his family’s business.

Little and big kids enjoy teddy bears picnic

Penarth Times: DELICIOUS: There was plenty of food on offer

4:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Teddy Bears Picnic recently held at Trinity Church, Penarth was a big success with a great turn out of Teddies and their owners, young and old.

Concert celebrates Butterfield’s birthday

12:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

TO celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of William Butterfield a concert is being held at St Augustine’s Church, Penarth – which itself was designed by the famed architect.

Pub promises to cut tax for a day

Penarth Times: REDUCED: Visit The Sir Samuel Romilly for their VAT reduction day

10:31am Friday 19th September 2014

A PENARTH pub will cut the price of all food and drink on Wednesday, September 24.

Keep Wales Tidy awards

7:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

KEEP Wales Tidy is looking for volunteer groups, schools and organisations across Wales to put their names forward for the Tidy Wales Awards.

Pints put pub in 2015 Good Beer Guide

Penarth Times: (10521011)

6:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE quality of real ale on offer at The Bears Head has earned the Windsor Road pub a place in the Campaign For Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide 2015.

Penarth Youth in Action

Penarth Times: TEAM DAY: Penarth youngsters on the day

4:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PENARTH Youth Action (PYA), the youth council for Penarth, had their annual team day on Saturday, September 13. The day involved laser tag games at Task Force, Penllyn, followed by a barbeque hosted by town councillors at the Kymin Penarth.

Knitting shop named best in Wales

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

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A SHOP in Penarth has been declared the "purl" of the knitting world after being named Wales' Best Independent Local Yarn Store.

Plans for a ban on smoking in cars is welcomed by Wales

Penarth Times: Man holding a cigarette while at the wheel of a car (smoking, ban) (10263392)

3:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to prohibit smoking in a car in the presence of children have been welcomed by ASH Wales. The Welsh Government will consult on the plans which have received widespread support with four out of five Welsh adults (79 per cent) now backing the legislation, according to a YouGov survey in 2014.

Supporting the Wings Appeal

Penarth Times: Appeal to raise money for the Wings Appeal of the Royal Air Force Association

12:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LOOK out for members of the Penarth Branch of the RAF Association, who will be collecting for the charity’s Wings Appeal on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 in Penarth town centre.

Spectacle wearer eyes up top prize

Penarth Times: PRIZE: Specsavers Penarth store manager Jodie Morgan with David Harding Rees (10464538)

11:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

ONE of Penarth’s proudest glasses wearers is now a step closer to winning Specsavers’ coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award, with a grand prize of £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas in his sights.

Stanwell Road Baptist Church and Belgian refugees

11:15am Thursday 18th September 2014

EXACTLY 100 years ago this week, the effects the war was having on other countries was clarified for Penarthians as Belgian refugees arrived in the town. The story shows the humanity of Penarth Citizens as they rally to make the refugees feel at home.

Churchyard closes for future burials

Penarth Times: PEACEFUL: Police have vowed to step up patrols in the area (9871210)

9:05am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE churchyard at St Augustine's is to be closed to future burials, the Parochial Church Council has decided.

Tireless and dedicated volunteer retires after 26 years

Penarth Times: AWARD: Claire O’Shea with Penny Evans

8:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

ONE of Penarth's most dedicated volunteers has retired from her post as a stroke support group organiser after 26 years of tireless service - unfortunatley meaning that the group has had to close until a replacement is found.

Views from Westminster – Stephen Doughty MP

Penarth Times: MARKING Holocaust Memorial Day this week, Stephen Doughty MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivor

7:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

EARLIER this year I was invited to become a vice president of the Penarth Civic Society ( – an offer I was delighted to accept.

First day at school

Penarth Times: FAIRFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL: (from left) LSA Mrs Bryony Feltham, teachers Mrs Leanne Convery and Mrs Gemma Loveless, and LSA Miss Bethan Hurlstone with the reception pupils (10293904)

7:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

Pupils from across Penarth started their first day at school over the last few weeks. To buy copies of any of the pics contact the Penarth Times and quote the reference number in the caption.

Family hand in Royal Marine cenotaph petition

Penarth Times: PETITION: Sian Woodland, Alicia Woodland and Andrew RT Davies at the Vale council offices

7:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE family of a Royal Marine who has been denied a place on Penarth's Cenotaph have handed in a petition to the Vale council signed by nearly 3000 people.

New Plaza at Llandough Hospital

6:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

VISITORS to the University Hospital Llandough will soon benefit from a new Plaza area, featuring shops, a café, radio studio and art gallery.

Alzheimer's charity calls on Welsh Government for more support for people with dementia

Penarth Times: CHARITY: The Alzheimer's Society Dementia community roadshow vehicle

4:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Alzheimer's Society is calling on the Welsh Government to improve care for dementia sufferers in Wales.

Prepare for cake judgement day

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PENARTH and Vale residents are invited to put their cake tasting skills into practice and emulate Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Ship shape start to new term

Penarth Times: NAVY DAY: St Cyres Head Boys and Girls (10346337)

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Head Boy and Girl of St Cyres School were invited by the Royal Navy to join one of their ships as they escorted the warship HMS Duncan into Cardiff for the recent NATO conference.

Meggitt Dancers entertain crowds and raise money for charity

Penarth Times: RETURN: The Meggitt Dancers have returned this month ready to put on more dance shows in aid of charity

3:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Meggitt Dancers have returned after excitingly waiting for September to come. The recent performance by the Meggitt Dancers saw them raise money for Unicef to help disadvantaged children. Throughout the year the Meggitt Dancers put on performances to raise money for a variety of charities whilst enjoying dancing as well. Unicef was chosen as it would be a fantastic idea for the children to raise money for children.

Bike and other items marked for safety

Penarth Times: SAFETY: Bike marking in Penarth

2:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BIKE marking event hosted jointly by South Wales Police and British Transport Police, was a great success - with 58 bikes and three scooters making the most of the free scheme in Penarth.

Church set to celebrate 60th anniversary

Penarth Times: CELEBRATION: Minister Sue Fender and Community Outreach Worker Rachel Kjellstadli at Elfed Avenue United Church (10315726)

2:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PAST and present parishioners of a Penarth church have been invited to a 60th anniversary celebration weekend next month.

First World War Commemorated by Penarth Book Festival

2:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE 2014 Penarth Book Festival will be marking the centenary of the First World War with two special events.

Meet your local officers

11:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SULLY PACT public meeting will be held at The Cricket Pavilion on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm.

Westbourne school teams up with James Sommerin

Penarth Times: Star chef James Sommerin

10:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TEAMING up with top Michelin starred chef James Sommerin, Westbourne School have created a truly unique event for parents and students.

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 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.

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