Police appeal for missing teenager last seen in Penarth

Penarth Times:

10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help finding a missing teenager that was last seen in Penarth more than a week ago.

Penarth dancer selected for summer training course

Penarth Times: BRIGHT FUTURE: Olivia Miles has been selected for a National Dance Company Wales Summer Dance Course

11:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO aspiring young dancers from Penarth and Barry are set to gain vital experience as part of a National Dance Company Wales Summer Dance Course.

The Spectrum Singers in fine voice

Penarth Times: SOLIDARITY: The Spectrum Singers with their newly appointed conductor, David Hutchings, along with Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (photograph copyrighted to Patrick So) (8659467)

10:44am Thursday 31st July 2014

DEBUTING with their new musical director on the steps of St David’s Hall, The Spectrum Singers were stunned to be joined at the conductor's podium by Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Wednesday night’s Romantic Prom.

View from the Assembly by Vaughan Gething AM

8:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

RECENTLY I paid a visit to the Penarth Town Council offices and it gave me an opportunity to see first hand not only the work and the services that the town council provide but also saw the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales scheme in action.

Commemorating the outbreak of the First World War in Penarth

Penarth Times: MEMORY: Roll of Honour (8470372)

8:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

ON August 4, 1914, one of the most horrific wars of all time started. In one way or another, the First World War affected every community across Britain.

View from Westminster By Stephen Doughty MP

8:22am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE House of Commons has now risen and we are into the summer recess, returning on September 1. This means the current round of Parliamentary business - debates, questions and committee work - is put on hold through late July and August. But of course it doesn’t mean that MPs’ responsibilities are on hold – actually the opposite is true.

Walk around Wales

Penarth Times: WALKERS: (left to right) Dave Naylor, Andy Naylor, Ben Russon and Phil Stubbs after finishing the walk at Penarth Pier

8:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORMER St Cyres pupil has raised more than £1,700 for charity by walking the length of Wales in just five days.

Open Studio Trail was amazing

8:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers and participating artists of the Open Studio Trail which was held on a beautiful sunny day in Penarth on July 12.

Stanwell School sports pitch set to be given the go-ahead by Vale Council

Penarth Times: PLANS: Stanwell School's Mrs Claire Kynaston and Mr Mark Lewis with the plans for an all-weather multi-functional hockey pitch (6118791)

7:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE VALE Council is today set to approve plans for an all-weather multi-functional sports pitch at Stanwell School despite opposition from local residents.

Swimmers rescue drowning girl from Sully Island causeway

Penarth Times: RESCUERS: (from left) Sam Jones, Miles Jones and Usaf Miladi in front of Sully Island (8699782)

7:32am Thursday 31st July 2014

THREE men who rescued a young girl from drowning on the Sully Island causeway have been hailed as heroes.

Office on the move

7:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

OUR editorial and advertising office in Holton Road, Barry, will be closing but both the Penarth Times and the Barry & District News will still be publishing every week as usual, in print and online.

Police step up patrols at Cosmeston after spate of vandalism

Penarth Times: VANDALISED: One of the park benches that was targeted by vandalism (Pic: Dai Lingual)

9:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about anti-social behaviour at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park after a spate of vandalism of park benches at the popular beauty spot.

Penarth stylist has the 'Hair-Factor' after winning national award

Penarth Times: WINNER: Steph Henley recently placed 2nd in the Welsh Hairdressing Federation Trend Award competition for 2014

8:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PENARTH hair stylist has been presented with a prestigious award in the ‘X Factor’ of hair dressing competitions.

Create! winners presentation in Sully

Penarth Times: CEREMONY: Judges at the Create! Art For Autism awards day. (8698251)

7:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AFTER a great deal of deliberation by an esteemed panel of judges the winners of the national art competition, Create! Art For Autism have been announced.

Beautiful garden

Penarth Times: HARD WORK: Hazel in her garden (8702420)

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS photograph was sent in by Hazel Dickson during last week's Garden Trail on Saturday, July 26, arranged by The Children's Society.

Dinas Powys residents oppose dog kennel plans

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DINAS POWYS residents have raised concerns about a planning application for 12 dog boarding kennels to be based in a property on Sunnycroft Farm.

First look at mental health unit at University Hospital Llandough

12:51pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PATIENTS and staff are being offered a first glimpse at a new £88m mental health unit for adults in Cardiff.

Fallen electric cable causes traffic delays in Sully

Penarth Times:

11:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOODEN electricity pole that was on fire caused traffic diversions in Sully earlier this morning. Police, the fire service and Western Power all attended the incident on South Road that was first reported at around 9am this morning.

Penarth’s inaugural Chamber Music Festival gets five star review

10:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PENARTH'S Pier Pavilion was the venue for the first ever Chamber Music festival to be held in the town during the summer festival.

Flooding improvement works set for Windsor Road

Penarth Times: FLASH FLOODING: Stephen Doughty MP tweeted this picture of flash flooding on Windsor Road in May

3:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE VALE Council is set to investigate into the causes of flash flooding along Windsor Road in Penarth

Vale Council dismisses Cosmeston parking charges rumours

Penarth Times: BEAUTY SPOT: Cosmeston is popular among families and young children (7791651)

2:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE VALE Council has moved to dismiss rumours of the introduction of parking charges at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.

Penarth Local Food Festival a resounding success

Penarth Times: SUCCESS: GPG Penarth Local Food Festival 2014 (8703379)

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONCE again the annual GPG Penarth Local Food Festival was a resounding success. Now in its fourth year the event has become a much anticipated fixture in the town’s summer calendar.

Councillor pays tribute to retiring Dinas Powys primary school head teacher

Penarth Times: RETIRNING: Mrs Sue Jordan and Councillor Chris Franks with the school ambassadors

12:51pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE RETIRING head teacher of St Andrew's Church in Wales School has been praised for her work by the Chairman of Dinas Powys Community Council.

Time running out to vote for Penarth Pier National Trust Special Places award

Penarth Times: RENOVATION: The Penarth Pier Pavilion as it stands today after its £4.2million redevelopment (5988261)

12:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TIME is running out to vote for Penarth Pier to be crowned the winner of the National Trust Special Places in Wales shortlist.

Marie Curie Hospice Garden Party to be opened by TV Presenter Matt Johnson

Penarth Times: GARDEN PARTY: Matt Johnson (left) is set to open the Marie Curie Hospice Garden Party

12:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TV PRESENTER Matt Johnson is set to open this year's annual Marie Curie Hospice Garden Party and Fete.

Green honour for Penarth parks

Penarth Times: GREEN FLAG: Belle Vue Park has been awarded a Green Flag for the tenth successive year (8702846)

11:16am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PENARTH parks have triumphed in a prestigious scheme recognising the quality of more than 100 parks and green spaces in Wales.

Asthma sufferer set to tackle 100 mile bike ride in aid of charity

Penarth Times: CYCLIST: Former Pen-y-Garth pupil Osian Lewis is set to cycle 100 miles in aid of Asthma UK

9:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN ASTHMA sufferer from Penarth is set to cycle 100 miles around London in a bid to raise awareness about how the debilitating breathing condition can be managed with the right care.

Service to mark centenary of outbreak of WWI set to be held in Sully

3:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERVICE marking the centenary of the start of the First World War is set to be held in Sully this weekend.

Rock choir sing on hot sunny day

Penarth Times: PENARTH and Cardiff Rock choir gave a blistering performance on Saturday, July 26, at Barry Island Music Festival on a scorching hot day with an appreciative crowd. (8659698)

12:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

PENARTH and Cardiff Rock Choir gave a blistering performance on Saturday, July 26, at Barry Island Music Festival on a scorching hot day with an appreciative crowd.

Penarth cyclist gears up for 100mile charity bike ride

Penarth Times:

9:32am Monday 28th July 2014

A PENARTH man is set to take part in a 100mile bike ride around London in aid of charity next month.

Cyclist set for fundraising challenge in memory of mum

Penarth Times: BIKE: Andrew Meredith is completing a number of cycling challenges in memory of his mother

7:52am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE SON of a Sully nurse who was killed after being struck by a car when the driver suffered a diabetic black-out is fundraising in her memory.

Penarth and District Lesotho Trust receives funding from town council

Penarth Times: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Keith Howells (Penarth and District Lesotho Trust), Penarth Town Mayor Councillor Martin Turner and Penarth and District Lesotho Trust Youth Branch, with group leader Holly Flynn receiving the cheque

11:12am Saturday 26th July 2014

A PENARTH charity that supports schools in South Africa has been awarded £500 of funding from the town council.

Cyclist dies after accident in Penarth

Penarth Times:

10:41am Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following an accident in Penarth around 5.40pm on Wednesday, July 16.

Olympic gold medal winning cyclist set for Penarth book signing

4:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

OLYMPIC gold medal cyclist Nicole Cooke is set to hold a book signing of her ‘grippingly honest’ autobiography in Penarth.

Marie Curie ‘Walk Ten’ at Margam Park

Penarth Times: WALK: Sue Cumpston, Donna Mulhern and Joanna Hutcheon taking part in Walk 10 at Margam Park in 2013.  (7956685)

2:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

WHETHER you’re a seasoned walker or fancy an evening stroll with family and friends in beautiful surroundings, Walk 10 at Margam Park on August 16 is the perfect excuse to put on your walking shoes, pack a picnic and join the experience.

Figures show two per cent fall in crime in South Wales over the last year

12:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

OVERALL crime figures in South Wales have fallen by two per cent compared to last year, crime statistics have revealed.

Keepmoat fundraiser raises £8,000 for children’s hospice

Penarth Times: RAISING FUNDS: Golfers at the charity event (8425748)

8:53am Friday 25th July 2014

KEEPMOAT'S annual charity golf day to raise funds for T? Hafan had a successful turnout with 88 golfers turning up to support the charity.

Citizens Advice Cymru warns that many people on benefits are struggling to cope due to welfare reforms

8:11am Friday 25th July 2014

A REPORT, ‘One Day at a Time’ launched today by Citizens Advice Cymru highlights that many of the most vulnerable in Wales are being forced into hardship due to the biggest changes to the welfare system in over sixty years.

Penarth woman's bid to run 2,015 miles in 2015

Penarth Times: RUNNER: Sue Lane is bidding to run 2015miles in 2015 (8201022)

7:57am Friday 25th July 2014

A PENARTH woman is set to run more than 2,000 miles in the space of a year in aid of a charity that aims to inspire young people with learning disabilities.

Penarth Open Garden Trail

Penarth Times: IN BLOOM: Open garden

12:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE 18th annual Open Gardens Trail takes place in Penarth on Saturday, July 26.

Hit shows Stella and Casualty film scenes in Penarth

Penarth Times: COMEDY: Stella has been based in Cosmeston for most of this week (8580674)

3:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FILM crews from two popular TV productions have been recording scenes in Penarth this week.

Dinas Powys set to mark centenary of the beginning of the First World War

Penarth Times: NEW DISCOVERY: Two new names are set to be added to the Dinas Powys war memorial (8173116)

4:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CEREMONY to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War is set to be held at the Dinas Powys war memorial.

Strawberry Tea to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care

3:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A STRAWBERRY Tea to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care will take place in a Vale store on Wednesday, July 30.

Stanwell School pupils presented with young reporters award at Royal Welsh Show

2:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PUPILS from Stanwell School were crowned runners-up in a Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) competition at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells earlier this week.

Vaughan Gething AM meets Penarth Town Council Jobs Growth Wales employees

Penarth Times: JOBS GROWTH WALES: Vaughan Gething AM (left) met with Penarth Town Council’s two graduate placements, Robert Callaghan and Lauren Wilson, at West House

12:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PENARTH'S Assembly Member Vaughan Gething has given his backing to a scheme that has seen 10,000 graduates gain full-time employment.

Police helicopter in early morning vehicle pursuit in Penarth

Penarth Times: The police helicopter was scrambled late last night

10:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE POLICE helicopter was despatched to Penarth during a vehicle pursuit in the early hours of the morning this week.

Vote Penarth Pier as Wales’ top special place

Penarth Times: VENUE: The Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival will begin at the Penarth Pier Pavilion on May 8

8:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

PENARTH Pier has been voted one of Wales’ top 10 Special Places in a major campaign by National Trust Wales.

Winners of the Penarth Times Cuties competition

Penarth Times: WINNER 0-2YRS: Harrison  (8410004)

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to our two winners in this year's fabulous Penarth Times Cuties competition.

Crowds flock to carnival day

Penarth Times: DANCE: The Carnival Parade marched through the town centre to Penarth Esplanade (8418705)

8:23am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN RAF Falcon parachute display team and BMX tricksters wowed the crowds at Penarth Summer Festival’s Carnival Day over the weekend.

Penarth councillor says Vale Council 'must say where it stand on re-organisation'

Penarth Times: CONCERNS: Councillor Anthony Ernest has raised concerns about the proposed merger of the Vale Council with Cardiff

8:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

A PENARTH councillor has raised concerns about the the impact on education, rubbish collection and library provision if the Vale of Glamorgan Council merged with Cardiff Council.

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