Family braves New Year's Day Dip in aid of Ashgrove School

Penarth Times: IN AT THE DEEP END: Hundreds of people took part in the New Year's Day Dip at Barry Island

4:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE FAMILY recently donned their swimming trunks in freezing conditions to help raise money for Ashgrove School.

Hundreds of ladies sign up for Midnight Sleep Walk

Penarth Times: POPULAR: Hundreds of ladies enjoying last year’s Midnight Sleep Walk

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GLOW of neon will fill Cardiff city centre when hundreds of ladies descend on the capital for Ty Hafan’s annual Midnight Sleep Walk on Friday, May 16.

Rotary meets RedR

Penarth Times: PRESENTATION: (l-r) president Tony Stevens and Peter Nuttal of RedR (5423291)

11:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE latest meeting of the Dinas Powis Rotary Club at the Hunstman Restaurant in Dinas Powys were very pleased to welcome as their speaker, Peter Nuttall, a Disaster Relief Co-ordinator with RedR.

Penarth praised as a "special place to live" by TV weatherman Derek Brockway

Penarth Times: WEATHERMAN: TV presenter Derek Brockway has praised Penarth as a special place to live (Pic: Huw John)

11:44am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WEATHER presenter Derek Brockway has praised Penarth as a "special place to live" after a survey showed Welsh residents were friendlier and chattier than their English neighbours.

Citizens Advice

11:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CITIZENS Advice drop-in sessions take place at Penarth at West House Cottage, Stanwell Road, on Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am, and noon-1pm.

Vale of Glamorgan cyclists urged to get on their bikes for Barnardo’s Cymru

10:23am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE 33rd On your bike for Barnardo’s will take place on Sunday, May 18, and the children’s charity is keen to get people from the Vale in the saddle and cycling to raise funds for the leading children’s charity.

Lifeboat and coastguards rescue stranded Sully Island family

Penarth Times: RESCUE: Penarth's RNLI lifeboat rescued a family of five from Sully Island

4:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PENARTH’S lifeboat crew and coastguards were called out to rescue a family of five that were trapped on Sully Island over the weekend.

Saving Sully group urges residents to take part in LDP alternative site consultation

3:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE SAVING Sully action group is urging local residents to give their views on the latest stage of the Local Development Plan consultation.

Belle Vue Park centenary mosaic unveiled at Easter Festival

Penarth Times: MOSAIC: Penarth Town Mayor Cllr Neil Thomas officially unveiled the centenary mosaic on Easter Sunday

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOSAIC celebrating the centenary of Belle Vue Park was unveiled by the Penarth Town Mayor on the weekend.

Award winning documentary film about M.E. to be shown at Penarth Pier Pavilion

Penarth Times: CINEMA: The award winning documentary film 'Voices of the Shadows' will be shown at Penarth Pier Pavilion cinema

10:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN AWARD WINNING documentary film about the debilitating condition M.E is set to be shown at the Penarth Pier Pavilion cinema.

Prostate awareness at VALE 50+ Strategy Forum

Penarth Times: GUEST SPEAKER: (l-r) Mike Edwards vice chairman Vale 50+, Lynda Wallis chairwoman Vale 50+, Sam Fairclough Community Support Services Manager (Wales) Prostate Cancer UK. (5429719)

11:54am Monday 21st April 2014

VALE 50+ Strategy Forum executive meeting was pleased to have as their guest speaker in March Samantha Fairclough, Community Support Services Manager (Wales) Prostate Cancer UK.

Bake a cake to help Vale hospice

Penarth Times: Top chef Angela Gray will judge the cakes

8:52am Monday 21st April 2014

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thomas Hospice Care, the major provider of specialist palliative care to those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Cardiff and the Vale, supporters are asking amateur bakers from across South Wales to bake cakes and sell them to raise money for the charity.

Llandough Nursery enjoy Easter

Penarth Times: FUN: Llandough Nursery children enjoying Easter  (5426160)

11:56am Sunday 20th April 2014

LLANDOUGH Nursery have been very busy this Easter. Children and parents went on a trip to Greenmeadow Farm, where they watched a lamb being born, went on a tractor ride and milked the goats.

Explorer Scouts camp out

Penarth Times: VENTURE: Explorer Scouts camping out (5433031)

11:53am Sunday 20th April 2014

MEMBERS of Les Pugh's Own Explorer Scout Unit were split into two teams ready to venture into the depths of the Vale of Glamorgan.

Local MP raises concerns regarding out of hours care

Penarth Times: CONCERNS: Alun Cairns

1:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

VALE MP Alun Cairns has raised concerns regarding the recent statement by the local Community Health Council (CHC) which described the out of hours GP service in the Vale of Glamorgan as diabolical.

Penarth RNLI celebrates success at awards ceremony

Penarth Times: CREW: Volunteer crew from Penarth Lifeboat Station

11:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

VOLUNTEER CREW at Penarth lifeboat station recently celebrated the station’s success at a special awards evening held at Penarth Yacht Club.

Mediation charity offers help for families in the Vale

12:35pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY which helps families in dispute over a separation or divorce is worried not enough people are seeking them out for advice.

Vale Council Tax support for the elderly

11:41am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has set aside £380,000 and has agreed to continue its scheme to help the over 60s and 70s with their council tax bills.

Sully youngster meets Mr Tumble thanks to charity

Penarth Times: STAR STRUCK: James was given the chance to meet children's TV presenter Mr Tumble

11:34am Friday 18th April 2014

A SULLY youngster had his dreams come true when he was given the chance to meet one of his heroes earlier this week.

Penarth Civic Society AGM

11:08am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Penarth Civic Society is holding its Annual General Meeting at the Trinity Church Rooms, Woodfield Place, Penarth, on Wednesday, April 23, at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend and vote in new officers to the executive committee. Nomination forms have already been sent out in the society’s March newsletter. After the meeting Alan Thorne, the Penarth historian, will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Penarth memories of pre and post D-Day – on the 70th anniversary’.

Police appeal after Sully armed robbery

Penarth Times: ROBBERY: The One Stop Shop was open as usual after the armed robbery on Thursday morning (5520594)

3:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an armed robbery at the One Stop Shop in Sully

Penarth Royal Marine Paul 'Woody' Woodland drowned in 'freak accident', inquest hears

Penarth Times: INQUEST: Paul 'Woody' Woodland died during a training exercise after his dry suit became snagged (5511903)

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A ROYAL Marine drowned during a Special Forces exercise when a large wave capsized their rigid inflatable boat which had been left powerless after both engines had been swamped by the breaking waves.

School litter initiative celebrates five years

Penarth Times: BEACH CLEAN: Denny White, senior enforcement officer from the Vale Council, with Stanwell School volunteers

5:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PUPILS from Stanwell School have been clearing the beaches at Barry Island and Penarth as part of a litter picking initiative with the Vale Council's visible services department.

Vale Council leader dismisses library closure fears

Penarth Times: PENARTH LIBRARY: The library was built in 1904 (2449958)

5:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE LEADER of the Vale Council has dismissed fears that libraries across the Vale are threatened with close.

Penarth Pier Pavilion set to host opening of Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival

Penarth Times: MUSIC FESTIVAL: Pianist Clare Hammond will perform at the Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival

12:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PENARTH Pier Pavilion is set to take centre stage as the opening venue for Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival in May this year.

Esater celebration at St Lawrence

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

PLEASE join St Lawrence Church, Fort Road, Lavernock, for their Easter celebration on Sunday, April 20, at 3pm - you will be sure of a warm welcome. The worship will be led by Rev'd Margaret Stark and the organist will be Anne Thomas. Parking is available on the left of Fort Road just before the church. For any further information, please ring 029 20701303.

Give blood

11:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Welsh Blood Service is appealing for local donors to come forward and give blood this month.

Penarth woman plays lead role

Penarth Times: PREMIER: Rachel Redford who will play Emma in Not The Worst Place (photograph by Phoebe Becheong) (5394633)

10:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

RACHEL Redford from Penarth is to play the lead in a new play which has it's world premier in Wales.

Magnificent splendour

Penarth Times: MAGNIFICENT: Alexandra Gardens  (5238870)

8:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SUNNY day at Alexandra Park

Penarth beach safe again after 150 tonne cliff landslide

Penarth Times: LANDSLIDE: The section of cliff after the 150 tonne landslide on Tuesday afternoon (5460737)

7:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

PENARTH beach is now safe to use after “natural weathering” caused a 150 tonne landslide of rock and mud over the weekend.

Young powerboat drivers cleared of speeding after Cardiff Bar crash

Penarth Times: CLEARED: Elleni Morus (left) and Nia Jones, two of Britain's best girl sailors, outside Cardiff Crown Court (Pic: Wales News Service)

9:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO GIRL sailing instructors who crashed their high-powered motor boats leaving a young girl brain damaged have been cleared of speeding.

Vale Foodbank use increases by more than 50 per cent

Penarth Times: OFFICIAL OPENING: (from left) The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan, Vale Foodbank co-ordinator Susan Lloyd-Selby, Father Ben Andrews, and Vale Am Jane Hutt (4306744)

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE VALE Foodbank service has seen the number of people using it increase by more than 50 per cent in the last year, with the amount of people in Wales receiving three-day emergency food parcels doubling to nearly 80,000.

Penarth lifeboat crew in busy weekend

Penarth Times: RESCUE: Footage of two Penarth RNLI rescues are now online

2:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PENARTH lifeboat crew recently had a busy weekend of call-outs to a person in the water and then to a broken down fishing boat.

Police and Trading Standards target rogue traders in Week of Action

Penarth Times: South Wales Police officers have been cracking down on rogue traders

12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOUTH Wales Police and Trading Standards officers from across the force area joined forces with colleagues nationally in a crack-down on door step crime.

Penarth-based a cappella group 'Sound Women' makes charity donation

12:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PENARTH-based a cappella group celebrating 20 years of singing together has made a £700 donation to charity.

New members invested

Penarth Times: Making their promise

11:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ON Monday, April 7, four new members, Osian, Daniel, Chelsey and Lillie, where invested into the 1st Penarth Beaver Scout Colony in front of the Beavers and their proud parents with the Deputy District Commissioner, Barry Angus presenting the Group Neckerchief on behalf of the group.

TY Hafan Crackerjackpot rollover reaches £10,000

10:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN hospice Ty Hafan’s Crackerjackpot lottery has reached a massive £10,000 for the first time this year.

Easter fun day shopping event to be held in Sully

Penarth Times: TORTOISES: Children will be given the chance to meet tortoises during the craft fair

9:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHILDRENS Easter Fun Day and craft fair shopping event will be held at the Old School in Sully this weekend, April 19.

Police continue search for wanted Penarth man

Penarth Times: APPEAL: Lewis Richards is wanted in relation to an assault in Penarth on February 25

3:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PENARTH police are once again appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of Lewis Jason Richards.

Quiz night to raise money for little girl with cerebral palsy

Penarth Times: HAPPY FAMILY: Proud mum Vicky Spear with her daughter Ruby

6:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PENARTH mum is hoping a charity quiz night will help fund a specially adapted chair for her daughter who suffers from a form of cerebral palsy.

Police warning over cannabis factories

Penarth Times: Cannabis factory

5:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTH Wales Police is encouraging people to be on the lookout for, and to report, suspicious activity in neighbouring properties that may indicate a cannabis factory in the area.

Penarth Pier Pavilion to extend opening times

Penarth Times: HUGELY POPULAR: Penarth Pier Pavilion has welcomed more than 8,500 visitors in its first month fully open (3186824)

11:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PENARTH Pier Pavilion is set to enjoy longer opening hours from this weekend onwards.

Penarthians take part in charity bike rides

Penarth Times: BIKE RIDE: Alex Huntley cycled from Brecon to Cardiff to raise money for his year working abroad (5425256)

11:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PENARTH youngster hoping to spend a year working abroad has boosted his fundraising target by completing a sponsored bike ride from Brecon to Cardiff.

Many of Wales' bathing beaches recommended in new report

Penarth Times: The beach at Barry Island

9:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SEVERAL bathing beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan have received a marine charity’s top water quality award after the driest summer since 2003.

Stanwell School students have the write stuff in journalism competition

5:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

PUPILS from Stanwell School have scooped two awards in a national journalism competition.

Estate agent appointed to sell off former care home site

Penarth Times: BARREN LAND: Bryneithin care home was recently demolished by the Vale of Glamorgan Council (2601485)

3:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN ESTATE agent has been appointed to market the land where the former Bryneithin care home was based in Dinas Powys.

Penarth youngsters set for citizenship award

Penarth Times: NOMINEE: Lara Cowpe with the founder of the Only Men Aloud choir group, Tim Rhys-Evans, at the recent St David awards night

1:32pm Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Penarth could be rewarded for acts of bravery or being a good citizen as part of a new town council initiative.

Pupils praised for colouring competition

Penarth Times: EASTER: The winners of the Peter Alan Easter colouring competition

12:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PENARTH estate agent has praised primary school school pupils for taking part in a colouring competition.

Belle Vue Park Easter Festival to be held this weekend

Penarth Times: EASTER FUN: Children with their Easter bonnets from last year’s event

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

BELLE Vue Park Easter Festival will take place again this year on the afternoon of Easter Sunday, April 20th.

Lucky escape after 150 tonne cliff landslide on Penarth beach

Penarth Times: LANDSLIDE: The 150 tonne cliff landslide on Penarth beach

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A 150 TONNE cliff landslide that 'sounded like an earthquake' has resulted in part of Penarth beach being cordoned off. Coastguards said it was a lucky escape that nobody was hurt as rocks crumbled down on to the beach.



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