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3 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Derelict play area becomes a community garden...and is so successful...

More than two dozen families in the Vale of Glamorgan are benefiting from extra healthy food thanks to pioneering project A derelict play area transformed into a blooming community garden is thriving to such an extent its healthy homegrown fruit and veg is being distributed to local foodbanks. Extra produce harvested from the Nightingale Community Garden is being distributed to three food banks - two in Barry and one in Dinas Powys.

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8 hrs ago | Penarth Times

Saving Sully action group continue campaign with public meeting and quiz night

The action group has been campaigning against housing proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council 's Draft Local Development Plan , plans for 350 houses to be built on land south of Cog Road, and the siting of a permanent traveller site at the former recycling site on Hayes Road. The quiz night will be held at at the Old School Hall in Sully on Friday, September 26, from 7.30pm onwards.

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12 hrs ago | IcNetwork

'Bring back Knap Lido': Petition with 8,000 names calls for ...

The Knap Lido in Barry, which opened on May 1, 1926, was one of the largest open-air swimming pools in Britain. Campaigners will march from the site of the former lido to the Vale of Glamorgan council offices in the centre of Barry on September 24 to present their petitions to council leaders.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

IcNetwork

Controversial housing development goes to public inquiry later this month

The civic offices of the Vale of Glamorgan Council: the council failed to come to a decision on a housing scheme in Cowbridge The scheme by United Welsh Housing Association and Charles Church Developments involves building 79 houses on land south of Primrose Hill in Cowbridge. The developers appealed to the Welsh Government after the Vale council failed to come to an official decision on the scheme, although the council later indicated it would have refused the application.

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Aberdare Online

Towards a Frack Free RCT - the problem facing Councils.

Planning permission for test drilling at the Llantrisant site was originally turned down at a meeting of the Development Control committee on 15 August 2013, against the recommendation of the Planning Officer, because members considered that insufficient information has been supplied to enable the Development Control Committee to appropriately assess the risks of granting the application in particular no details have been supplied as to the location of or the impact the development would have on existing underground mine workings in the vicinity of the site; the highway infrastructure including a weak bridge is unsuitable for additional heavy travelling to and from the application site; there is potential for surface water contamination owing to the topography of the area; The Planning Officer had pointed out that the application was for exploration works only and would not entail ... (more)

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Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Ten arrested following CCTV monitoring

The Vale of Glamorgan Council 's CCTV team contacted police a total of 45 times during the week ending Sunday, September 14. On Thursday, September 11 one person was arrested on St Paul's Avenue for theft and being wanted on a warrant, and one person was arrested on Barry Waterfront for criminal damage. On Friday, September 12 one person was arrested on Holton Road for threatening behaviour and possession of an offensive weapon.

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IcNetwork

Yvonne Jones' style file: Cwtch up this autumn with a real fire

Nothing beats a real fire for creating warmth and welcome. A crackling blaze, the smell of wood smoke, the cosy ambience - all create an evocative picture of domestic bliss! The room pictured is a perfect illustration of how less is more.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Families enjoy National Play Day

PLENTY of people turned out for the Family Fun Days run by Vale Council's Sports and Play Development Team in partnership with Barry Town Council this summer. The first day held in Alexandra Gardens to celebrate National Play Day, was a huge success, attracting more than 250 children, young people and their families throughout the event.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

IcNetwork

TV presenter, Kate Humble, prepares for the Barefoot wine beach clean up project, Penarth seafront.

Environmental campaigner and TV presenter Kate Humble has been helping volunteers clean one of South Wales' most popular beaches as part of a nationwide campaign to rid our shores of rubbish. Humble was in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan on the final leg of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project tour of British beaches.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

IcNetwork

Boxer's wife Natasha Hugh found guilty of spending husband's drug money on 'lavish lifestyle'

Natasha Hugh, who has been convicted of spending husband's drug money on items including a top-end car She told a jury at Cardiff Crown Court that the first time she knew he was dealing drugs was in December 2012. She had already admitted two offences of spending his drugs money on holidays and clothes after that date but denied a further nine offences from before it.

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IcNetwork

Latest solar farm plans for Vale of Glamorgan have been revealed

The proposal by TJ Davies and Sons centres on land at Garn Farm, St Hilary, and comes just weeks after a Welsh Government-appointed inspector granted permission for a major solar farm development at nearby Treguff Farm and the approval of a solar farm development near the Welsh Hawking centre at the gateway to Barry. The plan, which involves setting up 600 solar panels in seven rows, is further proof that the Vale of Glamorgan is now the favoured location in South Wales for solar farm developments.

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Penarth Times

Police appeal for man linked with burglaries in Cardiff and the Vale

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. Michael Anthony Davies, aged 28, from Cardiff, is wanted following burglaries that took place between August 8 and September 3, 2014.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

IcNetwork

'Paul paid the ultimate sacrifice and it's only right he is ...

An online petition calling for a South Wales marine's name to be included on his hometown Cenotaph has received widespread support. An online petition demanding that the name of a Royal Marine from South Wales who died on a training exercise be included on home town's war memorial has attracted the support of more than 1,500 names in less than 24 hours.

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IcNetwork

Boxer's wife accused of spending A 39,000 of husband's drug ...

Natasha Hugh trial heard she spent A 2,000 on dental work, A 13,000 on nursery bills, and money on top car and four star wedding A woman accused of spending A 39,000 of her husband's drug money was not living a lavish lifestyle - despite a four star wedding, top car and a A 2,000 dental bill - her barrister has said. She has admitted two offences committed after December 2012 but says that was the first time she knew Justyn Hugh was dealing cocaine.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Barry Youth Action Group to launch this month

A NEW partnership project is being launched by Barry Town Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service called Barry Youth Action . The group will consist of young people aged between 11 and 18 who have been elected by their peers in youth organisations and schools from Barry to represent youngsters in Barry.

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IcNetwork

Covered in blood and with her clothes torn... fancy dress 'zombie'...

Shocked rescuers were horrified at the injuries of blood-soaked woman - until they discovered she was a dressed as a zombie. Shocked rescuers were horrified at the injuries of a blood-soaked woman - until they realised she was dressed as a zombie.

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IcNetwork

Vale Resort enjoys record July thanks to renewed confidence in the Welsh hotel and conference market

A total of 2,500 golfers occupied almost 1,000 bedrooms at the world-class resort in the Vale of Glamorgan. Spa breaks also boosted the Vale Resort's fortunes with 230 bookings, the highest number achieved in a single month.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Vote for your favourite park

FIVE parks in the Vale of Glamorgan have received a Green Flag Award this year and Keep Wales Tidy are now urging people to vote for their overall favourite. The nationwide annual People's Choice Award has been opened, giving the public the power to decide which one of the 1482 Green Flag Award sites in the UK should be named Park of the Year in an online vote.

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Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Six arrested following CCTV monitoring

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to six arrests last week, with the council's CCTV team contacting police a total of 47 times during the week ending Sunday, September 7. On Friday, September 5 in Barry, one person was arrested on Holton Road for theft, and on Saturday, September 6 one person was arrested on High Street for assault. On Sunday, September 7 on Windsor Road, Penarth, one person was arrested for being drunk in charge of a vehicle.

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BBC News

Couple's shock at motorhome stowaway

A stowaway clung on for 100 miles underneath the motorhome of a couple returning to the Vale of Glamorgan following a holiday in France. When they stopped at congestion on the M25 in Surrey they were startled to see a man jump out onto the hard shoulder.

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