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A man dressed as a beer bottle is being sought by police

A fancy dress thief is being sought by police after allegedly stealing two pizzas while dressed as a beer bottle.

The man is accused of stealing the meals while wearing an outfit resembling a large bottle of Heineken in the early hours of New Year's day.

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The man was seen entering the kitchen area of a Papa Johns branch in Barry and running off with the takeaway meals.

Police have issued CCTV in their search for the man and asked witnesses to to come forward.

A spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed the force was investigating the theft in Barry, South Wales, in the early hours of New Year's Day.

We all know a few beers often leads to a takeaway, but this brazen beverage seems to have forgotten to pay for his.

This reveller was caught on CCTV at Papa Johns in Holton Road, Barry, before he allegedly entered a staff-only area and helped himself to two pizzas and left without paying.

– South Wales Police spokesperson

Anyone with information should call 101.

House severely damaged by a fire in Barry

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A house in Barry was severely damaged by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews from Barry and Penarth found the house "well alight" shortly after 5am and spent two hours fighting the blaze.

Nobody was injured or inside the house at the time of the fire, the cause of which is now being investigated.


Welsh school 'first in the UK' to be powered by a solar farm

Welsh school 'first in the UK' to be powered by a solar farm Credit: ITV Wales

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Barry believe they are the first school in the UK to be powered by a solar farm.

The deal between the school, and energy firm Conergy UK, will save the school around £26,000 a year. That money will now be invested in school refurbishments and improving education.

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Get your skates on - Barry gets ice rink for Christmas

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Barry is to get its first ever Christmas ice rink this winter.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council says the town's Central park will be transformed into "Ice Central".

The undercover rink will open after the Christmas lights are switched on at 5pm on 26th November and then every day from Sunday 27th November to Sunday 4th December.

There will be late night events on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Prices will start from £3 and a family ticket will be available for £10.

Councillor Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education, said: “For the past two years we have held the hugely popular Christmas projections in King Square. These two evenings have proved that the right events can attract huge numbers of people to Barry’s town centre."

Man charged with attempted murder after Barry assault

A 63-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found with serious burns.

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Raymond O'Connell, from Penarth, was arrested following the discovery in Glanmor Crescent in Barry on 4 August.

He appeared before Cardiff Magistrates Court on 6 August and was remanded into custody to reappear at Cardiff Crown Court in September.

The 54 year-old woman remains in hospital in a critical condition.

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