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Appeal after partially-sighted man's stamp collection stolen

South Wales Police are appealing for information after a theft of a 'valuable' stamp collection album from a flat in Barry.

It belonged a partially-sighted elderly man living at Court Mews on Court Road in the town.

Police say he had a number of visitors during recent weeks, and believe the theft to have taken place during this time.

The album is described as a brown photo album style book with a name inscribed in gold on the first page.


Man injured in fall from tree onto railings

South Wales Fire and Rescue are dealing with an incident in Barry, where an elderly man has become injured on railings.

Watchtower at Barry sells for £60,000 at auction

There are restrictions and what the new owner can use the building for. Credit: Paul Fosh Auctions

An architect has paid £60,000 for an old watchtower in Barry after it went up for auction with a guide price of just £1,000.

The un-named buyer, who is from London and has family connections in Barry, bought the 150-year-old coastguard watchtower after it went under the hammer in Cardiff.

The winning bidder fought off competition from14 other buyers to take home the keys to the watchtower overlooking the Bristol Channel, which was owned by the Vale of Glamorgan council.

The building has previously been used by Sea Scouts. Credit:

Appeal for kitten's owners after engine trouble in Barry

The kitten, estimated to be around 7-8 weeks old, was found stuck in a car engine in Barry Credit: RSPCA Cymru

A kitten has had a lucky escape after getting stuck in the engine of a car in Barry.

The female, estimated to be 7-8 weeks old, had to be rescued by South Wales Fire Service after she was discovered in a Peugeot.

Staff at RSPCA Cymru are now trying to trace her owners.

Inspector Danielle Baber said: ”Kittens are curious by nature but luckily this cheeky creature’s adventure didn’t result in any harm coming to her.

"She is a very vocal little cat, with lots of personality, but sadly she isn’t microchipped or wearing ID so we have no idea where she came from. If anyone in the Barry area is missing a black kitten, I would urge them to contact us immediately.”

Anyone who thinks they know who this kitten belongs to is asked to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018.


Schoolchildren hoping for a festive number one hit

Now with only a week to go before doubt the music world's already starting to wonder what song will top the charts this year. Hoping for airplay is a group of schoolchildren from Penarth and Barry.

The Rocketeers formed as a band 12 months ago and now they've released their very own Christmas track. Hannah Thomas went to meet them.

Schoolchildren in South Wales record Christmas single

Children from three schools in Penarth and Barry have recorded a new song in time for Christmas - and are aiming for the number one spot!

The group, who all have physical and learning difficulties,teamed up to write, perform and record the single 'It's Christmas Time' with the help of producer Gethin Jon, who has worked with a number of stars including Charlotte Church.

Ashgrove School, Ysgol Erw'r Delyn and Ysgol Maes Dyfan will host a major launch for the song this week as part of the school's Christmas concert.

Hollie McClymont inquest: accidental death verdict

A major search was launched to find Hollie McClymont

A verdict of accidental death by drowning has been recorded at the inquest into the death of a Scottish teenager who went missing on Barry Island.

Hollie McClymont's body was recovered from the sea near Fontygary in July.

The 14-year-old from Glasgow was on holiday visiting family when she disappeared.

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