"The Vale of Glamorgan Council is extremely disappointed to hear of the Football Association of Wales’ decision not to permit the newly named Barry Town United AFC to remain within the Welsh Football League.
The Barry Town Supporters’ Committee have funded the playing of football by Barry Town at Jenner Park for the last two seasons. This committee, club manager Gavin Chesterfield, his management team and the players are a credit to Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan and have all worked tirelessly to retain a Barry Town football team at the highest levels of Welsh football.
The council is considering its position in this case matter as we very much recognise the importance of a high standard of football to Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan as a whole.
The ramifications of the decision are considerable as the council planned to work with Barry Town United AFC to improve youth football for both boys and girls and to develop improved coaching skills across the various Leagues, who use the Vale’s pitches, to improve the standard of amateur football.
Former European Cup entrants Barry Town and Welsh Premier League side AFC Llanelli have been refused entry into the Welsh Football League following both clubs' off-field problems last season.
Barry Town were withdrawn from the Welsh League last season by owner Stuart Lovering but had been reformed by a group of supporters under the name of Barry Town United AFC with the hope of continuing nest season in the Welsh pyramid.
Llanelli AFC were forced out of business earlier this season after the High Court ordered them to be wound-up with tax debts of around £21,000 owed to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
A meeting of the Football Association of Wales Council considered both applications for the newly formed versions of both clubs to be re-entered in the Welsh Football League but they have rejected the idea, recommending that both apply for member of their local association.
In practice that means both clubs will have to start at the very bottom of Welsh football if they wish to cary on.
Tomás Alvarez-Belon was on holiday with his family in Thailand when the tsunami hit on Boxing Day 2004.
His family's remarkable survival story recently hit the big screen in the movie The Impossible and Tomás is now training to be a lifeguard in Barry.
Hannah Thomas reports.
The birth of three bald eagle chicks in captivity is "very usual", says Griff Griffiths, owner of the Wales Hawking Centre.
"People have had [bald eagles] in private collections and zoos in Wales for a long time, but they're notoriously difficult to raise"
"They just lose to too much weight and they die just before they hatch from an egg, unfortunately."
Three bald eagles have been born at the Welsh Hawking Centre in Barry. They're thought to be the first triplets in Wales.
It might seem hard to believe - but their wing span could eventually stretch to seven feet...
Police are investigating a burglary in which a widow's video diary of her husbands last days was stolen from her home.
Her engagement and wedding rings were also taken from her home on Coldbrook Road East in Barry, along with some technical goods.
Police say the incident took place sometime overnight between Friday 8th March and the following morning.
The victim of this crime has recently been widowed and a number of the stolen items are very sentimental to her.
This has been an extremely distressing incident for the victim and the theft of her engagement and wedding rings as well as the camcorder which contained a video diary of the victim’s late husband’s last few days are of particular concern to her.
If you have any information concerning this crime please contact Detective Constable David Rich at Barry CID on 01446 731606 or 101, quoting reference 62130071813.
It defined many a family holiday for generations - now a £700,000 grant is set to breathe new life into the old Butlins site in Barry as part of a £3.3m regeneration project for the town.
Closed shops will be revamped and the Butlins site made into an events arena and car park until an investor can be found.
The investment comes during Wales Tourism Week, as those in the industry call for more effort to be put into raising Wales' holiday profile abroad.
The tourism sector currently employs more than 10% of the Welsh workforce - as our Business Correspondent Carole Green reports.
The Minister for Regeneration says 'new life' could be breathed into Barry Island as a tourist destination.
Huw Lewis AM said: "The way people spend their time and money is different from the 1960s and 70s, but people are still looking for a quality day out. Barry has a fine beach... we need to make sure the facilities are here to match the natural environment."
The first tranch of a £3.3m investment from the Welsh Government has been announced, focusing on Barry Island.
The money will be used to regenerate the eastern half of the seafront and the old Butlins site.
The announcement of funding to help regenerate Barry Island comes in Tourism Week, with the industry campaigning to highlight the impact they have on Welsh economy. Nearly 10% of all jobs in Wales are in the tourism sector and it's worth an estimated £6.18 billion.
With a new tourism strategy for Wales being developed by the Welsh Government this year, it's important that the industry's voice is heard loud and clear. We have a superb tourism product here in Wales, but we need to make politicians and the public aware of just how important the industry is to the nation's long term future.
The Welsh government is announcing funding of £692,000 to start the regeneration of Barry Island. At the former Butlins site a space will be created to host local events and a temporary car park will be built. Some money will also be used for designing further improvements to the holiday resort.