Staff a focal point in Co-Op closure


The Gem recently reported that after five years of operating in Cowbridge, Co-Op has taken the decision to close their branch on the High Street.


Llangan community pull together to secure broadband network upgrade

After two years of discussions with Openreach and work with local community groups, the final stage of Fibre To The Premises Community Fund Partnership in Llangan have recently been complete.  Local MP, Alun Cairns paid tribute to the way the community had facilitated the plan.


Cairns continues campaign for new station

Alun Cairns, MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, has met with the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP and his deputy, Chris Heaton Harris MP, to discuss the case for a new train station in St Athan.


Local MP calls on mobile Giants to improve Vale Network

Local MP calls on mobile Giants to improve Vale network


Local MP Alun Cairns has challenged mobile phone operators to fill in the not spots around the Vale of Glamorgan, particularly the area covering the Vale Business Park in Llandow. 


Sir Keith Thomas and the Barry Incinerator- Column for The Glamorgan Gem

My last column focussed on the achievements of the ‘Vale’s Finest’ by highlighting their service to the community that were recognised in the Queen’s Honours list.  Again, congratulations to everyone.  I know almost all the recipients and am familiar with their work in the constituency.  Thank yo

Government Supports Veterans with Railcard

The UK Conservative Government has announced a new Railcard for military veterans, which will be launched on Armistice Day this year and Vale MP Alun Cairns is calling on all veterans to sign up to receive theirs.